Indian Subcontinent

India: Best Bits

Our 'best bits' itinerary includes what we feel are THE top sights to see in India during your visit.

India: Best Bits Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Depart UK and fly overnight to Delhi.
  • Day 2 : Arrive in Delhi.
  • Day 3 : Delhi – spend the day flitting between the sights of New and Old Delhi, including Jama Masjid, the Red Fort and the Rajpath.
  • Day 4 : Travel to Varanasi, a one hour 15 minutes flight or an overnight train.
  • Day 5 : Varanasi – take to the waters of the Ganges, wander the timeworn alleys, and soak in the age-old atmosphere.
  • Day 6 : Travel to Agra, a one hour 30 minutes flight or an overnight train.
  • Day 7 : Agra – head out to see the sights including the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
  • Day 8 : Travel to Ranthambore or Bharatpur, depending on the season.
  • Day 9 : Travel to Jaipur, three hours by road. You can head out straight away to start seeing the Pink City’s many sights.
  • Day 10 : Jaipur – why not spend the day discovering the Hawa Mahal and the Amber Fort. A traditional dinner and dance performance makes for a great evening.
  • Day 11 : Travel to Jodhpur, five hours 45 minutes by road.
  • Day 12 : Jodhpur – spend the day exploring – we highly recommend taking the time to visit the magnificent Meherangarh Fort.
  • Day 13 : Travel to Udaipur, four hours 30 minutes by road – you could stop off at Ranakpur temple complex en route. Start your time in Udaipur with a cruise on Lake Pichola.
  • Day 14 : Udaipur – wander the lakes, palaces and gardens of this romantic city
  • Day 15 : Fly to Aurangabad via Mumbai.
  • Days 16-17 : Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ajanta and Ellora caves. Return to Mumbai.
  • Day 18 : Mumbai – take a day to experience India’s most dynamic city before flying to Kochi, a one hour 55 minutes flight.
  • Day 19 : Kochi – you can visit the Dutch Palace, Santa Cruz Basilica and Fort Kochi. Seeing a Kathakali dance performance here is a must.
  • Days 20-21 : Embark on a traditional kettuvallam to cruise through Kerala’s beautiful backwaters, spending the night on the boat. Disembark and travel to Kovalam.
  • Day 22 : Travel to Trivandrum, 40 minutes by road, and explore Kerala’s capital.
  • Day 21 : Fly Trivandrum to the UK.

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Highlights

Taj Mahal – Kerala’s backwaters – Varanasi – Ajanta & Ellora caves – Udaipur

Duration

23 days

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Four star price from £5,890
Five star price from £6,890

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