India

India. Just the name conjures up vibrant colours and exotic adventures, and Millis Potter can help you experience all of India’s majesty in glorious high definition. From the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas to the palm-fringed backwaters of Kerala, India offers diversity and serendipity at every turn. India is never predictable, and that is its overwhelming quality; at Millis Potter, that sense of unpredictability is only ever a positive, the moments when India’s intoxicating charm simply makes you smile. You are in safe hands being taken around on a creative tailor-made private journey, staying in superb characterful hotels and using the best guides and drivers to experience in the destination to the fullest. Travel to North India and you will find the battle-scarred forts and palaces of Rajasthan overlooking rural villages where you can amble through colourful markets and see a way of life unchanged by time. Delve into the delights of India’s Golden Triangle before possibly heading off on a wildlife safari in Ranthambore National Park or the colonial charm of Shimla. To the south, find a slower pace of life in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, a mesmerising blend of traditional rural life, bustling cities and ancient Dravidian culture. Whatever your plans are, at Millis Potter we will create a tailor-made itinerary based totally around your interests using our extensive first-hand knowledge of the country.

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India Itineraries

This is just a selection of suggested itineraries that are there to help you with your ideas and to start the conversation with us about planning your tailor-made holiday. All our holidays are private for you and your party, and can depart on any day you like. We can adapt and change any element of these journeys, or design an itinerary from scratch around your travelling plans.

Classic Rajasthan

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Shahpura - Udaipur  

Perfect for a first-time visitor to India, delve into the classic highlights of Rajasthan; marvelling at the Taj Mahal, heading out on a tiger safari, exploring the hidden side to the bustling cities of Jaipur and Udaipur, and also having time to experience Rajasthan’s magical rural heartlands.

13 days from £2935 p. p.

India’s Golden Triangle and Tigers

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore National Park - Jaipur  

Perfect for a first-time trip to India, this private tour of the Golden Triangle also includes a visit to Ranthambore National Park where you can see tigers in the wild.

9 days from £2565 p. p.

Remote & Heavenly Himalayas

Delhi - Mukteshwar - Almora - Leti - Binsar - Delhi  

Kumaon is truly one of the most remarkable and beautiful corners of India where you can get off-the-beaten track in style.

14 days from £5805 p. p.

Classic Kerala

Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Lake Vembenad - Backwaters - Marari Beach  

Kerala is exceptionally laid-back, and a leisurely private tour allows you to see the markets and history of Cochin, tea estates, wildlife, spice plantations, backwaters and end on the Indian Ocean.

13 days from £1595 p. p.

Maharajas & Mughals: Ultimate North India

Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Nimaj, Jodhpur, Pali, Udaipur & Mumbai  

This amazing comprehensive tour of northern India certainly leaves few stones unturned and is perfect for those with times on their hands and don’t want to miss out on hidden highlights!

21 days from £4295 p. p.

Kerala and the Maldives

Cochin - Munnar - Backwaters - the Maldives  

Combine the bustling and colourful markets of Cochin, wander through tea plantations and cruise the backwaters of Kerala before kicking back on the turquoise blue lagoons of the Maldives on an ultimate twin-centre holiday.

13 days from £2295 p. p.

Rajasthan with Oberoi Hotels and Resorts

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Udaipur  

An exquisite experience awaits you as you take a private luxury tour of Rajasthan with Oberoi Hotels & Resorts. Stay in immaculate hotels as you leisurely tour through this magical part of India.

10 days from £2495 p. p.

Classic Tamil Nadu

Chennai - Rajakkad - Madurai - Chettinad - Tanjore - Pondicherry - Covelong  

For hardened Indiaphiles, Tamil Nadu is somewhat of a holy grail. Lying off-the-beaten-track, you can explore stunning Hindu temples with a distinct Dravidian Culture awaiting you.

15 days from £2005 p. p.

Safari & Beach: Tigers & the Maldives

Pench National Park - Bangalore - Maldives  

Move over Africa! If you are looking for the ultimate safari and beach combination then look no further than India and the Maldives.

13 days from £4595 p. p.

Holy and Regal India: Varanasi & Rajasthan

Delhi - Varanasi - Agra - Jaipur - Shahpura - Udaipur  

This is a perfect combination seeing the highlights of northern India; the evocative city of Varanasi and a private tour of the must-see sights of Rajasthan.

13 days from £2695 p. p.

A journey through Northern Kerala & Karnataka

Mysore - Wyanad - Nagarhole National Park - Coorg - Kasaragod - Bangalore  

Northern Kerala and southern Karnataka are fast becoming the destinations to visit, a blend of history, culture, coffee hills, wildlife and fantastic beaches.

13 days from £2470 p. p.

North and South India

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur -Udaipur - Cochin - Backwaters - Marari Beach  

You might well feel India is a once-only holiday, and as such a combination of the highlights of north and south India might be what you are looking for.

14 days from £4455 p. p.

Luxury India: Best of the Best

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Amanbagh - Jaipur - Udaipur  

This is India done in style, using the very finest hotels in the top suites, private air charters to cut down on the long drives, and woven together with the most exclusive experiences.

16 days from £19955 p. p.

