Travel to India
Depart for India on this trip of a lifetime.
Delhi & New Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be met by our local representative in the airport before being transferred to your hotel.
Begin your first day in India with a half day tour of New Delhi. See the Qutb Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret, before visiting the fascinating Humayun’s Tomb, a beautiful 16th century building and the tomb of the Emperor Humayun.
Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore further or relax in your hotel.
Guided Tour of Old Delhi
After breakfast you will see all the sights and sounds of bustling Old Delhi, beginning with a cycle rickshaw ride through the city. After your ride, you will visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of Mahatma Gandhi, where you can see an eternal flame burning at the spot of his cremation.
From here you will move on to the Jama Masjid mosque and view the beautiful 17th century place of worship, which is home to an ancient Qur’an written on deerskin. There will be time to pick up some souvenirs and local bargains at the bustling and colourful market of Chandni Chowk before returning to your hotel.
Transfer to Jaipur
In the evening you will transfer by coach to the “Pink City” of Jaipur.
Amber Fort & Village
Today’s full-day guided tour of the ‘Pink City’ takes in the spectacular Amber Fort perched on a hill overlooking the Maota Lake. The terraces and ramparts of the Fort are reflected beautifully in the lake below, displaying a marvellous example of Rajput architecture.
Enjoy lunch and meet local people as you take a walking tour of the village.
Enjoy a morning at leisure before taking an afternoon tour of Jaipur.
In the afternoon you will visit the City Palace Museum to see the beautiful former seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur. See the awe-inspiring Jantar Mantar sundial, and finally Hawa Mahal, also known as the ‘Palace of Winds.’
In the evening, you will be taken to Sai Niwas, the home of Inder Vijai and Usha Singh. Here you will learn the art of making local dishes and bread during an Indian cookery demonstration and afterwards enjoy a dinner with your group.
Dolphur & Fatehpur Sikri
Today you will travel to Dolphur and visit the deserted red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri en-route. Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar and is often referred to as the "city of brightness".
Travel on to your hotel in Dolphur, evening at leisure.
Gwalior Fort & Gujari Mahal Museum
After breakfast you will enjoy a half-day guided excursion to Gwalior Fort, a place that was once regarded as north and central India’s most impregnable fortress. Afterwards you will move on to Gujari Mahal Museum. Once a palace for a fussy princess, the Gujari Mahal Museum was built by Raja Man Singh for his wife Mrignayani after she demanded a separate palace for herself!
Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to shop or sightsee.
This morning you will visit the Gharial Conservation Alliance, a hatchery for reptiles like gharials, crocodiles and turtles before taking a trip to the Muchkund Temple, a pilgrim stronghold for Hindus.
In the evening you will travel to the city of Agra for your evening visit to the Taj Mahal where you will enjoy sunset at one of the world’s biggest monuments to love. The evening is the best time to photograph this spectacular building when the lighting is at its most dramatic. This famous mausoleum, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife is a highlight for many visitors to India and it is easy to see why.
This morning enjoy a guided tour of the Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the finest Mughal forts in India. Built in the 11th century, era marked by invasions and battles, this red stone-fortified castle was the site of the India Rebellion of 1857.
Transfer to Delhi
You will have a guided to transfer to your hotel in Delhi for your final night in India.
It’s time to say goodbye to India. You will transfer by coach with guide assistance for your flight home.
Arrive home from your holiday of a lifetime.