North India

Encompassing regal mountain ranges, desert sands, fertile plains, dense forests and roaring rivers, North India is certainly the most varied and visited region in India. From the ancient Aravalli hill range that undulates through the western reaches, to the colossal snowy peaked Himalayas that dominate and frame the far reaches of the north, all add to the visual drama of this fascinating land.

Enchanting Rajasthan represents India at its most regal, vibrant and colourful.  Explore the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, brimming with historical splendour or simply head off the beaten track to the many hidden gems, miniature forts and desert camps of the rural countryside. Discover the pink sandstone city of Jaipur, savour the shimmering lake palaces of Udaipur and be awestruck by the formidable ramparts of Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort.

Arriving into the Capital city of Delhi, one can explore the old city teaming with bustling market places, ancient sights, mausoleums, mosques and the mighty Red Fort, alongside the impressive and ordered architecture of New Delhi.  Most tours will begin here before heading off on the well worn path of the ‘golden triangle’, or head up into the foothills and hill stations of the Himalayas.  Delhi has excellent connectivity with the rest of the country allowing you total freedom to tailor your ideal tour.

In the south of Rajasthan, the forests of Ranthambore National Park provide rare tiger spotting and luxurious jungle camps. Travel beyond the world’s greatest monument to love, The Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh and go in search of holy and heady Varanasi, city of death and life.  To the west you will find the desert towns Nagaur, Bikaner and of course Jaisalmer home to one of the last remaining living citadels in the world.

Take a journey into the rugged foothills of the Himalayas, starting with the spectacular Golden Temple in Amritsar in the Punjab. Embark on a panoramic train journey or trek within breathtaking vistas of snow-capped scenery. Explore the hills and remote Buddhist monasteries at the high-altitude hill stations of Shimla where Kipling wrote Kim and onto Dharamsala home of the Dalai Lama.

Travel to the furthest reaches of Ladakh and uncover a truly mythical land of ancient monasteries and mountain villages nestled high up amongst the clouds.

Himalayan India

Itineraries in North India

A Jungle Journey

Ranthambore, Agra, Khajuraho, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Pench

Bengal tiger lying down

Boutique Palaces & Forts of Regal Rajasthan

Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Mihir Garh, Jawai, Udaipur

Essential India – The Golden Triangle & Beyond

Delhi, Udaipur, Ranakpur, Jaipur, Agra,

Family India – The Golden Triangle & Hill Stations Of The North

Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Shimla,

Heart & Soul Of India – The Golden Triangle And Beyond

Delhi, Varanasi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Jaipur, Agra

Greaves India Jal Mahal Itineraries

Jewels Of India – The Golden Triangle & Beyond

Mumbai, Udaipur, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra, Delhi

Greaves India Taj Mahal Jewels of India the golden triangle beyond

Jungle Book Journeys with Taj Safaris

Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Mumbai

Image showing a river setting in India

Kashmir, Heaven On Earth

Delhi, Srinagar, Gulmarg

Man in a boat on Dal Lake in Kashmir

Hotels in North India

Offering some of the most iconic hotels in the world, North India has a rich diversity of hotel accommodation with an imposing array of magnificent palaces, luxury tented camps, pretty havelis, rural retreats and Himalayan resorts and spas.

Go in search of the perfect palace retreat in the royal state of Rajasthan home of the erstwhile Rajput rulers. Probably the most famous is the utterly unique marble, Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, which sits shimmering on Lake Pichola. Travel to Jodhpur and live the true jazz age with the impressive Art Deco Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace, which really is fit for a king, as the Maharajah of Jodhpur still resides there today.

Rajasthan really does have a palace to suit all tastes, from cool contemporary interiors of the pale 18th Century Devi Garh, Delwara, to the quirky old world charm of Bal Samand Lake Palace, a tiny county retreat on the outskirts of Jodhpur. Jaipur, the state capital will leave you spoilt for choice from the grand Taj Rambagh Palace to the smaller ornate Samode Palace and tiny Diggi Palace - home of the annual Jaipur Literary festival.

Alongside the Taj Hotels Palace portfolio, both the luxury Leela hotels and the world renowned Oberoi Group have created several resorts pioneering traditional craftsmanship with every latest modern convenience. The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore offers one of the most luxurious safari experiences whereas The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur creates a serene retreat with endless pools and spacious spa, allowing for true relaxation on your Rajasthan journey. Experience the Leela Delhi for one of the most opulent city hotels in India.

Outside the cities, Northern India offers many fort hotels, tented camps and rural retreats. Visiting these along your way will help you gain an insight into magnificent countryside, wildlife and village life. Such gems include Chhatra Sagar, Nimaj, The Serai Tented Camp, outside Jaisalmer, Rawla Narlai in the Aravalli mountain range and Mihir Garh, just outside Jodhpur.

Head to the Himalayas and enjoy the breathtaking vistas and foothills with hotels such as The Oberoi Group's Wildflower Hotel just outside Shimla or the world renowned spa retreat, Ananda in the Himalayas

28 Kothi, Jaipur, Rajasthan

47 Jobner Bagh, Jaipur, Rajasthan


Alila Fort Bishangarh, Jaipur

Alsisar Haveli, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Aman-I-Khas, Ranthambore, Rajasthan

Amanbagh, Alwar, Rajasthan

Amet Haveli, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Ananda In The Himalayas, Rishikesh

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