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North India: Planes, trains & automobiles | DAYS: 21 | PRICE: FROM £4,200pp
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North India: Planes, trains & automobiles

Discover fascinating Northern India and the Golden Triangle journeying by planes, trains and automobiles. You’ll experience everything from the Taj Mahal to the silky sand dunes of Jaisalmer with the delights of Jaipur and Udaipur, two of Rajasthan’s most exciting cities in between.

When you arrive into Delhi you’ll be met by your private Yonder driver who will accommodate your every whim. After checking in at The Imperial, Delhi’s great colonial era hotel,you’ll relax after your long haul flight. Once you’ve recuperated, you’ll venture forth with your guide into Old Delhi by rickshaw to discover the sights, sounds and smells of the mesmerising maze of alleyways. You’ll then swap from peddle power to your air conditioned car to experience Delhi’s other major attractions including Humayun’s tomb, Raj Ghat (or Gandhi’s eternal flame) and India Gate along with the presidential and secetrail buildings. 

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You’ll be up with the 8 million commuters to catch the early morning express train from Delhi to Agra but don’t worry about the scrum as you’ll be delivered to your first class carriage in comfort. We think travelling out of Delhi by train and watching the cityscape turn into open countryside is a thoroughly rewarding experience.  On arrival in Agra, check into the luxurious Oberoi Amarvilas with its direct view towards the Taj Mahal. IN additon to seeing the Taj Mahal, you’ll also discover the delights of the Agra Fort, Chandni Bazar and the ancient red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri.

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You’ll set off once again on tracks in the direction of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. The magnificent pink city with its evocative architecture, people and atmosphere is like nowhere else. This royal capital is fascinating and your guide will take you to all of the sites. As you’ll be visiting the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds and the City palace, it is only right that you also sleep in a palace. The Rambagh Palace will be home for the next few nights and here you’ll be treated like Maharajas and Maharanis.No visit to Jaipur would be completed without a visit to the Amer Fort, perched high on a hillside, just a short drive outside the site.You’ll set off once again on tracks in the direction of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. The magnificent pink city with its evocative architecture, people and atmosphere is like nowhere else. This royal capital is fascinating and your guide will take you to all of the sites. As you’ll be visiting the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds and the City palace, it is only right that you also sleep in a palace. The Rambagh Palace will be home for the next few nights and here you’ll be treated like Maharajas and Maharanis.No visit to Jaipur would be completed without a visit to the Amer Fort, perched high on a hillside, just a short drive outside the site.

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You’ll board a plane to fly to the far flung western flank of Rajasthan (it is also possible to do this leg by overnight sleeper train). Jaisamer, in the heart of the Thar desert, rises up out of the dunes like a honeycoloured mirage. Like a scene from Arabain Nights, the Golden City as it is also known, is like a beautiful lattice work with interconnecting buildings, huge fortified bastions and labyrinth of lille streets. You’ll encounter desert nomads in brightly coloured turbans, women carrying earthenware pots on their heads and camel caravans using the city as a watering point. Your digs will be the simple but charming rooms at Khila Bhawan, located inside the old city walls. 

You take a short flight from Jaisalmer to Udaipur the City of Love. As soon as you arrive you’ll feel the romance in the air. The five interconnecting lakes, the City Palace and the old city with its maze of streets and alleyways all combine to create a city of immense beauty. No wonder it is India’s most visited destination. The Lake Palace, exquisitely set in the middle of Lake Pichola, is our favourite choice of hotel. From here, it’s easy to set out across the lake to the gates of the City Palace as well as Jag Mandir.

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We adore Mumbai. It’s ever evolving and always exciting. It is the engine room of India’s economy, the birthplace of the Bollywood film industry and and home to the most fantical  cricket supporters you’ll ever meet. You’ll explore the delights of Mumbai with your private Yonder guide to discover rich culture culture and fascinating history along with some beautiful colonial era architecture.  Whilst in Bombay, as the locals still affectionately call it,you’ll put your head down at the magnificent Taj Mahal hotel, often said to be the finest building in the city. 

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What you get for your money

This itinerary would typically cost from £4,200pp per person inclusive of international flights staying in the specified hotels and having the services of a private chauffeur and guide. The costs can vary based on season, room type and board basis. All our holidays are tailor-made and can be created around your budget.

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