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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.

Our top itineraries for Indian Subcontinent History and culture

Royal Rajasthan with Taj Hotels

12-day tailor-made journey from £3,785 pp


Hotel & flight discount on selected dates between Jan-Jun – Save up to £1010 pp
Book by: 02 February 2018

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.

Sri Lanka’s Cities & Beaches

10-day tailor-made journey from £1,975 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.

Highlights of Bhutan

11-day tailor-made holiday from £3,885 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.

The Deccan Odyssey – Maharashtra Splendour

12-day tailor-made rail & city-stay holiday from £5,805 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 Indian Subcontinent History and culture

Sri Lanka's Ancient Kingdoms & East Coast Beaches

13-day tailor-made journey from £2,445 pp


– Save up to £230 pp
Book by: 31 January 2018

A tailor-made journey through Sri Lanka, visiting its most impressive ancient monuments and beautiful beaches as you explore Anuradhapura, Trincomalee, Kandy, Polonnaruwa and more. Discover white-sand beaches, verdant tea plantations and architectural wonders dating back to the 11th century.

The Essence of Rajasthan

12-day tailor-made journey from £2,295 pp


– Save up to £130 pp
Book by: 02 February 2018

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.

Best of Sri Lanka

15-day tailor-made journey from £3,455 pp


– Save up to £230 pp
Book by: 31 January 2018

From sweeping tea plantations to UNESCO-listed treasures and the wildlife of the Yala National Park, spend two memorable weeks exploring the history, culture and beaches of this Indian Ocean gem, a land of smiles that's long made it a travellers' favourite.

India’s Golden Triangle

8-day tailor-made journey from £1,390 pp


– Save up to £180 pp
Book by: 31 January 2018

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.

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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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