Visit northern India and join a far-flung adventure to one of the planet's most exotic destinations. See towering fortresses above a city square, vibrant colours in a busy bazaar, pilgrims praying on river ghats, Maharaja mementos in a ghostly palace and camels silhouetted on a desert landscape - welcome to a land of magic and life. Discover well-known sites and hidden secrets, from the beating heart of Delhi to the holy city of Varanasi - this is chaotic and inspiring India. TRIP CHANGES FOR 2017: From 1st January 2017 this trip will visit Abhaneri and its phenomenal step well (day15) and replaces the night in Bharatpur and optional bird sanctuary visit. There are no other major itinerary changes. The trip name will change to North India Revealed


Experience old and new India in the bustling streets of Delhi, where ancient temples stand against billboards advertising Bollywood films

Discover the ancient forts, lake palaces, rural villages and colourful cities of Rajasthan: sandy red Jaisalmer, blue Jodhpur, white Udaipur and pink Jaipur

Ride out into the Thar Desert on a camel safari. Feast on Rajasthani cuisine at sunset before bunking down to camp between the sand dunes

The world famous Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary is home to hundreds of bird species. Share in the delight and knowledge of local amateur bird-watchers, as you’re pedalled around the park in a cycle rickshaw

The Taj Mahal in Agra may be one of the most recognisable buildings in the world, but its poetic history and beauty have the power to surprise even the most jaded travellers

Pushkar and Varanasi are among the holiest cities in India. Climb to hilltop temples at sunrise, dodge cows in the street, and observe pilgrims praying and bathing along the ghats of the sacred Ganges River during a boat cruise