India, Asia
Location
12 Days
Duration

The Jewel of the Crown

Welcome to India, Asia!

ROUTE: Delhi, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Agra, Varanasi, Delhi

DURATION: 12 Days

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit to historical sites/monuments
  • Tour of Old and New Delhi visiting Jamma Mosque, Qutab Minar and Raj ghat
  • City tour of Udaipur followed by a boat ride on Lake Pichola
  • Enroute visiting Rankapur Jain Temples
  • Visit to the massive fort in Jodhpur
  • Visit to the Amber Fort, the Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds and City Palace & Observatory in Jaipur
  • Enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri
  • Evening sunset visit to Taj Mahal, Agra
  • Visit to Agra Fort and Tomb of Itmadud-Daullah
  • Varanasi evening drive to the Ghat to see the Aarti ceremony
  • Boat ride at sunrise on the Mother Ganges River and visits to popular temples
AIRFARE: International Airfare Upon Request
ACCOMMODATIONS:  Hotels used (or similar)
FIRST:
  • Delhi: Royal Plaza
  • Udaipur: Ramada Resort
  • Jodhpur: Ranbanka Palace
  • Jaipur: Four Point By Sheraton
  • Agra: Four Point By Sheraton
  • Varanasi: Ramada Plaza
DELUXE:
  • Delhi: Le Meridien
  • Udaipur: The Lalit Laxmi Vilas
  • Jodhpur: Welcome Hotel
  • Jaipur: Jai Mahal Palace
  • Agra: Radisson Blu
  • Varanasi: Radisson Blu
LUXURY:
  • Please inquire

Included:

Accommodations Per Person Sharing, including hotel taxes

Arrival & departure transfers where applicable

Local guides where applicable

Meals per itinerary

Park entrance fees and sightseeing fees where applicable

Applicable transportation

Not Included:

Airfare and air taxes

Cancellation, baggage, travel and medical insurance

Items of a personal nature such as baggage porterage, gratuities/tips, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc.

Visa and visa fees

Optional sightseeing and activities

Meals, beverages and services not mentioned in itinerary

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Terms & Conditions

1

Day 1 Arrive Delhi

Upon arrival at airport in India, you will be warmly met by a representative, who will provide assistance and transfer to your accommodation to check-in. (Check-in
12:00 noon)

Overnight: Delhi

2

Day 2 Delhi

Activities:

  • After breakfast, we cross the city into the walled gates of Old Delhi, the capital of Muslim India between the 17th and 19th centuries.
  • Our tour includes visit to the Jamma Mosque (1650) and drive through the fabled area of Chandni Chowk. Then we drive past the Red Fort (1639-1648).
  • Later visit Raj Ghat to pay homage to the Father of India’s Nation-Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Afternoon, we proceed on a guided tour of New Delhi visiting the Qutab Minar.
  • Drive through the Embassy area, Connaught Place, the heart and main shopping district of the capital.
  • Continue to Humayuns tomb, also known as the forerunner to the Taj Mahal.

Overnight: Delhi – (B)

3

Day 3 Delhi - Udaipur

Activities:

  • Early morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Udaipur. Arrive Udaipur transfer to the hotel (Check-in 12:00).
  • Udaipur is the famed ”City of Sunrise”. The Jagadish temple next to the city palace enshrines a black stone image of Lord Vishnu and his vehicle- a mighty bird called garuda – in a brass image.
  • Afternoon, city tour of Udaipur followed by a boat ride on Lake Pichola.

Overnight: Udaipur – (B)

4

Day 4 Udaipur - Ranakpur - Jodhpur

Activities:

  • After breakfast, drive to Jodhpur; enroute visiting Rankapur Jain Temples. These temples were created in the 15th century AD during the reign of Rana Kumbha and are enclosed within a wall.
  • Resume drive to Jodhpur, on arrival at Jodhpur check-in at your hotel.

Overnight: Jodhpur – (B)

5

Day 5 Jodhpur -Rohet - Jodhpur

Activities:

  • After breakfast, proceed on a tour to include a visit to the massive fort. Once inside, royal palaces abound with fascinating history and priceless jewels.
  • After the tour drive to Rohet for lunch (on own). Walk along the narrow lanes of this fascinating town with ethnic and tribal lifestyles.
  • Late afternoon return back to Jodhpur.

