Marigold Hotel | India
FROM: R33,900 pp

PRIVATE TOUR: 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.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Old and New Delhi - The magnificent Red Fort, India's largest mosque Jama Masjid, and Gandhi's crematorium Raj Ghat
The Pink City of Jaipur - The lofty Amber Fort, the very regal City Palace and the ancient observatory of Jantar Mantar
Fatehpur Sikri - An ancient abandoned Mughal city
Orchha Temples - Wonderful complex of brilliantly preserved 16th century temples
Varanasi - The holiest city in India, Mother India site, local temples, mosque and the holy River Ganges
The spectacular Taj Mahal - India's most famous monument in all its glory
Agra - The beautiful Agra Fort
Khajuraho - The stunning Chandela erotic temples

Included

Breakfast daily
Touring and excursions as per itinerary
Travel by jeep to the Amber Fort in Jaipur
Services of English-speaking Indian specialist guides for all included sight-seeing
Train journey Agra to Jhansi (air-conditioned chair car)
All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern Chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicles
10 nights SUPERIOR hotels. STANDARD and DELUXE hotel options are also available upon request. Accommodation rating – See Trip Notes for details
Sunrise boat cruise on the holy Ganges in Varanasi
Entrance fees for all included sightseeing
2 economy class flights: Khajuraho to Varanasi and Varanasi to Delhi
An airport arrival transfer day 1 and a departure transfer day 11

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Delhi

Welcome to India! You will be met upon arrival in Delhi and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight: Delhi

Day 2

Old Delhi

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi this morning, taking in the Red Fort, Jama Masjid mosque and the bazaars of Chandni Chowk. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of New Delhi, designed by the eminent Sir Edward Lutyens. Highlights include the India Gate, Rajpath and bustling Connaught Place. A visit is also made to Qutab Minar, essentially a massive tower built to proclaim the arrival of Islam in the 11th century and a carpet emporium.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast

Days 3-4

Jaipur

Delhi - Jaipur. Drive to UNESCO-listed Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan affectionately known as the Pink City and relax in the afternoon. On day 4 take a jeep to the 15th Century Amber Fort, after which enjoy a city tour of the City Palace, followed by a visit to the Jantar Mantar space observatory. Don’t miss the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) with its incredible façade of balconies.
Overnight: Jaipur  |  Breakfast x 2

Days 5-6

Agra

Jaipur - Agra. En route to Agra, enjoy a visit to the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival in Agra, the rest of the day is at your disposal. On day 6, enjoy a visit to the iconic Taj Mahal. Possibly the most recognised of all India’s landmarks, the Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan in the 16th century. Later, enjoy a visit to the colossal 15th century Agra Fort and also a marble craftshop. Rest of the afternoon free.
Overnight: Agra  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 7

Khajuraho

Agra - Khajuraho (via Jhansi & Orchha). Transfer to the rail station for the morning train to Jhansi. Upon arrival, the journey continues by road to Khajuraho. En route a visit is made to Orchha. On the banks of the River Betwa, Orchha is famed for its temples and palaces built by the 16th century Bundela rulers.
Overnight: Khajuraho  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Temples of Khajuraho

Khajuraho - Varanasi. Close behind the Taj Mahal and up there with Varanasi and Jaipur, are the amazing temples of Khajuraho. Immortalised in stone is a wealth of sensuous and erotic sculptures. This morning visit these famous temples. To avoid a long drive, you will fly to the holiest of Hindu pilgrimage destinations in India – Varanasi.

Please note: Flights from Khajuraho to Varanasi only operate on certain dates of the week, this will need to be considered when selecting a start date for your trip.
Overnight: Varanasi  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Varanasi

Abundant with temples and a labyrinth of streets, Varanasi is exciting, enticing and a city not to be missed. Early this morning we enjoy a boat ride on the River Ganges to view the sunrise and the ancient religious tradition of ritual cleansing that takes place on the ghats (riverside steps). Enjoy a tour of the city, with its numerous temples and wonderful historic feel; with time later to relax.
Overnight: Varanasi  |  Breakfast

Day 10

Return to Delhi by air

Varanasi - Delhi. After a leisurely morning, we return to Delhi by air.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast

Day 11

Delhi

Delhi. Morning is at leisure. Later we transfer you to the airport for your onward flight home.
Breakfast

Extend your stay

If you'd like to extend your stay, we offer a variety of hotels, short stays and add-ons for you to choose from. Please read our best places to visit or best things to see each month for suggested places to visit on your holiday. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please let us know so we can accommodate your request.

For information about visas, top travel tips, best time to travel and much more, browse our travel guide.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults and when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' is compulsory if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room and this amount needs to be added to the per person price. The single supplement offers the comfort of your own room and is also available to any other person wanting their own room.

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Jewel in the Crown - 11 days
R33900
R9900

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Delhi
Ends
Delhi
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Our rating: Superior
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 10
Visiting
Countries
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The architectural brilliance of the temples in Khajuraho.
Varanasi Highlight

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