Features the best of North India for the discerning traveller wanting to see a combination of North India culture & traditions from the Ganga plains to the Himalayan foothills.

13 Days from USD 1199 onwards

Delhi | Varanasi | Khajuraho | Agra | Jaipur | Neemrana | Amritsar | Dharamsala | Judges Court | Delhi


Day 1: Delhi/Varanasi

Varanasi is the holy river Ganges riverside destination and one where guests arrive for a spiritual experience. Evening boat ride in holy river Ganges for experiencing the evening Aarti on the Ghats.

Day 2: Varanasi

Morning visit to Sarnath. Afternoon visits to Museum, Bharat Mata Temple etc. Stupas at Sarnath are magnificient and worth a visit for any traveller. Spend afternoon visiting Bharat Kala Bhavan (Musem with a collection of clay and bronze sculpture, paintings, silks and embroidered textiles) and temples around the area.

Day 3: Varanasi/Khajuraho

After a leisurely breakfast board the flight for Khajuraho. The Khajuraho group of monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is considered to be one of the "seven wonders" of India. The temples of Khajuraho, among the world's top most tourist attractions, represent source of the most exquisite specimens of Hindu architecture and sculpture of medieval India. The Khajuraho temples were raised and sculpted elaborately to the finest of details about a thousand years back, between 900 and 1050 AD. Of all 85 temples built, only 22 remain today to speak of the grandeur of conception of the rulers and architects of that era, and the extraordinary creativity and skills of the times. The intimate scenes of the whole range of human emotions and relationships sculpted in graceful. Evening Sound and Light Show.

Day 4: Khajuraho/Agra

After a leisurely breakfast drive to Jhansi via Orchha & board the train for Agra. Post lunch. Sightseeing of TajMahal, Agra fort & Akbar's mausoleum.

Day 5: Agra/FatehpurSikri/Jaipur (5 hrs drive)

Evening explore local bazaar for bargain shopping of Jaipur's famous Blue Pottery, textiles, jewellery and decorative items handcrafted by expert artisans.

Day 6: Jaipur

Morning elephant ride to Amber Fort. Later sightseeing tour of City palace, Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds), Jantar Mantar& Amber fort on elephant back.

Day 7: Jaipur/Neemrana (3 hrs. drive)

After breakfast drive to Delhi for flight to Amritsar. Amritsar is home to the Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple, the spiritual and cultural center of the Sikh religion. This important Sikh shrine attracts more visitors than the Taj Mahal in Agra as it has more than 100,000 visitors on week days alone and is the number one destination for non-resident-Indians (NRI) in the whole of India. The 9th Sikh Guru Teg Bahadur was killed by the Mughals in Delhi where the Guru Sish Ganj Gurudwara was built to commemorate him.

Day 8: Neemrana/Amritsar via Delhi (by flight)

Local sightseeing tour of Khajuraho. The tour includes a visit to the famous Chandela Dynasty Temples, which are set in a lovely grass park. These temples are amazing - rising in many peaks and spirals intricately carved and designed with statues and friezes. The erotic carvings on these temple walls have made this one of the most talked about tourist site in the country and, perhaps, unmatched in the world. Hostesses clad in silk, shower flowers & "Ittar" (perfume) in the traditional style & flamboyant folk dances herald a sumptuous spread of Chandela delicacies, served in a manner befitting royalty.

Day 9: Amritsar

The Golden Temple - This beautiful temple complex was rebuilt in 1803 by the Sikh Ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh in marble and gold. The domes of the temple took 400 kgs. of gold leaf to be covered. The important shrines notably are the Akal Takht where the arms of the warrior Gurus dress and emblem can be seen. Jallianwala Bagh - it bears testimony to the disaster called Jallianwala Bagh Massacre at the time of the rule of the British Raj. A congregation, attended by several Punjabis on the occasion of Baisakhi (New Year) celebrations on 13 April 1919 was set on fire by General Dyer. Durgiana Mandir - Located close to the Golden Temple, this temple, modeled in the style of the Golden Temple, is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga. Believed to have been built in the 16th century AD, the temple stands in the center of a lake. Wagah Border- Wagah check-post on the Indo-Pakistan border is just 28 km from the main town of Amritsar. Here crowds throng to see the change of guards ceremony and the flag hoisting and lowering, all done with great skill and precision.

Day 10: Amritsar/Dharamsala (3-4 hrs. drive)

After breakfast drive to Dharamshala. Visit Mcleodganj, Dalai Lama monastery, Bhagsu water falls.

Day 11: Dharamsala/Taragarh (2 hrs. drive)

Morning drive to Taragarh visiting the monasteries and temples on the way to Taragarh Palace & explore the paddy fields, tea/coffee plantations, monasteries and breathtaking mountains.

Day 12: Taragarh/Judge's Court (3 hrs. drive)

Check into the Judge's Court a stately manor built in 1918 situated in the quaint village of Progpur. The Kangra valley rolls down the southern edge of the magnificent Dhoulodar range, it's slopes are covered with forest, orchards, tea gardens and terraced fields. From Pragpur, the Beas River offers exciting opportunities for Mohaseer fishing. Kangra is also known for its exquisite miniature paintings. Nearby is the temple of Jwalamukhi, where a natural blue flame issues from the rock sanctum.

Day 13: Judge's Court/Chandigarh/Delhi

Drive to Chandigarh (3 hrs) to board train to Delhi for onward journey.


Room with breakfast + air-conditioned car with driver + English speaking/language guide/naturalist for all sightseeing& safari.