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Northern India Discovery

  • Duration

    16 days
  • Tour Type

    Group Tour
  • Tour Style

    Classic
  • Price From

    £3,390pp
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This exciting adventure takes you through the northern hill stations of the Himalayas to the fantastically iconic Golden Triangle of Agra, Jaipur, and Delhi, immersing you in North Indian culture.

A visit to vibrant Amritsar, home to the Golden Temple, one of the holiest sites in India, boasting a top made of pure gold, journeying on the Toy Train from Shimla and witnessing the Agra sound and light show are just some of the incredible experiences to be found on this varied and magical tour.

Tour Highlights

Our Northern India Discovery tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

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Authentic Experiences

Our Northern India Discovery Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

  • Days 1-2

    Fly to Delhi

    Days 1-2: Fly to Delhi

    Fly overnight to Delhi, India's vibrant capital city. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

    • Dinner
  • Day 3

    Discover Delhi

    Day 3: Discover Delhi

    Take a full day to explore India's vibrant capital. Starting in Old Delhi, embark on a rickshaw ride through the atmospheric streets, visiting Jama Masjid. Venture into a local market where you will learn about local herbs and spices. Cross into New Delhi to view the colonial grandeur of the Rajpath, including the Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate, finishing the day at Humayun's Tomb.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Amazing Experiences

    • Old Delhi Rickshaw Ride

      Take an exciting rickshaw ride through Asia's largest spice market, in Old Delhi, absorbing the heady scents and colourful sights of some of the world’s most exotic powders, leaves, roots and seeds.

  • Day 4

    Train to Amritsar

    Day 4: Train to Amritsar

    Transfer to Delhi station and hop on a train travelling north to Amritsar. Head to the close by India-Pakistan border to watch the elaborate border closing ceremony with its fantastically over-the-top showmanship.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5

    Explore Amritsar

    Day 5: Explore Amritsar

    Enjoy a heritage walk of the city, taking in local markets and temples including Jallianwalla Bagh. Visit the Golden Temple, Harmandir Sahib – the spiritual heart of the Sikh faith. Built in the 16th-century, its dome is richly gilded in shimmering gold. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity and walk around the sacred waters of Amrit Sarovar. Return to the temple this evening to experience Palki Sahib, an atmospheric ceremony accompanied by drums and hymns.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6

    Travel to Dharamsala

    Day 6: Travel to Dharamsala

    Ascend into the Himalayas to Dharamsala, a former British hill station that has become the home of the Tibetan Government in exile. This afternoon, visit the Tibetan Library and the Tibetan Medical Institute.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7

    Explore Dharamsala

    Day 7: Explore Dharamsala

    Start the day at Bhagsunag, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva before exploring Mcleod Ganj, a town with a distinctly Tibetan feel. Explore the town, visiting Buddhist temples and local markets, and popping into the Dalai Lama Temple and the Tibetan Museum.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8

    Yoga Experience

    Day 8: Yoga Experience

    Start the day with a yoga and meditation session. Continue your explorations at the Kangra State Museum and St John's Church. Enjoy a demonstration on how to cook local dishes before spending some time at the Nobulingka Institute. A major centre for Buddhist learning, it also works to preserve Tibet's cultural heritage.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9

    Travel to Shimla

    Day 9: Travel to Shimla

    Drive to Shimla. On arrival, the rest of the day is at leisure.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 10

    Toy Train

    Day 10: Toy Train

    All aboard the famous Toy Train, a World Heritage railway built in 1903. This is one of India’s most scenic train journeys, where you can admire spectacular views as your wind your way down from the mountains. Return to Shimla by car. This afternoon visit Jakhoo Temple, which sits at the highest point of the city, offering amazing views. Continue to the Himachal State Museum and enjoy a walking tour of Mall Road, Shimla’s main street constructed during British colonial rule.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 11

    Shimla to Delhi

    Day 11: Shimla to Delhi

    Visit the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies. Transfer to Kalka to board the train to Delhi.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 12

    Agra Fort

    Day 12: Agra Fort

    Travel to Agra by road. On arrival, admire the colossal Agra Fort, built by the Mughals in the mid-1500s.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 13

    Taj Mahal

    Day 13: Taj Mahal

    Today you will visit India's most iconic sight - The Taj Mahal. Depart Agra for Jaipur, stopping en route to admire the symmetrical beauty of the Chand Baori stepwell. Arrive in the 'Pink City' and visit the City Palace and the fascinating Jantar Mantar observatory.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 14

    Explore Jaipur

    Day 14: Explore Jaipur

    Start with a photo stop this morning at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) before visiting the spectacular Amber Fort. Stop at a craft centre to watch artisans at work block printing and carpet weaving. Before dinner you will have a cooking demonstration.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 15

    Delhi

    Day 15: Delhi

    Return to Delhi by road. This evening, sit down to a final group dinner and Kathak Dance performance.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 16

    Depart Delhi

    Day 16: Depart Delhi

    Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.

    • Breakfast

The best time to visit India is from November to March when you’ll enjoy pleasant warm dry days and low humidity.

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 15°c
  • 13mm
  • Jaipur
  • 15°c
  • 7mm
  • Amritsar
  • 12°c
  • 24mm
  • Shimla
  • 5°c
  • 55mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 18°c
  • 18mm
  • Jaipur
  • 18°c
  • 11mm
  • Amritsar
  • 14°c
  • 33mm
  • Shimla
  • 7°c
  • 47mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 24°c
  • 9mm
  • Jaipur
  • 24°c
  • 3mm
  • Amritsar
  • 19°c
  • 48mm
  • Shimla
  • 11°c
  • 59mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 30°c
  • 6mm
  • Jaipur
  • 29°c
  • 5mm
  • Amritsar
  • 25°c
  • 29mm
  • Shimla
  • 15°c
  • 41mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 34°c
  • 11mm
  • Jaipur
  • 33°c
  • 18mm
  • Amritsar
  • 30°c
  • 25mm
  • Shimla
  • 19°c
  • 56mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 35°c
  • 56mm
  • Jaipur
  • 33°c
  • 63mm
  • Amritsar
  • 32°c
  • 62mm
  • Shimla
  • 20°c
  • 176mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 31°c
  • 203mm
  • Jaipur
  • 30°c
  • 223mm
  • Amritsar
  • 30°c
  • 231mm
  • Shimla
  • 18°c
  • 376mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 30°c
  • 243mm
  • Jaipur
  • 29°c
  • 206mm
  • Amritsar
  • 30°c
  • 187mm
  • Shimla
  • 18°c
  • 335mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 29°c
  • 130mm
  • Jaipur
  • 28°c
  • 66mm
  • Amritsar
  • 28°c
  • 79mm
  • Shimla
  • 17°c
  • 190mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 27°c
  • 25mm
  • Jaipur
  • 26°c
  • 25mm
  • Amritsar
  • 24°c
  • 18mm
  • Shimla
  • 17°c
  • 46mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 22°c
  • 4mm
  • Jaipur
  • 22°c
  • 4mm
  • Amritsar
  • 18°c
  • 6mm
  • Shimla
  • 11°c
  • 14mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 17°c
  • 6mm
  • Jaipur
  • 17°c
  • 4mm
  • Amritsar
  • 13°c
  • 18mm
  • Shimla
  • 8°c
  • 16mm
Northern India Discovery map

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