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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

 

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...

Iconic journeys

Maharajas' Express
9 days

India's Golden Triangle with Varanasi Tour

 

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...

City holidays

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

Classic Kerala Tour

Guide Price €1,829 pp  

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

Honeymoons

Classic Kerala Tour
11 days

Jungle Book Adventure Tour

Guide Price €2,569 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 - it's easy to see the setting for Rudyard Kipling's famous Jungle Book. An adventurous experience with...

Couples Holidays

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

Ganges Voyager from Heritage River Journeys

 

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...

Luxury holidays

Ganges Voyager from Heritage River Journeys
6 days

India's Golden Triangle Tour

 

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

 

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
10 days Prayer Flags

The Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal

 

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...

Escorted tours

The Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal
10 days

India's Golden Triangle with Ranthambore

 

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...

Adventure holidays

India's Golden Triangle with Ranthambore
10 days Punakha Dzong

Treasures of Bhutan with Kolkata Tour

 

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
8 days Jaipur

India's Golden Triangle

Guide Price €1,539 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...

Escorted tours

India's Golden Triangle
14 days

Classic Rajasthan and Nepal Tour

 

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

Cultural holidays

Classic Rajasthan and Nepal Tour

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.