These suggested holiday ideas are designed to get the intrepid holiday-maker further away from the beaten path. India receives surprisingly few tourists, relative to is enormous size, so with a little bit of due care and attention, we can devise a trip which takes the visitor well off the normal tourist trail. With ever-improving infrastructure, getting off the tourist trail doesn’t have to mean incredibly long and difficult journeys, with some careful planning and forethought, timeless India awaits.
In partnership with the most passionate local guides, Experience Travel Group have devised itineraries that will take you to see some of these corners of India – and they are incredibly rewarding for the adventurous traveller. As usual, all of these tours will be tailor-made for you at no extra cost.
We know you'll want to see the main sites too and experience some quality hotels, so we've not neglected that in the sample itineraries, with some fantastic converted palaces and haveli hotels included along the way, combined with dreamy lodges and accurate information on the best of the rest where necessary.
We can adapt any of these holidays completely to suit: please feel free to talk to one of our specialists and we would be delighted to help.
A Journey through Madhya Pradesh
Prepare to be wowed by incredible history, architecture, and wildlife, before finishing the holiday on the sacred Narmada river at Maheshwar.
Explore Tamil Nadu with Keralan Beach
Take a journey through rural Tamil Nadu and visit some of the oldest cities in India. Finish on a remote beach in Kerala.
Offbeat & Active South India
A remote journey through southern India, really focusing on getting you off-the-beaten track with some adventure thrown in too.
Off the Beaten Track in Rajasthan
Explore Rajasthan with time for the famous sights and the remote, wild and rural regions with heritage homestays and luxury camping.
Rajasthan Overland and the Golden Temple
Experience the classics of Rajasthan but with a twist and stay in beautiful boutique hotels with access to the main sights. Journey to the spiritual Sikh capital of Amritsar too.
Remote Rajasthan, Tigers and the Taj Mahal
Explore off-the-beaten-track rural Rajasthan, whilst still seeing Udaipur, Delhi, the Taj Mahal and the tigers at Ranthambore.
South India Explorer
This trip of just over three weeks sees you take in culture, wildlife, beach, homestays and cultural cities; an immersive journey through south India.
Temples, Jungles & Trains
Cross India from east to west, enjoying the incredible history, religion, remote jungles and wildlife along the way.
Tents, Forts & Palaces
Explore the more remote areas of Rajasthan, delving into the culture, history and beauty of the desert state, staying in unique accommodation.
Uttarakhand Himalayan Adventure
Incredible scenery; wildlife in Corbett National Park, trekking through remote villages. Accommodation in extraordinary places.
Varied Landscapes of South India
Journey from Hyderabad to Mumbai on a route away from the tourist trail across unique landscapes, dabbling in local cuisines.
Wild Karnataka and Beach
Get off the tourist trail and overland through rural Karnataka to the key UNESCO world heritage sites, rural plantations and Nagarhole National park and finish on the beach in Goa.