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We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day is free and at your leisure.
Our guided sightseeing tour of Delhi today covers the colourful chaos of Old Delhi. During the 16th and 17th centuries, Delhi was important centre of the Mughal dynasty and the British made it the capital city in 1911. We take in Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk, the bustling bazaar, as well as the Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana – the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawahar Lal Nehru. Free afternoon. Enhance your day and add on our New Delhi excursion, which takes in India Gate, Rasthrapati Bhawan, Parliament House and Humayun’s Tomb. See Enhance Your Holiday Page for details.
Morning express train to Agra. Arrival transfer and assisted check in. Later we visit Agra fort built under the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565, that contains numerous palaces, a white marble mosque and the Baby Taj. This evening you head to the Taj Mahal for a guided tour and free time to see the romantic sunset.
Today we will take a drive out to the ghostly fortified city of Fatehpur Sikri, abandoned only 8 years after its construction due to droughts in the area. We continue on through the Rajasthan countryside to the capital of Rajasthan, the Pink City of Jaipur, so named because of the terracotta pink colour of the buildings, painted to welcome the Prince of Wales in 1876.
This morning we visit the delicate pink, magnificent fort-palace of Amber - a wonderful example of Rajput architecture just north of Jaipur. Subject to Government regulations, we will arrive in style riding on an elephant! Free afternoon. Why not add on our tour of the city which includes the City Palace, which boasts an interesting museum of regal attire and Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory. See the Enhance Your Holiday page for details of Jaipur Up Close.
Morning drive to Ajmer and on arrival you will visit highlights such as Adhai-Din-Ka-Thopra, Adhai Din, Dargah Sharif, Holy Dargah, Lakes, Ana Sagar Lake and more. Evening will be free for leisure activities and shopping in the local bazaars.
Enjoy a day sightseeing with your expert local guide first stop is Dargah of Khawaja Moin-Ud-Din-Chisti in Ajmer is the tomb of the sufi saint who lived here in the 12th century. After visit the Museum in Ajmer which is known for being the former abode of the Mughal ruler Akbar.
Today we head to Ranthambhore. In addition to the Bengal tiger, Ranthambhore is home to wild boar, nilgai, sambar deer and a variety of birds. Ranthambore National Park is one of the prime examples of Project Tiger’s conservation efforts in Rajasthan. The forests around the Ranthambore Fort were once the private hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur.
Enjoy an early morning and afternoon game drive in a shared jeep or canter.
Today, we will drive you to the closest airport (Jaipur airport) for the flight to Goa, via Mumbai. On arrival we will check you into the hotel.
Welcome to the palm-fringed shores of Goa. A one time Portuguese colony, Goa is truly a trpical paradise. Leave the world behind as you watch the sun set over the Arabian sea, sample fresh food and seafood, swim in Goa's warm waters or simply soak up the sun!
We will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.
A flamboyant showcase of Rajasthani architecture and a firm favourite on tourist itineraries as the third corner of India’s ‘Golden ...