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Highlights of India

  • Duration
    18 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Classic
  • Price From
    $6,780pp

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
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 18
  • Physical Rating 1Learn More
    X 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. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and time on your feet
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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.

Authentic Experiences

Our Highlights of 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

  • Day 1
    Fly To Delhi
    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
    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
    Travel To Agra
    Day 3: Travel To Agra

    Depart for Agra. On arrival, visit the colossal red sandstone Agra Fort, set on the banks of the Yamuna River. The fort was established in the 16th-century but has had much added to it over time, making it an eclectic mix of architectural styles.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4
    Taj Mahal
    Day 4: Taj Mahal

    Wake early to see the sun rise over India's most iconic sight. At dawn, when the crowds are at their thinnest, the Taj Mahal is often swathed in mist and tinged pink by the rising sun – a magical sight. Later, take a train to Jhansi with a change in Orchha en route. Continue to Khajuraho, home of the famous Khajuraho temples.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5
    Discover Khajuraho
    Day 5: Discover Khajuraho

    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Days 17-18: Fly Delhi To Australia

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

    • Breakfast

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 3
    The Royal Plaza
    The Royal Plaza
    Well-placed in the sightseeing, shopping, and culture area of New Delhi and NCR city, Hotel The Royal Plaza provides access to the city's biggest attractions including; The National Philatelic Museum, Parliament Building, and Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory. The hotel has luxurious en-suite rooms, and also features a fitness centre, sauna, outdoor pool, and spa where guests can relax and unwind after a busy day.
  • Tiger Den Bandhavagrh
    Tala, Bandhavgarh National Park 484665, India
    Tiger Den Bandhavagrh
    In a lush rural setting close to the village of Tala, this hotel is remotely located amongst some of India’s most glorious nature. With an onsite naturalist, you can spend a lot of time discovering these landscapes, or exploring the local visit for a glimpse of India’s rural life. The restaurant serves local and continental cuisine and the pool is perfect to relax by, whilst rooms are simple but comfortable with en suite bathroom and air conditioning.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
  • Ramada, Khajuraho
    Airport Road, Khajuraho 471606, India
    Ramada, Khajuraho
    This modern hotel is just 5 minutes from the airport. Relax around the swimming pool after a day exploring the temples, try out the gym or have a treatment in the spa. In the evening try out one of the two restaurants, both of which serve both local and international cuisine, before heading to the bar for a nightcap. There is also an inhouse disco. The contemporary style rooms have marble floors and air-conditioning as well as television, safe, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities. The en suite bathroom has either a bath or shower.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
  • Rajputana Resorts Udaipur
    Sector-11, Hiran Magri, Near Savina Math, Udaipur 313001, India
    Rajputana Resorts Udaipur
    Located in a quiet spot on the edge of Udaipur, but only 10 minutes from the city centre, this hotel is palatial in style and sits in large, lush gardens. Facilities include a large swimming pool, a spa, a restaurant serving both international and Rajasthani cuisine and a bar/lounge. The large rooms are simple and accented with local textiles and crafts and have en suite bathrooms with shower, air-conditioning, seating area, minibar, Wi-Fi, television and tea and coffee making facilities.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 15°c
  • 13mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 16°c
  • 25mm
  • Varanasi
  • 16°c
  • 19mm
  • Jaipur
  • 15°c
  • 7mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 17°c
  • 2mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 18°c
  • 18mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 18°c
  • 10mm
  • Varanasi
  • 19°c
  • 18mm
  • Jaipur
  • 18°c
  • 11mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 20°c
  • 4mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 24°c
  • 9mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 24°c
  • 9mm
  • Varanasi
  • 24°c
  • 8mm
  • Jaipur
  • 24°c
  • 3mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 25°c
  • 4mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 30°c
  • 6mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 30°c
  • 3mm
  • Varanasi
  • 30°c
  • 6mm
  • Jaipur
  • 29°c
  • 5mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 31°c
  • 6mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 34°c
  • 11mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 34°c
  • 5mm
  • Varanasi
  • 33°c
  • 10mm
  • Jaipur
  • 33°c
  • 18mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 34°c
  • 8mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 35°c
  • 56mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 34°c
  • 92mm
  • Varanasi
  • 33°c
  • 107mm
  • Jaipur
  • 33°c
  • 63mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 34°c
  • 32mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 31°c
  • 203mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 30°c
  • 321mm
  • Varanasi
  • 30°c
  • 309mm
  • Jaipur
  • 30°c
  • 223mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 31°c
  • 102mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 30°c
  • 243mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 28°c
  • 400mm
  • Varanasi
  • 29°c
  • 288mm
  • Jaipur
  • 29°c
  • 206mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 30°c
  • 99mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 29°c
  • 130mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 28°c
  • 179mm
  • Varanasi
  • 29°c
  • 245mm
  • Jaipur
  • 28°c
  • 66mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 30°c
  • 47mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 27°c
  • 25mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 26°c
  • 27mm
  • Varanasi
  • 27°c
  • 32mm
  • Jaipur
  • 26°c
  • 25mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 28°c
  • 6mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 22°c
  • 4mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 22°c
  • 13mm
  • Varanasi
  • 22°c
  • 9mm
  • Jaipur
  • 22°c
  • 4mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 23°c
  • 4mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Agra
  • 17°c
  • 6mm
  • Khajuraho
  • 16°c
  • 10mm
  • Varanasi
  • 17°c
  • 5mm
  • Jaipur
  • 17°c
  • 4mm
  • Jodhpur
  • 19°c
  • 1mm
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Highlights of India map

Places Visited: Australia - Delhi (2N+1N) - Agra (2N) - Jhansi - Khajuraho (1N) - Varanasi (2N) - Jaipur (2N) - Jodhpur (2N) - Udaipur (2N) - Bundi (1N) - Ranthambore (2N) - Australia

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