Places Visited: Delhi, Jama Masjid, Agra, Jaipur, Deogarh, Udaipur
Experience the splendour of India’s Golden Triangle – including the Taj Mahal, ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur and Udaipur, location of the recent Best Marigold Hotel movies – on this carefully crafted 14-day tour. The balance between town and country has been designed to yield a broader sense of the region than you gain following standard circuits of Rajasthan.
The trip begins with the historic highlights of the Indian capital, Delhi, where the Jama Masjid mosque and Red Fort are just two of the astounding landmarks surviving from the era of the Mughals. From Delhi, we travel by train down to Agra and the Taj, then on Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, to visit chimeric Amber Fort, City Palace and famous bazaars.
After a week spent exploring cities, you’ll be glad of a break in the tranquil rural landscape of Deogarh, where you will be house guests of the young royal family, making it a perfect springboard for visit to villages, remote shrines, crafts workshop and temples. To finish the tour in high style, you’ll spend 4 nights in Udaipur, basing yourself at a suave hilltop hotel with a magnificent view.