Mowgli’s India: The Classic Tiger Circuit

Delhi - Bandhvagarh - Kanha - Mumbai  

This classic wildlife safari through central India offers the best chance to see tigers in the wild, and also showcases India’s wonderful wildlife diversity.

  £4780 p. p.

The Hidden Wildlife Parks of India

Delhi - Satpura - Pench - Tadoba - Maheshwar  

This wonderful private wildlife safari in India combines Satpura, Pench and Todaba National Parks; all offering an amazing experience not just for seeing tiger, but India’s magical diversity of wildlife.

12 days from £3995 p. p.

Shakti Ladakh

Delhi - Nimmo - Likhir - Stok - Gurgaon  

Ladakh is perfect for visiting India during the summer holidays, being high up in the Himalayas offering a wonderful glimpse into its colourful Buddhist culture.

9 days from £5120 p. p.

Darjeeling & Sikkim: Hidden India

Calcutta - Darjeeling - Biksthang - Sikkim - Darjeeling - Calcutta  

In recent years, there have been some wonderful developments in luxury tourism to Sikkim; the chance to get completely off-the-beaten track in style.

14 days from £4885 p. p.

Tea & Tiffin: Colonial India

Bombay - Shimla - Delhi - Lucknow - Calcutta - Darjeeling  

Delve into India’s colonial past on a private specialist tour which uncovers the history and architecture of the Raj. Visit hill-stations, imperial cities and tea-estates.

15 days from £3995 p. p.

India’s Golden Triangle & Maldives

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Maldives  

Explore the forts and palace of India before kicking back alongside the picture-perfect turquoise lagoons of the Maldives, the ultimate combination of culture and beach.

13 days from £3475 p. p.

A Family Holiday to Kerala

Cochin - Kanam Estate - Backwaters - Marari Beach  

Spices, elephants, backwaters and beaches await you on a family holiday to Kerala, packed with fascinating experiences and a tropical climate, perfect for a winter-sun family adventure.

12 days from £1715 p. p.

Family Holiday to India

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore National Park - Jaipur - Goa  

Colourful, vibrant and exotic; a family adventure to Rajasthan will no doubt spellbind your children. See the Taj Mahal, tigers, forts and palaces before ending on the beach in Goa.

14 days from £2995 p. p.

Hidden Rajasthan

Delhi - Chambal - Ramathra - Bundi - Shahpura - Deogarh - Delwara  

Get off-the-beaten track with a tour of hidden Rajasthan, perfect for a second-time trip to India. Explore the rural heartlands that many skip on their first experience of India.

14 days from £2815 p. p.

Rajasthan in Depth

Delhi - Jaipur - Nimaj - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Rohet - Narlai - Udaipur - Barli - Ranthambore - Ramathra - Agra - Gurgaon  

If you like to travel and leave no stone unturned, then this long itinerary might be one to base your ideas around. Take in all that Rajasthan has to offer seeing it from top to toe.

22 days from £4530 p. p.

The Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Nimaj - Jodhpur - Jawai - Udaipur  

Delve a little deeper into Rajasthan on a private tour that perfectly blends the colourful cities with rural charm, staying in lovely boutique hotels as you travel.

15 days from £2795 p. p.

Kick-back in the Andaman Islands

Calcutta - Andaman Islands - Chennai  

The Andaman Islands are closer to Burma and Thailand than they are to India, and yet they haven’t seen the huge development that has blighted many of these picture-perfect beach destinations.

12 days from £2195 p. p.

Southern Trader: a tour of Kerala and Tamil Nadu

Chennai - Pondicherry - Tanjore - Madurai - Rajakkad - Munnar - Backwaters - Cochin  

This classic route takes you from Chennai (Madras) in Tamil Nadu, through the hills and into the Kerala to see the tea estates, backwaters and ending on the beach.

16 days from £2270 p. p.

Slow Kerala

Cochin - Munnar - Dewalokam - Lake Vembenad - Marari Beach  

Take a leisurely private tour through Kerala, exploring the Cochin, the tea plantations and sleepy villages in the rural heartlands, Lake Vembenad and the backwaters before ending on the beach.

15 days from £1895 p. p.

Slowly down the Ganges – Holy India

Calcutta - Patna - Ganges River - Varanasi - Delhi  

Drift slowly down the Ganges right in the heart of this magical corner of spiritual India, from Varanasi to Patna.

12 days from £1795 p. p.

A Honeymoon to India and Oman

Mumbai - Udaipur - Amanbagh - Ranthambore - Agra - Muscat  

Rajasthan is unquestionably one of the most romantic places on earth, with amazing hotels to match. See the forts and palaces, tigers, the Taj Mahal and kick-back on the beach in Oman to end.

15 days from £5790 p. p.

India Accommodation

This is just an overview of the hotels and lodges we feature, from characterful boutique lodges to luxury hotels. We do have a range of other hotels that we use, so if you don't see from our portfolio what you are looking for, we almost certainly know about it and can help plan an itinerary using it.

Villa at Taj Exotica and Spa Andaman Islands Havelock Luxury Hotel

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Andaman Islands

$ $ $ $ $ Andaman Islands  

The Taj Exotica & Spa Andaman Islands is the first luxury resort to open on the idyllic Havelock Island. The Taj offers 75 spacious villas, all wonderfully located under the canopy of Coconut and Palmyra trees overlooking Radhanagar Beach, one the world’s most picturesque beaches.

