Indian Subcontinent - India

 

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Assam and Nagaland (Ref E/AD)

16 Days Price from £1999 pp

The northeastern states are one of India's best-kept secrets, off limits to outside visitors for years. This pioneering tour uncovers two of them, Assam and Nagaland, with their fascinating tribal cultures, ancient monasteries, jungle-clad hills and fertile valleys, rich in wildlife. We also experience a special 3-day cruise along the waters of the region's life-blood: the mighty Brahmaputra.

 

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Inside the Hidden Kingdoms (Ref E/BH)

20 Days Price from £1799 pp

This unique tour follows an amazing journey, from the vast Gangeatic plains of Bangladesh, through the tea plantations of Darjeeling to the mystical mountain state of Sikkim, before journeying into the magical Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.

 

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Bengals to the Malabar Coast (Ref E/CG)

23 Days Price from £2049 pp

A classic journey in the best Explore tradition, offering an authentic insight into India's great cultural and religious heritage and architectural diversity.

 

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Delhi to Kathmandu (Ref E/DK)

18 Days Price from £1539 pp

This epic journey includes the major cultural highlights of northern India, takes us by boat down the holy river Ganges to the spiritual city of Varanasi, and provides a great insight into the varied wildlife, stunning mountains and unique culture of Nepal.

 

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Moghul Highlights + Rajasthan - Land of the Maharajahs (Ref E/MGR)

22 Days Price from £1699 pp

A unique cross-cultural journey, from Rajasthan's wild Great Thar Desert to the most sublime architectural and artistic wonders of India. Includes a 2-day Camel Safari, ancient cities along the caravan routes, Delhi, the Taj Mahal, Jaipur plus two national parks.

 

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Moghul Highlights + Rajasthan - Land of the Maharajahs (Ref E/DMGR)

23 Days Price from £2049 pp

A unique cross-cultural journey, from Rajasthan's wild Great Thar Desert to the most sublime architectural and artistic wonders of India. Includes a 2-day Camel Safari, ancient cities along the caravan routes, Delhi, the Taj Mahal, Jaipur plus two national parks. On our selected “In Style” departures, we stay in some of Rajasthan's beautiful heritage hotels - see dossier for full hotel details. The itinerary of these special visits is the same as our Rajasthan - Land of the Maharajahs tour and we camp, as usual, on the camel safari.

 

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Rajasthan - Land of the Maharajahs (Ref E/RD)

16 Days Price from £1429 pp

During this memorable journey through Rajasthan we include a 2-day Camel Safari in the wild, passing through the undulating landscape of the Great Thar Desert and experiencing the old desert way of life of nomadic tribesmen. We'll also visit colourful cities along the old camel caravan routes.

 

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Rajasthan - Land of the Maharajahs (Ref E/DRD)

16 Days Price from £1629 pp

Experience India's past glory!
On our selected “In Style” departures, we stay in some of Rajasthan's beautiful heritage hotels - see dossier for full hotel details. The itinerary of these special visits is the same as our Rajasthan - Land of the Maharajahs tour and we camp, as usual, on the camel safari.

 

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South Indian Images (Ref E/DS)

16 Days Price from £1289 pp

South India is a region of colourful and vivid contrasts. Travelling by train, bus and riverboat, our journey explores the glorious temple complexes of Southern India and meanders through the lush Malabar backwaters.

 

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Hill Stations, Himalaya and Ganges (Ref E/HS)

16 Days Price from £1449 pp

The Himalayan foothills provided the British with a summer sanctuary in the days of the Raj, but Hindu pilgrims have flocked to its multitude of temples and sacred places for millennia. This tour takes us on an exploration of scenic hill stations, tranquil spiritual places and the forests of Corbett National Park - where myriad species of wildlife, including the tiger, still roam.

 

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Kerala Backwaters (Ref E/KB)

13 Days Price from £1179 pp

The ships of King Solomon, the Romans, and the Portuguese left Kerala laden with pepper, ivory, peacocks and hardwoods. These are just some of the bounty of this velvety green land, fronted by long beaches on the Arabian Sea, criss-crossed by rivers that are born in the valleys of the Cardamom hills. This is home to ayurvedic medicine, the science of rejuvenation and purification through natural remedies - somewhat like our off-beat trip!

 

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Little Tibet (Ref E/LT)

17 Days Price from £1399 pp

Once a major halt on the caravan route through Asia, the ancient Buddhist enclave of Leh lies just across the Great Himalayan Rain Shadow - an arid and forbidding landscape closely resembling that of neighbouring Tibet. We enjoy walks and visit gompas, and journey along the legendary Leh to Manali highway - one of the world's highest and most spectacular roads. Other highlights include visiting Dharamsala and sacred Amritsar.

 

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Moghul Highlights (Ref E/MG)

10 Days Price from £999 pp

A short but exhilarating tour to see the masterpieces of Moghul art and architecture - Humayun's tomb in Delhi, the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, the fabled Taj Mahal at Agra and the wonderful 'Pink City' of Jaipur. Plus two of India's National Parks, habitat for exotic birds, wild boar, sambar deer and leopard.

 

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Moghul Highlights + Little Tibet (Ref E/MGL)

24 Days Price from £1749 pp

Combine Moghul Highlights with Ladakh in the Himalaya. Our Little Tibet tour can be added to certain summer dates.

 

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Moghul Highlights + Tiger Trails & Temples (Ref E/MGW)

23 Days Price from £1769 pp

As well as enjoying the natural beauty of the Subcontinent's best National Parks, we explore India's classic 'cultural triangle'. The treasures of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur dot our itinerary, and we hope to encounter a range of species - from tiger to wild elephant.

 

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Dhaka to Delhi (Ref E/RBA)

22 Days Price from £1749 pp

Travelling on a network that carries a staggering 10 million people every day, this incredible rail journey travels from the plains of Bangladesh into the Himalaya. We encounter pilgrims on their spiritual journeys to the most holiest of places in India, whilst passing through the wonderfully contrasting scenery of Northern India.

 

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Sikkim & Singalila Trek (Ref E/SQ)

16 Days Price from £1499 pp

The Singalila Ridge trek offers magnificent panoramic views of the Eastern Himalaya, including the mighty mountains of Everest and Kanchenjunga. We combine this 6-day moderately graded trek with an exploration of the fascinating culture and spectacular scenery of the Bangla Hills and Sikkim.

 

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Tiger Trails & Temples (Ref E/WS)

17 Days Price from £1399 pp

The wildlife of the Subcontinent is spectacular in its diversity. Our safari offers a full experience of Indian wildlife. We visit two of India's best conservation reserves where we hope to encounter a range of species - from tiger and leopard to swamp deer, chinkara and wild elephant. Our trip also takes in the famous erotic temples of Khajuraho and India's most sacred city, Varanasi.

 

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