A flamboyant showcase of Rajasthani architecture and a firm favourite on tourist itineraries as the third corner of India’s ‘Golden ...
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Namaste! Welcome to New Delhi, the capital city of India and the start of your eye-opening adventure! Our friendly team will be waiting in the arrivals hall to transfer you to your hotel where you can relax for the rest of the day.
Today, you'll exploreDelhi - both Old and New with a private guide. Highlights of the tour will be the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation and much more. This evening you will travel to Udaipur by sleeper train, a must-do experience for any visitor young or old! The friendly locals will be vying for a chat with you.
Your train arrives into Udaipur in the morning to the start of a new day. In the afternoon enjoy a thrilling tuk tuk ride through the narrow streets stopping to take in the sites. We'll stop at the Jagat Niwas Hotel for the chance to sip an ice cool G&T, much like Evelyn and Madge do in the film! This evening we drive half an hour out of the city to the Monsoon Palace to witness the sunset.
This morning take in the spectacular scenery of the Aravalli Hills as they are revealed with the lifting cloak of early morning mist. Checking out we transfer to the original 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'. Located in a little town called Khempur, and it was here that some of the film was shot. This evening enjoy a stroll with your guide through the village with a chance to meet the friendly locals.
Today we enjoy the relaxed pace of village life as we set off to explore the surrounding area by bullock cart ride, a mode of transport that has been used here in India since the beginning of written history. Later in the evening we enjoy high tea by the lake, much as the British Raj would have done in a bygone era.
Today we have a long drive to our next destination, Jaipur. Travelling through the Thar Desert offers a fascinating window onto another world so sit back. Jaipur was coined with the moniker Pink City after the visit of the King Edward, the Prince of Wales in 1876. After arrival and hotel check in, perhaps enjoy a splash in the pool before your dinner of traditional Rajasthani cuisine.
This morning an exotic elephant ride transports us to the lofty Amber Fort of Jaipur. Later in the afternoon we tour the City Palace, which boasts an interesting museum. Later in the day enjoy a walking tour of the bustling Bazaar. This evening we have a special treat for you with an enlightening visit to a local family home for a cooking demonstration and as a bonus, you get to eat what you learnt to cook!
Departing Jaipur we journey to Agra, once India’s Mughal capital with a stop at the Abhaneri step well along the way. It's here that Sonny tried to express his deepest feelings for Sunaina in the film. En route we visit the ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. Arriving in Agra we assist with your check in then head out to visit the Agra Fort. This evening enjoy a guided tour of the legendary Taj Mahal.
Today is the piece de la resistance as we make our way back to Delhi. Here you'll discover real insight into the Hindu Religion, temples of worship dedicated to the god Krishna. You will see the priests perform the worship with the transcendental music they play for the gods providing a unique soundtrack to the event. Afterwards we continue to Delhi for your final evening in this amazing country.
Everything will be alright in the end", they say in India, "and if it's not alright, then it's not the end". Sadly, today marks the end of your incredible journey and we hope it's been more than alright! After breakfast and hotel check out we transfer you to the airport for your onward departure journey and bid you a fond farewell.