16 DAYS ●
Immerse Yourself Tour
Explore the colourful and lively Rajasthan state; from the big cities to the small, remote villages. Your imagination will be captured with the sights and sounds and engage with the people that make this such a magical region of India.
Cycle through the old backstreets and on to Pichola lake
Experience a jeep safari through the desert landscapes
Walk through the splendid Mehrangarh Fort
Gaze upon the magnificent Taj Mahal, India's most famous landmark
Our Vibrant India 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 for an overnight stay. The city is split into two areas; Old Delhi and New Delhi. In Old Delhi you will find the old city wall and a maze of small alleyways lined with legendary bazaars, where the goods spill out onto the pavement. New Delhi is characterised by the grandeur of 19th century buildings and wide, tree-lined boulevards.
Fly to Udaipur, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon enjoy a gentle cycling tour through the back streets of the old city. Ride through Jagdish Chowk, visit Jagdish Temple and head toward the Clock Tower, riding through Bada Bazaar. Cycle on the banks of Lake Pichola through the narrow streets of the old city and finally end the tour at the Tripolia Gate of the City Palace. Board your boat for a sunset cruise on Lake Pichola, including a visit to the 17th-century built Jagmandir Island, also known as the Lake Garden Palace. (B,D)
See the sights of Udaipur on a tour including the City Palace, which houses the Dilkhush Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Moti Mahal and the Palace of Lord Krishna, all of which are ornately decorated. This afternoon, drive around the Fateh Sagar Lake. Later, journey to Shilpgram, a small rural art and crafts village set amid picturesque natural surroundings. (B,L,D)
Drive to Sardargarh, visiting the Jain temples of Ranakpur en route. These temples form one of the major pilgrimages for followers of the Jain religion. (B,L,D)
Take a tour of the historical fort before climbing aboard a heritage train to ride through Aravali Mountains. This afternoon take a jeep to travel out to the remote villages around Sardargarh. Meet with the local villagers, see life in a rural Rajasthani village and visit a local marble cutter. Enjoy the sunset by the lake. (B,L,D)
Travel by road to Jodhpur. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to explore or relax. (B,L)
After breakfast visit the formidable Mehrangarh Fort, situated high on a hill overlooking the ‘blue city’, and home to some magnificent palaces. Explore Jaswant Thada – a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble built in 1899. In the afternoon, drive to Khejarla Fort, a stunning 400-year-old red sandstone monument in a rural setting. (B,L,D)
Discover vibrant and colourful Rajasthan on a jeep safari. This area, famous for its exotic desert and village landscapes, is also known for the warmth and hospitality of the Marwari people. Continue your drive this afternoon to Bijainagar, for a two-night stay near a historic palace. (B,L,D)
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, as well as seeing their homes, a school and a temple. 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 Jaipur by road then enjoy a free afternoon. (B,L)
Enjoy an early morning yoga session before taking a jeep to impressive Amer Fort, pausing en route for a photo stop at Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds). Discover the fort during a walking tour. In the afternoon, visit Maharaja’s City Palace, still used in part today by Jaipur’s royal family. (B,L,D)
After breakfast, drive to Agra, stopping on the way at Fatehpur Sikri. Take an auto-rickshaw tour of the city, including ancient bazaars, Jama Masjid and the spice and Ayurveda market. (B,L,D)
Gaze in wonder at the monument to love, the Taj Mahal. No other symbol epitomises India quite like the Taj Mahal. It is a love poem in marble, by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. It is made from white marble, and its walls are decorated with exquisite stone inlay work. It is said that different types of precious and semiprecious stones were used in the intricate inlay work done on the interiors. Visit Agra Fort then return to Delhi in the afternoon. (B,L)
Discover Old and New Delhi on a full-day city tour. This city bursting with energy and colour will enliven your senses as you take a rickshaw ride through narrow lanes, visit the largest mosque in India, Jama Masjid, plus the Jain Temple before savouring lunch at Chor Bazaar. Continue your tour with a visit to the Qutab Minar Complex, Parliament House, India Gate, and Humayun’s Tomb. (B,L,D)
Visit the Delhi Haat and enjoy some free time to shop for last minute souvenirs before you are transferred to Delhi airport 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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