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Trip summary

  • Departure Delhi
  • End Delhi
  • Countries
  • City
  • Theme Art, history and cultural trips and custom tours
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Superior
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Description

An exclusive 12-day trip to India, during which you can discover the most famous, renowned, and suggestive spots of this colourful country in Asia.

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An exclusive 12-day trip to India, during which you can discover the most famous, renowned, and suggestive spots of this colourful country in Asia.

A holiday and tour that will make you breathe the rich historical background of India, but also its extraordinary landscapes, its authentic traditions and its architectural and artistic masterworks. The tour takes you to discover the town of Dharamsala, close to the world-famous dwelling of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. Taking part in this travel, you'll discover:

  • New Delhi, the multicultural capital city of India. Here it is possible to find several art galleries and Indian cultural centres, as well as pubs and clubs for your nightlife;
  • Jaipur, rich of colourful markets and bazaar, where you can find precious clothes and handicraft products;
  • Agra, worldwide known thanks to the unequalled beauty of its Taj Mahal, a mausoleum designed according to the Muslim architectural style and also declared Unesco World Heritage Site;
  • Amritsar, home to Golden Temple;
  • Dharamsala, where you can visit the Tsuglagkhang Complex, the largest Tibetan complex outside Tibet, and the wonderful temple of Kunal Pathari, which attracts several believers every day.

You'll comfortably move on board of an exclusive air-conditioned vehicle and stay in elegant hotels. Furthermore, during this tour, you'll also have the chance to taste the Indian culinary tradition, dining with an Indian family in Jaipur.

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Delhi
    Day 1
    Delhi

    Welcome in India! Upon arrival at the international airport of New Delhi, you will be received and transferred to your hotel. After the check-in, your afternoon will be available at leisure.

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  • 2
    Delhi
    Day 2 Transfer by car
    Delhi

    After breakfast, guided tour of the old town, a charming and picturesque maze of narrow streets, divided into two parts by Silver street, a colorful and lively succession of shops and bazaars. In the same area you can visit the Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in the world, built in 1650 and Rajghat where the "Mahatma Gandhi" was cremated.

    Afternoon visit of New Delhi with its most important monuments: the Sikh Temple and the colonial government buildings in front of the India Gate. Overnight.
     

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  • 3
    Delhi - Jaipur (270 km, 5 hours approx.)
    Day 3 Transfer by car
    Delhi - Jaipur (270 km, 5 hours approx.)

    After breakfast, visit the spectacular Qutub Minar complex. Departure for Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, called "Pink City" because in 1876 the maharaja Ram Singh had the old city painted of this color, always associated with hospitality, to welcome the Prince of Wales (and future King Edward VII) , thus inaugurating a tradition that still lasts today.

    Jaipur has strong contrasts and a chaotic but colorful traffic: carriages loaded with fruit pulled by camels make their way through the streets full of cars, rickshaws, bicycles, scooters and pedestrians who try to juggle as they can. Men in Rajput costume sport colorful turbans and slicked mustaches, arguing heatedly out of restaurants serving spaghetti bolognese and American ice creams.

    Among the streets of the animated bazaars strong colors dominate, from those of the sari to those of the thousand goods on sale. The atmosphere is particularly evocative in the evening, when the palaces painted pink and ocher magically reflect the light of the sunset. Arrival in Jaipur and visit of Galta, a famous monkey temple. Check in and overnight.
     

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  • 4
    Jaipur
    Day 4 Transfer by car
    Jaipur

    Take a full day long sightseeing tour of Jaipur city that includes the City Palace, Jantar Mantar observatory, Hawa Mahal, Birla temple, Albert hall and excursion to the old capital Amber.

    Here at Amber, you’ll climb to the gates of the majestic fort on an elephant back. The fort displays a beautiful mix of Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture.

    Optional trip to an ethnic village resort where you may enjoy traditional Rajasthani dinner.

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  • 5
    Jaipur - Abhaneri - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (232 km, 5 hours approx.)
    Day 5 Transfer by car
    Jaipur - Abhaneri - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (232 km, 5 hours approx.)

    Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Agra. Stop in Abhaneri, a small isolated village surrounded by undulating wheat fields, which has one of the most impressive wells in all of Rajasthan. Continue to Jaipur and second stop for the visit of Fatehpur Sikri, the most perfect ghost town in the world.

