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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 12th of Oct 2019
Taj to Varanasi
NZ$2889 Book Now
Taj to Varanasi Small Group 12 2nd of Nov 2019
Taj to Varanasi
NZ$3109 Book Now
Taj to Varanasi Small Group 12 2nd of Nov 2019
Taj to Varanasi
NZ$2889 Book Now
Taj to Varanasi Small Group 12 23rd of Nov 2019
Taj to Varanasi
NZ$3109 Book Now
Taj to Varanasi Small Group 12 12th of Oct 2019
Taj to Varanasi
NZ$3109 Book Now
North India Highlights Small Group 16 18th of Jan 2020
North India Highlights
NZ$4019 Book Now
North India Highlights Small Group 16 8th of Feb 2020
North India Highlights
NZ$4019 Book Now
North India Highlights Small Group 16 28th of Feb 2020
North India Highlights
NZ$4089 Book Now
North India Highlights Small Group 16 28th of Mar 2020
North India Highlights
NZ$4019 Book Now
North India Highlights Small Group 16 18th of Apr 2020
North India Highlights
NZ$3909 Book Now
Rajasthan Explorer Small Group 14 16th of Sep 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
NZ$3259 Book Now
Rajasthan Explorer Small Group 14 7th of Oct 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
NZ$3369 Book Now
Rajasthan Explorer Small Group 14 28th of Oct 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
NZ$3369 Book Now
Rajasthan Explorer Small Group 14 18th of Nov 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
NZ$3369 Book Now
Rajasthan Explorer Small Group 14 16th of Dec 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
NZ$3369 Book Now
Incredible India Small Group 9 16th of May 2020
Incredible India
NZ$1779 Book Now
Incredible India Small Group 9 12th of Sep 2020
Incredible India
NZ$1779 Book Now
Incredible India Small Group 9 3rd of Oct 2020
Incredible India
NZ$1999 Book Now
Incredible India Small Group 9 24th of Oct 2020
Incredible India
NZ$1999 Book Now
Incredible India Small Group 9 14th of Nov 2020
Incredible India
NZ$1999 Book Now
India on a Shoestring Shoestring 8 8th of Feb 2020
India on a Shoestring
NZ$1279 Book Now
India on a Shoestring Shoestring 8 6th of Mar 2020
India on a Shoestring
NZ$1279 Book Now
India on a Shoestring Shoestring 8 4th of Apr 2020
India on a Shoestring
NZ$1279 Book Now
India on a Shoestring Shoestring 8 18th of Apr 2020
India on a Shoestring
NZ$1279 Book Now
India on a Shoestring Shoestring 8 9th of May 2020
India on a Shoestring
NZ$1169 Book Now
Golden Triangle Tailor-made 14 5th of May 2020
Golden Triangle
NZ$3789 Book Now
Golden Triangle Tailor-made 14 4th of May 2020
Golden Triangle
NZ$3789 Book Now
Golden Triangle Tailor-made 14 3rd of May 2020
Golden Triangle
NZ$3789 Book Now
Golden Triangle Tailor-made 14 2nd of May 2020
Golden Triangle
NZ$3789 Book Now
Golden Triangle Tailor-made 14 1st of May 2020
Golden Triangle
NZ$3789 Book Now
Colours of Rajasthan Tailor-made 14 11th of Feb 2020
Colours of Rajasthan
NZ$6699 Book Now
Colours of Rajasthan Tailor-made 14 1st of Feb 2020
Colours of Rajasthan
NZ$6699 Book Now
Colours of Rajasthan Tailor-made 14 2nd of Feb 2020
Colours of Rajasthan
NZ$6699 Book Now
Colours of Rajasthan Tailor-made 14 3rd of Feb 2020
Colours of Rajasthan
NZ$6699 Book Now
Colours of Rajasthan Tailor-made 14 4th of Feb 2020
Colours of Rajasthan
NZ$6699 Book Now
Plantations & Hill Stations Tailor-made 14 18th of Nov 2019
Plantations & Hill Stations
NZ$5739 Book Now
Plantations & Hill Stations Tailor-made 14 19th of Nov 2019
Plantations & Hill Stations
NZ$5739 Book Now
Plantations & Hill Stations Tailor-made 14 20th of Nov 2019
Plantations & Hill Stations
NZ$5739 Book Now
Plantations & Hill Stations Tailor-made 14 21st of Nov 2019
Plantations & Hill Stations
NZ$5739 Book Now
Plantations & Hill Stations Tailor-made 14 22nd of Nov 2019
Plantations & Hill Stations
NZ$5739 Book Now
Ladakh Explorer Small Group 11 29th of Jun 2019
Ladakh Explorer
NZ$3579 Book Now
Ladakh Explorer Small Group 11 20th of Jul 2019
Ladakh Explorer
NZ$3579 Book Now
