These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in India, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well.
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Marvel at cantilevered Chinese fishing nets.
Take a cruise on a traditional rice barge.
Walk through tea plantations.
Explore a spice plantation.
Relax on a palm-fringed beach.
Visit the Taj Mahal at Agra.
Experience Jaipur's palaces.
Climb atop the ramparts of Jodhpur's Mehrangarh Fort.
Relax in rural Rajasthan.
Gaze over the shimmering Lake Palace at Udaipur.
Undertake jeep safaris in search of tigers and other wildlife.
As well as the key mammals, learn about the incredibly varied birds, insects, flora and fauna.
Visit the central fort in Bandhavgarh National Park.
Take a walking safari to study smaller animals and plant life.
Visit the Golden Temple for the nightly religious ceremony.
Experience the Closing the Border ceremony between India and Pakistan.
Visit the Dalai Lama's residence.
Ride on the 'Toy Train' to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shimla.
Get a taste of British Raj in Shimla.
Enjoy a ride on a 'Toy Train' to the colonial hill station of Shimla.
Visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Enjoy the spectacular 'Closing the Border Ceremony' at the Wagah border.
Explore Tibetan culture at Dharamshala.
Witness an evening aarti ceremony in Rishikesh.
Soak up the view of the Shore Temple at sunset.
Enjoy France in India in the former colonial enclave of Pondicherry.
Stay in a village of 19th century merchants' homes.
Witness the ceremonies in Sri Meenakshi temple with hundreds of pilgrims and the smell of incense.
Explore the monasteries around Leh, and admire their stunning locations.
Drive to the top of Khardung La, one of the world's highest driveable passes.
Ride a camel through the high altitude dunes of the Nubra Valley.
See the life of the monks who live at 4,000 m.
See one of India's most astonishing palaces at Mysore.
Spot elephants and tigers in the wild at Nagarhole National Park.
Take the Blue Mountain Railway through the Nilgiri Hills from Ooty.
Enjoy tranquil Cochin and its colonial heritage.
Explore life in the Backwaters.
Relax for a few days on the beach.
Experience the only park in India where you can do a walking safari.
Kayak through the Tawa Reservoir in search of rare bird colonies.
Avoid the crowds at Tadoba Tiger Reserve.
Spot sloth bears with an experienced naturalist.
Visit the beaches of Portuguese influenced Diu Island.
Go on safari in the Gir Forest, tracking the rare Asiatic lion, only found here.
Spot blackbuck and wolves in the Velavadar National Park.
Go to the Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary to see flamingos and pelicans.
Take a safari to see Asiatic wild asses in Dasada.
Explore Calcutta on an unusual walking tour.
Watch the world go by from the comfort of a river cruiser.
Discover the colonial French and Dutch settlements dotted along the riverbank.
Travel by boat, cycle rickshaw and train, avoiding the chaos of Indian roads.
Explore the holy shrines and historical sites of Aihole and Pattadakal.
Discover the unique landscapes and ancient monuments of Hampi.
Visit the UNESCO protected sites of the Ellora and Ajanta Caves.
Get under the skin of sprawling Mumbai.
Relax on Kerala’s Backwaters and beaches.
Visit the beautiful Taj Mahal in Agra.
Explore the Pink City of Jaipur and nearby Amber Fort.
Climb atop the ramparts of Jodhpur's Mehrangarh Fort.
Experience life in rural India with a local family.
Relax in peaceful Udaipur.
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- Palaces and regal stays in India
- India’s western foothills
- River cruises in India
- Walking in India: on foot through the Himalaya & the Western Ghats
- Mumbai and Goa: An Indian trip of contrasts
- The best of Rajasthan: why stay in an Indian fort
- Luxury holidays in India
- Family holidays in India
- Food highlights of India: 6 of the best culinary experiences
- India’s toy trains: Shimla, Darjeeling and Ooty
Palaces and regal stays in India
Private butlers, priceless chandeliers, and gilded furniture: life as an Indian royal was the epitome of opulence. With many royal residences now palatial hotels, you can taste life as a maharaja or maharani. We’ve chosen the best regal experiences from Rajasthan to Varanasi.View this travel guide
India’s western foothills
With sacred Hindu and Sikh temples, remnants of British colonialism and a thriving Tibetan community, India’s western Himalaya hold a raft of experiences. India specialist Andy gives his take on visiting the region, from the hill town of Shimla to the holy city of Haridwar.View this travel guide
River cruises in India
Take in the history, wildlife and culture of northeast India on a river cruise. Our India specialist Sarah shares some of her favourite things to see and do while cruising along the Brahmaputra, Ganges and Hugli rivers.View this travel guide
Walking in India: on foot through the Himalaya & the Western Ghats
Exploring India on foot, you pass through remote villages, stop for tea with local people and stumble upon hidden temples. Our India specialists suggest routes through the hills of the Western Ghats, tea plantations of Darjeeling and foothills of the western Himalaya.View this travel guide
Mumbai and Goa: An Indian trip of contrasts
Goa’s relaxing beaches are a welcome contrast after spending time exploring chaotic Mumbai, according to our India specialists Nick and Louisa. They share their experiences including waking before dawn in Mumbai and delving into south Goa’s secluded beaches.View this travel guide
The best of Rajasthan: why stay in an Indian fort
Rajasthan is often defined by its range of towering stone fortresses. Here, India specialist Lydia leads you on a tour of the smaller forts that you can spend a night in, and picks out four of the best.View this travel guide
Luxury holidays in India
If you're planning a luxury holiday to India, we have a wide range of luxury hotels, tours and excursions available that will enhance your experience of this colourful country.View this travel guide
Family holidays in India
From spending time with a local family for a real immersion into Indian culture, to creating a traditional thali meal from scratch, India offers an eclectic mix of experiences for all ages. Country specialist, Sophie, discusses some of the main highlights for a family holiday in India.View this travel guide
Food highlights of India: 6 of the best culinary experiences
India specialist John talks about his love of Indian cuisine and picks six food experiences for you to try. Take a street-food tour in Delhi, dine on a Keralan houseboat or learn to make Indian breads with an expert.View this travel guide
India’s toy trains: Shimla, Darjeeling and Ooty
The toy trains of India cross valleys, ravines and rivers to access some of the country’s most scenic landscapes. India specialists share their experiences of riding on mountain railways from the Himalayan hill stations of Darjeeling and Shimla to the tropics of Ooty.View this travel guide