12-Day Classic Rajasthan
Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
- Explore the city historical sites in Delhi and Pushkar
- Immerse yourself in the brilliant Taj Mahal
- Visit the Mehrangarh Fort and the Ranakpur Temple
- Ride a boat on the Lake Pichola around Udaipur
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- Day 1
Upon your arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, you will be greeted by our local representative and be escorted to your hotel. A simple introduction of the following tour will be given to you. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
- Day 2
Highlight your stay in New Delhi by visiting some heritage sites. You will pass by the city landmarks including the India Gate, President’s House, Parliament House and Government Secretariat Buildings. Pay a visit to the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and the Humayun's Tomb afterward. Later, have a view of the Qutub Minar rising up to 73 meters high from outside. Admire the Raj Ghat, a memorial to Gandhi, commonly considered the Father of the nation. End today’s tour at the Laxmi Narayan Temple, the first large temple built in New Delhi.
- Day 3
Explore Delhi further with a visit to the Jama Masjid, the largest and the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Ride a rickshaw through the Chandni Chowk, a bazaar famous all over the world and always packed with people. Experience the authentic local life by enjoying a traditional Indian meal in Haveli.
In the afternoon, drive to Agra by private A/C car. Any stopover en route is flexible on your request. After arrival, check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day as your free time.
- Day 4
A bit earlier morning transfer takes you to the spectacular Taj Mahal, which will make you escape from the horrible crowd and the heat in the daytime. The mausoleum was described by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore as “the tear-drop on the cheek of time”.
Later, go for a visit to the Agra Fort for a glimpse of the beautiful artwork created in the Mughal empire. Continue to visit a local family and enjoy an authentic Indian lunch with the host, and you also have a chance to taste Masala Chai, a kind of Indian spice milk tea. At last, appreciate the fabulous Taj Mahal from another viewing angle at the Mehtab Bagh (Moonlight Garden).
Note: The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
- Day 5
Leave Agra for Jaipur in good time this morning. On the way, stop driving to discover the Fatehpur Sikri, the capital of the Mughal empire from 1571 to 1585, which is considered the best example of Mughal architecture in existence. After that, have a glance at the amazing Abhaneri Step Well (without guide service). Upon arrival, check in and relax at your pace.
- Day 6
Take an exploration to the Amber Fort located on hills and a jeep ride will transfer you to reach the entrance. The fort consists of cobbled pathways, various gates, and huge fortifications. Step into the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) boasting of being the star attraction of the fort.
Drive back to the downtown and visit the City Palace, and then the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest one among five and the best preserved and still running observatories in the world. Pass by the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and the business center on the way back to your hotel.
- Day 7
Head for the Pushkar in the morning, a holy town famous for the Pushkar Lake, with various ghats and temples spreading all around the lake. After arrival, pay a visit to the Brahma Temple, the only standing Hindu temple in India dedicated to Lord Brahma.
- Day 8
Take a drive to Jodhpur. Have a break at your hotel before a jeep safari to the rural Bishnoi Village, where you will see how shepherds live in the traditional way and only work with animals like goat, sheep, camel, etc. You may also see how people do print by hand on fabrics or other traditional ways of life.
- Day 9
Today, climb up to the Mehrangarh Fort rising perpendicularly from a rocky hill, which holds the pride of place in Jodhpur because of its splendid architecture. Standing on the fort, you will have a fabulous view of the old city of Jodhpur. Later, visit the Jaswant Thada popularly referred to as the “Taj Mahal of Marwar”. In the afternoon, explore the Clock Tower and the local market around it.
- Day 10
Drive to Udaipur and stop at Ranakpur en route, which is a village in Rajasthan hosting one of India’s biggest and most important Jain temple complexes. The Ranakpur Temple is one of the most famous Jain temples in Rajasthan supported by 1,444 pillars. Continue the drive to Udaipur afterward.
- Day 11
On this day, you will first pass through the bazaars on the way to the Jagdish Temple, much talked about for its architectural brilliance. Move to visit the City Palace, and then get on a shared motorboat ride on the Lake Pichola for 1 hour. Later, start for the Garden of the Maids of Honour and the Folk Art Museum. Finally, enjoy an incredible sunset over the whole city of Udaipur and the Fateh Sagar Lake from the Sajjan Garh Palace (Monsoon Palace).
- Day 12
Your India adventure comes to an end today. Enjoy a personal transfer to the airport for your flight to Delhi, and then connect your departure flight back home.
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