India - Splendours of Delhi, The Taj Mahal & Rajasthan
- Experience some of the most iconic sites of India on this spectacular 11-night guided holiday.
- Discover Delhi with a rickshaw tour, a guided visit to Old Delhi & an excursion to Qutub Minar.
- Watch the sunrise over the Taj Mahal on an early morning visit to the world-famous landmark.
- Visit the “pink city” of Jaipur for a guided full day city tour including the Amber Fort.
- Explore the imposing Mehrangarh Fort and the impressive Ranakpur Temple on a city tour of Jodhpur.
- Take a boat cruise around Udaipur’s Lake Pichola to discover why they call it the “Venice of the East”.
- Includes 10 nights on a half board basis.
- Opportunity on selected tours to celebrate Diwali or Holi Festival.
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Your Guided Group Holiday To India
Join us on this trip of a lifetime to discover the splendours of India. With visits to iconic sites like the Taj Mahal and the magical city of Udaipur, we will experience the very best of this fascinating country on this 11-night guided group holiday. Along our journey, we’ll explore ancient palaces and monuments, proud fortresses, mosques and bustling cities. Take a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi’s busy streets, and awaken your senses with a kaleidoscope of colour and sound in its buzzing markets. In Agra, we will gaze in wonder at the most famous monument to love, the Taj Mahal. We’ll also visit the Amber Fort in the Pink City of Jaipur and, of course, you’ll have plenty of time at leisure to discover India at your own pace. For tours departing 7th November 2023, we can experience Diwali, the festival of Lights which is celebrated every year by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains to mark the victory of light over darkness or good over evil. In 2024 we can enjoy the colourful festivities of the vibrant Hindu Festival of Holi which celebrates spring, love, and good will for tours departing March 15th.
In order to preserve the beauty and integrity of the iconic monument, the Taj Mahal, cleaning and restoration work is ongoing at this site. Some phases of the restoration involve scaffolding and mud treatment, thus a clear view of the entire monument may not be possible.
- Visas are required for travel on this tour. Please visit our visa information page for more information.
- 10 nights accommodation in India and 1 or 2 overnight flights.
- For departures from Dublin and Glasgow, outbound and return flights will be via Doha or Dubai depending on your chosen date.
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Travel to Delhi India
Depart for Delhi
Depart for Delhi, for a once in a lifetime experience to India.
We have arrived in Delhi
Following our arrival in Delhi, we will be transferred with guide assistance to our hotel where we will spend the next two nights
Guided Excursion of Delhi
In the afternoon (pending our flight times this excursion may be the following day), we enjoy a guided excursion visiting New Delhi. Discover the 12th Century Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret standing 100 metres tall! This hand carved minaret has withstood the ravages of time for over 1,500 years. After our excursion we return to our hotel in time for dinner.
Dinner is included each night (10 nights) of your stay in India.
Uncover more of Delhi
Guided Tour of Old Delhi
Let's discover Delhi on a guided excursion taking in the highlights of bustling Old Delhi, beginning with a cycle rickshaw ride through the city. After our cycle ride, we visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of Mahatma Gandhi, where you can see an eternal flame burning at the spot of his cremation. From here we go to the Jama Masjid Mosque (from the outside) and visit the Bangla Sikh Temple (2024 we visit the Bangla Sikh Temple). There will be time to pick up some souvenirs and local bargains at the bustling and colourful market of Chandni Chowk. Later we visit New Delhi to see Hamayun’s Tomb, a beautiful 16th Century building and the tomb of the emperor Humayun. After drive past the India Gate (war memorial dedicated to the Indian fallen soldiers), the president’s residence and an interesting blend of Victorian architecture before returning to our hotel.
After our adventure we enjoy some free time to relax and unwind after a day of uncovering the highlights of Delhi
Transfer by Coach to Agra
Discover Agra Fort
This morning we depart Delhi and transfer by coach to Agra, home to the iconic Taj Mahal! The journey will take approximately four hours (210km). We spend one night in Agra.
Let's See More - Agra Fort Guided Excursion
Let's see more as we discover Agra Fort on a guided excursion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the finest Mughal forts in India. Built in the 11th century, era marked by invasions and battles, this red stone-fortified castle was the site of the India Rebellion of 1857. After our tour we return to our hotel. Relax and unwind as tomorrow we visit the monument of eternal love the Taj Mahal!
