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16 day tour from £2995
No other river compares to the holy Ganges in the populations dependent upon it for both physical and spiritual nourishment. This unique tour from us, built around the Ganges and its tributaries, immerses you deep into the cultural heartland of India.
The wide waters of the Chambal make a peaceful start to the tour before we admire the commanding fort at Gwalior; we discover the weed-choked and mysterious ruins of rarely visited Orchha and revel in the exotic and erotic carvings at celebrated Khajuraho; a couple of relaxing days at a riverside resort close to Panna Wildlife Sanctuary before we experience Varanasi, where endless streams of devotees submerge themselves in sacred ritual on the banks of the river, and Sarnath, evocative site of Buddha's first sermon.
The tour finishes with ample time in Lucknow, an architectural and culinary delight. There is the option of seeing the highest mountain peaks in the world, with an easy extension to Nepal.
You travel with a small group, accompanied by one of our excellent hand-picked tour escorts. You can also follow the itinerary independently as a private tour.
Internal travel is by a air-conditioned coach or car.
The international flights are direct non-stop on British Airways.
Meal Plan: Bed & breakfast
Season: October to April
Clothes: Cottons; light to heavy woollens in winter.
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