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Tours in the Indian Subcontinent

Comprising of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the Indian Subcontinent is defined by a wealth of cultural diversity, vibrant landscapes and traditions dating back centuries. A feast for the senses, you’ll discover labyrinthian bazaars, sacred monuments, bustling cities and rugged mountain ranges. Sample a host of flavourful cuisine and observe lively, colourful festivals of traditional song and dance.

As part of our 10-day India’s Golden Triangle tour, you’ll first wander the streets of Delhi, admiring the 17th century bastions and turrets of the octagonal Red Fort, the white marble minarets of the Jama Masjid mosque, and the artistry of the ornate Lotus Temple. Witness the splendour of the Rashtrapati Bhavan and its manicured gardens, before venturing on to Agra – home of the magnificent Taj Mahal. Embark on a thrilling 4x4 safari drive through the expansive plains, thriving marshes and dense woodlands of Ranthambore National Park in search of tigers, sloth bears, crocodiles and deer. Tour the ancient ‘pink city’ of Jaipur, learning of its fascinating history as you explore its red and pink honeycomb Hawa Mahal palace, before completing your Indian adventure with a visit to the Jantar Mantar – the world’s largest stone and marble observatory.

Alternatively, swap the frenetic energy of Delhi’s streets for the serene, holy temples of Nepal on our Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal tour. Observe the majesty of the Pashupatinath Temple and its plethora of inscriptions, Hindu sculptures and adornments, before gazing up at the one of the world’s tallest stupas (a dome-like structure for prayer and worship) – the Boudhanath Stupa. Take in spectacular vistas of Kathmandu from the Swayambhunath Monkey Temple, as your trip culminates with a jungle safari through the Royal Chitwan National Park, in search of leopards, tigers and the one-horned rhinoceros.

4 days

Maharajas' Express

Guide Price £3,469 pp  

Live like Indian royalty and travel the infamous Golden Triangle in unrivalled luxury. Taking inspiration from the golden age of rail, travel the Maharaja Express is one of the great trains of history. Departing from Delhi, and heading for the...

Rail journeys

Maharajas' Express
11 days Jaipur

Luxury Rajasthan Tour

Guide Price £5,369 pp  

Experience the magic of Rajasthan in the luxury of elegant palaces or early royal residences, which are managed by Taj and Oberoi - the epitome of outstanding service and traditional hospitality. During the day you can explore forts, museums, local...

Luxury holidays

Luxury Rajasthan Tour
7 days The Taj Mahal

India's Golden Triangle - Small Group Tour

Guide Price £1,049 pp  

This fully-escorted small group tour is a wonderful introduction to the heritage and culture of northern India. Visit the land of royals, the heart of power in medieval India, see the forts and palaces, and find yourself intrigued by the...

Honeymoons

India's Golden Triangle - Small Group Tour
8 days White Tiger

India's Golden Triangle with Ranthambore Superior Tour

Guide Price £1,369 pp  

Combine India's historic cities with Ranthambore tiger reserve on this popular private tour. In an area of unparalleled beauty, the national park is set amongst abandoned fortresses, lakes and jungles. There is a high chance of spotting tigers during the...

Wildlife holidays

India's Golden Triangle with Ranthambore Superior Tour
15 days Varanasi Shoreline

Grand Tour of Northern India

Guide Price £3,419 pp  

This extraordinary tour doesn't leave any stone unturned. You'll see all of northern India's famous sights, palaces and temples, take in the natural scenery and local life on a boat tour, stop at a beautiful Ghost City and visit a...

Cultural holidays

Grand Tour of Northern India
13 days Evening Aarti Varanasi

The British Heritage Tour

Guide Price £1,829 pp  

Travel through time as you explore India's Mughal and British heritage. Along the way, visit some of the country's finest historic sites and see Delhi's blend of Victorian and 20th century architecture built during British era. Travel to Agra to...

Cultural holidays

The British Heritage Tour
9 days Varanasi Shoreline

India's Golden Triangle with Varanasi Superior Tour

Guide Price £2,019 pp  

On this fascinating private tour, experience the real flavour of India, and discover the major influences that shaped the country's colourful and multi-cultural history. Visit dramatic settings, cruise down the Ganges River, and see the most sacred ancient temples and...

