Why decide between India’s Golden Triangle and the colours of Rajasthan when you can do both on this 11-day introduction to this incredible country? Explore palaces, discover a new level of adventure with trek across a UNESCO fort to photograph tigers!
This tour offers a fascinating glimpse of India, encompassing the forts, palaces and magnificent monuments of the golden triangle with the enchanting sights and sounds of Rajasthan.
As Lonely Planet so perfectly sums up; “Against a backdrop of palaces and forts, India puts on its greatest show”. And we’ve added more wow factor with camel rides, jeep safaris and folk dances!
Your journey of a lifetime begins in Delhi where culture, history and escapism blend to such dazzling effect. The title a “Tale of Two Cities” is apt as Delhi bridges together two different worlds. Awaken the senses with an exhilarating rickshaw ride through lively Chandni Chowk.
Next up, discover a love poem in stone at Agra’s romantic Taj Mahal that radiates like a golden trinket underneath the blazing sun. The finest example of archaeological brilliance you will ever see! Enjoy the memorable experience of entering Amber Fort.
Move beyond and you will uncover an India of yet deeper diversity. Ranthambore’s renowned Tiger Forest via jeep safari. Your next destination is the Pink City of Jaipur in the princely state of Rajasthan, studded with hill forts, battlements and fortifications.
After Jaipur, you will visit Pushkar where camels will take you across the golden dunes of Thar Desert and a visit to the Hindu temple of Bhrama.
Your tour concludes with a stay in one of the most beautiful and enchanting cities in India: Udaipur. Here you will take a boat ride across Lake Pichola to wonder at the palaces that rise up from the shore like a soaring cliff of marble: a truly memorable way to end this trip to the gems of India.
English speaking tour guides and air conditioned cars
- We take care of Return International Flights from the UK
- Meet & Assist service on arrival/departures at airport/hotel
- Stay in specially selected hotels on Twin Sharing Basis
- Breakfast included at all hotels (all meals in Ranthambore)
- Transportation and transfers by Chauffeur Driven Vehicle
- Vehicle includes Wi-Fi to keep in touch with friends on the road
- Services of English Speaking Local Guides for one day per destination
- 2 nights’ accommodation at the Mantra Amaltas hotel in Delhi
- Tour of India's Golden Triangle with local guides at each monument
- Awaken the senses with a Rickshaw Ride through Chandi Chowk, Delhi
- One night accommodation at the Four Points by Sheraton in Agra
- Discover a love poem in stone at the Taj Mahal with Guided Tour, Agra
- 2 nights’ accommodation at the Sultan Bagh hotel in Ranthambore
- Get close up to tigers with 1 Pvt Jeep Safari in Ranthambore
- 2 nights’ accommodation at the Park Regis hotel in Jaipur
- All Monument Entrance Fees incl.light & Sound Show, Jaipur
- One night accommodation at the The Greenhouse Resort in Pushkar
- Brave the sand dunes of the desert with a Camel Ride in Pushkar
- 2 nights’ accommodation at the JüSTa Rajputana, Udaipur
- Boat Ride across Lake Pichola for epic views of Udaipur's palaces
- 02 bottles of mineral water available in transportation per day
- The unique opportunity to see the sites of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur & Udaipur
- All presently applicable hotel & luxury taxes
The best of our Indian highlights in one sweet package
- Stay in some of India’s most beautiful hotels filled will treasures
- Stroll the serene shadows and explore the busy streets of Delhi
- Awaken the senses with a rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk
- Discover the greatest testimonial to love at the Taj Mahal, Agra
- Unlock Rajasthan’s history by embarking on tour of Ranthambore Fort
- Feel the thrill of being up close to tigers with a jeep safari, Ranthambore
- Enjoy drama and atmosphere at the Light and Sound Show, Jaipur
- Have your very own Arabian Nights at Udaipur’s lavish palaces
- Set out in Agatha Christie style on a boat ride across Lake Pichola
Extend Your Indian idyll with 4 Nights in Beautiful Goa for just £299pp!
There is something quite charming about the idea of continuing your holiday in a very beautiful and relaxing part of India, where the promise is crystal clear waters and silver sandy beaches. Here in Goa that is exactly what you will find. How about reclining on the beautiful nearby beach, sailing around the bay or simply relaxing by the swimming pool? Your perfect end to India!
Inclusions for 4 Nights Goa Extension
- Internal Flight from vibrant Ahmedabad to chilled out Goa
- We take care of travel with Return Airport Transfers
- 4 Nights' accommodation Resort Terra Paraiso with breakfast
- Enjoy quick and accessible Free Wifi available daily
- 2 bottles of mineral water available daily
Located in the heart of Delhi, Mantra Amaltas is an exclusive boutique hotel offering a contemporary retreat and spacious accommodation in the upmarket area of New Friends Colony.
