ARRIVAL AT NEW DELHI
Welcome to the Capital of India!! Upon clearing Customs and Immigration, you are met by our representative who will present you with a welcome pack including all necessary documentation and arrange for your transfer to your hotel for check-in. Delhi, a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds the ancient with modern. Its strategic location was the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. Siri, established by AlauddinKhilji; Tuglakabad, Ferozabad built by the Tughlaks followed by the walled city Shajehanabad by the Mughals. The division in walled city & New Delhi also marks the division in life styles.OVERNIGHT HOTEL – DELHI
DELHI – ARGABreakfast: At the hotel
Today, Proceed for Agra after breakfast.
Agra,Beautifully situated on the banks of river Yamuna. It achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from 1526 to 1628, remains major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments, most notably the TajMahal, Agra Fort &FatehpurSikri, all three are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Visit TajMahal, symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal emperor, Shah Jehan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, MumtazMahal. It was completed in 22 years. Further visit Agra Fort, taken over from the Lodhis by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. The Fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It was built from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble & intricate decorations. We will also visitSikandara, Akbar’s tomb. His son Jahangir completed the construction of the tomb in the year 1613.OVERNIGHT HOTEL – AGRA
AGRA – JAIPURBreakfast: At the hotel
Today, proceed to Jaipur, en route visit FatehpurSikri(Ghost Capital), the political capital of India’s Mughal Empire under Akbar’s reign, from the year 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water.
Jaipur, popularly known as Pink City, the flamboyant & colourful capital of Rajasthan. With its rich & colourful past, resplendent with tales of valour & bravery, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India. The city was founded in the year 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. It remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors. Attractions in Jaipur
OVERNIGHT HOTEL – JAIPUR
JAIPURBreakfast: At the hotel
Full Day Tour
Today we take an excursion to Amber Fort, the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience. Later we visit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani& Mughal architecture. The center of the palace is a seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens & the city. Further we visitJantarMantar(Solar Observatory), an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. We now visit HawaMahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows). Optional Tour – ChokhiDhani An evening excursion to ChokhiDhani complex, ethnic village resort located at a distance of 15 km from Jaipur. Rajasthani village atmosphere is recreated on the sprawling ground & includes the entertainment by folk dancers & musicians. Later drive back to hotel.OVERNIGHT HOTEL – JAIPUR
JAIPUR – UDAIPURBreakfast: At the hotel
After having breakfast at hotel, leaveJaipur and proceed for Udaipur. Udaipur, situated in the state of Rajasthan, means the ‘City of Sunrise’ has manifold attractions like imposing marble palaces, enchanting cool lakes, luxurious green gardens, and old temples. It has so many lakes and palaces that it is often called as the ‘City of Lakes and Palaces’.
Upon arrival check-in at hotel.
Attractions in Udaipur
OVERNIGHT HOTEL – UDAIPUR
UDAIPURBreakfast: At the hotel
Morning after Breakfast, half-day city tour to visit Jagdish Temple, MaharanaJagat Singh built the Jagdish temple, which is in the centre of the old town and to the north of city palace, in 1651. This temple is dedicated to God Vishnu and has a shrine with a black stone image of lord Vishnu as Jagannath (Lord of the universe), City palace & Museums and Saheliyonki Bari or Garden of the Maids of Honour, is in the north of the city. This small ornamental garden has fountains, kiosks, marble elephants and delightful lotus pool. Rest of the time free at leisure.OVERNIGHT HOTEL – UDAIPUR
UDAIPUR – JODHPURBreakfast: At the hotel
Post breakfast, we drive to Jodhpur, popularly known as the Blue City. The city was once the capital of the princely state of Marwar. Nestled on the foothills of a sandstone hill, Jodhpur seems like an oasis in the desert. Established in 1459 by Rao Jodha, Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. The city is dominated by the arresting Mehrangarh Fort, stunning palaces, massive forts and beautiful temples. Its rich cultural heritage also reflects in its colorful handicrafts, folk dances, music and fairs and festivals
Attractions in Jodhpur
OVERNIGHT HOTEL – JODHPUR
JODHPURBreakfast: At the hotel
Morning city tour visiting Mehrangarh Fort, JaswantThada, Musem (UmaidBhawan Palace).Evening free at Leisure.OVERNIGHT HOTEL – JODHPUR
JODHPUR – JAISALMERBreakfast: At the hotel
Wake up early in the morning, have your breakfast and start for our next destination, Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer Founded by RawalJaisal in 1156 A.D., the remote location of Jaisalmer kept it almost untouched by outside influences, even during the days of the Raj. In Medieval times, its prosperity was due to its location on the main trade route linking India to Egypt, Arabia, Persia, Africa and the West. Jaisalmer is a marvel of beautiful culture and harsh climatic conditions, together amounting to a memorable experience.OVERNIGHT HOTEL – JAISALMER
JAISALMERBreakfast: At the hotel
After a relaxed breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing tour of The Golden City – Jaisalmer. See the famous attractions of the city. In the afternoon enjoy camel safari ride to the Sam Sand Dunes.
Attractions in Jaisalmer
Overnight Hotel – Jaisalmer
JAISALMER – BIKANERBreakfast: At the hotel
Morning after breakfast, check out and drive to Bikaner.On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon you would be taking the city tour.
Attractions in Bikaner
OVERNIGHT IN BIKANER
BIKANER – MANDAWABreakfast: At the hotel
Today drive to Mandawain Shekawati region. This town of Shekhawati region are known for their amazing painted havelis. So varied and architecturally rich are the havelis that this region is dubbed as the “open art gallery of Rajasthan”. The plethora of painted Havelis in rich artistic tradition makes them fascinating. Most of the buildings are dated from 18th century to early 20th century.
Upon arrival check-in the hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing. The Shekhawati region is dotted with so many havelis that tracking them is something akin to a treasure hunt. Various forms of fine art adorn the walls and the ceilings of these structures as a contrast to the otherwise flat and barren land.OVERNIGHT HOTEL – MANDAWA
MANDAWA – DELHIBreakfast: At the hotel
Today wake up for a late morning, after breakfast, proceed to Delhi. On arrival, Check into the hotel. Later, the day is at leisure.OVERNIGHT HOTEL – DELHI
DELHI SIGHTSEEINGBreakfast: At the hotel
City tour of Old and New Delhi. Old Delhi built by the Emperor Shahjahan is a bustling city of crowded bazaars and winding alleys teeming with life. New Delhi, designed by British architects Lutyens and Herbert Baker, with wide avenues, landscaped gardens and – stately monuments. Visit the Red Fort, Jama Masjid Mosque, Chandnichowk bazaar. Also visit India Gate, Humayun’s tomb, Birla temple, QutbMinar and drive past President’s Palace and the diplomatic enclave.
Attractions in Delhi
OVERNIGHT HOTEL – DELHI
DELHI – DEPARTUREBreakfast: At the hotel
After a hearty breakfast at hotel, Check Out & proceed to Airport.