Glories of India 10 Days

Dates:Apr14 Oct13Nov03/10Dec01

Experience India’s beautiful landscapes, atmospheric towns, and renowned cultural destinations, including ancient temples, British colonial treasures, and an abundance of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The tour is ideal for first-time travelers to India who want a broad range of fascinating experiences in some of the country’s most intriguing places.

Day 1 - Canada-Delhi
fly  to Delhi.
Day 2 - Delhi 
Welcome to India! Arrive in the energetic capital city of New Delhi; meet your representative and transfer to the hotel. Time to rest and relax after your journey and acclimate to the new time zone.
Day 3 - Delhi (B)
Begin the tour at the walled city of Old Delhi. Pass by the massive Red Fort and continue to the imposing Jama Masjid, the great mosque of Old Delhi. Join an Optional tour: Cycle rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk to view the narrow, bustling alleyways of this area ($25 USD pp). Continue your afternoon tour in New Delhi or“Lutyen’s Delhi”, which is a combination of British and Indian styles. At one end of the avenue known as the Rajpath (literally the “King’s Way”) is the War Memorial Arch,better known as India Gate. At the other end stands the Rashtrapati Bhavan, one of the largest and most grandiose of the Raj constructions. Visit Humayun’s Tomb, a magnicent monument built in red sandstone. Marvel at the Qutab Minar, India’s tallest stone tower. Tonight, return back to the hotel and the remainder of your evening at leisure.
Day 4 Delhi-Jaipur (B) 
This morning visit Akshardham also known as Swaminarayan. This is one of the Hindu religious complexes that displays millennia of traditional Indian and Hindu culture. Depart for Jaipur known as the “Pink City” of India for its ribbon of walls that extend throughout the city core. After arrival proceed to your hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.
Day5 Jaipur (B)
This morning you will visit Amber Fort, which evokes thoughts of legends and fairy tales. It has been constructed in white and red sandstone. In the afternoon, explore the city by joining an optional tour to Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Jantar Mantar ($35 USD pp). In the evening, join an optional tour to witness the evening prayer ceremony at the Birla Temple ($25 USD pp).
Day6 Jaipur-Tehla (Vaanashrya) (B,L,D)
Set off to visit the Abhaneri Step Well. The concept of step-well was originated in India and acted as the reservoirs or the storage tanks that could store large amount of water and keep it cool as well. After breakfast, drive to Vaanashrya, where you will experience the luxury of camping in the middle of jungle. Upon arrival, you may join an optional Jungle Safari tour to Sariska National Park ($130 USD pp, minimum 2 people) or visit Mansarovar Lake to witness the sunset ($30 USD pp).
Day7 Tehla (Vaanashrya) (B,L,D)
Continue on to visit Bhangarh, one of the Top 10 most haunted places in India. Here you will visit Bhangarh Fort – The Haunted Fort. After lunch, enjoy a Camel Safari through the local villages. Visit the Sarpanch and interact with nearby Banjara tribes on a comfortable camel cart and enjoy the true rural experience. Continue to a Village Walk and visit to a local School.
Day 8 Tehla (Vaanashrya) - Agra (B)
This morning, proceed to Fatehpur Sikri, or “The City of Victory - the deserted red sandstone city. This ancient capital remains today in much the same condition that it was over 300 years ago. Later this afternoon, visit the Agra Fort, which dominates the center of the city with its imposing gates, walls of red sandstone and moat. Later, visit to an artisanal marble inlay unit. Here you will see how craftsmen skillfully create a beautiful inlay of precious and semi – precious stones into the marble. In the evening, you may join an option tour to witness the Mohabbat – the Taj Show ($50 USD pp).
Day9 Agra-Delhi (B)
Early this morning you will visit the Taj Mahal to experience its splendour and beauty graced by the light of the rising sun. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, its unique beauty and immaculately intricate execution all contribute to the breathtaking rst impression as you pass through the arch of the entrance gateway. Return to your hotel for breakfast. This afternoon return to Delhi and the rest of the day is at leisure.
Day10 Delhi Departure (B)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. You will be transferred to the airport and fly back to your home.

Price Includes
• International airfare 
• airport transfers
• 4-5 Star hotel accommodation
• Meals as indicated in the programs
• All local transportation
• Entrance fees to scenic attractions as indicated
• English-speaking tour guide(s)

Price Not Include
• Visa fees
• Travel Insurance 
• Gratuities (Suggested standard: $10 USD/day/person)
• Personal expenditure such as laundry service,souvenirs and telephone calls