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India; Where the Old and the New Combine

PRIVATE TOUR - 10 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 3128

Private Tour Highlights

  • Observe the stark contrast between India’s Old Delhi and New Delhi
  • See the impressive India Gate, honoring the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives
  • Take a tour of the stunning Taj Mahal, India’s most picture perfect work of architecture
  • Experience and photograph the everyday buzz of India
  • Journey through the abandoned town of Fatehpur Sikri
  • Tour through the magnificent rooms and chambers of the Amber Fort
  • Visit the striking fortress of Mehangarh with its fascinating museum
  • See the beautifully detailed marble pillars of the Jain Temples of Ranakpur
  • Visit Udaipur’s largest temple, Jagdish Temple, with its stone images of Krishna
  • Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise upon the serene Lake Pichola
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Tour Overview

After seeing the Red Fort in Delhi, the Taj Mahal and the magnificent Amber Fort in Jaipur; Jodhpur and Udaipur are sure to provide even more mind dazzling fortresses, palaces and temples. In Jodhpur you will stroll through the Mehangarh, India’s most astounding fortress-palace. Finish your excursion by visiting the exquisite Jain Temples of Ranakpur en route to Udaipur and its stunning palaces on Lake Pichola.

Beginning in Delhi, you will tour the local attractions in both Old and New Delhi, including the Red Fort, Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial, India’s largest mosque and much more. A transfer to Agra will then bring you to the magnificent Taj Mahal. Then en route to Jaipur and its Amber Fort, visit Fatehpur Sikri, the once abandoned imperial city of the Mughal Empire.

Renowned as “The Blue City”, Jodhpur’s sprawl of block-like buildings are entirely painted blue, creating quite an unusual sight. Originally, the blue paint indicated a Brahmin household, belonging to the uppermost class of Hindu citizens. Offering the best views of this blue cityscape, the Megangarh Fort dominates the city from its perch on a nearby ridge. Sprawling over 5 kilometers (3 miles), its 36 meter high (118 ft) walls protect some of Rajasthan’s most beautiful and historic palaces. Spend an entire day exploring the interior of the fort, the sites of the city and its astounding views.

While driving between Jodhpur and Udaipur, you will stop in Ranakpur to visit the striking Jain temples that put this town on the map. Once in Udaipur you will visit the City Palace, one of its fine attractions that exhibit many stylish balconies, cupolas and terraces that are reflective of the city’s outline. You will also set ship on a short cruise along the transparent waters of Lake Pichola. From here, you can view another of the city’s fine palaces, which is built upon Jagmandir Island in the lake. From the boat, you can enjoy the amazing photographic opportunities of Udaipur, the City Palace and the Jagmandir Island Palace beautifully set with the lake in the foreground.

Inclusions
Price Includes:
One way flight from Udaipur to New Delhi, all accommodations with continental or buffet breakfast, service of deluxe air-conditioned vehicle, one time entrance fees at all monuments, boat ride on Lake Pichola, services of English speaking local guide for excursions, all currently applicable taxes including service tax

Notes:
* The Red Fort in Delhi remains closed on every Monday

* The Taj Mahal in Agra remains closed on every Friday

* Additional supplements may apply between 1 – 20 November, 20 December – 10 January and 1 – 28 February. Please ask a Yampu Travel Consultant for more details.
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Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Flight to New Delhi

Overnight international flight to New Delhi.

Overnight international flight to New Delhi.

Day
2

Arrival in New Delhi

Upon arrival and airport reception, transfer to the hotel. Depending on arrival time, spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Upon arrival and airport reception, transfer to the hotel. Depending on arrival time, spend the rest of the day at leisure.

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Day
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Tour of New Delhi

Begin a morning tour of Old Delhi with a cycle rickshaw ride through the streets. Make a panoramic visit to the Red Fort, which was the most affluent fort and palace of the once reigning Mughal Empire. Then it’s on to Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. The final stop in Old Delhi will stop at Chandni Chowk (closed on Sunday), a lively and colorful market that was once the commercial center of the city.
Then drive to New Delhi, which will provide a stark contrast between the old and the new; a recurring theme throughout India. In New Delhi visit the India Gate monument, followed by the grounds of the Parliament House and other extravagant government buildings. Then continue to Humayun’s Tomb, built in honor of India’s second Mughal emperor. Later visit the world’s tallest brick minaret, Qutub Minar.


