From India’s exotic culture to Maldives pristine beaches – experience the best on this tailor-made Rajasthan and Maldives trip. Beginning in India’s capital Delhi, soak in Mughal-era architecture and the ethereal beauty of the white-domes Taj Mahal in Agra. In Udaipur, you’ll be regaled with tales of Rajput glory days while you discover the region’s unique culture and cuisine. Make your way to Bangalore, southern India’s ‘Garden City’ and then to the Maldives, where barefoot luxury awaits you on a paradise island.
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Delhi, the City of Djinns (spirits) is yours to discover! Let us take you on a journey of India’s capital that covers 5,000 years, from its imperial history and two World Heritage sites to today’s electric contemporary vibe.
Highlights of Delhi Whether you want a whirlwind tour or wish to enjoy an in-depth experience of Delhi’s numerous sights, the choice is yours on this full day tour! Discover the Old Town with its bustling markets, including Chandni Chowk, once the grandest Indian market. Head to the imposing Red Fort and onto India’s largest mosque, the Jama Masjid, beautifully decorated with paintings, inlaid stones, carvings and glazed tiles. Feast at the colorful, open-air food and craft bazaar of Dilli Haat. Visit Laxminarayan Temple, built in honor of the Hindu goddess of wealth, and its beautiful gardens. Discover the UNESCO World heritage site Humayun’s Tomb, a monumental landmark in Indo-Islamic architecture with its perfect synthesis of Persian architecture and Indian traditions. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Red Fort closed on Mondays)
Discover the magic of white marble at Agra! The city is home to UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal.
Visit to Fatehpur Sikri Discover the former Mughal capital of Fatehpur Sikri that was built and founded in the 1500s by the third Mughal Emperor, Akbar. This was a planned imperial city that would bring leaders of many religions together as Akbar held ideals of a syncretistic faith. Unfortunately just ten years after completion the city was deserted due to drought and water shortages. Now a UNESCO world heritage site, (Duration: 4hrs; Private En route Activity & Transfers; Fitness Level: Easy; Please note that guests will need to travel from the car parking area to the main entrance – a distance of 1 km – by boarding the Government owned battery operated bus)
Personalized Tour of Classic Agra Attractions Discover the majesty of Mughal architecture during your tour of Agra’s most famous monuments. Set off for the red sandstone ramparts of Agra Fort that sits on the banks of the River Yamuna. Explore exquisitely designed palaces, mosques, and audience halls that still stand witness to the grandeur of Mughal craftsmanship. Feel the longing of the imprisoned emperor, Shah Jahan, as you gaze across the river to the Taj Mahal, the mausoleum of his beloved queen, Mumtaz Mahal. Witness next the fabled beauty of this marble homage to love that inevitably figures on any list of the World’s Wonders. Take in the breathtaking beauty of its dimensions, the intricacy of its engineering, and the ornate wall carvings that were once inlaid with precious stones. Finally, make your way to the delicately laid out Mehtab Bagh which offers one of the most scenic vantage points for the iconic Taj. (Taj Mahal closed on Fridays; Private Activity & Transfer; Duration: 3 hrs; Fitness level: Easy)
Jaipur is the eternal rose pink city and gateway to North India’s most colorful state, Rajasthan. Surrounded by the arid Aravalli Hills, Jaipur was founded in the early 18th century by Maharajah (King) Jai Singh II, and is steeped in legends and regal grandeur.
Highlights of Jaipur Wander into regality during your full day tour! Explore Amber Fort, a fabulous sandstone fort complex that overlooks the city. Visit Albert Hall, the state museum of Rajasthan with its vast collection of interesting regional Indian artifacts. Observe the aesthetically beautiful honeycombed façade of Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal). Discover the architecturally rich City Palace with its many regal courtyards, temples and pavilions, and Govind Devji Temple, dedicated to Hindu God Krishna, situated in the heart of the old city. Head to the world’s largest stone observatory – the Jantar Mantar. Visit the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, which acts to preserve the traditional Indian technique of hand block textile printing and boasts numerous beautiful examples. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy)
Udaipur is the City of Lakes! Tucked away in the heart of the forested Aravalli Hills, this regally romantic city has always stood out from Rajasthan’s other desert cities with its network of manmade lakes.
