Luxury India Tours
The seventh biggest country in the world and the second most populous, India can sometimes feel more like a continent than a country. From the snow-capped Himalayas in the far north to the lush waters of the south, this is a place where landscapes and cultures change in the blink of an eye. India is at once chaotic and noisy, peaceful and calm and it is this diversity that makes it such a fascinating and compelling destination.
India is one of the world’s oldest civilisations, its culture shaped by thousands of years of history. It gave birth to some of the world’s most prominent religions and is a country where life is lived out in hundreds of local dialects. Its soil was home to several ruling dynasties, each of whom left their mark. Every corner of the country reveals a different reflection on the past, from great Mughal masterpieces such as the Taj Mahal to quaint colonial churches and grand palaces built during the reign of the British Raj.
With one of the world’s fastest growing economies, you’re now just as likely to come across skyscrapers and glitzy shopping malls as you are hilltop villages and tea plantations. Cities are huge and sprawling and while they may feel hectic at times, Delhi and Mumbai are wonderful places to see how the old and new intertwine.
The northern state of Rajasthan is home to some of India’s most well-known and frequently visited cities. Meaning ‘Land of Kings’, the landscape is littered with magnificent forts and palaces. From the state capital of Jaipur and the Blue City of Jodhpur to the serene lakes of Udaipur and the dusty dunes of the Thar desert, Rajasthan is one of the most culturally rich pockets of India. The north is also home to the holy cities of Varanasi, Rishikesh and Amritsar, and few who come here fail to be touched by their spirituality. Further north still also offers some of the world’s best hiking, with the mighty peaks of the Himalayas in Kumaon and Ladakh.
Worlds away from the busy northern states, the south is somewhere to catch your breath. Kerala, affectionately known as God’s Own Country, is a lush and verdant state, one of emerald green waterways and coconut groves, and home to the wonderfully colonial town of Fort Cochin. While away your days on a houseboat, gliding along the network of canals and rivers, then discover laid-back beaches while listening to the rustle of palm trees and the sound of the ocean as it laps against the shore.
And then there’s the wildlife. India is a real-life Jungle Book, home to tigers, leopards and elephants. Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh and Kanha are home to some of the country’s highest tiger populations while the luxurious and remote JAWAI camp is the best place to catch a glimpse of the beautiful and elusive leopard.
There are few places on earth like India. A whirlwind of colours, sounds and smells, its energy is undeniably contagious and the best way to appreciate this rich and unique country is to throw yourself head first into its way of life.
Our Top Example Trips to India
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Attention to details and local knowledge was outstanding in planning our trip to India and The Maldives From start to finish we were treated very well The guides and drivers were exceptional and the hotel choices outstanding Having someone with a sign with your name on it at the airports is worth every penny!
Great experience, with each aspect of the trip carefully and thoughtfully composed. Favorite of all the cities was definitely Udaipur.
Planning process was smooth. We took the recommendations provided by Rachel for accommodation and we were surprised at each stop for the uniqueness of the facility, great location and/or history. Our itinerary included activities that connected us to the people and the land more intimately. The guides and driver set up for us was all top notch. A great 12 days in India!
We had superb service from all Jacada's team members and local agents and guides. We were delighted with our trip and would recommend them to anyone who wants a memorable experience.For example, Kate, who has travelled extensively to our destinations, listened carefully, quickly understood our wishes and needs, and designed our trip to fit us. She rapidly adapted the trip details based on our feedback and followed through to the end to make sure we were happy.Gilda and the concierge team helped us navigate the many details planning the trip and helped us make changes when we were en route.Jacada's agents and guides at our destinations were all very knowledgeable, friendly and welcomed us to the culture, history, sights and cuisine of their local area. All the travel arrangements clicked without a hitch on our trip.
Having used Jacada Travel twice now for major trips (one to Antarctica and the other to Bhutan, Nepal and India) I would not use any other travel agency. All of the staff is extremely professional, responsive and have planned *the* most amazing trips for me. Jacada has taken the time to determine exactly what I was looking for during my travels, my budget and my preferences for how I like to travel and came through with flying colors on all fronts. I cannot rate them highly enough.
Inspiring Tour Destinations in India
Need to Know
When to go
The best time to visit is during the dry, cool season between October and March. National parks in central and northern India are open from October until the end of June with animal sightings better from February onwards when there is less foliage. The dry season is also ideal for those wanting to trek in the far north.