The vibrant metropolis Delhi with her exuberant flower and spice markets, impressive Hindu temple, British colonial palaces and emerging business and residential areas is a perfect start for a journey into a completely different, impressive world.
Rajasthan offers world heritage, sand stone cities, stunning desert and riverine landscapes, deep-rooted traditions, elephants, Hindu religion and everyday culture at first hand. On our journey we will experience the world wonder Taj Mahal, the Palace of Love, visit the marble laboratory or listen to the Rajasthani folk music at a concert. The pink coloured sand stone city Jaipur will overwhelm you with its markets, fortresses and palaces. Delicious food and a cooking class will give you some impressions of the Northern Indian cuisine, and while visiting an Indian family you will learn a lot about the present maharajah-dynasties and their everyday life. In an elephant reserve, you will have close contact with the giants, feed them and learn all about their everyday care. In the desert city of Jodhpur you will visit the sun palace Mehrangarh and the 10 km long, well conserved city wall. During a visit at a very successful school for blind people you will get to know the teachers, pupils and the current projects. Near Pushkar, the holy city, we will make an excursion with the camel wagon and visit the Brahma temple with his countless flower donations and the singing of priests and believers. Finally you will get to know one of India’s most important means of transportation and travel back to Delhi by train.
A very competent, English-speaking guide and a tour de sens tour leader will accompany you. You will be accommodated in four star hotels, former maharajah palaces and desert resorts.
Special features of the trip:
- Visit of a well-known school for blind people
- Visit of an elephant reserve: elephant feeding, etc.
- Camel wagon trip in the semi-desert
- Train ride from Ajmer to Delhi
- Cooking class
- Visit of a wood printing factory
- Visit of an Indian family
- Rikscha-ride through Old Delhi and visit of Delhi’s biggest mosque