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Highlights of India

  • Duration
    18 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Classic
  • Price From
    £3,790pp
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Our Highlights of India Tour incorporates an exciting range of destinations that are sure to leave you with a profound sense of respect for this wonderful country. See the bustling markets of Delhi and Jodphur, the magnificent Taj Mahal at Agra, the deserts of Rajasthan and the bathing Ghats of Varanasi.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 16 , Lunches: 15 , Dinners: 16
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    16 nights in 3+/4 star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 28
  • Physical Rating 1Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and time on your feet
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Tour Highlights

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

Tour Itinerary

This tour is suitable for those with a reasonable amount of time who wish to see the main sights and scenic areas of India. This tour incorporates road and train travel to give you the experience of different modes of transport in India and the chance to see the diverse Indian countryside.

  • Days 1-2

    Fly to Delhi

    Days 1-2: Fly to Delhi

    Fly overnight to Delhi, India’s bustling capital city. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

    • Dinner
  • Day 3

    Delhi

    Day 3: Delhi

    Explore Old Delhi; drive past the Red Fort, take a rickshaw ride to Khari Baoli Spice Market before strolling to Jama Masjid (India’s largest mosque) and visit the Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple. After lunch, view India Gate before visiting Gandhi Smriti and Qutub Minar, the 12th-century, handcarved, 73m-tall iron pillar.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4

    Agra

    Day 4: Agra

    Depart for Agra and visit Agra Fort, a hulking mass of red sandstone sat on the banks of the Yamuna River. The Fort was established in the 16th-century but has been much added to over time, making it an eclectic mix of architectural styles. Later, visit the Taj Mahal, an architectural marvel.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5

    Taj Mahal

    Day 5: Taj Mahal

    Take a train to Jhansi this morning, with a change in Orchha en route. Continue to Khajuraho, home of the famous Khajuraho temples. This evening enjoy a cultural dance performance.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6

    Khajuraho

    Day 6: Khajuraho

    Today, tour the eastern and western groups of Khajuraho’s impressive temples. Fly to Varanasi and take a rickshaw to the atmospheric ghats on the River Ganges, where you'll witness a 'Ganga Aart', a puja ceremony to the river goddess.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7

    River Ganges

    Day 7: River Ganges

    Take an early morning boat ride along the River Ganges, followed by a brief city tour of Varanasi. Later this afternoon visit the Buddhist sites at Sarnath.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8

    Jaipur

    Day 8: Jaipur

    Fly to Jaipur where you have the rest of the day to explore the city on your own, before experiencing a traditional dance performance.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9

    Amber Fort

    Day 9: Amber Fort

    Start the day with a stop at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) before visiting the majestic Amber Fort, a magnificent 16th-century yellow and pink sandstone fort. Visit the magnificent Maharaja's City Palace, still home of the city’s royal family today, and Jantar Mantar Observatory, a fascinating collection of 18th-century astrological instruments designed to measure the heavens.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 10

    Jodhpur

    Day 10: Jodhpur

    Drive to Jodhpur. Have the afternoon at leisure before taking a walking tour to explore the local vegetable and spice market in the evening.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 11

    Explore Jodhpur

    Day 11: Explore Jodhpur

    This morning visit Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and the museum located in the Umaid Bhawan Palace. Take an auto rickshaw to a local restaurant for lunch before enjoying the afternoon at leisure.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 12

    Lake Pichola

    Day 12: Lake Pichola

    Drive to Udaipur, a city of lakes, palaces and temples. Relax on a cruise along Lake Pichola, admiring the city’s grand architecture from the water.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 13

    Romantic Udaipur

    Day 13: Romantic Udaipur

    Today, explore the city, starting with a drive around Fateh Sagar Lake. Stop at the Folk Museum, Mewar Art Gallery and Sahelion Ki Bari Gardens. Later, visit the flamboyant City Palace and admire its delightful infusion of Rajasthani and Mughal styles.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 14

