The Festival of Colours, Holi: 10-24 March 2019

The Festival of Lights, Diwali: 16-30 October 2019

or TAKE YOUR OWN TOUR, starting on any date.

Detailed Itinerary

Arrive New Delhi IGI Airport a day or two earlier. Our representative will receive and transfer you by an AC car or coach to your hotel.


Day One. Delhi

After an early breakfast there will be a full day sight-seeing of Delhi and New Delhi visiting the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Lotus Temple, pass by the Presidential Palace and Nizamuddin’s Tomb. 

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.


Day Two. Jodhpur

Arrive Jodhpur, India’s sun city by a morning flight from New Delhi. 

Check-in at a boutique or heritage hotel. 

Lunch at the hotel. 

After lunch take a tour of the city visiting the fabulous Mehrangarh Fort and Museum, the Mandore Gardens, Jaswant Thada and Umaid Bhawan Palace. 

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.


Day Three. Jaisalmer

After an early breakfast leave by AC Car or coach for Jaisalmer, the desert city world-famous for the Golden Fort, now on UNESCO World Heritage Sites List. 

Check into your hotel for lunch. 

After lunch visit the down town centre where you will find ‘havelis’ made of intricately-carved stones and the Fort. See the colourful bazaars. 

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.


Day Four. Jaisalmer

After breakfast proceed to the sand dunes, an hour’s drive, and check into your AC tented accommodation. Take a camel safari on the dunes. Watch the setting sun over the desert. In the evening, over dinner, you will be entertained by the folk musicians of the desert over dinner. venture out of your tent later, and you will be measmerised by the azure sky with millions of twinkling stars.


Day Five. Nimaj

From the sand dunes proceed to Nimaj and check-in at the Palace Hotel, the oldest heritage property in India for a grand welcome. This property is owned and operated by the former royal family of Nimaj. 

Bar-b-que with dinner in its beautiful surroundings. Overnight at the hotel.


Day Six. Nimaj

After breakfast take a bullock-cart safari, passing through quaint villages. 

Bar-b-que with lunch on a farm.

Return to the hotel for some rest and enjoy some lively entertainment with folk fire dancing over dinner. 

Overnight at the hotel.


Day Seven. Ranakpur

After breakfast leave for Ranakpur, the town with the breathtaking Jain Temples. 

Lunch at a boutique hotel. From here you move to Fort Kumbhalgarh - a UNESCO World Listed Site. The fort is an amazing example of military architecture. From here proceed to Udaipur, India’s best-known destination also called the Lake City.

Check-in at your hotel. Dinner on the roof top with a magnificent view of the city, all lit up.


Day Eight. Ranakpur

After breakfast take a boat ride in the pristine Pichola Lake. Visit the City Palace and Museum, the Sahelion-ki-bari (Garden-of-Maids) and the Sajjangarh Fort.


Day Nine. Pushkar

After breakfast leave for Chittorgarh Fort. 

Enroute we will have lunch at Palace-Hotel Bassi. This ancient fort spread over several square kilometers will take your breath away. This fort too is on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List. 

From Chittorgarh proceed to Fort Palace-Hotel Barli for snacks, coffee and tea. 

Move to the temple town of Pushkar, the town with the world’s only Brahma Temple. 

Check-in at a boutique hotel for dinner and overnight.


Day Ten. Jaipur

In the morning after breakfast visit the temples and the lake. 

Then you will proceed to Kishangarh for lunch at the Phool Mahal Palace. 

Visit the Fort and see the artists making the magnificent miniature paintings. These paintings are done in the Kishangarh School style. 

From here you travel to Jaipur, known the world over as the Pink City. 

Check-in at Hotel Mahal Khandela or an equally good boutique heritage hotel for dinner and overnight.


Day Eleven. Jaipur

After an early breakfast, take a tour of the Amer Fort Complex. Climb the fort on an elephant. Also see the Nahargarh and Jaigarh Forts. Visit the City Palace. Return to the hotel.

