We hope to visit in the 1st quarter of next year for 15-18 days flying into and out of Dehli. We are interested in history and buildings and culture but not trekking, cycling, sport etc and not particularly in tigers, elephants or birds.
What would be a good itinery? We would prefer to stay say 4 days in each stop rather than constantly repack. Also we live in morocco for part of the year and notice that people on TA tend to try to put too much into their trip and miss the pace of life so we would not want to fall into that trap.
For what part of the trip would we need a driver? Is it feasible to drive oneself? (We do in Marrakesh)
Also do you have to book hotels ahead (other than the first nights in Dehli). I am concerned about cleanliness and also generally prefer to see a room before agreeing a price.
Also in morocco and egypt it is possble to get hotels cheaper using an agent than booking yourself but in europe it is usually slightly more. How is it in India?