Huge and beautiful, noisy and enchanting, colourful, maddening, dusty and completely magical. India is everything people always say it is. From its vast, arid centre to the lushness of the backwaters, and the magnificence of the Himalayas to the glories of the Western Ghats. India offers palaces, temples, forts, enchanting towns and unforgettable cities alongside elephants, tigers and a myriad of festivals.
- Marvel at the Taj Mahal
- Search for tigers in Ranthambore
- Watch the morning rituals on the Ganges at sunrise
- Cruise the backwaters of Kerala
- Relax on the beaches of Goa
Running from the Himalayas to the Indian Ocean, India’s climate encompasses several climatic regions.
Winter: December to March sees the coldest months, with temperatures ranging from 12°C in the northwest to 23°C in the southeast.
Summer: April to June is the ‘pre-monsoon’ season with May experiencing 40°C temperatures.
Monsoon: The humid southwest monsoon sweeps across the country from July to September, with the south experiencing the brunt.
Autumn: October to November is also known as post-monsoon season, has an abundance of clear, sunny skies.
Best time to go
The best time to visit India is during winter when the monsoons are over, and temperatures are bearable.
- Capital – Delhi
- Currency – Indian Rupee
- Point of Entry – Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai
- Airlines – British Airways, Virgin Atlantic Jet Airways
- Flying Time – 8 hrs 10 mins
- Time Zone – GMT + 4 1/2 hrs
- Visa – Required - must be obtained in advance. The Indian E-Visa facility for UK nationals enables prospective visitors to gain entry to the country via 16 airports in India including: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Gaya, Jaipur, Lucknow, Tirchy, Varanasi, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Trivandrum. Important to note: This is not Visa on arrival, it is an E-Visa and visitors need to apply online before their travel to India. Kindly refer to this link for all the guidelines to understand the process, and apply to apply.
- India is incredibly diverse. Rather than skimming the surface of the whole country on your first trip, choose one region and explore it properly.
- Always travel with a sarong when exploring India, it can be quickly used to cover your head, shoulders or bare legs when visiting various monasteries, mosques and temples.
10 Day India Royal Escape With Agra
From £2,779 per person based on two adults sharing a room
Duration: 10 days
This 10 day itinerary is designed to let you experience the more opulent side of India. Staying at some of the most luxurious hotels in the country, you’ll have the chance to tour some of India’s cities and see all the wonderful sights that they have to offer. The Taj Mahal and various p...
11 Day Explore the Kerala Backwaters
From £1,845 per person based on 2 people sharing
Duration: 11 days
For those seeking a more laid back trip to India, a trip to the peaceful backwaters of Kerala is ideal. On this itinerary you will have the chance to uncover all the wonders of this serene region as you journey through Cochin, Munnar, Periyar, Alleppey, Kumarakom, with two optional extensi...
11 Day Glimpse of Kerala and Backwaters
From £1,449 per person based on sharing
Duration: 11 days
You begin your 11-day tour of India in Cochin, with its protected harbour made popular with seafarers and merchant ships who made frequent stops to stock up on spices, coffee and wood before moving onto the tea growing area of Munnar with its cool valley climate. At Theakkady, enjoy a spi...
11 Day Indian Rail Adventure
From £4,620 per person based on 2 people sharing
Duration: 11 days
Perfect as an introduction to India with iconic sights such as the Taj Mahal, Ranthambore National Park, the spiritual centre of Varanasi and the unique Kama Sutra temples at Khajuraho. This 11-day rail adventure, aboard the luxury Maharajas' Express is an ideal tour for first time travell...
11 Day Mountain Odyssey
From £3,425 per person based on two people sharing
Duration: 11 days
A wonderful opportunity for a traveller looking for an off-the-beaten-track experience. This 11-day itinerary offers some of the most stunning mountain scenery anywhere, from the perennially snow capped peaks of the Great Himalaya range in the north to the pretty hill stations in the foothills - thi...
