India is a truly magical place filled with culture, colour and history. It’s also the 7th largest country in the world, which can make it difficult to know where to start.
In the north there are the snow-capped Himalayas, the world wonder; the Taj Mahal, and India’s most sacred city, Varanasi. If you head South, you’ll find the village of Hampi, where ruins of what was once the greatest Hindu Empire stretch over 10 miles, afterwards you can move towards the tranquil Kerala backwaters, for a beer and a taste of traditional Indian food. In Western India you can find the backpacker-friendly paradise beach of Goa, the bustling city of Mumbai, and the historic forts of Rajasthan. Basically, wherever you go there’s always some incredible sight to see.
Our Book Your Trip page offers tours which ease you in to the often overwhelming lifestyle of India, and makes sure that you get to see as much as possible on your gap year. It also doesn’t hurt that most tours offer transport and accommodation in the price as well, which saves you from the risk of missing any overnight trains or chicken buses.
You can choose to travel India extensively in one trip, or add it on to larger multi-country package. If you’d like to experience India at a personal level, you can choose to volunteer to work with underprivileged children and communities, or even cycle around India.
The beauty is that it is all pre-packaged for you. Just pick the one you want, save some pennies, and contact GYT via the enquiry page and a consultant will get back to you. Before you know it you’ll be starting a trip of a life time.
Travel across this huge country on this adventure tour. In the north witness pilgrims performing ancient ceremonies on the ghats of Varanasi and marvel at the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra.
Wander around modern and ancient Delhi, revel in the Mughal magnificence of the Taj Mahal and Fatephur Sikri, visit rural villages and historic forts, explore India’s vibrant cities
If you’re going to India on your gap year, this flight bargain will get you there in comfort and for an absolute steal.
Fly into the intoxicating chaos of Delhi before making your way south to chill out on the beaches of Goa.
Travel to India and Nepal on a tour from Delhi to Kathmandu. Visit the Taj Mahal of Agra, the sacred River Ganges, and the birthplace of Buddha in Lumbini.
An exciting two week tour that takes in Jaipur, the legendary Taj Mahal, the incredible carved temples of Khajuraho and the colourful city of Varanasi, right on the banks of the holy Ganges.
Drink in a kaleidoscope of colour and culture, experience spiritual Varanasi along the Ganges, marvel at the Taj in Agra, wander vibrant cities, revel in the colourful villages of Rajasthan.
Relax in the calm backwaters, experience a local homestay, chill out on quiet beaches, sample South Indian cuisine.
Enjoy a fast-paced adventure, experience the Taj Mahal at sunrise, uncover bustling cities, capture colourful Rajasthan in the viewfinder, relax on quiet beaches in Goa.
Cover the incredible landscape of Rajasthan on two wheels, search for tigers in Ranthambore National Park, cycle through remote villages, enjoy the rich and varied history of Northern India