India Forever Heritage Tour

15 days

Detailed Itinerary

Arrive New Delhi IGI Airport a day earlier. Our representative will receive and transfer you by an AC car or coach to your hotel.

 

Day One, Delhi

After an early breakfast full day sight-seeing of Delhi and New Delhi visiting the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Lotus Temple, pass by the Presidential Palace and Nizamuddin’s Tomb. 

Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day Two, Jodhpur

Arrive Jodhpur, India’s sun city by a morning flight from New Delhi. 

Check-in at a boutique or heritage hotel. 

Lunch at the hotel. 

After lunch take a tour of the city visiting the fabulous Mehrangarh Fort and Museum, the Mandore Gardens, Jaswant Thada and Umaid Bhawan Palace. 

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

           

Day Three, Jaisalmer

After an early breakfast leave by AC Car or coach for Jaisalmer, the desert city world- famous for the Golden Fort, now on UNESCO World Heritage Sites List. 

Check into your hotel for lunch. 

After lunch visit the down town where you will find ‘havelis’ made of intricately-carved stones and the Fort. See the colourful bazaars. 

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day Four, Jaisalmer

After breakfast proceed to the sand dunes, an hour’s drive, and check into your AC tented accommodation. Take a camel safari on the dunes. Observe the setting sun over the desert. In the evening you will be entertained by the folk musicians of the desert over dinner. Do not forget to see the azure sky with its millions of twinkling stars by just venturing out of your tent. You will be mesmerised.

       

Day Five, Nimaj

From the sand dunes proceed to Nimaj and check-in at the Palace Hotel, the oldest heritage property in India for a grand welcome. This property is owned and operated by the former royal family of Nimaj. 

Bar-be-cue and dinner in its beautiful surroundings. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day Six, Nimaj

After breakfast take a bullock-cart safari, passing through quaint villages. 

Bar-be-cue and lunch on a farm.

Return to the hotel for some rest and a great entertainment with folk fire dance over dinner. 

Overnight at the hotel.

    

Day Seven, Ranakpur

After breakfast leave for Ranakpur, the town with the breathtaking Jain Temples. 

Lunch at a boutique hotel. From here you move to Fort Kumbhalgarh - a UNESCO World Listed Site. The fort is an amazing example of military architecture. From here proceed to Udaipur, India’s best-known destination also called the Lake City.

Check-in at your hotel. Dinner on the roof-top for a magnificent view of the lighted-up city.

 

Day Eight, Ranakpur

After breakfast take a boat-ride in the pristine Pichola Lake. Visit the City Palace and Museum, the Sahelion-ki-bari (Garden-of-Maids) and the Sajjangarh Fort.

      

Day Nine, Pushkar

After breakfast leave for Chittorgarh Fort. 

Enroute lunch at Palace-Hotel Bassi. This ancient fort spread over several square kilometers will take your breath away. This fort too is on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List. 

From Chittorgarh proceed to Fort Palace-Hotel Barli for snacks, coffee and tea. 

Move to the temple town of Pushkar, the town with the world’s only Brahma Temple. 

Check-in at a boutique hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

Day Ten, Jaipur

In the morning after breakfast visit the temples and the lake. 

Now proceed to Kishangarh for lunch at the Phool Mahal Palace. 

Visit the Fort and see the artists making the magnificent miniature paintings. These paintings are done in the Kishangarh School style. 

From here you move to Jaipur, known the world-over as the Pink City. 

Check-in at Hotel Mahal Khandela or an equally good boutique heritage hotel for dinner and overnight.

    

Day Eleven, Jaipur

After an early breakfast, take a tour of the Amer Fort Complex. Climb the fort on an elephant. Also see the Nahargarh and Jaigarh Forts. Visit the City Palace. Return to the hotel.

In the evening the owners of hotel Mahal Khandela will host a private dinner for you. Folk dances and music to entertain the guests. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day Twelve, Jaipur

After breakfast take an excursion to Bhangarh Fort, probably the only fort in the world officially declared as ‘haunted’. Nobody is allowed in after sunset!

Dinner at Castle Kalwar owned by a former highly-decorated general of the Indian Army. He and his gracious wife will serve you sumptuous food in their grand castle just 19 km from Jaipur. 

Overnight at Hotel Mahal Khandela

  

Day Thirteen, Agra

After breakfast leave for Agra, city of the Taj Mahal. Enroute lunch and visit to the world-famous bird sanctuary at Bharatpur. See Fatehpur Sikri. 

Check-in into your hotel at Agra for dinner and overnight.

 

Day Fourteen, New Delhi

Visit Taj Mahal and Sikandra. 

Lunch at the hotel. 

Leave thereafter for New Delhi. 

Dinner & overnight at the hotel.

     

Day Fifteen

After breakfast proceed to the IGI Airport for journey home or out of India with beautiful memories of your journey across this country.

 

Minimum on tour:  4   

Maximum: 11

Best time: August to March

 

Fee per person (in US dollars):

$4200 twin share

$5880 single room

NOTE: You have paid for 14 nights stay for this tour. For extra night stay in Delhi before or after the tour please pay an extra $200 per day for a twin room.

 

Inclusions:

• 3.5* - 4 * AC accommodation 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 activities fees.

• Mineral water and soft drinks during excursions.

 

Not included

• Lunches, unless stated in itinerary.

• Insurance of any kind. 

• Personal expenses.

• Tipping:

 

YOUR SAFETY

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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