Proven | Authentic | Intimate | All Inclusive

20 days - $9495 pp Share Twin - $1000pp discount when booked 6 months before departure

Craig Woolliams

"...Of all my travel, work and life experience India has become by far my greatest passion in life..." 

For over 40 years Craig worked within the tourism sectors of the USA, Great Britain, India and New Zealand. He has also travelled extensively throughout Australasia, Polynesia, South East Asia and Europe. 

Craig's first visit to India was in 1984 and since then he has returned year after year building significant local knowledge and sound commercial relationships.


Cheryl Woolliams 

Confucius said "...Find a job you truly love and you will never work a day in your life..." 

Cheryl managed the couples central Wellington corporate and tourist hotel for 20 years. More recently she built a successful cafe business on the main highway of Waiouru from scratch and owns Shop Monsoon in Hunterville which she stocks with product sourced direct from India.  Visit her shop here.

India Woolliams

John Lennon said “Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.” Sonny from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel went on to quote him.

India began working in hospitality and tourism at a very young age. In fact she was clearing tables in her parents hotel before she even went to school! After a degree from Victoria University she began travelling. To date she has over 40 countries in her repertoire!  But the country she has visited the most is India, with many months on the ground to date.

Shyam Singh - The Enabler

"The Customer Is God" Mahatma Gandhi.  

Shyam had been working on a casual basis with Marigold Tours for seven years before in 2018 Craig made him Marigold's General Manager.  Shyam's operational management skills keep us moving in a country which at times can be logistically challenging.  With fluent English and over a decade in the tourism business Shyam brings a wealth of local knowledge to our travels.  

Shyam's tour nickname is "The Enabler



Om Rathore Singh 

"Om Rathore - our unflappable, thoughtful, charming driver" Pauline Gardener-Ward - Marigold Tour guest.

Om is our esteemed coach driver.  A real gentleman and very competent driver who is always taking the safest approach to the chaotic roads and traffic throughout India. 

The contacts and local knowledge we have accumulated over 30 years visiting India greatly benefit our guests, and guarantee our itineraries deliver comfort and safety, alongside high quality experiences - every time! 


We invite you to join us and enjoy the diverse cultures, majestic architecture, monumental history and delicious cuisine that all combine to make one Incredible India. 

Yours truly,

The Marigold Team

Dates For 2020/2021 Season Are Below

You may choose to depart from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch,   The airlines we use are any of:- Air NZ, Air India, Qantas, Singapore Airways, Thai Airways, Hong Kong Air or Malaysian Air.   We do not guarantee any particular airway and book the best possible route available.  Should you chose to book your own flights then we rebate NZ$1200 pp 

DEPART 1.10.20  

Fully Booked 

DEPART 23.10.20 

DEPART 15.11.20

DEPART 4.1.21

DEPART 26.1.21

DEPART 17.2.21 

DEPART 11.3.21 



*Per Person, confirmed upon timely payment of $2000pp flights deposit received.