Indian heritage highlights

Take a journey of the senses to the cities of the Golden Triangle, Sikhism's most sacred site and some of northern India’s most alluring countryside. Search for tigers in Ranthambhore and see the Taj Mahal on this enthralling holiday in Northern India. Journey into the prosperous province of Punjab, home to Amritsar’s sacred Golden Temple, and explore the beautiful Himalayan hill-state of Himachal-Pradesh, one of India’s most arresting and beguiling regions. Experience the colourful theatrics of a border-closing ceremony, visit exquisite, Tibetan-influenced Dharamsala and ride the Shatabdi Express train. Extend your holiday with a visit to Kerala. See Kochi’s famous Chinese fishing nets as well as enjoying a spice plantation visit and a houseboat cruise on the backwaters. You’ll also visit Periyar National Park for a chance to see the wildlife.


  • A stay in Ranthambhore National Park, with two safaris
  • Witness the Palki ceremony at Amritsar’s Golden Temple
  • Sunset and sunrise visits to the immortal Taj Mahal
  • An included guided tour of the sights of New Delhi
  • Enjoy a traditional rickshaw ride through Old Delhi
  • Climb to Amber Fort by Jeep
  • See Jaipur’s Palace of the Winds
  • Stay overnight in a pool villa in Dholpur
  • Enjoy an Indian cookery demonstration
  • Explore the Heritage Village at Pragpur
  • A tour of the glorious Himalayan foothills
  • A visit to the Jallianwala Bagh memorial park
  • See the Indo-Pakistani border closing ceremony
  • Conclude your holiday with a five-night extension in colourful Kerala


  • 17 nights' half-board accommodation in a series of good-quality hotels in Delhi (2 nights), Jaipur (2), Ranthambhore (2), Dholpur (1), Agra (1), Pragpur (2) and Amritsar (2), plus two nights on the aircraft
  • Seven lunches
  • Return scheduled to Delhi, returning from Kochi, via Abu Dhabi
  • An internal flight from Amritsar to Delhi and between Delhi and Kochi.
  • First-class rail travel between Delhi and Jalandhar
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager