India is a land that evokes imagination and curiosity, a canvas of spectacle and colour. Ruled by a succession of native kingdoms, often overrun and invaded by invading armies of central Asian origin, followed by the Mughals and finally the British, transformation has been never ending. A profusion of races and cultures, and the magnitude of their legacies are evident today.
Our unique and enchanting 2 week fully escorted small group expedition to India staying in beautiful hand picked 4 star Heritage or 5 star properties. Enjoy a spectacular adventure and see the Real India in style and comfort at unbeatable rates.
On your arrival at the international airport in Delhi our representative will greet you and transfer you to the hotel where a deluxe room has been reserved for 2 nights
Delhi, the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present.
After breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing of the walled city called Old Delhi and the cosmopolitan New Delhi.
Old Delhi pulses with energy and color, the hustle and bustle of thronged bazaars, laced by a maze of narrow lanes which twist and turn full of the sights, sounds and aromas of the Indian subcontinent. You will visit Jama Masjid with its tapering minarets and wonderful marble domes. In Old Delhi you will also enjoy a rickshaw ride.
In the afternoon you will enjoy a tour of New Delhi. It is a city of wide boulevards which offer ever changing perspectives of Lutyen’s landscaped city. It is a city known for its formal parks, magnificent Parliament Building, the Rashtrapati Bhawan (the official residence of the President of India designed by Sir Edwin Lutyen) and India Gate. In New Delhi you will also visit Qutab Minar, the 72.5 m high tower dating back to 13th century and Humanyun’s Tomb.
Your Welcome dinner will be at specialty restaurant Dhabba
Stay overnight at Delhi (B, D)
After breakfast transfer to airport & board flight to Jodhpur
You will be met upon arrival and transferred to Manvar.
Upon arrival in Manvar we will have a quick rest at Manvar Resort
Manvar is situated in the heart of the sand dune region of Rajasthan between the ancient cities of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer & Bikaner. Today Manvar has become a tourist destination and also an economic hub around which a large portion of the neighboring villages draw their sustenance.
Tented campsite is a rare sanctuary of pristine beauty, tranquility and peace. In the late afternoon, we will enjoy a village Safari by jeep.
On the way we will visit a typical home to see how people live in the desert and see a craftsman’s home, view the desert wildlife and later, hop on a camel to immerse ourselves in the desert to arrive at our exclusive camp.
Stay overnight at Manvar Camp where a standard tent has been reserved (B, D)
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur, on arrival check in at Ratan Vilas hotel where a Courtyard Room has been reserved for 2 nights
Jodhpur is divided into two parts – the old city and the new city. The old city is separated by a ten kilometre long wall surrounding it, with eight gates leading out of it. The new city is outside the walled city. Jodhpur has many beautiful palaces and forts such as Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhavan Palace, believed to be one of the largest personal residences of the world, and Rai ka Bag Palace. Other charms of Jodhpur include Government museum and its beautiful Umeid garden.
Later proceed to visit the Veerni Organization – Veerni was founded in 1993 , their mission is to educate and empower girls and women of rural Rajasthan so that they can lead healthy and productive lives free from poverty, coercion and disease.
Afternoon proceed for sightseeing of Jodhpur.
Stay overnight at Jodhpur (B).
After breakfast proceed for a special walking tour of The Blue City.
After walking tour of Old city we will visit an Indian family where we have an opportunity to try
Local Rajasthani meals, you will have an opportunity to see what the typical Rajashtani home looks like, while enjoying some of the traditional dishes every Jodhpur family has grown up on
After lunch proceed for jeep safari to the nearby Rabari and Bishnoi village.
The Bishnoi’s are a community of Rajasthan who are famous for their rich cultural Rajasthani life and their true love for nature and animals. Bishnoi Village Safari is organized to help tourists get a glimpse of rich cultural life of Bishnoi Villages and True Rajasthan.
Stay overnight at Jodhpur (B, L)
After breakfast drive to Udaipur. En-route visit Ranakpur Jain temples built in 1460.
On arrival in Udaipur, check in at hotel Udai kothi where a deluxe room has been reserved for 2 nights
Udaipur: “The Venice of the East”, Udaipur is an enchanting city. From lakes in the midst of sandy terrain to green forested hills where wildlife still abounds, the surprises are endless. And in the lakes, or by their edges, are palaces straight out of fairy tales, each one more beautiful than the next.
Evening: visit Bagor Ki Haveli, an ancient building that stands on the platform of Gangori Ghat in the vicinity of Pichola Lake. The haveli now stages delightful evening entertainment – performances of Rajasthani traditional dance and music.
Stay overnight at Udaipur (B)
Morning sightseeing tour of Udaipur including the City Palace Complex, considered to be the largest palace complex in Rajasthan.
After sightseeing we will have some free time for shopping.
In the evening visit Jag Mandir, a palace built on an island in Lake Pichola. Enjoy your dinner at specialty restaurant called Dari Khana on Jag Mandir Island.
Stay overnight at Udaipur (B, D)
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