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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. 

North India highlights

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

10 nights - from £2,300 per person
(based on two people sharing including return economy flights, all transfers, experiences and hotels)

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'. 

Suggested hotels

Delhi (Haveli Dharampura)
Bikaner (Narendra Bhawan)
Nagaur (Ranvas)
Jaisalmer (The Gulaal)
Jodhpur (Ratan Vilas)

 Golden Triangle & Varanasi

9 nights - from £2,000 per person
(based on two people sharing including return economy flights, all transfers, experiences and hotels)

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. 
 

Suggested hotels

 Delhi (Haveli Dharampura)
Agra (Ekaa Villa)
Jaipur (Dera Rawa
tsar)
Varanasi (Suryauday Haveli)

Mughal Gems & Hidden Countryside

11 nights - from £2,450 per person
(based on two people sharing including return economy flights, all transfers, experiences and hotels)

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. 

Suggested hotels

Delhi (Claridges)
Lucknow (Taj Mahal Hotel)
Chambal (Chambal Safari Lodge)
Agra (Ekaa Villa)
Sapotara (Ramathra Fort)

Northern Spiritual Journey

9 nights - from £2,250 per person
(based on two people sharing including return economy flights, all transfers, experiences and hotels)