Escorted by Susie McGregor
This handcrafted journey through India takes you through the heart of Rajasthan, incorporating its most handsomely iconic destinations. Lead by Susie McGregor and following the themes of beautiful architecture, verdant garden oases, hand selected boutique accommodation and gourmet cuisine, it is an indisputably authentic, small group journey through India’s majestic heritage.
Beginning in Delhi you’ll witness the mystery, magic and mayhem of its bustling streets, view the architectural masterpieces of the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb and more and will explore Old Delhi by rickshaw. In Agra you’ll pause to take a breath and absorb the Taj Mahal’s splendour from the ‘moonlight garden’ of Mahtab Bagh as well as watching the sunrise over it’s marble façade. Continuing to the Pink City of Jaipur you will view the Palace of the Winds and iconic Amber Fort before travelling on to the Blue City of Jodhpur to explore the imposing Mehrangarh Fort.
An overnight in the rural village of Deogarh showcases an impeccably restored ‘haveli’ that is being hailed as one of the worlds Top 100 new hotels by Gourmet Traveller. To the south Udaipur offers you the opportunity to cruise the serene waters of Lake Pichola before bargaining your way through lively markets. A quick flight delivers you to Mumbai - home to film stars and artisans, and the setting for the famous film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. Mumbai is a dizzying bazaar of infectious energy boasting hidden temples, premier restaurants and some of the grandest colonial-era architecture on the planet - a fitting finale to a magnificent journey.