Experience the cultural kaleidoscope of India with AdventureWomen on a journey that calls to every traveler’s wanderlust. Visit the wondrous palaces, forts, and fragrant markets of Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra, and witness both sunset and sunrise at the exquisite Taj Mahal. With its fascinating, photogenic, and culturally unique camel market, the Pushkar Camel Fair is a true AdventureWomen bonding experience!
Set your senses loose in five uniquely fascinating cities. Explore exquisite UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the palaces and monuments of Mughals, and lane-laced neighborhoods that reveal the details of day-to-day life. The Pushkar Camel Fair, with its huge, noisy camel market and riotously colorful bazaars, is a life travel highlight.
Follow your expert guide into the very heart of India’s culture to learn both its history and unique local lore. You are also accompanied by an AdventureWomen Ambassador, committed to helping make your experience a fun and personally rewarding adventure, and cheering you on as you reach beyond your comfort zone to take on new challenges in your own unique way!
Meet your AdventureWomen traveling companions in Delhi and embark on a discovery of both the Old and New city. Visit the luxurious, Persian-style Tomb of Humayun and the Jama Mosque, whose heavenward minarets are visible from around the city. Team up for an exciting cycle rickshaw ride through the winding, map-defying streets of the Old City, a perfect introduction to the sights and sounds that can only be India!
Drive to Agra, the former capital of the Mughal Empire, and visit its formidable Red Fort, encompassing courtyards, pools, and pavilions. Nearby sits the iconic Taj Mahal, and you’ll have the chance to experience the magical illumination of both sunset and sunrise at this ultimate monument to love. Sighing allowed.
Continue toward pink-hued Jaipur, an architectural wonderland, and a mind-boggling mix of old and new. Its bustling markets are famous for jewelry, leatherworks, and stone carvings. Tempted? Put your best bargaining skills to the test! Make a photo stop at Hawa Mahal Palace to capture the stunning lattice-like sandstone exterior. The 16th-century Amber Fort, with its ornate marble design, is equally captivating. Join a local cook in her kitchen for a fragrant, and delicious, cooking lesson and hospitable lunch.
Welcome to Pushkar, a usually quiet city of Hindu pilgrimage, except when the annual Camel Market comes to town and its streets are completely transformed into a dizzyingly delightful chaos! On an unforgettable guided photo walk, wander among the high-energy, colorful cacophony of the bazaars in search of snake charmers, performance artists, and sideshows of every unimaginable kind. The ultimately photogenic camel and livestock market is a cultural scene like no other. In keeping with the fair theme, spend two nights in deluxe mobile tents, complete with en suite bathrooms and air conditioning.
For a dramatic shift in ambiance, drive to peaceful Udaipur on the shores of Lake Pichola and embark on a dreamy cruise as sunset illuminates its white marble architecture. Follow your guide down crooked streets, past jam-packed bazaars and ornate, stately residences. Stop to explore the museum galleries of magnificent City Palace, highlighted by the glittering crystal collection from the royal treasury. Learn about the city’s spiritual heritage, reflected in its nearly 70 Hindu temples, and visit three distinct, yet equally exquisite, ancient centers of worship. Especially memorable is the climb up the elephant-flanked staircase to Jagdish Temple, dedicated to Vishnu, Lord of the Universe, for a blessing ceremony.
Your last afternoon is steeped in tradition during a traditional sari tying and henna painting session, followed by a meeting with an astrologer… is there a return to India in your future? At your special farewell dinner, toast to new friendships and to the sensory journey that brought you deep into the heart of this mesmerizing, extraordinary land.
- Soak it all in at the Pushkar Camel Fair, a colorful cacophony of bazaars and performances
- Explore the hustle and bustle of Delhi bazaars on a bicycle rickshaw
- Marvel at sunset AND sunrise at the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
- Enjoy a cooking class in a local home
- Perfect the art of cooking an Indian dish in Jaipur
What You'll See and Do
- Boat Cruise
- Cooking Class
- Cultural Exploration
- Historical Sites
- Local Delicacies
- UNESCO Site