Advantage India - by invitation only
Game, Set & Match - India unrivalled!
- India's addictive energy
- Holi Celebration in Jaipur
- Spectacular forts and monuments
- Taj Mahal Sunrise and Sunset
- Ancient rituals on the Ganges
- Cruise on Lake Pichola
- Rural Rajasthan tranquility
- Retail therapy at its finest
- Stunning accommodation
- All in the company of likeminded women!
- By invitation only
- 14 days - Delhi to Delhi
India will ignite your curiosity, shake your senses and warm your soul. It is a land of fortified cities, royal families in astounding palaces and humble villages where women in blindingly bright saris go about their daily rouƟne. India is brimming with life, colourful and chaotic ...
Our journey commences in the capital Delhi before travelling to India’s most holy city of Varanasi where we will witness morning rituals on the ghats that line the Ganges River, wander through the fragrant flower markets & narrow cobblestone alleyways lined with 'chai wallahs'. We will delve deep into Rajasthan where we will ride rickshaws like locals, visit ancient forts and palaces, take a boat ride on Lake Pichola and rise at dawn to the sound of the muezzin’s call to experience 'real' India as the cities wake. Of course we will visit the iconic Taj Mahal which is every bit as enthralling as one imagines, especially at the quieter times of sunrise and sunset, and there will be plenty of opportunity for retail therapy in colourful bazaars and outstanding boutiques.
The peak of our journey will be the Hindu Spring Festival of Holi, when the streets will explode with colour in a dazzling celebration of life, love and joy. We will be swept up in the mesmerising displays of dance & music on this hugely significant, joyous day—an unmissable spectacle!
Arrive in Delhi late at night and stay close to the airport before flying to Varanasi in the morning
Fly to Varanasi and witness an evening Aarti ceremony on the steps of the ghats, take a dawn boat ride on the Ganges, walk through spice markets, bazaars,
narrow, ancient streets, pass temples and pause to view the emotionally moving cremation ghat
Drive to Udaipur, the fabled Lake City nestled in the Aravali Hills, and enjoy a sunset boat ride on glittering lake Pichola and a walking tour of
the old city.
Transfer by road to the wonderfully photogenic 'blue city' of Jodhpur exploring the old city with a private guide. Discover the mighty Mehrangarh fort
and shop your way through the maze of medieval streets where you can buy anything from saris and jodhpur breeches to silver and leatherware.
Drive to Chhatra Sagar in the heart of rural Rajasthan and enjoy a traditional village immersion whilst staying in true luxury.
Drive to the 'pink city' of Jaipur and take in all that this colourful and chaotic city has to offer - a dawn walk through flower markets, temple chanting,
famous Amber Fort, incredible retail therapy and, of course, HOLI! A once-in-a-lifetime, carnival of colourful & celebration!
Drive to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal, both at sunrise and sunset when it is wonderfully quiet and the light is soft. Visit Agra fort and enjoy time
at leisure to explore further or to simply enjoy the luxury of your outstanding accommodation with views of the Taj Mahal itself.
Return to Delhi arriving early afternoon to allow for some last minute retail therapy, or to simply relax before your journey home. Depart
Delhi this evening with inflight overnight, arriving in Australia tomorrow.
- 14 days
- 29 February to 13 March 2020
- Begins Delhi | Ends Delhi
- Price: A$10,490 per person twin share.
- Single supplement applies - A$5,800
- For further details and a full itinerary please contact us