Day 1 : ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive Delhi by international flight. You will be met by our representative on arrival at airport & will escort you till check in at hotel.
Delhi, the Empress of Indian cities has a fascinating history and a stimulating present. She has often been sacked and left naked and desolate. But she could not be despoiled of the incomparable situation that marks her for the metropolis of a Great Empire. The capital of India, Delhi has been the seat of power of a number of dynasties – the Rajputs, the Afghans, the Turks and the Mughals who continued their imperial line until the British. Scattered over are surviving ruins, remnants of mighty edifices, tombs of warriors and saints, which in an impressive sense of magnificence are memorials not of a single city but of supplanting nations. Overnight at hotel
Day 2 :DELHI
Morning after breakfast Full Day sightseeing of Old & New Delhi. Morning: Visit the Red Fort (closed on Mondays), the 300-year-old walled city built by Emperor Shah Jehan in 1648 as his capital and named after him. The magnificent Red Fort built of red sandstone dates from the very peak of the Mughal power. Opposite the fort are the black and white onion dome and minarets of the Jama Masjid, the most elegant mosque in India. Drive past Kotla Firoze Shah, ruins of an old fort of the 14th century with the 13 meter high Ashoka Pillar of 3rd BC. Visit Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi.
Afternoon: Tour of New Delhi, the new capital designed by Sir Edward Lutyens. Drive past the Presidential Palace, the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the secretariat buildings – the center of all government activity and down the main avenue, the impressive Rajpath to the World War I memorial arch, the India Gate, the High Court Building and the Old Fort. Visit Humayun’s Tomb built in 1565 AD by his grieving widow Haji Begum, the Qutub Minar, 72 meters high and the ruins of Quwat-ul-Eslam (Light of Islam) Mosque. See Delhi’s most curious antique, the uncorroded Iron Pillar, which dates back to the 4th century AD. Overnight at hotel
Day 3 :DELHI – UDAIPUR (By FLIGHT)
Morning after breakfast, take a flight to Udaipur.The city of Udaipur or the city of sunrise combines real beauty with a picturesque association of a great and glorious past. The legendary Ranas or kings of this state traced their ancestry back to the sun! It stands in a valley, amidst green hills on the banks of the wide, steel blue lake Pichola and is regarded as the most romantic spot in India. On little islands in the lake, from the water’s edge, rise marble palaces of pure white that glisten like fairy castles. Crowning the ridge, in which the city clusters, along the shore of the lake, stands the massive palace of the Maharana. The rest of the day free to explore the traditional markets in Udaipur. Overnight at Hotel
Day 4: UDAIPUR
Morning after breakfast, proceed for city tour of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace, once the home of Mewar’s rulers, is today a museum. It consists of several flawlessly integrated palaces, which overlook the clear blue of Lake Pichola.
Visit Sahelion-ki-Bari (Garden of the Maids of Honor) the scene of royal parties for centuries. Drive around Fateh Sagar Lake excavated in the late 17th century by Maharaja Jai Singh and past the Kala Mandir (Puppet Museum) and the Cenotaph of Maharana Pratap. And of course last but not the last – the Jagdish temple.
Afternoon Boat ride on lake Pichola. This Lake takes its name from the small village of Picholi on its West Bank. In the lake are several islands. On two of them the Maharanas of Udaipur constructed pleasure palaces, the Jag Mandir and the Jag Niwas. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5:UDAIPUR – PUSHKAR (285km, 5-6Hrs)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Pushkar. Pushkar is a small town sacred to the Hindus and now a tourist attraction for its annual camel fair, largest in the world. Pushkar is one of the traditional “once in a lifetime” places of pilgrimage. Epics, religious texts, coins and inscriptions bear evidence to the sanctity of Pushkar. Over the centuries it grew into a temple town, and today there are as many as 400 temples in Pushkar. On the first full moon after Diwali- called “Kartik Purnima” the annual cattle fair is held in Pushkar. This is by far the largest cattle fair of Rajasthan. Villagers from every tribe and corner of Rajasthan converge here to participate in one way or another. For the first 2 days races of various kinds are held between different kettle. This is the villager’s way of showing off his cattle Thereafter the cattle are sold. Along with the cattle bazaar, villagers also set up handicraft shops. These have become more popular in the past 15 years due to the fact that many foreigners are attracted to this fair. Red’s, orange’s, pink’s blacks – colors of all sorts come together here in gay abandon. On the night of the full moon, the main bathing rituals take place in the Pushkar Lake, followed by singing of ballads through the night by the campfire. Afternoon explore Temples & lake of Pushkar city on foot. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6 :PUSHKAR – JAIPUR (190km, 4-5hrs)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Jaipur, Jaipur is where the enduring charisma of the past blends with the throbbing vitality of today. Where a colorful cast of characters – from printers and potters to artists and antique dealers – presents a fascinating picture of a city that is alive to both tradition and change.
