Holidays on the Indian Subcontinent
The Indian Subcontinent is a multi-cultural melange. Eclectic, frenetic, fantastic, it's an opportunity to immerse yourself in the lives and emotions of a billion other people. With an in-your-face attitude and extraordinary diversity, it's one of the world's most multi-dimensional destinations that causes visitors to love or loathe it, often in the course of the same trip.
Awash with traditions, history and festivals, India is the beguling heart of the region. From cutting edge contemporary cities to traditional villages by way of peaceful temples and riotous festivals, snow-capped summits and sun-drenched beaches, it's a country that you'll never forget. Darjeeling, Mumbai, Udaipur and Varanasi offer different city experiences; the Taj Mahal stands as an iconic monument and the Himalayas, beaches of Goa and backwaters of Kerala provide adventure and activity.
Elsewhere, Sri Lanka offers a quieter, calmer alternative, whether you settle in Kandy or Galle, explore the southern beaches or exceptional national parks. Destinations such as Bhutan and Nepal are there to be discovered and enjoyed in a more intimate way whilst hiking through the Himalayas, beneath Annapurna or Mt Everest.
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Essential experiences in the Indian Subcontinent
Captivating and confusing, the Indian Subcontinent has a wealth of attractions and must-see sights. Join an escorted tour for a hassle-free trip to Bhutan, India or Nepal.
India has almost 5,000 miles of coastline and boasts some world class beaches, whilst the islands offshore and stretches of Sri Lanka also have some exquisite places to relax and unwind.
Exceptionally diverse and with a wide range of landscapes across the region, the Indian Subcontinent contains a number of natural wonders in countries such as India and Nepal that will cause you to stop and stare.
River cruises in India are an ideal way of escaping the press and bustle of the country's urban centres and allow you to get off the beaten track and see a slice of daily life.
Wildlife holdiays on the Indian Subcontinent are a chance to see a wide range of rare and spectacular animals such as tigers, leopards, elephants and rhinos as well as a huge range of birds in countries such as Bhutan, India and Nepal.
Without the big game associated with the savannah in Africa, a safari-style trip on the Indian Subcontinent allows you to concentrate on spotting tigers in India or elephants and leopards in Sri Lanka.
India provides a stunning backdrop for a honeymoon, with outstanding accommodation and a wide range of spectaular destinations to discover.
On the Indian Subscontinent explore the temples, palaces and remnants from once-mighty empires in India, Nepal and Bhutan and discover the ancient and dynamic cultures that thrived here.
The best way to see India is on an incredible Indian railway journey and no visit to the country is complete without experiencing the bustle of a station and a journey through the country's diverse landscapes on the rails.
With so much to choose from, you'll be spoiled for choice when choosing an activity and adventure holiday in the Indian Subcontinent, whether you head to India, Nepal or Bhutan.
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Combine India’s city energy and history with lake palace and Goan beach serenity, while staying in some of India's most evocative hotels.
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.
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Chaotic, colourful and captivating, the Indian cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, collectively known as the Golden Triangle, are home to some of the country's most resplendent architecture, vibrant street life and fascinating cultural heritage.
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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.
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