Experience Accessible and Splendid India
THIS PACKAGE IS NOT CUSTOMIZABLE.
Unravel the ancient treasures of North India on this fascinating 2-week accessible adventure. This accessible package offers a cross section of India’s culture, history, sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and much more! Explore the labyrinth of historic relics, kitschy bazaars and bustling city scapes in Delhi, experience the glorious Taj Mahal in Agra firsthand, and see the Red Fort. This tour will also take you to Jaipur city where you’ll visit the incredible Amber Palace and Jodhpur, “the Blue City”, which is located on the Thar Desert.
This 14-night package has been designed to ensure a fully accessible and 100% memorable time in India. Enjoy comfortable accessible transfers, wheelchair friendly hotel accommodation and an outstanding, accessible tour itinerary filled with the very best of India!
Below you will find a detailed itinerary, trip inclusions and exclusions, and other important information regarding our Splendor of North India Accessible Travel Package.
Detailed Trip Itinerary:
DAY 01: ARRIVE DELHI
You arrive at New Delhi International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, as you exit the arrivals terminal, a Sage Traveling representative will meet you with a placard with your name on it. You will be escorted to your accessible vehicle for a transfer to your accessible hotel in Delhi. The day is at leisure allowing you to relax and unwind in the comfort of your hotel.
DAY 02: DELHI
Enjoy a breakfast at your accessible hotel, before heading out on a mesmerizing tour of the City of Djinns with a visit to Imperial Delhi. Accompanied by your guide, you will soak in the grandiose of the city with a drive past the imposing 42-meter tall India Gate (war memorial arch), set amidst the sprawling gardens. With its eternal flame and the names inscribed on its arch, it affords a perfect tribute to the 82,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in the First World War. Next, drive past the Parliament House and the Rashtrapati Bhavan (President’s Residence), a structure epitomizing India’s democratic tradition, secular structure and imposing architecture.
Continue to the magnificent Tomb of Humayun, a perfect culmination of distinctly evolved Mughal architecture in the Indian subcontinent, inspiring the Taj Mahal.This impressive structure is built on a monumental scale, grandeur of design, square garden (charbagh) setting inspired by the description of paradise in the Holy Quran, with no precedence in the Islamic world for a mausoleum such as this.A beautiful synthesis of Persian architecture and Indian traditions, exemplified by the arched alcoves, corridors, the high double dome, the kiosks, giving it a pyramidal outline from distance.
Finally, drive through the lively streets of South Delhi and head to the captivating 13th century Qutub Minar for a visit.
DAY 03: IN DELHI
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, take in the sights and sounds of Old Delhi with a visit to the magical old town. Your introduction to the grand old city begins with a short panoramic drive enveloping the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. This impressive red sandstone structure projects beautifully into the Old Delhi skyline with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. You will also see Red Fort which oncewas the residence of the Mughal Kingsuntil 1857. The Red Fort was the pride of the Mughal empire, built at the pinnacle of their reign. The entire complex is well ramped, friendly enough for the wheelchair. After that, proceed for city tours including Sikh Temple (Gurudwara Bangala Sahib) and the magnificent Humayun’s Tomb
DAY 04: DELHI-AGRA
After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, it’s time for a relaxing, scenic drive to explore the renowned, ancient capital city of the Mughals – Agra, via the Express Highway (a journey of approximately 4.5 hrs drive).
Agra is enveloped in a tapestry of magic and allure. Known to the world as the city of the ‘Taj Mahal’, Agra is a story woven by the Mughals with their political design and artistic propensity. The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, forts and palaces is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the empire that came to shape the ethos of the region for centuries to come
In the outskirts of the city, you will stop to visit the magnificent Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb, popularly known as the ‘Baby Taj’. Filled with gardens, mini structures and heritage monuments, this elegant tomb is the first structure of its kind to be constructed of pure marble in Mughal India –a perfect draft of the iconic Taj Mahal. The complex itself is very well ramped right up to the last platform, however, with no wheelchair accessibility to the final enclosure where the cenotaphs lie.
Following your check-in at your accessible hotel in Agra, the rest of the afternoon is at leisure.
DAY 05: AGRA
Your day begins after a sumptuous breakfast with a visit to the Taj – the epitome of marvelous Mughal architecture. Celebrated for its structural magnificence and aesthetic beauty, partake in the poetry of the beautiful Taj and the lost love stories that surround the mausoleum, as it sits reminiscing by the gurgling Yamuna. A symphony in white marble, this is truly a tribute to eternal love.
