Authentic Starter Pack
Settle gently into colourful and chaotic India, a riot on the senses. Amble between pink palaces in Jaipur, dodge camels in the bazaar and melt into the mayhem. There’s no denying it – India is an overwhelming jumble of sights, sounds and smells. Ease yourself in with this stress-free starter pack. Touching down amidst the commotion of Delhi can be something of a culture shock, so this trip is designed to give you a softer landing. You’ll spend one night catching up on sleep in Central Delhi before driving on to the Pink City of Jaipur, crammed with fairytale palaces, historic splendour and heaving bazaars stuffed with beautiful textiles.
Camels and Castles in Rajasthan
Soak up the romance of Rajasthan, from mystic lake palaces to desert forts. Hear the soft chants of pilgrims echo through the holy streets of Pushkar, explore the bazaars of the Blue City and stare out over the sea of sand surrounding Jaisalmer. It’s a trip filled with atmosphere and a fairytale tint. Rajasthan is dripping with exotic, old world glamour. From cities that shift in colour between dusk and dawn to huge forts rising out of golden empty deserts and palaces stranded in the middle of shimmering lakes, it’s rich in surreal and beautiful sights. You’ll spend five nights travelling across this legendary state, meeting the locals, listening to the constant song of the ghats and feeling lost in the romance of it all.
Sunrise at the Taj Mahal
Visit mystical monkey temples and ghost cities en route to sunrise at the Taj Mahal. A real wonder of the world, it’s a building that will take your breath away. On the way to Agra, you’ll see hundreds of birds take flight over rippling lakes and hear the soft chants of pilgrims on holy ghats. India’s Golden Triangle is the stuff of legend, with the ethereal Taj Mahal at its pinnacle. This trip will take you from the Pink City of Jaipur to Agra, where you’ll watch dawn break over the Taj Mahal. On the way, you’ll see pilgrims bathing in holy water under the Galta gorge, explore a watery world packed with wildlife and wander through an abandoned ghost town steeped in mystery.
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Switch to travel by plane instead of train
Travel by Plane
If you don’t fancy taking the train, we can alter this itinerary so you can travel by domestic flight instead. Your itinerary will differ slightly from the one above. On day 10, instead of heading to Jaisalmer, you’ll be transferred to Jodhpur airport where you’ll board a flight to Delhi. After spending the night in Delhi, you’ll head to Agra for the Taj Mahal and continue the trip as normal from here. This version of the itinerary is 14 days and 13 nights long.
Guide price: £ 1,095 - per person - travelling by plane