India palaces and desert tour of ravishing Rajasthan
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The perfect package with flights included
Bada Gumbad and Sheesh Gumbad, Delhi
The Water Palace, Jaipur
Taj Mahal, Agra
Gadi Sagar Lake, Jaisalmer
Amber Fort, Jaipur
Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi
Lemon Tree, Delhi
Raj Ghat, Old Delhi
Red Fort, Delhi
India Gate, Delhi
Roop Niwas Kothi, Mandawa
Maharaja Ganga Mahal, Bikaner
Gadisagar lake, Jaisalmer
Golden Haveli Hotel, Jaisalmer
Jaswant Thada Mausoleum, Jodhpur
Park Plaza, Jodphur
The White Temple, Jodhpur
Amber Fort, Jaipur
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
Golden Tulip Essential, Jaipur
Entrance to Agra, Agra
Crystal Sarovar Premiere, Agra
Taj Mahal, Agra
A diverse trip to explore the palaces and deserts of enchanting India, with highlights including a Taj Mahal visit and a journey through the Bikaner Desert Kingdom – includes breakfast and all travel
Day 1: UK- Delhi
Arrive at your UK departure airport for your flight to Delhi. Spend the night on board. (Meals: in-flight)
Day 2: Delhi
Arrive in India’s fascinating capital and transfer to your hotel, the Lemon Tree. Spend of the rest of the day beginning to explore this vibrant city on your own, starting with the spectacular historic centre. Overnight in Delhi. (Meals: none)
Day 3: Delhi - Mandawa
This morning you’ll leave for Mandawa, passing through authentic and rural villages on the way. Upon arrival, enjoy a walking tour through the city and see the incredible Havelis; mansions with impressive frescoes. (Meals: breakfast)
Day 4: Mandawa - Bikaner
After breakfast, you’ll leave for the Bikaner Desert Kingdom to visit the spectacular Junagarh Fort with its impressive interiors. You’ll then take a tuk-tuk ride from the ancient city bazaar - a must when in India! (Meals: breakfast)
Day 5: Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Today you’ll journey through the Thar Desert on your way to Jaisalmer, one of the few of India’s forts that are still inhabited. You’ll have the rest of the afternoon free to explore Jaisalmer - we recommend visiting the Maharajah’s Palace. (Meals: breakfast)
Day 6: Jaisalmer
Spend a full day in Jaisalmer and embark on a tour of the city with your guide. You’ll see the Gadasir Lake and Golden Fort, gaze at the famous palatial houses and then spend the afternoon in Sam to watch the sunset over the beautiful dunes. (Meals: breakfast)
Day 7: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Continue towards Jodhpur, visiting the impressive Mehrangarh Fort on the way, and Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph. (Meals: breakfast)
Day 8: Jodhpur - Jaipur
After breakfast journey to Jaipur. You’ll spend the rest of the day at leisure getting to know the Pink City. (Meals: breakfast)
Day 9: Jaipur
Today you’ll explore the iconic Amber Fort, taking a brief stop at the Palace of the Winds, Hawa Mahal. Take a guided tour around the Amber Fort, then spend the afternoon on a city tour around Jaipur, including Jantar Mantar, the world’s largest marble observatory. (Meals: breakfast)
Day 10: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
This morning, set off towards Agra, taking in the fascinating ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri on the way. Spend your afternoon marvelling at the iconic Taj Mahal with your guide. (Meals: breakfast)
Day 11: Agra - Delhi
After breakfast at the hotel, return to Delhi by road. After arriving back in the capital you’ll visit Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, and Humayan’s Tomb. (Meals: breakfast)
Day 12: Delhi
Spend the day at leisure in Delhi exploring the city. (Meals: breakfast)
Day 13: Delhi - UK
After breakfast, depart for the airport for your flight back to the UK.
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