Delhi, Jaipur & Agra

Delhi, Jaipur & Agra
Walk the streets of Old Delhi, once filled with the mansions of nobles and dignitaries, tour New Delhi, the modern capital of India created during the British Raj, see the extraordinary Taj Mahal in Agra, and join a tiger Safari at Ranthambore National Park.
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Day 1 Start tour
Day 2 Namaste Delhi
Arrive late on day 2 or early on day 3
Meet your tour director and check into hotel
Day 3 Delhi landmarks
Old Delhi guided sightseeing tour
Jama Masjid MosqueLal Quila (Red Fort) visitRaj Ghat & the site of Mahatma Gandhi's cremation
New Delhi guided sightseeing tour
Connaught PlaceHumayun's TombJanpath Market
Sound and light show
Details: Old Delhi guided sightseeing tour
Royalty and nobility, vast palaces and grand mansions, Old Delhi was once the majestic capital of India and is still filled with the incredible architecture of its former glory days. See the impressive Jama Masjid, built in 1656; it is the largest and best-known mosque in India. Visit the vast Lal Quila (Red Fort) the former residence of the Royal Family and headquarters for the British Army during British occupation. Then, pay your respects to one of the greatest men in Indian History, Mahatma Gandhi, at his memorial the Raj Ghat.
Details: New Delhi guided sightseeing tour
New Delhi serves as the seat of the Indian Government and is characterized by wide tree-lined boulevards and impressive national monuments. Drive down the Rajpath, or Royal Mall, arguably the most important road in all of India, and head to Connaught Place, the largest financial and business district in New Delhi. Visit Humayun’s Tomb, which was the first garden-tomb built in India, and marvel at its massive white marble dome and red sandstone sides. Wander along Janapath Market and browse through hundreds of shops set up along the sidewalk selling inexpensive jewelry, Indian artifacts and pure essential oils and perfumes.
Day 4 Delhi--Jaipur
Travel to Jaipur
Yoga lesson
Details: Local market guided visit
On this fascinating walk, mingle and talk with the locals whilst observing some of the regions culinary delights: pakoras, aloo tiki, samosa and sweets from some of the city’s most popular street food vendors. Observe local artisans in their workshops; jewelers and silversmiths, gold and silver foil makers. Here you also have the option of seeing and trying the art of Henna Painting as well.
Day 5 Jaipur landmarks
Amber Fort excursion
City Palace visit
Mubarak Mahal textile museum
Folk evening
Details: Palace of the Winds visit
How can you keep a palace cool in the stifling Indian heat before there was electricity or AC? You build one with 953 windows! At least that’s what the builders of Hawa Mahal did in order to keep a constant cooling breeze throughout the palace in the summer months (hence the name, Palace of the Winds). Built of red, pink and white sandstone and in the shape of the crown of Krishna, a Hindu God, the Palace of the Winds is a unique must-see.
Details: Jaipur guided sightseeing tour
Known as the “Pink City”, Jaipur is an impressive pre-modern Indian city known for its wide boulevards and well-planned streets. During your tour pass by the famous Palace of the Winds and the breathtaking Jal Mahal, a “water palace” that sits in the middle of Mansagar Lake. During the hot summer months the lake dries up but during the rainy season the lake fills with water, creating a magical glass-like reflection of the palace and surrounding it with beautiful purple water flowers.
Day 6 Jaipur--Ranthambore
Travel to Ranthambore
Details: Ranthambore National Park evening safari
Hop into your jeep, pull out your binoculars and get ready to see some Indian wildlife! Ranthambore National Park is the best-known park in Northern India and is famous as a sanctuary for the Indian tiger. Bump along the dirt roads and see if you spot one of these majestic cats in its natural jungle habitat.
Day 7 Ranthambore landmarks
Ranthambore National Park visit
Day 8 Ranthambore--Agra
Details: Travel to Bharatpur by train
Indian Railways is one of the largest train networks in the World and is the quickest way to travel on certain routes. This short train journey will offer opportunities to see the life around the country side. Please note, this train seat will be on the air conditioned Chair car coach.
