City Palace in Udaipur | India
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Passage to India - 10 days map

Take a journey through India's highlights: explore New and Old Delhi, visit the famed Taj Mahal, get to know Jaipur, take a jeep ride to the Amber Fort, and enjoy an unforgettable boat ride along Udaipur's incredible Lake Pichola.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

The Taj Mahal – Discover the most iconic site in India and enjoy a guided tour at this extravagant symbol of love
Delhi – Ride on a rickshaw around Old Delhi and see highlights of the city including Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb and the India Gate monument
Karauli or Dholpur – Spend the night at the Maharaja’s Palace Bhanwar Vilas in Karauli or the Raj Niwas Palace in Dholpur
Udaipur - Enjoy a tour of the highlights of the City of Lakes, including the City Palace Museum, Sahelion-ki Bari and the Jagdish Temple as well as a boat ride along Lake Pichola
Agra – Visit the lesser known but still impressive Agra Fort and explore behind its fortified walls
Jaipur – Enjoy a tour of the highlights of the Pink City including the City Palace and Jantar Mantar space observatory
Amber Fort – Explore the famous 16th century fortress, laid out over four levels and set on shimmering Maota Lake

Included

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
Guided sightseeing - Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Karauli or Dholpur and Udaipur
Rickshaw ride in Delhi
Train journey from Jaipur to Udaipur (air-conditioned chair car)
Services of English-speaking Indian specialist guides at some sites
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
9 nights 3-4 star and heritage hotels
Travel by jeep to beautiful Amber Fort in Jaipur
1 Economy class flight: Udaipur to Delhi
Escorted by an English-speaking Indian tour guide (for groups of 4 or more) days 1 - 6
Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 10
Please Note: This tour is semi-independent days 7 - 10, with local guides for touring

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$65-85pp, paid in local currency
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$4-7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$50-60pp, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Delhi

Saturday. On arrival in Delhi you are met at the airport and transferred to our hotel. The rest of today is free to explore India’s capital at leisure before meeting the group and guide at the hotel at 18:00 for a Welcome meeting.

For those able to arrive very early today or the day prior, why not get off the beaten track and explore Old Delhi with us on our optional 'Backstreets of Delhi' add-on tour. You will get to relish the taste of various street foods, from savoury to sweet. Along the way, visit Khari Baoli, the largest spice market in India and the colourful Bazar Matia Mahal, located opposite the majestic Jama Masjid Mosque. The tour will combine a mixture of metro, electric rickshaw and walking to get around.
Overnight: Delhi

Day 2

Old & New Delhi

This morning we enjoy a packed day of sightseeing in Old and New Delhi. Check out the UNESCO-listed Humayun’s Tomb and Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque. Visit the iconic Sikh temple Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and its community kitchen feeding 25,000-30,000 people daily. We also enjoy a thrilling rickshaw ride around the Chandni Chowk bazaar and explore New Delhi. Walk down the Rajpath, formerly known as the ‘King’s Way’ and see the famous India Gate monument. This evening we enjoy a group Namaste dinner.

Please Note: For departures from 01 September 2024, we will drive to Agra this afternoon after Delhi sightseeing, where we will spend the night and have the group Namaste dinner.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Taj Mahal

Delhi - Agra. Today we travel to Agra, where we enjoy lunch before taking a tour of the legendary Taj Mahal, India’s most famous site. This iconic white monument was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century in memory of his beloved wife. It is perhaps the most extravagant symbol of love the world has ever seen and has no rival. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity watch the sunset fade over the magnificent mausoleum so make sure to take plenty of photos!

Please Note: For departures from 01 September 2024, we will drive to Agra on the afternoon of day 2, today we will visit the legendary Taj Mahal and the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls.
Overnight: Agra  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Karauli or Dholpur

Agra - Karauli/Dholpur. In the morning, we will make our way to the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls.

Continue to either Karauli or Dholpur stopping for lunch en route. In Karauli, we will stay in the beautiful Palace Bhanwar Vilas. An eclectic melding of both Oriental and Art Deco architecture, the heritage-listed hotel was built in 1938 as a family home of the Maharaja of Jaipur.

In Dholpur, we will stay at the magnificent Raj Niwas Palace, which is known for its red sandstone, traditional Rajisthani architecture, and European-style ceramics. It's said that this heritage-listed hotel was built by the Maharaja to welcome HRH Albert Edward, who visited in 1876.

