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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

Tour name Tour type Days Start Date Offer Price
Taj to Varanasi Small Group 12 28th of Dec 2019
Taj to Varanasi
US$2229 Book Now
Taj to Varanasi Small Group 12 21st of Sep 2019
Taj to Varanasi
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Taj to Varanasi Small Group 12 12th of Oct 2019
Taj to Varanasi
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Taj to Varanasi Small Group 12 2nd of Nov 2019
Taj to Varanasi
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Taj to Varanasi Small Group 12 23rd of Nov 2019
Taj to Varanasi
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North India Highlights Small Group 16 21st of Dec 2019
North India Highlights
US$3059
US$2599
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North India Highlights Small Group 16 14th of Dec 2019
North India Highlights
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North India Highlights Small Group 16 16th of Nov 2019
North India Highlights
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North India Highlights Small Group 16 26th of Oct 2019
North India Highlights
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North India Highlights Small Group 16 5th of Oct 2019
North India Highlights
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Rajasthan Explorer Small Group 14 23rd of Dec 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
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Rajasthan Explorer Small Group 14 16th of Dec 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
US$2539 Book Now
Rajasthan Explorer Small Group 14 18th of Nov 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 16th of Sep 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
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Incredible India Small Group 9 28th of Dec 2019
Incredible India
US$1469
US$1169
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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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Incredible India Small Group 9 12th of Oct 2019
Incredible India
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India on a Shoestring Shoestring 9 26th of Oct 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 7th 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 27th of Dec 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 6th of Jan 2020
Colours of Rajasthan
US$5039 Book Now
Colours of Rajasthan Tailor-made 14 6th of Jan 2020
Colours of Rajasthan
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Colours of Rajasthan Tailor-made 14 6th of Jan 2020
Colours of Rajasthan
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Colours of Rajasthan Tailor-made 14 6th of Jan 2020
Colours of Rajasthan
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Colours of Rajasthan Tailor-made 14 6th of Jan 2020
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 26th of Oct 2019
Foothills & Faiths
US$2609 Book Now
Foothills & Faiths Small Group 12 16th of Nov 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 21st of Dec 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
US$2079 Book Now
Golden Foothills Small Group 10 14th of Dec 2019
Golden Foothills
US$1999 Book Now
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
US$2229 Book Now
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
US$2159 Book Now
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
US$3279 Book Now
Rajasthan to the Ganges Small Group 17 16th of Dec 2019
Rajasthan to the Ganges
US$3279 Book Now
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
US$3659
US$3109
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Delhi to Kathmandu Small Group 16 23rd of Nov 2019
Delhi to Kathmandu
US$3579
US$3049
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Delhi to Kathmandu Small Group 16 21st of Dec 2019
Delhi to Kathmandu
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US$3109
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Delhi to Kathmandu Small Group 16 2nd of Nov 2019
Delhi to Kathmandu
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Delhi to Kathmandu Small Group 16 4th of May 2019
Delhi to Kathmandu
US$3209
US$2729
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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

$1769


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

$2209

$2599


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

$2169


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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

$799


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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

$2719


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

$4429


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

This is our first travel through Encounters Travel and so far the arrangement is working very well. Our travel is not until April 2017 so I am more than hopeful all will continue to run as smoothly as it has so far.

I purchased my rid tour as part of a group coupon. Is obituary hesitant but my tour was great. The staff at Encounters were professional and helpful. I had a lot of questions but no one made me feel like a pest. Good experience.
I always wanted to go to Morocco and I finally got to go last September. I'm glad I chose this tour group. They were professional and attentive. Good times!

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
We had a wonderful time and great memories. We felt safe the whole time and would recommend this trip to anyone of any age as long as you can walk a lot. They are with you from arrival to departure and any problems that arose the guides would try their best to solve. They also showed remarkable patience for other people in other groups we saw that were acting like idiots.

My contact with Encounters representative was a pleasure, she answered my questions promptly, provided a quotation and changed it quickly when different flights were preferred. Both by e-mail and phone the response was very timely.

Encounters Travel did such a superb job in organizing this tour. I had never heard of them before going on the Maldives Magic tour, however now I will recommend them to friends/family and use them for my future planned trips.
Our tour is what made the trip that much more memorable. Rather than being plopped at a westernized resort, we were able to get a taste of how the locals live, eat and entertain themselves. We stayed in quaint guesthouses on the islands amongst the locals, ate authentic Maldivian cuisine (one day even with a Maldivian family who made us breakfast), and viewed a traditional dance/singing performance which was absolutely delightful. This was a trip of a lifetime that I will never forget.

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