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The Sujan Rajmahal Palace, Jaipur, India

Sujan Rajmahal Palace

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

The Sujan Raj Mahal Palace is a gorgeous 18th-century luxury heritage hotel located in Jaipur in India. The boutique 15-room Raj Mahal perfectly blends old-world opulence with a 21st century chic flourish, a kaleidoscopic of colour, regal charm and personalised service that will leave you smiling!

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Dewalokam is a lovely homestay in Kerala in India, complete with an organic farm.

Dewalokam Homestay

$ $ $ $ $ Kerala  

Dewalokam is an utterly mesmerising farm homestay located in Thodupuzha in off-the-beaten track Kerala. An ideal base to truly explore the hidden side to this remarkable corner of India.

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Old Harbour

$ $ $ $ $ Kerala  

The Old Harbour is a stunning boutique heritage hotel located in the heart of Fort Cochin in Kerala, India.

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Claridges Delhi

$ $ $ $ $ Delhi  

Claridges has a great location in the heart of Delhi, a chic 1950s era hotel with a superb lawn and personalised service.

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The Glenburn Penthouse

$ $ $ $ $ Calcutta & North East India  

The Glenburn Penthouse in Calcutta is an exquisite eight-room boutique hotel, offering staggering views over Calcutta’s colonial cityscape.

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Assam Bengal ABN Rajmahal

$ $ $ $ $ Agra, Varanasi and Northern India  

The superb ABN Rajmahal entered service in 2014 and features just 22 en-suite cabins.

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The Rajbari Bawali

$ $ $ $ $ Calcutta & North East India  

The Rajbari Bawali is a lovingly restored 250 year old neo-classical palatial heritage hotel located an hour’s drive south of Calcutta.

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The Manor

$ $ $ $ $ Delhi  

The Manor is a luxury boutique hotel tucked away in the swish district of Friend’s Colony in southern Delhi, offering just 14 rooms.

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47 Jobner Bagh

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

Jobner Bagh is a stylish guest house located in the pink city of Jaipur in Rajasthan offering comfortable rooms and suites.

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Aanavilasam, Kerala, India

Aanavilasam Luxury Plantation House

$ $ $ $ $ Kerala  

The boutique Aanavilasam Luxury Plantation House is located in a 7-acre private estate close to Periyar National Park and the town of Thekkady in Kerala, India.

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Flame of the Forest

$ $ $ $ $ Mumbai, Goa and Central India  

Flame of the Forest is a delightfully homely boutique wildlife lodge located in Kanha National Park in India. Ideal as a base to explore the park on tiger safari.

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Svasara, Tadoba, India

Svasara Tadoba

$ $ $ $ $ Mumbai, Goa and Central India  

Svasara is a delightful wildlife lodge located in the remote Tadoba National Park in Central India, one of the best places to see tiger in the wild in India.

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Chambal Safari Lodge, India

Chambal Safari

$ $ $ $ $ Agra, Varanasi and Northern India  

Chambal Safari Lodge is a small eco-lodge located close to Agra offering a blend of wildlife and cultural experiences in this untouched corner of India.

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Bundi Palace, Rajasthan, India

Bundi Vilas

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

Bundi Vilas is a traditional haveli located in the off-the-beaten track town of Bundi in rural Rajasthan in India, and offers just seven simple rooms.

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Rawla Narlai, Rajasthan, India

Rawla Narlai

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

A hidden gem, Rawla Narlai makes for an ideal off-the-beaten track stop between Jodhpur and Udaipur in Rajasthan is close to Kumbulgarh Fort and Ranakpur Temples.

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ITC Mughal, Agra, India

ITC Mughal

$ $ $ $ $ Agra, Varanasi and Northern India  

The ITC Mughal is a comfortable international hotel located close to the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, set within 25 acres of landscaped gardens featuring Mughal style water gardens and fruit trees.

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Houseboat on Lake Vembenad, India

Houseboat

$ $ $ $ $ Kerala  

A night on a houseboat in the Kerala backwaters is one of South India’s unmissable experiences, and offer a fabulous glimpse into the rhythms of rural life.

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Talayar Valley Bungalow

$ $ $ $ $ Kerala  

Set in Kerala’s hill country near Munnar, Talayar Bungalow is a charming plantation estate, offering peace, comfort and immersive tea country experiences.

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Jalakara

$ $ $ $ $ Andaman Islands  

Jalakara on Havelock island in the Andaman islands is a fabulous low-key luxury hideaway, offering wonderful wellness and nature experiences.

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Dev Shree, Rajasthan, India

Dev Shree

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

Dev Shree is quite possibly the definitive example of the luxury homestay in India; a gorgeous rural residence located near the sleepy village of Deogarh in Rajasthan.

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Khem Villas, Ranthambore, India

Khem Villas

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

Small, boutique and charming, Khem Villas is a delightful and affordable eco-friendly retreat located beside Ranthambore National Park in India.

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Trident Gurgaon, Delhi, India

Trident Gurgaon

$ $ $ $ $ Delhi  

The Trident Gurgaon is a luxury city resort located close to Delhi’s International Airport, perfect for a first or final night on a tour if India.

