Classic Northern India

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Best time to go: January to March, October to December

9 Nights | from £2,725pp

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 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Delve into Delhi's bustling bazaars
  • Stay in an opulent room with close-enough-to-touch views of the Taj Mahal
  • Marvel at Jaipur's magnificent City Palace and Amber Fort
  • Take a sunset cruise on Lake Pichola in romantic Udaipur

Day 1 UK / Delhi
Maximise your time by flying overnight from the UK to Delhi.

Day 2 Delhi
Delhi is a manic, magnificent maelstrom of a city, full of colour and noise. Ease yourself in The Leela Palace, hidden amid the leafy ave-nues of Delhi's Diplomatic enclave. A guide will show you around this exclusive area, home to the grand Lutyens-designed Parliament and the Arc de Triomphe-like India Gate. You can also visit the 16th-century tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun, set amid pools and bird-filled gardens.
The Leela Palace, New Delhi | Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Delhi
Swap New Delhi for Old Delhi, the thumping heart of the metropolis. Delve into the colourful bazaars of Chandni Chowk, ascend the tower-ing minarets of the Jama Masjid Mosque (India's biggest) and explore the regal Red Fort.
The Leela Palace, New Delhi | Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Delhi / Agra
Thanks to the new expressway, Agra is now a quick drive from Delhi. In a flash, you'll be ensconced in the luxurious Oberoi Amarvilas, where every room, suite, lobby and lounge has matchless views of the Taj Mahal, which sits only 600m away.
The Oberoi Amarvilas | Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Agra / Jaipur
Built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz, the Taj Mahal is the world's preeminent monument to love –and looks most romantic at sunrise. Wake early to see the mausoleum tinged pink in the dawn light. You can also see the Taj from the impressive rich-red ramparts of Agra Fort –well worth exploring. Then bid the city farewell, stop-ping at the deserted ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri en route to Raja-sthan's resplendent capital, Jaipur. Here, the Oberoi Rajvilas, a Mugh-al-style citadel set amid acres of lush gardens, will be home for two nights.
The Oberoi Rajvilas | Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Jaipur
Be dazzled by the 'Pink City'. Browse the flower-flecked bazaars, try to get your head around the enormous astronomical instruments at the Jantar Mantar Observatory and drop in to the ornate Palace of the Winds and City Palace. Hop in a jeep to reach the extravagantly decorated halls and chambers of the hilltop Amber Fort then return to your hotel for the evening.
The Oberoi Rajvilas | Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Jaipur / Udaipur
Udaipur is arguably India's most romantic city, its tumbling, white-washed mansions set amid lakes and hugged by the Aravelli Hills. This is the place to feel a little like a maharaja –especially when you stay at bygone-feel Leela Palace, where every opulent room has views of Lake Pichola. Take a lake cruise at sunset for the dreamiest views.
The Leela Palace | Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Udaipur
Immerse yourself in Udaipur's distinctive architecture, arts and crafts, starting in the City Palace. This flamboyant fusion of Rajasthani and Mughal design is replete with mirrored walls, marble balconies and spectacular Peacock Courtyard. Then wander Udaipur's alleyways to discover exquisite craftsmanship round every corner.
The Leela Palace | Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 Udaipur / Delhi / UK
Leave India, flying back to the UK via Dehi overnight

Day 10 UK
Arrive early morning back into the UK

Want to stay longer...?
Head to Southern India Internal flights make it easy to hop from Delhi down to India's tropical south. Why not add on a Kerala backwaters trip or a visit to Tamil Nadu's temples?

Pricing
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. However, as a guide, this 10 day Classic Northern India itinerary will cost from £2,725pp in low season and £3,615pp in high season based on two sharing with international flights from the UK.

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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.

Fly to

Delhi/Chennai/Mumbai/Bangalore

flying time

8 hours 20 minutes non-stop

time difference

GMT +5 1/2 hours

Visas

Required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area

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