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Upon arrival into Delhi, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to relax or independently explore this bustling capital.
This morning, our Welcome Meeting takes place. We’ll then enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi, taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation and more.
Today, we drive to the semi-desert Shekhawati region. The small towns in this region became important trading posts, a lasting legacy of which are the beautiful painted havelis (mansions) constructed by wealthy merchants in the 18th and 19th centuries. This evening village walk and time to relax.
Today we travel onto Jaipur and the remainder of the day is free.
Look out for the snake charmers that dot our route, as we travel to the 16th century Amber Fort. An exotic elephant ride (subject to availability) transports us to the lofty fort, where we’ll enjoy a tour of this Rajput extravaganza. Later in the afternoon we tour the City Palace, which boasts an interesting museum of regal attire and Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory.
Enroute to Agra, we visit ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. This magnificent fortified city was the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned dramatically due to a lack of water to support the peoples who resided in the city. Thanks to the very durable red sandstone, from which it was built, Fatehpur Sikri remains fantastically preserved. This evening we travel to the legendary Taj Mahal and the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind it's fortified walls.
Today we drive and visit Holy cities of Mathura and Varindaban before taking our overnight train departing 20:15 to Udapuir.
Upon arrival at 06:10 we will be there to pick you up. This morning enjoy a half day city tour and enjoy a shared boat trip on Lake Pichola, plus touring of the imposing City Palace. The remainder of the day is free to relax or explore interdependently.
Early this morning we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Mumbai departing approx. 07:00 and arriving at approx. 08:15 for your next flight departing 12:10 to Goa arriving 13:10. Upon arrival we will be there to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel for the evening. Overnight Aldia Santa Rita.
Set in palm-fringed Goa, this introduction to the art of cooking Indian food is a practical course designed especially for the enthusiastic home cook, allowing you to combine a fun cooking course with plenty of time for the beach, restaurants and markets. This mornings you will be transferred to your cooking class. Cooking session will be on classic north Indian food - chicken tikka, biryanis or lucious lentils with lunch to follow. Overnight Aldia Santa Rita.
It is an early start this morning with a visit to the bustling local market with your chef. Afterwards we visit an authentic cafe for a South Indian breakfast. Overnight Aldia Santa Rita.
The South of India and Goan soul food are the focus of today's fascinating session, where you will learn to cook dishes rarely served in restaurants. Fish curries, pepper chicken, fragrant rices and tangy dals are just some of the delights your chef may teach. We enjoy lunch by the river and the remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. Overnight Aldia Santa Rita.
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight departing approx. 13:50 to Mumbai arriving approx. 14:50. Upon arrival we will be there
The next two days is free time in the city of dreams. Perhaps take an optional boat trip to the amazing Elephanta Caves or independently explore the city and visit the Gateway of India Monument, the Prince of Wales Museum, Marine Drive and the Mani Jain temple. (no sightseeing in Mumbai included)
Sadly your last day with us with your departure airport transfer.
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