Travelling through the locations of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Pushkar on this Luxury programme will visit some of India’s Golden Triangle and learn about India’s contemporary culture through exploration of its many temples, shrines and sacred places.
- Walking tour to Old Delhi Area
- Guided Tour to Qutub Minar, Sikh Temple and Lotus Temple
- Morning Tour to Taj Mahal & Agra Fort
- Guided Tour to Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal and City palace
- Guided Tour to Holy Place Pushkar
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Depart from your origin country and arrival in Delhi. Assisted transfer from airport to the hotel.(Check-in Time: 1400 Hrs)
Day 2: Delhi
This afternoon enjoy a specialist guided walking tour with a representative from ITIHAAS Walks. Our first journey in Delhi is planned as a ‘taster’. It’s one of the biggest cities in the world, both in size and in population, so the best way to explore is with a guided tour. Co-founder of ITIHAAS, Indian Traditions and Heritage Society, will lead our first, ‘Mughal and Colonial India’ walking tour. Her usual tour group comprises local school children. She takes them on a story-telling walk of the city, connecting them with their cultural past. We will benefit from our guide’s incredible knowledge of the city, and you will be taken to some of those places casual visitors simply wouldn’t see.
Day 3: Delhi/Agra
Morning: You will experience the highlights of Delhi taking in the essential contemporary and historic sites including: Qutab Minar, the highest minaret in India; the Sikh Temple, with its white marble features and spectacular golden dome, and the sleek modern lines of the Lotus Temple, which bears an uncanny resemblance to the Sydney Opera House.
Afternoon travel to Agra
Day 4: Agra
Morning: A tour of the city, spending time at those two iconic heritage sites, the romantic Taj Mahal, built entirely of white marble, and regarded as one of the eight wonders of the world, and the imposing Agra Fort, which takes its name from the red sandstone that lines its impressive outer walls.
The rest of the day is yours to spend in Agra, exploring its strong Mughal heritage, furthering your curriculum research, and developing resources to take back with you to your students.
Day 5: Agra/Jaipur
After our overnight stay in Agra, we will checkout of the hotel and depart for our next destination of Jaipur. Subject to weather conditions participants might be able to visit the Taj Mahal early morning to view sunrise. Local guide will confirm departure time from the hotel.
On our way, we will pay a brief visit to Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage site, once the capital of the Mughal Empire, but now a city of fewer than 30,000 people. On our way lunch will be at Laxmi Vilas Palace Bharatpur.
Evening arrival in Jaipur by 7pm Check in to hotel and evening at leisure.
Day 6: Jaipur
In the morning we visit the Amber Fort an ancient citadel located on a hill overlooking Maota Lake, the Amber Fort features exquisite gardens and richly decorated courtyards.
Continue sightseeing with a visit to the Observatory. The Observatory contains 14 extraordinary large-scale structures of stone and marble, which are, in fact, instruments for measuring time, tracking the stars and predicting eclipses. Followed by a visit to the City Palace and bazaar. Opportunity for you to purchase your lunch at the local bazaar, with its tempting array of local arts and crafts.
Late afternoon is an optional visit Hawa Mahal, a palace built in 1799 with nearly 1000 windows for royal ladies to watch processions from.
Evening free to explore Jaipur at your leisure.
Day 7: Jaipur/Pushkar
After breakfast, free to wonder the streets of Jaipur.
In the afternoon, we will arrive at Puskhar – one of the oldest cities in India set around the sacred Puskhar lake. Puskhar has become a place of Hindu pilgrimage because of this lake.
Afternoon activity, we will experience a camel safari through the out skirt of bustling market area taking in rose garden and local villages.
Evening free to explore Puskhar at your leisure.
Day 8: Puskhar
Today will be a relaxing day to wander at leisure through Puskhar to enjoy the holy lake and the many temples home to Puskhar.
Day 9: Puskhar/ Delhi
After breakfast drive back to Delhi. Lunch en-route at restaurant
On arrival in Delhi Check-in at hotel
Day 10: Delhi /Return flights
Morning After breakfast check-out from hotel and depart Delhi late evening for return flights to home country a.
- 3–4 star accommodation
- private Car transfers
- ground transport as listed in the itinerary
- meals included in the itinerary
- English-speaking guide for programme activities
- ground transport not listed in the itinerary
- meals not listed in the itinerary
- entrance fees to sites listed in the itinerary
- tips and gratuities
- entrance fees and other expenses linked to optional activities
- photography and camera expenses
- ‘extras’ bills at hotels for laundry, telephone calls, refreshments
personal travel insurance