Highlights Of India


  • Jaswan Thada Jodhpur
  • Mehrangarh Fort Jodhpur
  • City Palace Udaipur
  • Sarnath Varanasi
  • Varanasi Sunrise Boatride
  • Khajuraho Temples

Highlights Of India

 India

16 days from £1599 pp  Including flight from LHR

Are you considering visiting India? The highlight of India is the perfect experience that allows you to explore northern India in your own style. The experience starts in Delhi and ends in Delhi.

At a Glance

  • Discover ancient cities
  • Explore colourful bazaars
  • Visit Taj Mahal
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Are you considering visiting India? The highlight of India is the perfect experience that allows you to explore northern India in your own style. The experience starts in Delhi and ends in Delhi. After visiting the great sights in Old and New Delhi, you will head to the holy destination of India, Varanasi where you will explore River Ganges and ancient temples. Today, Varanasi is known as the sacred Buddhist site of Sarnath.

After having few days in Varanasi, you will then take a short flight to Khajuraho. In Khajuraho, you will enjoy sightseeing of the Chandela temples, i.e. known for their erotic sculpture. You will be dropped to Jhansi to catch the train to Agra where you will enjoy Taj Mahal visit. This wonderful holiday continues to travel through Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur.

The Experience

Day 1 | DEPART LONDON HEATHROW

Today you will board on an overnight plane to Delhi (1 stopover with 1-5 hours layover). Overnight is in the plane.

Day 2 | ARRIVE DELHI BY: INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

Today you will arrive at Delhi’s International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, a LUMLE representative will meet you as you exit the arrivals terminal building and transfer you to your hotel.

Perhaps there is no other capital city in the world so steeped in history and legend as the Indian capital Delhi. It was the magnet, which drew the Mongols, Turks, Persians, Afghans, Mughals and the British, all of whom contributed to its glorious but turbulent past. The fascination with Delhi was such that even though it was abandoned many times, its rulers returned to it, again and again, rebuilding it at least seven times. Today, the twin cities of Old and New Delhi still intrigue Indians and tourists alike as the cultural and political capital of the largest democracy in the world.

Overnight is in Delhi

Day 3 | DELHI

Early morning you will embark on the combined city tour Delhi. Delhi is divided into two parts New and Old Delhi. First, you will visit the old part of Delhi. You will visit:

Jamia Masjid – One of the oldest Mosques in Asia followed by a rickshaw ride in the old narrow streets of Chandni Chowk, silver streets and spice Markets, then later visit the Red Fort (photo stop only) and the Rajghat – Cremation place of Mahatma Gandhi. Following this, you will take a break at local ethnic restaurants (at own cost). Afterward, you return to the hotel.

After lunch, you will kick off the second part of your Delhi tour for sightseeing of New Delhi by the drive past The Rashtrapati Bhawan and Parliament of India and visit the India Gate, a war memorial. Then you’ll visit the famous Humuyus Tomb – the replica of Taj Mahal made of sandstone and marble. Other highlights of the day included visits to Lotus Temple – belonging to the Bahai Faith. Later visiting the Tallest Minaret called Qutub Minar and return to the hotel.

Overnight is in Delhi

Day 4 | DELHI – UDAIPUR  BY: FLIGHT

Today you will be driven to Delhi Airport to board your flight for Udaipur.

Depart: Delhi At: 08:25 Hrs By: 6E 746
Arrive: Udaipur At: 09:45 Hrs

Upon arrival in Udaipur, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Udaipur is often called the “Venice of the East” and the most romantic city in the state of Rajasthan. Udaipur nestles like a gem in a valley surrounded by green hills, reflected smooth and white in the clear blue waters of Lake Pichola. The city is a kaleidoscope of narrow lanes flanked by bright stalls, gardens, lakes, palaces, and temples.

Overnight is in Udaipur

Day 5 | UDAIPUR

After breakfast, proceed for city tour of Udaipur.

Sites to visit include:

City Palace, the majestic palace is actually a conglomerate of eleven palaces overlooking the sprawling Lake Pichola.

Jagdish Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located in the center of the old city. The temple has a black marble image of Lord which is unusual for the northern part of the country, where statues of Gods are normally in white marble.

Sahelion-ki-bari, the spectacular garden displaying the unique lifestyle of the Royal ladies who once lived in the Palaces.

