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Best of North India Overview
- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Travel through the best of North India on this exciting tour
Travel to North India and see this incredible region’s best-known sights. Journey through Rajasthan’s picturesque deserts, along the River Ganges watching local life unfold, across dense jungle greens at Bandhavgarh and Ranthambore national parks and into cities filled with character, culture and incredible food. Giving you a taste of everything – camping on river banks, staying in castles, witnessing unparalleled heritage architecture, meeting an array of locals and soaking up the local culture - this trip leaves no stone unturned in the search for the essence of North India.
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It's big, it's bold, it's busy - and there is nowhere in the world quite like it. Delhi's sights and sounds are sure to engage and intrigue.
The holy city of Varanasi, sitting on the River Ganges for thousands of years, attracts scores of pilgrims and travellers wanting to discover something divine.
Sacred to the Hindus as a place of worship and ritual, the Ganges is also the lifeblood of millions of Indian people.
Founded in 1968, Bandhavgarh National Park was once a royal hunting ground. The park has India's biggest tiger population and is rich in animal species and birdlife.
Khajuraho is a small, friendly city that is best known for its Hindu and Jain temples that are adorned with erotic carvings depicting the Kama Sutra.
Meaning 'hidden', Orchha is a small village with a grand history and is covered with 16th-century temples and buildings still standing proud.
Known for the quality of their handwoven saris, Chanderi is an enchanting town with a fascinating history, a stunning old fort and a strong Jain culture.
Bassi is a tiny village in Rajasthan well-known for its wealth of temples, heritage buildings and 16th-century fort.
Jaipur was designed by royalty and has delighted visitors for centuries with its pink-hued buildings, wonderful bazaars and rainbow of bright colours dancing along hectic streets.
Covering 392 sq km of forest, Ranthambhore National Park has over 40 species of animals and 300 species of birds, but its most famous inhabitants are its tigers.
The surrounding hills and blue, crooked streets of Bundi are home to a delightful array of heritage buildings and laidback eateries, temples and shops.
Located deep in rural India, a stay at Castle Bijaipur - a fortified mansion still run by the local landlord - provides an insight into the life and customs of the Rajasthan people.
With dusty hills in the background and tranquil lakes its centrepiece, Udaipur is a truly beautiful city with fabulous heritage buildings, restaurants and narrow laneways.
The holy city of Pushkar is a place of beauty with its whitewashed buildings, serene lake, rooftop restaurants and impressive temples.
Delhi has been an important city in India for well over 2000 years, and its cultural richness and diversity radiates from every corner.
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