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Departs any Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday

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Day 1 - Delhi

The national capital territory of Delhi is situated between the Himalayas and Aravalis Ranges in the heart of the Indian sub-continent. Delhi is considered one of the most historic capitals in the world, and two of its monuments — the Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb — have been declared World Heritage Sites. Exploring Delhi is both rewarding and fascinating. The most visited places in Delhi include the majestic Red Fort, the historical Chandni Chowk, as well as Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana -- modern structures constructed after India's Independence in 1947.

The city was built and destroyed seven times and has been witness to the various events which have brought India through the history books. It is believed that the Pandavas, the heroes of the epic Mahabharata, originally founded Delhi (then called Indraprastha) around 1200 B.C. Present day Delhi is built around the ruins of seven ancient cities.

As a commercial hub, Delhi has many shopping areas to offer its tourists. Visit the upscale avenues of Connaught Place, or go to Delhi Haat for handicraft goods. Don't forget to stop at Janpath Market for a variety of inexpensive traditional and souvenir items to bring home to your friends and relations.

Accommodation available from 12:00pm. Assitance upon arrival at the Delhi IGI Airport and transfer to your luxury hotel. Rest of the evening is at your leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 2 - Delhi

The national capital territory of Delhi is situated between the Himalayas and Aravalis Ranges in the heart of the Indian sub-continent. Delhi is considered one of the most historic capitals in the world, and two of its monuments — the Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb — have been declared World Heritage Sites. Exploring Delhi is both rewarding and fascinating. The most visited places in Delhi include the majestic Red Fort, the historical Chandni Chowk, as well as Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana -- modern structures constructed after India's Independence in 1947.

The city was built and destroyed seven times and has been witness to the various events which have brought India through the history books. It is believed that the Pandavas, the heroes of the epic Mahabharata, originally founded Delhi (then called Indraprastha) around 1200 B.C. Present day Delhi is built around the ruins of seven ancient cities.

As a commercial hub, Delhi has many shopping areas to offer its tourists. Visit the upscale avenues of Connaught Place, or go to Delhi Haat for handicraft goods. Don't forget to stop at Janpath Market for a variety of inexpensive traditional and souvenir items to bring home to your friends and relations.

This morning after breakfast, proceed for a full day tour of Old and New Delhi, visiting sites such as historic Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Qutab Minar, Parliament House and Birla Temple. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 3 - Agra

Agra, which lies on the west bank of river Jamuna, became one of the principal cities of the Mughal Empire, as the capital of the Emperor Shah Jahan and his beautiful Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Its beautiful monuments and the rich presence of color and harmony make it a place worth visiting at least once. But the most important of Agra's tourist attractions and its main claim to fame is the magnificent Taj Mahal, the pride of India. Taj Mahal is considered as one of the eight wonders of the world. The architecture alone has inspired reams of rapture over the years. Other tourist attractions in Agra include the Rambagh and Dayalbagh Gardens, Chini ka Rauza, and Jama Masjid. Agra Red Fort, an elegant military structure constructed by Akbar (but partially converted into a palace by Shah Jahan), gives you a feel of Agra's rich past.

This morning drive to Agra and check in at the hotel. Afternoon guided sightseeing tour of Agra Fort and Sikandra's Tomb. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 4 - Agra

Agra, which lies on the west bank of river Jamuna, became one of the principal cities of the Mughal Empire, as the capital of the Emperor Shah Jahan and his beautiful Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Its beautiful monuments and the rich presence of color and harmony make it a place worth visiting at least once. But the most important of Agra's tourist attractions and its main claim to fame is the magnificent Taj Mahal, the pride of India. Taj Mahal is considered as one of the eight wonders of the world. The architecture alone has inspired reams of rapture over the years. Other tourist attractions in Agra include the Rambagh and Dayalbagh Gardens, Chini ka Rauza, and Jama Masjid. Agra Red Fort, an elegant military structure constructed by Akbar (but partially converted into a palace by Shah Jahan), gives you a feel of Agra's rich past.

Early morning guided sightseeing tour of the most opulent wonder of the modern world--the Taj Mahal. Breakfast at the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 5 - Fatehpur Sikri

The royal city at Fatehpur Sikri, situated 26 miles west of Agra, was built at the orders of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is predominately built in red sandstone. The Emperor buildt a magnificent city as an act of gratitude to a saint, made it the capital of his empire, and then, due to the shortage of water supply, the pristine complex was abandoned. This deserted city has two complexes. The first has the royal enclosure of the palaces and the official buildings. And the second dargah of a Sufi saint, with a mosque and a lofty gateway.