12 Day Discover Ladakh
From £3,430 per person based on 2 people sharing
Duration: 12 days
Discover the strikingly beautiful region of Ladakh on this enchanting itinerary that is framed by visits to India’s bustling and vibrant city of Delhi. Begin your itinerary in Delhi, discovering its many unique buildings and the history behind them on a guided tour before venturing on to Ladak...
12 Day Essential East India
From £1,795 per person based on 2 people sharing a room
Duration: 12 days
Discover all the delights of East India on this itinerary which includes visits to the lively and colourful Kolkata, Kalimpong, Gangtok and Darjeeling. Along the way you will have the chance to take in the sights on guided tours and excursions, visiting monasteries and other significant buildings, a...
12 Day Highlights of the South
From £3,165 per person based on two people sharing
Duration: 12 days
This exciting 12-day itinerary offers a flavour of the captivating South of India including the colonial architecture and influences from Europe, the magnificent Hindu temples and the Tamil tradition and culture, which celebrates beauty through dance, clothing and sculpture which is indigenous to th...
12 Day Magical Gardens of India
From £2,799 per person based on two people sharing
Duration: 11 days
Focussing on some of the most amazing gardens in India, this fantastic tour is an absolute must for garden enthusiasts. As well as ticking off the iconic sights synonymous with India such as the Taj Mahal, you get to explore the Mughal gardens and Garden of the Five Senses in Delhi, The Ram Ba...
13 Day India Northern Heritage Tour
From £1,875 per person based on 2 people sharing
Duration: 13 days
Explore the wonders of Northern India on this 13 day tour which takes you on a cultural journey to explore the heritage of North India’s towns and villages. Begin in Delhi before visiting Armitsar, Dharamsala, Pargapur, and finally Shimla. Along the way enjoy informative guided tours which wil...
14 Day Highlights of Northern India
From £1,690 per person based on two adults sharing a room
Duration: 14 days
This 14-day itinerary encapsulates the colour and vibrancy of wonderful Rajasthan by combining the classic Golden Triangle of New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur with the popular additions of Jodhpur, Udaipur and the charming town of Deogarh. Perfect for those dipping their toes into the vibrant country that...
14 Day Indian Twist of Taste
From £2,459 per person based on 2 people sharing a room
Duration: 14 days
Indian cuisine is renowned around the world for its intense yet intricate flavours and incredible variation, and this itinerary gives you the chance to sample as much of it as possible. During the course of your trip you will visit Delhi, Mumbai, Agra, Jaipur, and many other destinations, sampling t...
15 Day Jungle Book Tour of India
From £2,619 per person based on 2 people sharing a room
Duration: 15 days
Relive the magic of The Jungle Book as you trace your way through India, the land that inspired Rudyard Kipling’s original tale. Visit many of India’s most iconic sights and cities, with tours and trips to Mumbai, Agra, Delhi and many more included as part of your 2 week itinerary. One o...
16 Day Classic Rajasthan
From £2,599 per person based on two people sharing
Duration: 16 days
This privately escorted tour allows you to experience the colours, sights and sounds of enchanting Rajasthan by combining India's classic Golden Triangle of New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur with the wondrous cities of Jodhpur and Udaipur. A visit to the iconic Taj Mahal at sun...
7 Day Incredible Southern Splendors of India
From £1,239 per person based on two people sharing
Duration: 7 days
This 7-day itinerary is designed to let you experience the wonders of Southern India. You'll visit the towns of Bekal and Madikeri where you'll stay in the luxurious Vivanta by Taj hotels, these resorts offer incredible service and great facilities that will ensure you have an amaz...
8 Day Incredible Golden Triangle
From £1,569 per person based on 2 people sharing a room
Duration: 8 days
With this 8-day itinerary you'll get to see some of India's greatest sights as you follow the Golden Triangle route and visit the cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. This holiday is great for people visiting the country for the first time as you'll be taken on guided tours of the cities a...
8 Day India Golden Triangle
From £1,150 per person based on two adults sharing a room
Duration: 8 days
This tour is ideal for first time visitors to India and offers an exciting introduction to Indian culture. Visit the iconic sights of three famous cities as you navigate bustling Delhi, enjoy the romance of Agra and the stunning architectural beauty of the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur. Experien...
