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Nov 23, 2024 - Dec 04, 2024

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Overview

Step into the world of royal grandeur and architectural marvels as you journey through the captivating cities of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur. Led by renowned photographer Ajay Sood, this photography trip will immerse you in the rich history and cultural heritage of India's royal past. From the iconic Taj Mahal to the majestic forts and palaces of Rajasthan, Ajay Sood will share his expertise in capturing the essence of these magnificent landmarks, ensuring that you create lasting memories through your lens.

11N, 12D
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11b, 10L, 2D
Ajay_S-Zhoola
Ajay Sood
Celebrated photographer, travel blogger, and expedition leader.

You can see a photographer’s mastery over his
craft in a single shot. Ask him to shoot a white egg against a white wall!
Adding a third dimension is about playing with light facilitated by your
knowledge and imagination. After 25 years of my career in advertising, it’s the
playfulness and path of continuous discovery that got me into travel blogging
and photography. I’ve been to more than 45 countries, won several photography
and travel awards, and have written for several publications including Condé
Nast Traveller & Smart Photography. I founded Travelure in 2007, a travel blog
with an aim to make destinations desirable. Today, my passion is to tell
stories that compel action.

Highlights

  • Red Fort
  • Humayun tomb
  • Qutab Minar
  • Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort
  • Fathepur Sikri
  • Amber Fort
  • The Pink City Tour
  • Jaipur Home cooked Launch
  • Jantar Mantar at Jaipur
  • Mehrangarh Fort
  • Toorji Ka Jharla
  • Sajjangarh Palace
  • Kumbhalgarh Fort
  • Chittorgarh Fort
  • Hawa Mahal
  • 3 photography sessions with Ajay
  • The Rickshaw tour at Chandni Chowk

Inclusions

  • Double occupancy in 4 star and above stays
  • Local guide throughout
  • All transfers (road / air)*
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Departure airport transfer
  • 22 meals: 12 b’fast, 7 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Mentioned experiences
  • 3 Expert Photography sessions
  • Entrance to the monuments
  • Food testing guided walk in Old Delhi

*Comfortable air conditioned vehicles for all road transfers

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Food and alcohol (except as mentioned)
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuity
  • Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone, camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.











Day 01 ARRIVAL DELHI

Welcome to Delhi!

Upon arrival at the

International airport, our representative will welcome you and transfer you to

your hotel.

Day 02 IN DELHI

A full to explore the rich

heritage of Delhi.

Take an exhilarating cycle

rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, stop at the Jama Masjid – an architectural

extravaganza of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and explore the colourful bazaar of

Old Delhi.

From old Delhi, drive to Gandhi

museum to understand the life philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi and his contribution

to form the base of today’s India.

Drive past the monuments

created by the British during their rule in India to get an insight of India’s

heritage in colonial era.

End your day with a visit to

Humayun Tomb. This magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of

Mughal architecture in India.

Day 03 DELHI

Today, embark on a guided visit

of Akshardham temple, known as the world's largest comprehensive Hindu temple,

displays the soul of Indian culture, civilization, traditions, and

spirituality. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through

India’s glorious art, values, and contributions for the progress, happiness,

and harmony of humankind.

The afternoon is at leisure for

you to explore the city on your own.

Day 04 DELHI

After a leisurely breakfast,

proceed for a guided visit of craft museum. This museum is a great centre to

learn about regional arts and textile of India. You may also witness the

demonstration workshop done by the artists across the country to showcase their

crafts.

Later embark on a food testing

walk to get a taste of the street food culture of Old Delhi. Led by a noted

food enthusiast, you will visit traditional food stalls that developed in the

folds of the culture of Old Delhi. At each stop you will unravel the history,

traditions, and culture behind the "house specialties". The

experience will end at Karim's, a well known Mughlai eatery in Old Delhi.

Day 05 DELHI

AGRA After breakfast, drive to

Agra – the home to many Mughal monuments showcasing India’s diversity. In the

late afternoon, embark on a guided visit of Agra fort- a magnificent example of

Mughal Architecture.

Day 06: AGRA

JAIPUR Early this morning, you

will be taken to experience the ethereal beauty of the ultimate symbol of love

– the Taj Mahal. Later, drive on to Jaipur – the colorful capital of Rajasthan.

In the late afternoon, embark on a guided walk through the bazaar – an

excellent opportunity to get a glimpse of local life and to witness how local

trading is being done. You may also taste a few local delicacies, like a glass

of lassi or a samosa. You can also participate to paint their one hand with

Heena Tattoo – a traditional art form believed to be auspicious mainly for

married women.

Day 07 IN JAIPUR

Start your day with a guided

visit to City Palace – the residence of Jaipur royal family which is now turned

into a museum.

Continue your exploration to

Jantar Mantar – a Royal Astronomical Observatory which is a great example of

scientific minds in ancient India,.