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Samode Haveli

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

Samode Haveli is a gorgeous traditional haveli hotel in Jaipur, oozing boutique charm and perfect if you want your hotel to be a little bit more Rajasthani.

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Ahilya Fort, Maheshwor, India

Ahilya Fort

$ $ $ $ $ Mumbai, Goa and Central India  

Ahilya Fort is an exceptional 18th century heritage hotel overlooking the Narmada River in Maheshwar in Central India offering a fantastic off-the-beaten track glimpse into rural India.

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Forsyth Lodge

$ $ $ $ $ Mumbai, Goa and Central India  

Forsyth Lodge is a charming wildlife lodge located close to Satpura National Park in Central India, offering 12 charming cottages and one of the best safari experiences to be found in India.

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Ultimate Travelling Camp, Ladakh, India | Luxury Tented Camp | Millis Potter

Ultimate Travelling Camp – Chamba Camp Thiksey

$ $ $ $ $ Western Himalayas  

The Ultimate Travelling Camp is an exceptional luxury tented camp located right under the dramatic Thiksey Monastery in Ladakh and operates from June to September. Offering just 18 elegant tents, it is one of the best opportunities to get off-the-beaten track in style in the whole of India.

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Shakti Ladakh

$ $ $ $ $ Western Himalayas  

Shakti Ladakh is a collection of six exceptional off-the-beaten track village houses that have been upgraded with boutique hotel style bedrooms and offer exceptionally immersive and authentic experiences in Ladakh.

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Shakti Sikkim Village Houses

$ $ $ $ $ Calcutta & North East India  

Shakti Sikkim Villages Houses offer a fantastically authentic and immersive experience in this off-the-beaten-track corner of the Indian Himalayas.

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Shakti Kumaon Village Houses

$ $ $ $ $ Western Himalayas  

The Shakti Village Houses in Kumaon provide one of most immersive, authentic and luxury off-the-beaten track experiences you can find in India.

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360 Leti, Himalayas, India, Shakti

360 Leti

$ $ $ $ $ Western Himalayas  

360 Leti is a luxury mountain retreat located totally off-the-beaten track in the Indian Himalayas offering just four amazing cottages with fantastic views.

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The Oberoi Grand, Calcutta, India

The Oberoi Grand

$ $ $ $ $ Calcutta & North East India  

The Oberoi Grand is a luxury colonial city hotels and the Grand Dame of Calcutta, located right in the heart of the city on Chowringhee Road.

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Glenburn Tea Estate

$ $ $ $ $ Calcutta & North East India  

Glenburn Tea Estate is quite simply the quintessential luxury colonial tea plantation bungalow; flowing with old-world charm, set under the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas close to Raj-era hill station of Darjeeling.

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Vivanta by Taj - Gomti Nagar

Vivanta by Taj – Gomti Nagar, Lucknow

$ $ $ $ $ Agra, Varanasi and Northern India  

Located beside the River Gomti, the imposing Vivanta by Taj – Gomti Nagar in Lucknow is the place to stay in the city, set within 25 acres of landscaped grounds.

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Wildflower Hall, Shimla, Oberoi, India

Wildflower Hall

$ $ $ $ $ Western Himalayas  

Wildflower Hall is located above the colonial hill station of Shimla in the Indian Himalayas and makes for the ultimate luxury mountain retreat.

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Bagh Van, Pench, India, Wildlife Tiger Lodge

Bagh Van

$ $ $ $ $ Mumbai, Goa and Central India  

Bagh Van is a luxury wildlife lodge located in Pench National Park in India offering twelve exceptional cottages and superb tiger safaris into the park.

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Jamtara Wilderness Camp, Pench, India, Wildlife, Safari

Jamtara Wilderness Camp

$ $ $ $ $ Mumbai, Goa and Central India  

Jamtara is a luxury tented camp located close to Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh providing the perfect base for a tiger safari.

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Banjaar Tola

$ $ $ $ $ Mumbai, Goa and Central India  

Banjaar Tola is a luxury wildlife camp overlooking Kanha National Park and features eighteen fantastic safari tents of the highest order.

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Samode Safari Lodge

$ $ $ $ $ Mumbai, Goa and Central India  

Samode Safari Lodge is a delightful wildlife retreat located in Bandhavgarh National Park in India. With just twelve elegant villas, superb service and facilities, it makes for a wonderful wildlife experience.

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Mahua Kothi

$ $ $ $ $ Mumbai, Goa and Central India  

Mahua Kothi is a luxury wildlife lodge located in Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh in India. It offers a world-class safari experiences with facilities to match.

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Pashan Garh, Panna, India

Pashan Garh

$ $ $ $ $ Mumbai, Goa and Central India  

Pashan Garh is a luxury wildlife lodge located in Panna National, close to the wonderful Chandela Temples of Khajuraho and is set within 190 acres of private jungle.

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Taj Mahal Palace

$ $ $ $ $ Mumbai, Goa and Central India  

The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel one of Mumbai’s most iconic buildings, and one of India’s most luxurious hotels. Located right on the harbour next to the Gateway to India, the Taj Mahal is quite simply the best address in town.

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The Leela Goa

$ $ $ $ $ Mumbai, Goa and Central India  

The Leela Goa is a luxury beach resort located on quiet Mobor Beach in Southern Goa offering 206 superb rooms and suites.

