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India North and West Cultural Highlights

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This 20-night tour is perfect for lovers of diverse landscapes and historical monuments. Including Ahmedabad, Bhuj tribal villages, Mumbai and Udaipur and plenty of exciting opportunities in between, this trip has something for everyone. Bustling towns and an array of cultures guaranteed!

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Ahmedabad

Your Indian adventure begins here…·         Arrive at Ahmedabad International Airport.·         Transfer to your hotel for the night.·         Learn about the history of Gandhi’s ashram. 

Visited:
Ahmedabad
Accomodation
Night at Regenta (Ahmedabad)

Day 2: Temple Visits in ​Ahmedabad

Dig deeper into the history of Ahmedabad…

·         Visit Sabarmati Ashram and Hutheesing Jain temples.

·         See 15th century Jumma Mosque.

·         Take an afternoon tour of Adalaj stepwells. 

Visited:
Ahmedabad
Accomodation
Night at Regenta (Ahmedabad)

Day 3: ​Bhavnagar by Private Car

Descend into the Indus Valley…

·         Travel to Bhavnagar, stopping off at Lothal.

·         See where remnants of Harappan civilisation were found.

·         Take an evening at your own leisure. 

Visited:
Ahmedabad Bhavnagar
Accomodation
Nilambagh Palace (Bhavnagar)

Day 4: Excursion to Palitana

Enter the sacred city of the Jain religion…

·         Follow a guide around Palitana, pilgrimage centre.

·         Leave before sunset, as the city belongs only to the Gods.

·         Return to Bhavnagar for your evening meal. 

Visited:
Bhavnagar Pālitāna
Accomodation
Nilambagh Palace (Bhavnagar)

Day 5: Free Day at the Beach

You’ve earned it…

·         Relax on the beach for a day. 

Visited:
Bhavnagar Diu
Accomodation
Night at Radhika Beach Resort (Diu)

Day 6: Diu Fort and Museum

Explore the history of the region…

·         Visit St Paul’s Church, Diu Fort and Museum.

·         See carvings, statues, idols and shadow clocks.

·         Travel onwards to Sasangir and check-in to your hotel. 

Visited:
Diu Sasan Gir
Accomodation
Night at Lion Safari Camp (Gir)

Day 7: The Last Asiatic Lions of Sasan Gir

A smorgasbord of wildlife awaits…

·         Take a Jeep safari in Sansangir.

·         Keep an eye out for boar, antelope, nilgai and pangolin.

·         Tour an Asiatic lion sanctuary. 

Visited:
Sasan Gir
Accomodation
Night at Lion Safari Camp (Gir)

Day 8: Rajkot by Private Car

Time for some bird-watching…

·         Transfer to Rajkot and check-in.

·         Tour the Watson Museum and Gandhi’s ancestral home.

·         Spot birds at Lal Pari Lake and its lagoons. 

Visited:
Sasan Gir Rajkot
Accomodation
Night at Sarovar Portico (Rajkot)

Day 9: Transfer to Bhuj

Onwards to the next destination…

·         Spend a day travelling to Bhuj.

·         Relax in the evening at your leisure. 

Visited:
Rajkot Bhuj
Accomodation
The Prince (Bhuj)

Day 10: To the ​Bunny Villages

Meet the locals…

·         Spend an entire day around the Bunny Villages.

·         See the arts and crafts produced by villagers.

·         These Banni Handicrafts are famous worldwide. 

Visited:
Bhuj
Accomodation
The Prince (Bhuj)

Day 11: Fly to ​Mumbai

Mumbai, the city that never sleeps…

·         Transfer to Bhuj Airport then onto Mumbai.

·         Take a slum tour in areas of the metropolis.

·         Enjoy some activities like embroidery, tanning or baking. 

Visited:
Bhuj Mumbai
Accomodation
Night at Diplomat Hotel (Mumbai)

Day 12: Elephantas and Hanging Gardens

Don’t miss the panoramic view from the gardens…

·         Jump on board a boat to Elephanta Island.

·         Continue on to the Malabar Hill hanging gardens.

·         Take an evening drive past the famous Marine Drive. 

