Colourful bazaars, noisy car horns and the smell of spices – this is the India that many think of when the country first comes to mind. Here in North India these images become reality and provide the quintessential experience for both the first timer and the seasoned traveller. Whether you’re looking for enchanting Rajasthani palaces in the cities of Jaipur and Jodhpur, vivid temple ceremonies in Amritsar or the snow-capped mountains of Himachal Pradesh, this region of India offers it all and more. 

REGION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Witness the Taj Mahal from a secret location away from the crowds

  • Sample the street food of Old Delhi for breakfast

  • Shop in the colourful bazaars and boutiques of Jaipur

  • Experience authentic hospitality in a family run haveli or homestay

  • Visit hidden areas of Varanasi, one of the world's oldest inhabited cities

  • Enjoy a train journey on the famous Indian railway

ALTERNATIVE RAJASTHAN

Explore the western side of the desert state, with it's vibrant cities and sandstone palaces. Enjoy wandering through some of the most spectacular forts, with their Rajput paintings and intricate latticework. Other highlights include witnessing dramatic sunsets across the sand dunes and learning to cook authentic dishes with a local family in the 'Blue City'. 

Best time to visit: October - March

Private tailormade tour price from:

£2,200 per person

(including return economy flights, all transfers, experiences and accommodation)

  • Delhi (Haveli Dharampura)

  • Bikaner (Narendra Bhawan)

  • Nagaur (Ranvas)

  • Jaisalmer (The Gulaal)

  • Jodhpur (Pal Haveli)

  • Day 1 - Depart UK

  • Day 2 - Afternoon at leisure. Drinks overlooking the evening sunset on the hotel rooftop (Overnight Haveli Dharampura)

  • Day 3 - Breakfast food walk in Old Delhi followed by Old/New Delhi sightseeing (Overnight Haveli Dharampura)

  • Day 4 - Morning flight to Bikaner. Afternoon at leisure (Overnight Narendra Bhawan)

  • Day 5 - Bikaner city sightseeing including Lalgarh Palace (Overnight Narendra Bhawan)

  • Day 6 - Transfer to Nagaur. Afternoon private tour of the fort (Overnight Ranvas)

  • Day 7 - Transfer to Jaisalmer. Afternoon sunset experience in the sand dunes (Overnight The Gulaal)

  • Day 8 - Jaisalmer city sightseeing (Overnight The Gulaal)

  • Day 9 - Transfer to Jodhpur. Evening cooking experience with a local family (Overnight Pal Haveli)

  • Day 10 - Jodhpur city sightseeing, including exploring the bazaars (Overnight Pal Haveli)

  • Day 11 - Afternoon flight to Delhi (Overnight Andaz)

  • Day 12 - Depart Delhi

IMMERSIVE 'GOLDEN TRIANGLE' & VARANASI

The quintessential journey for the first timer, the 'Golden Triangle' is the perfect starting place to begin an Indian love affair. The regions here easily tick off the bucket list items, but it is the lesser known experiences within each that will leave you with a lifetime worth of memories. Combine with a visit to Varanasi to make it even more enrinching. 

Best time to visit: October - March

Private tailormade tour price from:

£2,000 per person

(including return economy flights, all transfers, experiences and accommodation)

  • Delhi (Haveli Dharampura)

  • Agra (Ekaa Villa)

  • Jaipur (Dera Mandawa)

  • Varanasi (Suryauday Haveli)

  • Day 1 - Depart UK

  • Day 2 - Afternoon at leisure. Drinks overlooking the evening sunset on the hotel rooftop (Overnight Haveli Dharampura)

  • Day 3 - Breakfast food walk in Old Delhi followed by Old/New Delhi sightseeing (Overnight Haveli Dharampura)

  • Day 4 - Morning express train to Agra. Afternoon private walk to view Taj Mahal from a secret spot (Overnight Ekaa Villa)

  • Day 5 - Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Transfer to Jaipur visiting Fatehpur Sikri en route (Overnight Dera Mandawa)

  • Day 6 - Visit Amber Fort and Anohki textile museum. Later visit the bazaars to see craftsmen (Overnight Dera Mandawa)

  • Day 7 - Early morning visit to the wholesale flower market followed by city sightseeing (Overnight Dera Mandawa)

  • Day 8 - Fly to Varanasi. Afternoon hidden walking tour with expert. Evening Ganga Aaarti ceremony (Suryauday Haveli)

  • Day 9 - Sunrise boat ride along the Ganges followed by Varanasi city sightseeing (Suryauday Haveli)

  • Day 10 - Transfer back to Delhi, stopping for lunch at the impressive Neemrana Fort (Overnight Andaz)

  • Day 11 - Depart Delhi

MUGHAL GEMS AND HIDDEN COUNTRYSIDE

Travel through Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh on a discovery of Mughal history and stroll through peaceful countryside. Often forgotten in itineraries, here you will find the bustling city of Lucknow with it's outsized monuments and world-famous food. As you leave the city behind, the serene countryside will welcome you with it's tranquility and surprising local encounters. 

