India Overland tours holidays

India Overland tours holidays
Calcutta to Amritsar rail journey
The plains of India into the Himalaya, from £1922 (18 days) inc UK flights
North East India, Bhutan and Bangladesh tour
Journey the North Eastern region of the Indian subcontinent, from £3895 (21 days) inc UK flights
South India by rail holiday
Rail trip visiting Kerala and Tamil Nadu, from £1752 (19 days) ex flights
Maharajas Express luxury train journey in India
Golden triangle by Luxury train plus Shimla, from £3980 (10 days) ex flights
India grand tour
The ultimate journey through India, from £2749 - £3049 (31 days) inc UK flights
India holiday by train
Encounter Indian life aboard its trains, from £2261 - £2292 (21 days) inc UK flights
Southern India luxury train tour & beach holiday
Travel on one of India’s wonderful luxury trains, from £3818 (15 days) ex flights
The Golden Chariot luxury train tour in India
Journey on one of India's wonderful luxury trains, from £4960 (15 days) ex flights
Travel from Nepal, India to the Maldives, Summit to Sea
Trek the Himalaya, cruise the Maldives & cycle in northern India, from £2450 (29 days) ex flights

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7 reviews for India Overland tours holidays4 star overall rating

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South India by rail holiday
Memorable parts? Staying in some fabulous homestays. Arriving at the first one, Nelpura, Moncompu in a canoe felt like royalty. Tips? No need to take too many clothes so easy to get things washed. Had thought we would be dressing up for dinner so took clothes to cover this eventuality. Local benefits? It was wonderful to go into people's houses to see craftsmen at work - the potter, weaver, basket. Since returning have told many people about life out there, how people have... (more)Clair Butler
From £1752 excluding flights
Calcutta to Amritsar rail journey
A very interesting insight into the Indian way of life...most memorable was the Golden Temple in Amritsar was the highlight, and the sounds, sightsand smells on the Ghats in Varanassi were unforgettable (more)Brian Judge
Unforgettable - a fantastic introduction to India with an incredible variety of experiences packed into a fortnight. Excellent guide and very well though out itinerary. (more)Darius Astell
Most memorable? The Golden Temple at Amritsar, nothing could have prepared us for this wonderful sight, pure white and gold!! The feeding of the masses was like a well oiled machine, unbelievable. The Taj Mahal and the Ghats at Varanasi were close runners up. (more)Janet Foreman
From £1922 including UK flights
Travel from Nepal, India to the Maldives, Summit to Sea
Memorable parts? Meeting the children along the way. Tips? Take a pillow and a towel and if going at the same time, not as many clothes for the cold weather as I did, as it was not that cold. Take ear plugs if you want to sleep. Local benefits? Not enough information to assess. Overall rating? Very good. (more)Roger Pollard
From £2450 excluding flights
North East India, Bhutan and Bangladesh tour
Excellent! The most memorable parts of the holiday - the sheer variety of places visited, the warmness of the reception everywhere across Bangladesh, the poignancy of many of the images across the three countries, the expanse of the scenery, the devotion of the people to their religions. (more)John Lace
Bhutan was a highlight...The curiosity of the Bangalees is nice. (more)Kirstine Manson
From £3895 including UK flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

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Country facts for India holidays

Weather
North India experiences some extremes of heat in Summer and cold in Winter but, except in the Himalayas, snow is very rare. The winter season is from November to January and the hottest months are April and May. There is a brief spring in February and March, especially in North India. The Southwest India monsoon, which lasts from June to September affects most parts of the country but the west coast in particular. The Northeast India monsoon affects the east coast between October and February.

Holidays & festivals
There are three national holidays in India: Republic Day (January 26), Independence Day (August 15), and Gandhi Jayanti (October 2). The main annual festivals are Holi (mid-March), Navratri (Sept-Oct) and Diwali (Oct-Nov).

Languages
The official national languages of India are Hindi & English but there are also many other regional languages.

Money
The currency in India is the Indian Rupee (INR)

Time zone
GMT+5.5 (UTC+5.5)
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