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Golden Triangle, Udaipur & Jodhpur

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(Tour code: GUC20)

Journey to the heart of India on this intimate small group tour.

Journey to the heart of India on this intimate small group tour. Uncover the secrets of India's kaleidoscopic cities, watch the sun rise over the resplendent Taj Mahal, and discover centuries of history in unique heritage hotels, including an opulent lakeside palace.

Highlights
  • Delhi
  • Agra and The Taj Mahal
  • Chand Baori Stepwells
  • Jaipur
  • Jodhpur
  • Deogarh
  • Udaipur
  • Boat ride on Lake Pichola
  • Ravla Khempur Hotel, the real Marigold Hotel
What’s Included
  • 4-5* Accommodation
    Selected Breakfasts
    Selected Evening Meals
    2 Lunches
  • Selected Porterage
  • Return Scheduled Flights

Golden Triangle, Udaipur & Jodhpur 2020Tour Details

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Days 1-3 Humayuns Tomb, Delhi
Humayuns Tomb, Delhi

To Delhi

We fly from London to Delhi, arriving on Day 2 and transferring to the Maidens Hotel. On Day 3 we visit Old Delhi for a rickshaw ride to Chandi Chowk, one of the liveliest bazaars in Delhi. We also visit Jama Masjid and the Raj Ghat Gandhi memorial before continuing to New Delhi. Here, we see Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Parliament House, Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb.

Days 4-6 Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal, Agra

Agra, the Taj Mahal and Jaipur

This morning we join the Gatimaan Express to Agra. We have a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Agra Fort before transferring to the Trident Hotel. This afternoon we take a tour of colonial Agra, finishing with high tea at a local house. Early on Day 5, we take in a highlight of our trip with a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. We leave Agra and journey to the 9th century Chand Baori Stepwells, a unique ancient well reached by dramatic, tiered steps. We continue to Jaipur for two nights at the Alsisar Haveli heritage hotel, stopping for lunch at the Umaid Lake Palace. We explore the 'Pink City' with a guided tour on Day 6, travelling past the Jal Mahal water palace on our way to the Amber Fort. We continue to the City Palace, the Astronomical Observatory, and the Palace of the Winds.

Days 7-10 Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort

Khimsar Fort, Rohet and Jodhpur

We journey to the desert village of Khimsar where we stay in Khimsar Fort. We enjoy a tour of the local village and a Jeep safari through the sand dunes, where this evening we are treated to dinner and a Kalbelia dance performance. On Day 8 we transfer to Rohet for a birdwatching tour. Our hotel for two nights is Rohet Garh, a renowned heritage hotel. On Day 9 we visit Jodhpur, seeing Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada before a Bishnoi village safari. On Day 10, we travel to Deogarh for a guided village tour before checking into the 17th century Deogarh Mahal hotel. This evening we enjoy a cooking demonstration before dinner.

Days 11-15 Udaipur
Udaipur

Udaipur and Fateh Prakash Palace

We transfer to Khamlighat station for a heritage rail journey, travelling on a metre-gauge line to Phulad. We continue to Udaipur, stopping to visit Ranakpur Jain Temple, known for its stunning design. In Udaipur, we check into our final heritage hotel, the grand Fateh Prakash Palace. On Day 12 we discover Udaipur on a guided tour, exploring the City Palace complex and the Saheliyon-ki-Bari gardens. This afternoon we see the classic and vintage car collection of the Maharajas of Mewar, followed by a tuk-tuk ride. We end our tour with an evening boat ride across Lake Pichola to Jag Mandir.

On Day 13 we transfer to the Ravla Khempur Hotel, the filming location for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, for a guided tour and lunch. Tonight on the hotel's rooftop, we enjoy a farewell dinner against the backdrop of the city. Day 14 is at leisure until the afternoon when we transfer to the airport for our flight to London via Mumbai, arriving on Day 15.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Flights from London to Delhi and Udaipur to London via Mumbai
  • All rail and deluxe coach travel throughout
  • Porterage included from Delhi to Agra

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 12 nights' hotel accommodation, including 2 nights at the 4-Star Maidens Hotel in Delhi, 1 night at the 4-Star Trident Hotel in Agra, 2 nights at the 4-Star Alsisar Haveli Hotel in Jaipur, 1 night at the 4-Star Khimsar Fort in Khimsar, 2 nights at the 4-Star Rohet Garh in Rohet, 1 night at the 4-Star Deogarh Mahal in Deogarh, and 3 nights at the 5-Star Fateh Prakash Palace in Udaipur

Delicious meals included

  • 26 meals including 12 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 12 dinners, including a farewell rooftop dinner at the Fateh Prakash Palace

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Guided city tours of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur
  • High tea at a local house in Agra
  • Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal with guided tour
  • Tour of Chand Baori Stepwells
  • Jeep sand dune safari with guide
  • Birdwatching tour and Bishnoi Village excursion
  • Walking tour of Deogarh village
  • Cooking demonstration at Deogarh Mahal
  • Heritage train journey from Khamligat to Phulad
  • Visit the vintage and classic car collections of Maharaja of Mewar
  • Boat ride on Lake Pichola
  • Excursion to Ravla Khempur Hotel, the real Marigold Hotel

Please note: This tour may not be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Julie Pacalon
Julie
Helen Laverack
Helen
Lynne Broadley
Lynne
Kathryn Cambridge
Kathryn
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