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Nadesar Palace, Varanasi, India | Luxury Boutique Hotel | Millis Potter

Nadesar Palace

$ $ $ $ $ Agra, Varanasi and Northern India  

The Nadesar Palace is luxury boutique hotel located in Varanasi that during its history was used by the officers of the East India Company and as a guesthouse of the Maharaja of Benares (Varanasi).

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Oberoi Gurgaon, Delhi, India

The Oberoi Gurgaon

$ $ $ $ $ Delhi  

The Oberoi Gurgaon is a luxury city-resort hotel, located just 15 minutes from Delhi’s International Airport, and has world-class facilities and rooms.

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Amanbagh

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

Amanbagh is simply divine; a rural luxury resort located about two hours from Jaipur, offering both tranquil relaxation and a glimpse into the traditional way of life you will find in the villages that surround the hotel.

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Mihir Garh, Rajasthan, India

Mihir Garh

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

Mihir Garh is a luxury boutique hotel with just nine suites, all with plunge pools and is located on the edge of the Thar Desert south of Jodhpur in Rajasthan.  

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Rohetgarh, Rajasthan, India

Rohet Garh

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

Rohet Garh is a beautiful heritage hotel located just to the south of Jodhpur in Rajasthan and dates from the 17th century.

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The Serai, Jaisalmer-The Royal Suite

The Serai

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

The Serai is a superb luxury tented camp located in the Thar Desert about an hour from Jaisalmer, offering a wonderfully different Rajasthani experience.

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Umaid Bhawan Palace

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

The Umaid Bhawan Palace towers over the Blue City of Jodhpur in Rajasthan and is one of India’s most opulent and grand hotels.

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Devi Garh Fort Palace

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

Devi Garh Fort Palace is simply spell-binding; an 18th century fort with chic, stylish and contemporary minimalist interiors giving it the ultimate blend of old and new.

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Jawai Camp

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

Jawai is a luxury tented camp located mid-way between Jodhpur and Udaipur in Rajasthan and comprises just eight sumptuous tents.

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Raas

Raas

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

Raas is a chic boutique hotel located right under Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort in Rajasthan and is a stunning blend of old-world charm and modern design.

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Chattra Sagar

Chattra Sagar

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

Chattra Sagar is a luxury tented camp, perched on a 100-year old dam mid-way between Jaipur and Jodhpur in Rajasthan.

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Samode Palace

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

Samode Palace is one of Rajasthan’s quintessential heritage hotels, located just 45 minutes north of Jaipur giving you the chance to perfectly blend town and country.

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Bujera Fort

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

Bujera Fort overlooks the ‘Venice of the East’; the magical city of Udaipur. Bujera is a charming boutique hotel with just 14 stylish rooms.

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Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India | Luxury Palace Hotel | Millis Potter Travel

Taj Lake Palace Hotel

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

For many guests, a stay at the Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur is a result of a life-long ambition, and the reality certainly doesn’t disappoint.

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Shahpura Bagh

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

Shahpura Bagh is a delightful boutique rural located mid-way between Jaipur and Udaipur offering the chance to get truly off-the-beaten track in rural Rajasthan for a night or two.

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The Oberoi Udaivilas

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

The Oberoi Udaivilas is a luxury resort and is located on the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur and overlooks the Lake Palace.

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The Oberoi Rajvilas

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

The Oberoi Rajvilas is a luxury resort located just outside of Jaipur in Rajasthan and is set within thirty-two acres of landscaped gardens surrounding and 18th century Hindu temple.

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Taj Rambagh Palace

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

The Taj Rambagh Palace is the grandest and most opulent hotel in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The Rambagh has 85 sumptuous rooms, fantastic facilities and ample grounds.

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Ramathra Fort

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

Far from the madding crowd, the intimate 350-year old Ramathra Fort provides a wonderful glimpse into the unspoilt charm of rural Rajasthan.

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Aman-i-Khas

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

Aman-i-Khas is simply the pinnacle of luxury safari accommodation, a lavish tented camp located beside Ranthambore National Park in India.

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The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore, India

The Oberoi Vanyavilas

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

The Oberoi Vanyavilas is a wonderful luxury tented camp in Ranthambore National Park, India, offering 25 en-suite and air-conditioned tents.

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Purity

$ $ $ $ $ Kerala  

Purity is a luxury boutique located on the banks of Lake Vembenad in Kerala, India featuring just 14 rooms.

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Tented Suite Exterior, Sher Bagh, India, Ranthambore

Sher Bagh

$ $ $ $ $ Rajasthan  

Sher Bagh is a luxury tented camp located in Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan in India offering a truly wonderful safari experience.

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The Oberoi Amarvilas

$ $ $ $ $ Agra, Varanasi and Northern India  

The opulent and elegant Oberoi Amarvilas is by far the best hotel in Agra, with all the exceptional rooms offering exceptional views of the Taj Mahal.

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Imperial Hotel, Delhi, India

The Imperial Hotel

$ $ $ $ $ Delhi  

The Imperial Hotel is Delhi’s most iconic luxury hotel and is located in the heart of Connaught Place. Featuring elegant art deco and colonial design, it simply is the best address in town.

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Reception Exterior, Windermere Estate, Kerala India

Windermere Estate

$ $ $ $ $ Kerala  

Windermere Estate is a mountain retreat located above the tea-producing town of Munnar in Kerala providing fantastic views of the valley below.

