Start and end in Delhi! With the discovery tour Golden India 2021, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Delhi, India and 7 other destinations in India. Golden India 2021 includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
We welcome you to North India before arriving at your luxurious hotel for the next two nights.
Explore Old Delhi and India?s largest mosque, Jama Masjid. Dazzle your senses on a rickshaw ride through Asia?s largest wholesale spice bazaar and Delhi?s oldest streets, finishing with a traditional lunch in Dharampura haveli. Later, visit Humayan?s Tomb and drive past the India Gate and Presidential Avenue. Tonight, enjoy a special welcome dinner.
Fly to India?s holiest Hindu city, Varanasi for a two night stay.EnrichEnjoy a rickshaw ride down to the banks of the Ganges River. Cruise the holy river at dusk whilst listening to the sounds of traditional Indian music. Release sacred offerings into the river and witness the magical ceremony of the evening Aarti.
As the sun begins to rise, drift slowly down the Ganges River and watch the many ghats come to life. Afterwards, take a stroll along the ghats and laneways of the Old City. Later, journey to one of Buddhism?s most important sites in Sarnath.
In and around KhajurahoFreechoice: Undertake a yoga lesson or visit a Shiva Temple to experience Rudrabhishek.?Fly to Khajuraho, famous for its magnificent World Heritage-listed temple architecture. Enjoy a two night stay at your hotel overlooking the iconic temples.
Visit the exquisitely sculpted sandstone temples depicting the exotic Karma Sutra carvings for which these temples are famous.Freechoice: Watch a sound and light show at the temples or a traditional folk dance.
In and around JhansiDrive to Orchha and enjoy a walking tour of the old town. Continue to Jhansi and board a train to Agra. Arrive in the early evening at your luxurious Special Stay hotel in Agra, only 600 metres from the magnificent Taj Mahal.
Marvel at the Taj Mahal at sunrise with its shimmering marble domes and towers reflected in the landscaped pools. Later, discover the World Heritage-listed Mughal Red Fort of Agra.SundownersGather for evening drinks to overlook and appreciate the architectural wonder of the Taj Mahal from the close proximity of your hotel.Freechoice Dining: Choose from Asian cuisine at C?est Chine, or a North Indian BBQ. Alternatively, enjoy the buffet at the Bellevue, located at your hotel.
Explore the World Heritage-listed Site of Fatehpur Sikri en route to Bharatpur. Board a train to travel to Ranthambore National Park and settle into your luxury tent for a two night Special Stay.
Accompanied by an expert wildlife naturalist, search for the elusive Bengal tiger during private morning and afternoon game drives.
Drive to the Pink City, visiting Abhaneri village and its 1,000-year-old step well en route. Later, stop for lunch at Castle Kanota, the setting for the Viceroy Club in the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Stay at?your regal hotel in Jaipur for three nights.
Visit the City Palace, home to the rulers of Jaipur. Marvel at the magnificent Jantar Mantar, an observatory built in the 18th century and the magnificent Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) with its honeycombed sandstone windows. Experience the art and history of Henna at your hotel.Freechoice Dining: Learn about traditional Indian cooking with the Ikaki Niwas family or savour the views from high up in Amer Fort while dining at 1135 Restaurant. Alternatively, dine in house at the Giardino Italian restaurant.
Begin the day exploring the striking hilltop Amer Fort before enjoying the afternoon at leisure. Tonight, dine at the restored Samode Haveli.
Bid farewell to India today as you fly to Delhi. Please book your onward flight to depart Delhi after 9.00pm.