India Tours and Holidays

India. It's vibrant, energetic and relentlessly fast-paced. Place yourself in the heart of the action with a group tour or Tailor-made trip.

Lose yourself in the sparkling lights of Diwali. Splatter yourself with the bright colours of Holi festival. With our range of India holidays, you'll explore beyond the picture-perfect views of the Taj Mahal. Our trips offer what money can't buy; truly authentic experiences, that stay with you for a lifetime.

Whether you're spotting a Bengal tiger in Ranthambore National Park or sampling curries in the Golden Triangle - the wisdom of our guides will bring the country's captivating culture to life.

Because we know India. In fact, we're specialists. So when it comes to exploring the very best of the country, you can count on us. That's why travellers choose On The Go Tours for once-in-a-lifetime holidays; time and time again.

India Group Tours

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On the backwaters of Kerala in a traditional riceboatCaptivating Kerala - 7 days Map

Captivating Kerala

7 days | FROM USD $1,095

Uncover the delights of tropical Kerala in India's deep south. Visit...

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Visited on our India tours, the Taj Mahal in Agra is top of our must-see listTaj Express - 8 days Map

Taj Express

8 days | FROM USD $1,215

Experience the richness of Indian culture on this classic tour of...

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A stunning shot of the Amber Fort in JaipurTaj Traveller - 8 days Map

Taj Traveller

8 days | FROM USD $1,225

Discover the spectacular sights of India's famous Golden Triangle...

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Shore Temple | Mahabalipuram - India | On The Go ToursChennai to Kochi - 9 days Map

Chennai to Kochi

9 days | FROM USD $1,645

Explore the best of Southern India, travelling from Chennai on the...

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Spot tiger in India on our India wildlife toursShere Khan - 10 days Map

Shere Khan

10 days | FROM USD $1,615

WILDLIFE TOUR: Explore India's famous Golden Triangle and go...

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Lone tiger in Ranthambore National ParkNorth India Family Adventure - 10 Days Map

North India Family Adventure

10 Days | FROM USD $1,555

FAMILY TOUR: Discover the best that India has to offer with the...

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Shimla | IndiaTaj and Raj - 11 Days Map

Taj and Raj

11 Days | FROM USD $1,865

Discover the lofty peaks and breathtaking views of Shimla, India's...

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The Ganges | Varanasi | IndiaDelhi Palaces Ganges - 12 days Map

Delhi Palaces Ganges

12 days | FROM USD $2,695

Explore Delhi, both old and new. Tour the legendary Taj Mahal in Agra...

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Amritsar's Golden Temple | IndiaAmritsar & the Golden Triangle - 13 Days Map

Amritsar & the Golden Triangle

13 Days | FROM USD $1,735

Marvel at the glimmering Golden Temple and witness the fascinating...

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Beautiful beach | Goa | IndiaGolden Triangle & Goa - 13 Days Map

Golden Triangle & Goa

13 Days | FROM USD $2,715

The perfect holiday cocktail! Starting off with the sites of India's...

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Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple | India | On The Go ToursSouth India Explorer - 14 days Map

South India Explorer

14 days | FROM USD $2,935

Discover the highlights of Southern India, from Chennai to Kochi....

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Rice boat in Kerala | IndiaGolden Triangle & Kerala - 14 days Map

Golden Triangle & Kerala

14 days | FROM USD $2,555

Uncover the delights of India’s famed Golden Triangle - Delhi,...

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Polonnaruwa | Sri LankaDelhi to Colombo - 15 days Map

Delhi to Colombo

15 days | FROM USD $2,765

Combine the incredible sites of India's Golden Triangle with Sri...

India Festival Tours

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Holi Festival | India Holi, Festival of Colour - 8 days Map

Holi, Festival of Colour

8 days | FROM USD $1,255

Combine a tour of the famous Golden Triangle with the exuberant...

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Diwali Festival of Light | IndiaDiwali, Festival of Lights - 8 days Map

Diwali, Festival of Lights

8 days | FROM USD $1,275

Every year in November, firecrackers announce the celebration of...

India Private Tours

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The backwaters | Kerala | IndiaClassic Kerala - 9 Days Map

Classic Kerala

9 Days | FROM USD $1,765

PRIVATE TOUR: Combining historic Kochi, the hill station of...

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The Taj Mahal | Agra | IndiaGolden Triangle of India - 9 days Map

Golden Triangle of India

9 days | FROM USD $1,725

PRIVATE TOUR: Coined as 'golden' for the extraordinary wealth...