Visited:
Mumbai
Accomodation
Night at Diplomat Hotel (Mumbai)

Day 13: Udaipur, the Most Romantic City in India

Known as ‘Venice of the East’ or ‘City of Dawn’…

·         Fly to Udaipur and transfer to your hotel.

·         See the jewelled lakes of Rajasthan.

·         Watch a cooking demonstration of local cuisine. 

Visited:
Mumbai Udaipur
Accomodation
Udai Kothi (Udaipur)

Day 14: Excursion to Ranakpur

Learn about the history and culture of forts…

·         Take a tour round Ranakpur and Kumbalgarh Forts.

·         See the lush valleys and streams of Ranakpur.

·         Climb the walls of 15th century Kumbalgarh. 

Visited:
Udaipur
Accomodation
Udai Kothi (Udaipur)

Day 15: Nimaj's Land

Former capital of a desert kingdom…

·         Travel to Nimaj, a beautiful town.

·         Explore Chhatra Sagar, gardens built by a powerful noble. 

Visited:
Udaipur Nimaj
Accomodation
Night at Nimaj Palace (Nimaj)

Day 16: Bird Watching and Village Tour in Nimaj

Learn how the locals live…

·         Visit a local farm and village.

·         Take a bird watching tour.

·         Spend an evening at your leisure. 

Visited:
Nimaj
Accomodation
Night at Nimaj Palace (Nimaj)

Day 17: Jaipur by Private Car

Pink sandstone palace and stunning scenery…

·         Transfer to Jaipur in the Aravelli Hills.

·         Witness the charm Jaipur’s rich past and its current sophistication.

·         Head to your hotel. 

Visited:
Nimaj Jaipur
Accomodation
Shapura House (Jaipur)

Day 18: Discoveries in ​Jaipur

Explore the wonders of Jaipur…

·         Take a sightseeing tour of the city, its fort and palaces.

·         See an 18th century Observatory.

·         Drive to the Hawa Mahal and walk through the bazaars. 

Visited:
Jaipur
Accomodation
Shapura House (Jaipur)

Day 19: Agra - 'Mohabbat the Taj Evening Show

Prepare for the sights of tomorrow…

·         Transfer to Agra, stopping off at Fatehpur Sikri.

·         Enjoy the “Mohabbat the Taj” cultural show.

·         Learn about the history of the Taj Mahal. 

Visited:
Jaipur Agra
Accomodation
Four Point by Sheraton (Agra)

Day 20: Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal

One of the seven wonders of the world…

·         Wake up early to see the Taj Mahal.

·         Move on to Agra Fort on the banks of River Yamuna.

·         Head onwards to Delhi. 

Visited:
Agra Delhi
Accomodation
Night at The Royal Plaza (Delhi)

Day 21: Old Delhi and Departure

Time to head homewards…

·         Take a half-day tour of Old Delhi.

·         Walk through the Red Fort and Chandni Chowk.

·         Transfer to the airport and head home. 

Visited:
Delhi

Ahmedabad Bhavnagar Pālitāna Diu Sasan Gir Rajkot Bhuj Mumbai Udaipur Nimaj Jaipur Agra Delhi

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £1,660 / 21 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax 4 Pax
Price per person in Low season £1,480 £1,230
Price per person in High season £1,620 £1,360

Included in price:

  • Accommodation in the mentioned hotels as per the itinerary in dbl or twin sharing room on bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation in Sasangir in the mentioned hotel as per the itinerary in dbl or twin sharing room on full board basis
  • Arrival or departure transfers as per the itinerary using AC Transports depending on the number of people traveling together
  • All drives and sightseeing as per the itinerary using AC Transports depending on the number of people traveling together
  • 02 wildlife safaris in Gir National park
  • Internal flights from Bhuj to Mumbai and Mumbai to Udaipur in economy class
  • Assistance on arrival and departure transfers
  • All applicable government taxes

Not included in price:

  • Any international airfare and airport tax
  • Services of local guides for sightseeing and excursions
  • Any personal, medical and evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses like table drinks, mineral water, tips, phone calls etc
  • Personal clothing including sleeping bags etc
  • Entrance fees to monuments and museums
  • Any other item not specified under cost includes

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