Sitting on the edge of the desert and clinging to the side of a small lake, Pushkar is an ancient ...
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Welcome to India and the palm-fringed shores of Goa. We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. A one time Portuguese colony, Goa is truly a trpical paradise. Leave the world behind as you watch the sun set over the Arabian sea, sample fresh food and seafood, swim in Goa's warm waters or simply soak up the sun!
We will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Goa. On arrival in Goa we will transfer you to the hotel. Our half day guided sightseeing tour of Delhi today covers the colourful chaos of Old Delhi and the modern simplicity of New Delhi. This vibrant city is full of forts, monuments, temples, mosques and more.
Departing Delhi, we journey to Agra, once India’s Mughal capital. Here we enjoy a horsecart or rickshaw ride to the legendary Taj Mahal. Built entirely of white marble, the Taj Mahal has no peers. Continuing, we visit Agra fort, which boasts some of India’s finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls.
En route to Jaipur, we visit the ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, abandoned due to lack of water. We enjoy lunch at Udai Vilas. After a walk through the village, continue to the Pink City of Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan. In Jaipur we visit a cotton trading/tailor shop where you can get clothing tailored in time to be delivered to the hotel before we leave Jaipur.
Today, we tour the City Palace, which boasts an interesting museum of regal attire and Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory. En route to the City Palace, we’ll pass Hawa Mahal – the Palace of the Winds. We travel to the 16th century Amber Fort. An exotic elephant ride transports us to the fort, where we’ll enjoy a tour of this Rajput extravaganza.
Today, we drive to the semi-desert Shekhawati region. The small towns in this region became important trading posts, a lasting legacy of which are the beautiful painted havelis (mansions) constructed by wealthy merchants in the 18th and 19th centuries. Afternoon village walk and time to relax.
Returning to Delhi, the latter part of the afternoon is free for you to relax or independently explore more of Delhi.
Hotel check out and included onward transfer to airport. Included flight to Goa and transfer to your accommodation.