India

Overview

A world of elephants and tigers, turmeric-coloured villages, coconut-studded coastlines and dazzling cities – India's magic will never cease to amaze you.

Delhi is the second most poulated metropolis in India after Mumbai, is full of stunning temples, ancient tombs and amazing architecture. It is also a great starting point for the journey to Agra to see the Taj Mahal, and south to tour around majestic Rajasthan, otherwise known as the Land of Kings.

Rajasthan is known as the Land of Kings, and to travel around this magnificent region is to immediately see why. Comprising the Great Indian Desert and the Aravalli Range, one of the world’s oldest mountain ranges, Rajasthan is bursting with culture, art and rich cultural traditions. The shopping here is fantastic and you can buy your entire baggage allowance worth in knick knacks in absolutely no time at all.

Furthest north, we can organise luxury safaris, fishing trips and hiking in India’s beautiful, mountainous region such as an exhilarating motorbike trip through the valleys, visting the villages or simply doing a spot of yoga over the most inspiring views in the world.

Home to some of India’s most beautiful parks including Kanha National Park and Pench National Park, central India is perfect for off the beaten path safaris. We have handpicked a number of luxury lodges, tented camps and safaris where you can relax and view the amazing wildlife indigenous to the region.

Southern India most definitely moves at a slower pace of life than the north and is more traditional, and is a lot more rustic than Rajasthan for example. For the best beaches we recommend going west towards Kerala.

If you’re looking for an exciting way to do India, Lightfoot Travel has got just the thing for you. Soak up the pulsating energy of Delhi’s sounds, sights and aromas. Trek the twists and turns of the Himalayas and sink into your luxury lodge at sunset. Go on a tiger safari in Madya Pradesh and enjoy camel festivals in Rajasthan. You can even ride a classic Royal Enfield Bullet motorbike through the sun-soaked hills of Ladakh. To slow down, head for the sandy beaches and tranquil backwaters of Kerala staying on a traditional houseboat or a boutique beachside property. And let’s not forget India’s atmospheric train journeys, colonial tea trails, or her most iconic of palaces, the magnificent Taj Mahal.

Sound like your cup of chai? India can be a hard place to travel – some of her infrastructure is as rickety as her rickshaws. We know India well and we work with a great team of English-speaking staff on the ground, so with Lightfoot’s help you can expect a trip as smooth as ghee.

India Regions

Rajasthan

Rajasthan is known as the Land of Kings, and to travel around this magnificent region is to immediately see why.

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Delhi & Agra

Delhi is the second most populated metropolis in India after Mumbai, and home to the country's capital city, New Delhi.

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Northern India

Way up near the Himalayas, Northern India is nestled between the Tibetan plateau, the Thar desert and the Aravalli Range.

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Goa

Goa is Asia’s original beachy backwater – a slow paced sliver of tropical perfection on the Arabian Coast. What is it about Goa that attracts 2 million visitors each year – the golden …

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Mumbai

Welcome to India’s most compelling city – a riotous carnival of sound, colour and culture. From Bollywood studios to vibrant Dharavi shantytowns, and glittering skyscrapers to crumbling …

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Central India

Home to some of India's most beautiful parks including Kanha National Park and Pench National Park, this region of India is perfect for off the beaten path safaris.

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Kerala

Close your eyes and picture palm-fringed golden beaches and rolling emerald hills. See yourself floating along the Backwaters, passing lush jungle, rice terraces, half-lost temples and colon…

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Darjeeling

Seemingly frozen in time, the quintessentially colonial hill station of Darjeeling sits in one of India’s loveliest and picturesque settings. Immense Himalayan peaks loom in the background…

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India Itineraries

A Family Adventure in Kerala

India, Kerala

To this day the region of Kerala is as deeply rooted in the trade that shaped the region as it was thousands of years ago. Kerala is the heart of India’s spice trade; mainly focusing in sp…

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Highlights of Kerala

India, Kerala

Nicknamed ‘God’s own country,’ this south-western state at the tip of India is one of the best places for adventurers to uncover the secrets of India’s traditions. This 12 night t…

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India Properties

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Amanbagh

India, Rajasthan

Situated in the rural foothills of the Aravalli Hills, a 3 hour journey east of Jaipur, Amanbagh is a regal garden estate in the starkly beautiful wilds of Rajasthan. Circled by walls whi…

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Ananda Spa

India, Northern India

Set in the foothills of the tranquil Himalayas, overlooking the Ganges River, Ananda Spa welcomes guests to an extraordinary retreat of spiritual enlightenment, where you’ll discover the u…

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Baghvan

India, Central India

Baghvan Pench Jungle Lodge with its 1950s ambience, is surrounded by a lush forest that would make Tarzan feel at home. Each individual lodge has stairs that lead up to a covered jungle r…

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Banjaar Tola

India, Central India

Situated on the banks of the Banjaar River, Banjaar Tola overlooks the lush forests and grassy meadows of Kanha National Park. The latest addition Taj Safaris' portfolio of lodges in Madya P…

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Chamba Camp, Diskit

India, Northern India

In 2016, in northern India, a once-in-a-lifetime experience is touching down for just five short months. From May to October, nomadic super luxury camp Chamba Camp, Diskit will be operationa…

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Chamba Camp, Thiksey

India, Northern India

Experience splendid isolation in the lap of luxury at the exclusive Chamba Camp at Thiksey in Ladakh, a region renowned for its dramatic scenery, colourful culture and breathtaking landscape…

