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Highlights of India

17 days Fully Inclusive Classic Group Tour

Highlights of India

India's architectural wonders and history will capture your imagination. The contrasts of bustling bazaars and ancient ruins will bring to life everything you expect from this incredible country.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 16 , Lunches: 15 , Dinners: 16
  • Accommodation
    16 nights in 3/4 star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 28
  • Physical Rating 1
    A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.
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    Walking, some steps and time on your feet.
Classic Group Tour
17 DAYS
From USD $5,247PP
Delhi - Agra - Jhansi - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Bundi - Ranthambore - Delhi
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Tour Highlights

Our Highlights of India tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Day by Day Itinerary

Delhi (2N+1N) - Agra (1N) - Jhansi - Khajuraho (1N) - Varanasi (2N) - Jaipur (2N) - Jodhpur (2N) - Udaipur (2N) - Bundi (1N) - Ranthambore (2N)
  • Day 1
    Arrive Delhi
    Dinner
    Day 1: Arrive Delhi

    Arrive in Indira Gandhi International Airport, India's rambunctious capital city, your National Escort or Local Guide from Wendy Wu Tours will meet you at the Delhi International Airport in the Arrivals Hall. Together with other group members who may be arriving at a similar time, you will transfer 45 minutes to your hotel and check-in.

    Dinner
  • Day 2
    Explore Delhi
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 2: Explore Delhi

    This morning the tour introduction will either be held in the hotel or on the coach. After your breakfast we will embark on a full-day of sightseeing around Old and New Delhi, involving approximately 03- 3.5 hours on foot. Travel approximately 30 – 40 minutes to Khari Baoli Spice Market and enjoy a rickshaw ride before visiting Jama Masjid. Next, head to Lakshmi Marayan Hindu Temple, followed by a brief photo stop at India Gate. Continue to Gandhi Smriti (closed on Mondays) and drive past Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament House. End your day with a visit to Qutub Minar and the Iron Pillar.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3
    Taj Mahal
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 3: Taj Mahal

    Drive approximately 04 Hrs to Agra and discover the magnificent Agra Fort. Sightseeing here involves approximately 45-60 Minutes on foot with some steps. Afterwards, pay a visit to the Taj Mahal, where you will board small electric carts to take you to the entrance. You will have approximately 90 –120Minutes here to explore. For admission to the main mausoleum area, you are required to wear shoe covers (these may be provided on site, but be prepared to bring an additional pair of socks).

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4
    Agra to Khajuraho
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 4: Agra to Khajuraho

    Take a train to Jhansi this morning, with a change in Orchha en route. Continue to Khajuraho, home of the famous Khajuraho temples. This evening enjoy a cultural dance performance.Transfer to the train station to board the Shatabdi Express train to Jhansi station. Your train journey will take approximately 2 hrs & 50 min. From here, drive approximately 3.5 hrs to Khajuraho and visit the medieval city of Orchha en-route, where sightseeing will take up to 02 hours. This evening, you will enjoy a cultural dance performance. Please note: As your train is a day train, your seats will be in an AC Chair Car. More than likely you will not be able to purchase any food or drink on the train, so if you need snacks make sure to pre-purchase them before boarding. The train carriages are shared, so please be aware of your belongings at all times.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5
    Khajuraho to Varanasi
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 5: Khajuraho to Varanasi

    This morning, drive approximately 15-minutes to the Khajuraho temples. You will spend 02 – 03 Hrs here exploring the Vamana Temple and the Javari Temple before boarding your flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in. This evening, enjoy rickshaw ride through the streets of Varanasi to the ghats of the River Ganges, where you will witness the Puja Ceremony of Ganga Aarti. Please be prepared for many crowds through the streets, especially leading up to the ghats, and remember to wear closed toe shoes. Please note it would be unwise to wander around Varanasi without your National Escort or Local Guide at night as there have been reports of pickpockets operating in the area. Always speak to your National Escort or Local Guide before making your own arrangements in Varanasi.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6
    River Ganges
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 6: River Ganges

    Rise early and board your 45 Min – 01 hours cruise on the River Ganges to view the ghats at sunrise. Afterwards, return to your hotel for breakfast then spend the remainder of the day with some leisurely sightseeing around Varanasi. Visit the Bharat Mata Mandir, Durga Temple and Vishwanath Temple before driving past Banaras Hindu University, the largest residential university in Asia. This afternoon, travel approximately 40min to Sarnath to visit the Buddhist sacred sites.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7
    Explore Jaipur
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 7: Explore Jaipur

