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Essence of India

Day 1 - Arrive Delhi
Arrive in Delhi this evening. You are met upon arrival and escorted to your hotel. THE ROYAL PLAZA

Day 2 - Delhi Sightseeing
Embark on your tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit Old Delhi covering the Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Ashoka Pillar and the milelong Chandni Chowk bazaar. This afternoon tour New Delhi as you drive along Rajpath to view the Parliament House, the President's House and India Gate. Visit the Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar and Birla Temple. (B)

Day 3 - Delhi / Agra
Drive to Agra, en route visiting Sikandra. In Agra, visit the Agra Fort followed by a visit to the Taj Mahal for a magnificent sunset view. RADISSON HOTEL AGRA (B)

Day 4 - Agra / Fatehpur Sikri / Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur, en route stopping at the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, a masterpiece of Muslim and Hindu architecture. Continue overland to Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. Check into your hotel. RAMADA JAIPUR (B)

Day 5 - Amber Fort Excursion & Jaipur Sightseeing
This morning, visit the mountain fortress of Amber, riding atop daintily painted and decorated elephants. Later, enjoy a tour of Jaipur City, and visit Hawa Mahal, City Palace and the ancient observatory. (B)

Day 6 - Jaipur / Jodhpur
This morning drive to Jodhpur. Upon arrival check into your hotel. PARK PLAZA (B)

Day 7 - Jodhpur / Ranakpur / Udaipur
Visit the invincible Mehrangarh Fort and the Jaswant Thada, a graceful marble cenotaph built in 1899. Depart for Udaipur, stopping en route to tour the beautifully sculpted 15th century Jain temples of Ranakpur. Continue your journey, stopping for lunch at Maharani Bagh-a mango grove and private gardens of the Maharajah of Jodhpur. Arrive in Udaipur and check into your hotel. THE LALIT LAXMI VILAS (B)

Day 8 - Udaipur Sightseeing
Tour this famous "City of Lakes." Visit the City Palace with its scalloped arches, fretted balconies and cupo-las, Saheliyon ki Bari Garden and the folklore museum where you can see a presentation of the string puppets typical of this area. (B)

Day 9 - Udaipur / Mumbai (Bombay)
This morning fly to Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India's most cosmopolitan city. Upon arrival in Mumbai proceed for a tour of Mumbai, which includes the British built arch "Gateway of India", the Hanging Gardens and Malabar Hills where Mumbai's rich and famous live, the Prince of Wales Museum, Dhobi Ghat, Marine Drive, the Gandhi Memorial Museum and Jain Temple. Check in at PENINSULA GRAND HOTEL where you have a day room to relax. Later this evening bid farewell to India, and depart on your onward flight home filled with warm memories of your journey to India. (B)

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