Best of India Small Group

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Travelling with a group of no more than 12 people, our new Small Group trips provide you with more space for your comfort and pleasure. Experience India’s delightful diversity and unique culture on the 10-day Best of India tour. With its bursting population, vast history and authentic lifestyle, it provides an unforgettable experience. Take the Golden Triangle route through Delhi, Agra and Jaipur while embracing the world-famous sites as well as hidden gems. Take a mental photo of the Taj Mahal to remember forever. Then take a sleeper train to Varanasi and witness the Aaarti ceremony, the famous Hindu religious ritual.

Highlights
  • Kickstart your adventure in Delhi, exploring Old Delhi’s magnificent sites including the Red Fort and stunning Jama Masjid Mosque.
  • Play the nation’s favourite sport (aka Cricket) while staying at an organic farm retreat in Dausa!
  • Witness sunset from the jaw-droppingly picturesque Taj Mahal near Agra, explore the royal palaces of Jaipur.
  • Hop onboard a traditional rickshaw through the bustling city of New Delhi – where old and new blend to one epic atmosphere.
  • Stay in carefully selected 4 & 3 star hotels with all breakfasts and airport transfers included.
  • Travel in private, air-conditioned coaches with your local guide. This trip also includes two overnight train journeys to maximise on discovery time.
Entrance Fees
For sights and museums
Add Ons
Local Payment: £
Destinations
  • India
  • Delhi
  • Indian Subcontinent
Tour Types
  • Singles
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Cultural
  • History
  • Photography
  • Ruins-Archaeology
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Small Group
  • 18-30 somethings
  • Couples
  • LGBT+

Location: Delhi

Welcome to India! At the airport terminal keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, as we pick you up from the airport and take you to our Delhi hotel. Meet with your guide and group 6:30pm at the lobby for brief information meeting about an amazing 10 days in India. Included Activities Welcome Meeting Optional Activities  Group Dinner

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Accommodation Name: Mantra Amaltas Hotel - 4 Star

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Location: Delhi

We'll begin to explore Delhi after breakfast, a colorful and chaotic city. Our first stop will be Old Delhi which includes visiting the magnificent Red Fort, built on the banks of River Yamuna by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. The Raj Ghat, memorial to Mahatma Ghandi and the Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. Once finished we will visit the jam-packed lanes of Chandni Chowk in a Rickshaw. This is the busiest commercial area of the city and brings to life the atmosphere of an oriental bazaar. In the afternoon we will head to modern New Delhi where you’ll be able to see many historic monuments such as the 12th century Qutab Minar which famous for the Ashokan iron pillar, Humayuns’ Tomb which is a forerunner of the Mughal style of architecture, and in contrast, visit the modern Lakshimi Narayan Temple. Lastly, we’ll drive past India Gate, the city’s World War I memorial, the President’s residence, Parliament House and the Secretariat buildings, all designed by Lutyens. Included Activities Sightseeing of Delhi Sightseeing of Red Fort Sightseeing of Qutab Minar Sightseeing of Humayun's Tomb Entrance Fees Humayun's Tomb - USD 8 Qutab Minar - USD 8 Red Fort - USD 8

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Accommodation Name: Mantra Amaltas Hotel - 4 Star

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Location: Delhi, Jaipur

After breakfast we will hit the road and depart Delhi to head to Jaipur which will take about 6 hours. Jaipur is a city of history and tradition which dates back to its foundation in the 17th century by Sawai Jai Singh, from whom it derives its name. Jaipur is almost equidistant from Delhi and Agra and forms part of the famed Golden Triangle, which so many travellers to North India embark on. In the evening we will visit Birla temple for evening Aarti. Included Activities Visit of Birla Temple

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Accommodation Name: Golden Tulip Hotel - 4 Star

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Location: Jaipur

Right after the breakfast we'll explore Jaipur with a city tour. We'll visit Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds. Afterwards we drive out of town to visit Amber Fort where you’ll be able to walk to the entrance of this traditional Rajasthani Fort and once inside the walls, you’ll see precious stones and mirrors embellishing the plaster-work walls. In the afternoon will stop by City Palace, a huge sprawling complex which is still home to the former royal family who live in one section. The rest has been converted into a museum which holds an impressive collection of royal weapons and the Hawa Mahal. We also visit the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and features the world’s largest stone sundial. Included Activities Sightseeing of Jaipur Sightseeing of Amber Fort Sightseeing of City Palace Sightseeing of Hawa Mahal Optional Activities  Group Dinner Entrance Fees Jantar Mantar - USD 3 Amber Fort - USD 8 City Palace - USD 8 Hawa Mahal - USD 3

