18 DAYS ●
India's architectural wonders and history will capture your imagination. The contrasts of bustling bazaars and ancient ruins will bring to life everything you expect from this incredible country.
Discover the stunning architecture of India’s ‘City of Lakes’
Visit the imposing Mehrangarh Fort in 'sun city'
See the striking Temples of Khajuraho
Cruise on the spiritual Ganges River taking in the stunning views
Our Highlights of India itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Fly to Delhi for a two-night stay.
Delhi is split into two areas; Old Delhi and New Delhi. Explore Old Delhi; drive past the Red
Fort, walk through Chandni Chowk Bazaar to Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. Discover
New Delhi, visiting the Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple. After lunch, view India Gate before
visiting Gandhi Smriti and Qutub Minar, the 12th-century, hand-carved, 73 metre tall iron pillar.
Fly to Varanasi. This evening take a rickshaw to the ghats of the River Ganges to witness the Puja
ceremony of Ganga Aarti.
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.
Fly to Khajuraho. Tour the Western group of Temples. This evening enjoy a cultural dance performance.
Depart for Jhansi, stopping in Orchha en route. In Jhansi board the Shatabdi Express train to Agra.
Rise early to watch the sun rise over the breathtaking Taj Mahal. Later explore the impressive Agra Fort and Sadar Bazaar.
January to May – via RanthamboreDrive to Ranthambore National
Park visiting the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri en route. Tomorrow you will have a morning and afternoon canter safari. The following day, enjoy a canter safari before driving to Jaipur. This afternoon, shop at the local bazaar in Choti Choper, located inside the walled city.September to December – via BharatpurDrive to Bharatpur for a two-night stay. Tomorrow visit Keoladeo National Park for a morning rickshaw safari, and visit a nearby village. The following day, drive to Jaipur. This afternoon, shop at the local bazaar in Choti Choper, located inside the walled city.
Start with a photo stop this morning at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) before visiting
Amer Fort. Later this afternoon visit the City Palace, a handicraft centre and Jantar Mantar. Watch a traditional dance performance while enjoying dinner this evening.
Drive to Jodhpur. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to relax.
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 followed by a walking tour
through Subzi Mandi, the local vegetable and spice market.
Drive to Udaipur, a city of lakes, palaces and temples. Stop to visit the Jain temple complex
of Ranakpur en route. The City Palace of Udaipur is still home to Maharana Udai Singh's
descendants who remain rulers of this independent state.
Visit Sahelion Ki Bari Gardens, the Folk Museum and Mewar Art Gallery. This afternoon explore
the magnificent City Palace and wander through the local shops. This afternoon relax on a cruise
along Lake Pichola.
Transfer to the airport early this morning to board our flight to Delhi. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel where the remainder of the day is at leisure.
This morning is at your leisure. After a late checkout, transfer to Delhi airport for your overnight flight.
Arrive home today.
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. Our tour prices are from prices based on per person, twin share and are subject to the availability of specific economy class fare levels. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal.
Most nationalities require a visa when travelling to India. Travellers should arrange visas well in advance of departure. Unlike many other tour operators, we include your visa in the price of your tour. We handle the entire application process – all you need to do is complete the paperwork and send your passport to us eight weeks prior to departure. We are always on hand to help you with any queries you may have while completing the application form.
While travelling overseas, the Wendy Wu Tours contact number during business hours is +61 2 9224 8888. Emergency Assistance (24-hours) is 0044 1888 288 288. You will find mobile phone coverage to be quite high throughout Asia. We recommend contacting your mobile carrier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated call and data costs before you leave Australia. Some hotels may have Wi-Fi, which usually comes at a cost.
Tipping is not commonplace in Australia. In Asia however, it is anticipated that a tip be given to reward good service. With that in mind, we have a tipping system for our group tours. Each passenger ‘tips’ a set amount to the National Escort at the start of the tour or on arrival in each country. They then distribute this as appropriate. Tipping is appreciated for Private and Tailor-Made travel. In your final documents, we include guidelines for tipping when travelling independently.
Shopping is a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests while on holiday, your tour includes a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs. Included are visits to establishments that provide locally produced goods, unique to your destination. Witness the creation of these products, and see first-hand how their production supports the local economy. As most travellers like to take home souvenirs, we ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity.
We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or too unusual. Breakfast at your hotel includes local and western dishes. A myth about India is that the food is of poor quality and always spicy. This is definitely not the case! In addition, a great deal of Indian cuisine is vegetarian. Drinks are at your own expense. Beer is widely available. Bottled drinking water and soft drinks are widely available – you should only have ice, juices, or lassies from a trusted source that uses boiled or bottled water.
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