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.

A&K's 2018 India & Orient Brochure

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.

Whether you want to get back to nature, immerse yourself in the country’s history or experience the colourful and bustling mega-cities, India will never disappoint. From the magnificent foothills of the Himalayan mountains and the tranquility of Goa’s palm-lined beaches, we have a high-end A&K itinerary for you.

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, including romantic spa breaks for couples and family-friendly beach fun.

Start your India exploration in Delhi and experience the striking contrasts between the imperial Old Delhi and the majestic boulevards of New Delhi.

Join us on our Royal Rajasthan journey and enjoy a breathtaking visit to the resplendent Taj Mahal before venturing to the blue-washed city of Jodphur on the edge of the great Thar Desert and into the heart of rural Rajasthan.

Head into the jungle in a guided 4WD safari in search of the elusive Bengal tiger on our In Search of Tiger journey, or experience India’s prominent spiritual side at the Hindu city of Varanasi.

Extend your holiday to India with an exciting excursion to the Darjeeling tea plantations or relax amidst the tropical palms and white beaches of Goa. For even more inspiration, consider a visit to the beautiful island nation of Sri Lanka.

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.

Best time to travel to India

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. 

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

Featured India Journeys

Group of 1814 days, from AU$15,875
India Wildlife Safari: Lions, Tigers & Leopards - A Marco Polo Journey (2019)

Explore Mumbai, Gir Forest National Park, Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park and Delhi.

Group14 days, from AU$15,875
Group of 1816 days, from AU$9,895
India: The Beautiful South - A Limited Edition Small Group Journey (2019)

Prized for millennia for its aromatic spices and other natural resources and cultural treasures, India’s beautiful south remains a feast for the senses with all the right ingredients for fragrant cuisines, friendly people, and fascinating cultures.

Group16 days, from AU$9,895
Group of 1715 days, from US$37,995
Wings over India (2018 - 19)

Embrace India’s treasures, as you view the Taj Mahal, seek the Bengal tiger, witness holy rites beside the Ganges and stay in luxurious former palaces.

Group15 days, from US$37,995
Group of 1816 days, from AU$16,570
Taj Mahal & the Treasures of India: Pushkar Fair - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2019)

​Explore kaleidoscopic India, seeing contrasting Old and New Delhi, holy Varanasi and - if luck has it - the elusive Bengal tiger in Panna National Park.

Group16 days, from AU$16,570


Taj Lake Palace

The extraordinarily beautiful Taj Lake Palace appears like a bejewelled lotus