13-Day India Rajasthan Highlights Explorer: Arts & Culture
Tour Style: Tailor-made tour
- Wander at the breathtakingly beautiful Taj Mahal
- Imagine the prosperity of Mughal Empire when walking through Fatehpur Sikri
- Explore the stunning Amber Fort
- Have a panoramic view of Jaswant Thada from Meherangarh Fort
- Ramble around the holy Pushkar Lake
- Taj Mahal
- City Palace Museum
- watch the sunset
- Palace of Wind
- Mehrangarh Fort
- Jaipur street snack
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- Day 1Your amazing journey to India begins with a flight bound from your hometown to Beijing.
- Day 2
Once arrive Beijing, transfer on your own for the connecting flight to Delhi. Welcome to the colorful India! On your arrival, be greeted by our representative and taken to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is yours to relax.
- Day 3
Today, you will drive by several landmarks including the India Gate, President's House, Parliament House & Government Secretariat Buildings. Then, visit India’s highest stone tower Qutub Minar and the imposing Humayun Tomb. After admire the Raj Ghat, explore Lotus Temple and a beautiful Hindu temple - Laxmi Narayan Temple.
- Day 4
We start with the Old Delhi - visit the India's largest mosque Jama Masjid and explore the bustling Chandni Chowk bazaar by a unique rickshaw tour. Traverse the traditional Indian street and get oriented to the neighborhood.
Head for Agra this afternoon, en route you can stop any time for coffee break or photo opportunities. On your arrival, relax in the hotel or step out to explore in your way.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
- Day 5
Taj Mahal, an amazing white marble mausoleum regarded as an excellent example of Mughal architecture, will be the first highlight today. Visit early to avoid the crowds and you’ll see the beautiful sunrise. Proceed to discover the majestic Agra Fort to feel the lifestyle of the royal Mughal. After the sightseeing, you will be introduced to a welcoming local family. You can learn how to cook authentic Indian food. After eating lunch with your host, you can try Masala Chai (a kind of tea). It’s a great chance to get acquainted with local people.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
- Day 6
Head for the Pink City Jaipur. En route, stop to visit the Fatehpur Sikri, the once imperial city of Mughal Empire built in late 16th century. On your arrival in Jaipur, hotel check-in and the rest of the day is free at leisure.
- Day 7
Morning excursion to visit the beautiful palaces and gardens of the Amber Fort, including the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors), with a unique elephant/jeep ride uphill. Later visit city highlights such as the glorious Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar. After that, you can try paint the Mehandi (Henna Painting) on your hands and dress an Indian Saree at a local saree shop.
Tips: There are a lot of merchants around Amber Fort. If you are not interesting in their goods, don’t show any interest at the very beginning.
- Day 8
This morning, you will drive straight to a colorful town which clings to the side of the holy Pushkar Lake - Pushkar. It’s one of the best destinations for Holi in India. You can take a leisurely walking tour around the lake. Proceed to Brahma Temple, the only one Hindus temple in the world, is dedicated to Lord Brahma.
- Day 9
After breakfast, you will drive to Jodhpur. Once arrive, you will spend your time uncovering the famous Meherangarh Fort, which is built in 1460 and is one of the largest forts in India. From there, you can get an amazing view of the Jodhpur and the splendid Jaswant Thada.
Note: You are highly recommended to use the Flying Fox that you will see the incredible views of the Fort by the zip tour.
- Day 10
You will drive straight to Bishnoi Village this morning, a great opportunity to get close to the traditional way of life. And then, explore the local markets which are full of variety goods at Clock Tower.
- Day 11
Today, you will drive to Udaipur. Along the way, you will admire one of the biggest and most important clusters of Jain temples in India. The temple is supported by 1444 exquisitely carved marble pillars with totally different patterns.
- Day 12
This morning you will traverse the markets and bazaars to visit the Jagdish Temple. Then, head to the City Palace, where you can see a varied and large of collections. Followed by a tour to Garden of the Maids of Honour and Folk Art Museum. After take a motor boat tour on Lake Pichola, you will head out to the Sajjan Garh Palace (Monsoon Palace) to watch an amazing sunset.
- Day 13
After breakfast, you will flight to Delhi, then self transfer for your flight to Beijing. Transfer at Beijing on your own for the connecting flight back to your city.
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Discount Tour Pricing: from US$ 2096/person
Non-stop int'l flights with taxes, 4-star accommodations, Private tours with domestic flights
About the Price:
* Based on 2 persons traveling together during the shoulder season;
* Round-trip int'l flights from New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Houston, San Jose, Vancouver, Montreal, Sydney, Melbourne, London, Paris, Milan, Rome, Madrid, Barcelona, Frankfurt and Munich to Beijing are available;
* Tour fares are based on availability.
About the Flights:
* Valid on Air China operated flights only.
* Child Fares 75% of adult fare. Infant without seat 10% of adult fare. Infant with a seat 75% of adult fare.
* On the return day, you will be flying from Delhi to Beijing to catch your flight back home.
* Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights.
* Once issued, air tickets are non-endorsable and non-refundable.