Empires of the Deccan highlights * Tour Gol Gumbaz * Explore the Aihole Temple * Explore Hampi Read more ...
• Stay on a traditional rice barge on Kerala’s tranquil backwaters • Explore the spice markets of Fort Cochin • Visit the spectacular Meenskshi temple in Madurai Read more ...
• Witness the aarti ceremonies by the ghats of the River Ganges • Visit the Amber Fort in Jaipur • Explore the city palace complex in Udaipur Read more ...
Best time to be there
From October to March the weather is refreshingly cool with minimal rainfall in most places. India's main festivals also take place during this time, such as the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan, the Republic Day of India and Holi, the festival of colours.
8 hours 20 minutes non-stop
GMT +5 1/2 hours
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* Visit the impressive city palace in Jaipur
* Enjoy a sunset cruise on Lake Pichola, Udaipur
* Stay in a Maharaja's Palace in Jodhpur
* Stay on a traditional rice barge on Kerala's backwaters
* Explore the spice markets of Fort Cochin
* Visit the spectacular Meenakshi Temple in Madurai
* Explore the bazaars of Old Delhi by rickshaw
* Witness sunrise at the Taj Mahal
* VIsit the impressive Amber Fort in Jaipur
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Udaipur leaves visitors wide-eyed for many reasons: its exquisite architecture, elegant white hotel swaddled by serene Lake Pichola and floodlit Monsoon Palace 'floating' high in the night sky. But for one A&K traveller, there was another major surprise. At sights including the Jagdish Temple he was amazed to find tourist crowds being parted to allow him, his wife and their guide, Vikram, through. 'It was quite extraordinary,' he writes. 'I have never seen other guides move their customers aside. Vikram is excellent, and clearly has the respect of his peers'
Vikram is just one of a stellar A&K supporting cast who made the Rajasthan holiday so memorable. Take a bow our staff in the UK, guides on the ground, and driver, Viru, who made light work of a thrilling road trip enlivened by recalcitrant cows, haughty camels and rickshaws. 'Driving in India takes special skills,' says Air Commodore Leaning. 'Viru is one of the best.'
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