Note: Yampu recommends an optional tour (price not included) to enjoy a fine dinner at the Veda Restaurant, a lavishly designed nouvelle cuisine curry house that offers a fusion of traditional Indian food with a modern spin. A second option is a visit to Akshardham, a unique, yet stunning monument that boasts 234 elaborately carved pillars, 9 decorative domes, 20 quadrangled shikhars (towers of Hindu architecture), stone elephant sculptures, and 20,000 murtis (Hindu images portraying Divine spirits). Please inquire with a Yampu travel consultant for more information.
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New Delhi - Agra

Begin with a drive to Agra that will take approximately 4 hours. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Then proceed for a sightseeing tour of the stunning Taj Mahal, India’s most picture perfect work of architecture and one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
Driving through the city to the Agra Fort, there will be some good images of the local scene and bazaars, and the everyday buzz of India. Once at the Agra Fort, stroll through its regal chambers that were once called home to some of India’s most powerful Mughal emperors


Note: Yampu recommends an optional tour (cost not included) to a showing of Mohabbat The Taj, a live show with a touch of Bollywood comes highly recommended. This 80 minute presentation is a charming way to top off the day at the Kalakriti Auditorium. Please inquire with a Yampu travel consultant for more details.
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5

Agra - Jaipur

Drive approximately 4-5 hours to Jaipur. En route, stop to enjoy an excursion to the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, the once imperial city of the Mughal dynasty that was mysteriously deserted years after its inception. This ornate city was built with such grandeur that words do not do justice to the glorious atmosphere created by its buildings. Once arrived, check in and have some time to relax before a sound and light show at the city’s Amber Fort.

Drive approximately 4-5 hours to Jaipur. En route, stop to enjoy an excursion to the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, the once imperial city of the Mughal dynasty that was mysteriously deserted years after its inception. This ornate city was built with such grandeur that words do not do justice to the glorious atmosphere created by its buildings. Once arrived, check in and have some time to relax before a sound and light show at the city’s Amber Fort.

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Day
6

Tour of the Amber Fort

This morning return to the Amber Fort for a half day excursion. Strolling through the magnificent rooms and chambers, observe the various intricate ivory, mirror and glass work. In the afternoon, enjoy a city tour that will begin at the City Palace Museum, followed by a visit to Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726), and great photographic opportunity at the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of Winds – a spectacular five storied, honeycomb styled building exemplifying superb Rajput artistry.


Note: Yampu recommends an optional tour (price not included) of an evening elephant safari. After a chance to feed these gentle creatures, ride upon their backs through a private jungle area, passing many villages, fields and a medieval fortress as the sun sets. Please inquire with a Yampu travel consultant for more information.
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7

Jaipur - Jodhpur

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Transfer to Jodhpur. This is approximately a 5 hour drive. Once settled in, begin an afternoon tour of the city. Exploring the second largest city of Rajasthan, first visit the Mehangarh Fort. Within its great walls (which remain scarred from cannon balls), meander through its impressive courtyards and many small palaces. Of these, the most notable palaces to visit are Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace), Phool Mahal (Flower Palace), Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace), Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana.
Also visit the fort’s museum, which hosts a fine selection of palanquins, howdahs, royal cradles, miniature paintings, musical instruments, costumes and furniture. Stroll to the top of the fort for great photographic views of the sprawling Blue City that lies below. Then visit the spectacular Jaswant Thada, a pure white marble memorial built to commemorate Maharaja Singh II. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure to explore the city or perhaps walk through the colorful bazaars.


Note: Yampu recommends a Jeep Safari to the nearby Guda Bishnoi Village (at added cost) to experience a sense of tribal India comes highly recommended. 25 kilometers outside of Jodhpur, find the Bisnoi community, a group of faithful worshipers of nature and the sanctity of plant and animal life. A natural desert oasis, this is a great place to experience the customs of tribal life and enjoy its beautiful natural surroundings.
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Jodhpur - Udaipur

Begin the drive south from Jodhpur to Udaipur. This is approximately a 5-6 hour drive, but will be broken up by visiting the Jain Temples of Ranakpur. The largest Jain temple boasts over 1400 marble pillars that are carved in exquisite detail. Opposite this temple, is the much older Sun Temple. Then continue the drive to Udaipur. Once checked in at the hotel, take the rest of the day at leisure.

Begin the drive south from Jodhpur to Udaipur. This is approximately a 5-6 hour drive, but will be broken up by visiting the Jain Temples of Ranakpur. The largest Jain temple boasts over 1400 marble pillars that are carved in exquisite detail. Opposite this temple, is the much older Sun Temple. Then continue the drive to Udaipur. Once checked in at the hotel, take the rest of the day at leisure.

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Day
9

Tour of Udaipur

This morning, begin with visiting the City Palace Museum. The museum preserves the architectural extravagance of the palace; the granite and marble balconies, lavish arches and cupolas and octagonal towers that offer fine views of the surrounding lake and city. Adjacent to the north entrance, then visit the Jagdish Temple. Lavishly designed and enshrined with stone images of Krishna, this is celebrated as the city’s largest temple. Then, visit Sahelion Ki Bari, a remarkable garden once designed for the royal ladies of the palace.
Later in the afternoon, relax on a boat cruise upon the serene Lake Pichola. See the fascinating Jagmandir Island Palace. Before returning to the hotel, take time to peruse through the open air markets that sprawl behind the City Palace.

