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Welcome to the start of your voyage of discovery through 'Incredible India'! You will be met at Delhi International Airport by our friendly local team and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure to explore or relax as you like.
This morning, our Welcome Meeting takes place. We’ll then enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi, taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque. This afternoon we further enhance your exploration of this busting city with an afternoon guided journey through the New Delhi area the highlights will include India gate a drive past parliamentary buildings and President's house, a guided visit to Humayun's tomb then concluding with sightseeing to UNESCO World Heritage Site Qutub minar.
This morning we take the flight to the holy city of Varanasi. Varanasi is guaranteed to make an impression. The city of 1,027,000 is the holiest site in India and thousands of Hindu pilgrims tour its temples and bathe in the Ganges River to gain religious merit. Thousands more go to die and have their ashes thrown into the holy waters. This evening we take a rickshaw journey to the Ganges to view an Aarti ceremony.
This morning, we enjoy a sunrise boat ride on the holy Ganges where we’ll view the ancient religious tradition of ritual cleansing that takes place on the many riverbank ghats (riverside steps). Later, we embark on a tour of the city and Sarnath.
Departing Varanasi, we transfer to the airport for our flight to Delhi. Upon arrival we are met and journey to the smaller town of Samode for our night stay in a royal palace. Enjoy free time this afternoon to explore the town or simply enjoy the facilities of your hotel.
Making our way further into the state of Rajasthan we drive to Pushkar. Enjoy the afternoon to explore the ancient temples and buildings around what is considered one of india's most sacred ponds in this little town.
Continuing south, we arrive at Udaipur. An oasis of cool, with its massive lake and Venetian-like appearance, Udaipur is one of the most romantic towns in Rajasthan. A favourite amongst travellers, Udaipur is crammed full of palaces and temples.
This morning will consist of an orientation and sightseeing tour of Udaipur - including the City Palace and museum - before having a few hours in the afternoon to explore for yourselves. This evening you will take ride in an shared boat on Lake Pichola to see the city and hills from a fantastic vantage point.
Day at leisure in Udaipur.
An interesting drive through increasingly varied scenery takes us to the little town of Deogarh. Arriving here, you can enjoy free time to explore the ancient buildings that are all around you.
This morning we set out for the Pink City of Jaipur. Arriving here, enjoy free time to relax or explore.
This morning you will have to look out for the snake charmers that dot our route, as we travel to the 16th century Amber Fort. An exotic elephant ride transports us to the lofty fort, where we'll enjoy a tour of this Rajput extravaganza. This afternoon we have a journey of discovery through the historic pink city of Jaipur we start with a photo stop in front of Jal mahal (Lake Palace) thereafter visit the ancient astronomical observatory of Jantar mantar and thereafter a guided tour of the city palace complex and it’s fascinating nooks and crannies.
After a relaxing breakfast we will head off to Agra home to of India's most famous monuments - the Taj Mahal. En route we will also pay a visit to the ghostly former Moghul city of Fatehpur Sikri - the fortified ghost city abandoned soon after its construction because of water shortages in the area. Arriving in Agra you will check into your hotel.
Today we visit the magnificent Taj Mahal at sunrise. Enjoy your own time to explore and a guided tour of this once powerful Moghul emperor’s monument to love. Later we visit Agra fort, built under the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565, which contains numerous palaces and a white marble mosque and the Baby Taj. Remainder of the day is free and at your leisure.
After breakfast we depart Agra and make our way to the Ranthambore National Park for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Ranthambore National Park is one of India’s most scenic parks and offers a rich diversity of fauna and flora including the Bengal tiger, sambar, chital, nilgai, wild boar, leopard, sloth bear and myriad birdlife.
Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the national park for today and tomorrow. 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.
This morning we will depart from this wonderful NP park hopefully having seen some of the elusive tigers and board our train to Delhi (07:10/12:35). We will be there to meet you on arrival - car/driver will be at your disposal for lunch before being transferred to the airport for your flight to Goa via Mumbai 17:00/21:20). Arrival Goa and transfer you through to your hotel.
Days at leisure in Goa.
Today we make our way to Goa Airport for your flight to the city of dreams. Arriving into Mumbai our local team are on hand to transfer you to your hotel.
Mumbai or Bombay, as it was formerly known - remains India’s city of dreams. A free day or your could opt for for one or more of optional sight-seeing trips (pricing and details of the optional tours detailed after the quote page).
Sadly your journey has come to its conclusion, we will transfer you to Mumbai Airport in time for your onward flight.
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