Glimpse of India


From the first rays of kaleidoscopic light shimmering across the Taj Mahal to the majesty of India's pink city, Jaipur to the bustling capital of Delhi – this luxurious tour showcases the remarkable vivacity of India's legendary 'Golden Triangle'.

tour duration 9 Days from
tour price 2,390pp
tour type Group Tour

Places Visited

UK - Delhi (2N) - Agra (2N) - Jaipur (2N) - Gurgaon (1N) - UK

Tour Highlights

Discover architectural masterpieces in Delhi, Old and New
Watch a spectacular sunrise over the Taj Mahal
Explore the mysterious ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri
Admire the geometric intricacies of the Chand Baori Stepwell
Journey through the historical wonders of Jaipur, the ‘Pink City'

Exclusive Experiences

Enjoy a cooking demonstration in Jaipur
Take an exclusive night tour of the Amber Fort, followed by a delicious dinner
Enjoy the colours and costumes of the Bollywood-inspired, Kingdom of Dreams
Discover the streets of Agra on an auto-rickshaw tour

Day 1 Fly to Delhi
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.
Day 1 Fly to Delhi
Day 2 Arrive & Explore
On arrival you will be met by your expert tour guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore.
Day 2 Arrive & Explore
Day 3 Discover Delhi
Sightseeing begins with a visit to the busy Chandni Chowk Bazaar and Jama Masjid, Indias largest mosque. You will also have a brief stop at India Gate and the Red Fort before you visit the Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple, Humayuns Tomb and Connaught Markets for some late afternoon shopping. That evening, dine at the Olive Bar & Kitchen, situated in an ancient Mughal mansion. (B,L,D)
Day 3 Discover Delhi
Day 4 Sikandra & Agra
Leave Delhi and visit Sikandra to see the marble and red sandstone tomb of Emperor Akbar. Sikandra, created in the Mughal architectural style, was built in 1605 and is constructed from a deep red sandstone enhanced with white marble features. Afterwards, continue to Agra, home to the UNESCO World Heritage sites; the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. This afternoon you will take a rickshaw ride through the city, admiring such sights as Jama Masjid along the way. (B,L)
Day 4 Sikandra & Agra
Day 5 The Taj Mahal
Rise early to view the enchanting Taj Mahal in all its glory at sunrise. Witness the marble change colour as the sun rises and discover why this monument to love draws nearly four million visitors a year. Afterwards, visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Agra Fort. Return to your hotel and that evening dine at the Radisson Blu's Dawat-e-Nawab restaurant. (B,L,D)
Day 5 The Taj Mahal
Day 6 Chand Baori Stepwell
Travel to Jaipur, stopping at the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri en route. The next stop is Abhaneri village, where youll marvel at the ancient Chand Baori Stepwell. Over 1,000 years old, this eerily beautiful stepwell was originally dedicated to Harshat Mata, the Goddess of Joy and Happiness. Afterwards continue to Jaipur, known as the Pink City. (B,L)
Day 6 Chand Baori Stepwell
Day 7 Jaipur
Begin with a stop at Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of the Winds. Travel to the formidable Amber Fort and continue to the City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory and the local bazaar in Choti Choper. That evening, return to the Amber Fort and dine at the 1135 AD restaurant, located inside the highest ramparts. (B,L,D)
Day 7 Jaipur
Day 8 Kingdom of Dreams
Leave Jaipur and drive towards Delhi. Stay in Gurgaon, an emerging city located 30km from Delhi. That night you will experience the Kingdom of Dreams, a live entertainment destination that showcases Indian culture, including folk dancing performances, Indian craft and souvenirs, palm reading, and tea tasting. Here you will watch a magical Bollywood performance. Dinner that evening will be at the Kingdom of Dreams. (B,L,D)
Day 8 Kingdom of Dreams
Day 9 Fly Delhi to UK
Transport to Delhi and fly to the UK, arriving home later the same or following day. On arrival you will be transported home by chauffeured transfer. (B)
Day 9 Fly Delhi to UK

Also Available

Private Departures for this tour

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 Departure would be more ideal. Based on exactly the same itinerary as the group tour, our Private Departures give you the freedom to choose your own departure date and simply enjoy your holiday with your family, your partner, or your friends. On Private Departures your tour will be led by an English speaking local guides in each destination

Tailor Your Tour

If you like most of the itinerary which we have suggested but you'd like to change the route and the accommodation, speak to our specialist Tailormade team, who can build your perfect itinerary based around where you would like to go, what you would like to see and how much you'd like to spend. Just call us on 0800 9884 888 and we'll help plan your dream holiday.

29-Oct > 06-Nov - £2,490 BOOK NOW

Additional Price Information:

Based on London Heathrow departures
Flight upgrades available on request
Land only from £1890 (Delhi - Delhi)
Single room from £440
Tipping paid locally USD 85

28-Jan > 05-Feb - £2,590 BOOK NOW
09-Sep > 17-Sep - £2,390 BOOK NOW
14-Oct > 22-Oct - £2,590 BOOK NOW

Additional Price Information:

Based on London Heathrow departures
Flight upgrades available on request
Land only from £1890 (Delhi - Delhi)
Single room from £440
Tipping paid locally USD 85

03-Mar > 11-Mar - £2,790 BOOK NOW
08-Sep > 16-Sep - £2,590 BOOK NOW
13-Oct > 21-Oct - £2,790 BOOK NOW

Additional Price Information:

Based on London Heathrow departures
Flight upgrades available on request
Land only from £1890 (Delhi - Delhi)
Single room from £440
Tipping paid locally USD 85

Wendy Wu Tours, inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. If the hotels details below for your tour are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be used.

The Lalit New Delhi
The Lalit New Delhi - Delhi (2 Nights)
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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.