Overnight is in Udaipur

Day 6 | UDAIPUR – JODHPUR  BY: SURFACE

After Breakfast, you will be driven to Jodhpur (330 Kms/6Hrs). Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel.

Jodhpur “The Sun City” was founded by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan, in 1459. It is named after him only. Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India was previously known as Marwar. Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. It is divided into two parts – the old city and the new city. The old city is separated by 10 km long wall surrounding it. Also, it has eight Gates leading out of it. The old city of Jodhpur is surrounded by a 10km long wall, which was built about a century after the city was founded. Eight gates lead out from the walled city. It’s one of the more interesting cities in India and those baggy-tight horse riding trousers, jodhpurs, took their name from this locale. The new city is outside the walled city.

Jodhpur is also known as the Blue City, an apt name as most houses in the old city are shades of blue. This is particularly noticeable on the north side of the town, known as Brahmpuri for the many Brahmins that live there. The forts and palaces, temples and havelis, culture and tradition, spices and fabrics, colour and texture, a booming handicrafts industry, all add up to make this historic city worth a visit.

Overnight is in Jodhpur

Day 7 | JODHPUR – JAIPUR  BY: SURFACE

After an early breakfast drive to Jaipur(334 Kms approx 06 hrs) followed by short city tour of Jodhpur visiting Mehrangarh Fort.

Mehrangarh Fort (citadel of the Sun) that evokes the very spirit of the Rathores, the ruling local Rajput clan. Visit its various palaces with their delicate friezes and respective museums, displaying treasures of the royal family. The Mehrangarh Fort is sprawled across a 125-meter high hill and is the most impressive and formidable fort in the fort-studded Rajasthan. On the wall adjacent to the Lahapol or “Iron Gate” are 15 handprints, the sati marks of the widows of Maharaja Man Singh who threw themselves upon his funeral pyre in 1843. Inside the fort, which is still run by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, there is a whole series of courtyards and palaces.

Continue your drive to Jaipur where upon arrival you will check in at the hotel.

A fascinating city rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage. The commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands in some splendor, dominating the amber-hued city. A visit to Jaisalmer is a must for any traveler to Rajasthan. Here, on the edge of the desert, is a bustling center from where one can trek across the beautiful stretches of sand on camels or, paradoxically, enjoy the nearby lakes and reservoirs. Few places in India could rival the medieval charm and magnificence of Jaisalmer. The rich and beautiful palaces and havelis of Jaisalmer shimmer against the relentless monotony of the Thar Desert. Its rulers were known for their valour and their beautiful havelis and temples have assumed the air of the virtual museum.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight is in Jaipur

Day 8 | JAIPUR

After breakfast, visit Amber Fort. High above the city, the towers and domes of the Amber Fort are reminiscent of scenes from some fairy tale. The palace itself is within the enormous fort complex and is replete with halls, gardens, pavilions, and temples. The Hall of Mirrors is not to be missed where one lit matchstick can illuminate the entire room.

Later proceed to visit the City Palace Museum where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armory of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Also visit the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 AD).

Your tour also included is a photo visit at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) – a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes, and spires.

Later walk through the colorful markets of Jaipur.

Overnight is in Jaipur

Day 9 | JAIPUR – FATEHPUR SIKRI – AGRA  BY: SURFACE

Today after breakfast, you will drive to Agra (approx. 235 km / 5 hours) en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri – the deserted red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital. Ponder the mysterious desertion of this capital city that was dramatically abandoned a few years after it was built. It was a veritable fairytale city and its ‘ruins’ are still in a pristine condition. It is not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur.

After the visit, continue your drive towards, Agra where upon arrival check in at the hotel.

Agra came into the limelight during the rule of the Afghan King Sikandar Lodhi – who had made it the capital of his empire. Later in 1526 A.D., the Mughal Emperor Babar took upon himself the task for rendering Agra, a unique character, and beauty of its own. The next few hundred years of Agra witnessed the rise of the pomp and pageantry of three great Mughal monarchs – Emperor Akbar, Jehangir, and Shahjahan. In modern times, the city of Agra is a thriving carpet industry where you can also find leather workers, sandstone and marble sculptors, some of whom claim to be direct descendants of the craftsmen who had helped build the Taj Mahal.