    Transfer to the airport today for your flight to Jaipur. Upon arrival, transfer approximately 45 min – 01 hrs to your hotel for check-into. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant this evening along with a traditional dance performance. (Depending on the flight timing for Varanasi – Jaipur sector this dinner in Jaipur might get shifted to next day and on this day, dinner would be arranged at the hotel)

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8
    Amber Fort
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 8: Amber Fort

    After breakfast, make a brief photo stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) from the outside. Tourists are unable to enter so you will view it from the busy road opposite. Next, take a jeep ride from the bus park to the entrance of the impressive Amber Fort. Please note that sightseeing here will be approximately 1.5 – 02 hours and there are a number of steps inside the fort. Later you will visit the Maharaja’s City Palace and Jantar Mantar. Finally, you will pay a visit to a nearby craft centre for the opportunity to try your hand at block printing and carpet weaving.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9
    Travel To Jodhpur
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 9: Travel To Jodhpur

    Drive approximately 06 – 06.5 hrs to Jodhpur this morning and check-in to your hotel on arrival. The afternoon will be at leisure, followed by an early evening walking tour of Subzi Mandi spice market.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10
    Explore Jodhpur
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 10: Explore Jodhpur

    Visit the imposing Mehrangarh Fort this morning, which involves approximately 02 hrs on foot and some steps of varying difficulty. The coach will drop off and collect passengers at the same point, so anyone unable to complete this portion of the tour may return and wait for the rest of group. Continue to Jaswant Thada before strolling through the museum located in the Umaid Bhawan Palace. Sightseeing here involves approximately 45 min – 01 hour of easy walking. Finally, enjoy an auto-rickshaw ride to a local restaurant in time for lunch. The rest of the afternoon will be at leisure.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11
    Lake Pichola
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 11: Lake Pichola

    Drive approximately 06 – 06.5 hrs to Udaipur and embark on a relaxing cruise along Lake Pichola, admiring the city’s palaces from the water (**). Afterwards, proceed to your hotel for check-in and spend the remainder of the day at leisure. (**) The boat ride may need to be shifted to Day 12 as it would be dependent on the arrival time in Udaipur on day 11. The last boat cruise departs at 4 pm in winter due to shorter days and early nightfall.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 12
    Romantic Udaipur
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 12: Romantic Udaipur

    After breakfast, take a drive around the Fateh Sagar Lake and visit the Sahelion Ki Bari Gardens, the Folk Museum and Mewar Art Gallery. Afterwards, spend approximately 02 hours exploring the City Palace on foot. Please note that some steps at this location are without handrails, so please be cautious.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 13
    Bundi's Stepwells
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 13: Bundi's Stepwells

    Drive approximately 06 – 06.5 Hrs to Bundi, stopping en-route to explore Chittor Fort and Vijay Stambh. One of the largest forts in India, Chittor sprawls across a hilltop overlooking the town of Chittorgarh. On arrival in Bundi, take a leisurely stroll through the town and discover the unique stepwells before checking-in to your hotel for an overnight stay.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 14
    Ranthambore National Park
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 14: Ranthambore National Park

    Commence the 03 Hrs drive to Ranthambore National Park. On arrival, check-in to your hotel and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 15
    Ranthambore Safaris
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 15: Ranthambore Safaris

    Enjoy morning and afternoon canter safaris in the national park for the chance to spot the local wildlife. Each safari involves 02 – 03 hours driving on uneven and unsealed tracks. Please bear in mind that there will be no bathroom breaks during the canter safaris. You will need to bring your passport each day to gain access to the park. Please note: You will need to bring your passport each day to allow entry into the park.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 16
    Return To Delhi
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 16: Return To Delhi

    Catch the 0720 hrs train to Delhi, with the journey taking approximately 05 hours. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 17
    Depart Delhi
    Breakfast
    Day 17: Depart Delhi

    This morning, transfer to Indira Gandhi International Airport for your flight back to home.

    Breakfast
Highlights of India map

Trip Notes

Accommodation

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

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When to go

The best time to visit India is from November to March when you’ll enjoy pleasant warm dry days and low humidity.