Raja Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur was no ordinary man. He was a scholar and an astronomer, keenly sensitive to beauty, a formidable general, who tempered power with wisdom. In building Jaipur, Jai Singh’s vision took him beyond architectural beauty for in the sprawling, barren plains beneath Amber, the former capital, he gave India its first planned city, which has remained unique in two and a half centuries. Jai Singh made Jaipur a haven and it became a center of commerce and religion.
Today, Jaipur has spread far beyond the pink crenellated walls that once defined its boundaries. It presents a fascinating picture of a city where growth, evolution and change are sustained by tradition.
Upon arrival, check in to hotel. Rickshaw ride will be provided to visit the colorful markets of Jaipur.Overnight at hotel.
Day 7 : JAIPUR
Morning after breakfast proceed for Amar Fort.& Hawa Mahal. Amer Fort – The day begins with a visit to the Amber fort, the former seat of the Rajput rulers of Jaipur. Ascending the fortress seated on Elephants (subject to availability) wander around the beautiful palaces and visit the Shiladevi temple (which continues to be the private temple of the Royal family) with its exquisite marble carvings and silver door.
Hawa Mahal – The ornamental facade of this “Palace of Winds” is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. It is a five-storey structure of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.
Afternoon Visit: City Palace – A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.Jantar Mantar – This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 8 :JAIPUR – AGRA en-route FATEHPUR SIKRI (235km, 4 – 5 Hrs Drive)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Agra, en-route Fatehpur Sikri , 35kms from Agra is Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned red sandstone city built in the 16th century by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, one of India’s greatest rulers. Remarkably broadminded for his time, this Muslim king married a Rajput princess in order to win over his Hindu subjects. The architecture of Fatehpur Sikri is a combination of Hindu and Muslim styles, expressing Akbar’s vision of synthesizing the cultures.
Continue Drive to Agra ,Agra, the city known for the famous monument of love – the Taj Mahal. The Mughal Emperor, Shah Jehan, constructed Taj Mahal. It is said he built this monument in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is ethereal at any part of the day – blushing in the rosy glow of dawn or sunset, appearing like a pearly mirage in the moonlight or reflected in the pools of the garden. Perhaps the most moving view of the Taj is from an octagonal tower in the Agra Fort further along the river Yamuna. There are very few cities in the world that can match the history and heritage of Agra. Located at a distance of 204 km south of Delhi, Agra is the single most famous tourist destination of India. Situated on the west bank of River Yamuna, Agra is a part of the great Norther Indian plains. The architectural splendor of the city is reflected in the glorious monuments of medieval India built by great Mughals who ruled India for more than 300 years. In the mid 16th century and earlier 17th century Agra witnessed a frenzied building activity and it was during this time when the symbol of love Taj Mahal was built. The buildings made during this era were purely in the contemporary Mughal style and of very high quality, which is still reflected in whatever monuments remain in Agra. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 9 :AGRA – DELHI (210km, 3-4 Hrs Drive) – LEAVE DELHI
Early Morning visit to Taj Mahal & Agra Fort,Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays)-An incredible lacy white grandeur is perhaps the perfect architectural monument in the world. In Tagore words, it was a Tear on the face of eternity’. In memory of his wife the great Mughal emperor Shah Jehan constructed this most extravagant and incomparable monument built for love. Amazingly graceful from any angle, it is the close up angel, which is outstanding. Agra Fort, situated on the bank of the river Yamuna, is another monumental mission accomplished by the great Mughal visionary Emperor Akbar. His son Jehangir and grandson Shah Jehan added to this imposing structure during their rule. The Palaces, mosques and audience halls contained within its massive wall of red sandstone are perfect examples of blending Islamic and Hindu traditions.
Later drive back to Delhi –In time drive to Delhi international airport to connect flight for onward destination.
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- Accommodation on Single/ twin sharing basis for total 08 nights on bed & breakfast basis
- All transfers, sightseeing tours, land transportation using A/c car.
- Meeting Assistance services at all the Airports.
- Entrance fee to monuments as per program
- A service of English speaking guide during sightseeing as per program.
- Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
- Boat ride on lake Pichola in Udaipur
- Rickshaw ride in jaipur
- Elephant ride at Amber fort while acceding the fort.
- All currently prevailing taxes on the hotels, transport and Govt. Service tax
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- Dinner supplement quoted separately
- Any early check in, late check- out will be subject to room occupancy of the day, at any of the hotel.
- Any personal expenses – phone calls, laundry, table drinks.
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- Any services / meals other than specified above.
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- In case accommodation is not available at the time of booking, shall book next best available hotel and shall advise you the supplement / reduction applicable accordingly.
- Compulsory meals may be applicable during some festival period for which rates will be advised to you once we receive same from the hotels / vendors.