Jaipur 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 with the rest of the day yours to relax after your long flight. Overnight at Hilton Janakpuri

India Gate

Day 2: Delhi

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 and more. Overnight at Hilton Janakpuri

The lofty Red Fort in Delhi

Day 3: Delhi - Varanasi

Today we will transfer you to the airport for your internal flight to Varanasi. On arrival transfer to your hotel. In the evening we head to the ghats to watch the ceremony to worship the Ganges river. Overnight at Rivatas by Ideal

Varanasi Ghats

Day 4: Varanasi

This morning enjoy a sunrise boat ride on the holy Ganges where the ancient religious tradition of ritual cleansing that takes place on the many riverbank ghats (riverside steps). Afternoon we will take you on a guided sightseeing tour to visit the famous Buddhist holy sight of Sarnath which is where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon to the five holy men; preaching the middleway to final 'NIRVANA’. Overnight at Rivatas by Ideal

Bathers in the morning

Day 5: Varanasi - Agra

Morning at Leisure. Check out time 1200 noon. Late evening Transfer to Mughal Sarai Railway Station for your overnight train to Tundla (near Agra) Magadh express - 22:30 / 07:03 1st Class Air Condition Sleeper

Taj Mahal & camels

Day 6: Agra

Arrive Tundla & Drive to Agra. Check out time 1200 noon. Arrive Agra and transfer to your hotel. After hotel check-in and time to freshen up we are off to visit Agra Fort which, during its time has been a military structure, a palace and a prison! At sunset we visit the Taj Mahal, here you will enjoy exploration time and also a guided explanation of this once powerful mogul emperor’s monument to love. Overnight at Wyndhenm the Grand

The sunsets over the Mosque in the Taj complex

Day 7: Agra - Ranthambhore NP

Transfer to Bharatpur Railway Station.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. Train to Sawai Madhopur (Kota Jan Shatabadi - 15:45 / 18:00 Air Condition Chair car) Arrive Ranthambore & transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Khem Vilas

Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur

Day 8: Ranthambhore NP

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the national park. 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. Overnight at Khem Vilas

Tiger pug marks in the sand in Ranthambore National Park

Day 9: Ranthambhore NP

Today enjoy a morning game drive in a shared jeep or canter in the national park. Overnight at Khem Vilas

Antelope

Day 10: Ranthambhore NP - Jaipur

Today we drive to "Pink City"-Jaipur. The journey takes around 4 hours. On arrival check in to your hotel. Remaining day at leisure. Overnight at Courtyard by Marriott

The steps up to the magnificent Amber Fort

Day 11: 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. Overnight at Courtyard by Marriott

An elephant ride through the gates of Amber Fort

Day 12: Jaipur - Goa

Today we will transfer you to the airport for your internal flight to Goa (via Mumbai). Arrive Goa. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Radisson Blu

Days 13-15: Goa

Next 3 days sit back and relax here in this laid back coastal area of India, walk along palm fringed beaches looking for shells and watching the fishermen at work, or simply kick back and enjoy some fresh fruit cocktails served on a silver platter. Overnight at Radisson Blu

St Augustine ruins

Day 16: Goa

Farewell Incredible India! This afternoon we will take you to the airport for your flight to Mumbai, and then onward transfer to the international airport for your late homeward bound flight.

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last updated - 26 Nov 2014 2:40 PM