An Invitation to India

An Invitation to India

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An Invitation to India

10 Days Starting in Delhi and ending in United Kingdom

Visiting: Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore National Park, Jaipur, Amber fort, United Kingdom

Tour operator:

Just You

Tour code:

SLILI1

Specialist Group:

Singles Solo

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

20 - 30

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

18-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

4WD, Walking

This tour is no longer available

Tour Overview

Experience the history, culture and charm of India on a journey around the 'Golden Triangle' cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Begin your adventure with sightseeing tours of both New and Old Delhi, with highlights including the iconic India Gate, UNESCO-listed Qutub Minar, the spectacular Red Fort and Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Heading south, you'll discover the Agra Fort and visit the breathtaking Taj Mahal at sunrise. From here there is the chance to spot some of the incredible wildlife with a two night stay in Ranthambore. On to Jaipur next, painted pink by maharajas' decree, where alongside visits to the Amber Fort and the Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of New Delhi

  • Jantar Mantar & spice market

  • Try a lassi in Jaipur and try a parantha in Old Delhi

  • Abhaneri Stepwells

  • Your own room guaranteed & no single supplement

  • Dedicated Just You holiday director with you on the trip

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Uk - Delhi
Location: Delhi
Accommodation: Fly to Delhi
Meals Included: No Meals

Today, you fly to Delhi, arriving on day 2.

Day 2 : Delhi
Location: Delhi
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Crowne Plaza Okhla
Meals Included: Dinner

Today has been left free for you to explore your new destination. This evening you will join your travelling companions and get to know them over a welcome dinner.

Day 3 : Delhi
Location: Delhi
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Crowne Plaza Okhla
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we'll discover New Delhi. Our drive takes us through elegant boulevards and lush green parks where the iconic India Gate and imposing Parliament House are both reminders of a colonial past. We'll also visit the ancient Qutub Minar - a UNESCO-listed site.We'll then visit the 17th century walled city of Old Delhi. Temples and mosques fill every available space and tempting food stalls flood the narrow streets with colour and heady aromas. As we explore we'll pass by the spectacular Red Fort, the impressive marble domes of Jama Masjid Mosque and Raj Ghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
We will also visit Gali Paranthe Wali, the 'lane of parantha-makers', which is located in Chandni Chowk. Once known for its silverware shops before the parantha makers moved in during the 1970s, the lane is now world famous and some shops are being run by the sixth generation of the same family. Parantha can be enjoyed plain or served with sweet tamarind chutney, mint chutney, mixed vegetable pickle, and are often made with other ingredients cooked into the dough such as kaju (cashews), badam (almonds), matar (Green chic peas) and gobhi (cauliflower). They can also be enjoyed with a filling of paneer and potato curry, potato and fenugreek curry or a sauteed mash of sweet pumpkin​​.​
​This afternoon has been left free for you to explore at your own pace, in the company of your fellow travellers. If you wish, you could join our optional excursion which will introduce you to India's array of different religions. We'll visit Birla Mandir, the Hindu temple inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, and the Catholic Sacred Heart Cathedral before arriving at the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara. Hundreds of devotees are fed every day at this Sikh place of worship, and we'll have a chance to volunteer in the kitchens before our tour continues to Nizamuddin Dargah, the shrine to Sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya.​​

Day 4 : Delhi - Agra
Location: Delhi, Agra
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Grand Mercure
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

​Today we'll travel south to Agra, where we'll stay overnight. After checking in to our hotel we'll visit the UNESCO-listed Agra Fort. Once the imperial city of the Mogul rulers, this mighty red-sandstone fortress is where the Emperor Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son.​

Day 5 : Taj Mahal - Ranthambore
Location: Ranthambore National Park
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Abhyaran Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We have an early start this morning for what is sure to be a memorable highlight of the holiday – a dawn visit to the spectacular Taj Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a symbol of his love for his wife, nothing will prepare you for the breathtaking sight of this magnificent mausoleum, whose white marble walls are inlaid with semiprecious stones. Close by is Mehtab Bagh, a centuries-old garden complex, which sits on the other side of the river. You'll get to see the Taj Mahal from here too, for equally wonderful views.
Later we will travel to Ranthambore National Park, said to be the best game reserve in India, where we will stay for two nights.

Day 6 : Ranthambore
Location: Ranthambore National Park
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Abhyaran Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A thrilling day lies ahead with not just one but two safaris. On morning and afternoon game drives we'll make our way through thick forest, where pretty waterfalls provide the perfect habitat for more than 300 species of birds. Our knowledgeable local guide will help you to spot other residents of the park, including crocodile, hyena, jackal and more. Keep your fingers crossed for a sighting of the elusive tiger or the even rarer leopard.

