This exclusive Telegraph tour reveals the compelling history, culture, religion, politics and modern life of India, undoubtedly one of the world’s most rewarding travel destinations.
Including time spent in the company of acclaimed travel and history writer William Dalrymple and David Reid a Delhi-based contributor to the Telegraph, and film-maker, this trip not only takes in some of northern India’s greatest sights, but also lifts the lid on life in this most complex of countries.
Visiting the capital, Delhi; Agra, home to the majestic Taj Mahal; and exotic Rajasthan, this Telegraph tour includes exclusive experiences as well as the celebrated sights of this fascinating country.
Join William Dalrymple in the heart of Old Delhi before enjoying a private audience with him to discuss the India of the past and present
Afternoon tea at the Imperial Hotel with David Reid, a Delhi-based contributor to the Telegraph, to hear the stories behind the news
Watch the sun rise over the majestic Taj Mahal
River safari in Chambal National Park
Aarti ceremony on the banks of the River Yamuna at the Bateshwar Temples
Stay in luxury heritage properties including, a 17th century palace in Deogarh once inhabited by feudal barons of the Maharana’s court in Udaipur and now lovingly restored by their descendants, and relax at one of Jaipur’s leading heritage hotels
Culinary delights include a lavish lunch at Amber Fort and a cooking demonstration and Newari dinner in a heritage hotel
Take a tour of the private quarters of Jaipur’s City Palace
Explore the colourful bazaars of Old Delhi and Udaipur and take part in a private arts and crafts tour of Jaipur
Sunset cruise on Lake Pichola in Udaipur
Farewell dinner overlooking Lake Pichola and the Aravalli Hills
Expert guides – enjoy the expert services of an English-speaking guide
Accommodation based on 4 and 5 star hotels
Small groups – no more than 26 people