On an India tour, you can pass through the colourful Holi festival with the locals, discover the perfect ingredients to Indian cuisine when enrolling in a cooking class, or wine and dine on a relaxing boat ride after taking in the historic temples and sanctuaries scattered across the country.
India has a wealth of history, culture, and UNESCO world heritage sites waiting to be explored, which is why this diverse country makes for an exciting and awe-inspiring trip. Whether you want to sail down some of the country’s longest rivers surrounded by lush forests, stop by beautiful temples or spot Bengal tigers in the undergrowth, there is plenty of majestic wildlife, adventure activities and lively cities to inspire you.
Here at Citrus Holidays, we offer a huge range of Indian tours, ranging from river cruises to staying in luxurious hotels that could be mistaken for palaces. Our travel experts have years of experience travelling across India, knowing each region and city intimately, so they can create fantastic itineraries for you. Having tried out each hotel, visited each site and tasted the food at many restaurants too, we can assure you your trip to India will be an enjoyable one. Visiting a land with an incredible culture that has many traditions, not to mention beautiful landscapes, mountains and forests, is a once in a lifetime trip.
The handcrafted holidays we have created for you are a great way to immerse yourself in Indian culture and see the many sites and attractions, both on and off the beaten track, while being led by English-speaking guides and local experts to enrich your experience. As with many of our holidays, entrance fees to the sites and monuments are often included, as well as rickshaw rides across the city, so you can enjoy your trip to India with ease. We will arrange the fine details for you, from flights to hotel bookings, so all you need to do is turn up and immerse yourself in this beautiful country.
One of the many holidays you can embark on with Citrus Holidays is the Golden Triangle India tour, which is popular with travellers from all over the world. On this spectacular holiday, you will get the chance to explore three glorious cities in the north of the country, known as the Golden Triangle because of their wealth of culture, sites and ancient attractions.
Start in the capital, Delhi, and wander around the temple complexes, modern shopping centres and ancient sites including Humayun's Tomb, while swinging by intriguing colonial buildings on a rickshaw. The Pink City of Jaipur will be your next stop, where you can visit the temple of Galtaji, which has intricate architecture and is surrounded by water, as well as the honey-coloured Hawa Mahal which majestically rises above the city. You can also be part of the Hindi festival of Holi, where locals take to the streets to celebrate with bright colours, which is always a spectacular occasion.
Another enchanting destination has to be Kerala, which is filled with waterfalls, exotic wildlife, tea plantations, lush forests and grasslands as far as the eye can see. This area is immensely popular with travellers because of the many outdoor and adventure activities it offers, along with the breathtaking vistas which surround you. On this trip, you can explore Kochi, also known as the spice capital of the world, where you can find delicious food around every corner, feast on local delicacies and their speciality: seafood. Learn about how to cook Indian cuisine with informative cooking classes in the evening and visit local churches and the Mattancherry Palace throughout the day.
The Periyar Sanctuary in Thekkady might just be the highlight of your trip, where you’ll spot elephants, tigers and langurs in the 140 square miles of grasslands that stretch across this region. On a boat tour from Thekkady to Alleppey, you will dine al fresco in the evening, where you can make the most of excellent table service and delicious wines while you sail down the river.
If you want to embark on a once in a lifetime trip that’s filled with ancient places, flavourful food and exotic wildlife, browse Citrus Holidays’ affordable holidays to India below.