An Invitation to India

Classic Touring

8 Days from £1,694

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Jan 2019 - Nov 2020 Departures

Special Departure: Diwali Special Departure

1 November 2018, 8 days | Holiday ref: SLILID

Experience the history, culture and charm of India during Diwali, the famous Hindu festival. On your journey around the ‘Golden Triangle’ cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur you will visit the magnificent Taj Mahal and mighty Amber Fort, and celebrate Diwali with drinks and dinner in a local family home.

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​Experience the history, culture and charm of India on a journey around the 'Golden Triangle' cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Begin your adventure with sightseeing tours of both New and Old Delhi, with highlights including the iconic India Gate, UNESCO-listed Qutub Minar, the spectacular Red Fort and Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Heading south, you'll discover the Agra Fort and visit the breathtaking Taj Mahal at sunrise. On to Jaipur next, painted pink by maharajas' decree, where alongside visits to the Amber Fort and the Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory, you'll learn how to drape a saree or wear a turban, keeping these items as unique souvenirs. Jaipur's City Palace, a fantastic setting for dinner as well as a sensational light show narrated by a Bollywood star, is a further treat before this introduction to India comes to an end.

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Your holiday at a glance

CLASSIC TOURING
ALL BREAKFASTS

What's included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Heathrow with Jet Airways
  • 6 nights in 4 and 5-star hotels plus 1 night in flight
  • 9 meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners

PLUS…

  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports

Included excursions

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

​Please note: Vital restoration work is being carried out on the Taj Mahal from now until November 2018. During this time you will still visit this iconic landmark, and also the Mehtab Bagh gardens complex, which is close by and offers further views of the Taj Mahal.

Optional excursions

  • An Introduction to India's religions
  • Cookery demonstration & dinner in a local home
  • Walking tour of Jaipur
  • Evening dinner in Delhi

Your itinerary

​Depart on your flight to Delhi, arriving on day 2​.

We'll arrive in Delhi today and transfer 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 step back in time at the ancient Qutub Minar, a soaring tower of sandstone, and visit Humayun's Tomb, both UNESCO-listed sites.​

​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. 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. Later we will drive to Delhi.

​After breakfast we'll transfer to the airport for our flight back to the UK.​

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday 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 holiday 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

The Suryaa is a 5-star hotel, located around 7km from the world-famous India Gate. All rooms feature a mini bar, tea/coffee maker, in-room safe, spacious bathroom and use of the health club and swimming pool.
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.

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.
This 5-star hotel is set in New Delhi. Every room has private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Other hotel facilities include free Wi-Fi, on-site restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and a spa centre.

The Suryaa Delhi

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Local Knowledge

Book a ticket for the latest Bollywood blockbuster. It’s always a full house at the opulent Raj Mandir Cinema in Jaipur.

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