Highlights of Ranakpur Journey to Ranakpur on a unique day trip, which can be enjoyed en route. The highlight of this town is the Jain Temple, which dates back to the 15th century and is intricately crafted – and entirely out of white marble. The temple complex is extraordinarily well-preserved, despite its age, and covers a vast area. Take on the role of explorer as you venture through the complex, with its 29 halls, 80 domes and pavilions, and 1,444 imposing pillars, of which no two are alike in design or sculpture. Rankapur is the single most important pilgrimage site for followers of the Jain religion, so expect to find devotees engaged in prayer in this tranquil place. Kindly note that guides are not permitted to accompany you inside the temple complex.
Highlights of Udaipur (Half Day): Vintage & Regal Experience the Vintage & Classic Car Collection Museum with its private collection of early car models. Head to the waterfront of Lake Pichola to Gangori Ghat for a marvellous experience at Bagore ki Haveli. This 18th century private mansion was built by the former Prime Minister of the Mewar state and boasts beautiful courtyards, terraces and balconies, and intricate interiors embellished with mirror and glass. There are over one hundred rooms brimming with costumes and modern art. By night, the haveli is lit up and glows beautifully, acting as an ideal backdrop for you to enjoy a traditional Rajasthani music and dance performance.(Half Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Time : 16:00 – 20:00Fitness Level: Easy)
Shared – Boat Ride to Jag Mandir Cruise out onto the luxurious Lake Pichola and enjoy a one hour boat ride that will allow you to experience the city’s various attractions and architecture, such as the City Palace, from a different perspective. Visit the famous 17th century Jag Mandir, guarded by its eight life-size elephants that have been painstakingly carved from marble Experience the once bejewelled island palace walls, and take a leisurely stroll through island’s beautiful landscaped gardens filled with charming flowers, before you return to your boat. If you are enjoying this activity at dusk then you will have the chance to witness the calm waters magically glimmering in the setting sun.
Bengaluru, India’s answer to Silicon Valley, was ranked third in 2012 amongst the list of world’s top ten cities to visit by Lonely Planet! Formerly a ‘pensioners paradise’, the bustling city sits high above sea-level, and is blessed with pleasant weather all year round.
Highlights of Bangalore Experience historic landmarks amidst the cosmopolitan chic. Venture to 16th century blackened Dodda Ganeshana Gudi (Bull Temple) dedicated to the sacred bull Nandi. Venture to the imposing Vidhana Soudha, a Neo-Dravidian building that houses the seat of state legislature. Tour Bangalore Palace, still owned and inhabited by the erstwhile royal family of Mysore. Visit Bangalore’s British colonial gardens – Lal Bagh, which includes a Victorian glasshouse replica of London’s original Crystal Palace, and Cubbon Park. Explore Tipu Sultan’s Fort and Palace, and the Government Museum, one of the oldest museums in India and home to many artifacts from the Neolithic period.
You will be transferred from Hotel to Bangalore Airport
Board your flight from Bangalore to Male via Colombo (Flight duration including layover in Colombo: 5.5 hrs)
Upon arrival at Maldives airport you will be met by the representative carrying the resort paging board, please proceed towards the representative. The Representative will guide you to your resort’s counter at the airport, after the check in formalities you would be escorted by the hotel staff to board you speedboat. Speedboat time will be decided only 24 hrs prior to your arrival, depending on the occupancy on the boat you might have to wait at the lounge to board your speedboat. Your departure speedboat time from the resort will be passed on by the hotel staff 1 day prior to your departure.
Male finds mention in almost every traveler’s wish list for being the gateway to the incredible Maldives’ islands. Compared to the relaxed ambience within the islands surrounding Male, the bustling city is something extraordinary!
On your final, transfer to the airport for your international depature
Price & Inclusions
Option 1 From $ 6,390 /person
Option 2 From $ 11,690 /person
Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.
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What our guests say about this trip
If you are planning a trip to India or the Maldives you need to talk to Enchanting Travels. Anita and Sanchi provided the attention to detail and expertise to help make our experience amazing. We are pretty seasoned travellers and will ONLY use Enchanting Travels going forward.