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Passage to India - 14 days

Embark on a colourful journey through remarkable Rajasthan. Explore the legendary Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, before going in search of tigers in Ranthambore, visiting holy Pushkar, the Blue city of Jodphur and the beautiful town of Udaipur. Opt to finish your tour back in Delhi or head south to Mumbai, the home of Bollywood.

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Trip Highlights

Agra – marvel at Agra Fort and enjoy a guided tour of the iconic Taj Mahal, India’s most famous site
Delhi – tour highlights of India's capital including Jama Masjid and ride on a rickshaw around the bustling Chandni Chowk bazaar
Jodhpur – discover highlights including Meherangarh Fort and the clock tower in the Blue City
Karauli – spend the night at the Palace Bhanwar Vilas which remains the home of the Maharaja
Fatehpur Sikri – walk around the eerie former Mughal city, which has laid abandoned for over 400 years
Ranthambore National Park – enjoy three included game drives in the park and look out for rare Bengal Tigers and sloth bears
Udaipur – sail on the stunning Lake Pichola and enjoy a tour of the romantic city including the City Palace
Jaipur – visit the striking Amber Fort and tour the highlights of the city including the beautiful City Palace and Jantar Mantar
Pushkar – explore the pretty lakeside town and see the Brahma Temple, an important pilgrimage site for Hindus
Ranakpur – discover the majestic white Jain temple in Ranakpur and see monkeys roaming the streets

Included

13 breakfasts, 2 lunch, 4 dinners
Rickshaw ride in Delhi
Boat cruise on Lake Pichola in Udaipur
All relevant transfers and transportation
Touring of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Karauli, Pushkar, Ranakpur, Jodhpur and Udaipur
Services of English-speaking Indian specialist guides at some sites
13 nights - 3-4 star and heritage hotels & jungle lodge
3 game drives in shared canter at Ranthambore National Park
Economy class flight - Udaipur - Delhi
Airport arrival and departure transfers on day 1 and day 14
Escorted by an English-speaking Indian tour guide (for groups of 6 or more)

Not Included

International flights and visas
Entrance Fees: USD$95-105pp, paid in local currency
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow $3 - 7 USD per day per traveller. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$45-55pp, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Delhi

Saturday. Namaste! Welcome to India! On arrival in Delhi you’ll be transferred to our hotel. The rest of the day is then free for you to explore. Why not visit the striking Red Fort and enjoy the Sound and Light Show this evening?
Overnight: Delhi

Day 2

Delhi sightseeing

This morning our Welcome Meeting takes place before we enjoy a full day of sightseeing in India’s capital. Our tour begins in Old Delhi with a visit to Humayun’s Tomb and Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque. Continue to the site of Gandhi’s cremation at Raj Ghat, where an eternal flame now burns in his honour. Enjoy a thrilling rickshaw ride around Chandni Chowk bazaar before we explore the highlights of New Delhi. Stroll down the ceremonial Rajpath and admire the India Gate war memorial. Tonight we enjoy a Namaste dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

The Taj Mahal

Delhi - Agra. Say goodbye to Delhi this morning as we travel to Agra, former capital of the Mughal Empire. Discover the red sandstone walls of Agra Fort before we continue to the most famous site in India - the iconic Taj Mahal. Enjoy a tour of this legendary white mausoleum, built in the 17th century by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife. The Taj Mahal is perhaps the most extravagant monument to love ever built and has no rival.
Overnight: Agra  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Fatehpur Sikri & Karauli

Agra - Karauli. This morning we travel to Fatehpur Sikri, which was abandoned more than 400 years ago due to a lack of water. The city remains fantastically preserved and there’s plenty of time to explore before we continue to the Palace Bhanwar Vilas in Karauli. The palace remains the home of the current Maharaja and Maharani, but much of the complex is now a heritage hotel. Take time to explore the peaceful palace grounds and if we’re lucky, we may be able to join a guided tour of the site from the Princess. We also visit the Karauli City Palace, which is being restored by the Maharaja. This evening there’s the opportunity for you to attend the evening Aarti (prayer).
Overnight: Karauli  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Jaipur

Karauli - Jaipur. Today we drive to the Pink City of Jaipur, stopping en route at a local school (if open) to meet the teachers and pupils. We operate our Change for Children programme here and any donations you can make will be greatly appreciated. You may also wish to bring some educational gifts with you from home to give out. After our visit we continue to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. This evening is free to explore, perhaps enjoy a Bollywood film at the lively Raj Mandir cinema.
Overnight: Jaipur  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Jaipur

