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Exquisite India

  • Duration
    19 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
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Travel through history, discovering ancient sites and learning about royal traditions. Journey through Rajasthan, filled with magnificent forts and palaces. Discover the beauty of the unique temples and have a spiritual experience in Varanasi.

  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 18
  • Physical Rating 2Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required, as you'll be spending time on your feet and doing a bit of walking to cover short distances during your daily sightseeing. There will also be some climbing of steps and climbing on and off of coaches and boats. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and extended time on your feet.
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Tour Highlights

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

Authentic Experiences

Our Exquisite India Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

This tour is suitable for those with a reasonable amount of time available to travel and who are looking to tour the most iconic and popular destinations and cities in India. This tour is a luxury tour and is suitable for the more discerning traveller.

  • Day 1
    AUSTRALIA TO DELHI
    DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO DELHI

    Fly to Delhi for a two-night stay. Delhi is split into two; Old Delhi and New Delhi. Old Delhi is comprised of an ancient city wall, a maze of small alleyways and legendary bazaars. New Delhi is full of opulent 19th-century buildings and wide, tree-lined boulevards.

  • Day 2
    DELHI CITY TOUR
    DAY 2: DELHI CITY TOUR

    Explore Old Delhi, starting with a drive past the Red Fort. Walk through Chandni Chowk Bazaar to Jama Masjid and visit the Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple. After lunch, view India Gate before visiting Gandhi Smriti where Ghandi was assassinated and Qutub Minar. This evening, dine at the Olive Bar & Kitchen, located in an ancient Mughal mansion. (B,L,D)

  • Day 3
    Journey to Udaipur
    Day 3: Journey to Udaipur

    Fly to Udaipur, a city of lakes, palaces and temples. The afternoon is at your leisure to relax or enjoy the facilities at your deluxe hotel. (B,L)

  • Day 4
    Cruise Lake Pichola
    Day 4: Cruise Lake Pichola

    Drive around Fateh Sagar Lake and visit the Folk Museum, Mewar Art Gallery and Sahelion Ki Bari Gardens, an 18th-century retreat in the north of the city built for the Queen of Udaipur. Tour the magnificent City Palace which overlooks Lake Pichola. Built in 1725, the palace complex is made up of 11 separate palaces, all of which are ornately decorated. Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Lake Pichola, which is surrounded by hills, palaces, havelis, ghats and temples. This evening, dinner will be on the Sunset Terrace at the Fateh Prakash Palace, which has perfect views across Lake Pichola. (B,L,D)

  • Day 5
    Rawla Narlai
    Day 5: Rawla Narlai

    Travel to Rawla Narlai. Situated midway between Jodhpur and Udaipur, it is a 17th-century fort which has been converted into a hotel. In the evening, enjoy a walking tour through the local village where you can meet the local people and see an authentically traditional way of life. Enjoy a stepwell dinner at the hotel. (B,L,D)

  • Day 6
    Mehrangarh Fort
    Day 6: Mehrangarh Fort

    Travel to Jodhpur, also known as the ‘blue city’. In the evening, visit Mehrangarh Fort which overlooks the city. It is one of the most impressive and formidable structures in Rajasthan. After a welcome drink, enjoy a personalised tour with the fort’s curator. Dinner will be served in an exclusive venue within the fort, which is not opened to the general public. (B,L,D)

  • Day 7
    Discover Jodhpur
    Day 7: Discover Jodhpur

    Tour the city of Jodhpur, beginning with Jaswant Thada, a cluster of royal cenotaphs, and the museum located in the Umaid Bhawan Palace. Enjoy a rickshaw ride to a local restaurant for lunch followed by a leisurely stroll through Subzi Mandi, the local market. Travel to Hanwant Mahal, a former royal residence, for an unforgettable dining experience. (B,L,D)

  • Day 8
    TRAVEL TO JAIPUR
    DAY 8: TRAVEL TO JAIPUR

    Drive to Jaipur, commonly called the ‘pink city’ because of the pink paint on all the buildings in the old city area. Enjoy some shopping inside the walled city, where villagers from around Jaipur come to sell their produce. This evening, dine at Ikaki Niwas, a Rajasthani home. (B,L,D)

  • Day 9
    Explore Jaipur
    Day 9: Explore Jaipur

    Begin the day with an optional hot air balloon ride (at your own expense), admiring the stunning views over the city. Stop briefly at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) before continuing to the impressive Amer Fort. Try your hand at block printing and carpet weaving at a nearby craft centre. After lunch, visit the City Palace and Jantar Mantar observatory. This evening, return to the Amer Fort and dine at the 1135 AD restaurant, located inside the highest ramparts of the fort. (B,L,D)

