Women’s Expedition (19 Days)
Travel to India offers rich history, color and charm to all who sojourn within her borders. From royal palaces to holy shrines, explorers are never disappointed. Whether you are a lover of color and spice, or architectural magnificence, India luxury travel is overflowing with untold riches. Palaces, bazaars, and riverboats await, ready to reward those who touch down . This Three -week exploration immerses of Rajasthan has with good reason been dubbed the “Land of kings”. One of the country’s most colourful and diverse destinations in this magical state, taking you to both its most celebrated sites, as well as hidden jewels away from the norm. Relish the views in restored palaces perched cliff edges and tantalise your senses as you dine on home-cooked feasts at an owner run homestay and Luxury hotels. India will get under your skin.
• Old and New Delhi – The magnificent Red Fort, India’s largest mosque Jama Masjid, and Gandhi’s crematorium Raj Ghat
• See the rich tapestry of India’s culture and history on display, meeting chai wallahs in local markets, visiting local farming communities and spice growers, and dining in Sikh and Jain temples.
• Discover Udaipur, the Venice of the East
• Take in the majestic palace fort of Jodhpur and explore the heritage havelis and colourful market
• Grab a fork and dig in – this trip introduces you to some of India’s most iconic dishes like kachori, kulfi, chai, paratha, chaat, thali and heaps more.
• Visit the stunning Jain temple at Ranakpur
• Varanasi Sail on the holy Ganges and watch the ancient tradition of religious ritual cleansing on the riverside ghats
• Go on a rickshaw ride through Jaipur with the Pink City Rickshaw and Bollywood night.
• Explore highlights of the Pink City Jaipur including the City Palace and lofty Amber Fort
• Watch the sunset over the iconic grandeur of the Taj Mahal and explore the magnificent Agra Fort
On arrival into Delhi you will be greeted by your Wild Eye Travels representative and transferred directly to your hotel for check in. We have a number of exceptional restaurant recommendations which offer the best of the best of Indian cuisine, please discuss with us and we can make reservations on your behalf.
Start your day by exploring the fascinating Old Delhi area, where you will walk past old crumbling havelis, see vibrant street food stalls, visit the famous Jama Masjid mosque and wander through colourful markets. Continue to the imposing Red Fort, one of the most important buildings of Mughal architecture from that period. In complete contrast to the medieval Old Delhi, New Delhi stands in formal splendour; a city of wide boulevards offering ever-changing perspectives of Lutyens' landscaped city. Highlights include Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate and Humayun's Tomb, architecturally considered the forerunner of the Taj Mahal, as well as a visit to the Sikh temple of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, where you can also visit the community kitchen where thousands are fed delicious food every day.
Old Delhi walk, Humayun’s Tomb, Sikh Temple, Gandhi Memorial
Suryaa, Crowne Plaza or Similar
After early Break-fast at leisure, we will start our another great journey to Jaipur. 'The "Pink City" capital of Rajasthan. We will have lunch on highway Motel and late afternoon check- in at hotel. In the late evening we will witness Bollywood Cinema to watch a movie at Raj Mandir.
Second day After The morning breakfast, we will Set Forth to a visit to Amber Fort. A Lake at the entrance of The Fort gives It a heavenly feeling. Those who want to enjoy a Maharaja Style Trip, can take a Ride of the Elephants decorated with colors and other ornamental Items. The fine use of the marble carvings, mirrors, and other decorative Items. In the Architecture of the Fort make It all the more attractive & appealing. The delightful colored artwork on the walls, pillars and ceiling of the Fort make It an artist's heaven. We then move to the Palace Areas of the City, Taking a halt at the JalMahal on the way visit the impressive City Palace,begun in 1729 and still inhabited by the royal family.
We would visit the Jantar Mantar, a fascinating medieval observatory. The afternoon is left free for personal exploration or to arrange a visit to one of Jaipur's justly famous gem stores.
Amber Fort, City Palace, Observatory, city walk and Bollywood night
Alsisar Mahal, Shahpura House or Similar
This morning we will depart Jaipur and drive to Jodhpur, otherwise known as the 'Blue City', or the Gateway to Thar, due to its position right on the edge of the eponymous desert.
Jodhpur we'll take a guided tour of the imposing Mehrangarh Fort, built in the 15th century. Situated on a high rocky outcrop that overlooks the walled city, from here you can see the iconic azure shade that the city's buildings have been painted. Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India and is still run by the Jodhpur royal family. Within its thick, sturdy walls lie numerous palaces and courtyards, as well as an 18th-century Rajput garden.
Second day After morning break-fast we will leave for half-Day excursion to Bishnoi Villages: A jeep drive through the countryside-a conducted tour of village inhabited by a unique comminity-Bishnois!
Meet them in their homes and talk to them. The vegetarian community the best friend and protector of the flora and fauna conceding spiritual allegiance to twenty and nine tenets of the 15th century legendary Guru Jambheshwar (Jambhoji)- Spot the herds of black buck around the Bishnoi`s settlements freely and fearlessly running about. Gorgeously clad womenfolk and head geared charming men are compellingly and invitingly interesting for a dialogue.
Opium ceremony is a unique customary feature besides the cottage craftsmanship of the potters and weavers.
Meharngarh Fort, Jashwant Thada, old town walk Cooking class and Bishnoi village
Mandore Guest House
We will begin our drive to the beautiful city of Udaipur. Set around a series of stunning artificial lakes, Udaipur is known as the 'City of Lakes' and is also recognised for its lavish royal residences.
Second day, we will visit the awe-inspiring City Palace. Well known as one of the biggest palaces in Rajasthan, the palace is a grand building set on the banks of Pichola Lake. Though construction began in the late 1500s, under the orders of Maharana Udai Singh II, the palace was added to and tinkered with for a further 400 years, as his successors came and went. Today this monumental complex consists of 11 palaces surrounded by courtyards, balconies, towers and gardens, and is famed for its intricate peacock mosaics. After our tour here, you may spend the rest of the day at leisure, or participate in an optional tour to enhance your experience. Lake Pichola Boat Ride – Enjoy a cooling breeze as you sail across this freshwater lake, enjoying an uninterrupted view of Udaipur’s palatial splendor.
City Palace, Cultural Dance show, Boat ride
Lake Pichola or Similar
Leave the city behind and drive to a local heritage stay located in the Vindhyanchal Hills in the Mewar region of south-central Rajasthan – a great opportunity to learn about rural life and culinary customs. You’ll also stop en route to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Your accommodation for the next two nights will be at 16th-century Castle Bijaipur, now a heritage hotel with domes, arched windows and doorways, all within the original fortified walls. Take in the palace’s blend of colonial and Mughal architecture as you relax by the pool or in the gardens, enjoying the famous Mewar hospitality.
Second day you’ll jump in a jeep and explore the surrounding farming communities. This is a major agricultural area and, depending on the season, you will pass through fields growing wheat, corn, maize, lentils, aubergine, spinach, fenugreek, okra, green chilies, tomatoes, potatoes, gourd, onion and garlic. Some of India’s most-loved spices, such as turmeric and cumin, are also grown here. Return to your heritage stay and join the estate's chef to discover how the ingredients you’ve seen today are used in Rajasthani cooking. Savour the results over a delicious lunch in the palace grounds with your small group – this is an experience you won’t soon forget!
Next drive south east for just under six hours to Ranthambore National Park, where you will be spending the following two nights. In recent years, the tiger population has been growing thanks in part to the positive effect which controlled and sustainable tourism has had on the key tiger parks.
Not only that, you will see a myriad of other wildlife, from leopards, sloth bears, deer and diverse birdlife. In the centre of Ranthambore is an impressive ancient fort, and sometimes you see the tigers sunning themselves on ancient temples.
Here we have included daily safaris for you to explore this beautiful area of the world and the hope of spotting a tiger or two!
2 Game drive by cantor
Nahargarh, Pugmark or Similar
Today is a Drive to Agra and lunch on the way. Later Check-in Hotel we will visit
You will visit the largest fort in India, Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within its red sandstone walls lives an extinct civilization of the Mughal rulers. It is said that the emperor who built the Taj Mahal, after being imprisoned by his son,
After this you will visit the Taj Mahal. This bright white marble mausoleum stands in a huge garden on the right bank of the Yamuna River. It was built at the request of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to immortalize his love for his wife Mumtaz.
Renowned for its perfection, harmony, symmetry and aesthetics, you will discover one of the seven wonders of the world and one of the greatest architectural jewels of Indo-Muslim art. In the evening, you enjoying the sunset over the beautiful Taj Mahal.
Taj Mahal, Agra Fort
Crystel Sarover or Similar
This morning flying to Varanasi, one of the oldest cities in the world dating back 3,500 years and one of the seven sacred cities of Hindu, home to the holy shrine of Lord Shiva. Watch the Hindu ritual of Aarti performed at sundown on the banks of the River Ganges. During the ceremony, small diva (candle-lit lamps decorated with flowers) are floated down the river as an offering to the Goddess Ganga, accompanied by a spellbinding chorus of hymn-chanting, drums and temple bells. Next day, We begin early this morning with a sunrise boat tour on the Ganges, where you can watch the light gradually illuminate the many ghats and temples along the river as you pass. Later this morning we take a trip to nearby Sarnath, one of the four main Buddhist pilgrimage destinations. This site is where Buddha spoke of the path to enlightenment, and it features a number of stupas and museums to explore. Alternatively, you may wish to spend your morning exploring the laneways and alleys behind the ghats, or picking up some examples of the excellent local silk industry.
Morning , Evening Boat ride, Witness of evening pooja, Sarnath visit
Today you’ll fly back to Delhi. Your trip is winding up, So you’re going to have a bit of final day on leisure.
A final dinner with your group member and tour guide.
Suryaa, Ibis or Similar
After Breakfast your flight for the onward destination.
• Hotel and Heritage Accommodation at the listed hotels
• Daily Breakfast at the hotels
• Meals 9 lunch and 9 Dinner included during the trip
• Private chauffeur- car/ Bus for airport transfers, sightseeing & inter-city drives
• Services of English-speaking guides for private city tours/sightseeing
• Entrance fee for monuments as listed in the itinerary
• Domestic Flights / Train during the Tour
• All Government taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate road taxes
• If group above 4 pax tour guide for entire tour
• International Flight
• Travel, health, and cancellation insurance
• Travel insurance & Visa
• Camera charges (Video/Still)
• Personal Expenses (tips, porterage, phone, internet, beverages)
It is time to call it a day and mark an end to the exciting India holiday.
Your Tour Ends Here!!!
Note: After Breakfast your flight for the onward destination.
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