India in a Nutshell

9-Day North India Itinerary - Short holiday to Mandawa, Jaipur & Taj Mahal - Rajasthan, India

Prices from £995 pp

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Duration9 days / 8 nights (flexible)


ItineraryDelhi - Mandawa - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi

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This express itinerary is ideal if you’re short on time but wish to experience a real taste of India. You’ll start in India’s capital Delhi, before leaving the tourist trail behind and heading to Mandawa. Here, you’ll get a real glimpse of traditional life, before heading onto Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan, and a complete contrast to peaceful Mandawa. Next, it’s time to visit the Taj Mahal, because let’s face it, no trip to India would be complete without a visit to this majestic monument. Before heading home you’ll explore Delhi by metro and rickshaw – a unique and exciting way to experience the city!

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Transport as described
  • Excursions as described

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Arrival in Delhi

After your international flight, you’ll arrive in the heart of India, Delhi. Our driver will collect you from the airport and transfer you to your hotel in the Karol Bagh area. You can freshen up at your hotel and then head out to visit the local area, either by foot or by utilising the local metro station.

Arrival in Delhi

Havelis and Camel Carts

Leave the tourist trail behind, exploring dust-swirled desert towns and sleeping in traditional clay huts. It’s an authentic way to experience life in one of India’s most captivating and remote desert regions. The Shekhawati is home to a cluster of beautifully ornate haveli houses complete with bright mosaics, colourful murals and shady courtyards.

Havelis and Camel Carts

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. 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.


view of the taj mahal
David on a rickshaw

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“After three unforgettable trips, I can’t wait to plan my next India holiday- there’s always somewhere new and exciting to explore! For me, nothing beats the delicious food and the colourful festivals.”

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