Day 1

Day 1 – Arrive in New Delhi

On arrival at Delhi airport our representative will have a placard of your name, and will meet you and drive you to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Delhi.

Day 2

Old and New Delhi sightseeing

After breakfast at the hotel, our itinerary will take us to Old Delhi for an enriching heritage walking tour. One of the highlights will be a visit to the Sikh temple nestled in the vibrant Chandni Chowk area. Our journey commences along the Silver Street, leading us through the ornate Decoration Market (Kinari Bazaar), the tantalizing Food Street (Parathe Wali Gali), and the aromatic Spice Market (Khari Baoli), known as Asia’s largest wholesale spice market. Prepare to be captivated by the kaleidoscope of colors and the alluring fragrance of diverse spices and dry fruits that permeate the air within the market.

Following our exploration of Old Delhi, we will proceed to India Gate, a poignant memorial honoring the sacrifice of 70,000 soldiers who valiantly served during the First World War. En route, we’ll pass by notable landmarks such as Parliament House and the President’s House. Our excursion will culminate with a visit to the majestic Humayun’s Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its architectural grandeur and historical significance.

Chandni Chowk market, Old Delhi

Day 3

Delhi – Agra
210km

After breakfast, drive to Agra. On arrival you’ll check into your hotel for an overnight stay. We start our Indian textiles and handicrafts tour here in Agra, where you will immerse yourself in the unique world of marble craftsmanship. Explore the city’s renowned marble workshops and studios, where artisans skilfully transform marble sourced from different parts of India into exquisite works of art, particularly known for its intricate inlay work. Visit the magnificent Agra Fort, adorned with stunning marble accents, and discover the serene Mehtab Garden, offering picturesque views of the iconic Taj Mahal.

Marble crafts in Agra - India handicrafts and textiles tour package

Day 4

Agra – Jaipur
240km

Witness the sunrise at the Taj Mahal, a stunning monument in Agra, India. It was commissioned by Shah Jahan, a Mughal emperor, in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who passed away after giving birth to their fourteenth child. Overwhelmed by grief, Shah Jahan undertook the construction of this magnificent mausoleum to honor her. Known as the “Luminous Tomb” in Mughal texts, it stands today as the iconic Taj Mahal. After this moving experience, return to your hotel for breakfast before embarking on the journey to Jaipur. En route, explore the historical marvels of Fatehpur Sikri and the mesmerizing Abhaneri stepwell. On arrival in Jaipur, check into your hotel and unwind.

Day 5

Jaipur

After breakfast, drive through the old city towards Amer Fort. On the way, stop for a photo at Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace). Visit the Hall of Public and Private Audience, Mirror Palace, and the royal courtyard where many Bollywood movies have been filmed. On the way back, stop at the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing. Return to the city and visit the historic walled city and The City Palace. The Jaipur City Palace is where the royal family resides. Also, visit the textiles and weapons gallery in the City Palace museum. During the afternoon or early evening, visit Textiles  to view textiles and an opportunity to arrange for clothes to be made. Overnight in Jaipur.

Jaipur textiles tour - colourful Indian fabric designs on cushion covers
Jaipur Tour - Workshop on Natural Dye and Handblock Printing

Day 6

Jaipur

Today, we’ll join a workshop on Natural Dye and Handblock Printing. It’s a chance to learn about a famous art from Rajasthan called Hand Block Printing. In the workshop, we’ll see how prints are made using small wooden blocks and colors from nature. We’ll also get to practice this craft alongside skilled artisans. Plus, we’ll enjoy a tasty vegetarian lunch during the workshop. Then, overnight in Jaipur.

Day 7

Jaipur – Bijaipur
326km

After breakfast, drive to Bijapur. Upon arrival, we’ll check into the Castle Bijaipur, This majestic palace has a rich history that dates back many centuries, It has been a significant part of the Mewar aristocracy, passed down through generations of Rawats, who were local rulers akin to Rajas, who were local rulers similar to Rajas. Initially used as a personal residence and fort, the palace stands as a testament to the region’s heritage. Later, we’ll enjoy a walking tour of Bijapur town. Overnight stay at Castle Bijaipur, a splendid heritage hotel.

Day 8

Bijaipur – Udaipur
150km

Drive to Udaipur and upon arrival, check into your hotel. Explore the local handicraft scene and paper painting traditions that characterize Udaipur’s cultural heritage.

Start your exploration with a visit to the Monsoon Palace, situated on a hilltop overlooking the city. While known for its appearances in films, such as Octopussy, delve into its history as a former observatory for monsoon clouds. Built in 1884, it offers panoramic views of Udaipur’s lakes, palaces, and countryside, providing a glimpse into its past as part of the Maharana’s strategic outlook towards Chittaurgarh.

Delve into Udaipur’s vibrant handicraft markets and artisan workshops, where skilled craftsmen practice the art of paper painting. Witness firsthand the intricate designs and cultural motifs that adorn their creations, gaining insight into the craftsmanship passed down through generations

Hand-painted doorway in Udaipur - known for its vibrant handicraft markets and artisan workshops

Day 9

Udaipur

After breakfast, the day begins with an exploration of the City Palace complex and museum. Following this, a scenic boat ride on Lake Pichola awaits. Once back at the hotel, the remainder of the day is free for leisure activities. Alternatively, for those interested, there’s an option to visit a miniature art and painting school. Udaipur is renowned for its miniature art and painting. Once back at the hotel, you have the freedom to choose how to spend your time. For those with a keen interest, consider visiting one of Udaipur’s miniature art and painting schools, where you can witness the intricate craftsmanship firsthand, Overnight stay in Udaipur.

