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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...

Couples Holidays

Maharajas' Express
6 days

India's Golden Triangle Tour

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...

Honeymoons

India's Golden Triangle Tour
12 days Agra Fort

India's Golden Triangle with Rajasthan

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
10 days Prayer Flags

The Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal

Guide Price £2,459 pp  

Embark on a journey through the rich heritage of this ancient land. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, national parks and mountain tops with spectacular sunsets. This unique itinerary explores the depths of one of the most beautiful and cultural places...

Adventure holidays

The Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal
10 days

India's Golden Triangle with Ranthambore

Guide Price £1,449 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...

Iconic journeys

India's Golden Triangle with Ranthambore
10 days Punakha Dzong

Treasures of Bhutan with Kolkata Tour

Guide Price £3,229 pp  

The tiny and remote Kingdom of Bhutan has a unique ancient culture and breathtaking scenery. Discover the charm of this medieval kingdom as you travel by jeep to see its Buddhist monasteries, dzongs (fortresses and castles) and sacred shrines. Stretch...

Escorted tours

Treasures of Bhutan with Kolkata Tour
8 days Jaipur

India's Golden Triangle

Guide Price £1,419 pp  

Our Golden Triangle tour 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 history and discover the...

Iconic journeys

India's Golden Triangle
14 days

Classic Rajasthan and Nepal Tour

Guide Price £2,679 pp  

Soak up the history and wonder of Rajasthan's romantic temples and palaces. Then head to Nepal and experience it's capital Kathmandu, one of the world's oldest cities, full of culture and charm. Take in the mountain panoramas of the Annapurna...

Escorted tours

Classic Rajasthan and Nepal Tour
11 days River Ganges

India's Golden Triangle with Varanasi

Guide Price £2,109 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
12 days Elephant in Periyar

Southern India with Kerala and Tamil Nadu Tour

Guide Price £1,259 pp  

Discover the charm of Southern India. In Tamil Nadu, visit the diverse city of Chennai (previously Madras), often called the cultural capital of India, namely for its traditions and heritage. See lively Madurai, the Athens of the East, on the...

Couples Holidays

Southern India with Kerala and Tamil Nadu Tour
4 days Traditional houseboat

Alleppey Houseboat Tour Extension

Guide Price £379 pp  

Famed for its idyllic network of canals that meander through the dense forest, Kerala offers the chance to experience a unique side of India. One that has become one of her most revered regions. Experience the tranquility of the backwaters...

Cultural holidays

Alleppey Houseboat Tour Extension
10 days

India's Golden Triangle with Rajasthan Tour

Guide Price £1,699 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...

Multi centre holidays

India's Golden Triangle with Rajasthan Tour

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.