Explore old & new Delhi as you dive into incredible India. Take a rickshaw ride, admire the Jama Masjid and the Red Fort and then head to the holy city of Varanasi. Take a sunrise boat ride, walk the narrow alleys and watch an evening performance on the riverside ghats before heading to Agra for a tour of the majestic Taj Mahal and formidable Agra Fort. Head to the Ranthambore National Park for game drives in search of the elusive tiger, and then discover one of Rajasthan’s most impressive cities, Jaipur, and her city palace, Amber Fort, and bustling streets before the journey to see the city of lakes, Udaipur. Tour the city sites, and then fly back to Delhi to conclude your trip.
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Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be met at the airport for private transportation to the hotel for check-in. The balance of the day is free at your leisure.
Take a full day guided tour of Old & New Delhi. Highlights include a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi’s narrow alleys and bustling streets, the Jama Masjid, a Sikh Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate and much more.
Meet and transfer to the airport for your flight to Varanasi, the city of Shiva on the banks of the Ganges, one of Hinduism’s seven holiest cities. With its temples, over a hundred ghats and labyrinth of streets, the city cannot be described, only experienced. Varanasi is the oldest living city in India, and one of the world’s most ancient. Enjoy some time in the afternoon to relax at your leisure. In the evening, visit the Ghats of the River Ganges to witness an evening Aarti ceremony. Stay two nights in Varanasi.
Take an early morning boat ride on the river Ganges to see the bathing ghats and cremation sites. You can see pilgrims bathing and performing rituals on the Ghats, one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India. Enjoy the sunrise on the riverfront, seen from a boat, this can be a spiritually uplifting sight. Situated on the west bank of the Ganges, Varanasi extends back from the riverbank ghats to a winding maze of picturesque alleys overlooking tall houses and dotted with temples, it is a fascinating area to walk around. Enjoy a brief tour of the bazaars, alleys and temples and then return to the hotel for breakfast and some time at your leisure. Later, depart on an excursion to Sarnath, 10km from the city center. Sarnath symbolizes the birth of Buddhism. It was here that Buddha revealed his doctrine and founded his monastic community. The museum at Sarnath is amongst the most important in India.
Fly to Delhi where you will be met for transportation to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. On arrival, check-in and have the balance of the day free at leisure.
This morning, visit the Taj Mahal at dawn to see the sunrise over this impressive monument. Tour the site with your guide and take some time at leisure before returning to the hotel for breakfast followed by a visit to the Agra Fort.
Drive to Ranthambore National Park where you will check-in to your hotel and have the evening at your leisure. En route, stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Ranthambore Park is set between the Aravalli and Vindhya ranges. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the magnificent jungles of Central India. The terrain is rugged and there are rocky ridges, hills and open valleys with lakes and pools. The Ranthambore National Park was once the hunting ground of Maharaja of Jaipur. In 1955, it was declared a game sanctuary; in 1980, it became a national park. But with the commissioning of Project Tiger in 1972, it was included in the project. In the early morning, depart the hotel for a park visit to see tigers and other wild animals by open vehicle with an expert naturalist. Return to the hotel for breakfast and some time at your leisure. This afternoon, enjoy another visit inside this National Park.
Depart for Jaipur. Known as the “Pink City”, Jaipur is the capital of the colourful state of Rajasthan. It has the distinction of being a well-planned and laid out city. As you drive through the old part of town, you will witness a life most unlike others. Witness how the city blooms during the day in a kaleidoscope of colour and sound. Check-in to your hotel and have the rest of the day at your leisure. Stay two nights in Jaipur.
After an early breakfast, start on an excursion to Amber Fort. The Fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Moat Lake and once you are on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. Many of the rooms have delightful wall paintings, with precious stones and mirrors inlaid in the walls. Return to the city and take a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), visit the City Palace, see a prayer ceremony, and then take a walk through the old city and bazaar.
This morning, depart on your drive to Udaipur. Today’s drive takes you across the Aravalli Hills, the oldest mountain range in the world, boasting colourful scenery of Rajasthani rural life, lively villages, farms, and beautifully idyllic countryside. On arrival in Udaipur, check-in to your hotel and have the evening free at your leisure.
Enjoy a guided tour of the Lake City of Udaipur, a wonderful oasis nestling in the dry heart of Rajasthan. The huge City Palace of Udaipur, towering over the Lake Pichola is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. You will also visit the Jagdish temple, and Sahelion Ki Bari, the exclusive garden of the royal ladies who once lived in the palaces. In the late afternoon take a guided walk where you will have the opportunity to visit the famous ghats and historic temples on the banks of Lake Pichola. Visit an ancient stepwell, walk the lanes where silversmiths and gold making workers are busy making and selling the ornaments, see the bustling city life, and more. Today’s tour also includes a boat ride on the serene and beautiful Lake Pichola.
Enjoy the morning exploring Udaipur at your leisure. You’ll fly to Delhi later in the day and have time at an airport hotel before your departure flight.
Meet at the hotel at the appointed time and transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
Day 6: See the Taj Mahal in Agra.
Day 8: Look for tigers on nature safaris at Ranthambore National Park.
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INDIA'S GOLDEN TRIANGLE