  • Days 10-11
    RANTHAMBORE
    DAYS 10-11: RANTHAMBORE

    Travel to Ranthambore National Park, one of the prime examples of Project Tiger’s conservation efforts in Rajasthan. This afternoon enjoy a canter safari. (B,L,D) Tomorrow you will have a morning and afternoon canter safari. (B,L,D)

  • Day 12
    FATEHPUR SIKRI
    DAY 12: FATEHPUR SIKRI

    Depart Ranthambore and transfer to Agra via the ghost city Fatehpur Sikri. Built as a capital city but quickly abandoned, Fatehpur Sikri is an exquisite fusion of Muslim and Hindu styles. Continue to Agra and enjoy dinner and the show ‘Mohabbat the Taj’. (B,L,D)

  • Day 13: taj
    MAHAL DAY
    13: TAJ MAHAL DAY

    View the Taj Mahal in all its glory as the sun is rising. Tour Agra Fort, which was completed in 1573 and constructed by more than 14,000 builders over eight years. Enjoy an exciting auto rickshaw tour through the streets of Agra. (B,L)

  • Day 14
    JOURNEY TO KHAJURAHO
    DAY 14: JOURNEY TO KHAJURAHO

    Rise early and board the Shatabdi Express train to Jhansi. Continue by road to Khajuraho, stopping in the mediaeval city of Orchha en route. Orchha is famous for its palaces and temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th century. This evening, enjoy a cultural dance performance. (B,L)

  • Day 15
    KHAJURAHO TEMPLES
    DAY 15: KHAJURAHO TEMPLES

    Embark on a tour of the Western groups of temples. Fly to Varanasi, the religious capital of Hinduism and the oldest living city in India. This evening, enjoy a rickshaw ride to the ghats of the River Ganges and witness the sacred Puja ceremony. (B,L)

  • Day 16
    SPIRITUAL VARANASI
    DAY 16: SPIRITUAL VARANASI

    Enjoy an early morning boat ride along the River Ganges followed by a brief city tour. Later, drive to Sarnath and visit the Buddhist sites. It is the fabled place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples expounding the principles of Buddhism. (B,L)

  • Day 17
    VARANASI TO DELHI
    DAY 17: VARANASI TO DELHI

    Enjoy the morning free at your leisure before flying to Delhi. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. (B)

  • Days 18-19
    DELHI TO AUSTRALIA
    DAYS 18-19: DELHI TO AUSTRALIA

    Any time before your flight today is at leisure. Transfer to the airport according to your international flight time to travel home arriving home the same or following day. (B)

