Traditions & Colours of India

Traditions & Colours of India

19 Days / 18 Nights

Price from$7,201

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 start to finish.

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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. Later, train to Ranthambore.

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 • Flights Delhi > Varanasi > Agra • First class train tickets Agra > Ranthambore • Sightseeing and entrance fees • 18 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 6 Dinners • Local taxes

Pricing (per person) $NZD



1 Jan - 31 Mar

1 Apr - 30 Sep









Booking conditions

Please note the Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays. Surcharges may apply over certain holidays, enquire for more information.

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