Grand Tour of India

Grand Tour of India

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Grand Tour of India

29 Days Starting in UK and ending in UK

Visiting: Delhi, Khajuraho, Jhansi, Agra, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Kochi, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram

Tour operator:

Wendy Wu

Tour code:

418

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

8 - 28

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

16-70

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Meat

Tour operated in:
English
From:
$9324
$8385 (USD) including Flights from the UK Operator discount: -$498 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$441
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Tour Overview

Combining the best India has to offer - from the deserts of Rajasthan in the north, to the tranquil backwaters of Kerala in the south, the Bollywood city of Mumbai and the historic caves at Ajanta and Ellora. This tour will leave you with a strong sense of (...)

Become acquainted with one of the most vibrant countries in the world. Embark on a journey from the deserts of Rajasthan in the north, to the backwaters of Kerala in the south, to experience this land of extraordinary contrasts.

Highlights

  • Relax as you cruise through the stillness of the Kerala Backwaters.

  • Explore ancient Varanasi.

  • Watch a spectacular sunrise over the Taj Mahal.

  • Discover architectural masterpieces in Delhi, Old and New.

  • Explore the golden architecture of Jaisalmer, located in the Thar Desert.

  • Admire the architecture of the multi-religious city of Kochi.

Itinerary

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Day 1 - 2 : Fly To Delhi
Location: Delhi
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Fly overnight to Delhi. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours at leisure.



Day 1 - 2 : Fly To Delhi
Location: Delhi
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Fly overnight to Delhi. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours at leisure.



Day 1 - 2 : Fly To Delhi
Location: Delhi
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Fly overnight to Delhi. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours at leisure.



Day 1 - 2 : Fly To Delhi
Location: Delhi
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Fly overnight to Delhi. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours at leisure.



Day 1 - 2 : Fly To Delhi
Location: Delhi
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Fly overnight to Delhi. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours at leisure.



Day 1 - 2 : Fly To Delhi
Location: Delhi
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Fly overnight to Delhi. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours at leisure.



Day 1 - 2 : Fly To Delhi
Location: Delhi
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Fly overnight to Delhi. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours at leisure.



Day 1 - 2 : Fly To Delhi
Location: Delhi
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Fly overnight to Delhi. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours at leisure.



Day 1 - 2 : Fly To Delhi
Location: Delhi
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Fly overnight to Delhi. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours at leisure.



Day 3 : Explore Delhi
Location: Delhi
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore Old Delhi; see the Red Fort and walk to Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. After lunch, view India Gate and Parliament House before exploring Gandhi Smriti and Qutub Minar.

Day 6 : Explore Khajuraho's Temples
Location: Khajuraho
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transfer to the airport to fly to Khajuraho to see the exquisite temples and their intricately carved, erotic imagery. This evening enjoys a cultural dance display

Day 7 : Train To Agra
Location: Jhansi, Agra
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel to the 16th-century city of Orchha and then on to Jhansi where you will board a Shatabdi Express train to Agra.

Day 8 : The Taj Mahal
Location: Agra
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today will be the highlight of your tour as you get to visit the Taj Mahal. Gaze upon her sheer beauty that can never be captured in a photo, and soak in the atmosphere that surrounds you during this magical experience. This afternoon visit a marble inlay workshop and the colossal 16th-century Agra Fort.

Day 21 : Aurangabad
Location: Aurangabad
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning you will fly to Aurangabad, where you will spend the next 2 nights

Day 24 : Discover Mumbai
Location: Mumbai, Kochi
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tour cosmopolitan Mumbai, India's economic powerhouse. View the Gateway to India, wander along Marine Drive and visit Chowpatty Beach, Mani Bhavan, Dhobi Ghat, Crawford Market and Flora Fountain. Transfer to the airport this evening for your flight to the relaxing Keralan city of Kochi.

Day 25 : Explore Kochi
Location: Kochi
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fascinating Kochi is strung across the islands and peninsulas of the Malabar coast. Visit the Dutch Palace and Fort Kochi before seeing the famous Chinese fishing nets and strolling through colourful markets. This evening enjoys an exuberant Kathakali dance performance.

Day 26 : Kerala's Backwaters
Location: Kochi
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit Kochi's synagogue, before heading out of the city to Nedumudy to board your houseboat. On this converted rice barge or 'kettuvallam' you will drift along the peaceful backwaters. Lunch and dinner are served onboard, and you will stay overnight here too.

Day 27 : Travel To Kovalam
Location: Kovalam
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy breakfast as you cruise into Alleppey, then travel to the beach resort of Kovalam.

Day 28 : Visit Trivandrum
Location: Thiruvananthapuram
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore Kerala's capital Trivandrum, with visits to Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the Zoological Gardens, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, the Observatory and Kanakakunnu Palace. Return to Kovalam for your final night stay.



Day 29 : Fly From Trivandrum To Uk
Meals Included: Breakfast

Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    27 nights in 3+/4 star

  • Fully Inclusive

    Touring with Guides and entrance fees

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • Country Entry Visas

  • Entrance Fees

  • Fully Guided

  • International Travel

  • Local Taxes

  • Meals – Full Board

    Breakfasts: 27, Lunches: 26, Dinners: 27

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What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • Drinks with Meals

Check out our Q&As

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Any dress requirements?