Overnight: Jodhpur – (B)

6

Day 6 Jodhpur - Jaipur

Activities:

  • After breakfast, drive to Jaipur through tribal countryside. Arrive Jaipur and check-in at the hotel. Jaipur’s colorful bazaars tantalize the eye with enamelled blue pottery, exquisite gem-studded jewellery, engraved brass work, traditional block-printed fabrics and brightly patterned durrie rugs together with traditional crafts and miniature paintings.

Overnight: Jaipur – (B)

7

Day 7 Jaipur

Activities:

  • After breakfast, visit the Amber Fort which is set on the dry wrinkled Aravali Hills. Ride up to this hilltop palace on a caparisoned, painted elephant. Your guide will elaborate on the history of this architectural masterpiece with its mirror-studded alcoves, dazzling mosaics and water-cooled swings that delight today’s visitors as they did their former royal residents.
  • Afternoon, visit the Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, a five-storied structure of pink sandstone with semioctagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city.
  • Tours of Jaipur also include the City Palace & Observatory.

Overnight: Jaipur – (B)

8

Day 8 Jaipur - Agra Via Fatehpur Sikri

Activities:

  • After breakfast, drive to Agra en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri. The mysterious ghost city founded by the Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great in the late 16th century and capital of the Mughal Empire from 1581 to 1595. The city occupies a sandstone ridge, and the area around it is enclosed within a seven-milelong wall. We’ll stroll about the fort and palace.
  • After sight seeing continue drive to Agra, on arrival check-in at the hotel.
  • Evening sunset visit to Taj Mahal. This grand edifice, built by Shahjehan from 1631to 1653 to enshrine the remains of his Queen Mumtaz Mahal. The semi translucent white marble is inlaid with thousands of semi-precious stones in beautiful patterns and the building has four identical facades. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa.

Overnight: Agra – (B)

9

Day 9 Agra

Activities:

  • After breakfast, visit the sprawling “Agra Fort” on the bank of the Yamuna River. Agra Fort’s architecture is an almost perfect fusion between military might and lavish beauty.
  • Also visit the Tomb of Itmadud-Daullah built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father.
  • After sight seeing return to the hotel and rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Agra – (B)

10

Day 10 Agra - Delhi - Varanasi

Activities:

  • Early morning, we drive to Delhi airport to board your flight to Varanasi. On arrival at Varanasi transfer to the hotel.
  • This evening in Varanasi (depending on the flight schedule), sightseeing of “Sarnath” – The ancient Buddhist learning center of Sarnath. Here, Gautama Buddha preached his first sermon to his disciples as portrayed in Bernardo Bertolucci’s film “Little Buddha.”
  • We then visit the Sarnath Museum (except on Fridays, when the museum is closed), which houses some of the greatest treasures of Indian Buddhist art, including Lion Capital of Ashoka, the Sarnath museum has a small but awe-inspiring collection of Buddhist artifacts. Among the things to see is a beautiful sculpture of the Buddha from the fifth century.
  • Evening drive to the Ghat to see the Aarti ceremony. As the sun sets the temple priests perform Aarti, the sacred “light ceremony”, on the banks Mother Ganges.

Overnight: Varanasi – (B)

11

Day 11 Varanasi

Activities:

  • Proceed on a boat ride at sunrise on the Mother Ganges River.
  • Visit some of the popular temples of the city as well as the renowned University of Varanasi.
  • Visit the bustling Gadolia bazaar where would never have seen so many cycle rickshaws and heard the cacophony of so many cycle rickshaw bells!

Overnight: Varanasi – (B)

12

Day 12 Varanasi - Depart Delhi

Departure: In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and proceed to the international airport for your onward flight.
(B)


Meals as per itinerary: (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)


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Location Name: India, Asia
Area (SQ KM): 3,287,263
Population: 1,251,695,584
Capital: New Delhi
Language(s): Hindi, English, Bengali, Gujarati, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Kannada, Assamese, Sanskrit, Sindhi (all official); Hindi/Urdu; 1,600+ dialects
Religion: Hindu, Islam, Christian, Sikh
Currency: Indian rupee - INR
Time Zone: GMT +5.5
Electricity: 230 V
Phone Country Code to Call (India, Asia): 91


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