A wonderful introductory tour to India including the Taj Mahal, Golden Temple, royal Rajasthan, hill stations, tigers, 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites, heritage hotels and special events
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(February, September - October, 9 November 2021)
Flight -1 night
Mumbai - 1 night
Udaipur - 2 nights
Jodhpur - 1 night
Jaipur - 2 nights
Ranthambore NP - 2 nights
Agra - 2 nights
Delhi - 2 nights
Amritsar - 2 nights
Shimla - 2 nights
Delhi - 1 night
Any visit to India is best started at Mumbai's 'Gateway to India' and the 'Golden Triangle' that comprises Jaipur, Agra and Delhi.
The imperial glory of the Mughals is best shown in the mausoleums, mosques and palaces of their capitals at Agra, Delhi and Fatehpur Sikri, the highlight being the incomparable Taj Mahal.
Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur reveal Rajasthan's princely heritage and Ranthambore National Park offers the chance to spot one or more of its increased tiger population.
The era of the British Raj is reflected in the architectural heritage of Lutyens’ New Delhi and the summer hill station capital, Shimla, contrasting with Sikhism’s most holy shrine, the spectacular Golden Temple at Amritsar and the dramatic Wagah Border ceremony.
Train journeys that are part of the Indian experience include Shimla’s unforgettable narrow gauge ‘Toy Train’ through countless tunnels and over bridges, a scenically spectacular journey.
Culture & Wildlife
Jules Verne Sightseeing
8 UNESCO Heritage sites
No Single Supplement
Tiger Safaris by Jeep
Local Expert Guide
Group Size: 4 – 18
Day 1 Fly overnight direct from your chosen airport to Mumbai.
Day 2 Overnight at the 4-star Trident Nariman Point, sea view rooms. Visit the Prince of Wales Museum and enjoy a heritage walk in the Kala Ghoda area. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group.
Day 3 Visit Marine Drive, the Gateway of India, Victoria Terminus, Dhobi Ghat and the Dabbawalla lunch carriers. Fly to Udaipur for two nights at the 4-star Trident Hotel. (B)
Day 4 By boat to the City Palace and Jagmandir Island. By boat to Amrai restaurant for a drink and dinner with one of the most stunning view of the lake. (B, D)
Day 5 Travel to Jodhpur (6 hrs). Overnight at the 5-star Taj Hari Mahal. Rooftop dinner at Indique restaurant with superb view of the fort. (B, D)
Day 6 Visit Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. Travel to Jaipur (7 hrs). Two nights at the 4-star Trident Jaipur. Cocktail and dinner at Rambagh Palace. (B, D)
Day 7 View the Palace of the Winds. Visit the City Palace and Observatory. Cooking demo and dinner with a local family. (B, D)
Day 8 Optional morning balloon ride (£180, bookable locally, weather dependent). Visit Amber Fort. Travel to Ranthambore (4 hrs). Two nights at the 4-star Sawai Villas. ‘Tiger Talk’ by a naturalist. (B, D)
Day 9 Morning and afternoon jeep game drives looking for tigers and wildlife. (B, L, D)
Day 10 Drive to Agra (7 hrs). Two nights at the 4-star Trident Agra. Sunset visit to the iconic Taj Mahal. (B, D)
Day 11 Visit Itmad-Daula (the ‘Baby Taj’) and the Mughal garden with views across the river to the Taj Mahal. Visit Agra Fort. Sunset rooftop drink with views of the Taj Mahal. (B)
Day 12 Optional sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal (£22, bookable locally). Drive to Delhi (5 hrs). Visit Qutab Minar. Stay two nights at the 5-star Taj Mahal Hotel. (B)
Day 13 Visit Raj Ghat, Jama Mosque, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate and drive past the Red Fort, parliament and Viceroy’s House. (B)
Day 14 Morning Shatabdi train to Amritsar (7 hrs) for two nights at the 5-star Taj Swarna. Optional Palki ceremony at the Golden Temple (£14, bookable locally). (B)
Day 15 Visit the Golden Temple, volunteers kitchen and Jallianwala Bagh. Wagah Border ‘Change of the Guard’ ceremony. (B)
Day 16 Travel up into the foothills of the Himalayas to Shimla by road (8 hrs). Two nights at the 5-star Oberoi Cecil. (B)
Day 17 Visit the Vice Regal Lodge, museum and church. Stroll along the Mall. Afternoon free. (B)
Day 18 Board the ‘Toy Train’ to Kalka (5 hrs). Shatabdi train to Delhi (4 hrs) with light dinner on board. Overnight at the 5-star Taj Palace Hotel. (B, D)
Day 19 Return flight. (B)
This is a full itinerary with some visits on foot with some uneven surfaces and inclines.
