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Travel through history, discovering ancient sites and learning about royal traditions. Journey through Rajasthan, filled with magnificent forts and palaces. Discover the beauty of the unique temples and have a spiritual experience in Varanasi.
Discover the stunning architecture of India’s ‘City of Lakes’
Visit the imposing Mehrangarh Fort in India's 'sun city'
See the striking array of the Khajuraho Temples
Cruise on the spiritual Ganges River taking in the stunning views
Our Exclusive Collection Exquisite India 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.
Enjoy a cooking demonstration in Jaipur
Take a night tour of the Amber Fort, after hours
Gaze on the Taj Mahal at sunrise
Witness a Puja ceremony on Varanasi's ghats
Arrive at the airport by
chauffeured transfer and fly
overnight to India’s capital
Delhi. On arrival you will be
accompanied by one of our
experienced escorts to your
hotel. The rest of the day is
yours to explore. (D)
Admire the magnificent Jama Masjid followed by Lakshmi Narayan Temple. Cross into New Delhi and take the Rajpath past India Gate to see Rashtrapati Bhavan and Qutub Minar. (B,L,D)
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Udaipur. The city, set on the shores of Lake Pichola, is considered India’s most romantic. The following day drive around Fateh Sagar Lake before visiting the Folk Museum, Mewar Art Gallery, Sahelion Ki Bari Garden and enjoy a cruise on Lake Pichola. Dinner will be on the Sunset Terrace at the Fateh Prakash Palace, which has perfect views across Lake Pichola. (B,L,D)
Transfer by road to Rawla Narlai. A small settlement off the regular tourist trail, walk through the village with a guide from the local shepherd community to visit houses and drink tea with the villagers. A beautiful candlelit dinner will be served by the village stepwell. (B,L,D)
Transfer to Jodhpur. The city is dominated by the mighty Mehrangarh Fort, which perches on a sandstone plinth in the centre of the old town. This evening you will return for a walking tour followed by a glass of champagne and dinner. (B,L,D)
The day begins at Jaswant Thada, a cluster of cenotaphs built in 1899, before heading up into the hills to Umaid Bhawan Palace. Back in the city take a rickshaw ride then wander amongst the stalls of a local vegetable and spice market. Enjoy dinner in Hanwant Mahal, a former royal residence. (B,L,D)
Drive to Jaipur. The ‘Pink City’ is a place of extravagant architecture and frenetic street life. Head into the old town to browse the local market, before enjoying a cooking demonstration and dinner at Ikaki Niwas. The next day, sightseeing will include Hawa Mahal – the Palace of the Winds, the Maharaja’s Palace and Jantar Mantar Observatory, as well as the formidable Amber Fort. Return this evening for a night tour before dining at the 1135 AD restaurant, inside the highest ramparts. (B,L,D)
Drive to Ranthambore National Park, home to many animals such as leopards, hyenas, bears and tigers, and enjoy a safari this afternoon. The next day, you will have both morning and afternoon safaris, with more opportunities to spot the magnificent wildlife. (B,L,D)
Depart Ranthambore for Agra, visiting the ghost city, Fatehpur Sikri en-route. Enjoy dinner and the show ‘Mohabbat the Taj’ this evening. (B,L,D)
Today view India’s most iconic sight, the Taj Mahal. Witness the shifting colours of the white marble at sunrise and discover the story of Shah Jahan and his third wife Mumtaz Mahal. Next, head to UNESCO-listed Agra Fort, a Mughal monument built in the 16th century. Take a rickshaw ride and browse the exotic spices of a local market. (B,L)
Rise early to board the Shatabdi Express train to Jhansi. Continue to Khajuraho with a stop in Orchha, a medieval city, famous for its palaces and temples built by the Bundela rulers of the 16th century. This evening enjoy a cultural dance performance. (B,L)
The intricately carved temples of Khajuraho, built between the 10th and 12th centuries, display some of the finest temple art in the world. Next fly to the sacred city of Varanasi and take an atmospheric evening rickshaw ride through the narrow streets and witness a puja ceremony. (B,L)
An early morning cruise on the Ganges reveals the buzz of activity on the ghats at sunrise. Visit the Buddhist sights of Sarnath, a series of magnificent stupas, temples and ruins to explore dating from the 3rd century BC. Return to Varanasi to discover some of the city's many temples. (B,L)
This morning is at leisure, before travelling to the airport to fly back to Delhi for a farewell dinner. (B,D)
Transfer to Delhi airport and fly back to the UK, arriving the same or following day. On arrival you will be transported home by chauffeured transfer. (B)
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal. If your tour departs in less than 30 days, please call our travel experts to book.
