Enter another world on this spellbinding tour of India, taking in the Golden Triangle cities, as well as other fascinating towns. You'll start and end in Delhi, and overnight in Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur along the way.
Magnificent forts and enchanting palaces are major highlights of this tour. View the towering Qutub Minar, ancient tomb of the Emperor Humayun, in Delhi, tour the massive Agra Fort in Agra, and visit the grand palaces of Jodhpur's Mehrangarh Fort. In Jaipur, visit the legendary Amber Fort, built in 1592 with white marble and red sandstone. Udaipur is home to the City Palace and Museum, a series of palaces overlooking Lake Pichola, and you'll have the opportunity to spend time here and learn about the miniature art. Of course, you'll visit the Taj Mahal, built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife. Built from 1631-1648 AD, he employed thousands of artisans and craftsmen as well as a labor force of 20,000.
All of this - and much more - await you on this thrilling India holiday!
Visit Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, and Qutub Minar; cycle rickshaw ride; walk through Chandni Chowk.
Visit Taj Mahal at sunrise; visit Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
Visit Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, and City Palace Museum.
Visit Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Singh II Memorial; safari to visit local Bishnoi tribes.
Visit Jain Temples.
Visit City Palace and Museum; cruise on Lake Pichola.
Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
Includes rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary.
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- 11 breakfasts (B).
- 2 lunches (L).
- 1 dinner (D).
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ItineraryDAY - 1
Location: DELHI. - Welcome to Delhi, the capital of modern India. Delhi is a magnetic blend of old and new boasting a fascinating array of sights, from elegant shops and lively bazaars to impressive forts and mosques that were once the power-base for India's Mughal emperors. Hotel rooms are available for a mid-afternoon check-in.
Location: DELHI. - Your day starts with a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi including a CYCLE RICKSHAW RIDE. See the splendid 17th century Mughal Red Fort before visiting landmarks such as RAJ GHAT and the majestic three-domed JAMA MASJID, the largest mosque in Asia. Experience a walk in the alleys of CHANDNI CHOWK; and later, visit the ancient stepwell AGRASEN KI BAOLI, which has 103 steps and a series of carved chambers and passages. The afternoon is at your leisure. (B,L)
Location: DELHI-AGRA. - This morning, enjoy New Delhi's major sights, including the towering QUTUB MINAR, ancient tomb of the Emperor Humayun; then a drive past the grand India Gate war memorial, Parliament, and Rashtrapati Bhavan. Continue to Agra and see the intricate art of pietra dura or marble inlay. (B)
Location: AGRA. - Your day begins with a visit to the famous TAJ MAHAL. This remarkable edifice was commissioned by Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, and took 22 years to build. Later, visit AGRA FORT, a colossal, red-sandstone UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising forbidding battlements and spectacular Mughal Palace with audience halls, the Room of Mirrors, and the pavilion where Shahjahan spent his last days. (B)
Location: AGRA-FATEHPUR SIKRI-JAIPUR. - This morning, stop at FATEHPUR SIKRI, an abandoned city. Tour the sandstone palaces, elegant courtyards, and victory gate of this ghostly place built in 1569 and deserted by its people when the water ran out. Then, travel to Jaipur, Rajasthan's quintessential royal city. Often referred to as the "Pink City," Jaipur is studded with intricately adorned temples and monuments. (B,L)
Location: JAIPUR. - Start with a visit to the legendary AMBER FORT, known as the "Sleeping Beauty of Rajasthan." This fortress-palace has a sombre exterior that hides a richly ornate interior of royal apartments, including an alabaster Hall of Victory and a superb Chamber of Mirrors. Next, visit JANTAR MANTAR and explore the CITY PALACE MUSEUM, with its collection of paintings, carpets, weapons, and costumes; then enjoy time at the bustling markets of the old city. (B)
Location: JAIPUR-JODHPUR. - Travel to Jodhpur, once one of India's princely states. Set in the sand dunes of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur's mesmerising old city is ringed by a 10-kilometre, 8-gated wall outside of which the new city stands. Brimming with enchanting palaces, temples, havelis, and a beautiful fort, this imperious city exudes grandeur and warm hospitality. (B)
Location: JODHPUR. - Marvel at the grand palaces of Jodhpur's MEHRANGARH FORT. Admire the splendid JASWANT SINGH II MEMORIAL, beautifully constructed from thin marble sheets that allow sunlight to filter in. Enjoy a turban-tying demonstration before taking a SAFARI to visit the local Bishnoi tribes of the desert. These communities of nature lovers protect endangered plant and tree species and prohibit poachers from killing animals. (B)
Location: JODHPUR-RANAKPUR-UDAIPUR. - This morning, visit the spectacular JAIN TEMPLES en route to Udaipur. On arrival in Udaipur, the remainder of the day is at leisure. Known as the "City of Lakes," Udaipur is built around three lakes and is made of a maze of narrow lanes, exquisite palaces, pavilions, and gardens. (B)
Location: UDAIPUR. - Marvel at Udaipur's beauty on a tour of its CITY PALACE AND MUSEUM, comprising a series of enchanting palaces overlooking Lake Pichola. You will also enjoy the views during your CRUISE on this beautiful lake. There is the opportunity to learn about the region's famous miniature art. (B,D)
Location: UDAIPUR-DELHI. - Fly back to Delhi today and prepare for your journey home. (B)
Location: DELHI. - Your tour ends today with breakfast this morning. (B) NOTE: Some flights depart Delhi very early in the morning. In these cases, breakfast is not included on Day 12, and you will have to depart for the airport late in the evening of or just after midnight on day 12.