India tour: from Taj Mahal to Goa beaches in 13 days

13 Days/ 12 Nights
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A tailor-made trip to India leaves no one indifferent. During this two-week tour, visit some of India's most captivating places like Delhi, Agra and Goa. And prepare to live an unforgettable adventure: elephant ride, camel cart ride, unusual architecture tours ... From the Taj Mahal to the beaches of Goa, a lot of surprises await you!

Day 01: Arrival in Delhi - Shekhawati

Upon arrival at Delhi Airport, you will be greeted by a guide from your travel agency in India. He will take care of your private transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, departure by road to the region of Shekhawati, known for its Havelî, small palaces with frescoes. Arrival at destination, you will be transferred to the hotel. Night at the hotel

Day 02: Shekhawati - Jaipur

After breakfast, you will visit the Havelî, the former residences of merchants. Then, you will go to Jaipur to continue your trip to India. Capital of Rajasthan, it is built from pink stones, which is worth its nickname "the pink city". Check in and overnight in a hotel in Jaipur.

Day 03: Jaipur - Fort Amber - Jaipur

This 3rd day on the road to Taj Mahal will be dedicated to the exploration of Jaipur. So, after breakfast, you will visit the Fort. You will mount the ramparts on elephants. If they are unavailable, you will travel by jeep. Once up there, you will contemplate the palace with its fairy rooms set with mirrors.

In the afternoon, many visits are still scheduled. First the City Palace, then the palace of Maharajah. Then you will continue by the "Hawa Mahal", the famous Palace of the Winds. It is a facade where the women of the harem could look outside without being seen.

After these visits, you will have the chance to join Hindus in their daily prayers at Birla Temple before discovering the crafts of Jaipur. Precious stones, stencil, painted cotton, etc., lots of items are waiting for you. Night at the hotel.

Day 04: Jaipur - Suroth

A new day of travel to India for a new experience. After breakfast, you will go to Suroth. It is a fortified village off the beaten path. Surrounded by red sandstone ramparts, it represents the typical Indian countryside. It was built more than eight centuries ago by Raja Baldev Singh, the origin of the current ruling family.

The visit of this village promises an unforgettable adventure. Moreover, upon arrival, you will enjoy a traditional welcome. In the afternoon, enjoy a cart ride on a dromedary, followed by a walk in the village, including Haat Bazar, the local market. This walking tour allows you to see a plethora of local craft shops. It will also be an opportunity to discover Indian culinary specialties. Night at the hotel.

Day 05: Suroth - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

You will be heading to Agra this morning. On the way, you will stop to discover Fatehpur Sikri, an ancient imperial capital. After this historic immersion, you will continue your budget tour in India to the city of Agra. In the north of the country, it is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Check in at the hotel. Night at the hotel.

Day 06: Agra

 Agra Always in the company of  travel agency in India, you will visit the Taj Mahal. This majestic monument was founded by Emperor Shah Jahan to perpetuate the memory of his wife Arjumand Banu Begam. Overlooking the bank of the Yamuna, he embodies the Indo-Persian art. This allowed him to be classified as world heritage. Symbolizing a great love story, its charm is fascinating. The Taj Mahal has a rectangular basin bordered with cypresses. In the afternoon, you will explore the Red Fort. On the banks of the Yamuna, it is the former residence of the Mughal Emperors. Stretching over about forty hectares, it is surrounded by a red sandstone wall 21 to 33 m high. Return to the hotel. Night at the hotel.

Day 07: Agra - Delhi

An excursion to Delhi is planned for this 7th day of your tour in India. Departure is scheduled after breakfast. The visit includes two stopovers. The first is Old Delhi where you will discover the main shopping street Chandni Chowk, Lahore Gate and the Red Fort. The second stop is New Delhi. In this locality, you will visit Parliament, India Gate, Connaught Place and the Arc de Triomphe. Lunch on the way. Night at the hotel.

Day 08: Delhi - Goa

You will be transferred to Delhi airport to take a domestic flight to Goa. The representative of our travel agency in India will assist you on arrival. Also, he will take care of your transfer to the hotel. Night at the hotel.

Day 09: Goa

The time has come for this tour in India to visit Goa. You will enjoy half a day exploring. You will visit the Shantadurga Temple, St. Catherine Cathedral, the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, the tomb of St. Francis Xavier, the site of Magos Fort Reis, etc. Night at the hotel.

Day 10: Goa

After breakfast, you continue your journey in India always to discover Goa. But for this day, it will be free neighborhood. You can take the opportunity to browse the old Goa, one of the most important cities of the Eastern European Empire. Night at the hotel.

Day 11: Goa

You will always enjoy a free day. Why not discover the Dudhsagar Falls for an budget  India tour? After which you can indulge in lazing on the beach of Palolem. Night at the hotel.

Day 12: Goa - Delhi

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Goa airport for flight to Delhi. At your destination, you will be greeted by a English speaking guide in India who will also take care of your transfer to the hotel. Free day. Night at the hotel

Day 13: Delhi (Departure)

You will have the opportunity to visit the Delhi local market before your transfer to the airport for your return flight. Take the opportunity to bring back souvenirs from your Taj Mahal circuit to the beaches of Goa.

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