Colors of India

Central India・12 Nights Days・from $4485

What’s Included

The sublime golden temple of Amritsar is the jewel of the Sikhs, the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum of Muslim emperors, havelis were the mansions of the rich sellers on the silk road, the palace of Udaipur is still home of the Maharaja. Discover this diversity of spectacular monuments for a journey of great history and encounters.

 

Day One: Arrival in Delhi

Welcome to India!  Upon arrival at the airport, your guide and driver will warmly welcome you and transfer you to your hotel.

Day Two: Dehli and Shekawati

This morning, drive to the Shekawati region which was established in the 18th century along a caravan trade route where migrated Marwar community made it their home. These rich business people built big havelis (mansions) and commissioned artists to paint frescoes on their havelis as a sign of opulence.

 

Day Three: Bikaner and Jaisalmar

Bikaner is famous all over the country for its delicious sweets and for its camels.

Visit the camel farm of Bikaner. Camels from Bikaner are said to be the most vigorous in the world. The camel farm has a reproduction centre but also a little museum explaining the uniqueness of this strong and friendly animal.

 

Day Four: Bikaner to Jaisalmer

Start with a visit to the great fort of the Bikaner. From the outside you can admire this gigantic monument and then proceed to the attached museum explaining in detail the royal clothing tradition.

Later arrive in the heart of the desert, in Jaisalmer, is also named  “the Yellow City” for the colors of the stones used to build the old town and the fort. Jaisalmer is the last city before the frontier with Pakistan.

 

Day Five: Jaisalmer

Start with a stroll in the heart of the fort. The fort of Jaisalmer is the only one still inhabited. Numerous souvenir shops are located on the ground floor of the beautiful and finely carved traditional stone houses.

Head to the local market and then to the haveli street: 2 magnificent havelis will impress you by the detail of their carving.

 

Day Six: Jaisalmer to Johpur

Today, you will visit of Jodhpur’s highlights. The city is distinguished by a massive fort that tops a sheer rocky ridge rising in the middle of the town: Mehrangarh Fort was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, the chief of a Rajput clan known as Rathores.  Continue your visit to Jaswant Thaada, a white marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.

 

Day Seven: Ranakpur to Udaipur

The site of Ranakpur is famous for its amaizing monuments, among which the Adinath Temple is the most renowned: it is a stone carved jaïn temple with a complex architecture. Discover this temple from the outside.

Arrive in late afternoon in Udaipur, also named the  “White City” . This town is famous for its romantic and peaceful Pichola lake.

Day Eight: Udaipur

Start your day with a tour in the peaceful park of Sahélion Ki Bari and its moghols gardens. Indian families like to go there to enjoy the refreshing fountains.

The City Palace is one of the largest palaces in the world and is a magical monument. Still inhabited by the royal family, you will visit the palace from the outside platforms.

Day Nine: Pushkar to Jaipur

This morning, take the road to the holy city of Pushkar and its holy lake.

The holy city of Pushkar is a sacred town for the Hindus. In the center of town is holy Pushkar lake surrounded by a number of temples including the famous Bramha temple.

In the afternoon, continue the ride to Jaipur, named the “Pink City”.

 

Day Ten: Jaipur

Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Amber was once the ancient capital of Jaipur state.

A visit the City Palace which is still the home of the former royalty Bhawani Singh Ji of Jaipur housing an extensive collection of art, carpets and old weapons.  Continue to visit Jantar Mantar: the Observatory.

Just before sunset, witness an unusual ceremony at the Govind Devji temple. The temple hosts a very popular sculpture of a divinity which is showed only at certain times of the day.

 

Day Eleven: Jaipur

An outstanding experience is waiting for you this afternoon. Short introduction of your new friend: he is 8 feet tall, has a funny nose, he is kind, graceful and playful! Team up with an elephant! Spend time with him/her to learn about his needs and conditions of leaving and participate into plenty of fun activities!

Day Twelve: Jaipur to Agra

Departure this morning to Agra , home of the Taj Mahal!

En-route stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted capital of Emperor Akbar approximately 35 kms outside Agra. Built in the 16th century, this city was abandoned 12 years later due to a scarcity of water. The entire city of Red sand stone (sand stone palaces and temples) remains intact.

 

Day Thirteen: Agra to Delhi

This morning, have a ride back to Dehli and visit the highlights of the capital.

Pass by the presidential palace, the India Gate as well as the house of the parliament.

Continue with the visit of the Raj Ghat which is a memorial of the most popular personality of India:  Mahatma Gandhi.

Later in the Afternoon:

After checking-out from the hotel, we are here to help you with the next leg of your trip, whether you’re transferring to the airport or on to another adventure.

 

 Included:

  • 4* to 5*star  Accessible Hotel
  • Air Conditioned Transportation(Aides lift into car)
  • Some Meals
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Admission Fees to Sites

Colors of India: 12 Nights Days

from price/person
$4485
flights excluded

Highlights of this Trip

  • Taj Mahal
  • Colorful Markets
  • Elephant Encounter