A Perfect Introduction to India
9 days from £2,880 per person
This 9-night trip is created for first-time visitors who might be nervous about taking a holiday to India. Some might use a shortage of leave days as an excuse not to go or have a psychological barrier that makes them unable to commit to an India holiday. So we have designed what we feel is the perfect tour of India, possibly the perfect introduction to India focusing on the grandeur of Rajasthan and Delhi to see if “Incredible India” is for you or not.
Taking just 5 days off work, this 9-night holiday to India showcases India at its very best. From the moment you arrive you will have your own personal air-conditioned car with an English speaking driver who knows the country like the back of their hand. Your guides will be hand-picked and all services and accommodation will be the finest of their kind. You will also have 24/7 support for complete peace of mind.
In just 8 nights discover some of its most extraordinary Indian palaces, holy temples, and awe inspiring landscapes as well as meeting some of its most heartwarming and gracious people. There will be plenty of opportunities to experience a wide range of Indian cuisines and dishes, from mouthwatering street food (all carefully vetted) to sophisticated royal delicacies, and to immerse yourself in the sensational colours, sounds and smells like you have never experienced before.
India can be overwhelming especially for first timers, so we have made sure to give you a soft landing, time to relax and soak it in at a gentle pace so that you don’t need a holiday after your holiday once you return home. If this trip does not make you fall head over heels in love with India, nothing will – this we guarantee.
This itinerary includes some of our very favourite hotels in India together with our favourite sites which include the fairytale Lake Palace in the enchanting city of Udaipur, the shimmering white marble Jain Temples in Ranakpur, the imposing Mehrangarh Fort in the blue city of Jodhpur, and a broad range of Rajasthani landscapes. On this occasion we have deliberately omitted Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, as its inclusion would make the overall trip less enjoyable involving a lot of extra driving, reducing the amount of leisure time and would expose you to the downside of commercial and crowded mass tourism in India. If at the end of this trip you have fallen in love with India and want to go again, we will happily arrange a visit there for you, but for this first trip to India we want to ensure that you experience India at its very best from the moment you land until its time to return home.
Exclusive RAAS Offer: At each RAAS property guests will receive all meals, 3 spa treatments (60 minutes per couple), a 20% discount on food and beverage, a 1-hour private yoga session, a bottle of house wine, and one complimentary curated experience unique to each hotel.
9 days from £2,880 per person
- Day 1 - RAAS Devigarh - Delwara
After flying overnight into Delhi, take a domestic flight to Udaipur and spend the rest of the day at leisure at RAAS Devi Garh.
- Day 2 - RAAS Devigarh - Delwara
Day at leisure to enjoy the resort or explore the rural surroundings.
- Day 3 - RAAS Devigarh - Delwara
Full day sightseeing tour of Udaipur with car and driver at disposal.
- Day 4 - RAAS Chhatra Sagar - Nimaj
Drive to Chhatra Sagar tented camp with a stop at the Jain temples of Ranakpur on route. Evening at leisure.
- Day 5 - RAAS Chhatra Sagar - Nimaj
Day at leisure or nature walks with your guide to spot local birds and wildlife.
- Day 6 - RAAS Jodhpur - Jodhpur
Drive to Jodhpur. Evening city walk with your guide.
- Day 7 - RAAS Jodhpur - Jodhpur
Half day sightseeing in Jodhpur including the Mehrangarh Fort and zip-lining. Afternoon at leisure with car and driver at disposal.
- Day 8 - The Imperial Hotel - Delhi
Fly to Delhi. Take the metro to The Imperial Hotel. Visit Humayun's Tomb and Khan Market.
- Day 9 -
Car transfer to the airport and fly home.
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Anonymous, India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka