Privately Guided Tour - Ancient Villages & Forts

Privately Guided Journey | Starting from $4,999 CAD

On this exciting adventure through Rajasthan often termed the land of kings. Agra where you will grasp the legendary Taj Mahal and some of the most ancient forts. In addition, you will experience authentic village life of India that showcases a completely different world where one can be mislaid in the aroma of simple yet interesting village life and leave behind the chaos of cities and town in and outside India. A walk through the villages will allow you to come across to various ancient communities within the rural villages. If you want to see and experience antique India, its culture, and traditions, then embark on the journey to the villages of India that still hold the glimpse of its rural form.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the imposing building of New Delhi built by British in 1920
  • Bicycle Rickshaw Adventure Through the Back Lanes Old Delhi
  • Visit 400 years old famous Amber Palace Fort in Jaipur
    experience authentic village life of India
  • Meet ancient communities within the rural villages to know their day to day life
  • Sunrise Boat Cruise on Holy River Ganges in Varanasi
  • Cooking and Dining experience with a local family
  • A Musical Play Featuring the story of Taj Mahal

Tour Inclusions

  • Accommodation at 5 star hotels and best available in Resorts
  • Internal Airfare as per the program
  • Escorted  transfers (airport to hotel, hotel to airport)
  • Meals as specified as per the program
  • Extensive sightseeing as described, including all entrance fees
  • Services of an English speaking tour guides during sightseeing
  • Air Conditioned Private Toyota Innova transportation throughout your trip
  • Bottled water during sightseeing tours and long drives
  • Entrance fees to all the monuments including all activities mentioned in the program

Day 1: Arrival into New Delhi

Welcome to Delhi, a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. On arrival at Delhi airport, you will be met upon by an Explore India representative and transferred to your hotel.

Accommodation:


Day 2: Taj Mahal New Delhi

Morning at your leisure. The afternoon will start our tour with a visit to a Sikh Temple locally called Gurduwara Bangla Sahib. This is the most prominent Sikh Temple, of worship, known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, and the pond inside its complex, known as the “Sarovar”, whose water is considered holy by Sikhs and is known as “Amrit”. It was first built as a small temple by Sikh General, Sardar Bhagel Singh in 1783, who supervised the construction of nine Sikh shrines in Delhi in the same year, during the reign of Mughal Emperor. Gurdwara Bangla Sahib was originally a bungalow belonging to Raja Jai Singh, an Indian ruler in the seventeenth century, and was known as Jaisinghpura Palace.

Later visit Humayun’s tomb. Emperor Humayun was the second Mughal Emperor of India. The tomb was built by his widow in 1569-70, 14 years after his death, at a cost of 1.5 million rupees. It was later used for the burial of various members of the ruling family and contains some 150 graves. It has aptly been described as the necropolis of the Mughal dynasty.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation:


Day 3: Explore Old Delhi

After Breakfast – We will start our morning tour with a visit to 17th century Old Delhi. Visit the Jama Mosque, the royal mosque built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in 1656. We will take a bicycle rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk, the spine of Old Delhi that houses the spice market and jeweler’s lane.

Later visit the Red Fort, a magnificent structure of red sandstone built at the pinnacle of the Mogul empire. In 1638 Shahjahan transferred his capital from Agra to Delhi and laid the foundations of Shahjahanabad, the seventh city of Delhi. It is enclosed by a rubble stone wall, with bastions, gates, and wickets at intervals. Of its fourteen gates, the important ones are the Mori, Lahori, Ajmeri, Turkman, Kashmiri and Delhi gates, some of which have already been demolished. His famous citadel, the Lal-Qila, or the Red Fort, lying at the town’s northern end on the right bank or the Yamuna and south of Salimgarh, was begun in 1639 and completed after nine years. The Red Fort is different from the Agra Fort and is better planned, because at its back lies the experience gained by Shahjahan at Agra, and because it was the work of one hand. It is an irregular octagon, with two long sides on the east and west, and with two main gates, one on the west and the other on the south called Lahori and Delhi gates respectively. While the walls, gates and a few other structures in the fort are constructed of red sandstone, marble has been largely used in the palaces.
Afternoon at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation:


Day 4: Delhi – Agra

After breakfast drive to Agra.
Arrive and check in at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Trident Agra Hotel, Agra

Trident Agra Hotel, Agra


Fatehabad Road, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
https://www.tridenthotels.com/hotels-in-agra
+91 562 223 5000

Near the Taj Mahal, Trident, Agra is one of the best hotels in the city. Beautifully landscaped gardens and water fountains welcome you to this charming leisure hotel. Built in local red stone, reminiscent of the Mughal era, the hotel features 135 tastefully appointed rooms and suites, which overlook the central courtyard and gardens. Guests can also enjoy complimentary high speed Internet for up to four devices.

