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Delhi is a huge city and one of the oldest on the planet. It is estimated to be over 5000 years old and rebuilt a staggering 11 times. Officially two separate cities, the old city of Delhi and New Delhi are really two parts of one sprawling metropolis.

Old Delhi, with its predominantly Muslim population and Mughal architecture is comprised mostly of a labyrinth of tiny lanes crowded with rickshaws, and lined with run-down 17th-century havelis. It is home to Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, which was commissioned by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and completed in 1656. The mosque is a truly stunning building and the courtyard of the mosque can hold up to 25’000 worshippers. Nearby is the revered Raj Ghat, where the Father of the Nation - Mahatma Gandhi, was cremated. A simple black marble platform replete with an eternal flame is inscribed with the epitaph – He Ram, (literally 'O' Ram', but also translated to 'O God') which represents the last words thought to have been uttered by Gandhi. Several other Samadhi or cremation spots of other famous leaders can be found in the vicinity of Raj Ghat on the banks of the River Yamuna.

Offering a real contrast to the congestion of the old city, New Delhi has been the capital city of the Republic of India since Independence and is home to many historic monuments as well as impressive Raj-era architecture. Largely planned and built by the British the central administrative area of the city was laid out as a testament to Britain's imperial pretensions. At it's very heart is the magnificent Rashtrapati Bhawan (then known as Viceroy's House).

To get you started with planning your holiday to Delhi, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to India

The Taj Mahal | Agra | India
Taj Express
8 days FROM $1,499

Experience the richness of Indian culture on this classic tour of India's Golden Triangle taking in Delhi, both old and new, the famous Taj Mahal in Agra and the stunning Pink City of Jaipur.

The Taj Mahal | Agra | India
Taj Traveller
8 days FROM $1,499

Discover the spectacular sights of India's famed Golden Triangle including both old and new Delhi, the Pink City of Jaipur and Agra - home to the magnificent Taj Mahal as well as sampling traditional rural Indian life in the quaint village of Peharsar.

The Taj Mahal | Agra | India
India with Teens
8 days FROM $1,499

Experience the richness of Indian culture with your family on this classic tour of India's Golden Triangle taking in Delhi, both old and new, the stunning Pink City of Jaipur and the world famous Taj Mahal in Agra.

Tiger tracking | India
Shere Khan
9 days FROM $1,899

With all the highlights of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, we also go in search of Shere Khan himself, at Ranthambhore, one of India's best national parks and home of the tiger!

Lake Palace | Udaipur | India
A Taj Showcase
9 days FROM $5,199

PREMIUM TOUR: Explore the famous Golden Triangle while staying in the lap of luxury at some of the world’s most luxurious hotels. From the lavish Gateway Hotel in Agra, to the majestic Rambagh Palace in Jaipur and exquisite Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur, this itinerary is the definition of luxury and India at its absolute finest

Shimla | India
Taj and Raj
11 Days FROM $1,929

Discover the lofty peaks and breathtaking views of Shimla, India's largest hill station and the former summer capital of British India. Ride the narrow gauge railway aboard the Himalayan Queen Toy Train and explore Delhi, the Pink City of Jaipur and the legendary Taj Mahal in Agra.

Shikari boats | Kashmir | India
Golden Triangle & Kashmir
12 days FROM $3,449

Experience Indian culture on this classic tour of India's Golden Triangle before spending some time aboard a traditional houseboat in exotic Kashmir. Kashmir is a wonderland at the foot of the snow capped Himalayas which has recently opened up again to tourism and is just waiting to be explored.

Lake Pichola | Udaipur | India
Taj, Temples & Havelis
10 days FROM $3,799

Join us for an exciting Indian adventure, taking in the highlights of India’s famed Golden Triangle and exploring romantic Udaipur before getting off the beaten track in rural Rajasthan. Hosted by a senior member of our team from On The Go HQ and escorted by one of our expert local guides, we’ll watch the sunrise at the Taj, enjoy sunset boat cruises and lofty cable car rides, visit floating markets and more.

The Ganges | Varanasi | India
Deserts Palaces Ganges
13 days FROM $2,749

An exciting two week tour that takes in Jaipur, the legendary Taj Mahal, the incredible carved temples of Khajuraho and the colourful city of Varanasi, right on the banks of the holy Ganges.

