India

India is quite literally a feast for the senses: a vast land of mountains, deserts, rivers and national parks blessed with a rich and colourful culture unrivalled anywhere else in the world. From exquisite temples to the mighty Mughal forts, the delightful tranquility of the Kerala Backwaters and the bustling populations of India’s great cities – everything in this country is on a huge scale and to witness this colourful land at first hand is an unforgettable experience.

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Hot Air Balloon over Jaipur

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A sunrise aeronautical adventure over the pink city of Jaipur and its impressive Amer Fort can’t be beaten. A mesmerizing flight allows you to absorb the unique colours& sounds and as they blend beautifully with the historical Forts & hidden Palaces nestled amongst the Aravali Ranges. Capture a privileged view of traditional Rajasthani villages and the smiles of friendly local people gazing up at you.

Mishing Villages – Assam

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The Mishings live on the banks of the Brahmaputra River in North East India in ‘Chang ghar’, houses built of lattice wood on raised platforms. All Mishing women are expert weavers and watching them at their looms is fascinating. The indoor life of a Mishing person revolves around the kitchen area where the family can get together and where life has remained relatively unscathed by the modern world.

Ladakh – Early Moring Prayers at Thiskey Monastery

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The daily early morning prayers at Thiskey are an experience not to be missed with the incense, chanting and barley tea. Located at 3,500 metres and associated with the Gulag (Yellow Hat) Buddhist sect, the monastery is an impressive twelve-story complex with fabulous views and also houses many items of Buddhist art such as stupas, statues, thangkas, wall paintings and swords. A visit to the kitchens with their large cooking fires and pots needed to feed the 60 resident monks gives a wonderful insight into the workings of this place.

The dry season from October to April is generally considered the best time to travel to India.

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Hillstations of the Raj

Highlights of this itinerary:

  • Calcutta – India’s most compelling city
  • The Himalayan Mountain Kingdoms of Sikkim & Darjeeling
  • The classic hill station of Shimla
  • Experience the hustle & bustle of Old & New Delhi

This is a suggested itinerary and all arrangements can be tailored to your specific requirements

  • 2 nights at Oberoi Grand
  • 2 nights at Norkhill Hotel
  • 2 nights at Mayfair Hill Resort
  • 1 nights at Imperial Hotel
  • 3 nights at The Cecil
  • 2 nights at Imperial Hotel

(Price based on two people sharing a twin/double room excluding the cost of international flights London/Calcutta & Delhi/London).

From £1,854 per person

Southern Traders

Highlights of this itinerary:

  • Cochin – the most important port for the Malabar Coast ancient spice trade
  • Bamboo rafting in Periyar National Park
  • Drift serenely along the tranquil Backwaters in your exclusive houseboat
  • Immerse yourself in the Arabian Ocean on the untouched beaches of Northern Kerala

This is a suggested itinerary and all arrangements can be tailored to your specific requirements

  • 2 nights at Brunton Boatyard
  • 3 nights at Paradisa Plantation
  • 2 nights at Houseboat
  • 5 nights at Neeleshwar Hermitage

(Price based on two people sharing a twin/double room excluding the cost of international return flights London/ Mumbai/London).

From £1,987 per person

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Rajasthan Revealed

Highlights of this itinerary:

  • The cities and villages of remote Rajasthan
  • Staying at some of the most exquisite heritage properties in the state
  • Being hosted by Ravis and Ranis

This is a suggested itinerary and all arrangements can be tailored to your specific requirements

  • 2 nights at The Imperial
  • 2 nights at Samode Palace
  • 2 nights at Ramathra Fort
  • 2 nights at Bhainsrorgarh
  • 2 nights at Shapura Bagh
  • 2 nights at Devi Garh

(Price based on two people sharing a twin/double room excluding the cost of international flights London/Delhi/London).

From £1,989 per person

India - Remote India (Assam, Sikkim & Kumaon) - Sikkim Kangchenjunga

Untouched Splendour of Assam

Highlights of this itinerary:

  • Explore this almost undiscovered region of North-East India
  • Experience life with the tribes people of Nagaland
  • 7 night luxury cruise on the mighty Brahmaputra River
  • Visit Kazaringa – India’s largest but least visited National Park

This is a suggested itinerary and all arrangements can be tailored to your specific requirements

  • 2 nights at Oberoi Grand
  • 2 nights at Nagaland Camping
  • 7 nights at Cruise on the Brahmaputra River
  • 1 nights at Oberoi Grand

(Price based on two people sharing a twin/double room excluding the cost of return international flights London/Calcutta).

From £2,471 per person

Legacy of Empires

Highlights of this itinerary:

  • Accommodation in India’s most luxurious heritage properties
  • The historical Rajput kingdoms of Rajasthan
  • Immerse yourself in the hussle of the sacred city of Varanasi
  • Marvel at the incredible carved temples of Khajuraho

This is a suggested itinerary and all arrangements can be tailored to your specific requirements

  • 1 nights at Taj Mahal Hotel
  • 2 nights at Lake Palace Hotel
  • 2 nights at Umaid Bahwan Palace
  • 2 nights at Rambagh Palace
  • 1 nights at ITC Mughal
  • 1 nights at Taj Chandela
  • 2 nights at Nedesar Palace
  • 2 nights at Imperial Hotel

(Price based on two people sharing a twin/double room excluding the cost of international flights London/Mumbai & Delhi/London).

From £2,746 per person

India - Khajuraho (54)

A Jungle Odyssey

Highlights of this itinerary:

  • The sacred city of Varanasi and the carved temples of Khajuraho
  • Go in search of the Royal Bengal Tiger in four of the lesser known Central India Tiger Reserves
  • Accommodation in delightful lodges and camps

This is a suggested itinerary and all arrangements can be tailored to your specific requirements

This private, tailor-made itinerary will take you by train, air and road from the historical and cultural wonders of Delhi, Varanasi and Khajuraho to the wonderful and lesser known Central Indian wildlife reserves in search of the Royal Bengal tiger.

Game viewing is best throughout the dry season between October and May, and especially recommended from January to April when most of the countryside is dry and the vegetation thin.

  • 2 nights at The Imperial
  • 2 nights at Nadeshar Palace
  • 1 nights at Taj Chandela
  • 2 nights at The Sarai at Toria
  • 2 nights at Samode Safari Lodge
  • 2 nights at Shergarh
  • 2 nights at Forsyth’s Lodge
  • 1 nights at The Leela Kempinski

(Price based on two people sharing a twin/ double room excluding the cost of international flights London / Delhi and Mumbai / London).

From £3,177 per person

LOCATION

INDIA KEY INFO

Visa

A Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT + 5.5 Hours

Flight Time

8.5 hours Direct

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