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Northern India & Himalaya

This tour focuses on Amritsar and Dharamsala where we can study Sikhism and Buddhism, before finishing with a visit to the fabulous Taj Mahal

Here are more details of an example tour itinerary as a starting point, but at Kipling Tours, we can tailor-make any itinerary just for you.

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  • Day 1

    Depart from the UK

    You depart from the UK for the overnight flight to Delhi

  • Day 2

    Arrive Delhi - Train to Amritsar

    Arrive in Delhi this morning and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon sightseeing programme in Old Delhi including the Red Fort, Raj Ghat and Jama Masjid Mosque.

  • Day 3

    Train to Amritsar

    Morning in Delhi, visiting the Qutab Minar, the Parliament House and India Gate . Time permitting you can also visit the Bangla Sahib Sikh Temple. In the afternoon you transfer to the railway station for the express train to Amritsar. On arrival you transfer to your hotel.

  • Day 4


    This morning you visit the Golden Temple, the Sikh's most holy place. In the afternoon you can see the Jallianwala Bagh where a bloody massacre occurred during the days of Empire, and in the evening visit the Wagha Border Crossing for the famous 'Retreat' ceremony.

  • Day 5

    Amritsar to Dharamsala

    This morning you drive to Dharamsala in the foothills of the Himalaya. The Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has made his base here for his Tibetan government in exile. The journey from Amritsar takes at least 5 hours by road, and after arrival there will be time to explore Dharamsala and the adjoining town of McLeod Ganj.

  • Day 6


    Today is spent in Dharamsala where you can visit several Tibetan sites including the Dip Tse Chokling Monastery and the Norbulingka Institute where traditional Tibetan handcrafts are preserved.

  • Day 7

    Dharamsala to Pathankot

    In the morning you can go on a guided hike in the Himalayan foothills to the village of Bhagsu. Along the route you will see traditional Buddhist stupas as well as monks who go to the mountains to meditate. In the afternoon you transfer to Pathankot for the overnight train to Delhi.

  • Day 8

    Arrive Delhi - Travel to Agra

    Your train arrives in Delhi in the morning and after time to freshen up you continue by road to Agra. Located on the banks of the mighty Yamuna River, Agra is famous the World over for the Taj Mahal.

  • Day 9

    Taj Mahal

    This morning you visit the Taj Mahal which was built by the Muhal Emperor Shan Jahan as mausoleum for his wife. You can also visit Agra Fort before transferring by road back to Delhi and your hotel.

  • Day 10

    Fly home

    Your flight departs from Delhi this morning and arrives back home the same day.

Prices start from

£1795 for a 10 day tour

Half board basis based on flights with Virgin Atlantic.  We include local guides, all admission and all local transfers by private coach

includes flights

  • Suryaa Hotel Delhi

    Comfortable 5 star hotel in Delhi suburbs

    The Suryaa Hotel is a 5 star property located in the New Friends Colony district, and affluent neighbourhood of South Delhi. Rooms are spacious and comfortable with flat screen TV’s and the hotel has an open air swimming pool.  The hotel is not right in the centre of Delhi, but the main sights are easily accessible by coach, and being located in the suburbs is a more relaxing experience and offers escape from the mayhem of the city.

  • ITC Mughal Hotel Agra

    5 star hotel ideally located for discovering the Taj Mahal

    The ITC Mughal Agra Hotel is a 5 star hotel and a is a fitting tribute to the great Mughal builders of the past. It is set in acres of gardens that bear the mark of the landscaping typical to Mughal gardens with the use of water channels, fruit and flower bearing trees and shaded walkways.  The only Indian hotel to have won the prestigious Aga Khan Award for its excellent representation of Mughal architecture.

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