- A gift when you book your tour with us, a DVD film called ‘Mystic India.’
- International flights included
- VIP meet at aircraft door on arrival
- Useful gift is given to you on arrival
- Private arrival and departure transfers
- Private car & driver for all road transfers
- Snack Hamper, with juice and water in your private car
- Mobile phone to use while in India to keep in contact with our local office and your driver
- Meals as per itinerary (B = breakfast) (HB = breakfast, lunch or dinner) (FB = breakfast, lunch & dinner)
- Private guide for sightseeing in all major cities
- Entrances to all monument and places of interest included
- Full day sightseeing of New & Old Delhi
- Half day sightseeing of Agra City
- Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal
- Explore Agra Fort
- Explore Gwalior with it’s old Fort and Palaces
- Explore Orchha
- Visit the famous Sanchi Stupa near Bhopal
- Visit the 15th century Jahaz Mahal in Mandu flanked by two lakes
- Visit Bhimbetka caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near Bhopal
- Visit the 10th century grandiose and impressive fort of Mandu also Jama Masjid, Baz Bahadur Palace and Hoshang Tomb
- Boat ride and time to relax at Maheshwar
- See the wonderful preserved murals and walls of Juna Mahal in Dungarpur
- See the old Palace of Udaipur and the crystal collection
- Boat ride at Lake Pichola
Our Tour features the following locations
DELHI: The largest mosque, the biggest temple, honky auto-rickshaws; it’s easy to distinguish Delhi. The city has been at the centre of the Indian civilisation for centuries and a major seat of power ever since the Mughals built their capital here. Modern Delhi presents a mix of colonial-era architecture, Mughal forts, and mausoleums, ancient bazaars, glitzy malls and world class restaurants. It often feels overwhelming, but given a chance, it always grows onto you. Be sure to visit Humayun’s Tomb, a 16th-century Mughal wonder inspired by the iconic Taj Mahal and Lodi Gardens, the best spot for sunsets in Delhi. There’s also the Hauz Khas Village, a throbbing hub that gained popularity with its Open Nights when those narrow alleys are transformed into cultural wonders, adorned with lights and decorated with streamers. There really is no better place to discover Delhi’s rich culture and mingle with its locals.
AGRA: Known for its stunning architecture, exotic history and magical views, the Taj Mahal attracts as many as 7 million visitors each year, and for a good reason. It is, after all, the monument of love! This iconic landmark is why people from all over the world visit Agra, but the city is also brimming with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Mughal mausoleums, tombs, a beautiful fort and ancient bazaars. You’d expect to feel underwhelmed due to all that hype, but this magical city is everything you expect it to be.
GWALIOR: The cultural capital of Madhya Pradesh might be most famous for that spectacular hilltop fort, once defined as ‘the pearl amongst fortresses in India’ by Mughal emperor Barbur, but it also promises an interesting experience, a weekend getaway that is full of beautiful temples, exquisite architecture, and historic palaces. The city may have lost out on some of its historic beauty and regalia, but it still hasn’t lost out on any of its appeal, something that is best seen in Jai Vilas Palace, the historic seat of one of the most revered families in the country.
ORCHHA: Located on the banks of the Betwa River, Orchha is essentially a medieval town that is known for its fantastic architecture, 16th-century palaces, and cenotaphs. Once a bustling capital of one of the most powerful kingdoms of Central India, modern-day Orchha is as laid-back and stress-free as they come, one of the best destinations to de-stress. There are some great homestays in the countryside and activities like trekking, rafting and cycling are sure to fill up your itineraries. The key attraction of this historic town is the Orchha Fort, home to three magnificent palaces. The Jahangir Mahal is famous for its strong masonry, the Raj Mahal for its beautiful murals and the Rai Parveen Mahal for its serene gardens. Other places of interest include the Raja Ram Temple, Laxminarayan Temple, and Phool Bagh.
