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15-Day India Tour to New Delhi, Amritsar, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur

A Trip to Discover Historical and Culutral Treasures of India

Discover the ancient history and architectural marvels as you visit iconic landmarks like the majestic Taj Mahal, the sacred Golden Temple, and the stunning palaces of Jaipur. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture, taste the diverse flavors of Indian cuisine, and witness traditional rituals and festivals. From the bustling streets of Delhi to the tranquil lakes of Udaipur, this expertly crafted tour offers a perfect blend of heritage, spirituality, and breathtaking landscapes. Experience the essence of India on this unforgettable 15-day journey.

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  • Days:15±
  • Best For:Slow Pacers and Couples
  • Departure date: Up to you
  • Sample Price:From US$5250p/p, (2 per room)*
  • Flights: SE Asia's included (international on request)

Tour Highlights

Here are the fantastic attractions, the most must-do activities selected by Asia Highlights (AH Hand-Picked), and exclusive cultural experiences offered by Asia Highlights (Only With AH) included in this tour:

Step into history and visit Humayun's Tomb.

Humayun's Tomb

Discover the grandeur of Harmandir Sahib, the largest temple for Sikhs in India.

Harmandir Sahib

Have a picture in front of the Taj Mahal in Indian traditional dress.

Taj Mahal

Explore the magnificent Agra Fort, a historical gem built by Emperor Akbar

Agra Fort

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Day 1
New Delhi Arrival

Your private guide will be ready to meet and greet you at the arrival hall in Delhi. A comfortable private car with an experienced driver will transfer you directly to your hotel. Your guide will help you to check-in.

Day 2
New Delhi Discovery | Jama Masjid and Humayun's Tomb

The Jama Masjid: Explore India's largest mosque, the Jama Masjid, located just across the road from the iconic Red Fort. Admire the grandeur of this architectural marvel and immerse yourself in its rich history.

Rickshaw Ride in Chandani Chowk: Experience the vibrant pulse of Delhi with a thrilling 30-minute cycle rickshaw ride through Chandani Chowk. As the nerve center of commercial activity, these narrow lanes showcase the traditional craftsmanship that has made Delhi famous. Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere and witness the local culture firsthand.

Humayun's Tomb: Step into history and visit Humayun's Tomb, a cultural gem built in 1570. This majestic tomb holds immense significance as the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It served as an inspiration for architectural wonders, including the iconic Taj Mahal. Marvel at its grandeur and cherish the architectural innovations it brought to the region.

Qutub MinarQutub Minar

Qutub Minar: Discover the towering splendor of the Qutub Minar, a magnificent 73-meter high tower. Its spiral staircase with 379 steps offers a captivating climb. This tower was built to commemorate Muslim dominance in Delhi after the defeat of the city's last Hindu ruler. Admire the intricate design, projecting balconies, and the fusion of red sandstone and marble that make this the tallest tower in India.

Day 3
New Delhi to Amritsar by flight| Harmandir Sahib and Wagah Border

Harmandir Sahib: Discover the grandeur of Harmandir Sahib, the largest temple for Sikhs in India. This magnificent structure is adorned with 750 kilograms of gold, earning it the title of the "Sikhs on the holy crown of the gem." The temple's elegant and beautiful design combines elements of both solemn Islamic and brilliant Hindu architecture. As the most sacred site in Sikhism, Harmandir Sahib draws a constant stream of pilgrims and visitors. Please note that it is customary for everyone, including pilgrims and tourists, to remove their shoes before entering the temple. Free shoe storage facilities are available on-site.

Harmandir SahibHarmandir Sahib

Wagah Border: Embark on a one-hour journey from Amritsar to witness the fascinating "lowering of the flags" ceremony at the Wagah Border, where India's Border Security Force and Pakistan's Pakistan Rangers demonstrate their military strength and salute one another. This unique experience grants you the opportunity to witness a symbolic display of national pride. Prepare to be captivated by this extraordinary event, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Day 4
Amritsar Discovery | Jallianwala Bagh

Jallianwala Bagh: Located in close proximity to the Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh holds great historical significance as the site of the infamous Amritsar massacre. This solemn memorial serves as a poignant reminder of a tragic event in India's history. As you walk through the gardens, you can still see the bullet holes in the walls, preserving the memory of the past and honoring the lives that were lost.

Day 5
Amritsar to New Delhi and Agra | Mehtab Bagh

Mehtab Bagh: Situated on the north side of the Taj Mahal complex, across the Yamuna River from the Agra Fort, lies the picturesque Mehtab Bagh. Known for its breathtaking natural splendor, this enchanting garden is a must-visit destination in Agra. Catch a glimpse of the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort from Mehtab Bagh, which never fails to awe and inspire tourists. Formerly known as 'the Moonlight garden,' Mehtab Bagh was a recreational complex adorned with charming shaded pavilions, graceful fountains, fragrant flowers, and captivating pools.

Day 6
Agra Discovery | Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

Taj Mahal: Embark on a journey to witness the timeless symbol of love, the Taj Mahal. Marvel at this flawless architectural masterpiece that took 22 years and 20,000 craftsmen to construct. The pure white marble, quarried 200 miles away, was transported with the help of a fleet of 1,000 elephants. Built in the mid-17th century by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as an expression of his deep love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal stands as an enduring testament to their eternal romance. Note: Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays.

Agra Fort: Explore the majestic Agra Fort, a testament to the grandeur of the Mughal era. Built by Emperor Akbar and embellished with palaces and gardens by Jahangir, the fort dominates the city's center. Discover the Diwan-i-Arm (hall of public audience) and Diwan-i-Khas (hall of private audience), both constructed by Shah Jahan for royal gatherings.

Agra FortAgra Fort

Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah: Known as the "jewel box," the Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah is a Mughal mausoleum in Agra. Believed to have inspired the Taj Mahal's construction, this elegant tomb was built between 1622 and 1628. It represents a transition in Mughal architecture, featuring intricate Persian motifs, red sandstone, and marble decorations. Explore the gardens and outbuildings that enhance the charm of this historical treasure.

Dress in Traditional Indian Attire: Enhance your experience by dressing in traditional Indian attire – a sari or kurta pajama. Feel a deeper connection to the Mughal Dynasty as you spin around in front of the Taj Mahal, creating a captivating photo opportunity. Your guide will arrange native clothing for you, making this cultural immersion a memorable part of your Agra adventure.

Day 7
Agra to Jaipur | Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri: Step back in time as you explore the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, commissioned by Emperor Akbar in 1569. This architectural marvel was dedicated to the revered Saint Sheikh Salim Chishti, who prophesized the birth of three sons to the heirless Emperor. Immerse yourself in the historical significance of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Dinner in Amber Fort: Experience the enchantment of Amber Fort at night, an exclusive opportunity that transforms the fort into a fairy-tale setting. As you stand on the balcony, witness the ground adorned with sparkling lights resembling fallen stars against the blue-black sky. The golden lights illuminate the buildings and walls, creating a captivating ambiance with the mountain shadows in the backdrop. Indulge in an elegant dining experience with live Indian music, savoring tender chicken, lamb with spicy sauce, and delightful desserts like rice pudding and honey balls.

Chand Baori (Step Well): Discover the grandeur of Chand Baori, the largest stepwell in India, boasting 3,500 steps surrounding the well. Nestled in a village near Jaipur, this architectural gem offers a unique photo opportunity. Marvel at the intricate design and engineering of this typical Indian structure, adding a touch of cultural richness to your evening exploration.

Day 8
Jaipur Discovery | Cooking Class and Local Bazaar

Cooking Class with a Meal at Ikaki Niwas: Embark on a culinary adventure as you visit Ikaki Niwas, a local family eager to share their Indian cuisine secrets. Delve into the warmth of Indian hospitality as the family introduces you to their favorite dishes, featuring three types of Indian bread and delectable mains like butter chicken, bean curry, and a potato dish. Learn the art of using diverse Indian spices, and don't be surprised if your hosts break into song or dance in their joyful kitchen. Conclude the experience with a delightful dinner and engaging conversations, gaining insights into their daily lives. You'll even receive a recipe copy to recreate the flavors back home.

Visit a Local Bazaar by Tuk Tuk: Hop on a vibrant tuk-tuk ride to explore a local bazaar, where the lively hues of pink buildings, the hum of motorbikes, the graceful saris worn by locals, and the calls of wandering cows paint a vivid picture of incredible India. Immerse yourself in the daily rhythm of local life and indulge in some souvenir shopping amidst the bustling atmosphere. This journey promises an authentic taste of India's rich culture and the chance to take home a piece of its vibrant tapestry.

Day 9
Jaipur Discovery | Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal

Jantar Mantar: Explore the Jantar Mantar, an extraordinary astronomical observatory built in 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. With a keen interest in celestial bodies, the scholarly ruler designed this observatory as one of five across India. Uncover the fascinating story behind its creation and marvel at the precision with which it tracks the movements of the stars.

Hawa Mahal: Admire the ethereal beauty of the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of Winds, a masterpiece constructed by King Sawai Pratap Singh. Nestled in the City Palace, this five-story architectural wonder boasts 953 pink sandstone windows, known as jharokhas. Your guide will lead you to the perfect vantage point for capturing stunning images of this iconic structure, designed for royal ladies to observe city life in comfort.

City Palace of Jaipur: Step into the grandeur of the City Palace, also known as Chandra Mahal, serving as part of the royal family's residence. The Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum within unveils a rich collection, featuring Mughal carpets, Rajasthani paintings, historic arms, rare manuscripts, and regal costumes. Immerse yourself in the cultural treasures within this architectural gem.

