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INDIA TOURS & HOLIDAYS 2019 / 2020

Join us on a holiday to 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 to India, 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

A Journey Through India - Palace & Fort Stays with Marari Beach Extension
Staying in luxurious heritage hotels boasting spectacular surroundings, exceptional dining and Golden Age service - Discovering the sights of Old Delhi by rickshaw - Visiting Agra's Fort and peerless Taj Mahal
  • 19 days from: £2558pp
  • 1 airports
  • 12 dates available
  • Apr 2019 - Nov 2020
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India & Nepal - Tigers, Taj & Temples
Two safaris in search of Ranthambhore's tigers - The Taj Mahal at sunset - A guided tour of Nepal's captivating capital, Kathmandu
  • 4.5 customer rating
  • 17 days from: £2326.55pp
  • Was: £2449pp
  • 7 airports
  • 10 dates available
  • Sep 2019 - Nov 2020
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A Journey Through India - Palace & Fort Stays with Varanasi Extension
Staying in luxurious heritage hotels boasting spectacular surroundings, exceptional dining and Golden Age service - Discovering the sights of Old Delhi by rickshaw - Visiting Agra's Fort and peerless Taj Mahal
  • 19 days from: £2628pp
  • 1 airports
  • 12 dates available
  • Apr 2019 - Nov 2020
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India - Tigers, the Taj Mahal & Amritsar's Golden Temple with 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 - Taking a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi
  • 5 customer rating
  • 13 days from: £2178pp
  • 3 airports
  • 19 dates available
  • May 2019 - Nov 2020
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India - Tigers, the Taj Mahal & Amritsar's Golden Temple 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 - Taking a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi
  • 5 customer rating
  • 15 days from: £2114pp
  • 1 airports
  • 17 dates available
  • May 2019 - Nov 2020
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India - Tigers, the Taj Mahal & Amritsar's Golden Temple 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 - Taking a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi
  • 13 days from: £1878pp
  • 3 airports
  • 18 dates available
  • May 2019 - Nov 2020
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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 - Taking a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi
  • 13 days from: £1728pp
  • 3 airports
  • 19 dates available
  • May 2019 - Nov 2020
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India - Tigers, the Taj Mahal & Amritsar's Golden Temple
A stay in Ranthambhore National Park, with two safaris - A sunrise visit to the immortal Taj Mahal - The Palki ceremony at Amritsar's Golden Temple
  • 4.5 customer rating
Customer favourite
  • 14 days from: £1899pp
  • 7 airports
  • 16 dates available
  • Mar 2019 - Nov 2020
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India's Golden Triangle & Shimla
Watching the sun set (and rise) behind the Taj Mahal - Exploring Old and New Delhi - Riding the "toy train" from Kandaghat to Shimla
  • 4.5 customer rating
Customer favourite
  • 13 days from: £1946.55pp
  • Was: £2049pp
  • 6 airports
  • 10 dates available
  • Sep 2019 - Nov 2020
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Kerala & India's Beautiful South
See Cochin's famous Chinese fishing nets - See Mysore's beautiful Maharaja's Palace - Explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • 4.5 customer rating
Customer favourite
  • 18 days from: £1946.55pp
  • Was: £2049pp
  • 7 airports
  • 18 dates available
  • Sep 2019 - Nov 2020
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A Journey Through India - Palace & Fort Stays with Kerala Extension
Staying in luxurious heritage hotels boasting spectacular surroundings, exceptional dining and Golden Age service - Discovering the sights of Old Delhi by rickshaw - Visiting Agra's Fort and peerless Taj Mahal
  • 21 days from: £2864pp
  • 1 airports
  • 13 dates available
  • Feb 2019 - Nov 2020
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India - Marigold Hotel Experience with Marari Beach Extension
Meeting local families in Jaipur and Kochi - The extraordinary sights of Old and New Delhi - Touring the locations of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
  • 19 days from: £2438pp
  • 2 airports
  • 8 dates available
  • Sep 2019 - Sep 2020
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India - Tigers & the Taj Mahal with Marari Beach 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 - Taking a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi
  • 4.5 customer rating
  • 13 days from: £1758pp
  • 3 airports
  • 18 dates available
  • May 2019 - Nov 2020
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India - Tigers, the Taj Mahal & Amritsar with Varanasi Extension
A guided tour of the sights of New Delhi - Enjoy a traditional rickshaw ride through Old Delhi - Visit Jaipur's 'Palace of the Winds'
  • 17 days from: £2678pp
  • 5 airports
  • 15 dates available
  • Apr 2019 - Nov 2020
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India - Marigold Hotel Experience with Goa Extension
Enjoy the company of like-minded travellers as you delve into the culture and lifestyle - Market visits, cooking experiences and meeting local families in Jaipur and Kochi - Tuk-tuk, cycle rickshaw and Jeep rides
  • 4 customer rating
  • 19 days from: £2994pp
  • 5 airports
  • 10 dates available
  • Sep 2019 - Nov 2020
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THINGS TO DO IN INDIA

You will find no shortage of things to do on your Indian holiday. 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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