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Escorted Tours to India

The Essence of India

At once exciting and exasperating, romantic and rowdy, opulent and impoverished, India bares its soul in religious rituals, stirs the spirit with exquisite architecture, and contrasts its serene rural landscapes with a riot of colour in its cities.

Why choose a tour in India?

With forty UNESCO World Heritage enclaves, and a vibrant variety of busy cities and sleepy backwaters, India’s myriad visitor-magnets include majestic palaces and medieval towns, heavenly beaches and Himalayan hill stations, uniquely indigenous wildlife species and eye-opening architectural sites.

Travelling by train, road, rickshaws and river cruisers, the Jules Verne collection of tours in India covers every aspect of this amazing place, from north to south, from coast to coast, from castles to culture, and from tigers to terracotta temples.

Tours of untamed India include National Parks and animal sanctuaries, where you could spot leopards, rare Asiatic lions, endangered Wild Asses, and brilliant birdlife.

The Hoogly River takes you off the beaten track, to rustic customs and rarely visited ruins, or to witness the work of weavers and potters among the artisans of Bengal; and small ships sail the sacred Ganges on a journey back in time, to a Moghul tomb, British Raj battlefield, bathing ghats, and the inimitable Hindu holy city of Varanasi.

Northern highlights encompass colonial Delhi, the Blue City of Jodhpur, the Pink City of Jaipur, Amritsar’s sacred Sikh temples, and Agra’s ‘Wonder of the World’, the Taj Mahal; while Keralan waterways and colonial heritage are the hallmarks of southern discovery, amid the tea, spice, and rice plantations.

For a magical, multi-faceted tour, our ‘Tale of the Tiger’ seeks out these rare and powerful cats in their natural habitat, and contrasts the experience with colonial Old Delhi, and Rajasthan’s royal palaces.

When to go on India holidays

While the weather varies from region to region, a brief overview would be that India is very hot and dry in summer (April-June); very hot, wet, and humid in the monsoon months (July to late-September), and at its most temperate between October and March, when it is comfortably warm. Our tour dates in India are timed for the seasons which best suit the various areas, so whether you’re heading for Himalayan heights or sunny ocean shores, you enjoy the destination at its best.

Who are India tours suited to?

India teams its wild miles with splendorous monuments, and spiritual temples; mosques, Mughal gardens, and maharajah hunting grounds; Ganges riverbanks and Golden Triangle cities; Arabian Sea shores and the Coromandel Coast; and insights of Christian, Sikh, and Buddhist rites and history. Added to this, our arrangements in India include ‘No Single Supplement’ dates, and a Solo Only group tour; so this exceptional country really does offer something for everyone, and perhaps everything for some.

Why book India tours with Jules Verne?

With 45 years’ experience and a passion for creating extraordinary adventures, Jules Verne visits iconic landmarks and lesser-known sites, with expert tour guides who share their local knowledge, and show you hidden gems. Our tours in India cover the huge diversity of the country, from animal reserves to abandoned cities, steeples to step wells, and the opulence and romance of the marble Taj Mahal.

All our guided tours to India are ABTA and ATOL protected, and we offer a 100% price guarantee, so you can book with complete confidence.

Taj Mahal, India

India's Golden Triangle

The most iconic monuments of India from the Taj Mahal, Amber and Agra Fort to palaces and abandoned cities including classic hotels and special Indian experiences

More 9 nights from £1895

Along the Banks of the Hoogly - Downstream

Go with the flow of the Hoogly for 250 miles from Farakka to Kolkata. This tranquil cruise is a journey through time via rural villages, rarely visited ruins, temples, palaces and Mughal gardens

More 10 nights from £3290
Indian Tiger, Ranthambore, India

The Tale of the Tiger

With majestic monuments, beautiful gardens, wildlife reserves, and ‘ghost town’ ruins, this is a vibrant and Combining the enthralling cities of the Golden Triangle with Ranthambore’s tigers, this tour takes you from historic Old Delhi to Agra’s Red Fort and Taj Mahal, and Jaipur’s pink palaces, and includes the birdlife of Keoladeo National Park

More 10 nights from £2545
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300

Kolkata Victoria Memorial, India

Assam & the Brahmaputra

Exclusive cruise along India’s iconic Brahmaputra River including Assam’s tea country, rural and villages, the monasteries of Majuli Island, and wonderful wildlife of Kaziranga National Park

More 11 nights from £3895
Sri Harmandir Sahib, India

Sikhs & Exiles

This rewarding journey takes you off the beaten track to Himalayan hill stations, heritage hotels, and the home of the Dalai Lama; revealing the history of Sikhism, Buddhism and Christianity

More 11 nights from £2195

The Holy Ganges

A pioneering small ship cruise between Varanasi and Patna on India’s sacred river, combined with a visit to the colonial capital of Calcutta staying at 5-star hotels

More 11 nights from £4295

Along the Banks of the Hoogly - Upstream

A unique, original and exclusive cruise through rural India along the River Hoogly between Calcutta and English Bazaar

More 11 nights from £3745
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470

Punakha Dzong, Bhutan

Bhutan & The Himalayas

A tour of temples, citadels, mountains and valleys, exploring the happy Himalayan heaven that is the Kingdom of Bhutan, and the legendary friendliness of Nepal

More 12 nights from £5225
Taj Mahal, Northern India

Highlights of Northern India

A mesmerising mix of northern India’s most iconic places, from Agra’s Taj Mahal to lakeside palaces in Udaipur, the Blue City of Jodhpur, rose-pink Jaipur, and the wildlife of Ranthambore National Park

More 13 nights from £1995

Splendours of Southern India

In a feast of colourful history and colonial heritage, tour through Tamil Nadu to Kerala, on a magical journey from the eastern Coromandel coast at Chennai to Fort Cochin, on the Arabian Sea

More 13 nights from £3145
Taj Mahal, India

The Taj Tour

Explore the temples and palaces of India’s Golden Triangle, the Sikh city of Amritsar, modern Chandigarh, and Himalayan Shimla, while staying at prestigious Taj Hotels throughout

More 13 nights from £2795

Wild India

A wonderful wildlife tour of India’s sanctuaries and National Parks, this ‘back to nature’ journey visits seven reserves, variously renowned for rare river-dwellers and flocks of birds, blackbuck antelopes and the Indian Wild Ass, tigers, leopards, and Asiatic lions

More 14 nights from £4495