Tour route: India : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Pushkar - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur
Upon arrival at India Gandhi International Airport, you are greeted by a private representative and escorted to the hotel. After a brief introduction of your India tour, you will check in to have some free time on your own to adjust to the new time zone.
After breakfast, start your tour today with the visit to Old Delhi to see Jama Masjid and then a unique glance at local life by an exploration to the bustling local bazaar of Chandni Chowk on rickshaw.
Pass by Red Fort before drive to New Delhi for Qutub Minar. Continue toRaj Ghat, drive along the city landmark of India Gate, President's House, Parliament House & Government Secretariat Buildings and stop for photo opportunity there. Finish today with an insight into the local religion at a colorful Hindu Temple- Laxmi Narayan Temple.
After breakfast and hotel check out, head to Agra by private A/C vehicle (4-5 hours) with your private driver. Explore the ancient Mogul capital by a visit to Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-daulah(Baby Taj).
An early start this morning to capture the Taj Mahal at sunrise with a private guided tour. Return to hotel for short break. After breakfast, head west to Jaipur by private A/C car (5 hours), en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the former royal city.
After breakfast, visit hillside Amber Fort (with a jeep ride up to the entrance), inside also visit the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors). Drive back to Jaipur and visit famous Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). Continue to the City Palace Museum & Jantar Mantar - the largest stone observatory in the world. Drive through the pink rose residential & business areas before you are escorted back to the hotel.
After breakfast, drive to the desert oasis of Pushkar, a town that clings to the side of the beautiful Pushkar Lake, then explore the only Brahma Temple.
After breakfast, drive to Jodhpur. Upon arrival, visit the famous Meherangarh Fort, a massive complex standing at the hillside with fantastic views of the old city of Jodhpur and the imposing Jaswant Thada.
Enjoy jeep ride in Bishnoi Village in the morning. In the afternoon, proceed to visit the landmark of the old city - a clock tower, and then follow the winding narrow alleys to explore the local markets which are full of textiles, silver and handicrafts.
After breakfast drive to Udaipur. Stop en route to visit Ranakpur. You finish the day in Udaipur where you check into your hotel.
This morning, you will first wander through the markets and bazaars to visit the Jagdish Temple, followed by a visit to the City Palace. Then relax on a one hour long shared motor boat ride on Lake Pichola. Afterwards you will head to 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).
Enjoy a free morning, and vehicle with driver is at your disposal. You can either have a good rest at hotel before flying home, use the vehicle to explore the city or go to local market for shopping.
In the afternoon, our representative will meet you at hotel lobby then escort you to airport for the flight to Delhi.
On arrival at airport, self transit from domestic terminal to international terminal for your flight to your onward destination.
Staying at comfortable 4-star hotels from US$
Travel from Jan 7 to Mar 31, 2018
Book before Oct 31, 2017
Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey
Good accommodation choice will in no doubt enhance your tour experience. Our well-established partnership network with key hotel chains in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri-Lanka will bring you the benefits of competitive hotel rate and guaranteed room availability.
We pick hotels for you based on:Location: geographically convenience values for your precious holiday time. So properties we use are either in downtown area close to main city attractions and amenities, or convenient for sightseeing or transportation.
Hotel Criteria for Each Tour Class
Note: Bhutan is less developed with fewer hotels criteria for choice, and most of the hotels there aren't as high standard as those in Western society.
Hotel Arrangement for Standard Tour ClassUsually conveniently located and meet the basic requirements of a comfortable stay: decorative lobbies and nice guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants may be average in size but offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. In most cases, staffs have basic command of English. Usually 3 star hotels are adopted.
Hotel Arrangement for Comfortable Tour Class
Normally you'll stay at formal and large hotels conveniently located with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, room service, fitness center and swimming pool (in some cases there is no pool) all together offer an above-average accommodation experience.
Usually good 4-star hotels are adopted or boutique hotels at request. Hotels best available will be arranged if no qualified choice, e.g. in remote area.
Hotel Arrangement for Superior Tour Class
Usually properties are conveniently located with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby and offer a better service and hotel facility than that in hotels of Comfortable Tour Class. Usually 4-4.5 star hotels or boutique hotels are adopted.
Hotel Arrangement for First Tour Class
Deluxe hotels with high-end service and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site with extensive menus for choice, room service available 24/7, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience. Usually 5 star hotels are adopted.
Hotel Arrangement for Deluxe Tour Class
The most luxury hotels are used and only available in some particular cities. These properties have top-notch service and unique location, such as a lake or a historic site, and usually incorporate some of the country’s most exquisite architecture traditions. Usually top 5 star or the best available hotels are adopted.
Normally, India Odyssey Tours put breakfast in your itinerary except for in Bhutan (all meals included). Lunch won’t be included for the sake of tour convenience, while dinner is also excluded as some travelers might want a little culinary adventure themselves. But surely your tour guide/driver is always glad to offer their advice.
It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.
Usually lunch won’t be included considering the fact that sometimes travelers may want to stay somewhere longer/shorter or need other minor changes during daily sightseeing, and it’s better to decide the lunch site then rather than pre-arranging it. For sure our tour guides/drivers will be happy to advice good places to you, and we strongly suggest qualified local restaurant or hotels around the scenic spots for the sake of your health.
Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in the incredible India & South Asia. This is why we offer you this flexibility of food choice, and you can always get advice from your tour guides/drivers.
If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Private Guide & Transfer
You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across South Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility.
All tour guides of India Odyssey Tours are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.
You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.
All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.
If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.
With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across South Asia.
Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.
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