India Family Adventure
There's no place on Earth as colourful as India. Don't believe us? Come see for yourself! Your family will witness the full spectrum over these 11 busy days, from the Jama Masjid's red sandstone, Jaipur's pink-tinged architecture, Ranthambore National Park's lush green hills (and its orange-striped main attraction: tigers!), the blazing white majesty of the Taj, and a dazzling flurry of silks in every market. Adventure is an art, and India has the boldest palette around.
Plane, train, metro, local bus, charter bus, auto-rickshaw, cycle-rickshaw, jeep.
Hotels/guesthouses (10 nts).
Sample the colours and flavours of Udaipur, spot tigers in Ranthambore National Park, play cricket with local kids in a remote village, marvel at the world's most famous building - the Taj Mahal
Arrival transfer. Old Delhi tour. Painted havelis of Shekhawati. Sunset camel ride. Guided Amber Palace Fort tour. Cycle rickshaw tour of Jaipur. Ranthambore National Park. Entrance to Taj Mahal and Baby Taj. Entrance and guided tour of Red Fort. Entrance and guide at Fatehpur Sikri.
Day 1 Delhi (1D)
Arrive in Delhi at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy a local meal with your group.
Day 2 Delhi/Udaipur (1B)
Dive into the heart of India's capital to explore Old Delhi. Visit Delhi's famous Jama Masjid and count the steps to the top of the minaret for a great view over the old city. Walk through Chandni Chowk, one of India's oldest and busiest markets, and learn some of the history of the Sikh religion at the Gurduwara. In the afternoon, fly to Udaipur.
Day 3 Udaipur (1B, 1D)
Visit the City Palace and Jagdish Mandir, and enjoy a cultural show at Bagore Ki Haveli.
Day 4 Udaipur (1B)
On Day 4, take a boat ride on Lake Pichola and enjoy a sunrise over the city, before a free afternoon to explore further.
Day 5 Udaipur/Tordi (1B, 1D)
Get a taste of Indian village life in Tordi Garh. Play a game of cricket with the local school children and, in the evening, take a camel cart ride out to the dunes.
Day 6 Tordi/Jaipur (1B)
In the morning, arrive in the Pink City of Jaipur. Take a photo opportunity of Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds. Follow in the footsteps of the royal harem and explore the Amber Fort Palace, which sits atop a rocky hill out in the desert.
Day 7 Jaipur/Ranthambore National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
In the afternoon, drive to Ranthambore.
Day 8 Ranthambore National Park (1B, 1L)
Go on safari into Ranthambore National Park, which is one of the original Project Tiger Reserves. Look for deer, birds, monkeys, and, of course, tigers. With lakes, scrublands, and ruined palaces, this park is a fascinating area to visit. After a morning wildlife safari drive, visit a local school and play a game of cricket with the children.
Day 9 Ranthambore National Park/Agra (1B)
Travel to Agra, visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the now deserted former capital of the Mughals, en route.
Day 10 Agra/Delhi (1B)
Rise early to take in the sunrise at the world famous Taj Mahal. Later, visit the Baby Taj and Agra Fort before driving back to Delhi.
Day 11 Delhi (1B)
Depart at any time.