Indian Woman In Colorful Sari Sells Souvenirs
Indian Woman In Colorful Sari Sells Souvenirs
Indian Woman In Colorful Sari Sells Souvenirs
Indian Woman In Colorful Sari Sells Souvenirs
Indian Woman In Colorful Sari Sells Souvenirs

Special Interest Tours

Special Interest Group Tours

Since its conception, Indus Experiences innovative portfolio of Specialist tours, has grown to encompass a wide variety of captivating itineraries. Each, with help of leading professionals in their particular field, has been crafted to give the discerning traveller, not only a unique experience into their chosen topic of interest, but a glimpse into the land they are travelling.

Every tour is accompanied by an expert Tour leader who enhances the journey with their wealth of knowledge: peppered with personal insights and experiences.

The Specialist tour list is diverse and extensive – delve into the fascination of the geology of the Himalayas or Oman, experience the uniqueness of Indian festivals, learn the secrets of Indian cuisine, explore deep into the jungle to seek out the elusive tiger, plants and birds or wander the battlefields of yore.

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Earth Sciences: Geology, Geography, Ecology & Botany

Textiles, Arts & Crafts

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Special Interest

Textiles & Temples of Odisha and South India

14 days

London - Delhi - Bhubaneshwar - Puri - Dhenkanal - Chennai - London

Odisha is one of India’s most fascinating yet little-known regions, discover ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples with rich traditions of village craft production and tribal culture.

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Textiles, Arts and Crafts of Mexico
10-27 May 2024 Led by Chloë Sayer

18 days from £4,358.00

Mexico City - Teotihuacán - Puebla City - Cuetzalan - Oaxaca City

Few countries in the world offer such a rich and varied cultural heritage as Mexico. Appreciate the intangible cultural heritage of Mexico. A small group tour led by Chloë Sayer, Lecturer and curator for the British Museum.

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Tailor-made

Textiles, Arts and Crafts of Bhutan

16 days from £5,120.00

New Delhi - Paro - Trashigang - Mongar - Lhuntse - Bumthang -Thimpu - Paro - New Delhi

To the Bhutanese  it is more than a textile, it is a lifestyle, unique pieces, combining exclusive handmade products with sustainable value and an extensive history of weaving. Appreciate the intangible cultural heritage of the Land of the Thunder Dragon.

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silk spining Uzbekistan

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Unravelling The Silk Road
Thursday 12 – Friday 27 September 2024

16 days from £4,799.00

London - Tashkent - Fergana - Khujand - Penjikent - Samarkand - Bukhara - Khiva - Nukus - Tashkent - London

By popular demard - 2nd departure on Join Chris Aslan's tour to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Tour the silk road with like-minded people who love the arts and have a passion for textiles. As well as the stunning architecture of the Silk Road cities, Chris will take you off the beaten track and introduce you to artisans, craftsmen, and help bring the Silk Road alive in fresh ways.

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Culture & History

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A Carpet Ride to Khiva
Tuesday 7- Sunday 19 May 2024

13 days from £3,720.00

London - Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara - Khiva - Nukus - Tashkent - London

Join Chris Aslan and a select group of like-minded people as you traverse the stunning architecture of the Silk Road cities of Uzbekistan, Chris will take you off the beaten track and introduce you to artisans, craftsmen, and help bring the Silk Road alive in fresh ways.

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Tailor-made

Bhutan – Myths & Legends

12 days from £3,780.00

Delhi - Thimphu - Punakha - Gangtey - Bumthang - Paro - Delhi

A land where magic and myths are all part of culture and history; a place where more monks are found rather than soldiers, and one of the last remaining bastions of Tantric Mahayana Buddhism.

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Hemis Festival Ladakh
Moday 10 June – Sunday 23 June 2024

14 days from £3,420.00

London – New Delhi – Nimmu – Phey - Nubra - Leh – New Delhi - London

Held at the sprawling courtyard of Hemis monastery, the biggest Buddhist monastery in Ladakh, celebrating the birthday of local savior Lord Padmasambhava. A day of dance, music, prayers, masked performances and rich Ladakhi culture. All to be discovered in your journey to the most fascinating Ladakh.

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Hemis Festival Ladakh
Moday 16 June – Sunday 29 June 2025

14 days from £3,933.00

London – New Delhi – Nimmu – Phey - Nubra - Leh – New Delhi - London

Held at the sprawling courtyard of Hemis monastery, the biggest Buddhist monastery in Ladakh, celebrating the birthday of local savior Lord Padmasambhava. A day of dance, music, prayers, masked performances and rich Ladakhi culture. All to be discovered in your journey to the most fascinating Ladakh.

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Special Interest

Land of Fire and Wine - A Caucasus Adventure from the Caspian to the Black Sea

16 days from £4,995.00

London - Baku - Sheki - Telavi - Sighnaghi - Tbilisi - Kazbegi - Borjomi - Kutaisi - Batumi - Trabzon - London

You’ll join Chris Aslan in discovering the Caucasus - a fascinating patchwork of peoples, religions, cultures and landscapes.

