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Day 1: UK to Delhi
Fly overnight from the UK to Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi
On arrival you will be met by your driver/guide and transferred in your private vehicle to Old Delhi where you will spend 2 nights at The Maidens, a classy heritage property established in 1903 as one of the first hotels in Delhi – don’t miss a cocktail at the Cavalry Bar.
Days 3: Delhi
This morning you will be collected by your driver and a specialist Delhi guide for your private tour of New and Old Delhi, including the Jama Masjid (one of the largest mosques in India), a rickshaw ride through the bustling markets of Chandni Chowk and the impressive Humayun’s Tomb.
Day 4: Delhi to Chambal Valley
Heading into the heart of the Chambal Valley you will spend the next 2 nights at Chambal Safari Lodge, an owner run country eco retreat offering warm hospitality and a fantastic selection of local activities to experience the wildlife, history and cultural of the Chambal Valley.
Day 5: Chambal Valley
Full day to enjoy Chambal, guided activities include boat safaris on the Chambal River, nature walks & jeep safaris in the National Chambal Sanctuary, village walks & cycling tours, camel safaris and excursions to Ater Fort and the ancient temple complex at Bateshwar.
Day 6: Chambal Valley to Agra
This morning you will drive to Agra to spend 1 night at the Trident Agra, one of the best larger hotels in the city and only minutes from the Taj Mahal.
This afternoon with your driver and a local specialist Agra guide you will visit Agra Fort, a 16th century Mughal fortress with stunning views across the Yamuna River to the Taj Mahal. You will then head into one of the most iconic monuments in the world, the Taj Mahal, to enjoy sunset.
Day 7: Agra to Ramathra
Today you will drive into the remote Rajasthani countryside to spend 2 nights at Ramathra Fort. An owner run Sundowner favourite this unique heritage property has a beautiful setting, fascinating history, a great selection of rural activities and we love it!
Day 8: Ramathra
Full day to enjoy Ramathra Fort. Activities include walking tours of Ramathra village, sunset boat trips on the dam, camel cart rides, bird watching, picnics at the lake, cooking demos, day trips to the bazaars and temples of Karauli, wilderness drives and wildlife night drives. Ramathra is packed with activities so call us to find out more.
Day 9: Ramathra to Ranthambore NP
This morning you will continue to Ranthambore National Park, one of the prime tiger parks of India, to spend 2 nights at Khem Villas, an owner run eco lodge with lovely accommodation, delicious vegetarian food and tranquil, natural surroundings teeming with wildlife.
Enjoy an afternoon jeep safari in Ranthambore National Park.
Day 10: Ranthambore National Park
Morning and afternoon jeep safaris in Ranthambore National Park. As well as the majestic tiger the park is home to a variety of wildlife including sambhar, wild boar, leopard, sloth bear and marsh crocodile.
Day 11: Ranthambore NP to Jaipur
Today you will head north to Jaipur, the Pink City and capital of Rajasthan, to spend your last 3 nights at the Samode Haveli, where each room is unique and reflects the rich history and culture of Samode. Relax in the luscious gardens and enjoy the hospitality of this intimate palace.
Day 12: Jaipur
This morning you will be collected by your driver and a specialist Jaipur guide for your private tour of Jaipur, including the City Palace, the fascinating observatory Jantar Mantar, the Hawa Mahal and one of the finest forts in Rajasthan, Amber Fort.
Day 13: Jaipur
Full day at leisure to explore Rajasthan’s capital city. The markets of Jaipur are world renowned and we can also arrange some extra activities if you want to fill your time – perhaps a walking tour of Old Jaipur, a cycling tour or perhaps attending a block printing workshop. If you want to discuss options in Jaipur then contact one of the Sundowner India specialists now.
Day 14: Jaipur to UK
Early this morning you will be transferred to the airport for your short flight back to Delhi. On arrival you will connect with your onward flight to the UK
Welcome Home….(how many photos!)
This Culture and Wildlife Rajasthan holiday idea costs from £3,260pp and includes International flights (price based on London), all accommodation on a sharing basis, 8 nights B&B, 4 nights full-board, a private Toyota Innova vehicle with driver/guide, jeep safaris, local specialist guides in each city and all entrance & park fees (as outlined above).
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