The world in one country. A wonder to behold. Exhilarating, energising, rich, vivid, beautiful, humbling, optimistic, unforgettable India. With an ETG immersive holiday that gives back, you’ll experience the real people, the real places and the real luxury of India. And whether tracing the Golden Triangle, “glamping” the Rajasthan desert or recharging your batteries at an opulent coastal hideaway, every part of every holiday we design is designed to leave you and your destination better for the experience.
Immersive holidays to INDIA
For us, the essential India doesn’t always mean the most ostentatious or expensive.
The essential India is authentic, charming, characterful accommodation. It’s positive, engaging, life-affirming experiences. It’s smooth, stress-free logistics and planning too.
Of course quality and comfort count, but we’re ALL about a genuine experience here. And when you choose a holiday to India with ETG that’s exactly what you get. So whatever your essential India, because we’ve spent years discovering the best of the best, we’re perfectly placed to make perfect recommendations.
Transport too – from saloons to 4WD jeeps, trains and chauffeurs, our black book is sure to deliver. It’s what we do.
It’s how we put together inspirational itineraries to help you start planning your India adventure. Hand-made holidays, built from the ground up and shaped in whatever style you choose.
Popular Types of Holidays in India
Immersive, threaded with luxury and kind to the people and places along the way, every ETG holiday is specially designed to confound preconceptions and share magical, memorable, unexpected discoveries. We’ve put together some sample itineraries to give you a flavour of what to expect and inspire your planning. A handy starting point, we’ve hundreds more bright ideas to share, so just get in touch and let’s create your Indian holiday of a lifetime.
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Curious traveller's guide to India
Want to know more? With so much to see and do, planning a holiday to India can feel overwhelming - so our Curious Traveller’s Guide to India makes it that much easier. This is our experts’ edit of experiences and hotels, plus a detailed breakdown of popular regions and advice for first-time visitors.Download Now
DISCOVER THE ESSENCE OF INDIA
India brims, brahmans and buzzes with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Immense in every sense. But in a country of almost limitless choice, making the right choice can be difficult.
Are you an ‘iconic site’ type of traveller - the unmissable Taj Mahal, Amber Palace, Pink City of Jaipur, Blue City of Jodhpur top of the list?
Maybe you’re more drawn to the wildlife, and want to safari with India’s big beasts - wild elephants, rhinos and tigers.
More adventurous still? Then how about rafting on the Ganges or hiking in the Himalayas?
Or is it time to just slow, things, down - to relax and reflect? How about a beachside yoga ashram or Delhi's calming Lodhi Gardens?
A little of everything perhaps. Take a look at our many unique Indian experiences. We’re updating them all the time so be sure to get in touch for all the latest opportunities.
East to West: Highlights of the Gangetic Plain
An immersive 2-week urban and rural adventure across the Indo-Gangetic Plain. Step away from the tourist trail and into authentic India.
Family Adventure in Rajasthan
An unforgettable Rajasthan adventure for the whole family. Discover epic ancient palaces, formidable forts and the timeless beauty of rural India.
In depth Tamil Nadu
Take an immersive journey through Tamil Nadu - the famous sites and the not-so-famous, undiscovered parts of rural Dindigul and Chettinad.
Less is More in Madhya Pradesh
At the heart of India - discover beautiful Satpura National Park, the rich history of Bhopal and magical Maheshwar on the banks of the sacred Narmada River.
Undiscovered Northern Kerala
Northern Kerala: the best of the south but better. More peaceful, more beautiful, idyllic yet undiscovered.
Wildlife and Adventure in Kipling's India
An extraordinary journey into Rudyard Kipling's India. Where wildlife, kayaking, trekking, camping and luxury all add up to an epic adventure.
HANDPICKED HOTELS IN INDIA
A highlight among highlights in India is our accommodation. Wherever you go, and whatever you do, at the end of every day you can always be sure of a comfortable rest.
Every location on our list of hotels in India is tried and tested - handpicked accommodation that always, and in its own way, shares the history, the hospitality, and the soul of India. From heritage homestays like Dera Mandawa to the opulence of Taj Falaknuma Palace to luxurious beach retreats such as Coco Shambhala Sindhudurg to boutique plantations like Glenburn Tea Estate.
Ahilya Fort, Maheshwar
A commanding 18th-century fort on the sacred River Narmada, Ahilya. Spectacular views, comfortable rooms, and a remote, relaxed feel.
Coco Shambhala, Goa
A collection of 4 spacious villas. Luxurious accommodation and personalised service away from crowds in Goa.
Glenburn Tea Estate, Darjeeling
Elegant, and welcoming, the old converted Glenburn Tea Estate is the perfect location for a restful retreat.
Reni Pani Jungle Lodge, Satpura National Park
An authentic wilderness experience on the edge of the splendid Satpura National Park. A perfect blend of wildlife and luxury.
The Imperial, Delhi
Located on bustling Connaught Place, the Imperial is the most coveted heritage Colonial hotel in town. Expect formality, vibrancy, and finesse.
The Sarai at Toria, Khajuraho
Hosted by conservationists, for conservationists, Sarai at Toria is earthy and eco-friendly. Thatched roof luxury cottages nestled in unspoilt countryside.
IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION
Years of organising holidays to India has taught us exactly what it takes to make planning your trip to India fun, fulfilling and stress-free. From high-quality travel insurance to visa information, to advice on staying safe and healthy we’ve all the information you need. And because we’re fully bonded under the ABTA and ATOL scheme, you can also rest assured that your money is 100% safe. With a team on the ground for local updates and a close eye on advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, we’re always up to date with all the important travel information.
Travel in the time of Covid-19? Talk to us too about how we can help you book with confidence.
Why Experience Travel Group?
At ETG we’re all about quality, not quantity India. Our immersive holidays that give back are specially designed to focus on quality moments - a chance early morning encounter in the fish market, a HOWZAT! in the street, a meeting of minds with a curious stranger at a food stall. There’s so much more to India than just tick-off-the-list attractions.
“See it all” India simply doesn’t exist in a single trip, if it exists at all, despite what some tour operators would tell you. It’s too big, too beautiful and the opportunities too bountiful to rush.
So think quality, not quantity India - a holiday that offers genuine connection, insight and real experience of this wonderful country and its wonderful people. Hand-made holidays of a lifetime, built from the ground up and shaped in whatever way you choose.
You can see how our trip-planning process works here.
Travelling to India for the first time? Take a look at our FAQ’s section for more info.
Or visit our why you should choose Experience Travel Group page for even more ways we can help you enjoy an unforgettable holiday in India.
Why Holiday with Experience Travel Group?
Immersive ETG holiday experiences let you genuinely connect to the people and places you visit. You’ll learn as much about yourself as you do about them.
Sometimes you can know too much. Our holidays are specially designed to confound preconceptions and share magical, memorable, unexpected discoveries.
Our B Corporation certification, commitment to sustainability and 'give back' philosophy mean you can always be sure that every step you take is light. Ethical, mindful, guilt-free travel - travel done right
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A thread of luxury that ties everything together. From beautiful boutique hotels to top-quality transport, to exceptional levels of service - whatever luxury looks like to you… it’s yours
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