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Tailor-made

The King’s Retreat & Count’s Cottages – Transylvania

7 days from £1,825.00

Transylvania

In the Carpathian foothills of Transylvania, Romania lies the historic estate of Count Tibor Kalnoky, a long-standing friend of the British Royal Family. Here, discover the private nature retreat of (former Prince of Wales) now King Charles III at Zalanpatak, which is now open to welcome individual travellers, and the Count’s Cottages at nearby Miklosvar.

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The Victoria League for Commonwealth Friendship Tour of India
13-24 September 2024

12 days from £2,576.00

London - Delhi - Amrtisar - Chandigarh - Shimla - Agra - Delhi - London

This ten day tour across an interesting and historic portion of North India takes you to historic places where the last days of the Raj unfolded and much of contemporary India took shape.

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Wildlife, Nature & Photography

Special Interest

Birding & Bears in Transylvania
Thursday 2 – Saturday 11 May 2024

10 days from £3,405.00

Transylvania

Guided by local professional expert (Bobi Zeitz) and Yorkshire Coast Nature guide (Mark Pearson) our group will explore the forests, meadows and gorges in search of great birds and huge mammals! This is a rare opportunity to experience the wildlife of an iconic region at a relaxed pace whilst helping a local conservation organisation. A Birding holiday helping Wildlife Conservation.

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Birds Of Bhutan – Land Of The Thunder Dragon
Friday 26 April – Sunday 19 May 2024

24 days from £8,180.00

London - Kathmandu - Thimpu - Punakha - Jigme Dorji National Park - Phobjikha - Bumthang - Sengor - Yongkala - Bumthang - Trongsa - Tingitbe - Trongsa - Paro - Kathmandu - London

Out of reach and restricted to foreign visitors until recently, Bhutan is a paradise for birders and photographers. Over 670 bird species with many more yet to be discovered. Richard leads the tour to the 'Land of the Thunder Dragon' on an adventure to explore the birds and culture of this uniqune part of the world.

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Seabirds, Whales & Raptors
Friday 16 – Thursday 22 August 2024

7 days from £2,360.00

Tarifa, Spain

A seven-day fully-guided small group tour to discover three amazing natural wonders; spectacular raptor migration, two exclusive seabird & whale watching boat trips and land based birding for local wetland, woodland and mountain birds.

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Battlefields, Colonial & Family History Tours

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80th Anniversary Britain’s Greatest Battle; Tour of Imphal & Kohima
02-14 April 2024

13 days

London - Kolkata - Imphal - Kohima - Dimapur - Kolkata - London

A special departure for the 80th Anniversary of the Battle. It was on Kohima Ridge in 1944, that the invasion of India by the Japanese Imperial Army was halted by the bravery of a small garrison of just 1500 British and Indian soldiers, who, although outnumbered by about 10:1, held out for 14 days, until relieved by the British 2nd Division.

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An Odyssey of North India

23 days

Delhi: Old & New Delhi Sightseeing - Meerut: The Mutiny - Amritsar: Golden Temple - Dharamshala: Little Tibet - Shimla: The Mall & Viceroy Lodge - Delhi - Lucknow: The Residency and La Martiniere - Kanpur and Bithur: The Mutiny - Agra: Taj Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri: Akbar’s capital City - Jaipur: Amber Fort & City Palace complex

The 50 tour members who participated in one or more of the three trips to North, South and East India, all found them extremely satisfying.

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East India Heritage

14 days

London - Kolkata: Heritage Walk - Barrackpore - Serampore & Chandernagore exploration - Cruise on Hoogley - Darjeeling: Toy Train - Glenburn tea estate - Kolkata - London

Retrace the footsteps of your ancestors - what will you discover?

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Splendours of South India

20 days

London - Bangalore - Mysore: Serirangapatna - Ooty: Toy Train to - Coimbatore - Delhi - Trichi: Rock Fort Temple - Pondicherry: Fort St David - Auroville - Vellore: Fort Arcot - Chennai: British East India Legacy - Mahabalipuram: Shore Temple - Chennai - London

The 50 tour members who participated in one or more of the three trips to North, South and East India back in 2015. They found it fascinating to walk through similar paths as their ancestors and to uncover information about their forebears – for example finding an entry for a family marriage in a parish register in Trichinopoly or being captivated that their ancestor’s grave was one of the larger tombs in the South Park Cemetery in Kolkata.

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What our clients say

I just wanted to thank you and your colleagues for arranging our holiday. All the transfers were accomplished quickly and easily. Everything went according to plan and all the reps and guides were brilliant and made our holiday stress free and relaxing. Khajuraho was an amazing experience and again our rep was waiting for us at the airport. The airport looks brand new and is…

A Davis - India Holiday