5 Must See Places To Visit In India During Your Luxury Holiday

BY Daniel Hales

From shimmering oases and Bengal tigers, to colourful markets, beautiful tea plantations and palm-lined beaches – you’ll be guaranteed your choice of magical experiences when planning your luxury holiday to India.

In fact, the choice can be rather overwhelming, even for the most experienced global traveller! That’s why the perfect tailor-made holiday to India is based around the areas that will excite you the most, so that you can make the most of this incredibly vast and diverse country.


India’s chaotic capital is a popular starting point when travelling in India. This huge metropolis has everything, not least an authentic charm built up over the course of its status as the political epicentre of several empires.

You can take in this history with a visit to where Mahatma Gandhi is remembered with an eternal flame at the Raj Ghat on the Yamuna River and a walk along the Rajpath that takes you through India Gate. The busy markets that surround the famous Red Fort in Old Delhi are the place to experience what makes this city so special.

Delhi’s location in the country’s north is also the starting point for Golden Triangle holidays in India and ideally placed as a base for exploring other, more tranquil, areas in the north like the Thar Desert and Ranthambore National Park.

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is one of the world’s most famous landmarks and was voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Its stunning symmetry and white marble simply have to be seen to appreciate the Taj Mahal’s true beauty. It’s the perfect setting for a romantic honeymoon in India and is also part of the famous Golden Triangle tour of India.

The Taj Mahal is situated in the city of Agra, the capital of the Mughal Empire, which also boasts the huge red sandstone structure of Agra Fort, which is also very worthy of a visit, as is the ancient town of Fatehpur Sikri.


Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan – the largest, and some would say the most magical, state in India.

The best way to experience the Pink City on your tailor-made holiday in India is on foot, exploring the bazaars that will take you back in time to when the city was built by forward-thinking Maharajas. Amidst the mayhem lie famous landmarks such as the beautifully intricate City Palace and its pink neighbour, the Hawa Mahal.

Other worthy attractions include Jaipur’s royal observatory, Jantar Mantar, and Amer Fort – a beautiful hilltop fort to end any tour of India’s Golden Triangle in style.


If you’d like to see some wildlife on your luxury holiday in India, then you’re in for a treat.

Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan is one of the country’s top sites for spotting the majestic Bengal tiger in its natural habitat. Numbers have been rising recently too, making sightings more likely.

This playground of the Maharajas is teeming with all kinds of life, from langur monkeys and sloth bears to hornbills and parakeets.

And Rajasthan itself is a truly magical destination, with imposing hilltop forts and miles of golden desert, it’s a truly spectacular place to base your luxury holiday to India around.


The state of Kerala on India’s south western coast is famous for its natural beauty.

Its Malabar Coast has a tropical climate and its white, sandy beaches are the perfect place to relax.

Kerala’s backwaters are famous for the lazy, slow pace of living, and the emerald water, houseboat cruises and quaint, traditional architecture complement this perfectly.

Head further inland and you’ll reach the stunning Western Ghats – Kerala’s rolling green hills and home to some of India’s best tea plantations.


Yonder is a specialist India tour operator, including tailor-made, luxury holidays to India which can include any of the must see places discussed in this article.

Previous holidays which we’ve booked include India’s Golden Triangle and Tigers tour, a culture, wildlife and backwaters tour in Kerala and the hidden India Rajasthan tour. These can be great inspiration for your own itineraries.

We can also arrange luxury holidays which explore all the different aspects of India such as our Incredible India tour.


All Yonder itineraries are crafted on a tailor-made, one-off basis, so you can be sure that your holiday will be as individual as you are.