Cultural holidays

India's Golden Triangle with Varanasi Superior Tour
8 days Traditional houseboat

Classic Kerala Tour

Guide Price £1,069 pp  

Combine Kerala's historic fishing towns, charming tea plantations and the peaceful beauty of the backwaters with this tou. Choose to have a privately escorted tour, or alternatively enjoy the company of other like-minded holiday-makers and opt for a small group...

City holidays

Classic Kerala Tour
11 days

Jungle Book Adventure Tour

Guide Price £2,179 pp  

The exceptional Jungle Book Adventure tour provides a taste of India's famous historic sites, and visits two outstanding tiger reserves, Bandhavgarh and Kanha while spending your evenings in India's most superior hotels. Observe the wildlife and setting for Rudyard Kipling's...

Cultural holidays

Jungle Book Adventure Tour
8 days this is a picture of the ganges voyager

Ganges Voyager from Heritage River Journeys

Guide Price £4,039 pp  

This enthralling seven-night cruise aboard the RV Ganges Voyager presents guests the rare opportunity to explore the remote and idyllic Indian villages that line the banks of the sacred Ganges River. This boutique style ship has 28 guest rooms all...

Honeymoons

Ganges Voyager from Heritage River Journeys
6 days

India's Golden Triangle Superior Tour 5 nights

Guide Price £1,149 pp  

India's Golden Triangle is a fabulous and inspiring introduction to the history and culture of northern India's splendid Moghul heritage. As you travel with your personal driver guide, visit the iconic sites that helped shape the history and discover the...

Adventure holidays

India's Golden Triangle Superior Tour 5 nights
12 days Jodphur

India's Golden Triangle with Rajasthan Superior Tour 11 nights

Guide Price £1,959 pp  

This private tour allows you to experience the Golden Triangle historic sites before visiting India's most romantic cities and the glorious palaces of Rajasthan. Unveil intricate buildings built into the hills, stunning lakes and rugged fortresses, which tell their incredible...

Escorted tours

India's Golden Triangle with Rajasthan Superior Tour 11 nights

Expert Tips

Christie

Destination Executive

“The Maharajas’ Express train is an excellent way to traverse the ancient cities of India. Not only is it speedy, but you’ll enjoy luxurious hospitality, sumptuous meals and get to observe the dramatic landscape as you go by.”

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

“Wandering through Old Delhi is like taking a step back in time. Make sure to browse the local bazaars and markets for some beautiful hand-crafted jewellery and souvenirs.”

Martyn

Destination Manager

“Photographers won’t be short of sights to capture in Nepal. The soaring Himalayan mountain ranges and ancient temples are not to be missed.”

Frequently Asked Questions

India is widely regarded as the birthplace of four major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism. While known for its incredible diversity, the main religion practiced across India is Hinduism.

No language here is defined as the country’s official language, although among the most prevalent spoken are Hindi, English, Urdu, Bengali and Punjabi. The usage of each will vary depending on where you choose to visit and, as such, we recommend you research this prior to your arrival, purchasing the relevant phrasebook to aid communication during your stay.

Visitors arriving between May and September will experience the highest temperatures, with the average high here being around 23°C. The coolest months to visit Nepal are between January and February, with the temperature ranging from 12°C to 15°C throughout the day.

Historians, foodies and nature-lovers rejoice – the Indian Subcontinent offers an astonishing diversity of culture, grandiose architectural feats, vivid and flavourful cuisine, and jaw-dropping landscapes.

Why you'll love the Indian Subcontinent...

• Appreciating the beauty of the Taj Mahal
• Haggling for souvenirs and antiques at the bazaars of Old Delhi
• Searching for tigers as you embark on a safari through Ranthambore National Park
• Reflecting in the serenity of the Lotus Temple
• Listening out for the unique call of the lesser adjutant at the Royal Chitwan National Park
• Photographing monkeys at the Swayambhunath Temple
• Hiking the Himalayan mountains
• Touring the rustic village of Bandipur in Nepal
• Admiring the exotic flora of the Mughal Gardens in February
• Wandering through the romantic ‘pink city’ of Jaipur
• Discovering the conservation work of the Snow Leopard Conservancy at Leh
• Gliding along the tranquil canals of Kerala on a canal boat tour

Did you know?

• India has the world’s largest postal system, with over 150,000 post offices.
• India is the world’s largest milk producer, with over 16% of global dairy production coming from here.
• India was the birthplace of chess.