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Indian Subcontinent

From ancient wonders to Himalayan peaks

Holidays on the Indian Subcontinent

Overview

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

Nature Holidays

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.

Bengal tiger, Ranthambore National Park

Wildlife Holidays

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.

Safaris

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.

Honeymoons

India provides a stunning backdrop for a honeymoon, with outstanding accommodation and a wide range of spectaular destinations to discover.

History and culture

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.

Palolem, South Goa, India

Beach holidays

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.

Adventure holidays

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.

Top itineraries in the Indian Subcontinent

Shapurah Bagh Royal Suite

Shahpura Bagh

Historic hotel

This hotel is steeped in family history and surrounded by 45 acres of verdant gardens on a working farm estate. It’s also perfectly placed for exploring northern India, land of majestic tigers and glittering palaces.

Aerial view, Thotalagala, Sri Lanka

Thotalagala, Sri Lanka

Historic lodge

Thotalagala is surrounded by 4000 hectares of plantations in one of Sri Lanka's most successful tea-growing regions, perched between lush mountain slopes and dense jungles.

Alila Fort Bishangarh

Alila Fort Bishangarh, Jaipur

Historic hotel

This centuries-old gem is a jewel in the Shahpura crown – an 18th-century fort converted into a luxury hotel, complete with spa and fine-dining restaurants.

Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

Lower Ganges Cruise with Pandaw

12-day tailor-made cruise from £3,945 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.

Top offers in the Indian Subcontinent

Taj Mahal India

India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges

15-day luxury river cruise holiday from £4,945 pp incl. flights

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Book by: 30 June 2022

A luxury river cruise holiday to northern India, tailor-made for culturally curious travellers, spiritual seekers, photographers, and adventurous souls seeking a truly immersive experience.

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