8 Day Premium Golden Triangle
From £1,199 per person based on 2 people sharing a room
Duration: 8 days
This 8-day tour ensures you get to see some of India's greatest sights, taking the famous Golden Triangle route and visiting Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, and is great for people visiting the country for the first time. You'll have the chance to go on tours of the cities, seeing some of their ...
9 Day India Incredible Palace Escape
From £2,659 per person based on 2 people sharing a room
Duration: 9 days
Feel like royalty on this 9-day itinerary that takes you on a tour of India while staying at some of the most luxurious hotels in the country. You'll visit the cities of Delhi, Jaipur, Jodphur, and finally Udaipur and have the opportunity to explore all of them and discover much about India'...
9 Day Royal Escape
From £2,729 per person based on two adults sharing a room
Duration: 9 days
Experience the opulent side of India with this 9-day itinerary. Staying at some of the most luxurious hotels in the country, you’ll have the chance to tour some of India’s cities and see all the wonderful sights that they have to offer. The various palaces have to be the stand out f...
Gardens of India with Joe Swift
From £3,980 per person based on 2 people sharing
Duration: 12 days
Without question, India is the most engaging, vibrant, chaotic, colourful, spiritual and life-affirming country you will ever visit. It’s like an avalanche to the senses – a true wonder to behold. The Telegraph and Cleveland Collection have teamed up to bring you a unique escorted ...
ITC Mughal is a 5 star luxury resort located only minutes from the Taj Mahal and is the only hotel in India to win the prestigious Aga Khan Award for excellence. It is set in 35 acres of beautiful gardens that follow Mughal concepts of water channel and fruit and flower bearing trees.
The Oberoi Amarvilas
The Oberoi Amarvilas is the only hotel where all of the rooms enjoy a view of the Taj Mahal. This spacious, elegant hotel features outstanding craftsmanship in marble and carvings using traditional materials and styles. Its rooms are beautifully furnished and come with luxurious amenities.
JW Marriott Chandigarh
A luxurious 5-star hotel located in the heart of Chandigarh, the JW Marriott Chandigarh is the perfect hotel for those who want to be in the thick of things while still residing in stylish and elegant surroundings. You’ll find yourself located in the thriving business district, with many of th...
The Leela Palace, Chennai
The Leela Palace is the first and only seafront hotel in Chennai and draws from the inspiration of the Chettinad Dynasty. The architecture of the Palace Hotel exudes the regal and opulent style.
Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai
Vivanta by Taj - Connemara set’s itself apart by being Chennai’s only heritage hotel. This five star hotel provides its guests with opulent luxury as well as history and tradition. Expect nothing but the best with luxurious banquet facilities, large modern rooms and a brilliant location ...
The Leela, Goa
Inline with Goa’s reputation as India’s richest state, The Leela Goa is a study in tasteful opulence. Combining five star luxury with the beauty of the resort’s natural setting, The Leela Goa is the ideal choice for all those wishing to sample a little of the good life. Set amidst ...
Situated close to Delhi’s tourist attractions, The Trident Gurgaon escapes the city’s bustling business hub and shopping malls with its verdant gardens and tranquil pools. A sense of calm filters through the hotel and its facilities by day and at night the reflections from the fire torch...
Wildflower Hall - Oberoi
Wildflower Hall - Oberoi is the former residence of Lord Kitchener and is located over 8000 feet above sea level. The residence has been rebuilt to incorporate modern luxury while still preserving the grandeur of the colonial era. The resort offers some of the most magnificent scenery around as it i...
Samode palace is a 475 year old building that mixes the elegance of the past with the contemporary luxury of the present. This exquisite hotel is beautifully designed with gorgeous bougainvillea covered courtyards, quaint arches, impeccable mirror work, and intricately painted walls and ceilin...
Amanbagh is located in a secluded oasis of lush vegetation in the foothills of the Aravalli Hills and is only 90 minutes from Jaipur providing a sanctuary from the hustle and glamour of the city. The resort is a walled compound once used by the Maharajah of Alwar to house his mobile hunting camps an...
