The effervescence of India surpasses the natural beauty of the landscape and encompasses every aspect of a life that is yours to experience on this custom tailored tour through famous Rajasthan. From the clothing that pops with bright blues and yellows to the glowing pink architecture, the golden desert to the emerald jungle, you will find yourself weaving through nature to spot the orange gilt of tigers, and marveling at the textiles that glisten jade in the sunlight. Just when you think the...
The vibrancy of India is immediately apparent upon your arrival in Delhi. The air is scented with chai, a vivacious cacophony seems to lure you through the city, and the vivid colors of the culture come to life from the very clothes the people wear; flowing scarves drift softly in the breeze as the men and women walk by. A private transfer will have you at your accommodation ready to step into the endless energy of the city and of India. The history and culture abound as you see the India Gate rising from the wide street, where people walk through as a part of their daily lives. The over 135 foot tall monument stretches 30 feet wide and was built as a war memorial in 1931, where a flame flickers to honor soldiers of the past and present. In the evening the aromas of fresh chapati, an oven baked flatbread, begins to drift along the streets and call you into a comfortable first night in India.
The First Colors of Rajasthan
The Pink City
Marvels of Jains and Mountains
The Continuity of Royals
Over Vivacious Fortresses
The Colorful Wilds of Rajasthan
The Striped Tiger Colors
On the Fringes of Wetlands
The Right Angle of Sunrise
- Witness the eternal grandeur of the famous Taj Mahal
- Experience the colorful culture within Rajasthan, from effervescent clothing to ethereal palaces
- Journey through the wilds of Ranthambore National Park to view the wildlife, from sloth bears to tigers
- Traverse the treasured icons of the Pink City, Jaipur, including Hawa Mahal
- Explore the beautiful architecture and the grandiose size of the fortress at Chittorgarh
- Taste the traditional flavors of Rajasthan, where the food is as colorful and vibrant as the cities
- Revel amongst the detailed Jain statues and marvelous marble architecture at the Dilwara Jain Temples
The colors of Rajasthan are endless on this 14-day tour that will take you through the sights and sounds, flavors and wonders of one of the most celebrated Indian States. From pink sandstone to white marble, intricately carved statues to expansive fortresses, you will venture through the diverse landscape that shimmers with desert and forest, palaces and temples, opening up romantic histories and displaying a vivacious present. The stunning life of India is mesmerizing, awash with shades from the past, present, and future.
Begin your journey through India with your arrival in Delhi. The bustling energy of the city comes as much from the endless aroma of chai and chapatti, as from the effervescent colors of the clothing. The following day will take you from your luxurious hotel through the surrounding, almost endless, images of the Delhi, from the old market to the largest mosque in the city, and past the residence of the President of India. The next morning has you out of Delhi, venturing over the state’s border into Rajasthan making your way to Jaipur where you will settle into the gentle hue of the Pink City. Tour through the incredible Amer Fort and along the City Palace Museum. Gaze with amazement at the famous windows of the Hawa Mahal which give special coloration to the city’s namesake. Once in Deogarh you will find the 17th century palace that offers insight into the lavish past of the royal family.
Your colorful tour continues in Mount Abu where you will explore the ornate Dilwara Jain Temples that offer devotion and artistry to the various displayed gods within the surrounding forest. Find the tremendous architecture of the 15th century Jain temples of Ranakpur before enjoying a half-day tour through the City Palace of Udaipur where the royal family continues to reside. Travel to Chittorgarh to witness the largest fortress in Rajasthan where carvings and sculptures are inlaid along the colorful interior.
The next day you will come to Kota; be guided through the Maharao Madho Singh Museum that houses a colorful collection of Rajpu miniature paintings, fabulous sculptures, and incredible frescoes that offers insight into a lavish history. Spend time inside Ranthambore National Park in search of the coveted wildlife that brings imaginations to the brink of bursting with images of tigers and leopards. En route to Agra you will visit the lovely Keoladeo Ghana National Park and the Ghost City of Fatehpur Sikri, home to sandstone buildings emptied with time. Once in Agra you will witness the treasured colors of the Taj Mahal at sunrise, visit the Agra Fort, and the diverse sights of the city, before returning to Delhi in the late afternoon and continuing onward toward home.
$2,725 per person (excluding international flights)
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