Haridwar Holidays

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The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 1: Delhi

Namaste! Welcome to India and New Delhi the capital city of India. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel (Holding room on immediate Occupancy). Today we explore both Old and New Delhi - the order of New Delhi is a huge contrast to the unorganised chaos of the Old City. But both are just as appealing. Taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation

India Gate

Day 2: Delhi - Mandawa

Today we drive to Mandawa. Arrive Mandawa & transfer to Hotel Castle Mandawa (Standard) Day at leisure to explore on own

Vishnu & Shiva frescoes

Day 3: Mandawa - Bikaner

Today we drive to Bikaner. Later on we have a half day sightseeing tour of the town. Much of the atmospheric old town which we will explore is still encircled by massive fortified walls. Within these walls are havelis, artisan shops and people going about their daily lives. We also visit the spectacular Junagarh Fort & museum, built between 1587 & 1593 during the rule of Rai Singh.

Indian Ladies in the Thar Desert

Day 4: Bikaner - Jaisalmer

Today we drive to Jaisalmer. Arrive Jaisalmer & transfer to Hotel. Remaining day at leisure

Camels in the desert

Day 5: Jaisalmer

Today enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the city including the sandstone fort which is an imposing sight, towering magnificently over the city. Later this afternoon we will take you on an exciting camel safari on the Sam sand dunes. The evening is free and at your leisure to enjoy the city on your own.

Temple carving detail

Day 6: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur

Today we travel to Jodhpur. This afternoon you will enjoy some touring in this colourful Rajasthani city, taking in the mighty fort and bazaars of the old city which are gathered around the city’s tall clock tower.

A local girl in the Blue City of Jodhpur

Day 7: Jodhpur - Mt Abu

Drive to Mount Abu. Transfer to Hotel Bikaner Palace (Standard room) Day at leisure to explore on own with Car at Disposal

Day 8: Mt Abu - Udaipur

Today we make our way to the romantic city of Udaipur - the very essence of what it is to be in Rajasthan. Enroute visit Jain Temples at Ranakpur (without Guide) Upon arrival at your hotel you will have free evening to wander on the shore of Lake Pichola and take in the fresh air of this desert oasis.

Maharaja City Palace

Day 9: Udaipur

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 private boat on Lake Pichola itself.

Jagdish Temple

Day 10: Udaipur - Pushkar

Today we drive to Pushkar. After check in enjoy a city tour

Colourful camel

Day 11: Pushkar - Jaipur

Today we make our way to Jaipur, around 4 hours. Free evening without vehicle - perhaps visit colourful bazaars.

Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur

Day 12: Jaipur

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! In the afternoon you will enjoy a tour of the city. Highlights include the City Palace, which boasts an interesting museum of regal attire and Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory.

The steps up to the magnificent Amber Fort

Day 13: Jaipur - Agra

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, and this evening we take a tour of Agra fort

Taj Mahal & camels

Day 14: Agra - Delhi

After breakfast we head out to view the magnificent Taj Mahal. Enjoy your own time to explore and a guided tour of this once powerful Moghul emperor’s monument to love. Later we drive back to Delhi

The lofty Red Fort in Delhi

Day 15: Delhi - Haridwar

Today we drive to Haridwar. Located at the point where the Ganges emerges from the Himalayas and considered one of India's most scared cities. Enjoy a city tour. Highlights will include visiting Ganges to see devotees taking bath, visiting some of the famous temples like Mansa Devi, chandi temple and the evening aarti ceremony at Har-Ki-Pairi.

Day 16: Haridwar

Today you will have short drive to Rishikesh. Known as the Yoga Capial of the World, Rishikesh is set on the banks of the Ganges and surrounded by hills, as such by its nature it is a perfect place to relax. Enjoy a guided site seeing including Ashrams, Temples, Ghats and Lakshman Jhula (old suspension bridge). Later on we drive back to Haridwar

Rishikesh dawn

Day 17: Haridwar

Transfer to Delhi Airport (About 05 Hours) In time for flight back home

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