Overnight is in Agra 

Day 10 | AGRA

Visit the Taj Mahal at Sunrise (Depending on the weather), monument remain closed on all Fridays. Taj Mahal was built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631 and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. The design and construction is said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori. What makes the Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. It is impossible to visualize the Taj Mahal in any surrounding others than its paradoxical garden. Paradise, in Islam, is visualized as a lush garden where running streams flow.

Come back to the hotel and enjoy your breakfast.

Later visit the impressive Agra Fort, the seat and stronghold of the Mughal Empire for successive generations. The buildings within this sprawling fort complex represent the assimilation of different cultures, which was the mark of the Mughal period. Most of the structures within the Agra Fort are a mixture of different architectural styles.

Overnight is in Agra

Day 11 | AGRA – JHANSI  BY: TRAIN
              JHANSI – KHAJURAHO  BY: SURFACE

Today morning you will be driven to Agra Railway station to board your train for Jhansi.

Depart: Agra At: 08:02 Hrs By: Bhopal Shatabdi
Arrive: Jhansi At: 10:43 Hrs

Later after the visit of Orchha, you will be driven to Khajuraho (175 Kms 04 Hrs approx.) where upon arrival you will check in at the hotel.

Overnight is in Agra

Day 12 | KHAJURAHO

Today morning after breakfast, pay a visit to the Western Group of Temples.

Among the western group of temples, the most famous is the Kandariya Mahadev temple, 32 meters high with a fantastic range of sculptures including sensuous themes. Other temples include the Chaunsat Yogini, which is a granite temple, the Devi Jagdambe temple dedicated to the Mother Goddess, the Chitragupta temple, dedicated to Surya the Sun God, etc.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight is in Khajuraho

Day 13 | KHAJURAHO – VARANASI  BY: FLIGHT

Today morning after breakfast you will be driven to Khajuraho Airport to board your flight for Varanasi.

Depart: Khajuraho At: 16:00 Hrs By: AI 405
Arrive: Varanasi At: 16:55 Hrs

Upon arrival in Varanasi, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Overnight is in Varanasi 

Day 14 | VARANASI – DELHI  BY: TRAIN

Take an early morning boat ride on the river Ganges to see the bathing ghats and cremation sites. You can see pilgrims bathing and performing rituals on the Ghats, one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India. Sunrise on the riverfront, as seen from a boat, can be a spiritually uplifting sight. Later see the Viswanath temple (also called Golden Temple due to its gold-plated towers) dedicated to Shiva from outside as Non-Hindus not allowed inside.

Return to hotel for breakfast.

Later you will be taken for an excursion tour to Sarnath. Take a tour of the ruins, dominated by the Dhamekh Stupa supposedly marking the point where Buddha delivered his sermon. See the ruins of the monasteries and the remains of the Ashoka Pillar which once stood over 20m high. Also visit the Sarnath Museum displaying finds from the site, including the famous lion capital from the Ashoka Pillar.

In the evening you will be driven to Varanasi Railway station to board your train for Delhi.

Depart: Varanasi At: 19:30 Hrs By: Shivganga Exp
Arrive: Delhi At: 08:10 Hrs + 1

Overnight on board the train.

Day 15 | ARRIVE DELHI

Today upon arrival at Delhi Railway station you will be driven to your hotel for check-in.

Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight is in Delhi

Day 16 | DEPART DELHI  BY: INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

Today on time, you will be met by our representative at the hotel lobby & transfer to Delhi International airport to board your home-bound flight.

Tour Ends

The Experience

Day 1 | DEPART LONDON HEATHROW

Today you will board on an overnight plane to Delhi (1 stopover with 1-5 hours layover). Overnight is in the plane.

Day 2 | ARRIVE DELHI BY: INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

Today you will arrive at Delhi’s International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, a LUMLE representative will meet you as you exit the arrivals terminal building and transfer you to your hotel.

Perhaps there is no other capital city in the world so steeped in history and legend as the Indian capital Delhi. It was the magnet, which drew the Mongols, Turks, Persians, Afghans, Mughals and the British, all of whom contributed to its glorious but turbulent past. The fascination with Delhi was such that even though it was abandoned many times, its rulers returned to it, again and again, rebuilding it at least seven times. Today, the twin cities of Old and New Delhi still intrigue Indians and tourists alike as the cultural and political capital of the largest democracy in the world.