Ladakh Explorer Small Group 11 10th of Aug 2019
Ladakh Explorer
NZ$3579 Book Now
Ladakh Explorer Small Group 11 31st of Aug 2019
Ladakh Explorer
NZ$3579 Book Now
Ladakh Explorer Small Group 11 25th of Apr 2020
Ladakh Explorer
NZ$3349 Book Now
Foothills & Faiths Small Group 12 14th of Sep 2019
Foothills & Faiths
NZ$3709 Book Now
Foothills & Faiths Small Group 12 5th of Oct 2019
Foothills & Faiths
NZ$3709 Book Now
Foothills & Faiths Small Group 12 26th of Oct 2019
Foothills & Faiths
NZ$3709 Book Now
Foothills & Faiths Small Group 12 16th of Nov 2019
Foothills & Faiths
NZ$3709 Book Now
Foothills & Faiths Small Group 12 14th of Dec 2019
Foothills & Faiths
NZ$3709 Book Now
Golden Foothills Small Group 10 5th of Oct 2019
Golden Foothills
NZ$2669 Book Now
Golden Foothills Small Group 10 26th of Oct 2019
Golden Foothills
NZ$2669 Book Now
Golden Foothills Small Group 10 16th of Nov 2019
Golden Foothills
NZ$2669 Book Now
Golden Foothills Small Group 10 14th of Dec 2019
Golden Foothills
NZ$2669 Book Now
Golden Foothills Small Group 10 21st of Dec 2019
Golden Foothills
NZ$2669 Book Now
Temples & Tigers Small Group 11 23rd of Jan 2020
Temples & Tigers
NZ$2889 Book Now
Temples & Tigers Small Group 11 13th of Feb 2020
Temples & Tigers
NZ$2889 Book Now
Temples & Tigers Small Group 11 4th of Mar 2020
Temples & Tigers
NZ$2889 Book Now
Temples & Tigers Small Group 11 2nd of Apr 2020
Temples & Tigers
NZ$2889 Book Now
Temples & Tigers Small Group 11 23rd of Apr 2020
Temples & Tigers
NZ$2669 Book Now
Rajasthan to the Ganges Small Group 17 20th of Jan 2020
Rajasthan to the Ganges
NZ$4269 Book Now
Rajasthan to the Ganges Small Group 17 10th of Feb 2020
Rajasthan to the Ganges
NZ$4269 Book Now
Rajasthan to the Ganges Small Group 17 1st of Mar 2020
Rajasthan to the Ganges
NZ$4389 Book Now
Rajasthan to the Ganges Small Group 17 30th of Mar 2020
Rajasthan to the Ganges
NZ$4269 Book Now
Rajasthan to the Ganges Small Group 17 20th of Apr 2020
Rajasthan to the Ganges
NZ$4049 Book Now
Delhi to Kathmandu Small Group 16 28th of Dec 2020
Delhi to Kathmandu
NZ$5169 Book Now
Delhi to Kathmandu Small Group 16 5th of Dec 2020
Delhi to Kathmandu
NZ$5169 Book Now
Delhi to Kathmandu Small Group 16 14th of Nov 2020
Delhi to Kathmandu
NZ$5169 Book Now
Delhi to Kathmandu Small Group 16 21st of Sep 2019
Delhi to Kathmandu
NZ$4829 Book Now
Delhi to Kathmandu Small Group 16 12th of Oct 2019
Delhi to Kathmandu
NZ$5059 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

NZ$2559


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

NZ$3799


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

NZ$3149


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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

NZ$1169


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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

NZ$3789


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

NZ$6479


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

NZ$5529


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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

Conscientious in early communication; knowledgeable, humorous and caring tour guides; an exemplary itinerary that was well organized yet flexible; an overall extraordinary experience. I'd recommend them enthusiastically.

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!

When a single women in her 50's, traveling from the US to Egypt, stumbles across a website offering a tour, and then they make her feel totaling comfortable about every step of the process, you know you've hit a homerun!

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.

Amazing tour. Any issues we had were addressed in a timely fashion and the resolutions were satisfactory. My only complaint is the driver picking us up was late and none of the cell numbers worked when we tried to call and figure out what to do.

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