This exciting adventure takes you through the northern hill stations of the Himalayas to the fantastically iconic Golden Triangle of Agra, Jaipur, and Delhi, immersing you in North Indian culture.
- Feel the buzz of Delhi
- Marvel at the Taj Mahal
- Gaze at the Pink City
- Ride on the famous Toy Train
- Experience the elaborate border closing ceremony
- Discover the striking Golden Temple
- Return international economy flights, taxes and current fuel surcharges (unless a land only option is selected)
- All accommodation
- All meals
- All sightseeing and entrance fees
- All transportation and transfers
- English speaking National Escort (if your group is 10 or more passengers)
- Visa fees for UK and EU passport holders
- Comprehensive travel guides
Days 1-2: Fly to Delhi
Fly overnight 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: Discover Delhi
Take a full day to explore India’s vibrant capital. Starting in Old Delhi, embark on a rickshaw ride through the atmospheric streets, visiting Jama Masjid. Venture into a local market where you’ll learn about local herbs and spices.
Day 4: Train to Amritsar
Transfer to Delhi station and hop on a train travelling north to Amritsar. Head to the close by India-Pakistan border to watch the elaborate border closing ceremony with its fantastically over-the-top showmanship.
Day 5: Explore Amritsar
Enjoy a heritage walk of the city, taking in local markets and temples including Jallianwalla Bagh. Visit the Golden Temple, Harmandir Sahib – the spiritual heart of the Sikh faith. Built in the 16th-century, its dome is richly gilded in shimmering gold.
Day 6: Travel to Dharamsala
Ascend into the Himalayas to Dharamsala, a former British hill station that has become the home of the Tibetan Government in exile.
Day 7: Explore Dharamsala
Start the day at Bhagsunag, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva before exploring Mcleod Ganj, a town with a distinctly Tibetan feel. Explore the town, visiting Buddhist temples and local markets.
Day 8: Yoga Experience
Start the day with a yoga and meditation session. Continue your explorations at the Kangra State Museum and St John’s Church. Enjoy a demonstration on how to cook local dishes before spending some time at the Nobulingka Institute.
Day 9: Travel to Shimla
Drive to Shimla. On arrival, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 10: Shimla
The summer capital of British India, and nicknamed the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, Shimla has a spectacular location. Start the day with a visit to Jakhoo Temple, which sits at the highest point of the city, offering amazing views.
Day 11: Toy Train
All aboard the famous Toy Train, a World Heritage railway built in 1903. One of India’s most scenic train journeys, admire spectacular views as your wind your way down from the mountains.
Day 12: Agra Fort
Travel to Agra by road. On arrival, admire the colossal Agra Fort, built by the Mughals in the mid-1500s. This evening, after the sun has set, return for the nightly spectacle that is the sound and light show.
Day 13: Taj Mahal
Rise early to see the sun rise over India’s most iconic sight. At dawn, when the crowds are at their thinnest, the Taj Mahal is swathed in mist and tinged pink by the rising sun – a magical experience. Depart Arga for Jaipur, stopping en route to admire the symmetrical beauty of the Chand Baori stepwell.
Day 14: Explore Jaipur
Start with a photo stop this morning at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) before visiting the spectacular Amber Fort.
Day 15: Delhi
Return to Delhi by road. This evening, sit down to a final group dinner.
Day 16: Fly Delhi to UK
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.
See the classic sights in the company of expert guides so you can really understand the history and culture of the destination. On our classic tours we take care of everything, leaving you to sit back and enjoy the experience to the full. The tours are fully inclusive with all meals and a comprehensive touring programme.
Your accommodation has been selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from a business hotel in one city to a family-run guesthouse in a smaller town or a heritage-type hotel.
Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used during touring in Delhi and Agra.
Transport in the Himalayas – Smaller, non-air conditioned vehicles (which would hold either 4 to 8 passengers plus driver and or guide) will be used from Amritsar to Rishikesh, due to the narrow road conditions in the Himalayas.
Planes: Internal flights are based on economy class, with reputable airlines.
Most Wendy Wu groups consist of 10 travellers or more and will be accompanied by a National Escort. There will usually be no more than 20 travellers in each group although you may encounter other Wendy Wu tour groups while you are travelling.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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