    Emperor Akbar, who longed for a son, decided to make a pilgrimage to Sikri, home of the holy Salim Chisti. After the birth of his son, Akbar built a magnificent capital of incomparable splendor called Sikri, which was later abandoned due to lack of water.

    Even today many, trying to achieve the realization of their desires, go on pilgrimage to the tomb of the saint, in the hope that grace as well as for the emperor, may fall on them as well. Arrival in Agra and accommodation and overnight.
     

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  • 6
    Agra - Delhi (200 km, 3-4 hours approx.)
    Day 6 Transfer by car
    Agra - Delhi (200 km, 3-4 hours approx.)

    Morning after breakfast proceed for the sightseeing tour of Agra visiting Agra Fort, designed and built by Akbar in 1565 A.D., built with barricaded wall of red sand stone; it houses the beautiful Pearl Mosque and numerous palaces including the Jahangir Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Am, Macchhi Bhawan, Nagina Masjid, Meena Bazar, Moti Masjid, Sheesh Mahal, Musamman Burj where from Taj Mahal is visible in all its beauty from one side of the fort.

    Rest of day is free for shopping in the local market of Agra. Later visit one of most beautiful among the seven wonders of the world: Taj Mahal. This monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles and is one of the wonders of the modern world. 

    Overnight stay in Delhi.

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  • 7
    Delhi - Amritsar (Train)
    Day 7 Transfer by train
    Delhi - Amritsar (Train)

    Transfer to the train station and train to Amritsar. Upon arrival, meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel. Evening visit to the Har Mandir Saheb or Golden Temple. Overnight at the hotel.
     

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  • 8
    Amritsar
    Day 8 Transfer by car
    Amritsar

    Breakfast at the hotel and morning visit to the Golden Temple. Also visit the Jalianwala Bagh where hundreds of people in peaceful protest were killed during the British government. If you have time you can visit the Durga temple, In the afternoon visit to Wagah (Atari), then we witness the ceremony of the withdrawal of the flag between the Indian and Pakistani army. Overnight.
     

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  • 9
    Amritsar - Dharamshala (160 km, 3-4 hours approx.)
    Day 9 Transfer by car
    Amritsar - Dharamshala (160 km, 3-4 hours approx.)

    Travel by car to Dharamsala. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is dedicated to leisure or optional activities. Overnight.
     

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  • 10
    Dharamshala - McLeodganj - Dharamshala
    Day 10 Transfer by car
    Dharamshala - McLeodganj - Dharamshala

    Breakfast at the hotel and visit of Dharamshala and Mcleodganj. Surrounded by cedar forests on the side of the Himalayas, this city is home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile. Visit McLeod Ganj, St. Johns in the Wood, the English cemetery, the Dalai Lama's place and the Norbulingka-Institute. Overnight in Dharamshala.
     

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  • 11
    Dharamshala - New Delhi
    Day 11 Transfer by airplane
    Dharamshala - New Delhi

    Free morning for relaxation or optional activities. Transfer to the airport and flight to Delhi. Arrival in Delhi and transfer to the international airport to take the return flight.
     

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Accommodation in a double occupancy room in the specified hotels, or similar, breakfast included
    • Car transport with AC and driver speaking the local language
    • Domestic flight Dharamsala - Delhi in economy class, baggage allowance 15 kg
    • Train Delhi - Amritsar in AC Chair Car, reserved seats and breakfast included
    • Guide during the complete tour
    • Rickshaw tour in Old Delhi
    • Elephant ride to Amber fort
    • Cart ride in Agra
    • Dinner offered by our local staff in Agra
    • Souvenir from our local staff
    • Two bottles of water per participant
    • Driver’s allowances and parking charges
    • All kind of transport and luxury taxes
    • Assistance at all arrival and departure points
    • Elephant ride in Jaipur
    • Free Wi Fi
    • Baggage storage on the vehicle

    Price does not include

    • International and domestic flights (our local partner con provide them on request at an extra charge)
    • Entry tickets to museums and monuments
    • India visa (our local partner con provide them on request at an extra charge)
    • Any kind of personal expenses such as tips, laundry, telephone bills and alcoholic beverages
    • IMeals unless when otherwise specifically mentioned
    • Camera fees (still or movie, to be paid on the spot)
    • Early check in or late check out in the hotels
    • Insurance cover
    • Optional, suggested or unspecified activities

    The cost shown is subject to minimum 2 full paying passengers. Please feel free to ask us to change any hotel in case you want to upgrade, as well as any change in the itinerary.