Highlights of Northern India

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Price per person
from £1,723

Price based on
London Heathrow
15th Sep 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

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  • 13 days

  • Northern India

  • Active pace

  • Small group tours

Enter another world on this spellbinding tour of India, taking in the Golden Triangle cities, as well as other fascinating towns. You’ll start and end in Delhi, and overnight in Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur along the way.

Magnificent forts and enchanting palaces are major highlights of this tour. View the towering Qutub Minar, ancient tomb of the Emperor Humayun, in Delhi; tour Jaipur’s massive Amber Fort made from white marble and red sandstone; visit the grand palaces of Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort. Udaipur is home to the City Palace and Museum, a series of palaces overlooking Lake Pichola, and you’ll have the opportunity to spend time here and learn about the miniature art.

Of course, you’ll also visit the Taj Mahal, built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife. Built from 1631-1648 AD, he employed thousands of artisans and craftsmen as well as a labor force of 20,000. All of this—and much more—await you on this thrilling India holiday!

At a glance

  • Delhi city sightseeing Browse the colourful clothes stores and sample the street food of Chandni Chowk.
  • Jaisalmer Fort Visit one of the largest fully-preserved fortified cities in the world.
  • Jodhpur Wander the grand palaces of the 'Blue City'.
  • Udaipur Explore its maze of narrow lanes, colonial pavilions and elegant gardens.
  • Jaipur - Amber Fort A magnificent 16th century palace of temple gardens and opulent state rooms.
  • Agra - Taj Mahal The iconic ivory-white marble mausoleum of Mumtaz Mahal.

Extend your tour and see even more

  • 4 days: Kathmandu tour extension

  • 4 days: Varanasi tour extension

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

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Customer Reviews

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30th March 2018
Mrs Lorraine Cullen

We had excellent tour guide who very knowledgeable. He...

23rd January 2018
Mrs Rachel Galligan

We had excellent tour guide who very knowledgeable. He was also very flexible and accommodating. The driver and bus boy were also excellent, kind polite. We had a great time with them.

Guide was excellent very knowledgeable. All time tables for...

19th November 2017
Mr Joesph Pardoe

Guide was excellent very knowledgeable. All time tables for the day met' He warned us that breakfast at the Piccadilly Hotel would be a problem. Most guests leaving about 8.00-8.30 am Hotel had insufficient glasses cups. However that was the only minor problem accommodation at other addresses certainly in the 5 star category. At airport met by another courier who made sure we went to correct check-in gate

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31st October 2017
Trusted Customer

Good tour,good sights,good acccomdation,particularly the heritage hotels....

11th October 2017
Trusted Customer

Good tour,good sights,good acccomdation,particularly the heritage hotels.

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9th October 2017
Mr Raymond Purcell

Poor quality coach....Air conditioning not working, too few comfort breaks....

20th April 2017
Mrs Denise Holland

Poor quality coach....Air conditioning not working, too few comfort breaks.

Many interesting places visited virtually all included within the overall...

2nd March 2017
Mr David Thompson

Many interesting places visited virtually all included within the overall initial cost of the holiday.

Multiple itineraries are available

This itinerary changes on some dates - select your preferred departure date to see the details.


Overview

Enter another world on this spellbinding tour of India, taking in the Golden Triangle cities, as well as other fascinating towns. You’ll start and end in Delhi, and overnight in Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur along the way.

Magnificent forts and enchanting palaces are major highlights of this tour. View the towering Qutub Minar, ancient tomb of the Emperor Humayun, in Delhi; tour Jaipur’s massive Amber Fort made from white marble and red sandstone; visit the grand palaces of Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort. Udaipur is home to the City Palace and Museum, a series of palaces overlooking Lake Pichola, and you’ll have the opportunity to spend time here and learn about the miniature art.

Of course, you’ll also visit the Taj Mahal, built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife. Built from 1631-1648 AD, he employed thousands of artisans and craftsmen as well as a labor force of 20,000. All of this—and much more—await you on this thrilling India holiday!

Total meals included:

  • 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Depart UK

Day
1

Fly to Delhi where on arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Delhi

Day
2

Welcome to Delhi, the capital of modern India. Delhi is a magnetic blend of old and new boasting a fascinating array of sights, from elegant shops and lively bazaars to impressive forts and mosques that were once the power-base for India’s Mughal emperors. Hotel rooms are available for a mid-afternoon check-in.

