Agra, Varanasi and Northern India
Agra is home to the Taj Mahal, a building of such immense beauty that every visitor is a taken aback. It is part of the Golden Triangle that links Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and is usually part of a tour of Rajasthan. As you head east you find the city of Varanasi, the spiritual heart of India, located on the banks of the holy Ganges River and one of the oldest cities in the world. Pilgrims come from far and wide to this amazing city, and the atmosphere is quite spellbinding. The skyline is adorned with temples, domes and minarets, with narrow lanes and alleyways below creating a labrynth you can explore on foot with a private guide. Just a walk through the streets reveals an intensity of culture that you would not have experienced before. A morning boat ride on the Ganges and an evening aarti ceremony on the ghats only helps to reveal Varanasi’s hidden charm. Other destinations in Northern India include the city of Lucknow, famous for the siege in the Mutiny of 1857, but also as a place of Islamic scholarship and architectural beauty. The Chandela Temples of Khajuraho are an interesting link from Varanasi down to the tiger parks of Central India.
Agra, Varanasi and Northern India Accommodation
This is just an overview of the hotels and lodges we feature, from characterful boutique lodges to luxury hotels. We do have a range of other hotels that we use, so if you don't see from our portfolio what you are looking for, we almost certainly know about it and can help plan an itinerary using it.
Agra, Varanasi and Northern India Experiences
This is a selection of experiences that allow you to see the destination in new and interesting ways. Almost all our experiences include a private guide, and can be then tailored to your particular interests. Indeed, many of the experiences we offer are created individually for our guests, so this list is by no means conclusive. In fact, we leave a couple of our best ideas up our sleeves for when you enquire with us.