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The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 1: Delhi

Departing London Heathrow at 2050 on Jet Airways on 04 February, flying direct to Delhi arriving at 10.40 on 05 February. Namaste! Welcome to India and New Delhi, the capital city of India. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel with the rest of the day yours to relax or explore the secrets of the city's Mughal past in the labyrinthine streets of Old Delhi and the wide open spaces of imperial New Delhi.

India Gate

Day 2: Delhi

Today we explore both Old and New Delhi - the order of New Delhi is a huge contrast to the unorganised chaos of the Old City. But both are just as appealing. Taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation and more.

The lofty Red Fort in Delhi

Day 3: Delhi - Agra

An early morning start we will drive to Agra - home of India's famous attraction - the Taj Mahal. We start with a guided tour then you will have ample time to explore this once powerful Moghul emperor’s exquisite monument to love.

The sunsets over the Mosque in the Taj complex

Day 4: Agra

Today we head out to visit Agra fort, built under the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565. It contains numerous palaces and a white marble mosque. We also visit Itmad-ud-Daula's Tomb, also known as the Baby Taj, where you have a magnificent of the Taj Mahal.

Taj Mahal & camels

Day 5: Agra - Ranthambhore NP

(Early morning to visit Taj Mahal independently). After breakfast, we drive to Bharatpur, with a stop enroute at Fatehpur Sikri, abandoned only 8 years after its construction due to droughts in the area. Arriving at Bharatpur station, you board the Kota Jan Shatabdi train to Sawai Madhopur where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation near Ranthambore National Park.

Tiger pug marks in the sand in Ranthambore National Park

Day 6: Ranthambhore NP

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in a shared jeep or canter in Ranthambore National Park, one of the prime examples of Project Tiger’s conservation efforts in Rajasthan. The forests around the Ranthambore Fort were once the private hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur.


Day 7: Ranthambhore NP - Jaipur

Enjoy a final morning game drive before we departure for Jaipur, famous for the unusual rose-colored sandstone architecture that gives the city its nickname, the Pink City.

Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur

Day 8: Jaipur

This morning we visit the delicate pink, magnificent fort-palace of Amber - a wonderful example of Rajput architecture just north of Jaipur. Subject to Government regulations, we will arrive in style riding on an elephant! In the afternoon you will enjoy a tour of the city. Highlights include the City Palace, which boasts an interesting museum of regal attire and Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory.

Day 9: Jaipur - Shahpura

After a leisurely breakfast and hotel check out, we travel to Shahpura and check into the Shahpura Bagh hotel. Enjoy an the afternoon at your leisure in the historic surroundings.

Maharaja City Palace

Day 10: Shahpura - Udaipur

Today we continue our journey onto Udaipur where the afternoon is free to relax.

Jagdish Temple

Day 11: Udaipur

This morning enjoy touring the imposing City Palace, a vision in soft yellow stone on the northeast promontory with breathtaking views of the lake. The City Palace is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. We then take you to visit Jagdish Temple and Sahelion ki bari. You will have free time to explore on your own or perhaps shop for colourful Rajasthani arts and crafts. The evening enjoy a shared boat ride on Lake Pichola.

Day 12: Udaipur - Goa

After breakfast and hotel check out, we will transfer you to the airport for your flight via Mumbai to Goa. Our local representative to greet you at Goa airport and assist with your transfer to your hotel.

Sacred cows on the beach

Day 13: Goa

Day at leisure.

Se Cathedral

Day 14: Goa

Day at leisure.

St Augustine ruins

Day 15: Goa

Day at leisure.

Day 16: Goa

Day at leisure.

Day 17: Goa

Today you bid farewell to Incredible India. We will transfer you to the airport for your flights home. Departing from Goa at 1855, flying via Mumbai to London Heathrow, arriving at 0700 on 22th February.