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Escorted Tours of India

Join us on an escorted tour of India, a country like no other. A country full of colour, excitement and intrigue. A country of scents, sights and sounds. A country of mountains, deserts, plains, beaches, megacities and jungle. A country so captivating, your holiday to India will live long in the memory.

Walk the streets of vast bustling, bewildering cities and gaze through time at preserved remnants of the British Empire and East India Company, set alongside the glittering buildings of modern-day India. Hear the timeless cry of chai wallahs selling their sweet tea and smell the scent from freshly strung jasmine flowers, in markets as full of life as any in the world.

Travelling with Newmarket Holidays on an India tour, you will discover the north’s Golden Triangle. Hold your breath and feel the goose bumps rise, as the sun slowly sets behind the Taj Mahal, keep a watchful eye for the elusive tigers of Ranthambhore National Park and bear witness to the deeply spiritual ritual of pilgrims bathing in the sacred Ganges at Varanasi. Farther north still, breathe in crisp mountain air in the foothills of the Himalayas.

To the south, unwind totally as you float through Kerala’s languid backwaters on your own kettuvallam houseboat. Sample delicious teas at a hill-country plantation. Choose to watch local fishermen haul in their catch, through crashing waves, or indulge yourself with a treatment in one of the subcontinent’s many ayurvedic spas.

Wherever you holiday in India, be sure to take time out to get to know its welcoming people; understand the complexities of the country’s numerous unique cultures and religions, and to feel the warmth of welcome for which the country is so famed. With our friendly, experienced Indian Tour Manager there to guide you along the way, let us take care of you.