House boat on the backwaters | Kerala | India
Golden Triangle & Kerala
14 days FROM $3,369

Uncover the delights of India’s famed Golden Triangle - Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, then head south to tropical Kerala. Visit historic Fort Kochi and the picturesque hill station of Munnar with its verdant tea plantations, relax in sleepy Kumarakom and spend a night aboard a house-boat, gliding along the palm fringed backwaters.

Beautiful beach | Goa | India
Golden Triangle & Goa
14 Days FROM $3,049

The perfect holiday cocktail! Starting off with the sites of India's famous Golden Triangle, this tour concludes in the tropical climes of Goa. Sun, sea, sand and plenty of famed Goan cuisine! You can also try your hand at cooking up a curry or two!

The Ganges | Varanasi | India
Passage to India
15 days FROM $3,099

Embark on a colourful journey through remarkable Rajasthan. Explore the legendary Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, before travelling into the mighty Thar Desert to explore the remote towns of Bikaner, Jaisalmer and the Blue city of Jodphur. Opt to finish your tour back in Delhi or head south to Mumbai, the home of Bollywood.

Local family | India
Railways of the Raj
15 days FROM $3,839

Journey across this diverse country by train; Kolkata to the majestic hill stations of Darjeeling and Shimla, holy Varanasi on the Ganges, the Taj Mahal in Agra and more!

Polonnaruwa | Sri Lanka
Delhi to Colombo
15 days FROM $3,069

Combine the incredible sites of India's Golden Triangle with Sri Lanka's ancient ruins, verdant jungles, cool mountains and amazing wildlife. Explore the legendary Taj Mahal and pink city of Jaipur, Dambulla's rock temple and the elephant orphanage in Pinnawala, sip pure Ceylon tea and discover the bustling city of Colombo.

Mount Everest | Himalayas | Nepal
Highway to Himalayas
18 Days FROM $3,949

Combining an intoxicating mix of culture, incredible wildlife, exceptional sights and unsurpassed scenery. A road less travelled, the Highway to Himalayas is our definitive group tour of the North of India and Nepal.

Orchha Palace | Orchha | India
Delhi to Darjeeling
18 Days FROM $3,999

Taking in all the very best of India; Delhi, Jaipur, the Taj Mahal, the mysterious Temples of Khajuraho, ancient holy Varanasi, the remote hill station of Kalimpong and of course Darjeeling, tea central.

The Taj Mahal | Agra | India
Classic Golden Triangle
9 days FROM $2,199

Coined as 'golden' for the extraordinary wealth of cultural & historical splendour, Delhi, Agra & Jaipur offer a rich colourful history, incredibly impressive sights & lavish hospitality. Ideal for the first time visitor or combined with a beach break in the south.

The Amber Fort | Jaipur | India
Best Exotic Marigold Tour
10 days FROM $2,429

'There's always room in India', so join us for a thrilling adventure and an assault on the senses, following in the footsteps of the characters from 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' film. Travel through the chaos of Delhi to the serenity of Udaipur, from the architectural wonder of Jaipur to the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal, with time to reflect on the light, colour and smiles of India with a stay at the 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' itself.

Marigold Hotel | India
Jewel in the Crown
11 days FROM $3,699

Head out on a journey to some of India’s finest sights. Take in bustling Delhi, the beautiful Pink City of Jaipur, the spectacular Taj Mahal in Agra and the mysterious erotic temples of Khujaraho. Finish off with a journey to the home of the famous purifying Ganges – holy Varanasi.

Local musician | India
Legends of the Rajputs
11 days FROM $4,159

Delight your senses in colourful Rajasthan on this classical itinerary of the North. Visit the famous Taj Mahal, spot a tiger in Ranthambhore, discover opulent palaces and explore ancient forts - all this whilst lapping up legends of the Rajputs!

Lord Curzon Trail | India
Lord Curzon Trail
12 days FROM $2,199

A wonderful trek through beautiful countryside, following a trail that winds through a series of pastures and shepherd camps, with superb views of the Indian Himalayas and the crossing of the Kauri Pass where views can be had of towering Nanda Devi (7816m).

Buddhist Monastery of Tikse | Leh and Ladakh | India
Hills and High Places
16 days FROM $4,999

From the Golden Sikh Temple in Amritsar, journey north to the home of the Dalai Lama, crossing the majestic snow-clad Himalayas to discover the medieval temples & stupas of the Buddhist kingdom of Ladakh.

