Sacred Lands: Northern India & Nepal - A Limited Edition Small Group Journey (2020)

Spellbinding and spiritual in equal measure, India has a magnetic attraction which you’ll experience on this unique journey from Delhi through the northern state of Uttar Pradesh across the Gangetic plain and into neighbouring Nepal.

Journey Overview

Spellbinding and spiritual in equal measure, India has a magnetic attraction which you’ll experience on this unique journey from Delhi through the northern state of Uttar Pradesh across the Gangetic plain and into neighbouring Nepal. Inhale floral aromas and fragrant spices in markets and bazaars. Witness an extraordinary architectural legacy in cultured Lucknow from the cultivated princely rulers of Awadh to the British Raj. Track the elusive Bengal tiger and endangered one-horned rhino in the Terai and experience local Tharu culture on village visits. Dine on legendary cuisine in urban establishments, home-cooked fare in private residences and ritual feasts in heritage hotels making this journey one for the senses.

Journey Highlights

  • Meander through the bustling streets of Old Delhi on a heritage walk
  • Witness an aarti ceremony in the sacred city of Varanasi
  • Discover one of the most sophisticated and celebrated cultures of the Indian subcontinent, Lucknow’s kingdom of Awadh
  • Sip tea with the nawab of Awadh in Lucknow
  • Lay a floral tribute at the final resting place of architectural maestro Walter Burley Griffin
  • Take a jeep safari in search of Bardia National Park’s rare wildlife
  • Stand in a revered temple on the spot where Buddha was born
  • Drink in breathtaking panoramas of the world’s highest peaks, the Himalaya
  • Wander through ancient Hindu temples in the Kathmandu Valley
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