Marvel at the Moghul splendour of the Taj Mahal.
Explore rural India; idyllic scenes in the timeless villages of the Aravalli hills.
Take a boat ride of Udaipur's Lake Pichola.
Learn about day-to-day village life during visits to schools as well as water and farm projects.
What our specialists say...
This is a Rajasthan itinerary with a twist, including lots of characterful properties and rural escapes to take you off the beaten track. Araveli is a highlight of this itinerary; unique to Audley, a stay here is highly rewarding, allowing you to connect with the local community and gain a fascinating insight into rural life in northern India.
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Delhi.
Day 2 Delhi
Day 3 Delhi
Explore the fascinating Old and New sides of Delhi today with your local and knowledgeable guide. This includes the enormous Jama Masjid from which you will walk through the bazaars and narrow streets - a great way to absorb the sights and sounds of Old Delhi. You will also see the monumental buildings set along wide boulevards of Lutyens` New Delhi including India Gate and the President`s residence.
Day 4 Agra
Travel south to Agra this morning and spend the afternoon exploring the city's sites. Enjoy an evening walk through a local village at dusk to see a unique perspective of the Taj Mahal as the sun sets.
Day 5 Samode
Day 8 Barli
Day 9 Araveli
Barli , Araveli
After breakfast you leave for Araveli which should take around four hours. Then enjoy your first afternoon of activities at Araveli. Your schedule will depend on the activities occurring in the local village at the time but you will get plenty of time to meet local people and share a cup of chai.
Day 10 Araveli
On the second day of your Araveli experience you might be helping to build a wall, clearing rubble or carrying water for local families. There will be time for cultural experience including visiting a local temple or meeting village elders.
Day 11 Araveli
A final day in Araveli. You might get the chance to experience a dance lesson or craft class with one of the village women.
Day 12 Udaipur
Day 13 Udaipur
Day 14 International return flight
Udaipur , International return flight
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