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Temples and the Ganges

Northern India, Madhya Pradesh 8 nights Prices on request

For anyone with an interest in the cultural and religious history of northern India, this tour is the perfect fit. Arriving in Delhi, you will spend two nights visiting ancient forts and temples as well as Lutyens’ stylish 20th century boulevards.

Heading south by train for five hours, you will be met by your private driver and guide in Gwalior, dominated by its 15th century fort with its magnificent tiled façade. Six hours’ drive from Gwalior, Khajuraho is famed for its collection of erotically decorated temples, all around 1,000 years old. This is one of the most fascinating destinations to explore Hindu and Jain temples.

A short flight will then take you to Varanasi, arguably the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage destination and its location on the banks of the River Ganges has an unforgettable atmosphere. You will take a boat ride on the Ganges as well as experiencing the nightly Aarti ceremony to witness the importance of life on the river.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Kirker visa service
  • Overnight flight from London to Delhi
  • Private driver and guide throughout your itinerary
  • Two nights at The Imperial, Delhi
  • First class rail from Delhi to Gwalior
  • Two nights at Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior
  • Two nights at The Nadesar Palace, Varanasi
  • Economy class flights from Khajuraho to Varanasi and from Varanasi to Delhi
  • One night in Oberoi Gurgaon, Delhi
  • Flight from Delhi to London

Included Hotels


Taj Nadesar Palace
Varanasi, India, Northern India,

Located amongst mango orchards, marigold and jasmine fields, stands the Nadesar Palace. Built by the East India Company and acquired by Maharaja Prabhu Narain Singh in the 19th Century, the palace is named after the goddess Nadesari whose shrine is located in front of the palace.


Usha Kiran Palace
Gwalior, India, , Madhya Pradesh

Once a royal palace, Gwalior's finest hotel and its nine acres of gardens have recently been given a contemporary face lift by the Taj Group. The peacock arches and high ceilings remain but the textiles are bright and a stylish swimming pool and spa have been added.


The Imperial, Delhi
Delhi, India, Northern India,

Set in the heart of Lutyens’ New Delhi, the iconic Imperial has been welcoming guests since 1931. The manicured gardens which surround the Art Deco building provide an oasis of calm away from the city.

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