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Combine the Golden Triangle with Rajasthan's most popular cities, and the charming rural town of Narlai with its beautiful heritage accommodation
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11 nights four-star accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and local English-speaking guides.
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Explore Old Delhi by rickshaw, visit the iconic Taj Mahal and the magnificent spectacle of Agra Fort, take in the splendour of Jaipur's Amber Fort and the pink hues of the Palace of the Winds, visit the rustic and beautiful city of Narlai and end your journey in spectacular Udaipur with its majestic Lake Palace.
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Jodhpur's majestic hilltop fortress and colourful bazaar
Charming Narlai and its lovely accommodaiton at the historic rawla
The lakeside city of Udaipur and its myriad palaces
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On arrival in Delhi you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Explore Old Delhi by rickshaw, visiting Chandni Chowk, the wedding market and Asia’s largest spice market. Following this, spend time at a temple and take a first-hand look at the community kitchen where all the food is made. Proceed to Mahatma Ghandi’s house and museum, take a drive past the Red Fort and then start your discovery of New Delhi, finishing at Humayan’s Tomb. (B)
Travel to Agra where your afternoon touring will start at the magnificent Agra Fort. Afterwards visit one of the beautiful, lesserknownbmonuments, Hessing’s Tomb. A heritage walk will then provide some behind the scenes insights into India’s Mughal history. Today, you can also choose to include a visit to the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre, which is supported by the TreadRight Foundation, a joint initiative of The Travel Corporation's family of brands. Wildlife SOS - India's aim is to reach out and help the elephants living in urban environments that are wounded, malnourished and dehydrated, or those being used illegally and commercially under deprived conditions. They currently offer medical services to elephants in need, and train their handlers on humane treatment and management. Wildlife SOS has built a permanent Enforcement Training classroom at the Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Mathura, Uttar, as well as outfitted it with AV equipment to train staff on anti-poaching efforts, wildlife laws, dealing with human/elephant conflict situations, proper elephant management and more, and do so on a consistent basis. (B)
At sunrise, visit India’s most iconic landmark – the Taj Mahal. After breakfast journey by road to the Pink City of Jaipur. Along the way stop at the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri and the beautiful stepwell of Chand Baori at Abhaneri. There will be some free time on arrival in Jaipur before your culinary experience this evening, including dinner with members of the extended royal family. Learn about local Indian dishes, how to drape a saree and the daily life of the family. (B)(D)
Start your morning at the observatory of Jantar Mantar and then continue to the City Palace, now a public museum. Here you will have the chance to step inside the residential areas of the royal family and sip tea in one of the living rooms. Later, pass the stunning Palace of the Winds, before delving into Jaipur’s chaotic bazaar. As you explore the market you will be introduced to a nomadic community of blacksmiths of Rajasthan. This afternoon visit the magnificent Amber Fort. (B)
Drive to Jodhpur. On arrival take some time to relax before your walking tour of the old city, famous for embroidered footwear, glass bangles and other trinkets. (B)
Today visit the spectacular Mehrangarh Fort along with the Jaswant Thada cenotaphs. Later, embark on a Bishnoi village safari. (B)
Travel by road to the rustic and beautiful village of Narlai. Settle in to your heritage hotel and then take a jeep safari to a nearby village and meet local craftsmen, see beautiful temples and a traditional working farm. This evening enjoy tea by the lake where many migratory birds nest. (B)
Today take a train safari – the best way to see the rugged beauty of the area. A special evening awaits, where you will taste the true flavour of Rajasthani hospitality as you dine at the 16th century old baori (stepwell) of Rawa Narlai. (B)(D)
After breakfast take a walking tour of Narlai village. Witness the traditional way of life and have the chance to interact with the community over a cup of tea. In the afternoon journey on to Udaipur, stopping en route at Ranakpur. (B)
A city tour of Udaipur will take you to the City Palace and Jagdish Temple. You will also have the chance to witness the dying art form ofJ al Sanjhi – painting on water – at the home of a local priest. In the evening take a sunset boat ride on Lake Pichola. (B)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
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