India - Splendours of Delhi, the Taj Mahal & Rajasthan - Solo Traveller

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  • Visit some of the most iconic sites of India on this spectacular 11-night guided holiday.
  • Meet other like-minded solo travellers & enjoy the comfort of your very own hotel room
  • Take an exciting rickshaw ride through Delhi, a guided visit to Old Delhi & an excursion to Qutub Minar.
  • Watch the sunrise over the Taj Mahal, one of the world’s biggest monuments to love.
  • Visit the “pink city” of Jaipur for a guided full day city tour including the Amber Fort.
  • Explore the imposing Mehrangarh Fort and the impressive Ranakpur Temple on a city tour of Jodhpur.
  • Enjoy a boat cruise around Udaipur’s mesmerising Lake Pichola. 
  • Includes 10 nights on a half board basis.

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Your Guided Solo Traveller Holiday To India

Experience the very best of India on this 11-night solo traveller holiday with visits to iconic sites including the Taj Mahal and the magical city of Udaipur, which is known as the “Venice of the East.” Our Indian trip will start in Delhi, where we’ll see Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret and later that evening, we’ll get to know our fellow travellers over dinner and a welcome drink. We’ll continue our holiday by exploring ancient palaces and monuments, proud fortresses, mosques and bustling cities. We’ll take a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi’s vibrant streets and awaken our senses with a kaleidoscope of colour and sound in its buzzing markets. In Agra, we’ll be in awe of the most famous monument to love, the Taj Mahal*. We’ll also visit the Amber Fort in the Pink City of Jaipur and, of course, we’ll have plenty of time at leisure to discover India at your own pace or with your fellow travellers. Discover the splendours of India with us on this solo traveller holiday of a lifetime.

Please Note:

*10 nights accommodation in India and 1 or 2 overnight flights. In order to preserve the beauty and integrity of the iconic monument, the Taj Mahal, cleaning and restoration work is ongoing at this site. Some phases of the restoration involve scaffolding and mud treatment,  thus a clear view of the entire monument may not be possible.

  • Visas are required for travel on this tour. Please visit our visa information page for more information.
  • 10 nights accommodation in India and 1 or 2 overnight flights
  • For departures from Dublin and Glasgow, outbound and return flights will be via Doha or Dubai depending on your chosen date.

Trip Itinerary

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Travel to India

Depart for Delhi

Depart on your flights to Delhi, for a once in a lifetime experience to India.

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Delhi & New Delhi

Arrive in Delhi

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Upon arrival in Delhi you will be met by our local representative before being transferred to your hotel, you will spend the next two nights in Delhi.

Tour of New Delhi

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You will take an afternoon guided excursion to the Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret standing 100 metres tall.  Return to your hotel in the evening for dinner.

Welcome Meeting & Evening Meal

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In the evening there will be an opportunity to join your fellow travellers at a ‘welcome’ meeting followed by your evening meal. Dinner is included each night (10 nights) of your stay in India.

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Old Delhi

Guided Tour of Old Delhi

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After breakfast depart to see all the sights and sounds of bustling Old Delhi, beginning with a cycle rickshaw ride through the city. After your ride, visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of Mahatma Gandhi, where you can see an eternal flame burning at the spot of his cremation. From here we go to the Jama Masjid Mosque (from the outside) and visit the Bangla Sikh Temple (2024 we visit the Bangla Sikh Temple). There will be time to pick up some souvenirs and local bargains at the bustling and colourful market of Chandni Chowk. Later visit New Delhi to see Hamayun’s Tomb, a beautiful 16th Century building and the tomb of the Emperor Humayun. After drive past the India Gate (war memorial dedicated to the Indian fallen soldiers), the president’s residence and an interesting blend of Victorian architecture. Return to your hotel in the evening, spend a relaxing evening at leisure.

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Agra

Transfer to Agra

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Transfer from your hotel to Agra by coach, the journey will take approximately four hours (210km) where you will spend one night in Agra.

Guided Tour of Agra Fort

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In the afternoon you will enjoy a guided tour of the Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the finest Mughal forts in India. Built in the 11th century, era marked by invasions and battles, this red stone-fortified castle was the site of the India Rebellion of 1857. Return to your hotel where you will enjoy your evening at leisure.

