12 October 2019
Cost:AUS $5,750 twin share
India is both a destination and a journey. It has woven its magic for millennium now, on travelers from all parts of the world. It is a complex and rich culture, with so much to offer, to explore this sort of complexity, you have to step out from the comfort zone of neatly labeled racks and polite checkout greeters.
Rajasthan, the Land of the Kings, is India at its exotic and magical best, awash with searing, riotous color, built on myths and the Rajput tenet of death before dishonor. Like a legend that has come to life, it has an incredible array of mighty forts, elaborate palaces and fanciful cities. The tour starts with the arrival in Delhi followed by Agra – home of the most appreciated monument of love “Taj Mahal”; Ranthambore famous for its Tigers ; Jaipur the seductive pink mayhem; enchanting Pushkar around its holy lake with temples, bathing Ghats, onion domes and chalk –colored buildings clustering around it; Udaipur’s bone white buildings on shimmering lakes; Jodhpur – a luminescent blue patchwork; the honey-colored magnificence of Jaisalmer, arising from the desert; Bikaner – the sprawling desert town with its fort and a bustling walled city encompassing dark red sandstone havelies; and finally ending the journey at the story book town of Mandawa with wildly colorful, beautifully and bizarrely painted havelies (traditional ornately decorated residences).
Agra – Located 220 kms from Delhi, Agra is a must visit city on any Tour of India. Home of the World famous Taj Mahal, Agra provides avid glimpses of Mughal architecture. To be in Agra is like taking a walk through India’s Mughal period history. Other than the Taj Mahal, Agra’s attractions include the Red Fort, built by Emperor Akbar on the banks of the River Yamuna, Sikandra, the mausoleum of Emperor Akbar, the Itmad-ud-Daulah, a mausoleum built for Empress Noor Jahan’s father and last but not the least and a short distance away, Fatehpur Sikri, with its very impressive architecture and interesting stories of it having been built and then abandoned.
Optional Add On
7 day extension: Shima – Dharamsala – Amritsar
Cost AUS $3,080