Boat rides along Kerala’s backwaters houseboat, amazing north India, exploring the India Golden Triangle, admiring the Taj Mahal at Sunrise North India tours are the dream, and it’ll be a vacation to remember whichever of our India tour packages from UK you go for.
|India Tours Itinerary from UK||No. of Days||Price*|
|India Golden Triangle Tour||07 Days / 06 Nights||£ 262|
|North India Tour Package||07 Days / 06 Nights||£ 270|
|Taj Mahal, Delhi & Amer Fort||15 Day / 14 Nights||£ 379|
|Best of Kerala Tour||11 Days / 10 Nights||£ 684|
|Royal Rajasthan Tour||13 Days / 12 Nights||£ 900|
Capital: New Delhi
Largest City: Mumbai
Religion: Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, others
Area: 287,263 km2
Population: (2016) 324,171,354
Currency Indian rupee: (₹) (INR)
Calling Code: +91
Language: Hindi, English and 21 other official languages
Visiting this large, dazzling, colourful, compelling as well as sometimes bewildering country might seem a daunting prospect but our very carefully chosen trips of India will help you see the best of the country with ease. Whether you long to see the Taj Mahal, intend to relax in the backwaters of Kerala, dream for searching for wild tigers or want to cook like the residents we have the excellent India tours for you. Experienced tour managers and guides will help bring the history and also culture of this wonderful country to life while you see well-known sights, see spectacular wildlife, find the country's abundant past and also impressive present and enjoy the wonderful food. Whether you choose a 'classic' scenic tour of India taking in the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and also Agra choose to explore the stunning south of the nation or go with a grand tour taking you north to southern or up into a tour of India is a memorable experience.
Landing in India for the first time, you're bound to get a culture shock. With wildly different landscapes, fiery cuisine as well as blaring cities, India is an enjoy the detects and a travel experience like no other. Its pulse-pounding streets are thrilling, fascinating and overwhelming all at once. From dynamic railway journeys and also raucous rickshaw rides, to uncovering awe-inspiring monuments and encountering the endless scents of spices and incense, India is the perfect place for a real Asian adventure.
India has long attracted travellers from the UK with an affinity dating back to the pre-independence times of the British Raj. From influencing a generation of British artists in the 60s, most significantly the Beatles, to the adoption of the ubiquitous chicken Tikka Masala as Britain's national dish, our kinship with India is very much alive today.
History lovers should book our India Golden Triangle with Rajasthan Tour, which takes you to the Taj Mahal, Jaipur, forts, palaces and holy places. Or book the Maharaja's Express and see India's most visited destinations, taking in the spectacular landscapes in between.
Getting a tourist visa for India is simple and 100% online. As a UK passport holder you only need to apply for an online e-Visa. India will provide UK traveller a tourist e-Visa via e-mail that allows you to go into the country for 60 days per entry.
Fill in this online form to start the process!
Non - Stop flight time from London to New Delhi is around 8 hrs 45 mins.
Fastest one - stop flight between London and New Delhi takes near 10 hrs. However, some airline companies might take as long as 34 hours based on the stop destination and waiting duration.
This is the average non-stop trip time from any one of the 4 airports in London to New Delhi.
Apparently, connecting flights and also direct flights with stopover take longer time than non-stop flights. In such cases, London - New Delhi flight time depend upon the layover destination specified by your airline or the one you choose while booking your ticket.
Waiting time at intermediate airports could be anywhere in between 40 mins to 24 hrs.
India is massive, fantastic, and also packed with culture. It's filled with colors, architecture as well as history. The country has unique traditions and offers mouth-watering food.
1. Shopping in India is Costlier than in the USA
Well, taking into consideration the value of the Indian Rupee against that of the US Dollar, it would be quite fair to assume that shopping in India is cost-effective. Nevertheless, fairly ironically, shopping in India can become rather a rough deal.
2. The Traffic is Insane
Believe the hype and the movies that show cars not sticking in the same lanes. In Delhi there are a great lot of stop signs and red as well as green lights, however regardless of the rules no one seems to give a damn as well as nobody seems to be doing anything about it. You cannot pay me to drive in India. Driving in Kashmir and various other cities like Lucknow, Aligarh, and Meerut is also worse. I haven’t seen that many traffic lights and people indicate their turns by honking.
3. Do not have the Street food or water
This is a given. Food is amazing however if you're not used to the street food you're most likely going to get sick. The most of the diseases are likewise water-born so as instead to tap water stick to mineral water or sodas, specifically if you're traveling to smaller villages and towns.
4. Indian festivals
With so many religious beliefs and cultures, you will certainly across fairs, events, as well as merriment of all kinds.
Whether it is the shimmering lights of Diwali, the colors of Holi, the extravaganza of Durga Puja, Navaratri, Onam, Dusshera, Id Ul Fitr and Christmas, you’ll encounter indigenous customs, amazing Indian cuisine, and total festive abandonment.
5. Hands and Feet
There's a whole hierarchy of the body parts in Hinduism. The head is superior to the rest of the body, and the feet are lowest on the rung.
Feet are considered dirty in India, so remove your shoes before you step into someone's residence. Do not tip on anything important and also if you do, immediately express your apologies.
6. Become a expert at bargaining
Do not get intimidated by the fact that you're a foreigner. When going to street market or shops, negotiating is natural in India. In my experience, vendors will certainly often give you a high price first reasoning that you're 'foreign' which you're not going to know it's worth. Offer bargaining a shot. Don't afraid to argued.
7. McDonald's India has a Vegetarian Menu
McDonalds' is a household name in almost every part of the world. As well as yet, not many outside India may have heard of McAloo Tikki or McSpicy Paneer burgers. Well, that’s because these are some of the items available on the popular food chain’s vegetarian menu, an exclusive offering for the Indian market.
8. Arranged Marriages Work Amazingly Well
Generations of happily-married Indian couples are a definite proof of this. The idea of a arranged marriage, which is so common in India, might appear fairly strange to foreigners. Yet to their surprise, they discover that most couples they interact with have had arranged marriages, which last a lifetime.
9. Not Every City is Hot and Humid
Indian summer is legendary for the extremely high temperatures. Travelers visiting throughout this season expect to be soaked in sweat. While that is certainly true for cities like Mumbai, Varanasi, or Chennai, it is not generally applicable. So, much to their awe and alleviation, international travelers locate that many cities like Ooty, Manali, as well as Shimla have a cool weather, also during the hottest of summers.
10. Not All Indian Food is Spicy
Indian food is renowned worldwide for being exceptionally spicy. While many of our dishes do often tend to be hot, there are just as many that are tasty without being seasoned with copious quantity of flavors.