New Delhi

Explore New Delhi with a private guide, a city constructed by the British when they moved their capital from Calcutta in 1911. It was designed by British architects Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker and inaugurated in 1931. Begin at the circular Connaught Palace, now the shopping hub of modern Delhi before visiting the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the most holy Sikh Temple in Delhi. Continue to India Gate, a memorial to the many Indians who died fighting for the British Empire in the First World War. Drive down Rajpath (Kingsway) leading to the India Gate Memorial and the palatial Rashtrapati Bhavan, once home to the Viceroy, and now the President of India. You’ll see the main Parliament building on your right hand side. Drive south, and pass Lodi Gardens, set within 90 acres and containing tombs of Sayyid and Lodi rulers. Finally, end at Humayan’s Tomb, a pre-cursor to the Taj Mahal. If you have more time in Delhi, you can see the superb Lotus Temple or the Qutub Minar located to the south of New Delhi.

Itineraries

Hidden Rajasthan

Delhi - Chambal - Ramathra - Bundi - Shahpura - Deogarh - Delwara  

Get off-the-beaten track with a tour of hidden Rajasthan, perfect for a second-time trip to India. Explore the rural heartlands that many skip on their first experience of India.

14 days from £2815 p. p.

The Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Nimaj - Jodhpur - Jawai - Udaipur  

Delve a little deeper into Rajasthan on a private tour that perfectly blends the colourful cities with rural charm, staying in lovely boutique hotels as you travel.

15 days from £2795 p. p.

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