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Trips... Northern India: Delhi, Varanasi, Agra, and Rajasthan

Northern India Trip Itinerary
February 2007

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Saturday

- 9 -

Flew from Detroit to Delhi, India via Amsterdam.

- 10 -

Arrived Saturday evening (lost 10.5 hours) and checked into The Imperial Hotel for the night.

- 11 -

Driving tour of Old and New Delhi. Visited the Jama Masjid, India Gate, Gandhi's Memorial, Qutab Minar, Presidential Palace and Parliament House.
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- 12 -

Flew to Varanasi. Visted Sarnath, shopped, and watched the Dashashwamedh Ghat Fire Puja.

- 13 -

In Varanasi, took early morning boat ride on the Ganges and temple tour. Flew back to Delhi. Driver took us to Agra and checked in at The Oberoi Amarvilas.

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- 14 -

In Agra, visited the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Toured the Agra Fort. Drove to Jaipur, stopping at Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Checked into The Oberoi Rajvilas.

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- 15 -

Toured Jaipur, including the Amber Fort, the Observatory, and City Palace.

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- 16 -

Drove to Bikaner and checked into Lallgarh Palace. Toured the Junagarh Palace, visited a camel breeding farm, and shopped.

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- 17 -

Drove to Jaisalmer and checked into hotel. Watched sunset over the Golden Fort and toured the old city at night.

- 18 -

In Jaisalmer, toured the Golden Fort and local markets. Took camel safari to watch the sunset.

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- 19 -

Drove to Jodhpur. Checked into The Umaid Bhawan Palace. Toured the Mehrangarh Fort and the local market.

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- 20 -

Visited a potter, farmer, and weaver in a nearby village. Flew in the afternoon to Udaipur. Checked into The Devi Garh Fort Palace.

- 21 -

In Udaipur, visited the Sas Bahu Temple, City Palace, Saheliyon-ki-Bare. Spent time looking at local crafts.

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- 22 -

Drove to Ranakpur, where we toured a beautiful Jain temple. Then on to Nimaj. Checked into the tent camp at Chhatra Sagar.

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- 23 -

Toured the village of Nimaj and the surrounding countryside. Drove to Ajmer, visited an important mosque, and took a train to Delhi.

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- 24 -

Spent time shopping around Khan Market. Flew from Delhi, to Amsterdam, rerouted through London Gatwick back to Detroit.