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Highlights of India

18 days Fully Inclusive Classic Group Tour

Highlights of India

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.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 16 , Lunches: 15 , Dinners: 16
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    16 nights in 3/4 star accommodation
  • Visas
    Visa fees & processing for Australian passports
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 28
  • Physical Rating 1
    A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.
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    Walking, some steps and time on your feet.
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Classic Group Tour
18 DAYS
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Delhi (2N+1N) - Agra (1N) - Jhansi - Khajuraho (1N) - Varanasi (2N) - Jaipur (2N) - Jodhpur (2N) - Udaipur (2N) - Bundi (1N) - Ranthambore (2N)
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Tour Highlights

Our Highlights of India tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Day by Day Itinerary

Australia - Delhi (2N+1N) - Agra (1N) - Jhansi - Khajuraho (1N) - Varanasi (2N) - Jaipur (2N) - Jodhpur (2N) - Udaipur (2N) - Bundi (1N) - Ranthambore (2N) - Australia
  • Day 1
    Fly To Delhi
    Dinner
    Day 1: Fly To Delhi

    Fly to Delhi, India's rambunctious capital city. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

    Dinner
  • Day 2
    Explore Delhi
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 2: Explore Delhi

    Experience Delhi; drive past the Red Fort, visit Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, and hop on a rickshaw to explore Asia's largest spice market. After lunch view India Gate before visiting Gandhi Smriti and Qutub Minar, the 12th-century, 73-metre-tall iron pillar.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3
    Taj Mahal
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 3: Taj Mahal

    Depart for Agra and visit Agra Fort, a hulking mass of red sandstone sat on the banks of the Yamuna River. The Fort was established in the 16th-century but has been much added to over time, making it an eclectic mix of architectural styles. Later, visit the Taj Mahal, an architectural marvel.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4
    Agra to Khajuraho
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 4: Agra to Khajuraho

    Take a train to Jhansi this morning, with a change in Orchha en route. Continue to Khajuraho, home of the famous Khajuraho temples. This evening enjoy a cultural dance performance.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5
    Khajuraho to Varanasi
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 5: Khajuraho to Varanasi

    Today, tour the eastern and western groups of Khajuraho's impressive temples. Fly to Varanasi and take a rickshaw to the atmospheric ghats on the River Ganges, where you'll witness a 'Ganga Aarti', a puja ceremony to the river goddess.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6
    River Ganges
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 6: River Ganges

    Rise early for a dawn boat ride along the River Ganges, followed by a brief city tour of Varanasi. This afternoon visit the Buddhist sites at Sarnath.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7
    Explore Jaipur
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 7: Explore Jaipur

    Fly to Jaipur where you have the rest of the day to explore the city on your own, before experiencing a traditional dance performance.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8
    Amber Fort
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 8: Amber Fort

    Start the day with a stop at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) before visiting the majestic Amber Fort, a magnificent 16th-century yellow and pink sandstone fort. Visit the stunning City Palace, still home of the city's royal family today, and Jantar Mantar Observatory, a fascinating collection of 18th-century astrological instruments designed to measure the heavens. Finish the day trying your hand at traditional block printing & carpet weaving.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9
    Travel To Jodhpur
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 9: Travel To Jodhpur

    Drive to Jodhpur. Enjoy some leisure time before taking a walking tour to explore the huge variety of local produce at a bustling vegetable and spice market.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10
    Explore Jodhpur
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 10: Explore Jodhpur

    This morning visit the mighty Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and the museum located in the extravagant Umaid Bhawan Palace. Ride an auto rickshaw to a local restaurant for lunch before enjoying the afternoon at leisure.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11
    Lake Pichola
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 11: Lake Pichola

    Drive to Udaipur, a city of lakes, palaces and temples. Relax on a cruise along Lake Pichola, admiring the city's grand architecture from the water.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 12
    Romantic Udaipur
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 12: Romantic Udaipur

    Today, explore the city, starting with a drive around Fateh Sagar Lake. Stop at the Folk Museum, Mewar Art Gallery and Sahelion Ki Bari Gardens. Later, visit the flamboyant City Palace and admire its delightful infusion of Rajasthani and Mughal styles.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 13
    Bundi's Stepwells
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 13: Bundi's Stepwells

    Drive to Bundi and take a stroll through the town, discovering its unique and beautiful stepwells, stopping en route at Chittor Fort. One of the largest forts in India, Chittor sprawls across a hilltop overlooking the town of Chittorgarh.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 14
    Ranthambore National Park
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 14: Ranthambore National Park

    Today, travel to Ranthambore National Park. On arrival, enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 15
    Ranthambore Safaris
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 15: Ranthambore Safaris

    Take both early morning and afternoon safaris in Ranthambore National Park for opportunities to spot the magnificent wildlife, including leopards and Bengal tigers.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 16
    Return To Delhi
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 16: Return To Delhi

    Morning train to Delhi where the rest of the day will be at leisure.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 17-18
    Fly Delhi To Australia
    Breakfast
    Days 17-18: Fly Delhi To Australia

    Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or following day.

