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Aug - Dec

This seven-day tour encompasses the palaces and forts of India, from Delhi to Jaipur. Take rickshaw rides through bustling streets, wander the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri and dine with an Indian family at their home. Stop by the Sheroes Hangout café and learn about the brave women recovering from chemical attacks. Of course, no visit to India would be complete without a visit to the famous Taj Mahal. 

At a Glance

  • Private tour with expert local guides
  • Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal in Agra
  • Dinner with an Indian family at their home
  • Rickshaw ride in the bazaar of Delhi & Jaipur
  • Visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri

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  • Days 1 - 2
    UK to Delhi
    • Depart from the UK on an overnight flight to Delhi. On arrival, you will be met by your guide for the private transfer to your hotel.
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    Accommodation
    The Claridges
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  • Day 3
    Delhi

    Take time to explore Old Delhi, starting with the grand Jama Masjid followed by a rickshaw ride through the winding lanes of Chandi Chowk. Drive past the 17th-century Red Fort and then make a final stop at Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. In New Delhi, stand in awe at the ancient Qutab Minar and India Gate, before heading to Bangla Sahib Sikh temple which feeds thousands of people every day. Finally, drive past the President’s House.

    • Explore Old and New Delhi

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    The Claridges
    Landmark
    Jama Masjid
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    Qutab Minar
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    Jama Masjid
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    Qutab Minar
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  • Day 4
    Delhi to Agra

    Depart on a morning drive from Delhi to Agra. In the afternoon, visit the historical site of Agra Fort. In the evening with your guide, visit the Sheroes Hangout Café. The sheroes are women who have survived chemical attacks and burns. At the café there is a readers’ café, an activism workshop, a community radio hub and an exhibit space where works crafted by the sheroes are on display. 

    • Historical site of Agra Fort
    • Sheroes Hangout Café

    Meals included: Breakfast

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    Accommodation
    Trident, Agra
    Landmark
    Agra Fort
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    Agra Fort
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  • Day 5
    Agra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri

    Visit the famous Taj Mahal in the early morning around sunrise, when the light of the morning sun casts a glow on the beautiful facade. Then travel to the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, built by emperor Akbar in 1569. He used the city as his capital and it was fully occupied for 14 years, until Akbar left and it was deserted. Wander the various palaces, then continue your journey to Jaipur. This evening, for an authentic Indian experience, visit an Indian family who will give you a cooking presentation and serve you dinner.

    • Taj Mahal early morning
    • Fatehpur Sikri deserted city
    • Jaipur
    • Dinner with an Indian family

    Meals included: Breakfast

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    Accommodation
    Royal Heritage Haveli
    Landmark
    Taj Mahal
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    Taj Mahal
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  • Day 6
    Jaipur

    Head to the Amber Fort in the morning, stopping en route for a photograph at Hawa Mahal – a five storey building constructed in 1799 to enable the ladies of the royal household to watch over the city. After your visit to Amber Fort, head to Maharaja's City Palace, the former royal residence which now houses a museum. Later visit the Jantar Manta – the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. End your day with a cycle rickshaw ride in the bazar of Old Jaipur town.

    • Amber Fort
    • Photograph at Hawa Mahal
    • Maharaja's City Palace
    • Rickshaw ride in the bazar 

    Meals included: Breakfast

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    Royal Heritage Haveli
    Landmark
    Amber Fort
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    Amber Fort
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  • Day 7
    Delhi to UK
    • Take an early morning transfer to Delhi Airport ahead of your return flight home
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Delhi

The Claridges

‘Landmark Hotel in New Delhi’

Built in 1952, The Claridges is an iconic hotel in Delhi. A former favourite of India’s first prime minister – Nehru – the hotel offers lush green gardens and an outdoor swimming pool. Five restaurants and bars range from the Indian Dhaba and the Chinese Jade, to the Mediterranean Sevilla and the all-day Pickwicks. There is also an on-site bakery and a bar with over 56 varieties of vodka.

Agra

Trident, Agra

‘Gateway to the Taj Mahal’

Trident, Agra is only around a ten-minute drive away from the iconic Taj Mahal. The property features landscaped gardens and water fountains, which can be viewed from the collection of 135 rooms and suites. A range of restaurants are on-site, while leisure options include a spa, fitness centre and swimming pool. There is also a kids club with fun activities and games.

Jaipur

Royal Heritage Haveli

‘Historic Boutique Retreat’

Royal Heritage Haveli was built in the 18th-century by the order of Madho Singh ji of Jaipur, the ruler of Jaipur from 1750 to 1768. The hosts, Angelique and her husband Prandip, pride themselves on their personalised service and warm hospitality. Featured are only fourteen suites and one apartment, while dining is an elegant occasion with traditional cuisine. Leisure options include a swimming pool and spa.

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Jama Masjid

The last architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan, this mosque is the largest in India and has a courtyard capable of seating 25000 people.
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Qutab Minar

This 73-metre-high tower was built in 1193 following the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu kingdom.
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Jama Masjid

The last architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan, this mosque is the largest in India and has a courtyard capable of seating 25000 people.
Landmark

Qutab Minar

This 73-metre-high tower was built in 1193 following the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu kingdom.
Landmark

Agra Fort

Built in the 11th-century, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was where the Indian rebellion of 1857 took place.
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Agra Fort

Built in the 11th-century, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was where the Indian rebellion of 1857 took place.
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Taj Mahal

Commissioned in 1632 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is one of the best-known buildings in the world. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years for it to be built. 
Landmark

Taj Mahal

Commissioned in 1632 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is one of the best-known buildings in the world. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years for it to be built. 
Landmark
Jaipur

Amber Fort

Classic Rajasthani palace with miniatures painted on the walls depicting hunting and war scenes. Within the palace is the Sheesh Mahal – a room where all four walls and the ceiling are completely embedded with mirror pieces.
Landmark

Amber Fort

Classic Rajasthani palace with miniatures painted on the walls depicting hunting and war scenes. Within the palace is the Sheesh Mahal – a room where all four walls and the ceiling are completely embedded with mirror pieces.
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Accommodation: On double/twin sharing basis for 05 nights

Meals: Daily breakfast 

All transfers and excursions as noted on a private basis with entrances included

Local English speaking guide for sightseeing tours as per itinerary 

 

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