India
Location
17 days
Duration
8/10
Physicality

Begin your journey in India in the capital city, New Delhi. Upon arrival, you would be received at the airport by our representative and escorted to your pre booked hotel.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION New Delhi
TOUR DURATION 12 Days
TOUR ROUTE New Delhi-Haridwar-Rishikesh-Corbett National Park-Dudhwa National Park-Lucknow-Tundla-Agra-Fatehpur Sikri -Jaipur-Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Udaipur-New Delhi

 

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Day 01: New Delhi

Begin your journey in India in the capital city, New Delhi. Upon arrival, you would be received at the airport by our representative and escorted to your pre booked hotel. You would receive all your travel documents and a briefing about your entire tour program.
Overnight stay at hotel
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Day 02: Delhi

After breakfast, proceed for an escorted sightseeing tour of Old Delhi and its varied attractions. You can also enjoy a Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk if you feel like. On the way back, we stop at Raj Ghat. Lunch at a city restaurant.
Post lunch, afternoon sightseeing covers a mix of ancient and modern Delhi attractions including Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and Lutyens Delhi buildings like India Gate, Parliament and President House.
Overnight stay at hotel.
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Day 03: Delhi-Haridwar-Rishikesh

Early morning transfer to Railway Station to catch the train (Dehradun Shatabdi) for Haridwar.
Breakfast on board.
You arrive at Haridwar at 1125 hr. Lunch at a city restaurant
Haridwar is an important religious place considered and also happens to be one of the places where “Kumbha Mela” is held, once every twelve years.
In the evening, you attend the “Ganga Aarti” on the Har Ki Pori ghat. After the aarti, we proceed for Rishikesh, which is an hour’s drive away. Check into the hotel on arrival at Rishikesh.
Overnight stay at hotel
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Day 04: Rishikesh

The day begins with an early morning Yoga session in the hotel itself, followed by breakfast.
Post breakfast, you proceed for a sightseeing tour of Rishikesh. This holy land is dotted with temples(some ancient, some new) and ashrams of Sadhus and sages along the riverside. The most well-known attraction of Rishikesh is the Laxman Jhula – this Hanging Bridge across Ganga is about 5 Kms from Rishikesh, it was originally a jute rope bridge without pillars and was rebuilt with iron ropes in 1889. The tour is followed by lunch at city restaurant.
In the evening, you visit the Ram Jhula and thereafter attend the Ganga Aarti on the ghat of
Parmarth Niketan.
Overnight stay at hotel
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Day 05: Rishikesh- Corbett National Park


After an early breakfast, you are driven to your next destination, Corbett (approx 180 kms – 4 hrs drive).
Jim Corbett National Park, which is a part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve, a Project Tiger Reserve lies in Uttarakhand and is well known and fabled for its tiger richness. Established in the year 1936 as Hailey National Park, Corbett has the glory of being India’s oldest and most prestigious National Park.
You arrive and check into the resort by afternoon.
Post lunch, you depart for a three hour game drive through a pristine wilderness area with some of the best sighting of wildlife. Shambar road is the best place to spot a tiger.
After safari, you return back to resort for relaxation, followed by dinner.
Overnight stay at resort
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Day 06: Corbett National Park

The day is spent in viewing the rich wildlife that Corbett is so famous for. You get to enjoy both early morning and afternoon jeep safari in the national park.
Overnight stay at the resort.
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Day 07: Corbett-Dudhwa National Park

An early breakfast is followed by a drive to Dudhwa (approx 330 kms – 7 hrs drive).
The Dudhwa National Park, spread over an expanse of approximately 811 sq km of marshes, grasslands and dense forests, is an ideal and protected home for numerous species of mammals, reptiles and birds.
Lunch enroute in a restaurant. Arrive at the lodge by evening.
After check in, the rest of the evening is free to relax followed by dinner.
Overnight stay at lodge.
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Day 08: Dudhwa National Park

Today you spend the day in viewing the famed and varied wildlife of Dudhwa National Park. You enjoy both early morning and afternoon jeep safari in the national park.
Overnight stay at the lodge.
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Day 09: Dudhwa-Lucknow


After an early breakfast, you proceed for a drive (approx 240 kms- 5 hrs drive) to Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh. This bustling city is a unique mix of the ancient and the modern.
Everything about Lucknow is famous in its own way, whether it is the Nawabi era finesse or the food or the historical monuments depicting a fascinating blend of ancient, colonial and oriental architecture to the clothes.
You arrive by afternoon. Check in is followed by lunch Post lunch you proceed for a sightseeing tour of the city.
Overnight stay at hotel
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Day 10: Lucknow-Tundla-Agra