THINGS TO SEE IN INDIA

India - Tigers & the Taj Mahal
The magical sight of the Taj Mahal at sunrise - Searching for Ranthambhore's tigers on two safaris - The astounding sights and sounds of New Delhi
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  • 10 days from: £1299pp
  • 5 airports
  • 54 dates available
  • Nov 2019 - Nov 2021
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India - Tigers, the Taj Mahal & Amritsar's Golden Temple
A stay in Ranthambhore National Park, with two safaris - Witness the Palki ceremony at Amritsar’s Golden Temple - Sunset and sunrise visits to the immortal Taj Mahal
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  • 15 days from: £2169pp
  • 7 airports
  • 21 dates available
  • Jan 2020 - Nov 2021
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Kerala & India's Beautiful South
Mysore’s beautifully illuminated Maharaja’s Palace - Ride the Toy Train from the hill-station of Ooty and visit a tea plantation - Ride the Toy Train from the hill-station of Ooty and visit a tea plantation
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  • 18 days from: £1895pp
  • 8 airports
  • 28 dates available
  • Jan 2020 - Nov 2021
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India's Golden Triangle & Shimla
Watching the sun set (and rise) behind the Taj Mahal - Riding the "toy train" from Kandaghat to Shimla - Searching for Ranthambhore's tigers on two included safaris
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  • 14 days from: £1937.15pp
  • Was: £2279pp
  • 6 airports
  • 14 dates available
  • Jan 2020 - Nov 2021
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A Journey Through India - Palace & Fort Stays
Stay in luxurious heritage hotels in spectacular surroundings - Discover the sights of Delhi by rickshaw - Visit Agra's Fort and peerless Taj Mahal
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  • 16 days from: £1999pp
  • 7 airports
  • 18 dates available
  • Jan 2020 - Nov 2021
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India - Marigold Hotel Experience
Meet local families in Jaipur and Kochi - Tour some of the locations of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Discover the sights of Old and New Delhi
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  • 16 days from: £2195pp
  • 7 airports
  • 14 dates available
  • Jan 2020 - Nov 2021
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India - Tigers & the Taj Mahal with Varanasi Extension
The sights and sounds of New Delhi - The historic Red Fort, the India Gate war memorial and the ruins of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque - Complete your holiday with a stay in sacred Varanasi
  • 13 days from: £1949pp
  • 4 airports
  • 15 dates available
  • May 2020 - Nov 2021
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India - Tigers & the Taj Mahal with Marari Beach Kerala Extension
The sights and sounds of New Delhi - The historic Red Fort, the India Gate war memorial and the ruins of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque - Conclude your holiday on the palm-fringed sands of Marari Beach
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  • 15 days from: £1989pp
  • 4 airports
  • 20 dates available
  • May 2020 - Nov 2021
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A Journey Through India - Palace & Fort Stays with Marari Beach Kerala Extension
Stay in luxurious heritage hotels in spectacular surroundings - Discover the sights of Delhi by rickshaw - Visit Agra's Fort and peerless Taj Mahal
  • 19 days from: £1999pp
  • 4 airports
  • 10 dates available
  • May 2020 - Nov 2021
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India's Golden Triangle & Shimla with Nepal Extension
Watching the sun set (and rise) behind the Taj Mahal - Riding the "toy train" from Kandaghat to Shimla - Searching for Ranthambhore's tigers on two included safaris
  • 17 days from: £1999pp
  • 6 airports
  • 13 dates available
  • Jan 2020 - Nov 2021
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India - Tigers & the Taj Mahal with Udaipur Extension
The sights and sounds of New Delhi - The historic Red Fort, the India Gate war memorial and the ruins of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque - Round off your holiday with a stay in Udaipur
  • 13 days from: £2039pp
  • 4 airports
  • 29 dates available
  • Nov 2019 - Nov 2021
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India - Tigers & the Taj Mahal with Kerala Extension
The sights and sounds of New Delhi - The historic Red Fort, the India Gate war memorial and the ruins of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque - Conclude your holiday with five nights in colourful Kerala
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  • 15 days from: £2065pp
  • 4 airports
  • 28 dates available
  • Jan 2020 - Nov 2021
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India - Tigers & the Taj Mahal with 4 Night Goa Extension
The sights and sounds of New Delhi - The historic Red Fort, the India Gate war memorial and the ruins of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque - Spend four nights in a beachfront resort in Goa
  • 15 days from: £2189pp
  • 4 airports
  • 22 dates available
  • Jan 2020 - Nov 2021
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India - Tigers & the Taj Mahal with Nepal Extension
The sights and sounds of New Delhi - The historic Red Fort, the India Gate war memorial and the ruins of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque - Enjoy unforgettable panoramic views of the majestic Himalayas
  • 14 days from: £2275pp
  • 6 airports
  • 17 dates available
  • Jan 2020 - Nov 2021
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India - Tigers & the Taj Mahal with 7 Night Goa Extension
The sights and sounds of New Delhi - The historic Red Fort, the India Gate war memorial and the ruins of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque - Spend seven nights in a beachfront resort in Goa
  • 18 days from: £2489pp
  • 4 airports
  • 24 dates available
  • Jan 2020 - Nov 2021
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India & Nepal - Tigers, Taj & Temples
Two safaris in search of Ranthambhore's tigers - The Taj Mahal at sunset in Agra - A guided tour of Nepal's captivating capital, Kathmandu
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  • 18 days from: £2541.50pp
  • Was: £2990pp
  • 8 airports
  • 6 dates available
  • Jan 2020 - Nov 2020
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India's Golden Triangle & Shimla with Udaipur Extension
Watching the sun set (and rise) behind the Taj Mahal - Riding the "toy train" from Kandaghat to Shimla - Round off your holiday with a stay in Udaipur
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  • 16 days from: £2738pp
  • 6 airports
  • 8 dates available
  • Nov 2019 - Nov 2021
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India - Marigold Hotel Experience with Marari Beach Extension
Meet local families in Jaipur and Kochi - Tour some of the locations of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Discover the sights of Old and New Delhi
  • 19 days from: £2775pp
  • 5 airports
  • 9 dates available
  • Oct 2020 - Nov 2021
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India - Tigers, the Taj Mahal & Amritsar with Varanasi Extension
A stay in Ranthambhore National Park, with two safaris - Witness the Palki ceremony at Amritsar’s Golden Temple - Sunset and sunrise visits to the immortal Taj Mahal
  • 17 days from: £2799pp
  • 5 airports
  • 18 dates available
  • Jan 2020 - Nov 2021
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India's Golden Triangle & Shimla with Marari Beach Extension
Exploring Old and New Delhi - Agra, the Indian City of Love, and its ancient palace/fort - Conclude your holiday with a four-night stay on the palm-fringed sands of Marari Beach
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  • 16 days from: £2808pp
  • 5 airports
  • 8 dates available
  • Nov 2019 - Nov 2021
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A Journey Through India - Palace & Fort Stays with Varanasi Extension
Stay in luxurious heritage hotels in spectacular surroundings - Discover the sights of Delhi by rickshaw - Visit Agra's Fort and peerless Taj Mahal
  • 19 days from: £2829pp
  • 7 airports
  • 18 dates available
  • Jan 2020 - Nov 2021
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A Journey Through India - Palace & Fort Stays with 4 Night Goa Extension
Stay in some truly spectacular, luxurious heritage hotels - Discover the sights of Old Delhi by rickshaw - Spend four nights in a beachfront resort in Goa
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  • 21 days from: £2959pp
  • 5 airports
  • 18 dates available
  • Jan 2020 - Nov 2021
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Darjeeling & Bhutan - The Last Himalayan Kingdom
Spend two days in Kolkata - capital of the British Raj - Travel through the foothills of the Himalaya - Discover Paro Taktsang - the Tiger's Nest Monastery
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  • 13 days from: £3095pp
  • 1 airports
  • 9 dates available
  • Jun 2020 - Nov 2021
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India's Golden Triangle & Shimla with Varanasi Extension
Watching the sun set (and rise) behind the Taj Mahal - Riding the "toy train" from Kandaghat to Shimla - Complete your holiday with a stay in sacred Varanasi
  • 16 days from: £3109pp
  • 5 airports
  • 11 dates available
  • Jan 2020 - Nov 2021
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A Journey Through India - Palace & Fort Stays with Kerala Extension
Stay in luxurious heritage hotels in spectacular surroundings - Discover the sights of Delhi by rickshaw - Visit Agra's Fort and peerless Taj Mahal
  • 21 days from: £3109pp
  • 4 airports
  • 18 dates available
  • Jan 2020 - Nov 2021
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India's Golden Triangle & Shimla with Taste of Kerala Extension
Watching the sun set (and rise) behind the Taj Mahal - Riding the "toy train" from Kandaghat to Shimla - Conclude your holiday with a five-night extension in colourful Kerala
  • 18 days from: £3114pp
  • 6 airports
  • 13 dates available
  • Nov 2019 - Nov 2021
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India - Tigers, the Taj Mahal & Amritsar with 4 Night Goa Extension
A guided tour of the sights of New Delhi - Enjoy a traditional rickshaw ride through Old Delhi - Spend four nights in a beachfront resort in Goa
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  • 18 days from: £3119pp
  • 5 airports
  • 21 dates available
  • Jan 2020 - Nov 2021
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A Journey Through India - Palace & Fort Stays with Nepal Extension
Stay in luxurious heritage hotels in spectacular surroundings - Discover the sights of Delhi by rickshaw - Visit Agra's Fort and peerless Taj Mahal
  • 20 days from: £3239pp
  • 7 airports
  • 15 dates available
  • Apr 2020 - Nov 2021
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India's Golden Triangle & Shimla with 4 Night Goa Extension
Watching the sun set (and rise) behind the Taj Mahal - Riding the 'toy-train' through the Himalayan foothills from Kandaghat to Shimla - Spend four nights in a beachfront resort in Goa
  • 18 days from: £3239pp
  • 6 airports
  • 12 dates available
  • Jan 2020 - Oct 2021
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A Journey Through India - Palace & Fort Stays with 7 Night Goa Extension
Stay in some truly spectacular, luxurious heritage hotels - Discover the sights of Old Delhi by rickshaw - Spend seven nights in a beachfront resort in Goa
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  • 24 days from: £3259pp
  • 5 airports
  • 16 dates available
  • Jan 2020 - Oct 2021
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India - Tigers, the Taj Mahal & Amritsar with Kerala Extension
A stay in Ranthambhore National Park, with two safaris - Witness the Palki ceremony at Amritsar’s Golden Temple - Sunset and sunrise visits to the immortal Taj Mahal
  • 19 days from: £3269pp
  • 4 airports
  • 20 dates available
  • Jan 2020 - Nov 2021
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India - Tigers, the Taj Mahal & Amritsar with 7 Night Goa Extension
A guided tour of the sights of New Delhi - Enjoy a traditional rickshaw ride through Old Delhi - Spend seven nights in a beachfront resort in Goa
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  • 21 days from: £3419pp
  • 5 airports
  • 18 dates available
  • Jan 2020 - Nov 2021
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India's Golden Triangle & Shimla with 7 Night Goa Extension
Riding the 'toy-train' through the Himalayan foothills from Kandaghat to Shimla - Watching the sun set (and rise) behind the Taj Mahal - Spend seven nights in a beachfront resort in Goa
  • 21 days from: £3539pp
  • 6 airports
  • 12 dates available
  • Jan 2020 - Oct 2021
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India Tour Highlights

