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New Delhi : India Gate
Agra - Tajmahal
Mathura
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Rajasthan : Jaipur
Bikaner : Lalgarh Palace
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  North India : 12 Days

NAMASTE - Exotic Travel welcomes you and extends this greeting at the airport in New Delhi, and so begin your journey to magical places of INDIA, a mysterious country, land of many faces.

Visiting: Delhi - Mathura - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - Kuchaman City - Bikaner - Sekhawati (Mandawa)-Delhi.

Day 1: Delhi - Agra
Collection of participants. A traditional Indian welcome and transfer to Agra (approx. 5 hrs.). Hotel accommodation in Agra, rest overnight.

Day 2: Agra - Mathura
In the afternoon, drive (1.5 hrs.) to Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna, one of the most important gods in India. We will visit the temple, where according to the sources, where 3,500 years ago, God Krishna was born. Sail by boat-holy river Yamuna. We will also see the Tower of Sati, commemorating sati, or widow Behari Mai. Drive back to Agra (1.5 hrs.). Relax by the pool. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Agra
Early in the morning visit the mausoleum of the Taj Mahal, regarded as one of the seven new wonders of the world. Taj Mahal is a temple of white marble, erected in the seventeenth century by Emperor Shah Jahan, the Mughal King. The tomb is a memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Back to the hotel, breakfast, free time. Then visit the Lal Kila (Red Fort), with its most impressive part - the famous Peacock Throne. Visit the shop with carpets (Agra is famous for its hand-woven carpets of silk and cashmere, in India they are much cheaper than in Poland), then shop with marble handicraft emporium of art. Back to the hotel, free time, dinner and overnight stay in Agra. After dinner, the integration of groups at the pool.

Day 4: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur
After breakfast, drive (2 hrs.) to Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned monumental city built on the orders of Akbar the Great, mighty emperor of the Mughal dynasty. Watch BULANDA Darwaza-the Great Gate, also called the Gate of Victory, one of the biggest gates in the world. Drive to Jaipur (4-5 hrs.) Hotel accommodation. Dinner with the puppet show theater, night stay in Jaipur.

Day 5: Jaipur
After breakfast, visit one of the most beautiful cities in India - Jaipur. Due to the color of the buildings Jaipur is called Pink City. The old city is surrounded by a 6-meter long wall with many gates, the majestic, the inside walls are 400-year old. Visit famous astrological observatory, one of the finest and largest in the world. Its beauty impresses Hawa Mahal - Hawa Mahal (visited from the outside), decorated with countless windows, behind which the women in the royal harem were to observe the daily lives of residents. Dinner, relax by the pool, night stay in Jaipur.

Day 6: Jaipur - Kuchaman City
After breakfast, visit the City Palace complex, where the present Maharaja of Jajpur lives. We will also visit the fortress of Amber, Rajasthan's architectural gem, built on an inaccessible hill. At the summit climb on the backs of the royal elephants. Then free time. Finish weaving workshop visits (Jaipur is famous for the production of fine fabrics) and cutters of precious stones. Afternoon drive (4 hrs.) to Kuchaman City, accommodation in an extraordinary Kuchaman fort, built in the fourteenth century, situated on over 350-meter hill, where we will get by a jeep. Dinner in the unique scenery, night stay in Kuchaman.

Day 7: City Kuchaman - Bikaner
After breakfast, visit Kuchaman Fort, then drive to Bikaner, (4-5 hours). On the way visit a temple of Karni Mata, one of the most disturbing, yet fascinating temples in India. Visit to the mata is a task for the faint hearted, as it houses hundreds of saints rats. Accommodation at the hotel in Bikaner, rest, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8: Bikaner
We will visit the sixteenth - century, multi-colored Junagarh fort. Leisure time, rest. In the afternoon we visit the only scientific institute in Asia involved in breeding camels (camel research center). Bus ride to the village of Thar desert, where the life of the villagers will be announced. Then a great attraction - the camel safari in the desert, the music and dances, the evening feast in a completely unique scenery. Back to the hotel, dinner and evening of India, organized specifically for our group. (If the weather allows it is possible accommodation in elegant tents on the Thar desert) Overnight in Bikaner.

Day 9: Bikaner - Sekhawati (Mandawa)
After breakfast walk and ride in horse carriages through the narrow streets of the old city of Bikaner. We'll see Haveli - the impressive sandstone houses built in the eighteenth century by wealthy merchants. Transfer to Sekhawati, a historic district, (4 hrs.) Overnight in Sekhawati.

Day 10: Mandawa - Delhi
After breakfast free time until noon and later visit the small town Mandawa, known as "Rajasthan's gallery under the sky". Mandawa was once an important commercial center, situated on the Silk Road, but after opening the port in Mumbai, has lost its former importance. Still remaines in Mandawa decorated with magnificent murals Haveli residences. Travel to Delhi, overnight in Delhi.

Day 11: Delhi
Afternoon tour of the capital of India: Rajpath (royal career path), Rastrapati Bhawan (former residence of the Viceroy of England, now the presidential palace), Sansad Bhawan (Parliament of India - from the outside) and Gate of India (India Gate). Also visit the Birla temple, the cremation ground of Mahatma Gandhi, situated next to the Mausoleum of Gandhi. We'll also see Gurudwara - Sikh temple, and Jama Masżid - the largest mosque in India. Willing to climb into one of four 40-meter minaret and admire the panorama of Delhi. Ride rickshaws through the picturesque streets of old Delhi. Dinner.

Day 12: Delhi
Distribution of gifts, endless stories about the mysterious, exotic land, supported by the photographs, slides, videos ... and planning another trip to the homeland of the gods and tigers.


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