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Welcome to India and the start of your holiday! Arrive at Delhi airport where we will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for you to relax after your long flight.
Departing Delhi, we journey to Agra, once India’s Mughal capital. Here we visit Agra fort, which boasts some of India’s finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls. During its history it has been a palace, a fort and a prison! We also visit a marble craftshop. Continuing, we enjoy a buggy ride to the legendary Taj Mahal at sunset. Built entirely of white marble, the Taj Mahal has no peers.
En route to Jaipur, we visit the ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, abandoned due to lack of water. We then head on to Jaipur, where we visit a cotton trading/tailor shop where you can get clothing tailored for delivery to your hotel before we leave.
Maybe opt for an early morning balloon flight over Jaipur (see enhancements page). 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. Later in the afternoon we tour the City Palace, which boasts an interesting museum of regal attire and Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory.
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. Time to relax, why not walk through the village and take in the local and colourful life.
Returning to Delhi, the latter part of the afternoon is free for you to relax or independently explore more of Delhi or shop in the bustling Chadni Chowk bazaar.
We will transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight.
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