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A Journey of Contrasts

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India's Tapestry: A Journey of Contrasts and Heritage

This is a journey of contrasts. Over ten days you'll experience India’s frenetic cities and empty wilderness; ancient legacy and modern masterpieces.

Begin in Delhi with a private local guide to lead you through the narrow lanes of the historic Old City. Witness age-old traditions amidst bustling markets and ancient temples. Then, venture into the New City of Delhi. Explore wide boulevards lined with striking contemporary architecture and innovative urban spaces. Delhi encapsulates the timeless heritage and cutting-edge progress of India.

Next, unravel the mystique of the Taj Mahal in Agra. Discover the opulence of the Agra Fort and the ethereal Pearl Mosque. Agra is a treasure trove of architectural perfection and Mughal splendour that leaves you in awe. Continue your journey to Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted Mughal city. Fatehpur is known for its stunning architecture and a brief but glorious stint as the Empire's capital. Then, embark on a scenic train ride to Ranthambhore National Park, home to the majestic tiger and diverse range of wildlife. Venture into the park's forest, immersing yourself in this beautiful wilderness.

Conclude your adventure in Jaipur, the captivating 'Pink City'. Explore the grandeur of the City Palace, with its private museums displaying eccentric royal treasures. Be amazed by the Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory. It's hard to comprehend how these ancient futuristic instruments still function flawlessly today. Lose yourself in the charm of Jaipur's bazaars, temples, and local crafts. Finally, visit the magnificent Amer Fort, offering panoramic views and hidden corners to explore.

This is a journey of India’s past and present; heritage and innovation.


Trip highlights

  • Delve into the eclectic tapestry of ancient traditions and modern innovation in Delhi

  • Unveil the breathtaking treasures of Agra, where Mughal opulence and architectural mastery converge

  • Travel to Ranthambhore National Park, the legendary home of India’s majestic tigers

  • Immerse yourself in Jaipur's rich history and vibrant culture


What's included

  • 11 nights of luxury accommodation

  • Private transport in an air-conditioned vehicle

  • Private jeep safaris in Ranthambhore National Park

  • Price per person based on two adults sharing

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  • Indian Food
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  • Delhi Spice Market

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Days 1 — 2

Delhi: Old and New

Delhi is an intense example of India’s ancient culture and modern innovation. With a private local guide, journey through the city to encounter the tapestry of old and new. Explore the narrow lanes of the historic Old City, where age-old traditions come alive amidst bustling markets and ancient temples. Take in the vibrancy of the city’s living cultures, from art and music to culinary traditions. Then, venture into the modern marvels of the New City, strolling along wide boulevards adorned with impressive contemporary architecture and innovative urban spaces. Discover the fascinating contrasts that make this city and so much of India a fusion of timeless heritage and cutting-edge progress.

Delhi Spice Market
Red Fort Dawa

Days 2 — 3

The Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal or not Taj Mahal: that is the question. The good news is we know how to unveil the treasures of Agra in a way that feels special and authentic. Agra is where Mughal opulence and architectural mastery collide into something truly breathtaking. Beyond the Taj, come here to discover the legendary Agra Fort, where the imprisoned Emperor Shah Jehan's legacy echoes through hand-crafted halls and the ethereal Pearl Mosque. Experience the enchanting Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, fondly called the 'Baby Taj', a testament to the exquisite artistry that would later inspire the Taj Mahal. Is it worth it? We certainly think so.

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The Taj Mahal

Days 3 — 6

Mughals and Tigers

Journey from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted Mughal city built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after fifteen years due to a scarcity of water. The city is known for its stunning architecture, it served as the capital of the Mughal Empire for a short period. Next, a scenic train ride from Bharatpur takes you to Ranthambhore National Park. The park's 400 sq. km of dry deciduous forest is the legendary home of majestic tigers as well as leopards, hyenas, jackals, jungle cats, sloth bears and marsh crocodiles. Explorations will be in 4X4 open jeeps with an expert naturalist guide.

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Days 6 — 8

The City of Palaces

From the wilderness, you will travel to the busy streets of Jaipur and explore the history of this lively ‘Pink City’. With your private guide, visit the majestic City Palace, the home of the royal family and known for its excellent private museums that display royal memorabilia. Take in the remarkable Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory and its futuristic instruments that still work today. Walk in the Old City, immersing yourself in its bazaars, temples, and local crafts. Visit the magnificent Amer Fort with its 360 views, and myriad nooks and crannies to explore. The scale of these magnificent palaces contrasted with the minutiae of daily life in the narrow streets and markets will leave a long and lasting impression.

As the final step of the trip, we can arrange for you a transfer back to Delhi for onward flight home.

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A journey of contrasts
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