16 DAYS ●
Go Beyond Tour
You can both tick off the top sights in the big cities, and get off the beaten track in Rajasthan with local cooking lessons, back-street bike rides and tiger-spotting safaris.
Cycle through the old backstreets and on to Pichola lake
Experience a jeep safari through the desert landscapes
Spot tigers in Ranthambore
Gaze upon the magnificent Taj Mahal, India's most famous landmark
Our India Adventure itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Fly to Delhi, India’s rambunctious capital city for a two-night stay.
Starting in Old Delhi, embark on a rickshaw ride through the atmospheric streets, visiting
Jama Masjid. Venture into a local market to learn about the local herbs and spices. Cross
into New Delhi to view the colonial grandeur of the Rajpath, including the Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate. (B,L,D)
Journey from Delhi to Jaipur before enjoying a free afternoon. (B,L)
Enjoy an early morning yoga session. Head just out of the city to the colossal Amer Fort, stopping en route to admire the exquisite façade of Hawa Mahal, or ‘Palace of the Winds’. The Amer Fort is built of yellow and pink sandstone and white marble, and its opulent halls are full of intricate carvings and stained glass. This afternoon, explore the City Palace, part of which is still home to Jaipur’s royal family, and visit a block printing
Head onwards to the holy city of Pushkar, a scared site for Hindu pilgrims. Visit the Brahma temple and take time to wander around the market on a walking tour with a chance to shop for souvenirs. Finish the day watching the beautiful sunset over magnificent Pushkar Lake. (B,D)
Drive to Udaipur, considered India’s most romantic city thanks to its grand palaces and lakeside setting. This afternoon climb on to your bicycle and take a leisurely ride through the backstreets of the old city. Pass through Jagdish Chowk, and wind through Bada Bazaar. Finally, peddle along the banks of Lake Pichola to finish at the Tripolia Gate of the City Palace, where you will board a boat for a sunset cruise which includes a stop at the
17th-century Lake Garden Palace. (B,L,D)
Delve deeper into the cultural wonders of Udaipur starting at the spectacular City Palace. Started in 1599, over the years many a maharani has added his bit, making this Rajasthan’s largest palace. Visit Jagdish temple, and later journey to Shilpgram to visit
a rural arts and crafts village. Here you can learn about the tribal people of India’s western regions and see their traditional architecture, crafts and rural lifestyle. (B,L)
Travel from Udaipur to Sardargarh, stopping at the magnificent Jain temples of Ranakpur en route. Built in the 15th century, these marble temples feature some of India’s most beautiful carvings and are a major pilgrimage for followers of the Jain religion. Round off the day with stunning lakeside views at sunset. Stay overnight in one of Rajasthan's most impressive forts. (B,L,D)
Take a jeep out to the remote villages around Sardargarh. Meet with the locals, see life in a rural Rajasthani village and take part in art workshops. Later this afternoon, drive to
After breakfast climb aboard a bullock cart for a leisurely guided tour of the rural villages around Bijainagar. Take the opportunity to interact with the friendly villagers and catch
them going about their daily lives. Return to Bijainagar for a cooking class, learning about
local cuisine and enjoying a delicious lunch. Later witness the sunset over the lake as you
take High Tea on the shore. (B,L,D)
Travel to Ranthambore National Park, home to many animals such as leopards, hyena, bears and most importantly, tigers. The next day, you will have morning and afternoon canter safaris, more opportunities to spot the magnificent wildlife. (B,L,D)
Travel from Ranthambore to Agra, stopping en route at Fatehpur Sikri. Built in the 16th
century as the Mughal capital of Emperor Akbar, the city is one of India’s best-preserved
examples of Mughal architecture. In Agra, take to the streets in an auto rickshaw to introduce you to the city sights and sounds. (B,L)
Tour the city, coming first to India’s most iconic sight - the Taj Mahal. A monument to love built for Mumtaz Mahal, the favourite wife of Shah Jahan, it is built entirely of white marble. From a distance the effect is ethereal but get up close and you can admire the intricate pietra dura (stone inlay) work. Come next to the mammoth Agra Fort, within which are palaces, audience halls and mosques to discover. Return to Delhi for a farewell meal hosted by a local family. (B,L,D)
After breakfast and check-out, transfer for your flight to Australia, arriving home the same
or following day. (B)
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. Our tour prices are from prices based on per person, twin share and are subject to the availability of specific economy class fare levels. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal.
Wendy Wu Tours inspects all hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service, which we require for our guests. We pick the right hotel for the specific destination, meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family-run guesthouse in a smaller town. Hotels are also chosen for ease of navigation around tourist sights. View Hotels Here
Most nationalities require a visa when travelling to India. Travellers should arrange visas well in advance of departure. Unlike many other tour operators, we include your visa in the price of your tour. We handle the entire application process – all you need to do is complete the paperwork and send your passport to us eight weeks prior to departure. We are always on hand to help you with any queries you may have while completing the application form.
While travelling overseas, the Wendy Wu Tours contact number during business hours is +61 2 9224 8888. Emergency Assistance (24-hours) is 0044 1888 288 288. You will find mobile phone coverage to be quite high throughout Asia. We recommend contacting your mobile carrier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated call and data costs before you leave Australia. Some hotels may have Wi-Fi, which usually comes at a cost.
Tipping is not commonplace in Australia. In Asia however, it is anticipated that a tip be given to reward good service. With that in mind, we have a tipping system for our group tours. Each passenger ‘tips’ a set amount to the National Escort at the start of the tour or on arrival in each country. They then distribute this as appropriate. Tipping is appreciated for Private and Tailor-Made travel. In your final documents, we include guidelines for tipping when travelling independently.
Shopping is a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests while on holiday, your tour includes a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs. Included are visits to establishments that provide locally produced goods, unique to your destination. Witness the creation of these products, and see first-hand how their production supports the local economy. As most travellers like to take home souvenirs, we ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity.
We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or too unusual. Breakfast at your hotel includes local and western dishes. A myth about India is that the food is of poor quality and always spicy. This is definitely not the case! In addition, a great deal of Indian cuisine is vegetarian. Drinks are at your own expense. Beer is widely available. Bottled drinking water and soft drinks are widely available – you should only have ice, juices, or lassies from a trusted source that uses boiled or bottled water.
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