Spectacular India

India is a land of magic, of contrasts, of extremes and a puzzling paradox. This continent of a country has a culture uniquely its own.  We begin in Delhi, visiting graceful and opulent sights from Delhi’s past. Continue to Jodhpur in Rajastha and on to charming Udaipur. In the “rose pink city of Jaipur, see the exquisite panorama of the city at sunset. You’ll be awe struck in Agra by the world famous Taj Mahal, which took over 17 years to complete. After a visit to the Khajuraho Temples, we continue to the holy River Ganges observing devout Hindus performing their rituals.  Join us on this illuminating journey.

Our optional extension to Khatmandu in Nepal will enchant and amaze as you stand in awe at the breathtaking view of the Himalayas.

HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • 15 Meals including Breakfast daily (B), 2 lunches (L) & 6 dinners (D)
  • Professional Visits in Jodhpur, Udaipur and Agra
  • Visit Jodhpur and Udaipur. Stay in the rose-pink city of Jaipur
  • Tour the Amber Fort
  • Visit the world famous Taj Mahal
  • Visit the Khajuraho Temples featuring Kama Sutra carvings
  • Enjoy a boat ride on the Ganges River

 

SUNDAY | DAY 1 | EN ROUTE
Depart the U.S. for your flight to Delhi.

MONDAY | DAY 2 | DELHI
Late evening arrival; meeting and transfer to hotel.

TUESDAY | DAY 3 | DELHI
Spend the morning at leisure. Afternoon sightseeing of Old and New Delhi begins with a visit to the Shahjahanabad. Drive past the Red Fort, symbol of Mughal elegance and Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. Visit Raj Ghat on the banks of the river and Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial. Continue to the 12th-century Qutab Minar. Then continue on to the President’s residence, government buildings, Parliament House and past the inspiring India Gate War Memorial. BD

WEDNESDAY | DAY 4 | DELHI - UDAIPUR
This morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Udaipur. After arrival, visit the City Palace, built on the banks of Pichola Lake; this impressive complex is a blend of Rajput and Mughul influences. Later, visit the Jagdish Temple, representing a fine example of the Nagara style of temple architecture. BD

  • Suggested Flight Time to Udaipur:  SG 2437 (0810 – 0925 hrs)

THURSDAY | DAY 5 | UDAIPUR - JODHPUR
Morning proceed for a scheduled professional visit, later drive to Jodhpur enroute visit Ranakpur Temples. Enjoy lunch at Mana. Spend the rest of the day at leisure on your own. BL

FRIDAY | DAY 6 | JODHPUR
A professional visit is scheduled this morning. Later proceed for city tour of Jodhpur visits the vast Mehrangarh Fort, one of the most impressive structures in Rajasthan. Then, continue on to Jaswant Thada and the Museum in the majestic Umaid Bhawan. Tonight, enjoy dinner at Hanwant Mahal. BD

SATURDAY | DAY 7 | JODHPUR - JAIPUR
Early this morning depart by train from Jodhpur to Jaipur. Upon arrival, meeting, assistance and transfer to the hotel. Jaipur, also known as the “Pink City,” was created with the usage of local pink stones, adding to its beauty. In the afternoon, visit to the Maharaja’s City Palace Museum, and the well-preserved Jantar Mantar Observatory. B

SUNDAY | DAY 8 | JAIPUR - AGRA
This morning go on an excursion to Amber Fort, a stunning fusion of Mughal and Hindu style architecture. Stop at the Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds, with its lacey ornamental façade. Ascend to the Amber Fort by elephant – a royal experience! On to Tiger Fort; enjoy a rickshaw ride in the busy bazaar. Continue to Agra with a stop at Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor Akbar as his capital. Arrive in Agra for overnight. BD

*Optional Dinner at Dera Amber with Elephant Champagne Ride - $100.00 per person

MONDAY | DAY 9 | AGRA
A professional visit is scheduled this morning. Later visit to the astounding Taj Mahal, perhaps the most perfect architectural monument in the world, built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife. This extraordinary structure, of white marble and precious stones, was built by 20,000 craftsmen over 17 years. Later, visit the riverside Agra Fort and the local market for shopping. Tonight, you are invited to attend a demonstration of ‘heen’ painting. BD

TUESDAY | DAY 10 | AGRA - KHAJURAHO
Morning transfer to the Railway Station; board the Shatabdi Express Train to Jhansi. Continue on a drive from Jhansi to Khajuraho, stopping to visit the medieval city of Orchha for visit & lunch.This evening Visit the temples to see the “Sound & Light Show.” BL

WEDNESDAY | DAY 11 | KHAJURAHO
Tour the world-famous Khajuraho Temples with their erotic carvings, built by the Chandela Kings. You’ll see the Eastern and Western Temples, including the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, considered the most artistically and architecturally perfect. All of the Temples are superb examples of Indo-Aryan architecture, with extraordinary decorations and artistic stonework. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. B

THURSDAY | DAY 12 | KHAJURAHO - VARANASI
Depart Khajuraho by flight to Varanasi. Meeting and assistance upon arrival then transfer to your hotel. Evening attend an Arti Ceremony and farewell dinner at the hotel. BD

  • Suggested Flight Time to Varanasi:  9W 2424 (1325 - 1435 hrs)

FRIDAY |DAY 13 | VARANASI - DELHI
Rise before dawn for a boat ride on the River Ganges; see devout Hindus performing their rituals on the steps (“ghats”) of the sacred river. Throngs of people descend in solemn silence and immerse themselves in the holy stream as the sun rises. You’ll see the pilgrims offering sweets, flowers and holy water to the Sun God. Return to the hotel for breakfast, followed by visit to Sarnath & city tour of Varanasi. This afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight to Delhi, meeting and assistance upon arrival then transfer to departure terminal to board flight to the U.S. B

  •  Suggested Flight Time to Delhi:  AI 433 (1635 - 1750 hrs)

This is a sample itinerary. Distribution of sites & leisure time is subject to change.
Meals: Buffet breakfast daily, 2 lunches & 6 dinners.
Tour prices Includes Internal air arrangements. International air is not included. If you need assistance with your international air arrangements we would be happy to assist you.

Have a Most Enjoyable Tour!

 

 

Hotels

CITY#NIGHTSACCOMMODATIONS
Delhi2Le Meridien New Delhi
Udaipur1The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace
Jodhpur2Vivanra by Taj – Hari Mahal
Jaipur1Le Meridien Jaipur
Agra2ITC Mughal
Khajuraho2Taj Hotel Chandela
Varanasi1Taj Gateway Hotel Ganges


2015 Departure Dates

Prices are based on Four Passengers in Double Occupancy

DEPARTS SUNDAYRETURNS FRIDAYLAND ONLY TOUR PRICE
PER PERSON in Twin/Double rooms
August 30September 11$3099.00
October 18October 30$3729.00
November 8November 20$3729.00
                   

Single Room Supplement Add:

$1469.00 – February, March, October & November
$1145.00 – August

 

Please call for 2016 Dates & Prices

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