Day 1 Delhi
On arrival in Delhi, transfer to your hotel and enjoy free time until your tour briefing.
Hotel: The Suryaa New Delhi (or similar)
Day 2 Delhi (B)
Discover Delhi’s must-see sites, beginning at the Red Fort. Take a bicycle rickshaw through Chandni Chowk before visiting Khari Baoli, the city’s famous spice market.
Wander through Parathey wali gali to see local snack food being made. Walk to India’s largest mosque – Jama Masjid to view it from the outside before visiting a communal kitchen at a Sikh temple.
Visit Humayun’s Tomb followed by Rajpath which is home to India’s government buildings. See beautiful murals in the colourful Lodhi Art District.
Day 3 Delhi to Varanasi (B/L)
Fly to Varanasi, drive to Sarnath where Buddha gave his first sermon and have a picnic lunch.
Venture to the ghats located along the Ganges and see the priests stage a spectacular aarthi ceremony.
Radisson Hotel Varanasi (or similar)
Day 4 Varanasi(B)
Rise early for a misty dawn boat ride on the Ganges with a traditional musician onboard.
Wander along the ghats, and enjoy chai and a samosa at a riverside teahouse.
Take an afternoon ashram tour then talk with a Sadhu.
Day 5 Varanasi to Agra (B)
Fly from Varanasi to Delhi before driving to Agra.
Spend the evening at leisure.
DoubleTree by Hilton Agra (or similar)
Day 6 Agra to Jaipur (B)
At dawn, see the Taj Mahal as you enter through the West Gate.
Following a late breakfast, visit Agra Fort and drive to Jaipur.
Hotel: Alsissar Haveli (or similar)
Day 7 Jaipur (B)
Embark on a city tour and visit a traditional milk market, admire the façade of the Hawa Mahal and explore Amber Fort.
Take a pink rickshaw back to your hotel with the Pink City Rickshaw Company.
Enjoy an afternoon at leisure
Day 8 Jaipur to Jodhpur (B)
Take in the countryside while driving from Jaipur to Jodhpur.
Radisson Jodhpur (or similar)
Day 9 Jodhpur(B)
Visit Meherangarh Fort, one of India’s most impressive forts and walk down to the bazaar.
Day 10 Jodhpur to Jojawar (B)
Drive to Jojawar.
On a spectacular train ride through the Aravali hills pass local villages and stunning scenery.
Rawla Jojawar (or similar)
Day 11 Jojawar to Udaipur (B)
Visit a Rebari camel herder camp and learn more about their nomadic lifestyle.
Continue the journey to Udaipur stopping en route at Ranakpur, a major pilgrimage site.
Fateh Niwas (or similar)
Day 12 Udaipur (B)
Spend time exploring the City Palace before taking a guided market walk.
Depending on water levels, cruise on Lake Pichola.
Day 13 Udaipur to Mahapalipuram (B)
Enjoy a leisurely morning in Udaipur.
Fly south to Chennai and drive to Mahapalipuram.
Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay (or similar)
Day 14 Mahapalipuram to Pondicherry (B)
Visit Arjuna’s Penance, a rock face covered in carved animals and deities. See the exquisite seaside creations of the Five Rathas and Shore Temple.
Drive to Pondicherry and walk through Tamil Town and White Town before gaining an insight into life at Aurobindo Ashram, one of India’s best known spiritual centres.
Maison Perumal (or similar)
Day 15 Pondicherry (B)
Walk through Pondicherry’s French Quarter.
In the afternoon, visit Auroville, a fascinating town where everyone lives in peace and unity regardless of their religion or nationality.
Day 16 Pondicherry to Chennai (B/D)
Drive to Chennai and see some of the city’s highlights.
Join your group for a farewell dinner.
Residency Towers (or similar)
Day 17 Chennai (B)
Enjoy breakfast before transferring to the airport for your onward journey.
Departures are guaranteed to operate and maximum of 16
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- Single supplement: $2050
DEPARTURE DATES 2019 – 2020
DEPARTURE CALENDAR 2019 – 2020
2019: 2, 23
2020: 1, 22
2019: 5, 19