Day 7 : Ranthambore - Jaipur
Location: Ranthambore National Park, Jaipur
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Ramada Jaipur
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning you could take a moment to relax or join our optional excursion to Ranthambore Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later we’ll travel to Jaipur, affectionately known as the ‘pink city’ because all of the buildings are painted in a distinctive shade of pink.

Day 8 : Jaipur
Location: Jaipur, Amber fort, Jaipur
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Ramada Jaipur
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning we'll drive to the marvellous Amber Fort, a 17th century stronghold set on top of a hill. It's a wonderful blend of Hindu and Muslim elements and we'll step inside to explore the palace, courtyards and gardens. Then we'll head to the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory built in the early 18th century, and then take a stroll through Chaandpol Bazaar, where pungent aromas emanate from the shops which grind and sell all manner of brightly coloured spices.
Whilst in Jaipur you will also be served a glass of Lassi, a blend of water, yoghurt, spices and sometimes fruit. The drink, traditionally served in earthen pots to add an unique aroma, is topped with a thick layer of malai leaving you refreshed and surprisingly full! This evening we include a cookery demonstration with dinner in a local family home.

Day 9 : Jaipur - Delhi
Location: Jaipur, Delhi
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: ITC Welcomhotel Dwarka
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We have left this morning free for you to explore Jaipur at your own pace. Alternatively, you could join our optional walking tour, which is one of the best ways to appreciate the rich heritage of the walled city. We take a break for tea at The Real Marigold Hotel, this family owned guesthouse starred in the BBC’s reality TV show of the same name in 2016 and is a popular place to visit. Later we will drive to Delhi.

Day 10 : Delhi - Uk
Location: Delhi, United Kingdom
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast we'll transfer to the airport for our flight back to the UK.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    8 nights in 4 and 5-star hotels plus 1 night in flight

  • Meals

    19 included meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 8 dinners including welcome drink & dinner

  • Just You Holiday Director as your host

  • Return flights from London

  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK

  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own

  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage

What's Not Included

  • Insurance

Check out our Q&As

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes, Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    No! Just You holidays are specifically designed for solo travellers so you do not pay a single supplement

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Yes, Return flights from London

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    All the people in your group will be solo travellers and will share your sense of adventure and passion for travel. There’s usually a good mix of ages too, so you’ll meet a variety of solo travellers who have more, or in some cases less, life experience. We find the overall mix of people really adds to the whole experience and there are certainly plenty of l

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    A few years ago we set up Just You Cares, a programme that gives back to some of the places we love. We have always believed in taking care of the communities we visit, and have taken the time to really get to know the local people and understand the challenges they face. Some of our holidays give our Customers the chance to see how the money from their trips has been spent.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    At Just You, we are committed to operating our business operations responsibly, with integrity and always act ethically in all our business dealings and relationships. We are committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking does not take place in our own business or in any of our supply chains

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If we can accommodate a change in date - we will always do our best to help you. Just pick up the phone and ask one of our friendly advisors - just make sure you have your booking number to hand.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes, and all of our accommodation providers will be working to the very highest standards of hygiene – you already always enjoy a private room of your own on all of our trips, all of our partners will be guided by local government operational standards of hygiene and the new protocols we have issued to them.

  • Will I eat alone?

    We find there’s always a social element to dining, so you’ll never eat alone, unless you want to! Every holiday includes a welcome get-together, all breakfasts and many other meals. When a meal is not included we find travellers meet and dine together.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No, given the nature of our holidays, it is not possible to join the tour once it has departed.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Just You has been operating solo holidays for more than 15 years.

  • Am I guaranteed a room of my own?

    Of course, you’ll always have a twin or double room all to yourself. It’s great to have that space to relax and reflect at the end of the day. In some hotels you can also pay a little extra to upgrade for more space or a lovely sea view.

  • What is the typical age range on a Just You holiday?

    Typically, our customers are solo travellers in their 40s, 50s and 60s, but it’s quite possible you could meet 20-year-olds or 70-year-olds (or anyone in between)... After all, age is just a number!

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    We have received the World Travel and Tourism Councils (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp, which recognises businesses and destinations worldwide that have adopted a new set of global protocols to support the return of 'Safe Travel' around the world. The 'Safe Travels' stamp provides you, with assurance and peace of mind that we have implemented enhanced health and hygiene prprotocols on all holidays.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Once you book, you will receive a confirmation invoice within 7 days, prior to departure, we will send you further information to help prepare for your trip.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Just You is exclusively for solo travellers, every tour includes a twin or double room of your own, with no single supplement.

