India - Splendours of Delhi, the Taj Mahal & Rajasthan - Solo Traveller
- Visit some of the most iconic sites of India on this spectacular 11-night guided holiday.
- Meet other like-minded solo travellers & enjoy the comfort of your very own hotel room
- Take an exciting rickshaw ride through Delhi, a guided visit to Old Delhi & an excursion to Qutub Minar.
- Watch the sunrise over the Taj Mahal, one of the world’s biggest monuments to love.
- 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.
- Enjoy a boat cruise around Udaipur’s mesmerising Lake Pichola.
- Includes 10 nights on a half board basis.
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Your Guided Group Holiday To India
Experience the very best of India on this 11-night solo traveller holiday with visits to iconic sites including the Taj Mahal and the magical city of Udaipur, which is known as the “Venice of the East.” Our Indian trip will start in Delhi, where we’ll see Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret and later that evening, we’ll get to know our fellow travellers over dinner and a welcome drink. We’ll continue our holiday by exploring ancient palaces and monuments, proud fortresses, mosques and bustling cities. We’ll take a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi’s vibrant streets and awaken our senses with a kaleidoscope of colour and sound in its buzzing markets. In Agra, we’ll be in awe of 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, we’ll have plenty of time at leisure to discover India at your own pace or with your fellow travellers. Discover the splendours of India with us on this solo traveller holiday of a lifetime.
*10 nights accommodation in India and 1 or 2 overnight flights. 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
Activity Level: Busy
Travel to India
Depart for Delhi
Depart on your flights to Delhi, for a once in a lifetime experience to India.
Delhi & New Delhi
Arrive in Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi you will be met by our local representative before being transferred to your hotel, you will spend the next two nights in Delhi.
Tour of New Delhi
You will take an afternoon guided excursion to the Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret standing 100 metres tall. Return to your hotel in the evening for dinner.
Welcome Meeting & Evening Meal
In the evening there will be an opportunity to join your fellow travellers at a ‘welcome’ meeting followed by your evening meal. Dinner is included each night of your stay in India.
Guided Tour of Old Delhi
After breakfast depart to see all the sights and sounds of bustling Old Delhi, beginning with a cycle rickshaw ride through the city. After your ride, 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 you will move on to the Jama Masjid mosque and view the beautiful 17th century place of worship, which is home to an ancient Qur’an written on deerskin. There will be time to pick up some souvenirs and local bargains at the bustling and colourful market of Chandni Chowk. Later 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. Return to your hotel in the evening, spend a relaxing evening at leisure.
Transfer to Agra
Transfer from your hotel to Agra by coach, the journey will take approximately four hours (210km) where you will spend one night in Agra.
Guided Tour of Agra Fort
In the afternoon you will enjoy a guided tour of the Agra Fort, 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. Return to your hotel where you will enjoy your evening at leisure.
Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri
Visit the Taj Mahal
In the morning you will visit the Taj Mahal where you will enjoy 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. Return to your hotel for breakfast.
Travel to Jaipur & Fatehpur Sikri
After breakfast depart for the "Pink City" Jaipur. Today's journey is a full day and will take approximately seven hours (235km) with comfort stops on the way. En-route you will visit the deserted red sandstone "Ghost city" of Fatehpur Sikri (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. Arrive in the evening to your hotel in Jaipur, where you will spend the next two nights.
Enjoy a full day guided tour of Jaipur - the Pink City. Visit the 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.
See Jantar Mantar Sundial
See the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar sun dial, and finally Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of Winds.
Transfer to Jodhpur
Today, you will transfer to Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan, the journey will take approximately seven hours (330km), including comfort stops. On arrival check into your hotel where you will spend the next two nights.
Free Time at Leisure in Jodhpur
The evening is at leisure, your 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 and was named as Lonely Planet’s most extraordinary place to stay in 2014.
Tour of Jodhpur
Guided tour of Jodhpur
Enjoy a guided tour of Jodhpur, the home of the Rathore rulers of the princely state of Rajasthan. Here you will visit Mehrangarh Fort, an imposing structure sitting on a hill, which was seen in the film The Dark Knight Rises. The tour will also bring you to Jaswant Thada, a beautiful monument built entirely out of white marble.
Free Time at Leisure
Enjoy the afternoon at leisure
Travel to Udaipur
Today, you will transfer 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, at 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 you will spend the next two nights.
Tour of Udaipur
Visit the City Palace Museum
Today you will have a guided morning excursion to the City Palace Museum and the spectacular garden of Saheliyon-ki-Bari, which is brimming with lotus ponds, marble elephants and gushing fountains.
Boat Cruise on Lake Pichola
Later in the afternoon enjoy a boat cruise on the serene and beautiful Lake Pichola (boat ride is subject to availability of water in the lake).
Transfer to Delhi
Last Night in Delhi
Following a morning at leisure, you will be transferred by coach to Udaipur airport for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi airport you will be brought to your hotel for your last night. Enjoy your final evening with some last-minute souvenir shopping, soak up the atmosphere, relax and unwind, after your guided tour of India and all its splendor.
Your Splendours of India tour finishes today. 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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