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See the unforgettable Taj Mahal, visit the spectacular Mehrangarh Fort and meet local craftsman in the beautiful village of Narlai.
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11 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and
local English speaking guides.
Daily except Tuesday & Sundays
Combine Rajasthan’s most popular sights with interactions in small villages and communities on this fascinating journey through north India.
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A Mughal heritage walk in Agra
Sip tea in the royal residence at Jaipur’s City Palace
Beauty and traditions of Narlai
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On arrival in Delhi you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Explore Old Delhi by rickshaw, visiting Chandni Chowk, the wedding market and Asia’s largest spice market. Following this, spend time at a temple and take a first-hand look at the community kitchen where all the food is made. Proceed to Mahatma Ghandi’s house and museum, take a drive past the Red Fort and then start your discovery of New Delhi, finishing at Humayan’s Tomb. (B)
Travel to Agra. Your afternoon touring of Agra will start at the magnificent Agra Fort. Afterwards visit one of the beautiful, lesserknown monuments, Hessing’s Tomb. A heritage walk will then provide some behind the scenes
insights into India’s Mughal history. (B)
At sunrise, visit one of the wonders of the world – the Taj Mahal. After breakfast journey by road to the Pink City of Jaipur. Along the way stop at the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri and the beautiful stepwell of Chand Baoli at Abhaneri. There will be some free time on arrival in Jaipur before your culinary experience this evening, including dinner with a royal family. Learn about local Indian dishes, how to drape a saree and understand the daily life of the family. (B)(D)
Start your morning at the observatory of Jantar Mantar and then continue to the City Palace, now a public museum. Here you’ll have the chance to step inside the residential areas of the royal family and sip tea in one of the living rooms. Following this drive past the Palace of the Winds, before delving into Jaipur’s chaotic bazaar. As you explore the market you will be introduced to a nomadic community of blacksmiths of Rajasthan. This afternoon visit the magnificent Amber Fort. (B)
Drive to Jodhpur. On arrival take some time to relax before your walking tour of the old city, famous for embroidered footwear, glass bangles and other items. (B)
Today visit the spectacular Mehrangarh Fort along with the Jaswant Thada cenotaphs. Later, embark on a Bishnoi village safari. (B)
Travel by road to the rustic and beautiful village of Narlai. Settle in to your heritage hotel and then take a jeep safari to a nearby village and meet local craftsmen, see beautiful temples and a traditional working farm. This evening enjoy tea by the lake where many migratory birds nest. (B)
Today take a train safari – the best way to see the rugged beauty of the area. A special evening awaits, where you will taste the true flavour of Rajasthani hospitality as you dine at the 16th century old baori (stepwell) of Rawa Narlai. (B)(D)
After breakfast take a walking tour of Narlai village. Witness the traditional way of life and have the chance to interact with the community over a cup of tea. In the afternoon journey on to Udaipur, stopping en route at Ranakpur. (B)
A city tour of Udaipur will take you to the City Palace and Jagdish Temple. You will also have the chance to witness the dying art form of Jal Sanjhi – painting on water – at the home of a local priest. In the evening take a sunset boat ride on Lake Pichola. (B)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
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6 Days / 5 Nights
Enjoy the perfect introduction to India's three most popular destinations - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
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From Delhi to Udaipur, experience a journey in the timeless state of Rajasthan, home to many palaces and forts.
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