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from $6,350 per person         18 Days

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Our Highlights of India itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.

What's Included:

  • International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Domestic transportation in India
  • Touring with guides and entrance fees
  • All meals - 16 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 16 dinners
  • Visa fees for Australian passport holders

Highlights

  • Udaipur - Discover the stunning architecture of India's 'City of Lakes'
  • Jodphur - Visit the imposing Mehrangarh Fort in 'sun city'
  • Khajuraho - See the striking Temples of Khajuraho
  • Varanasi - Cruise on the spiritual Ganges River taking in the stunning views

From $6,350 per person

Tour Plan

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Day 1: Australia to Delhi

Fly to Delhi for a two-night stay.

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Day 2: Delhi City Tour

Delhi is split into two areas; Old Delhi and New Delhi. Explore Old Delhi; drive past the Red Fort, walk through Chandni Chowk Bazaar to Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. Discover New Delhi, visiting the Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple. After lunch, view India Gate before visiting Gandhi Smriti and Qutub Minar, the 12th-century, hand-carved, 73 metre tall iron pillar.

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Day 3: Delhi - Jaipur

Drive to Jaipur. On arrival, visit the Maharaja’s City Palace, still home of the city’s royal family today, and Jantar Mantar Observatory, a fascinating collection of wonderful instruments designed to measure the heavens.

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Day 4: Jaipur

Start with a photo stop this morning at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) before visiting the majestic Amber Fort, a colossal 16th-century yellow and pink sandstone fort. Later this afternoon, visit a craft centre to learn about traditional artistries such as block printing and carpet weaving before browsing the local bazaar at Choti Choper.

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Day 5: Jaipur to Jodhpur

Drive to Jodhpur. Have the afternoon at leisure before taking a walking tour to explore the local vegetable and spice market in the evening.

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Day 6: Jodhpur

This morning visit Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and the museum located in the Umaid Bhawan Palace. Take an auto rickshaw to a local restaurant for lunch before enjoying the afternoon at leisure.

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Day 7: Jodhpur - Udaipur

Drive to Udaipur, stopping en route at Chittor Fort. One of the largest forts in India, Chittor sprawls across a hilltop overlooking the town of Chittorgarh. Continue to Udaipur, a city of lakes, palaces and temples. Relax on a cruise along Lake Pichola, admiring the city’s palaces from the water.

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Day 8: Udaipur

Today, explore the city, starting with a drive around Fateh Sagar Lake. Stop at the Folk Museum, Mewar Art Gallery and Sahelion Ki Bari Gardens. Later, visit the magnificent City Palace, which is still home to Maharana Udai Singh’s descendants who remain rulers of this independent state.

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Day 9: Udaipur - Bundi

Drive to Bundi and take a stroll through the town, discovering the unique stepwells.

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Days 10-11: Ranthambore National Park

Today, travel to Ranthambore National Park. On arrival, enjoy an afternoon at leisure. The following day you will enjoy morning and afternoon canter (jeep-like vehicle) safaris for the chance to spot the local wildlife.

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Day 12: Ranthambore - Agra

Depart for Agra and visit Agra Fort, a hulking mass of red sandstone sat on the banks of the Yamuna River. The Fort was established in the 16th-century but has been much added to over time, making it an eclectic mix of architectural styles.

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Day 13: Agra - Khajuraho

Rise early to see the sun rise over India’s most iconic sight. At dawn, when the crowds are at their thinnest, the Taj Mahal is swathed in mist and tinged pink by the rising sun – a magical experience. Later, take a train to Jhansi station stopping in Orchha en route. Travel on wards to Khajuraho.

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Day 14: Khajuraho - Varansi

Today, tour the Eastern and Western groups of Temples, and enjoy a cultural dance performance. This afternoon fly to Varanasi and take a rickshaw to the ghats of the River Ganges to witness the Puja ceremony of Ganga Aarti.

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Day 15: Varansi

Take an early morning boat ride along the River Ganges, followed by a brief city tour of Varanasi. Later this afternoon visit the Buddhist sites at Sarnath.

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Day 16: Varansi - Delhi

Fly to Delhi where the rest of the day will be at leisure.

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Days 17-18: Depart Delhi

Arrive home today. Today any time before your flight will be at leisure. You will then be transferred to the airport according to the departure time of your flight to Australia, arriving home the same or following day.

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