Day 1: Delhi, India
Arrive in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi
Embark on a city tour of Delhi, one of the largest metropolises in the world. Visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar, two UNESCO World Heritage sites. Take a traditional rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, the major street of Old Delhi.
Day 3: Delhi / Jaipur / Pushkar
Fly to Jaipur and drive to Pushkar for its annual vibrant Camel Fair, where livestock traders from all over India come to trade and sell their prized camels and cattle. Gaily attired locals, rich Rajasthani music, camel races, and recitations of holy scriptures ensure that the Pushkar Fair is a feast for the senses.
Day 4: Pushkar
Explore the Pushkar Camel Fair.
Day 5: Pushkar / Jaipur
Travel to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, often called “the Pink City” for its pink monuments, avenues, and stucco buildings. Visit the Ajmer Shrine en route, the most famous sufi shrine in South Asia.
Day 6: Jaipur
Tour the Amber Fort, an example of combining Hindu and Muslim artistic styles. Visit the City Palace, a museum and royal residence including the Hawa Mahal or the “Palace of the Winds.” Visit the 18th century Jaipur Observatory, another UNESCO World Heritage site.
Day 7: Jaipur / Bharatpur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra
Visit Bharatpur and Fatehpur Sikri, a tomb some call an inspiration of design, architecture, and spiritual expression. Continue to Agra.
Day 8: Agra
Watch the sunrise over the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Tour the Taj Mahal and visit another UNESCO World Heritage site, the Agra Fort, one of the most important architectural sites in India. Return to the Taj Mahal for sunset.
Day 9: Agra / Sikandara / Delhi / Depart for Home
Visit Sikandara, an important Mughal architectural masterpiece. Transfer to Delhi and depart for home.