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: New Delhi
After breakfast take a full day sight-seeing of Delhi and New Delhi visiting the Red Fort, Lotus Temple, India Gate, pass by the Presidential Estate, Qutub-Minar and the bustling bazaars.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day Two: Agra, City of the Taj Mahal
After an early breakfast leave for Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal.
Check-in at the hotel.
After lunch at the hotel visit the Taj Mahal, Itam-Uddalah’s Tomb and Sikandra.
Return to the hotel for rest and dinner.
Day Three: Bharatpur – Abhaneri – 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.
Proceed to Abhaneri, the location of an amazing, delicately carved, step-well, the largest and deepest in India, that has, for centuries, served as a water reservoir for nomads and caravans. Opposite the well is the temple of Harsha Mata, goddess of joy and happiness, a must if you are seeking true happiness. From here leave for Jaipur.
Check-in at the hotel. A night of great entertainment by folk artistes and a gala dinner hosted by the owners of the hotel. Performance of pitcher and fire dances to set the mood for barbecue, and the choicest Rajasthani dishes.
Day Four: Jaipur – Castle Kalwar
After an early breakfast visit Fort Amber. Take an elephant ride to the fort. Also visit the Jaigarh and Nahargarh Forts. Return to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon visit the City Palace and Jantar Mantar.
Late evening 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. The gracious general and his family will welcome you with warmth and serve you delicious food. Return to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day Five: Jaipur
After breakfast visit the Albert Museum, the colorful bazaars and the Birla Temple. Return to hotel for lunch. Late afternoon visit the Observatory and Sisodia Rani Garden.
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.
Day Six: Jaipur – Kishangarh – Pushkar
After breakfast leave for Kishangarh, a beautiful town, world-famous for the Kishangarh School of Miniature Paintings. Check-in at Phool Mahal Palace Hotel owned by the former Maharaja. Lunch at the Palace.
Proceed to the temple town of Pushkar just 35 km for a sightseeing tour of the temples and the lake. Pushkar is the only place in the world where there is a temple dedicated to Lord Brahma, the creator. Return to Kishnagarh and see the lovely Fort adjacent to your Palace Hotel for a breathtaking view of the town all lit up.
Buffet dinner and overnight stay.
Day Seven: Kishangarh – Jaipur
After breakfast leave for Jaipur.
Check in at Hotel Mahal Khandela. Visit the colourful bazaars.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Day Eight: Jaipur – Ranthambore National Park
After 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: Jaipur – Bhangarh - IGI Airport, New Delhi
After breakfast leave for Bhangarh Fort enroute to New Delhi. This is probably the only fort in India that has been legally declared as ‘haunted’. Visits to the Fort are not allowed between sunset and sunrise. There are some great legends and myths surrounding this fort that had been witness to several battles over the centuries. It is these myths associated with this fort that make a visit so very interesting.
Arrive IGI Airport, New Delhi to board your flight back home.
End of Tour
Minimum on tour: 2
Best time: August to March
Fee per person (in US dollars):
$2520 twn share accommodation
$3528 single room accommodation
You have paid for 8 nights stay for this tour. For extra night stay in Delhi before or after the tour please pay US $200 per day for a twin room.
• AC twin-share accommodation in Heritage properties owned and operated by the scions of former royal families in Rajasthan State, which are 3.5* - 4 *. There are no heritage properties in New Delhi and Agra, where you will be staying in 5 star hotels.
• All breakfasts.
• All buffet dinners.
• Airport-hotel-airport transfers.
• Dance show.
• All entry fees.
• All activities fees.
• Mineral water and soft drinks during excursions.
• Insurance of any kind.
• Personal expenses.
• Tips: Budget for $100 per person for the entire tour. This can be disbursed to the group leader at the beginning or close of the tour, for distribution during 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 any way 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.
Shanti Gowans is the globally recognised author and founder of Shanti Yoga™, Meditation and Ayurveda for the self, family and community.
Shantiji has brought the concepts and practices of a healthy body and a still mind to thousands of Australians through her Yoga and Meditation programs on national television... Read more about Shantiji's biography
Travel with Shanti & Peter Gowans this November for a trip of a lifetime.