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A vast and varied country, a holiday in India has the power to surprise and delight you at every turn. From the snow-capped and majestic Himalayas in the north, through the palaces and temples of the Golden Triangle to the wildlife rich jungles of central India and the coconut palms of the far south, there is bound to be something that appeals to you.
India’s north is a magnificent blend of cities, nature, history and culture, summed up for many by the wonders of the Golden Triangle. In little more than a week you can wander the winding streets of Old Delhi, search for tigers in Ranthambore National Park, visit the desert city of Jaipur and gaze on the pearlescent beauty of the Taj Mahal. With a little more time you can further explore the desert cities of Rajasthan or head north to Shimla, the former capital of the British Raj, Amritsar, home to the exquisite Golden Temple or Varanasi, the legendary holy city on the Ganges.
If you want a taste of India’s culture and attractions with a bit of downtime added in, then the south is the place to do it. Whether it’s lazing on a palm tree backed beach or cruising the serene backwaters of Kerala aboard a traditional houseboat. Away from the beaches and backwaters there are innumerable sights from Cochin’s Chinese fishing nets and historic mosques, to Pondicherry’s bougainvillea draped promenades and French architecture. The temple cities of Tamil Nadu are also a must, with a bevy of ancient wonders, including Madurai’s unmissable Meenakshi Amman complex and the revered shrine of Sri Ranganathaswamy in Trichy.
Trailfinders is the UK and Ireland's No.1 Tour Operator to India. Speak to the expert travel consultants in our dedicated India Team for help planning your holiday. Senior professionals with a passion for the sub-continent, they are mines of information gathered from personal travel experience.
OUR HOLIDAYS TO INDIA
The Jewel in the Crown - A Heritage Journey
Majestic India - North and South
Misty Mountains and Beautiful Backwaters
Grand Tour of South India
Classic Rajasthan - Intrepid
WHERE TO GO IN INDIA
Each region of India boasts its own unique attractions and you could easily spend all of your holiday in just one.
It would be just as easy to spend all your time exploring the princely palaces, tombs, temples and tigers of the Golden Triangle as it would to use it discovering the sleepy backwaters, fragrant highlands and golden beaches of Kerala.
Click on the links below to discover further or give us a call if you are looking for some inspiration.
North & Central India
This is the India you've probably been dreaming about. A land of mystical palaces and temples, magnificent scenery and incredible wildlife.
From the snow capped and majestic Himalayas in the north, through the palaces and temples of the Golden Triangle to the wildlife rich jungles India's Tiger parks, there is bound to be something that appeals to you. More >>
Kerala & Southern India
Tropical Southern India offers a laid back and charming contrast to the frenetic north. Kerala has a relaxed and tropical feel with tranquil backwaters and beautiful beaches.
You'll also find historic trading ports such as Cochin, the dramatic mountains of the Western Ghats and the tranquillity of Lake Periyar. To the east discover magnificent wildlife in Periyar, Tamil culture French heritage in Pondicherry. More >>
Delhi, Agra and Jaipur make up the three corner of India’s legendary ‘Golden Triangle’
Agra boasts the magnificent Taj Mahal whilst the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur is home to a treasure trove of historic sites including the Amber Fort and the famous Palace of the Winds. Delhi, with its rich Moghul and colonial heritage, provides a fitting gateway to this incredible region. More >>
Tiger Parks & Reserves
For many people, a visit to India wouldn’t be complete without a safari to see the country’s most magnificent animal – the tiger.
There are national parks and tiger reserves all across the country, though the experience offered at each of them can vary hugely. More >>
Goa is a former Portuguese colony with a rich, colourful culture.
It offers calmer waters and some of the best beaches in the country. The bustling beach resorts of North Goa remain as popular today as when the region was first developed in the 1960s whilst sleepy South Goa feels far less developed than the north. More >>
Calcutta & North East India
HOW TO GET AROUND INDIA
A Private Tour of India offers the opportunity to discover these destinations in a comfortable vehicle accompanied by friendly and knowledgeable guides. Tailor our carefully planned itineraries to suit you by adding extra experiences or time to relax, upgrading hotels or extending your stay.
When it comes to Luxury Train Journeys no other country can tap into India’s wealth of heritage and culture and offer such diverse and authentic experiences. Trains such as the Maharajas’ Express and the Palace on Wheels offer a once in a lifetime experience.
Guided Group Touring is an increasingly popular and sociable way to see India. Touring in the company of like-minded travellers with the services of a fully qualified tour director is a care-free way to travel.
Small Group Adventure Tours are a great option for those who like to travel and share their experiences with a small group of travellers whilst enjoying the services of an experienced tour leader. This is an exciting way to get to know the region and meet the locals.
Lastly why not get off the beaten track and immerse yourself in the landscape and culture with a Group Cycling Holiday?
However you choose to explore India – we can help.
OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN INDIA
We feature a fabulous choice range of accommodation in India to suit every budget.
Maybe you’re looking for a luxury hotel with views of the Taj Mahal or a traditional homestay experience in Kerala’s Backwaters? Or perhaps it’s a lakeside hotel in magical Udaipur, a remote safari camp in the heart of Ranthambore or a relaxing resort on the beach in Goa. We can help you with hotels, resorts, lodges, cabins, bungalows, guesthouses and apartments all over India.
What you won’t find here are thousands upon thousands of hotels where you have to wade through endless reviews of questionable origin to find the best one. We have done the hard work for you and selected the best places to stay so you don’t have to and our travel consultants are on hand to help, often with first-hand experience
Taj Lake Palace
The Oberoi Amarvilas
Alila Diwa Goa
THINGS TO DO IN INDIA
As well as some awe-inspiring sights, India is also home to some unforgettable experiences that will give you a unique insight into the culture that sightseeing alone simply can’t.
One day you might be soaring over the sights of Jaipur in a hot air balloon, the next enjoying a culinary adventure in the backstreets of Old Delhi. Experiences can be as refined as enjoying high tea in Delhi or as moving as exploring Bombay’s Dharavi slum on a walking tour.
Our collection of unmissable experiences will really help bring your holiday to India alive.
Delhi Street Food Walking Tour
Dharavi Slum Walking Tour
Sunrise Hot Air Balloon over Jaipur
Cycle Tour of Fort Cochin
Afternoon Tea at the Taj Mahal Palace
Old Goa & Panjim's Latin Quarter walking tour - PTF
When is the best time to visit India?
Kovalam & Kerela
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India Fast Facts
Flight Time to India
8 to 11 hours
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Hepititis A (vaccine recommended)
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