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Tour Overview

Part of our new Travel with Confidence Plus Collection, this trip features a smaller group size, private transportation, en-suite bathrooms, and a discounted rate for My Own Room. Buckle up for this 15-day tour that’ll have you exploring some of India’s most incredible kingdoms, cities, towns, and villages, and all with extra health and safety measures. Set out on a walking tour of Mandawa, known today as Rajasthan's "open-air art gallery". Admire the beautifully frescoed havelis, or traditional townhouses, which once housed wealthy traders and their families. Soak in the sights of a vibrant city on the crossroads of ancient caravan routes.

Highlights

  • icon Learn about the heritage of Amber Fort
  • icon Explore the colourful Blue and Pink Cities
  • iconBe king or queen for a day as you explore kingdoms, Explore the colourful Blue and Pink Cities, Learn about the heritage of Amber Fort, Take in the lovely grandeur of the Taj Mahal
  • iconBe king or queen for a day as you explore kingdoms
  • icon Take in the lovely grandeur of the Taj Mahal

Places You'll See

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icon Day 1: Delhi

Location: Delhi

Arrive at any time and welcome to India's bustling capital - Delhi! Opt for an arrival transfer through the G Adventures-supported Women With Wheels project. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers as we wander through the electric Karol Bagh market for your first night out; pick the best looking spot and cheers to new adventures and friends.

There are no activities planned until tonight's welcome meeting.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

ACTIVITY: Connect with new friends on your first night out in a new destination. Only available on 18-to-Thirtysomethings tours.

icon Day 2: Delhi/Mandāwa

Location: Delhi

This morning, drive to the desert town of Mandawa in the Shekhawati region. Established as a trading hub along ancient caravan routes, Mandawa is dotted with havelis (traditional houses) which often featured lavish courtyards that once belonged to traders who made their fortunes here. This afternoon, head out on walking tour to view the beautifully frescoed havelis and the old town.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Set out on a walking tour of Mandawa, known today as Rajasthan's "open air art gallery". Admire the beautifully frescoed havelis, or traditional townhouses, which once housed wealthy traders and their families. Soak in the sights of a vibrant city on the crossroads of ancient caravan routes.

icon Day 3: Mandāwa/Jodhpur

Location: Mandāwa

Settle in for the morning drive to Jodhpur, called the “Blue City” for the many houses painted that colour. Stark desert landscapes meet a riot of palaces, forts, and temples, all enclosed within imposing city walls. Six enormous gates provide entry to the city centre and overlooking it all stands the imposing shadow of Meherangarh Fort. In the afternoon take an orientation walk of the old walled city and view the the clock tower. Continue on to bustling Sadar Bazaar, one of the oldest markets in India.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Wander through the market of Sadar Bazaar and pick up some of the wonderful handicrafts and gorgeous antiques Jodhpur is famous for. Glass bangles, cutlery, carpets, and products made of marble are some of the most popular items you can find here.

icon Day 4: Jodhpur

Location: Jodhpur

Enjoy a free day to continue exploring this fascinating city. Opt to hike up to Mehrangarh Fort in the morning for stunning views. In the afternoon, choose to embark on an open jeep excursion to the neighbouring hamlets–explore the countryside and meet local carpet weavers, potters and other artisans.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Go for a hike, jump in a jeep–explore your way today.

icon Day 5: Jodhpur/Udaipur

Location: Jodhpur

Journey southeast with the option to visit the beautiful Ranakpur Temples. Continue to Udaipur, famous worldwide for its plethora of breathtaking lakes and Raj-era palaces. Get to know the old city on an orientation walk, then opt to enjoy a Rajasthani cultural show at the Bagore-ki-Haveli Folk Museum on Gangaur Ghat.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Go on a guided orientation walk and get to know local markets and key places.

icon Day 6: Udaipur

Location: Udaipur

Enjoy a full free day to explore this Royal city. Opt to visit the Jagdish Temple which pays homage to Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation, or the stunning City Palace and Museum, followed by a boat ride on Pichola Lake. Or, relive life as royalty at Sajjangarh Fort, also known as the Monsoon Palace, sitting atop a hill with a panoramic view of the city’s lakes.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY A full day to explore the Palaces, forts and lakes of this stunning city.

icon Day 7: Udaipur

Location: Udaipur

Enjoy another full free day. Opt to immerse in the early morning serenity of Udaipur cycling along the city's picturesque lakes as the sun rises. Then choose to take a Rajasthani cooking class and enjoy your creations for lunch. Or, continue exploring forts and palaces–the options are endless.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Options abound today–choose your favourite.

icon Day 8: Udaipur/Pushkar

Location: Udaipur

Today drive to Pushkar, en route opt to visit the Chittorgarh Fort–a Unesco World Heritage site. Travel over Snake Mountain to the holy city of Pushkar, a place so sacred that no meat, alcohol, or eggs are allowed within the city. Take an orientation walk and visit the 14th century Brahma Temple–the world’s only temple dedicated to the Hindu god of creation.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Explore key parts of this desert city, including beautiful lakes and ghats in this CEO-led walk.

ACTIVITY: Visit the world's only temple dedicated to Brahma, the Hindu god of creation, which draws pilgrims from all over India and around the world.

icon Day 9: Pushkar

Location: Pushkar

Rise early for a hike and enjoy sunrise from Savitri Temple overlooking the surrounding Thar desert. Spend the rest of the day freely exploring the ghats (stone staircases) where pilgrims come to bathe in the holy lake, visit some of the hundreds of temples or get into bargaining in the bustling markets. This evening, opt for a traditional dinner with entertainment in the desert.

ACTIVITY: Climb a hilltop to get to this temple honouring Savitri, the wife of the Hindu god, Brahma. Witness a gorgeous sunrise over this holy place while drinking a warm cup of chai.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Free time to wander and reflect in this holy town.

icon Day 10: Pushkar/Tordi Garh

Location: Pushkar

Meals: DINNER

Drive to the desert village of Tordi Garh and step back in time and stay the night in a restored heritage property. Take a stroll through the village to catch a glimpse of daily life, in markets, shops and homes and keep an eye out for a local cricket game as visitors are always welcome to join in. Later, opt for a camel cart ride, or jeep ride into the countryside for sunset.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Explore Tordi Garh on a village walk with a local resident. Learn about daily life and visit small markets, old houses, temples and village businesses. Meet the friendly Villagers along the way including one of the governing members of the village to understand the socio-economic environment of the village.

icon Day 11: Tordi Garh/Jaipur

Location: Tordi Garh

Meals: BREAKFAST

Opt to join a morning hike up to the old fort. After, travel to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, clothed in pink stucco and commonly known as the "pink city." One of the most important heritage cities in India, begin with an afternoon orientation walk, then continue exploring on your own. A visit to Jaipur wouldn't be complete without catching an optional Bollywood film in the spectacular Art Deco film house — the Raj Mandir Cinema.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Head to the markets of this "Pink City," the capital of Rajasthan, and one of the most important heritage cities in India on this CEO-led orientation walk.

icon Day 12: Jaipur

Location: Jaipur

Rise early for optional morning cycling then embark on an included tour of Amber Fort–another UNESCO World Heritage site to check off your list. Wander through the halls, courtyards, and palaces and admire the intricate details. Afterward, enjoy a free afternoon to visit the Hawa Mahal ("Palace of the Winds") or the city Palace Museum. Or, choose to explore the Jantar Mantar Observatory or take a cooking class to "spice up" your culinary skills. This evening, for your big night out, head to a rooftop bar and enjoy a drink on us to cheers the adventures you've just shared.

ACTIVITY: Take in the Hindu and Muslim architecture of the beautiful Amber Fort. The Fort's sandstone walls are perched on a hill almost blending in with the terrain, besides perfectly reflecting in Maota Lake creating a mirage effect (and perfect photograph). Wander through the halls, courtyards, and palaces inside and admire the intricate details.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON Cycling, cooking, palaces...the choice is yours.

ACTIVITY: Venture to a famous rooftop bar restaurant and enjoy a drink on us. Immerse yourself in the exciting nightlife and cheers to new adventures and friends.

icon Day 13: Jaipur/Āgra

Location: Jaipur

Continue on to Agra, visiting the impressive Abhaneri stepwell en route. Opt to visit the stunning Agra Fort, a 16th-century fortress of red sandstone.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Walk around the amazing Chand Baori, a tenth century water tank that's an impressive 6.1m (20 ft) deep. Learn about ancient Indian environmentalism—a "baori" is a unique Indian invention for harvesting rainwater.

icon Day 14: Āgra/Delhi

Location: Āgra

At sunrise, check the famous Taj Mahal world wonder off your bucket list as you marvel at the iconic Mughal architecture. Immerse yourself in a guided tour and learn of the mausoleum's unique history. After drive back to Delhi for your final night.

ACTIVITY: Cross one off your bucket list as you visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Explore the gorgeous white marble mausoleum, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a testament of his love for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 15: Delhi

Location: Delhi

Depart at any time.

ACTIVITY: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    Hotels (13 nts), heritage hotel (1 nt).

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    Meals

    1 breakfast, 1 dinner

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    Savitri Temple hike

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    Mandawa walking tour

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    Amber Fort visit

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    Taj Mahal tour

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    All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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    Abhaneri Stepwell visit

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    Tordi Garh Village walk

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Big Night Out Moment: Jaipur Nightlife, Jaipur

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    Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar and Jaipur orientation walks

Accommodation

Hotels (13 nts), heritage hotel (1 nt).

Meals Included

1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Transport

Private vehicle, walking.

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    G Adventures requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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