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Best time to go: October - April
Best for: Historical, First Time Visitor, Cultural & Immersive

This is only a suggested itinerary, but it is one of the most popular itineraries guests do when they visit India for the first time. It gives a perfect balance of seeing the forts and palaces that Rajasthan is so famous for, the imitable Taj Mahal and a chance to head through the jungle hoping to spot a tiger in the wild. Naturally we can tweak and change any element of this journey, but at least it gives a starting point to help the ideas flow. We can tailored the day-to-day experiences to ensure you have the most incredible time, using hand-picked private guides to never offer the standard way of seeing India, but what really will make you smile. This might be seeing the Taj Mahal from the other bank of the Yamuna River the night before giving you another angle to see this amazing building, and completely away from other tourists (of course you can see it the following day at sunrise). In Jaipur, we will take you on an interesting immersive walk through the markets and artisan quarters, seeing more of the local life that just seeing the more famous sights. You can go on a short walk in the tribal villages outside of Jaipur, seeing women in traditional colourful saris, and men farming the land with bullocks. Of course you’ll see the classic sights like the City Palace, Amber Fort and so forth, but India has so much more to offer, and we love let it reveal itself a little more. You’ll have your own private driver throughout, meaning we can be flexible with what you see and do, and you’ll stay in charming boutique hotels or opt for the glamorous palaces – we always select the places that are just right for you. You can of course use the itinerary as a starting point to add on other places you want to visit in India, whether it is heading to the colonial hill-station of Shimla, or a beach-stay in Goa. The possibilities are endless, and so do let us know what you would love to see and do in India, and we will make a reality.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

£2565-£5675
SilverGold
Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights.

Highlights

  • Perfect for the first-time visitor to India, seeing the historic Golden Triangle with an element of wildlife
  • Take trains from place to place to avoid the bumpy roads and long journeys!
  • Stay in lovely, characterful hotels
  • Have your own private driver and guides in each location

Day 1-2

Gold: The Imperial Hotel
Silver: The Manor

Day 4-5

Gold: Sher Bagh
Silver: Khem Villas

Day 9

DaysLocationHotel
Day 1-2 Delhi The Manor The Imperial Hotel
Day 3 Agra ITC Mughal The Oberoi Amarvilas
Day 4-5 Ranthambore National Park Khem Villas Sher Bagh
Day 6-8 Jaipur 47 Jobner Bagh Taj Rambagh Palace
Day 9 Delhi Airport Fly Home

Suggested Hotels

Day 1-2

The Manor

$ $ $ $ $  

The Manor is a luxury boutique hotel tucked away in the swish district of Friend’s Colony in southern Delhi, offering just 14 rooms.

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Day 1-2
Imperial Hotel, Delhi, India

The Imperial Hotel

$ $ $ $ $  

The Imperial Hotel is Delhi’s most iconic luxury hotel and is located in the heart of Connaught Place. Featuring elegant art deco and colonial design, it simply is the best address in town.

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Day 3
ITC Mughal, Agra, India

ITC Mughal

$ $ $ $ $  

The ITC Mughal is a comfortable international hotel located close to the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, set within 25 acres of landscaped gardens featuring Mughal style water gardens and fruit trees.

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Day 3

The Oberoi Amarvilas

$ $ $ $ $  

The opulent and elegant Oberoi Amarvilas is by far the best hotel in Agra, with all the exceptional rooms offering exceptional views of the Taj Mahal.

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Day 4-5
Khem Villas, Ranthambore, India

Khem Villas

$ $ $ $ $  

Small, boutique and charming, Khem Villas is a delightful and affordable eco-friendly retreat located beside Ranthambore National Park in India.

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Day 4-5
Tented Suite Exterior, Sher Bagh, India, Ranthambore

Sher Bagh

$ $ $ $ $  

Sher Bagh is a luxury tented camp located in Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan in India offering a truly wonderful safari experience.

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Day 6-8

47 Jobner Bagh

$ $ $ $ $  

Jobner Bagh is a stylish guest house located in the pink city of Jaipur in Rajasthan offering comfortable rooms and suites.

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Day 6-8
Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India | Luxury Palace Hotel | Millis Potter Travel

Taj Rambagh Palace

$ $ $ $ $  

The Taj Rambagh Palace is the grandest and most opulent hotel in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The Rambagh has 85 sumptuous rooms, fantastic facilities and ample grounds.

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Further Itinerary Suggestions

Classic Rajasthan

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Shahpura - Udaipur  

Perfect for a first-time visitor to India, delve into the classic highlights of Rajasthan; marvelling at the Taj Mahal, heading out on a tiger safari, exploring the hidden side to the bustling cities of Jaipur and Udaipur, and also having time to experience Rajasthan’s magical rural heartlands.

13 days from £2935 p. p.