BHOPAL: Popular for two serene lakes flowing through its city centre, Bhopal is considered to be one of the greenest cities in the country. Full of mesmerising landscapes, lush hills and traditional charms, the city’s picturesque bazaars and colourful monuments have a way of taking your heart away. Popular attractions include the Laxmi Narayan Temple, Saukat Mahal, Moti Masjid and the Upper and Lower Lakes. The city is also a centre of tribal arts. A must-see near Bhopal is the Bhimbetka caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has the largest collection of prehistoric art and architecture in India. Over the years, Bhopal managed to perfect its cuisine, mixing the best of Hindu and Muslim flavours in its kebabs and curries.
SANCHI: Rising in the midst of beautiful plains and the serene countryside is one of the oldest and greatest Buddhist structures of India – the Sanchi Stupa. Emperor Ashoka embraced Buddhism in the year 262 BC repenting for the horrors of war and built this stupa near the birthplace of his wife. Today, this UNESCO World Heritage Site isn’t just any hemispherical structures that contain relics of Buddha. It is one that narrates the entire journey to enlightenment. Over the years, more monasteries, temples and an Ashokan pillar were also constructed in and around Sanchi and these relics from India’s ancient past are a source of amazement and awe for the global audience today.
MAHESHWAR: The riverside town of Maheshwar has been regarded for its spiritual significance, finding a place in scriptures such as Ramayana and the Mahabharata. The city saw great glory as Mahishmati at the dawn of the Indian civilisation and is long regarded for its ancient temples and ghats and a mighty fort complex, marvels narrating legends of India’s architectural brilliance. Sadhus and pilgrims still find their way to the holy banks of the Narmada River, but those brightly painted wooden houses truly steal the show. Don’t forget to check out those distinct hand-woven Maheshwari sarees while in Maheshwar.
MANDU: Mandu, you will see the 10th century grandiose and impressive fort of Mandu. It has one of the best collections of Afghan architecture in India, also Jama Masjid, Baz Bahadur Palace and Hoshang Tomb
DUNGARPUR: Dungarpur is as beautiful a place as any. It is a traditional Rajasthani excursion, one that takes you deep into that beautiful culture, introduces you to an untouched village and brings you closer to folk music and traditional dances. A trip to Dungarpur is characterised by the stunning Juna Mahal, a seven-storied wonder full of miniature paintings, intricate mirror work, and frescoes. Nature lovers are sure to have a blast at the Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary, known for sightings of leopards, spotted deer, sambhar and giant flying squirrel. Most tourists visiting Dungarpur tend to stay at the Udai Bilas Palace, one of the premier palace hotels in the country with a great collection of classic cars. The palace grounds are among the top places to see migratory birds, and sightings of white painted storks, peafowl, grey hornbill and egrets are quite common. There are a few ancient ruins in the vicinity such as the 8th-century Arthuna temple and the 14th-century Rishabdeo temple that are worth exploring. The latter is particularly impressive, boasting of a semi-precious stone studded idol and stunning carvings.
UDAIPUR: Udaipur is considered to be the most romantic destination in India, and no matter how much you hear about this legendary city, it always manages to leave you stunned and speechless. The glittery Lake Pichola is as beautiful as they get and those temples, grand palaces, shimmering Havelis and colourful streets set the scene for one of the most memorable holidays of your life. You’d remember some of its sights from the 007 movie Octopussy when our hero swims up to a heavenly palace in the midst of an incredibly romantic lake. You’d expect a city so popular to lose its charm, but Udaipur holds onto its magic, that sense of mystery surrounding its monuments and palaces and the sense of tranquillity that simple boat rides on the lake are bound to offer. Udaipur also enjoys a lively arts scene, exciting shopping and delightful countryside destinations that promise memorable day tours.
MUMBAI: Mumbai the city of dreams. One of the best and most cosmopolitan cities of Asia. The commercial lifeline of India. Home to Bollywood, the second largest film industry in the world. A place where some of the biggest slums share the area with sprawling metropolises. The epicentre for fashion and Indian wine. A trip to Mumbai is everything you’d expect from a major metropolis, yet so much more. It’s a humbling experience, to say the least. But it’s also fascinating, edgy and exciting. Those colonial-era relics, incredible bazaars, hidden wine cafes and enclaves of peace and serenity really do have a way of putting you at ease.