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The chaos of India finds its counterpoint in tranquil backwaters, serene wildlife reserves and bejewelled palaces, creating a never-to-be-forgotten experience. The clamour, the smells and the colours of India create a spectacular sensual feast. From vibrant cities and quiet backwaters to some of the highest mountain ranges on the planet, this majestic country promises a never-to-be-forgotten luxury India holiday experience. Discover magnificent mosques and palaces infused by incense and strewn with vibrant flower tributes.  Haggle in the noisy markets flanked by henna-painted women in their bright gold jewellery. There is simply so much to savour. To watch the sun set over the Taj Mahal, to tread the ramparts of Amber Fort or to visit the pink city of Jaipur...these are moments of unforgettable inspiration. Nor would any visit to India be complete without escaping the metropolitan hubbub to go tiger spotting in deepest Ranthambhore National Park, lodging in a luxury tented camp. Drift south to the tranquil canals and lagoons of Kerala for a sojourn on board a beautiful houseboat feasting on Spice Coast cuisine, or unwind a while on Goa’s bohemian beaches where the Portuguese heritage adds a European air. Across the country, spa resorts offer signature Ayurvedic treatments and spirit reviving therapies. Never have the senses been so fully engaged or the soul so thrillingly stirred. In 2017 India has been announced as the UK’s Year of Culture to mark cultural ties between our two countries and to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence. The India-UK Year of Culture will be a curated programme that gives audiences in India and the UK access to inspirational, engaging and diverse art, music, theatre, design, performing arts, film and literature.

India Essentials

Approx. Flight Times London to Mumbai: 8 hours 30 minutes. London to Delhi: 8 hours 20 minutes.
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India Hotels & Itineraries

Introducing some of the best 5 star resorts in India.

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Best experiences in India

  • Take a photography tour with a professional photographer and former street child who will introduce Delhi's amazing sights whilst narrating the story of his survival
  • Spot tiger and other native wildlife in Bandhavgarh National Park
  • Tour Bollywood, with exclusive access to film and television sets during filming and the opportunity to meet the stars
  • Cruise Kerala's backwaters and observe daily life on the riverbanks from the comfort of a traditional house boat
  • Hire a vintage Ambassador car for a unique sightseeing experience
  • Enjoy a rejuvenating treatment on a spa boat over the mystical waters of Lake Pichola

When is the best time to visit India?

The best time to visit India is from October to March. The monsoon season occurs from May to September with high rainfall particularly in the south, although hotel offers are at their most attractive during this time.

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Our team travel extensively, getting under the skin of every destination and hotel that we feature while building key connections and relationships along the way. In-depth knowledge of a destination is only part of what is required to curate a couture holiday experience; we also get to know you and what matters to you, meaning you receive genuine recommendations and a truly individual travel experience, and our Carrier Masterclasses ensure our travel experts are the best in the industry at tailoring bespoke and unique holidays.

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Carrier has been tailoring holidays worldwide for over 35 years and has firmly established its reputation as one of the leaders in the luxury holiday market. We have been voted ‘Favourite Tour Operator’ by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine more times than any other company in the past decade, and have been featured in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine’s Top 10 Tour Operators for 2016. Carrier has also won several national travel industry accolades, including ‘Luxury Tour Operator of the Year’ from TTG Luxury and Advantage Travel Centres.

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