DISCOVER INDIA

From religious heritage to ancient temples and the exciting chaos of market bazaars, India is a country where adventure and discovery awaits. Explore the grand majesty of the Taj Mahal, take desert sunset camel rides and get lost in the Delhi laneways. We promise you'll return smitten. 
Tour Departures: 15 Mar'20 & 10 Sep'20

Inclusions

  • Return Economy Flights to Delhi, India
  • 12 Nights 3, 4 & 5 Star Hotels (see below)
  • Overnight Sleeper Train (second class)
  • Under the Stars Cultural Dinner in Jaisalmer 
  • Old Delhi, Streets and Laneways Bicycle Tour
  • New Delhi Afternoon Tour 
  • 90 Minute Camel Safari in Jaisalmer
  • Zipline Flying Fox at Mehrangarh Fort
  • Udaipur Lake Cruise for Stunning Views of the Palaces
  • Traditional Rickshaw Tour
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Complimentary Pre-Trip Cancellation Insurance

ACCOMMODATION

  • Delhi: Woodcastle Hotel (twin share double room with breakfast) ★★★
  • Delhi: Dehli - Jaisalmer Express Overnight Train (single sleep compartment, second class)
  • Jaisalmer: Camel Safari (mattress under the stars with breakfast)
  • Jaisalmer: Shahi Garh Hotel (double room with breakfast) ★★★
  • Jodhpur: The Kothi Heritage Hotel (double room with breakfast) ★★★
  • Rannkpur: Fatehbagh Hotel (twin share double room with breakfast) ★★★★★
  • Udaipur: Chunda Palace (twin share double room with breakfast) ★★★★
  • Pushkar: Prem Villas (twin share double room with breakfast) ★★★
  • Jaipur: Arya Niwas Hotel Jaipur (twin share double room with breakfast) ★★★
  • Agra: Taj Villas (twin share double room with breakfast) ★★★
Note: For a Private Room Upgrade please see EXTRAS below (rooms are based on twin share unless otherwise specified).

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Tour Departures: 15 Mar'20 & 10 Sep'20

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Any Applicable Visas. (please click here for further information)
  • Personal expenses
  • Monument and camera fees
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival into Delhi
Arrive at Indira Gandhi International airport (New Delhi). Once you have cleared customs and received your baggage our representative will greet you with an Asian Vistas sign and escort you to your hotel.

Take the rest of the day to relax and maybe take a stroll around to just get a feel of the city.

Tonight we will have a welcome dinner where you can meet your fellow travellers and start to appreciate the unique culture that is India. Go to bed early as we have an early start tomorrow.

Included meals: Dinner

Overnight: New Delhi

Day 2 Old & New Delhi Highlights
We leave around 6:30am for the meeting point of our morning bicycle tour.

Experience the sights and senses of Old Delhi as we weave through a web of streets and laneways barely changed from the seventeenth Century Mughal Empire, with the aroma of brewing tea and simmering breakfast curry as our companions.

We take in a Sikh temple, Jama Masjid, traditional spice markets and the contrast of the former British colonial areas with hectic Old Delhi.

Next we stop for famous traditional Chai (Indian tea) and enjoy an Indian breakfast.

Make our way back to the hotel to freshen up before checking out and continue our tour of New Delhi.

We visit Sansad Bhavan (parliament house), India gate and Humayaun tomb before making our way to New Delhi Railway Station to board the Runicha Express for our overnight train to Jaisalmer.

Included meals: Breakfast

Overnight: The Runicha Express overnight train from Delhi to Jaisalmer

Day 3 Jaisalmer and Camel Safari
Arrive in Jaisalmer in time for lunch. Then freshen up at the hotel before heading out for our desert safari.

We start by visiting the abandoned Kuldhara (or Ghost) Village before being driven to the most exciting part of the tour – The Camel Safari, where we ride through the desert as the sun sets across the dunes creating amazing vistas. Next, comes a magical night under the stars amidst the sand dunes of the desert. We continue to our desert camp where we cook dinner around the open fire.

You’ll drift off to sleep under the canopy of stars and to the sounds of the desert with comfortable bedding and blankets.

Included meals: Dinner

Overnight: An open air camp in the Rajasthani desert under a million stars

Day 4 Jaisalmer Forts & Temples
After breakfast we make our way back into town to our hotel and relax before spending the afternoon exploring the sprawling Jaisalmer fort and Jain temples of the famous Golden City.

Included meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Jaisalmer

Day 5 Jodhpur Forts & Ziplining
We depart in the cool of the morning for our drive to the famed Blue City of Jodhpur named in honour of its sea of indigo houses that stretch for miles out from the cities walls.

Founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha and located on a strategic point between Delhi and Gujarat the city flourished and has become an artisan’s paradise.