Overnight is in Delhi

Day 3 | DELHI

Early morning you will embark on the combined city tour Delhi. Delhi is divided into two parts New and Old Delhi. First, you will visit the old part of Delhi. You will visit:

Jamia Masjid – One of the oldest Mosques in Asia followed by a rickshaw ride in the old narrow streets of Chandni Chowk, silver streets and spice Markets, then later visit the Red Fort (photo stop only) and the Rajghat – Cremation place of Mahatma Gandhi. Following this, you will take a break at local ethnic restaurants (at own cost). Afterward, you return to the hotel.

After lunch, you will kick off the second part of your Delhi tour for sightseeing of New Delhi by the drive past The Rashtrapati Bhawan and Parliament of India and visit the India Gate, a war memorial. Then you’ll visit the famous Humuyus Tomb – the replica of Taj Mahal made of sandstone and marble. Other highlights of the day included visits to Lotus Temple – belonging to the Bahai Faith. Later visiting the Tallest Minaret called Qutub Minar and return to the hotel.

Overnight is in Delhi

Day 4 | DELHI – UDAIPUR  BY: FLIGHT

Today you will be driven to Delhi Airport to board your flight for Udaipur.

Depart: Delhi At: 08:25 Hrs By: 6E 746
Arrive: Udaipur At: 09:45 Hrs

Upon arrival in Udaipur, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Udaipur is often called the “Venice of the East” and the most romantic city in the state of Rajasthan. Udaipur nestles like a gem in a valley surrounded by green hills, reflected smooth and white in the clear blue waters of Lake Pichola. The city is a kaleidoscope of narrow lanes flanked by bright stalls, gardens, lakes, palaces, and temples.

Overnight is in Udaipur

Day 5 | UDAIPUR

After breakfast, proceed for city tour of Udaipur.

Sites to visit include:

City Palace, the majestic palace is actually a conglomerate of eleven palaces overlooking the sprawling Lake Pichola.

Jagdish Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located in the center of the old city. The temple has a black marble image of Lord which is unusual for the northern part of the country, where statues of Gods are normally in white marble.

Sahelion-ki-bari, the spectacular garden displaying the unique lifestyle of the Royal ladies who once lived in the Palaces.

Overnight is in Udaipur

Day 6 | UDAIPUR – JODHPUR  BY: SURFACE

After Breakfast, you will be driven to Jodhpur (330 Kms/6Hrs). Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel.

Jodhpur “The Sun City” was founded by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan, in 1459. It is named after him only. Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India was previously known as Marwar. Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. It is divided into two parts – the old city and the new city. The old city is separated by 10 km long wall surrounding it. Also, it has eight Gates leading out of it. The old city of Jodhpur is surrounded by a 10km long wall, which was built about a century after the city was founded. Eight gates lead out from the walled city. It’s one of the more interesting cities in India and those baggy-tight horse riding trousers, jodhpurs, took their name from this locale. The new city is outside the walled city.

Jodhpur is also known as the Blue City, an apt name as most houses in the old city are shades of blue. This is particularly noticeable on the north side of the town, known as Brahmpuri for the many Brahmins that live there. The forts and palaces, temples and havelis, culture and tradition, spices and fabrics, colour and texture, a booming handicrafts industry, all add up to make this historic city worth a visit.

Overnight is in Jodhpur

Day 7 | JODHPUR – JAIPUR  BY: SURFACE

After an early breakfast drive to Jaipur(334 Kms approx 06 hrs) followed by short city tour of Jodhpur visiting Mehrangarh Fort.

Mehrangarh Fort (citadel of the Sun) that evokes the very spirit of the Rathores, the ruling local Rajput clan. Visit its various palaces with their delicate friezes and respective museums, displaying treasures of the royal family. The Mehrangarh Fort is sprawled across a 125-meter high hill and is the most impressive and formidable fort in the fort-studded Rajasthan. On the wall adjacent to the Lahapol or “Iron Gate” are 15 handprints, the sati marks of the widows of Maharaja Man Singh who threw themselves upon his funeral pyre in 1843. Inside the fort, which is still run by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, there is a whole series of courtyards and palaces.

Continue your drive to Jaipur where upon arrival you will check in at the hotel.

A fascinating city rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage. The commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands in some splendor, dominating the amber-hued city. A visit to Jaisalmer is a must for any traveler to Rajasthan. Here, on the edge of the desert, is a bustling center from where one can trek across the beautiful stretches of sand on camels or, paradoxically, enjoy the nearby lakes and reservoirs. Few places in India could rival the medieval charm and magnificence of Jaisalmer. The rich and beautiful palaces and havelis of Jaisalmer shimmer against the relentless monotony of the Thar Desert. Its rulers were known for their valour and their beautiful havelis and temples have assumed the air of the virtual museum.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight is in Jaipur

Day 8 | JAIPUR

After breakfast, visit Amber Fort. High above the city, the towers and domes of the Amber Fort are reminiscent of scenes from some fairy tale. The palace itself is within the enormous fort complex and is replete with halls, gardens, pavilions, and temples. The Hall of Mirrors is not to be missed where one lit matchstick can illuminate the entire room.

Later proceed to visit the City Palace Museum where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armory of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Also visit the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 AD).

Your tour also included is a photo visit at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) – a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes, and spires.

Later walk through the colorful markets of Jaipur.

Overnight is in Jaipur

Day 9 | JAIPUR – FATEHPUR SIKRI – AGRA  BY: SURFACE

Today after breakfast, you will drive to Agra (approx. 235 km / 5 hours) en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri – the deserted red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital. Ponder the mysterious desertion of this capital city that was dramatically abandoned a few years after it was built. It was a veritable fairytale city and its ‘ruins’ are still in a pristine condition. It is not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur.

After the visit, continue your drive towards, Agra where upon arrival check in at the hotel.

Agra came into the limelight during the rule of the Afghan King Sikandar Lodhi – who had made it the capital of his empire. Later in 1526 A.D., the Mughal Emperor Babar took upon himself the task for rendering Agra, a unique character, and beauty of its own. The next few hundred years of Agra witnessed the rise of the pomp and pageantry of three great Mughal monarchs – Emperor Akbar, Jehangir, and Shahjahan. In modern times, the city of Agra is a thriving carpet industry where you can also find leather workers, sandstone and marble sculptors, some of whom claim to be direct descendants of the craftsmen who had helped build the Taj Mahal.

Overnight is in Agra 

Day 10 | AGRA

Visit the Taj Mahal at Sunrise (Depending on the weather), monument remain closed on all Fridays. Taj Mahal was built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631 and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. The design and construction is said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori. What makes the Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. It is impossible to visualize the Taj Mahal in any surrounding others than its paradoxical garden. Paradise, in Islam, is visualized as a lush garden where running streams flow.

Come back to the hotel and enjoy your breakfast.

Later visit the impressive Agra Fort, the seat and stronghold of the Mughal Empire for successive generations. The buildings within this sprawling fort complex represent the assimilation of different cultures, which was the mark of the Mughal period. Most of the structures within the Agra Fort are a mixture of different architectural styles.

Overnight is in Agra

Day 11 | AGRA – JHANSI  BY: TRAIN
              JHANSI – KHAJURAHO  BY: SURFACE

Today morning you will be driven to Agra Railway station to board your train for Jhansi.

Depart: Agra At: 08:02 Hrs By: Bhopal Shatabdi
Arrive: Jhansi At: 10:43 Hrs

Later after the visit of Orchha, you will be driven to Khajuraho (175 Kms 04 Hrs approx.) where upon arrival you will check in at the hotel.

Overnight is in Agra

Day 12 | KHAJURAHO

Today morning after breakfast, pay a visit to the Western Group of Temples.

Among the western group of temples, the most famous is the Kandariya Mahadev temple, 32 meters high with a fantastic range of sculptures including sensuous themes. Other temples include the Chaunsat Yogini, which is a granite temple, the Devi Jagdambe temple dedicated to the Mother Goddess, the Chitragupta temple, dedicated to Surya the Sun God, etc.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight is in Khajuraho

Day 13 | KHAJURAHO – VARANASI  BY: FLIGHT

Today morning after breakfast you will be driven to Khajuraho Airport to board your flight for Varanasi.

