India

Majestic mountains and enchanting waterways provide a serene backdrop to colourful spice-laden markets, bustling cities and grandiose palaces in a country full of contrasts.

India’s rich tapestry of culture, colour and history have enthralled adventurous travellers for centuries. Go beyond the extraordinary on an award-winning A&K journey that has been expertly curated to bring the many layers of India to life in authentic and superior style.

From the snow-capped mountains of the high Himalaya, the wind-swept deserts of Rajasthan, the pristine jungles of Madhya Pradesh, to the tranquil backwaters and tropical beaches of Kerala in the south - our luxury India holidays will leave you with memories you’ll cherish for the rest of your life.

Award-winning Journeys to Delhi, Rajasthan and Beyond

Our wide range of India journeys allow you to tailor-make your holiday with a wide range of excursions and options to suit every type of traveller. Whether you want to stay in a Maharaja's palace, witness the hustle and bustle of Delhi’s street markets, go on a photo safari in search of a Royal Bengal tiger, take a boat ride down the Ganges or simply kick-back and relax as you cruise the southern backwaters, a luxury holiday in India has so much to offer. Add to this some of the most iconic historical and cultural sights in the world, including the Taj Mahal, and it's easy to see why guests keep returning to this amazing country time and time again.

With so much on offer it’s often hard to know where to start. Our experienced team of specialists and network of highly respected English-speaking guides will make your luxury India holiday totally unique. Whether it’s a cookery lesson in a private home, or a behind-the-scenes Bollywood escorted tour, you’ll enjoy privileged access to the Indian subcontinent’s rich-tapestry of experiences. Ensuring that any sensory overload, is only of the most enjoyable and memorable kind.

India's luxury high-end accommodation

India is home to some of the finest accommodation options in the world — many of which are within the walls of spectacular palaces, giving you a glimpse into India’s opulent Imperialist past.

Your stay in Agra at The Oberoi Amarvilas offers you breathtaking views of the illustrious Taj Mahal from the privacy of your own balcony.

Discover a fascinating past at the elegant Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodphur — one of the last remaining great palaces of India.

For a leisurely and unique experience, join us aboard our Kumarakom Lake Resort Houseboat as you take in the sights and sounds of Kerala from a fresh point of view. Or, get back to nature in your luxury tented accommodation on the edges of the Ranthambore National Park.

Wherever you go in India, you can expect the exquisite service and impeccable style that A&K holidays are renowned for.

Tour highlights from India experts

Our India travel experts have explored every corner of India to bring you award-winning, experiential travel itineraries. Choose from a range of activities and experiences that encompass the very best of India: 

  • Indulge in a luxury spa experience at the foothills of the Himalayas
  • Take a dawn boat ride through the holy waters of the Ganges River
  • Visit a traditional tea plantation in Darjeeling
  • Explore the lively city of Mumbai


When to Go

Characterised by a hot, tropical climate the best time to travel to India is during the Australian summer when conditions are more temperate and the humidity is lower.

Expect the monsoon May to September with rain generally in the morning or late afternoon. Travelling at this time shows the country in a lush new light.

Featured India Journeys

Private9 days, from AU$3,265
Essential Kerala

From Kochi’s vibrant art scene to Alleppey’s shimmering backwaters, and lush forested hills to fragrant spice plantations, Kerala promises an exotic medley of different landscapes and cultures.

Private9 days, from AU$3,265
Private11 days, from AU$5,165
Fabled Hill Stations & the Golden Temple

Revealing stories at every turn, India’s fabled hill stations will leave you spellbound. Step back in time in stunning Shimla, once the summer retreat of the British Raj.

Private11 days, from AU$5,165
Private9 days, from AU$6,185
Splendours of Rajasthan

​Step back into a bygone era of emperors and princes in royal Rajasthan. Discover Delhi’s colonial grandeur and delectable cuisine. Be awestruck by the perfect symmetry and marbled elegance of the iconic Taj Mahal.

Private9 days, from AU$6,185
Group of 4826 days, from AU$231,855
Around the World with Geoffrey Kent: An inspiring Expedition by Private Jet (2020)

Venture far off the beaten path on this one-of-a-kind, globe-spanning adventure, designed by Geoffrey Kent to include several places he's visiting for the first time.

Group26 days, from AU$231,855

Featured Accommodation

Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

​Taj Falaknuma Palace is also known as the 'mirror of the sky' because it was built in the clouds and reflects the ever-changing moods of the sky.

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

The extraordinarily beautiful Taj Lake Palace appears like a bejewelled lotus

The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

Surely India’s most iconic hotel, ‘The Taj’ is a glamorous fixture on Mumbai’s waterfront, directly opposite the Gateway of India.

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