India - At a Glance

A land of culture, history, spirituality and enormous cities, India has long inspired and mystified. From the sprawling mega-cities of Delhi and Calcutta to the scenic vistas of Rajasthan, Goa and Darjeeling, India has something for everyone. Expand your horizons and make a difference helping teach children hungry to learn in Delhi’s slums, building a house for a needy family, or safeguarding the future of elephants, bears or camels.

 

Ways you can help

Highlights

    • Make a difference teaching or building a house, engaging with the locals
    • Help conserve elephants and safeguard their future
    • Take an insightful tour of Delhi with a former streetkid
    • Be in awe at the Taj Mahal, the greatest monument to love
    • Spot elusive tigers and leopards in several parks
    • Explore the backwaters of Kerala
    • Relax on one of Goa’s glorious beaches
    • See the circle of life on the Ganges River in Varanasi
    • Hike in the Himalayas
    • Revel in the varied scenery of Rajasthan, including Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer
    • Immerse yourself in the buzz of Kolkota
    • Learn Indian cooking skills with an expert chef

Sample Pricing

The price for a 11 day trip to India costs from $5,875 (£4,748, €5,571) per person, staying in 5* luxury accommodation. Flights are excluded, but we can arrange these for you.

Eco-luxury Hotels

Mihir Garh - Jodhpur

This superb “Fortress of the Sun” overlooks the Thar desert, right in the heart of Rajasthan. It has been named the most extraordinary hotel in the world by Lonely Planet. "Few hotels are created with...

Sher Bagh (Ranthambore) - Tiger Safari

A more intimate camp than most of its high-end competitors, the circle of tents still all have their own patios. The complex has a hacienda feel to it, and it gets incredibly atmospheric in the evening as ...

Mahua Kothi (Bandav Garh National Park) - Tiger Safari

The name Mahua Kothi draws its inspiration from one of India's most beautiful trees, the Madhuca Indica, or as it is commonly known, the Mahua or butter tree. Pronounced 'ma-hoo-a', this tree with its fles...

Chamba Camp, Thiksey - Himalayas/Ladakh

Ladakh: the very name conjures up visions of a spectrum of stunning, vibrant colours, ancient monasteries, cobalt blue lakes, high altitude passes and nomadic tribes with their Pashmina goats across an ari...

Nadesar Palace - Varanasi

Another flagship property of the Taj Hotel group, this regal hotel sits on the banks of the Ganges River, set back amid tropical mango orchards and jasmine trees. The ten upscale suites have been welcoming...

Suryauday Haveli - Varanasi

This stylish hideaway overlooks the Ganges, right by one of the quieter "ghats" in Varanasi: steps leading down to the river where where pilgrims flock and locals perform daily ablutions. The riverfront lo...

Chambal Safari Lodge - Agra

Located an hour out of Agra, Chambal Safari Lodge is an oasis of tranquility and gracious hospitality, nestling in the midst of a sprawling 35 acre heritage plantation of large old growth trees, surrounded...

The Bagh – Bharatpur - Agra

Three large complexes house the rooms and suites of this great value hotel. It’s a favourite for bird watchers, the bird sanctuary being just a short walk away. Large verandas with inviting cane chairs s...

Amarvilas - Agra

Come for the Taj Mahal views, stay for, well, everything else. Landscaped lawns, mirrored pools and decorous pavilions all make this hotel one of the world’s most talked about. Luxurious rooms show off t...

Ananda in the Himalayas - Himalayas/Ladakh

Ananda is an award-winning luxury spa resort situated in the Himalayan foothills in Northern India. Located on a 100 acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate, Ananda is surrounded by beautiful Sal forests and overl...

Useful Information

Flight Time from
UK
8.5 hours
Flight Time from
New York
14 hours
Flight Time from
San Francisco
21 hours
Time Zone
+5:30 hours
When to Visit
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Did you know

Fact 1

The national fruit of India is the mango. The national bird is the peacock, which was initially bred for food.

Fact 2

Cows can be found freely wandering the streets of India’s cities. They are considered sacred and will often wear a tilak, a Hindu symbol of good fortune. Cows are considered one of humankind’s seven mothers because they offer milk as does one’s natural mother

Fact 3

With 150,000 post offices, India has the largest postal network in the world. However, it is not unusual for a letter to take two weeks to travel just 30 miles.

Fact 4

The Bengal tiger is India’s national animal. It was once ubiquitous throughout the country, but now there are fewer than 4,000 wild tigers left.

Fact 5

Introduced by the British, cricket is India’s most popular sport. Hockey is considered the national sport, and the Indian field hockey team proudly won Olympic gold in 1928

The Bengal tiger is India’s national animal. It was once ubiquitous throughout the country, but now there are fewer than 4,000 wild tigers left.

Fact 5

Introduced by the British, cricket is India’s most popular sport. Hockey is considered the national sport, and the Indian field hockey team proudly won Olympic gold in 1928

Testimonial

"We had an incredible trip. Our guide was exceptional. Everyone, everywhere was exceptionally pleasant. It makes coming home to the states feel like a rude shock. Thank you so much for arranging such a meaningful experience!"

Emily, travelled to India with her husband Ethan on honeymoon, from USA

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