Delhi | Agra | Jaipur | Jodhpur | Udaipur | Aurangabad | Mumbai
INDIA IS A STUDY in contrasts. The fast-paced cosmopolitan style of life in the metros is difficult to magine whilst traversing the vast ranquility of her countryside. Elaborate, awe-inspiring architecture of the urban areas, complements the simplicity of rural homes. This itinerary takes first time visitors, as well as those who want more, on a journey of discovery that begins in the capital city of Delhi and moves on to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal as well as other jewels of a golden era. Rajasthan is replete with sprawling, stonefaced forts that, perched high on craggy hilltops, are a marvel of defensive building. Elaborate palaces and richly ornamented temples dot the towns and cities with an exuberance that celebrates the skilled hands of the craftsman. The highlight of the tour is, perhaps, the ancient magic that fills the caves of Ajanta and Ellora near Aurangabad in Maharashtra.
ITINERARY - 13 NIGHTS/14 DAYS
DAY 01 ARRIVAL
Reception and welcome at Delhi airport, followed by transfer to your hotel.
DAY 02 DELHI
Acquaint yourself with the architecture of the Raj before going back in history at Qutab Minar and Humayun’s tomb.
DAY 03 DELHI
Explore Old Delhi in the morning. The evening offers a cultural show to accompany dinner.
DAY 04 DELHI ~ AGRA
The express train leaves for Agra at dawn. Begin the day’s sightseeing with a visit to the Taj.
DAY 05 AGRA ~ JAIPUR
Another early start will allow you to stop at Fatehpur Sikri, abandoned because of water shortage. For wildlife enthusiasts, the Keoladeo Ghana National Park is a good place to stop.
DAY 06 JAIPUR
Go up the ramparts of Amber on elephant back in the cool of the morning. Jaipur can be explored in the afternoon when the bazaars come alive.
DAY 07 JAIPUR ~ JODHPUR
The morning is free to pursue your interest. The flight to Jodhpur leaves in the evening.
DAY 08 JODHPUR
On the must-see list are the formidable Mehrangarh fort and Jaswant Thada.
DAY 09 JODHPUR ~ UDAIPUR
The Ranakpur temples are on the way from Jodhpur to Udaipur and are conveniently combined with lunch at the Maharani Bagh Orchards.
DAY 10 UDAIPUR
The maharajas of Udaipur have had a passion for collecting art. The collection is worth viewing along with the other sights in this beautiful city.
DAY 11 UDAIPUR-AURANGABAD
Take the morning flight to Aurangabad via Mumbai. The city has a fascinating imitation of the Taj built by one of the later Mughals in
memory of his mother.
DAY 12 AURANGABAD
Full day excursion to the Buddhist caves at Ajanta and Ellora.
DAY 13 AURANGABAD ~ MUMBAI
The flight back to Mumbai is in the morning. You have the afternoon to tour the city.
DAY 14 DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport in time for your flight out.