Rise early this morning and join our optional Balloon Over Jaipur add-on. Sail with the wind over palaces, forts and temples in a hot air balloon, an exhilarating experience. Later we discover the stunning 16th century Amber Fort, which we reach by jeep. Enjoy a tour of the well-preserved fortress and gaze out over the shimmering Maota Lake. Our day continues with a visit to a cotton weaving house and we see the highlights of Jaipur with a tour of the City Palace and the Jantar Mantar space observatory. This UNESCO-listed site is home to the world’s largest stone sundial.
Overnight: Jaipur  |  Breakfast

Days 7-8

Ranthambore National Park

Jaipur - Ranthambore. Leave Jaipur on day 7 and travel to Ranthambore National Park, our home for the next two days. The park has been part of the Indian Government’s Project Tiger since 1973 and is vital in the conservation of the iconic Bengal Tiger. Spanning 282 square kilometres, the park is home to more than 80 individual tigers (2018).

During our time at the park we venture into the wilderness on three included game drives, giving us a great chance of spotting these majestic animals. Marvel at the incredible big cats, which can often be seen pacing along the trails or relaxing in the sun. The biodiverse reserve is also home to many other species including sambar, leopards, hyena, sloth bears, crocodiles and the Nilgai antelope, which is found only in India.
Overnight: Ranthambore National Park  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 1, Dinner x 2

Day 9

Pushkar

Ranthambore - Pushkar. Today we travel to the lakeside town of Pushkar, one of the most sacred places in India for Hindus. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the lake, which is believed to have healing powers and is an important pilgrimage site. We also visit the colourful Brahma Temple, one of just a handful dedicated to this deity in India.
Overnight: Pushkar  |  Breakfast

Day 10

Jodhpur - the blue city

Pushkar - Jodhpur. Leave Pushkar this morning as we travel to Jodhpur, on the eastern edge of the Thar Desert. We explore highlights of the city, affectionately known as the Blue City because of the distinctive colour of its old town houses. See the tall clock tower and visit the imposing Mehrangarh Fort. This 15th century fortress sits on a hill overlooking the city and is surrounded by towering walls. There is also free time for you to explore the bustling local bazaars and bargain for goods with the merchants.
Overnight: Jodhpur  |  Breakfast

Days 11-12

Ranakpur & Udaipur City Palace

Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur. On day 11 we travel to the small town of Ranakpur, famous for its beautiful white Jain temple and the monkeys which live in and around the town. We have time to explore the temple before we continue to Udaipur.

Day 12 sees us discover Udaipur, set on the shores of Lake Pichola. A favourite amongst travellers, the city is viewed as one of Rajasthan’s most romantic. We’ll visit highlights including the majestic City Palace, which starred as a hotel in the 1983 James Bond film, Octopussy. Construction on this impressive palace began in 1553 and it took more than 400 years to complete. After our tour there is plenty of free time to explore at leisure, before we enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Pichola this evening.
Overnight: Udaipur  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 13

Fly back to Delhi

Udaipur - Delhi. Today we fly back to Delhi, with an included departure transfer to the airport. The rest of the day is free for you to relax or explore at leisure. If you prefer, there is the option to travel onwards to Mumbai, see note below.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast

Day 14

Delhi

Friday. Our Indian adventure comes to an end today with an included transfer to the airport.
Breakfast

Finish your tour in Mumbai

You can opt to travel independently onward from Udaipur to Mumbai. On day 13 board a morning flight to Mumbai, the exhilarating and charismatic city at the heart of the glamorous Hindi film industry and often referred to as Bollywood. Enjoy the rest of the day in this vibrant city exploring at your own pace. Overnight - Mumbai. The following day the tour ends after breakfast. Following hotel check-out transfer to the international airport for your onward travel.

Please be sure to indicate your preference to travel by air and experience Mumbai at time of booking.

Prices & Dates

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Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Jaypee Siddharth Hotel, Delhi

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The luxurious Jaypee Siddharth is a stunning property located just five kilometres from the New Delhi Railway Station. Guestrooms are exquisitely decorated with a blend of cream and brown tones and benefit from air conditioning and complimentary WiFi. If you have free time, guests can indulge in one of the rejuvenating treatments available at the spa, take a dip in the outdoor pool or work up an appetite in the gym. A range of cuisines are served in the various restaurants found within the hotel complex.

Hotel Jivitesh, Delhi

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Jivitesh Hotel is centrally located in the heart of Karol Bagh, a popular neighbourhood of Delhi renowned for its excellent shops and vibrant street markets. The Jivitesh offers comfortable and spacious guest rooms, with modern amenities such as free WiFi, and you can be assured of a warm welcome and excellent customer service from the hotel staff. Enjoy authentic Indian vegetarian cuisine at the hotel's restaurant and take a refreshing dip in the outdoor swimming pool after a day of sightseeing in the capital.

