SHIVA & THE MAHARAJAS

Travel to India: Rajasthan & Varanasi

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Combine the glitz of the imperial cities of Rajasthan and the spirituality of the Hindu city par excellence, passing from the religious ceremonies of the holy men on the Ganges in Varanasi to the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur and the royal palaces and lakes of Udaipur. Keep reading

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1

Delhi

Chaotic capital with a mystical and timeless atmosphere

3 Nights

Delhi at sunset
The Red Fort in Delhi
The Qutb minar in Delhi
Humayun's Tomb

Chaotic, colourful and marked by a pulsating rhythm that is difficult to keep up with: welcome to Delhi! The Indian capital is made up of eight "cities", becoming a single, mystical destination.
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Recommended activities

  • Half day tour of Old Delhi
  • Delhi dining experience
  • An exhilarating rickshaw or tuk tuk ride through Old Delhi
2

Varanasi

The city of Shiva and the stairs overlooking the Ganges

2 Nights

Ghat on the river
Sadhu
The Ganga aarti ceremony
Sarnath park
Sadhu of Varanasi
The Ganges river in Varanasi

According to Mark Twain, Varanasi is even "older than tradition itself".
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Agra

Bow to the Taj Mahal, her Majesty in the heart of Rajasthan

1 Night

The Taj Mahal of Agra
Red Fort Agra
The Red Fort
Taj Mahal in Agra
The Mausoleum of Agra

There's no point skirting around it: in the fortified city of Agra in the heart of Rajasthan, the only real star is the Taj Mahal - not surprisingly one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
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Recommended activities

  • Local meal tasting in Agra
  • Full day Agra city tour
  • Visit at sunset to Taj Mahal
4

Jaipur

"Pink city" with extraordinary architecture

3 Nights

Hawa Mahal, the Palace of the Winds
The Palace of Winds
The Blue Room of the Jaipur Palace
Interior of the Jaipur Palace
Amber Fort

The pink colour of its huge buildings makes Jaipur one of the cities not to be missed during a trip to Rajasthan.
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Recommended activities

  • Tea tasting and making in Jaipur
  • Full day Jaipur tour with Amber Fort
  • Half day tour to Jaipur
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Jodhpur

The "blue city" of Rajasthan, the cradle of the Maharajas

2 Nights

Jodhpur at sunset
Jaswan Thada temple
Jodhpur, the 'blue city'
Jodhpur Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
The blue architecture of Jodhpur
Jodhpur illuminated
Jodhpur and its streets

The splendid Jodhpur rises among small rural villages In the middle of Rajasthan.
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Udaipur

Romantic "white city" on the waters of Lake Pichola

1 Night

Sunset in Udaipur
Udaipur City Palace
Lake Pichola
Saheliyon-ki-Bari in Udaipur

It enjoys the nickname the "white city" of Rajasthan, and some even venture a comparison with the Italian Venice.
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Delhi

1 Night

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