India For Teens - 8 days
FAMILY TOUR TO INDIA (for children aged 12 years and above): Experience the richness of Indian culture with your family on this classic tour of India's Golden Triangle taking in Delhi, both old and new, the stunning Pink City of Jaipur and the world famous Taj Mahal in Agra.
Please note: this itinerary relates to travel from 01 September 2017 onwards. If you are travelling before this date please refer to the information in the Trip Notes
Old & New Delhi
This morning meet your guide and the rest of the group at the welcome meeting. Then we enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi, where highlights include Humayan's Tomb, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque and Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation in Old Delhi, and in New Delhi Rajpath and India Gate. Tonight, we enjoy a group Namaste dinner at our hotel.
Overnight: Delhi | Breakfast, Dinner
Delhi - Agra. This morning we bid farewell to the capital and make our way to Agra. Our first stop here is the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls. Later we travel on to the exquisite Taj Mahal. Built by the order of Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz, the Taj Mahal is one of the most extravagant monuments to love ever built.
Overnight: Agra | Breakfast
The princely state of Karauli
Agra - Karauli. Bright and early this morning we visit the ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, which has been deserted for over four centuries after it was allegedly abandoned due to a lack of water. Thanks to the very durable red sandstone from which it was built, Fatehpur Sikri still remains well-preserved and is a fascinating place to explore.
We drive on to Bharatpur where we'll enjoy lunch before continuing our journey to Karauli, which was a princely state of India from 1348 until 1949. We spend the night at the beautiful Palace Bhanwar Vilas, which is the home of the current Maharaja and Maharani of Karauli. During our stay we can explore the palace and grounds at leisure. The sovereigns, continue to reside at the palace and the young princess often gives guided tours of the palace, which we will take part in, if the opportunity arises. The family is also lovingly restoring the Karauli City Palace, which we visit later this afternoon. Tonight, opt to attend the evening Aaarti (prayer) taking place nearby.
Overnight: Karauli | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Karauli - Jaipur. This morning we stop briefly to meet the children and teachers at a local school (if open) where we operate our ‘Change for Children’ programme. If you have bought any educational items with you to hand out to children this would be the time to do so. Then we drive on to Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at your own leisure.
Overnight: Jaipur | Breakfast
Early this morning you can opt to float over the lofty hilltop forts and regal palaces of Jaipur in a hot air balloon, on our Balloon Over Jaipur Bolt-on. Then we travel beyond Jaipur to the stunning 16th century Amber Fort, where we enjoy a tour of the fort's well-preserved interior and grounds. Later we visit a cotton weaving house to see a demonstration of fabric dyeing and block printing before touring the City Palace and Jantar Mantar - an old yet cleverly designed space observatory.
Overnight: Jaipur | Breakfast
Saturday. Touring arrangements come to an end after breakfast. Hotel check-out and included onward departure transfer to airport.
Discover Amritsar & the Golden Temple
Discover beautiful Amritsar, home to the world famous Golden Temple and the seat of the Sikh religion, on our 3 day/2 night Golden Amritsar bolt-on. Built in 1803 and made of marble, copper and pure leaf gold, the temple is an amazing architectural feat. During your stay, we witness the sunset spectacle at Wagah Border - the only road crossing between India and Pakistan where the fascinating changing of the guards and ceremonial lowering of the flags take place with great pomp to a cheering crowd of thousands.
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