Highlights of the visits:
Summary of the trip features:
Welcome to India! Upon arrival at the airport of New Delhi, your guide and driver will warmly welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. Night in Delhi.
This morning, drive to Agra, home to India’s most famous landmark: the incomparable Taj Mahal! Lunch on arrival in Agra followed by the visit of the Taj Mahal (closed on Friday). Continue with the visit of the Red Fort of Agra. A great monument made of red stones.
Dinner at your hotel and night in Agra.
Departure this morning for the pink city: Jaipur! En-route stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted capital of Emperor Akbar. Built in the 16th century, this city was abandoned 12 years later due to a scarcity of water. The entire city of Red sand stone (sand stone palaces and temples) remains intact. The site is fully accessible thanks to soft access ramps. Lunch en route and continue to Jaipur.
Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Amber was once the ancient capital of Jaipur state. The Fort is a superb example of Rajput architecture, stunningly situated on a hillside and overlooking a lake, which reflects its terraces and ramparts. This afternoon you will visit the City Palace which is still the home of the former royalty Bhawani Singh Ji of Jaipur housing an extensive collection of art, carpets and old weapons.
Continue to visit Jantar Mantar: the Observatory and just before sunset, witness an unusual ceremony at the Govind Devji temple. The temple hosts a very popular sculpture of a divinity which is showed only at certain times of the day. When the curtain opens up to show the sculpture, a funny ritual is made by believers! Let’s not say more to keep the surprise! Dinner at your hotel.
Morning at leisure to enjoy some rest and lunch at the hotel. This afternoon, an outstanding experience is waiting for you this afternoon for which a new friend will join you. Short introduction of your new friend: he is 8 feet tall, has a funny nose, he is kind, graceful and playful! Team up with an elephant! Spend time with him/her to learn about his needs and conditions of leaving and participate into plenty of fun activities!
Dinner at your hotel and night in Jaipur.
This morning, take the road to the holy city of Pushkar and its holy lake: certainly one of the most enjoyable little town of North India! Lunch in Ajmer, just before arriving in Pushkar.
On arrival in Pushkar, take a walk through the Ghats leading to the lake and visit the Brahma temple. Pushkar is also a fantastic place for shopping! Take some time for yourself if you want to bring back some souvenirs! You will find plenty of clothes, items of home decoration, silver jewels and plenty more.
In the afternoon, continue the ride to Jodhpur, named as the “Blue City” as most of its houses are painted with indigo. Dinner at your hotel and night in Jodhpur.
Today, you will visit of Jodhpur’ highlights. Continue your visit to Jaswant Thaada, a white marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Afternoon walk in the old Jodhpur. Around the great clock tower, a large market takes place every day. Tea, spices, tropical fruits, incense … you will find there many local ingredients to touch, smell and taste! Learn about how the locals are using all those different ingredients. Dinner in the city and night in Jodhpur.
After breakfast, departure to Ranakpur. The site of Ranakpur is famous for its amaizing monuments, among which the Adinath Temple is the most reknown: it is a stone carved jaïn temple with a complex architecture. Discover this temple from the outside. Late lunch in Ranakpur, then dinner at your hotel and night in Udaipur.
Start your day softly with a tour in the peaceful park of Sahélion Ki Bari and its moghols gardens. Indian families like to go there to enjoy the refreshing fountains. The City Palace is one of the largest palaces in the world and is a magical monument. Still inhabited by the royal family, you will visit the palace from the outside platforms. Enjoy a fancy thali lunch on the terrace of the hotel-museum hosting the vintage car collection of the Maharaja!
In the afternoon, take a tour in the old city. Magic is in the air of Udaipur! Dinner in the city, with a view on the Taj Lake Palace and then spend the night in Udaipur.
Transfer to Udaipur airport to take your flight New Delhi bound. Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer from the domestic terminal to the international terminal for your return flight home.
You leave the country of elephants and Maharajas with great memories!
Price for person starts at 2075 Eur/2350 USD
What is included:
Private transportation with driver and A/C
Hotels are indicated in the full program (adapted rooms in every hotels).
Meals (full board).
A local expert guide during the full journey
Entrance fees for monuments mentioned in the program.
Flight Udaipur to Delhi
What is not included:
Drinks during meals