Travel with Adventure World Travel and experience all that North India has to offer - from the famed Taj Mahal to the sights of Delhi and the impressive forts and palaces. This escorted small group journey is a fantastic introduction to the diversity of Indian culture. Take in Delhi’s sights, gaze in awe at iconic Amber Fort before arriving in the romantic lake city of Udaipur.

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Witness the sun rise over the Taj Mahal for an incomparable experience

Discover the lakeside city of Udaipur and its myriad palaces

Spend time in Rathambore National Park, famous for its tigers, occurring here in greater density than many parks

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Highlights of North India

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Day 1

Auckland - Singapore

Begin your journey with the flight to Singapore. On arrival at Singapore you will be met by a local assistant who will assist with your transfer to your hotel.

Day 2

SINGAPORE - DELHI

Enjoy the morning at leisure to explore Singapore. After an independent lunch you will transfer back to Changi Airport for your flight to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi you will be met and escorted to your hotel. (B)

Day 3

Delhi

Today visit Old Delhi with a cycle rickshaw ride. A unique experience as you immerse yourself in the intoxicating, yet chaotic charm, driven by an expert who understands how to negotiate what can appear to be non-navigable streets – it’s quite an art! This afternoon enjoy privately guided tour of New Delhi. Tonight enjoy a cooking session at Saffron Palate followed by dinner. Saffron Palate provides an Authentic Indian Home & Kitchen Experience and a slice of Indian Culture. Join Neha in her private kitchen in Hauz Khas where she will teach you how to make mouthwatering dishes using the basics of Indian cooking, what spices to use, and why. (B, D)

Day 4

DELHI - AGRA

After an early breakfast, you check out and drive to the city of love - Agra, approximately 4 hours by road.

Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal, a poem in white marble built in the 16th century by Emperor Shahjahan as a monument of love. From the Taj Mahal to the massive Agra Fort, the delicately carved Itmadud-Daulah’s tomb to Akbar’s deserted majestic capital Fatehpur Sikri; Agra is India’s best-known destination and a must on any program.

Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and together make your way to one of the magnificent forts of Mughal era – Agra Fort. Later, you will also visit one of the beautiful yet lesser known monument – Hessing’s Tomb (also locally known as Red Taj Mahal). (B)

Day 5

AGRA - JAIPUR

Early in the morning you will visit the world-renowned Taj Mahal at sunrise. Referred to as one of the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal in Agra is the epitome of tourism in India and is celebrated for its architectural magnificence and aesthetic beauty.

Return to your hotel for breakfast. Post breakfast, drive for about 5 ½ hours (excluding en-route stops/visits) to the capital of the Princely State of Rajasthan – the Pink city – Jaipur.

En-route you will stop to visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri – a city planned by Mughal emperor Akbar as his new capital.

Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan renowned for its forts and palaces is popularly known as the ‘Pink City’ because of the pinkcolored buildings in its old city. (B)

Day 6

JAIPUR

Post breakfast, you will proceed with your private guide to the Old city of Jaipur.

Step into the Jantar Mantar, by the City palace, a bizarre garden of structures. Be amazed at how astronomers calculated eclipses and planetary positions accurately without sophisticated computers!

Your next stop will be the impressive City palace, now a public museum, which lies in the heart of the old Jaipur city. In the afternoon, you will visit the magnificent Amber Fort. The fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Moat Lake.

In the evening, experience a culinary session followed by dinner with a local royal family of Jaipur. This is an experience that connects you to a local Indian family whereby you are not only going to learn the mouth-watering Indian dishes from the lady of the house but also get to learn about their daily life. (B, D)

Day 7

JAIPUR - RANTHAMBHORE

Post breakfast, you will drive for about 4½ hours (excluding enroute stops) to Ranthambhore.

Stop for lunch at Talabgaon Castle Heritage Resort. (B, L, D)

Day 8

RANTHAMBHORE

Early morning tea and coffee will be served at your hotel.

Begin your first safari experience in Ranthambhore, on board open 4x4 jeeps hoping for sightings of Tigers and other wildlife.

Return to your hotel, freshen up and enjoy breakfast.

You will have enough time to relax before you venture out to your second safari in the afternoon. (B, L, D)

Day 9

RANTHAMBHORE - BUNDI

After breakfast and check out, drive to Bundi. The small, rustic town of Bundi was the capital of one of the erstwhile princely states of Rajasthan. It is known for its palaces, forts, baolis (step wells) and water tanks. The monuments and their architecture reflect the splendour of the local Rajput chiefs.

Enjoy Dinner at your hotel this evening. (B, D)

Day 10

BUNDI - UDAIPUR

After breakfast you will drive for approximately 5.5 hours (excluding en-route stops) to the Venice of the East – Udaipur.

Upon arrival in Udaipur, check-in to your hotel. (B)

Day 11

UDAIPUR

This morning enjoy a city tour of Udaipur visiting the City Palace & Jagdish Temple.

Nestled in the folds of the Aravalli range, Udaipur looks lush and green, vastly different from the arid and mountainous landscapes seen across Rajasthan. The rulers of the Mewar region of Rajasthan chose Udaipur as their capital city, the imposing City palace still stands as a grand testament to their power and riches.

Today you will witness the rare art of Jal Sanjhi – painting on water! We are trying our bit to revive and preserve the dying art, which is over 200 years old and is a tribute to lord Krishna – an incarnation of lord Vishnu – Indian God.

In the evening, you will enjoy sunset cruise by sharing boat. Proceed for a dinner with a Rajput family in evening. (B, D)

Day 12

UDAIPUR - JODPHUR

After breakfast, you will drive for about 5 hours (excluding en-route stops) to Jodhpur.

Jodhpur, also called the “Blue City” located on the edge of the Thar Desert was once the capital of the former princely state of Marwar state founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha and is now the second largest city of Rajasthan.

Flanked on its western side by the Mehrangarh Fort, and on the eastern side by the stately sandstone Palace of Umaid Bhawan;. It is still a marvelously medieval city. While the graceful palaces, forts and temples bring alive the historic grandeur, exquisite handicrafts, folk dances, music and the brightly attired people lend a romantic aura to the city.

The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B, D)

Day 13

JODPHUR

After breakfast this morning you will visit the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort. Perched on a 150-m high hill its sprawl is the most formidable and magnificent fort in Rajasthan. Rao Jodha founded it in 1459 but subsequent rulers of Jodhpur have also added to it over the centuries.

Post visit, enjoy a walk tour of Old city of Jodhpur famous for embroidered footwear, colourful glass bangles and other local items. This walk takes you through the local markets.

Remainder of the day at leisure.

This evening proceed for farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)

Day 14

JODPHUR - DELHI

After breakfast and checkout, transfer to the airport in time to catch your flight to Delhi.

Arrive Delhi. On arrival remain at the airport to catch your homebound flight to Auckland.

Day 15

Singapore - Auckland

Arrive in Auckland this evening after a brief transit in Singapore.

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