AC accommodation at mentioned hotels/resorts with daily breakfast
All transfers and transportations including sightseeing as per the itinerary using AC Vehicles with Driver
English speaking local guides as per the itinerary
All toll taxes and parking charges
Mandatory Govt. Taxes as applicable
International airfare and extra baggage
Any lunch, dinner, snacks, mineral water etc. unless mentioned in the itinerary
Camera fee at monuments
Additional sightseeing which is not mentioned in itinerary
All personal nature expenses like phone calls, portage, tips, gratitude, laundry etc
Anything which is not mention under inclusions
Delhi is a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings.
Delhi has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Many a times the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt here. Interestingly, a number of Delhi’s rulers played a dual role, first as destroyers and then as creators. The city’s importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures. No wonder chroniclers of Delhi culture – from Chand Bardai and Amir Khusro to present days writers – have never been at a loss for topics. Delhi has been the political hub of India. Every political activity in the country traces its roots here. This was true even of the mythological era. The Pandavas of the Mahabharata had their capital at Indraprastha, which is believed to have been geographically located in today’s Delhi.
About Agra- The Taj City
Agra is the city of the Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world and UNESCO World Heritage Site, perhaps the most photographed monument in the world. However, no matter how many pictures you have seen or no matter how high your expectations are, the Taj never lets you down – the unparalleled glory and beauty of the building surpasses beyond all human imaginations.
Spectacular monument built for love. Besides perfect symmetry in every aspect of its construction, the inlay work of semi precious stones into marble in pietra dura style is absolutely remarkable.
Shahjahan, who was a passionate builder, now decided to erect a memorial marble that the world would never forget.
Agra came into limelight during the rule of Afghan King Sikandar Lodhi – who had made it the capital of his empire. Later in 1526 A.D., the Mughal Emperor Babar took upon himself the task for rendering Agra, a unique character and beauty of its own. The next few hundred years of Agra witnessed the rise of the pomp and pageantry of three great Mughal monarchs – Emperor Akbar, Jehangir and Shahjahan. In modern times, the city of Agra is a thriving carpet industry where you can also find leather workers; sandstone and marble sculptors, some of whom claim to be direct descendants of the craftsmen who had helped build the Taj Mahal.
Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital, is an enthralling historical city and the gateway to India’s most flamboyant state. The city’s colourful, chaotic streets ebb and flow with a heady brew of old and new. Careering buses dodge dawdling camels, leisurely cycle-rickshaws frustrate swarms of motorbikes, and everywhere buzzing auto rickshaws watch for easy prey. In the midst of this mayhem, the splendours of Jaipur’s majestic past are islands of relative calm evoking a different pace and another world.
Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan, lies at the entrance to the Thar desert in a region called Marwar. The old city, founded in 1459, is surrounded by a 10 km long wall. The massive Meherangarh Fort overlooks the city and the red sandstone palaces within the fort form one of the most impressive complexes in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is also called ‘blue city’ because of the indigo-washed houses in the old town.
Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds and experiences – an Inspiration for the imagination of poets, painters and writers. Maharana Udai Singh founded the jewel of Mewar – Udaipur in 1559 A.D. Of the original eleven gates of the city, only five remain now.
Day 1 : Arrival Delhi
Today you’ll arrive Delhi and will be met by our representative who will assist you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
On arrival check in at your Hotel.
You will be staying for 02 Nights in Delhi.
Day 2 : Delhi
Today morning proceed for city tour of Old Delhi.
Old Delhi was an ancient walled city. Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1650 switched the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Shah Jehan, who possessed an exquisite talent, particularly in architecture, created the seventh city and in the process brought about Delhi’s glorious renaissance.
Here, you will see Red Fort (Drive pass), the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. The fort is Shah Jehan’s symbol of power and elegance, built behind red sandstone walls. Its main gate (Lahore Gate) faces Chandni Chowk, the perpetually congested avenue heading west. It is filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars. We will also visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi and Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Also enjoy short Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi.
Post Lunch (on direct payment basis) proceed to visit New Delhi.
New Delhi was designed and built by the British in the 1920’s. It’s a city of wide boulevards impressive government buildings, green parks and gardens. In 1911 King George V announced the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. Lutyens designed an imperial city which had palatial-sized buildings set amid broad tree-lined avenues punctuated by Mughal style gardens, complete with fountains and shallow pools. You will visit two monuments from Delhi’s past – Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar.
Your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, imposing India Gate, President’s Palace and Parliament House.
At the end of the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel.
Overnight in Delhi.
Day 3 : Delhi - Agra
Today morning you’ll be driven to Agra.