The city is renowned for its handicrafts of glass bangles, carpets and marble products.

After checking into our hotel, we make our way to the beautiful Mehrangarh Fort which dominates the skyline of this ancient city. We explore the fort before making our retreat via a zipline over the lakes and battlements that surround this amazing structure.

To recover from the exhilaration of the flying fox, we then make our way to a rooftop bar to relax and watch the sun set over the fort.

Included meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Jodhpur

Day 6 Luxury at Ranakpur
After breakfast we head to the small town of Ranakpur which is famous for its beautiful Jain temples.

We spend some time visiting these amazing ornate structures widely believed to be some of the best Jain style architecture in the world before spending the rest of the day at the luxurious five star heritage Fatehbagh Hotel.

Relax in the gardens or by the pool and forget for a few hours that you are in one of the most populous countries on earth.

Included meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Ranakpur

Day 7 Udaipur Lakes and Palaces
This morning we drive to the lake city of Udaipur, home to the famous Lake Palace. Founded in 1559, the city is set around a series of artificial lakes and is known for its lavish royal residences.

We stay at the garishly opulent Chunda Palace Hotel, with it’s beautiful rooftop pool, over the top ornate rooms and great views of the city below.

Stay the day in the Palace and fill your insta feed with an array of amazing photos or wander out to explore the city on your own. Just make sure you are back for the rooftop views as the sun goes down and the horizon lights up with an array of man made colour.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Udaipur

Day 8 Udaipur City Tour
This morning we take a boat ride on Pichola Lake before experiencing the city by rickshaw, a truly unique Indian form of travel. We visit sites such as the City Palace, home to a fusion of Rajasthani, and Mughal architectural styles and the Palace Museum.

The Palace and surrounding lakes were made famous in the 1983 James Bond movie Octopussy staring Roger Moore and provides a great view of the Lake Palace.

We then head on our longest road journey of the trip to Pushkar where we reach the city by early evening.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Pushkar

Day 9 Pushkar to Jaipur
This morning we walk around Pushkar Lake to see the only Brahman Temple in Rajasthan before an afternoon drive to Jaipur. Once we arrive, you are free to spend some time relaxing at our hotel or to step outside and wander the streets of Jaipur the famed Pink City.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Jaipur

Day 10 Highlights of the Pink City & Elephant Ride
Today we take a guided tour of the beautiful capital of Rajasthan.

We visit the picturesque Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) with its opulent, colonnaded pink walls it is one of the most photographed sites in all of India. The City Palace has beautiful gardens, courtyards and museums and is still a royal residence.

We then ride elephants to the top of the UNESCO world heritage listed Amer Fort, constructed of sandstone and marble the palace is constructed over four levels and includes the incredibly designed Sukh Niwas, where a cool climate is created by the wind that blows over cascading water.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Jaipur

Day 11 Tour of Jaipur
Today we visit the Patrika Gate, a series of colourful walkways that lead to the Jawahar Circle Garden. The gate has become a popular photography spot for locals.

We visit the Albert Hall Museum and then head off to the Monkey Temple of Galtaji, where natural springs flow from the hillside filling sacred kunds (water tanks) for Hindu pilgrims to bathe.

We end the day with a visit to the famous Chand Baori, which consists of 3,500 narrow steps over 13 stories. At its bottom, the temperature can be six to eight degrees cooler than the surface and has become a popular place to gather during periods of intense heat.

If Bollywood movies excite you, we can spend the evening at the famous Raj Mandir cinemas watching a movie.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Jaipur

Day 12 Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Sunset
After an early breakfast, we finally head to Agra--made famous as the location of the Taj Mahal. On the way, we stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned ancient capital of Emperor Akbar of the Mughal Empire. The capital was founded in 1571 and abandoned only 40 years later in 1610.

From here, we make our way to our hotel in Agra to freshen up before making our way just before dusk to Mehtabbagh to get our first shots of the Taj Mahal.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Agra

Day 13 Taj Mahal and Back to Delhi
This morning is the culmination of our journey. We have left the best for last. Time to see the Taj Mahal.

We wake before dawn and head out to capture the sunrise over the Taj Mahal and to walk the grounds of the famous mausoleum. We then head to one last fort, Agra’s Red fort before heading back to our hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, we check out and make our way back to Delhi and the end point of our fantastic Golden Triangle and Rajasthan adventure.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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YOUR FLIGHT DETAILS

Outbound Flight - 10 Sep 2020

Singapore Airlines

From: Sydney, Australia
To: Delhi, India
Via Singapore

09:05
19:55
SQ212

Inbound Flight - 23 Sep 2020

Singapore Airlines

From: Delhi, India
To: Sydney, Australia
Via Singapore

21:45
17:55+1
SQ241

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