Kick off this two-week adventure among the clamour and commotion of the streets of the capital. Wander through the winding alleyways of Old Delhi, pick up a memento in Connaught Place, then make tracks for the Mughal city of Agra. Home to the âteardrop on the face of eternityâ - the Taj Mahal - and the imposing Red Fort, Agra will impress with its iconic sights. Journey into Rajasthan - a land of impressive forts, ancient palaces and colour-drenched cities - then continue on to the hustle and bustle of Ahmedabad. Travel into the heart of Bollywood in vivacious Mumbai before boarding a train south to finish up on the chilled-out shores of Goa. From the beating heart of Delhi to the laidback sands of Goa - this is the chaos and inspiration of India at its very best.
Day 1 Delhi
Arrive in Delhi and soak up the sights, sounds and smells of the crowded bazaars and markets of Old Delhi. Perhaps consider an Intrepid Urban Adventure tour to whet the India appetite.
Day 2 Agra
Discover spectacular views from the Red Fort and admire the elegant architecture of the Taj Mahal in Agra - sunrise over this iconic monument is worth rising early for. Despite the many tourists, soaking up the air of romance at the Taj makes it easy to understand why it's one of the most famous places to visit in India.
Days 3-4 Jaipur
Travel from Agra to Jaipur to witness the intricate, pink sandstone latticework of the Hawa Mahal, commonly known as the 'Palace of the Winds'. Enjoy the quintessential Indian cinema experience at an optional Bollywood movie screening.
Days 5-6 Pushkar
Mingle with holy men in spiritual Pushkar and perhaps take a walk to Savitri Temple for sunrise. Pushkar is famed throughout India for their annual camel fair in November each year.
Days 7-8 Udaipur
India's most romantic city, Udaipur, is a centre for artists and musicians. Why not enjoy a fine fiery curry at a rooftop restaurant overlooking the Udaipur lake.
Days 12-14 Goa
Head from Mumbai to Goa and discover how the hot climate and colonial Portuguese past has influenced this beachside town. With this tour of India complete, maybe hang around a few extra days and enjoy the spoils of paradise.
Day 9 Ahmedabad
Full of fascinating museums and lively night markets, there will be plenty to discover on a visit to Ahmedabad, Gujarat's largest city.
Days 10-11 Mumbai
Explore the Dhobi Ghats, see the Gateway of India, stroll among courting couples on Chowpatty Beach or pick up some tickets to Mumbai's famous Bollywood theatres.