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INDIA TOURS

Bursting with colour, sights and sounds, the diverse natural and cultural history of India is wonderful to immerse yourself in. On one of our India tours, you'll find that this beautiful country is the home of breath-taking contrasts, vibrant places and people, as well as the most impressive landscapes. All of our staff have visited and explored India, so we know it well and really enjoy opening its doors to new visitors, and showing repeat travellers places and experiences they haven’t considered before. 

Our India tour range has been completely re-worked and updated for departures from late 2017 onwards. The itineraries have been designed to strike a balance between including must-see sites like the Taj Mahal and the Golden Temple, with a range of different activities and local experiences much more off the beaten track. Examples could include a walk through fields and homesteads with a local villager on the opposite bank of the Nile to the Taj Mahal, more exploration on foot through villages and markets, and performing Langar Sevar (helping prepare and serve food) in the huge community kitchen at the Golden Temple in Agra.

With an updated and improved selection of hotels, including some fascinating heritage properties, smaller group sizes, and excellent drivers and guides, we’re confident you’ll have a fascinating and rewarding time on any of these new India holidays. You will find both small-group, shoestring and tailor-made tours featured. All of our India holidays, including the group tour itineraries, can be run privately and customised to fit your personal requirements, interests, budget and available dates.

TOP India TRAVEL DEALS & UPCOMING TOURS

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Taj to Varanasi Small Group 12 28th of Dec 2019
Taj to Varanasi
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Taj to Varanasi Small Group 12 21st of Dec 2019
Taj to Varanasi
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Taj to Varanasi Small Group 12 23rd of Nov 2019
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North India Highlights Small Group 16 27th of Apr 2019
North India Highlights
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North India Highlights Small Group 16 14th of Sep 2019
North India Highlights
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North India Highlights Small Group 16 5th of Oct 2019
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North India Highlights Small Group 16 26th of Oct 2019
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North India Highlights Small Group 16 16th of Nov 2019
North India Highlights
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Rajasthan Explorer Small Group 14 29th of Apr 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
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Rajasthan Explorer Small Group 14 16th of Sep 2019
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Rajasthan Explorer Small Group 14 7th of Oct 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
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Rajasthan Explorer Small Group 14 28th of Oct 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
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Rajasthan Explorer Small Group 14 18th of Nov 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
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Incredible India Small Group 9 28th of Dec 2019
Incredible India
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Incredible India Small Group 9 12th of Oct 2019
Incredible India
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Incredible India Small Group 9 21st of Dec 2019
Incredible India
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Incredible India Small Group 9 23rd of Nov 2019
Incredible India
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Incredible India Small Group 9 2nd of Nov 2019
Incredible India
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India on a Shoestring Shoestring 9 27th of Dec 2019
India on a Shoestring
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India on a Shoestring Shoestring 9 20th of Dec 2019
India on a Shoestring
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India on a Shoestring Shoestring 9 7th of Dec 2019
India on a Shoestring
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India on a Shoestring Shoestring 9 16th of Nov 2019
India on a Shoestring
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India on a Shoestring Shoestring 9 26th of Oct 2019
India on a Shoestring
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Golden Triangle Tailor-made 14 6th of Jan 2020
Golden Triangle
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Golden Triangle Tailor-made 14 6th of Jan 2020
Golden Triangle
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Golden Triangle Tailor-made 14 6th of Jan 2020
Golden Triangle
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Golden Triangle Tailor-made 14 6th of Jan 2020
Golden Triangle
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Golden Triangle Tailor-made 14 6th of Jan 2020
Golden Triangle
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Colours of Rajasthan Tailor-made 14 25th of Dec 2019
Colours of Rajasthan
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Colours of Rajasthan Tailor-made 14 25th of Dec 2019
Colours of Rajasthan
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Colours of Rajasthan Tailor-made 14 25th of Dec 2019
Colours of Rajasthan
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Colours of Rajasthan Tailor-made 14 25th of Dec 2019
Colours of Rajasthan
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Colours of Rajasthan Tailor-made 14 25th of Dec 2019
Colours of Rajasthan
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Ladakh Explorer Small Group 11 31st of Aug 2019
Ladakh Explorer
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Ladakh Explorer Small Group 11 10th of Aug 2019
Ladakh Explorer
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Ladakh Explorer Small Group 11 20th of Jul 2019
Ladakh Explorer
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Ladakh Explorer Small Group 11 29th of Jun 2019
Ladakh Explorer
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Ladakh Explorer Small Group 11 8th of Jun 2019
Ladakh Explorer
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Foothills & Faiths Small Group 12 21st of Dec 2019
Foothills & Faiths
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Foothills & Faiths Small Group 12 14th of Dec 2019
Foothills & Faiths
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Foothills & Faiths Small Group 12 16th of Nov 2019
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Foothills & Faiths Small Group 12 26th of Oct 2019
Foothills & Faiths
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Foothills & Faiths Small Group 12 5th of Oct 2019
Foothills & Faiths
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Golden Foothills Small Group 10 21st of Dec 2019
Golden Foothills
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Golden Foothills Small Group 10 14th of Dec 2019
Golden Foothills
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Golden Foothills Small Group 10 16th of Nov 2019
Golden Foothills
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Golden Foothills Small Group 10 26th of Oct 2019
Golden Foothills
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Golden Foothills Small Group 10 5th of Oct 2019
Golden Foothills
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Temples & Tigers Small Group 11 26th of Dec 2019
Temples & Tigers
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Temples & Tigers Small Group 11 19th of Dec 2019
Temples & Tigers
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Temples & Tigers Small Group 11 21st of Nov 2019
Temples & Tigers
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Temples & Tigers Small Group 11 31st of Oct 2019
Temples & Tigers
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Temples & Tigers Small Group 11 10th of Oct 2019
Temples & Tigers
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Rajasthan to the Ganges Small Group 17 23rd of Dec 2019
Rajasthan to the Ganges
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Rajasthan to the Ganges Small Group 17 16th of Dec 2019
Rajasthan to the Ganges
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Rajasthan to the Ganges Small Group 17 18th of Nov 2019
Rajasthan to the Ganges
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Rajasthan to the Ganges Small Group 17 28th of Oct 2019
Rajasthan to the Ganges
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Rajasthan to the Ganges Small Group 17 7th of Oct 2019
Rajasthan to the Ganges
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Delhi to Kathmandu Small Group 16 28th of Dec 2019
Delhi to Kathmandu
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Delhi to Kathmandu Small Group 16 23rd of Nov 2019
Delhi to Kathmandu
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Delhi to Kathmandu Small Group 16 21st of Dec 2019
Delhi to Kathmandu
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Delhi to Kathmandu Small Group 16 2nd of Nov 2019
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Delhi to Kathmandu Small Group 16 12th of Oct 2019
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Small Group India TOURS

