This unforgettable journey will put you amid some of India’s most breathtaking scenery and sites
Rajasthan is one of India ’s most visited regions, famous for its rich cultural heritage along with spectacular forts and monuments. You will experience the Taj Mahal both at sunset and sunrise , visit Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal (P alace of Winds), tak e a rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chadni Chowk, see the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi, as well as the City P alace and more. In Varanasi, the spiritual capital of India, you will visit the deer park in Sarnath and a Hindu university , and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges. Throughout the journey, you will stay in luxurious Taj resorts and palaces and enjoy exclusive experiences and traditional Indian meals.
$10,599 per person twin share
2nd – 13th FEBRUARY 2020
Day 1 – Delhi
On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by private vehicle. Overnight at the Taj Palace Hotel, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi.
Day 2 – Delhi
After breakfast enjoy a private inner-city walking tour conducted by a Trust that works with street children to provide them with a secure and safe environment. You will visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, one of the most prominent Sikh houses of worship in Delhi, where lunch is included. You will then visit Old Delhi, whereancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling markets await. A rickshaw ride will take you through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk then other places of interest. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 3 – Delhi to Agra
After visiting the fort you will be transferred to your hotel for lunch. This will be followed by a tour of the Taj Mahal, one of the most iconic places in the world, built in the mid-17th century. Overnight accommodation at Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra.
Day 4 – Agra to Jaipur
Enjoy sunrise at the Taj Mahal, before returning to the hotel for breakfast. Visit Fatehpur Sikri then head to Jaipur, popularly known as the ‘Pink City’. Overnight accommodation at Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur.Day 5 – Jaipur
After breakfast you will visit the City Palace, Jantar Mantar (astronomical observatory) and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be taken on a walking tour of the old market areas. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 6 – Jaipur
After breakfast you will be taken on a two-hour rickshaw ride through the Pink City. In the afternoon you will visit the fabulous 17th-century Amer Fort, by Jeep. The fort is known for its artistic style, blending both Hindu and Rajput elements. Featuring large ramparts and a series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks the Maota Lake. After visiting the fort you will visit the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 7 – Jaipur to Udaipur
After breakfast you will board a flight to Udaipur where, on arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel, the famous Taj Lake Palace. In the evening you will be taken on a private boat ride on Lake Pichola (subject to water levels). Overnight accommodation at Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur.
Day 8 – Udaipur
After breakfast you will visit the City Palace and Crystal Gallery and then be taken on a walking tour of the Old City. In the evening you will be taken to the home of a local family for an interactive cooking demonstration followed by dinner. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 9 – Udaipur to Delhi
After breakfast you will visit the beautiful Nagda and Eklingji temples. After the tour you will be transferred to your flight to Delhi where, on arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight accommodation at Taj Palace Hotel, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi.
Day 10 – Delhi to Varanasi
Today you will be transferred to your flight to Varanasi where, on arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the evening you will be taken to the banks of the Ganges where you will board a boat for a slow cruise to see the “aarti” ceremony, which is performed by Hindu priests on the banks of the river every sunset. Overnight accommodation at Brij Rama Palace, Varanasi.
Day 11 – Varanasi
Today you will be taken on an excursion to Sarnath, followed by a visit to the Bharat Kala Bhavan museum. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 12 – Varanasi
Experience an early morning boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation ghats. You will then walk down to Vishwanath Temple, the most sacred temple in Varanasi, to view it from the outside (foreigners’ entry restricted inside the temple). Return to your hotel for breakfast. In the afternoon you will be transferred to your flight to Delhi, and the end of your tour.