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Diwali Special
Northern India Tour 2024

The Taj Mahal and the Golden Temple at Diwali


22nd October - 3rd November 2024


£1,300pp double room

£1,600 private room


Arrival and Departure Airport









Take a cycle rickshaw tour around Old Delhi

Visit one of the modern  seven wonders of the world: the Taj Mahal

Experience a warm welcome from Punjabi family and tour their farm
Experience the Golden Temple lit up with candles for Diwali

Participate in ancient Hindu rituals: Aarti and Puja
Camp by the River Ganges



£300pp in a shared room / £400 private room


Full Balance Due

22nd of August 2024


Group Size

8 min / 14 max



Spaces available. To contact us for more info click here.


An unforgettable experience

Day 1

We'll meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel to relax for a while. In the afternoon, we'll meet for a welcome lunch and then we’ll head out to do some sightseeing. Our Delhi activities will depend on thr group's arrival times but we may we do a cycle rickshaw or walking tour around Old Delhi. The evening is free and there is a pub just around the corner!

Hotel: Florence Inn

Day 2

After breakfast, we’ll hit the road to drive to Agra, the abode of the Taj Mahal. After some time to relax at the hotel, we’ll set out for our first viewing of the Taj. Crossing the Yamuna River, we’ll enjoy a sunset view of the Taj Mahal. After, we’ll cross back over the river and head to a rooftop cafe for dinner where we’ll have a view of the Taj Mahal.

Hotel: Hotel Amar

Day 3

It’ll be a really early start today, for good reason! We want to get to the Taj Mahal before the crowds and enjoy the picturesque sunrise. After spending a few hours in awe at the masterpiece, we’ll head back to the hotel for breakfast. Later in the day, we’ll go sightseeing to see the Agra Fort and the Itmad-ud-Daula (also known as the Baby Taj).

Hotel: Hotel Amar

Day 4

Today takes us on  our first Indian railway adventure! We’re boarding a train to Haridwar, from where we have an hours drive to get us to our next destination: Rishikesh, the world capital of Yoga. After our arrival in the evening, dinner by the Ganges will be the perfect way to unwind.

Hotel: Hotel Ishan

Day 5

Another early morning, but as the saying goes, the early bird catches the worm! This morning, we’ll drive about an hour away from Rishikesh, up into the mountains to watch the sunrise at a Temple. The view of the sun rising over the mountains with a hot cup of tea in your hand is an incredible experience and a moment to treasure. After sunrise, we’ll go for breakfast and then head to the Beatles Ashram where the Beatles stayed in the 70s. For the rest of the day, you are free to explore. 

Hotel: Hotel Ishan

Day 6

Before breakfast, there is the option to do a yoga class near to the hotel. After breakfast, we’ll drive 25km out of Rishikesh to a campsite where we’ll spend the next 24 hours relaxing in nature and enjoying the mountain and river views. Our campsite is accessible by a private bridge and we will be right next to the River Ganges. There is a small beach where you can relax and enjoy some downtime by the Holy River.


Hotel: VNA Riverside Resort

Day 7

We will have breakfast at the campsite and then depart back to Rishikesh. You can either return to Rishikesh by bus, or by raft! Rafting along the river Ganges is an optional but recommended activity! Today is a free day where you have plenty of activities to choose from – shopping, massages, doing a cooking class, or relaxing in a coffee shop by the river.

Hotel: Hotel Ishan

Day 8

We have some free time in the morning before we set off on our next Indian railway adventure, perhaps time to try a yoga class if you haven't already. Our train is from around 3 - 10 pm, so once we reach the Holy City of Amritsar, it'll most likely be bedtime

Hotel: Homestay

Day 9

After breakfast, we'll set off to discover the famous sights in Amritsar. For our exploration of the city, we’ll see the Golden Temple, Jalianawala Bagh and the Partition Museum. 

Hotel: Homestay

Day 10

After breakfast, we will visit a small Punjabi village where we will experience the true essence of Punjabi culture. We’ll assist with their daily chores such as milking cows, riding a tractor and cooking on a traditional open fire. We will try on Turbans and have a go at Bhangra dancing. In the evening we will go to the Wagah Border closing ceremony.

Day 11

Today is Diwali! Festivities usually happen in the afternoon and evening, so most of the day you are free to relax at the homestay or go off in a tuk-tuk to explore on your own. We'll participate in a Laxmi puja in the afternoon with a Pandit (priest). This is the traditional celebration of Diwali. After our puja, we’ll go back to the Golden Temple to enjoy the festivities. 

​Hotel: Homestay

Day 12

It’s time for our final Indian railway adventure and our journey back to Delhi. Again, the journey will take most of the day and we’ll be back in the capital by early evening. It’s our final night, so we’ll have a farewell dinner close to our hotel and raise a glass to the end of our epic adventure.

​Hotel: Florence Inn

Day 13

Sadly, the end of our tour has come and it is departure day. You will be dropped off at the airport for your flight home.


Airport pick up and drop off

Accommodation in 3* hotels

One night camping in a tent with a real bed, air cooler, and en suite bathroom

Three train tickets

Transportation in all destinations

Entrance fees

Diwali celebrations

Tour guides

Breakfast everyday

Most lunches and some dinners

Not included:




Travel Insurance

Optional activities such as hiking and rafting in Rishikesh


Some lunches and dinners


Any Covid incurred expenses

A non-refundable deposit is required to book a place on the tour and the final balance is due 2 months before the tour starts.

If you would like more information before booking, please send me an email or contact me on WhatsApp:     07858951900

Check out my other tour happening in 2024:

Southern India Tour

We also organise bespoke tours. Please get in touch if you'd like us to plan your dream India tour.

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