Highlights of Northern India

Price per person
from £1,520

Price based on
London Heathrow
10th Sep 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 14 days

  • Northern India

  • Active pace

  • Small group tour

From the blue-washed walls of beautiful Jodphur to the mighty Amber Fort in Jaipur, a visit to Northern India and the desert cities of Rajasthan stays long in the memory. With its sumptuous palaces, bustling bazaars and elegant temples, the wonders of this land are boundless.

At a glance


  • Delhi city sightseeing Browse the colourful clothes stores and sample the street food of Chandni Chowk.
  • Jaisalmer Fort Visit one of the largest fully-preserved fortified cities in the world.
  • Jodhpur Wander the grand palaces of the 'Blue City'.
  • Udaipur Explore its maze of narrow lanes, colonial pavilions and elegant gardens.
  • Jaipur - Amber Fort A magnificent 16th century palace of temple gardens and opulent state rooms.
  • Agra - Taj Mahal The iconic ivory-white marble mausoleum of Mumtaz Mahal.
Highlights of Northern India map

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Customer Reviews

First hotel in Delhi awful - Piccadilly. Menu choices...

31st October 2017
Trusted Customer

First hotel in Delhi awful - Piccadilly. Menu choices not available, very low stock if any of alcohol. Total lack of interest and care from staff. At breakfast had to ask for cups, glasses, cutlery -ill prepared for busy a.m. time. Lack of hot water. Hotel appeared to be getting ready to clise down! Minibuscomfortable for length of journeys and road conditions, expected better. Our tour guide, Pradeep, was exceptional, nothing was too much trouble, he was knowledgeable and caring. We had an amazing time, the heritage hotels were beautiful, just would have like an extra day in Udaipur and Jaipur as felt rushed. Overall, well done.

Very good but could do with 1 extra day for...

10th October 2017
Trusted Customer

Very good but could do with 1 extra day for rest/part shopping/chillout day in Jaipur. Temp was 10 above aver for end of Sept up to 102F for 2 days.

It would have been nice if we could have had...

9th October 2017
Mr Michael Green

It would have been nice if we could have had some time to shop in the local shops and markets, instead of simply being taken to certain places where the hard sell was loosely disguised as a demonstration of local expertise, such as carpets, jewellery or art. Overall though it was a great holiday.

Really enjoyed our tour of Northern India, the hotels are...

19th May 2017
Trusted Customer

Really enjoyed our tour of Northern India, the hotels are amazing (especially the Heritage Hotels), our tour guide Abi did a fantastic job, visited forts, palaces and of course the Taj Mahal and tasted the best curries ever, but be prepared to be shocked!! The slums, the small children with babies begging, everybody using the streets as toilets and the Litter!!!! OMG shocking! Don't think anybody passed their driving test either!! Seeing cows, monkeys and camels walking down the street is hilarious. Delhi Belly can be avoided if you are really careful (our party of 4 didn't get it). Overall experience of India was amazing but it is definitely not for the faint hearted!

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12th May 2017
Trusted Customer

This tour was amazing, we covered more than 1,000 miles...

20th April 2017
Trusted Customer

This tour was amazing, we covered more than 1,000 miles but saw and experienced so much. The coach driver deserves a medal, closely followed by his assistant and our guide. We got an insight into the real India not just the tourist spots. I loved every minute.

Good value for the price however, as a single traveller...

16th April 2017
Trusted Customer

Good value for the price however, as a single traveller I do get annoyed about paying the single supplement. Airline was so small staff kept knocking people as they passed

Overview

From the blue-washed walls of beautiful Jodphur to the mighty Amber Fort in Jaipur, a visit to Northern India and the desert cities of Rajasthan stays long in the memory. With its sumptuous palaces, bustling bazaars and elegant temples, the wonders of this land are boundless.

