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Northwest India

Northwest India

Majestic palaces, cool hill stations and spectacular Himalayan scenery, India's remarkable contrasts come to life in the states of the northwest.

Rajasthan is synonymous with all that is grand and most impressive in Indian architecture and history. Formidable Meherangarh fort at Jodphur, the floating palace of Udaipur and the dusky pink city of Jaipur being the most notable examples or its regal Rajput heritage. Whilst the incomparable Taj Mahal is also only a short journey away in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh. But, as India’s largest state, Rajasthan has so much more to offer. Dramatic desert forts, wildlife rich parks and romantic royal palaces, including the incomparable Taj Mahal, combine to provide a collage of contrasts that make Rajasthan the perfect touring destination. And there’s no better way to see the key sights of Agra, Jaipur and Jodhpur, whilst staying in indulgent, heritage accommodation than on our Rajasthan in Style tour.

For those seeking a more active holiday, the Himalayan foothills of Himachal Pradesh offer excellent opportunities for gentle day walks amidst splendid mountain scenery and the faded grandeur of colonial hill stations such as Shimla and Dharamsala. Combined with a flight to Amritsar to see the glittering Golden Temple our Gentle Walking, Indian Hill Stations & the Golden Temple holiday is the very best way to discover this delightful region.

More challenging trekking can also be found in the region known as the Garhwal – famed for its Alpine-like beauty. Our Curzon’s Trail & Kuari Pass is a truly classic and remote trek that will take you over high passes on a pilgrim route that offers day-after-day of spectacular Himalayan scenery and views.

Accommodation in Northwest India is always interesting with stylish heritage properties, colonial era hotels and former hunting lodges providing atmospheric overnight stays. In fact, Northwest India has all the ingredients to provide an unforgettable holiday of a lifetime.

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