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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Wildlife, Nature & Photography

Battlefields, Colonial & Family History Tours

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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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Britain’s Greatest Battle; Tour of Kohima & Imphal
22-31 March 2022

10 days from £2,560.00

Following the success of this tour in April 2019, we are operating it again in March 2022, due to popular demand - spaces are limited! Prices from £2560 Per Person

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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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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Eastern Adventure & Colonial India
14 – 27 November 2022

14 days from £3,960.00

London - Kolkata - Bhubaneshwar - Hyderabad - Mysore - Bangalore - London

From the Chinese, the Malay, the Persians, the Mughals, the French, the Danes, the Dutch and of course the British, each have left their mark and have contributed to the richness and diversity which visitors to modern India. Rediscover its lost treasures with Tour Lead Mark Woodrow.

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Imperial India: Find your ancestors!
12 March 2022

13 days from £3,885.00

London - Delhi - Meerut - Lucknow - Cawnpore - Calcutta - Serampore - Calcutta - London

A tour for family historians with relatives buried in northern India and for everyone interested in spectacular old cemeteries.

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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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Tod’s Rajasthan Tour 04-20 February 2023
Led by Dr Rima Hooja

17 days from £3,985.00

London - Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Bundi - Deogarh - Todgarh - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Jaipur - London

Lt. Col.James Tod (the first Librarian of the Royal Asiatic Society) - arrived in India at the turn of the 18th century as a young 17 year old cadet employed by the East India Company. Inspired by Tod’s writing this tour revisits many of the places he went and gives the modern day traveller a wonderful insight into 19th century India, as well as the changes that have followed since Tod's days.

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Earth Sciences: Geology, Geography, Ecology & Botany

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A Field Trip to Kyrgyzstan
3-18 September 2022

from £0.00

Join Danny on a special journey through Kyrgyzstan, taking in little explored geology sites and a glimpse of the extraordinary culture of this remote central Asian country.

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A geological and cultural tour through the spiritual Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
5 to 18 November 2022

14 days from £4,375.00

London – Kolkata – Bagdogra – Phuentsholing – Paro – Thimphu - Cheri Goemba – Punakha – Gangtey – Punakha – Gasa – Thimphu – Paro – Kolkata - London

Participants on this trip will study aspects of the geology and geography of the spectacular Himalaya. Led by Dr Danny Clark-Lowes.

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A Geology Field Trip to Morocco
Wednesday 16 to Thursday 26 March 2022

10 days from £2,382.00

London - Marrakech - Ouarzazate - Alnif - Isoumour - Merzouga - Kemkem site - Hamar Laghdad (Kess Kess) - Fez - Marrakech - London

This is a small group tour studying aspects of the geology and geography of Morocco, a country rich in geological and cultural interest, set in varied desert and mountainous scenery. Tour Led by Danny Clark-Lowes

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Alumni

A Geology Field Trip to Oman
Saturday 15 - Thursday 27 January 2022

13 days from £4,995.00

London - Muscat - Al Sawadi - Wadi Al Abyadh - Rustaq - Wadi Bani Kharus, Hajir & Mistal - Nizwa - Bahla & Wadi Nakhr - Saiq Plateau - Muscat - As Sifah - London

A small group tour led by Professor Mike Searle & Professor Bruce Levell.

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Alumni

A Himalayan Adventure: Nepal’s Rocks and Temples
20 September – 05 October 2022

16 days from £3,580.00

London - Kathmandu - Bandipur - Pokhara - Jomsom - Gyemi - Tsarang - Lo Manthang - Pokhara - Kathmandu - London

A small group tour led by Professor Mike Searle & Professor David Gellner

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A Plant Hunters Trail
Friday 22 April – Saturday 07 May 2022

16 days from £3,795.00

London - Kolkata - Darjeeling - Sikkim - Kolkata - London

Experience what it must have been like for plant hunters in the Victorian Era who dared the wilderness and dangers in search of new and exotic plants, now enjoyed in our gardens the world over. Walk in the footsteps of Sir Joseph Hooker, the first European to map and sketch these unknown territories in search of plants. Led by Perveen Nicoll (Nicky) BA.

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Ancient Jordan
01 - 10 April 2022

10 days from £2,700.00

London - Amman - Jerash - Wadi Mujib (Dead Sea) - Petra - Wadi Rum - Aqaba - Amman - London

A Geological and Cultural Tour “500 million years of history”. A Group Tour led by Dr Danny Clark-Lowes

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Geological and Cultural Tour to Annapurna Region and Mustang – Nepal Himalaya
30 Sep – 14 Oct 2022

15 days from £3,700.00

London - Kathmandu - Pokhara - Tatopani - Jomsom - Syanboche - Lo Manthang - Chhuksang - Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu - London

Participants on this trip will study aspects of the geology and geography of the spectacular Himalaya. Led by Dr Danny Clark-Lowes.

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Textiles, Arts & Crafts

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Cambodia Explorer Textiles, Temples & Khmer Cuisine
12 – 24 November 2022

13 days from £1,128.00

Siem Reap - Phnom Penh

This is an outstanding tour covering the main highlights of evocative Cambodia from its wondrous Temple heritage at Angkor Wat, the beauty of Tonle Sap Lake, and an insight into the techniques of traditional Khmer textiles and silk weaving and fantastic Khmer cuisine.

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Colourful thread on bobbins

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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 Bhutan
24 Oct - 10 November 2022 Led by Zara Fleming

18 days from £3,998.00

London - Kolkata - Samdrup Jonkar - Trashigang - Mongar - Bumthang - Trongsa - Punakha - Thimphu - Paro - Kolkata- London

Appreciate the intangible cultural heritage of the Land of the Thunder Dragon. A small group tour led by Zara Fleming.

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Uzbekistan – Unravelling The Silk Road
24 Sep – 05 Oct 2022

12 days from £2,592.00

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

Unravel the Silk Road at its heart, Uzbekistan; with Chris Aslan Alexander author of numerous books. 'A Carpet Ride to Khiva - Seven years on the Silk Road chronicles his many adventures in the region.

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What our clients say

We were very pleased with the organisation of our visit to Kamptee. With such short notice, you did a great job getting the contacts with the gentleman, Father Sebasti who in turn made contact with Noel Joseph and in turn George Taj. We were thrilled that our guide Irfan and driver Mr Singh, rearranged our afternoon so that we could wait till Noel could return…

J Armstrong - India Tour April 2019 - researching her ancestors in India