The rooms are decorated in elegant Western design and feature the latest in high-tech entertainment and business facilities. Each room is well-furnished for a comfortable stay. There are also a range of facilities available in the rooms, such as LCD TVs with local and international channels, an electronic safe, customized herbal toiletries, in room tea & coffee making facility, high speed Wi-Fi internet access & mini bar. On mild summer nights, guests can enjoy the terrace with views of the Lotus Temple. The hotel also features an indoor swimming pool.
Mantra is 0.6 miles from Okhla Railway Station and 3.1 miles from Delhi Golf Club. The Indira Gandhi International Airport is 16.2 miles away.
Four Points by Sheraton Agra a 4 star hotel located near the famous and magnificent Taj Mahal which is just 2 km away. At Four Points by Sheraton Agra, each room will provide you facilities like minibar, hairdryer, bathrobes etc.
A full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center are available at this hotel. Dining options include Oasis, an all-day dining multi-cuisine restaurant, Stop by Henry’s, a lounge bar where alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and The Roof Top where guests can enjoy sumptuous grilled option with a view of the Taj Mahal.
Situated in Ranthambore at a distance of 3.5 Kms from the The Ranthambore National Park, entry gate. Sultan Bagh is a resort established and managed by the Son of Thakur Sultan Singhji of Thikana Padampura of the erstwhile Jaipur State. The resort provides for stay in Luxurious tents to make the guests feel as if they are staying in a jungle.
The resort tenders 20 luxurious rooms with all modern amenities like air conditioning, cable television, intercom facility, direct dial phone, Wi-Fi, snack basket, tea/coffee maker, mineral water, refrigerator, iron/ironing board, safety deposit locker, fireplace, room heater and with private baths that have premium toiletries.
The property is not far from excursion like Ranthambore national park, Ranthambore Fort, Kachida Valley, Padam Talao, Lakrada and Anantpura and Raj bagh. The resort propose facilities like Wi-Fi, activity centre, outdoor activity, games room, taxi service, railway/ airport transfers, guide service, sightseeing, travel desk and parking facility. The resort offers splendid recreational facilities like library, gymnasium, health club, massage center, ayurveda center and spa for holistic therapies and wellness treatments.
The resort features a restaurants serving variety of cuisines. Guests can sit back and relax at the lounge which serves a wide array of snacks and beverages.
Park Regis Jaipur presents majestic architecture - blending colonial and local styles - set against the Aravali Range. Park Regis Jaipur is just beside the Fort of Amer and the City Palace. It is 13 km from Jaipur Airport and 8 km from Jaipur Railway Station. Park Regis Jaipur aims to provide you with all the amenities required to create a home away from home during your visit.
All guest rooms and suites feature modern decor, soothing warm colors, plush duvets, international standard mattress and high quality bathroom amenities. Rooms are furnished with your choice of king or two queen size beds offering a view of either lush outdoor lawns or Aravali Hills. All rooms include a LCD television with DTH providing local and international channels, a desk for the business traveler, in-room safe, hair dryer, mini bar, Wi-fi and iron with ironing board for your use during your stay. Rooms also provide guests with the convenience of tea & coffee making facilities and 24 hour room service.
Palms the Coffee Shop serves international and Indian dishes, while imported wines and drinks are available at the Bar. Views of the colourful puppet show in the garden can be enjoyed while dining.
Park Regis Jaipur understands that travelers can miss out on parts of home, the hotel does their best to ensure you will be comfortable while you are away from home. Hotel offers a variety of recreational facilities. Guests may exercise at the fitness centre or enjoy a game of table tennis. This 5-star "Havali" (nobleman's mansion) has an outdoor pool and beautiful landscaped gardens.
The Greenhouse is a luxurious boutique resort in the holy town of Pushkar. The Greenhouse Resort is the perfect base to explore one of India’s most exotic and vibrant city-Pushkar. With a majestic location & spectacular view of hills, Greenhouse pampers its guests with its best hospitality.
This idyllic retreat with royal tents in a perfect setting is situated on 10 acres of lush gardens, Greenhouses growing roses & exotic vegetables, flowering trees and water bodies.
The Greenhouse features 20 air-conditioned luxurious tents with 24 hour reception, each has its uniqueness and has all luxury amenities. Instead of the standard building with cramped hotel rooms set close to one another, the resort offers 20 stylish individual air-conditioned tents. Each tent is equipped with LCD televisions sets. The tents are set on their own individual grounds at a discreet distance from one another. Each tent of the resort is customized and designed with a combination of style, modern and chic look as various kinds of décor accents, elegant furniture and light fixtures are used to enhance the complete look of the rooms. Constructed of canvas and supported by a steel frame, tents are set on a raised concrete plinth. The outside deck is a private sit out for the guests to enjoy morning tea.
