An Invitation to India

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8 Days from $2,099

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Jan 2019 - May 2020 Departures

​​Experience the history, culture and charm of India on a journey around the 'Golden Triangle' cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. With visits to the magnificent Taj Mahal and mighty Amber Fort, this tour is the perfect introduction to an unforgettable country.

Overview

What's included

​WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • 6 nights in 5-star hotels
  • 9 meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 3 dinners

PLUS…

  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers on arrival & other transportation
  • Porterage

Included excursions

  • Sightseeing tour of New Delhi
  • Explore Old Delhi
  • Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal
  • Visit the Amber Fort
  • Saree draping / Turban wearing demonstration
  • Discover the Jantar Mantar & walk through a spice market
  • Evening visit to Jaipur City Palace including dinner

Optional excursions

An Introduction to India’s religions with visits to Hindu & Sikh temples & a Catholic cathedral 
Cookery demonstration & dinner in a local home
Walking tour of Jaipur

Itinerary

Make your own way to Delhi , where we'll transfer you to our comfortable hotel. There will be time to settle in and freshen up before we set off for an afternoon of sightseeing in New Delhi. This spacious, imperial city was created by the British in 1911. Our drive takes us through elegant boulevards and lush green parks where the iconic India Gate and imposing Parliament House are both reminders of a colonial past. We’ll also step back in time at the ancient Qutub Minar - a UNESCO-listed site.
After breakfast, join your Tour Manager on an included sightseeing tour of the 17th century walled city of Old Delhi. Temples and mosques fill every available space and tempting food stalls flood the narrow streets with colour and heady aromas. As we explore we'll pass by the spectacular Red Fort, the impressive marble domes of Jama Masjid Mosque and Raj Ghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. 

This afternoon has been left free for you to explore at your own pace, in the company of your fellow travellers. If you wish, you could join our optional excursion which will introduce you to India's array of different religions. We'll visit Birla Mandir, the Hindu temple inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, and the Catholic Sacred Heart Cathedral before arriving at the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara. Hundreds of devotees are fed every day at this Sikh place of worship, and we'll have a chance to volunteer in the kitchens before our tour continues to Nizamuddin Dargah, the shrine to Sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya.​

​Today we'll travel south to Agra, where we'll stay overnight. After checking in to our hotel we'll visit the UNESCO-listed Agra Fort. Once the imperial city of the Mogul rulers, this mighty red-sandstone fortress is where the Emperor Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son.​

We have an early start this morning for what is sure to be a memorable highlight of the holiday – a dawn visit to the spectacular Taj Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a symbol of his love for his wife, nothing will prepare you for the breathtaking sight of this magnificent mausoleum, whose white marble walls are inlaid with semiprecious stones.

Close by is Mehtab Bagh, a centuries-old garden complex, which sits on the other side of the river. You'll get to see the Taj Mahal from here too, for equally wonderful views.

Later we'll travel to Jaipur, affectionately known as the 'Pink City' because all of the buildings are painted in a distinctive shade of pink. Enjoy an evening at leisure or perhaps join us for an optional cookery demonstration in a local family home, with dinner included.​

This morning we’ll drive to the marvellous Amber Fort, a 17th century stronghold set on top of a hill. It’s a wonderful blend of Hindu and Muslim elements and we’ll step inside to explore the palace, courtyards and gardens. Back in Jaipur, we’ll learn how to carefully drape a colourful saree and to put on a turban. Our expert guides will share the secrets of these traditional items of clothing with us to help give us even more insight into the Indian culture. You can pose for pictures with your hosts in your beautiful saree or majestic turban, and you’ll be gifted the clothing you wear so you can take a piece of India back home as a souvenir. When we return to Jaipur we’ll head to the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory built in the early 18th century, and then take a stroll through Chaandpol Bazaar, where pungent aromas emanate from the shops which grind and sell all manner of brightly coloured spices. This evening we’ll visit the City Palace and see rare personal items of the Maharajas of Jaipur. During our visit we’ll watch a state-of-the-art light show narrated by a Bollywood star, and enjoy dinner at a restaurant in the palace.

​We have left this morning free for you to explore Jaipur at your own pace. Alternatively, you could join our optional walking tour, which is one of the best ways to appreciate the rich heritage of the walled city. As we wander around the houses and workshops, local people will be delighted to tell you more about life in the bustling capital of Rajasthan.

​At the end of the tour, you can join your fellow travellers for a transfer to the airport or make your own arrangements.

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your vacation before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your vacation information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Cooking demonstration and dinner at home with a noble family

Cooking demonstration and dinner at home with a noble family

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Enjoy an evening interacting with local artists and families in their homes, you will be made to feel welcome as you are shown around their houses and explore their family history.

You will also have the opportunity to get involved as a chef demonstrates how to make curries, chapatis and local desserts. After the cooking demonstrations dinner will be served for you to sample the delights that have been made.

Evening - Minimal Walking - Fantastic Experience

India's Religions

India's Religions

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India is a melting pot of different cultures, languages and religions, all of which coexist happily together. The whole country celebrates each religions’ festivals and particularly in the south they can intermingle. It can be confusing but on this tour, we will introduce you briefly to each religion, take you to the place of worship and give you a crash course in the idiosyncrasies of each one. Visit the Birla Temple and be blessed by the priest, stop by the Sacred Heart Cathedral built in 1929. Next visit the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, where they feed thousands of devotees every day and have the opportunity to volunteer in the kitchens and end the tour at the Nizamuddin Dargah (mausoleum) of one of the most famous Sufi Saints.

Half Day– Moderate Walking – Cultural & Spiritual

Heritage walking tour of Jaipur

Heritage walking tour of Jaipur

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A walk through the walled city of Jaipur is the best possible way to observe the rich heritage and take a closer look at the city's architecture, its arts and its culture and traditions. It gives an opportunity for you to visit, see and interact with local residents at their personal houses and workshops.

All you need to be is curious and ask questions and be ready for some interesting anecdotes. It is not like a usual sightseeing where a guide points at things and the tourists listen to narratives, it is for you to talk to people and ask questions.

Morning tour –Moderate Walking – Local Culture

Accommodation

Guests of the 5 star Radisson Blu can really look forward to taking advantage of the brilliant facilities and service on offer. The hotel boasts an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, salon and spa. There are three onsite restaurants offering a varied selection of cuisines. The contemporarily styled rooms are furnished with a TV, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. The private facilities come equipped with a hairdryer and complementary toiletries. The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi.
Situated minutes away from the Mosque and the Jawab and is 2 minutes away from the Taj Mahal. The Agra Fort and Sadar Bazaar are also 3 minutes away. The hotel features include a restaurant, an outdoor pool, complimentary buffet breakfast, Wi-Fi connectivity in public areas, a fitness centre, bar/lounge and a coffee/cafe on-site. The room amenities include 24-hour room service, Wi-Fi connectivity, LED TVs, minibar and premium bedding.
The 5-star Fortune Select Metropolitan is situated in the heart of Jaipur. <br><br> Hotel facilities include a bar, gym, spa and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, TV and tea/coffee-making facilities.
Guests of the 5 star Radisson Blu can really look forward to taking advantage of the brilliant facilities and service on offer. The hotel boasts an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, salon and spa. There are three onsite restaurants offering a varied selection of cuisines. The contemporarily styled rooms are furnished with a TV, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. The private facilities come equipped with a hairdryer and complementary toiletries. The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi.

Radisson Blu Dwarka

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

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