Arrive in Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi you will be met by our local representative before being transferred to your hotel by coach.
Tour to Qutub Minar
You will take an afternoon guided excursion to the Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret standing 100 metres tall.
Guided Tour of Old Delhi
After breakfast you will see all the sights and sounds of bustling Old Delhi, beginning with a cycle rickshaw ride through the city. After your ride, you will visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of Mahatma Gandhi, where you can see an eternal flame burning at the spot of his cremation.
From here you will move on to the Jama Masjid mosque and view the beautiful 17th century place of worship, which is home to an ancient Qur’an written on deerskin. You will also see Humayun’s Tomb, a beautiful 16th Century building and the tomb of the Emperor Humayun and visit the Bangla Sahib Sikh Temple and the Jama Masjid mosque.
There will be time to pick up some souvenirs and local bargains at the bustling and colourful market of Chandni Chowk before returning to your hotel.
Transfer to Agra
Transfer from your hotel to Agra by coach.
In the afternoon you will enjoy a guided tour of the Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the finest Mughal forts in India. Built in the 11th century, era marked by invasions and battles, this red stone-fortified castle was the site of the India Rebellion of 1857.
In the morning you will visit the Taj Mahal where you will enjoy sunrise at the one of the world’s biggest monuments to love. The morning is an ideal time to photograph this spectacular building when the lighting is at its most dramatic. This famous mausoleum, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his favourite wife, is a highlight for many visitors to India and it is easy to see why.
Travel to Jaipur & Fatehpur Sikri
In the evening you will travel to Jaipur and visit the deserted red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri en-route. Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and it served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585.
Enjoy a full day guided tour of Jaipur – the Pink City. Visit the Amber Fort, a spectacular Hindu fort overlooking Lake Maota, before visiting the City Palace Museum, to see the beautiful former seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur.
See the awe-inspiring Jantar Mantar sundial, and finally Hawa Mahal, also known as the ‘Palace of Winds.’
Diwali Festival of Light
The Diwali Festival of Light will take place during your stay in Jaipur. This ancient Hindu festival is celebrated in autumn every year and spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness. Included special activities will take place at your hotel to celebrate including fireworks, flower work decoration & cultural folk dance.
Today, you will transfer to Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan.
Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, your local guide will be happy to suggest places to see and visit depending on your interests. Jodhpur is sometimes referred to as the “Blue City” due to the brightly painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort and was named as Lonely Planet’s most extraordinary place to stay in 2014.
Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, your local guide will be happy to suggest places to see and visit depending on your interests.
Guided tour of Jodhpur
Enjoy a guided tour of Jodhpur, the home of the Rathore rulers of the princely state of Rajasthan. Here you will visit Mehrangarh Fort, an imposing structure sitting on a hill, which was seen in the film The Dark Knight Rises.
The tour will also bring you to Jaswant Thada, a beautiful monument built entirely out of white marble.
Enjoy the afternoon at leisure
Travel to Udaipar
Today, you will transfer to Udaipur, also known as the city of the lakes. This beautiful city has been described as the “Venice of the East” and its centerpiece is the Lake Palace, which sits in the middle of Lake Pichola. En route to Udaipur you will stop at where you will visit Ranakpur, which is home to some impressive palaces tucked away in the hills.
City Palace Museum & Boat Cruise
Today you will have a guided morning excursion to the City Palace Museum and the spectacular garden of Saheliyon-ki-Bari, which is brimming with lotus ponds, marble elephants and gushing fountains.
Later on, you will enjoy a boat cruise on the serene and beautiful Lake Pichola.
Transfer to Delhi
Following a morning at leisure, you will be transferred by coach to the airport for your flight to Delhi.
Morning transfer by coach to Delhi Airport for your return flight.