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India - 12 Day Tour


Day 1:

Flight Information:

Heathrow to New Delhi

Departure: 13:30 – Arrival: 03:15 (local times)


Day 2:

Check-in at Radisson Blu Delhi.

Savour breakfast at the hotel, with room service available.

Following a relaxing break, proceed with a guided tour of Delhi, concluding with an early dinner at a famous landmark restaurant.


Day 3:

Internal Flight to Bhubaneswar

After an early breakfast, we will head back to the airport to catch our domestic flight from New Delhi to Bhubaneswar.

Departure: 10:20 - Arrival: 12:25 (local times)

Once we arrive, we will go straight to the Mayfair Lagoon hotel to check in.

Post-lunch, there will be an opportunity to relax and take advantage of the hotel's facilities before we come together for dinner in the evening.


Day 4:

Following breakfast, we'll set out on a guided tour of Bhubaneswar to discover its ancient temples, Buddhist monuments, and Jain caves. After the tour, we'll be treated to a lavish nine-course tasting lunch at the Mayfair Lagoon hotel, hosted by Dev, accompanied by a fine selection of Indian wines from Sula Vineyards in Nashik.


Day 5:

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and a day of relaxation. Indulge in the hotel's swimming pool, spa services, or the pub.

In the evening, we will take a stroll through the market to buy some vegetables, which we will bring to our cooking class at Dimple's Kitchen with the local chef, Dimple.


Day 6:

Following breakfast, we'll check out from the hotel and make our way to the railway station. Here, we will board the Vande Bharat Express Train bound for Balasore.

Upon our arrival, palace staff will welcome us and escort us to Belgadia Palace, our residence for the next two nights.

We will be treated to a lavish BBQ-style welcome dinner, highlighted by a welcome drink of Indian whiskey, a royal favourite!


Day 7:

After a sumptuous breakfast, we'll venture into the woodlands and the adjacent tribal villages of Simlipal Tiger Reserve. We've arranged for a modest picnic lunch within the forested area. Come evening, we'll indulge in a traditional Odia Thali dinner, enhanced by local cultural performances.


Day 8:

Today, we travel back to Bhubaneswar by train and then head to the Konark Eco Retreat by coach. Nestled among mangrove forests, sandy beaches, and sandbars, the retreat offers a serene escape.

Following a period of relaxation, we will partake in our evening meal at the resort.


Day 9:

The day is planned for indulgence in the retreat's amenities, including a spa, water sports, yoga, and access to a private beach.

Lunch and dinner will be provided, allowing you to enjoy them at your leisure.


Day 10:

After breakfast, we will return to Bhubaneswar to prepare for our flight the following day. In the early evening, we plan to visit the local shops at Ekamra Market, select some souvenirs, and stop by Dev's favourite coffee house, which offers locally grown coffee. Once we're back at the hotel, a vegetarian street food showcase, crafted by the hotel's chefs, awaits us.


Day 11:

Flight to Delhi

We'll have our last breakfast before checking out and making our way to the airport for our Delhi flight.

Departure: 12:30 - Arrival: 14:50 (local times)

Afterward, we'll head back to the Radisson Blu Hotel for some downtime and our last dinner together at the hotel before we begin our journey home.


Please be ready to leave at 23:30 for our overnight flight.


Day 12:

Flight from Delhi to Heathrow departs at 02:45 and arrives at 07:30, local times.

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