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and drive toward Jaipur. En route, visit the deserted Mughal palatial complex at Fathepur Sikri. Later drive to Jaipur. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 6 - Jaipur

Jaipur is one of the most beautiful cities in India. In 1876, Jaipur dressed itself in pink to welcome Prince Albert and Queen Elizabeth II, and thus the nickname “Pink City” is still attributed to it. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, the desert state in India, which is famous for its majestic forts, opulent havelis, beautiful lakes and sand dunes. It is also home to gold and silver jewellery made in the “Kundan” and “Meenakari” traditions, which are now world famous. The city also has an excellent infrastructure to support the tourism. Jaipur has some of India's best hotels, which compliment the scenery and architectural beauty of the Pink City.

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning excursion tour by elephant to Amer fort. After lunch, a guided sightseeing tour of the city visiting places such as City Palace and Museum, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Hawa Mahal, and Albert Hall. Evening dinner with cultural show. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 7 - Udaipur

Udaipur is known as the Venice of the East and is also called the City of Lakes. It is certainly an oasis in the landscape of Rajasthan, with blue waters surrounded by beautiful green hills. Udaipur has been the capital of the world's longest ruling dynasty - the Sisodias of Mewar. The temple of Eklingji, the patron deity of Udaipur royal family is worth visiting as are the nearby Sas-Bahu temples at Nagda. Lake Pichola is one of the central attractions of Udaipur. The grand City Palace sits on the banks of the lake and the Monsoon Palace on the hills nearby. All palaces in Udaipur are located on its banks or over its waters. It is quite rare to find any other body of water in the world having so many historic buildings as part of its premises.

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and transfer to the airport to board your flight to Udaipur. Arrive and check in to the hotel. Afternoon guided sightseeing tour of the city, visiting City Palace and Museum, Sahileyon Ki Bari (Garden of Royal Ladies), Jagdish Temple, Bhartiys Lok Kala Mandal. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 8 - Chittaurgarh

Chittaurgarh is located about 112 km from Udaipur in a country strewn with rocky cliffs, monsoon streams, and pleasant fields. The fort is studded with several historical monuments and memorials, the most important being Vijay Stambh, Kirti Stambh, Rana Kumbha's Palace, Padmini Palace, Meera and Kumbha Shyam Temple etc. The fort has witnessed some of the bloodiest battles in the Indian history.

After breakfast, drive to Chittaurgarh for a visit to Chittaurgarh Fort. Later return to Udaipur. Evening at leisure to enjoy the spa or private relaxation, or take in an evening walk or activity. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 9 - Jodhpur

Jodhpur, the Sun City in Rajasthan, is another fascinating destination for tourists. It is also called the "Blue City", due to its many blue-painted houses. Impressive forts, flawless havelis and a splendid culture welcome you into Jodhpur in Rajasthan. See the grand Mehrangarh Fort, amazing Jaswant Thada, tribal settlements, temples and other entrancing and unique attractions.

Following breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive for Jodhpur via Ranakpur, where you will visit a magnificent cluster of Jain temples. Arrive in Jodhpur and check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 10 - Jodhpur

Jodhpur, the Sun City in Rajasthan, is another fascinating destination for tourists. It is also called the "Blue City", due to its many blue-painted houses. Impressive forts, flawless havelis and a splendid culture welcome you into Jodhpur in Rajasthan. See the grand Mehrangarh Fort, amazing Jaswant Thada, tribal settlements, temples and other entrancing and unique attractions.

Breakfast at the hotel. Later enjoy a full-day guided sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. You can visit such places at Mehran Garh Fort, Mandore Garden, and Umed Bhawan Palace. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 11 - Delhi

The national capital territory of Delhi is situated between the Himalayas and Aravalis Ranges in the heart of the Indian sub-continent. Delhi is considered one of the most historic capitals in the world, and two of its monuments — the Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb — have been declared World Heritage Sites. Exploring Delhi is both rewarding and fascinating. The most visited places in Delhi include the majestic Red Fort, the historical Chandni Chowk, as well as Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana -- modern structures constructed after India's Independence in 1947.

The city was built and destroyed seven times and has been witness to the various events which have brought India through the history books. It is believed that the Pandavas, the heroes of the epic Mahabharata, originally founded Delhi (then called Indraprastha) around 1200 B.C. Present day Delhi is built around the ruins of seven ancient cities.

As a commercial hub, Delhi has many shopping areas to offer its tourists. Visit the upscale avenues of Connaught Place, or go to Delhi Haat for handicraft goods. Don't forget to stop at Janpath Market for a variety of inexpensive traditional and souvenir items to bring home to your friends and relations.

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and transfer to the airport to board your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, transfer to the international terminal for your onward journey or transfer to your chosen hotel.