Details: Travel to Agra
En-route stop at Fatehpur Sikri for sightseeing of the abandoned capital of the Mughals. The deserted red sandstone city was built by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital in the late 16th century. It was abandoned soon after it was built when the local wells went dry and it remains today in much the same condition that it was over 300 years ago. It is complete with palaces and mosques and used to be a town larger than London when it was originally constructed. Now it is an extraordinary place to wander around with its buildings in near perfect condition.
Details: Mother Teresa's Charity Mission visit
Afternoon visit to Mother Teresa’s Charity home in Agra, it has 48 children who are orphaned or come from poor families who can no longer provide for them; as well as 150 infirmed adults who can no longer care for themselves. The mission is solely reliant on private donations to support their cause.
Day 9 Agra landmarks
Details: Taj Mahal visit at dawn
Visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal. Construction began in 1632 in memory of Shah Jahan’s wife who, with her dying breath, requested that he build a mausoleum for her. The Taj (as it is often called) is considered the greatest example of Mughal architecture and its characteristic white dome is recognized world-wide. Sit beside the glass-like reflecting pool directly in front of the mausoleum and take in the surrounding manicured gardens and exotic flowers.
Details: Agra Fort visit
Considered one of the most important forts in India, Agra Fort was once the home to important Mughal rulers. The fort is surrounded by a seventy foot-tall wall with four embellished gates on each side and is representative of both Hindu and Muslim architecture. Although overshadowed by its neighbor, the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort is still an impressive and important monument, and is visited by a large number of tourists each year.
Details: Agra Wildlife SOS visit
The Wildlife SOS (Bear rescue centre) which was established in 1995 by a small group of individuals inspired to start a movement and make lasting change to protect and conserve India's natural heritage, forests and wildlife wealth. Today, the organization has evolved to actively work towards protecting the Indian wildlife, conserving habitat, studying biodiversity, conducting research and creating alternative and sustainable livelihoods for erstwhile poacher communities. At Agra SOS Centre each rescued Bear undergoes a 90 day quarantine period, during which he or she is given a complete health check- up for diseases, wounds and parasites and also is vaccinated against rabies. After the quarantine period, the bears have access to large socialization enclosures where the behavior & personality of each bear is closely monitored by the Wildlife SOS vets & staff. The enclosures ensures bears interacting with each other. Based on each bear's personality, they are then moved to large free ranging areas in well matched groups.
Day 10 Agra--Delhi
School visit
Arrive in Delhi by the evening and transfer to the airport
Details: Travel to Delhi
Take this interesting journey as you will drive on the newly built expressway. You will pass through the India’s only International standard motor racing track (Gautam Budha Circuit) followed by vast expanses of agricultural fields and small hamlets dotting the sky.
Details: Fly home
In most cases, your flight home is overnight. You will return home on Day 11.
Day 11 Return home

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  • Day 10 Start extension to Kathmandu
    School visit
    Arrive in Delhi and transfer to the airport
    Fly to Kathmandu
    Details: Travel to Delhi
    Take this interesting journey as you will drive on the newly built expressway. You will pass through the India’s only International standard motor racing track (Gautam Budha Circuit) followed by vast expanses of agricultural fields and small hamlets dotting the sky.
    Day 11  Kathmandu
    Details: Kathmandu guided sightseeing tour
    Extending over an area of 360 km square at an altitude of 1336 meters above sea level, Kathmandu is an exotic and fascinating showcase rich culture, art and traditions. The capital, which is the seat political, commercial and cultural development spans 24 Kilometres from east to west and 19 kilometres from north to south is. It is surrounded by green hills terrace cultivation, enamelled by rooftops red houses. She has many ethnic groups including the Newar which gives him its cultural specific. A legend says that the valley was once under water until the Bodhisattva Manuscript or planted his sword in the middle of the lake. The valley dried up and the first inhabitants settled.
    Details: Durbar Square
    Kathmandu's central meeting area, Durbar Square, is a profusion of temples reflecting the different architectural styles dating from the eleventh century. The Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the Malla and Shah kings who ruled over the city. Along with these palaces, the square surrounds quadrangles revealing courtyards and temples. It is known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, a name derived from a statue of Hanuman, the monkey devotee of Lord Ram, at the entrance of the palace.
