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Classic India Tour

Classic India

Classic India Tour (13days/12 nights)

Destination cities in India:

Delhi (2N) – Tijara (1N) – Agra (2N) – Jaipur (2N) – Pushkar (1N) – Udaipur (2N) – Jodhpur (2N) – Delhi (transiting to Melbourne)


Tour Highlights:
  • See the majestic Taj Mahal upon the break of dawn
  •  Take a boat ride on the serene Lake Pichola in Udaipur
  •  Scale the beautiful Mehrangarh Fort overlooking the city of Jodhpur where many of its buildings are
    painted a brilliant blue
  • Stay at a heritage hotel in Pushkar
  • Experience the vistas surrounding the holy Pushkar Lake
  • Spend one night in Tijara Fort overlooking the spectacular Aravelli Hills

Envisaged Hotel Accommodations or Similar

Delhi – ITC Welcom Dwarka
Pushkar  – The Pushkar Bagh
Udaipur  – Fern Residency, Udaipur
Jodhpur  – Fern Residency, Jodhpur
Jaipur Park  – Regis
Agra  – Howard Plaza the Fern
Tijara Fort  – Tijara Fort Palace


Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival Delhi

Depart for India. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in hotel

Day 2 Delhi City tour (B)

After breakfast, visit the ancient Qutub Minar. This complex is a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture
with its alternating angular and circular fluting and verses from the Quran inscribed on the sandstone
exterior. Stop briefly at the Baha’i Lotus Temple, a modern architectural wonder that features 27 white
marble petals styled in the shape of a lotus. Drive past India Gate and the perimeters of Parliament House
and the President’s House. Overnight in hotel

Day 3  Delhi – Tijara (Travel time 2 hours approximately) (B)

After Breakfast, visit to Tijara fort. Tijara fort is approximately 2.5 hrs. from Delhi. The fort was once a
historical ruin but has now been restored and converted into a hotel complex.
Stay at the fort hotel for the night.

Day 4 Tijara – Agra (Travel time 4.5 hours approximately) (B)

After Breakfast, travel to Mughal capital, Agra. Today, this city’s buildings are still intact and showcase an
excellent example of both Hindu and Muslim architectural styles. On arrival in Agra, check in to the hotel and
relax. Overnight in hotel

Day 5 Agra (B)

After breakfast, Start with an early morning visit to the Taj Mahal, to watch the sun rise over this opulent
monument to love. Later today explore Agra Fort, a massive red sandstone stronghold built on the banks of
Yamuna River in 1565. The fort served as a military base and a royal residence during the Mughal reign over
India. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 6 Agra – Jaipur (Travel time 4.5 hours approximately) (B)

After breakfast, proceed to Jaipur, the state capital of Rajasthan, this afternoon. Many of the city’s buildings
are flushed with a vibrant pink hue. Enjoy the evening at leisure. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 7 Jaipur (B)

After breakfast, ascend to the Amber Fort this morning by jeep. This massive fort sits on a hill overlooking
the beautiful Maota Lake. Although the fort is in ruins, the royal palaces, gardens and temples housed inside
still retain much of their grandeur. Later, visit the City Palace, a stunning palace complex divided into a series
of regal courtyards, gardens and buildings. Then, head to the fascinating Jantar Mantar Observatory built by
Maharaja Jai Singh in early 18th century and behold an impressive collection of enormous astronomical
instruments that once was used to measure time, chart constellations and observe the planets and stars.
Quick stop at Hawa Mahal (‘Palace of Winds’), an enchanting five-storey pink sandstone palace built in the
18th century by the king of Jaipur, Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. Visit stunning jewelry shops and hand block
print factories to see the traditional technique of textile printing. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 8 Jaipur – Pushkar (Travel time 3 hours approximately) (B)

After breakfast, travel to Pushkar by road. Check in to the hotel on arrival and relax before an afternoon visit
to the holy waters of Pushkar Lake. This lake, situated in the center of the city, is surrounded by numerous
bathing ghats (stone steps) and more than 500 Hindu temples. Observe locals descend to the lake for ritual
bathing before a visit to Brahma Temple, a temple dedicated to the Hindu lord of creations. A number of
aarti ceremonies, involving chanting, draw crowds to this temple throughout the day. Overnight in hotel

Day 9 Pushkar – Udaipur (Travel time 5 hours approximately) (B)

Travel to Udaipur, the soulful lake city of Rajasthan. Check in to the hotel on arrival and relax. Overnight in hotel

Day 10 Udaipur (B)

After breakfast, visit to Udaipur City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan.
This palace is a unique blend of Medieval, European and Chinese architectural styles and overlooks the
magnificent Lake Pichola. Stop by Saheliyon Ki Bari (‘Courtyard of the Maidens’) embellished by lush green
lawns, marble art and fountains. Visit Jagdish Temple, an elegantly carved Indo-Aryan temple dedicated to
Vishnu, with two massive stone elephants flanking the entrance. This evening, take a relaxing boat ride on
Lake Pichola. Overnight in hotel.

Day 11 Udaipur – Ranakpur–Jodhpur (Travel time 5 hours approximately) (B)

After breakfast, journey to Jodhpur, the ‘blue city’. Many of the buildings in the old quarters of this city are
dyed in a vibrant blue color. En route to Jodhpur stop by Ranakpur and admire temples dedicated to the Jain
faith, embellished with intricate white marble, which serves as a testament to one of India’s lesser-known
religious traditions. On arrival in Jodhpur check in to the hotel and spend the rest of the evening at your own
leisure. Overnight in hotel

Day 12 Jodhpur (B)

After breakfast, explore the hauntingly beautiful Mehrangarh Fort, towering over Jodhpur. Perched on a
rocky cliff, this fort is enclosed by thick protective walls, and its interior is made up of a series of palaces with
sprawling courtyards. Spanning more than 5km across the city, this fort is one of India’s largest.
Opposite the fort is the whimsical Jaswant Thada, a cenotaph-styled building with spectacular domes and
intricate white marble latticework. Overnight in hotel.

Day 13 Depart for Melbourne via Delhi (B)

After breakfast, take domestic flight to Delhi and then onward journey to Melbourne transiting in Delhi.


Inclusions:
  • 12 nights hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transportation and transfers
  •  Admissions to scenic attractions
  •  Accompanying English-speaking tour guide (from Day 2 till Day 12)
  •  Monument entrance fees and activities

1. Delhi Sightseeing incl. Qutab Minar
2. Taj Mahal, Agra
3. Agra Fort, Agra
4. Boat ride in Lake Pichola, Udaipur
5. Udaipur City Palace
6. Meherangarh Fort, Jodhpur
7. Amer Fort, Jaipur (No elephant ride)
8. City Palace & Observatory, Jaipur
9. Fatehpur Sikri


Exclusions:
  •  Any domestic and/or international airfare
  •  Any tipping to guide, drivers, etc. (to be prepaid in Australia)
  •  Any meal other than mentioned
  •  India visa (mandatory)
  •  Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  •  Personal expenditure and anything else not stated
  •  Anything which is not specifically mentioned as “Included”.

For pricing and quotation on your travel dates, please email us : enquiries@exodustravel.com.au


 

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