Taj to Varanasi

This tour extends our Incredible India route from Delhi and the Pink City of Jaipur, remote Tordi village, Keoladeo National Park, and the Taj Mahal and Red Fort in Agra, to the holy city of Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

12

From

C$2189


North India Highlights

Spend two weeks exploring North India's highlights from the Golden Temple at Amritsar and the Himalayan Foothills to the Taj Mahal, Keoladeo National Park, Jaipur and various small heritage villages and off the beaten track sites.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

16

From

C$2749

C$3229


Rajasthan Explorer

Explore Rajasthan's highlights including the lakeside city of Udaipur, the blue painted streets of Jodhpur, holy Pushkar, Jaipur, Tordi village and the Abhaneri step well before visiting Keoladeo National Park and the Taj Mahal

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

14

From

C$2759


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Shoestring India TOURS

India on a Shoestring

This budget India tour takes in Delhi, Jaipur and Agra as well as the Rajasthani town of Bundi. Travel is mainly by train, with some included tours mixed with free time for independent exploration or to take an optional local tour

Type

Days

Price

Shoestring

9

From

C$979


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Tailor-made India TOURS

Golden Triangle

This 10-day tour explores the famous golden triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Enjoy the bustling streets of Delhi, the majesty of the Taj Mahal, ancient Fatehpur Sikri wildlife of Ranthambore and hill top forts of Jaipur.

Type

Days

Price

Tailor-made

14

From

C$3399


Colours of Rajasthan

This tour of north-western India combines the Taj Mahal and some of Rajasthan's most interesting towns, forts & palaces with wildlife safaris in Ranthambore National Park and overnight stays in some memorable heritage hotels.

Type

Days

Price

Tailor-made

14

From

C$5509


Plantations & Hill Stations

This two week adventure takes you on an unforgettable journey from Delhi to plantations & hill stations of Darjeeling and Sikkim offering an insight into one of the most fascinating and beautiful regions in India.

Type

Days

Price

Tailor-made

14

From

On Request


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TAILOR-MADE India TOURS

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Our tailor-made tours seek to create a personalised experience – one that is completely exclusive to you. By taking all your interests and requests into consideration, we design an itinerary that ticks off your specific boxes. If you are after adventurous exploration, cultural immersion, a relaxing escape or a balanced blend of everything, we can make it happen.

A highlight of our tailor-made tours is that the itinerary is flexible and incorporates plenty of free time – so you can do some exploring on your own. Our local, friendly guides, experts in their country’s history and culture, will be happy to adjust the activities or your schedule as you travel.

If you are a group of friends, a large family or a company, our tailor-made tours are an ideal, stress-free option. You can even select your own hotels or make use of our recommended accommodation. We have a varied selection of sample holiday itineraries to choose from, either as they stand or as a base for inspiration.

TOUR REVIEWS

The trip was excellent and very well run, we have no complaints it was exactly as we expected.The guide was knowledgable and courteous, it ran on time and accommodation was fine.We have no complaints and have now booked again to go to India.
The trip was as above and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, all destinations were as expected and lived up to our expectations.We went with the idea of visiting Turkey and especially Gallipoli which achieved our goals.The historical part of thetrip was very well done and memmorable.

Excellent from the initial planning to every step along the way on the trip! Worry free in every way! Islam, Hussein and Mahmoud were the greatest! Please check out my review on Trip Advisor! FIve stars from this girl!
Excellent

I liked the fact we were met at the airport and helped thru customs and getting a visa and then upon leaving taken to where we needed to go. Its always tough to figure out where everything is in a foreign airport when you do not travel much
Everything was great. Our guide was very knowledgeable and liked that we were interested in what he was telling us. We were lucky to be in a group with like minded people who also wanted to stay in places longer of which our guide accommodated. Only negative thing was the sitting train. Best to just take the flying option. Train was not bad but has no services, no alcohol, and breakfast was all carbs and an egg. Egypt really seems to like their breads and pastries....

Trip booked through Groupon at a Great offer price - Encounters was nothing but professional from the start. I even purchased insurance - extra days and got the best flights from my local airport- Great experience

My experience with Encounters was excellent from start to finish. The Tour Guide, Sheriff, was the most passionate, enthusiastic and professional guide I have ever had on a tour and his love for Egypt really made me enjoy my time so much more.

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