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SOLO GROUP DEPARTURES
16 April 2024 & 15 April 2025
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An inspiring introduction to India’s colours and culture, visiting eight UNESCO sites, and iconic landmarks from Jodhpur to Jaipur and Agra, from Delhi to Shimla and Amritsar

An apt opening to the tour, we begin at the ‘Gateway of India’ arch, on the waterfront of Mumbai. In Udaipur admire the graceful façades of temples and palaces reflected in Lake Pichola’s waters then drive to Jodhpur in the stark Thar Desert, where the immense Mehrangarh Fort towers above the blue-painted buildings and stepped alleyways at its feet. Blue hues give way to pink in Jaipur, the regal 18th-century Pink City of palaces, now with clusters of colourful spice stalls and artisan shops. A complete change of scene and tempo takes us to Ranthambore National Park, the former hunting grounds of Jaipur Maharajas, now famed as a tiger habitat, then return from the wild to one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, Agra’s inimitable Taj Mahal. Delhi assaults the senses with a chaos of cultural heritage, and countless relics of its chequered past; we travel by train to Amritsar, its Golden Temple the highlight of this Sikh holy city; drive east to beguiling Shimla, its head often in the clouds, its Himalayan hillside no stranger to carpets of snow; and experience the Toy Train’s superbly scenic journey to Kalka.

Overview

  • Flight  - 1 night
  • Mumbai  - 1 night
  • Udaipur  - 2 nights
  • Jodhpur  - 1 night
  • Jaipur  - 2 nights
  • Ranthambore National Park  - 2 nights
  • Agra  - 2 nights
  • Delhi  - 2 nights
  • Amritsar  - 2 nights
  • Shimla  - 2 nights
  • Delhi  - 1 night
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Tour Highlights

  • Culture & Wildlife
  • Jules Verne Sightseeing
  • 8 UNESCO Heritage sites
  • Tiger Safaris by Jeep
  • Local Expert Guide

An inspiring introduction to India’s colours and culture, visiting eight UNESCO sites, and iconic landmarks from Jodhpur to Jaipur and Agra, from Delhi to Shimla and Amritsar

Notes:

This is a full itinerary with some visits on foot with some uneven surfaces and inclines.

Accommodation

Trident Nariman Point - Mumbai

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 hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
14 April Departure

Fateh Niwas Hotel

5 March Departure

Taj Fateh Prakash Palace

14 April Departure

Ajit Bhawan

Hotel Taj Hari Mahal - Jodhpur

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 hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Taj Amer - Jaipur

Offering stunning views of the Amer Fort, the Taj Amer is a 5-star hotel situated in the once regal centre of Jaipur. Only 15 minutes drive from the Pink City, the Taj Amer is of contempory design and offers elegance and sophistication. With a rooftop infinity swimming pool, spa (paid for locally), 3 restaurants and lounge area you will not be disappointed. Each room is well equipped with TV, safe, mini bar free wifi and private facilities.

Ranthambore Kothi Boutique Hotel - Rathambore

A 4-star boutique hotel surrounded by thick vegetation and green fields located close to the national park. Themed on British bungalows, the property has 28 well-appointed rooms, swimming pool, restaurant, free WiFi, tea/coffee making facilities and yoga classes.

Hotel Trident - Agra

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). 135 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and TV.

Taj Palace Hotel - Delhi

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. Two restaurants, café, bar, swimming pool, fitness room and WiFi (free). 403 air-conditioned rooms with minibar, kettle and flat screen TV.

Taj Mahal Hotel - Delhi

The Taj Mahal, New Delhi, is a 5-star hotel which has been recently renovated and provides timeless appeal with contemporary charm. Situated in the heart of the city, the hotel offers a unique vantage point with views of the leafy boulevards of Lutyens Delhi and is close by to all of Delhi’s historic sites. The hotel offers 6 restaurants including a wine bar, wellness centre with outdoor pool and gardens. Hotel rooms have private facilities plus air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi and a TV and tea & coffee making facilities.

Taj Swarna - Amritsar

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 hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Oberoi Cecil - Shimla

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 hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, tea/coffee making facilities and TV.

Trident Hotel - Udaipur

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). 141 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Extension Options

Indian Wildlife Extension

Discover more of India’s wildlife within Kanha National Park and Bandhavgarh National Park, including four game drives and a chance to see tigers, Indian bison, dholes, swamp deer, leopards, bears and birdlife.

Note: The national parks are closed from July to 14th October.

Chitvan Jungle Lodge - Kanha National Park

Chitvan Jungle Lodge is located on 6 hectares of land and shares its boundry with the Kanha Tiger Reserve of Madhya Pradesh. Restaurant, bar, pool, gym and spa. 18 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-fridge and tea/coffee making facilities.

Bandhav Vilas - Bandhavgarh

Located 3km from the Bandhavgarh National Park. Restaurants, bar, pool and spa. 20 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Vivanta by Taj Dwarka - Delhi

A 5-star airport hotel with 4 restaurants, bar, swimming pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 250 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

North Goa Extension

Relax on the Arabian Sea and explore Goa’s Portuguese heritage.

Taj Fort Aguada - Goa

This 5-star hotel is located in North Goa over 42 acres and along the Sinquerim to Calanute stretch of beach. Restaurants, bars, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 143 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

The Claridges Hotel - Delhi

Right where New Delhi meets Old Delhi, The Claridges Hotel is in a peaceful area, only a 10 minute walk to the serene Lodi Gardens yet still close to shopping centres, markets and the famous India Gate. The hotel extends a warm welcome and offers a several dining options, a bar, swimming pool, gym and spa. The rooms are a blend of classic and contemporary styles and provide air-conditioning, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, mini bar and safe.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
Virgin Atlantic from Heathrow

March
March 5 (Tuesday)
  • 4 Places Remaining
  • On Request: Please Call
April
April 16 (Tuesday)
  • Solo Group Departure

Was £3995

£ 3795

September
September 17 (Tuesday)
October
October 15 (Tuesday)
  • No Single Supplement
November
November 19 (Tuesday)
Price Includes:

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.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, overseas airport taxes, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • No Single Supplement (limited availability)
  • 2024: Apr, Oct
  • 2025: Jan, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct

  • 2024: Nov
  • £845
  • 2025: Feb, Nov
  • £945
  • 2025: Apr
  • £645
Flight Options
  • Virgin Atlantic Business Class
  • On request, please call
Privately Guided
  • Privately guided options available based on 2+ people
  • On request, please call
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £700
  • Arrival or departure transfer
  • £49
Extension Options
  • Indian Wildlife Extension (5 nights)
  • 2024: Apr
  • £1375
  • 2024: Nov
  • £1455
  • 2025: Feb
  • £1600

  • North Goa Extension - 6 nights (6 nights)
  • £1750
  • Single Supplement
  • £625

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