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India and Sub Continent
Aug - Aug

Welcome to India – a land of rich diversity and cultural wonders, where surprises can be found at every turn. On this taster tour, navigate the famous golden triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Breathe in the sights, sounds and smells, get lost in bustling bazaars and stand in awe at the Taj Mahal. The beauty of this tour is how easy it is extend. There’s so much to explore in this country; from the beaches of Goa in the west, to the Himalayan foothills in the north.

At a Glance

  • Private guide to show you the famous and hidden sights
  • Great way to start your discovery
  • Taj Mahal, Amber Fort and surprising discoveries
  • Easy to extend to places like Goa, Kerala and Himalayan foothills

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  • Days 1 - 2
    UK to Delhi

    After arriving at Delhi International Airport, you will be met and guided to your hotel. The adventure begins on your very first day. Take a rickshwaw ride through the hectic streets of Old Delhi and watch as everyday life plays out. In Chandni Chowk, navigate the narrow bazaars past the fragrant spices and wonderful produce, from edible silver to precious stones. The tempting smell of street food is never too far away. There’s also the option for a workshop on the different type of teas.

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Le Meridien New Delhi
    Other
    Tea Appreciation Workshop
  • Day 3
    Delhi to Jaipur

    Before departing to Jaipur, take a tour of New Delhi. It’s wide boulevards, green parks and impressive government buildings were built by the British during the 1920’s. Stop by historical landmarks such as Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and India Gate, and then transfer to Jaipur.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    ITC Rajputana
  • Day 4
    Jaipur

    Jaipur is the colourful capital of Rajasthan state. With only a few exceptions, every building is in terracotta pink – it’s even enforced by law. Head out on a full-day tour and see the World Heritage Site of Amber Fort. After exploring the ramparts and terraces, head to the City Palace Complex with its museum, the Jantar Mantar observatory, and the wonderful Hawa Mahal. An optional activity takes you on a walk through the Old City.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    ITC Rajputana
    Other
    Evening Jaipur Heritage Walk
  • Day 5
    Jaipur

    There are still two more forts to explore – Jaigarh and Nahargarh. Jaigarh is in fact connected to Amber Fort by subterranean passages and considered as one complex. Its cannon was once the largest of its kind on wheels. Nahargarh Fort is on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking breathtaking views of Jaipur. In the evening, watch a sound and light show overlooking Amber Fort. Optional activities include a morning bike ride and an evening cooking session.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    ITC Rajputana
    Other
    Morning Bike Tour of Jaipur
    Other
    Evening Cooking & Dinner in Jaipur
  • Day 6
    Jaipur to Agra

    Head east to Agra, the final destination in India’s golden triangle. On the way make a stop at Fatehpur Sikri - the imperial city of the Mughal dynasty between 1571 and 1584. This deserted city is a pleasure to wander at your own pace. It was mysteriously abandoned only a few years after it was built.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    ITC Mughal, Agra
  • Day 7
    Agra to Delhi

    Start your day perfectly with a morning visit to the Taj Mahal, avoiding the large crowds that build up later in the day. Then it’s time to explore the rest of Agra. Stroll through the chambers of Agra Fort, another World Heritage Site, and visit Itmad-Ud-Duala’s Tomb – considered a draft of the Taj Mahal. Later, board the train back to Delhi.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Le Meridien New Delhi
  • Day 8
    Depart

    Transfer to the airport ahead of your return flight home. Or alternatively, continue to one of the many other fantastic destinations in India. Will it be the beaches of Goa, the backwaters of Kerala or the dramatic foothills of the Himalayas?

    Meals included: Breakfast

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Delhi

Le Meridien New Delhi

‘Centre of the City’

Le Meridien New Delhi is set in the heart of the city and its glass building has been recognised as one of the 100 icons of Delhi. Nearby attractions include the President Palace and India Gate. The hotel offers a collection of modern guest rooms and suites, as well as six restaurants and bars; cuisine ranges from Indian delights to international favourites. Facilities include a fitness centre, swimming pool and spa.

Jaipur

ITC Rajputana

The ITC Rajputana is a large international style hotel with a good range of facilities and convenient to see the sights of the pink city. There's a large welcoming pool, perfect for relaxing after a visit to the palace, along with a bar, a choice of restaurants serving local and international cuisine and comfortable, modern rooms. 

Agra

ITC Mughal, Agra

‘Moments from Taj Mahal’

ITC Mughal is spread over 35 acres of lush gardens, close by to the Taj Mahal. It offers a great representation of Mughal architecture and houses 233 rooms and suites, each with their own style and charm. Five restaurants and lounges serve cuisine ranging from international dishes to local specialities. Facilities include two swimming pools and a spa.

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Delhi

Tea Appreciation Workshop

Get to the bottom of what makes green, black, orange pekoe and many other teas so different. The workshop covers everything from the right way to serve tea to the correct method of storage.
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Jaipur

Evening Jaipur Heritage Walk

Led by a private guide, take a two-hour walk through the Old City learning more about the craft and culture, while interacting with the community.
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Jaipur

Morning Bike Tour of Jaipur

Start your day with a bike ride, trying some of the street food, witnessing a puja (act of worship) at one of the temples, and bargaining at one of the markets.
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Jaipur

Evening Cooking & Dinner in Jaipur

Visit the Sai Niwas, a noble family of Jaipur, and enjoy a cooking class followed by dinner in their company. The cuisine is a combination of Rajasthan and central India.
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