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Local tribespeople | Orissa | IndiaAdventures in Assam - 10 days Map

Adventures in Assam

10 days | FROM USD $3,985

PRIVATE TOUR: Travel off the beaten track to the state of Assam...

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Konark Sun Temple | Odisha | IndiaExplore Odisha - 10 Days Map

Explore Odisha

10 Days | FROM USD $3,425

PRIVATE TOUR: Commencing in Kolkata, we journey south to...

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Gateway of India | Mumbai | India Aboard the Deccan Odyssey - 10 days Map

Aboard the Deccan Odyssey

10 days | FROM USD $8,605

PRIVATE TOUR: Journey through the state of Maharashtra aboard...

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Marigold Hotel | IndiaJewel in the Crown - 11 days Map

Jewel in the Crown

11 days | FROM USD $2,495

PRIVATE TOUR: Head out on a journey to some of India’s finest...

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Local musician | IndiaLegends of the Rajputs - 11 days Map

Legends of the Rajputs

11 days | FROM USD $2,995

PRIVATE TOUR: Delight your senses in colourful Rajasthan on...

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Temple in Kolkata | IndiaKolkata to Darjeeling - 11 days Map

Kolkata to Darjeeling

11 days | FROM USD $3,655

PRIVATE TOUR: From bustling Kolkata, India’s vibrant capital...

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Naga Warriors | Nagaland | India | Photo courtesy: Rajkumar 1220Tribes Of Nagaland - 14 days Map

Tribes Of Nagaland

14 days | FROM USD $4,805

PRIVATE TOUR: Embark on a captivating journey of discovery...

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A photo of Gandhi chatting with NehruFootsteps of Gandhi - 14 days Map

Footsteps of Gandhi

14 days | FROM USD $4,325

PRIVATE TOUR: Commencing in Mumbai and travelling through the...

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Tea plantation | Kerala | IndiaBeautiful South - 14 days Map

Beautiful South

14 days | FROM USD $2,865

PRIVATE TOUR: Chennai, Pondicherry and Periyar Wildlife...

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Wildlife spotting | Kerala | IndiaGreat Southern Getaway - 15 days Map

Great Southern Getaway

15 days | FROM USD $5,195

PRIVATE TOUR: Discover exotic stone carved temples, princely...

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Buddhist Monastery of Tikse | Leh and Ladakh | IndiaHills and High Places - 16 days Map

Hills and High Places

16 days | FROM USD $4,115

PRIVATE TOUR: From the Golden Sikh Temple in Amritsar, journey...

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India Short Stays

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Our short stays in India are an easy way to add on a visit to that extra place or two which may not be included on your chosen group or private tour itinerary. You can also create your own itinerary by combining any number of our short stays into a longer holiday.

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We’re also happy to adapt these short stay packages to suit your needs, from upgrading your accommodation to adding more time to explore an interesting location - we’re here to tailor things to suit your travel requirements.

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India Wildlife Tours

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India is home to some of the finest national parks on the planet for spotting deer, leopard, langur, wild boar, rhino, elephant, buffalo and of course, the elusive Bengal tiger. Top picks include Ranthambhore, Kanha and Corbett, where there's a good chance of spotting tiger.

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There are very few places where this rare and enigmatic big cat can still be glimpsed in the wild and India has the highest density of tigers in the world. And for something unique, consider Kaziranga - home to the rare one-horned Indian rhino.

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Tailor-made Holidays

Make the most of India with one of our Tailor-made India holidays. You can even create your own! Whether you'd rather throw yourself into a cultural festival or go wildlife spotting, we can develop a perfect itinerary for you - right down to your specific budget and dates.

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India Day Tours and Excursions

Watch the sun rise over the majestic Taj Mahal. Take a rickshaw ride through the thriving streets of Delhi. Our day trips and excursions are the perfect opportunity to add a splash of adventure to your holiday.

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India tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.58 out of 5 based on 24 recent reviews — See All India Reviews

There was always someone to meet us at the destinations. Tour guide Mahi was knowledgable and cared about our wellbeing. We had a great group and we all got on well. This was the first time I had visited India and it has left me with the most wonderful memories I just want to go back. We also did a tour the week before and again the tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable. They also asked us what we wanted to do and never rushed us.”  

Linda Oram • Submitted 14 Apr 2020

The Holi Festival Tour was a convenient way to see the some of the major sites of India and join the spirit of Holi”  

Matthew French • Submitted 11 Apr 2020

Fabulous Trip to India visiting top spots we'd always wanted to see.