Accompanied by your local guide, seated in your wheelchair, you can comfortably bridge the gap between the drop off point & the entrance to the Taj Mahal complex. However, if possible, subject to having obtained prior permission on the day of visit, our vehicle can go right up to the entrance gate of the Taj Mahal complex. The complex itself is very well ramped right up to the last platform, however, with no wheel chair accessibility to the final enclosure where the cenotaphs lie.
Next, you will be heading off to Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal art and architecture. An impregnable military structure built by Akbar, the Agra Fort luxuriated with the elegance, lavishness and majesty of an imperial palace. Relive the era as you step into the seat of power and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire.
Absorb the glory of this imposing, red sandstone structure, as you cruise conveniently through most of its well ramped palaces, pavilions & courtyards.
DAY 06: AGRA-JAIPUR
Following breakfast, take the scenic road from the capital of the Mughals to the capital of the KachwahaRajputs – Jaipur (a journey of approximately 7 hours). Make a stop at the deserted fort of Fatehpur Sikri, a brilliant fusion of both Hindu and Mughal architecture.
Located just 40 km from Agra, it is an enchanting folly that changed the landscape of the region, a mesmerizing capital city built by Akbar in honor of Sufi saint, Sheikh Salim Chisti only to be deserted within 14 years to fall to slow, poetic ruin.
Upon arrival in Jaipur, proceed for check-in at your accessible hotel.
Jaipur, one of the most enticing places in India, is nestled between mighty forts and the rugged Aravalli Hills. It is known as ‘the pink city’ as its prominent buildings are washed in this color
DAY 07: JAIPUR
Start your day with breakfast at your hotel before you begin an exciting day around Amber and a photo stop at the beautiful Hawa Mahal.
Perched atop a ridge just outside Jaipur city, Amber is surrounded by fortified battlements, overlooking the Maota Lake. Built in the 17th century, it was once the seat of power before the birth of the Jaipur’s City Palace. Today, though, it stands a silent spectator to a bygone era, overlooking the ruins and sprawling crenelated walls spread over the Aravalli.
Though not long, through a winding uphill and a bit rough drive, you are taken in your car up to the main gate, you can tour sections of the palace famous for its excellence in design and ornate decor.
Within the complex, see the Ganesh Pol, an awe-inspiring gateway painted with beautiful images of the elephant-headed god, Ganesh. You will not help but notice, as you move through the halls of the princes, the merging of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles makes its way into the apartments, gardens and landscaping of the palace.
DAY 08: IN JAIPUR
This morning, after breakfast at your accessible hotel, you are invited to relive the grandiose of Jaipur and its nobility with a tour of the Pink City, “abode of rajahs”. The highlights of the tour include a visit to sections of the City Palace, including an enigmatic peek into their collection of traditional Rajasthani costumes, the Mughal and Rajput armory, their extensive art gallery, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works – one can now paint a picture about the life and times of the royals.
Proceed to the awe-inspiring Jantar Mantar Observatory, a stone astrological and astronomical Observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the 18th century. Both the attractions are adjacent to each other & are very much inclusive of wheelchair users.
Late in the afternoon, explore the bustling bazaar of the Old City to shop for the famous Jaipuri textiles and jewelry.
DAY 09: JAIPUR-JODHPUR
Following breakfast, it’s time to checkout and continue your journey with a drive through the rustic countryside to the royal capital city of the Marwars- Jodhpur (a journey of approximately 7 hrs). Upon arrival, proceed for check-in to your new accessible hotel.
Jodhpur – the “Blue City” is located on the edge of the Thar Desert cradled by the massive Mehrangarh Fort on one side, and the stately Palace of Umaid Bhawan on the other, and dotted with monuments, temples and gardens, it is brimming with heritage and culture. Steeped in history, this city is seemingly stuck in a medieval era.
The rest of the evening is at leisure.
DAY 10: JODHPUR
After your breakfast at the hotel, you proceed for a tour of Jodhpur starting with the mighty Mehrangarh Fort. While Rajasthan is sprinkled generously with a number of forts, Mehrangarh Forts stands out from the lot. Perched on top of a 125-meter high hill the fort is as imposing as it is magnificent. Get ready to be immersed in legends that whisper through the walls of this monument. Visit the ramparts where you will discover antique artillery that defended the fort during their time. Inside the fort, which is still run by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, visit sections of the palaces with their delicate friezes and respective museums, displaying treasures of the royal family.
Though, accompanied by a guide, additionally, you may want to take the audio tour which is a part of your entrance ticket. Due to the architectural layout of this majestic fort, only a few sections are accessible using a wheelchair. While here, you will see Daulat Khana Chowk, one of the most important courtyards which is a part of the museum. As you sail through this area, listen to the royal family anecdotes in the wonderfully scripted audio tour, gaze at the craftsmanship that was once described by Rudyard Kipling as – “The Work of Angels & Giants” & get transported back in time. Following this, you will visit explore the vibrant sounds, sights and smells of Sardar Market, which is marked by triple gateways at its northern and southern ends. Plunge into the old city’s commercial heart with crowded alleys and bazaars selling vegetables, Mathaniya’s red chili, spices, bamboo, wooden handicrafts & sweets. And don’t forget to sample the uniquely stimulating flavors of tea as well as the uniquely popular Makhania lassi (buttermilk), for a true Rajasthani experience – out of this world!
DAY 11: JODHPUR-UDAIPUR
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before checking out from your hotel. Next, embark on a picturesque drive through the rugged, wooded hills of the Arvallis, to the City of Lakes – Udaipur (a journey of approximately 7 hours). Upon arrival, check into your new accessible hotel.
Romance feels most at home at Udaipur, the City of Lakes. With its rolling hills, fairy tale palaces, age-old temples, havelis and quaint street’s, this ‘Venice of the East’ is sure to take your breath away.
DAY 12: UDAIPUR
The day begins with your guide taking you to visit some of the sections of the striking City Palace Complex. Amidst the blocks of pastel-colored buildings, the City Palace surfaces towards the sky through the rooftops. Lattice-balconies and intricately carved windows adorn the exterior of the grand palace, while sparkling mosaic tiles and stain glass embellish its interior. Subject to having obtained prior permission from the City Palace Museum authorities, our vehicle can go right up to the entrance of the museum. With an elevator in place, some of the ornate courtyards (Manak Chowk &Mor Chowk), silver gallery & beautiful rooms such as, Priyatam Niwas are very much accessible.
From the palace, we continue onto the Old City market past the ancient Jagdish Temple. There are treasures to be found in this buzzing market, so watch out for colorful and interesting souvenirs that you could take back.
Later in the afternoon, you will visit Saheliyon Ki Bari – the Garden of the Maids of Honour, designed as a peaceful retreat outside the old city of Udaipur. Built by Maharana Sangram Singh II for the 48 girls that he received as part of his dowry, this quiet garden presents a perfect fusion of Indian and English architecture.
DAY 13: UDAIPUR
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at your hotel. The day is free to enjoy the tranquility of the city of lakes or do some last minute souvenir shopping.
DAY 14: UDAIPUR-DELHI
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel (Check-out from your hotel at 1200 hrs).
You will be met by a Sage Traveling representative at your hotel who will facilitate your accessible transfer to the airport. The airline staff will further facilitate all the check in formalities right up to boarding the plane.
Air India flight from Udaipur to Delhi
Departure -Udaipur At: 1525 hrs Flight # AI:472
Arriva -Delhi At: 1650 hrs
You arrive at New Delhi International Airport. As you exit the arrivals terminal, a Sage Traveling representative will meet you with a placard with your name on it and facilitate your smooth accessible transfer to your hotel and assist with check-in.Overnight in Delhi
DAY 15: DELHI DEPARTURE
Enjoy your last breakfast in India at your hotel. Depending on your departure flight time, your accessible vehicle will pick you up and escort you to the airport (Check-out from your hotel at 1200 hrs).
END OF THE TOUR
- 14-Nights accommodation in standard accessible room
- Breakfast included at your accessible hotel
- Accessible transfers in vehicles equipped with a ramp or lift (includes airport transfers and all tour transfers)
- Local, English speaking tour guide to escort you throughout the entire trip
- Meet and Greet as well as porter services at the airport by a local Sage representative
- Entrance fees to all venues listed in the detailed itinerary
- Visits to Delhi (Sikh Temple, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar)
- Visits to Agra (Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri)
- Visits to Jaipur (Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar)
- Visit to Jodhpur (Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada)
- Visits to Udaipur (City Palace, Saheliyon Ki Bari).
- All current applicable taxes including Government Service Tax
- All road taxes, parking fees, fuel charges and interstate taxes
- Services not mentioned in the detailed itinerary
- Meals other than those specified in the itinerary
- Personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, video/camera fees, tips and gratuities.
- Visa fees
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