    When visiting temples or mosques, both men and women should dress in conservative, non-revealing clothing. Full-length trousers with a shirt or t-shirt for men; and trousers or skirts well below the knee with a top that covers the shoulders and upper arms for women. Women might also consider carrying a ‘modesty shawl’ in their daypack

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Yes

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

    If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, we will endeavour to make these changes, but it may not always be possible. Any changes to confirmed bookings need to be sent to us in writing via your travel agent. Please refer to our booking conditions for further information and fees.

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

    Customers booking to travel solo can choose our ‘Happy to Share’ option, which may enable them to share a twin room with other solo customers of the same gender who also request Happy to Share, thus avoiding the need to pay single room supplements. Note that ‘Happy to Share’ requests can be received when you make your booking with us but will not be confirmed until your final payment due date.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your Final Travel Documents are usually sent to you 2-3 weeks prior to your departure. Your travel pack will include your tour itinerary, hotel details, flight e-tickets and a travel guide. If you have booked with a travel agent, your tickets will be dispatched to your travel agent unless we have been otherwise informed.

  • Will I be travelling with passengers from other countries?

    Our passengers generally enjoy the mixture of British, Australian and American clients on tour. Occasionally we are joined by English-speaking passengers from other countries.

  • Do you allow children on your tours?

    We allow children 12 years and over on our group tours. We recommend that families with children of any age take advantage of our private or tailormade tours. This will give you more flexibility while on tour.

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Trusted Customer  

As described in the brochure and more

As described in the brochure and more, our nationa

As described in the brochure and more, our national guide (Vikram Singh Solanki) was very knowledgeable and had opinion on everything question we asked plus the local guides were always very informative

Trusted Customer  

Everything worth experiencing is packed in

Everything worth experiencing is packed in, at a m

Everything worth experiencing is packed in, at a moderate price + all meals!

Maureen  

Wow

We returned on 7th November from a 28-day Wendy Wu

We returned on 7th November from a 28-day Wendy Wu Grand Tour of India. Wow, what an amazing time and to visit so many places it seemed impossible. We knew from the itinerary that it would be a busy/intense holiday with internal flights and some long days, but despite the huge list on the day-to-day listings we got to see everything and more. All box was ticked and although tired some days, extremely happy and satisfied.

Peter  

An amazing journey

An amazing journey and adventure for all of us !

An amazing journey and adventure for all of us !

Dates & Availability

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Wednesday - Wednesday

Oct 16, 2024 - Nov 13, 2024
$9324 $8385 (USD)

Operator discount: -$498 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$441 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Wednesday - Wednesday

Oct 30, 2024 - Nov 27, 2024
$9449 $8503 (USD)

Operator discount: -$498 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$448 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Wednesday - Wednesday

Feb 19, 2025 - Mar 19, 2025
$9573 $9095 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$479 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Wednesday - Wednesday

Oct 01, 2025 - Oct 29, 2025
$9573 $8622 (USD)

Operator discount: -$498 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$454 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Wednesday - Wednesday

Oct 15, 2025 - Nov 12, 2025
$9573 $8622 (USD)

Operator discount: -$498 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$454 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Wednesday - Wednesday

Oct 29, 2025 - Nov 26, 2025
$9573 $8622 (USD)

Operator discount: -$498 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$454 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Book with Confidence

  • Free Date Changes

    Wendy Wu allows you to make 1 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 0 days before the start of the tour.

  • Low Deposit

    Wendy Wu requires a minimum deposit of 350 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 75 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of wendy wu charges.

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

    At 74 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 41 days before tour starts: Forfeit 60% of booking price.

    At 27 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

  • How we Keep you safe on our Tours

    Your safety and well-being will always be our Number 1 priority which is why we’ve instituted the most stringent COVID health and safety protocols on all of our tours. Here is a brief summary of the steps we are taking to ensure you will be safe, secure and satisfied when you travel with us.


    Guides and National Escorts
    Our National Escorts and guides will conduct a Health and Safety briefing with you before the tour begins and will help everyone ensure they adhere to social distancing, hygiene practises and local regulations. They will carry a supply of face masks and hand sanitiser for you to use free of charge and will, of course, observe the highest level of personal hygiene at all times.

    Should anyone on the group fall ill your National Escort will ensure the individual receives swift medical attention and can only return to the group once cleared to do so.


    Transport & Sightseeing
    Vehicles will be thoroughly cleaned with disinfectant after each excursion service, overnight and between different groups.

    You will always have at least one seat between you and your fellow tourers, hand sanitiser will be given to the group on each embarkation and vehicles will be thoroughly ventilated prior to passengers boarding.

    Drivers will always embark vehicles after clients, disembark the group vehicle prior to clients disembarking, and maintain social distancing and a high level of personal hygiene at all times.

    Your guides will assess the situation on the ground avoiding large crowds – where possible, alter timings and splitting the group into smaller sizes.


    Accommodation
    Wendy Wu Tours will only offer hotels that have undergone a detailed hygiene assessment, have specific COVID-19 protocols in place and comply with government standards.

    We will ensure these protocols include staff practising social distancing and wearing appropriate PPI, regular cleaning and disinfection of high frequency touch points in all areas and food safety.


    Dining
    All the restaurants we visit will be researched and inspected regularly to ensure that they follow the strictest health, cleanliness and safety guidelines.

    All waiting staff will wear face masks and gloves and we will arrange à la carte dining, waiter-served meals or waiter-assisted buffets throughout the tour. We will not share open-buffet meals with other hotel or restaurant guests.

    Hand sanitiser will be provided to the group before and after every food and beverage service.

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