Best time to visit: October - March

Private tailormade tour price from:

£2,400 per person

(including return economy flights, all transfers, experiences and accommodation)

  • Delhi (Claridges)

  • Lucknow (Taj Mahal)

  • Chambal (Chambal Safari Lodge)

  • Agra (Ekaa Villa)

  • Sapotara (Ramathra Fort)

  • Day 1 - Depart UK

  • Day 2 - Arrive into Delhi. Later New Delhi sightseeing (Overnight Claridges)

  • Day 3 - Breakfast food walk in Old Delhi followed by Old Delhi sightseeing (Overnight Claridges)

  • Day 4 - Morning flight to Lucknow. Afternoon street food kebab tour with an expert (Overnight Taj Mahal)

  • Day 5 - Lucknow city sightseeing followed by afternoon tea with a Nawab (Overnight Taj Mahal)

  • Day 6 - Transfer to Chambal. Afternoon visit to the holy Bateshwar Temples (Overnight Chambal Safari Lodge)

  • Day 7 - Early morning boat safari to see the crocodiles and gharials. Afternoon at leisure (Overnight Chambal Safari Lodge)

  • Day 8 - Transfer to Agra. Afternoon private walk to witness the Taj Mahal from a secret spot (Overnight Ekaa Villa)

  • Day 9 - Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. Later transfer into the rural countryside (Overnight Ramathra Fort)

  • Day 10 - Day at leisure to enjoy optional hotel activities including bird watching (Overnight Ramathra Fort)

  • Day 11 - Day at leisure to further enjoy the location with optional activities such as a village visit (Overnight Ramathra Fort)

  • Day 12 - Travel by train back to Delhi (Overnight Andaz)

  • Day 13 - Depart Delhi

NORTHERN SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

Traverse across the western foothills to discover the spiritual cities that make this corner of India so special. Every stop uncovers a new cultural world, where religions surprise travellers with enthralling devotion and celebration. The evening ceremony at the Golden Temple in Amritsar and the colourful Ganga Aarti in Haridwar are sure to stay in mind forever. 

Best time to visit: October - March

Private tailormade tour price from:

£2,150 per person

(including return economy flights, all transfers, experiences and accommodation)

  • Delhi (Claridges)

  • Dharamshala (Chonor House)

  • Amritsar (Ranjit Svaasa)

  • Haridwar (Haveli Hari Ganga)

  • Day 1 - Depart UK

  • Day 2 - Arrive into Delhi. Later New Delhi sightseeing (Overnight Claridges)

  • Day 3 - Old Delhi sightseeing followed by evening visit to Akshardhan Temple (Overnight Claridges)

  • Day 4 - Flight to Dharamshala. Afternoon at leisure to settle in (Overnight Chonor House)

  • Day 5 - Dharamshala and McLeod Ganj sightseeing, including a visit to the main Tibetan temple (Overnight Chonor House)

  • Day 6 - Transfer to Amritsar. Evening visit to the Golden Temple for the evening ceremony (Overnight Ranjit Svaasa)

  • Day 7 - Amritsar sightseeing, followed by a visit to Wagah for the border closing ceremony (Overnight Ranjit Svaasa)

  • Day 8 - Day train to Haridwar. Witness the evening aarti ceremony at the River Ganges (Overnight Haveli Hari Ganga)

  • Day 9 - Rishikesh sightseeing followed by Haridwar sightseeing. Evening private aarti at hotel (Overnight Haveli Hari Ganga)

  • Day 10 - Train to Delhi. Remainder of the day at leisure.  (Overnight Andaz)

  • Day 11 - Depart Delhi

RURAL RAJASTHAN DISCOVERY

Explore the enchanting rural side to Rajasthan, where colourful sari's intertwine with the greenery of the crop fields. There are many hidden towns and boutique hotels here where visitors get a glimpse beyond the cities. For wildlife lovers, the king of the jungle can also be found here in Ranthambhore National Park.

Best time to visit: October - March

Private tailormade tour price from:

£2,500 per person

(including return economy flights, all transfers, experiences and accommodation)

  • Neemrana (Neemrana Fort)

  • Jaipur (Anopura)

  • Ranthambhore (Khem Villas)

  • Bundi (Bundi Vilas)

  • Bijaynagar (Fort Barli)

  • Udaipur (Jagat Niwas)

  • Day 1 - Depart UK

  • Day 2 - Arrive into Delhi and transfer to Neemrana Fort (Overnight Neemrana Fort)

  • Day 3 - Transfer to Jaipur. Afternoon guided walk through the colourful bazaars (Overnight Anopura)

  • Day 4 - Full day sightseeing of Amber Fort and the Pink City highlights (Overnight Anopura)

  • Day 5 - Day at leisure to enjoy the serene hotel location or re-visit the city for shopping (Overnight Anopura)

  • Day 6 - Transfer to Ranthambhore National Park. Afternoon private game drive (Overnight Khem Villas)

  • Day 7 - Early morning and afternoon private game drives (Overnight Khem Villas)

  • Day 8 - Transfer to Bundi. Afternoon sightseeing including the palace and bazaars (Overnight Bundi Vilas)

  • Day 9 - Day at leisure to further enjoy the town (Overnight Bundi Vilas)

  • Day 10 - Transfer to Bijaynagar. Afternoon visit to a nearby local village (Overnight Fort Barli)

  • Day 11 - Transfer to Udaipur, visiting Eklingji Temples en route (Overnight Jagat Niwas)

  • Day 12 - Udaipur city sightseeing. Evening enjoy a private boat trip across Lake Pichola (Overnight Jagat Niwas)

  • Day 13 - Day at leisure to further enjoy Udaipur (Overnight Jagat Niwas)

  • Day 14 - Flight to Delhi. Afternoon at leisure (Andaz)

  • Day 15 - Depart Delhi

For an in-depth day to day itinerary or for a trip completely tailored to you, please contact us via phone or email. 

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