Rating in India
$ 3780

Vibrant India

Culture
Culture
min $ 3780
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: New Delhi, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Taj Mahal, New Delhi
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 3780
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Description

"India - You'd be mad not to go!" - Joanna Lumley From magnificent hill forts to remote villages, the colourful and vibrant state of Rajasthan is full of adventure. Let your imagination be captured by the sights and sounds of the desert, and interact with the people who make this one of India's most magical states.
Cycle through the old backstreets and on to Pichola lake Udaipur Experience a jeep safari through the desert landscapes Rajasthan Walk through the splendid Mehrangarh Fort Jodhpur Gaze upon the magnificent Taj Mahal, India's most famous landmark Agra

What's Included?

Most meals International flights and current taxes Domestic transportation Accommodation Touring with guides and entrance fees Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders

16 Day Vibrant India Tour Itinerary

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.

Days 1-2 Fly to Delhi

Fly overnight to Delhi, India's rambunctious capital city. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

Day 3 Cycling in Udaipur

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. End the tour at the Tripolia Gate of the City Palace and board your boat for a sunset cruise on Lake Pichola. Visit the 17th-century built Jagmandir Island, also known as the Lake Garden Palace. (B,D)

Day 4 Explore the City Palace

Delve deeper into the cultural wonders of Udaipur starting at the spectacular City Palace. Started in 1599, over the years many maharani has added his touch, making this Rajasthan's largest palace. Within you'll find the Dilkhush Mahal, the Sheesh Mahal, the Moti Mahal and the Palace of Lord Krishna, each boasting exquisite and ornate decoration. 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,D)

Day 5 Temples of Ranakpur

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 members of the Jain religion. Sardargarh sits in the shadow of its majestic hill fort which will also be your home for the next two nights. (B,L,D)

Day 6 Jeep safari around Sardargarh

Explore the historic fort for which Sardargarh is most famous. Later, board a heritage train and travel through the Aravali Mountion range. In the afternoon travel by jeep to remote villages near Sardargarh, where you will meet the local villagers, including a Sadhu. Stop by a marble block workshop to learn about the local handicrafts. End the day while viewing the spectacular sunset against the fort. (B,L,D)

Day 7 Travel to Jodhpur

Drive from Sardargarh to Jodhpur, on arrival the rest of the day will be yours to spend as you wish. (B,L)

Day 8 Mehrangarh Fort

Sat high above the city on a sandstone plinth, the Mehrangarh Fort is one of Rajasthan’s most impressive sights – spend the morning strolling through its palaces, temples and gardens and examining the displays of its museum. Later drive out to 400 year old Khejarla Fort, a striking red sandstone building that is a magnificent example of Rajput architecture, where you will spend the night amongst its blend of art and architecture. (B,L,D)

Day 9 Desert jeep safari

Today’s jeep safari will introduce you to the customs and culture of the rural villages of Rajasthan, as well as the villagers themselves, particularly the wonderfully hospitable Marwari people. Visit a fabric workshop and see the craftsmen at work. Drive to Bijainagar and check into your heritage hotel packed with original features, art and antiques. (B,L,D)

Day 10 Rural Rajasthan by bullock cart

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)

Day 11 Travel to Jaipur

Journey from Bijaynagar to Jaipur before enjoying a free afternoon. (B,L)

Day 12 Amber Fort by jeep

This morning enjoy a yoga lesson 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)

Day 13 Agra auto rickshaw tour

Travel from Jaipur to Agra, stopping en route at Fatehpur Sikri. Built in the 16th century as the Mughal capital of Emperor Akbar, the city is a fusion of Muslim and Hindu styles, and one of India’s best preserved examples of Mughal architecture. Arrive in Agra and take to the streets in an auto rickshaw that will introduce you to the sights and sounds of the city. (B,L,D)

Day 14 The Taj Mahal

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, the Taj Mahal 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, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. Within there are palaces, audience halls and mosques to discover. Return to Delhi. (B,L)

Day 15 Rickshaw ride through Old Delhi

Discover Old and New Delhi on a full-day city tour. This morning discover bustling Old Delhi on a walking tour, visiting Jama Masjid, Chandi Chowk and taking a rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes. Enjoy lunch at a restored haveli. Continue by coach to the Qutab Minar Complex, Parliament House, India Gate, and Humayun’s Tomb. (B,L,D)

Day 16 Depart Delhi

The day is at leisure before boarding the overnight to the UK. (B)

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TOUR HOTELS

Wendy Wu Tours inspect all of our 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. If the hotels listed below for your tour are not available on your chosen departure date, hotels of a similar standard will be used.

The Fern Hotel

Located in Jodhpur, The Fern Residency is an upscale business hotel with 50 high-end en-suite rooms, all featuring a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a seating area. Dining options include Ocean Restaurant serving delicious Indian and International cuisines. Other facilities include an outdoor terrace and sauna....Read more

Clarks Shiraz

Overlooking the Taj and Agra Fort, The 5* Hotel Clarks Shiraz, is located 2 km from the Taj Mahal, in the heart of Agra. Spread over 8 landscaped acres, the hotel comprises of 237 fully renovated en-suite rooms, with modern amenities including a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and minibar.The hotel also offers an array of delicious cuisine, ranging from Mughlai, Continental, and Chinese at its various restaurants. ...Read more

Fort Khejarla

An imposing fort of red sandstone in the glorious Rajput style, Fort Khejarla is located 80 kilometres from Jodhpur in a peaceful spot in Khejarla village. Brimming with original, regal features and antiques, the hotel also has plenty of modern facilities, including a fitness centre, spa, sauna and steam room. There’s a picturesque outdoor pool and restaurant. Spacious rooms feature a bathroom with shower, air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar, seating area and Wi-Fi. ...Read more

Four Points by Sheraton Jaipur

Located on the edge of Jaipur’s centre, the Four Points by Sheraton is a bright modern hotel with an excellent range of facilities. As well as a large outdoor pool, there is also a fitness centre and spa to help you relax. The hotel restaurant serves both local and Western dishes buffet style whilst there is also a bar for a few refreshing beverages. Rooms are simple and comfortable and boast flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, floor to ceiling windows with city or Aravali Hills views, en suite bathroom with shower, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and safety deposit box. ...Read more


Depart UKReturn DatePrice
Fri, 12th OctSat, 27th Oct£2,990pp
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