Diwali - India's Festival of Lights: November 2020
13 days from £7,200 per person
Experience one of India’s most visually spectacular events in style with our private tailor-made “Festival of Lights” tailor-made tour, one of the most important, not to mention iconic, Indian festivals. We highly recommend that any trip to India in November should try to incorporate the Diwali celebrations (Saturday, 14 November 2020).
Begin your tour in Delhi exploring the Old Town and new town, before continuing on to Agra to see another of India’s iconic sights – the Taj Mahal. Next, head on to Jaipur where you can explore the "Pink City” of Jaipur. Experience more of the vivid colours of Rajasthan as you continue on to Jodhpur, the "Blue City”, before being dazzled by the seemingly endless firework displays in Udaipur as part of the Diwali celebrations. We will ensure that you have front row seats to witness this entire city lit up - in our opinion there is no better place to do so than The Lake Palace. Join in the wide spread celebrations of wealth, auspicious beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, continuing late into the night. Discover the rest of what Udaipur has to offer before journeying south to Mumbai. See how the city has evolved and modernised over the years and experience the sights, sounds and smells of this thriving and cosmopolitan metropolis. This itinerary includes some of the very best hotels in India and is the perfect way to ensure that you experience this wonderful country in style.
This is purely a suggested itinerary, so it can be booked as it is or used as a starting point for creating your own luxury tailor-made holiday in India. If you'd like to see similar trips, take a look at our Festival & Events and Honeymoon collections; as well as our favourite Ultimate Luxury and Culinary Tour itineraries.
13 days from £7,200 per person
- Day 1 - The Oberoi New Delhi - Delhi
Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon sightseeing in Old Delhi.
- Day 2 - The Oberoi New Delhi - Delhi
Sightseeing of New Delhi. Afternoon at leisure with car & driver at disposal.
- Day 3 - The Oberoi Amarvilas - Agra
Drive to Agra. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Agra.
- Day 4 - Rambagh Palace - Jaipur
Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Drive to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri.
- Day 5 - Rambagh Palace - Jaipur
Full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur and Amber. Evening private elephant safari and dinner
- Day 6 - Umaid Bhawan Palace - Jodhpur
Full day sightseeing tour. Evening private elephant safari and dinner.
- Day 7 - Umaid Bhawan Palace - Jodhpur
Half day sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. Afternoon at leisure with car and driver at disposal.
- Day 8 - Taj Lake Palace - Udaipur
Drive to Udaipur via Rankpur. Afternoon at leisure.
- Day 9 - Taj Lake Palace - Udaipur
Spend the day sightseeing with an afternoon boat ride.
- Day 10 - Taj Lake Palace - Udaipur
Enjoy the Diwali festivities with a roof top meal at Bhairo.
- Day 11 - Taj Mahal Palace - Mumbai
Morning flight to Mumbai. Afternoon at leisure.
- Day 12 - Taj Mahal Palace - Mumbai
Day sightseeing in Mumbai.
- Day 13 - In transit.
Transfer to the airport for your onward journey home.
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Anonymous, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Mr David Wallace, North India