India has always been a nation shrouded in mystery. Steeped in exotic flair, flavor and culture, there is so much to be discovered. This 12-day excursion into the heart of India teaches you more about this historic nation and see all the jewels in their crown. You will also gain amazing insight into bustling cities such as Delhi before gazing at the banks of the Ganges as they become illuminated by a pilgrimage offering fire to Hindu deities in a spectacular Aarti Ceremony. Travel to Agra and discover the Taj Mahal with your own private tour guide before viewing the 16th-century remains of the Mughal Empire in the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri. In beautiful Udaipur, stroll through luscious greenery and the man-made oasis of fountains and pools and marble elephants. In Jodhpur, you'll also visit Mehrangarh Fort before travelling to buzzing Mumbai and the home of Mahatma Gandhi. As you travel through these amazing cities, you’ll eat great Indian food, get immersed in the rich culture, and have an experience unlike any you’ll ever have in your life.
2 days in New Delhi
2 days Udaipur
2 days Jodhpur
2 days Jaipur
2 days in Agra
2 days New Delhi
Day 1 New Delhi
Welcome to Delhi, India! You’ll be greeted at the airport by a hostess, who will lead you to your private driver. From the airport you will be taken straight to your hotel and you will be able to enjoy the city at your leisure.
Day 2 New Delhi
Today, you will embark on your tour of Delhi. Your personal tour guide will meet you at your hotel and show you the delights of both New and Old Delhi. You will see the Laxminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu temple,Red Fort, and the famous Gate of India. After a full day of touring, you can enjoy the evening either relaxing at the hotel or discovering Delhi's delights on your own.
Day 3 New Delhi – Udaipur (90 Mins)
After your flight to Udaipur, check into your hotel, and relax before embarking on a tour of the city palace. From the breathtaking marble and granite walls to the sprawling 'Garden of the Maids of Honor', the Udaipur City Palace is filled with hidden treasures just waiting to be found.
Day 4 Udaipur
Today you will travel slightly north of the city to Eklingji-- a half-ruined temple complex dating back to 734 AD. A wonderful example of ancient Indian culture, it is located near Nagda, home of the ornate and opulent Sas Bahu Temple.
Day 5 Udaipur – Jodhpur (7 Hours)
As you leave Udaipur and are transferred to the next stage of your journey, Jodhpur, be sure to stop off at Ranakpur. This stunningly scenic region is nestled in a mountain range and is home to one of the largest and most significant temple collections in the whole of India.
Day 6 Jodhpur
Today your personal guide will take you on a tour of one of India’s most impressive buildings, Mehrangarh Fort. Impressive and daunting from the outside, its interior is filled with delightful palaces and courtyards. After lunch, enjoy an excursion into an authentic Bishnoi community and discover rural village life.
Day 7 Jodhpur – Jaipur (5 Hours)
Sit back and relax as you are taken to Jaipur in a private and comfortable car. After arriving and settling into your hotel, enjoy a guided tour of the streets and sample some delicious local food and drink.
Day 8 Jaipur
After breakfast, you’ll observe the delightful city of Jaipur! From the Amber Fort and City Palace to the Observatory and Hawa Mahal, you will truly get a feel of what it was like to have been Indian royalty. In fact, you’ll witness some sections of the palace that the Maharaj still calls home! There will be picture-perfect moments throughout the day, but perhaps none more iconic than the stunning Hawa Mahal.
Day 9 Jaipur – Agra (6 Hours Including Tour)
Enjoy the scenic ride to Agra via private car. On the way, stop to admire the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri-- which dates back to the 16th Century. It was the capital of the Mughal Empire for 10 years and is also home to one of India's largest mosques, the Jama Masjid.
Day 10 Agra
Today, you’ll visit India’s crown jewel- the Taj Mahal. You will rise early and meet with your tour guide, who will take you on a private tour of the spectacular tomb. After this illuminating tour, you will be met by your personal, professional photographer who will ensure that you have a stunning memento of the day.
Day 11 Agra –New Delhi (4 Hours)
Relax and take a seat as you are transferred back to Delhi. After arriving and checking in to the hotel, you can enjoy the evening at your leisure, sampling different foods and exploring the city.
Day 12 New Delhi
As your time in India comes to an end, take the morning to pack and enjoy your last glimpses of this colorful city. Later, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
The Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb, Qutb Minar, Jama Masjid, Indian Gate, Lotus Temple, Lodi Gardens
Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Akbar's Tomb, Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah, Jama Mosque, Delhi Gate, Jahangir Palace.
Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Sheesh Mahal, Albert Hall Museum.
Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Mandore Garden
City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Jag Mandir, Lake Pichola, Monsoon Palace
Rashtrapati Bhavan Changing of Guard and Museum Entry Independent Tour
Witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace, one of India’s oldest military traditions, on this private 4-hour tour. Enjoy the memorable parade, with the elite President’s Body Guard on horseback and the Army Brass Band in full regalia. Then, head to either the National Museum or the National Rail Museum and explore the fascinating exhibitions independently, before being driven back to your hotel.
Experience Indian Food: Delhi Food Tour
There are few better ways to experience Old and New Delhi than on this incredible food tour that hits major culinary attractions, food stalls that are off the beaten path, and provides samples of the city's most famous flavors. Follow your expert guide through back alleys and bustling urban streets, visit several major landmarks and sample the best of culinary Old and New Delhi.
Private Food Tasting Tour in Agra
Become more familiar with Indian cuisine, and enlighten your taste buds on this private, 1.5-hour food tour in Agra. The menus in Indian eateries are full of such delicious selections, but to a newbie, the numerous options can seem intimidating at first. With help from your guide, voyage to some of the most popular food spots in India, and taste delectable treats along the way. At the end of your tour, take home a sweet pumpkin dessert that originated in the city!
Evening Tour of Mohabbat The Taj Show
Spend your evening enjoying the amazing Mohabbat The Taj show that depicts the romantic love story of Emperor Shajahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal in the famous Kalakriti Cultural and Convention Center. You will be blown away by the creative dance, dramatic lighting, and the lavish lifestyle of the Mughal Empire. The live show is in both Hindi and Urdu languages and interpretation is available in English, French and German through headphones.
Hot Air Balloon Flight over Jaipur
See the sites of Jaipur from high above the sky in this hot air balloon tour. Learn about the capital of Rajasthan during this one-hour morning or evening flight above India's 'Pink City'. Listen is as your expert guide shares informative commentary about the traditional villages, mountain ranges and rural fields spread out before you. You'll see the Amber Fort, as well as other top attractions, and enjoy personalized attention and safety with a small group of just seven other guests per balloon. This memorable adventure includes round-trip hotel transport and is guaranteed to make lasting memories.
Indian Home Cooking Class in Jaipur
Spend an entertaining evening preparing traditional Indian dishes under the guidance of a local chef during this home cooking class in Jaipur. Learn about the spices, vegetables and other ingredients that make this cuisine so flavorful and gain a deeper understanding of the rituals used to prepare some of the nation's most popular dishes. You'll work alongside a professional chef, who will instruct you step by step on how to prepare food like a local.
Camel Safari Day Tour
Watch the sunset while riding a camel in the Thar Desert on this 8-hour tour to Osian from Jodhpur. You'll also have time to visit the Sachiya Mata Temple and the Jain Temple on the way to the camel safari. Includes round-trip transportation from Jodhpur, and camel ride.
Halfday Bishnoi Village Tour
Discover the rich culture and traditions of Rajasthan on this private, half-day Bishnoi Village tour from Jodhpur. Visit the Bishnoi Village Camp and Resort with a private guide and learn of traditional Indian crafts such as leather embroidery and pottery. Learn of the village’s history at the site of the Khejarli massacre, and watch native antelope and gazelle graze on the banks of Guda Bishnoi Lake. Afterwards, visit the Salawas weavers’ village — where skilled artisans create colorful rugs the old-fashioned way.
A Romantic Evening at Lake Pichola
Immerse yourself in the magical mysticism of Lake Pichola with an enchanting and exclusive 3-course candle light dinner from Lake View Restaurant. Later, gaze at the serene Taj Lake Palace as you sail to a secluded lake surrounded by Udaipur City Palace as you dine.
Full-Day Kumbhalgarh Fort and Jain Temple
This tour leaves from Udaipur and takes you to the beautiful city of Jodhpur! Visit some of the most popular attractions-- including Kumbhalgarh Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn the history of the fort while enjoying its mesmerizing view. Also, visit the Jain Temple Ranakpur-- a structure that took over 60 years to build!
Weather and climate
The best time to visit Delhi, Agra and Jaipur would be between February-March and October-November. These months offer great temperatures and the largest crowds. From April – June, the temperatures will reach over 40 degrees Celsius most days, with monsoon season following.
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