India Tour 2019

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16 DAYS      26 Nov – 11 Dec, 2019

Provisional Price: USD 3750 per person (twin share); Single supplement USD 1195

This well thought through itinerary of Rajasthan includes all the best highlights and some of the most amazing accommodation. There’s little argument that India is one of the most colourful countries in the world, with Rajasthan at its epicentre. Despite being an essentially arid region, it shimmers with almost every shade in the rainbow. Dusty towns and villages are embellished with dazzling saris and vibrant local markets offer fruit, vegetables and a bright palette of spices. In addition, the state is dotted with numerous stately palaces – some more colourful than others – along with elegant havelis (merchant homes), temples and much more. This tour features some of India’s most stunning destinations, including the Taj Mahal, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Jaipur. In addition, we head off the beaten track to less known highlights such as the ancient towns of Karauli and Narlai. And, for lovers of wildlife, we visit Ranthambore, one of North India’s largest national parks, with a growing Tiger population along with other animal and bird species.

Our journey begins in Delhi, where we explore the Old City before heading south to Agra and the incomparable Taj Mahal. Heading west, we visit Akbar’s wonderful deserted capital at Fatehpur Sikri and the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary at Bharatpur before arriving in the 14th century town of Karauli, considered one of the holiest towns in Rajasthan. Our next stop is the world famous Ranthambore National Park; a vast wildlife reserve known for its tigers, leopards and marsh crocodiles.

The fabled ‘pink city’ or Jaipur is one of the three ‘pearls’ of Rajasthan as well as the state capital. Further on we come to Jodhpur, another highlight, and a particular favourite of Steve’s with its spectacular Mehrangarh Fort looming above the town.

Sleepy yet spectacular, the Narlai village sits on an exhilarating back road where our stunning heritage hotel for the night was once a hunting lodge of the Royal family. Having visited the beautiful 15th century Jain temple at Ranakpur we arrive in beautiful Udaipur where we have a further two full days to explore this magical city and its surrounds. Udaipur is often described as one of the worlds most romantic places in India and it is easy to see why.

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