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A visa is required by all nationalities. A single entry visa should be arranged in advance of travel. Unlike many other tour operators, we include your entry visas in the price of our tour. We handle the entire visa process – all you need to do is fill out the form and send your passport to us. We are always on hand to help you with any questions or queries you might have when completing the form.
To call the UK the international access code is 0044 then the number. To call Wendy Wu Tours it is 00 44 207 403 7860. Emergency 24 hour telephone (out of office hours) is 00 44 7984 041 625. Mobile Phones Mobile phones are growing in popularity and you will find high quality coverage. We recommend that you contact your mobile supplier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated costs before you leave the UK.Some hotels may have Wi-Fi which usually comes at an additional cost.
Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and Bhutan is no exception. We have established a tipping system whereby every passenger gives a set amount to the National Escort who will distribute the amount appropriately. On multi-country tips, this amount will be paid in stages on arrival in each country. If there is no National Escort, you will need to give your money to your Local Guides and tipping amounts for each city will be shown in your final itinerary. The amount is calculated for each tour. We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.
Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs. We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity.
The cost of all meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is served in the hotel and usually includes western dishes. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste. Any food/diet requests MUST be specified at the time of booking and you should mention it again to the National Escort/ Local Guides when you meet them – they will do their utmost to cater for any special requests, such as vegetarian meals or food to be avoided in case of allergies.
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.
The refined rooms of the Lalit Hotel have flat-screen TVs, DVD players, minibars and desks. Room service is available. A free breakfast buffet is served in a 24-hour restaurant. There are 5 other eateries, plus a bar and a funky nightclub. Other amenities include a spa, a yoga studio, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool....Read more
This heritage hotel is set in the Aravalli Hills. Elegant rooms come with free Wi-Fi, antique furnishings, seating areas and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Amenities include a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a cozy bar with live music. There's also a deck with sunloungers, umbrellas and huts, plus a lawn with tables and chairs. ...Read more
With unrivalled views of the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, the RAAS hotel takes you right to the historical and cultural core of the ‘blue city’. As Jodhpur’s ?rst boutique hotel, the RAAS is designed to mirror the stone-coloured look of neighbouring Mehrangarh and o?ers stunning vistas over Jodhpur....Read more
The layout of the Jaipur Marriott is designed to re?ect the opulent and historical character of the ‘pink city’ with its marble interior, spacious bedrooms and exotic style outdoor pool. Equipped with high-speed internet, in-room entertainment and complimentary fruit plate, the Jaipur Marriott goes to lengths to make your stay
all the more pleasant....Read more
Located within minutes of the fabled Taj Mahal and the Mughal Agra Fort, the Radisson Blu is nestled in the centre of this exciting city. With calming colours, upscale amenities and comfortable beds, Radisson Blu is a tranquil relaxation spot to unwind in luxury after a day of sightseeing. Don’t forget to check out the extensive range of bars and restaurants, both inside and out....Read more
Set amidst 40 acres of lush verdancy and a short drive from the spiritual River Ganges,
the Gateway is the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern day life. With
stylish touches, mod-cons aplenty and impressive panoramas of the surrounding grounds, your room will be a bit of paradise in this ancient city....Read more
An early 20th century palace in the heart of Udaipur, the Shiv Niwas Palace exudes old world opulence. Once a royal guesthouse, the accommodation is in elegant suites with traditional décor, each unique. Rooms also have private balconies and period furniture as well as large en suite bathroom, air conditioning, minibar and television. The hotel itself has a spa and wellness centre as well as an outdoor pool and Wi-Fi throughout. Dine in one of the restaurants, which serves local and international cuisine, and sip a drink in a charming bar. ...Read more
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