16 Day Jewels of India

Scenic Small Group Tour starting in Delhi and finishing in Delhi or Mumbai

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Scenic's 16 Day Jewels of India. Peel back the layers of the mesmerising capital Delhi before flying to India’s holiest Hindu city, Varanasi. Spend two days exploring this fascinating place, including a sunset cruise on the mythical Ganges River to release sacred offerings into...read more
Overview
Operator: Scenic
Type: Small Group Tour (Premium)
Max Group Size: 24
Duration: 16 Days
From: Delhi to Delhi or Mumbai
Tour Code: INDU.1
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: India
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1
Delhi
Be welcomed to North India with a traditional floral garland and red tikka before arriving at your hotel for the next two nights in Delhi.
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Delhi
Explore Old Delhi and India’s largest mosque, Jama Masjid. Dazzle your senses on a rickshaw ride through Asia’s largest wholesale spice bazaar and Delhi’s oldest streets, finishing with a traditional lunch in Dharmpura haveli. Later, visit the inspiration for the Taj Mahal, Humayan’s Tomb and drive past the India Gate and Presidential Avenue. Tonight, enjoy your special welcome dinner. (B/L/D)
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Delhi - Varanasi
Fly to India’s holiest Hindu city, Varanasi for the next two nights. Enrich: Enjoy a rickshaw ride to the banks of the Ganges River. Cruise the holy river at dusk whilst listening to the sounds of traditional Indian music. Release sacred offerings into the river and witness the magical ceremony of the evening Aarti. (B/L/D)
4
Varanasi
As the sun begins to rise, drift slowly down the Ganges River and watch the many ghats come to life. Afterwards, take a stroll along the ghats and laneways of the Old City. Return to the hotel for a morning at leisure. This afternoon, journey to Sarnath and spend time at one of Buddhism’s most important sites, Deer Park. (B/L)
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Varanasi - Khajuraho
Freechoice: Take a yoga lesson or visit a Shiva Temple to witness a ritual to appease the God Shiva. Later, fly to Khajuraho, famous for its magnificent World Heritage-listed temple architecture. Enjoy your two night stay at your hotel overlooking the iconic temples. (B/D)
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Khajuraho
Freechoice: Be inspired as you explore exquisitely sculpted sandstone temples built between the 9th and 10th centuries by the Chandela Dynasty, which dominated Central India. Marvel at scenes depicting gods and goddesses, beast and warriors, dancers and musicians and the exotic Karma Sutra carvings for which these Khajuraho temples are most famous. Freechoice: Watch a sound and light show at the temples or a traditional folk dance performance. (B/L)
7
Khajuraho - Orchha - Jhansi - Agra
Drive to Orchha and enjoy a walking tour of the old town before continuing to Jhansi and boarding a train to Agra. Arrive at your luxurious Special Stay, only 600 metres from the magnificent Taj Mahal. (B/L)
8
Agra
Marvel at the Taj Mahal at sunrise with its shimmering marble domes and towers reflected in the landscaped pools. Inlaid with black marble and semi-precious stones, this architectural marvel, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his favourite wife Mumtaz, sparkles in different colours throughout the day. Later, discover the World Heritage-listed Mughal Red Fort of Agra built in the 16th century and learn about the links between the two attractions. Enjoy a light lunch at Sheroes Hangout, a café which supports victims of domestic violence. Sundowners: Gather for evening drinks to overlook and appreciate the architectural wonder of the Taj Mahal from the close proximity of your hotel. Freechoice Dining: Choose Asian cuisine at C’est Chine, or a north Indian BBQ. Alternatively, enjoy the buffet at Bellevue at your hotel. (B/L/D)
9
Agra - Jaipur
Wander around the World Heritage-listed site of the Mughal capital city of Fatehpur Sikri en-route to Jaipur, also known as the Pink City. Stop and visit Abhaneri village and its 1,000-year-old step well. Check into your hotel for the next two nights. (B/L/D)
10
Jaipur
Explore the City Palace and the magnificent World Heritage-listed Jantar Mantar, an 18th century observatory, where the remarkable astronomical devices are still used today. View the magnificent Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) with its honeycombed sandstone windows where the ladies of the royal household would watch everyday life pass by. Take a rickshaw ride into the small chowkris of the city before returning to your palace. Tonight, enjoy dinner in the restored Samode Haveli. (B/L/D)
11
Jaipur - Pushkar
Begin your day by exploring the striking hilltop Amer Fort. Explore the Maharajah’s apartments, the many palaces with interiors richly decorated with exquisite paintings and intricate carvings. Soak in the views of the massive ramparts surrounding the complex before driving to Pushkar, home of the famous camel fair. Enjoy an overnight stay. (B/L/D)
12
Pushkar - Jodhpur
After visiting Pushkar Lake and the Jagatpita Brahma Mandir, one of the very few temples of Hindu Lord Brahma, continue to the Blue City of Jodhpur for the next two nights. Marvel at the close up view of the Mehrangarh Fort from your room at your boutique hotel located inside the old walled city. Enjoy a Tuk Tuk ride around the surrounding streets locating the local market within walking distance to your hotel. (B/L)
13
Jodhpur
This morning take off on a jeep adventure to the nearby Bishnoi Villages, learning about their rural way of life. This afternoon time is your own to relax at the hotel or continue to explore the old city and markets from the doorstep of your hotel. Enrich: This evening, accompanied by the museum curator, enjoy a glass of champagne overlooking the city before continuing on an exclusive walking tour of Mehrangarh Fort. Dinner is at the Fort providing an outstanding vantage point over the city. (B/D)
14
Jodhpur - Udaipur
Journey to Ranakpur, set in a secluded valley and discover the beautiful and spectacular 15th century Jain Temples. Rising majestically from a hill, the temples are exquisitely carved, boasting marble domes and 1,444 intricately carved pillars. Continue to Udaipur, one of Rajasthan’s most beautiful and romantic cities set at the southern end of the Aravalli Hills for your two night stay located on the edge of Lake Pichola overlooking the City Palace. (B/L)
15
Udaipur
Freechoice: Take a walk through the markets or explore the City Palace, built in granite and marble, and the nearby Jagdish Temple. Cruise the serene waters of Lake Pichola during the magical hours of dusk. Sundowners: Reflect on your journey whilst enjoying pre-dinner drinks. Indulge in your sumptuous private farewell dinner, decorated with flowers and candles overlooking the magical City Palace and Lake Pichola, a fitting end to your tour. (B/D)
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Udaipur - Delhi/Mumbai
Bid farewell to India as you fly to Delhi. Please book onward flights after 9.00pm. Alternatively, you can use your included flight to fly from Udaipur to Mumbai for a post-tour extension. (B)
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