Discover the beauty of the Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri
Guided Excursion to the Iconic Taj Mahal
This morning we depart early on our guided excursion to witness the sunrise at the one of the world’s biggest monuments to love. The morning is an ideal time to photograph this spectacular building when the lighting is at its most dramatic. This famous mausoleum, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his favourite wife, is a highlight for many visitors to India and it is easy to see why. After we return to our hotel for breakfast.
Travel by coach to Jaipur and visit Fatehpur Sikri
After breakfast depart Agra for Jaipur the "Pink City". Today's journey is a full day and will take approximately seven hours (235km) with comfort stops along the way. En-route we uncover the deserted red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri on a guided excursion (located 40km from Agra). Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and it served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585.
We arrive in the evening to our hotel where we will spend the next two nights in Jaipur.
Experience Jaipur - The Pink City
Guided Tour of Amber Fort
Today we enjoy a full day guided tour of Jaipur - known as the Pink City. We visit the mighty Amber Fort, a spectacular Hindu fort overlooking Lake Maota, before visiting the City Palace Museum, to see the beautiful former seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur.
Discover Jantar Mantar
In the afternoon we see the awe-inspiring Jantar Mantar sundial, and finally Hawa Mahal, also known as the ‘Palace of Winds’.
We return to our hotel and enjoy the rest of our evening at leisure after a day of discovering the splendours of Jaipur one of the gems of India.
Transfer by coach to Jodhpur
Transfer to Jodhpur or Village of Chanwa in Luni 2024
Today, we transfer by coach to Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan The journey will take approximately six and a half hours (330km) with stops along the way. On arrival we unpack and enjoy the afternoon at leisure, our local guide will be happy to suggest places to see and visit depending on your interests. Jodhpur is sometimes referred to as the 'Blue City' due to the brightly painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort.
Village of Chanwa
2024 - We stay in the village of Chanwa, in Luni, a district of Jodhpur.
We have arrived!
Let's stretch our legs and enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the village of Chanwa, Luni. During our walk we discover more of everyday life in India, learning about the local community, their traditions while walking through the village. We finish our walk with a visit to a small local temple, before returning to our hotel.
Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure to relax and unwind after our journey.
Discover the Blue City of Jodhpur
Half Day Guided Tour of Jodhpur
Today we take a guided tour of Jodhpur, the home of the Rathore rulers of the princely state of Rajasthan. Discover Mehrangarh Fort, an imposing structure sitting on a hill, which was seen in the film The Dark Knight Rises. Our tour will also bring you to Jaswant Thada, a beautiful monument built entirely out of white marble.
After our morning visit we return to our hotel.
The afternoon will be free to enjoy at leisure, soak up the atmosphere, and relax more, before tomorrow's next adventure.
Transfer by coach to Udaipur "Venice of the East"
Transfer to Udaipur and visit Ranakpur a Jain Temple
Today we transfer by coach to Udaipur also known as the city of the lakes. This beautiful city has been described as the “Venice of the East” and its centrepiece is the Lake Palace, which sits in the middle of Lake Pichola. En-route to Udaipur there will be a stop in Ranakpur, where we uncover one of the largest and most beautiful Jain temples in India. Today's journey is a full day and will take approximately six hours drive (269km) before reaching Udaipur, where we will spend the next two nights.
Let's see more on a Guided Excursion of Udaipur
This morning we take in the beauty of the City Palace Museum on a guided morning excursion and soak up the atmosphere of the spectacular garden of Saheliyon-ki-Bari, which is brimming with lotus ponds, marble elephants and gushing fountains.
Experience Lake Pichola on Boat Cruise
Later in the afternoon we take a leisurely boat cruise on the serene and beautiful Lake Pichola (boat ride is subject to availability of water in the lake).
Flight from Udaipur to Delhi
Last night in Delhi
Today we say farewell to Udaipur and transfer by coach to Udaipur airport for our internal flight to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi airport, we transfer to our hotel. The rest of the day is yours to do some last-minute souvenir shopping, soaking up the atmosphere, or relaxing.
Depart Delhi India
Today our Splendours of India tour finishes, we say farewell with fond memories of our journey and newfound friends. Transfer by coach to Delhi Airport for your return flights home.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.
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