Itinerary Highlights

  • Take in the major sights of Old & New Delhi on a full day guided tour
  • Explore some of the best architectural wonders of Agra
  • Visit some of the highlights of Jaipur with your guide
  • Experience the Indian Summers at Shimla

What's Included

  • Accommodation Throughout
  • Domestic Flights
  • English Speaking Guide
  • International Flights
11 nights from £7,375 per person

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Experience the elegant, stylish and luxurious Oberoi Hotels and be fascinated by India during this five-star bucketlist adventure. Encounter a city of contrasts in Delhi, while in Agra, stay at The Oberoi Amarvillas with fantastic views of The Taj Mahal. Visit the city of Jaipur and Amer, the colourful busy markets and come home to your very own private retreat at the Raj Vilas. Continue to Shimla for a stay at Oberoi Wildflower Hall, once the estate of Lord Kitchener, then soak up the exquisite hospitality and excellent services at The Oberoi Mumbai considered the area’s most fashionable address.   

Itinerary

Fly from London to Delhi with an overnight flight.
Arrive Delhi. Two nights at the Oberoi New Delhi. Afternoon at leisure. Suggestions for independent sightseeing include the Lotus Temple which serves as the mother Temple of the India Subcontinent or the famous Akshardham Temple, situated on the banks of the Yamuna River, featured in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest comprehensive Hindu Temple.
Full day guided tour of the city, taking in the major sights of Old & New Delhi. Sights include the Jama Masjid Mosque commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal. It is located in Chandani Chowk, Delhi's oldest and busiest market where you will enjoy a rickshaw ride. Other attractions include the Red Fort, as well as Qutab Minar tower and the Tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in New Delhi, where you will see buildings befitting the modern day capital city of India.
Staying at   Oberoi New Delhi
Early this morning transfer to the station for the Gatimaan Express train to Agra (90 mins). (Or you could also drive to Agra after a comfortable breakfast). On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel to check in before your private guided tour. The guide will either come and meet you at your hotel or a meeting point. You will explore some of the best architectural wonders of the Mughal's period including Sikandra, the mausoleum of the greatest Mughal Emperor and Akbar.
This morning there is an optional extra early morning sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. Later this morning drive to Jaipur (a five hour journey). En route you will visit Fatehpur Sikri the deserted city of Akbar, a world heritage site before continuing to Jaipur, arriving late this afternoon. Spend the rest of your day at leisure. You will spend two nights in Jaipur. Stay at the Rajvilas for three nights
Today you will take a guided tour of Jaipur including visits to the Maharaja’s City Palace, the Amber Fort and the Jantar Mantar astronomical Observatory as well as the other major sights of the city. Your afternoon is at your leisure to relax or shop in the markets.
Staying at   Oberoi Rajvilas
Today you can enjoy the day at leisure. Simply spoil yourself at the spa in Rajvilas, take a walking tour with your own personal shopper guide in the busy streets of Jaipur or you could even enjoy an elephant safari at Dera Amer followed by dinner. Or simply whizz through the busy roads if Jaipur in your own private vintage car.
Staying at   Oberoi Rajvilas
Today you proceed on to experience the Indian Summers at Shimla. Fly to Chandigarh via Delhi on an internal flight and drive to Shimla. Shimla is approximately 100 km (62 mi) from Chandigarh, the nearest major city, and 365 km (227 mi) from New Delhi, the national capital. Stay at the Oberoi Wildflower Hall for three nights.
Shimla ,formerly known as Simla, is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. In 1864, Shimla was declared the summer capital of the British Raj in India. A popular tourist destination, Shimla is often referred to as the "Queen of Hills," a term coined by the British. Located in the north-west Himalayas at an average altitude of 2,205 metres (7,234 ft), the city of Shimla, draped in forests of pine, rhododendron, and oak, experiences pleasant summers and cold, snowy winters.
Today you can enjoy the day at leisure or you can enjoy plenty of different experiences, a visit to the Mall, Christ Church, Naldhera Golf Course. Highly recommend a colonial heritage walk around the old and new city as it has a lot of British Raj history around. Or simply enjoy a wonderful spa treatment at the Wildflower Hall.
Today after breakfast you will drive to Chandigarh for your flight to Mumbai. Fly to Mumbai on a direct flight and stay at The Oberoi Mumbai for two nights. Mumbai began as seven small islands inhabited by simple fishermen and grew to become the economic powerhouse of India with a history of Portuguese and British influence. Today the city boasts an array of galleries, museums and monuments and when the sun goes down the city is home to India’s best nightlife. For those seeking a more authentic
Take a morning sightseeing tour of Mumbai. Start off the day with a visit to the Gateway of India, situated on the waterfront in South Mumbai. Also visit the Mani Bhawan Museum, the Prince of Wales Museum and drive past the High Court and Marine Drive.
Staying at   Oberoi Mumbai
After an early morning breakfast you will be transferred well in time for your flight to London.

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