In 12 days this solo traveller tour of north India reveals many its most famous sights and fairy-tale like palaces of Rajasthan. Start by exploring the capital, Delhi, and its stark comparison from the bustling Chandni Chowk of Old Delhi, visiting the historical monuments like the grand Jama Masjid, the spice market, to the tree-lined avenues around Connaught Place of New Delhi than to Agra visiting the pristine white embodiment of eternal love, the magnificent Taj Mahal. Visit one of the best Bird sanctuaries at Bharatpur before continuing to colourful Rajasthan, arriving at the Pink City Jaipur, Explore the historical monuments, fascinating bazaars selling textiles, blue pottery and local handicrafts. Move further to the Thar Desert to find the city of Jodhpur and witness the Mehrangarh fort atop a steep hill towers over opulent palaces and colourful bazaars. Head to the romantic city of lakes, Udaipur to witness the well-kept secret of the crystal gallery housed inside the City Palace. We welcome you on this small-group journey that epitomises the romance, mystical aura of Intriguing India
Welcome to India!!! Upon your arrival at the airport, your Tour Director will meet you at the arrival lounge holding a placard. Thereafter he will assist with transfer and check-in at the pre-booked hotel. Stay for two nights in Delhi.
Enjoy breakfast and a brief introduction of the city before starting the city tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit Qutb Minar, India Gate, Gandhi Memorial, explore Chandni Chowk and largest spice market.
After leisurely breakfast, travel to Agra, home to India's most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal. A poem of white marble, the Taj is described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love. Check in to your hotel and relax for the rest of the day or explore the city on your own.
Early morning visit Taj Mahal, the epitome of love, standing on the banks of the river Yamuna and built in the 17th century by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. The white marble building changes its hue with the variations in daylight. Made entirely of white marble and decorated with exquisite pietra dura work, different types of precious and semi-precious stones were used in the intricate inlay work done on the interiors. This magnificent monument is built on traditional architecture style ’four gardens’ plan, split by watercourses, and reflects the influence of Persian architecture. After breakfast, visit the Agra Fort, built by Emperor Akbar, which is a mixture of the Islamic and Hindu styles of architecture and Itimad-Ud-Daulah Tomb, nicknamed the Baby Taj; another fine example of Mughal architecture.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Bharatpur, famous for Keoladeo Ghana National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in all the way a paradise for ornithologists. Arrive Bharatpur and check-in at the hotel. Evening visit Keoladeo Ghana National Park, a 29sq km UNESCO World Heritage Site by cycle rickshaw. The Keoladeo Ghana National Park declared a World Heritage site, is arguably India's most spectacular bird sanctuary. Each year before the arrival of winter, thousands of birds migrate from the frozen waters of Siberia, Tibet, Mongolia and Eastern Europe to India. One of the best destinations for these birds is the marsh of Bharatpur, which lies between Agra and Jaipur in the north-western part of India. The reserve derives its name (Keoladeo) from a temple devoted to Lord Shiva which is situated in the park. Stay overnight in Bharatpur.
After breakfast travel to Jaipur, en-route visit Abhaneri Stepwell - one of the largest step-wells in India, which dated back to 10th century. Afternoon, enjoy a hands-on experience with block printing while visiting a local store and witness how precious and semiprecious stone is cut to perfection. Evening free to relax and stay two nights.
Start full-day sightseeing tour with an excursion to the majestic Amber Fort, en-route photo stop at Hawa Mahal. Later visit City Palace Museum; boasts to have some of the priceless collections and Jantar Mantar; one of the famed observatories. Late afternoon women will have Heena painting and men will learn the art of Rajasthani Turban tying.
Today you will experience the feeling of travelling back in time with a journey to Jodhpur, while you catch a glimpse of the splendour and magnificence of this ancient desert city built on the edge of the Thar Desert. Afternoon free to explore bazar and find souvenirs.
Visit Mehrangarh Fort built by Rao Jodha in 1459; one of the largest forts in India, the beauty and grandeur of numerous palaces inside narrates a saga of hard sandstones yielding to the chisels of skilled Jodhpuri sculptures. Afternoon free to relax or explore the local bazaar.
Morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and travel towards the lake city Udaipur, En-route pass lush green valleys, streams and heart capturing views before visiting Ranakpur, with intricately carved marble Pillars and Domes. Tucked away in a remote valley in the Aravalli ranges, it boasts of one of the largest and most important Jain Temples in the country. Stay two nights at Udaipur.
Start the day with a walking tour of Trible Village to experience the lifestyle of locals. Later visit City Palace one of the most famous architectural marvels of the city and Crystal Gallery and conclude your day with a boat ride on Lake Pichola.
After breakfast tour finish with direct transfer to Udaipur airport to board flight for onward destination.
Deluxe hotel accommodation with private facilities
Travel by chartered air-conditioned vehicle
Group assistance and transfers
Sightseeing as specified
Meals as specified
Local English speaking Tour Guide
Monument entry fees
Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
Boat ride (on a shared basis) in Varanasi
Cooking demonstration followed by dinner in Agra
Jeep ride (shared jeep0 at Amber Fort in Jaipur
Boat ride on Lake Pichola in Udaipur
Airfare in Economy class for Delhi – Varanasi sector
Overnight Train tickets for sector Varanasi = Agra by 2nd AC
Entrance fee/monument charges (one visit only)
Assistance and transfers
All currently applicable taxes
Any International Airfare
Airport taxes and Visa fee
Early check-in or late checkout
Meals other than specified above
Tips & Gratuities
Travel & Medical Insurance
Camera and video permits
Expenses incurred due to flight/train cancellation or delay
Any expense of a personal nature, like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, mini bar, etc
Any optional excursion or tour
Any other expense not mentioned in the prices include column
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