We have just returned from a fabulous trip to Amritsar and the Gold Triangle. Our guide, Satendra, was very well-informed, funny and made sure everything ran smoothly. ”  

Miranda Huntley • Submitted 16 Mar 2020

Frequently asked questions about our touring holidays in India

I want to see the Taj Mahal - do you include this on your tours?

Yes we do. We include this New World Wonder on all our India group tours that cover the north. You'll spend the afternoon on a guided tour of the Taj Mahal, learning all about why and how it was built. Our visit to Agra also includes guided touring of the Agra Fort.

I'm interested in seeing tigers in India - what options do you have?

India is the best place in the world to see tigers in the wild. There are a number of national parks and wildlife reserves that have been set up to protect the numbers of this endangered species. We have two group tours that include two nights in Ranthambhore National Park where you will go on morning and afternoon game drives in search of the stripey big cat. We also have private itineraries to other parks for tiger safaris. If you want to know more, head to our guide on tiger spotting in India.

Should I be worried about food hygiene in India?

Many people worry that they might get sick in India but if you stick to the standard rules of safely eating abroad there's no reason why you should suffer. Stick to busy restaurants, avoid street food or anything that's been sat outside for long and forgo salads as the water is definitely not safe to drink. Indian cuisine is amazingly diverse and forms an integral part of the travel experience so don't be afraid to try new dishes and flavours. Our Top Travel Tips page has more info on food and eating out in India.

I'm a second time visitor to India. What can you offer me?

If you've already covered India's popular Golden Triangle, consider visiting the tropical south. The state of Kerala offers sandy beaches, lush waterways and wildlife reserves, and is a great choice for second-time visitors. Our escorted Captivating Kerala tour covers the best of the region in a week-long itinerary. Alternatively, we have a range of exciting private itineraries that cover everywhere from the far northeast to the less-visited south. You can also create your dream tailor-made holiday with the aid of our expert team. Get in touch to start planning.

How big are your tour groups and what is the age of your travellers?

On shorter itineraries that cover the Golden Triangle and other highlights in India's north, the average group size is around 18 passengers. Once you start travelling further afield on longer tours then this average size drops down to around 8-10 passengers. Our special festival departures are much larger due to the unique nature of the events we cover such as Holi and Diwali. You'll find a real mix of ages on our India holidays, from those in their late 20s to those in their early 70s. The average age is between 45-50 years.

What is the standard of hotels on your trips?

On our India group tours you'll be staying in 3-4 star hotels with a mix of modern and heritage properties. On all tours that visit the main sights of Rajasthan you'll get to experience former royal residences and beautiful havelis transformed into tourist accommodation. It'll give you a real insight into the region's cultural and architectural heritage. While in Kerala you'll spend a night aboard a traditional houseboat - it's the perfect way to explore the backwaters.

What sort of transport do you use?

For the most part you'll be travelling in comfortable, private vehicles with air-conditioning. The size of the vehicle depends on the group size with either mid-size people carriers or larger coaches. There will also be the chance to experience more local forms of transportation including a rickshaw ride in Delhi and a houseboat ride in Kerala.

When is the best time to visit India for general sightseeing?

India is a big country and the climate varies dramatically from north to south though the dry season is by far the best time to visit. The months of October to February are ideal as rainfall is minimal in most parts of the country, which makes sightseeing much more pleasurable. For more info on the weather, have a read of our Best Time to Visit India page.

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Discover India's best kept secrets
Authentic Experiences Abound

Our local guides are experts at seeking out hidden gems. From rickshaw rides through spice markets to spending the night at the Maharajah's palace in Karauli, our trips certainly veer from the beaten track.

And you'll want to explore India on your own terms, too. That's why, with our group tours, you'll have plenty of personal time to create your own memories. So whether you're looking to meet like-minded new friends, or enjoy authentic Indian experiences - with On The Go Tours, you're in good hands.

Highlights of our India holidays

Our tours are expertly crafted to help you see the best of India, from the Golden Triangle to the Himalayas. As well as all the main sights of the country, our excursions give you the chance to get stuck in and experience India like the locals do.

The Pink City

The very essence of India and one corner of the Golden Triangle. Experience the unique mix of old and new and discover the fascinating history of Jaipur. Find a tour.

The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal in Agra | India
A feat of jaw-dropping design and architecture, witness the beauty of the Taj Mahal at sunrise or sunset. Find a tour.

Bengal tigers

A once-in-a-lifetime chance to spot Shere Khan, in the exotic Ranthambhore National Park. Find a tour.

Traditional festivals

Diwali celebrations
Our festival tours offer you the chance to embrace the vibrant Indian culture and celebrate Diwali or Holi Festival. Find a tour.