Note: Yampu recommends a tour of the Crystal Gallery (price not included), which displays a breathtaking collection of crystal items, including tables, sofa sets, dressers, fountains and even beds comes highly recommended. Also offered is horseback riding (price not included) through the peaceful nature and stunning landscape outside of the city. Please inquire with a Yampu travel consultant for more details.
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Day
10

Flight home from New Delhi

Transfer to the airport for a connection to New Delhi and flight home or continue with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Transfer to the airport for a connection to New Delhi and flight home or continue with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Delhi, India

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Places You'll See

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    Udaipur

    Famous for its lakes, palaces, and romantic backdrops, Udaipur has even been the setting for several movies. Visit the Udaipur City Palace, comprised of small and big palaces, museums, and gardens. Enjoy the peacefulness of the undeveloped Badi Lake or the beautiful Dudh Talai rock and fountain garden.

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    Jodhpur

    Explore the many palaces, forts, and temples of the sunny and historic city of Jodhpur. The immense Mehrangarh Fort, largest in all of Rajasthan, includes highlights such as the Pearl, Mirror, and Flower Halls. Have a picnic on the shores of Kailana Lake, or visit one of the ancient temples. There are also a number of bazaars selling a range of beautiful textiles.

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    Jaipur

    Nicknames the Pink City, Jaipur is home to several enticing attractions. Visit the Amber Fort, once the royal palace for the Kachwahas, and see the impressive evening light show. Explore the massive City Palace inside the old city. Take a peaceful stroll through one of the many gardens, or purchase some unique souvenirs at the city center bazaar.

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    Agra

    Visit the famous Taj Mahal, one of the New 7 Wonders of the world, in Agra. Take a guided tour through the immense, white marble mausoleum, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his late wife, a true monument of love. While in Agra, also visit the Agra Fort, mainly constructed from sandstone, it’s more of a palace than a defense structure.

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    Delhi

    Home to India’s largest mosque, the Red Fort, Delhi is abundant in historical artifacts and cultural events. Visit the Baha’i Lotus Temple, a beautiful building in the shape of a lotus bud, or the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. To get a real taste of area, take a food tour to experience the local cuisine. Or take a peaceful morning walk in the Lodhi Garden.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Delhi : Justa Greater Kailash

Agra : Hotel Amar

Jaipur : Alsisar Haveli

Jodhpur : Ratan Vilas

Udaipur : Rampratap Palace

4 Star Properties

Delhi : The Royal Plaza

Agra : Agra Trident Oberoi

Jaipur : Jaipur Trident Oberoi

Jodhpur : Ajit Bhawan

Udaipur : Trident Udaipur

5 Star Properties

Delhi : The Claridges

Agra : ITC Mughal Agra

Jaipur : Jaimahal Palace

Jodhpur : Balsamand Lake Palace

Udaipur : Fateh Prakash Palace

Luxury Properties

Delhi : The Oberoi

Agra : Amarvilas

Jaipur : Oberoi Rajvilas,

Jaipur : Taj Rambagh Palace

Jaipur : Sujan Rajmahal Palace

Jodhpur : Umaid Bhawan Palace – Palace room

Udaipur : Taj Lake Palace (Luxury Lake View Room)

Udaipur : Oberoi Udaivilas

Testimonials

Brian T.

Traveled June, 2013

Would highly recommend your services to friends & family

Local Guides – All three guides were superb. Very knowledgeable, respectful, communicative, personable and great with kids & family. Transportation – Both very good, cautious drivers always made us feel comfortable (and safe). Both patient and punctual.Hotels – All Taj hotels were top notch & would highly recommend. Marari was unique & fun but would not recommend for those who prefer luxurious accommodation; we really enjoyed the natural environment however. Houseboat was also great! Restaurants – All Taj hotels had excellent food. To avoid illness would stick to hotel food in the future. How would you rate your whole trip? Excellent for education. Great overall experience. Was very happy with Yampu itinerary and ease of everything. General Comments – Would highly recommend your services to friends & family.

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Joel P.

Traveled November, 2014

We really enjoyed Nepal

Our trip was really great overall. We really enjoyed Nepal and the folks up there were terrific! The Radisson in India was splendid I am very glad we bothered to make the switch. Thanks for all your help especially the last minute changes! Will definitely use your company in the future! Happy Holidays!

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Nick C.

Traveled January, 2016

We are greatly enjoying our trip in India

We are greatly enjoying our trip in India, placed through Yampu in the USA. Our driver, Haroun Kahn, is absolutely fantastic. His driving is excellent and he has been helpful directing us to good places to eat, etc.

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