Indian Subcontinent

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The Indian Subcontinent is a bewitching land of passionate people, glorious landscapes and soulful spirituality. Contemporary India is rapidly developing, but it still has a firm grip on its ancient roots; the country's long, and often tumultuous, religious history has borne an abundance of sacred sites and long-held rituals that survive in this modern age. It's just one element of the culture that forms part of a confronting experience that begins the moment you step off the plane, train or rickshaw – this is a region where the getting there is just as fun as the experience.
But the subcontinent is more than just India, captivating though she may be. Like a tiny teardrop rolling into the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is a jewel of dazzlingly white beaches, verdant tea plantations and rain forested peaks, not to mention ancient treasures to explore. Nepal packs a serious punch thanks to its spine of 1,500 mountains over 5,000m, making it the perfect place for a serious walk, while tiny, unique Bhutan and its hospitable people have embraced tourism with open arms. The rewards here are plentiful and well worth the effort to get here. Whether it's the swish of a jade-trimmed sari, the lulling hum of a train on tracks or the flash of a wide smile, the Indian Subcontinent is a vibrant region full to bursting for those who are out for adventure. 

Indian Subcontinent with A&K
The Indian sub-continent with its kaleidoscope of faiths and peoples is an intricate tapestry of contrasts that make it consistently colourful and full of character

In India you can enjoy diverse experiences from the snow-capped Himalaya to the arid deserts of Rajasthan, from cities teeming with bazaars to the laidback tropics of the south. Travelling across its enchanting landscape is memorable in itself but a journey with Abercrombie & Kent has no limits. We can arrange anything from a private air charter and the incredible pan-India Maharajas' Express to a game of elephant polo to ensure that you are fully exposed the region's magical qualities.

Further afield go in search of tiger in the National Parks or explore North East India and discover hidden valleys and indigenous tribes. For more information about India and the full collection of properties we recommend, please see our India holidays 2014, 2015 page.

Trek the magical Himalaya in Nepal. Sri Lanka is the land of smiles and hospitality - the natural friendliness of the Sinhalese will undoubtedly make your holiday there very special. The wildlife is striking from jungle birds with remarkable colouring to Yala National Park famed for its leopard. It is also extremely good value. The unique way of life and timeless traditions of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan are virtually untouched by the influences of the 21st Century . Experience the ribald laughter and colour of tsechus (festivals) in Bhutan and the welcome and generosity of its peoples.
Our experts all have first-hand experience of the countries of the Indian sub-continent and will take great pride in working with you to design the perfect holiday for you in this fascinating part of the world.


Countries we travel to in Indian Subcontinent

Countries we travel to in Indian Subcontinent


Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Quintessential Bhutan

Nights: 12 | from £4,550

Bhutan is full of surprises: take in the stunning Himalayan landscape, visit magnificent monuments and explore fortress-like dzongs during your 12 night stay.  Find out more

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Quintessential Northern India

Nights: 8 | from £3,445

Palaces, observatories, bazaars, temples, forts, memorials, and James Bond all feature in this enthralling 13 night journey through Rajasthan and Northern India. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Quintessential Southern India

Nights: 11 | from £2,705

Immerse yourself in the sights and smells of southern India, from the spice markets of Fort Cochin to the spectacular Meenskshi temple in Madurai. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Quintessential Nepal

Nights: 14 | from £3,280

This 14 night trip to Nepal is an adventurers dream as it visits the cities of Pokhara and Kathmandu as well as Chitwan National Park. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Quintessential Sri Lanka

Nights: 16 | from £2,795

Explore Sri Lanka's Galle Fort, take a jeep safari in Minneriya National Park and travel to Kandy on this magical 16 night Sri Lankan adventure. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Taj Falaknuma

Taj Falaknuma Palace is also known as the 'mirror of the sky' because, at 2000 feet, it was built in the clouds and reflects the ever-changing moods of...Find out more

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Taj Mahal Palace & Tower

The history of Mumbai and The Taj Mahal Palace are dramatically intertwined. The hotel is Mumbai's first harbour landmark (built 21 years before the Gateway...Find out more

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The Oberoi Amarvilas

The Oberoi Amarvilas is recognised as the leading luxury hotel in Agra. Built in a style inspired by Moorish and Mughal architecture, the resort is a...Find out more

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Adventure & Culture

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Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace

Jodhpur  

The Taj Umain Bhawan Palace is set amidst lush, peacock filled gardens and has 94 lavish rooms decorated in Art Deco style - a stay here is a truly memorable...Find out more

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Tea Trails, Hatton

Built between 1890 and 1939 each bungalow is unique, but they all combine classical and contemporary styles offering a taste of gracious living complete...Find out more

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Annie, Brandon, Debbie, Margaret, Vicky Hamlin, Vicky Smith and Rachel - are experts in designing travel experiences across the region to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every hotel and resort featured in our Orient, India, Australasia and Indian Ocean portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout these areas, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

Read about our lastest experiences in our Travel Blog pages.

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A winner will be selected at random at the end of each month. The winner will be notified within 10 days of being selected using the contact details supplied on the enquiry form. The winner will receive a £500 holiday voucher to use against travel with Abercrombie & Kent Limited in the UK. The voucher will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue. Entries are limited to one per household, not per enquiry. Prizes must not be sold or auctioned. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions or cash equivalents are permitted. The voucher can only be used against a new booking and cannot be used to amend or book additional tours or excursions on current bookings. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Prize winners are responsible for paying the outstanding amount of the booking within the usual booking terms and conditions. Abercrombie & Kent Limited reserve the right to withdraw or otherwise amend this promotion at our discretion.

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