Heritage Tour of India
Day One: New Delhi
Fly into New Delhi. Our representative displaying a placard with your name will warmly receive you and escort you to your five-star hotel. Breakfast at the hotel. You can swim in the hotel pool or an AC car or coach will be at your disposal for you to explore the markets of Delhi. Lunch at a restaurant. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day Two: New Delhi and Old Delhi
After breakfast take a guided tour of Delhi visiting the Akshardham Temple, The India Gate, pass by the Presidential Palace, Qutub Minar and the Lotus Temple. Lunch at a restaurant. Return to the hotel for rest.
In the late afternoon take a cycle-rickshaw ride and explore the throbbing bazaars of Old Delhi.
Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day Three: Agra, city of the immortal Taj Mahal
After an early breakfast leave for Agra, the city of the immortal Taj Mahal. Check-in at your five-star hotel. After lunch visit the Taj Mahal, Itam-Uddalah’s Tomb and Sikandra. Return to the hotel for rest and dinner.
Day Four: Bharatpur - Jaipur
After an early breakfast leave for Bharatpur to see the world famous bird sanctuary. Lunch at the fabulous Laxmi Vilas Palace, a heritage hotel. From here leave for Jaipur.
Check-in at the hotel. A night of great entertainment by folk artistes and a gala dinner by your hosts K V and his wife Rudrani Singh.
Day Five: Jaipur
After an early breakfast, take an elephant ride to visit the Amber Fort. After that you will visit the City Palace Museum and the Palace of Wind. Return to the hotel for lunch and rest.
In the afternoon indulge yourself with Abhyanga, a 70-minute ayurvedic massage, and a great way to restore vigour, vitality and detox the body.
In the evening proceed to the fabulous City Palace belonging to the former Maharaja of Jaipur for drinks and dinner. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day Six: Jaipur
Participate in an early morning Yoga session, conducted by a highly-qualified and experienced local teacher. After breakfast visit the Albert Museum, the Birla Temple and take a ride through the colourful bazaar of Jaipur in an ornate horse-drawn carriage. Return to hotel for lunch.
Late afternoon visit the Observatory and Sisodia Rani Garden.
From there we will proceed to the magnificent Castle Kalwar, 20 Km from your hotel. This ancient castle is owned by a highly – decorated former general of the Indian Army. Witness the colourful and sacred rituals of a traditional Hindu wedding. Men will adorn themselves in beautiful flowing turbans and women in gorgeous sarees. If you so wish, renew your vows with your partner by actively participating in the rituals and seek the blessings of Gods and Goddesses of the Hindu Pantheon for happiness together.
Drinks and dinner at the Castle. Return to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day Seven: Jaipur – Kishangarh – Pushkar
After breakfast Proceed to Pushkar to see the temple of Lord Brahma and the sacred lakes. Lunch at your five-star resort. Take a camel safari in the village.
In the late afternoon take a short journey to the Phool Mahal Palace by the lake located at Kishangarh, a beautiful town world-famous for the Kishangarh School of Miniature Paintings. Climb the lovely fort adjacent to the Palace for a breathtaking view of the town all lit up. Participate in India’s most colourful Garba Dance.
Drinks and buffet dinner. Return to your Resort at Pushkar.
Day Eight: Pushkar – Ranthambore National Park
After an early breakfast leave for Ranthambore National Park. Check-in at the hotel. Visit the great fort of Ranthambore founded in 944 A.D. now on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List. Take a safari in the National Park. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day Nine: Ranthambore - Jaipur
After an early breakfast leave for Jaipur. Farewell lunch with your hosts. Take an evening flight to New Delhi. Dinner and overnight at your New Delhi hotel.
Day Ten: New Delhi
After breakfast leave for the IGI Airport for your journey back home.
End of Tour
Minimum on tour: 2
Best time: August to March
Fee per person (in US dollars):
$2800 - Twin share
$3920 - Single
• 3.5* - 4 * AC accommodation in luxury heritage properties on twin sharing.
• All breakfasts.
• All buffet dinners
• AC car or coach with English-speaking driver and local guides.
• Airport-hotel-airport transfers.
• Dance show.
• All entry fees
• All activity fees.
• Mineral water and soft drinks during excursions.
• Lunches, unless stated in itinerary.
• Travel Insurance (required). Insurance of any kind.
• Personal expenses.
• Tipping: $120 per person for the entire tour. This can be disbursed at the beginning of the tour.
India is a country of 1.30 billion mostly peace-loving people. Sometimes a foreign authority issues advisories to its citizens regarding taking extreme care when in India. Your welfare is equally our concern.
- You will be received and seen off at the airports.
- Our representative will display your name on a placard.
- If we feel certain areas are to be avoided we may modify routes, etc without in anyway effecting your overall experience which would be enthralling.
- Please obtain proper receipts for all the products you buy and do so only from authorised shops.
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