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India

India has shared so much of its incredible culture with the rest of the world, so a visit to this diverse and eclectic country with Imaginative Traveller is a chance to experience where it all began. From the beautiful landscapes of the Himalayas, the amazing temples and coastlines, the rich culture, the chaotic cities and of course the amazing food - India has so much to offer!

Highlights include the ancient cities of Fatehpur Sikri and Hampi, the Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar in Delhi, the phenomenal caves of Ellora and Ajanta, the stunning Shore Temples of Mahabalipuram, and of course the world-famous Taj Mahal. There are some incredible religious sites, such as the Hindu temples of Tirumala, Madurai and Karmi Mata, and the Buddhist sites of Sikkim and Ladakh.

Visit some wonderful natural areas such as the vast deserts of Jaisalmer, the cool tea plantations of Wayanad and Darjeeling, the mountains of Gangtok and Leh, and the incredible beaches of Varkala and Goa.

 

We have 37 trips in India   
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TAILOR
MADE

TAILOR MADE TOUR from £3385 for 18 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Visit the sacred Khechepori Lake, considered by locals as resembling the holy footprints of the goddess Tara
- Visit the impressive Rinpung Dzong, one of the finest examples of Bhutan architecture
- Enjoy a day walk to the 'Tiger’s Nest', the sacred Taktshang monastery which clings to the rock face 900 metres above the valley floor

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IHHFI

GROUP TOUR from £633 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Act like Mowgli on the hunt for Shere Khan in your own real life version of ‘The Jungle Book’
- Everyone’s seen a photo of the Taj Mahal, but nothing compares to seeing it in person in the glowing morning light – you’ll understand what beauty really is
- Little can describe the feeling of nervous anticipation, of the hairs on the back of your neck standing up in hope of seeing a Bengal tiger stalk through the jungles of Ranthambore National Park

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IHHKR

GROUP TOUR from £1575 for 15 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- The magical splendour of the Taj Mahal is a must-see on any North Indian odyssey. Enjoy a guided exploration of this immaculate icon
- If you're not a Bollywood fan already, you might just become one when you go to Jaipur's most spectacular cinema hall
- A camel safari through the remote Thar desert is not only a highlight, but provides the perfect balance to the frenetic streets of Delhi and Jodhpur

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IHHKS

GROUP TOUR from £1465 for 15 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Amid the ordered chaos of Chennai, find tranquillity upon visiting the magnificent Kapaleeshwarar Temple at its centre
- With its idyllic lifestyle and contemporary feel, Puducherry is a beautiful seaside town to explore
- Learn about the man who dedicated his life to the independence of India at The National Gandhi Museum

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IHHRI

GROUP TOUR from £432 for 11 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- The majesty and story of the Taj Mahal is a big part of India’s allure, and never disappoints
- Explore the arches, gardens and the unforgettable Hall of Mirrors in the impressive Amber Fort with a local guide
- Watching the sunrise on the holy Ganges River in Varanasi can be somewhat of a spiritual experience. This thought-provoking part of the journey invigorates even the weariest of travellers

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IHHRR

GROUP TOUR from £761 for 22 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Experience old and new India in the bustling streets of Delhi, where ancient temples stand against billboards advertising Bollywood films
- Discover the ancient forts, lake palaces, rural villages and colourful cities of Rajasthan: sandy red Jaisalmer, blue Jodhpur, white Udaipur and pink Jaipur
- Ride out into the Thar Desert on a camel safari. Feast on Rajasthani cuisine at sunset before bunking down to camp between the sand dunes

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IHHRS

GROUP TOUR from £735 for 16 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Explore the beautiful south of India, getting elbows-deep in authentic southern Indian cuisine
- A homestay with a local family is a special experience, especially in the serene backwaters of Kerala
- Wander through Periyar National Park on the lookout for tigers and elephants

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IHHSC

GROUP TOUR from £980 for 15 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Keep your adrenaline charged with a tiger spotting adventure among the lakes and crags of Ranthambhore National Park
- Ride camels through the desert in Pushkar, gaining insight into the life of rural Rajasthan
- Ballooning over Jaipur while the sun rises is an unforgettable experience

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IHHSD

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 15 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Fall in love with Nepal, prayer flags and spicy chai in stunning Kathmandu
- Explore Old Delhi by foot and cycle rickshaw, where ancient temples stand against extravagant billboards advertising Bollywood films
- Discover how the Taj Mahal, one of the most recognisable buildings in the world, still has the power to surprise even the most experienced travellers

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IHHSF

GROUP TOUR from £965 for 13 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Explore Old Delhi by foot and cycle rickshaw, where ancient temples stand against extravagant billboards advertising Bollywood films
- The colonial charm of Shimla Hill Station offers a great introduction to the Himalayas, and the World Heritage-listed ‘toy-train’ is a great way to get there
- As the home of the Dalai Lama, tranquil Dharmasala is the ideal place for an enlightening experience of Tibetan spirituality, culture and history

