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India: Amazing Tiger Safari & Classic Taj Mahal
£1199pp

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India & Maldives: Rajasthan & All-Inclusive Paradise
£3099pp

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India : Palaces of Rajasthan & Ganges of Varanasi
£1399pp

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14-nights

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India : Palaces & Deserts of Rajasthan
£1099pp

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11-nights

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India: The Golden Triangle
£899pp

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India & Nepal: Golden Triangle & Kathmandu Valley
£2199pp

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India : Rajasthan & Ranthambore Tiger Safari
£1399pp

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13-nights

Things to do in India

Books inspired by India

Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your India holiday

Around India in 80 Trains

Monisha Rajesh

Rajesh embarks on a 40,000km adventure across India, riding 80 trains of varying degrees of luxury. During her travels she encounters a host of interesting and quirky fellow travellers and amazing escapades. This is a well-written travelogue and an ode to the pleasures of train travel in all its forms.

Tuk-tuk for Two

Adam Fletcher

Author Adam Fletcher embarks on a thoroughly enjoyable journey through south-west India in a tuk-tuk race with a woman he's just met. Sometimes it feels like you're right there with them!

Shantaram

Gregory David Roberts

An absolute epic masterpiece of fiction writing set largely in and around Mumbai. It'll take a while to finish but it's beautifully written and worth every indulgent moment.

The White Tiger

Aravind Adiga

Prize-winning novel about a boy from a poor village in India who eventually begins working as a chauffeur for a rich man in Delhi. He wants access to that wealthy world, with murderous consequences. This is an incredible read and presents a truthfully raw and shocking India that'll force you to question your morals.

These Foolish Things (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)

Deborah Moggach

The book that inspired "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" movie. It's about a group of strangers who leave England for a new life together in India. They find things aren't quite what they expected - but learn to live and love again through the eccentricities and surprises. Brings a gloriously-depicted India to life and will make you want to go!

A Suitable Boy

Vikram Seth

The tale of Lata and her mother's attempts to find her a suitable husband. It covers three families over a period of time and depicts an India trying to find its voice and on the verge of change. This is beautifully written, slow-paced and epic in its scope and narrative.

India Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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7th May 2022 by Phil and Garth

10 stunning photography locations in Jaipur, India

Our grand tour of India took us to Jaipur – India’s ancient Royal city and the capital of the state of Rajasthan. It took us 4 hours to reach Jaipur by bus from Pushkar. As we drove into the city we realised it’s another big modern city, until you get to the heart of the old walled city where things get much more interesting. Garth being the photographer absolutely loved Jaipur, there are so many photo opportunities. In this post we thought we’d share our 10 most stunning locations for...

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7th May 2022 by Phil and Garth

Survival guide to Indian railways sleeper trains

In this post we’ll show you how we experienced travelling across India in a small group tour using the famous sleeper trains. We’ll give you our tips and advice for surviving Indian sleeper trains and what the train classes mean plus what facilities you can expect to find on board....

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6th February 2022 by Phil and Garth

Top 10 things to do in Kolkata, India

Kolkata was the capital of India under the rule of the British Raj from 1773 until 1911 when the capital was relocated to Delhi. It was named ‘Calcutta’ by the British and was the Empire’s most important trading post in the far east because of its strategic location on the Hooghly River that runs through the city. Today Kolkata is India’s 3rd largest city and is considered to be India’s cultural and artistic capital. Where people come for literature, performing arts, music and the...

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3rd August 2021 by Phil and Garth

Experience Kolkata, India in 60 Seconds

Read our full review and sightseeing guide to Kolkata, India on our travel blog philandgarth.com...

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11th July 2021 by Phil and Garth

The best things to do in Varanasi, India

Varanasi is a place that has always intrigued us. It’s India’s holiest city where people come to die, and Hindu pilgrims come to pray and wash away their sins. We found Varanasi to have an incredible energy, it’s an unforgettable place, just be ready for a bit of a culture shock. In this Varanasi travel guide we’ll show you the best places to visit in Varanasi in 2 days plus all the best things to do in Varanasi and the surrounding area....

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11th July 2021 by Phil and Garth

Experience Varanasi, India in 60 Seconds

Read our full review and sightseeing guide to Varanasi on our travel blog philandgarth.com...

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25th June 2021 by Phil and Garth

Experience Goa in 60 Seconds

Here's a quick taster of what Goa in India is like...