HIGHLIGHTS OF INDIA

11

DAYS

 

FROM $2250* pp dbl

WORLD TOURS

HIGHLIGHTS

Old Delhi • Rickshaw Ride • Chandni Chowk • Humayun’s Tomb • Amber Fort • Jantar Mantar • Jaipur City Palace • Ranthambore Game Drives • India Train Experience • Agra Fort • Taj Mahal

 

INCLUDES

10 Nights Hotel Accommodations, 24 Meals, Tour Director, Motorcoach Transportation, Sightseeing per Itinerary, Baggage Handling

TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL        EASY  1   2   3   4  ACTIVE

Day 1 & 2 - Overnight Flight to India

Today board your overnight flight to India.

 

Day 3 - Arrive Delhi

Arrive in Delhi, meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel. Delhi is India’s capital and a major gateway to the country. Perhaps there is no other capital city in the world so steeped in history and legend as the Indian capital Delhi. Today, the twin cities of Old and New Delhi intrigue Indians and tourists alike as the cultural and political capital of the largest democracy in the world.

 

Day 4 - Delhi

Today experience a Delhi City Tour. Head out to Old Delhi, the capital of Mughal dynasty between the 16th and 19th centuries. Set off on an exciting rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, also known as The Moonlit Square. As you ride through the narrow lanes, witness the architectural marvels, the multicolored facades, beautifully decorated shops, ethnically dressed men and women and get bombarded by the fragrances emanating from the potpourri of eateries that line these historical alleys. Next drive through New Delhi, passing by Presidential Palace, the India Gate - a memorial raised in honor of the Indian soldiers, Parliament house and other government buildings built in the first quarter of the 20th century. It was during this time period that the capital of the British Empire was shifted from Calcutta to Delhi. End the day with a visit to the World Heritage site of Humayun’s Tomb. It is the first garden tomb on the Indian subcontinent (“the predecessor of the Taj Mahal”). Built by the wife of Humayun, Haji Begum in the mid 16th century, this monument is a wonderful example of early Mughal architecture. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers. (B,L,D)

 

Day 5 - Delhi - Jaipur

This morning drive to Jaipur, known as the “pink city” for the abundance of pink plastered stone used to build its massive forts, magnificent palaces and exquisite temples. Arrive Jaipur and check in for your 2 night stay. Jaipur – the capital of Rajasthan province is known for its arts and crafts, jewelery, hand-painted fabrics and stone sculptures; it is one of North India’s finest examples of a planned city embodying the best of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Enjoy dinner tonight with your fellow travelers.     (B,L,D)

 

Day 6 - Jaipur

After breakfast, take an excursion to Amber Fort dating to the 17th century. Before the City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. The Fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Moat Lake. Once you are at the fort, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. Continue to the City Palace built within the fortified area of the original city, with one of the finest monumental entrances in

India. Later, walk in the old city to mingle and talk with the locals whilst observing some of the regions culinary delight and local artisan in their workshops. Enjoy the evening at leisure. (B,L,D)

 

Day 7 - Jaipur - Ranthambore

This morning drive to Ranthambore – home to the elusive Bengal Tiger and check in for your 2 night stay. The Ranthambore National Park was once the hunting ground of Maharaja of Jaipur. In 1955, it was declared a game sanctuary; in 1980, it became  a national park. This afternoon embark on a safari adventure looking for the elusive Bengal Tiger.  Enjoy dinner tonight with your fellow travelers. (B,L,D)

 

Day 8 - Ranthambore

Early this morning, enjoy another game drive into the park. Ranthambore is considered by many to be one of India’s most beautiful national parks. A series of forests, lakes and dry scrub that make up the park are dotted with old forts and temples, creating a wonderful atmosphere for nature viewing. Return for a late breakfast after your morning drive. Next visit the Ranthambore School of Art which recruits students from neighboring villages and trains them to be self- sufficient artists. Enjoy at leisure before dinner with your group. (B,L,D)


Day 9 - Ranthambore - Agra

This morning, depart for the train station for your Indian Railway toward Agra. Indian Railways is one of the largest train networks in the world and this short train journey will offer the opportunity to see life around the country side. Later visit Agra Fort, a high red stone monument overlooking the Taj Mahal. Tonight, enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers. (B,L,D)


Day 10 - Agra

As dawn breaks, watch the sunrise over the Taj Mahal. It is fitting to see this extraordinary monument by the first light of day as its exemplary beauty is awe-inspiring and will create an unforgettable memory. Said to be one of the most elegant and harmonious buildings in the world, Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in 1630 AD to enshrine the mortal remains of his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Return to hotel for breakfast and the morning is at leisure. Later today, learn more about the life and legacy of Mother Teresa. Later walk through the Civil lines area and explore the old part of Agra and its hidden alleys. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.   (B,L,D)


Day 12 - Flight Home

Enjoy a leisurely morning before departing for Delhi.  Arrive in Delhi and enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers as you prepare for your journey home with wonderful memories of India. (B,L,D)

 

†Land only rates do not include hotel transfers. Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers.

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2019 Departure Dates

pp double**

March 25

$2550

2020 Departure Dates

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March 23

$2725

November 2

$2725

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Accommodations

2 Nights -Le Meridien Gurgaon or The Grand Hotel, Delhi

2 Nights -Indiana Palace or Radisson Blu, Jaipur

2 Nights -Abhyaran Ranthambore or Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge, Ranthambore

2 Nights -DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Agra or Radisson Blu, Agra

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