Comprehensive introduction to unique wildlife, fascinating culture and spectacular Moghul architecture
This new tour takes one of our classics, Highlights of Northern India (AIC), but adds a little style! Using an internal flight, and staying in comfortable hotels throughout, you get to experience these unforgettable parts of India at a slightly slower pace.
Northern India conjures up memorable and colourful images including the Taj Mahal, the holy River Ganges, tigers, turbans, saris, great food and rickshaws. We visit Fatehpur Sikri and the 'Pink City' of Jaipur, home to the wonderful former Maharaja's Palace and the splendid hilltop Amber Fort. Agra and the serene Taj Mahal are not to be missed on any visit to India and fully live up to expectations. For many Varanasi is the city that lingers longest in the memory. Located on the River Ganges it is one of the most sacred in India. Religion dominates life with throngs of pilgrims around countless Hindu temples and ghats, creating an unforgettable onslaught on the senses. For a change in pace we visit the tranquil Ranthambore National Park that boasts an abundance of prey animals, monkeys and bird life - a truly wonderful spectacle, especially if you see the elusive tiger!
Taj Mahal, India