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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 your hotel with the rest of the day yours to relax after your long flight.
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 we be the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation and more. Tonight you travel by sleeper train to Udaipur (Dep 19:05)
Arriving into Udaipur station at 07:20 am our team will be there to meet you and transfer you to your hotel. After a little while to settle in we head out to enjoy a ride in an auto rickshaw through the narrow lanes of Udaipur. This evening we will enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola.
This morning enjoy touring the imposing City Palace, a vision in soft yellow stone on the northeast promontory with breathtaking views of the lake. We then take you to visit Jagdish Temple and Sahelion ki bari followed by a camel ride. This evening we drive half hour to the Monsoon Palace to witness sunset and experience the magic atmosphere at twilight.
Today we begin the journey on to Narlai for your one night stay at the 17th century fortress. Today you can enjoy various optional activities like Camel Safaris, Trekking or Rock Climbing (payable locally).
Today a drive to Shahpura Bagh situated midway between Jaipur and Udaipur. Travellers, since time immemorial, have always stopped to rest and refresh themselves at this oasis and the Shahpura Royal family is famous for their warmth and hospitality which you will get to experience firsthand as they will take you out this evening to see the historic fort and village.
Onward we drive around 4 hrs to Ranthambore National Park which 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 which you will see up close on your evening game drive.
Today we enjoy morning and evening game drives in hope to spot the illusive Tiger. This afternoon around three pm we will go to a nearby village to spend some time learning how they live, cook and enjoy talking with the adults and children alike about their lives.
After our final morning game drive we travel around 4 hours onto Jaipur and your overnight stay in the stunning and very elegant Samode Haveli. Remainder of the day at your leisure to explore and relax.
Today, we enjoy an included early morning hot air balloon flight over Jaipur to see the area come to life in the cool morning air (weather permitting). After this we head out to visit the stunning Amber Fort by elephant ride and then a tour of the City Palace, which boasts an interesting museum of regal attire and Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory.
Leaving Jaipur we drive to Agra which is the home of the famous Taj Mahal! We will make one stop on the way to visit deserted ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri. Arrive Agra and enjoy an evening guided tour of the Taj and free time to see the romantic sun set over the iconic monument then transfer to the station for the express train to Delhi arrival transfer to your hotel.
Option 1= Transfer to the airport for the 12 noon Indigo Flight to Trivandrum. Option 2 =Transfer you to Delhi airport for your flight home. Option 1 = Arrival Trivandrum and onward transfer to the Leela Hotel.
Price option 1 = For your remaining days in India with us really relax. Stroll for miles along white palm fringed sandy beaches, try sampling the local seafood and sipping cocktails on your sunlounger the perfect remedy to unwind.
Bid a fond farewell to India! We drive you to Trivandrum International Airport for your flight back home.
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