City Palace of JaipurCity Palace of Jaipur

Monkey Temple: Visit the Monkey Temple, located near the enchanting Sisodia Rani-ka Bagh. Steeped in history and spirituality, it is believed to have hosted the penance rituals of the revered God man Galava. Opt for a dusk visit, when the temple glows in golden light, and playful monkeys add charm to the surroundings. Consider combining this with a visit to the sun temple for panoramic views over Jaipur at sunset.

Day 10
Jaipur to Jodhpur | Blue City Walk

Embark on a leisurely stroll through the captivating Blue City, immersing yourself in the local way of life. As you wander through the narrow lanes adorned with blue houses, you'll encounter the vibrant tapestry of daily existence. Indian-style doors and walls adorned with paintings of local scenes may catch your eye, creating picturesque moments.

Expect delightful encounters with wandering cows and dogs, the joyful laughter of playing children, and the lively conversations of sari-clad ladies in front of charming shops. Despite the village's rustic charm, the play of sunlight in the quiet alleys imparts a sense of peaceful serenity to daily life.

Day 11
Jodhpur Discovery | Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada

Explore the Majesty of Mehrangarh Fort: Ascend to a height of 400 feet above Jodhpur and discover the grandeur of Mehrangarh Fort, one of India's largest forts. Enclosed by formidable thick walls, the fort provides panoramic views of the city. Delve into the golden age of the Rathores as you explore the fort's museum, housing a captivating collection of palanquins, furniture, cannons, paintings, and folk musical instruments.

Jaswant Thada: Immerse yourself in the Rajputana style of architecture at Jaswant Thada, a royal mausoleum erected in 1899 in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh. Crafted from intricately carved marble sheets, the mausoleum emanates a warm glow when touched by sunlight. The sheer beauty of Jaswant Thada, with its white marble expanse, lush gardens, and intricate facades, promises an awe-inspiring experience.

Toorji Ka Jhalra Bavdi: Witness the architectural marvel of Toorji ka Jhalra, a stepwell dating back to the 1740s, built by a queen of Maharaja Abhay Singh. Rajasthan boasts numerous stepwells, and Toorji ka Jhalra in Jodhpur stands out with its exquisite design. Explore this captivating structure, reflecting the rich heritage of ancient times.

Day 12
Jodhpur to Ranakpur and Udaipur | Ranakpur Jain Temple

Ranakpur Jain Temple: Delve into the serenity of Ranakpur Jain Temple, a revered pilgrimage site for Jains in India. The temple's pinnacle is adorned with a cluster of pagodas, each representing the sacred abode of the divine. Intricately carved pillars grace the interiors, offering a visual feast of religious artistry.

Day 13
Udaipur Discovery | Udaipur City Palace

Udaipur City Palace: Discover the captivating City Palace of Udaipur, gracefully situated on the eastern shores of Pichola Lake. A harmonious blend of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles, this palace narrates the opulent lifestyle of ancient Indian royalty. Immerse yourself in the regal charm as you explore the rich history within its walls.

Udaipur City PalaceUdaipur City Palace

Indulge in Romance with a Candlelit Dinner: Experience an enchanting evening in Udaipur with a candlelit dinner boasting panoramic views of the serene lake and the majestic Aravalli Mountains. As the sun sets, casting hues of red over the lake, stroll to a beautifully set table by the water's edge. Whether it invokes the nostalgia of a first date or recalls the magic of a proposal, this intimate setting, complete with a private butler, offers an unforgettable dining experience.

Day 14
Udaipur Discovery | Pichola Lake and Jagdish Temple

Pichola Lake: Enchant your senses at Pichola Lake, a jewel among Rajasthan's picturesque lakes. Known as the "Lake City," Udaipur offers a soul-soothing experience with the mirror-like clarity of Pichola Lake. Nestled against rolling mountains and graced by the lotus-like white Lake Palace, the scenery is truly captivating. Beyond its aesthetic allure, the lake plays a crucial role in moderating the climate, rendering Udaipur cooler and more humid than other cities in the desert state.

Jagdish Temple: Discover the grandeur of Jagdish Temple, often hailed as "Udaipur's largest temple." This sacred haven witnesses local residents gathering for religious activities during weekdays. Admire the intricate stone carvings embellishing the outer walls, illuminated by colorful lights after nightfall. A respectful visit entails removing your shoes upon entering, and ladies are advised to wear a long skirt or trousers. Please refrain from photographing roadside shrines during religious ceremonies.

Jagdish TempleStone Carvings of Jagdish Temple

Monsoon Palace: Perched 5km west of Udaipur on a hillside, the Monsoon Palace has a rich history. Initially an observatory, it later became the favored residence of Mewar during the monsoon season. As the sun sets, witness the timeless beauty of Udaipur City from the Monsoon Palace, a classic sightseeing spot. The palace's cinematic allure extends to its role as a shooting location in the iconic James Bond 007 film series.

Day 15
Udaipur to New Delhi for Departure

Our guide will help you transfer from your hotel to Udaipur Airport for departure with independentcar/van and guide.

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