  • Trident Agra Hotel, Agra
  • Trident Agra Hotel, Agra
  • Trident Agra Hotel, Agra
  • Trident Agra Hotel, Agra

Day 5: Visit Taj Mahal

Early morning – We will start our day at sunrise with a visit to one of the most incredible monuments ever built in the world. The Taj Mahal is a monument of love built between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife. The Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the most highly revered masterpieces in the world. After breakfast, visit Agra Fort, a UNESCO world heritage site with imposing walls of red sandstone. The fort is almost two miles long and contains palaces, audience halls, and mosques.

Afternoon free for your personal activities.

Live show performance: In the early evening, you will enjoy a live fascinating play that depicts the saga of love and a memorable journey into history. The drama portrays the Mughal era in the 16th century. It is a series of plays depicting the true and immortal love of Shahjahan for Mumtaz Mahal, his beautiful wife; the lavish lifestyle of Mughal era; and the hardship of the artisans who worked for 22 years to create a most breathtaking work of craftsmanship. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Trident Agra Hotel, Agra

Trident Agra Hotel, Agra


Fatehabad Road, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
https://www.tridenthotels.com/hotels-in-agra
+91 562 223 5000

Near the Taj Mahal, Trident, Agra is one of the best hotels in the city. Beautifully landscaped gardens and water fountains welcome you to this charming leisure hotel. Built in local red stone, reminiscent of the Mughal era, the hotel features 135 tastefully appointed rooms and suites, which overlook the central courtyard and gardens. Guests can also enjoy complimentary high speed Internet for up to four devices.

  • Trident Agra Hotel, Agra
  • Trident Agra Hotel, Agra
  • Trident Agra Hotel, Agra
  • Trident Agra Hotel, Agra

Day 6: Agra – Ramathra Village Fortress & Fatehpur Sikri

After breakfast, drive to Ramathra, en route, visit the abandoned Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. Built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, this was the old capital of the Moghuls, which was abandoned after 15 years due to a scarcity of water.
After lunch, continue driving to Ramathra, the quaint township of Ramathra is a virgin travel destination in the state of Rajasthan, It lies at the base of the hill, hosting the celebrated Ramathra fort that sees a trickle of tourists all year. People, who tend to visit, spend the time exploring the grandiose Ramathra lake that is excellent for bird-watching. You will also get a delightful experience and unique understanding of a simple country life in the desert township.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Ramathra Fort

Ramathra Fort


Day 7: Explore Ramathra Village

After breakfast we will explore Ramathra village a small hamlet of farmers and herders, you will have the opportunity to interact with these simple villagers, get a glimpse of their daily life as the farmers tend to their crops and animals. Afternoon at your leisure. The highlight of this evening is a demonstration of Rajasthani Ghumer dance, followed by dinner. Afternoon free for your personal activities.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Ramathra Fort

Ramathra Fort


Day 8: Ramathra – Jaipur

After breakfast leave for Jaipur. The origin of Jaipur’s nickname becomes immediately apparent as we enter the old city walls and greet the pink-colored buildings that can be seen at every turn. The city of Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Jai Singh II.

Afternoon free for your personal activities.

Optional enjoy a walking tour through the colorful Pink city of Jaipur with your personal tour guide.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur

Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur


Jacob Road, Civil Lines, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302006, India
https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj-jai-mahal-palace-jaipur/
+91 141 660 1111

Step into a 270-year-old Indo-Saracenic architectural masterpiece set amidst landscaped Mughal gardens at Taj Jai Mahal Palace in Jaipur.At this luxury heritage hotel, you experience unparalleled opulence with tantalising comforts. With its blend of heritage, elegance and luxury, you experience an exclusive royal lifestyle at this hotel.

  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur

Day 9: Jaipur & Private Elephant

In the morning, enjoy an excursion to the hilltop fort at Amber by jeep. Enjoy the architecture, lattice screens, and paintings colored with jewel dust. Later drive pass through the old city including and make a photo stop at the Palace of Winds. Your tour also includes a visit to the City Palace a home of the current Maharaja of Jaipur and its museum. Time to shop for exclusive gems that Jaipur is famous and some fascinating block printing fabrics.
Afternoon free per for your personal activities.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur

Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur


Jacob Road, Civil Lines, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302006, India
https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj-jai-mahal-palace-jaipur/
+91 141 660 1111

Step into a 270-year-old Indo-Saracenic architectural masterpiece set amidst landscaped Mughal gardens at Taj Jai Mahal Palace in Jaipur.At this luxury heritage hotel, you experience unparalleled opulence with tantalising comforts. With its blend of heritage, elegance and luxury, you experience an exclusive royal lifestyle at this hotel.

  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur

Day 10: Jaipur | Leisure & Colorful Bazaars

Full day in Jaipur for your leisure activities, make the use of the hotel facilities or simply enjoy the local colorful bazaars of Jaipur.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur

Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur


Jacob Road, Civil Lines, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302006, India
https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj-jai-mahal-palace-jaipur/
+91 141 660 1111

Step into a 270-year-old Indo-Saracenic architectural masterpiece set amidst landscaped Mughal gardens at Taj Jai Mahal Palace in Jaipur.At this luxury heritage hotel, you experience unparalleled opulence with tantalising comforts. With its blend of heritage, elegance and luxury, you experience an exclusive royal lifestyle at this hotel.

  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur

Day 11: Jaipur – Jodhpur

After breakfast –We drive to Jodhpur, along the way you will experience the country with camel carts, trucks, cows, buffalos. Jodhpur a historic city whose origin dates to the year 1459 AD. Jodhpur is also known as the Blue City, an apt name as most houses in the old city are shades of blue. This is particularly noticeable on the north side of the town, known as Brahmpuri for the many Brahmins that live there. On our arrival at the hotel. Afternoon at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur

Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur


5, Residency Road, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, India
https://vivanta.tajhotels.com/en-in/hari-mahal-jodhpur/
+91 291 243 9700

We have all the entertainment and connectivity options that today’s traveller seeks. Become a part of our world. Feel the pulse of an international business and conference destination. Stroll across 6 acres of the hotel and its lush garden. Soak in this 21st century fantasy palace. Feel like you’re in an oasis in the middle of the desert. Experience the buzz.

  • Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur
  • Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur
  • Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur
  • Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur

Day 12: Mehrangarh Fort & Clock Tower

After Breakfast – We will start with a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur city visiting Mehrangarh Fort situated at an altitude of about 125 meters and spread over an area of 5 sq. km. The Fort crowns a rocky hill that rises 400 feet above the surrounding plain, and appears both to command and to meld with the landscape. Next visit Umaid Bhawan palace built by Maharaja Umaid Singh (1929 – 1942 ) It is a splendid example of Indo-colonial and art deco architecture of the 30s. Return to hotel. Afternoon at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur

Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur


5, Residency Road, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, India
https://vivanta.tajhotels.com/en-in/hari-mahal-jodhpur/
+91 291 243 9700

We have all the entertainment and connectivity options that today’s traveller seeks. Become a part of our world. Feel the pulse of an international business and conference destination. Stroll across 6 acres of the hotel and its lush garden. Soak in this 21st century fantasy palace. Feel like you’re in an oasis in the middle of the desert. Experience the buzz.

  • Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur
  • Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur
  • Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur
  • Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur

Day 13: Jodhpur & Sunset Camel Safari

After leisurely breakfast – We will proceed to the local market around Clock Tower area, Jodhpur’s busiest marketplace. Here we will also experience an auto rickshaw ride.

Later in the afternoon will proceed for an exclusive camel safari in the Osian village about an hour drive each way from Jodhpur followed by Kalbelia a local village dance of Rajasthan to celebrate a joyful moment in the desert followed by a dinner and campfire.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur

Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur


5, Residency Road, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, India
https://vivanta.tajhotels.com/en-in/hari-mahal-jodhpur/
+91 291 243 9700

We have all the entertainment and connectivity options that today’s traveller seeks. Become a part of our world. Feel the pulse of an international business and conference destination. Stroll across 6 acres of the hotel and its lush garden. Soak in this 21st century fantasy palace. Feel like you’re in an oasis in the middle of the desert. Experience the buzz.

  • Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur
  • Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur
  • Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur
  • Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur

Day 14: Jodhpur – Bishnoi – Pushkar

After breakfast, we board our Jeeps and drive to Salawas village to get an experience of tribal India. Salawas is a village where we see potters and learn how earthen pots are made. Then we drive to Bishnoi village & Roop Raj (weaver) and learn about living in the villages of India and traditional social life. While we are on the jeeps we may encounter en route black bucks deer moving freely around this village.

Later we will proceed with our lunch a Chandelao Garh built in 1744. After lunch, we continue driving to Pushkar. Upon arrival check in to your resort.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: The Greenhouse Resort Pushkar

The Greenhouse Resort Pushkar


Day 15: Pushkar

After breakfast drive to Pushkar and spend the next two days experiencing the bustling Pushkar

During your two days explore Pushkar and its vibrant markets and temples, 11 km from Ajmer on the edge of the desert lie the tiny tranquil town of Pushkar along the bank of the picturesque Pushkar Lake – an important pilgrimage spot for the Hindus. No pilgrimage is considered complete without a dip in the holy Pushkar Lake. Pushkar has as many as 400 temples and 52 Ghats and the only temple in the country that is dedicated to Brahama. While Pushkar is a haven for the religiously inclined, it is also the venue of one of the country’s most colorful cattle fairs – the Pushkar Fair.
During your stay, visit the local markets and one of the major thriving temple of Lord Brahma, can be identified by it red spire and by the image of Hans (the swan considered sacred to Lord Brahma). This temple built with the marble is decorated with silver coins.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: The Greenhouse Resort Pushkar

The Greenhouse Resort Pushkar


Day 16: Pushkar – Ajmer - Delhi

In the afternoon you are escorted to Ajmer railway station to bard your rain for New Delhi. Meet and assist upon arrival and transfer to your hotel for overnight stay.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Delhi

Holiday Inn Delhi


Day 17: Delhi – Home

In time you are transferred to the international airport to board your flight for home.

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