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 and visit sacred Varanasi is a 3,000 year old city on the sacred Ganges to which Hindu pilgrims make their way to bathe in the holy waters. View the ghats from a river boat at dawn and journey to Sarnath, one of Buddhism’s holiest sights.

Highlights

  • 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
  • Complete your holiday with a stay in sacred Varanasi

Inclusions

  • 15 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) Amritsar (2), Varanasi (2) and Delhi (1) plus two nights on the aircraft
  • Seven lunches
  • Return scheduled to Delhi
  • An internal flight from Amritsar to Delhi and between Delhi-Varanasi-Delhi
  • First-class rail travel between Delhi and Jalandhar
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager