Mysteries of India (including Udaipur) - 14 Nights In-depth Cultural

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Start and end in Delhi! With the in-depth cultural tour Mysteries of India (including Udaipur), you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Delhi, India and 6 other destinations in India. Mysteries of India (including Udaipur) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

Itinerary

  • Delhi, India - Tour Begins

    A paradise of contradiction, Delhi features a bustling energy, age-old monuments, and an all-encompassing vitality that courses its way through the busy streets. Experience everything this dynamic metropolis has to offer, from modern New Delhi to historic Old Delhi.

  • Delhi

    Start your morning at the expansive Humayun?s Tomb, one of the best-preserved Mughal monuments dating back to the 1500s. This sprawling complex inspired countless mausoleums, including the legendary Taj Mahal. Enjoy some free time in the afternoon to explore on your own. Gather with your group in the evening for a welcome dinner featuring Indian specialties.

  • Delhi

    Cut through Old Delhi?s buzzing streets on a rickshaw ? your mode of transportation for an exhilarating tour of old Delhi. See the city?s friendly vendors as you travel down narrow streets and busy corridors. Visit Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, and stand in awe before its iconic red sandstone towers. Your exploration of New Delhi continues on a journey by the city?s famous monuments, including the India Gate and Parliament building.

  • Delhi - Jaipur

    Wish the city goodbye and embark on a scenic drive through the countryside. Stop for lunch in a local restaurant before arriving in Jaipur, the Pink City. See Hawa Mahal, the former home of a maharaja (Indian prince). Marvel at the city?s architectural brilliance as you stroll through the heart of the Old City.

  • Jaipur

    Take in the extensive palace complex of Amber Fort, India?s former seat of power. Head to the palace by means of a vintage jeep, scaling the hills overlooking Jaipur. In the evening, get to know a local family as you join them for a hosted dinner in their home.

  • Jaipur

    Set out to explore the beautiful city of Jaipur, starting with the City Palace. Nearby, take in the impeccable masonry of the Jantar Mantar ? the world?s oldest stone sundial. The afternoon is yours to discover Jaipur however you please.

  • Jaipur - Ranthambore National Park

    Seek out tigers in their natural habitat at Ranthambore National Park. Learn about Project Tiger?s conservation efforts and the impact the organization has had on the Ranthambore sanctuary. Connect with a naturalist, introducing you to India?s extensive wildlife.

  • Ranthambore

    Board a canter (open-air truck) and drive along scattered ruins, passing by barking deer, Indian gazelles, and exotic birdlife. Follow the tigers? paths in search of the sanctuary?s renowned wildlife. Then, it?s your choice! Return to your hotel to relax -OR- visit Dastkar Ranthambore, a social enterprise dedicated to providing employment and training for local women artisans. No matter what you choose, return to the wild for another chance to seek out marsh crocodiles, sloth bears, and the park?s famous tigers.

  • Ranthambore - Agra

    Make your way to Agra, a city rich with the splendors of the past. Along the way, stop for lunch and get another taste of local flavors. Enjoy time in Agra to explore on your own. Home to stone forts and marble mausoleums, this animated city features a lively culture and picture-perfect architecture.

  • Agra

    The Taj Mahal, a stunning vision in white marble and sandstone, was built as an expression of love by Emperor Shah Jahan. Experience the romantic spirit of the Taj Mahal in the early morning, when the colors of the sky dance on the bright fa?ade and shimmer in its reflective pool. Visit Agra Fort, the seat of the Mughal Empire. Enjoy lunch at Sheroes Hangout ? a caf? that empowers female survivors of violence, allowing them to reclaim their lives through employment and sisterhood.

  • Agra - Khajuraho

    In and around KhajurahoStart your morning with a train ride to Khajuraho. In the shadow of the Vindhya mountain range, find a city of stone temples and mystifying sculptures. Make the most of time at leisure to explore the area on your own.

  • Khajuraho - Varanasi

    Take in the Chandela Temple complex, home to unparalleled temple architecture and intricate stone carvings. Fly to Varanasi ? India?s holiest city ? where spiritual energy radiates from the ground up. Sail along the River Ganges and pass by the ghats (banks) where locals wade into the river. From the Dasaswamedh Ghat, enjoy a reserved seat to experience the Ganga Aarti ceremony as it illuminates the night sky.

  • Varanasi

    Take advantage of a morning boat ride for an opportunity to see the sunrise on the River Ganges. Travel to Sarnath, where Siddhartha Gautama ? later known as Buddha ? gave his first sermon in the 6th century B.C. Discover this holy site and gain insight into the country?s divine past. Celebrate your adventure through India alongside new friends at a farewell dinner.

  • Varanasi - Delhi - Tour Ends

    Enjoy a morning at leisure before flying back to Delhi, where a room has been reserved for you to freshen up before your return flight home.

Inclusion

  • GST on total package
  • Accomodation in a well appointed room
  • Meals as per hotel plan and ones mentioned in itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary in an air-conditioned vehicle (except in the hills when the air-conditioner will be switched off)
  • All toll taxes, parking fees and driver allowances
  • All applicable hotel taxes

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  • All personal expenses, optional tours and extra meals
  • Camera fees, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages
  • Vehicle service on leisure days for sightseeing not included in the itinerary
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Tips, laundry and phone calls

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