- This was a great introduction to India. The trip covered an awful lot in a short space of time and there were lots of highlights. A nice mix of culture, history and wildlife. It's made we want to return to see more of the country. The tour notes were completely accurate - it was a very "full-on" trip. We started within an hour of arriving at the hotel in Delhi after an overnight flight, and in hindsight I would have arrived the day before to recover and allow more time to see Delhi. And at the end, another day/night in Jaipur was needed, especially as there wasn't enough time to see the famous bazaars. My only gripe was the amount of time spent being given a talk/demonstration followed by a "shopping opportunity" whether it was jewellery, tapestry, carpet making, marble, clothes. I counted around 7 or 8 different sales opportunities over the week which added up to too much time hanging around waiting for others to shop. Not much fun for those not interested, though I'm guilty - I ended up buying a beautiful rug. But it felt excessive, especially when there was so much else to see or a nice hotel and swimming pool to get back to. I'd also recommend March as a great time of year to visit temperature wise.
Published on: 09 May 2016