Things to see and places to visit on your escorted tour of India

THINGS TO DO IN INDIA

You will find no shortage of things to do on your India tour. This is a country of endless possibilities and endless options, with over 1 billion residents, 22 official languages, a history of kingdom and empire, and some of the world’s most impressive landscapes and wildlife. A simple day spent tasting street-food in Mumbai’s exciting Colaba district or another taking a tour of one of Madurai’s incredible temples is likely to give you great insight into the working of this fascinating country. However, if you’re planning your Indian holiday, we think that experiencing at least one of the below is an absolute must.

INDIAN FOOD & DRINK

The seemingly ubiquitous curry of Western restaurant-fame is just one string on India’s thickly strung culinary bow. Walk through the market in any village, town or city and you’ll find the air bursting with the aromatic scents of picked herbs, farm-fresh produce and freshly ground spices.

Not content with significant regional variation, India’s cuisine boasts huge variation from town to town and from city to city. A journey of 50 miles is frequently enough to see a marked change in local specialities. Your holiday to India would not be complete without trying dosa, a thin and crispy savoury pancake filled with lightly spiced mashed potato and served with a selection of piquant sambals, often served in the country’s south. Being a largely coastal region, the south also boasts some quite incredible fish – often a feature of Goan curries.

To the east you’ll be treated to peppery hints of the Orient, with Chinese street-food being readily available in Kolkata. India’s Thar Desert to the west and the northern region that surrounds it offers spicy, thick curry and an array of wonderful breads. Whichever part of India you choose to visit be sure to try the wide variety of biryanis, bhajis, puris, pakoras on offer.

In hot weather, Indians choose to drink piping hot, thick sweet chai tea – often bought from a chai wallah with an urn attached to a cart, bicycle or motorbike. If you’re after something cooler, though, try lassi, a chilled yoghurt-based drink that’s often sweetened with mango – it’s also great for battling against any overpoweringly strong spices.

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