Few places on earth combine beauty, history and escapism to such dazzling effect as India and Sri Lanka. This breathtaking tour is on a mission to uncover the enticing bounties of both magnificent countries to such a level, it cannot be touched! And we’ve added even more wow factor with excursions, elephant rides, spice plantations, royal feasts and dances!
First you travel to the great city of Delhi – the sprawling and fascinating capital of India. The title “A Tale of Two Cities” is apt as Delhi bridges together two different worlds.
The journey continues to the Pink City of Jaipur, a dusky pink pearl sitting elegantly in the princely state of Rajasthan, studded with rose painted Mughal palaces and the old town’s bazaars.
Continue to the Mughal city of Agra to explore the huge walled city known as the Red Fort. Once the most important city in India, it was subjected to a great deal of ambitious architecture.
Next, discover a love poem in stone as you behold the sight of the sun striking its glowing cupid arrow onto the Taj Mahal. This truly beautiful monument cannot be left out of India’s Golden Triangle!
You then leave India behind to be welcomed into Sri Lanka’s utopia of UNESCO wonders. In Sigiriya the dazzling sun lights up the skies and shines a hazy spotlight over a tapestry of jungle headed by the Lion Rock.
Along the way you will visit the spiritual sites of Polonnaruwa, Dambulla and Kandy; huge Buddha statues untouched by time and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth.
Unleash your wild side at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphange where herds of elephants swish together in the murky river, lifting their heavy trunks in delight as volunteers fondly splash cool water over them. Enroute you will delight the senses with a spice plantation tour in Matale.
Final stop Bentota promises crystal clear waters and creamy golden sands. Your perfect end to this incredible holiday!
For sheer magic our 13 Nights tour to India and Sri Lanka is hard to beat! From £1499pp!