North India will enchant you with its rich heritage and diverse cultural influences. Your journey encompasses the sacred city of Varanasi, the intricately carved kamasutra temples of Khajuraho, the culinary delights of Lucknow, Mughal glories of Agra and Delhi, and the forts, palaces and shimmering lakes of Rajasthan.
The sound of bells and chanting not only touches your soul but restores your spirits in India’s sacred city of Varanasi. At sunset, witness floating oil lamps and the illuminated prayer ceremony at the Ghats, and at sunrise, enjoy a boat ride on the holy river Ganges. In Udaipur, the romantic city of lakes and palaces, you will be wowed by the warmth, grandeur and heritage, as well as the extra special settings of the famous floating Lake Palace.
Day 1 - London to Delhi
Fly overnight from home to Delhi.
Day 2 - Delhi
Arrive in Delhi, where you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel and assisted with check in. Relax and enjoy the Delhi at leisure.
Delhi is the capital of the country and offers you plenty of historic sights, museums, parks, shops, bars and restaurants. Delhi is also known often known as The Mecca for food lovers and you have plenty of amazing restaurants to choose from.
Fancy learning some Indian cooking? We can arrange a cooking demonstration for you wit...
Day 3 - Delhi
Today enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Delhi, enjoy the contrasts of old and new parts of Delhi.
Enjoy a visit to Old Delhi, travel through the old town, markets and experience the chaos and charm of the old city.
In the afternoon you will explore parts of New Delhi. A visit to the busy shopping areas is great to explore Delhi and it's people. Plenty of markets to choose from, you can head to the shops around Siri Fort, Hauz Khas Village, a trip to Khan market or head to the heart of ...
Day 4 - Varanasi
This morning you will be transferred to the airport well in time for your flight to Varanasi.
Arrive in India's holiest cities and get ready for a journey of a lifetime!
Plenty of books have been written on Varanasi to describe and bring home the feeling and the experiences in the city. But this city is one to experience yourself. What might seem chaotic will bring calm and the hustle bustle of the city will take you on a journey of the circle of life.
This afternoon you will visit Sarna...
Day 5 - Varanasi
Morning enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Varanasi is India's oldest city by the banks of river Ganges.
Today you will explore the narrow alleyways and tight pathways and the city and afternoon a visit to the city, Sarnath where Buddha had attained enlightenment.
Day 6 - Varanasi to Agra
Today after breakfast you will fly to Agra. The flights are usually on alternate days only. So there could be a change in logistics. Arrive Agra and you will be transferred to your hotel. If you are keen to visit the Taj Mahal on the day you arrive, we suggest visiting Mehtaab Bagh for some fantastic sunset visit.
Day 7 - Agra
If you don't mind waking up early, highly recommend an early morning visit to the Taj Mahal. It is one of the best times to get the real experience and it is also less crowded.
After breakfast you can enjoy a visit to some of Agra’s major sights including the Red Fort and Itmad-Ud-Daulah (or Baby Taj).
If you are interested we could also take you on a Mughal Heritage Walk of Agra which takes you on an interesting journey and shows you a different side of the city. The walk begins at vill...
Day 8 - Drive to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri
Morning at leisure. After a leisurely breakfast you will proceed to Jaipur roughly a five hour journey. En route you have an option of visiting the abandoned Mughal capital city of Fatehpur Sikri, one of the best preserved collections of Mughal architecture in India.
On your arrival in Jaipur you will check and you have the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 9 - Jaipur
Today you enjoy guided tour of Jaipur. One of the best times to visit the Amber Fort is in the morning as it is always less crowded. This beautiful fort can be reached by elephant or jeep, walk around the complex of courtyards and halls, visiting in particular the Sheesh Mahal or Hall of Mirrors.
Further you continue to visit the old city, the City Palace and cover the main highlights of the city. Witness the colour and chaos of an old city.
Day 10 - Jaipur
Today is the day to relax or explore the city at leisure. Whether you want to spend a day with the elephants at Dera Amer or go on a heritage walk or even taste the culinary delights of Jaipur it can all be arranged.
You would love the colourful Bazaars(markets) of the city and let me warn you, no amount of time is sufficient for shopping in Jaipur. A visit to Bapu Bazaar, Johari Bazaar is a must. The markets are all spread around the old city and the tiny shops are all full of gold- emb...
Day 11 - Drive to Udaipur
Today after breakfast you will drive to Udaipur. Udaipur is our favourite city in Rajasthan, also known as the City of Lakes it is one of the most romantic cities in India.
The drive between Jaipur to Udaipur takes roughly 6 hours (depending on traffic). Experience the beauty and splendour of Rajatshan at Udaipur. This beautiful city is surrounded by beautiful lakes, hills, gardens, temples and havelis. One of the most popular lakes is Lake Pichola. Much of the luxurious and beautiful acc...
Day 12 - Udaipur
Wake up to beautiful views of Lake Pichola in Udaipur! (If you are staying around Lake Pichola)
After breakfast you can enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Udaipur. You can enjoy an evening boat ride on Lake Pichola and also you can enjoy a fantastic vintage car ride around the city.
Udaipur like the other cities in Rajasthan also have some interesting bazaars and market areas. You will find weavers at each corner here and the Laheriya, delicate wavy pattern are dyed in Udaipur. It is als...
Day 13 - Udaipur
This day is for you to relax and put your feet up before you head home.
There are plenty of other excursions you can enjoy from Udaipur like a visit to Chittaurgarh or Kumbhalgarh Fort.
The Chittaurgarh Fort is an imposing structure atop a hill and is located 2 hours away from Udaipur.
Day 14 - Udaipur - Mumbai-Home
Morning you will be transferred well in time to the domestic airport for your internal flight to Delhi or Mumbai, connecting you further with your international Flights.
Prices are per person based on 2 people sharing accommodation, including private driver, private guided sightseeing, meals and flights as per itinerary. Price excludes Indian Visa. The prices are based on season time
Please note this is a suggested itinerary and can be altered to meet your specific holiday requirements