India from the Mughals to Modi
Trace the rise of India from the period of the Mughals to the modern day, travelling through the country’s western states, from the powerhouse of Gujarat, through the stunning desert forts of Rajasthan and into the fertile Punjab.
Explore vibrant Gujarat, home state of the current Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which combines exquisite textile traditions with the energy of one of India’s leading cities in Ahmadabad. Venture into Rajasthan, land of wondrous desert castles such as the sandstone Jaisalmer Fort and heir to the fiercely independent spirit of the Rajput Dynasties.
Continue to the Punjab, visiting the Mughal Era sites of Delhi before travelling to Amritsar to see the Golden Temple, holy site of Sikhism. Witness the colourful pageantry of the nightly border-closing with Pakistan, where, in good-natured rivalry, the pride of Indian and Pakistani soldiery vie to goose-step higher, call louder and scowl deeper than their opposite numbers.
Join an optional four-day post-tour across the border into Pakistan to visit some of the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage-listed forts, museums and gardens of Lahore, former capital of the Mughal and Sikh Empires.
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