• Save up to 10% on select 2020 Departures - Pay in Full by Dec 18, 2019

    Save up to 10% on select 2020 Departures - Ends Dec 18, 2019
  • AARP Members Save an additional $100 per person

    AARP Members Save an additional $100 pp
  • Additional Savings for Past Travelers

    Additional Savings for Past Travelers


Colorful India

Operated by: Trafalgar

14 Days from $4,005 per person
Lotus Temple, New Delhi

Countries Visited

India ...more India

Locations Visited

New Delhi, Old Delhi, Agra, Taj Mahal, Jaipur, Narlai, Delhi ...more New Delhi, Old Delhi, Agra, Taj Mahal, Jaipur, Narlai, Delhi
  1. Day 1 ARRIVE DELHI (3 NIGHTS)

    India's vibrant capital extends a lively welcome, launching an unforgettable journey through northern India's most exquisite sights. On arrival in Delhi, you'll be transferred to your hotel where you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and local appetisers this evening.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Sheraton New Delhi
  2. Day 2 DELHI SIGHTSEEING

    Savour the scents of spice as you embark on an exhilarating rickshaw ride, navigating the busy streets of Old Delhi. See the Red Fort, a sandstone fortress which once housed the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for centuries, before riding through the colourful Chandni Chowk market. Watch it come to life as the day's trading begins amidst the sounds of enthusiastic salesmen and endless traffic. We'll visit Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India and admire its ornate façades before enjoying the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 DELHI SIGHTSEEING

    We 'Dive Into Culture' this morning, embarking on a guided walking tour to discover the work done by the Salaam Baalak Trust. Your visit will 'Make A Difference' to this non-profit organisation which aims to provide a caring environment for street children. Later, we'll walk through the bazaar of Paharganj, rubbing shoulders with the locals who flock to the market to shop every day. Lunch is at a local restaurant, before we head to the district of New Delhi, designed and built by the British in the 1920s. Here we'll visit the UNESCO-listed Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar before driving past Parliament House and India Gate, commemorating the Indian soldiers who died during WWI.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
  4. Day 4 DELHI - AGRA

    Delve into the imperial history of the Mughal Empire as you explore the iconic, yet unexpected highlights of Agra. Visit the UNESCO-listed Agra Fort and stroll through the chambers of a royal residence that lay at the centre of the dynasty until the 17th century. As you drive through the city's crowded streets, connect with its vibrant spirit and raw energy.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Double Tree by Hilton
  5. Day 5 AGRA - RANTHAMBORE (2 NIGHTS)

    Gaze at the sun-kissed white marble of the Taj Mahal, arriving just before sunrise to see its elegant walls glow with rose and golden hues. Learn how this well-preserved landmark stands today as a monument of love, then return to your hotel for breakfast. Later today, travel to Ranthambore and upon arrival check into your hotel for dinner and your overnight stay.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel The Tigress Ranthambore
  6. Day 6 RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

    You'll have a full day to connect with your beautiful natural surrounds as you explore all that Ranthambore has to offer. Start the day with an early morning visit to Ranthambore National Park, which was once the hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Keep your camera at the ready to hopefully snap a few photographs of the resident tigers. Afterwards return to your hotel for breakfast followed by some time to relax. After lunch venture out into the park for another visit and watch for glimpses of the various species of bird and wildlife which find sanctuary here and the ruins of a bygone era which are scattered through the park. Dinner is served this evening at your hotel.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7 RANTHAMBORE - JAIPUR (2 NIGHTS)

    This morning travel to Jaipur, the Pink City and gateway to the colourful state of Rajasthan. After lunch, visit the ornate City Palace and later 'Dive Into Culture' with a lesson in the art of turban tying and a favourite pastime in Jaipur, kite flying - giving you insights into the ancient customs and pastimes of the city.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Hilton
  8. Day 8 JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING

    One of today's highlights is a visit to the UNESCO-listed Amber Fort, but first stop to admire the ornate red and pink façades of the Palace of Winds, whose latticed windows once revealed the outside world to the sheltered ladies of the royal household. Continue to the UNESCO-listed Jantar Mantar Observatory, featuring the world's largest sundial before meeting a 'Local Specialist' to learn about the tradition of hand block printing. See how the Jaipur's exquisitely patterned cottons have been made for centuries, then witness the delicate art of crafting Jaipur's elegant blue and green pottery. You'll have an opportunity to 'Connect With Locals' this evening, joining a local family for an exclusive 'Be My Guest' dinner in their home to savour some of the local delicacies.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
  9. Day 9 JAIPUR - NARLAI (2 NIGHTS)

    We journey to Narlai and check into Rawla Narlai, a beautifully maintained heritage resort, which was once one of the Jagir villages of Jodhpur's royal family. Experience royal Rajasthan within its lavishly decorated walls.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Rawla Narlai
  10. Day 10 NARLAI

    Join a Jeep safari into the nearby countryside and keep a keen eye open for deer and leopard in their natural habitat. Later, take a walk around Narlai village and gain insights into the traditional way of life of the villagers. During term-time, you'll also visit the village school. Later, meet one of the heads of a noble family who'll share interesting stories about the hotel and the local residents. This evening, your dinner is served in extraordinary surrounds. Descend into the 16th century baori (step-well) for a memorable meal featuring delicious Rajasthani flavours.

