India: Rajasthan - Decadence, Deserts and Desserts
This special trip blends the luxury of Rajasthan - its palaces, forts, and art – with the charm of the desert and the radiance of its people. Moreover, you have a chance to taste the rich culture of Delhi and Agra along the way.
Your program begins at the Imperial in Delhi. From here, you visit the Old City and get a sense of the religious and cultural diversity of the place. Next, you travel to Udaipur, with its lake, palaces and bustling old city, as well as its beautiful countryside. Crossing the desert, you head to Jodhpur and then on to Nagaur to enjoy the festival in the winter and the town in the fall.
Your path takes a turn towards the Shekavati area of Rajasthan and then Jaipur follows, famous not only for its palaces, but art, textiles and jewelry. From Jaipur, you drive to Agra and the Taj, via Fatehpur Sikri, before heading full circle back to Delhi.
Along the way, you have some unique treats – a walk through Delhi with some children, a cooking lesson in Udaipur, camel safari in the desert and, in February, the Nagaur Cattle Festival.
Dates and Land Cost
Starting at $5995.00 per person (based on groups of four or more)
Dates: Saturday, October 11, 2014 - Friday, October 24, 2014 (Diwali)
Please note: Custom dates and prices available
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|Day 1||Arrive Delhi. Met and transferred to hotel.|
|Day 2||Delhi touring.|
|Day 3||Fly Udaipur and drive to Devigarh. PM village tour.|
|Day 4||AM visit to Udaipur City Palace. Cooking lesson and lunch with family. PM visit to Old City.|
|Day 5||Drive to Mihirgarh, stopping en route at Ranakpur.|
|Day 6||AM Camel safari. PM jeep safari into the desert.|
|Day 7||Am tour of Jodhpur with lunch overlooking the palace. Continue to Nagaur.|
|Day 8||February - Full day at Nagaur Festival. October - Tour the town and the area.|
|Day 9||Drive to Bikaner. PM tour of city.|
|Day 10||Drive to Jaipur via Fatehpur and Navalgarh.|
|Day 11||Jaipur touring.|
|Day 12||Drive Agra, stopping at Fatehpur Sikri on the way. PM visit to Agra Fort and Taj Mahal for sunset.|
|Day 13||AM at the Taj. Visit town and return to Delhi to the airport.|