The best view of Mumbai, the Marine Drive, a 3km long beautiful promenade that rings a natural bay, greets guests at the 4-star Trident, Nariman Point. Restaurants, bar, gym, pool, spa and WiFi (free). 555 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, safe, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
Located on the banks of the stunning Lake Pichola, this 4-star hotel is the ideal location from which to explore the city. Restaurant, spa, outdoor pool, WiFi (chargeable) and 141 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe, mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities.
A 5-star Mughal inspired hotel spread over six acres with beautiful landscaped gardens. Restaurants, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). Air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
A 4-star hotel situated en route to Jaipur’s famous Amber Fort. Restaurant, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 132 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
A newly opened 4-star family run hotel with its centre point being the pool area built in the form of an Indian stepwell. Restaurant, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 60 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities.
The 4-star Trident, Agra, set amidst beautiful gardens, fountains, landscaped central courtyards, is built of red stone reminiscent of the Mughal era. Restaurant, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (chargeable) with 135 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
The 5-star Taj Mahal hotel is one of the most distinguished addresses in Delhi. Restaurants, bar, pool, gym and WiFi (free). 294 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
This new 5-star hotel embodies Punjab’s history, art and culture. Restaurants, bars, gym, spa, pool and WiFi (free). 157 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
A celebration of the elegance and grace of the Colonial era in the Queen of Hill Stations, located amidst the majestic Himalayan ranges, The 5-star Oberoi Cecil, a Grand Heritage hotel, is a part of Shimla's rich colonial history. Restaurant, bar, indoor pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 75 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
A luxurious 5 star hotel spread over six acres of lush gardens in the heart of India’s capital city. It is an oasis of calm while still being right in the middle of the city’s action. Facilities include two restaurants, a café, bar, swimming pool and fitness room. 403 rooms equipped with individually controlled air conditioning, flat screen television, minibar, kettle and free Wi-Fi.
Time to relax or see even more of India!
No one can cover all of India on one tour, so why not make the most of your time in India by choosing further experiences?
We invite you to customise your tour by adding one or more extensions from our great range shown on the following pages. Relax in a resort or discover more of India with our specialist guides.
Also please consider adding extra nights before the tour if you would like to draw breath after the flight to India or stay on to reflect, relax or explore independently. Extra nights can also be added to most extensions. Please talk to one of our knowledgeable Personal Travel Experts to let us know what you are looking for and they will work out the best way. Sometimes extra transfers, internal flights and nights are recommended or needed, and sometimes two extensions can be combined into a more logical sequence.
per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow
Save up to £300
(February, September - October, 9 November 2021)
Supplements per person
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
2021: Jan 19, Mar 2 & 9, Apr 13, Sep 28
Double for sole use £695 (Apr 2021 £595; Feb/Nov 2021 £845)
British Airways World Traveller Plus from £395
British Airways Club World from £1795
Emirates from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester or Birmingham – nil
We offer a wide variety of pre- and post-tour extensions, click here for more information.
Pre/post tour extra nights and transfers are available.
2 guests - £750 per person
3-4 guests - £375 per person
5-9 guests - £165 per person
10+ guests - No extra charge
Arrival or departure transfer add £24
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 17 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 8 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, overseas airport taxes, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
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