On this multifaceted journey, you will visit some of India’s most important cultural centers, iconic monuments and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Great for first time visitors! Begin in Delhi, India’s capital city, for a discovery of Old & New Delhi and then head to Agra to see the Taj Mahal followed by a foray into Rajasthan—the Land of Kings to experience the majesty of Royal India. Experience the bustling city of Jaipur including the powerful Amber Fort and then visit the holy city of Pushkar before traveling along the flat plains of Rajasthan to the Blue City of Jodhpur. Take a walking tour of Jodhpur, marvel at the commanding Mehrangarh Fort, and then travel onward to the city of lakes, Udaipur, for discovery of the City Palace before flying back to Delhi to conclude your trip.
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Hotel with daily breakfast, lunches and dinners as indicated, services of expert English speaking local guides while touring, entrance fees to sites mentioned, air-conditioned transportation, airport transfers, 1 on-tour air ticket from Udaipur to Delhi, and airport transfers. October 2019 departure is inclusive of special Diwali Festival of Lights Celebration. International flights are not included, please enquire. An entry visa is required for travel to India but is not included, please enquire for details.
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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, Raj Ghat Memorial to Gandhi, a Sikh Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate and much more.
Travel to Agra and visit the Agra Fort, the seat and stronghold of the Mughal Empire, before heading to a Mughal garden for a breathtaking view across the Yamuna River of the Taj Mahal in the late afternoon, a pre-cursor to your guided visit the following morning.
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 your departure onward to Jaipur. En route stop at the site of Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
After an early breakfast, start on an excursion to the Amber Fort. The Fort is surrounded by fortified battlements overlooking 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, and then take a walk through the old city and bazaar.
Depart Jaipur and head to the holy city of Pushkar, said to be located around a lake that appeared at the site where Lord Brahma dropped a lotus, and is also home to one of the few temples dedicated to Brahma. En route, stop at Ajmer to visit the Sufi Shrine. On arrival in Pushkar, take a guided tour around key areas of the city to absorb the unique atmosphere and beautiful architecture.
After your breakfast, depart the hotel and head to the city of Jodhpur where you will check-in to your hotel for two nights. Later, visit the local market with your guide and enjoy some time exploring at your leisure
Take a morning tour of the Thar Desert, visiting local weavers, potters and tribal shepherds – the Bishnois. In the afternoon, visit the commanding 15th century Mehrangarh Fort, the most impressive in Rajasthan. Perched high on a rocky cliff, Mehrangarh Fort affords panoramic views and showcases relics of a bygone era amongst a dramatic backdrop of Raj grandeur. During your tour, stop at Jaswant Thada, a pillared marble memorial to a past popular ruler.
Depart Jodhpur and across the Aravalli hills passed colourful Rajasthani countryside life. On the way, you’ll stop at the Ranakpur Temple, one of the five important pilgrim sites of the Jain community. The Ranakpur Temple does not disappointment with its gleaming white pillars, intricate friezes and a picture-perfect backdrop of one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, the Aravalli. On arrival in Udaipur, you’ll have the evening free at your leisure.
Take a full day guided tour of Udaipur’s sites. Highlights include the lakeside City Palace, the Sahelion ki Bari garden, Jagdish Temple, a boat ride on picturesque Lake Pichola, a heritage walk to visit the famous ghats and historic temples along the lake, and a late afternoon visit to the old market.
Meet at the appointed time for transportation to the airport for your flight to Delhi. Trip concludes on arrival at Delhi airport. Option – extend your trip to Mumbai from Udaipur. Please enquire.
Day 5: Discover Jaipur's Amber Fort.
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