- 11 night’s accommodation sharing twin room on Bed & Breakfast basis in 3/4 star and heritage hotels
- All transfers, sightseeing excursion as per program using private transportation as mentioned above.
- Travel by jeep to beautiful Amber Fort in Jaipur
- Entrance fees monuments as per the programme
- 2 train journeys: Delhi to Kalka and Chandigarh to Delhi (air-conditioned chair class)
- Narrow gauge Himalayan Queen Toy Train journey from Kalka to Dharampur
- English Speaking Local Guide as per the visits of the program
Above mentioned costs do not include any International Air fare, airport tax, Visa fee, unspecified meals, drinks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees, grauity tips, insurance and any other expenses of personal nature, Single room supplements and any optional additional tours or activities during free time and not mentioned above.
Day 01: Delhi
Arrive in Delhi and transfer to hotel (check-in 12:00hrs). Overnight in Delhi (Meals: No Meals)
Day 02: Delhi
Today we enjoy a full day of sightseeing, taking in the highlights of Old and New Delhi. In the older part of the city we visit Humayun’s Tomb and Jama Masjid – India’s oldest and largest mosque. Continue to the Raj Ghat memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, where an eternal flame now burns at the site of his cremation. There’s also time for an exhilarating rickshaw ride. In New Delhi we discover the ceremonial Rajpath, formerly the ‘King’s Way’, and the India Gate monument. This evening we enjoy a group Namaste dinner. Overnight in Delhi. (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 03: Delhi – Agra
We say goodbye to Delhi as we travel to Agra, the former capital of the Mughal Empire from 1556 to 1648. Explore behind the fortified walls of Agra Fort and continue to India’s most iconic attraction – the legendary Taj Mahal. Enjoy a guided tour of this famous white mausoleum, which was commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century to honour his wife who died tragically in childbirth. The Taj Mahal remains the most extravagant monument to love ever built and has no peers. Gaze in awe at this bucket list worthy destinaton.Overnight in Agra (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 04: Agra – Karauli
This morning we travel to the well-preserved city of Fatehpur Sikri, which was abandoned more than 400 years ago due to a lack of water. Our day continues as we travel to the beautiful Palace Bhanwar Vilas in Karauli, our home for the evening. The Maharaja and Maharani still reside here but much of the site now operates as a heritage hotel. Explore the palace grounds at leisure and if we’re lucky, join a tour run by the princess herself – if the opportunity arises. Later, we visit the Karauli City Palace, which is being lovingly restored by the family. There is also an optional visit to attend the evening Aarti (prayer).
Overnight: Karauli (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 05: Karauli – Jaipur
Today we visit a local school to meet the pupils and teachers (if open). We operate our Change for Children programme here and you may consider bringing some educational gifts with you from home to give out to the children – they’ll be much appreciated (see trip notes). After the visit, we continue to the famous UNESCO-listed Pink City of Jaipur, where the rest of today is at leisure. You may wish to attend the showing of a Bollywood movie at the Raj Mandir cinema. Overnight in Jaipur. (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 06: Jaipur
There is an exciting optional opportunity this morning to sail over Jaipur and its surrounding palaces, forts and countryside in a hot air balloon, with the Pink City as your stunning backdrop. Later, we travel to Amber Fort for a guided tour of its well-preserved interior. We reach the site by jeep and gaze out over Maota Lake from one of the four levels of this impressive fortress. Our tour continues with a visit to the Jaipur City Palace and the UNESCO-listed Jantar Mantar space observatory, made up of 19 separate astrological instruments. Overnight in Jaipur. (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 07: Jaipur – Delhi
Jaipur – Delhi. This morning we drive back to Delhi where you’re free to explore the city as you please. Perhaps visit the striking Akshardham, which is the largest Hindu temple in the world. Overnight in Delhi (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 08: Delhi – Kalka – Dharampur – Shimla
It’s an early start this morning as we board the Shatabdi Express train to Kalka. You then transfer independently to the Himalayan Queen Toy Train for a unique experience to Dharampur. The 33km journey sees us travel along narrow twists and turns, through scenic countryside and numerous tunnels. Pass through forests, over bridges and stop at old, traditional stations. Arriving into Dharampur we complete the journey to our hotel in Shimla by road, where the evening is at leisure. Overnight in Shimla (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 09: Shimla
Today we explore the city of Shimla, located 2,100m above sea level at the foot of the mighty Himalayas. Explore the famous main street – The Mall, which is lined with stately English homes and has a distinctly British feel. We also discover the Viceregal Lodge, the former residence of the British Viceroy of India. Stroll down narrow streets and explore colourful bazaars in this scenic city, surrounded by the beautiful valley and the towering mountains. Overnight in Shimla (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 10: Shimla
Day is left at leisure for you to independently explore Shimla. You can opt for a stroll around the town, drop by the colourful Lakkar Bazaar or hike to the summit of Jakhoo Hill, Shimla’s highest point. Here visitors are rewarded with panoramic views of snow-capped peaks set as a glorious backdrop to the sleepy township of Shimla below. Overnight in Shimla (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 11: Shimla – Chandigarh – Delhi
Say goodbye to Shimla as we travel to the modern city of Chandigarh for a guided tour. See highlights of the city including the famous Rock Garden. A completely unique and innovative creation, the Rock Garden is a collection of over 2,000 sculptures created over 20 years from a collection of concrete, steel drums, old bicycle frames and broken sinks. If time permits visit the Rose Garden – Asia’s largest botanical garden and home to 1,500 species of roses and also stroll along the shore of the man-made Sukhna Lake. This afternoon we take the train back to Delhi, and on arrival to Delhi we transfer to our hotel. Overnight in Delhi (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 12: Delhi – Departure
Transfer to airport for onward journey
Delhi, Colonel’s Retreat • 3 Star – Every comfort and amenity – wrapped in elegance, Colonel’s Retreat is New Delhi’s best-kept secret. A great favourite with business travellers and overseas tourists alike, we offer our guests a truly comfortable, elegant place to stay, while maintaining the highest world-class standards of hospitality.