Delhi

Day
3

Your day starts with a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi including a CYCLE RICKSHAW RIDE. See the splendid 17th century Mughal Red Fort before visiting landmarks such as RAJ GHAT and the majestic three-domed JAMA MASJID, the largest mosque in Asia. Experience a walk in the alleys of CHANDNI CHOWK; and later, visit the ancient stepwell AGRASEN KI BAOLI, which has 103 steps and a series of carved chambers and passages. The afternoon is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Delhi-Agra

Day
4

This morning, enjoy New Delhi’s major sights, including the towering QUTUB MINAR, ancient tomb of the Emperor Humayun; then a drive past the grand India Gate war memorial, Parliament, and Rashtrapati Bhavan. Continue to Agra and see the intricate art of pietra dura or marble inlay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Agra

Day
5

Your day begins with a visit to the famous TAJ MAHAL. This remarkable edifice was commissioned by Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, and took 22 years to build. Later, visit AGRA FORT, a colossal, red-sandstone UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising forbidding battlements and spectacular Mughal Palace with audience halls, the Room of Mirrors, and the pavilion where Shahjahan spent his last days.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Agra-Fatehpur Sikri- Jaipur

Day
6

This morning, stop at FATEHPUR SIKRI, an abandoned city. Tour the sandstone palaces, elegant courtyards, and victory gate of this ghostly place built in 1569 and deserted by its people when the water ran out. Then, travel to Jaipur, Rajasthan’s quintessential royal city. Often referred to as the “Pink City,” Jaipur is studded with intricately adorned temples and monuments.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Jaipur

Day
7

Today, we start with a visit to the legendary AMBER FORT, known as the “Sleeping Beauty of Rajasthan.” This fortress-palace has a somber exterior that hides a richly ornate interior of royal apartments, including an alabaster Hall of Victory and a superb Chamber of Mirrors. Explore the ANOKHI MUSEUM and the CITY PALACE MUSEUM, with its collection of paintings, carpets, weapons, and costumes; then enjoy time at the bustling markets of the old city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jaipur-Jodhpur

Day
8

Travel to Jodhpur, once one of India’s princely states. Set in the sand dunes of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur’s mesmerizing old city is ringed by a 10-kilometre, 8-gated wall outside of which the new city stands. Brimming with enchanting palaces, temples, havelis, and a beautiful fort, this imperious city exudes grandeur and warm hospitality.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jodhpur

Day
9

Marvel at the grand palaces of Jodhpur’s MEHRANGARH FORT. Admire the splendid JASWANT SINGH II MEMORIAL, beautifully constructed from thin marble sheets that allow sunlight to filter in. Enjoy a turban-tying demonstration before taking a SAFARI to visit the local Bishnoi tribes of the desert. These communities of nature lovers protect endangered plant and tree species and prohibit poachers from killing animals.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Udaipur

Day
10

This morning, visit the spectacular JAIN TEMPLES en route to Udaipur. On arrival in Udaipur, the remainder of the day is at leisure. Known as the “City of Lakes,” Udaipur is built around three lakes and is made of a maze of narrow lanes, exquisite palaces, pavilions, and gardens.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Udaipur

Day
11

Marvel at Udaipur’s beauty on a tour of its CITY PALACE AND MUSEUM, comprising a series of enchanting palaces overlooking Lake Pichola. There is the opportunity to learn about the region’s famous miniature art.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Udaipur-Delhi

Day
12

Marvel at Udaipur’s beauty on a tour of its CITY PALACE AND MUSEUM, comprising a series of enchanting palaces overlooking Lake Pichola. There is the opportunity to learn about the region’s famous miniature art.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Delhi - UK

Day
13

Your tour ends today with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Extend your tour and see even more

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Delhi–Kathmandu, Nepal

Today, fly to Kathmandu, capital of Nepal.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Kathmandu

Sightseeing today starts with a visit to HANUMAN DHOKA, the historic seat of royalty. Then, visit the TEMPLE OF KUMARI, residence of the Living Goddess and said to be constructed from the wood of a single tree. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Kathmandu

Today, your tour takes you to BOUDDHANATH, one of the largest stupas in the world and a focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Then, continue to PATAN, formerly known as Lalitpur (“City of Beauty”). Here, stop in DURBAR SQUARE, the city’s centre of business and home to several Buddhist and Hindu sites.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Kathmandu

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Delhi - Varanasi

Fly to Varanasi, the holiest of Hindu pilgrim cities, situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges River.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Varanasi

Around dawn, board a BOAT and watch a striking religious ritual—the Hindus’ devotional bathing in the Ganges. Observe hundreds of pilgrims gathered at the river’s edge, some practising yoga, others meditating, and still others bathing fully clothed. Return to your hotel for breakfast and some free time. This afternoon, travel to nearby SARNATH, the “Cradle of Buddhism,” where Buddha first spoke of his philosophy.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Varanasi - Delhi

Enjoy the morning at leisure before flying back to Delhi.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Delhi

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Things to note

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply.

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