Journey on this classic route between Delhi, India's capital and Mumbai, on the shores of the Arabian Sea. On the way, enjoy two weeks of exploring beautiful palaces and temples, wonderful wildlife and the buzzing cities of Agra and Jaipur, the 'Pink City'.
Our Delhi to Mumbai tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.
Visit the majestic Mehrangarh Fort
Cruise on beautiful Lake Pichola
Watch the sunrise over India's most famous monument
Spot tigers on safari
Our Delhi to Mumbai Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.
Marvel at the extravagant grandeur of Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, a British-built and UNESCO-listed Victorian Italianate Gothic Revival masterpiece that still serves as the city's main railway station today
Explore the architectural wonder that is the Jain temple of Hutheesing. Built in 1848 using traditional techniques, it is the perfect showcase of Jain architecture and the skill of the local artisans who worked on its construction.
Embark on a safari through the surreal landscapes of the Little Rann of Kutch, a sprawling salt desert that is home to one of India's largest wildlife reserves, where you can spot flamingos, wild ass and white-footed foxes.
Fly overnight to Delhi. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
Take a full day to explore India's vibrant capital. Starting in Old Delhi, embark on a rickshaw ride to Khari Baoli spice market, where you will learn about the local herbs and spices. Visit Jama Masjid before crossing into New Delhi to view the colonial grandeur of the Rajpath, including the Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate, finishing the day with a welcome meal.
Take an exciting rickshaw ride through Asia's largest spice market, in Old Delhi, absorbing the heady scents and colourful sights of some of the world’s most exotic powders, leaves, roots and seeds.
Travel from Delhi to Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal! Pay a visit to the beautifully intricate Itmad-ud-Daulah tomb, also known as the Baby Taj, before exploring the mammoth Agra Fort. Within the mighty walls of this city of Mughal rulers you will find magnificent palaces, audience halls and mosques.
Today you will visit India's most iconic sight, the Taj Mahal. A monument to love built for Mumtaz Mahal, the favourite wife of Shah Jahan, the Taj Mahal is built entirely of white marble. From a distance the effect is ethereal but get up close and you can admire the intricate pietra dura (stone inlay) work. Later, drive to Ranthambore National Park, India’s most famous tiger reserve.
Enjoy both morning and afternoon safaris through the national park, keeping your eyes peeled for tigers! There are around 50 majestic Bengal tigers living amongst Ranthambore’s undulating landscapes, as well as leopards, nilgai, sloth bears, wild boar, hyena and over 300 species of bird.
Travel to Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’ and capital of Rajasthan state. On arrival, visit two of the city’s top sights, the Maharaja’s City Palace, still home of the city’s royal family, and Jantar Mantar Observatory, a fascinating collection of wonderful instruments designed to measure the heavens.
Begin the day with a brief stop at Hawa Mahal, the spectacular ‘Palace of the Winds’, before travelling onwards to admire the majestic Amber Fort. This colossal 16th-century yellow and pink sandstone fort can be found 11 kilometres out of Jaipur. Returning to the city head to a craft centre to learn about traditional arts such as block printing and carpet weaving.
Drive to Jodhpur. This evening, browse the fragrant Subzi Mandi (spice market) before strolling through the bustling Sardar Market with its lovely clock tower.
Set high above the city on a sandstone plinth, the Mehrangarh Fort is one of Rajasthan’s most impressive sights. Spend the morning strolling through its palaces, temples and gardens before visiting Jaswant Thada Memorial and the museum in the magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace. Later, travel by jeep to visit the villages of the Bishnoi tribe.
Drive to Udaipur, a city of lakes, palaces and temples, stopping en route at the Jain temple complex of Ranakpur. On arrival, enjoy a spot of local shopping and lunch. You will have this evening at leisure.
Spend the day exploring Udaipur, visiting Fateh Sagar Lake, Sahelion Ki Bari Gardens, the Folk Museum and Mewar Art Gallery. This afternoon explore the magnificent City Palace before a relaxing cruise on Lake Pichola.
After an early breakfast drive to Dasada, stopping en route to pay a visit to the stunning Sun Temple at Modhera, built in 1026 by King Bhima-1 of the Solanki dynasty. The temple halls in this complex are perfectly aligned along an east-west axis so the sun’s rays stream through them illuminating the inner sanctum at noon. Continue to Dasasa and check in at the hotel on arrival before a camel cart ride to the nearby village followed by a cultural dance performance before dinner.
Enjoy a morning safari in the Little Rann of Kutch. This area, with its unique landscape of desert plains, lakes and marshes is famous for being the final refuge of the endangered Indian wild ass alongside a wealth of resident and migratory birdlife. After lunch depart for Ahmedabad stopping en route to visit the 15th-century Adalaj Stepwell and Hutheesingh Jain Temple. Arrive in Ahmedabad.
Take an early morning heritage walk through the narrow streets of Ahmedabad’s old town to admire centuries-old architecture, before savouring the tranquillity of Sabarmati Ashram. This was once Gandhi’s headquarters during India’s struggle for independence. Here you can learn about his life and teachings. Transfer to the station to board the train to Mumbai.
Take a tour of the cosmopolitan city of Mumbai. View the famous Gateway to India and the majestic Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus, before exploring the busy Crawford Market.
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.
The best time to visit India is from November to March when you’ll enjoy pleasant warm dry days and low humidity.
Places Visited: UK - Delhi (2N) - Agra (1N) - Ranthambore (2N) - Jaipur (2N) - Jodhpur (2N) - Udaipur (2N) - Dasada (1N) - Ahmedabad (1N) - Mumbai (2N) - UK
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