Vivanta by Taj Dwarka, Delhi

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Vivanta by Taj Dwarka is a modern, luxury hotel located in Dwarka, on the outskirts of New Delhi, just a 15-minute drive from the airport. Spread over 7 acres, this striking hotel has a unique angular design and offers 250 luxurious rooms and suites. All tastes are catered for at the hotel's multi-cuisine restaurant, while the Indus Express restaurant serves mouth-watering Punjabi cuisine. Head to the popular Tipple bar for a delicious array of heady cocktails or relax by the poolside with a refreshing smoothie from the Celsuis Pool Bar. The nearby Sector 21 Metro station provides direct access to the heart of the city and after a day of sightseeing you can cool off with a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool or relax in the sauna and massage parlour.

Seven Hills Tower, Agra

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The modern and stylish Seven Hills Tower hotel boasts a range of facilities and services designed to ensure the quality of each traveller's stay. The spacious guestrooms are elegantly decorated with neutral colours and fabrics covered with traditional patterns and all have excellent ensuite facilities. Guests can enjoy a dip in the rooftop pool or laze on the sun loungers before heading to the equally lofty restaurant for some mouth-watering Mughlai cuisine. The al fresco dining area offers beautiul views of the Taj Mahal, perfect for enjoying a sunset drink.

Bhanwar Vilas Palace, Karauli

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

Built in 1938, this stunning property is the residence of the Maharaja (181st in the Royal Dynasty) and Maharani of Karauli. Both the architecture and furniture have been designed in fitting with colonial styles and the property offers a fantastic insight into the history and elegance of a bygone era. Rooms are split between deluxe rooms and luxury suites, each including a range of modern amenities such as a mini bar, a well-appointed ensuite and a plush king-sized bed. In the evenings, guests can tuck into an array of regional specialties as well as cuisine from around the world in the hotel's restaurant. The hotel is just 7km from the nearest train station.

Mandawa Haveli, Jaipur

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

Made of pink and red sandstone, the beautiful heritage-style Mandawa Haveli is a fine example of typical Rajasthani architecture. All rooms are well appointed with intricately carved wooden beds and king-size royal portraits, with modern amenities such as free WiFi and ensuite bathrooms. Spend an evening dining on continental, Indian or Rajasthani cuisine on the outdoor terrace or request a private, candlelit dinner on the rooftop under a star-studded sky. Well located in the heart of Jaipur city on Sansar Chandra Road, this hotel is just a few minute’s drive from the Palace of the Winds.

Ranthambore Heritage Haveli , Ranthambore National Park

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

Set amongst well-manicured gardens, the Ranthambore Heritage Haveli offers stylish and intimate accommodation in an enviable location. Guest rooms are elegantly designed with excellent amenities including large TV's and beautiful rain showers. The haveli also benefits from a multi-cuisine restaurant and complimentary Wi-Fi. Start your day with a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool before you set out sightseeing.

Pushkar Resort, Pushkar

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

The Pushkar Resort is a warm, family managed hotel and a tranquil oasis set in 15 acres of gardens. Each cottage is constructed from local, authentic stonework and provides an exceptionally high level of comfort, topped off with quaint patchwork furnishings. In the restaurant, guests can treat themselves to a range of cuisines from Asia and Europe and in the evening artists put on traditional performances. A variety of different treatments and massages are available in the spa or you could spend a fun-filled afternoon playing games of table tennis, pool, badminton or volleyball. The hotel is located 4 km from Pushkar town, at the edge of desert.

Karni Bhawan, Jodhpur

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

A former royal residence, this charming red stone 1940s bungalow has been tastefully restored to its former beauty. Guestrooms are spacious and modern but still in keeping with classic Rajasthani design. The outdoor pool is perfect for relaxing by and the food here is fantastic, having been showcased at Switzerland's food festivals for the past 10 years. An open-air restaurant sits beside the pool, where you can enjoy an exciting range of Tandoori, Punjabi and Chinese dishes.

Hotel Hilltop Palace, Udaipur

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

As the name suggests, the Hilltop Palace is set on a hill overlooking Udaipur's famous Lake Fatehsagar. The hotel perfectly combines effortless service with harmonious spaces and is the perfect setting to enjoy a stay in Udaipur. The tastefully decorated guestrooms are complete with marble inlay and have individual open terraces looking over the stunning lake. Zannat, the open-air rooftop restaurant, is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail and some northern Indian cuisine whilst watching the sun go down.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.67 out of 5 based on 21 recent reviews

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The tour was hectic but Yusuf was excellent and made sure all was well along the way. He is knowledgeable, interesting, informative and helpful and has a good sense of humour too.