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Chhatra Sagar

India, Rajasthan

Situated on the banks of a picturesque dam in rural Nimaj, between Jaipur and Jodhpur, Chhatra Sagar is a remote, luxury tented camp offering travellers a romantic and unforgettable experien…

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Kohima Camp

India, Northern India

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime at Kohima Camp, a unique concept from The Ultimate Travelling Camp. This nomadic luxury camp is set on the hillside in lush rainforest in Nagaland, the …

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Lebua Resort, Jaipur

India, Rajasthan

Formerly Devi Ratn, Lebua Resort, Jaipur epitomises the vibrant culture of Rajasthan. Located just 10kms from Jaipur city the hotel retains India's old world charm and offers a fabulous dest…

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Mahua Kothi

India, Central India

The charming lodge, just a stone’s throw away from the renowned Tiger reserve of Madhya Pradesh, is a luxurious getaway for the wildlife lover. Nestled adjacent to the scenic Bandhavgar…

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Mary Budden Estate

India, Northern India

Set on five acres of land almost 8,000 feet above sea level, within the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary in India’s middle Himalayan Mountains, this secluded luxury boutique hotel is a haven of p…

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Neeleshwar Hermitage

India, Kerala

A luxury tropical hideaway set in a secluded palm grove by the Arabian Sea in North Kerala, Neeleshwar Hermitage has been built in keeping with local traditions. Overlooking a long stretch o…

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Orange County Coorg

India, Southern India

Perched by the Cauvery River and bordered by vast forests, Orange County is the perfect accommodation when visiting Coorg. It is a working plantation resort filled with the comforting aroma …

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Pashan Garh

India, Central India

Get the best of both worlds with your stay in Pashan Garh, just 19 miles from Khajuraho, the world-famous site of 10th century Hindu stone temples and Panna National Park – home to the Be…

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Raas

India, Rajasthan

Boasting truly magnificent views over Meherangarh Fort and in the heart of the bustling walled city of Jodhpur, it would be hard to beat the chic address of Raas and location is paramount wh…

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Raas Devigarh

India, Rajasthan

Raas Devigarh is housed in an incredibly romantic 18th-century palace in the village of Delwara, a 45 minute drive from Udaipur. It was, until the mid-20th century the royal residence of the…

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Rambagh Palace

India, Rajasthan

Set in 47 acres of manicured gardens in the centre of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, in India, the Rambagh Palace is one of the world’s most famous palace hotels. With stunning India…

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Rawla Narlai

India, Rajasthan

Rawla Narlai, now a heritage hotel, is located in the heart of a typical Rajasthan village bustling with activity and bursting with color. Comfortable rooms with modern bathrooms blend wi…

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Samode Haveli

India, Rajasthan

Samode Haveli is a boutique hotel offering personalised service. It has been meticulously restored and integrated into a unique contemporary property. This unique atmosphere blending all …

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Shakti 360 Leti

India, Northern India

Offering a truly unique experience, this world-class camp is located deep within the Indian Himalayas with breathtaking views and ultra luxurious accommodation. Combining luxury and adven…

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Sher Bagh

India, Rajasthan

Step back in time at Sher Bagh, a luxurious and eco-friendly tented camp next to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan. This luxury safari camp is ideal for game viewing and spotting tiger…

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Six Senses Fort Barwara, Rajasthan

India, Rajasthan

*NEW FOR 2018*   Six Senses Fort Barwara will feature 48 suites within a restored 700-year old historical fort once owned by the Rajasthani Royal Family. As a bid to retain a grac…

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Taj Lake Palace

India, Rajasthan

Taj Lake Palace rises majestically from a four-acre island in the centre of Lake Pichola with a stunning backdrop of the Aravalli Mountains and Udaipur, in Rajasthan in the north west of Ind…

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The Imperial

India, Delhi & Agra

Built in 1931, The Imperial is an exceptionally grand hotel located near renowned shopping and commercial district Connaught Place in New Delhi. Recognised as one of Asia’s finest hotels, …

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The Leela Palace Udaipur

India, Rajasthan

The Leela Palace Udaipur boasts a fairytale setting on the shores of Lake Pichola, with a spectacular view of the Aravalli Mountains. This magnificent luxury boutique hotel evokes the splend…

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The Lodhi

India, Delhi & Agra

The Lodhi is a hip urban retreat that reflects India’s traditional and modern culture. The superb array of facilities on offer includes four restaurants and bars, a spa, a gym and tennis c…

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The Oberoi Amarvilas

India, Delhi & Agra

There is only one place to stay to view the timeless monument in Agra and that is the Oberoi Amarvilas. Located just 600 meters from the Taj Mahal, Oberoi Amarvilas is the closest hotel to t…

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The Oberoi Rajvilas

India, Rajasthan

Set in thirty-two acres of enchanting gardens filled with verdant trees, fragrant flowers and exotic birdlife, this luxury boutique resort combines magnificent Rajasthani heritage with moder…

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The Oberoi Udaivilas

India, Rajasthan

Udaipur, lake of legendary kings and exquisite palaces is renowned for its majestic architecture and beautiful lakes. The Oberoi Udaivilas, a moated palace adoring the banks of Lake Pichola,…

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The Serai Jaisalmer

India, Rajasthan

The Serai is a luxury, boutique desert camp close to the medieval city of Jaisalmer, Asia’s oldest inhabited fort city. Set in Rajasthan, India, it is the ideal place to escape the crowds …

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Umaid Bhawan Palace

India, Rajasthan

Set within 26 acres of lush gardens and perched high above Rajasthan’s capital Jodhpur, in India, this architectural masterpiece is simply breathtaking and includes a majestic 105-foot cup…

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