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Indian Adventure

Resort:Indian Adventure
Operator: Wendy Wu Tours
Destination: India
Price From: £2890.00

Overview

16 Day Indian Adventure Tour Itinerary

Days 1-2 Fly to Delhi

Fly overnight to Delhi, India™s rambunctious capital city. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture. (D)

Day 3 Rickshaw through Old Delhi

Starting in Old Delhi, embark on a rickshaw ride through the atmospheric streets, visiting Jama Masjid. Venture into a local market to learn about the local herbs and spices. Cross into New Delhi to view the colonial grandeur of the Rajpath, including the Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate, finishing the day at Humayun™s Tomb. (B,L)

Day 4 Jaipur

Journey from Delhi to Jaipur before enjoying a free afternoon. (B,L)

Day 5 Amber Fort by Jeep

Enjoy an early morning yoga session. Head just out of the city to the colossal Amber Fort, stopping en route to admire the exquisite fa§ade of Hawa Mahal, or ˜Palace of the Winds™. The Amber Fort is built of yellow and pink sandstone and white marble, and its opulent halls are full of intricate carvings and stained glass. This afternoon, explore the City Palace, part of which is still home to Jaipur™s royal family, and visit a block printing workshop. Take an optional night tour back at the stunning Amber Fort (B,D)

Day 6 Brahma Temple of Pushkar

Head onwards to the holy city of Pushkar, a scared site for Hindu pilgrims. Visit the Brahma temple and take time to wander around the market on a walking tour with a chance to shop for souvenirs. Finish the day watching the beautiful sunset over magnificent Pushkar Lake. (B,D)

Day 7 Cycling in Udaipur

Drive to Udaipur, considered India™s most romantic city thanks to its grand palaces and lakeside setting. This afternoon climb on to your bicycle and take a leisurely ride through the backstreets of the old city. Pass through Jagdish Chowk, followed by Jagdish Temple and wend through Bada Bazaar. Finally, peddle along the banks of Lake Pichola to finish at the Tripolia Gate of the City Palace, where you will board a boat for a sunset cruise which includes a stop at the 17th-century Lake Garden Palace. (B,L)

Day 8 Explore the City Palace

Delve deeper into the cultural wonders of Udaipur starting at the spectacular City Palace. Started in 1599, over the years many a maharani has added his bit, making this Rajasthan™s largest palace. Visit Jagdish temple, and later journey to Shilpgram to visit a rural arts and crafts village. Here you can learn about the tribal people of India™s western regions and see their traditional architecture, crafts and rural lifestyle. (B,L)

Day 9 Temples of Ranakpur

Travel from Udaipur to Sardargarh, stopping at the magnificent Jain temples of Ranakpur en route. Built in the 15th century, these marble temples feature some of India™s most beautiful carvings and are a major pilgrimage for followers of the Jain religion. Round off the day with stunning lakeside views at sunset. (B,L,D)

Day 10 Jeep Safari around Sardargarh

Take a tour of the historical fort before climbing aboard the heritage train to ride through Aravali mountains. This afternoon take a jeep to travel out to the remote villages around Sardargarh. Meet with the local villagers, see life in a rural Rajasthani village and take part in art workshops. This evening, drive to Biyjaynagar. (B,L,D)

Day 11 Rural Rajasthan

After breakfast climb aboard a bullock cart for a leisurely guided tour of the rural villages around Bijainagar. Take the opportunity to interact with the friendly villagers and catch them going about their daily lives. Return to Bijainagar for a cooking class, learning about local cuisine and enjoying a delicious lunch. Later witness the sunset over the lake as you take High Tea on the shore. (B,L,D)

Days 12-13 Ranthambore

Travel to Ranthambore National Park, home to many animals such as leopards, hyenas, bears and most importantly, tigers. The next day, you will have morning and afternoon safaris, more opportunities to spot the magnificent wildlife. (B,L)

Day 14 Agra auto rickshaw tour

Travel from Ranthambore to Agra, stopping en route at Fatehpur Sikri. Built in the 16th century as the Mughal capital of Emperor Akbar, the city is one of India™s best-preserved examples of Mughal architecture. In Agra, take to the streets in an auto rickshaw to introduce you to the city sights and sounds. (B,L,D)

Day 15 The Taj Mahal

Tour the city, coming first to India™s most iconic sight – the Taj Mahal. A monument to love built for Mumtaz Mahal, the favourite wife of Shah Jahan, it is built entirely of white marble. From a distance the effect is ethereal but get up close and you can admire the intricate pietra dura (stone inlay) work. Come next to the mammoth Agra Fort, within which are palaces, audience halls and mosques to discover. Return to Delhi by coach. (B,L,D)

Day 16 Depart Delhi

Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day. (B)