Ranthambore, Anuraga Palace • 4 Star – One of oldest hotels in Ranthambore, Anuraga Palace is a finest resort and true to its ancient heritage, the hotel typical of traditional Rajasthani Havelis, and offers modern amenities including spa and wellness centre. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, electric kettle and overlook the verdant green lawns. Free Wi-Fi access is available in some public areas.
Bharaptur, Udai Vilas Palace • 3 Star –Udai Vilas Palace mandawa has 66 lavishly spacious rooms and suits equipped with everything that a global traveler could desire. These include separate lounge area(in the club rooms) tea /coffee makers a well stocked mini-bar large bathrooms and spacious wardrobes and all the rooms have views of either the gardens of the open Rajasthan desert.
Agra, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel • 4 Star – Just three kilometers from the Taj MahaL, you can enjoy the famous landmark from our infinity pool. Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daula, and Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Airport are all within 13 km. Enjoy a treatment in our spa and take advantage of our 24-hour fitness centre.
Bandhavgarh , Monsoon Forest • 3 Star – Conveniently located in Bandhavgarh, Monsoon Forest Lodge is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. Featuring stay six beautifully appointed cottages, called Nests, and six luxury tents, each including an in-room fan, air-conditioning, balcony, shower, in-room safe, and satellite/cable TV. Facilities include an outdoor pool, massage treatments so you can relax and enjoy the surroundings.
Kanha, Tuli Resort • 3 Star –Gracing the banks of Banjar River, Tuli Tiger Resort represents the rich, vibrant heritage of rural India. It offers a picturesque wildlife setup, where you can take in the true jungle ambience compliments of its natural surroundings. Tuli Tiger Resort features a restaurant, bar, lounge, and offers 26 air-conditioned cottages with twin beds, mosquito net, fan, telephone, electric kettle, private bathroom with shower, internal and external sitting area.
|Taj & Raj (Group) 11 Nights / 12 Days||Prices per person (2 sharing)||Prices per person Single Room|
|April 2023 (15)||£1495||£2125|
|May 2023 (13)||£1295||£1585|
|September 2023 (02 & 30)||£1545||£2245|
|October 2023 (14 & 28)||£1545||£2245|
|November 2023 (04 & 18)||£1545||£2245|
|December 2023 (02 & 16)||£1545||£2245|
|Janurary 2024 (06 & 20)||£1495||£2125|
|February 2024 (03 & 17)||£1495||£2125|
|March 2024 (02, 09, 16, 23 & 30)||£1495||£2125|
|April 2024 (06, 13 & 20)||£1495||£2125|
|May 2024 (04 & 18)||£1295||£1865|
At a Glance
Taj & Raj
Guided Tours · 12 Days / 11 Nights from £1495 per person
- Starts: Delhi Ends: Delhi
- Trip Type: Group
- Departs: Saturdays
- Hotel Rating: 4 star & Heritage hotels
- Tour Guide: Yes – guided by local tour guide
- Meals: Breakfast:11, Lunch:1 & Dinner: 2
- Visiting: Delhi, Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Karauli or Dolpur & Shimla
- Countries: India
Discover the legendary Taj Mahal, enjoy the Himalayan Queen Toy Train as you ride the famous journey through picturesque countryside, over bridges and through narrow tunnels to Dharampuon. Shimla – Stroll down the Mall at Shimla and explore the Viceregal Lodge in this quintessentially British city at the foot of the Himalayas.