Active: £1899, Explore / EPA

One holiday, three ways

Each week we target three companies to ask for their best offer on a specific break. Today, a trip to India departing in October. All prices are per person, based on two travelling together, and include flights from Heathrow.

Cultural: £894, Intrepid Travel

Includes KLM flights to Delhi on 26 October, plus seven nights in three-star hotels and home stays in Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Plus a local guide, selected meals, walking tour of Old Delhi, and visits to the Jama Masjid mosque in Delhi, the Amber Fort in Jaipur, and the Taj Mahal in Agra (0808 274 5111; intrepidtravel.com).

Culinary: £5,260, Ampersand Travel

Includes BA flights to Ahmedabad, via Mumbai, on 25 October (return via Hyderabad) plus 12 nights at hotels in Ahmedabad, Delhi, Amritsar, Kolkata and Hyderabad. Some meals, cookery tutorials, street food tours, and a visit to a traditional wedding are also included (020 7818 9770; ampersandtravel.com).

Active: £1,899, Explore

Includes Emirates flights to Trivandrum, Kerala via Dubai on 24 October, plus eight nights in hotels and four nights in homestays, all B&B. There's a cycling trip though tea and spice plantations in Kerala, a canoe trip, a wildlife forest walk, plus some meals, transport, and the services of a tour leader (01252 884 723; explore.co.uk).

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