If you like the itinerary below please quote REF INDIA 2699 when enquiring for further details.
Alternatively you may like modify this trip with your own Holiday Wish List
Welcome to Incredible India! Upon arrival into Delhi you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to relax or independently explore this bustling capital.
This morning enjoy a tour of Old Delhi, visiting Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation and the impressive Red Fort. Around 11:30am you will pay a visit to a local family for a cooking lesson to learn how to make delicious Indian delights. This afternoon continue on your sightseeing tour of New Delhi which is a huge contrast to the unorganised chaos of the Old City. Highlights include Lutyen’s buildings, Humayun's tomb and UNESCO World Heritage Site Qutub Minar.
Early this morning you will be transferred to the train station for your train to Agra, home to the legendary Taj Mahal. Built entirely of white marble by Shah Jahan in the 16th century as an enduring memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz, the Taj Mahal has no peers. Continue on to Peharsar Village near Bharatpur where the afternoon is at your leisure to explore this small village. Peharsar is home to the Chandra Mahal Haveli, a heritage property built by nobles of Emperor Akbar in 1699. Peharsar is a poor village whose mainstay it would seem is the haveli, however, a stay here offers the chance to see another side of Indian village life. Peharsar is tiny in all respects with just a small village store or two and a small local school.
Travel to Jaipur today, affectionately known as the Pink City. Maharaja Ram Singh had all of the Old City painted a welcoming pink in 1876 to herald a visit by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), it is also the bustling capital of the state of Rajasthan. Enjoy a guided tour of the City Palace, which boasts an interesting museum of regal attire and Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory. This evening you will visit a local family for dinner and also a cooking demonstration.
Jaipur to Barli, in the Ajmer district Look out for the snake charmers that dot our route, as we travel to the 16th century Amber Fort. An exotic elephant ride transports us to the lofty fort (subject to regulations/availability as the elephants are limited to the number of trips that can make up the fort each day) Enjoy a tour of this Rajput extravaganza. We continue on to the small village of Barli where you will check into the Fort Barli a luxury heritage property. The afternoon is at your leisure to meet the locals and explore the village independently. Overnight Fort Barli.
Barli to Delhi. This morning we drive to Pushkar an ancient Rajasthani town considered by Hindus to be one of the most sacred places in India. Enjoy a tour of Pushkar before continuing on to Ajmer, an oasis surrounded by green hills. The city was founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the 7th Century A.D. Today, Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage centre for the Muslims as well as Hindus. This afternoon we board the Shatabadi Express train back to Delhi. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for check in.
Sadly your tour comes to an end with us today. You will be met at the hotel by our representative and driven to the airport in time for your departure flight.
A flamboyant showcase of Rajasthani architecture and a firm favourite on tourist itineraries as the third corner of India’s ‘Golden ...