End your day with a visit to

Amber fort. With its amazing architecture that combines Mughal and Hindu

styles, the fort is a sight to watch and walk through with its high ramparts,

many gates, cobbled paths, and splendid view. In the late afternoon, visit an

Elephant village (Hathi gaon) which was set up by the government in 2010 to

give proper shelter and water facilities to all the families and their

elephants that served tourists in and around Amer Fort during the day. Along

with all the homes and shelters for the elephants there are big man-made ponds

in the village designed specifically for elephants to relax and bathe in it

after a long hard days work. People can visit the place and enjoy the sight of

many elephants playing and bathing in open which is a rare sight in this part

of India.

Day 08 JAIPUR - JODHPUR

This morning, leave Jaipur for

Jodhpur by road. On the way, stop at Bagru to witness the Block printing work.

Also try your hands to create a souvenir using this art form.

In the afternoon, visit a local

home in Jodhpur to understand family values in India followed by a culinary

session to try your hands on some Indian dishes. Dinner will be arranged with

your host’s family.

Day 09 IN JODHPUR

Embark on a privately guided

tour to explore the architectural marvel of Mehrangarh fort followed by a visit

to Jaswant Thada - the royal mausoleum and a classic example of the Rajputana

architecture which brilliantly assimilates Hindu and Mughal styles.

This afternoon, enjoy a

leisurely time at the hotel to enjoy the hotel amenities or you have an option

to explore the market of Jodhpur.

Day 10 JODHPUR- UDAIPUR

On this day, leave Jodhpur for

Udaipur by surface.

On the way, stop at the

Ranakpur Jain temple – a beautiful marble temple showcasing India’s unity in

diversity.

In the late afternoon, enjoy a

boat ride on Lake Pichola at sunset.

Day 11 IN UDAIPUR

Explore the main sights of

Udaipur such as the exquisite City Palace with its many galleries and the

16th-century Jagdish Temple in the heart of the old town.

Later, take a stroll on the

Gangaur Ghat to witness the local life and explore the markets.

This evening, enjoy a farewell

dinner at a special venue overlooking the lake.

Day 12 UDAIPUR – DELHI- DEPART

After a leisurely morning,

transfer to airport to board your flight to Delhi.

Upon arrival in Delhi, you will

be transferred to a hotel located near airport to freshen up.

In time, you will be transferred to

international terminal to board your onward flight

 

 

Cancellation Policy

25% down payment Additional payments
Spot pending Refundable Refundable
Spot confirmed Non-refundable* Refundable
60 days pre-trip Non-refundable Non-refundable

*If you cancel when your spot is confirmed and outside of 60 days until departure, you can receive a trip credit for your down payment minus the $100 cancellation fee.

For our full cancellation policy, see our Terms & Conditions.
Your Host
Ajay_S-Zhoola
Ajay Sood
Celebrated photographer, travel blogger, and expedition leader.

You can see a photographer’s mastery over his
craft in a single shot. Ask him to shoot a white egg against a white wall!
Adding a third dimension is about playing with light facilitated by your
knowledge and imagination. After 25 years of my career in advertising, it’s the
playfulness and path of continuous discovery that got me into travel blogging
and photography. I’ve been to more than 45 countries, won several photography
and travel awards, and have written for several publications including Condé
Nast Traveller & Smart Photography. I founded Travelure in 2007, a travel blog
with an aim to make destinations desirable. Today, my passion is to tell
stories that compel action.

Highlights & Inclusions

Highlights

  • Red Fort
  • Humayun tomb
  • Qutab Minar
  • Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort
  • Fathepur Sikri
  • Amber Fort
  • The Pink City Tour
  • Jaipur Home cooked Launch
  • Jantar Mantar at Jaipur
  • Mehrangarh Fort
  • Toorji Ka Jharla
  • Sajjangarh Palace
  • Kumbhalgarh Fort
  • Chittorgarh Fort
  • Hawa Mahal
  • 3 photography sessions with Ajay
  • The Rickshaw tour at Chandni Chowk

Inclusions

  • Double occupancy in 4 star and above stays
  • Local guide throughout
  • All transfers (road / air)*
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Departure airport transfer
  • 22 meals: 12 b’fast, 7 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Mentioned experiences
  • 3 Expert Photography sessions
  • Entrance to the monuments
  • Food testing guided walk in Old Delhi

*Comfortable air conditioned vehicles for all road transfers

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Food and alcohol (except as mentioned)
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuity
  • Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone, camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.











Itinerary

Day 01 ARRIVAL DELHI

Welcome to Delhi!

Upon arrival at the

International airport, our representative will welcome you and transfer you to

your hotel.

Day 02 IN DELHI

A full to explore the rich

heritage of Delhi.

Take an exhilarating cycle

rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, stop at the Jama Masjid – an architectural

extravaganza of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and explore the colourful bazaar of

Old Delhi.

From old Delhi, drive to Gandhi

museum to understand the life philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi and his contribution

to form the base of today’s India.