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Svatma Tanjore

$ $ $ $ $ Tamil Nadu  

Located in Tanjore, Svatma boutique hotel offers an exquisitely luxurious base for exploring ancient Tamil Nadu’s magnificent Chola heritage.

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Serenity

$ $ $ $ $ Kerala  

Serenity is a lovely boutique plantation house set within a rubber plantation located midway between the backwaters and Lake Vembenad and the hills of Thekkady.

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Marari Beach Resort, Kerala, India

Marari Beach Resort

$ $ $ $ $ Kerala  

Marari Beach Resort is a delightful eco-friendly hotel set within verdant tropical gardens opening out onto the Indian Ocean in Kerala, India.

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Barefoot at Havelock

$ $ $ $ $ Andaman Islands  

Located on one of Asia’s greatest beaches, Barefoot at Havelock Island in India’s idyllic Andaman Islands is the last word in barefoot eco-luxury.

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Palais De Mahe

$ $ $ $ $ Tamil Nadu  

Superbly located in Pondicherry’s French Quarter, Palais de Mahe makes a charming boutique retreat with swimming pool, spa and great French-Indian cuisine.

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Heritage Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Heritage Madurai

$ $ $ $ $ Tamil Nadu  

The Heritage, Madurai’s top hotel, is a peaceful colonial-style retreat ideally located for cultural adventures in Tamil Nadu’s most famous temple city.

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Vivanta by Taj – Fisherman’s Cove

$ $ $ $ $ Tamil Nadu  

The Vivanta by Taj Fisherman’s Cove hotel is a stylish spa retreat near Chennai in Tamil Nadu, offering relaxing beachfront comfort and delicious food.

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Visalam

$ $ $ $ $ Tamil Nadu  

The small heritage hotel of Visalam in Chettinad is a delight, offering a truly authentic glimpse into the rural rhythms and ancient culture of Tamil Nadu.

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Vivanta by Taj – Connemara

$ $ $ $ $ Tamil Nadu  

Chennai’s only luxury heritage hotel, the Vivanta by Taj Connemara offers superb dining, a spectacular swimming pool and a wide range of spa treatments.

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Coconut Lagoon

$ $ $ $ $ Kerala  

Accessible only by boat, Coconut Lagoon is a traditional heritage hotel that offers a magically serene window onto village life in the Kerala backwaters.

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Rajakkad Estate Photo credit: Christophe Bosset/Rajakkad Estate

Rajakkad Estate

$ $ $ $ $ Tamil Nadu  

A heavenly off-the-beaten-track escape in Tamil Nadu’s wooded Palani Hills, Rajakkad Estate offers a very civilised immersion into rural Tamil Nadu life.

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Spice Village, Periyar, Kerala, India

Spice Village

$ $ $ $ $ Kerala  

Spice Village, in the foothills of Kerala’s Western Ghats, is a charming retreat ideal for relaxing and wildlife safaris in nearby Periyar National Park.

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A Beach Symphony, Marari, Kerala, India | Luxury Boutique Hotel

A Beach Symphony

$ $ $ $ $ Kerala  

With four secluded Kerala fishermen’s cottages set on Marari’s white sands, A Beach Symphony offers luxury boutique style and blissful honeymoon privacy.

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philipkutty’s Farm, backwaters, kerala, india

Philipkutty’s Farm

$ $ $ $ $ Kerala  

Set in the sleepy Kerala backwaters, Philipkutty’s Farm is an island homestay offering a truly immersive and rewarding experience of rural village life.

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Malabar House, Cochin, Kerala, India

Malabar House

$ $ $ $ $ Kerala  

Discreetly hidden away in Fort Cochin, Malabar House is a stylish luxury Kerala boutique hotel, and a chic sanctuary of good taste and epicurean delights.

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Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, India | Luxury Palace Hotel

Falaknuma Palace

$ $ $ $ $ Karnataka and the Deccan  

The Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad is one of South India’s finest hotels, and a stay here will transport you to the golden age of nizams and begums.

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Taj West End, Bangalore, India

Taj West End

$ $ $ $ $ Karnataka and the Deccan  

The Taj West End in Bangalore is a deluxe heritage hotel, combining a palpable sense of history with twenty-first century comforts and magnificent gardens.

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Orange Country Kabini, Karnataka, India | Luxury Wildlife Lodge

Orange Country Kabini

$ $ $ $ $ Karnataka and the Deccan  

Undoubtedly one of India’s top wildlife lodges, Orange County Kabini is a luxury Karnataka eco-retreat ideal for safaris in nearby Nagarhole National Park.

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Orange County Coorg, Karnataka, India

Orange County Coorg

$ $ $ $ $ Karnataka and the Deccan  

One of India’s top off-the-beaten-track plantation retreats, Orange County Coorg offers peace, luxury and cultural adventure in Karnataka’s coffee lands.

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Vivanta by Taj Bekal, Karnataka, India

Vivanta by Taj Bekal

$ $ $ $ $ Karnataka and the Deccan  

Located in the sleepiest reaches of northern Kerala, Vivanta by Taj Bekal is a stylish beach and spa hideaway offering blissful seclusion and relaxation.

