Tailor-made India Holidays
While you may be familiar with the beloved cuisine of India, there’s much more to love about this sprawling country than its world-cherished chicken tikka (yes, believe it!). It's also where you'll find peaceful beaches in Goa, colourful and chaotic streets in Delhi, wildlife-watching opportunities in the jungles, serene countryside in the Himalayan Mountains and some of the most decadent buildings you’ll ever see in royal Rajasthan. And these are just the beginning. For all of India’s wonderfully diverse landscapes, the country is also home to an equally diverse culture which will expose you to a fascinating history and range of traditions. Combined together and there’s a sensory magic to an India holiday that you just won’t find elsewhere in the world. And then of course, there's the curry.
Popular Tailor-made India Holidays
As the world’s seventh largest country, and home to the world’s second largest population, India presents a size and scale that can seem intimidating at first. But don’t be put off – we’re here to help. Designed to take the best highlights of the country, our India holidays include flights, 4 to 5-star accommodation, tours and experiences, as well a private driver and private tour manager from our in-destination partners. So when you book one of our Journeys you’ll be welcomed at the airport when you arrive, be driven to your accommodation, and enjoy the service of a private driver and tour manager throughout.
Where to Go in India
Most India holidays begin in New Delhi, the country’s colourful and at times, chaotic, city. From here, one of the most popular itineraries is to drive south to Agra to see the Taj Mahal before driving east to Jaipur, known as the ‘Pink City’. This itinerary is famously referred to as the Golden Triangle. Along the way it’s also possible to add a stop in Ranthambore where you can go on a safari in the jungle to spy tigers. Other popular spots in India include Goa and Kerala, both located in the south of the country. Goa is famed for its laid-back beach scene while Kerala features a fascinating network of over 1,000 miles of canals, rivers and lakes, and is best explored by house boat.
India Holiday Types
Looking to live out a real Jungle Book adventure? Or want to immerse yourself and learn more about India’s fascinating culture? Then you’re in the right place! More than just flights and standard hotels, our India holidays have been created by our Experts to take in the best of the country with a range of unique and exciting experiences. So from safari game drives in Ranthambore to dance shows in Kochi, cooking demonstrations with a local family in Delhi, and nights aboard a houseboat in Kerala, our Journeys will see you truly experience everything India has to offer. For inspiration, check out our favourite holiday types below.
India Travel Advice and Ideas
More About India
Capital city: New Delhi
Currency: Indian rupee
Language: Hindi and English
Vaccinations: We recommend visiting your doctor or our Travel Clinic four to six weeks before you are due to travel. Recommended vaccinations for travel to India include yellow fever, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Tetanus and Typhoid.
Flight time: The London to New Delhi flight time is 8.5 hours.
Visas: British Citizens can apply for an e-Tourist Visa (eTV) for travel up to 60 days.
Top 3 Things to Do in India
When to Go to India
As a huge landmass, India’s climate is very diverse. Generally speaking, the further south you travel in India the more tropical it becomes, while the north, particularly the Himalayas, has a cooler climate. With such varied conditions, there’s truly never a bad time to visit India. For an idea on the best places to visit at certain times of year, see our when to go to India guide.
Why Book Your India Holiday with Flight Centre
We know India: Many of our Experts have travelled to India on one of our Journey holidays, so we know exactly what it’s like and how to get the most out of your trip. From added day tours to shopping tips and hotel recommendations, our team can help you create the perfect India holiday itinerary for your interests and budget.
Local knowledge: As part of the global Flight Centre Travel Group, we are partnered with a travel team in India. This means that when you book an India holiday with Flight Centre, you’ll enjoy the service of a private driver and tour manager throughout your trip. Your driver will be there to welcome you at the airport and operate your transport throughout your itinerary, while your tour manager will be on hand to operate your guided day tours and ensure everything runs smoothly. So from the UK to India, we’re with you at every step to offer you up to date local information and peace of mind.
Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.
Travel Butler and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: When you book a holiday to India from our range of tailor-made Journeys, you’ll also enjoy access to our inclusive Travel Butler concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance services.