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Cultural Holidays in India

India Culture Holidays

Cycling through Rajasthan

Cultural Holidays in India
15 Days from USD 3,199

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Discover India's desert state by bike

Cycling

Highlights of Northern India

Cultural Holidays in India
9 Days from USD 1,599

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Unique wildlife, fascinating culture and spectacular Moghul architecture

Culture
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India's Golden Triangle

Cultural Holidays in India
7 Days from USD 1,049

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

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

Culture
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Highlights of Northern India & Nepal

Cultural Holidays in India
15 Days from USD 3,779

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

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

Culture

Highlights of Northern India – Summer itinerary

Cultural Holidays in India
9 Days from USD 1,599

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

India's Golden Triangle plus the incredible city of Varanasi

Culture

Colours of Rajasthan – Pushkar Festival

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13 Days from USD 2,399

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Experience the best of India's colourful desert state

Culture

Colours of Rajasthan

Rajasthan
13 Days from USD 2,079

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Experience the best of India's colourful desert state

Culture

The Tropical South

Cultural Holidays in India
14 Days from USD 2,179

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Discover Kerala and Tamil Nadu in the south of India

Culture

Bazaars & Backwaters in India

Cultural Holidays in India
13 Days from USD 3,149

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

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.

We had the most fantastic cycling trip around Sri Lanka recently. Everything went to plan from the meet at the airport to the departure 2 weeks later. Each days cycling offered new experiences & sights – the scenery & wildlife was as varied and stunning as you could wish for. The hotels were of a very good quality & the food throughout the trip was both plentiful and of a high quality. We ate at some fantastic local restaurants which offered a real insight into the fantastic Sri Lankan cuisine. Our group gelled from Day 1 and this really helped make the trip memorable. The cycling was incredibly enjoyable and whilst stretching on a couple of days most reasonably fit people would easily cope with each days cycling. Our group leader Suresh was the most inspirational guide a group could wish for – extremely organised, very funny and used his extensive local knowledge to make the trip highly enjoyable. His support team were excellent providing back up bikes, food/water, transport & guidance – real unsung heroes. This was our first cycling holiday – would we recommend this trip – undoubtedly & we are planning our next one for 2024. The phrase Maximum Damage was used extensively by our excellent guide Suresh when we sat down to a buffet !

David & Carolyne F Cycle the Back Roads of Sri Lanka

The trip was excellently led from start to finish, everyday an adventure and a challenge. Expectations exceeded. Would recommend. The group I was with were very inclusive. As a single male one is always aware of being able to fit in. A good mix

Alex Neely Cycle the Back Roads of Sri Lanka

Various scenery and a mix of South Africa, from wildlife to great food (& wine), amazing scenery and relaxed pace

Caroline Bissell Cape Town & the Garden Route