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Highlights of India

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    18 days
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    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
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Our Highlights of India Tour incorporates an exciting range of destinations that are sure to leave you with a profound sense of respect for this wonderful country. See the bustling markets of Delhi and Jodhpur, the magnificent Taj Mahal at Agra, the deserts of Rajasthan and the bathing Ghats of Varanasi.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 16 , Lunches: 15 , Dinners: 16
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    16 nights in 3+/4 star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 28
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    X A reasonable level of fitness is required and you should expect to be on your feet for much of the day. You’ll be getting on and off coaches, trains or boats and walking around the sights, often including steps, plus occasional longer walks. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
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Tour Highlights

Our Highlights of India tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

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Tour Itinerary

This tour is suitable for those with a reasonable amount of time who wish to see the main sights and scenic areas of India. This tour incorporates road and train travel to give you the experience of different modes of transport in India and the chance to see the diverse Indian countryside.

  • Days 1-2
    Fly to Delhi
    Days 1-2: Fly to Delhi

    Fly overnight to Delhi, India's bustling capital city. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

    • Dinner
  • Day 3
    Delhi
    Day 3: Delhi

    Explore Old Delhi; drive past the Red Fort, take a rickshaw ride to Khari Baoli Spice Market before strolling to Jama Masjid (India's largest mosque) and visit the Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple. After lunch, view India Gate before visiting Gandhi Smriti and Qutub Minar, the 12th-century, handcarved, 73m-tall iron pillar.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4
    Delhi to Agra
    Day 4: Delhi to Agra

    Depart for Agra and visit Agra Fort, a hulking mass of red sandstone sat on the banks of the Yamuna River. The Fort was established in the 16th-century but has been much added to over time, making it an eclectic mix of architectural styles. Later, visit the Taj Mahal, an architectural marvel.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5
    Travel to Khajuraho
    Day 5: Travel to Khajuraho

    Take a train to Jhansi this morning, with a change in Orchha enroute. Continue to Khajuraho, home of the famous Khajuraho temples. This evening enjoy a cultural dance performance.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6
    Khajuraho to Varanasi
    Day 6: Khajuraho to Varanasi

    Today, tour the eastern and western groups of Khajuraho's impressive temples. Fly to Varanasi and take a rickshaw to the atmospheric ghats on the River Ganges, where you'll witness a 'Ganga Aart', a puja ceremony to the river goddess.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7
    River Ganges
    Day 7: River Ganges

    Take an early morning boat ride along the River Ganges, followed by a brief city tour of Varanasi. Later this afternoon visit the Buddhist sites at Sarnath.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8
    Varanasi to Jaipur
    Day 8: Varanasi to Jaipur

    Fly to Jaipur where you have the rest of the day to explore the city on your own, before experiencing a traditional dance performance.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9
    Amber Fort
    Day 9: Amber Fort

    Start the day with a stop at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) before visiting the majestic Amber Fort, a magnificent 16th-century yellow and pink sandstone fort. Visit the magnificent Maharaja's City Palace, still home of the city’s royal family today, and Jantar Mantar Observatory, a fascinating collection of 18th-century astrological instruments designed to measure the heavens.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 10
    Travel to Jodhpur
    Day 10: Travel to Jodhpur

    Drive to Jodhpur. Have the afternoon at leisure before taking a walking tour to explore the local vegetable and spice market in the evening.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 11
    Jodhpur
    Day 11: Jodhpur

    This morning visit Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and the museum located in the Umaid Bhawan Palace. Take an auto rickshaw to a local restaurant for lunch before enjoying the afternoon at leisure.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 12
    Jodhpur to Udaipur
    Day 12: Jodhpur to Udaipur

    Drive to Udaipur, a city of lakes, palaces and temples. Relax on a cruise along Lake Pichola, admiring the city's grand architecture from the water.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 13
    Udaipur
    Day 13: Udaipur

    Today, explore the city, starting with a drive around Fateh Sagar Lake. Stop at the Folk Museum, Mewar Art Gallery and Sahelion Ki Bari Gardens. Later, visit the flamboyant City Palace and admire its delightful infusion of Rajasthani and Mughal styles.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 14
    Udaipur to Bundi
    Day 14: Udaipur to Bundi

