LAND OF KINGS - No country makes a first impression quite as India does. Every sense is immediately awakened as you are confronted with sounds, colours, smells and sights you couldn’t imagine. Teeming markets, impressive palaces and intricate temples are all waiting to be explored. The key to travelling here is to sit back, relax and take it all as it comes. It’s big, raw and chaotic but at the same time incredibly rewarding. It’s impossible to visit India and leave unchanged. ***2021 Price: $3460p.p. is available on Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8, Jun 12, Jul 10 and Aug 14 departures, please see details below ***
Starts in Delhi
Ends in Delhi
Duration (days) 14
Group size 16
We’ve designed this tour to give you the unmissable highlights of India in just under two weeks. You’ll walk the streets of Delhi (which is an experience in its own right) before heading to one of the world’s greatest wonders, the Taj Mahal. From there we travel to the royal city of Jaipur where the beautiful pink palace and mighty Amber Fort await. We stop over in the City of Lakes - Udaipur - before our final destination, the spiritual city of Varanasi to watch the sunrise over the Ganges. There is no place like India.
Day 1Arrive Delhi
Brace yourselves for Delhi. It’s a wild, thriving city full of people, smells and sights.
Whether you’re feeling tired or rearing to go we’ve got you covered. Choose between having a sleep in after the long flight or take the morning to explore at your leisure. Then it’s on to India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb and Gurdwara Sikh Temple before enjoying a welcome dinner together.
Take your pick! This morning there are a number of activities to choose from, including walks around the city or a Hindu temple tour. Feast on a traditional Kashmiri meal for lunch before touring the wild and chaotic Old Delhi by rickshaw.
It’s road trip time! Take in the scenery from the comfort of your seat as we drive for four hours from Delhi to Agra. You’ll get to settle in before being mesmerised by the Taj Mahal at sunset.
Feeling like you just haven’t had enough of the Taj Mahal? No problem. You’ll get to choose between seeing the Taj at sunrise, or exploring the local village by foot in the morning. Then, it’s on to the Agra Fort.
Today we drive from Agra to Jaipur, stopping off at Fatehpur Sikri along the way. Explore to your heart’s content in the afternoon before exploring the city of Jaipur together after dark.
Get up close and personal to real India with a walking tour of the old city. We visit Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and the City Palace. Then, choose between looking at local arts and crafts, a visit to Sangener with cocktails and drinks, or shopping at the Johari Bazaar.
Spend the morning exploring or relaxing as you wish. You’ll want to be energised for seeing the famous Amber Fort in the afternoon - a must-see for all who visit Jaipur.
Hold out for some spectacular experiences awaiting you on the other side of this travelling day.
This morning we soak up the history of the old palace and explore the town of Udaipur. Then, it’s on to a leisurely boat ride on the beautiful Lake Pichola after lunch.
There are so many interesting things to see and do in and around Udaipur. Today you get to choose exactly where you’d like to go. You’ll have a driver, car and guide ready and waiting to take you!
Today we visit the village of Kailashpuri, as well as the Elingii and Nagda Temples before flying to Varanasi via Delhi.
Today is a day dedicated to the spiritual town of Varanasi - home to the River Ganges. Watch the sunrise over the river before exploring the town and Vishwanath Temple. Then, choose between shopping or your own free time before enjoying a rickshaw ride, Aarti ceremony, and a final farewell dinner.
Day 14Depart Varanasi
We visit the town of Sarnath in the morning before flying back to Delhi and then on to your home country later that evening.
Day 6 and more
Dates & Prices
1 - 4
The Lalit New Delhi or similar
5 - 6
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Agra or similar
7 - 9
ITC Rajputana Jaipur or similar
10 - 12
Fatehgarh Palace Udaipur or similar
13 - 14
Radisson Hotel Varanasi or similar
Price includes: Hotel accommodations including daily breakfast, private transportations throughout the trip, English speaking guided tours with admissions included as per itinerary stated, domestic tickets in economy class, cultural activities and some meals. 2021 Price from $3460p.p. to $3900p.p.