The resort features an enormous swimming pool with an attached Jacuzzi. Guests can refresh and rejuvenate themselves by taking a dip in the azure-blue and fresh water of the pool. The pool area is the prime attraction of the resort and a great place for all of the guests to meet and unwind. A relaxing ambience has been created around the pool with sun beds, umbrella and loungers. The beautiful wooden pool bar set by the main swimming pool area has a charm of its own. Snacks and service of beverages are provided at the bar.
The food at The Greenhouse is delicious, cooked using freshly picked from the resort’s vegetable garden. The resort provides a few dining options, guests are most welcome to choose to dine wherever they wish. The exquisitely decorated and tastefully done-up restaurant at the resort is surrounded by beautiful gerbera flowers. Guests may enjoy open air dining by the Poolside. In the evening, to take full advantage of the romantic surroundings, guests may choose to have there snacks under the stars and be entertained by traditional performances of Indian music and dance. The Wooden Pool Bar has a charm on its own. The Wooden Pool Bar has a charm on its own.
The Greenhouse Resort rejuvenates its guests with spa treatments and messages. It’s a perfect place to restore your body, mind and soul in a truly rare and serene desert atmosphere. Yoga and meditation sessions are also provided at the spa and wellness center.
Experience a complete holistic experience encompassing Aroma, Ayurvedic, herbal and natural therapies, the patented color healing and yoga only at the Greenhouse Spa. Greenhouse prides itself in providing luxurious and authentic experiences for guests.
JüSTa Rajputana, Udaipur is a palatial resort & hotel set amid lush green lawns & sparkling water bodies with a backdrop of the majestic Aravallies. This makes it the perfect place to enjoy Udaipur and to unwind. The resort provides a tranquil experience while providing easy access to the many tourist spots around.
Rooms combine Mewari & modern architectures and provide a luxurious, ethnic, and artistically designed interior. The beautiful Jharokhas in room provide a majestic view of the lush green and peaceful surrounding of Aravalli Mountains.
The restaurant serves a spread of local, Chinese and continental dishes. Traditional Rajasthani dishes are also offered.
Guests can indulge in a pampering Ayurvedic treatments at the spa, take a stroll in the landscaped garden or take a dip or enjoy at the international size swimming pool.
jüSTa Rajputana, Udaipur Resort offers great facilities and modern amenities, making it the ideal choice for business & leisure travelers.
Day 1 ARRIVAL DELHI
The adventure of a lifetime begins now! You’ll land into New Delhi international airport where you’ll be met and taken to your hotel. Keep that pesky jetlag at bay by spending the day resting and relaxing around the hotel.
The Indian capital of Delhi is a sparkling haven of beauty, history and cultural escapism. You can swap the bustling, British-built centre of New Delhi for Old Delhi’s ancient, Islamic vibes at the drop of a hat. With culture and radiance aplenty, you’ll never want to leave this magnificent city.
OVERNIGHT IN DELHI
Day 2 DELHI
A hearty breakfast will be followed by a daytime sight-seeing tour through the hustle and bustle of the Indian capital. In Old Delhi feast your eyes on the legendary Red Fort and Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Then, speed off on a rip-roaring rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk and its busy back-streets.
Culture vultures flock to New Delhi like bees to honey and it’s easy to see why. Take a leisurely stroll along the peaceful boulevards and pass by the Empire’s monuments. Head to India’s tallest stone tower, the QutubMinar, and then proceed to the impressive India Gate, a memorial to the 82000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives during the First World War. You’ll see 13300 names inscribed on the monumental gate and then gaze at the Amar JawanJyoti, built following the Bangladesh Liberation war, bounded by four eternal flames beneath the Memorial Archway. Then, continue to the RastrapathiBhawan, Humayon Tomb and the Lotus Temple before heading back to the hotel.
OVERNIGHT IN DELHI
Day 3 DELHI – AGRA
Following breakfast, head off on the Taj Expressway by road from Delhi to your hotel in the Mughal city of Agra. It houses splendid architecture, as it was once India’s most important city, and Babur, the founder of the Mughal Empire created the first Persian garden on the banks of the Yamuna River.
The afternoon will be spent visiting Agra Fort, where Mughal Emperor Shah Jahanspent his last days. Then, stand in awe at the brilliant Taj Mahal, a spectacular piece of romantic architecture, built by Shah Jahan as the resting place for his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Such outstanding beauty could only have been borne out of a great love. After, you’ll be transferred back to the hotel in the evening.
