Jewels of India

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Dates
  • Scenic

Destinations
  • Asia
  • India
Tour Types
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Cultural
  • Luxury
  • Scenic
  • Small Group
  • Wildlife
Day 1: Depart UK

Fly to Delhi from a choice of UK airports with selected airlines.



Day 2: Delhi

Welcome to Delhi. Be welcomed in North India with a traditional floral garland and red tikka before arriving at your hotel for the next two nights.



Day 3: Delhi

Explore Old Delhi and India’s largest mosque, Jama Masjid. Dazzle your senses on a rickshaw ride through Asia’s largest wholesale spice bazaar and Delhi’s oldest streets, finishing with a traditional lunch in Dharmpura haveli. Later, visit the inspiration for the Taj Mahal, Humayan’s Tomb and drive past the India Gate and Presidential Avenue. Tonight, enjoy your special welcome dinner.

Breakfast Included. Lunch Included. Dinner Included

Day 4: Delhi > Varanasi

Fly to India’s holiest Hindu city, Varanasi for the next two nights.

Enrich
Enjoy a rickshaw ride to the banks of the Ganges River. Cruise the holy river at dusk whilst listening to the sounds of traditional Indian music. Release sacred offerings into the river and witness the magical ceremony of the evening Aarti.

Breakfast Included. Lunch Included. Dinner Included

Day 5: Varanasi

As the sun begins to rise, drift slowly down the Ganges River and watch the many ghats come to life. Afterwards, take a stroll along the ghats and laneways of the Old City. Return to the hotel for a morning at leisure. This afternoon, journey to Sarnath and spend time at one of Buddhism’s most important sites, Deer Park.

Breakfast Included. Lunch Included

Day 6: Varanasi > Khajuraho

Freechoice: Take a yoga lesson or visit a Shiva Temple to witness a ritual to appease the God Shiva.

Later, fly to Khajuraho, famous for its magnificent World Heritage-listed temple architecture. Enjoy your two night stay at your hotel overlooking the iconic temples.

Breakfast Included. Dinner Included

Day 7: Khajuraho

Freechoice: Be inspired as you explore exquisitely sculpted sandstone temples built between the 9th and 10th centuries by the Chandela Dynasty, which dominated Central India. Marvel at scenes depicting gods and goddesses, beast and warriors, dancers and musicians and the exotic Karma Sutra carvings for which these Khajuraho temples are most famous.

Freechoice: Watch a sound and light show at the temples or a traditional folk dance performance.

Breakfast Included. Lunch Included

Day 8: Khajuraho > Orchha > Jhansi > Agra

Drive to Orchha and enjoy a walking tour of the old town before continuing to Jhansi and boarding a train to Agra. Arrive at your luxurious Special Stay, only 600 metres from the magnificent Taj Mahal.

Breakfast Included. Lunch Included

Day 9: Agra

Marvel at the Taj Mahal at sunrise with its shimmering marble domes and towers reflected in the landscaped pools. Inlaid with black marble and semi-precious stones, this architectural marvel, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his favourite wife Mumtaz, sparkles in different colours throughout the day. Later, discover the World Heritage-listed Mughal Red Fort of Agra built in the 16th century and learn about the links between the two attractions. Enjoy a light lunch at Sheroes Hangout, a café which supports victims of domestic violence.

Sundowners
Gather for evening drinks to overlook and appreciate the architectural wonder of the Taj Mahal from the close proximity of your hotel.

Freechoice Dining: Choose Asian cuisine at C’est Chine, or a north Indian BBQ. Alternatively, enjoy the buffet at Bellevue at your hotel.

Breakfast Included. Lunch Included. Dinner Included

Day 10: Agra > Jaipur

Wander around the World Heritage-listed site of the Mughal capital city of Fatehpur Sikri en-route to Jaipur, also known as the Pink City. Stop and visit Abhaneri village and its 1,000-year-old step well. Check into your hotel for the next two nights.

Breakfast Included. Lunch Included. Dinner Included

Day 11: Jaipur

Explore the City Palace and the magnificent World Heritage-listed Jantar Mantar, an 18th century observatory, where the remarkable astronomical devices are still used today. View the magnificent Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) with its honeycombed sandstone windows where the ladies of the royal household would watch everyday life pass by. Take a rickshaw ride into the small chowkris of the city before returning to your palace. Tonight, enjoy dinner in the restored Samode Haveli.

Breakfast Included. Lunch Included. Dinner Included

Day 12: Jaipur > Pushkar

Begin your day by exploring the striking hilltop Amer Fort. Explore the Maharajah’s apartments, the many palaces with interiors richly decorated with exquisite paintings and intricate carvings. Soak in the views of the massive ramparts surrounding the complex before driving to Pushkar, home of the famous camel fair. Enjoy an overnight stay.

Breakfast Included. Lunch Included. Dinner Included

Day 13: Pushkar > Jodhpur

After visiting Pushkar Lake and the Jagatpita Brahma Mandir, one of the very few temples of Hindu Lord Brahma, continue to the Blue City of Jodhpur for the next two nights. Marvel at the close up view of the Mehrangarh Fort from your room at your boutique hotel located inside the old walled city. Enjoy a Tuk Tuk ride around the surrounding streets locating the local market within walking distance to your hotel.

Breakfast Included. Lunch Included

Day 14: Jodhpur

This morning take off on a jeep adventure to the nearby Bishnoi Villages, learning about their rural way of life. This afternoon time is your own to relax at the hotel or continue to explore the old city and markets from the doorstep of your hotel.

Enrich
This evening, accompanied by the museum curator, enjoy a glass of champagne overlooking the city before continuing on an exclusive walking tour of Mehrangarh Fort. Dinner is at the Fort providing an outstanding vantage point over the city.

Breakfast Included. Dinner Included

Day 15: Jodhpur > Udaipur

Journey to Ranakpur, set in a secluded valley and discover the beautiful and spectacular 15th century Jain Temples. Rising majestically from a hill, the temples are exquisitely carved, boasting marble domes and 1,444 intricately carved pillars. Continue to Udaipur, one of Rajasthan’s most beautiful and romantic cities set at the southern end of the Aravalli Hills for your two night stay located on the edge of Lake Pichola overlooking the City Palace.

Breakfast Included. Lunch Included

Day 16: Udaipur

Freechoice: Take a walk through the markets or explore the City Palace, built in granite and marble, and the nearby Jagdish Temple. Cruise the serene waters of Lake Pichola during the magical hours of dusk.

Sundowners
Reflect on your journey whilst enjoying pre-dinner drinks.

Indulge in your sumptuous private farewell dinner, decorated with flowers and candles overlooking the magical City Palace and Lake Pichola, a fitting end to your tour.

Breakfast Included. Dinner Included

Day 17: Udaipur > Delhi

Start your day with a flight to Delhi. Enjoy a restful overnight stay.

Breakfast Included

Day 18: Delhi > UK

After breakfast, transfer to Delhi airport for your overnight flight home.

Breakfast Included

Day 19: Arrive UK

Welcome home.



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30-Oct-2019 for 18 Nights Flight Included
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26-Feb-2020 for 18 Nights Flight Included
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18-Nov-2020 for 18 Nights Flight Included
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Accommodation:5-star
Meals:16 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 9 dinners.
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