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Vivanta by Taj Madikeri

Vivanta by Taj Madikeri

$ $ $ $ $ Karnataka and the Deccan  

Set in the rainforest of Karnataka’s Western Ghats, Vivanta by Taj in Madikeri, Coorg, is a heavenly spa retreat offering killer views and utter serenity.

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Neeleshwar Hermitage

$ $ $ $ $ Kerala  

Neeleshwar Hermitage on the Malabar Coast is northern Kerala’s finest beach escape, offering chic style, pampering relaxation and cultural adventure.

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TreeVilla - Exterior, Tranquil, Kerala

Tranquil Plantation

$ $ $ $ $ Kerala  

Tranquil Resort is a serene northern Kerala plantation hideaway offering an authentic chance to experience the rainforest canopy from your own treehouse.

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Brunton Boatyard

$ $ $ $ $ Kerala  

Wonderfully located on the Fort Cochin waterfront, Brunton Boatyard is an atmospheric small luxury hotel, steeped in Kerala’s rich colonial heritage.

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India Experiences

This is a selection of experiences that allow you to see the destination in new and interesting ways. Almost all our experiences include a private guide, and can be then tailored to your particular interests. Indeed, many of the experiences we offer are created individually for our guests, so this list is by no means conclusive. In fact, we leave a couple of our best ideas up our sleeves for when you enquire with us.

Fatehpur Sikri, India

Fatehpur Sikri

Agra, Varanasi and Northern India   View Experience
Gate to Sikandra,Tomb of Akbar (the Great Mughal emperor) at Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Sikandra

Agra, Varanasi and Northern India   View Experience
Itmad-Ud-Daulah's tomb in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. Also known as the Jewel Box or the Baby Taj

Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daulah

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Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Taj Mahal

Agra, Varanasi and Northern India   View Experience
Taj Mahal, Agra, India, Mughal Heritage Walk

Mughal Heritage Walk

Agra, Varanasi and Northern India   View Experience
Two Bengal tiger lying on the road in the jungle. India. Bandhavgarh National Park. Madhya Pradesh.

Bandhavgarh Wildlife Safaris

Mumbai, Goa and Central India   View Experience
Tadoba National Park Wildlife Safaris, India

Tadoba Wildlife Safaris

Mumbai, Goa and Central India   View Experience
Satpura National Park, India

Satpura Wildlife Safaris

Mumbai, Goa and Central India   View Experience
Darjeeling, India Walking Tour of Darjeeling

Walking Tour of Darjeeling

Calcutta & North East India   View Experience
Calcutta, India, Tour of Calcutta

Explore Calcutta

Calcutta & North East India   View Experience
Gharial, Chambal, India

Experiences around Chambal

Agra, Varanasi and Northern India   View Experience
Elephanta Island, Bombay (Mumbai), India

Elephanta Island

Mumbai, Goa and Central India   View Experience
Victoria Terminus, Bombay, Mumbai

Explore Mumbai

Mumbai, Goa and Central India   View Experience
Orchha, India

Orchha

Agra, Varanasi and Northern India   View Experience
Chandela Temples, Khajuraho, India

Chandela Temples of Khajuraho

Agra, Varanasi and Northern India   View Experience
Body & Soul

Evening Aarti Ceremony in Varanasi

Agra, Varanasi and Northern India   View Experience
Sarnath, India

Sarnath

Agra, Varanasi and Northern India   View Experience
Coorg, Karnataka, India

Coorg

Karnataka and the Deccan   View Experience

Mumbai, Goa and Central India

Bombay, or Mumbai as it’s now known by is the beating heart of India, the business centre that draws in countless millions to make their mark in life. In the heart of India, you find the many forests and jungles that are teeming with India’s eclectic mix of wildlife, the most famous being the Royal Bengal Tiger.

Calcutta & North East India

Calcutta is often view by Indiaphiles such as us, as their favourite city in India. The architecture is sublime, from the colonial British building left behind, to the maze of small bustling streets and vibrant art scene. Days can be spent just walking around, immersing yourself in the culture and traditions.

Western Himalayas

India’s western Himalayas are located to the north of Delhi and to the west of Nepal, and consist of rolling foothills leading up to the high peaks in Kashmir and Ladakh.

Agra, Varanasi and Northern India

Agra is home to the Taj Mahal, a building of such immense beauty that every visitor is a taken aback. It is part of the Golden Triangle that links Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and is usually part of a tour of Rajasthan. As you head east you find the city of Varanasi, the spiritual heart …

Andaman Islands

The Andaman Islands are located in the Bay of Bengal between India and Burma. The Andaman’s comprise 325 isles, of which just 26 are inhabited. The islands offer world-class diving, and the beaches are noted for their picture-pefect golden sands and palm-fringed backdrop. The main access point is Port Blair, which has flights from Madras …

Karnataka and the Deccan

Karnataka is one of India’s hidden secrets; a corner of India that few tourists tend to reach, yet is hugely rewarding if you can fit it into your tour of India. To the north you have the Deccan, an area packed with ancient cities and staggering attractions such as Hampi, home to the Vijayanagar Kingdom, …

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is located on the south-eastern corner of India, and has an amazing history dating back thousands of years. This Tamil speaking Dravidean state has seen the powerful Chola and Pallava dynasties leave behind temples of unquestionable beauty.