    meals Breakfast, Regional Dinner
  11. Day 11 NARLAI - JODHPUR (2 NIGHTS)

    Leave Narlai behind and travel to another of Rajasthan's colourful cities - Jodhpur. Your introduction to the Blue City begins with a visit to Mehrangarh Fort, whose glowing red sandstone façades stand imposingly several hundred feet above the city skyline atop a sheer cliff. From one exquisite monument to the next, you'll visit Jaswant Thada, walking up its red steps to the shimmering white marble façades that house a memorial built to honour the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II by his son in 1899. The mausoleum is still used by the Marwar Royal Family as its cremation grounds. After a busy day of sightseeing, get a taste of local culture during a visit to a market by tuk-tuk and plunge into its crowded alleys with shopfronts selling vegetables, spices, sweets, silver and handicrafts.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Indana Palace Jodhpur
  12. Day 12 JODHPUR

    Leave the busy city streets behind and embark on a 4x4 drive through the Rajasthan countryside. Experience a different side of India as you visit a rural Bishnoi community village, a place that appears to be caught in a delightful time warp, where life still goes on like the days of the past. The villagers are all vegetarians and staunch worshippers of nature in all its forms, especially the sanctity of plant and animal life. You'll gain insights into the day-to-day experiences of the locals who live here and after the visit you'll have the rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure or consider joining an Optional Experience for dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
  13. Day 13 JODHPUR - DELHI

    We leave Jodhpur behind, flying back to Delhi this morning. Our memorable encounter with northern India at its end, we'll toast to shared memories over a delicious local Farewell Dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Sheraton New Delhi
  14. Day 14 DEPART DELHI

    Say a fond farewell to your travel companions and take a transfer to New Delhi International Airport for your onward flight.

    meals Breakfast
Colourful India
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 13 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 8 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • Handcrafted Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR of Delhi and Jaipur
  • VISIT Jama Masjid, the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar in Delhi, the Agra Fort, the Taj Mahal in Agra, Ranthambore National Park, the City Palace and Amber Fort in Jaipur, Narlai, Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur
  • VIEW the Palace of Winds in Jaipur
  • SEE the Red Fort, Parliament House and India Gate in Delhi

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
  • Definite Departure
  • Special Rate Solo Rooming
  • Gala Dinner
Price Discount Availability Price
Start Date: Sun, Jan 19, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Feb 1, 2020
$4,875$4,410pp SAVE: $464Pay by Dec 18AARP members save an additional $100 Request Quote Book Now
Start Date: Sun, Feb 2, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Feb 15, 2020
$4,875$4,410pp SAVE: $464Pay by Dec 18AARP members save an additional $100 Request Quote Book Now
Start Date: Sun, Feb 16, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Feb 29, 2020
$4,875$4,410pp SAVE: $464Pay by Dec 18AARP members save an additional $100 Request Quote Book Now
Special Rate Solo Rooming
Start Date: Sun, Mar 15, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Mar 28, 2020
$4,875$4,410pp SAVE: $464Pay by Dec 18AARP members save an additional $100 Request Quote Book Now
Start Date: Sun, Mar 29, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Apr 11, 2020
$4,875$4,410pp SAVE: $464Pay by Dec 18AARP members save an additional $100 Request Quote Book Now
Special Rate Solo Rooming
Start Date: Sun, Apr 5, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2020
$4,425$4,005pp SAVE: $419Pay by Dec 18AARP members save an additional $100 checkmark Request Quote Book Now
Special Rate Solo Rooming
Start Date: Sun, Apr 19, 2020
Return Date: Sat, May 2, 2020
$4,425$4,005pp SAVE: $419Pay by Dec 18AARP members save an additional $100 Request Quote Book Now
Start Date: Sun, May 3, 2020
Return Date: Sat, May 16, 2020
$4,425$4,005pp SAVE: $419Pay by Dec 18AARP members save an additional $100 Request Quote Book Now
Start Date: Sun, May 17, 2020
Return Date: Sat, May 30, 2020
$4,425$4,005pp SAVE: $419Pay by Dec 18AARP members save an additional $100 Request Quote Book Now
Special Rate Solo Rooming
Start Date: Sun, Oct 11, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Oct 24, 2020
$4,875$4,410pp SAVE: $464Pay by Dec 18AARP members save an additional $100 Request Quote Book Now
Start Date: Sun, Oct 25, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Nov 7, 2020
$4,875$4,410pp SAVE: $464Pay by Dec 18AARP members save an additional $100 Request Quote Book Now
Start Date: Sun, Nov 22, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Dec 5, 2020
$4,875$4,410pp SAVE: $464Pay by Dec 18AARP members save an additional $100 Request Quote Book Now
Start Date: Sun, Dec 6, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Dec 19, 2020
$4,875$4,410pp SAVE: $464Pay by Dec 18AARP members save an additional $100 Request Quote Book Now
Gala Dinner
Start Date: Sun, Dec 20, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Jan 2, 2021
$5,275$4,770pp SAVE: $504Pay by Dec 18AARP members save an additional $100 Request Quote Book Now
Reviews
Independent Reviews

Trip not yet reviewed

See More Reviews
Back To Top