India its most most alluring

Explore the verdant ‘Beautiful South’ of India. Discover great cities, go in search of tigers, and experience the real India. Join us for a fascinating, perfect introduction to an extraordinary, intoxicating country. Begin in Kochi, the ‘old Cochin’ that is gateway to an idyllic, land of labyrinthine waterways where traditional houseboats drift along, and to forested uplands dotted with tea and spice plantations. Fly north to mesmerising Delhi, and explore the City of Love, Agra, and the Pink City of Jaipur. Ranthambhore’s tigers, colourful traditional dance shows and cooking demonstrations from your welcoming hosts all add to the pleasure of a wonderful Indian tour.


  • See Agra’s glorious Fort and the immortal Taj Mahal
  • Go in search of Ranthambhore’s tigers on two included safaris
  • Spend a night on a traditional Kettuvallam houseboat
  • A morning food tour in Delhi, sightseeing and a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi
  • Riding the Gatimaan Express – India’s fastest train – from Delhi to Agra
  • Explore Kochi, and discover its famous Chinese fishing nets
  • A visit to Jaipur's City Palace and the Amber Fort
  • Discover the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri
  • Idyllic Periyar's spice plantation and wildlife sactuary
  • Enjoy cookery demonstrations, and traditional dance and martial arts performances


  • 13 nights’ half-board accommodation staying in Cochin (2 nights), Periyar (2), aboard a traditional houseboat (1), Delhi (2), Agra (1), Ranthambhore (2) and Jaipur (3), plus one night on the aircraft
  • Five lunches
  • Return flights to Kochi, via Muscat (returning from Jaipur via Muscat)
  • An internal flight from Kochi to Delhi
  • A ride on the Gatimaan Express from Delhi to Agra
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel throughout
  • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager