India has plenty of adventures to offer and the opportunities are endless.
For the traveller looking at immersive, authentic and authentic journeys our selection of adventure holidays will help make a choice which is not found on postcards.
Walking options range from exploring the narrow alleys of Old Delhi to village walks in Himalayan foothills, from climbing the Kumbhalgarh Fort to complete a journey with Raika shepherds in the desert country.
For an adrenaline seeker there are treks in the Himalayas or even in the Thar desert. The tropical Kerala is most suited for biking in the rice fields or hike up to the tea plantations.
Most of the beaches offer diving and snorkelling options for water sports enthusiasts. Whether you are a first-time visitor or simply a return visitor, eager to experience more of this magical country, we have you covered with village visits, tribal encounters or chasing snow leopards in Himalayas.
Our India specialists can find you every adventure you might like to focus on your holiday.
SUGGESTED ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS IN INDIA:
RAJASTHAN - FORTS, PALACES & LEOPARDS
New Delhi / Agra / Jaipur / Nimaj / Jodphur / Bera / Udaipur
The best way to experience Rajasthan is to combine big cities with the rural towns and villages of the princely state. This itinerary focuses on the many rural gems off the beaten track. From royal mansions to luxury tented camps, forts to hunting lodges, this is a leisurely journey through traditional India. From Delhi continue to see the magnificent Taj Mahal, busy bazaars of Jaipur and the lovely retreat of peaceful Chhatra Sagar. Learn about the Rajputana valour in Jodhpur, chase leopards in the wilderness before ending in the most romantic Udaipur.
IN SEARCH OF THE TIGER
Pench National Park / Kanha National Park / Bandhavgarh / Satpura National Park
This wildlife holiday will take you to central India’s most diverse and stunning national parks in search of the famous Bengal Tiger, rare mammals, birds and reptiles. It is the ultimate holiday for those who enjoy wildlife, game drives and are captured by the charisma of India’s tiger.
GOLDEN TRIANGLE & TIGERS
New Delhi / Agra / Sawai Madhopur / Jaipur
This classic journey combines India's Golden Triangle with thrill of spotting the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger in the wild. The ultimate tour of India takes in Delhi, India's magnificent capital, the stunning Taj Mahal in Agra, Ranthambore which has a thriving population of tigers. This itinerary blends some of the most spectacular cultural sights of India with a wildlife experience.
KERALA - A FAMILY ADVENTURE
Kochi / Kerala / Kumarakom / Alappuzha / Mararikulam
This holiday to tropical Kerala meanders slowly through the lush countryside. From the port city of Cochin, to the lovely homestay in rural Kerala run by a local family, you will visit farm lands, visit villages, enjoy cooking demonstrations and much more. Head to the backwaters to stay in a village, before boarding your private houseboat to experience the unhurried life along the banks. Finally relax on the sandy beaches of a fishing village.
SOUTH INDIA - TOY TRAIN, BACKWATERS & BEACHES
Mysore / Kabini Forest Reserve / Ooty / Coonoor / Kochi / Alappuzha / Mararikulam
Travelling through one of the most historic & beautiful regions of India, this is a memorable journey from princely Mysore to the beautiful spice town of Kochi. Start in Mysore exploring the palaces before spending time chasing wildlife in the Nagarhole National Park - arguably the finest in south India. From here drive up in the hills to the charming colonial settlement of Ooty. Wander through the tea estates that surround the hill station before travelling on the famous ‘Toy Train’ down the western ghats. From Cochin head towards the tranquil backwaters to cruise on your private houseboat and finally relax beside the Arabian Sea on the beautiful Keralan coast.
LADAK - MOUNTAIN PASSES, GENTLE WALKS & MONASTERIES
New Delhi / Leh / Ladakh
This holiday allows to experience some magnificent Himalayan scenery, the vibrant Ladakhi culture and distinctive monasteries of this area of India known as ‘Little Tibet’. From Delhi take the scenic mountain flight over the Himalaya to Leh – one of the highest and most remote part of the country and often called as ‘Little Tibet’. The dramatic mountain landscapes, magnificent monasteries and its distinctive cultural heritage make this a fascinating area to explore on foot. After acclimatising in Leh, start exploring the surrounding areas and great monasteries Lamayuru, Alchi and Phyang. You will also have numerous walks in the remote villages where you can enjoy picnic lunches and interaction with locals. If visiting in July or August, some local festivals, where locals get together to enjoy traditional music and costumed dance, can also be included in the itinerary.
EXPLORING HAMPI & THE DECCAN PLAYEAU
Aurangabad / Hyderabad / Hampi / Bangalore
Located away from the popular tourist trails, Aurangabad, Hyderabad and Hampi are amazingly diverse that only a few people visit. This journey of rediscovery visits the hidden gems of Ajanta & Ellora in Aurangabad, followed by opulent palaces and atmospheric markets of the Old city in Hyderabad. A heady mix of history and culture, this special itinerary travels to the ancient city of Hampi where remarkable empires flourished and declined. The architectural legacies can still be seen even today and are explored on this holiday.
TRIBES & TEXTILES OF GUJARAT
Ahmedabad / Dasada / Bhuj / Gondal / Sasan / Bhavnagar / Mumbai
This itinerary visits Gujarat which has a culture similar to Rajasthan but is less visited. Travel beyond the big cities and step off the tourist trail to the westernmost state of India. Start with the old city of Ahmedabad known for its Indo-Islamic architecture and bustling markets, visit the salt plains of Kutch where rare wild asses roam in the wilderness. Sample some of the finest Hindu & Jain Temples of Modhera and Palitana, impressive step wells of Adalaj and Rani ki Vav showcasing and the fascinating Calico Museum. Also visit the colourful & attractive tribal settlements around Bhuj with their decorated houses, textiles, jewellery and amazing people who always wear a smile. This tour is truly captivating with some of the most usual sights!
LADAKH IN STYLE
New Delhi / Ladakh / Diskit / Ladakh / New Delhi
Ladakh is a land like no other. Bounded by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram, Ladakh is a high-altitude desert area located at the western edge of the Tibetan plateau. Its awe-inspiring landscape has been modified and sculpted into its spectacular shape by wind and water over the millennia. The moon-like scenery is extraordinary: stark and barren but interspersed with isolated settlements of green oases full of swaying poplar trees, apricot orchards and cultivated farmland. Despite the rugged terrain and high altitude, the people of Ladakh exhibit a natural Joie de vivre and their customs and lifestyle are a continuum from the past; these friendly and gentle people will all contribute to make your visit to this stunning area both fascinating and memorable. Explore this magical adventure in style and in ultimate luxury.
Build Your Tailor-Made Holiday to India
As well as luxury holidays, we've also built many different India itineraries for families and honeymoon couples who want to see the best parts the country has to offer.
The holiday itineraries above are examples of ones we have created previously in India, and give you a good idea on the time needed to see many of the idyllic places mentioned above. If you would like more information on a specific area, or a certain hotel, please get in touch with us.
Adventure, culture, cities, beach, family
GMT+ 4.5 hours
When to go:
October to March
8 hours approx
Some are recommended or required by the Centres for Disease Control and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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