Spend the afternoon at your leisure exploring the grounds, perhaps check out the vintage cars or take a dip in the swimming pools. This evening, you can also opt to attend the evening Aarti (prayer).

Please Note: For departures from 01 September 2024, we will visit Agra Fort on day 3.
Overnight: Karauli or Dholpur  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Jaipur

Karauli/Dholpur - Jaipur. This morning we hit the road towards the vibrant UNESCO listed Pink City of Jaipur. On arrival, we will spend the afternoon on a tour of the illustrious City Palace and the UNESCO-listed Jantar Mantar Space Observatory, which features 19 separate astrological instruments.
Overnight: Jaipur  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Jaipur sightseeing

Jaipur. Enjoy an unforgettable experience early this morning with an optional balloon ride over Jaipur. Sail with the wind over the surrounding region and pass above hill-top forts and regal palaces. Later, enjoy a jeep ride to Amber Fort for a guided tour and visit a cotton weaving house for an authentic demonstration of fabric dyeing.
Overnight: Jaipur  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Explore Udaipur

Jaipur - Udaipur. Departing Jaipur early this morning, we will board the train bound for Udaipur, arriving early in the afternoon.

The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the beautiful city of Udaipur at leisure.  You can opt to check out a local palace or temple, or perhaps visit Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, a history museum that hosts a cultural show showcasing Rajasthani dance each evening. If you're a foodie, why not enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the many local restaurants that offer a rooftop view of the stunning Lake Pichola? One thing is for sure - there are plenty of things to do around this incredible city!
Overnight: Udaipur  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Boat ride on Lake Pichola

Udaipur. Today we'll enjoy a guided tour of Udaipur - the city of lakes. Sitting on the shores of Lake Pichola, Udaipur is a walled-city that is renowned for its palaces. We will explore the City Palace Museum, which is one of the largest Palace complexes in India. We will also visit Sahelion-ki-Bari gardens and the Jagdish Temple followed by a shared boat ride on Lake Pichola.
Overnight: Udaipur  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Flight to Delhi

Udaipur - Delhi. Today, we will be making our way back to Delhi. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Delhi. On arrival, you will be transported to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast

Day 10

Delhi

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

WHY NOT VISIT MUMBAI?

Why not consider extending this tour with our 12 day 'Passage to India end in Mumbai' extension? In the bustling city of Mumbai, you'll get to explore the colourful Dadar Flower Market and visit Dhobi Ghat, a massive open-air laundromat where thousands of dhobis (washermen) gather daily to wash clothes from all over the city. Experience life as as local with a thrilling local train ride to the Dharavi Slums, filming location of blockbuster 'Slumdog Millionaire.'

View our other add-ons available or check out our short stays. Can’t find what you’re looking for? get in touch, we can arrange private touring arrangements before or after your group tour.

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

Prices & Dates

Departure dates marked with a 'G' are operating. All departure dates are guaranteed to operate when there are 2 persons booked on the tour. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to solo travellers or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

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Christmas Departure
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New Year's Departure
This is a special Diwali departure, which includes our own Diwali celebrations! Please see our Trip Notes for details of the event.
Diwali Departure
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
06 Jul - 15 Jul 10% off
R36,825
R33,143
R46,475
R41,828
27 Jul - 05 Aug 10% off
R36,825
R33,143
R46,475
R41,828
10 Aug - 19 Aug 10% off
R36,825
R33,143
R46,475
R41,828
24 Aug - 02 Sep 10% off
R36,825
R33,143
R46,475
R41,828
07 Sep - 16 Sep 10% off
R34,785
R31,307
R49,945
R44,951
21 Sep - 30 Sep 10% off
R34,785
R31,307
R49,945
R44,951
28 Sep - 07 Oct 10% off
R34,785
R31,307
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R44,951
05 Oct - 14 Oct 10% off
R34,785
R31,307
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12 Oct - 21 Oct 10% off G
R34,785
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19 Oct - 28 Oct 10% off
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02 Nov - 11 Nov 10% off
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09 Nov - 18 Nov 10% off
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16 Nov - 25 Nov 10% off
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23 Nov - 02 Dec 10% off
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30 Nov - 09 Dec 10% off
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07 Dec - 16 Dec 10% off
R34,785
R31,307
R49,945
R44,951
14 Dec - 23 Dec 10% off
R34,785
R31,307
R49,945
R44,951
21 Dec - 30 Dec 10% offChristmas departure - book early!
Christmas departure - book early!
G
R37,675
R33,908
R53,805
R48,425
28 Dec - 06 Jan 10% offNew Year's departure, book early!
New Year's departure, book early!
R37,675
R33,908
R53,805
R48,425
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
R35,055
R50,205
R35,055
R50,205
R35,055
R50,205
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R50,205
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R32,895
R45,785
R32,895
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R32,895
R45,785
R37,565
R53,915
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R40,455
R57,765
R40,455
R57,765

