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India Holidays

Culture, cuisine, colour

Vivid colours, unfamiliar sounds, the exotic aromas of a faraway land - your senses will go into overdrive on an India holiday.

India is a country that simultaneously meets and exceeds your expectations. The chaos of the biggest cities will be just what you expect, but the sheer variety India has to offer will take even the most hardened of travellers by surprise.

Discover the real India by plunging yourself in at the deep end: haggle for spices in its bustling bazaars, watch a ritual procession at a temple by night, taste the extraordinary flavours of Indian cuisine, and stroll by the sea as the sun goes down. You’ll soon realise that there’s a lot more to this colourful country than the Taj Mahal - though that more than lives up to the hype.

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india highlights

  • See the Taj Mahal at dawn

    With fewer tourists and the most magnificent colours, dawn sees the sublime Taj Mahal emerge from the darkness.

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  • Spot an elusive Bengal Tiger

    A safari in one of India’s rugged national parks reveals exciting wildlife and the possibility of sighting an elusive Bengal Tiger.

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  • Stay in a heritage hotel

    Staying in heritage accommodation, you can become a part of India’s living history whether you choose a maharaja’s palace or a country-style guesthouse, backwater bungalow or colonial tea estate.

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  • Heritage walk in Cochin

    With history around every turn, this ancient spice trading town is a melting pot of cultures including Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, British and Indian. Discover historic buildings telling the story of this diverse town on a walking tour to get amongst the city and its people.

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  • Discover the cuisine

    Whether learning family recipes on the rooftop terrace of a Rajasthani palace or wandering through the food markets of Old Delhi, the cuisine of India is as delicious as it is varied.

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  • A rickshaw ride through Old Delhi

    Hurtling through the bustling streets of Delhi by rickshaw is a sure-fire way to get amongst the action like a local.

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  • Watch pilgrims bathing in The Ganges in Varanasi

    Watching pilgrims bathe in The Holy Ganges is a magical sight, especially at dawn when the light is soft and the thronging crowds have not yet arrived.

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  • Visit a traditional milk market in Jaipur

    Watch turbaned farmers and buyers banter over the quality and value of this Indian staple.

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  • Temple towns in Tamil Nadu

    Explore the ancient and riotously colourful temple towns of Tamil Nadu in India's tropical south.

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  • An overnight cruise on the backwaters at Kerala

    Let all your worries float away when you spend the night cruising on the tranquil waterways of the Kerala backwaters. Pass local children playing by the banks surrounded by tropical gardens and soaring birds, for an idyllic escape.

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