Itinerary

Take a spiritual Indian holiday from Delhi through to the wonder of Rajasthan. Visit the Taj Mahal of Agra and travel to Jaipur on this fascinating tour of India.

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Days 1-2 Delhi

Welcome to the capital of India, Delhi. A chaotic medley of bazaars, temples, mosques and colonial buildings, Delhi is an ideal place to kick-start this adventure. Weave through the cars, rickshaws and bullock carts to experience fast-paced city life. Stroll through the exuberant alleyways of Old Delhi and see the magnificent Jama Masjid. Visit a local Sikh temple to learn a little about this fascinating religion.
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Days 3-4 Jaipur

The gem of Rajasthan, Jaipur's pink sandstone 'Palace of Winds' and the lively streets make the city a colourful destination. This friendly town is brimming with bazaars full of jewellery, textiles and local art. If there's time, be sure to catch the latest Bollywood blockbuster in the Art Deco splendour of the Raj Mandir Cinema.
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Day 5 Rural Heritage Stay

Explore India's deserted palaces and pavilions of the Mughal kingdom in Fatehpur Sikri, a perfectly preserved ghost town. Visit a village and learn about life in rural India and enjoy an evening of traditional music and food during a heritage stay in a palace.
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Day 6 Agra

Travel by train to Agra. This former Mughal capital is home to some impressive buildings, including the romantic Taj Mahal of Agra and massive Red Fort that dominates the skyline. Admire the Taj Mahal's intricate carvings then visit the fort - a maze of halls, mosques, chambers and gardens.
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Days 7-8 Delhi

On a walking tour, be amazed by the sights, sounds and smells of Old Delhi and stop by Delhi's oldest mosque, the impressive Jama Masjid, which is capable of holding 25,000 people.
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Days 9-10 Shimla

Journey on the 'toy train' as it snakes its way up the mountain to the colonial town of Shimla, where British viceroys once gathered to escape monsoonal heat.
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Day 11 Mandi

Sitting on the banks of the Beas River, Mandi was once on the salt trading route to Tibet. Explore the riverside temples and ghats and get a taste of imperial life staying in a palace of the former Raj.
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Days 12-13 Dharamsala/McLeod Ganj

Navigate across mountainous roads to the home of the exiled Dalai Lama. Stroll the beautiful gardens of the Norbulingka Institute, which offers a range of on-site workshops and the chance to see the creation of traditional Tibetan art.
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Days 14-15 Amritsar

Visit the Golden Temple in the middle of a sacred lake. Travel to the Wagah border to witness the pomp and ceremony of the daily flag ceremony.
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Days 16-17 Rishikesh

Get in touch with spiritual pursuits on a tour of the 'Yoga Capital of the World', Rishikesh.
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Days 18-19 Delhi

Head back to the bustling capital of India for one final curry.
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