Splendours of the Holy Ganges & Mighty Himalayas

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From the city to the scenery, witness for yourself the unforgettable combination of colonial, picturesque Shimla with the spiritual heart and soul of India, Varanasi. Begin in Delhi, the country’s capital, before proceeding to Varanasi where the sights, smells, sounds and ceremonies amaze all who visit. Conclude your experience by retreating into the Himalayas where after only a few days in the foothills you will feel a complete harmony of mind, body and soul.

Prices fromThe itinerary includes
11 nights / 12 days from £3,640 – Low Season
11 nights / 12 days from £4,135 – High Season

Prices are per person based on 2 people sharing a room, including economy flights from London.
Itinerary starts and ends in Delhi
Private transfers throughout
Hotel accommodation as detailed below
Daily breakfast
Private guided touring as specified


Day 1

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

In Delhi

Following breakfast at the hotel you will venture out to explore New and Old Delhi.

Day 3

Delhi to Varanasi

Today you will return to Delhi Airport for a short flight to Varanasi, where upon arrival you will then be transferred to 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

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 you will 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

Delhi to Shimla

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

Day 6

In Shimla

These days are free to spend at leisure perhaps enjoying a variety of outdoor pursuits, including scenic walks and river rafting, to ensure you make the most of the idyllic surroundings.

Day 8

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

In Rishikesh

Spend these days enjoying a wealth of things to see and do, from unwinding in the hotel'€™s world-class spa, 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 you will be transferred 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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