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Accommodation Name: Golden Tulip Hotel - 4 Star

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Location: Jaipur, Dausa

We drive to Dausa after breakfast and visiting Galta Temple (also know as Monkey Temple) and Abhaneri Stepwell. It’s a 100ft well made in 9th Century and is an architectural marvel. In the afternoon we'll check-in to our hotel and you can enjoy kite flying or play a cricket match with hotel staff. Later visit their organic farm, dairy & poultry farm followed by cooking demonstration by hotel staff. Included Activities Visit to Organic Farm

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Accommodation Name: Umaid Lake Palace - 3 Star

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Location: Dausa, Agra, Taj Mahal

After breakfast leave for Agra, en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri. The abandoned, ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri lies some 40 km from Agra. The city was built by the Emperor Akbar in 1569, in honour of Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti, who prophesied that Akbar would have three sons. For 14 years Fatehpur Sikri was Akbar’s capital until a lack of water forced the city to be abandoned. The city is remarkably well-preserved, and visitors can see the Jama Masjid, the tomb of Salim Chisti, and several palaces In the afternoon visit the Agra Fort and later during sunset visit the Taj Mahal. If there is one image that sums up India to the world, it is the Taj Mahal. This beautiful Monument in Agra is an absolute must for every visitor. Taj Mahal, the white marble tomb built in 22 years (1631 – 1653) by the Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved Queen Mumtaz. Over 20,000 craftsman from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy laboured for 22 years to build this masterpiece. The Taj is closed on Fridays. Included Activities Sightseeing of Fatehpur Sikri Sightseeing of Taj Mahal Sightseeing of Agra Fort Entrance Fees Agra Fort - USD 8 Taj Mahal - USD 23 Sikandra - USD 3

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Accommodation Name: Howard Plaza Hotel - 4 Star

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Location: Agra, Varanasi

Today, you have free time to explore Agra on your own. In the evening transfer to railway station to board overnight train to Varanasi. (Depart at 07:45 pm / Arrive to Varanasi (next day) at 08:50 am )

Location: Varanasi

Arrive to Varanasi Railway station and transfer to hotel for check in. In the afternoon, we join tour of Varanasi visiting the Bharat Mata Temple, which features a big relief map of Mother India engraved in marbleand the 18th century Durga Temple, commonly known as the Monkey Temple due to the huge population of the monkeys. Proceed to the Tulsi Manas Temple, crafted from white marble which features the entire Ramayana inscribed on its walls. Visit the Bhu, considered as the biggest residential university in Asia. Witness AARTI ceremony at the Ghats in the evening. Included Activities Sightseeing of Bharat Mata Temple Sightseeing of Tulsi Manas Temple

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Accommodation Name: Hotel Amayaa - 4 Star

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Location: Varanasi, Delhi

Early morning we drive (before the sun rise) to Daswamedh Ghat and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the world's oldest and most important religions. Return for a walk through the cobblestone streets along the banks of "Ganga". As shops are opening, the place now becomes a beehive of activity as the faithful are coming and going. Visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and return to the hotel for breakfast. Discover Sarnath, the premier centre for Buddhism with a rich collection of ancient Buddhist relics and antiques. Late in the evening transfer to railway station for the overnight train to Delhi.

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Location: Delhi

In the morning we arrive at Delhi railway station and transfer to hotel( no accommodation) for breakfast. Our trip will end today after we say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast, bid you safe travels. There is a departure airport transfer available, please book your transfer with your guide.

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Included
  • Accommodation
    -3 and 4 star hotels
  • Meals
    -9 breakfasts
  • Guide
    -Services of experienced guide licenced by the Ministry of Tourism
  • Airport Transfers
    -Arrival and departure airport transfers.
  • Transportation
    -Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus | Elephant failing Jeep ride at Amber Fort | Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi | Drinking water supply in vehicle from arrival till departure | Overnight trains between Agra and Varanasi, Varanasi and Delhi

Not Included
  • Entrance Fees
    -For sights and museums
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary
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  • Tipping and Gratuities
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  • Optional activities
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  • Visa fees
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  • Any flights
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  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
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  • Travel insurance
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  • Items of a personal nature
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13-Nov-2021
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27-Nov-2021
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Start:Delhi
Finish:Delhi
Group size:12 - 12
Suitable for: 18-40 years
Accommodation:3 and 4 star hotels
Physical rating:Low
Meals:9 breakfasts
Tour operated in: English
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