Stuff Escapes - The Real India


Join us on our newest 14 day, fully inclusive Reader's Tour from 19 October - 2 November 2018

$5,990pp twin share*, flying Singapore Airlines

(Additional charges: Tipping US$90)

With its diversity of colours, culture and heritage, India is one of the world’s most inspiring destinations. Our itinerary is designed for travellers who wish to experience the iconic sights and magnificent treasures of India. This outstanding tour includes India’s most spectacular destinations, with visits to Old and New Delhi, the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur, Lake Pichola, the legendary Taj Mahal, and more. The tour will be accompanied by our panel of guest India experts from a range of backgrounds, whose unique knowledge of India's history and culture will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights on Singapore Airlines, all accommodation, meals and all touring included. 

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Tour Highlights

The fascinating contrasts of Old and New Delhi
Cruise by the palaces on scenic Lake Pichola
Explore legendary Chittor Fort
Seek out the tigers of Ranthambore National Park
Discover the famous ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur
Tour the majestic sandstone Amer Fort
Visit the splendid Taj Mahal at sunrise
Enjoy a magical Bollywood performance
An exclusive India experience (choice of 4 options)

Guest India Experts

Graeme Waters, is a former New Zealand diplomat who has twice been posted to India – as Deputy High Commissioner to Sir Edmund Hillary in the late 1980's and as High Commissioner from 2004 to 2007. He has written two papers on New Zealand's relationship with India for Asia New Zealand Foundation. More recently Graeme has acted as a trade consultant for Fonterra during the botulism scare and has been international adviser to Auckland Zoo. Graeme first visited India in 1980 when he was working on New Zealand's development assistance programme in South Asia. His most recent visit to India was in 2017 with his wife Audrey, who is of Indian descent. Together they successfully retraced Audrey's ancestral footsteps from Kerala to Fiji. Their daughter Melissa met her husband Matthieu while staying in India, and their son Andrew proposed to his wife Loren on a houseboat in Kerala. India is now thus firmly in the family blood.

Trupti Biradar, Stuff’s editorial travel director. German-born, and raised in New Zealand and the Middle East, Trupti moved back to her mother's hometown of Bangalore, India as a teenager, where she spent a good part of her life before returning to New Zealand. From Goa's laidback hippie beaches in the east, and the ancient temples in the north to the lagoons and lakes of Kerala's backwaters in the south, her travels have taken her all over India.





Delhi (2N) – Udaipur (2N) – Bundi (1N) – Ranthambore (2N) – Jaipur (2N) – Agra (2N) – Gurgaon (1N) 

Download the detailed itinerary here (PDF)


Tour Includes

- Return international economy flights and taxes
- Guest India experts
- All accommodation
- All meals
- All sightseeing and entrance fees
- All transportation and transfers
- English-speaking National Escort
- Visa fees for NZ passport holders

Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person, twin share. Price and availability correct at time of publishing 16 March 2018. Valid from selected New Zealand cities. Tipping is not included and to be paid locally—see tour details and full booking conditions at To connect with airline schedules additional arrangements may be required at an additional cost. Land-only option available from $4,600pp. Single passengers can travel on a willing to share bases at the twin share price or pay an additional $1000 to have single accommodation throughout the tour. $400 deposit per person with final payment due by 31 July 2018. Allied Member of TAANZ. Accredited IATA Agent.