Explore a vast nation of dazzling colour and contrasts
India is among the world’s most rewarding destinations, from the exhilarating pace of life in its cities to its inspiring nature and exquisite temples.
On our India escorted tours and holidays, it’s as if you’re exploring an entire continent. In the north, you can visit the snow-dusted hill stations of the Indian Himalaya, and take a scenic rail ride aboard the Kalka-Shimla toy train. Or follow India’s Golden Triangle between lively capital Delhi, the desert city of Jaipur, and Agra – home of the Taj Mahal. Southern states such as Kerala offer further contrasts, with tropical backwaters and golden beaches. Wherever you go, English is an official language and widely spoken, making it easy for you to interact with the locals.
In India’s national parks, you can see the wildlife that so inspired Rudyard Kipling. Embark on Bengal tiger safaris, spot exotic birds, and watch elephants as they tramp and trumpet in the forests and rivers. Then there is the cuisine – one of the country’s great cultural exports. There is no more authentic place to sample it than at India’s sizzling street-food stalls.
There are few destinations where you can stay in a former palace and receive first-class service without breaking the bank: India is an exception. We include stays in luxury hotels and heritage havelis throughout our India escorted tours, ensuring a high level of comfort.
For most visitors, the biggest challenge is deciding where to start. That’s where Cox & Kings comes in. India has been at the heart of our story for over two and a half centuries, and our specialists know this country inside and out. Choose from our range of India escorted tours, or let us design a private holiday for you from scratch. Considering a solo India holiday? We welcome solo travellers on our group tours, and some 20 per cent of our guests are travelling solo.