- 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 (BB = 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
- Full day sightseeing of Jaipur including Elephant/Jeep ride (subject to availability) in Amer Fort.
- Half day sightseeing of Agra City
- Sunset visit to the Taj Mahal
- Enroute visit to Fatehpur Sikri in between Jaipur- Agra
- Half day sightseeing of Gwalior
- Half day sightseeing of Orchha
- Half day sightseeing of Khajuraho + Sound & Light Show
- Half day sightseeing tour of Varanasi + Boat Ride on the Ganges.
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.
JAIPUR: The Pink City, the largest city of Rajasthan, is an epitome of magnificence and vibrancy. This city was established in 1727 by Jai Singh II and is India’s first planned city. It is known as the Pink City because of the colour of the stone used exclusively in the walled city.
The Pink City stands out as one of the most spectacular and vibrant destinations on the planet, its rich lineage, striking culture and beautiful architecture painting a vivid picture of Indian society. Missing out on The City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Jaigarh or the Amber Fort is a big no-no, but make sure you reserve time for those chaotic bazaars and delicious cuisines. Jaipur is also known for its traditional handicrafts and unique souvenirs such as camel-leather slippers. The John Madden 2012 hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (You can link this to your Best Marigold tour) stole our heart presenting India in an entirely new light, one that suddenly catapulted some of its more exotic destinations like Udaipur and Jaipur to instant stardom.
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.
KHAJURAHO: Most visitors are surprised to hear that talking about sex is such a taboo in India. The country is after all the land that gave birth to the Kama Sutra. Perhaps a trip to the temples of Khajuraho might change how you think about this seemingly conservative nation, whose complex culture presents a new wonder at each step. You’re often left wondering how temples full of erotic structures were built in the country. And it’s not just any temple! The carvings and structures found here are incredibly stunning, considered to be the finest example of temple art in the world. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is dedicated to Jain, Shiva, and Vishnu deities and is spread over an area of 20 sq. kms. With as many as 22 temples to choose from, there’s just so much to see here!
VARANASI: Varanasi, formerly known as Benaras, is considered to be one of the most sacred cities in India, for it is revered among the Hindus, Buddhists as well as the Jains. Located on the banks of the Ganges, this incredible journey brings you closer to an entirely unique side of India’s culture, a spiritual journey towards ash-covered sadhus, yogis, temples, and devotees. Many come to this ancient city to wash away sins of a lifetime; some come here for a dip in the holy river, and yet others visit the place for its fantastic food and unique culture. It’s mysterious, magical and chaotic, probably all at once. It is one of the oldest continually inhabited destinations on the planet and a historical centre of silk weaving. The markets here tend to be chaotic, yet; you’re sure to find hidden souvenirs that are so unique to this place. This is surely a journey unlike any other.
Our from price based on the following hotels twin/double share. Single supplement, triple share reductions or for alternative hotels, contact us to discuss your requirements further. We can design a tour just for you, based on your style and budget.
Vivanta by Taj Ambassador – Delhi
Vivanta by Taj Ambassador is a heritage hotel; the building was erected in 1945 be the colonial architect Walter George. Built in a poetic medley of British and Art Deco Style. In a great location for access to Lodhi Gardens, the Indian Habitat Centre and Humayun’s Tomb and just a 10-minute drive to Connaught Palace.
Royal Heritage Haveli – Jaipur
Built in the 18th century by His Highness, Madho Singh Ji of Jaipur, The Royal Heritage Haveli opens its doors after 150 years as a boutique hotel. A destination of affluence, Royal Heritage Haveli is complete with rambling lawns, serene courtyards, plush interiors and stately living areas. Only fourteen suites and one apartment are in service as the hotel are dedicated to providing a quiet and tranquil haven of space and luxury to the discerning few.
ITC Mughal – Agra
In proximity to the Taj Mahal is ITC Mughal- A premier resort and spa spread over 35 acres offering a truly royal Mughal experience with its exquisite interiors, impeccable service and extraordinary cuisine. Kaya Kalp -The Royal Spa is the country’s largest spa at over 99,000 square feet. A harmonious blend of Mughal and contemporary design, it offers an oasis of tranquillity where holistic therapies and services are offered in royal style.
Usha Kiran Palace – Gwalior
Enter at this 120-year-old palace, which has played host to the King of England and is now a heritage hotel. Set amidst 9 acres of beautifully landscaped lawns, this regal palace, rich in history, is outfitted with artistic stone carvings and delicate filigree work.
Amar Mahal – Orchha
Welcome to the picturesque and relaxing world of Amar Mahal Orchha. Feel the evocative fragrance of the glorious Bundela era! Situated at a stone throw away from the banks of river Betwa, about 18 Kms from Jhansi railway station. Located in a calm and serene zero polluted area, completely away from the hustle –bustle of the city. The strategic location of Amar Mahal ensures a panoramic view of the monuments, surrounding hills and wildlife sanctuary. Enjoy the breathtaking view of sunset and sunrise from the lawns and the terrace.
Lalit Grand Temple View – Khajuraho
Located near the famous Khajuraho temples, The LaLiT Temple View Khajuraho is only 500 meters from the world heritage site of Western Group of the Khajuraho Temples and is within the closest proximity to these temples. Surrounded by lush gardens, beautiful surroundings and temples dating back to the ninth century. The LaLiT Temple View Khajuraho offers world-class comfort spread over accommodation of Deluxe rooms and Suites having garden or temple view.
Jukaso Ganges – Varanasi
We love this hotel due to it location, right on the edge of the Ghats. Jukaso Ganges is located at Varanasi, which is commonly known as Benares or Banaras and Kashi, situated on the Banks of River Ganges. The Hindus, Buddhists and Jains regard it as a holy city. The city of Varanasi has the distinction of being the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Jukaso Ganges at Varanasi is built on a sloped embankment called the ‘Guleria Ghat’ on the banks of the Holy Ganga River is typical of the riverfront architecture of Benaras. Sandstone quarried from the Chunar Area has been extensively used in the structural beams and columns of this property.
Taj Palace – Delhi
The perfect embodiment of world-class service and hospitality. With its well-appointed rooms and modern comforts, the hotel has played host to the heads of state, celebrities and high profile businessmen from across the world. Located in the very heart of the Indian capital, the location and unrivalled service are quintessentially Taj.
Here are some examples of extensions you can add to this tour. For other ideas and to discuss your requirements contact us. We can design an itinerary for you, based on your dates, duration, style, and budget.
From Varanasi, you can add on an extra few days, and visit Bodhgaya. Buddhists from all over the world see this as the foremost pilgrim site. The location where Buddha meditated for years then attained enlightenment.
From Khajuraho, you are only 45 min drive to Panna NP. Why not add on a few extra nights and take in some wildlife, you may even see a tiger, best explored on the back of an elephant. A wonderful and peaceful park.
Between Jaipur and Agra – Ramathra Fort a remote luxury and relaxing few days. Stay in an old fort for a few days, in a remote village location. Choose from Tents or the new Suites build in a section of the old fort. Take a book or take part in the local activities.
Want to add in more wildlife adventures. Ranthambore is just 3.5 hrs from Jaipur, very good sightings here. Outside the park is a great artist schools ask us for more details.