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12 Nights - £3,595pp

Flight Inclusive Price from UK

Tour Info
  • International flights from UK
  • Domestic Flights
  • All taxes
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Touring by private car
  • English Speaking Driver & guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Based on 2019 - 20 prices

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Palaces & Palms

Palace of the Winds, Jaipur

Palace of the Winds, Jaipur

Fishing Nets, Cochin

Fishing Nets, Cochin

Backwaters Cruise, Kerala

Backwaters Cruise, Kerala

Taj Mahal, Agra

Taj Mahal, Agra

Lake Palace, Udaipur

Lake Palace, Udaipur

 

Palaces & Palms

Discover the best of northern India on this tour through Rajasthan including Delhi and Agra, combined with a contrasting tour through the southern Indian state of Kerala.

Begin in the bustling market area of Old Delhi before exploring the great monuments of India's capital city.

From Delhi board the train to Agra and see the Taj Mahal, the great Moghul monument to love.

Complete your 'Golden Triangle' of India with 2 nights in the Pink City of Jaipur.

Complete your northern Indian journey in the lakeside city of Udaipur with it's historic palaces and stunning setting.

From the north to the south and the enigmatic, charming city of Cochin with it's mix of culture and history.

Enjoy a scenic overnight backwaters cruise before finishing your Indian journey with 2 nights in a luxury beach resort in Kerala.

As with all of our holidays to India, this one can be ammended to suit you as you wish - so just let us know your preferences.

Inclusions

  • International flights from UK
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • All airport transfers by private car
  • Private car, driver and guide
  • Rail journeys as specified
  • Entrance Fees

Accommodation

  • 2 nights Delhi
  • 1 night Agra
  • 2 nights Jaipur
  • 2 nights Udaipur
  • 2 nights Cochin
  • 1 night Backwaters Cruise
  • 2 nights Marari Beach

Excursions

  • Full day tour Delhi
  • Taj Mahal, Agra
  • Fatahpur Sikri
  • Full day tour Jaipur
  • Amber Fort
  • 2 x Half day tours Udaipur
  • Full day tour Cochin
  • Overnight backwaters Cruise

Day 1: Fly UK to Delhi

Overnight flight from UK to Delhi.

Day 2: Delhi   

On arrival in Delhi you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel.

Overnight Delhi. Breakfast included.

Day 3: Delhi

After breakfast enjoy a full day tour of Delhi, including Qutab Minar, Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Rajghat

Overnight Delhi. Breakfast included.

Day 4: Agra

After breakfast, transfer to the railway station for your train journey to Agra where you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel in Agra.

In the late afternoon visit the Taj Mahal at one of the best times of day for photographs.

Overnight Agra. Breakfast included.

Day 5: Agra - Jaipur

After breakfast depart by private car across Rajasthan to the Pink City of Jaipur.

En-route visit the abandoned Moghul city of Fatahpur Sikri.

On arrival in Jaipur check in to your chosen hotel with the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight Jaipur. Breakfast included.

Day 6: Jaipur

After breakfast, enjoy a full day tour in Jaipur including a visit to the Amber Fort.

Overnight Jaipur. Breakfast included.

Day 7: Jaipur - Udaipur

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Udaipur where you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel.

Enjoy an afternoon in Udaipur.

Overnight Udaipur. Breakfast included.

Day 8: Udaipur

Enjoy a half-day tour of Udaipur.

Overnight Udaipur. Breakfast included.

Day 9: Udaipur - Cochin

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cochin where you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel.

Overnights Cochin. Breakfast included.

Day 10: Cochin

Enjoy a full day tour of Cochin.

Overnight Cochin. Breakfast included.

Day 11: Backwaters Cruise

Transfer to Alleppey for your overnight Keralan Backwaters Cruise.

Overnight Houseboat. All meals included.

Day 12: Backwaters Cruise - Marari

From your houseboat transfer to Marari Beach for 2 days to relax by the beach at the end of your Indian journey.

Overnight Marari. Breakfast included.

Day 13: Marari

Enjoy the day at leisure.

Overnight Marari. Breakfast included.

Day 14: Marari – UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Arrive back in the UK.

Is this a Private Tour or a Group Tour?

All of our tours are private tailor made itineraries, customised for you - we can amend things to entirely suit you.

You will have your own private car, driver and guide on excursions and for transfers around India.

Vehicles are modern and air-conditioned and bottled water is provided.

What are the departure dates?

Let us know your preferred dates of travel and we will find the best and most suitable flights to fit your itinerary.

As this is a private tour, there are no set departure dates.

Which Airlines do you use?

We work with all the major airlines flying to India.

Typically for India, British Airways, Virgin, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Air India and Jet Airways are the airlines we most often use.

However, just let us know your preferred airline if you have one. We can organise flights from any regional destination in the UK.

There are currently direct flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Goa and Ahmedabad.

Which Hotels do you use?

We're careful with our choice of hotels in India, but we're guided by our customers also. If you have some preferred hotels, just let us know.

We specialise in boutique hotels and so we will often suggest some of our favourite smaller hotels where we think these will be suitable.

We keep on top of hotel developments in India through our own inspection trips and also through the expertise of our local partners. We also keep tabs on feedback online and from our customers.

India has a really great choice of heritage hotels in Rajasthan in particular - usually former royal palaces or lodges converted into boutique hotels - often very luxurious, usually very atmospheric.

There are also many great boutique hotel options in destinations such as Kerala which we try to utilise. The bigger cities have some outstanding luxury hotels and an increasing number of smaller, more interesting options too.

Do you cater for Solo Travellers & Families?

Yes, we have many solo travellers. India can present some challenges to travelling alone, which is why being accompanied by a professional driver and guide can take so much of the concern away.

India is suitable for adventurous families of all ages and we can tailor something specifically to fit your family's needs.

Bear in mind that driving distances can be long in India and a family holiday to India requires some careful planning.

How long have you been organising holidays to India?

We've been organising tailor made holidays to India for over 10 years.

Our team has a wealth of combined experience in the industry and our Director has been involved in organising holidays to India since the early 1990's.

Our partners on the ground in India have over 20 years experience in operating there.

They understand the country inside out and have a strong infrastructure of staff, guides and vehicles.

We've had the same partnerships in India for over 10 years.

How do I get the most out of my India trip?

India is such a large country that it's often overwhelming looking at the different destinations and trying to work out what to include.

We often find that our customers come with a 'shopping list' of destinations for a tour of India that has run out of control.

In our experience we usually need to tone down people's expectations of how much of India they can see in one trip and we try to steer the focus on to one or two areas.

Rajasthan for instance is like a country in its own right and its the perfect place to start for first time visitors to India. Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan is the perfect combination for a first time trip.

Varanasi, Shimla and one of the Tiger Reserves in Madhya Pradesh can also be added.

Of course we're guided by you, but we recommend trying to include a variety of sights or activities on a trip and also to allow some days to slow down the pace as India can feel quite intense.

Hotel Suggestions Delhi - Standard:

Amber Hotel

Hotel Suggestions Agra - Standard:

Radisson Blu, Taj Gate East

Hotel Suggestions Ranthambore - Standard:

Sher Garh Resort

Hotel Suggestions Jaipur - Standard:

Pearl Palace Heritage Hotel

Hotel Suggestions Udaipur - Standard:

Madri Haveli

12 nights Palaces & Palms:

  • Price from £3,595 pp

This is a guide price only, based on travel in low season.

Prices will vary according to choice of hotel and seasonal airfare and hotel surcharges. Please ask us for any current special offers.

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