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre-Tour Accommodation - Delhi
R1,715
R3,205
Post-Tour Accommodation - Delhi
R1,715
R3,205
Backstreets of Delhi
R2,425
N/A
Gateway to the Gods - 4 days (Adult)
R8,785
R12,025
Gateway to the Gods - 4 days (Child)
R8,785
R12,025
Delhi Morning Cycle
R1,885
N/A

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.

Park Inn by Radisson New Delhi, Delhi

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Set in the heart of one of the most popular neighbourhoods of Delhi, the Park Inn by Radisson offers a comfortable stay in India’s bustling capital. With contemporary guestrooms which feature en suite bathrooms, high speed Wi-Fi, air conditioning and flat screen TVs. Enjoy al fresco dining and drinks at the 24-hour RBG Bar & Grill, which serves tasty traditional Indian fare and international cuisine. After a busy day of sightseeing, unwind with a swim in the hotel's sparkling pool or work up a sweat in the fitness centre. Ideally located just 20 minutes from the airport and a short walk from a metro station, it's easy to reach popular sites such as the Lotus Temple, India Gate and Connaught Place.

Royale Regent Hotel, Agra

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The stylish Royale Regent hotel offers views of the magnificent Taj Mahal from its rooftop pool, so guests can gaze at this World wonder while sipping on a cocktail and retreating from the hustle and bustle of the city. Each comfortable air-conditioned room features a minibar with tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV as well as excellent en-suite facilities. Guests can also enjoy an array of flavours in the onsite garden or mutli-cuisine restaurant.

Royale Sarovar Portico, Agra

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Experience the best of Agra's offerings at Royale Sarovar Portico, located just a 10-minute drive from the iconic Taj Mahal. Indulge in rejuvenating massages or pampering manicures and pedicures. Enjoy delectable meals at Hibiscus, where breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served. Unwind in the outdoor pool, socialize at the bar/lounge, or stay active at the fitness center. With free Wi-Fi throughout the property, this upscale property offers massage services, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness center for a fulfilling stay.

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. The property offers 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 international cuisine in the hotel's restaurant.

Raj Niwas Palace, Dholpur, Karauli

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

With vibrant history and a rich heritage, Dholpur Palace also known as Raj Niwas Palace, is a mesmerizing journey back in time. Once home to generations of Royals, this converted palace still reflects the magnificence of the Rajasthani architecture of that era. Guest rooms offer a refreshing mix of Indian heritage and modern facilities including air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and a mini bar. Set in 13 acres of garden, the Palace grounds are full of peacock and bird life that nip over from the National Chambal Sanctuary nearby.

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.

Radisson Hotel Jaipur City Center, Jaipur

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Radisson Hotel Jaipur City Centre is the perfect base for travelers touring India's famed Golden Triangle. Located centrally in Jaipur, the hotel is close to various forts, palaces and bazaars that the Pink City is renowned for. All guest rooms offer air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a fridge, kettle, a desk, seating areas and free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers a satisfying continental breakfast buffet at Mosiac, one of four on-site restaurants. Additionally, boasts a business center, a gym and spa, steam room and a relaxing rooftop pool where guests are free to unwind.

Rampratap Palace, Udaipur

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Heritage

Nestled in Udaipur, Rampratap Palace by Fateh Collection offers a captivating retreat with an outdoor swimming pool, lush gardens, and a serene terrace. This hotel features air-conditioned rooms with modern amenities including free WiFi and private bathrooms. Guests can enjoy meals at the on-site restaurant and take advantage of room service, a 24-hour front desk, and currency exchange services. Strategically located on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake, Rampratap Palace exudes a regal ambiance with a touch of vintage allure.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Delhi
Ends
Delhi
Departs
Saturdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 24
Hotel Rating
3 - 4 star & heritage hotels
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide days 1 - 6
Meals
Breakfast: 9, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 2
Countries
Minimum Age
15 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Yes
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