Days 1-2: Fly to Delhi
Fly to Delhi, India’s rambunctious capital city. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
Day 3: Taj Mahal
Travel to Agra by train and tour the city, visiting the 17th-century Itmad-Ud-Daulah, nicknamed the ‘Baby Taj’ and the colossal Agra Fort. The day concludes before the magni cent Taj Mahal, which you will get to see as evening sets in. Watching the colours of the sunset playing across the mausoleum’s white marble is an enchanting experience.
Day 4: Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Return to Delhi by road and continue to tour the city. Today you will explore the Purana Qila, one of Delhi’s oldest forts, and the beautiful white marble and golden-roofed Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, one of India’s most prominent gurdwara, a Sikh house of worship.
Day 5: Train to Amritsar
Transfer to Delhi station and hop on a train to Amritsar. On arrival, wend your way through the streets of the old town to the Golden Temple, Harmindar Sahib – the spiritual heart of the Sikh faith. Built in the 16th-century, its dome is richly gilded in shimmering gold. The temple oats on the sacred waters of Amrit Sarovar; all Sikhs try to make the pilgrimage to bathe in the purifying waters.
Day 6: Explore Amritsar
Enjoy a heritage walk of the city, taking in local markets and temples, including Durgiana and Jallianwala Bagh, a memorial dedicated to the people killed and wounded when British troops opened re on unarmed protestors in 1919. Head to the India-Pakistan border to watch the elaborate border closing ceremony with its fantastically over-the-top showmanship.
Day 7: Paragpur Heritage Walk
Travel to Paragpur, India’s rst heritage village. Full of traditional character and charm, explore Paragpur’s cobbled streets and visit some of the traditional craftsmen who practice here, including weavers, silversmiths and printers.
Day 8: Around Paragpur
Today you’ll explorer deeper into the area of Himachal Pradesh. Visit Chintpurni, a Shakti Temple said to grant wishes. Also visit the village of Dharamsala-Mahanta, Haripur, with its massive fort, and Guler – the home of the Kangra School of Painting.
Day 9: Dharamsala
Head up into the mountains to Dharamsala, a former British hill station that has become the home of the Tibetan Government in exile. Enjoy a demonstration on how to cook local dishes. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the markets
Day 10: Explore Dharamsala
Start the day with a yoga and meditation session. After breakfast visit Mcleod Ganj, a town with a distinctly Tibetan feel. Explore the town, visiting Buddhist temples and local markets before spending the afternoon in the Norbulingka Institute. A major centre for Buddhist learning, it also works to preserve Tibet’s cultural heritage. Other sights you’ll see include Kangra State Museum, the Dalai Lama Temple and the Tibetan Museum. Later, take a short, easy hike around Dharamkot, a community of Gaddi people, to Naddi village, where there are spectacular views of the Dhauladhar mountain range.
Day 11: Manali
Travel to the town of Manali, stopping at the Kullu Valley, a rural idyll of apple orchards and wooden temples.
Day 12: Around Manali
Spend the morning discovering the beauty of the Parvati Valley – the views of the mountains here are incredible. This afternoon, take an excursion to Naggar, where you’ll nd an old castle and temples and the Roerich Art Gallery. Set up a hill, the views are as impressive as the paintings.
Day 13: Explore Manali
Discover more about the town of Manali with a city tour. You’ll visit Hadimba Temple, Vashisht hot water springs and old Manali village. The afternoon
is at leisure
Day 14: Shimla
Head to Shimla by road. The capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla was once India’s largest hill station, sprawling across a ridge deep in the Himalayan foothills.
Day 15: Explore Shimla
The summer capital of British India, and nicknamed the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, Shimla has a spectacular location. Start the day with a hike to Jakhoo Temple, which sits at the highest point of the city, offering amazing views. Continue to the Himachal State Museum and admire the renaissance grandeur of the Vice Regal Lodge. Spend some time in the heart of town, soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the views.
Day 16: Rishikesh
Travel by road to Rishikesh, a city on the River Ganges that is best known for its ashrams. This evening visit the ghats to witness an aarti ceremony on the edge of the river.
Day 17: Explore Rishikesh
See the sights of Rishikesh on a city tour, spending time at Laxman Jhoola, Omkaranand Ashram and Sivanand Ashram. Transfer to Haridwar station for your evening train journey to Delhi. You will enjoy dinner onboard.
Day 18: Delhi City Tour
Spend a full day exploring the sights of Delhi: stroll around the outside of the colossal Red Fort; visit Jama Masjid, India’s largest and most impressive mosque, and see Raj Ghat – a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Visit Humayun’s Tomb before making a stop at India Gate. Finish in the heart of New Delhi at the grandiose Connaught Place.
Day 19: Fly from Delhi
Fly from Delhi towards home or your next destination
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