Leh in Ladakh and Rajasthan's Golden Triangle... A Perfect North Indian Pairing from April to Sept
16 days from £4,250 per person
This itinerary is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Cultural Holidays.
This tour combines two completely different regions of India; Ladakh and Rajasthan, each stunning in its own way. Ladakh is often called Little Tibet due to the great similarities in its people, plateau landscape surrounded by the Himalayas, culture and religion. Using Leh as a base, explore the surrounding region with its impressive and ancient monasteries, many populated by communities of Buddhist monks. Spend a day visiting Alchi to see the 900 year old temples with their beautiful wall paintings and wood sculptures which fortunately survived the Mughal invasion of India.
Next, return to Delhi and spend a day discovering the city's many layers of history and architecture. Continue to Agra, one of the jewels in the Mughal crown before visiting the regal Rajput cities of Jaipur and Udaipur. The contrast between the simplicity of Ladakh and the colourful opulence of Delhi and Rajasthan is striking and makes this tour most interesting.
This tour is purely a suggested itinerary: it can be booked as it is, or alternatively used as a starting point for creating your own ideal tailor-made holiday in Ladakh and Rajasthan. If you'd like to see similar trips, take a look at our Honeymoon and Family Holiday collections, as well as our other favourite Active and Mountains & Trekking itineraries.
16 days from £4,250 per person
- Day 1 - In Transit
Overnight flight to Delhi.
- Day 2 - Claridges Hotel - Delhi
Met on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Optional sightseeing of Delhi this afternoon.
- Day 3 - Grand Dragon - Leh
Fly to Leh and transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure to acclimatise to the altitude.
- Day 4 - Grand Dragon - Leh
Full day sightseeing trip visiting the Thiksey, Hemis and Shey monasteries.
- Day 5 - Nubra Organic Retreat, Nubra Vally - Ladakh
Drive to Nubra Valley. Afternoon at leisure.
- Day 6 - Nubra Organic Retreat, Nubra Vally - Ladakh
Full day tour around the spectacular Nubra Valley.
- Day 7 - Grand Dragon - Leh
Drive to Leh over Khardung La. Afternoon at leisure.
- Day 8 - Camp Watermark, Pangong Tso - Ladakh
Take a stunning drive to the remote Pangong Lake.
- Day 9 - Grand Dragon - Leh
Morning explore the earily beautiful area surrounding Pangong. Later return to Leh.
- Day 10 - The Oberoi, New Delhi - Delhi
Early flight to Delhi. Transfer to hotel.
- Day 11 - Trident Agra - Agra
Train to Agra. Sightseeing on arrival. Afternoon at leisure.
- Day 12 - Samode Haveli - Jaipur
Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Drive to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri.
- Day 13 - Samode Haveli - Jaipur
Full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur and Amber. Evening private elephant safari and dinner.
- Day 14 - Amet Haveli - Udaipur
Private car transfer to Udaipur. Afternoon at leisure.
- Day 15 - Amet Haveli - Udaipur
Half day sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Afternoon boat ride on Lake Pichola.
- Day 16 - In Transit
Return flight to the UK.
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Susan Ford, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka