Experience the grandeur and splendour of some of the authentic palaces which India has to offer. This tour presents a colourful kaleidoscope of romance, culture, music, art, architecture and symbols of a bygone era. Visit Delhi, Shah Jahan’s 17th Century Old Delhi and the elegant 1930’s avenues of the British Raj; the spectacular fort city of Gwalior; the beautiful Taj Mahal and the mysterious colourful Raiput cities of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur in Rajasthan.
Upon your arrival in Delhi you will be met and transferred to The Taj Mahal, New Delhi Hotel, for a 2 night stay.
Day 2: Delhi.
Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. Explore the Qutab Complex - Qutab Minar, Iron Pillar, Mughal citadel named Lal Qila (Red Fort) and Lutyens Delhi with its tree lined boulevards leading to the British Viceroy’s Palace (Rashtrapati Bhawan - now the official residence of the President of India), the Secretariat, India Gate and Parliament House. Also, visit the grand Jama Masjid and Humayan’s Tomb.
Day 3 - 4: Delhi to Gwalior, by train.
Transfer to New Delhi station to board Shatabdi Express to Gwalior. Steeped in the splendour of an evenyful past, the ancient city of Gwalior has made a successful transition into a vibrant and bustling modern Indian city. Stay 2 nights at the Usha Kiran Palace.
Day 5: Gwalior to Agra.
Transfer to Agra and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Stay 2 nights in Agra, at the Taj View Hotel.
Day 6: Agra.
Visit the Taj Mahal in the morning. This the afternoon visit Agra Fort and Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah.
Day 7: Agra to Jaipur
Transfer to Jaipur, the famed ‘Pink City’. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri - the imperial ruins of the dream capital city of the Great Mughal Emperor - Akbar. Afternoon at leisure. Stay 2 nights in Jaipur.
Day 8: Jaipur.
Morning excursion to Amber - capital of the old state of Dhundhar, located on the rugged hills surrounding Jaipur. Ride the elephants up the hill and admire the wealth of Amber’s association with the Mughals. In the afternoon visit the City Palace, Jantar Mantar (the Royal Observatory) and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds).
Day 9: Jaipur to Jodhpur.
This morning transfer to the fortress city of Jodhpur and check in at Hotel Taj Hari Mahal. Overnight stay.
Day 10: Jodhpur.
Morning city sight-seeing tour including the majestic Meharangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and Clock Tower. The afternoon is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight stay.
Day 11: Jodhpur to Udaipur.
Transfer to Udaipur (via Ranakpur), a kaleidoscope of fairytale palaces, lakes, temples, and narrow lanes. En route visit Ranakpur temples.
Day 12: Udaipur.
This morning enjoy a sight-seeing tour of the city including a visit to the City Palace, the Museum and the royal gardens - Saheliyon ki Badi. The afternoon is at leisure.
Day 13: Udaipur to Mumbai, by air.
Transfer to the airport and fly to Mumbai for an overnight stay Time at leisure to explore the delights of Mumbai.
Day 14: Mumbai.
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Mumbai, including a visit to the Dhobi Ghats, the Malabar Hills and the Prince of Wales Museum. Afternoon at leisure and overnight stay.
Day 15: Depart Mumbai.
Transfer to the airport to board your onward flight.
Delhi - Metropolitan Hotel
Gwalior - The Central Park
Agra - Trident Hotel
Jaipur - Trident Hotel
Jodhpur - Indana Palace
Udaipur - Lalit Laxmi Vilas
Mumbai - Sun N Sand Hotel