City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Agra
  • 8
    22
    15
  • 13
  • Jaipur
  • 8
    22
    15
  • 7
  • Jodhpur
  • 10
    25
    17
  • 2
  • Khajuraho
  • 8
    24
    16
  • 25
  • Varanasi
  • 9
    23
    16
  • 19
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Agra
  • 10
    25
    18
  • 18
  • Jaipur
  • 11
    25
    18
  • 11
  • Jodhpur
  • 12
    28
    20
  • 4
  • Khajuraho
  • 10
    27
    18
  • 10
  • Varanasi
  • 12
    26
    19
  • 18
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Agra
  • 16
    32
    24
  • 9
  • Jaipur
  • 16
    31
    24
  • 3
  • Jodhpur
  • 17
    33
    25
  • 4
  • Khajuraho
  • 15
    33
    24
  • 9
  • Varanasi
  • 16
    33
    24
  • 8
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Agra
  • 22
    38
    30
  • 6
  • Jaipur
  • 22
    37
    29
  • 5
  • Jodhpur
  • 23
    38
    31
  • 6
  • Khajuraho
  • 21
    39
    30
  • 3
  • Varanasi
  • 22
    38
    30
  • 6
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Agra
  • 26
    42
    34
  • 11
  • Jaipur
  • 26
    40
    33
  • 18
  • Jodhpur
  • 27
    41
    34
  • 8
  • Khajuraho
  • 26
    42
    34
  • 5
  • Varanasi
  • 26
    40
    33
  • 10
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Agra
  • 28
    41
    35
  • 56
  • Jaipur
  • 27
    39
    33
  • 63
  • Jodhpur
  • 28
    40
    34
  • 32
  • Khajuraho
  • 28
    40
    34
  • 92
  • Varanasi
  • 27
    38
    33
  • 107
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Agra
  • 27
    35
    31
  • 203
  • Jaipur
  • 26
    34
    30
  • 223
  • Jodhpur
  • 27
    36
    31
  • 102
  • Khajuraho
  • 26
    33
    30
  • 321
  • Varanasi
  • 26
    34
    30
  • 309
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Agra
  • 26
    34
    30
  • 243
  • Jaipur
  • 25
    32
    29
  • 206
  • Jodhpur
  • 25
    34
    30
  • 99
  • Khajuraho
  • 25
    32
    28
  • 400
  • Varanasi
  • 25
    33
    29
  • 288
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Agra
  • 24
    34
    29
  • 130
  • Jaipur
  • 23
    34
    28
  • 66
  • Jodhpur
  • 24
    35
    30
  • 47
  • Khajuraho
  • 24
    33
    28
  • 179
  • Varanasi
  • 24
    33
    29
  • 245
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Agra
  • 20
    34
    27
  • 25
  • Jaipur
  • 19
    34
    26
  • 25
  • Jodhpur
  • 20
    36
    28
  • 6
  • Khajuraho
  • 19
    33
    26
  • 27
  • Varanasi
  • 21
    33
    27
  • 32
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Agra
  • 14
    30
    22
  • 4
  • Jaipur
  • 14
    29
    22
  • 4
  • Jodhpur
  • 14
    32
    23
  • 4
  • Khajuraho
  • 13
    30
    22
  • 13
  • Varanasi
  • 14
    29
    22
  • 9
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Agra
  • 9
    24
    17
  • 6
  • Jaipur
  • 9
    24
    17
  • 4
  • Jodhpur
  • 11
    27
    19
  • 1
  • Khajuraho
  • 8
    25
    16
  • 10
  • Varanasi
  • 10
    25
    17
  • 5

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    • Land only: This tour price is based on land itinerary only. No international flights are included.
    • Visa: A visa may be required and is not included in the tour price. Please check entry requirements with your nearest Consulate.
    • Tipping kitty: Customary tipping amount of approximately US$100pp is paid locally in India.
    • Transfers: Airport transfers are included when arriving on the first day and departing on that last day of the tour, or when booking the group tour additional nights’ accommodation through Wendy Wu Tours.
    • Early check-in and late check-out are not included but can be arranged at an additional price.
    • Price listed is based on new bookings only

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    • Domestic transportation
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    • All accommodation

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