Reviews of this Operator

Jenny Elliott  

Fabulous Holiday with Just You

28-Oct-2021

Fabulous holiday with Just You - well organised, excellent accommodation and our tour leader absolutely made the trip! Would highly recommend.

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Russell Kerfoot  

Travels 2013 -2019

21/06/2021

Have taken about 15 tours with JY, mainly long haul, and found the experience exhilarating. Apart from the company's professionalism and extensive and varied tour options, I have made so many friends for life. Looking forward to resuming my travels in 2022.

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Jan Clark  

My Go-to tour company!

16-Nov-2021

I’ve travelled many times with Just You and have always experienced 5-star service from them; so much so that they are always my go-to travel company. Realising a life-time’s dream of visiting Petra and touring Jordan with JY was amazing. Every day was a highlight and the tour manager, Jenny, was lovely and so professional. I can even see me doing this tour again next year.

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PAtrick Roche  

I have taken seven Just You holidays

21/06/2021

I have taken seven Just You holidays - collectively a first rate experience. Excellent tour guides, wonderful locations with good accommodation and food - and perhaps most important of all great company. For anyone considering a Just You holiday, go for it!

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aled blackshaw (Google Reviewer)  

Been on 5 holidays with...

13-Oct-2023

Been on 5 holidays with this company they have generally been good but the prices have risen considerably and i feel do not provide true value for money. In my opinion all the excursions and meals should be included in the total cost as they not worth the extra cost. Also they are very dismissive of any complaints once you have paid for the holiday they are not interested. I think i will try another company next time

Sue Sweeney (Google Reviewer)  

Great holidays for singles. I've been...

28-Jun-2023

Great holidays for singles. I've been on 4 holidays with them. Only issue is the hotel rooms. They generally use 3* hotels and I've booked at the same time and price as my friends but the difference in rooms is unbelievable. I've been lucky, but I've heard horror stories from friends of rooms like a dungeon with one small high window whilst I've had a fabulous sea view.

Lynda Martin (Google Reviewer)  

Don't go to the Mercure...

10-Feb-2024

Don't go to the Mercure Hotel in Brighton for a Christmas holiday. Dingy rooms, small tables so you are encouraged to sit on your own when you have expected to be able to chat. But this is nothing compared to the Christmas lunch. Reconstituted white meat that could have been anything, no roasties, no stuffing, no cranberry sauce, you couldn't cut the sprouts because the knife wasn't sharp enough. I had pre ordered prawn cocktail as my starter but on the day when we all turned up together, there was no prawn cocktail for me they had run out, so all I had was soup. No dancing, no music. The carpets were stained and it was a very sorry affair. I paid £1348 for 4 nights of this very shabby standard. Sorry Just You, butbit is the last holiday I will have with you. This year, whether I go to Aldi or Waitrose, I will buy the whole shebang and cook it myself, and then I will be sure to enjoy it.

eamonn young (Google Reviewer)  

Great holiday but then no...

21-Sep-2023

Great holiday but then no response to email concerning an important point concerning incorrect information in documentation. Turkish Airlines do have online check in..saves being put on standby. Documentation says you can't check in online..you can. Just wanted to save other travellers having the same problem about being put on stand by. Just You don't seem to care.

Janet Roe (Google Reviewer)  

Travelled with Just You to...

10-Jan-2024

Travelled with Just You to South America - Chile Argentina and Brazil in Nov 2023. Tour guide was totally inexperienced for this long haul tour and was completely out of her depth. This caused massive problems with the holiday when we were unable to travel to Mendoza due to snow blocking the road across the Andes. The company head office did not address the group's concerns and did not offer us alternative air travel. Lots of other issues with this holiday and tour manager. Despite having made a formal complaint my concerns have not been addressed. I can't see me travelling with this company again.

shirley perry (Google Reviewer)  

What should have been the...

19-Dec-2023

What should have been the holiday of a lifetime to the National Parks of America was a big disappointment due mainly to our tour guide. When I traveled with Just You pre-Covid on their long haul holidays, there was always a Just You representative meeting everyone at the airport and travelling with the group, plus local guides at your destination. This time it was just Veronica on arrival, who wasn't even there when the first of the group arrived, and she gave us very little information about the areas we were travelling through.

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    Up to 75 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

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