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Christmas in India

  • Duration
    15 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Classic
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The perfect way to spend the festive season by experiencing the best of what India has to offer. From the classic sights of India's Golden Triangle, searching for the tigers in Ranthambore, discovering delightful Udaipur and participating in the festivities of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

After attending Midnight Mass in Agra, you'll awake Christmas Day to explore India's most famous monument, the magnificent Taj Mahal. Enjoy a delicious Christmas feast and sip champagne at a rooftop restaurant accompanied by amazing views of the Taj Mahal at sunset. You'll even be treated to a fantastic musical show telling the story of Emperor Shahjahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (for whom the Taj Mahal was built) – a true Bollywood experience!

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 13 , Lunches: 12 , Dinners: 13
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    13 nights in 3+/4 star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 28
  • Physical Rating 2Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required, as you'll be spending time on your feet and doing a bit of walking to cover short distances during your daily sightseeing. There will also be some climbing of steps and climbing on and off of coaches and boats. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and extended time on your feet.
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Tour Highlights

Our Christmas in India tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

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Tour Itinerary

  • Days 1-2
    Arrive Delhi
    Days 1-2: Arrive Delhi

    Fly to Delhi for a two-night stay. Your National Escort or Local Guide from Wendy Wu Tours will meet you at the Delhi International Airport in the Arrivals Hall. Together with other group members who may be arriving at a similar time, you will transfer 45 minutes to your hotel and check-in.

    • Dinner
  • Day 3
    Delhi
    Day 3: Delhi

    This morning the tour introduction will either be held in the hotel or on the coach. After your breakfast we will embark on a full-day of sightseeing around Old and New Delhi. Next, travel to Khari Baoli Spice Market and enjoy a rickshaw ride before visiting Jama Masjid. Continue to Lakshmi Marayan Hindu Temple, followed by a brief photo stop at India Gate. End your day with a visit to Humayun's Tomb and the Quatab Minar.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4
    Delhi to Jaipur
    Day 4: Delhi to Jaipur

    Drive to Jaipur. On arrival visit the Turban Museum, enjoying a demonstration on Turban Tying and how to wear it. You will get to take these with you as a memento. Have lunch at the restaurant before checking in at your hotel, where you can relax until dinner.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5
    Jaipur
    Day 5: Jaipur

    After breakfast, make a brief photo stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) from the outside. Next, take a jeep ride from the bus park to the entrance of Amber Fort. You will also visit Maharaja's City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory and Choti Choper. This afternoon, pay a visit a nearby craft centre for the opportunity to try your hand at block printing and carpet weaving.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6
    Jaipur to Pushkar
    Day 6: Jaipur to Pushkar

    This morning, transfer to Pushkar. Upon arrival, take time to explore the local markets and admire the Brahma Temple before heading to your hotel for check-in. Later today you will participate in a private Religious ceremony on the Ghats of the Sarovar (lake). Pushkar Lake is considered one of the ten holiest sites in the world. You will also participate in the evening Aarti ceremony before returning to your hotel.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7
    Pushkar to Udaipur
    Day 7: Pushkar to Udaipur

    After breakfast drive to Udaipur and check-in at your hotel. Later this afternoon you will visit the Vintage and Classic Car Museum, showing a collection of some of the rarest classic and vintage cars. This museum is owned by the Royal Family of Udaipur and located in the premises of the Garden Hotel, outside the City Palace complex. It is in these gardens that you will sit down to a delightful High Tea before returning to your hotel.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8
    Udaipur
    Day 8: Udaipur

    Discover more of Udaipur today, starting with a drive around Fateh Sagar Lake. Next, visit the Folk Museum, Mewar Art Gallery, and the City Palace.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9
    Udaipur to Bundi
    Day 9: Udaipur to Bundi

    Travel to Bundi, enroute visiting Chittor Fort and Vijay Stambh. One of the largest forts in India, Chittor sprawls across a hilltop overlooking the town of Chittorgarh.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 10
    Bundi to Ranthambore
    Day 10: Bundi to Ranthambore

    After breakfast, spend the morning exploring the town and discovering its unique step wells, as well as Taragarh Fort. Drive to Ranthambore and check-in to your hotel.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 11
    Ranthambore National Park
    Day 11: Ranthambore National Park

    Enjoy morning and afternoon canter safaris in the national park for the chance to spot the local wildlife. Each safari involves two-three hours driving on uneven and unsealed tracks. Please bear in mind that there will be no bathroom breaks during the canter safaris. You will need to bring your passport each day to gain access to the park.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 12
    Christmas Eve - Ranthambore to Agra
    Day 12: Christmas Eve - Ranthambore to Agra

    Transfer to Agra, making a stop enroute at Fatehpur Sikri, visiting Tomb of Chisti and Panchal Mahal Palace. Upon arrival in Agra, check-in to your hotel for a two-night stay. Enjoy the festivities of Christmas Eve at your hotel. Tonight, you have the option to attend Christmas Midnight Mass at St. Mary’s Church. This is sure to be the highlight of your Christmas.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 13
    Christmas Day - Agra
    Day 13: Christmas Day -  Agra

    Wake on Christmas Day with much excitement, as you head to the Taj Mahal. Enjoy ample time to explore this magnificent monument at your leisure. Visit the Itmad-ud-Daulah, nicknamed the Baby Taj, before continuing to the impressive Agra Fort. After enjoying a Christmas lunch feast filled with lots of entertainment and celebrations, you will be taken to a rooftop restaurant where you will sip on champagne, watching the sunset over the Taj Mahal. To end off this magical Christmas Day, you will enjoy a live musical drama - Mohabbat the Taj - a show depicting the romantic love story of Emperor Shahjahan and his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. This is a true Bollywood experience.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 14
    Drive to Delhi
    Day 14: Drive to Delhi

    Drive to Delhi where you will check in to your hotel. You have the day at leisure to explore or do last minute shopping before your farewell dinner tonight.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 15
    Depart Delhi
    Day 15: Depart Delhi

    After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight home.

