Arrive tonight in India's bustling capital city of Delhi, where you are greeted with a traditional Indian welcome and escorted to your hotel.
Embark on your tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit Old Delhi covering the Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Ashoka Pillar and the mile-long Chandni Chowk bazaar. In the afternoon tour New Delhi as you drive along Rajpath to view the Parliament House, the President's House and India Gate. Visit the Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar and Birla Temple.
Delhi / Agra
Drive to Agra, en route visiting Sikandra. In Agra, visit the Agra Fort followed by a visit to the Taj Mahal for a sunset view.
Agra / Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur, en route stopping at the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, a masterpiece of Muslim and Hindu architecture. Continue overland to Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. Check in at your hotel.
In the morning, visit the mountain fortress of Amber, riding atop daintily painted and decorated elephants. Later, enjoy a tour of Jaipur City, and visit Hawa Mahal, City Palace and the ancient observatory.
Drive to Pushkar, held each November at the time of the Kartik Purnima full moon, Pushkar Camel Fair is a spectacle on an epic scale, attracting 200,000 people and 25,000 camels, cattle and horses. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the colour, spectacle and carnival of one of the last great traditional melas, which brings livestock, farmers, traders and villagers from all over Rajasthan. On arrival check in at Deluxe tents on full board basis (all meals inclusive). TENTED CAMP.
Full day at the pushkar fair grounds. Pushkar Fair brings alive bedecked Camels, decorated cattles, adventures competitions, breathtaking events, jostling rustic crowd, meditating sadhus, holy dip, vivid stalls, exotic fair, colorful desert and more.
Pushkar / Jodhpur
This morning drive to Jodhpur, upon arrival check-in at your hotel. Afternoon visit the invincible Mehrangarh Fort and the Jaswant Thada, a graceful marble cenotaph built in 1899.
Jodhpur / Ranakpur / Udaipur
Depart for Udaipur, stopping en route to tour the beautifully sculpted 15th century Jain temples of Ranakpur. Continue your journey, stopping for lunch at Maharani Bagh - a mango grove and private gardens of the Maharajah of Jodhpur. Arrive in Udaipur and check into your hotel.
Tour this famous "City of Lakes". Visit City Palace with its scalloped arches, fretted balconies and cupo-las, Saheliyon ki Bari Garden and the folklore museum where you can see a presentation of the string puppets typical to this area.
Udaipur / Mumbai (Bombay)
This morning fly to Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India's most cosmopolitan city. Upon arrival in Mumbai proceed for a tour of Mumbai, which includes the British built arch "Gateway of India", the Hanging Gardens and Malabar Hills where Mumbai's rich and famous live, the Prince of Wales Museum, Dhobi Ghat, Marine Drive, the Gandhi Memorial Museum and Jain Temple. Check in at the hotel where you have a day room for wash and change. Later in the evening bid farewell to India, and depart on your onward flight home.
Accommodation for 9 nights
Meals: Breakfast in all destinations
All airport and hotel transfers
Private air-conditioned car/coach with chauffeur in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Mumbai
English-speaking local tour guides in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai
Sightseeing & activities including all entrance fees when accompanied by a guide
24 hour point of contact.
Meals not mentioned
Items of a personal nature
Tips & gratuities
Beverages with meals
Camera or Video Fees if applicable
Travel Insurance and any other Items not mentioned as being included.
International and Domestic Air-fare.
While one person said it was just a livestock fair, I thoroughly loved seeing all of the people and animals. The energy was great and if you want to see Indians from all walks of life this a great place see just that. Great picture taking too!
The fair was fun. I had rides at the fair. There were cultural performances and even a concert in the evening. Expedition 2 India provided expert guides at each of our stops and checked with me regularly throughout the trip to make sure everything was OK
Most amazing experience. I stayed in luxury camp where every meal was taken care of. The experience I had was ecstatic. Camels,horse, bright colors, dances, handicrafts, I loved it so much I decided to visit it every year! India here I come!
Amazing experience to be in Pushkar during the camel fair! Thousands of camels being traded, colourful turban wearing men trading camels, horses and cattle. Stayed in a tented hotel which was very comfy and a short walk to the arena. "Dancing" camels and horses part of the attraction, plus children on high wires and posing in traditional dress for photos. An annual event and well worth visiting.