India

Brimming with colour, culture and life, India is like no other. Steeped in culture and spirituality, blessed with vast and varied landscapes, birthplace of some of our most important religions and philosophies and home to more than a billion people, Mother India is ancient, fascinating and shamelessly photogenic.

It can be both peaceful and exhausting, confronting and inspiring; but there's so much on offer here that you need to simply dive in and explore its countless cultural and natural treasures.

Lose yourself among colourful textiles, spices and handicrafts in bustling market bazaars; savour the heady flavours of one of the world's great cuisines; and explore India's incredible architecture - ancient citadels, temples and palaces in rich earthy tones and gaudy candy colours.

See the sun rise over the "teardrop on the cheek of time", the spectacular Taj Mahal; watch the faithful pray on the banks of the sacred Ganges in Varanasi; explore the flamboyant architecture of the coloured cities of Rajasthan; or take a houseboat trip down the beautiful palm-fringed backwaters of Kerala.

Trek among the snowcapped peaks, glaciers and wildflowers of the Indian Himalaya; experience rich local cultures as you pass through traditional towns and remote villages; and encounter stunning wildlife and endlessly varied landscapes.

No matter when or where you visit, there's so much to experience here that the hardest part will be narrowing down an itinerary. Take a look at our huge collection of unique India journeys and start planning your India adventure today!


 

Innovative itineraries

Whether you are cycling through rural Rajasthan, sampling the renowned flavours of the local cuisine, experiencing the diversity of village life or discovering the stunning architecture, our adventures provide real insight to India's vibrant culture.

Ultimate value

Featuring good quality, centrally located hotels and expert leadership, our India adventures are great value for money. We aim to incorporate as many inclusions as possible in the tour cost such as most meals, entrance and permit fees and private transportation, eliminating the need for you to carry large sums of money.

Experienced local guides

Our guides in the field will make your India adventure special. Their ability to enhance your experience with their knowledge of the local culture, beautiful landscapes and colourful history are second to none.

Leaders in responsible travel

Responsible travel practice is at the heart of every program that we offer in India. When you book one of our adventures you're supporting true sustainability in the protection of local communities, natural environments and wildlife.


 

Animal welfare focus

We adhere to our Animal Welfare Code of Conduct in India. We engage the services of reputable and registered horsemen and yak contractors, insisting that all animals are in good health before carrying loads and that the loads are appropriate for the animal.

Support of local economies

We ensure that the landowners whose fields we use for camping are paid fairly for the use of their land and we encourage travellers to shop at handicraft shops within the small villages we pass through.

Cultural sensitivity

Positive interactions are achieved when the traveller is aware of the cultural sensitivities of the community they are visiting. Our guides are always ready to inform travellers about the correct etiquette, including matters of appropriate clothing and actions when entering a temple.


Hotels

In cities or large towns you will be accommodated in 3 to 4 star properties that are centrally located, atmospheric and reliable.

Lodges

Our lodges provide comfortable accommodation that is well maintained and with good facilities.

Inns/guesthouses

We use quality inns that have been handpicked for their charm. They are not luxury inns however we ensure they offer you a truly authentic experience.

Camping

Enjoy our fully supported camping in quality two person tents erected in scenic wilderness.



A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.



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