India - Splendours of Delhi, The Taj Mahal & Rajasthan

India - Splendours of Delhi, The Taj Mahal & Rajasthan

India - Splendours of Delhi, The Taj Mahal & RajasthanIndia
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    Your Guided Group Holiday To India 

    Join us on this trip of a lifetime to discover the splendours of India. With visits to iconic sites like the Taj Mahal and the magical city of Udaipur, we will experience the very best of this fascinating country on this 11-night guided group holiday. Along our journey, we’ll explore ancient palaces and monuments, proud fortresses, mosques and bustling cities. Take a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi’s busy streets, and awaken your senses with a kaleidoscope of colour and sound in its buzzing markets. In Agra, we will gaze in wonder at the most famous monument to love, the Taj Mahal. We’ll also visit the Amber Fort in the Pink City of Jaipur and, of course, you’ll have plenty of time at leisure to discover India at your own pace. For tours departing 07th March 2025 we can enjoy the colourful festivities of the vibrant Hindu Festival of Holi which celebrates spring, love, and good will. 

    Please Note:

    In order to preserve the beauty and integrity of the iconic monument, the Taj Mahal, cleaning and restoration work is ongoing at this site. Some phases of the restoration involve scaffolding and mud treatment, thus a clear view of the entire monument may not be possible.

    • Visas are required for travel on this tour. Please visit our visa information page for more information.
    • 10 nights accommodation in India and 1 or 2 overnight flights.
    • For departures from Dublin and Glasgow, outbound and return flights will be via Doha or Dubai depending on your chosen date. 
    • Please note 2025 itinerary varies with two new excursions including afternoon tea overlooking the Taj Mahal, and Safari in the countryside including a Shikar dinner in Chanwa.
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    Trip Itinerary

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    Travel to Delhi India


    Depart for Delhi

    Depart for Delhi, for a once in a lifetime experience to India.

    We have arrived in Delhi


    Discover Delhi

    Following our arrival in Delhi, we will be transferred with guide assistance to our hotel where we will spend the next two nights.


    Guided Excursion of Delhi

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    In the afternoon (pending our flight times this excursion may be the following day), we enjoy a guided excursion visiting New Delhi. Discover the 12th Century Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret standing 100 metres tall! This hand carved minaret has withstood the ravages of time for over 1,500 years. After our excursion we return to our hotel in time for dinner.

    Dinner is included each night (10 nights) of your stay in India.

    Uncover more of Delhi


    Guided Tour of Old Delhi

    Time: MorningMorning

    Let's discover Delhi on a guided excursion taking in the highlights of bustling Old Delhi, beginning with a cycle rickshaw ride through the city. After our cycle ride, we visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of Mahatma Gandhi, where you can see an eternal flame burning at the spot of his cremation.  From here we go to the Jama Masjid Mosque (from the outside) and visit the Bangla Sikh Temple. There will be time to pick up some souvenirs and local bargains at the bustling and colourful market of Chandni Chowk. Later we visit New Delhi to see Hamayun’s Tomb, a beautiful 16th Century building and the tomb of the emperor Humayun. After drive past the India Gate (war memorial dedicated to the Indian fallen soldiers), the president’s residence and an interesting blend of Victorian architecture before returning to our hotel.

    Please note this can be a full day if the half day excursion is not operated on arrival day due to flight times.

    At Leisure

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    After our adventure we enjoy some free time to relax and unwind after a day of uncovering the highlights of Delhi

    Transfer by Coach to Agra & Agra Fort Tour - Full Day


    Discover Agra Fort

    Time: MorningMorning

    This morning we depart Delhi and transfer by coach to Agra, home to the iconic Taj Mahal! The journey will take approximately four hours (210km). We spend one night in Agra.

    Let's See More - Agra Fort Guided Excursion

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    Let's see more as we discover Agra Fort on a guided excursion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the finest Mughal forts in India. Built in the 11th century, era marked by invasions and battles, this red stone-fortified castle was the site of the India Rebellion of 1857. After our tour we return to our hotel. Relax and unwind as tomorrow we visit the monument of eternal love the Taj Mahal! 

    Please note for 2025 a new excursion is added to this day.

    2025 - Agra afternoon Tea.

    The day is not over yet! Let's unwind and relish a rejuvenating cup of tea with the majestic Taj Mahal as our backdrop as the sun begins to set, casting a glow over this iconic monument. It’s an experience to remember.

    Afterward we return to our hotel and relax for the evening.  Tomorrow, we have an early start!

    Discover the beauty of the Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri - Full Day


    Guided Excursion to the Iconic Taj Mahal

    Time: Early MorningEarly Morning

    This morning we depart early on our guided excursion to witness the sunrise at the one of the world’s biggest monuments to love. The morning is an ideal time to photograph this spectacular building when the lighting is at its most dramatic. This famous mausoleum, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his favourite wife, is a highlight for many visitors to India and it is easy to see why.  After we return to our hotel for breakfast.

