NORTH INDIA TOURS

Home to some of the country’s most famous and breathtaking landmarks, where hustle and bustle provides a contrast to the laid-back calm of Goa; a visit to North India will deliver an unforgettable holiday experience. Book one of our India Tours as a stand-alone trip or combine it with a holiday to Goa, India’s sunshine state.

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When's best to visit North India?

With India being such a vast sub-continent, the climate and weather patterns change from state to state however, as a general rule, the best time to visit North India is between October and April. The end of December and January can be surprisingly cool in the plains of North India with a potential risk of fog, whilst in the Himalayan mountains, temperatures can drop below freezing. By April, the temperatures increase dramatically and the humidity builds.

Amber Fort illuminated by warm light of the rising sun and reflected in the lake. Famous Rajasthan landmark located nearby Jaipur city in north-western India. - J. Palys | ShutterstockJ. Palys | Shutterstock

 

Our North India Tours

The Taj Mahal in Agra, North India

India's Golden Triangle


7 days/6 nights from £1399pp
Explore Delhi | Visit the Taj Mahal & Agra Fort | Discover Jaipur

Tigers at Ranthambore National Park

India's Golden Triangle & Tigers


9 days/8 nights from £1649pp
Explore Delhi | Visit the Taj Mahal & Agra Fort | Search for Tigers at Ranthambore | Discover Jaipur

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India's Golden Triangle with Shimla & Amritsar

12 days/11 nights from £2099pp
Explore Delhi | Visit the Taj Mahal & Agra Fort | Discover Jaipur | Take the Toy Train to Shimla | Explore the Golden Temple at Amritsar

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North India Highlights


3 days/2 nights Add-on from £699pp
Visit the Taj Mahal & Agra Fort | Explore Old & New Delhi

Palolem Beach sunset, south Goa

Extend your tour and add a stop in Goa 

Spend a few days to relax and unwind on India’s finest beaches with a tour extension to Goa. 

Places to see in North India

An exterior shot of Humayun's Tomb in New Delhi

Delhi

India’s capital and the main gateway into the sub-continent, explore the vibrant city of Delhi, where Old meets New. Take a rickshaw ride through the bustling streets of Old Delhi which you can then compare to New Delhi, as you visit colonial-era Parament buildings and India Gate. Delhi is also home to the Qutab Minar, one of the tallest stone towers in India, along with Humayun’s tomb and Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque, all of which you’ll get the opportunity to see on our tours. 

Tours that visit Delhi
India’s Golden Triangle, India’s Golden Triangle & Tigers, India’s Golden Triangle with Shimla & Amritsar.​

Taj Mahal

Agra

Set on the banks of the Yamuna river, Agra is home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites including one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, this incredible building and its grounds took 22 years to build and over 20,000 men. When in Agra, we won’t forget the Red Fort, a magnificent 16th-century fortress, or the fortified ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri. This deserted sandstone city was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1571 but was soon left abandoned in 1585 due to water shortages.

Tours that visit Agra
India’s Golden TriangleIndia’s Golden Triangle & TigersIndia’s Golden Triangle with Shimla & Amritsar.​

Detail of decorated gateway. Amber fort. Jaipur, Rajasthan, India - Olena Tur | ShutterstockOlena Tur | Shutterstock

Jaipur

A colourful city with bustling markets, historic buildings and hidden temples all set against a back drop of the dominant Amber Fort. Built in the 17th century, the Amber Fort is made up of vast courtyards, halls and royal quarters, sitting high upon the Aravalli Hills. Jaipur is also home to the Hawa Mahal or ‘Palace of Winds’, found in the Pink City. This elaborate façade was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh to enable ladies of the royal court to watch city processions without being seen by the crowds. The Pink City also offers bustling streets and colourful bazaars selling local textiles, jewellery and handicrafts.

Tours that visit Jaipur
India’s Golden TriangleIndia’s Golden Triangle & TigersIndia’s Golden Triangle with Shimla & Amritsar.​

Tigers at Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore

The fourth largest National Park in northern India, Ranthambore is renowned for its protected Royal Bengal Tiger population and is one of the best places to see tigers in the wild. Our tour offers the chance to embark on a game drive to explore the National Park, where you'll get the opportunity to spot these tigers in their natural habitat, along with more than 270 different species of bird, leopards, hyenas, mongoose and more.

Tours that visit Ranthambore
India’s Golden Triangle & Tigers

Famous indian landmark - Sikh gurdwara Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib). Amritsar, Punjab, India - DR Travel Photo and Video | ShutterstockDR Travel Photo and Video | Shutterstock

Amritsar

Located in the state of Punjab, Amritsar is known as being Sikhism’s holiest city thanks to the striking Golden Temple. A true sight to behold and a humbling place to visit, the temple showcases gilded domes and turrets surrounded by a water tank, where pilgrims from all over the world come to bathe in its sacred waters. You can also witness the changing of the guard at the Wagah Border, where India meets Pakistan.

Tours that visit Amritsar
India’s Golden Triangle with Shimla & Amritsar.

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Shimla

Once the summer capital of British India, the popular hill resort of Shimla excludes colonial charm and character. Set in the foothills of the Himalayas, this picturesque town has a spectacular setting boasting outstanding views over dense forests, green pastures and snow-capped peaks. Embark on one of the most picturesque train rides in the world, venturing into the Himalayas through an incredible 100 tunnels and over 800 bridges. You’ll also discover Shimla’s colonial streets and British bygone era by taking a leisurely stroll around the town, stopping at the Viceregal Lodge, Gaiety Theatre and Christ Church, to name but a few.

Tours that visit Shimla
India’s Golden Triangle with Shimla & Amritsar.

Festivals not to miss

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Diwali

Taking place all over India, the Hindu festival of light is a five-day event celebrating the triumph of good over evil. The festival features the lighting of lamps, hanging of paper lanterns and giving and receiving of sweets and gifts.

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International Kite Festival

Colourful kites fill the skies over Jaipur during this unique festival.

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Holi

Taking place all over India, Holi marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring and is one of India’s most celebrated festivals. The throwing of colourful paint symbolises the triumph of good over evil.

Various stalls around Anjuna Flea Market

Gangaur Festival

Held in Rajasthan two weeks after Holi festival, the Gangaur festival is a colourful affair celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the state. Held in the honour of Goddess Parvati, who’s regarded as the epitome of love, strength and courage.

 

 

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