Highlights of India

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Highlights of India

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Highlights of India

See the bustling bazaars of Delhi and Jaipur, the magnificent Taj Mahal at Agra, the deserts of Rajasthan, the bathing Ghats of Varanasi and the erotic temples of Khajuraho. Discover more by adding a visit to the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.

Places Visited

Ireland – Delhi (3N) – Udaipur (2N) – Jodhpur (2N) – Jaipur (2N) – Ranthambore (2N)/Bharatpur (2N) – Agra (2N) – Khajuraho (1N) – Varanasi (2N) – Delhi – Ireland

Dates & Prices 2018

Tour Overview

Days 1-2

Fly to Delhi

Fly overnight to Delhi, India's capital.
Day 3

Discover Delhi

Sightseeing today begins with a visit to the Red Fort and a walk through Chandni Chowk Bazaar to Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. We have a brief stop at India Gate and Parliament House. We also visit Gandhi Smriti, where Gandhi was assassinated, and Qutab Minar.
Day 4

Fly to Udaipur

Fly to Udaipur, a city of lakes, palaces and temples. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
Day 5

Explore Udaipur

We begin with a drive around Fateh Sagar Lake and then visit the Folk Museum, Mewar Art Gallery and Sahelion Ki Bari Garden. We also visit City Palace and wander through the local shops. Later this afternoon, cruise on Lake Pichola.
Day 6

Jodhpur

We travel to Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan stopping at Ranakpur to visit the largest Jain Temple complex in India, built in the 15th Century.
Day 7

Mehrangarh Fort

Visit Mehrangarh Fort and museum. Later visit Jaswant Thada, a cluster of royal cenotaphs and then visit a museum housed in the majestic Umaid Bhawan Palace. We also experience a tuk tuk ride and then walk through Subzi Mandi, a local vegetable and spice market.
Day 8

Jaipur

We travel to Jaipur and visit the lively local bazaar which sells jewellery, clothing, shoes and spices.
Day 9

Hawa Mahal & Amber Fort

We begin with a stop at Hawa Mahal, Palace of the Winds before continuing to Amber Fort. After trying our hand at some block painting and carpet weaving, we visit Maharajas City Palace and Jantar Mantar Observatory. Enjoy a traditional dinner and dance performance in the evening.
Day 10-11

Ranthambore or Bharatpur

Depending on the season, the next three days operate different itineraries to ensure the best National Park experience: Jan to May: Drive to Ranthambore National Park and enjoy a canter safari in the park this afternoon. The next day, take morning and afternoon canter safaris through the park. Ranthambore is home to an array of animals including hyenas, bears and tigers. Sept to Dec: Drive to Bharatpur. The next day visit Keoladeo National Park for a morning rickshaw safari to spot the large groups of birdlife. Later we will visit a nearby village.
Day 12

Agra

Jan to May: Travel by train to Bharatpur and then continue by road to Agra, stopping at Fatehpur Sikri ghost city, built in 1569 by Emperor Akbar. Sept to Dec: Visit the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri then drive to Agra.
Day 13

Taj Mahal

We rise early to view the impressive Taj Mahal in all its glory at sunrise. We also stop at a traditional marble workshop and visit Agra Fort. This afternoon, visit the Sadar Bazaar to see the Tirupati Temple.
Day 14

Train to Khajuraho

Travel by Shatabadi Express to Jhansi and then continue by road to Khajuraho, stopping at Orchha, a medieval city. Enjoy a cultural dancing show in the evening in Khajuraho.
Day 15

Ghats of Varanasi

Jan to May: Travel by train to Bharatpur and then continue by road to Agra, stopping at Fatehpur Sikri ghost city, built in 1569 by Emperor Akbar. Sept to Dec: Visit the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri then drive to Agra.
Day 16

Boat Ride on the Ganges

We rise early to enjoy a boat ride along the River Ganges to view the Ghats at sunrise which are abuzz with activity, followed by a city tour. We also visit the Buddhist sites at Sarnath which date back to the 3rd Century, believed to be the place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon.
Day 17

Fly to Delhi

Fly from Varanasi to Delhi and stay overnight.
Day 18

Fly Delhi to Ireland

Fly to Ireland, arriving home later the same or following day.

 Why Book This Tour?

This tour is suitable for those with a reasonable amount of time who wish to see the main sights and scenic areas of India. This tour incorporates road and train travel to give you the experience of different modes of transport in India and the chance to see the diverse Indian countryside.

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