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Depart UK

Day
1

No meals included

Arrive Delhi

Day
2

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Join your travelling companions this evening for a welcome dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Delhi

Day
3

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi including a cycle rickshaw ride. Drive past Red Fort, visit Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid mosque and experience a walk in the alleys of Chandni Chowk. Also included is a visit to the ancient stepwell Agrasen ki Baoli, the step well of Agrasen ki Baoli has 103 steps with a series of carved chambers and passages. Also see Qutub Minar and Humayun's Tomb. Drive past India Gate, Parliament House & Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Delhi - Mandawa

Day
4

Early this morning leave for Mandawa, a busy market town famed for its intricately painted havelis - the ornate mansions of India's merchants and temples. Arrive later this afternoon and admire the splendid views over Mandawa from its fortress-topped hill, followed by a visit to its havelis and monuments.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Mandawa - Bikaner

Day
5

Today travel to Bikaner in north-west Rajasthan, visiting Fateh Pur, a nearby 15th century town en route. At the heart of the temple-filled city is the massive Junagarh Fort, a formidable complex housing courtyards and palaces. This afternoon, take a tour of this amazing edifice, with its 37 pavilions and exquisitely decorated balconies and mirrored palaces. Enjoy a local savoury in the snack capital of India.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Bikaner - Jodhpur

Day
6

A long journey by road takes you to Jodhpur. Arrive late this afternoon. The accommodation this evening will be at a heritage hotel approximately one hour from the city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Jodhpur

Day
7

Enjoy an absorbing morning at Jodhpur's Mehrangarh Fort. Marvel at its grand palaces and admire the splendid Jaswant Singh II memorial which has been beautifully constructed from thin marble sheets to let sunlight filter in. Enjoy a a turban tying demonstration. In the afternoon, experience a jeep safari to visit the local Bishnoi tribes of the desert, communities of nature lovers protecting endangered plant and tree species.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur

Day
8

En route from Jodhpur enjoy a stop in Ranakpur for a visit to the Ranakpur temple. The temple is one of the biggest and most important Jain temple complexes of India and covers an area of nearly 48,000 ft and has 29 halls, 80 domes and supported by 1444 marble pillars, each of them intricately and artistically carved and no two of them are alike. Arrive in Udaipur early evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Udaipur

Day
9

Known as the 'City of Lakes', Udaipur is built around three lakes and is made up from a maze of narrow lanes, exquisite palaces, pavilions and gardens. Marvel at Udaipur's beauty on a tour of the City Palace and Museum, comprising of a series of enchanting palaces overlooking Lake Pichola. There is the opportunity to learn about the miniature art this region is famous for.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Udaipur - Jaipur

Day
10

Today, travel to Jaipur and arrive late this afternoon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Jaipur

Day
11

Following a photo opportunity at the intriguing red sandstone Hawa Mahal, the 'Palace of the Winds', arrive at the legendary Amber Fort, known as the 'Sleeping Beauty of Rajasthan'. Later enjoy the City Palace Museum with its collection of paintings, carpets, weapons and costumes, followed by a visit to the Jantar Mantar Observatory and explore the bustling markets of the old city. At the Anokhi Museum see the textile block printing technique. There will be the opportunity to sample the local sweet of Jaipur at a heritage sweetshop. NOTE: Attractions are subject to opening times and will be substituted by a walking tour of Amber Town.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

Day
12

En route to Agra stop in Fatehpur Sikri, an abandoned city. Tour the elegant courtyards, sandstone palaces and victory gate of this ghostly place, deserted when the water ran out. This evening see the intricate art of pietre dura or marble inlay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Agra - Delhi

Day
13

In Agra, look forward to another highlight - the sunrise at the Taj Mahal. One of the Seven Wonders of the World and taking 22 years to build and completed in 1653, its breathtaking marble-inlaid interiors are a shrine to the emperor's passion and contain both his and his beloved's mausoleum. Later, visit Agra Fort a colossal red stone monument stretching for 2.5 kilometres. Admire its forbidding battlements and spectacular Mughal palace with its chambers and room of mirrors. This afternoon, leave for Gurgaon (near Delhi).

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Gurgaon - Delhi - UK

Day
14

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Delhi: Picadilly or Radisson Blu;
  • Mandawa: Castle Mandawa;
  • Bikaner:Gajner Palace or Lallgarh Palace;
  • Jodhpur: Rohetgarh Fort;
  • Udaipur: Ramada Udaipur Resort & Spa;
  • Jaipur: Holiday Inn Centre;
  • Agra:Jaypee Palace or Radisson;
  • Guragon:Country Inn & Suites.

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