    Drive to Bundi and take a stroll through the town, discovering its unique and beautiful stepwells, stopping en route at Chittor Fort. One of the largest forts in India, Chittor sprawls across a hilltop overlooking the town of Chittorgarh. Once in Bundi, take a stroll through the town, discovering the unique stepwells.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 15
    Bundi to Ranthambore National Park
    Day 15: Bundi to Ranthambore National Park

    Today, travel to Ranthambore National Park. On arrival, enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 16
    Ranthambore Safaris
    Day 16: Ranthambore Safaris

    Take both early morning and afternoon safaris in Ranthambore National Park for opportunities to spot the magnificent wildlife, including leopards and Bengal tigers.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 17
    Ranthambore to Delhi
    Day 17: Ranthambore to Delhi

    Take the train to Delhi where the rest of the day will be at leisure.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 18
    Depart Delhi
    Day 18: Depart Delhi

    Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.

    • Breakfast

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

  • Nights 2
    The Park Hotel
    15 Parliament Street Opposite - Jantar Mantar, New Delhi 110001 India
    The Park Hotel
    The Park Hotel, New Delhi, highly rated among the luxury five star hotels in Delhi is situated in the heart of the city centre's entertainment hub - Connaught Place. The hotel boasts luxurious and stylish en-suite rooms fitted with modern amenities, and access to indulgent restaurants, a day gym, spa and salon.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Non-smoking
    • Bar
  • Night 1
    Clarks Shiraz
    54 Taj Road, Agra 282001 India
    Clarks Shiraz
    Overlooking the Taj and Agra Fort, The 5* Hotel Clarks Shiraz, is located 2 km from the Taj Mahal, in the heart of Agra. Spread over 8 landscaped acres, the hotel comprises of 237 fully renovated en-suite rooms, with modern amenities including a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and minibar.The hotel also offers an array of delicious cuisine, ranging from Mughlai, Continental, and Chinese at its various restaurants.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
  • Night 1
    Ramada, Khajuraho
    Airport Road, Khajuraho 471606, India
    Ramada, Khajuraho
    This modern hotel is just 5 minutes from the airport. Relax around the swimming pool after a day exploring the temples, try out the gym or have a treatment in the spa. In the evening try out one of the two restaurants, both of which serve both local and international cuisine, before heading to the bar for a nightcap. There is also an inhouse disco. The contemporary style rooms have marble floors and air-conditioning as well as television, safe, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities. The en suite bathroom has either a bath or shower.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
  • Nights 2
    The Amayaa
    The Mall Road Cantonment, Varanasi 221002 India
    The Amayaa
    Located within close proximity to the Varanasi City Railway Station, JHV Mall and Nehru Park, The Amayaa Hotel offers guest a premium stay, boasting modern interiors and an array of facilities for guests to enjoy. Leisure time can be spent at the pool, fitness centre or spa. Delight in multi-cuisines served at the hotel restaurant before unwinding at one of the lounge bars.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Non-smoking
    • Bar
  • Nights 2
    Ramada Jaipur
    Govind Marg Raja Park, Jaipur 302004 India
    Ramada Jaipur
    Located within the city centre and a short 15-minute drive from Jaipur Railway Station, the 4* Ramada Jaipur is a modern hotel featuring a range of amenities, including a mini-bar and coffee maker. Leisure time can be spent relaxing at the rooftop outdoor pool, gym or spa. Other facilities include a restaurant servicing flavours from around the world as well as delicious barbecue and grilled dishes served at the roof top grill.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Non-smoking
    • Bar
  • Nights 2
    Fairfield by Marriott
    Fairfield by Marriott
    Located in close proximity to popular attractions, such as the Umaid Bhawan Palace, Clock Tower Market and Mandore Garden, Fairfield by Marriott is the perfect hotel inspired by the sights and colours of Rajasthan. Relax in a contemporary hotel room equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi, coffee/ tea maker and minbar. There is also plenty to do during your leisure time, as the hotel offers a modern fitness centre, gift shop and restaurant that will have you delight in the flavours of Jodhpur,
    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
    • Non-smoking
    • Bar
  • Nights 2
    Rajputana Resorts Udaipur
    Sector-11, Hiran Magri, Near Savina Math, Udaipur 313001, India
    Rajputana Resorts Udaipur
    Located in a quiet spot on the edge of Udaipur, but only 10 minutes from the city centre, this hotel is palatial in style and sits in large, lush gardens. Facilities include a large swimming pool, a spa, a restaurant serving both international and Rajasthani cuisine and a bar/lounge. The large rooms are simple and accented with local textiles and crafts and have en suite bathrooms with shower, air-conditioning, seating area, minibar, Wi-Fi, television and tea and coffee making facilities.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
  • Night 1
    Bundi Hadoti Palace
    Near Ranjit Talkies, Kota Road, 323001 Būndi, India
    Bundi Hadoti Palace
    Housed in a grand colonial building in the heart of Bundi, the Hadoti Palace is just a mile from the fort and has views over Taragarh Fort. Nestled amongst landscaped lawns and with an outdoor pool, the hotel also has a vintage car museum to enjoy! The on-site restaurant serves Rajasthani and India food as well as a few international options and has a business centre and Wi-Fi in the lobby. Rooms are bright and spacious with air-conditioning, television, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge and an en suite bathroom with bath.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
  • Nights 2
    Shergarh
    Shergarh
    Located a short distance from Ranthambhore National Park, also know as the Tiger inhabited wildlife sanctuary of Rajasthan, the 4* Shergarh makes for a fantastic hotel boasting stunning views of the wilderness. The hotel also offers guests a range of facilities, including a tranquil swimming pool, a relaxing spa and steam room.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Non-smoking
    • Bar
  • Night 1
    The Novotel Aerocity
    The Novotel Aerocity
    Located in the heart of New Delhi, the 4* Novotel Aerocity offers guests spacious, airconditioned rooms completed with a minibar, coffee maker and flatscreen TV. Enjoy your free time at the poolside bar, with a wide variety of refreshing drinks on the menu, or at the spa and wellness centre that offers a range of treatments.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar

The best time to visit India is from November to March when you’ll enjoy pleasant warm dry days and low humidity.

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 15°c
  • 13mm
  • Jaipur
  • 15°c
  • 7mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 17°c
  • 2mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 16°c
  • 25mm
  • Varanasi
  • 16°c
  • 19mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 18°c
  • 18mm
  • Jaipur
  • 18°c
  • 11mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 20°c
  • 4mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 18°c
  • 10mm
  • Varanasi
  • 19°c
  • 18mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 24°c
  • 9mm
  • Jaipur
  • 24°c
  • 3mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 25°c
  • 4mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 24°c
  • 9mm
  • Varanasi
  • 24°c
  • 8mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 30°c
  • 6mm
  • Jaipur
  • 29°c
  • 5mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 31°c
  • 6mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 30°c
  • 3mm
  • Varanasi
  • 30°c
  • 6mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 34°c
  • 11mm
  • Jaipur
  • 33°c
  • 18mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 34°c
  • 8mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 34°c
  • 5mm
  • Varanasi
  • 33°c
  • 10mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 35°c
  • 56mm
  • Jaipur
  • 33°c
  • 63mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 34°c
  • 32mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 34°c
  • 92mm
  • Varanasi
  • 33°c
  • 107mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 31°c
  • 203mm
  • Jaipur
  • 30°c
  • 223mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 31°c
  • 102mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 30°c
  • 321mm
  • Varanasi
  • 30°c
  • 309mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 30°c
  • 243mm
  • Jaipur
  • 29°c
  • 206mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 30°c
  • 99mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 28°c
  • 400mm
  • Varanasi
  • 29°c
  • 288mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 29°c
  • 130mm
  • Jaipur
  • 28°c
  • 66mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 30°c
  • 47mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 28°c
  • 179mm
  • Varanasi
  • 29°c
  • 245mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 27°c
  • 25mm
  • Jaipur
  • 26°c
  • 25mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 28°c
  • 6mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 26°c
  • 27mm
  • Varanasi
  • 27°c
  • 32mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 22°c
  • 4mm
  • Jaipur
  • 22°c
  • 4mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 23°c
  • 4mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 22°c
  • 13mm
  • Varanasi
  • 22°c
  • 9mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 17°c
  • 6mm
  • Jaipur
  • 17°c
  • 4mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 19°c
  • 1mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 16°c
  • 10mm
  • Varanasi
  • 17°c
  • 5mm
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Highlights of India map

Places Visited: UK - Delhi (3N) – Agra (1N) – Khajuraho (1N) - Varanasi (2N) – Jaipur (2N) - Jodhpur (2N) – Udaipur (2N) – Bundi (1N) – Ranthambore (2N) – Delhi - UK

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