Mumbai | Udaipur | Ranakpur | Jodhpur | Jaipur | Agra | Delhi

Highlights:

  • Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the majestic Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
  • Morning visit to street markets and food stalls in Delhi
  • Tour of Okhla Saabzi Mandi – a wholesale vegetable market
  • Learn about local life and food with a local family in Delhi
  • Dinner with a traditional Rajasthani family in Jaipur
  • Hand-on cooking demonstrations for different types of Indian cuisine

ACCOMODATIONS

CITY NIGHTS HOTELS
Mumbai 2 Trident Nariman Point*****
Udaipur 2 Fatehgarh*****
Jodhpur 2 Taj Hari Mahal*****
Jaipur 2 Marriott*****
Agra 2 Courtyard By Marriott*****
Delhi 2 The Meridien
DAY 1
Arrival in Mumbai

Upon arrival, meet and greet then private transfer to your hotel.

DAY 2
Mumbai

After breakfast, proceed to tour Mumbai, starting with the Gateway of India, Mumbai’s principle landmark. Continue to Mani Bhavan, Dhobi Ghat and the Crawford Market, the city’s main market for nearly 150 years. Enjoy lunch at famous local Indian seafood restaurant. After a free afternoon of exploring the city on your own, indulge in dinner at a restaurant recognized as one Asia’s 500 best. (B,L,D)

DAY 3
Mumbai | Udaipur

After a late breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Udaipur; transfer to your hotel on arrival. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city. (B)

DAY 4
Udaipur

Morning city tour, including: the City Palace, the largest in Rajasthan; the medieval Jagdish Temple, with its meticulously detailed carvings; and some local art galleries. Enjoy an authentic local lunch and then a free afternoon to explore. (B,L)

DAY 5
Udaipur | Ranakpur | Jodhpur

This morning drive to Jodhpur in-route stop to visit the Ranakpur Temple – one of the remarkable things about the temple is wonderful play of shadow and light on the nearly 1500 pillars. Continue on your drive to Jodhpur. On arrival, check into your hotel. Dinner tonight is at Indique Restaurant at Pal Haveli, an open air terrarce restaurant with a view of the city’s main attraction. (B,D)

DAY 6
Jodhpur

Morning tour of the Mahrangarh Fort, standing one hundred feet in splendor on a perpendicular cliff, four hundred feet above the Jodhpur skyline. The afternoon is yours at leisure. (B)

Optional – Adventure lovers can’t pass up the unique opportunity to zipline with Mehrangarh Fort as the backdrop. The circuit has six lines and takes about 1.5 hours to complete.

DAY 7
Jodhpur | Jaipur

After an early breakfast, drive to Jaipur. On arrival, check into your hotel. The rest of day is yours.(B)

DAY 8
Jaipur

Head to the Amber Fort, one of the most fascinating of the Indian Forts comprising the Palace of Mirrors, Hall of Public Audience and the beautiful gardens. Later, visit the City Palace, and drive past the Hawa Mahal, a red and pink sandstone palace. Next, visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Jantar Mantar or Astronomical Observatory, with the world’s largest stone sundial. In the evening, join a local Rajasthani family for a cooking demonstration of regional dishes followed by dinner. (B,D)

DAY 9
Jaipur | Abhaneri | Sikri | Agra

After breakfast, drive to Agra. Stop at a small village off the beaten path to visit beautiful step wells, a relic from India’s glorious past. Later, stop for lunch outdoors in the beautiful 12 acre garden of a heritage hotel. After lunch, visit Fatehpur Sikri,an exquisite city of red sandstone built by Akbar the Great in 1569. Upon arrival in Agra, check into your hotel. (B,L)

DAY 10
Agra

Morning visit to the legendary Taj Mahal, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, recognized as the jewel of Muslim art in India and a universally admired masterpiece. Later, visit the Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This 450-year-old walled city was main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty. After an afternoon of free exploration and relaxation, roll up your sleeves for your evening hands-on cooking demonstration of Mughlai-north Indian cuisine, followed by dinner.(B,D)

DAY 11
Agra | Delhi

After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Delhi. Spend your afternoon with an Indian family at their beautiful home. This is an opportunity to learn more about local life, Indian lifestyle, traditions home life and of course, food. Our culinary expert, will give you a hands-on experience and teach you the nuances and secrets of preparing Indian food. The evening yours to explore the city. (B,L)

DAY 12
Delhi

After breakfast, drive to Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest and busiest markets of Old Delhi, for a walking and culinary tour through the area’s narrow alleys. The tour ends with an authentic Indian lunch in an old haveli – historic mansions usually built around a cool central courtyard and decorated with elaborate frescoes. In the afternoon, a sightseeing tour of Delhi’s best know attractions. Later continue to two UNESCO World Heritage sites: Humanyun’s Tomb, built in the 16th century and considered the architectural forerunner of the Taj Mahal and the 240 foot high Qutub Minar, the tallest minaret in the world. Farewell dinner at Bukhara at ITC Maurya. (B,L,D)

DAY 13
Depart Delhi

Transfer to the airport for your return flight. (B)

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