    Travel by coach to Jaipur and visit Fatehpur Sikri

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    After breakfast depart Agra for Jaipur the "Pink City". Today's journey is a full day and will take approximately seven hours (235km) with comfort stops along the way. En-route we uncover the deserted red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri on a guided excursion (located 40km from Agra). Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and it served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585.

    We arrive in the evening to our hotel where we will spend the next two nights in Jaipur.

    Experience Jaipur - The Pink City - Full Day


    Guided Tour of Amber Fort

    Time: MorningMorning

    Today we enjoy a full day guided tour of Jaipur - known as the Pink City. We visit the mighty Amber Fort, a spectacular Hindu fort overlooking Lake Maota, before visiting the City Palace Museum, to see the beautiful former seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur.

    Discover Jantar Mantar

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    In the afternoon we see the awe-inspiring Jantar Mantar sundial, and finally Hawa Mahal, also known as the ‘Palace of Winds’.

    We return to our hotel and enjoy the rest of our evening at leisure after a day of discovering the splendours of Jaipur one of the gems of India.


    Transfer by coach to Luni a District of Jodhpur - Full Day


    Transfer to the Village of Chanwa in Luni, a district of Jodhpur

    Time: Full dayFull day

    Today, we transfer by coach to the village of Chanwa in Luni, a district of Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan. The journey will take approximately six and a half hours (330km) with stops along the way. 

    We have arrived in Luni! 

    For those who want to stretch their legs let's enjoy a leisurely optional walk through the village of Chanwa. During our walk we discover more of everyday life in India, learning about the local community, and their traditions while walking through the village. We return to our hotel, unpack and relax for the evening.




    Discover the Blue City of Jodhpur


    Half Day Guided Tour of Jodhpur

    Time: MorningMorning

    Today we take a guided tour of Jodhpur, the home of the Rathore rulers of the princely state of Rajasthan. Discover Mehrangarh Fort, an imposing structure sitting on a hill, which was seen in the film The Dark Knight Rises. Our tour will also bring you to Jaswant Thada, a beautiful monument built entirely out of white marble.

    After our morning visit we return to our hotel.

    Relax More (2024 Afternoon at Leisure)

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon



    The afternoon will be free to enjoy at leisure, soak up the atmosphere, and relax more, before tomorrow's next adventure.

    2025 Afternoon Jeep Safari and Shikar Dinner

    Please note for 2025 itinerary varies for today.

    This afternoon, let's get together to experience a safari through the rustic and rural side of Rajasthan. We venture off road to look for wildlife, and birds that the area has to offer. Next, we experience more by visiting the local communities like the Bishniois, Rajputs, Raikas, and Brahmins and have a chance to interact with them in their villages. The villages are home to local craftsmen engaged in their daily lives, like potters, and weavers etc. We finish our excursion at a picturesque lake side, which will be our dinner venue. We savour a traditional Rajasthan Shikar dinner, in this past this was a celebrated hunting dinner, a fitting way to end our evening.


    Transfer by coach to Udaipur "Venice of the East" - Full Day


    Transfer to Udaipur and visit Ranakpur a Jain Temple

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    Today we transfer by coach to Udaipur also known as the city of the lakes. This beautiful city has been described as the “Venice of the East” and its centrepiece is the Lake Palace, which sits in the middle of Lake Pichola. En-route to Udaipur there will be a stop in Ranakpur, where we uncover one of the largest and most beautiful Jain temples in India. Today's journey is a full day and will take approximately six hours drive (269km) before reaching Udaipur, where we will spend the next two nights.

    Let's see more on a Guided Excursion of Udaipur


    Uncover Udaipur

    Time: MorningMorning

    This morning we take in the beauty of the City Palace Museum on a guided morning excursion and soak up the atmosphere of the spectacular garden of Saheliyon-ki-Bari, which is brimming with lotus ponds, marble elephants and gushing fountains.

    Experience Lake Pichola on Boat Cruise

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    Later in the afternoon we take a leisurely boat cruise on the serene and beautiful Lake Pichola (boat ride is subject to availability of water in the lake).

    Flight from Udaipur to Delhi


    Last night in Delhi

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    Today we say farewell to Udaipur and transfer by coach to Udaipur airport for our internal flight to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi airport, we transfer to our hotel. The rest of the day is yours to do some last-minute souvenir shopping, soaking up the atmosphere, or relaxing.

    Please note flight tickets will be issued given locally by your guide. 

    Return Home


    Depart Delhi India

    Today our Splendours of India tour finishes, we say farewell with fond memories of our journey and newfound friends. Transfer by coach to Delhi Airport for your return flights home.

    * We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes.

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    What if there is an emergency?

    We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

    Do I need a Visa?

    Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements

    Will I be met at the airport?

    You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

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