• Submitted 21 Jan 2019
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We loved the Haveli properties but weren't too keen on the modern hotels, we had issues with things not working at times. Really enjoyed the trip the only negative is we had very little free time to recover from trip, or contact relatives at home.

• Submitted 09 Apr 2018
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This was one of the best times of my life!! It was all organized perfectly and worry free for all activities. This was my first time venturing on my own and first time out of continent so I was a little nervous, but now I cant wait to do it all over again. Our guide was perfect for our group and gave a interesting first hand stories about his culture. I was blown away by the beauty of India and amazing at the cultural differences from Canada. This whole experience has opened up a hunger to explore more in the world and excitement in meeting new people. The group we had I think was blessed by the travel Gods because there was not one person that I regret meeting. I made new friends. I saw beauty and wonder, and I cant wait to do it all over again.

• Submitted 26 Oct 2017
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To whom it may concern, my wife and I , Alan and Joan Colloff, have just returned to Delhi after completing passage to India tour, thank you for all your amazing organisation, it was perfect.

Our tour guide for the first week was yourself khan, he was brilliant, a really nice person as well as amazing guide, his drivers were also excellent.the second half of our tour was on our own with A driver, he too was a fantastic driver, very safe.

The hotels we stayed at were first class, especially kings abode, and hilltop palace,all had really good staff, the food we had on this tour wasn't at all the hotels, but we ate locally as well,and was the best food we have had on any holiday, we will recommend your company to anyone, So thank you again for an amazing tour.

Alan and Joan Colloff • Submitted 18 Oct 2017

Yusuf really looked after us. He gave us more information than we could ever remember, and made every day an exciting new experience. We think it might be nice to have a large 'On The Go' sticker on our cases when there is more than one tour checking out from an hotel. We worried that our bags might get mixed up (but they weren't).

• Submitted 22 Feb 2017
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I LOVED this tour. Satendra Sharma was a marvellous tour guide and really instilled in the group his love of his country and made every single experience worthwhile. In a few words the tour was hectic, fascinating, wonderful, comfortable and intriguing. I would love to return. We had a great group and everyone joined in together to make the experience even better. Highly recommended.

• Submitted 18 Nov 2016
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Thoroughly enjoyed my travelling in India. Satendra was a great guide, very helpful and went out of his way to assist us in any way. We enjoyed his company and wealth of knowledge throughout the tour. He knew how to get us the best bargains for shopping and added a few extras to the itinerary at times which were great. It was a joy to do this tour and a good guide makes all the difference - well done Sat'. Loved it.

• Submitted 16 Nov 2016
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India was amazing. The tour was well organised. We stayed in good hotels. The guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. Especially Yusuf. He really left me with an excellent idea of the history of India. I will certainly recommend On The Go Tours to my friends and family.

• Submitted 09 Jan 2016
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Yousef was organised, informative and helpful. Unfortunately he couldn’t come with us on the second half of the tour as there were only 5 of us. The local guides were good but it wasn’t he same as the first half with Yousef as we had no time to get to know them.

I found the tipping issue annoying and confusing during the second week. I would prefer to pay for the whole lot up front as it makes it more relaxing. I enjoyed the different experiences and loved most of the hotels and accommodation.

• Submitted 08 Jan 2016
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We were met with an overwhelming sence of India on our arrival at the airport. Our tour started with 21 travelers from all parts of the globe who got on fabulously. Satendra and his crew looked after us wonderfully, his knowledge is superb. The Taj was more stunning than I had imagined, followed by an amazing balloon ride up close and personal to the early morning villages of Jaipur.

The accommodation was always different place by place, which added to the experience. Everyone went out of their way to make our holiday all the more memorable.

The views from our hotel in Jaisalmer are unforgettable, along with the trip into the desert for a sunset camel ride.

Our driver Indu navigated his way past cows, carts, bikes, donkeys, dogs, tuc tuc's, & Tata's with great skill. "Not an easy job at times" Thank you Indu.

Udaipur was a breathtaking city to finish our journey.

The happiness of the people is infectious.

Glenn & Elaine

• Submitted 08 Nov 2015
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Delhi
Ends
Delhi (or Mumbai)
Departs
Saturdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 24
Hotel Rating
3 - 4 star & heritage hotels
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 13, Lunch: 3, Dinner: 4
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The tour was hectic but Yusuf was excellent and made sure all was well along the way. He is knowledgeable, interesting, informative and helpful and has a good sense of humour too.

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