For detailed departures, itineraries and prices please visit our website74INDIAItineraryRajasthan at a Glance 12 days Explore one of India's most exotic states - plus the Taj Mahal.Home to the Rajput warrior clans who ruled this region for nearly a thousand years, Rajasthan boasts some of the most amazing palaces and medieval fortresses anywhere in the world. We visit the must-see cities and sites, as well as some tranquil, traditional villages and the breathtaking Taj Mahal.Trip InfoDeparture DatesDay 1 / Delhi Your trip starts today in Delhi - a great place to begin an Indian adventure. No activities are planned, so arrive any time and explore. Day 2 / Agra - Taj Mahal An early morning train takes us to Agra, home to India's most famous site:the majestic Taj Mahal. Explore this awe-inspiring 17th century marble marvel, built by Emperor Shah Jahan to honour the memory of his second wife. We also have the option to visit Agra Fort with our local guide. Day 3 / Tordi Garh We travel to Tordi Garh to experience a unique rural village. Tordi is small and friendly and sees few tourists. We stay in a section of the local, 16th century Palace and explore the nearby temples and forts. Day 4-5 / Jaipur Jaipur's backstreets and bazaars radiate a unique culture and colour all their own. The 'pink city' may be centuries-old but has the vibrancy of youth, captivating from little-known alley to iconic must-see. We visit the internally ornate Amber Fort, the Palace of the Winds and Johari Jewellery Bazaar. Day 6 / Nimaj Bagh The 'real' India is best discovered far from the big cities and popular monuments. We travel by local bus to Nimaj Bagh, where we wander the village and its beautiful orchard, and discover a traditional lifestyle largely unchanged for centuries. Day 7 / Jodhpur We take the morning bus to the beautiful 'blue city', Jodhpur. The city is dominated by the imposing Meherangarh Fort, which sits atop a sheer rocky ridge overlooking the surrounds. We explore the walled old town and stroll through the bubbling Sadar Market. Day 8-10 / Udaipur We travel to stunning, romantic Udaipur, the 'Venice of the East', built on the islands and shores of serene Lake Pichola. Discover the Lake Palace, Jagdish Temple and the City Palace, before catching an overnight sleeper train to Delhi. Day 11 / Delhi We arrive by local bus in Delhi and explore this fascinating city. Visit Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi, before wandering Connaught Place, the commercial hub of New Delhi where you can pick up some last-minute bargains or watch the best of Bollywood. Day 12 / Delhi Our trip ends today in the morning. Group size: Maximum 16.Grade: Culture Moderate.Transport: Bicycle rickshaw, Bus, Jeep, Local bus, On foot, Sleeper train.Accommodation: 1 night air-con sleeper train, 8 nights hotels/guesthouses, 2 nights historic hotel.Start Day: Saturday End Day: WednesdayTour code: GIRGStart FinishStart Finish201101-Jan 12-Jan15-Jan 26-Jan29-Jan 09-Feb12-Feb 23-Feb26-Feb 09-Mar12-Mar 23-Mar26-Mar 06-Apr09-Apr 20-Apr23-Apr 04-May07-May 18-May21-May 01-Jun04-Jun 15-Jun18-Jun 29-Jun16-Jul 27-Jul13-Aug 24-Aug10-Sep 21-Sep24-Sep 05-Oct08-Oct 19-Oct22-Oct 02-Nov05-Nov 16-Nov19-Nov 30-Nov03-Dec 14-Dec17-Dec 28-Dec31-Dec 11-Jan201214-Jan 25-Jan28-Jan 08-Feb11-Feb 22-Feb25-Feb 07-Mar10-Mar 21-Mar24-Mar 04-Apr07-Apr 18-Apr21-Apr 02-May05-May 16-May19-May 30-May02-Jun 13-Jun16-Jun 27-Jun30-Jun 11-JulTOP SELLER
BOOK NOW at www.imaginative-traveller.com or CALL 0845 287 0769adin75Start FinishStart Finish201119 Feb 02 Mar09 Apr 20 Apr16 Apr 27 Apr15 Oct 26 Oct29 Oct* 09 Nov12 Nov 23 Nov24 Dec 04 Jan28 Dec? 08 Jan201214 Jan 25 Jan11 Feb 22 Feb10 Mar 21 Mar31 Mar 11 Apr07 Apr 18 Apr*Pushkar Festival departure?Wed to SunColours of Rajasthan 12 daysExperience the best of India's colourful desert stateTrip InfoDeparture DatesGroup size: normally min. 7, max. 16, plus leader, driver and local guides. Transport: travel by air-conditioned private bus.Accommodation: 11 nights hotels.Meals: all breakfasts included.Start Day: Saturday End Day: WednesdayTour code: EAIKExotic Rajasthan, the 'Land of Princes' is blessed with awe-inspiring monuments to a fierce warrior past. The magnificent forts of Jodphur and Jaipur bear testament to the battles that once raged across this desert land, whilst the romantic palaces in Udaipur, Fatehpur Sikri and the world famous Taj Mahal offer a glimpse of a softer side to North India's rich history. There is also a chance to see Kipling's elusive tiger at Ranthambore. As well as visiting these magnificent sites we also travel through the countryside to discover the real India and the colourful people who make it so unique. We stay in the charming town of Bundi, exploring its blue alleyways, forts and hillside lake, and selected departures are timed to visit the world-famous Pushkar Camel Fair.ItineraryDAY 1 / delhi Arrive Delhi; transfer to Agra; evening visit the Fort.DAY 2 / agra Sunrise at the Taj Mahal; to Ranthambore N.P. via Fatehpur Sikri.DAY 3 / Ranthambore N.P. Morning and evening game drives.DAY 4 / bundi To Bundi, nestled within the beautiful Aravalli hills, with its picturesque hillside lake.DAY 5 / bundi Visit Bundi Fort; transfer to Udaipur.DAY 6 / Udaipur Full day to explore Udaipur including visiting the City Palace and Jagdish Temple.DAY 7 / Udaipur - Jodhpur via Ranakpur and a visit to the Jain Temple.DAY 8 / Pushkar To the Hindu pilgrimage town of Pushkar.DAY 9 / Pushkar Morning sightseeing; afternoon drive to Jaipur.DAY 10 / Jaipur Sightseeing in and around Jaipur; including the Amber Fort, Palace of Winds, the Observatory and City Palace.DAY 11 / Jaipur to Delhi half-day to discover the capital's highlights including Qutub Minar and Raj Ghat.DAY 12 / Delhi Tours ends.