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 Lalit New Delhi
    Near Modern School, Barakhamba Rd, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
    The Lalit New Delhi
    The refined rooms of the Lalit Hotel have flat-screen TVs, DVD players, minibars and desks. Room service is available. A free breakfast buffet is served in a 24-hour restaurant. There are 5 other eateries, plus a bar and a funky nightclub. Other amenities include a spa, a yoga studio, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool.
  • Night 1
    Rawla Narlai
    Near Desuri, Narlai, Rajasthan 306703, India
    Rawla Narlai
    This heritage hotel is set in the Aravalli Hills. Elegant rooms come with free Wi-Fi, antique furnishings, seating areas and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Amenities include a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a cozy bar with live music. There's also a deck with sunloungers, umbrellas and huts, plus a lawn with tables and chairs.
  • Nights 2
    RAAS Hotel
    RAAS Hotel
    With unrivalled views of the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, the RAAS hotel takes you right to the historical and cultural core of the ‘blue city’. As Jodhpur’s ?rst boutique hotel, the RAAS is designed to mirror the stone-coloured look of neighbouring Mehrangarh and o?ers stunning vistas over Jodhpur.
  • Nights 2
    Jaipur Marriott
    Jaipur Marriott
    The layout of the Jaipur Marriott is designed to re?ect the opulent and historical character of the ‘pink city’ with its marble interior, spacious bedrooms and exotic style outdoor pool. Equipped with high-speed internet, in-room entertainment and complimentary fruit plate, the Jaipur Marriott goes to lengths to make your stay all the more pleasant.
  • Nights 2
    Radisson Blu
    Radisson Blu
    Located within minutes of the fabled Taj Mahal and the Mughal Agra Fort, the Radisson Blu is nestled in the centre of this exciting city. With calming colours, upscale amenities and comfortable beds, Radisson Blu is a tranquil relaxation spot to unwind in luxury after a day of sightseeing. Don’t forget to check out the extensive range of bars and restaurants, both inside and out.
  • Nights 2
    The Gateway
    The Gateway
    Set amidst 40 acres of lush verdancy and a short drive from the spiritual River Ganges, the Gateway is the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern day life. With stylish touches, mod-cons aplenty and impressive panoramas of the surrounding grounds, your room will be a bit of paradise in this ancient city.
  • Shiv Niwas Palace Udaipur
    The City Palace, Udaipur 313001, India
    Shiv Niwas Palace Udaipur
    An early 20th century palace in the heart of Udaipur, the Shiv Niwas Palace exudes old world opulence. Once a royal guesthouse, the accommodation is in elegant suites with traditional décor, each unique. Rooms also have private balconies and period furniture as well as large en suite bathroom, air conditioning, minibar and television. The hotel itself has a spa and wellness centre as well as an outdoor pool and Wi-Fi throughout. Dine in one of the restaurants, which serves local and international cuisine, and sip a drink in a charming bar.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Jodhpur
  • 17°c
  • 2mm
  • Jaipur
  • 15°c
  • 7mm
  • Agra
  • 15°c
  • 13mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 16°c
  • 25mm
  • Varanasi
  • 16°c
  • 19mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Jodhpur
  • 20°c
  • 4mm
  • Jaipur
  • 18°c
  • 11mm
  • Agra
  • 18°c
  • 18mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 18°c
  • 10mm
  • Varanasi
  • 19°c
  • 18mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Jodhpur
  • 25°c
  • 4mm
  • Jaipur
  • 24°c
  • 3mm
  • Agra
  • 24°c
  • 9mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 24°c
  • 9mm
  • Varanasi
  • 24°c
  • 8mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Jodhpur
  • 31°c
  • 6mm
  • Jaipur
  • 29°c
  • 5mm
  • Agra
  • 30°c
  • 6mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 30°c
  • 3mm
  • Varanasi
  • 30°c
  • 6mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Jodhpur
  • 34°c
  • 8mm
  • Jaipur
  • 33°c
  • 18mm
  • Agra
  • 34°c
  • 11mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 34°c
  • 5mm
  • Varanasi
  • 33°c
  • 10mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Jodhpur
  • 34°c
  • 32mm
  • Jaipur
  • 33°c
  • 63mm
  • Agra
  • 35°c
  • 56mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 34°c
  • 92mm
  • Varanasi
  • 33°c
  • 107mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Jodhpur
  • 31°c
  • 102mm
  • Jaipur
  • 30°c
  • 223mm
  • Agra
  • 31°c
  • 203mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 30°c
  • 321mm
  • Varanasi
  • 30°c
  • 309mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Jodhpur
  • 30°c
  • 99mm
  • Jaipur
  • 29°c
  • 206mm
  • Agra
  • 30°c
  • 243mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 28°c
  • 400mm
  • Varanasi
  • 29°c
  • 288mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Jodhpur
  • 30°c
  • 47mm
  • Jaipur
  • 28°c
  • 66mm
  • Agra
  • 29°c
  • 130mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 28°c
  • 179mm
  • Varanasi
  • 29°c
  • 245mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Jodhpur
  • 28°c
  • 6mm
  • Jaipur
  • 26°c
  • 25mm
  • Agra
  • 27°c
  • 25mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 26°c
  • 27mm
  • Varanasi
  • 27°c
  • 32mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Jodhpur
  • 23°c
  • 4mm
  • Jaipur
  • 22°c
  • 4mm
  • Agra
  • 22°c
  • 4mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 22°c
  • 13mm
  • Varanasi
  • 22°c
  • 9mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Jodhpur
  • 19°c
  • 1mm
  • Jaipur
  • 17°c
  • 4mm
  • Agra
  • 17°c
  • 6mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 16°c
  • 10mm
  • Varanasi
  • 17°c
  • 5mm
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Places Visited: Australia - Delhi (2N) - Udaipur (2N) – Rarla Narlai (1N) -Jodhpur (2N) - Jaipur (2N) - Bharatpur (2N)/Ranthambore (2N) - Agra (2N) - Khajuraho (1N) - Varanasi (2N) - Delhi (1N) - Australia

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