In the evening the owners of hotel Mahal Khandela will host a private dinner for you. Folk dances and music to entertain everyone. Overnight at the hotel.


Day Twelve. Jaipur 

After breakfast take an excursion to Bhangarh Fort, probably the only fort in the world officially declared as ‘haunted’. Nobody is allowed in after sunset!

Dinner at Castle Kalwar owned by a former highly-decorated general of the Indian Army. He and his gracious wife will serve you sumptuous food in their grand castle just 19 km from Jaipur. 

Overnight at Hotel Mahal Khandela


Day Thirteen, Agra

After breakfast leave for Agra, city of the Taj Mahal. Enroute we will have lunch and visit to the world-famous bird sanctuary at Bharatpur. See Fatehpur Sikri. 

Check-in into your hotel at Agra for dinner and overnight.


Day Fourteen, New Delhi

Visit Taj Mahal and Sikandra. 

Lunch at the hotel. 

Leave thereafter for New Delhi. 

Dinner & overnight at the hotel.


Day Fifteen

After breakfast proceed to the IGI Airport for your journey home or out of India with beautiful memories of your journey across this country.


Minimum on tour:  4   

Maximum: 11

Best time: August to March


Fee per person:

AUD $4800 twin share

AUD $7200 solo

NOTE: You have paid for 14 nights stay for this tour. For extra night stay in Delhi before or after the tour please pay an extra $200 per day for a twin room.



• 3.5* - 4 * AC accommodation on twin sharing.

• All breakfasts.

• All buffet dinners

• AC car or coach with English-speaking driver and local guides.

• Airport-hotel-airport transfers.

• Dance show.

• All entry fees

• All activities fees.

• Mineral water and soft drinks during excursions.

• One internal flight: New Delhi to Jodhpur


Not included

• Lunches, unless stated in itinerary.

• Insurance of any kind. 

• Personal expenses.

• Tipping:



India is a country of 1.30 billion mostly peace-loving people. Sometimes a foreign authority issues advisories to its citizens regarding taking extreme care when in India. Your welfare is equally our concern. 

- You will be received and seen off at the airports. 

- Our representative will display your name on a placard. 

- If we feel certain areas are to be avoided we may modify routes, etc without in anyway effecting your overall experience which would be enthralling.

- Please obtain proper receipts for all the products you buy and do so only from authorised shops.



India Forever Heritage Tour with Holi Celebrations

15 days

10 - 24 March 2019


Day One, 10th March. Delhi

Day Two, 11th March. Jodhpur

Day Three, 12th March. Jaisalmer

Day Four, 13th March. Jaisalmer

Day Five, 14th March. Nimaj

Day Six, 15th March. Nimaj

Day Seven, 16th March. Ranakpur

Day Eight, 17th March. Ranakpur

Day Nine, 18th March. Pushkar

Day Ten, 19th March. Jaipur

Day Eleven, 20th March. Jaipur: Holi, the festival of Colours

Day Twelve,  21st March. Jaipur: Holi, the festival of Colours

Day Thirteen, 22nd MarchAgra

Day Fourteen, 23rd March. New Delhi

Day Fifteen, 24th March.



India Forever Heritage Tour with Diwali Celebrations

15 days

16 - 30 October 2019

Day One, 16th October. Delhi

Day Two, 17th October. Jodhpur

Day Three, 18th October. Jaisalmer

Day Four, 19th October. Jaisalmer

Day Five, 20th October. Nimaj

Day Six, 21st October. Nimaj

Day Seven, 22nd October. Ranakpur

Day Eight, 23rd October. Ranakpur

Day Nine, 24th October. Pushkar

Day Ten, 25th October. Jaipur

Day Eleven, 26 October. Jaipur: Diwali, the festival of Lights

Day Twelve, 27 October. Jaipur: Diwali, the festival of Lights

Day Thirteen, 28 October. Agra

Day Fourteen, 29 October. New Delhi

Day Fifteen, 30 October. 


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