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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 with itineraries 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 Yamuna River 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 Amritsar.

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 2nd of Nov 2019
Taj to Varanasi
€1719 Book Now
Taj to Varanasi Small Group 12 2nd of Nov 2019
Taj to Varanasi
€1599 Book Now
Taj to Varanasi Small Group 12 12th of Oct 2019
Taj to Varanasi
€1719 Book Now
Taj to Varanasi Small Group 12 12th of Oct 2019
Taj to Varanasi
€1599 Book Now
Taj to Varanasi Small Group 12 21st of Sep 2019
Taj to Varanasi
€1419 Book Now
North India Highlights Small Group 16 8th of Feb 2020
North India Highlights
€2199 Book Now
North India Highlights Small Group 16 28th of Feb 2020
North India Highlights
€2239 Book Now
North India Highlights Small Group 16 28th of Mar 2020
North India Highlights
€2199 Book Now
North India Highlights Small Group 16 18th of Apr 2020
North India Highlights
€2139 Book Now
North India Highlights Small Group 16 9th of May 2020
North India Highlights
€2079 Book Now
Rajasthan Explorer Small Group 14 20th of Jan 2020
Rajasthan Explorer
€1759 Book Now
Rajasthan Explorer Small Group 14 23rd of Dec 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
€1759 Book Now
Rajasthan Explorer Small Group 14 16th of Dec 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
€1759 Book Now
Rajasthan Explorer Small Group 14 18th of Nov 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
€1759 Book Now
Rajasthan Explorer Small Group 14 28th of Oct 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
€1759 Book Now
Incredible India Small Group 9 28th of Dec 2020
Incredible India
€1109 Book Now
Incredible India Small Group 9 5th of Dec 2020
Incredible India
€1109 Book Now
Incredible India Small Group 9 14th of Nov 2020
Incredible India
€1109 Book Now
Incredible India Small Group 9 24th of Oct 2020
Incredible India
€1109 Book Now
Incredible India Small Group 9 3rd of Oct 2020
Incredible India
€1109 Book Now
India on a Shoestring Shoestring 8 15th of Aug 2020
India on a Shoestring
€659 Book Now
India on a Shoestring Shoestring 8 12th of Sep 2020
India on a Shoestring
€709 Book Now
India on a Shoestring Shoestring 8 3rd of Oct 2020
India on a Shoestring
€709 Book Now
India on a Shoestring Shoestring 8 24th of Oct 2020
India on a Shoestring
€709 Book Now
India on a Shoestring Shoestring 8 14th of Nov 2020
India on a Shoestring
€709 Book Now
Golden Triangle Tailor-made 14 26th of Jun 2019
Golden Triangle
€2279 Book Now
Golden Triangle Tailor-made 14 27th of Jun 2019
Golden Triangle
€2279 Book Now
Golden Triangle Tailor-made 14 28th of Jun 2019
Golden Triangle
€2279 Book Now
Golden Triangle Tailor-made 14 29th of Jun 2019
Golden Triangle
€2279 Book Now
Golden Triangle Tailor-made 14 30th of Jun 2019
Golden Triangle
€2279 Book Now
Colours of Rajasthan Tailor-made 14 27th of Feb 2020
Colours of Rajasthan
€3669 Book Now
Colours of Rajasthan Tailor-made 14 28th of Feb 2020
Colours of Rajasthan
€3669 Book Now
Colours of Rajasthan Tailor-made 14 29th of Feb 2020
Colours of Rajasthan
€3669 Book Now
Colours of Rajasthan Tailor-made 14 17th of Jun 2020
Colours of Rajasthan
€3549 Book Now
Colours of Rajasthan Tailor-made 14 16th of Jun 2020
Colours of Rajasthan
€3549 Book Now
Plantations & Hill Stations Tailor-made 14 11th of Jun 2020
Plantations & Hill Stations
€3319 Book Now
Plantations & Hill Stations Tailor-made 14 10th of Jun 2020
Plantations & Hill Stations
€3319 Book Now
Plantations & Hill Stations Tailor-made 14 9th of Jun 2020
Plantations & Hill Stations
€3319 Book Now
Plantations & Hill Stations Tailor-made 14 8th of Jun 2020
Plantations & Hill Stations
€3319 Book Now
Plantations & Hill Stations Tailor-made 14 7th of Jun 2020
Plantations & Hill Stations
€3319 Book Now
Ladakh Explorer Small Group 11 29th of Jun 2019
Ladakh Explorer
€1959 Book Now
Ladakh Explorer Small Group 11 20th of Jul 2019
Ladakh Explorer
€1959 Book Now
Ladakh Explorer Small Group 11 10th of Aug 2019
Ladakh Explorer
€1959 Book Now
Ladakh Explorer Small Group 11 31st of Aug 2019
Ladakh Explorer
€1959 Book Now
Ladakh Explorer Small Group 11 25th of Apr 2020
Ladakh Explorer
€1839 Book Now