    Breakfast
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Accommodation

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.

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When to go

The best time to visit India is from November to March when you’ll enjoy pleasant warm dry days and low humidity.

City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Agra
  • 8
    22
    15
  • 13
  • Jaipur
  • 8
    22
    15
  • 7
  • Jodhpur
  • 10
    25
    17
  • 2
  • Khajuraho
  • 8
    24
    16
  • 25
  • Varanasi
  • 9
    23
    16
  • 19
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Agra
  • 10
    25
    18
  • 18
  • Jaipur
  • 11
    25
    18
  • 11
  • Jodhpur
  • 12
    28
    20
  • 4
  • Khajuraho
  • 10
    27
    18
  • 10
  • Varanasi
  • 12
    26
    19
  • 18
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Agra
  • 16
    32
    24
  • 9
  • Jaipur
  • 16
    31
    24
  • 3
  • Jodhpur
  • 17
    33
    25
  • 4
  • Khajuraho
  • 15
    33
    24
  • 9
  • Varanasi
  • 16
    33
    24
  • 8
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Agra
  • 22
    38
    30
  • 6
  • Jaipur
  • 22
    37
    29
  • 5
  • Jodhpur
  • 23
    38
    31
  • 6
  • Khajuraho
  • 21
    39
    30
  • 3
  • Varanasi
  • 22
    38
    30
  • 6
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Agra
  • 26
    42
    34
  • 11
  • Jaipur
  • 26
    40
    33
  • 18
  • Jodhpur
  • 27
    41
    34
  • 8
  • Khajuraho
  • 26
    42
    34
  • 5
  • Varanasi
  • 26
    40
    33
  • 10
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Agra
  • 28
    41
    35
  • 56
  • Jaipur
  • 27
    39
    33
  • 63
  • Jodhpur
  • 28
    40
    34
  • 32
  • Khajuraho
  • 28
    40
    34
  • 92
  • Varanasi
  • 27
    38
    33
  • 107
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Agra
  • 27
    35
    31
  • 203
  • Jaipur
  • 26
    34
    30
  • 223
  • Jodhpur
  • 27
    36
    31
  • 102
  • Khajuraho
  • 26
    33
    30
  • 321
  • Varanasi
  • 26
    34
    30
  • 309
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Agra
  • 26
    34
    30
  • 243
  • Jaipur
  • 25
    32
    29
  • 206
  • Jodhpur
  • 25
    34
    30
  • 99
  • Khajuraho
  • 25
    32
    28
  • 400
  • Varanasi
  • 25
    33
    29
  • 288
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Agra
  • 24
    34
    29
  • 130
  • Jaipur
  • 23
    34
    28
  • 66
  • Jodhpur
  • 24
    35
    30
  • 47
  • Khajuraho
  • 24
    33
    28
  • 179
  • Varanasi
  • 24
    33
    29
  • 245
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Agra
  • 20
    34
    27
  • 25
  • Jaipur
  • 19
    34
    26
  • 25
  • Jodhpur
  • 20
    36
    28
  • 6
  • Khajuraho
  • 19
    33
    26
  • 27
  • Varanasi
  • 21
    33
    27
  • 32
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Agra
  • 14
    30
    22
  • 4
  • Jaipur
  • 14
    29
    22
  • 4
  • Jodhpur
  • 14
    32
    23
  • 4
  • Khajuraho
  • 13
    30
    22
  • 13
  • Varanasi
  • 14
    29
    22
  • 9
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Agra
  • 9
    24
    17
  • 6
  • Jaipur
  • 9
    24
    17
  • 4
  • Jodhpur
  • 11
    27
    19
  • 1
  • Khajuraho
  • 8
    25
    16
  • 10
  • Varanasi
  • 10
    25
    17
  • 5

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    • Flight Inclusive rates only: These include airline fuel surcharge and taxes. Correct as of 1 June 2022. Please note supplements may apply if lead in economy rates are not available.
    • Customary tipping amount of approximately US$100pp (AU$145pp) is paid locally in India.
    • Depending on airline schedules, you may depart and/or arrive on Day 2. Extra nights' accommodation (pre or post tour) or stopovers may be required at an additional cost.
    • Flight Inclusive rates only: Based on departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth. Departures from other cities and flight upgrades available on request.
    • Price listed is based on new bookings only

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    • International flights and current taxes (excluded if a land only option is selected)
    • All Meals (refer to itinerary)
    • Domestic transportation
    • Touring with guides and entrance fees
    • 3 – 4 star accommodation
    • Visa fees for Australian passport holders

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