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Namaste! Welcome to India and New Delhi the capital city of India. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to our start hotel with the rest of the day at leisure to explore or relax in the hotels facilities.
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. Highlights are the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation and more.
Today enjoy a day of leisure to relax or explore under your own steam.
You will be met this morning at the hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Varanasi at 10.30. On arrival we will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Perhaps the holiest city in India; Varanasi, also known as Benares or the city of Shiva, is also one of the oldest cities on earth. Sitting on the banks of the holy River Ganges, it has been a centre of learning and civilisation for more than 2000 years and is a place of Hindu pilgrimage. This evening we head to the Ganges to witness the evening 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 -abundant with temples and labyrinthine streets.
You will be met at the hotel and transferred to the airport for your departure flight to Agra - on arrival we will transfer you to your hotel to freshen up before we head out to the legendary Taj Mahal. First, we visit the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind it's fortified walls. Later, we travel to the legendary Taj Mahal and witness a magical sunset. Built by Shah Jahan in the 16th century as an enduring memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz. Built entirely of white marble, the Taj Mahal has no peers.
Today we will take a drive out to the ghostly fortified city of Fatehpur Sikri, abandoned only 8 years after its construction due to droughts in the area. Continuing on you will arrive in to Jaipur 'The Pink City'.
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 atop an elephant! Enjoy an afternoon sightseeing tour of the city. Rest of the evening is free and at your leisure.
An interesting 6 hour drive through increasingly varied scenery takes us to Jodhpur, a town at the edge of the mighty Thar Desert. Dominated by Meherangarh Fort which sits majestically atop a hill, Jodhpur is known as the Blue City. This is because of the coloured houses in the old town, painted indigo. Afternoon half day sightseeing tour of the city.
Enroute to Udaipur, you will visit the 14th century Jain temples at Ranakpur (visit without a guide). 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 a ride in a shared boat on Lake Pichola itself.
Today we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Goa (via Mumbai). Upon arrival into Goa you will be transferred to your hotel.
Sit back and relax here in this laid back coastal area of India, walk along palm fringed beaches and watch the fishermen at work, enjoy a cooking class or two or simply kick back and relax.
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight and goodbye to Incredible India!
A flamboyant showcase of Rajasthani architecture and a firm favourite on tourist itineraries as the third corner of India’s ‘Golden ...