Radisson Blu
Radisson Blu - Agra (2 Nights)
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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.



Jaipur Marriott
Jaipur Marriott - Jaipur (2 Nights)
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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.



Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott - Gurgaon, India (1 Nights)
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Located a short distance from New Delhi, Courtyard by Marriott Gurgaon has comfortable en-suite rooms with modern amenities, including a safety deposit box, Wi-Fi and television. The hotel also features a restaurant serving superb international cuisine, an outdoor pool, fitness centre and golf course 3 km away.



Ranthambore Extension - 4D/3N

Ranthambore Extension - 4D/3N

tour duration 4 Days from tour price 390pp
Varanasi Extension - 4D/3N

Varanasi Extension - 4D/3N

tour duration 4 Days from tour price 440pp
Goa Extension

Goa Extension

tour duration 5 Days from tour price 340pp
Dubai and the Desert

Dubai and the Desert

tour duration 4 Days from tour price 320pp

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. 

Phone Calls
International and domestic calls can be made from your hotel room. To call the UK the international access code is 00, followed by the country code 44, then the local area code (omitting the first 0), 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. There are active roaming agreements with all phone carriers; however SMS and call rates can be expensive. 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.
 
Internet & Email
Internet cafes can be found in all major cities and even in some small towns. This is often the easiest and cheapest way to stay in touch. Most hotels have a business centre with internet access, but at a slightly higher rate. Some hotels may have Wi-Fi which usually comes at an additional cost and may only be available in hotel lobbies. 

Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and India is no exception. Many passengers are often uncertain of how much to tip so 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 for the kitty is calculated for each tour depending on the length, group size, and services used during the trip.
 
We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.

Shopping can be fun and entertaining, especially in local markets all over India where souvenirs can be purchased for next to nothing. However all passengers must realise that the authenticity and value of goods is always questionable.
If the price seems too good to be true, then it probably is! Some shopping is made up of copied brand items and reproduced antiques.
 
In keeping with most people’s interest whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities in local shops and government factories. This may vary depending on local conditions, and should never interfere with your itinerary’s included sightseeing.
 
Each region has its own specialty; a traditional handicraft perfected by the locals over centuries, a climate that encourages rich spices to grow, or a type of wood, stone or precious jewel in abundance nearby. Textiles are a popular souvenir, including silk brocades from Varanasi in the north or Kanchipuram in the south, tie-dyed cottons from all over Rajasthan, saris, hand woven Tibetan carpets from Darjeeling or Dharamshala, or the woollen shawls pashminas of Kashmir and Ladakh.
 
There is also the heavy and elaborate silverwork of Rajasthan, “spring picked” tea from the hill stations, and the spices, wooden carvings or facemasks of Kerala.
 
If you prefer set prices, head to the government-run shops, usually called “cottage industries” or “emporium” which sells quality but reasonably priced goods. The more up market tourist shops will also have fixed prices. Markets, street stalls, and local shops can be noisy, crowded, and confronting, but this remains one of the most rewarding experiences of travelling in India. If your itinerary includes some free time and you would like to go shopping, ask either your National Escort/Guide or the hotel staff for advice on how to best get there. They should be able to tell you if you need a taxi or a rickshaw, how much you should pay for the journey and provide you verbal or written directions to give to the driver. Remember to take a hotel business card with you to find your way back!

The cost of all meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is served in the hotel and includes a combination of western and local dishes. As traditional in this region, lunch and dinner are served in a banquet style, so you can try the variety of specialty dishes. The amount of food served is more than ample for the whole group.
 
We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people so dishes are not too spicy or unusual in their taste. One of the great myths about India is that the food is of poor quality and always hot and spicy. This is definitely not the case! In fact, North Indian dishes whilst often very rich and indeed spicy don’t contain as much chilli as South Indian dishes. Indian cuisine is predominately vegetarian; however more meat (chicken and lamb) dishes are available in the North. On our group tours, we use a variety of local and hotel restaurants, which provide variety in both the dishes and methods of cooking. If you like Indian food from home, you will have no problems with the real Indian food as it is similar, only more flavoursome. You’ll love it; though don’t expect to lose weight on your holiday, Indians love to eat and eat big. In tourist centres, some restaurants and hotels may also serve western dishes to provide variety. You may also prefer to bring comforts like cereal, biscuits, muesli bars and tea/coffee from home.
 
Drinks will be at each tour member’s own expense. Beer is widely available and cheap. Wine lovers should remember that western style wine is very expensive to import into India, so is not stocked except by upmarket restaurants. Bottled drinking water, soft drinks, and fruit juices are also widely available – remember that you should only have ice, fruit juices, or lassies (yoghurt based sweet or salty drinks) from a trusted restaurant; where they will use boiled or bottled water to prepare ice and drinks.
 
Tea is very popular and Indians simply love visiting the many street stalls which brew chai (also known as masala), a sweet, spiced tea brewed with boiling milk. Hotels will usually serve tea and instant coffee at breakfast or other meals – you can usually request the chai or masala style tea as well.
Packed meals: On some days, your National Escort/Guide may arrange for a simple, packed meal for your group. It may be a matter of schedule (on long driving days), hygiene (on train journeys), or your location (in remote areas) and we ask you to bear this in mind. Although this is not a full meal, most of our passengers seem to enjoy this change from the large portions and more elaborate banquets enjoyed most days.

What's Included

International flights
UK chauffeur transfer (50m airport radius)
Domestic transportation
5* luxury accommodation
Meals as stated
Touring with guides and entrance fees
Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders

Why Book This Tour?

This tour is suitable for those with a short amount of time available to travel and who are looking to tour the most iconic and popular destinations and cities in India. This tour is a luxury tour and is suitable for the more discerning traveller.

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