Independent India travel


Build your own independent India trip

India is a country of diversity, offering majestic forts that are hundreds of years old, spiritual temples from multiple religions, sun-kissed beaches and vast deserts, not to mention holy cows and of course camels. The cities retain the grandeur of their colonial past with their narrow alleyways coming alive with auto-rickshaws and the air thick with the smell of exotic spices. With our independent India travel modules, you can visit the Dalai Lama's residence set in the mountainous city of Dharamsala, view the religious ceremonies on the Ganges in Varanasi, ride a camel through the desert sand dunes near Jaisalmer to the silk trails of the South in Kerala.

Our independent India travel style allows you to have plenty of free time to travel India at your own pace. You'll stay in Mughal palaces, traditional desert clay huts or Keralan rice barges and we'll link your destinations with private car transport, travelling as the locals do on trains or a flight. Our India travel specialists are here to help you create and build a unique journey through India.

Experience India at your own pace

We offer you the opportunity to travel India your own way by giving you the option to create your own independent India itinerary. You have a wide variety of bite-sized independent India tours (modules) to choose from, usually lasting between two and six days each. Choose from over 20 different modules, including classic highlights such as the Taj Mahal and Rajasthan, as well as camel and tiger safaris, relaxing beaches and Himalayan homestays.

If you would like to organise your India holiday in advance but you're not looking for a group tour, we offer the perfect solution. Our style of travel is independent, meaning you will not be guided throughout your travels but you will have a guide for excursions. You can build an action-packed India itinerary or something a little more laid back, it's completely up to you - our products are flexible and can be worked around other arrangements if needed. 

If you'd rather leave the work to us, you can also choose from a variety of ready-made independent India itineraries. We'll organise your local transport on trains, planes, buses and even camels, so that you can travel through India in your own individual style.

Independent India Travel - Camels in Jaipur, Rajasthan

Independent India Travel - Accommodation

India Flights

Whether you have a couple of weeks to travel India or you're stopping in India as part of a multi-country itinerary, we have the airline knowledge to provide you with the best possible flights. We provide international India flights only when sold in conjunction with our land arrangements.

Already booked your flight?
No problem. We can still help you arrange any excursions, activities and accommodation during your independent India travel.

Kick off your India trip with one of our stress-free Easy Going Starter Packs. For example, our Easy Going Delhi and Jaipur starter pack includes an arrival transfer from Delhi airport to your hotel, one nights accommodation in central Delhi, transfer to Jaipur, two nights accommodation in Jaipur plus a half day Jaipur city tour.

Online.... but still personal

As an online travel agency, we work quickly and efficiently behind the scenes.  Simply note down the modules or suggested itinerary you’re interested in, then submit your enquiry via the quote request form or email us and we’ll send you an obligation free quotation.

When you're ready to book your independent India travels, you can do so by completing our online booking form then one of our India travel specialists will confirm your details with you within 24 hours. Once we receive your deposit, we will confirm the booking with our local agent in India and (after final payment has been made) email your independent India travel documents.

Please note we are a member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) and also participate in the AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS
Independent India Travel - Taj Mahal
Independent India travel - local girls

Rickshaw Travel - not your typical travel agency

India Online is one of the country websites operated by Rickshaw Travel, an organisation founded by travellers for travellers because there were limited travel options for independent, adventurous travellers that require more flexibility and don't want to travel in a group. We are an Australian company and the prices on our website are in Australian dollars. We know India well and can offer unique India travel options with our travel modules and itineraries. With the help of our local partner in India we promote sustainable travel in India and support the natural environment and local population. During your trip you can always contact our local partner if you have questions or need some assistance.

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