Spiritual Rivers to Mystical Mountains

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Summary

Be amazed by the diversity of this tour, treating you to an insight into just how much this small island has to offer. From the scenic landscapes of the hills and the rolling plains of the tea plantations, to the sweeping sands of the beach, here experiences are varied. Along the way you will discover the island’s heritage and history and get up close to native wildlife while on safari. The sheer diversity of things to see and do throughout this tour ensures that you leave the island with many lasting memories.


Prices fromThe itinerary includes
11 nights / 12 days from £4,870 – Low Season
11 nights / 12 days from £5,535 – High Season
Prices are per person based on 2 people sharing a room including economy flights from London.
Itinerary starts in Delhi and ends in Rishikesh
Private transfers throughout
Hotel accommodation as detailed
Daily breakfast
Private guided touring
Domestic flights

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2

London to Delhi

You will be met on arrival and transferred to The Imperial for a 2 night stay in the heart of New Delhi. The remainder of the day is free for you to spend at leisure.

Day 2 - 3

Delhi

Following breakfast at the hotel venture out to explore the contrasts of New and Old Delhi. Accompanied by your guide, see medieval fortifcations, Mughal mausoleums, bustling bazaars, colonial-era architecture and modern malls.

Day 3 - 4

Delhi to Varanasi

Today return to Delhi Airport for a short flight to Varanasi, where upon arrival you will be transferred to the Nadesar Palace for an overnight stay. In the afternoon enjoy a boat ride on the Ganges with evening Aarti, where the riverside will become bathed in a mellow light as pilgrims come to perform this iconic ceremony.

Day 4 - 5

Varanasi to Delhi

In the early morning you will set off on a boat ride on the Ganges, gliding alongside the riverbanks and observing as pilgrims perform their rituals, followed by a city tour of Varanasi. After having breakfast at the hotel visit Sarnath, the birthplace of Buddhism, before returning to Varanasi Airport for a flight back to Delhi and an overnight stay at The Oberoi, Gurgaon.

Day 5 - 6

Delhi to Shimla

Today you will be transferred to Delhi Airport for your flight to Chandigarh. Upon arrival, proceed by road to Shimla, where you will spend 3 nights at Wildflower Hall, an Oberoi Resort.

Day 6 - 8

Shimla

These days are free to spend at leisure perhaps enjoying a variety of outdoor pursuits. Take to horseback and go riding, hop on a bike or head out on foot to enjoy scenic walks and hikes. Play a round of golf or for something more adventurous try river rafting; whichever activities you choose you are sure to make the most of the idyllic surroundings.

Day 8 - 9

Shimla to Rishikesh

In the morning you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to Chandigarh Airport for your flight to Dehradun via Delhi. Upon arrival you will then be transferred to Rishikesh for a 4 night stay at Ananda in the Himalayas.

Day 9 - 12

Rishikesh

Spend these days enjoying a wealth of things to see and do, from unwinding in the hotel’s world-class spa with all kinds of treatments, Yoga and meditation classes, to playing golf, going on Jeep safaris in the Rajaji National Park, or trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Day 12 -

Rishikesh to London (Via Delhi)

Following breakfast at the hotel transfer to Dehradun Airport for your flight to London via Delhi.

- This is a guide itinerary and can be modified to suit. It is subject to availability and price at the time of booking. Other conditions may apply -

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