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Tailor Made Luxury Sightseeing, Walking and Cycling Holidays to India

As the top wildlife and luxury travel specialists for India, The Explorations Company creates extraordinary, off the beaten path, utterly customised experiences for our demanding travellers.

Our holidays and safaris to India offer such great diversity, from extravagant, rich palaces in Rajasthan, where one can meet the Maharajah and his family, to wildlife-rich parks in Madhya Pradesh where the finest tiger safaris are conducted, to the gentle solitude of the Himalayas, where one can explore this region on foot, perhaps staying in village houses or a luxury lodge, whilst soaking up the atmosphere and learning about the local culture.

“So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked.” Mark Twain



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The Explorations Company, where no two journeys have ever been the same

Travel south to Kerala, a heady tropical region with its small, colonial houses, beaches and backwaters where one can languish dreamily on a houseboat, absorbing the atmosphere of this exquisite area.

Wherever you travel, it gets under your skin! From the mind-numbing chaos of rush-hour in Delhi, to the aching stillness of a Himalayan dawn; from the haunting echo of a temple bell calling upon God to one of nature’s most sublime creations, the tiger – striped, silent and deadly in the dappled shade of the jungle which you can experience on tiger safaris.

The swirling colours of a tribal market clash with the serene, austere beauty of the desert. There is choice in everything and little secret corners and delicious surprises that make your holiday come alive with the thrill of an unexpected encounter.

A lunch stop with a charming family somewhere or sundowners atop a tiny fortress in the middle of nowhere; this is what we try to do at the Explorations Company, to reveal the old, traditional India – quirky and colourful and still alive in the 21st century, if only you know where to look.

We place you in areas that lift your soul! Whether it is at a monastery in Sikkim, where you stop and listen to a priest chanting his ritual in spiritual surroundings, walking holidays in the Himalayas with your Sherpa guide, cycling holidays in India, or on a houseboat in Kerala, having a cookery demonstration, travelling on a gondola on the lake in Udaipur, holding court with elders in Jodhpur, horse-riding in the Aravalli Hills, camel trekking in the desert or taking a boat down the Bhramaputra on one of our Assam holidays, being taken on a houseboat or fly-fishing in Kashmir, or antiques shopping in Tamil Nadu – the options are endless.

Our tailor made luxury holidays to India are based around your individual interests. We also carefully hand-pick every place we select for our clients, places of character, comfort, great location, of course, excellent food!

Much of our knowledge comes from having lived in these regions, having inside information that transforms your holiday from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Some of the excursions are not available to the general tourist and we have developed these ideas over time with a handful of carefully selected guides that are known to us.

As India is such a large continent, please choose one of the regions below for ideas or call one of our specialists to start tailoring your perfect luxury India holiday.

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100% Tailor Made

- Utterly designed and tailored around you and your requirements

- Totally unique every time you travel with us

- The very best hand picked guides which can make the difference between a  good and an outstanding holiday

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Priceless Knowledge

- Established over 30 years ago we have been around longer than most

- Our specialists come from, have lived in or travelled extensively in the regions we cover

- Unparalleled knowledge provides you with the best possible experience

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Making a difference

- Philanthropy is our philosophy

- Our founding principle is to always ‘put something back’

- An amount from each holiday is donated to our selected conservation and humanitarian charities

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As a guide, the cost of our extraordinary and utterly bespoke journeys tends to start from $1200 per person per day excluding international flights.

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