Our small group tours to India are for like-minded travel enthusiasts!
India for Beginners small group tours are for those who enjoy going off the beaten path, and want to immerse in the culture of India with other like-minded, adventurous travellers. Our tours are carefully designed by a team of people who know, and love, India. We hand-pick every destination, every hotel, every activity, every guide to give you the best, most unique, culturally authentic, and sustainable choice available.
We are dedicated to making your trip as memorable, magical, and momentous as possible — while always keeping your safety and comfort in mind. Our mission is to help people travel safely and well in India.
India for Beginners small group (maximum size 14 travellers) tours are designed to offer you unique, authentic experiences that both support local people and communities and give you the opportunity to truly feel the essence of travel in India.
Please note: Sometimes, accommodation options are suggested in the itineraries, however they will be based on budget and availability, and we cannot offer a guarantee of booking.
Please read our FAQ and Terms & Conditions page thoroughly before booking.
NOTE: We can modify these tours and create a custom tour for you, to suit your preferences and budget. We can also customize these itineraries to suit your needs.
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Diwali and Fabulous Rajasthan small group tour
Our Diwali and Fabulous Rajasthan is for travellers who want to experience the royal culture, chivalrous history, and colourful present of fabulous Rajasthan. This tour also gives participants an opportunity to experience Diwali, the festival of lights – one of the most exciting and colourful festivals of India. The itinerary includes diving into historic Delhi, visiting the Taj Mahal, going on a tiger safari, and much more. Tour is followed by an optional Khajuraho-Varanasi extension. Read about Rajasthan here.
DATE: October 18 – 31, 2022
KHAJURAHO – VARANASI EXTENSION: Nov 1 – 4, 2022
Year of the Tiger Tour:
Wildlife Safari in India
Our Wildlife and Tiger Safari in India tour will take you on an adventure to some of India’s top tiger reserves: Pench, Satpura, Kanha, and Bandhavgarh in Madhya Pradesh (MP). This is the trip of a lifetime as you will travel with one of India’s top safari companies, stay in their naturally luxurious lodges, and visit the parks with the best naturalists and guides in the business. We designed this itinerary, based on personal experience, to maximize your chances of seeing a tiger in the wild.
DATE: November 27 – December 11, 2022
KHAJURAHO AND ORCHHA EXTENSION DATE: November 26 – December 1, 2022
Let’s Go Crazy:
Women Only Holi Tour
Our Holi in India Tour is for women who want to experience the most exuberant festival of India! Also called the Festival of Colours, it’s a full on experience of joy that celebrates life in all its hues. On this tour, we will explore some of the most well-known Holi celebrations such as Lathmar Holi in Mathura, visit the Taj Mahal, enjoy an optional luxury spa day in Agra, go shopping in Jaipur, and play Holi in Rishikesh. Read about Holi here.
TOUR DATE: February 27 to March 10, 2023
Land of Sun and Spices
The south India state of Kerala is often called “God’s Own Country” because it is lush, unique, and abundant in greenery, waterways, spices, fruit, sunshine and so many of the good things in life. Our Captivating Kerala: Land of Sun and Spices tour will take you deep inland to the fragrant spice gardens, high into the Cardamom Hills, and along the Malabar Coast to the ancient spice trade ports and palm lined beaches.
DATE: January23 – February 2, 2023.
Mystics and Muses:
Travel Writer’s Tour of India
India has long been a muse for creative people. Both foreign and local writers, photographers, artists, musicians, and others find inspiration in the vibrant culture; and many books, films, songs, and artworks have been produced. On this tour, you will visit some of the places that have inspired travel writers, or places where famous books have been written PLUS we will attend the world-famous Jaipur Literature Festival as delegates.