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Cultural Holidays in India

India Culture Holidays

Cycling through Rajasthan

Cultural Holidays in India
15 Days from CAD 3,795

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Discover India's desert state by bike

Cycling

Highlights of Northern India

Cultural Holidays in India
9 Days from CAD 1,895

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Unique wildlife, fascinating culture and spectacular Moghul architecture

Culture

India's Golden Triangle

Cultural Holidays in India
7 Days from CAD 1,245

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A gateway to India’s fascinating culture and spectacular Moghul architecture.

Culture

Highlights of Northern India – Summer itinerary

Cultural Holidays in India
9 Days from CAD 1,895

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India's Golden Triangle plus the incredible city of Varanasi

Culture

Highlights of Northern India & Nepal

Cultural Holidays in India

Take a classic journey from India's plains to the mountains of Nepal

Culture

Colours of Rajasthan – Pushkar Festival

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13 Days from CAD 2,845

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Experience the best of India's colourful desert state

Culture

Colours of Rajasthan

Rajasthan
13 Days from CAD 2,479
CAD 2,475

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Experience the best of India's colourful desert state

Culture

The Tropical South

Kerala Houseboat
14 Days from CAD 2,575

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Discover Kerala and Tamil Nadu in the south of India

Culture

Bazaars & Backwaters in India

Cultural Holidays in India
13 Days from CAD 3,745

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A cultural immersion in one of the world’s most fascinating lands

Culture

Top 5 Historic Sites to Visit on India Holidays

Taj Mahal, Agra: One of the most iconic sites in the world, the Taj Mahal has a romantic backdrop that draws artists, photographers and history lovers to its breathtakingly beautiful setting. Completed in the mid-17th century, this magnificent building was constructed by the Moghul Emperor Shah in memory of his wife who died in 1631. You can see that every inch, from the glistening marble exterior to its ornately jewel-studded interior, was made from a deep love that has captivated the world over. On some of our holidays to India you can visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise and watch the soft pink glow that casts against the white marble walls.

The Red Fort, Old Delhi: Enclosed by a 75 ft high, red sandstone wall in Old Delhi, the Red Fort is an architectural feat that took 10 years to build and was founded by Emperor Shah Jahan who was taken prisoner by his son in Agra Fort. As well as being a magnificent building, it also boasts a rich history, and it has become one of the most popular attractions to visit on India holidays. In 2007 Red Fort was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and inside its walls you’ll find an impressive complex of balconies, palaces, baths and a mosque.

Jama Masjid Mosque, Delhi: Dating back to 1644, the Jama Masjid Mosque is the largest in India and was built by Shah Jahan, who also built the Red Fort and Taj Mahal. Away from the buzz of Old Delhi’s streets, the mosque is an oasis of calm and is also known as the ‘Friday Mosque’. This giant building can hold a staggering 25,000 people and is made from marble and red sandstone. It’s worth climbing the 121 steps to the top of its minaret for the most amazing views across the city.

Varanasi: Flanked by the Ganges River, Varanasi is one of the holiest of India’s cities and is the essence of Hinduism. Holy men called Sadhus, often dressed in orange, and babas spend their time by the ghats performing spiritual rituals. At the centre of the city, you can witness holy ceremonies and explore the many temples that line the warren of meandering streets. At every turn Varanasi will enthral you and it’s one of the best places to visit on holidays to India if you want to immerse yourself in the local culture.

Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi: This beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site is the first ever garden tomb in India and is worth visiting on family holidays to India as it gives you an insight into the typical Mughal architecture and its Persian influences. Humayun’s Tomb is the resting place of Humayun, the Mughal Emperor, and has an illustrious history that stretches back to the 16th century. The tomb can be found wrapped inside a perfectly manicured Mughal Garden on the banks of the River Yamuna and is also the resting place for other Mughals.

A very varied trip with lots of game drives. Beautiful scenery, gorgeous beaches and breathtaking coastline. Fascinating history around Battlefields. Stunning mountain walking and cosmopolitan Cape Town. However a lot of long journeys on very bad roads. So not for everyone. The itinerary is very out of date and needs amending. I am happy to update it if it is useful. All in all an epic trip which we enjoyed immensely.

Bev Blackham Johannesburg to Cape Town

A great trip travelling through SA, Swaziland & Lesotho (in January). Excellent numerous opportunities to see game close up. The countryside was surprisingly very green at this time of year. Although some days are very long in the air condioned overland transport its great to see the changes in housing, social life & landscape as you drive by.

John Blackham Johannesburg to Cape Town

We had an amazing time on this beautiful tour, it was incredibly varied visiting temples, tea plantations, a safari and swam in the Indian Ocean. The hotels ranged from good to fabulous, the food was great (the title of our review comes from the instructions of our tour leader in how to deal with a buffet – one must inflict maximum damage). The support team was excellent and worked really hard to ensure we had a great tour.

Glen Clark Cycle the Back Roads of Sri Lanka