Be inspired by the classic sights of India's Golden Triangle, discovering delightful Udaipur and searching for tigers at Ranthambore. Add some of Rajasthan's hidden gems and you have the ideal first-time holiday in India.
- Return international flights and current taxes
- 12 nights in 3+/4 star accommodation
- All meals: 12 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, Dinners 12
- Max Group Size: 28
- Physical Rating 2: Walking, some steps and extended time on your feet
Days 1-2 - Fly to Delhi
Arrive in Delhi for a two-night stay, where you'll be warmly greeted by your National Escort or Local Guide from Wendy Wu Tours at the Delhi International Airport. After meeting fellow group members arriving around the same time, enjoy a 45-minute transfer to your hotel for check-in.
Day 3 - Delhi
After breakfast, get ready for a full-day of sightseeing in both Old and New Delhi. The tour introduction will take place either at the hotel or on the coach. Explore the captivating streets of Old Delhi on foot for approximately 3.5 - 4 hours. Later, embark on a 30-40 minute journey to Khari Baoli Spice Market, where you can enjoy a rickshaw ride. Visit Jama Masjid, Lakshmi Marayan Hindu Temple, and take a quick photo at India Gate. Conclude the day with visits to Humayun's Tomb and the impressive Quatab Minar.
Day 4 - Dehli - Jaipur
Embark on a scenic 6-hour drive to Jaipur. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before checking in at your hotel. Take some time to relax before dinner and unwind in the comfort of your accommodation.
Day 5 - Jaipur
After breakfast, take a quick photo stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) from the outside, as entry for tourists is not permitted. You'll view it from the bustling road opposite. Next, enjoy a jeep ride from the bus park to the entrance of Amber Fort. Please note that the sightseeing experience inside the fort will take approximately 1.5 - 2 hours and involves navigating some steps. In the afternoon, visit two of the city's top attractions. Explore the majestic Maharaja's City Palace, which still serves as the residence of the city's royal family. Then, marvel at the fascinating Jantar Mantar Observatory, a collection of extraordinary instruments designed to measure celestial phenomena. Later, take the opportunity to visit a nearby craft centre, where you can try your hand at block printing and carpet weaving. Immerse yourself in the vibrant local bazaar at Choti Choper, where you can indulge in some leisurely browsing.
Day 6 - Jaipur - Pushkar
In the morning, embark on a 3-hour transfer to Pushkar. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the vibrant local markets and admire the sacred Brahma Temple, one of the few in the world dedicated to the deity many Hindus believe is the creator of the universe.
Day 7 - Pushkar - Udaipur
Drive approximately 6 – 6.5 hours to Udaipur. Enroute you will stop at Nathdwara for lunch. Upon arrival, the rest of the day Is at leisure to relax.
Day 8 - Udaipur
Embark on an exploration of Udaipur today, beginning with a scenic drive around Fateh Sagar Lake. Immerse yourself in the rich culture at the Folk Museum and Mewar Art Gallery, followed by a visit to the magnificent City Palace. Conclude the day with a delightful cruise on the serene waters of Lake Pichola, taking in the picturesque views that Udaipur has to offer.
Day 9 - Udaipur - Bundi
On your journey to Bundi, make a stop to explore the majestic Chittor Fort and the impressive Vijay Stambh. Chittor Fort, one of the largest forts in India, proudly stands atop a hill, providing a breathtaking view of the town of Chittorgarh. Marvel at the grandeur and historical significance of this magnificent fortress before continuing your travels to Bundi.
Day 10 - Bundi - Ranthambore National Park
Begin your day with a satisfying breakfast and immerse yourself in the charm of the town. Explore its intriguing step wells and uncover the historical wonders of Taragarh Fort. Later, embark on a scenic 3-hour drive to Ranthambore, where you will check into your hotel and prepare for your wildlife adventure.
Day 11 - Ranthambore National Park
Indulge in morning and afternoon canter safaris within the national park, offering thrilling opportunities to spot the local wildlife. Brace yourself for two to three hours of driving on rough, unpaved tracks. Please note that there won't be any bathroom breaks during the safaris. Remember to carry your passport each day to ensure entry to the park.
Day 12 - Ranthambore - Agra
Embark on a scenic 6-6.5 hour journey to Agra, with a captivating stop en route at Fatehpur Sikri. Explore the Tomb of Chisti and the exquisite Panchal Mahal Palace. Upon reaching Agra, check into your hotel for your stay.
Day 13 - Agra
Wake with much excitement, as you head to the Taj Mahal. Here you will board small electric carts to take you to the entrance. You will have approximately 90 – 120 Minutes here to explore. For admission to the main mausoleum area, you are required to wear shoe covers (these may be provided on site, but please be prepared to bring an additional pair of socks). Visit the Itmad-ud-Daulah, nicknamed the Baby Taj, before continuing to the impressive Agra Fort. Sightseeing at the fort involves approximately 45-60 Minutes on foot with some steps. Travel 4 hours to Delhi where you will check in at your hotel before the farewell dinner.
Day 14 - Fly Delhi to UK
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight home.
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