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
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
For those short on time, or for those who want to see the highlights of Northern India before heading south, then this is the ideal journey. It can be easily combined with any of our other India journeys. Read more ...
Highlights - Take a flight to Nagpur and a drive to Kanha;Visit The Kanha National Park;Fly to Jaipur... Read more ...
The journey will provide stunning photographic opportunities, particularly under the guidance of Jon Nicholson who is at the helm throughout. Jon has travelled India extensively, capturing its character and spirituality in his professional capacity. Read more ...
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* Visit the impressive city palace in Jaipur
* Enjoy a sunset cruise on Lake Pichola, Udaipur
* Stay in a former 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 on a rickshaw
* Witness sunrise at the Taj Mahal
* VIsit the impressive Amber Fort in Jaipur
Most India holidays begin in Delhi and on a Delhi tour you will experience its teeming bazaars, battlemented Red Fort and the country's largest mosque; and New Delhi, whose elegant 1930s avenues and buildings reveal the enduring influence of the British Raj.
Luxury India holidays 2013, 2014 and beyond with Abercrombie & Kent are enhanced by our unique and privileged access and local knowledge.
To the south-east, on an Agra tour you will encounter the renowned Taj Mahal. To the west, your Indian holiday can take in the vast deserts and rugged mountains of Rajasthan, whose customs, palaces and fortresses vividly reflect the classical image of popular India. Here, Jaipur tours, Udaipur tours and Jodhpur tours draw the India traveller.
Colourful Rajput history casts a special spell, evident in locations such as Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Gwalior; the historic princely cities and the smaller towns and villages that we can include in an India holiday programme. Eastwards lies Khajuraho famed for temples with their extraordinary erotic carvings and the holy city, Varanasi on the sacred Ganges.
The gateways of Bombay (Mumbai) and Madras (Chennai) are essential ports of call in any South India holiday. They are the starting points for tropical Indian travel - slower, relaxed, even more exotic than in the north. Combining a Madras or Mumbai holiday with travel to Goa will take you to a coastal paradise that is popular for its sun kissed sandy beaches, easygoing lifestyle, fenni and many fairs and festivals. It makes an ideal beach destination or extension to a longer holiday to India. To experience the wonders of Goa, explore the Goa Holidays 2013, 2014 section of our site.
Bangalore and delightful Mysore are musts. During your Indian holiday you may also want to visit the old hill station of Ootacamund and Cochin (Kochi), the oldest European settlement in India and the starting point for the tranquil backwaters of Kerala's canals and rivers.
A holiday in India is topped off with a visit to the Himalaya region. The world's highest mountain range has lured visitors since ancient times, representing the inspirational beauty, power and majority of nature. See further details on the Himalaya trekking section of our site.
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. However, as a guide, a 13 day luxury India holiday will cost from £2,475 per person based on two adults sharing with flights from the UK and subject to availability.
Pay £1,650 per person
Spend 2 nights at the Leela Palace, New Delhi and 3 nights at the Leela Palace, Udaipur. Including flights, bed and breakfast, transfers and sightseeing, also a round of house cocktails and room available upgrades in Leela Palace, New Delhi. Valid for travel until 30th September. Terms and conditions apply.
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