OVERNIGHT IN AGRA
Day 4 RANTHAMBORE BY SURFACE VIA BHARATPUR (6 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast you’ll check out of your hotel and venture out to the Pink City of Jaipur via the Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary, founded by Maharaja Suraj Mal in the year 1733. The trio of Bharatpur, Deeg and Dholpur have had a significant role to play in the Jat history of Rajasthan. The sanctuary, once known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, is now dubbed Keoladeo National Park, a name which comes from an ancient Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva in the central zone of the sanctuary. Situated at the point where the Ghambhir and Banganga Rivers meet, this marvellous park has one of the world’s greatest and most important heronries. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park plays host to some 364 species of birds, including the rare Siberian Crane and you’ll be able to explore this luscious land for a couple of hours before being transferred to Ranthambore.
OVERNIGHT IN RANTHAMBORE
Day 5 RANTHAMBHORE
Today get up bright and early for a Jeep Safari to the Tiger Reserve. Due to an ongoing project of restoration, both the park’s beauty and dry deciduous forest have been restored. Later on, you’ll venture out to Ranthambore Fort, founded by the Chauhan Raiputs after the defeat of the Chauhan KingPrithviraj III by Muhammad of Ghori. The area around the fortress was converted into a hunting ground for the Maharajas of Jaipur.
Day 6 RANTHAMBORE-JAIPUR (3 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast you’ll drive to the Pink City of Jaipur after checking out of your hotel. The wonderful city of Jaipur, poised on the edge of the desert, was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawaija Singh II and is home to Mughal palaces and town bazaars, brimming with trinkets, jewellery and textiles. An evening of entertainment and lively atmosphere awaits you, as you witness the world-famous Sound and Light Show, highlighting Jaipur and Amber Fort’s colorful history. Later, you’ll return to the hotel.
OVERNIGHT IN JAIPUR
Day 7 JAIPUR CITY TOUR
Take a drive past the Hawa Mahal-a,Palace of winds, after breakfast and then head to the City Palace and Museum in the afternoon before proceeding to Jantar Mantar, an early Indian architectural wonder. Later, you’ll head back to the hotel.
OVERNIGHT IN JAIPUR
Day 8 JAIPUR – PUSHKAR (2.5 HRS DRIVE)
Today you’ll check out of the hotel after breakfast and make your way to Pushkar, the sacred city of Hindus. How does a camel safari at sunset sound? It’s honestly the best way to witness the Rajasthanidesert with its formidable dunes, golden haze and remote village life.
Pushkarreally is one of a kind. As a prominent Hindu pilgrimage town, it sees many Hindus visit at least one in their lifetime. There, you can find a holy lake, said to have appeared when Brahma dropped a lotus flower, as well as one of the world’s few Brahma temples. On the main street, you can find a plethora of different trinkets, hippie clothing and even didgeridoos, as the whole street is basically one big bazaar. Amongst the commercial districts, this small, quaint town has a certain charm and mystery which is hard to deny.
After checking in at your next hotel, you’ll take a stroll around the Brahma Temple, painted red and blue and named after the God who created the universe. Here in Pushkar you’ll explore the 52 bathing ghats and 400 temples. Prayers (puja) ring through the air, providing you with the perfect soundtrack to your tour. Then, you’ll return to the hotel.
OVERNIGHT IN PUSHKAR
Day 9 PUSHKAR – UDAIPUR BY SURFACE (6 HRS DRIVE)
Bid adieu to Pushkar today and get ready to visit Udaipur, the Blue City, located on the shores of the placid blue lakes, named the Pichola Saga. Around Udaipur you’ll find serene, barren hills, crystal palaces and lush gardens.
After checking into the hotel upon arrival, you can gaze at the blood-orange sunset from the washing ghats and take a leisurely evening stroll. After the sunlight has reflected on the ripples of Lake Pichola, creating a picturesque scene, you’ll feast your eyes on some delicious Indian cuisine at one of the fine downtown restaurants for an optional dinner. Then, you’ll return to the hotel.
OVERNIGHT IN UDAIPUR
Day 10 UDAIPUR
A city tour is on the cards for today. After breakfast you’ll head off into the heart of Udaipur, home to mesmerising scenery and enchanting buildings, such as the City Palace and bronze statue of Maharana Pratap. You’ll also pay a visit to the Jagdish Temple, built in 1651 AD, and Saheliyon-ki-Bari, a tranquil ornamental garden. Next, get ready for a picturesque boat ride across Lake Pichola, offering views of the City Palace. For two hours, you’ll drift across the water’s ripples, past the washing and bathing ghats, and lap up the rich, vibrant scenery that surrounds you.
OVERNIGHT IN UDAIPUR
Day 11 UDAIPUR – AHMEDABAD AIRPORT
Time to go! Following breakfast, you’ll be transferred to AMD airport to board your flight back home or to your next destination. If you have the time, make sure you have one last look around the city’s bustling streets and pick up a couple of souvenirs from the myriad of markets to remind you of your enchanting holiday. We hope you’ve had fun!
END OF TOUR
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