India - Splendours of Delhi, the Taj Mahal & Rajasthan incl. Goa extension

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  • Uncover some of the top sights of India on this spectacular 13-night guided holiday.
  • Explore Delhi with a rickshaw tour through Old Delhi & an excursion to Qutub Minar.
  • See one of the most famous landmarks & experience the sun rise over the Taj Mahal.
  • Take a guided tour of Jaipur, the “pink city”, including the Amber Fort.
  • Explore the Mehrangarh Fort & Ranakpur Temple on a city tour of Jodhpur.
  • Discover the “Venice of the East” with a Lake Pichola boat cruise in Udaipur.
  • Enjoy free time unwinding in Goa, with a guided excursion to Old Goa included.
  • Includes 13 nights half board basis.

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Your Guided Group Holiday To India 

Travel with us on this holiday of a lifetime to see the very best of India, uncover its ancient palaces, monuments, fortresses, mosques and lively cities. Our journey will begin in Delhi, India’s vibrant capital, visiting Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and we’ll take an exciting rickshaw ride through Old Delhi’s busy streets! In Agra, we will gaze in awe at the most famous monument to love, the Taj Mahal and one of the new 7 Wonders of the World. In the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur, we’ll visit architectural gems of the Amber Fort, City Palace Museum, Hawa Mahal or ‘Palace of Winds.’ Next, we go to Jodhpur, also known as the ‘Blue City' due to the brightly painted houses which surround the mighty Mehrangarh Fort. In Udaipur, we’ll discover why it’s known as the “Venice of the East” with a relaxing boat cruise on Lake Pichola. For our final journey, we’ll take an internal flight to Goa to spend 4 nights relaxing on its world renowned beaches and enjoy free time at leisure exploring this wonderful part of India; a perfect way to round off this dynamic holiday.

Please Note:

*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.

Trip Itinerary

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Travel to Delhi India

Depart for Delhi

Depart for Delhi, for a once in a lifetime experience to India.

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We have arrived in Delhi

Discover 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 of your 13-night stay in India

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Uncover more of Delhi

Guided Tour of 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 past the Jama Masjid Mosque (view from the outside) and on to visit the Bangla Sahib 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.

At Leisure

After our adventure we enjoy some free time to relax and unwind after a day of uncovering the highlights of Delhi

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Transfer by Coach to Agra

Discover Agra

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! 

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Discover the beauty of the Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri

Guided Excursion to the Iconic Taj Mahal

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This morning we depart early on our guided excursion to witness the sunrise at the one of the world’s biggest monuments to love. 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.

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Experience Jaipur - The Pink City

Guided Tour of Amber Fort

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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.

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Transfer by coach to Jodhpur

Transfer to Jodhpur or Village of Chanwa in Luni

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

We have arrived! 

Let's stretch our legs and enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the village of Chanwa, Luni a district of Jodhpur. 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.

 

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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.

Relax More

The afternoon will be free to enjoy at leisure, soak up the atmosphere, and relax more, before tomorrow’s next adventure.

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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.

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Let's see more on a Guided Excursion of Udaipur

Uncover 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 the water level in the lake).

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Flight from Udaipur to Goa

Relax More in Goa

Today we say farewell to Udaipur and our group, and transfer to Udaipur airport for your internal flight to Goa. On arrival in Goa airport, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to settle in and become familiar with your surroundings.

 *Please note that your extension in Goa is based on an individual rather than a group format.

Your flights tickets and timings will be given to you locally by your guide for Udaipur to Goa.

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Half Day Guided City Tour Goa

Experience Old Goa on an Excursion

Let’s discover Velha Goa (Old Goa) the ancient capital of Goa. On our half day guided excursion, our guide will show us the splendours of this fascinating part of India. We visit two of the most famous churches today including the Basilica of Bom Jesus and home to the relics of St Francis Xavier. We will also pass the Se Cathedral. After we discover Panji, the capital of Goa, lined with small squares, lanes, and old quarters, where the Portuguese influence is most evident. We walk past the Latin quarters, home to stately mansions, and make a stop at the Immaculate Conception Church in the heart of Panji.

After our excursions enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

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At Leisure in Goa

Uncover Goa at Leisure

Uncover more at our own leisure! Today we are free to explore all that Goa has to offer.  For those wanting to relax more; sit back relax on one of the many stretches of beaches and soak up the atmosphere. For those wanting to discover more, there is lots to experience from temples, churches, tea plantations, and vibrant Portuguese architecture, get those phones out for the Instagram shots! Goa is rich in history and a fusion of cultures, and a perfect place to experience the flavoursome dishes of the south!

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Relax More in Goa

Last Day in Goa

Today is our last day at leisure, the perfect opportunity for last minute shopping, Goa is known for its aromatic and tasty spices don't forget to bring some aromatic spices home with you. Sit back, sip on some refreshing tea, and watch the world go by.

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Return Home

Flights from Goa Home

Today we say farewell with fond memories of our journey through India. Transfer from our hotel to Goa Airport for our return flights home.

* We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes

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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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