This journey is a fantastic introduction to the diversity of Indian culture. Take in Delhi’s sights, join pilgrims in the holy city of Varanasi, gaze in awe at Khajuraho’s intricate temple carvings and absorb the magnificent atmosphere at the Taj Mahal in Agra. Explore Rajasthani cities before arriving in the romantic lake city of Udaipur.

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Take a dawn boat ride on the Ganges for an unmatched view of the ghats and ceremonies performed along the river.

Visit the legendary Taj Mahal, an immense and beautiful mausoleum covered with intricate marble decorations.

Spend time in Udaipur, arguably the most romantic place in India, and enjoy the tranquil lake and great restaurants.

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Day 1

Delhi

Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2

Delhi

Discover the gems on Chandni Chowk, see antiques, perfumes, Kinari Bazaar, spices and sample some street food on a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi. See a temple community kitchen that feeds 10,000 people a day. Continue to the museum of Mahatma Ghandi before seeing the highlights of New Delhi, finishing at Humayan’s Tomb. (B)

Day 3

Delhi - Varanasi

Fly to Varanasi. On arrival visit Sarnath. In the evening take a sunset boat ride on the Ganges and witness aarti on the Ghat. (B)

Day 4

Varanasi

Take a dawn boat ride on the Ganges and enjoy a tour through the narrow streets to witness local life. You will then visit an Akhara, a traditional wrestling centre. Varanasi is also a hub for traditional music, and this afternoon you have the chance to visit a workshop. (B)

Day 5

Varanasi - Khajuraho

Fly to Khajuraho. This afternoon visit the world’s finest erotic temple art. In the evening experience the incredible sound and light show at the western group of temples. (B)

Day 6

Khajuraho - Agra

Travel by road to Jhansi for the train to Agra, via Orchha’s impressive fort complex. (B)

Day 7

Agra

Tour the legendary Taj Mahal, followed by the Agra Fort. This afternoon a heritage walk will uncover the history of the Mughal era. (B)

Day 8

Agra - Jaipur

Depart for Jaipur by road. Stops will be made along the way at Fatehpur Sikri as well as the ancient stepwell at Abhaneri. Experience Bollywood of a very local nature this evening at Raj Mandir Theatre. (B)

Day 9

Jaipur

Today enjoy a full day of sightseeing including the Palace of the Winds, the old market and Amber Fort. At the City Palace enter the residential area of the royal family for a cup of tea. (B)

Day 10

Jaipur - Bikaner

Drive to the vibrant desert town of Bikaner. In the afternoon tour Junagarh Fort. (B)

Day 11

Bikaner - Jaisalmer

Travel to Jaisalmer and explore this golden desert city. (B)

Day 12

Jaisalmer

Take in the sights of Jaisalmer including Jaisalmer Fort, Gadsisar Lake and some interesting havelis. Afterwards jump in a 4x4 for a jeep desert safari. (B)

Day 13

Jaisalmer - Jodhpur

Depart by road for Jodhpur. In the late afternoon visit a Bishnoi village. (B)

Day 14

Jodhpur

Visit the stunning hilltop Mehrangarh Fortress and walk through the old town and local bazaar. (B)

Day 15

Jodhpur - Udaipur

Journey to Udaipur via the Jain temple complex in Ranakpur. (B)

Day 16

Udaipur

Tour Udaipur, visiting the ornate City Palace and Jagdish Temple. Then witness the rare art of Jal Sanjhi - painting on water - at a priest’s home. This evening take a boat ride on Lake Pichola. (B)

Day 17

Udaipur

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

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