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Delight your every sense during this encounter with the soaring monuments and scenic landscapes of India.

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    • Special Rate Solo Rooming: The following departures of 15th March, 5th April, 19th April, 11th October and 18th October 2020 include a discount of up to 10% on our standard single supplement.
    • Important Information: For the trip starting in Delhi on 20 December, Gala Dinners are included at The Tigress Hotel in Ranthmbore on 24 December and at the Indana Palace Hotel in Jodhpur on 31 December
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      • Important Information: For the trip starting in Delhi on 20 December, Gala Dinners are included at The Tigress Hotel in Ranthmbore on 24 December and at the Indana Palace Hotel in Jodhpur on 31 December
      • Flights: Prices include internal airfare and taxes for flight: Jodhpur to Delhi and are accurate as of 1st June 2019.
      • Visas are required for India. Please contact the consulate/embassy for further information.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Delight your every sense during this encounter with the soaring monuments and scenic landscapes of northern India - from bustling Delhi to the jungles of Ranthambore, hilltop fortresses to royal treasures.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: INCO

      13 Nights

      accommodation

      27 Meals
      • 13 breakfasts

      • 6 lunches

      • 8 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR of Delhi and Jaipur

        • VISIT Jama Masjid, the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar in Delhi, the Agra Fort, the Taj Mahal in Agra, Ranthambore National Park, the City Palace and Amber Fort in Jaipur, Narlai, Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur

        • VIEW the Palace of Winds in Jaipur

        • SEE the Red Fort, Parliament House and India Gate in Delhi


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 13 breakfasts

        • 6 lunches

        • 8 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • Handcrafted Highlights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


      1. ARRIVE DELHI (3 NIGHTS)

      India's vibrant capital extends a lively welcome, launching an unforgettable journey through northern India's most exquisite sights. On arrival in Delhi, you'll be transferred to your hotel where you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and local appetisers this evening.

      Meal(s)
      Welcome Reception
      Hotel
      Sheraton New Delhi

      2. DELHI SIGHTSEEING

      Savour the scents of spice as you embark on an exhilarating rickshaw ride, navigating the busy streets of Old Delhi. See the Red Fort, a sandstone fortress which once housed the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for centuries, before riding through the colourful Chandni Chowk market. Watch it come to life as the day's trading begins amidst the sounds of enthusiastic salesmen and endless traffic. We'll visit Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India and admire its ornate façades before enjoying the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      3. DELHI SIGHTSEEING

      We 'Dive Into Culture' this morning, embarking on a guided walking tour to discover the work done by the Salaam Baalak Trust. Your visit will 'Make A Difference' to this non-profit organisation which aims to provide a caring environment for street children. Later, we'll walk through the bazaar of Paharganj, rubbing shoulders with the locals who flock to the market to shop every day. Lunch is at a local restaurant, before we head to the district of New Delhi, designed and built by the British in the 1920s. Here we'll visit the UNESCO-listed Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar before driving past Parliament House and India Gate, commemorating the Indian soldiers who died during WWI.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch

      4. DELHI - AGRA

      Delve into the imperial history of the Mughal Empire as you explore the iconic, yet unexpected highlights of Agra. Visit the UNESCO-listed Agra Fort and stroll through the chambers of a royal residence that lay at the centre of the dynasty until the 17th century. As you drive through the city's crowded streets, connect with its vibrant spirit and raw energy.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Double Tree by Hilton

      5. AGRA - RANTHAMBORE (2 NIGHTS)

      Gaze at the sun-kissed white marble of the Taj Mahal, arriving just before sunrise to see its elegant walls glow with rose and golden hues. Learn how this well-preserved landmark stands today as a monument of love, then return to your hotel for breakfast. Later today, travel to Ranthambore and upon arrival check into your hotel for dinner and your overnight stay.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner
      Hotel
      The Tigress Ranthambore

      6. RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

      You'll have a full day to connect with your beautiful natural surrounds as you explore all that Ranthambore has to offer. Start the day with an early morning visit to Ranthambore National Park, which was once the hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Keep your camera at the ready to hopefully snap a few photographs of the resident tigers. Afterwards return to your hotel for breakfast followed by some time to relax. After lunch venture out into the park for another visit and watch for glimpses of the various species of bird and wildlife which find sanctuary here and the ruins of a bygone era which are scattered through the park. Dinner is served this evening at your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner

      7. RANTHAMBORE - JAIPUR (2 NIGHTS)

      This morning travel to Jaipur, the Pink City and gateway to the colourful state of Rajasthan. After lunch, visit the ornate City Palace and later 'Dive Into Culture' with a lesson in the art of turban tying and a favourite pastime in Jaipur, kite flying - giving you insights into the ancient customs and pastimes of the city.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch
      Hotel
      Hilton

