Luxury India Vacations 2024/2025

From the high Himalayas to the backwaters of Kerala, India offers spectacular natural beauty in every shape and form, ensuring your luxury travel in India is something you will not forget.

  • Bespoke customized vacations
  • Around-the-clock support from our team of travel specialists
  • A carefully curated collection of India’s luxury hotels
  • Unique experiences led by trusted private guides

India cannot be easily described or summed up. It's a beautiful mix of people and places, a patchwork quilt of a thousand polarised traditions and cultures brought together into one colorful expression.

A luxury vacation in India is something that will exceed your expectations. Explore India's rural heartlands to see the Royal Bengal Tiger and sample India's authentic village life. Watch history come to life in the remaining colonial and Mughal architecture, as well as the palaces of Rajasthan. Whether you are searching for your perfect honeymoon, want an in-depth luxury cultural tour, or a family wanting to create life-changing memories on a family adventure, we'll tailor a private tour that is just right for you.

Everything we do is customized - our itinerary suggestions are simply starting points to get the ideas flowing, as we always start with a blank piece of paper and build your ideal journey from there on a personalized basis. We use the very best staff in India, from expert private guides to amazing drivers using the best vehicles, ensuring your vacation to India runs seamlessly.

Between the team at Scott Dunn, we have spent many years living, working, and traveling through India. India is a place where specialist knowledge of the destination is essential when planning a tour to the subcontinent, and that's where Scott Dunn comes in. We love India, and we simply want you to love it too.

Luxury India Tours

We’ve traveled the length and breadth of India and tested every possible route to enable us to curate itineraries that work absolutely seamlessly. Taking in the country’s many highlights at just the right pace – our India tour ideas are packed with unique experiences and handpicked hotels, delivering unforgettable travel moments.

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Top Luxury Hotels in India

Our specialists consistently review countless luxury hotels in India so that we can recommend only the very best ones to match your preferences. Whether you want to stay at the hottest property in the area or are looking for somewhere with rustic charm, our handpicked selection of hotels has every angle covered for your vacation to India.

Meet Our Expert on Luxury Vacations to India

Ellis Valentine

Asia Specialist

My desire to see the world began from a young age and my wanderlust has taken me to many places since, though none has struck me quite like India. My love of the Subcontinent began when I traveled overland from Chennai to Delhi back in 2011, where I had the opportunity to see some extraordinary places, meet some incredible people and of course eat delicious and surprisingly varied food.

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Key information about India

  • Best time to visit: October to March
  • Flight time: between 17 to 13 hours depending on departure location
  • Time difference: +10.5 hours EST, +13.5 hours PST
  • Currency: Indian rupee

FAQs about our India luxury vacations

  • When is the best time to go to India?

    The best time to go to India is from October to March when the weather tends to be warmer and drier – without being too hot. However, it’s important to note that during December and January, certain regions like Rajasthan will experience cooler weather and increased chances of fog.

    For shoulder seasons and excellent value for money, April to May is an excellent time to visit, although humidity increases along with the chance for thunderstorms.

    If you’re determined to travel between June through September, we recommend keeping to the foothills of the Himalayas, avoiding the monsoon season currently happening in India’s other regions.

    Visit our best time to visit India page to learn more about India’s climate and seasonal highlights.

  • What activities can I do on a vacation to India?

    India is primarily a culture-focused vacation, so expect a lot of historical buildings and markets, incredible food tours, and native wildlife.

    Get involved in traditional ceremonies, explore cities on privately guided walking tours, and hike India’s countryside while immersing yourself in village life. These are just a few of the activities you can expect to do on a luxury vacation to India.

    Check out the rest of the unique experiences we offer on our vacations.

  • What's the best way to get around India?

    Depending on where you are traveling between, we recommend transferring by private car, train (if the route allows) or internal flights.

    For our guests who are traveling around Rajasthan, we usually arrange everything overland so they keep the same driver and just pick up different guides in each location. To get a glimpse at how it works, this itinerary is all overland until the final stop where we would then fly guests back to Delhi to fly back to their home destination.

  • Are luxury India vacations suitable for families?

    Luxury India vacations are suitable for families, but ideally for those with older children. Not only are trips here more culturally-focused, meaning less to keep little ones engaged, but the cuisine and accommodation aren’t necessarily set up to support the travel of young or infant children.

    That said, India vacations make for some of the most memorable family trips. With a culture so vibrant and unique, it’s one of those destinations that will have you and your loved ones gawking in awe at all that surrounds you and eagerly talking late into the night about what’s to come.

  • Can I book a luxury India vacation for my honeymoon?

    Absolutely! Our travel specialists are always on hand to create your perfect honeymoon in India.

    India exudes romance and adventure, and that’s not only because it has one of the world's most romantic monuments. From lush beaches and intrepid safaris to gorgeous sites in Rajasthan, a honeymoon in India doesn’t just tick off a bucket-list destination, it offers a taste of so many different types of experiences that you’ll get to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime occasion.

  • Where do your India luxury vacations fly from?

    Guests can get to most major cities in India from the US. There are direct flights from New York, Chicago, and San Francisco to Delhi, Newark to Mumbai, and Seattle or San Francisco to Bangalore.

    Regardless of where you are in the US, we can arrange your travel to India, taking the hassle out of long-haul flights and organizing any connections on your behalf.

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday

Why Choose Scott Dunn for Your Luxury India Vacation?

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Unique to you

  • We listen to your travel goals and craft unique trips that are personalized to you.
  • We’re with you every step of your life’s travel journey, from honeymoons to family trips and beyond.

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Seamless Service

  • Global offices in the UK, US, and Singapore for 24/7 seamless service.
  • We offer flexibility if your plans change so you can book with confidence and peace of mind.

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Curated Collection

  • We’ve curated an elevated collection of accommodation, experiences, and guides.
  • Committed to fostering close global relationships to continue bringing you unique experiences.

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Luxury in every sense

  • We deliver a sense of luxury that matters most to you.
  • Awarded Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Travel Specialists in the World 10 years in a row.

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