: royal, colonial & wild india
Experience mind-expanding diversity and intensity during unforgettable India tour through the royal Rajasthan, colonial Kolkata ending in a wild nature sanctuary at Kaziranga National Park in Assan.
Prepare your senses for million sensations while you set foot in a different, fascinating world. Let the intimidating cultural richness amaze you. Take a crazy rickshaw ride through Old Delhi narrow streets and get lost in the crowded bazaars. See how the rising sun brings out the shape of Taj Mahal and wander inside the monumental walls of Agra’s Red Fort. Listen to the air whistling through the windows of Jaipur´s Palace of Wind and feel as maharaja when sleeping in Asislar Mahal. Once you reach Ganges Delta, visit Kolkata and find out why it is called a cultural capital of India. Slow down, take a deep breath while on the elephant´s back you delve deeply into India’s wilderness at Kaziranga National Park.
Dare to make a step out of the beaten track. Let us be your hosts, guides and companions on your way to discover a beating heart of India.
Day 1: First steps in Delhi and the land of million sensations.
Day 2: Delhi imposing monuments sightseeing and a crazy rickshaw drive.
Day 3: Get amazed with Taj Mahal at dawn and other Agra’s treasures that you’ll discover today.
Day 4: Admire the Rajasthani rural landscapes on your way to Jaipur – the ‘Pink City’.
Day 5: Discover the unique monuments of the Pink City which still breaths an atmosphere of old-world oriental romance.
Day 6: Immerse into the splendid and grandeur of Rajasthan at Alsisar Mahal.
Day 7: Discover the world of the havelis and hand painted frescoes in Alsisar and nearby villages.
Day 8: Departure to Delhi and flight to Kolkata.
Day 9: Feel the unique atmosphere of Kolkata, a place with the biggest number of colonial monuments and a capital of Bengali art at the same time.
Day 10: Flight to Guwahati and unforgettable drive to Kaziranga National Park.
Day 11: Elephant back ride through the sanctuary of nature. Jeep safari in the afternoon.
Day 12: Flight back to Kolkata. Enjoy your last night in India shopping on the Night Bazaar.
Day 13: The program on your last day depends on a flight schedule.
Day 1: Program for the day depends on the time of arrival. Upon arrival to Delhi, transfer to the hotel for check-in and freshen up.
Day 2: After breakfast, drive around the Parliament House & India Gate. Old Delhi overflows with people from all walks of life, crowded bazaars and winding alleys. You will visit the imposing Red Fort and Jama Masjid to view the excellence of Mughal architecture. Take the rikshaw drive on the narrow, crazy streets of Delhi. Shop until you drop and try your bargain skills in New Delhi’s many shopping complexes. Learn about Mahatma Gandhi in his Memorial Centre (if time permits). Leave for Agra in the afternoon (3.5 hrs. drive). Check in at the hotel.
Day 3: At sunrise will visit Taj Mahal – it will be the most amazing sunrise you’ll ever see! Taj Mahal is surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created, 20 000 men laboured on it for over seventeen years. It was commissioned by Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his third wife who died in 1631. Begun in 1632 and completed in 1653, the Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the eight wonders of the world. Also visit the majestic Red Fort, where marble pavilions with floral inlays create a stunning ambience.
Day 4: Leave for Jaipur, the ”Pink City”, after breakfast via Fatehpur Sikri, a 16th century deserted red sandstone city, built by Emperor Akbar as his capital.
Day 5: Widely known as the ‘Pink City’, Jaipur was colour washed to welcome Prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria in 1883. The city was founded in 1727 and is sub-divided into nine rectangular sectors symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe. The city still keeps a magical old-world atmosphere, an aroma of the oriental romance is in the air. Experience an unforgettable ride on decorated elephant-back, to the Amber Fort which houses the magnificent Marble Palace, Temple of Victory, and Hall of Mirrors. Later visit the City Palace, home of the present Maharaja.
Day 6: After breakfast drive to Alsisar. Check-in the magnificent and breathtaking palace Alsisar Mahal. Opulent royal Rajputana rooms where you are going to indulge in a lavish stay are full of Rajasthani charm and imperial lifestyle. The glorious Rajasthani history is reflected in the beautiful frescoes, grand courtyards and splendid dining area. In the afternoon a city sightseeing. We’ll see, among other things, a great merchant palace and Hindu temples.
Day 7: After breakfast, discover a spectacular world of hand-painted havelis (mansions) where the fascinating history and legends are represented in frescoes. Have a closer look at local communities everyday life in the nearby villages.
Day 8: After breakfast drive back to Delhi. Going through the local roads will give you more insight into the countryside life. Flight to Calcutta, transfer to the hotel.
Day 9: Sightseeing of Calcutta, called a cultural capital of India. Located in the muddy Delta of rivers Ganges and Brahmaputra, this city guards the biggest number of British colonial monuments. One of the greatest is a Queen Victoria Memorial and Howarth Bridge, one of the biggest achievement of the British architecture and engineering in India. Colonial reminiscences interlace with magnificent Bengali art expression present on every step of this megacity. Calcutta is also Mother Teresa and we will visit the house and tumb of this incredible founder of Missionaries of Charity who has received a Nobel Peace Prize for her service to the “poorest of the poor”.
Day 10: Flight to Guwathi and transfer to Kaziranga National Park, World Heritage Site. This natural sanctuary hosts two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses. Crossed by four rivers including the Brahmaputra, this vast area of tall elephant grass and tropical moist forests is also a home of countless species as Asian elephants, Wild Water Buffalo, Golden langur or Rose-ringed Parakeets. This is the kingdom of nature and being a guest there is a true privilege.
Day 11: At dawn, delve into the wild nature on the back of elephant at Kaziranga National Park. In the afternoon, jeep safari to discover different parts of the Park.
Day 12: Flight back to Calcutta. Enjoy your last night in India shopping on the Night Bazaar., recalling the amazing moments of this travel.
Day 13: The program that day will depend on a flight schedule.
INDIA PACKAGE TRAVEL…WITH A DIFFERENCE
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CRAZY RIKSHAW RIDE
SHARING A PALACE WITH A KING
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DELVING INTO THE NATURE ON ELEPHANT´s back
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