Depart: Khajuraho At: 16:00 Hrs By: AI 405
Arrive: Varanasi At: 16:55 Hrs

Upon arrival in Varanasi, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Overnight is in Varanasi 

Day 14 | VARANASI – DELHI  BY: TRAIN

Take an early morning boat ride on the river Ganges to see the bathing ghats and cremation sites. You can see pilgrims bathing and performing rituals on the Ghats, one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India. Sunrise on the riverfront, as seen from a boat, can be a spiritually uplifting sight. Later see the Viswanath temple (also called Golden Temple due to its gold-plated towers) dedicated to Shiva from outside as Non-Hindus not allowed inside.

Return to hotel for breakfast.

Later you will be taken for an excursion tour to Sarnath. Take a tour of the ruins, dominated by the Dhamekh Stupa supposedly marking the point where Buddha delivered his sermon. See the ruins of the monasteries and the remains of the Ashoka Pillar which once stood over 20m high. Also visit the Sarnath Museum displaying finds from the site, including the famous lion capital from the Ashoka Pillar.

In the evening you will be driven to Varanasi Railway station to board your train for Delhi.

Depart: Varanasi At: 19:30 Hrs By: Shivganga Exp
Arrive: Delhi At: 08:10 Hrs + 1

Overnight on board the train.

Day 15 | ARRIVE DELHI

Today upon arrival at Delhi Railway station you will be driven to your hotel for check-in.

Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight is in Delhi

Day 16 | DEPART DELHI  BY: INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

Today on time, you will be met by our representative at the hotel lobby & transfer to Delhi International airport to board your home-bound flight.

Tour Ends

What's included

  • Return economy flight from London Heathrow
  • Delhi - Udaipur flight on economy class
  • Khajuraho - Varanasi flight on economy class
  • 13 Nights’ accommodation on twin sharing at the hotels mentioned above or similar
  • Daily buffet breakfast at the hotels mentioned
  • All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours will be by air-conditioned vehicle
  • LUMLE representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
  • English speaking local guides for the sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • Rickshaw Ride in Delhi
  • Morning boat ride with guide in Varanasi
  • 01 Train ride each from Agra to Jhansi in AC Chair Car & Varanasi to Delhi in AC 02nd Class.
  • Mineral water in the vehicle throughout the trip(02 Bottles per person per day)
  • All currently applicable taxes on hotel & transport
  • Govt. service tax of 4.20%

What's not included

  • Entrance fees to the monuments
  • Visa fees, travel insurance
  • Elephant ride, boat ride
  • Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic/non- alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax, any insurance etc.
  • Any meals other than the mentioned.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.

Accommodation

Your Hotels

  • Delhi : Rockland CR Park
  • Agra : Seven Hills
  • Jaipur : Surya Villa
  • Varanasi : Hotel Surya
  • Khajuraho : Clarks
  • Jodhpur : Karni Bhawan
  • Udaipur : Mahendra Prakash

Check-in : 15:00 hours
Check-out : Until 12:00 hours
Room occupancy : Maximum 2 adults

Offer is based on Twin share so 2 people must book to complete the offer. So valid with 2 full paying adults:

Single person supplement : £995

Hotels : If the hotels mentioned in the itinerary are unavailable you will stay in hotels of a similar standard

Internet Access : Free access to Wi-Fi at all hotels (in lounge or public area)

Wheelchair access : The hotels and tour are not suitable for wheelchair users.

Mobile number : Please be sure to fill in mobile number when booking. This is so that the driver can get in touch with you.

Flight Documents : Once your final payment has been processed, we will send you an email confirmation. You will receive all travel documentation required for your flights and accommodation shortly afterwards.

Flight Times : Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. We search for the best times for you and will do our utmost to provide you with the flights detailed above. However, please note that flight times are subject to availability and may be amended.

Visa : If you are travelling to India, you will require Indian visa. Please check with the Indian Embassy in the country of your residence. For more details please visit https://www.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

Vaccination : If you are travelling to India, you may need to be vaccinated against Hepatitis A, Tetanus and Typhoid. For the most up-to-date health advice, you should visit your local doctor/GP or visit www.gov.uk.

