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Indian Subcontinent History and culture

Indian Subcontinent History & Culture Holidays


The Indian Subcontinent has always boasted mighty empires, powerful trading cultures and advanced spiritual societies, all of whom have left temples, palaces and monuments for you to discover on a history and culture holiday here.

India is awash with history and culture and you will inevitably brush up against the past whilst travelling through the country. Mughal architecture, which blends Persian, Indian and Islamic styles is everywhere, whilst there are stand-out examples of temples, palaces and forts to see too.

Take in the Taj Mahal in Agra to discover that it's renowned beauty really is worth all the hype; walk around the remnants of Hampi, a once-legendary Hindu empire reduced to ruins in a surreal landscape; Discover the glorious Buddhist art of the rock caves at Ajanta; explore the fort at Jaisalmer as it rises from the desert; marvel at the erotic sculptures at the Khajuraho temples or simply stroll the streets of Mumbai, Udaipur or Varanasi to see how the sacred integrates with the everyday.

In Nepal soak up the atmosphere of Kathmandu, tour ancient temples in Tansen, meditate amidst monasteries in Lumbini, the birth place of the Buddha, discover Newari architecture in Bandipur or Patan and witness the everyday rituals of Newari life in Bhaktapur.

Discover the Buddhist centres in Bhutan by visiting the Tiger's Nest monastery or travelling to Bumthang, site of the country's earliest and most sacred monuments.

These are just a handful of the options available though. You can also tailor-make your history and culture holiday on the Indian Subcontinent by adding a city stay, wildlife holiday, beach holiday or other excursion to your itinerary; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.


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Our top itineraries for Indian Subcontinent History and culture

Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

Lower Ganges Cruise with Pandaw

12-day tailor-made cruise from £4,395 pp incl. flights

This spectacular itinerary will see you travel in traditional style on the RV Kalaw Pandaw as you explore the incredible Lower Ganges.

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Royal Rajasthan & Agra with Taj Hotels

12-day tailor-made holiday from £4,365 pp incl. flights

Explore India's princely state, 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.

Local fishermen at Unawatuna, near Galle

Sri Lanka’s West Coast Highlights

10-day tailor-made holiday from £3,390 pp incl. flights

In the company of your own driver-guide, you’ll explore the Dutch-colonial gems and stunning Indian Ocean beaches of Sri Lanka’s southwest corner, taking in Colombo, Galle and Bentota.

Punakha, Bhutan

Highlights of Bhutan

11-day tailor-made holiday from £5,000 pp incl. flights

On this adventurous tour of Bhutan, you'll visit the capital, Thimphu, before traversing mountain passes to reach the charms of its valley towns – Punakha and Paro – after enjoying a slice of village life in Gangtey. Expert-led tours and excursions bring it all to life.

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Top offers for Indian Subcontinent History and culture

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India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges

15-day luxury river cruise holiday from £5,595 pp incl. flights

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Save up to £1,000 pp on selected dates in 2024
Book by: 31 May 2024

Join Uniworld for a luxury river cruise holiday to northern India. Created for culturally curious travellers, you'll enjoy a truly immersive experience, combined with stays at three opulent Oberoi hotels.

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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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