Drive past the monuments

created by the British during their rule in India to get an insight of India’s

heritage in colonial era.

End your day with a visit to

Humayun Tomb. This magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of

Mughal architecture in India.

Day 03 DELHI

Today, embark on a guided visit

of Akshardham temple, known as the world's largest comprehensive Hindu temple,

displays the soul of Indian culture, civilization, traditions, and

spirituality. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through

India’s glorious art, values, and contributions for the progress, happiness,

and harmony of humankind.

The afternoon is at leisure for

you to explore the city on your own.

Day 04 DELHI

After a leisurely breakfast,

proceed for a guided visit of craft museum. This museum is a great centre to

learn about regional arts and textile of India. You may also witness the

demonstration workshop done by the artists across the country to showcase their

crafts.

Later embark on a food testing

walk to get a taste of the street food culture of Old Delhi. Led by a noted

food enthusiast, you will visit traditional food stalls that developed in the

folds of the culture of Old Delhi. At each stop you will unravel the history,

traditions, and culture behind the "house specialties". The

experience will end at Karim's, a well known Mughlai eatery in Old Delhi.

Day 05 DELHI

AGRA After breakfast, drive to

Agra – the home to many Mughal monuments showcasing India’s diversity. In the

late afternoon, embark on a guided visit of Agra fort- a magnificent example of

Mughal Architecture.

Day 06: AGRA

JAIPUR Early this morning, you

will be taken to experience the ethereal beauty of the ultimate symbol of love

– the Taj Mahal. Later, drive on to Jaipur – the colorful capital of Rajasthan.

In the late afternoon, embark on a guided walk through the bazaar – an

excellent opportunity to get a glimpse of local life and to witness how local

trading is being done. You may also taste a few local delicacies, like a glass

of lassi or a samosa. You can also participate to paint their one hand with

Heena Tattoo – a traditional art form believed to be auspicious mainly for

married women.

Day 07 IN JAIPUR

Start your day with a guided

visit to City Palace – the residence of Jaipur royal family which is now turned

into a museum.

Continue your exploration to

Jantar Mantar – a Royal Astronomical Observatory which is a great example of

scientific minds in ancient India,.

End your day with a visit to

Amber fort. With its amazing architecture that combines Mughal and Hindu

styles, the fort is a sight to watch and walk through with its high ramparts,

many gates, cobbled paths, and splendid view. In the late afternoon, visit an

Elephant village (Hathi gaon) which was set up by the government in 2010 to

give proper shelter and water facilities to all the families and their

elephants that served tourists in and around Amer Fort during the day. Along

with all the homes and shelters for the elephants there are big man-made ponds

in the village designed specifically for elephants to relax and bathe in it

after a long hard days work. People can visit the place and enjoy the sight of

many elephants playing and bathing in open which is a rare sight in this part

of India.

Day 08 JAIPUR - JODHPUR

This morning, leave Jaipur for

Jodhpur by road. On the way, stop at Bagru to witness the Block printing work.

Also try your hands to create a souvenir using this art form.

In the afternoon, visit a local

home in Jodhpur to understand family values in India followed by a culinary

session to try your hands on some Indian dishes. Dinner will be arranged with

your host’s family.

Day 09 IN JODHPUR

Embark on a privately guided

tour to explore the architectural marvel of Mehrangarh fort followed by a visit

to Jaswant Thada - the royal mausoleum and a classic example of the Rajputana

architecture which brilliantly assimilates Hindu and Mughal styles.

This afternoon, enjoy a

leisurely time at the hotel to enjoy the hotel amenities or you have an option

to explore the market of Jodhpur.

Day 10 JODHPUR- UDAIPUR

On this day, leave Jodhpur for

Udaipur by surface.

On the way, stop at the

Ranakpur Jain temple – a beautiful marble temple showcasing India’s unity in

diversity.

In the late afternoon, enjoy a

boat ride on Lake Pichola at sunset.

Day 11 IN UDAIPUR

Explore the main sights of

Udaipur such as the exquisite City Palace with its many galleries and the

16th-century Jagdish Temple in the heart of the old town.

Later, take a stroll on the

Gangaur Ghat to witness the local life and explore the markets.

This evening, enjoy a farewell

dinner at a special venue overlooking the lake.

Day 12 UDAIPUR – DELHI- DEPART

After a leisurely morning,

transfer to airport to board your flight to Delhi.

Upon arrival in Delhi, you will

be transferred to a hotel located near airport to freshen up.

In time, you will be transferred to

international terminal to board your onward flight

 

 

Cancellation Policy

25% down payment Additional payments
Spot pending Refundable Refundable
Spot confirmed Non-refundable* Refundable
60 days pre-trip Non-refundable Non-refundable

*If you cancel when your spot is confirmed and outside of 60 days until departure, you can receive a trip credit for your down payment minus the $100 cancellation fee.

For our full cancellation policy, see our Terms & Conditions.
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