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India Tours

Tours of India take you from lively, colourful cities to glorious national parks. Visit one of the Wonders of the World, see colonial architecture and history come to life, relax on golden beaches and enjoy a relaxing houseboat stay. Our Destination Specialists can help you plan the perfect itinerary, or simply browse our suggested India tours below for inspiration.

One of the best ways to explore India is by train. Our Maharajas' Express - Treasures of India tour allows you to see the top sights and attractions of this sprawling country, while taking you back to the golden age of travel. This opulent train journey through India takes in frenetic India, historic Agra and the Taj Mahal, peaceful Ranthambore National Park and beautiful royal Jaipur.

If you prefer to explore the main attractions of India at a slower pace, book our India's Golden Triangle with Ranthambore Superior Tour 8 nights. The Golden Triangle consists of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and is the most popular with first time visitors to India. Your private tour includes the palaces and markets of Delhi, the Taj Mahal at Agra and the beautiful pink city of Jaipur. Added to this is Ranthambore National Park, where you’ll have the chance to see tigers.

Enjoy a tour of India off the beaten track on our India's Himalayan Heritage Tour. An expert guide will take you through the cultures and religious history of Northern India, including the temples dotted throughout the Himalayas. Stay in luxury hill resorts, wander the streets of charming towns and take in the beautiful valleys from the mountains.

4 days

Maharajas' Express - Treasures of India

 

Have you ever thought about experiencing and exploring India's mesmerising golden triangle by rail? Be treated like Indian royalty and travel the infamous route in unrivalled luxury. Taking inspiration from the golden age of rail, travel the Maharajas' Express -...

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Maharajas' Express - Treasures of India
4 days

Alleppey (Houseboat) extension

 

The Alleppey Houseboat extension tour will let you discover the backwaters of Kerala onboard a traditional houseboat. This two-day tour, which starts in Alleppey, lets you explore the palm-lined waterways, canals and lagoons that run inland from the coast. Houses...

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Alleppey (Houseboat) extension
4 days Shimla Valley

Shimla Extension

 

Towering high in the foots of the Himalayas, Shimla, also known as the "Queen of Hills" used to be the summer capital during British rule as it sits 2200 metres above sea level and provided much cooler temperatures. Over the...

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Shimla Extension
17 days Tea Plantation in Kerala

South India Revealed

 

Discover the ancient temples, palatial mansions, palm-lined backwaters, spice gardens and markets, and the stunning national parks, all in one trip - the South India Revealed. Starting in one of the seven holiest places in India, Kanchipuram, you’ll tour the...

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South India Revealed
9 days Taj Mahal in Agra

India’s Golden Triangle Deluxe 8 Night Tour

 

Our India Golden Triangle Tour is one of the most spectacular ways to experience India, allowing you to really get to know this magical part of the world. The eight-day tour takes you on a whirlwind journey to India’s most...

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India’s Golden Triangle Deluxe 8 Night Tour
7 days Amber Fort in Jaipur India

Indian Panorama Maharajas Express

 

Board the Maharajas' Express, India’s most opulent luxury train, and embark on an unforgettable journey to visit some of India’s most famous sites. From standing in awe at the wonder of the Taj Mahal to marvelling at the opulence of...

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Indian Panorama Maharajas Express
11 days White Tiger

Taj and Tigers

Guide Price €2,149 pp  

Our incredible Taj and Tigers tours introduce you to some of India’s most mesmerising sights. Dive into this wild and wonderful world with an elaborate India itinerary and expert guides that allow you to really get to know this diverse...

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Taj and Tigers
7 days Gateway of India, Mumbai

Indian Splendour Maharajas Express

 

The Indian Splendour tour takes you on a journey to see India’s most wonderful and famous places. Aboard the Maharajas' Express train, this seven-day tour stops to visit the cities of Agra, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Mumbai. The days...

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Indian Splendour Maharajas Express
10 days

Discover Kerala & the Tropical South Tour

 

Our Kerala and the Tropical South tours are one of the most wonderful ways to experience India for the first time. Kerala is India’s green and peaceful state; a land of undulating tea plantations, sprawling spice gardens, golden beaches and...

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Discover Kerala & the Tropical South Tour
15 days

Rajasthan Revealed

 

Embark on a journey to discover the ancient treasures of northern India with our 15-day trip, Rajasthan Revealed. Starting in India’s capital, Delhi, you’ll go on to visit the famous cities and towns of Jaipur, Bundi, Udaipur, Ranakpur, Jodhpur and...

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Rajasthan Revealed
15 days A Tea Plantation on the hill station of Munnar, in Kerala, India

Silk & Spices of South India

 

This South India itinerary allows you to truly soak in the scenic grandeur of India’s south. With rolling tea plantations, glittering paddy fields, soaring mountain ranges and tropical backwaters, South India spreads a dazzling array of natural wonders. Paired with...

Silk & Spices of South India
7 days

Heritage of India Maharajas Express

 

Journey on board the Maharajas' Express and discover some of India’s most famous sites on the Heritage of India tour. Each day of this seven-day tour takes you to a different place. You will visit the cities of Mumbai, Udaipur,...

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Heritage of India Maharajas Express

Frequently Asked Questions

 

During Prince Albert’s 1876 tour of India, Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II determined that by beautifying his city and painting it terracotta pink (widely known as a hospitable and welcoming colour), the Prince would be enticed to visit Jaipur. This would ultimately give the maharaja the chance to strengthen ties with the British aristocracy and establish a bond with Royal family. After a successful visit, the maharaja then went as far as passing a law to make it illegal to paint any building in Jaipur any other colour than pink.

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