Ananda Spa | Himalayas | India
Ananda Spa
4 days FROM $2,899

Set amongst virgin forest in the Himalayan foothills, Ananda Spa is ranked in the top 10 Spa Hotels of the world and offers total rejuvenation in an environment of peace, solitude and luxury.

Elephant safari | Corbett National Park | India
Corbett National Park
4 days FROM $1,379

Backing onto the forest-covered slopes of the Himalayan foothills, Corbett is one of India’s finest national parks and is known for its rich and varied wildlife including tiger, Asian elephant, species of deer, leopard, langur, wild boar and birdlife.

Tiger tracking | Panna National Park | India
Ranthambhore NP
4 days FROM $1,299

Ranthambhore National Park is one of India’s most scenic parks and offers a rich diversity of fauna and flora including the Bengal tiger, sambar, chital, nilgai, wild boar, leopard, sloth bear and myriad birdlife. Get spotting!

Spa breaks | India
Himalayan Spa Break
8 days FROM $3,809

Ananda Rejuvenation Spa offers a serene and truly unforgettable experience of pure pampering and relaxation in exquisitely beautiful surroundings in the tranquil foothills of the Himalayas.

Tiger tracking | India
Tiger Trail
9 days FROM $4,249

Follow the tiger trail and enter two of India’s premier tiger reserves - Pench National Park and Kanha National Park. Both host an outstanding abundance of flora and fauna and a diversity of species that only the Indian subcontinent can deliver.

Wildlife spotting | Ranthambhore National Park | India
Ranthambhore to Kanha
15 days FROM $7,309

Where the wild things are! Ranthambhore, Bharatpur, Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks. The definitive adventure for tiger and wildlife enthusiasts, this excitement-packed fortnight also takes in the legendary Taj Mahal in Agra and the historic sights of Delhi - old and new.

Bird watching | India
Birds Eye View
12 days FROM $6,159

Looking skyward, Keoladeo National Park teems with thousands of migratory birds during the winter months, flying in from Central Asia, Siberia or China. Coupled with Kanha National Park for leopard, chital and tiger, all things wild are found on this tour.

The Taj Mahal | Agra | India
Agra
3 days FROM $629

Once capital of India under the Mughals, a lasting legacy of this time are the superb monuments which date from this era. Perhaps the most famous example is Emperor Shah Jahan’s Taj Mahal, built in loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz.

The Amber Fort | Jaipur | India
Jaipur
3 days FROM $659

A favourite of travellers, the architecturally flamboyant capital of Rajasthan is often referred to as the ‘Pink City’. Enjoy a visit to the City Palace, the Amber Fort and Jantar Mantar, a medieval astronomical observatory.

Lake Pichola | Udaipur | India
Udaipur
3 days FROM $1,299

An oasis of cool, with its massive lake and Venetian-like appearance, Udaipur is one of the most romantic towns in Rajasthan, crammed full of palaces and temples.

Golden Temple | Amritsar | India
Amritsar
4 days FROM $769

Home to the world famous Golden Temple and the seat of the Sikh religion, Amritsar is one of the Punjab’s principal cities. Built in 1803 and made of marble, copper and pure leaf gold, the temple is an amazing architectural feat.

The Ganges | Varanasi | India
Khajuraho & Varanasi
4 days FROM $2,299

Khajuraho is famed for its stunning temples which display exceedingly artistic aspects of Indian life a millennium ago. How and why they were built still remains a mystery. Varanasi is said to be the holiest city in India and is a place of Hindu pilgrimage.

Winter landscape | Leh and Ladakh | India
Leh & Ladakh
4 days FROM $1,899

Leh and Ladakh are ‘other-worldly’ places with Buddhist monasteries perched on soaring hilltops, shattered looking landscapes splashed with small but brilliant patches of green and ancient palaces clinging to sheer rock walls.

Town scene | Shimla | India
Shimla
4 days FROM $699

Shimla, was the ‘summer capital’ of British India. The natural beauty of Shimla will enchant you, being famous for its stunning sunsets and verdant woods, contrasted with the intriguing English look of the town.

The Hemis Festival | India
Hemis Festival
5 days FROM $1,099

Join us at the Hemis Festival in 2015! See the richly adorned masks that the monastery lamas perform in to a cocophony of drums, cymbals and long horns as the birthday celebrations of Guru Padamasambhava get under way!

Diwali Festival of Light | India
Diwali, Festival of Lights
8 days FROM $1,549

Every year on the dark nights of Diwali firecrackers announce the celebration of India’s favourite festival. Homes are decorated, gifts are given, sweets are shared and thousands of lamps are lit. Join us this year for Diwali – the Festival of Light on a tour of India’s famed Golden Triangle.

