Journey Across Northern India
North India is a land of diverse cultures, stunning landscapes, and rich history. From the bustling streets of Delhi to the serene villages of Shimla and Dharamshala, this region has something for everyone. Experience a 9-day journey through North India as we explore the best of this magical land. We have curated a perfect itinerary that will take you through the most iconic landmarks, cultural sites and natural wonders while staying in some of the most luxurious hotels in the region.
- 2 nights at The Imperial, Delhi
- 2 nights in Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
- 2 nights in Hotel Norbu House, Dharamshala
- 2 night Taj Swarna, Amritsar
- Scheduled international flights
- Private driver throughout your trip
- Accommodation, activities and excursions as detailed
- 24-hour local support while you travel
From £2,589 per person
The Imperial, Delhi
One of Delhi’s finest heritage hotels, the Imperial is an icon of hospitality. It is a luxury refuge in a bustling city. An elegant, historical colonial-era cocoon, along with a great central location which allows you to experience the best of the city. It is perfect for those wanting to tick off all of the must-do experiences in Delhi within a limited time. A seven-acre property in the heart of Delhi, The Imperial offers real respite, with a palm-lined entrance and an enormous pool that is a joy to wallow in after a day on the busy streets of Delhi.
The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Experience timeless elegance at The Oberoi Cecil in Shimla. This picturesque retreat offers refined luxury and impeccable service, with colonial charm and modern comforts seamlessly combined. Indulge in exquisite rooms and suites with stunning mountain views, savour culinary delights at renowned restaurants, and rejuvenate at the luxurious spa. The Oberoi Cecil also provides unmatched venues for events and celebrations. Explore the attractions of Shimla with ease, and enjoy personalised service from their expert staff.
Hotel Norbu House – Mcleod Ganj, Dharamshala
Hotel Norbu House is situated on a quiet path on the ridge facing the Dalai Lama’s temple and the stunning views which stretch for over 80 km down the valley. The location is perfect for those who enjoy blissful peace and quiet during their stay, as it is away from all the noise of the traffic and the busy Temple Road, yet is still only a couple of minutes easy walk to His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s temple and the bustling main square. The hotel has a choice of 32 spacious, well-equipped rooms and one of the best terrace restaurants in McLeod Ganj with breathtaking views over the valley.
Taj Swarna, Amritsar
Taj Swarna, Amritsar embodies the best of Punjab’s iconic history, art and culture. Conveniently close to the airport, it is a great base from which to explore the city and the Golden Temple. The hotel is renowned for its impeccable friendly service and attention to detail, from having the finest chefs and curated menus, the two restaurants will not disappoint. Taj Swarna has the beautiful Jiva Spa offering award winning wellness treatments and lovely outdoor pool fringed by palm trees.
Day by Day Guide
Upon arrival at Delhi airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to The Imperial hotel. Located in the heart of the city, The Imperial is a luxurious five-star hotel that offers world-class amenities and exceptional service. Spend the day relaxing and getting acclimatised to the city. After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a full-day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit the iconic Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Birla Mandir, and Humayun’s Tomb. Take a rickshaw ride through the colourful bazaars and narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk. Drive past India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan. Finally, visit Qutub Minar and the Bahai Temple before returning to The Imperial for an overnight stay.
Journey to Shimla
After an early breakfast, transfer to Delhi train station to board the Shatabdi Express train to Kalka. Upon arrival, board the famous “Toy Train” to Shimla. Upon arrival in Shimla, check-in to the Oberoi Cecil Hotel, a heritage property that exudes old-world charm and luxury. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a half-day heritage walking tour of Shimla. Explore the Christ Church, Gaiety Theatre, Bandstand, and some of the heritage hotels in Shimla. The walk begins from the Christ Church and extends towards east till the Viceregal Lodge. Return to the Oberoi Cecil for an overnight stay.
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Dharamshala. Upon arrival, check-in to Norbu House, a boutique hotel that offers stunning views of the Dhauladhar mountain range. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a full-day sightseeing tour of Dharamshala. Visit the Tsuglagkhang complex, which includes the temple and residence of H.H. Dalai Lama and Namgyal Monastery. Also visit Norbulingka and St. John’s Church. In the later afternoon, visit the beautiful tribal village of Naddi for stunning views of the snow-covered peaks of Dhauladhar. Return to Norbu House for an overnight stay.
Amritsar & The Golden Temple
The next day visit the beautiful tribal village of Naddi for stunning views of the snow-covered peaks of Dhauladhar. Return to Norbu House for a dinner on their panoramic terrace & an overnight stay. Depart from Norbu House and travel to Amristar where you will check in to the Taj Swarna. In the evening, visit Wagah Village at the Indo-Pakistan border to witness the elaborate change-of-the-guard drill. You will then return to the Amritsar for dinner and overnight stay. You will visit the Golden Temple to see the shrine illuminated at night, when it seems to float in the sarovar (water tank) that surrounds it. Then overnight at the hotel. After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a half-day sightseeing tour of Amritsar. Visit the Golden Temple on a private tour, the holiest of all Sikh shrines. In the morning, transfer to Amritsar Airport for a flight back to Delhi, in time to board your flight back to the UK.
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