India – September 2017

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Amazing India

September 13 … Depart from Cape Town 8:05pm on Emirates.

September 14…Arrive Delhi 2:45pm

Upon arrival we will be met, garlanded and transferred to your hotel.

Afternoon free to relax. Optional dinner at Alfa Spice Restaurant

Overnight… Bajaj Indian Home Stay,

September 15Early departure by train and a visit the Taj Mahal, and Agra’s Red Fort. Return by surface to Delhi.

Overnight… Bajaj Indian Home Stay,

September 16…Delhi / Jaipur

At 5am we will be transferred to New Delhi train station to board a train for Jaipur. Depart New Delhi 6:05 am

Arrive Jaipur 10:35am “AC Executive Class”

Upon our arrival we will be met and transferred to our hotel.

An afternoon city tour including the Pink Palace.

Overnight… Alsisar Haveli

September 17…Jaipur

At 7:30am we will be taken for morning tour of Amber Fort including an elephant ride up to the fort.

A stop to shop at the Johari bazaar

Overnight… Alsisar Haveli

September 18… Jaipur/ Overnight Train

Full day free to relax or to do your own activities. There are

Ayurvedic therapists close by.

At 10pm we will be transferred to Jaipur train station

to board our overnight train. Departing from Jaipur 11:00pm

Overnight… in Train

September 19… Udaipur / Ravla Khempur

Arrive Udaipur 6:40am

On arrival we will be met and driven straight to Ravla Khempur

(50 km, 1 hour drive) and the Best Marigold Hotel.

Rest of the day free to relax. Horse riding is available.

Overnight… Ravla Khempur Palace

September 20…Another day at Ravla Khempur. A nearby village

has a market selling their famous fabrics and block printing.

Overnight at the Palace

September 21…Ravla Khempur / Udaipur

Today at 10:00am we will be driven to Udaipur.

Rest of the day free to relax, have a massage, enjoy the pool

or do your own activities.

Overnight… Hotel Udai Kothi

September 22… Udaipur

At 9am we will be taken for half day city tour of Udaipur visiting City Palace, Sajjan Niwas Garden and Jagdish Temple.

Rest of the day free to relax or do your own activities.

Overnight… Hotel Udai Kothi

September 23… Udaipur / Delhi

Morning and afternoon free to relax or do your own activities.

At 12:25pm we will be transferred to Udaipur Airport to board

our flight to Delhi. Depart 3:25pm…Arrive Delhi 4:50pm

Upon arrival we will be met and transferred to our hotel.

Overnight… Bajaj Home Stay

September 24…Delhi / Varanasi

At 7:25am we will be transferred to Delhi Airport to board our flight to Varanasi. Departing 10:25am…Arrive Varanasi 11:50am

Upon arrival we will be met and transferred to our hotel.

At 2pm we will be taken for a tour of Sarnath. This is where the Buddha gave his first Dharma teaching.

Evening witness aarti at the Ganges.

Overnight… Ganges View

September 25…Varanasi / Overnight Train

Very early morning Ganges boat tour.

9am a city tour of Varanasi.

Time in the afternoon to explore the banks of the Ganges.

At 6:25pm we will be transferred to Varanasi train station to

board our overnight train to Delhi. Depart 7:30pm

Overnight… In Train

September 26… Delhi

Arrive Delhi 8:10am. Sightsee and shopping at Delhi Haatt

***Optional cooking class late afternoon with Rani.

Overnight… Bajaj Home Stay

September 27… Delhi

At 9am we will be taken for half day city tour of Old Delhi

Visiting the Spice Bazaar and we will ride through Chandni Chowk

on rickshaws. Remainder of day on your own.

Overnight… Bajaj Homestay

September 28… Delhi / Haridwar

At 6am we will be transferred to New Delhi train station to board the train for Haridwar. Depart 6:50am Breakfast served on the train. “AC Chair Car” Arrive Haridwar 11:25am

Upon arrival, we will be met and transferred to our hotel.

Rest of the day free to relax or to do optional White Water Rafting

on the Ganges. There is an Ayurvedic Spa on the roof. We are on the edge of the market place.

Overnight… Haveli Hari on the Ganga

September 29… Haridwar / Rishikesh

Full day excursion to Rishikesh visiting Shivanand Ashram, Lakshman Jhula, Lakshman Temple, Sacha Akhileshwar Mahadev, Ram Jhula, Swarg Ashram, Geeta Bhawan and Parmarth Niketan. At 6pm we walk to the Ganges in Haridwar and take part in the Fire Ceremony.

Overnight… Haveli Hari on the Ganga

September 30…Haridwar / Delhi

At 9am we will be taken for a half day tour of Haridwar visiting Pashupatinath Temple, Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple, Mansa Devi, Pawan Dham, Jain Temple, Maa Vaishno Devi Temple.

At 5:30pm we will be transferred to Haridwar train station to board the train for Delhi. Depart 6:13pm “AC Chair Car” Arrive New Delhi 9:45 pm.

Upon our arrival, we will be met and transferred to our hotel.

Overnight… Bajaj Homestay

October 1…Time for some last minute shopping.

Depart Delhi at 9:50pm

October 2…Arrive Cape Town at 11:35am

 

Deposit of R4,000 saves you a place on the tour.