Jodhpur 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.

India Gate

Day 2: Delhi

We set off on a half day sightseeing of Old Delhi today. We will visit the impressive Red Fort, wander through the Jama Mosque and take a rickshaw ride in the bylanes of the old city. Spend the rest of the afternoon at your own leisure. Overnight Delhi.

The lofty Red Fort in Delhi

Day 3: Delhi

We pick up right were we left off yesterday and take a morning half day sightseeing tour of New Delhi the highlights include Qutub Minar, Humayuns's tomb and we will drive past the important Government Buildings. Enjoy another afternoon free for your own activities. Overnight Delhi.

Humayan's Tomb

Day 4: Delhi - Agra

Today we travel by road from Delhi to Agra. Upon arrival we enjoy an afternoon half day sightseeing tour where we will visit the magnificent Agra Fort and we will watch the sun set over the Taj Mahal. Overnight Agra.

Taj Mahal in the morning sun

Day 5: Agra - Jaipur

This moring we are off to the Pink City of Jaipur. En route we visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri were we can wander through the Ruined city, view the abundant city palace. Later we continue our drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival our representative will meet you at your hotel to facilitate check in. Overnight Jaipur. @Royal Orchid central in Jaipur –deluxe room with cubical shower

Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur

Day 6: Jaipur

As tody is the "Holi Festival" enjoy the festival of colors at your leisure. Overnight Jaipur. @Royal Orchid central in Jaipur –deluxe room with cubical shower

The steps up to the magnificent Amber Fort

Day 7: 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! This afternoon you are free to explore Jaipur your own way with a car and driver at your disposal. Overnight Jaipur. @Royal Orchid central in Jaipur –deluxe room with cubical shower

An elephant ride through the gates of Amber Fort

Day 8: Jaipur

A morning halfday sight seeing tour of the Jaipur city today. We will visit the City Palace, Jantar Mantar a collection of architectural astronomical instruments. Hawa Mahal always known as "Palace of Winds" or “Palace of the Breeze” and drive pass the Johari Bazaar. Another free afternoon to spend your way with a driver and car at your disposal. Overnight Jaipur. @Royal Orchid central in Jaipur –deluxe room with cubical shower

Paint Powder in preparation for Holi in Jaipur

Day 9: Jaipur - Surajgarh

We travel by road from Jaipur to Surajgarh. Upon arrival spend the day at your leisure. Later tonight enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Day 10: Surajgarh - Bikaner

Back on the road again today as we travel to Bikaner. Upon arrival spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight Bikaner.

Indian Ladies in the Thar Desert

Day 11: Bikaner

Enjoy a sleep in this morning with a car and driver at your disposal. This afternoon we embark on a sightseeing tour of thie city. We will visit the Junagarh Fort which according to history records even after many attempts this fort was never captured except a lone one-day occupation by Kamran Mirza. We will asll visit the Museum Camel Breeding Farm. Overnight Bikaner.

A camel fair in the desert near Bikaner. Flickr Credit Rajkumar 1220.

Day 12: Bikaner - Jaisalmer

Today we travel by road from Bikaner to Jaisalmer.

Camels in the desert

Day 13: Jaisalmer

In the morning we embark on a half day sightseeing to your Jaisalmer where we will see the Jaisalmer Fort which is one of the largest forts in the world. We also Jain temples and the Havelis. Later this afternoon we go on an excursions to Sam sand dunes to enjoy a camel rie at sunset. Overnight Jaisalmer.

Temple carving detail

Day 14: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur

Today, we travel to Jodhpur,the largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur, the Blue City, in reference to the indigo coloured buildings that dot the old city, and the locals belief that blue acts as effective defence against mosquitoes!

A local girl in the Blue City of Jodhpur

Day 15: Jodhpur

Today 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. This afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy your hotels facilities or further exploration of the city with a car and driver at your disposal. Overnight Jodhpur.

People outside the Meheranga Fort in Jodhpur

Day 16: Jodhpur - Ranakpur

We leave the majestic blue city of Jodhpur today as we travel by road to Ranakpur located between Jodhpur and Udaipur, in a valley on the western side of the Aravalli Range. Ranakpur is widely known for its marble Jain temple, said to be the most spectacular of the Jain temples. Overnight Ranakpur

Day 17: Ranakpur - Udaipur

Before we continuing south to Udaipur we visit those temples we have heard so much about. These temples form one of the five major pilgrimages of the Jains. Overnight Udaipur.

Maharaja City Palace

Day 18: 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 we partake in in a morning of sightseeing to visit the City Palace, the Jagdish Temple, Shaliyo Ki Bari Garden, and the Bharti Lok Kala Mandal. Overnight Udaipur. @Ramada Udaipur –deluxe room with cubicle shower

Jagdish Temple

Day 19: Udaipur

Spend today the way you want as you persure your own independant activities with a car and driver at your disposal. Overnight Udaipur. @Ramada Udaipur –deluxe room with cubicle shower

Lakeside temple

Day 20: Udaipur - Mumbai

An early morning transfer to the airport for you flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival you will be met by our representatives and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy and afternoon half day city tour. We take in the sights of the Gateway of India which was erected to commemorate the landing on the Apollo Bunder of their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary when they visited India in 1911. We continue to Mani Bhavan the house were Ghandi use to live. We will also visit the outside of Jain Temple. Overnight Mumbai.

Crawford market architecture

Day 21: Mumbai

This morning after breakfast we take the cruise to visit Elephanta caves - Mumbai's premier tourist attraction. The rock-cut temples on peaceful Elephanta Island are thought to have been carved between 450 and 750 AD. The main cave contains large sculpted panels, including an astonishing 18-foot depiction of Shiva. Enjoy an afternoon of leisure.

Victoria Terminus

Day 22: Mumbai

You can relax today as you spend it at your own leisure. If you are feeling adventurous why not go and visit the Dharavi Slums where the 2008 movie Slum Dog Millionare, was set and filmed. Overnight Mumbai.

Gateway to India

Day 23: Mumbai

Today we bid you farewell with a transfer to Mumbai International Airport as you say goodbye to Incredible India!

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