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IHHSK

GROUP TOUR from £1075 for 15 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Explore Old Delhi by foot and cycle rickshaw, where ancient temples stand against extravagant billboards advertising Bollywood films
- Discover how the Taj Mahal, one of the most recognisable buildings in the world, still has the power to surprise even the most experienced travellers
- Forget about setting an alarm, there’s only one way to wake up in this world and that’s with a sunrise sail along the Ganges

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IHHSN

GROUP TOUR from £540 for 8 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Float among the clouds over Jaipur and watch an Indian sunrise from the basket of a hot air balloon
- The Taj Mahal is not only an sumptuous masterpiece of Indian architecture, but also a truly meaningful stop on any traveller’s journey
- Overlooking the picturesque scene of Moata Lake, the monumental Amber Fort is one sight that will forever be under India’s protection

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IHHSS

GROUP TOUR from £1012 for 15 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Known as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’, Kochi is a fascinating blend of Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and English influences, and is best explored by ferry
- Step back in time among the iridescent hills of the very British ‘Snooty Ooty’ - home of snooker and the charming Nilgiri toy train
- Spot tigers, elephants, sloths and birds on safari around two of the best places in India to observe wildlife up close - Mudumalai National Park and Periyar Tiger Reserve

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IHHZM

GROUP TOUR from £1407 for 15 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Get a real taste of some of India's most famous culinary traditions – Mughal, Rajasthani, and the Portuguese-tinged flavours of Goa – while feasting with locals in family-run restaurants, rural homes, or in temples
- Discover how food forms part of the daily ritual from cities to rural villages, and learn the secrets of regional cuisines in many local cooking classes
- Get in touch with an amazing array of street food on eye-opening and adventurous cuisine crawls

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IHHRCC

GROUP TOUR from £1580 for 37 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Experience old and new India in the bustling streets of Delhi, where ancient temples stand against billboards advertising Bollywood films
- Discover the ancient forts, lake palaces, rural villages and colourful cities of Rajasthan: sandy red Jaisalmer, blue Jodhpur, white Udaipur and pink Jaipur
- Ride out into the Thar Desert on a camel safari. Feast on Rajasthani cuisine at sunset before bunking down to camp between the sand dunes

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IHHSEC

GROUP TOUR from £1344 for 19 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Float among the clouds over Jaipur and watch an Indian sunrise from the basket of a hot air balloon
- The Taj Mahal is not only an sumptuous masterpiece of Indian architecture, but also a truly meaningful stop on any traveller’s journey
- Overlooking the picturesque scene of Moata Lake, the monumental Amber Fort is one sight that will forever be under India’s protection

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EAIC

GROUP TOUR from £1099 for 9 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- See the unforgettable Taj Mahal
- Search for the elusive tiger
- Meander along the Ganges at Varanasi
- Sample flavoursome and familiar curries

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ETBS

GROUP TOUR from £1749 for 15 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Classic camping trek through rhododendron forests to the Singalila Ridge 
- See four of the five highest peaks on Earth: Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu
- Visit Rumtek and Ghoom Monasteries
- Explore Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim
- Drive through tea plantations and visit a tea estate
- Stay in Martam, a traditional Sikkimese village
- Sightseeing in Darjeeling with a chance to ride the ‘toy train
- Visit Delhi and Calcutta

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ETGK

GROUP TOUR from £1549 for 15 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- The beautiful hill station of Munnar
- Trekking through the historic tea plantations of Kerala
- The colourful Sri Meenakshi temple at Madurai
- A night on the traditional houseboats of Kerala

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ETGX

GROUP TOUR from £1549 for 14 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Enjoy a short trek through traditional villages and amidst intriguing multi-coloured landscapes
- Stay in village homestays to experience Ladakhi hospitality and learn about the traditional way of life
- See colourful Tibetan Buddhist monasteries along the Indus Valley
- Chance to journey by jeep to the top of the highest motorable road in the world (optional)
- Visit Lamayuru with its lunar landscape and Alchi Monastery with 11th-century paintings

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ETGR

GROUP TOUR from £1649 for 14 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Visit remote villages on this classic Himalayan trek
- Explore colourful Buddhist monasteries in the Indus Valley
- Discover multi-coloured rock formations of the Ladakh Range
- Cross wild, barren mountain passes and trek through spectacular gorges
- Visit Hankar and Skiu Women's Eco-cafe's - a community project for which Exodus won the 'Giving Back' Adventure Travel Award in 2017 
- Enjoy a sensational flight over the Himalaya

TAILOR
MADE

TAILOR MADE TOUR from £1936 for 15 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Witness the magical Aarti ceremony - listen to rhythmic drumming, the sound of chanting and cymbals clashing, with the scent of sandalwood and incense swirling around
- As the sun begins to rise, drift slowly down the Ganges on your private boat, listening to the sounds of traditional Indian music
- Witness sunrise at the Taj Mahal and watch as the first rays of sun reflect off the famous monument’s glistening white marble - truly something special and unforgettable

TAILOR
MADE

TAILOR MADE TOUR from £1735 for 12 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Watch the sunrise at the Taj Mahal
- Explore the temples of Khajuraho
- Search for tigers in the reserves of Madhya Pradesh

