10 days, 9 nights
Duration

TOUR DATES

October to March (Taj Mahal closed on Fridays)

TOUR COST

GROUP COST min 6 pax

A$2850 per person on twin share

A$1110 single supplement

FIT COST min 2 pax

A$2430 per person on twin share

Please Note: Entrance Fees, Meals and Dance performance are not included in FIT cost

DURATION

10 Days, 09 Nights

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Delhi – Sightseeing tour of old and New Delhi
  • Agra – Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal, Red Fort, a wonder of Mughal architecture
  • Jaipur – Amber Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Colourful local bazaars
  • Udaipur – Venice of the East

TOUR ROUTE

Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Udaipur, India

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Day 1

Delhi

You will be met by Ekno representative at the International Airport and transfer to your hotel in Delhi.  Rest of the day at one of the bustling bazaars of Delhi. Tonight, you will be our guest for our Welcome Dinner.

Overnight: Hotel, Delhi

Day 2

Delhi

We start our Delhi experience with Sultanate Delhi Tour – an introduction to the city, Quatab Minar and surrounds.  Here we unearth layers of history and see and learn about architectural features of different time periods all in one place.  Visit a country home of a British Viceroy and Mughal emperor and a Sufi Shrine in Mehrauli Village.  You will also see birds and butterflies in the Archeological Park that we take a stroll through.

Rest of the day at one of the bustling bazaars of Delhi.  Tonight, you will be our guest for our Welcome Dinner.

Overnight: Hotel, Delhi

Day 3

Agra

Morning drive to Agra, arriving in time to plenty of free time to explore Agra including the Agra Fort.

The Taj Mahal, is the world’s most grand monument to love, built by Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz. However, not all love stories have happy endings, Shah Jahan was imprisoned in Agra Fort by his son and where he spent his final years.

Overnight: Hotel, Agra

Day 4

Jaipur

Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal.  The Taj Mahal is India’s most-photographed monument, and today you’ll see why. Built between 1632 and 1653 in memory of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s third wife, the Taj Mahal is world-renowned and widely admired.

After the Taj, return to your hotel for breakfast and travel to Jaipur, the Pink City by car reaching the capital of Rajasthan in the mid afternoon.

You’ll have the rest of the afternoon to explore Jaipur with a visit to the Hawa Mahal, City Palace or do some more shopping in one of the many bazaars.

Overnight: Hotel, Jaipur

Day 5

Jaipur

On your second day in Jaipur, you’ll visit the magnificent Amber Fort as a group. Amber fort was built in 1592; and it has seen renovations and improvements for over two centuries! Its name is said to derive from the many jewels that are used for decoration inside…see for yourself!

Overnight: Hotel, Jaipur

Day 6

Jaipur

Day at leisure to wonder around or explore the sights and colours of the Jaipur Markets including the famous Johari Bazaar (Jeweller’s Market). In the evening you can visit the most iconic cinema in Jaipur, Raj Mandir, for a taste of Bollywood’s magical brand of entertainment.

Overnight: Hotel, Jaipur

Day 7

Udaipur

After an early breakfast leave for Udaipur by Ac train (approx. 6 hours) passing  through the Thar Desert you will witness desert life of villagers dressed in colourful clothes herding animals and of desert scenery as train run through the desertpur.  Arrive midafternoon and check into your hotel by the Lake Pichola.  Relax in the evening of traditional Rajasthani cuisine.

Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes, is one of India’s most picturesque cities. Palaces surround the city, the most famous being The Lake Palace, which covers an entire island and was featured in the James Bond film Octopussy. The city was founded in 1559 and was the capital of the Mewar kingdom. There’s no doubt you’ll enjoy this relaxing, seductive city.

Overnight: Hotel, Udaipur

Day 8

Udaipur

After a late breakfast visit the massive City Palace and boat ride on the Lake Pichola.   Afternoon visit to Bagore-ki-Haveli, a beautiful Haveli, housing an interesting art gallery featuring contemporary and a local dance performance.

Dinner tonight is at the roof top restaurant which overlooks the stunning Lake Pichola, the City Palace and enjoy the sweeping views and many treasures housed inside.

Overnight: Hotel, Udaipur

Day 9

Delhi

After breakfast leave for your flight to Delhi, transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is yours to pick up that bargain to take home, visit or revisit any of the sites that you are interested in including India Gate, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk and Raj Ghat (the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi) or Rajpath.  Our final night is our final farewell dinner.

Overnight: Hotel, Delhi

Day 10

Tour Ends

This morning our trip will sadly come to an end as a group before we bid our farewells.

INCLUDES

Meet and greet by Ekno representative at Delhi airport

9 nights’ accommodation – twin share

Complimentary breakfast at the hotels

Welcome and farewell dinner

Flight from Udaipur to Delhi

Train 2nd AC or AC chair car from Jaipur to Udaipur

Following transport in AC Tempo Traveller / Innova / Etios or similar

  • Individual pickup from Delhi airport (within 24 hours of tour starting and ending)
  • Sightseeing in Delhi
  • Private cab and driver from Delhi-Agra-Jaipur
  • Drop off at Jaipur train station
  • Pickup at Udaipur train station
  • Sightseeing in Udaipur
  • Drop off at Udaipur airport
  • Pickup and drop off at Delhi airport

All charges related to transport such as toll, parking, fuel etc.

Entrance fee to all the monuments mentioned in the plan

Dance performance at Udaipur

Boat ride in Udaipur

Local guides in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur

Services of local English speaking  guide  throughout tour

EXCLUDES

Airfares to and from India

Indian visas

Travel Insurance (compulsory)

Lunch and dinners (where not included)

Occasional optional items not identified in itinerary description

Tipping and personal expenses

Bottled water and other beverages not included with meals

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