Day 10

Udaipur – Jodhpur
286km

After breakfast, drive to Jodhpur. Along the way, take the opportunity to visit the magnificent Ranakpur Jain Temple, renowned for its intricate architecture and serene ambiance. Additionally, explore a local Durri village, immersing yourself in the rich tradition of handicrafts unique to the region. Finally, settle in for the night in Jodhpur, anticipating the adventures that await in this historic city.

Table design from a Durri village with a rich tradition of handicrafts

Day 11

Jodhpur

We’ll spend the day discovering the Jodhpur fort, Jaswant Thada Cenotaph, and wandering through the local Clock Tower Market before heading back to the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to unwind and enjoy at your leisure. Overnight stay in Jodhpur.

Day 12

Jodhpur

After breakfast, visit a village known for its handcrafted dhurrie rugs. Watch skilled artisans create these vibrant rugs using age-old techniques passed down through generations. For lunch, enjoy an authentic meal with a local weaver’s family near Salavas Village. This is a great opportunity to experience local cuisine and learn about their weaving traditions.

Afternoon is free for you to explore Jodhpur at your own pace. Take a stroll through the city’s markets, visit historical sites, or simply relax.

In the evening, dine at a rooftop restaurant in the old city, where you can enjoy a picturesque view of the illuminated fort. While in Jodhpur, explore the city’s rich tradition of antique woodwork. Visit local workshops and markets to see beautifully carved furniture and decorative items made from fine wood, showcasing the region’s craftsmanship and heritage.

Jodhpur textiles and clothes shop
Day 13

Jodhpur – Jaisalmer
285km

Drive to Jaisalmer, On arrival, you’ll check into your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to unwind and explore at your own pace, immersing yourself in the enchanting ambiance of this desert city. Take a leisurely stroll through the narrow lanes of the old town, marvel at the intricately carved havelis, or simply relax and soak in the vibrant atmosphere. Overnight stay in Jaisalmer awaits, promising a memorable desert experience.

Day 14

Jaisalmer

After breakfast, explore the fort, a rare living monument where a significant portion of the city’s population resides within its walls. Walking through the historic streets of the old town, filled with shops, restaurants, and traditional havelis, feels like a journey back in time. Our tour will also include visits to the Patwa and Nathmal Havelis, offering insights into Jaisalmer’s rich cultural heritage. Prepare for an enchanting overnight stay in Jaisalmer, where history comes to life.

Day 15

Jaisalmer

Explore the vibrant culture of Jaisalmer with a half-day sewing workshop, where you can immerse yourself in the art of embroidery, a craft for which the city is renowned. Enjoy a delightful vegetarian lunch provided during the workshop, offering a taste of local flavours.

Following the workshop, head out to discover the captivating sand dunes and the intriguing Kuldhara haunted village. Marvel at the golden hues of the desert landscape and delve into the mysteries of Kuldhara.

As the day comes to a close, back to Jaisalmer for an overnight stay, where you can further explore the city’s rich tradition of embroidery and admire the beauty of its gold-colored stone work

Half-day sewing workshop - weaving fabric in Jaisalmer
Day 16

Jaisalmer – Delhi

After breakfast, transfer to Jaisalmer airport for your flight to Delhi. From Delhi, you can catch your connecting flight back home. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can opt to stay another night in Delhi to catch your flight the next morning.

Sample tours

We offer you a totally flexible and custom service so you can see India your own way. Here are some sample tours for inspiration. All of our tours can be customised to suit your preferences.

Golden Triangle tour

Golden Triangle

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Taj Mahal - morning, Agra, India

Agra & Rajasthan

11 Days / 10 Nights Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jodhpur – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Abhaneri – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Delhi

North India - Jodhpur

North India

13 Days / 12 Nights Delhi – Agra – Abhaneri – Jaipur – Pushkar – Udaipur – Kumbhalgarh – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer – Bikaner – Mandawa – Delhi

Khajuraho Temple erotic sculptures

North India with Khajuraho

11 Days / 10 Nights Delhi – Varanasi – Khajuraho – Orchha – Agra – Jaipur – Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur

Varanasi sunrise boat ride - River Ganges, North India

Varanasi, Agra & Rajasthan

14 Days / 15 Nights Delhi – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer – Bikaner – Jaipur – Agra – Varanasi

Indian Himalayas : Amritsar, Dalhousie, Dharamsala, Manali, and Shimla

Indian Himalayas

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Kerala tour

Kerala

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Same Day Agra, Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Same Day Agra

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Camel ride and overnight stay in the Sam desert near Jaislamer, Rajasthan

Rural India Villages

15 Days / 14 Nights Delhi – Mandawa – Gajner – Jaisalmer – Manwar – Rohit Garh – Narlai – Dev Garh – Udaipur – Bijapur – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi

Badarinarayana Hindu Temple of Vishnu at Badrinath, Uttarakhand, India

Spiritual & Heritage Tour: Discovering India’s Treasures

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Discover Gujarat: 12-Day Itinerary from Mumbai to Bhuj

Gujarat

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Tamilnadu & Kerala

11 Days / 10 Nights Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry – Chidambaram – Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai – Periyar – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Cochin

Indian Yoga & Meditation tour package

Yoga & Meditation

15 Days / 14 Nights Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Vrindavan – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Delhi

The Gems of South India

14 Days / 13 Nights Chennai – Kanchipuram – Bangalore – Mysore – Ooty – Cochin – Alleppey – Periyar – Madurai – Tanjore – Chidambaram – Pondicherry – Mahabalipuram

Indian Wildlife - Tigers

Indian wildlife

14 Days / 13 Nights Delhi – Sawai Madhopur – Ranthambore – Jabalpur – Bandhavgarh – Kanha – Pench – Nagpur