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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 - Treasures of India

Guide Price £3,489 pp  

Have you ever thought about experiencing and exploring India's mesmerising golden triangle by rail? Be treated like Indian royalty and travel the infamous route in unrivalled luxury. Taking inspiration from the golden age of rail, travel the Maharajas' Express -...

Iconic journeys

Maharajas' Express - Treasures of India
8 days this is a picture of the ganges voyager

Ganges Voyager from Heritage River Journeys

Guide Price £3,819 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...

Cruise holidays

Ganges Voyager from Heritage River Journeys
12 days Jodphur

India's Golden Triangle with Rajasthan Superior Tour 11 nights

Guide Price £2,359 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...

Cultural holidays

India's Golden Triangle with Rajasthan Superior Tour 11 nights
10 days

India's Golden Triangle with Ranthambore Superior Tour 9 nights

Guide Price £2,349 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...

Cultural holidays

India's Golden Triangle with Ranthambore Superior Tour 9 nights
8 days

India's Golden Triangle Superior Tour 7 nights

 

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...

Escorted tours

India's Golden Triangle Superior Tour 7 nights
4 days Shimla Valley

Shimla Extension

Guide Price £629 pp  

Towering high in the foots of the Himalayas, Shimla, also known as the "Queen of Hills" used to be the summer capital during British rule as it sits 2200 metres above sea level and provided much cooler temperatures. Over the...

Cultural holidays

Shimla Extension
11 days

Jungle Book Adventure Tour

Guide Price £3,099 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...

City holidays

Jungle Book Adventure Tour
10 days Prayer Flags

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 and stunning vistas. This unique itinerary explores the depths of one of the most beautiful...

Adventure holidays

Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal
10 days Punakha Dzong

Treasures of Bhutan with Kolkata Tour

Guide Price £3,049 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...

Multi centre holidays

Treasures of Bhutan with Kolkata Tour
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...

Escorted tours

Southern India with Kerala and Tamil Nadu Tour
10 days Jodphur

India's Golden Triangle with Rajasthan Superior Tour 9 nights

Guide Price £2,509 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...

Iconic journeys

India's Golden Triangle with Rajasthan Superior Tour 9 nights
12 days

India's Himalayan Heritage Tour

Guide Price £1,439 pp  

This extraordinary private tour takes in the best of Northern India, a cultural and religious region that can be visited year round. Visit the lower ranges of the Himalayan Mountains and discover sacred temples, charming towns and hill resorts, surrounded...

Cultural holidays

India's Himalayan Heritage 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.