This idyllic, quaint manor is hidden in the heart of the old city of Jaipur, and is encircled by picturesque gardens, courtyards and terraces. The Samode Haveli is a beautiful building that offers its guests gorgeous antique designs and furnishings with contemporary luxuries.
Jaipur is popularly known as the Pink City and is the capital of Rajasthan. Steeped in history and culture, the magnificent forts and palaces were once home to the great maharajas. Enjoy bustling bazaars, fabrics, shoes and the famed Rajasthani jewellery – all a shoppers delight. Situated in t...
The Oberoi Rajvilas
The Oberoi Rajvilas resembles a Rajput fort constructed of red sandstone, the same stone that gives Jaipur the title of the "Pink City". The resort offers rooms, suites, and huge luxurious Rajastani tents and is set in beautifully landscaped gardens with ponds, pools, fountains and hand-ca...
Rambagh Place is an architectural masterpiece that is beautifully set in vast landscaped gardens and was once a Royal guest house. The resort has hosted presidents, politicians, royalty, and celebrities for decades and features 79 opulently furnished rooms and suites, large public areas including an...
Raas Jodhpur is a beautiful boutique hotel situated in the north eastern sector of the Walled City of Jodhpur. The Haveli was completed towards the end of the eighteenth Century, exemplifying the intricate craftsmanship of a luxurious past. The property is made up of three new buildings ...
Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal
Whether you’re heading to Jodhpur to see the impregnable Mehrangarh Fort, the Mandore Gardens or out to explore the curious rock formations of the Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, you’ll find no better place to come home to than the luxurious Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal. Located on the presti...
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Bhawan Palace was the last palace built in India before independence and is still home to the current Maharajah making this the ideal place to stay for guests wishing to live like royalty. As one of the last great palaces of India and largest private residencies in the world, the palace itself...
Indana Palace is a Five Star luxury hotel that combines antique sophistication with new world glamour. The property has 88 luxurious rooms, and is perfect for business travellers. The hotel has views of Umaid Bhavan Palace and is in a great location to get out and explore Jodphur. There are a range ...
Neeleshwar Hermitage is a hidden sanctuary that overlooks miles of isolated beach in northern Kerala offering charm, tranquillity, friendliness, and privacy. The 18 detached cottages are based on the design of a traditional fisherman's hut with very spacious public areas, open sided pavilions, b...
Leela Kovalam has something for everyone and is the ideal resort for all. It overlooks the beautiful blue waters of the Arabian Sea and features beach and garden pavilions as well as a sleekly designed modern club. All guests will enjoy the restaurants, beach, and Divya Ayurvedic Spa.
Kumarakom Lake Resort
Located on the Malabar Coast, the southwestern state of Kerala has earned itself a reputation as one of India’s most beautiful. Tranquil backwaters and a wealth of exotic flora and fauna are perhaps the most famous of this region’s many highlights- both of which Kumarakom Lake Resort has...
The Taj Mahal Palace
The Taj Mahal Palace is possibly the most famous hotel in India and sits opposite the historic Gateway to India. The hotel is comprised of an old and a new wing and offers a selection of rooms and suites in either the Heritage Wing or the Tower. The decor is extremely decadent, each room is finished...
Vivanta By Taj President
Vivanta offers comfort in a modern setting in ergonomically designed suites complete with designer chairs and special lighting. There is a wide variety of restaurants serving Italian, Thai, and Indian dishes and more.
Trident Nariman Point
Stood right along the coastline in the heart of Mumbai you’ll find Trident Nariman Point, a luxurious hotel that truly offers the whole package. Soaring 35 stories into the sky, the views that can be enjoyed from this hotel are unrivalled; look out across the sparkling bay or over the glitteri...
There are many things that make Spice Tree boutique hotel unique, not least of which is its breathtaking location. Nestled amidst the plunging valleys and soaring peaks of the Western Ghats, this hotel serves as a gateway to one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth. This mountain range is home to...