      8. JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING

      One of today's highlights is a visit to the UNESCO-listed Amber Fort, but first stop to admire the ornate red and pink façades of the Palace of Winds, whose latticed windows once revealed the outside world to the sheltered ladies of the royal household. Continue to the UNESCO-listed Jantar Mantar Observatory, featuring the world's largest sundial before meeting a 'Local Specialist' to learn about the tradition of hand block printing. See how the Jaipur's exquisitely patterned cottons have been made for centuries, then witness the delicate art of crafting Jaipur's elegant blue and green pottery. You'll have an opportunity to 'Connect With Locals' this evening, joining a local family for an exclusive 'Be My Guest' dinner in their home to savour some of the local delicacies.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Be My Guest

      9. JAIPUR - NARLAI (2 NIGHTS)

      We journey to Narlai and check into Rawla Narlai, a beautifully maintained heritage resort, which was once one of the Jagir villages of Jodhpur's royal family. Experience royal Rajasthan within its lavishly decorated walls.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Rawla Narlai

      10. NARLAI

      Join a Jeep safari into the nearby countryside and keep a keen eye open for deer and leopard in their natural habitat. Later, take a walk around Narlai village and gain insights into the traditional way of life of the villagers. During term-time, you'll also visit the village school. Later, meet one of the heads of a noble family who'll share interesting stories about the hotel and the local residents. This evening, your dinner is served in extraordinary surrounds. Descend into the 16th century baori (step-well) for a memorable meal featuring delicious Rajasthani flavours.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Regional Dinner

      11. NARLAI - JODHPUR (2 NIGHTS)

      Leave Narlai behind and travel to another of Rajasthan's colourful cities - Jodhpur. Your introduction to the Blue City begins with a visit to Mehrangarh Fort, whose glowing red sandstone façades stand imposingly several hundred feet above the city skyline atop a sheer cliff. From one exquisite monument to the next, you'll visit Jaswant Thada, walking up its red steps to the shimmering white marble façades that house a memorial built to honour the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II by his son in 1899. The mausoleum is still used by the Marwar Royal Family as its cremation grounds. After a busy day of sightseeing, get a taste of local culture during a visit to a market by tuk-tuk and plunge into its crowded alleys with shopfronts selling vegetables, spices, sweets, silver and handicrafts.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Hotel
      Indana Palace Jodhpur

      12. JODHPUR

      Leave the busy city streets behind and embark on a 4x4 drive through the Rajasthan countryside. Experience a different side of India as you visit a rural Bishnoi community village, a place that appears to be caught in a delightful time warp, where life still goes on like the days of the past. The villagers are all vegetarians and staunch worshippers of nature in all its forms, especially the sanctity of plant and animal life. You'll gain insights into the day-to-day experiences of the locals who live here and after the visit you'll have the rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure or consider joining an Optional Experience for dinner.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch

      13. JODHPUR - DELHI

      We leave Jodhpur behind, flying back to Delhi this morning. Our memorable encounter with northern India at its end, we'll toast to shared memories over a delicious local Farewell Dinner.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Farewell Dinner
      Hotel
      Sheraton New Delhi

      14. DEPART DELHI

      Say a fond farewell to your travel companions and take a transfer to New Delhi International Airport for your onward flight.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

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      • CONNECT WITH LOCALS
        Savour dinner with a local family at their home in Jaipur. (Day 8)

      • STAYS WITH STORIES
        Stay in a beautifully maintained heritage resort in Narlai, which was once a hunting lodge of Jodhpur's Royal Family. (Day 9)

      • DIVE INTO CULTURE
        Take a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi. Learn about the daily lives of the street children of Delhi. (Day 2). Learn the art of Rajasthani Turban Tying and Kite Flying, a very popular pastime in Jaipur (Day 7) and interact with the head of a noble family in Narlai (Day 10).

      • MAKE A DIFFERENCE
        On a walking tour with a guide from the Salam Baalak Trust which cares for the street children of Delhi (Day 3). Visit the village school in Narlai (Day 10).

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR of Delhi and Jaipur

        • VISIT Jama Masjid, the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar in Delhi, the Agra Fort, the Taj Mahal in Agra, Ranthambore National Park, the City Palace and Amber Fort in Jaipur, Narlai, Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur

        • VIEW the Palace of Winds in Jaipur

        • SEE the Red Fort, Parliament House and India Gate in Delhi


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 13 breakfasts

        • 6 lunches

        • 8 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • Handcrafted Highlights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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