On arrival in Agra you will be met by our representative who will assist you at your hotel.
The magical allure of the Taj Mahal draws tourists to Agra like moths to a wondrous flame. And despite the hype, it’s every bit as good as you’ve heard. But the Taj is not a stand-alone attraction. The legacy of the Mughal empire has left a magnificent fort and a liberal sprinkling of fascinating tombs and mausoleums; and there’s also fun to be had in the bustling chowks (marketplaces) The downside comes in the form of hordes of rickshaw-wallahs, touts, unofficial guides and souvenir vendors, whose persistence can be infuriating at times.
Afternoon visit to Agra Fort & Baby Taj.
You will be staying for 02 Nights in Agra.
Day 4 : Agra
Early today we visit what is one of the absolute highlights of the tour – the Taj Mahal, built in memory of his beloved empress, Mumtaz Mahal, by Emperor Shah Jahan. This marble mausoleum is the greatest gesture of love known to mankind. It is breathtakingly beautiful with many precious stones used in its inlays. Timed to correspond with the sunrise, we have ample time to explore this memorial before returning to our hotel for a late leisurely breakfast.
Afternoon is at leisure.
Day 5 : Agra – Jaipur
After breakfast you check out and we drive to Jaipur with en-route visit of Fatehpur Sikri, the capital of Rajasthan and often referred to as the “Pink City” where we spend the next two nights staying in royal opulence.
On arrival check in at your hotel.
You will be staying for 02 Nights in Jaipur.
Day 6 : Jaipur
This morning we visit the ornately decorated Amber Fort, located just outside the city. This is followed by a visiting the major highlights which include the Hawa Mahal, or the “Palace of Winds” and the Jantar Mantar (Astronomical Observatory) and the City Palace.
Also enjoy short Elephant ride at Amber Fort.
Day 7 : Jaipur –Jodhpur
Today morning drive to Jodhpur.
On arrival in Jodhpur check in at your hotel.
You will be staying for 02 Nights in Jodhpur
Day 8 : Jodhpur
Today morning proceed for city tour of Jodhpur.
On a half-day city tour visit the Meherangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. The palace apartments like Sukh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal etc are beautifully decorated and houses jewellery, costumes, armoury, palanquins, howdahs and other remnants of the past. See the Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II built in 1899.Later the royal crematorium and three other cenotaphs were also built here. Also visit the museum located in the Umaid Bhawan Palace.
Afternoon optional tour of Bishnoi Village Safari by 4 X 4 Jeeps.
Day 9 : Jodhpur – Udaipur
Today morning drive to Udaipur with en-route visit of Ranakpur Jain Temples.
You can have lunch (on direct payment basis) at Ranakpur.
On arrival check in at your hotel in Udaipur.
Beside shimmering Lake Pichola, with the ochre and purple ridges of the wooded Aravalli Hills stretching away in every direction, Udaipur has a romance of setting unmatched in Rajasthan and arguably in all India. Fantastical palaces, temples, havelis and countless narrow, crooked, colourful streets add the human counterpoint to the city’s natural charms. Udaipur’s tag of ‘the most romantic spot on the continent of India’ was first applied in 1829 by Colonel James Tod, the East India Company’s first Political Agent in the region. Today the romance is wearing ever so slightly thin as Udaipur strains to exploit it for tourist rupees. In the parts of the city nearest the lake, almost every building is a hotel, shop, restaurant, travel agent – or all four rolled into one.
You will be staying for 02 Nights in Udaipur
Day 10 : Udaipur
Begin your half-day sightseeing tour of Udaipur with the City Palace and Museum. The largest palace complex in India, it is a blend of Mughal and Rajput influences. Also see the 17th century Jagdish temple, drive around the Fatehsagar Lake, and visit the Sahelion ki Bari (the Garden for the Maids of Honour), an ornamental pleasure garden with fountains and marble kiosks.
Evening enjoy Boat Ride on Lake Pichola (to be arranged by hotel).
What better way to end your day in Udaipur than enjoying a picturesque boat cruise along Lake Pichola? Watch the lake glimmer during a beautiful sunset as you pass Udaipur’s illuminated skyline dotted with mansions. Admire stately palaces on the lake’s islands and learn about Udaipur’s culture and history from your knowledgeable guide.
Day 11 : Udaipur – Delhi/Mumbai
This morning you’ll be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Udaipur airport for your flight to Delhi/Mumbai.
On arrival in Mumbai/Delhi you will be met by our representative who will assist you at the domestic airport and transfer you to International airport for your flight back home.
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