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 1815 days, from US$9,495
special offer
Luxury Small Group Journey - Taj Mahal & the Treasures of India (2018)

Explore India's greatest treasures, as you visit the timeless Taj Mahal, seek the graceful Bengal tiger and witness a holy rite beside the Ganges- all while staying in royal palaces-turned-luxury hotels.

Group15 days, from US$9,495
Group of 5025 days, from US$150,000
Private13 days, from AU$5,650
Treasures of Southern India

India’s south is an exciting melange – the hip microbreweries and cocktail hubs of Bangalore to the old world charm of Mysore, the tranquil backwaters and antique bazaars of Kochi, to picture-book colonial hill stations.

Private13 days, from AU$5,650
Group of 1812 days, from US$7,995
Luxury Small Group Journeys - India & the Riches of Rajasthan (2018)

Journey through Rajasthan — the cultural heartland of northwest India — exploring magnificent temples, staying in world-renowned luxury properties and experiencing colorful tribal culture.

Group12 days, from US$7,995


Taj Lake Palace

The extraordinarily beautiful Taj Lake Palace appears like a bejewelled lotus


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