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Welcome to Delhi! You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel and given the rest of the day to settle in.
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Jodhpur. Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred back to your hotel. Evening at leisure.
Once you've recharged after breakfast you will be delighted with a morning city tour of Jodhpur. Dubbed the ‘blue city’, lying on the ancient trade route, the city is dominated by the massive Meherangarh Fort, topping a sheer rocky ridge. A 10 km long wall surrounds the old city with eight gates serving as entrances. The new city is settled around this walled area. Then continue onto Pushkar.
After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Udaipur. Udaipur sits on the shores of Lake Pichola and was the capital of the Rajput kingdom of Mewar, a princely state of British India. It is said the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan derived some of his inspiration for the Taj Mahal from this palace after staying here in 1623! We will then continue on to Jaipur. Overnight in Aaram Bagh (Egyptian villa)
Get excited, because after breakfast we will have a morning visit to Amer fort (also known as Amber) and experience an Elephant ride. Amer Fort's name is derived from Amba, the Mother Goddess. For security and defense purposes, the impressive fort has a commanding view of the surrounding area, sheer walls and a curved route that leads to the palaces within. The fort is beautifully mirrored in Maota Lake, which stands adjacent to the Dilaram Garden. You will also experience a half day city tour!
Today we will be driving to Ranthambore. Where the wild things are! Once you've enjoyed your breakfast of course!
After breakfast, we will go on a morning and afternoon game drive. Such a rich diversity of fauna and flora including Bengal tiger, sambar, chital, nilgai, wild boar, leopard, sloth bear and myriad birdlife. ((please note -there is currently a ban on tourists visiting - more info to be released after 29 September, 2012)) You will transfer to your hotel - evening is at leisure.
After a leisurley breakfast we will drive to Agra, however en route we will visit Fatehpur Sikri -the UNESCO World Heritage Listed site, (the City of Victory), located in what is now Uttar Pradesh was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and served as the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under his reign, from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water.
Get ready to experience one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World and an enduring Indian icon! Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise. It is the epitome of love made with white marble. In order to ensure the perfection of the Taj Mahal could not be replicated anywhere else on earth, the artisans and workers who created it, are said to have later had their hands or thumbs amputated! Later you will visit Agra Fort and Itimad-ud-Daulah said to be the mini Taj Mahal. We bid you farewell and transfer you to the airport.
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