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Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri

Visit the Taj Mahal

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In the morning you will visit the Taj Mahal where you will enjoy sunrise at the one of the world’s biggest monuments to love. The morning is an ideal time to photograph this spectacular building when the lighting is at its most dramatic. This famous mausoleum, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his favourite wife, is a highlight for many visitors to India and it is easy to see why. Return to your hotel for breakfast.

Travel to Jaipur & Fatehpur Sikri

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After breakfast depart for the "Pink City" Jaipur. Today's journey is a full day and will take approximately seven hours (235km) with comfort stops on the way. En-route you will visit the deserted red sandstone "Ghost city" of Fatehpur Sikri (located 40km from Agra). Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and it served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585. Arrive in the evening to your hotel in Jaipur, where you will spend the next two nights.

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Jaipur

Explore Jaipur

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Enjoy a full day guided tour of Jaipur - the Pink City. Visit the Amber Fort, a spectacular Hindu fort overlooking Lake Maota, before visiting the City Palace Museum, to see the beautiful former seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur.

See Jantar Mantar Sundial

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See the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar sun dial, and finally Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of Winds.

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Transfer to the district of Jodhpur - Luni by Coach

Transfer to the Village of Chanwa in Luni

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Today, we transfer by coach to Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan The journey will take approximately six and a half hours (330km) with stops along the way.  On arrival we unpack and enjoy the afternoon at leisure, our local guide will be happy to suggest places to see and visit depending on your interests. Jodhpur is sometimes referred to as the 'Blue City' due to the brightly painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort.

Village of Chanwa

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We stay in the village of Chanwa, in Luni, a district of Jodhpur.

We have arrived! 

Let's stretch our legs and enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the village of Chanwa, Luni. During our walk we discover more of everyday life in India, learning about the local community, their traditions while walking through the village. We finish our walk with a visit to a small local temple, before returning to our hotel.

Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure to relax and unwind after our journey.

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Uncover the Blue City - Jodhpur

Half Day Guided tour of Jodhpur

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Today we take a guided tour of Jodhpur, the home of the Rathore rulers of the princely state of Rajasthan. Discover Mehrangarh Fort, an imposing structure sitting on a hill, which was seen in the film The Dark Knight Rises. Our tour will also bring you to Jaswant Thada, a beautiful monument built entirely out of white marble.

After our morning visit we return to our hotel.

Afternoon to Relax

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The afternoon will be free to enjoy at leisure, soak up the atmosphere, and relax more, before tomorrow's next adventure.

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Transfer to "Venice of the East" Udaipur by Coach

Travel to Udaipur

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Today we transfer by coach to Udaipur also known as the city of the lakes. This beautiful city has been described as the “Venice of the East” and its centrepiece is the Lake Palace, which sits in the middle of Lake Pichola. En-route to Udaipur there will be a stop in Ranakpur, where we uncover one of the largest and most beautiful Jain temples in India. Today's journey is a full day and will take approximately six hours drive (269km) before reaching Udaipur, where we will spend the next two nights.

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Discover Udaipur on an Excursion

Visit the City Palace Museum

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Today you will have a guided morning excursion to the City Palace Museum and the spectacular garden of Saheliyon-ki-Bari, which is brimming with lotus ponds, marble elephants and gushing fountains.

Boat Cruise on Lake Pichola

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Later in the afternoon enjoy a boat cruise on the serene and beautiful Lake Pichola (boat ride is subject to availability of water in the lake).

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Flight from Udaipur to Delhi

Last Night in Delhi

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Today we say farewell to Udaipur and transfer by coach to Udaipur airport for our internal flight to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi airport, we transfer to our hotel. The rest of the day is yours to do some last-minute souvenir shopping, soaking up the atmosphere, or relaxing.

Please note flight tickets and times for Udaipur to Delhi will be given to you locally by your guide

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Return Home

Depart India

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Your Splendours of India tour finishes today. Transfer by coach to Delhi Airport for your return flights home.

* We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes

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Know before you go

Will I be met at the airport?

You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

Do I need a Visa?

Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements

What if there is an emergency?

We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

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