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From magnificent hill forts to remote villages, the colourful and vibrant state of Rajasthan is full of adventure. Let your imagination be captured by the sights and sounds of the desert, and interact with the people who make this one of India's most magical states.
- Cycle the backstreets of Udaipur
- Marvel at the temples of Ranakpur
- Explore the remote villages by jeep
- Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal
- Discover the colourful city of Delhi by rickshaw
- Return international economy flights, taxes and current fuel surcharges
- All accommodation
- Most meals
- All sightseeing and entrance fees
- All transportation and transfers
- English-speaking National Escort (if your group is 10 or more passengers)
- Visa fees for UK and EU passport holders Specialist advice from our experienced travel consultants
- Comprehensive travel guides
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.
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.
Day 4 Jaipur
Journey from Delhi to Jaipur before enjoying a free afternoon.
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 façade 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. In the 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
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.
Day 7 Cycling in Udaipur
Drive to Udaipur, considered India’s most romantic city thanks to its grand palaces and lakeside setting. In the 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.
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.
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.
Day 10 Jeep Safari around Sardargarh
Take a tour of the historical fort before climbing aboard the heritage train to ride through Aravali mountains. In the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Day 16 Depart Delhi
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.
Active tours combine the key sights with more energetic pursuits such as hiking and cycling. This allows us to explore more and discover the destination in greater depth. These tours are designed to provide a wide range of activities to ensure a varied and culturally immersive experience
To travel on any Wendy Wu tour requires unaided mobility and the ability to stroll around the sights. ‘Indian Adventure’ is rated 3 on the physical level scale. A good level of fitness is required as you need to be comfortable walking for 2-3 hours and covering longer distances. Other activities such as cycling will be at a gentle pace and will involve straightforward terrain.
- There will be sightseeing on foot for extended periods of time, this tour also includes cycling for approximately 3 hours
- Sightseeing at nearly all of the palaces, fortresses and some temples involves climbing quite a number of steps, often without handrails
- You will be required to get on and off various sizes of boats and rickshaws throughout the tour
All group tour hotels have private western bathroom facilities, air conditioning, TV and a telephone. Plumbing and electricity supplies can be erratic and quite often the power in hotel rooms is turned off while guests are out of the room. If you experience any difficulty, please speak to your National Escort or Local Guide.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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