The Taj Mahal Hotel
Located in the very heart of New Delhi, you’ll find the Taj Mahal Hotel, a grand hotel that exudes old world charm. Faultless hospitality, opulent accommodation, and excellent facilities are to be expected at the Taj Mahal Hotel, a hotel that prides itself on ensuring every guest feels complet...
The Taj Palace Hotel
The Taj Palace Hotel is a luxury hotel that has hosted heads of state, celebrities, and high profile businessmen from around the world. It is the epitome of world class service and hospitality with its well-appointed rooms and modern comforts. The variety of excellent facilities means there will nev...
An oasis of tranquility in the bustling business and financial district of South Delhi, The Sheraton offers a warm residential ambience and impeccable personalized service that ensures every guest enjoys a truly unforgettable experience. Accommodation at the Sheraton is luxurious and ...
The iconic hotel is set in the heart of New Delhi and offers the visitor a perfect mix of old world style with modern luxuries. The building is a historical landmark with classic architecture, however the hotel amenities are as modern as you can get. A state of the art business centre is complimente...
The Oberoi, New Delhi
The Oberoi New Delhi is a luxurious establishment close to the city centre and its business, commercial, and shopping districts. The resort sits between New Delhi's prestigious Golf Club and the historical site of Humayun's Tomb and has been furnished with the finest silks and authentic time...
Completed in 1903, the Maidens Hotel is a Heritage hotel that is steeped with history and culture. The hotel was one of the first hotels in Delhi, and the design, with its extensive driveway and grand façade gives its guests an inkling of this hotel’s majestic past. Guests can enjoy the...
The Leela Palace, New Delhi
The Leela Palace, New Delhi is a stunning butterfly-shaped property that is known for being one of the best architectural marvels built from the ground up in downtown New Delhi. The architecture of the building is inspired by Luytens art and ornamented by Mrs Madhu. As well as being aesthetical...
The Imperial is an exemplary property that has a world class status of excellency amongst its competitors. The hotel has been chosen as one of the top city hotels in Asia, and has also been ranked as the ‘Best Hotel in Delhi' by Travel + Leisure. The Imperial is rich with history, demonstr...
Maison Perumal is a gorgeous mixture of stylish French architecture and old-world Tamil vibrancy, with well designed colonnades and stylized arched windows. The hotel offers a simple, elegant and relaxing atmosphere, with friendly, enthusiastic staff to attend to your every need including fresh well...
Encircled by the historical Nahargarh fortress, the Nahargarh mixes deep cultural history with modern sophistication. The location is home to several animals so guests can observe exotic birds and wildlife as the stroll through the hotel’s exquisite garden. Consisting of 68 rooms that convey t...
The Oberoi Vanyavilas
The Oberoi Vanyavilas is a luxurious tented camp located just outside of the Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve. Each tent is air conditioned and includes a private deck and garden while the hotel boasts its own watchtower over all of the reserve. Guests may choose to visit the magnificent ...
The Leela Palace Udaipur, hosts awe inspiring views of the Aravali Range and stands impressively on the banks of Lake Pichola. The property evokes the sophisticated opulence of a bygone era, with all the rooms and suites overlooking the sparkling waters of the lake. The rooms are decorated bea...
Immerse yourself in exquisite splendour in this elegant hotel, situated in the striking ‘City of Lakes’. Udaipur is a city that is bursting with tales of a time where Emperors reigned over kingdoms, and the rustic charms of such a rich history are not lost in this enchanting location. Tr...
The Oberoi Udaivilas
The Oberoi Udaivilas is located on the banks of Lake Pichola where guests arrive by boat across the lake to the resort. The resort captures all of the splendour of a royal era and showcases the rich heritage of India in its grand architecture inspired by the palaces of Rajasthan. The resort features...
Taj Lake Palace Hotel
The Taj Lake Palace Hotel is one of the most iconic images of India as it appears to float on Lake Pichola. This hotel was built over 150 years ago as a pleasure palace and remains so today with lush gardens, beautiful courtyards, dazzling fountains, gentle pools and amazing views across the lake to...