Day 1. To Delhi
Fly direct from Heathrow to Delhi on British Airways or Virgin Atlantic.
Day 2. Delhi
Morning arrival in Delhi. Afternoon enjoy sightseeing of Old Delhi including an exhilarating cycle rickshaw ride to the Jama Masjid through the bustling Chandni Chowk and it’s back roads, once the centre of the city Shah Jehanabad in the Mughal times. Finally continue onto the Raj Ghat-Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation site, before returning to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel Maidens.
Day 3. To Agra
Morning sightseeing of dynamic New Delhi including the impressive Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and the India Gate. Afternoon drive to Agra. Two nights at Hotel Trident.
Day 4. Agra
Breath-taking sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal to watch the sun slowly caress the white marble, awakening the day and distant memories. After breakfast explore Agra Fort seeing the many varied architectural styles of the complex, built by successive Mughal rulers. Also visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah.
Day 5. To Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur en route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the beautiful deserted city, built by the remarkable Mughal Emperor Akbar. Pause by the graceful marble Tomb (Mazar) of Salim Chisti in the middle of the Emperor’s courtyard, where generations of women have come to pray for a male heir. Also visit en route the Abhaneri Stepwell built in 800 AD. Two nights stay at the Samode Haveli.
Day 6. Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort slowly meandering up the winding road seated upon a caparisoned elephant. Inside the fort with its austere exterior, there’s a delight of murals, frescoes, paintings, wonderful intricate carvings and complex mirror work. Lunch at the historic 1135 AD restaurant. After lunch visit the extraordinary Astronomical Observatory, Palace of Winds and City Palace Complex with its fascinating museum.
Day 7. To Delhi
Unwind in the morning perhaps catching up on shopping or relax by the hotel’s swimming pool. Afternoon drive to Delhi. Overnight at Welcome Hotel Dwarka.
Day 8. To London
Morning flight to Heathrow on British Airways or Virgin Atlantic.
Suggested extensions: Ranthambore National Park, Kerala - God’s Own Country, Udaipur, Goa, Amritsar, Maheshwar, Shimla and Nepal.
(Various other extensions are available on request)
Per Person on a Double/ Twin share basis £1,398.00
International flights in economy class.
Accommodation with en-suite facilities.
Daily breakfast throughout.
Services of English speaking guide during sightseeing
Transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles.
Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary.
Full ATOL Bonding.
Any optional Excursions.
Any expenses of a personal nature.
Eat in 1135AD, Jaipur’s famous restaurant featured in Rick Stein TV Show on India. Perched high in Amber Fort its Jaipur’s most romantic restaurant. Interiors feature gold-enamelled walls, period furniture and majestic chandeliers. Do try the traditional 10-dish Thali whilst admiring the spectacular views of Jaigarh Fort.
It is essential to have adequate insurance in place before your departure. This should be appropriate for your age, health and destination you are visiting.