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The perfect way to spend the festive season by experiencing the best of what India has to offer. From the classic sights of India's Golden Triangle, searching for the tigers in Ranthambore, discovering delightful Udaipur and participating in the festivities of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
After attending Midnight Mass in Agra, you'll awake Christmas Day to explore India's most famous monument, the magnificent Taj Mahal. Enjoy a delicious Christmas feast and sip champagne at a rooftop restaurant accompanied by amazing views of the Taj Mahal at sunset. You'll even be treated to a fantastic musical show telling the story of Emperor Shahjahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (for whom the Taj Mahal was built) – a true Bollywood experience!
Our Christmas in India tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.
Explore the iconic Taj Mahal on Christmas morning and watch sunset over the Taj whilst with champagne in hand in the evening.
On Christmas night, sit down for a spectacular performance of the 'Mohabbat the Taj' live musical show
Enjoy two safaris at Ranthambore National Park looking out for tigers, leopards and other wildlife
In holy Pushkar, witness a fascinating Aarti ceremony on the waters of the sacred lake
Admire the magical city of Udaipur, full of glorious, romantic architecture, from the perfect vantage point – a boat cruising the waters of Lake Pichola.
Immerse yourself in local life with a walking tour through Pushkar's bustling market, admiring the enormous range of fresh produce, colourful textiles and interesting souvenirs!
Visit a craft centre in Jaipur to witness the professionals block printing by hand and carpet weaving - then give it a go for yourself!
Fly to Delhi for a two-night stay. Your National Escort or Local Guide from Wendy Wu Tours will meet you at the Delhi International Airport in the Arrivals Hall. Together with other group members who may be arriving at a similar time, you will transfer 45 minutes to your hotel and check-in.
This morning the tour introduction will either be held in the hotel or on the coach. After your breakfast we will embark on a full-day of sightseeing around Old and New Delhi. Next, travel to Khari Baoli Spice Market and enjoy a rickshaw ride before visiting Jama Masjid. Continue to Lakshmi Marayan Hindu Temple, followed by a brief photo stop at India Gate. End your day with a visit to Humayun's Tomb and the Quatab Minar.
Drive to Jaipur. On arrival visit the Turban Museum, enjoying a demonstration on Turban Tying and how to wear it. You will get to take these with you as a memento. Have lunch at the restaurant before checking in at your hotel, where you can relax until dinner.
After breakfast, make a brief photo stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) from the outside. Next, take a jeep ride from the bus park to the entrance of Amber Fort. You will also visit Maharaja's City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory and Choti Choper. This afternoon, pay a visit a nearby craft centre for the opportunity to try your hand at block printing and carpet weaving.
This morning, transfer to Pushkar. Upon arrival, take time to explore the local markets and admire the Brahma Temple before heading to your hotel for check-in. Later today you will participate in a private Religious ceremony on the Ghats of the Sarovar (lake). Pushkar Lake is considered one of the ten holiest sites in the world. You will also participate in the evening Aarti ceremony before returning to your hotel.
After breakfast drive to Udaipur and check-in at your hotel. Later this afternoon you will visit the Vintage and Classic Car Museum, showing a collection of some of the rarest classic and vintage cars. This museum is owned by the Royal Family of Udaipur and located in the premises of the Garden Hotel, outside the City Palace complex. It is in these gardens that you will sit down to a delightful High Tea before returning to your hotel.
Discover more of Udaipur today, starting with a drive around Fateh Sagar Lake. Next, visit the Folk Museum, Mewar Art Gallery, and the City Palace.
Travel to Bundi, enroute visiting Chittor Fort and Vijay Stambh. One of the largest forts in India, Chittor sprawls across a hilltop overlooking the town of Chittorgarh.
After breakfast, spend the morning exploring the town and discovering its unique step wells, as well as Taragarh Fort. Drive to Ranthambore and check-in to your hotel.
Enjoy morning and afternoon canter safaris in the national park for the chance to spot the local wildlife. Each safari involves two-three hours driving on uneven and unsealed tracks. Please bear in mind that there will be no bathroom breaks during the canter safaris. You will need to bring your passport each day to gain access to the park.
Transfer to Agra, making a stop enroute at Fatehpur Sikri, visiting Tomb of Chisti and Panchal Mahal Palace. Upon arrival in Agra, check-in to your hotel for a two-night stay. Enjoy the festivities of Christmas Eve at your hotel. Tonight, you have the option to attend Christmas Midnight Mass at St. Mary’s Church. This is sure to be the highlight of your Christmas.
Wake on Christmas Day with much excitement, as you head to the Taj Mahal. Enjoy ample time to explore this magnificent monument at your leisure. Visit the Itmad-ud-Daulah, nicknamed the Baby Taj, before continuing to the impressive Agra Fort. After enjoying a Christmas lunch feast filled with lots of entertainment and celebrations, you will be taken to a rooftop restaurant where you will sip on champagne, watching the sunset over the Taj Mahal. To end off this magical Christmas Day, you will enjoy a live musical drama - Mohabbat the Taj - a show depicting the romantic love story of Emperor Shahjahan and his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. This is a true Bollywood experience.
Drive to Delhi where you will check in to your hotel. You have the day at leisure to explore or do last minute shopping before your farewell dinner tonight.
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Places Visited: UK - Delhi (2N) - Jaipur (2N) - Pushkar (1N) - Udaipur (2N) - Bundi (1N) - Ranthambore (2N) - Agra (2N) - Delhi (1N) - UK
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In addition to being for solos only these departures feature smaller group sizes, free airport lounge access and complimentary cocktails on arrival.
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