At Western & Oriental, our travel specialists have first-hand knowledge of India. Every year our travel specialists travel to India and they are very keen to help you with a tailor made itinerary to build an experience just around you.
India is a continent and not a country, it is many world's amongst one world. Diverse in culture, religion, cuisine, rich in history, India is full of colour and vibrancy. As you jouney along with us we will help you discover your India.
India is a country of possibilities and offers a unique experience to those who want to have special experience. They say it is difficult to journey through India in one lifetime and we suggest that if you really want to know and absorb the country then best to break it up in smaller journeys or holidays.
To start with if you want to have a taster of the culture then ideally start with The Heritage Golden Triangle, it is an ideal first introduction. Perfect for It is perfect for couples, families and those interested in exploring the culture and heritage of the country. It includes the contrasting city of Delhi, The awe inspiring Taj Mahal at Agra and the royal city of the Rajputs Jaipur.
If you want to get to know India better, then travel into the interiors of Rajasthan. You can explore hidden gems like Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and more and we have included ideas and inspirations for you in Rajasthan - Land of Maharajah's itinerary. or You could travel to Central India and discover the treasures at Gwalior, Khajuraho, Orchha, Bhopal, Maheshwar combining it with Mumbai.
India also offers amazing wildlife and birdlife and if you are keen wildlife enthusiasts or wildlife photographers then you will fall in love with our national parks. A visit to the national parks is a must for all those who want to have the most fascinating experience of Indian wildlife. Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Pench, Satpura all part of the Central India, offer one of the rihest wildlife and birdlife experience. Ranthambore National Park is a paradise for wildlife photographers and a combination with the Golden Triangle works perfectly. You can ideally combine the experience and you can find the ideas in our Taj & Tiger Itinerary.
The Taj & Tiger holiday also works very well for families with teenagers who want to add some adventure and excitements and enjoy family experience together.
Festivals are big in India and virtually every town or city across the country has it's own festivals in India. Some of the more popular ones (which also get celebrated in UK and you can find them on BBC) are Deepavali or Diwali city of lights, mostly celebrated end of October or November. Holi- Festival of Colours, celebrated in March, Ganesh Chaturthi which is big in Mumbai and Maharasthra sets the onset of all the festivities in August-September and Durga Puja celebrated in Kolkatta make it very atmospheric and even more facinating. Highly recommend if you are keen to capture more of colour and expeirence traditons.
From shopping trips into buzzing markets in Jaipur, Jodhpur, to complete relaxation in the maze of backwaters, to spiritual experiences or culinary experiences in Hyderbad, Lucknow, Chettinad you can find the perfect itinerary for yourself and we will help you design it.
We specialise in tailormade holiays and we offer a collction of luxury holidays that will be built just around you and we will buil it from scratch.
The itineraries on the website are our our recommendations for some of the best ways to experience the varied regions of India.
Browse our India holidays & tours and speak to on of our dedicated India specialists and let us tailor-make your luxury India tour covering the diverse variations of India - from the mountainous landscapes, sun-drenched beaches to tropical jungles, your senses will be overwhelmed at every turn. India is also a base from which you can explore further afield – the neighbouring countries of Bhutan or Nepal, or the island of Sri Lanka perhaps. Speak to us today and let us help you plan your once in a lifetime Indian experience.