FOR THE FIRST time visitor to India or for those returning Indo-philes who have limited time available to them, this is the ideal Indian journey. Contrary to many other ‘introductory’ tours, this journey has the added highlight of a visit to one of India’s most romantic cities - Udaipur, home to the glorious Taj Lake Palace Hotel. After this gentle start, travel to Rajasthan’s bustling capital city of Jaipur before proceeding to Agra and Delhi. Replete with marvellous forts, palaces, markets, monuments redolent with history, this short itinerary offers a remarkable insight into the country.
DAY 1 - ARRIVE DELHI On arrival stay at The Imperial Hotel.
DAY 2 - DELHI
After a leisurely start, explore the myriad sights of Old and New Delhi. The wide boulevards of Lutyens' New Delhi contrast dramatically with the narrow streets and scattered monuments that dominate Old Delhi.
DAY 3 - DELHI - UDAIPUR
Morning flight to Udaipur and stay 2 nights at the stunning Taj Lake Palace Hotel. Afternoon tour of this small city.
DAY 4 - UDAIPUR - RANAKPUR - UDAIPUR
Full day excursion to the exceptional Jain Temples at Ranakpur. Lunch will be at the Maharani Bagh Orchard.
DAY 5 - UDAIPUR - JAIPUR
Morning flight to Jaipur and stay 2 nights at the Taj Rambagh Palace. After lunch explore the ‘Pink City’, the bustling metropolis that is Rajasthan’s capital, seeing the Observatory and the City Palace.
DAY 6 - JAIPUR - AMBER - JAIPUR
Morning drive past the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) and continue to Amber. Ascend to this hilltop fort on elephant back. Return to the hotel for lunch and an afternoon at leisure.
DAY 7 - JAIPUR - AGRA
Morning drive to Agra via one of India’s most glorious sites - the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival in Agra, stay 2 nights at the Oberoi Amarvilas.
DAY 8 - AGRA
Dawn visit to the Taj Mahal which is strikingly beautiful at this hour. Continue with a full day exploring Agra, seeing the fort and Itimad-ud Daulah.
DAY 9 - AGRA - DELHI
After a morning at leisure, afternoon drive to Delhi via Akbar’s imposing mausoleum at Sikandra. Room at disposal at The Trident, Gurgaon until late tonight. After dinner, depart for the airport.
DAY 10- DEPART DELHI
Early morning departure for onward destination.