After breakfast, you get to enjoy a “Tanga” ride in the old part of the city while soaking in the sights, sounds and smell of this multihued vibrant city. Lunch is at a local city restaurant.
After lunch, you are driven to the Railway station to board the train (LJN Swarna Shatabdi )to Agra.
By 1918 hrs, you arrive at Tundla railway station and then driven to Agra (approx 40 kms – 01 hour), followed by check in to the hotel at Agra.
Overnight stay at hotel
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Day 11: Agra

After breakfast, you visit the world famous “Taj Mahal” considered to be a monument of love built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. After Taj, you get to visit the Baby Taj; this exquisite marble tomb was made by Emperor Jahangir’s queen, Nurjahan, in the memory of her father Mirza Ghias Beg. Taj visit is followed by lunch at a city restaurant.
Post lunch, you proceed for the famous Red Fort, built by three generations of Mughal emperors.
Overnight stay at hotel
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Day 12: Agra-Fatehpur Sikri-Jaipur

After breakfast, get ready for your drive to Jaipur(approx 255 kms – 5-6 hrs drive).
Enroute we stop at Fatehpur Sikri – the extraordinary city built by Akbar the Great. Lunch at Fatehpur Sikri.
After lunch, proceed for Jaipur, the state capital of Rajasthan which owes its name, planning and foundation to the Maharaja Jai Singh II.
You arrive and check into the hotel at Jaipur by late afternoon. Evening at leisure for your own activities.
Overnight stay at hotel.
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Day 13: Jaipur

After breakfast, proceed for a visit to the imposing and magnificient Amber Fort (11 kms away from city). Originally called “Amer”, it’s an old fort, built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh,
Lunch at a city restaurant.
Post lunch, you get to enjoy a fascinating tour of the Pink city comprising of the City Palace, the ancient Observatory, the exotic palace of Winds. City tour is followed by a shopping spree at the picturesque local bazaars of the walled city where you can shop for local fabrics, artifacts, curios, mojris etc.
Evening is free to relax at leisure or indulge in some spa or shopping activities.
Overnight stay at hotel
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Day 14: Jaipur-Jodhpur

Today after breakfast, we proceed for Jodhpur by road (approx 270 kms – 6 hrs drive).
Also called “Blue City” Jodhpur, was founded in the year 1459 AD by Rao Jodha and is famous for its magnificent forts and palaces.
Lunch en route at a local restaurant. Afternoon You arrive and check into the hotel at Jodhpur by afternoon.
Post lunch proceed for a fascinating tour of the “Blue city”, which includes a visit to the massive 15th Mehrangarh Fort, within which are rooms with a rich collection of palanquins, elephant howdahs, musical instruments, costumes, furniture and an armory. The Canon displayed here is one of the best in India. Close to the fort is the “Jaswant Thada” a white marble.
Overnight stay at hotel
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Day 15: Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Udaipur

After breakfast, you proceed for a drive (approx 260 kms – 6 hrs drive) to ‘The City of Lakes’, Udaipur. Morning after breakfast drive by surface to Udaipur. Set amidst the Aravalli Ranges, the elevated hills and the beautiful lakes make a picture-perfect backdrop to the Udaipur city.
En route visit the famous Jain temples of Ranakpur, dedicated to the first Tirthankar and founder of the Jain Religion. Lunch would be at a restaurant in Ranakpur.
After lunch, continue drive to Udaipur. Late afternoon arrival at Udaipur.
After check in, the rest of the evening is free to relax followed by dinner.
Overnight at hotel
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Day 16: Udaipur

Post breakfast, get ready for a fascinating tour and take in the sights and soak in the regal history of Udaipur. Lunch at a city restaurant
Enjoy an evening boat ride at Lake Pichola and watch the sun go down over the city. You also visit the Jag Mandir palace, situated in the middle of the lake and hence also known as the “Lake Garden Palace”.
Overnight at hotel
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Day 17: Udaipur-Delhi

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast today, follow it up with a relaxed morning.
In the afternoon check-out from the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Delhi (Air India – Spice Jet) at Air India at 1505 hrs.
You arrive at Delhi by 1630 hrs and then transfer to Delhi international airport to board the schedule flight to go back to home
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