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Welcome to 'Incredible India' and the start of your journey through this amazing country! Arriving into Delhi Airport our local guide awaits to transfer you to your hotel. Later after check in, enjoy an afternoon exploration tour of New Delhi, where we visit India Gate, Rasthrapati Bhawan, parliament House and Humayun’s Tomb. Our evening concludes with a hearty welcome dinner at an Indian Restaurant that we can highly recommend.
This morning enjoy a journey of discovery through Old Delhi. This vibrant part of the city is full of forts, monuments, temples, mosques and more. During the 16th and 17th centuries, Delhi was important centre of the Mughal dynasty and the British made it the capital city in 1911. We take in Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk, the bustling bazaar, as well as the Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana – the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawahar Lal Nehru. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore as you wish.
Departing Delhi, we journey to Agra, once India’s Mughal capital. Here, we visit the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind it's fortified walls. Later on we take a motorised buggy to the legendary Taj Mahal and witness a magical sunset. The evening is at your leisure to relax at the hotel.
En route to Jaipur, we visit the ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, abandoned due to lack of water. As we get closer to Jaipur we stop for a tasty lunch and visit Chandra Haveli, a charming haveli (mansion house) with small courtyard, lawned gardens and rustic appeal. Next, we drive on to the rural village of Perharsar, where we walk the backstreet's discovering local life, traditions and (if open) visit the village school where we operate our ‘Change for Children’ programme. Arrivng into Jaipur in the later afternoon.
This morning you will have to 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, where we’ll enjoy a tour of this Rajput extravaganza. This afternoon enjoy journey of discovery through the historic pink city of Jaipur we start with a photo stop in front of Jal mahal (lake palace) thereafter visit the ancient astronomical observatory of Jantar mantar and then a guided tour of the city palace complex with it’s fascinating nooks and crannies.
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. This afternoon enjoy an insightful village walk wihth time to view the wonderful paintings in the mansions, later enjoy a bit of time to relax before your sumptuous Indian feast.
Today we return to Delhi, the latter part of the afternoon is free time for you to shop till you drop! we are giving you a free day to roam and explore the city until your heart is content and your wallets empty. All your friends back home expectant of gifts will lead you to many of Delhi's great souvenir shops.
Farewell Incredible India! We will transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.