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India History and culture

History and culture holidays in India


For millennia, the different regions of India have built powerful individual identities, languages, cuisines and cultures. A political heavyweight today, the India of yesterday was no less influential, filled as it was with intellectual luminaries, religious leaders, cultural thinkers and royalty with far-reaching impact across national boundaries.

Get to know the different sides of India on a tour that focuses on the history and culture of this iconic destination. We offer escorted tours with artists and cultural figures that lead travellers through sketching courses or culinary tours, inspiring our travellers with all the creative energy that India can offer.

Learn about India’s religions

Travel of a tour that brings the religions of India to life. Religious landmarks dot the landscape from north to south in India, with temples, stupas and ashrams forming a strong backbone to Indian people’s history and sense of identity. Hindu temples lend colour and a sense of strong community to the towns and villages of the nation, while Buddhist stupas encourage contemplation and retreat as visitors walk clockwise around the central structure, quietly walking the path of many before them. The Hindu holy cities, of which the best-known is Varanasi, are places of pilgrimage where the rituals of prayer, death and rebirth are played out daily, and the banks of the sacred Ganges are a spiritual home to many that live along its 2,500-kilometre length.

Explore historic monuments

For many travellers, the opulent palaces and intimidating forts of India provide a rich historical perspective. Mughal architecture, blending Indian, Islamic and Persian sensibilities abounds, most notably the iconic Taj Mahal, unofficial emblem of India and a longstanding tribute to the power of enduring love, built as it was by the widower Shah Jahan.

Architecture in India goes far beyond royal commissions, though—from the ruins of Hampi to the rock caves decorated with Buddhist art at Ajanta, the Jaisalmer Fort and Khajuraho temples with its famous sculptures, there is plenty to keep even the most avid architectural and historical buff busy.

Let Wexas tailor your holiday

When you plan your travels with Wexas, we provide top-end guides as well as luxury accommodations, transfers, and the ability to tailor your itinerary exactly to your interests, so that your Indian holiday includes the history and culture that fascinates you.

Our top itineraries for India History and culture

Taj Mahal, Agra

India’s Golden Triangle

8-day tailor-made journey from £1,580 pp incl. flights


– Save up to £105 pp
Book by: 15 September 2019

The Golden Triangle, made up of the cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, is classic India at its very best. This tantalising triumvirate serves up everything you'd expect from a country with such a rich and varied history and a reputation for chaos and conformity in equal measure.

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

The Essence of Rajasthan

12-day tailor-made journey from £2,350 pp incl. flights

This luxury India holiday will illustrate the beautiful essence of Rajasthan, from its warm and welcoming people, to its bustling cities, antiquated villages, and regal heritage.

Houseboat backwaters cruise

Keralan Spice Coast

13-day tailor-made journey from £2,060 pp incl. flights

India's southern coast, bordered by the sparking waters of the Arabian Sea and the evergreen mountains of the Western Ghats, is blessed by a perfect climate, verdant foliage and a slower pace of life.

Deccan Odyssey

The Deccan Odyssey – Maharashtra Splendour

12-day tailor-made rail & city-stay holiday from £5,130 pp incl. flights

This eight-day, seven-night trip on-board the Deccan Odyssey takes you to the iconic sites of Maharashtra state.

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Top offers for India History and culture

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Royal Rajasthan with Taj Hotels

12-day tailor-made journey from £3,305 pp incl. flights


– Save up to £820 pp
Book by: 20 December 2019

Explore India's princely state on this luxury tailor-made holiday, staying at Taj hotels throughout. Witness Delhi's big-city bustle and the Taj Mahal's white-marble glow before delving into the glittering palaces and towering forts of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur.

Camel, with Dubai in the background

Arabia, India & Solar Eclipse

12-day cruise from £2,400 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Special Offer Fly-Cruise Fares
Book by: 31 July 2019

Give yourself and loved ones an unforgettable holiday gift: a total annular solar eclipse from sea. The timing and location couldn’t be better for this dramatic event that will take place on December 26 at 9 AM. And that’s just one of many reasons to say “yes” to this exotic holiday getaway.

Red Fort

Golden Triangle and Asian Discovery on Crystal Symphony

24-day private tour & cruise from £6,495 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Tailor-made tour and cruise offer

After a private multi-day tour of Delhi, the Taj Mahal and Jaipur, set off on an all-inclusive luxury cruise across Asia, linking India and Sri Lanka with Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.

Temple in Bangkok, Thailand

Golden Temples, Ancient Shrines on Seven Seas Voyager

22-day cruise from £9,795 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Receive $500 credit per suite and free 3-night land tour
Book by: 31 December 2019

Take advantage of special fares and on board credit. Guests in all suite categories can enjoy a FREE 3-Night Essence of Bangkok pre-cruise land program or a FREE 3-Night Abu Dhabi, Dubai Dunes and Sharjah post-cruise land program on this voyage.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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