TAILOR
MADE

TAILOR MADE TOUR from £750 for 8 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Cruise through the back waters along Kerala's palm-fringed canals
- Spend 2 days surrounded by lush greenary in Vanilla County
- Stay in a stylish beach resort in the picturesque fishing village or Mararikulam
- Enjoy an evening of enthralling classical dance-drama of Kerala
- Spend a morning on a sight seeing tour of Fort Cochin

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EMIJ

GROUP TOUR from £1549 for 15 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Discover imposing forts and palaces 
- Cycle along Rajasthan's rural backroads
- Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal at Agra

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IHHZV

GROUP TOUR from £760 for 8 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Discover not only the iconic sights of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur – from Amber Fort to the Taj Mahal – but also taste the best and most authentic local vegan cuisine the Golden Triangle has to offer
- For vegan travellers, it doesn’t get much better than India. Think soft, warm pearl millet roti bread; samosas bursting with soft spiced potato; curries of fragrant turmeric, cardamom and clove; and fresh salads of sangri beans and ker berries.
- With the expertise and enthusiasm of six vegan influencers, and our usual insider knowledge thanks to the locals, this trip is the perfect combination of classic and contemporary

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IHHXA

GROUP TOUR from £1440 for 11 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Jump in the saddle and descend from one of the world's highest motorable roads on two wheels.
- Swap peaks for valleys as you raft through 30 kilometres of pristine river featuring Grade III/IV rapids.
- Spend three days trekking through mountain passes to remote villages and monasteries.

TAILOR
MADE

TAILOR MADE TOUR from £3835 for 19 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Camp amongst the lunar landscapes of Ladakh
- Encounter the spiritualism of Northern India in the Holy City of Amritsar
- Navigate the mountain passes of the Himalaya
- Stay in a houseboat on the waters of Lake Dal

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IHHFIS

GROUP TOUR from £633 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Everyone’s seen a photo of the Taj Mahal, but nothing compares to seeing it in person in the glowing morning light – you and your family will understand what beauty really is
- Little can describe the feeling of nervous anticipation, of the hairs on the back of your neck standing up in hope of seeing a Bengal tiger stalk through the jungles of Ranthambore National Park
- Experience the moving town that is an Indian train – watch the colourful landscape fly by as the chai wallah walks down the aisle singing about his tea

TRIP CODE
IHHSR

GROUP TOUR from £720 for 11 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- The Taj Mahal is one of the most recognisable buildings in the world, with its poetic history and beauty having the power to surprise even the most jaded travellers.
- Discover the rich history and architecture of the Amber Fort, with the expertise of a local guide. The kaleidoscopic magic of the Hall of Mirrors is unforgettable
- India is famous for its great sleeper trains and you'll be tucked up nicely in your own padded bunk

TAILOR
MADE

TAILOR MADE TOUR from £1450 for 12 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Explore the Golden City of Bangalore
- Spot a host of wildlife, including tigers, in one of India’s finest National Parks
- Learn the secrets of the perfect brew at a working tea factory
- Take a magical journey of the nostalgic Blue Mountain Railway
- Cruise the charming backwaters of Kerala
- Relax on the palm fringed beaches of the Arabian Sea

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EAIK

GROUP TOUR from £1199 for 13 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal
- Search for the elusive tiger
- Explore the 'Pearl of Rajasthan', Udaipur

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EAIKA

GROUP TOUR from £1199 for 13 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal
- Search for the elusive tiger
- Explore the 'Pearl of Rajasthan', Udaipur

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EAIS

GROUP TOUR from £1799 for 20 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Explore the old spice town of Cochin
- Marvel at the beautiful palace in Mysore 
- Madurai's magnificently carved Sri Meenakshi Temple 
- Cruise the Keralan backwaters on a traditional houseboat 

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EWIW

GROUP TOUR from £2029 for 15 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- In-depth wildlife tour
- Fifteen game drives with jeeps exclusive to Exodus guests
- Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal

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IHHST

GROUP TOUR from £1125 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Look for Bengal tigers and other wildlife on two safari excursions in Bardia National Park, where recent Nepalese efforts have resulted in tiger populations doubling since 2009.
- Explore the faded beauty and mural-lined corridors of Chaurasi Kutia, a deserted ashram made internationally known after members of The Beatles resided there in the 1960s.
- Watch the nightly Ganga Aarti ceremony unfold along the Ganges River in Rishikesh, gathering with the local community to watch this captivating ritual involving fire and music.

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IHHSJ

GROUP TOUR from £2145 for 15 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- The landscape out here looks like it’s straight out of The Jungle Book – and parts of this region are actually where writer Rudyard Kipling sought inspiration. Where exactly? Well, you decide.
- Get as close as you’ll ever be to the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger on one of your many safaris – commonly spotted in the conservation zones and reserves of this region.
- Whether it’s munching on luchi (deep-fried flatbread) in Kolkata or sipping Nawabi tea in Bhopal, the aromatic and diverse cuisine of India is all yours to explore.
 
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