Cancellation Conditions : This offer cannot be cancelled or modified

One Review to “Highlights Of India”


  1. Rating: 5 / 5
    lesleyMalta Fri, 2 Dec, 16

    “Narayan at Lumle tours tailor made our enriching escorted 5 star luxurious tour of Rajasthan”

    We had an amazing escorted tour starting on 3rd September to 17th September 2016. We left from London Heathrow to Mumbai to Udaipur to Jaipur to Agra ending in Delhi.
    The pace of the tours was perfect for pensioners aged 64 and 70 years.

    Narayan from Lumle tours worked relentlessly at weekends and evenings. We live on Gozo off Malta and he was always in contact ever helpful and always answering questions. He phoned several times and while we were in Mumbai to check if everything was ok.

    He shrunk visa photos and talked us through the e visa application for India. All flights, extensive tours, guides, the air conditioned car and driver Babalu always provided chilled water all were. We were met at every airport and at each delarture airport. The whole trip ran smoothly like clockwork. Every person involved in our tour were helpful friendly and couldn’t do enough for us.

    Mumbai airport was an architectural delight and the modern sprawling city had the usual traffic problems but was sympathetic to the tired traveller especially when we arrived at the ocean view Trident at Nariman Point Mumbai which was an excellent luxurious choice by Lumle tours to start our holiday.Having 34 floors it stood high above the clouds on the one day we had rain.
    It has the fastest lifts ever experienced! With views of Marine Drive and the Queens necklace of lights at night and the large bedroom which does justice to Corbusier . Theres a superb comfy bed pillows fluffiest towels and dressing gowns flowers, a box of spices and daily gifts from housekeeping it was unforgettable.

    After the 2008 Islamic terrorist occupation, security was extremely tight as in many areas of Mumbai. Though we walked extensively and felt safe.
    As in all 5 star hotels selected for us each had different architectural design and ambiance. They were very clean and there were comfortable big beds soft pillows and luxury and each a large pool and spa facilities.

    We recommend the tour to Dharavi slums. Having lived in Nigeria Nepal and visited India many times its something we’d never experienced before. Our guide Nanu was a slum dweller and with him we explored every corner. Be prepared for a two hour walk. It was an easy walk to the Gate of Mumbai and we enjoyed shopping in Colobar causeway drank delicious coffee and lemon soda in Leopolds.Bought quality clothes in Fabindia

    The Franjipani restaurant in the Trident served gastronomic delights and catered for all needs The hotel staff never tired of helpfing us they recommended restaurants and The Royal Palace Chinese was very good and it was walkable back to the hotel.The Trident concierge was an invaluable man. Sorry I cant remember his name. He even stamped and posted 14 postcards for free.
    The Trident in Udaipur is set in acres of countryside with hills and its near the Lake. A pretty low level hotel resort in contrast with the Mumbai Trident. We enjoyed warm misty mornings hot afternoons and it was a beautiful place to stay in Udaipur. With an amazing huge shop at its entrance Jagdish Arts and Crafts

    It was impossible not to be tempted to buy items. He packed and shipped heavier items by Fed Ex.Which are already here in Malta awaiting customs! The Pichola lake boatrip is worthwhile and the guide was a mine of imformation. The ITC Rajputana Jaipur was an imposing contrasting red brick hotel in the city. Again a lovely pool and gardens. And the later built metro running to the back of it was hardly noticeable. We were given an upgrade to a spacious room with sumptuous furnishings.

    The extensive tours to the ancient Observatory the palace and the Amber Fort were outstanding. The guide took us to a hand printing textile, carpet,jewellery factory hand painting gallery and we bought lovely souvenirs and my husband had 3 shirts made to measure delivered the same evening. The ITC Agra was also a red brick building. Again we were given a sumptuous room. A large hotel with extensive lovely grounds with 2 outdoor pools and the usual decadent spa.

    The dawn visit to the Taj Mahal was unforgettable. The guide Brigesh Sharma was outstanding. He took us theough the entry gate slowly and the magnificent Taj grew nearer and nearer.
    Certainly better than in the movies. And my ambition to visit these places nearing to an end. Claridges a smaller but lovely hotel was a good end to our adventures. We took a tuktuk to Khan market to buy more souvenirs. Incidentally we paid for most of our food in hotels and purchases on credit card.

    We were lucky after weeks of research weeks on emailing various agencies to find an expert company who really cares about his clients.

    We are thinking where to go next in India!?

    Finally a huge thank you to Narayan from Sumle tours for making the holiday of our lifetime.

    Visited In September 2016

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