India offers remarkable perspectives on where the modern world intersects with life as it has been lived for millennia. This program includes the capital Delhi; the Taj Mahal, a poem in marble, built in an act of love; the rose pink city of Jaipur; the charming blue city of Jodhpur; the 15th-century Jain temple at Ranakpur with exquisite marble carvings; romantic Udaipur with its lakes and palaces; and finally, witness Hindu rituals in spiritual Varanasi.

12 Days Crossroads of India

ESCORTED WITH MINIMUM 10 AND MAXIMUM 16 PASSENGERS. LOCALLY HOSTED IF LESS THAN 10 OR MAKE IT A WORLDVIEW 'PRIVATELY GUIDED' TOUR.

Featuring: DELHI-AGRA-JAIPUR-JODHPUR- ROHET-UDAIPUR-VARANASI

India offers remarkable perspectives on where the modern world intersects with life as it has been lived for millennia. This program includes the capital Delhi; the Taj Mahal, a poem in marble, built in an act of love; the rose pink city of Jaipur; the charming blue city of Jodhpur; the 15th-century Jain temple at Ranakpur with exquisite marble carvings; romantic Udaipur with its lakes and palaces; and finally, witness Hindu rituals in spiritual Varanasi.


Day 1 ARRIVE DELHI Late night arrival in Delhi, capital of India. Its history goes back 2000 years.


Day 2 DELHI (B) Tour New Delhi visiting the impressive Qutab Minar, a 234-ft sandstone tower and Humayun's Tomb. See the Government buildings and presidential palace along the broad and majestic Rajpath. Tour Old Delhi to see the Red Fort, a symbol of Mughal power. Drive through old Delhi and visit Raj Ghat, a memorial to the great Mahatma Gandhi.



Day 3 DELHI - AGRA (B) Drive today to Agra and visit the Agra Fort.


Day 4 AGRA (B) Visit the Taj Mahal built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648 AD in memory of his Queen. It took the world's best craftsmen and over 20,000 workers almost 20 years to build this dream. Afternoon sample the arts of the region.


Day 5 AGRA - JAIPUR (B) An interesting drive to Jaipur visiting en route Fatehpur Sikri, the once fabled Mughal capital that now lies quietly but wonderfully preserved. Surrounded on all sides by rugged hills and crowned with forts, Jaipur is aptly called the Pink City of India.


Day 6 JAIPUR (B) This morning visit Amber Fort with a thrilling elephant ride. Inside, the fort find lavish courtyards, beautifully decorated halls and the Chamber of Mirrors. Afternoon tour Jaipur city visiting the Royal Observatory and Palace Museum. See the ornate and elaborate Palace of Winds, the Hawa Mahal, a striking landmark of Jaipur. Later explore the exotic 'bazaars' of Jaipur.


Day 7 JAIPUR - JODHPUR (B) Drive to Jodhpur. Jodhpur stands on a range of sandstone hills. Dominating the view is a massive fortress. Within the walls are royal palaces with priceless jewels and a striking collection of artifacts. Tour of the Meherangarh Fort and Jodhpur city. Visit the colorful downtown clock tower market.


Day 8 JODHPUR- ROHET (BD) Drive to Rohet, a small town surrounded by colorful villages. Participate in a Village Safari by jeeps. Experience first-hand the true rural life of India not often seen by tourists.


Day 9 ROHET - UDAIPUR (BL) On our drive to Udaipur visit the beautiful Jain temple of Ranakpur. Built in white marble it has exquisite intricate carvings. The city of Udaipur stands in a valley amid green hills on the banks of the wide, steel blue Lake Pichola.


Day 10 UDAIPUR (B) Tour of Udaipur, visiting the vast and exquisite City Palace of the Maharana. Amber, jade and colored glass gives the palace a sparkling, yet ethereal quality. See the Fateh Sagar Lake and visit the Jagdish Temple. In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Pichola including visit to the Jagmandir Palace.


Day 11 UDAIPUR -DELHI- VARANASI (B) Today we fly to Varanasi via Delhi. Later visit Sarnath where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon. In the evening attend the Aarti ceremony at the Ganges.


Day 12 VARANASI - DELHI - HOMEBOUND (B) Early morning boat ride on the Ganges River. Thousands of devout Hindus descend to the holy waters of the Ganges for purification.

Fly to Delhi. Day use rooms at an airport hotel. Later transfer to the airport to connect home bound flight.

TOUR ENDS. HAPPY LANDINGS!


LAND TOUR PRICES INCLUDE: 11 nights hotel accommodations at the mentioned or similar hotels, American Breakfast daily and mentioned meals, Sight-seeing tours with local English speaking guides including entrance feeIndia expert Tour Director (minimum 10 passengers) or locally hosted with minimum 2. Round trip transfers and Baggage handlingService charges and hotel taxes

LAND TOUR PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE: International and Internal airfare, any passport and visa fee, any airport taxes, any camera fee at the monuments, any meals except those mentioned, any transportation except those mentioned, tips to room boys, laundry charges, telephone calls or any other charges of personal nature. Nor does it include any end of the trip gratuity to our India expert Tour Director (suggested tipping is $10 per person per day).

'PRIVATELY GUIDED'- TRAVEL ANY DAY This tour can be customized to travel any day as a 'privately guided' tour with locally hosted ground arrangements for two or more guests traveling together. Call (800) 373 0388 or email info@worldviewtours.com to book this trip