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Northern India Holidays

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Northern India offers a whole different feel and setting – and plenty to interest the most jaded traveller! The Golden Temple at Amritsar, the colourful border ceremony with Pakistan, the avian treasures of Harike are all noted highlights but we also love to plan itineraries that include more specialised requirements and have the expertise to arrange for almost any request……

Highlights of North India

  • Walking tours of Mughal Delhi and British Delhi
  • The garden tomb of Humayun “Kingdom of Dreams” Bollywood style extravaganza.
  • The Golden Temple at Amritsar and the great charitable kitchens
  • The military border ceremony at Wagah – 30 minutes from Amritsar
  • The wonderful hill train from Pathankot to Kangra
  • The Houseboats of Srinagar in Kashmir
  • Heli-skiing from Gulmarg
  • Trout fishing and trekking in Kashmir
  • The beautiful architecture of historic Lucknow
  • The British Residency in Lucknow and Mutiny history
  • The exquisitely subtle flavours of Lucknow cuisine.
  • The Dawn boatride on the Ganges at Varanasi
  • The Buddhist site of Sarnath
  • The medieval towns Jaunpur and Zafarabad near Varanasi
  • Ghazipur with the Tomb of Lord Cornwallis and Mughal buildings.
  • The Ganges River Cruise through the historic heartland of Mughal India.
  • The Gangetic River Dolphin sanctuary on the Ganges near Bhagalpur
  • The Sonepur Mela (Fair) the largest livestock fair in India
  • Dudhwa Tiger Reserve for tiger safaris
  • Corbett Tiger Reserve for tiger safaris
  • Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya and other important Buddhist sites

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Srinagar - The Heart of Kashmir

After almost twenty years of enforced isolation due to the horrendously long-dawn militancy, the Vale of Kashmir is once again open for business. There couldn’t be better news for anyone wishing to enjoy some of the most gorgeous mountain country in the world. The gateway as ever remains the capital city of Srinagar situated on the banks of the River Jhelum.
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Kashmir - Heli Skiing

“If there be a Paradise upon Earth, it is this, it is this, it is this,” the Emperor Jehangir is supposed to have said as he lingered in his favourite garden of Shalimar, looking out over the ethereal lotus strewn waters of Dal Lake, quoting the poet Amir Khusro who wrote this verse in homage to his beloved Delhi.
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The eternal city of Varanasi

The eternal city of Varanasi is a microcosm of all that makes India. India – good, bad, ugly and beautiful. Abode of the God Shiva, the holiest in Hinduism. "Older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together". Mark Twain
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Amritsar - Golden Temple

Located close to the border with Pakistan north-west of Delhi, Amritsar is the home of the Harmandir Sahib, the Gurudwara that is the centre of Sikh spirituality popularly called the Golden Temple because of the gold leaf that covers the dome.
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Delhi - and its amazing Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker architecture

The heart and capital of northern India for over a thousand years, seat of Mughal Emperors and the British Raj, in it’s vast sprawl Delhi encompasses every century from the 11th to the 21st! This is one of the most fascinating cities of the World with layer upon layer of history.
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