    Details: Royal Palace
    The area includes the Royal Palace with its gilded gates and elaborate statues, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The square is alive with a multitude of nationalities, intermingled with stalls displaying a wide variety of Nepalese and Tibetan handicrafts.
    Details: Temple of the Living Goddess
    A few steps away from the main square, is the Temple of the Living Goddess, where you may catch a glimpse of the Kumari (worshipped by Nepali Buddhists and Hindus as the manifestation of the goddess Durga), at one of the open windows overlooking the inner courtyard.
    Details: Swayambhunath Stupa visit
    Swayambhunath Stupa is Nepal's most significant centre of Buddhist worship. Dating back from the 5th century, Swayambhunath is also known as the "Monkey Temple" due to the large population of monkeys that make the grounds their home. The temple buildings are set atop a hill and offer an excellent view of Kathmandu and its valley. The Buddhists visit the Stupa for religious reason, but everyone interested in mysticism, tantra, spirituality, ancient sculptures, & fine arts should not miss visiting the site.
    Details: Patan excursion
    Patan is known as the “City of Crafts” and is a World Heritage site. One of the oldest Royal cities in the valley, admire The Ancient Royal Palace where Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided, as well as the historic square - a marvel of Newa architecture, the Golden Gate, the sky piercing temple of Taleju and the statue of Yogendra Malla, Krishna Mandir, Sati Temple, Hiranya Varna Mahabiar (the golden temple), Mahabouddha with views of old carved wooden windows through the streets, curious shops and Bazaars.
    Details: Native Tibetan camp visit
    Experience a glimpse of Tibet at the Native Tibetan Camp, which houses refugees that escaped from Chinese Occupied Lhasa in 1959 with the Dalai Lama and brought with them the fine art of carpet weaving.
    Day 12 Changu & Bhaktapur excursion
    Travel to Telkot
    Travel to Bhaktapur
    Details: Hike to Changu
    Enjoy a leisurely two-hour short hike to Changu. Walk along the forested ridge with amazing views of the mountains on your right and picturesque villages on your left where you will eventually reach the historical Changunarayan temple built in the 5th century.
    Details: Changunarayan Temple visit
    The pagoda style temple has several masterpieces of 5th and 12th century Nepalese art. According to legends, Changu Narayan temple existed as early as 325 A.D (Licchavi era). This is a ‘world heritage site’ and one of Nepal's richest structures historically as well as artistically. The first epigraphic evidence of Nepalese history was found in the temple premises during the reign of the Licchavi King Mandeva dating back to 464 A.D. shows that Changu had already been established as a sacred site in the 3rd century A.D. It is the earliest inscription known in Nepal.
    Details: Meet local craftsmen in Pottery Square
    Bhaktapur, a World Heritage Site retains much of its medieval charm and way of living. It houses some of the best examples of Nepalese craftsmanship on wood and stone such as the Palace of 55 windows built in 1697, the five-storied temple of Nyatapole, a pagoda style temple, the Dattatreya temple among many others. Considered a living museum one can witness ancient traditions carried out even today in Potters square where the local potters use age-old techniques to make clay utensils. You will have the opportunity to meet the locals who are carving the woods from many generations and taste the Juju Dhau (king curd) and learn the traditional way of making it. Meet with Rajesh and his family who have been in this business for centuries. Here you can have a rare close-up view of Nepal’s master craftsmen giving continuity to their time-honored traditions of art; one can encounter the city’s well-acclaimed artisans who, with their wondrously skilled hands, produce a great variety of handicrafts. Get your hands dirty and join this exciting pottery making process at Rajesh workplace nearby.
    Day 13 End tour
    Fly to Delhi for your flight home
    Day 14 Return home
    Tour Includes:
    • Round-trip airfare
    • 9 overnight stays (12 with extension) in hotels with private bathrooms
    • Breakfast daily
    • Dinner daily (except on Day 1, 11 and 14)
    • Full-time services of a professional Tour Director
    • Guided sightseeing tours and city walks as per itinerary
    • Visits to select attractions as per itinerary
    • Tour Diary™
    • Note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided
    • Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.
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