Luxury India Vacation and Tour

When one thinks of luxury adventure travel to India, the images that immediately come to mind are exotic – the Taj Mahal, The Jungle Book, spices and saris, temples and elephants, Indian movies, curries and butter chicken, mangoes and more!

India is immersive travel at its very best – ancient customs and traditions are still practised daily in the magnificent temples found in each city and town. The jungles teem with wildlife and rural villages seem almost untouched by modernity.

Luxury hotels are some of the best in the world, and English is commonplace. Indians love families, and families love India. Truly, one of the most compelling destinations in the world.

Destination Highlights

Palaces, Forts and Temples

The cities and towns of India are like nowhere else on earth. Sumptuous palaces, forts and ancient temples sit side by side alongside bustling streets and markets. The architectural heritage is simply astounding and the artwork found inside and out is spectacular. It is an incredible feast for the senses!

Culture and Food

Indian food is one of the most recognizable cuisines in the world. But India is so huge and diverse, that there are many different cuisines. From rice and dry curries in the South to nan bread and rich sauces in the North, the food changes as you move around. Beautiful Indian dance and the exotic music bring a special feeling to everywhere you go, and take in a local movie – it’s the ultimate experience.

Religious life is everywhere, and devotees can be seen day or night in the incredible temples that mark every city, town and village.

Nature and Wildlife

“The Jungle Book” really does showcase the amazing wildlife of India – tigers and sloth bears of course, but did you know that India also has lions and rhino’s? Going on safari is an essential Indian experience! Nature overall is dramatic, with seas of palm trees in the South, and the mighty Himalayas in the North!


  • Experience the life of Royalty when you stay in a luxury former Palace or Fort.
  • Take a jungle safari in search of the elusive Tiger!
  • Go on a village to village multiday hike in the Himalayas, staying at luxury rural houses along the way.
  • Meet a temple priest and learn about values and traditions dating back thousands of years.
  • Enjoy a street food tour with some of the best Indian snacks you will ever eat!
  • Visit ancient cities, learn to play cricket with the locals or hang out at the beaches in Goa or Kerala.
  • Shop, shop and shop – from clothing to jewelry to silk and much more. India is a shoppers paradise!
  • The Taj Mahal, of course!

India Sample Itinerary

Days 1 & 2
Arrival in Delhi. Explore the highlights including a foodie tour and a rickshaw ride through the bustling markets of the old city.

Days 3 – 6
Take the train north to the Himalayas accompanied by your guide. Overnight in a small village, staying in a beautifully restored local home with a full staff just for you.

For the next few days, you will walk at a relaxed pace through the spectacular scenery of the Himalayan foothills, visiting local temples and markets, enjoying picnics along the way, and staying in luxury restored homes in different villages.

Days 7 & 8
Return to Delhi and continue to Agra. View the incredible Taj Mahal.

Days 9 & 10
Travel to Rajasthan and spend 2 nights in a luxury palace or fort hotel. Activities include horseback riding, visiting local markets and small villages, see silk weavers or wood block artists at work, spot for leopards in the hills, and go camel riding.

Days 11 & 12
Fly to Kerala in the South. Spend 2 nights on a luxury houseboat as you cruise the silent emerald green “backwaters”’ and see daily life occurring along the river banks.

Days 13 & 14
Travel to Cochin, an ancient and exotic town. Visit the Portuguese church, the ancient synagogue and explore the vibrant streets.

Day 15
Depart for home.

India Tips & FAQ's

What time of year is best to travel to India?

The main tourist season runs from October – March. Most of the country is dry and temperatures are comfortable. In desert areas and in the mountains it can be cool at night, but days will be sunny.

From April-June the weather becomes very hot, though this can be a good time to see tigers on safari. The monsoon season occurs between July-September. It’s going to be wet in most places, but it will also be incredibly green. It’s a very good time of year in the Himalayan region of Ladakh.

Is India a good place for a family vacation?

Yes, yes and yes! Indians are incredibly happy to welcome foreign families and service levels are extremely high. But more than this, India is one of the most fascinating countries in the world, and kids will learn about a world they have never even dreamed of.

What is there to do in India?

Explore the incredible cities, see the amazing temples, stay in a palace, learn about village life, throw colored paint at the festival of Holi, spot tigers or rhinos in the jungle and hang out at the beach!

What is the food like in India?

The food is incredibly tasty, but if you are not used to spicy food, don’t worry. Everything can be done with less spice, and Chinese and Western food are commonplace. Also, its fabulous for vegetarians!

Where to stay on an India luxury travel package?

India has some of the most awe inspiring accommodations in the world. Imagine staying in a former palace and being treated like royalty? Or in a fort overlooking vast desert plains, or a luxury safari camp, or on a luxury houseboat or a tea estate in the mountains. Hotels are not just hotels – they are experiences.

Are luxury tours of India expensive?

Yes. But you get treated like a king or queen!

Luxury in India is taken to such high levels that you can only imagine in other destinations.

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