Join the festivities of Holi on a special tour in India
Holi, Festival of Colour
8 days FROM $1,579

Combine a tour of the famous Golden Triangle with the exuberant festivities of Holi - India’s most dazzling celebration, when streets throughout the country are transformed into a kaleidoscope of colour.

Pushkar Camel Fair | India
Pushkar Camel Fair
9 days FROM $2,159

See the sights of the famed Golden Triangle before joining the colourful festivities of the Pushkar Camel Fair in Rajasthan for two days of camel races, beauty pageants, folk dancing, and fun competitions set against the vibrant backdrop of market stalls and rhythmic tunes.

The Taj Mahal | Agra | India
Hola Mohalla
11 days FROM $2,949

Witness the skill of Gatka (mock fighting), the thrill of bareback horse riding and the colour and splendour of Sikhism's famous annual Hola Mohalla Festival! Sikh's from all over the world make this pilgrimage every year and celebrate together. End the trip with a tour of the Golden Triangle taking in Delhi, Jaipur and the legendary Taj Mahal in Agra.

Tea plantation | Darjeeling | India
India with the Tea Centre
14 days FROM $6,239

The Tea Centre has teamed up with On The Go Tours, to offer a colourful 14-day holiday to the sub-continent. Getting you to the heart of India, exploring mouthwatering sites like the Taj Mahal and the Pink City of Jaipur, we also visit the tea plantations of Darjeeling and Assam, staying at authentic tea bungalows too.

Almondz Hotel, Delhi
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The modern and smart Almondz Hotel offers guests good sized well appointed rooms which all come with complimentary Wi-Fi. The in-house restaurant is highly recommended providing diners with delicious food and a friendly service. Please note that the majority of hotel rooms do not have windows.

Metropolitan Hotel, Delhi
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The chic and luxurious Metropolitan hotel has beautifully decorated rooms and a number of mouth watering restaurants serving Japanese, Indian and World cuisine. Staff are renowned for their friendliness and efficiency. Why not treat yourself to a rejuvenating spa treatment at the hotel’s NeoVeda Spa or a swim in the refreshing outdoor pool? The hotel is located within walking distance of Connaught Place in one of New Delhi's premier business and shopping district.

The Imperial, Delhi
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Heritage

Built as a ‘jewel in the crown’ by the British Raj, this landmark hotel located in the central district of Connaught Place exudes art‐deco style and colonial elegance. Designed by Sir Edward Lutyens assistant, Broomfield, the inlaid marble floors, three‐story atriums, special gardens, fountains and lithographs complement comfortable rooms, grand suites, wonderful restaurants and bars. The Imperial has a priceless collection of British art including many works by such prominent figures as Thomas and William Daniells, thereby gaining the property its moniker as a "museum hotel".

The Oberoi, Delhi
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The first hotel in Delhi to offer a 24 hour butler service, the stylish Oberoi tastefully blends old world charm with contemporary sophistication. Facilities include a poolside spa and Wi-Fi available throughout. Rooms benefit from beautiful views of the Delhi Golf Course on one side and Humayun's Tomb on the other. The highly recommended top floor Taipan restaurant offers guests a delectable dining experience as well as stunning panoramic views of the city. Surrounded by lush green gardens, the Oberoi sits perfectly on the east side of the golf course close to the National Zoological Park.

The Oberoi Maidens, Delhi
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

Built in 1903, the beautiful colonial Oberoi Maidens is one of Delhi's oldest hotels and an example of India’s amazing aptitude for turning old buildings into lavish hotels. Rooms are spacious with high ceilings and luxury facilities. You can take yourself back to the time of the Raj with a meal at the quaint Curzon Room whose walls are adorned with photos from this famous era. Set amongst 8 acres of lush green gardens in vibrant Old Delhi and within walking distance of the fast and convenient Metro.

The Picadilly, Delhi
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The grand lobby of the Picadilly is a perfect introduction to this elegant luxury property. Rooms are bright, airy and furnished in a sophisticated and contemporary fashion. Staff are helpful, attentive and go above and beyond to make sure your stay is a memorable and happy one. Dining at popular Zune and contemporary Twenty-9 is highly recommended. Located in the west of town, close to the airport. Access to the rest of the city is very simple with the Janakpuri West Metro station just next door.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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