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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.
An early morning start we transfer to the train station for your departure to Agra, home of India's famous attraction - the Taj Mahal. Upon arrival we will have a sightseeing tour to the Agra Fort, before watching the sun set on the Taj Mahal itself.
Today we drive to the Pink City of Jaipur, stopping enroute at Fatehpur Sikri, abandonded only 8 years after its construction due to droughts in the area, and Keoladeo Ghana National Park to enjoy a bird watching tour in the world famous bird sanctuary, the nesting place for thousands of species of birds.
This morning we visit the delicate pink, magnificent fort of Amber - a wonderful example of Rajput architecture . 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.
This morning after a breakfast we will drive to Bikaner. Once an important staging post on the great caravan routes, much of the atmospheric old town which we will explore is still encircled by massive fortified walls. Within these walls are havelis, artisan shops and people going about their daily lives. On route we visit a Camel Breeding Farm.
This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city including the Junagarh Foprt before departing for Jaisalmer, a medieval caravan outpost in the Thar Desert. Exquisite wood and sandstone buildings dot the town and within Jaisalmer Fort are homes, hotels and shops hidden in ancient lane ways.
Today enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the city including the sandstone fort which is an imposing sight, towering magnificently over the city. Later this afternoon we will take you on an exciting camel safari on the Sam sand dunes. The evening is free and at your leisure to enjoy the city on your own.
Free day to explore independently.
Today we travel to Rohet Garh, on route stopping for sightseeing in Jodhpur, also known as the Blue City, in reference to the indigo coloured buildings that dot the old city, and the locals belief that blue acts as effective defence against mosquitoes!
Bishnoi Village, a rustic paradise of Rajasthan that includes a wide variety of flora and fauna and a 450 year old tribe that has a distinctive way of life. Guda Bishnoi Village is a perfect example of dedication for nature exhibited by the local people. An array of cultures and scenic vistas of Rajasthan can be seen here as the villagers believe in conserving nature and adoring its creations. They worship trees and animals and are strictly vegetarian. You will by awed by a peaceful co-existence of man and wildlife in this desert oasis and age old traditions that the villagers have preserved till now. You will return to the camp for lunch and have the remainder of the afternoon to relax and enjoy the stunning surroundings.
After breakfast, we depart Rohet Garh for Udaipur, en route visiting the Ranakpur Jain Temples which lies in a remote valley of the Aravalli range.
Holi - Festival of Colours. Today is free to enjoy this Hindu Festival which is celebrated by people throwing coloured powder and coloured water at each other. Alternatively we can organise an excursion to take part in the festivities - please ask for further details.
This morning enjoy touring the imposing City Palace, a vision in soft yellow stone on the northeast promontory with breathtaking views of the lake. The City Palace is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. We then take you to visit Jagdish Temple and Sahelion ki bari. You will have free time to explore on your own or perhaps shop for colourful Rajasthani arts and crafts. In the evening, you will have an shared boat ride on Lake Pichola.
Today is free to explore independently and make your last minute purchases before your afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Sitting on the edge of the desert and clinging to the side of a small lake, Pushkar is an ancient ...