Operators are responding to increased demand for India by expanding their programmes for 2008.

Premier launches first India brochure

Premier Holidays has launched its first dedicated India brochure, offering a selection of tours and tailor-made product across the sub-continent.

Tours include the seven-day Classic India, which leads in at £965, including flights. Featured for the first time are the Taj Palace Hotel in Delhi and the Taj President in Mumbai.

Collette launches India programme

Collette Worldwide has added India for the first time for 2008. The 17-day Mysteries of India tour costs from £2,673 per person, including flights. Highlights include a rickshaw ride through Delhi, a vintage car ride in Jaipur and game drives in Ranthambore National Park.

New Rajasthan tours from Cox and Kings

Cox and Kings has added two new tours of Rajasthan for 2008, plus more private journeys throughout India and tours in central India. The eleven-night Rural Rajasthan leads in at £1,845 per person, including flights. 

Superbreak adds accommodation-only product

Superbreak has added India to its portfolio of accommodation-only destinations offering 41 hotels in Goa and Kerala, ranging from two to five stars.

In Goa, prices lead in at £14.75 per person a night at the two-star Ticlo Beach hotel in Calangute, while the five-star Clarion The Beach Goa Resort in Benaulium costs from £33 per person.

Somak increases capacity to Goa

Somak has increased capacity to Goa from Manchester by a third between November and April in response to demand. Two weeks bed and breakfast at the four-star Coconut Grove lead in at £829, including flights from Manchester.

Luxury train charters from Mumbai

The Deccan Odyssey luxury train is now available for charters, starting and finishing in Mumbai.

The train can accommodate 96 passengers. Minimum requirements for charter are 60 guests for a three-night trip.