Foothills & Faiths Small Group 12 21st of Dec 2020
Foothills & Faiths
€1929 Book Now
Foothills & Faiths Small Group 12 14th of Sep 2019
Foothills & Faiths
€1929 Book Now
Foothills & Faiths Small Group 12 5th of Oct 2019
Foothills & Faiths
€1929 Book Now
Foothills & Faiths Small Group 12 26th of Oct 2019
Foothills & Faiths
€1929 Book Now
Foothills & Faiths Small Group 12 16th of Nov 2019
Foothills & Faiths
€1929 Book Now
Golden Foothills Small Group 10 5th of Sep 2020
Golden Foothills
€1479 Book Now
Golden Foothills Small Group 10 26th of Sep 2020
Golden Foothills
€1479 Book Now
Golden Foothills Small Group 10 17th of Oct 2020
Golden Foothills
€1599 Book Now
Golden Foothills Small Group 10 7th of Nov 2020
Golden Foothills
€1599 Book Now
Golden Foothills Small Group 10 28th of Nov 2020
Golden Foothills
€1599 Book Now
Temples & Tigers Small Group 11 26th of Dec 2020
Temples & Tigers
€1659 Book Now
Temples & Tigers Small Group 11 3rd of Dec 2020
Temples & Tigers
€1599 Book Now
Temples & Tigers Small Group 11 12th of Nov 2020
Temples & Tigers
€1599 Book Now
Temples & Tigers Small Group 11 22nd of Oct 2020
Temples & Tigers
€1599 Book Now
Temples & Tigers Small Group 11 1st of Oct 2020
Temples & Tigers
€1599 Book Now
Rajasthan to the Ganges Small Group 17 16th of Sep 2019
Rajasthan to the Ganges
€2289 Book Now
Rajasthan to the Ganges Small Group 17 7th of Oct 2019
Rajasthan to the Ganges
€2229 Book Now
Rajasthan to the Ganges Small Group 17 28th of Oct 2019
Rajasthan to the Ganges
€2229 Book Now
Rajasthan to the Ganges Small Group 17 18th of Nov 2019
Rajasthan to the Ganges
€2229 Book Now
Rajasthan to the Ganges Small Group 17 16th of Dec 2019
Rajasthan to the Ganges
€2229 Book Now
Delhi to Kathmandu Small Group 16 16th of May 2020
Delhi to Kathmandu
€2579 Book Now
Delhi to Kathmandu Small Group 16 25th of Apr 2020
Delhi to Kathmandu
€2579 Book Now
Delhi to Kathmandu Small Group 16 4th of Apr 2020
Delhi to Kathmandu
€2639 Book Now
Delhi to Kathmandu Small Group 16 6th of Mar 2020
Delhi to Kathmandu
€2689 Book Now
Delhi to Kathmandu Small Group 16 15th of Feb 2020
Delhi to Kathmandu
€2639 Book Now

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

€1419


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

€2079


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

€1639


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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

8

From

€659


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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

€2279


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

€3549


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

€3319


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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

Anthony has been a pleasure to work with and when he is not available, other members of the team respond in a timely manner. I have booked a total of 6 trips since December 2013 and plan to book more to fill my bucket list.

Ant provided excellent service. He always responded as quickly as he could, attending to the questions I had for him. He was also very patient and pleasant. I depended on his knowledge and service to make the trip.
I liked the service and the tour guide & driver on the tour. They were professional and provided very good service. I thought 1-2 hotels on the trip were not quite 4-star. It also happened that this group of people was always late for schedule and our walk pace was too slow. It really needs the guide to make people on schedule and be punctual for the activity. Overall I think the time management of this tour needs improvement.

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.

Anthony has been amazing throughout my planning of my tour. He has been very quick in replying to my emails and always answering with everything I wanted to know. I look forward to hopefully planning my next trip through him next year!

Encounters Travel did an excellent job in all aspects of our trip! Egypt was amazing and the trip was made especially enjoyable as a result of the quality of the guides. I highly recommend Encounters Travel!
Worth every penny! Go to Egypt with Encounters Travel!

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