Day 1: Delhi, India
Your tour starts in Delhi.
Day 2: New Delhi
Immerse yourself in India’s bustling capital during a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. Explore Old Delhi’s narrow streets by rickshaw, then lunch at a local restaurant before having some leisure time to explore independently. Sit down to dinner tonight at the home of a local family.
Day 3: Delhi
Following breakfast, visit Humayun’s tomb, drive past the India Gate war memorial, the Parliament and the palatial Rashtrapati Bhawan – the President’s residence. Proceed to the holy shrine of Sikhs, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. This huge complex features a devotion centre, a large pond for the holy dip, a missionary school, an art gallery, a charitable hospital and a free kitchen.
Day 4: Delhi - Jaipur
Depart for a scenic drive through the countryside to the “Pink City” of Jaipur. Later, head out for a brief stop at Hawa Mahal, home to a former Maharaja. Then it’s on to the City Palace, the residence of the Royal Family of Jaipur.
Day 5: Jaipur
Board a vintage jeep and ascend to the top of the majestic Amber Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site and India’s former seat of power. Visit a local school and tap into local customs during lunch when you learn about turban and sari tying. Delve deeper into Indian culture during a henna tattoo and bindi demonstration. This evening, take a step back in time as you dine at Sankotra Haveli.
Day 6: Jaipur
Travel to the quaint village of Samode, nestled among rugged hills that are dominated by its famous palace. Then, gather for lunch at Samode Bagh, a private garden retreat of the Royal family.
Day 7: Jaipur - Agra
Continue your journey to Agra, a city rich with the splendours of the past. Make a stop in Abhaneri village to visit Chand Baori, one of the largest and most beautiful stepwells in the world. Built during the 8th and 9th centuries, this amazing feat of engineering has 3,500 narrow steps arranged in perfect symmetry that descend to the bottom of the well.
Day 8: Agra
Experience one of the most impressive sights in the world – the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Then, after breakfast, discover Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site that dates back to the 11th century. Tonight, you’ll have a farewell dinner in a local restaurant.
Day 9: Agra - Delhi
Before you return to Delhi, choose to participate in a relaxing yoga class with a local expert or go on a morning walking tour of Agra. A day room in Delhi has been reserved for you to freshen up prior to the departure of your return flight.