    Bundi

    Day 14: Bundi

    Drive to Bundi and take a stroll through the town, discovering its unique and beautiful stepwells, stopping en route at Chittor Fort. One of the largest forts in India, Chittor sprawls across a hilltop overlooking the town of Chittorgarh. Once in Bundi, take a stroll through the town, discovering the unique stepwells.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 15

    Ranthambore National Park

    Day 15: Ranthambore National Park

    Today, travel to Ranthambore National Park. On arrival, enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 16

    Ranthambore Safaris

    Day 16: Ranthambore Safaris

    Take both early morning and afternoon safaris in Ranthambore National Park for opportunities to spot the magnificent wildlife, including leopards and Bengal tigers.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 17

    Delhi

    Day 17: Delhi

    Take the train to Delhi where the rest of the day will be at leisure.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 18

    Fly Delhi to UK

    Day 18: Fly Delhi to UK

    Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.

    • 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 3

    The Royal Plaza

    The Royal Plaza

    Well-placed in the sightseeing, shopping, and culture area of New Delhi and NCR city, Hotel The Royal Plaza provides access to the city's biggest attractions including; The National Philatelic Museum, Parliament Building, and Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory. The hotel has luxurious en-suite rooms, and also features a fitness centre, sauna, outdoor pool, and spa where guests can relax and unwind after a busy day.

  • Tiger Den Bandhavagrh

    Tala, Bandhavgarh National Park 484665, India
    Tiger Den Bandhavagrh

    In a lush rural setting close to the village of Tala, this hotel is remotely located amongst some of India’s most glorious nature. With an onsite naturalist, you can spend a lot of time discovering these landscapes, or exploring the local visit for a glimpse of India’s rural life. The restaurant serves local and continental cuisine and the pool is perfect to relax by, whilst rooms are simple but comfortable with en suite bathroom and air conditioning.

    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
  • Ramada, Khajuraho

    Airport Road, Khajuraho 471606, India
    Ramada, Khajuraho

    This modern hotel is just 5 minutes from the airport. Relax around the swimming pool after a day exploring the temples, try out the gym or have a treatment in the spa. In the evening try out one of the two restaurants, both of which serve both local and international cuisine, before heading to the bar for a nightcap. There is also an inhouse disco. The contemporary style rooms have marble floors and air-conditioning as well as television, safe, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities. The en suite bathroom has either a bath or shower.

    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
  • Rajputana Resorts Udaipur

    Sector-11, Hiran Magri, Near Savina Math, Udaipur 313001, India
    Rajputana Resorts Udaipur

    Located in a quiet spot on the edge of Udaipur, but only 10 minutes from the city centre, this hotel is palatial in style and sits in large, lush gardens. Facilities include a large swimming pool, a spa, a restaurant serving both international and Rajasthani cuisine and a bar/lounge. The large rooms are simple and accented with local textiles and crafts and have en suite bathrooms with shower, air-conditioning, seating area, minibar, Wi-Fi, television and tea and coffee making facilities.

    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Varanasi
  • 16°c
  • 19mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 17°c
  • 2mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Varanasi
  • 19°c
  • 18mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 20°c
  • 4mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Varanasi
  • 24°c
  • 8mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 25°c
  • 4mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Varanasi
  • 30°c
  • 6mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 31°c
  • 6mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Varanasi
  • 33°c
  • 10mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 34°c
  • 8mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Varanasi
  • 33°c
  • 107mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 34°c
  • 32mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Varanasi
  • 30°c
  • 309mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 31°c
  • 102mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Varanasi
  • 29°c
  • 288mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 30°c
  • 99mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Varanasi
  • 29°c
  • 245mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 30°c
  • 47mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Varanasi
  • 27°c
  • 32mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 28°c
  • 6mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Varanasi
  • 22°c
  • 9mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 23°c
  • 4mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Varanasi
  • 17°c
  • 5mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 19°c
  • 1mm
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Highlights of India map

Places Visited: UK - Delhi (3N) – Agra (1N) – Khajuraho (1N) - Varanasi (2N) – Jaipur (2N) - Jodhpur (2N) – Udaipur (2N) – Bundi (1N) – Ranthambore (2N) – Delhi - UK

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