Kerala

Kerala is located in the south-western tip of India, and is known for its tropical beaches, palm-fringed backwaters and hills of the Western Ghats. Historically, Kerala was the hub of the spice trade, and Cochin (now Kochi) was and is a thriving port that has always been a melting-pot of cultures and people.

Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a part of India that offers something new and exciting around every corner. From the Thar Desert in the west, to the rolling hills of the Aravalli Range and the jungles of Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan’s natural beauty is unquestionably staggering. Rajasthan means ‘Land of the Kings’ and the forts and palaces that …

Delhi

Delhi will usually be your first stop on a tour of India, and it is a city that has so much to offer. From amazing restaurants, markets and architecture, Delhi has something for everyone. Delve into the heart of Mughal Old Delhi, walking through the vibrant bustling bazaars of Chandni Chowk, packed with life, colours …

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Hawa Mahal. Jaipiur, India

January

Visiting India in January

A really good time to travel to India. Rajasthan is lovely, but you can expect cooler evenings and nights. It is a little chilly to be heading into the Himalayas. In the south it is a wonderful time to explore Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

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Kerala Backwaters, South India

February

Visiting India in February

February is considered the absolute peak month to visit Rajasthan and the north of India. The days aren't too hot, and the evenings are lovely to sit outside. In the south, Kerala and Tamil Nadi are at their best.

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Taj Mahal, Agra, India

March

Visiting India in March

It starts to get a little hotter in March, but it is still a perfect time to travel to India. Rajasthan is still wonderful, as too Kerala and the south. Tiger safaris are superb in March, as it gets hotter and the wildlife are drawn to water sources, making sightings better. It is also a good time to travel to the Himalayas.

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Royal Bengal Tiger, India

April

Visiting India in April

April is when the heat starts to build up in India. Rajasthan is starting to get pretty hot, with temperatures making their way into the 30s (degree C), but you have lovely temperatures in the evenings. It is a good time to wander up into the foothills of the Himalayas. Tiger sightings are superb in April. Its the last month of dry weather in Kerala before the monsoons generally arrive in May.

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Jawai Camp, Rajasthan, India

May

Visiting India in May

This is one of the best times to visit the hill-station of Shimla, and also up north in Srinagar. Ladakh opens up for the season, and being a high altitude desert, doesn't get affected by the monsoons. It starts to get really quite hot in Rajasthan, but usually the hotels start to release excellent offers. It is again another great month for wildlife safaris before the parks close for the monsoon. The monsoon arrives first in the south so Kerala and Tamil Nadu are probably worth trying to visit earlier in the year.

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Stakna monastery with view of Himalayan mountains - it is a famous Buddhist temple in,Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

June

Visiting India in June

June is a perfect month to head far up into the high Himalayas in Ladakh. The Hemis Festival usually takes place in June, and there are some superb luxury camps to stay in. Rajasthan is at its hottest, well into the 40s by day. The wildlife parks close at the end of June, but it is still possible to visit and given the undergrowth is so parched, wildlife sightings are superb. The monsoon arrives in Rajasthan and lower foothills at the end of June, so a visit to Shimla might just work earlier in the month.

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Shakti Ladakh Village Walks, India

July

Visiting India in July

July is again superb for Ladakh and Srinagar, maybe look at the superb Shakti Village Houses, well off the beaten track and such an amazing, immersive experience. The monsoon has now arrived in Rajasthan and the lower foothills, turning India green and lush. The rains bring the temperatures down into the mid 30s, but it is still very humid.

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Beautiful scenic view - ancient Stongde Buddhist Monastery (Gompa) and traditional Tibet village against the background of barren mountain wall in Suru valley, Ladakh, Himalaya, Jammu & Kashmir, India

August

Visiting India in August

The monsoon continues, but in the rain shadow, Ladakh and Kashmir are perfect. In Rajasthan, the monsoon tends to ease off a little and the hotels all offer superb rates. As it is close to the Thar Desert, the state doesn't get as much rain as other areas, making a trip possible.

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Lake Pichola, Rajasthan, Udaipur, India

September

Visiting India in September

September is India's secret month. Lush and green after a few months of monsoon, the temperatures have returned back down and the humidity has fallen. There are some superb hotel offers in September in India. It is the final month to visit Ladakh before it closes for the season.

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Tea Fields near Munnar, Kerala, India

October

Visiting India in October

October is back into the high-season for Rajasthan, with lovely temperatures and it will be green and lush after the monsoon rains. The tiger parks start to reopen from mid-October, the regrown undergrowth, however, makes wildlife sightings harder. Down south and Kerala and Tamil Nadu are back to their best. The Himalayan Foothills open up, and the views are superb.

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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

November

Visiting India in November

November is considered the best month to visit Rajasthan and most of India. The views are at their best in the Himalayas, whether it is Sikkim or the Western Himalayas. Kerala and Tamil Nadu are both good to visit in November, although you get a little rain at night.

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Tea Fields near Munnar, Kerala, India

December

Visiting India in December

December is lovely to India India. The temperatures ease off, meaning you can spend most of the day exploring. It gets a little chilly at night in Rajasthan, but is perfect by day. It is a superb time to visit Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It gets a little chilly up in the Himalayas. India is a wonderful destination over the Christmas Holidays.

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