12-Day Classic India & Colorful Rajasthan
Tour Style: Tailor-made tour
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- Day 1
Upon arrival at India Gandhi International Airport, you are greeted by our representative and escorted to the hotel. After a brief introduction of your India tour, you will check in to the hotel and have some free time on your own to adjust to the new time zone.
- Day 2
After breakfast, you will begin a New Delhi highlights tour to passing by those city landmarks of India Gate, President's House, Parliament House & Government Secretariat Buildings. Continue to visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and the Humayun's tomb, which tells the story of a great era. Later, take a visit to the 800-year-old Qutub Minar, known as India's largest Minaret. Admire the father of India at the Raj Ghat. Finish the day with an insight into the divine Laxmi Narayan Temple.
- Day 3
In the morning, you will have an in-depth half-day old Delhi tour including Jama Masjid and the rickshaw rides through Chandni Chowk. Head to Agra this afternoon (about 4.5 hours' drive) by private A/C car, with a stopover for the coffee break or photo opportunities at your request any time en-route. On arrival, check into your hotel and enjoy your free time.
- Day 4
This morning takes you to the breathtaking Taj Mahal to free you from the crowds and heat in the daytime. Just indulge yourself in its amazing architecture, history, and beauty. Continue to discover the palatial Royal Pavilions at the red sandstone Agra Fort for a glimpse of the royal Mughal lifestyle.
Later, pay a visit to a local family. The host will prepare Masala Chai (Indian Spice Milk Tea) and authentic Indian lunch for you. It would be an enjoyable experience that chatting with the host.
End this day at Mehtab Bagh which is also called Moonlight Garden.
Note: Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
- Day 5
After hotel check-out, head west to Jaipur (approx. 5 hours) stopping en route to visit Fatehpur Sikri, the former royal city and capital of Emperor of Akbar, boasting one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendor at its height. Followed by a photo stop at the fabulous Abhaneri Step Well (without guide service).
Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in to your Jaipur hotel and the rest of the day is at your leisure.
- Day 6
After breakfast, visit hillside Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the state; inside you'll also experience the kingly palaces incl. the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors).
Drive back to the 'pink city' of Jaipur and stop at the facade of the famous Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) for the best angle of a perfect picture. Continue to the City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar - the largest stone observatory in the world that still in service today.
- Day 7
Drive to the desert oasis of Pushkar this morning (about 2 hours' drive), a town that clings to the side of the divine Pushkar Lake. You will walk around the lake to experience the peaceful and quiet, where pilgrims and sadhus come to pay their respect. Continue to visit the Brahma Temple, the only temple in the world for Hindus to worship the Lord Brahma.
Note: Pushkar is a completely vegetarian town and also alcohol free.
- Day 8
After breakfast, drive to Jodhpur (about 4 hours' drive). Upon arrival, check in to the hotel and then take a jeep safari to the rural Bishnoi Village, an interesting way to access the traditional way of life.
- Day 9
Today, you will visit the famous Mehrangarh Fort, a massive complex standing at the hillside with fantastic views of the old city of Jodhpur and the imposing Jaswant Thada. In the afternoon, follow the winding narrow alleys at Clock Tower to explore the local markets which are full of textiles, silver, and handicrafts.
- Day 10
Ranakpur is a little village tucked away in the Aravalli hills between Udaipur and Jodhpur (about 2 hours' drive). The tour today brings you to one of the biggest and most important clusters of Jain temples in India. Built in marble and supported by over 1,444 exquisitely carved marble pillars with no two of which are alike. Head to Udaipur (about 4 hours' drive) after the tour.
- Day 11
This morning, you first wander through the markets and bazaars to visit the Jagdish Temple, a center of constant activity, followed by a visit to the City Palace, of which the main part is now a museum with a large and varied collection of mosaics, glass and porcelain figures, miniatures and paintings. After that, you will take a shared motor boat ride on Lake Pichola (1 hour), before heading for the Garden of the Maids of Honour and Folk Art Museum. Finish the day by an unforgettable sunset visit to the Sajjan Garh Palace (Monsoon Palace).
- Day 12
Enjoy a free morning before heading to the airport for the flight to Delhi to connect your onward flight.
Reviews About This Tour
- Jama Masjid
- Taj Mahal
- Fatehpur Sikri
- Jaipur bazaar
- Bishnoi village
- Jagdish Temple
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