    • Breakfast

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

  • Nights 2
    Vasant Continental
    Vasant Continental
    Located just a short walk from Basant Lok Shopping Complex, the 4* Vasant Continental located in New Delhi offers a wide range of fantastic facilities, from an outdoor swimming pool, fitness facilities as well as a 24-hour restaurant serving flavours from around the world. Accommodation is spacious, with modern décor and amenities including a mini-bar and safety deposit box.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
  • Nights 2
    Ramada Jaipur
    Govind Marg Raja Park, Jaipur 302004 India
    Ramada Jaipur
    Located within the city centre and a short 15-minute drive from Jaipur Railway Station, the 4* Ramada Jaipur is a modern hotel featuring a range of amenities, including a mini-bar and coffee maker. Leisure time can be spent relaxing at the rooftop outdoor pool, gym or spa. Other facilities include a restaurant servicing flavours from around the world as well as delicious barbecue and grilled dishes served at the roof top grill.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Non-smoking
    • Bar
  • Night 1
    Jagat Palace
    Ajmer Road Behind Ramdwara, Pushkar 305022 India
    Jagat Palace
    Situated on the outskirts of Pushkar, Jagat Palace Hotel offers a splendid view of the biggest sand dune of the Thar Desert and the massive Snake Mountain. This heritage property maintains 85 en-suite rooms, all providing air-conditioning and a mini bar. The hotel also boasts Kerala Ayurvedic Massage, a laundry service and delicious continental cuisine.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Non-smoking
  • Nights 2
    Hilltop Palace
    5 Hotel Hilltop Palace Ambavgarh, Udaipur 313001 India
    Hilltop Palace
    Hotel Hilltop Palace is situated atop Ambavgarh Hill, overlooking Lake Fatehsagar and the historic Udaipur Town. The hotel offers 62 tasteful rooms with modern amenities, including air-conditioning, a safety deposit box and television. The hotel boasts an on-site restaurant serving Northern Indian cuisine, as well as Rajasthani Folk dances arranged on request.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Non-smoking
    • Bar
  • Night 1
    Bundi Hadoti Palace
    Near Ranjit Talkies, Kota Road, 323001 Būndi, India
    Bundi Hadoti Palace
    Housed in a grand colonial building in the heart of Bundi, the Hadoti Palace is just a mile from the fort and has views over Taragarh Fort. Nestled amongst landscaped lawns and with an outdoor pool, the hotel also has a vintage car museum to enjoy! The on-site restaurant serves Rajasthani and India food as well as a few international options and has a business centre and Wi-Fi in the lobby. Rooms are bright and spacious with air-conditioning, television, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge and an en suite bathroom with bath.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
  • Nights 2
    Shergarh
    Shergarh
    Located a short distance from Ranthambhore National Park, also know as the Tiger inhabited wildlife sanctuary of Rajasthan, the 4* Shergarh makes for a fantastic hotel boasting stunning views of the wilderness. The hotel also offers guests a range of facilities, including a tranquil swimming pool, a relaxing spa and steam room.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Non-smoking
    • Bar
  • Nights 2
    Clarks Shiraz
    54 Taj Road, Agra 282001 India
    Clarks Shiraz
    Overlooking the Taj and Agra Fort, The 5* Hotel Clarks Shiraz, is located 2 km from the Taj Mahal, in the heart of Agra. Spread over 8 landscaped acres, the hotel comprises of 237 fully renovated en-suite rooms, with modern amenities including a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and minibar.The hotel also offers an array of delicious cuisine, ranging from Mughlai, Continental, and Chinese at its various restaurants.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
  • Night 1
    ITC Welcomhotel Dwarka
    Sadar Patel Marg Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi 110 021 India
    ITC Welcomhotel Dwarka
    Conveniently located just 20 minutes from the International & Domestic Airports in New Delhi, the 4* ITC Welcomhotel Dwarka embodies the vibrant and warm nature of the capital. The hotel is also home to a number of restaurants, boasting cuisines from around the world, as well as a swimming pool, fitness facilities and much more.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Non-smoking
    • Bar
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 15°c
  • 13mm
  • Jaipur
  • 15°c
  • 7mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 18°c
  • 18mm
  • Jaipur
  • 18°c
  • 11mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 24°c
  • 9mm
  • Jaipur
  • 24°c
  • 3mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 30°c
  • 6mm
  • Jaipur
  • 29°c
  • 5mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 34°c
  • 11mm
  • Jaipur
  • 33°c
  • 18mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 35°c
  • 56mm
  • Jaipur
  • 33°c
  • 63mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 31°c
  • 203mm
  • Jaipur
  • 30°c
  • 223mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 30°c
  • 243mm
  • Jaipur
  • 29°c
  • 206mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 29°c
  • 130mm
  • Jaipur
  • 28°c
  • 66mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 27°c
  • 25mm
  • Jaipur
  • 26°c
  • 25mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 22°c
  • 4mm
  • Jaipur
  • 22°c
  • 4mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 17°c
  • 6mm
  • Jaipur
  • 17°c
  • 4mm
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Places Visited: UK - Delhi (2N) - Jaipur (2N) - Pushkar (1N) - Udaipur (2N) - Bundi (1N) - Ranthambore (2N) - Agra (2N) - Delhi (1N) - UK

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