Traditions & Colours of India
Old Delhi • The Ganges • Desert Safari • Tigers of Ranthambhore
Journey deep in rural India. From a tribal tour in blue-painted Jodhpur, cruising on the Ganges, to desert camping and a tiger safari. This comprehensive tour of North India will surprise and delight you from the start to finish.
Day 1: Delhi You will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Delhi > Varanasi Tour the highlights of Old and New Delhi today including a rickshaw ride to iconic spice markets. Later, fly to Varanasi.
Day 3: Varanasi Enjoy a sunrise cruise on the Ganges and witness morning rituals at the riverside 'ghats'. Enjoy a heritage walk of the city.
Day 4: Varanasi > Agra Fly to Agra and visit Red Fort. See sunset views of the Taj Mahal.
Day 5: Agra > Ranthambhore Horse chariot to the Taj Mahal for a tour, arrive Ranthambhore.
Day 6: Ranthambhore National Park Today enjoy two game viewing excursions with naturalist guides.
Day 7: Ranthambhore > Jaipur Drive to Jaipur. Tonight, watch a Bollywood blockbuster at a heritage cinema.
Day 8: Jaipur Sunrise hot air balloon ride followed by a tour of the city including Amber Fort and City Palace. Enjoy a cooking class for dinner.
Day 9: Jaipur > The Real Exotic Marigold Hotel Fly to Udaipur and transfer to Khempur. Check in at the real-life 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' and enjoy a village tour.
Day 10: Khempur > Udaipur Day at leisure in Udaipur. Sunset viewing at Monsoon Palace.
Day 11: Udaipur Tour the highlights of Udaipur, including a sunset cruise.
Day 12: Udaipur > Narlai Village Drive to Narlai village. Explore the village before a candlelight dinner in the historic 16th century step-well.
Day 13: Narlai Village > Jodhpur Travel to Jodhpur. Explore the city with its temples, bazaars, and blue-washed houses. Jeep safari to Bishnoi Village.
Day 14: Jodhpur > Jaisalmer Drive to Jaisalmer, deep in India's Thar Desert. Camp overnight.
Days 15 & 16: Jaisalmer > Bikaner Visit the Jaisalmer Fort, built in 1156. Bird-watching at Gadsisar Lake is followed by a walking tour, a sunset desert safari via the 'haunted village' of Kuldhara, dinner, and tribal dances. The next day, drive to Bikaner and tour the unique Rajasthani-European architecture. Visit a camel farm and an authentic Bikaneri bazaar.
Day 17: Bikaner > Mandawa Travel to Mandawa and explore its 18th century fort, walls painted with stunning frescoes - as seen throughout the town.
Days 18 & 19: Mandawa > Delhi Arrive in Delhi. Enjoy a live Bollywood musical in the evening. The following day, transfer to the airport.
• Tailor-made journey with English speaking local guides • 18 nights' accommodation • Transfers by air-conditioned car • Sightseeing and entrance fees • Flights Delhi > Varanasi > Agra • 18 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 6 Dinners • First class train tickets • Local taxes
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Booking conditions Surcharges may apply over certain holidays, enquire for more information.
Surcharges may apply over certain holidays, enquire for more information.