Day 1: Arrive in Delhi
Arrive in Delhi, the capital city of India. After a traditional Indian welcome, you will be escorted to your hotel.
Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 2: Discover Delhi
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi which includes a visit to Jama Masjid-the largest mosque in India; drive past Red Fort, the place that marked the announcement of India’s freedom from the British.
This afternoon, discover the modern city of New Delhi. Visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the largest Sikh temple of Delhi, with a gold dome, still in active worship; take a Photo stop at India Gate, originally known as the ‘All India War Memorial’, a prominent landmark in Delhi which commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives in World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War; drive past President's House, Parliament House and other Government Secretariat Buildings, the most imposing features of Lutyen’s Delhi. Later, visit the Qutab Minar, a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture and the worlds tallest brick minaret.
Day 3: Fly from Delhi – Udaipur
After breakfast, drive to the airport to take your flight to Udaipur, a serene city set in the scenic valley of Aravalli hills, surrounded by three lakes – Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar and Udai Sagar.
Upon arrival at Udaipur, drive to your hotel and check in for 02 nights’ stay.
New Year’s Eve Celebration in Udaipur: Tonight, enjoy New Year Eve Celebration in Udaipur. Your Indian style Palace / Mansion hotel will be decorated for New Years eve, there will be gala dinner with cultural performance or DJ with dance floor. Enjoy the evening flowing into the new year with other in-house guests at the hotel.
Fateh Prakash Palace, a reflection of the Royal Palaces of India, this palace hotel in Rajasthan was built by the Maharanas of Udaipur in late 19th and early 20th century. The palace revives the gracious lifestyles of Udaipur and the heritage of India. It is an authentic and historic palace that discreetly blends with modern amenities and facilities. Located at the shores of Lake Pichola, the large arched windows of the palace add the unique authenticity as seen in the widely photographed picturesque Lake Pichola.
Radisson Udaipur is a modern luxury hotel that has been built to look like a palace. Surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens, the hotel is across the road from Fateh Sagar Lake of Udaipur. Offering modern luxury in palatial surroundings, this is a beautiful venue to celebrate new years eve in India.
New Year Eve Celebrations at the above mentioned venues will be a memorable experience in typical Indian style, at a typical Indian Palace / Mansion style hotel in the lake city of Udaipur.
Day 4: Discover Udaipur
After breakfast, visit the 16th century City Palace, one of the largest palace complexes in Rajasthan comprising the residence of the current Maharaja, heritage hotels, museums and galleries, courtyards and reception halls where royal events take place even today; Visit Jagadish Temple, the 17th century Indo Aryan temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Laxmi Narayan), the preserver of the Universe; Saheliyon-Ki-Bari, garden of the maids of honour, with beautiful green lawns, flower beds, water pools, marble elephants, and bird fountains.
This evening, enjoy a boat cruise at the serene Lake Pichola (subject to water level.)
Day 5: Drive from Udaipur –Jodhpur (280 Kms / 6 Hrs)
This morning, embark on your leisurely drive to Jodhpur, a city ringed by high stone walls with seven gates and several bastions. This second largest city of Rajasthan was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 A.D.
En route to Jodhpur, visit the famous Jain Temples at Ranakpur. Built in the 15th century, Ranakpur temples are one of the largest Jain temples in India. The temples are known for their architecture, grand structures, and exquisite sculptures.
Continue the drive to Jodhpur and upon arrival, check into your hotel for 02 nights’ stay.
Day 6: Discover Jodhpur
Today, visit the rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort, and the grand palaces within the fort – Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana, which are impressive examples of architectural excellence. Near the fort complex stands the Jaswant Thada, a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble. While in Jodhpur, shop for the exquisite handcrafted articles such as embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings, and tie and dye fabrics.
Also visit Umaid Bhavan Palace Museum - built by Maharaja Umaid Singh ( 1929 – 1942) and named after him, this exquisite Palace is also known as Chittar Palace because of the local chittar sandstone used in its construction. This palace is a splendid example of Indo-colonial and art deco architecture of the 1930s
Option for a Village Jeep Safari:This afternoon, you have the option to experience a jeep safari to the nearby Bishnoi villages, to get a feel for the local lifestyle of Rajasthani villagers. Bishnoi’s are a village community of Rajasthan who are famous for their cultural lifestyle and their love for nature and animals. You get an opportunity to observe the village lifestyle and interact with villagers, shepherds, farmers, and weavers of the region.
Day 7: Drive from Jodhpur – Jaipur (330 Kms / 7 Hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur, one of the most well-planned cities of India. This capital city of Rajasthan, popularly known as the ‘Pink City’, was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in 1727 A.D. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in at your hotel for 02 nights’ stay.
This evening, visit the Lakshmi-Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir) dedicated to Lord Vishnu (also known as Narayan) and his consort Goddess Lakshmi to attend the evening aarti ceremony. The stunning white marble structure of the Laxmi Narayan temple was built by Birla Group of Industries, the well-known business leaders of India. The temple which attracts number of tourists by its mesmerizing white beauty looks like heaven at night when it glows with sparkling lights.
Day 8: Discover Jaipur
This morning, visit Amber fort, a fine amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim architecture and ornamentation, built in the 16th century. To ascend up the fort, you may choose to walk, drive, or take an elephant ride.
This afternoon, visit the City Palace complex with its various museums where you can see a beautiful collection of Mughal costumes, weapons, and miniature paintings. Then, visit the fascinating Jantar Mantar, the ancient astronomical observatory built by the Maharaja of Jaipur, which is the largest stone observatory in the world. Also, drive past Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a remarkable five storied building along the main street of the old city with semi-octagonal and delicate honey-combed sandstone windows.
Option to meet an astrologer in Jaipur: Today, you get the unique opportunity to meet an astrologer in Jaipur. Hear what your stars have planned for your future and delight yourself with the ancient Indian wisdom of astrology.
Day 9: Drive from Jaipur – Agra (240 Kms / 5.5 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Agra, city of the world famous Taj Mahal. Upon arrival in Agra, check in at your hotel for overnight stay.
This afternoon, visit the Agra Fort, lying across the River Yamuna, built in red sandstone with magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and beautiful gardens.
Option to watch a live theatre performance: This evening, you have the option to watch a live theatre performance, introducing you to the story of the Taj Mahal. Watch the spectacular performance - “Mohabbat the Taj – The saga of love”, staging the largest replica of the Taj Mahal, and presenting the legend of love that created this magnificent mausoleum .
Day 10: Drive from Agra – Delhi (205 Kms / 4 Hrs)
This morning, experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the eternal symbol of love, the Taj Mahal. Often referred to as a poem in white marble, Taj Mahal displays the saga of love between Emperor Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal.
Later, embark on your return drive to New Delhi.
Option to visit Kingdom of Dreams: This evening, you have the option to visit the ultimate entertainment and leisure destination sprawling across acres of land, the magnificent Kingdom of Dreams. Here the carnival that is India is distilled into one iconic destination. This fabulous Kingdom brings to life a blend of India's art, culture, heritage, crafts, cuisine, and performing arts...all with the technological wizardry of today.
Within the Kingdom, you may visit
* Culture Gully, an elaborate culture, arts, crafts, and food boulevard showcasing a variety of regional Indian cuisine with elegant and classy theme restaurants for a number of Indian states. Wandering around the first floor here, you may also stop by at an astrologer to discover your future!(Free entrance for children below 4 ft in height)
* IIFA Buzz, a glamorous Indian cinema lounge / bar showcasing historic names in Bollywood(Under 21 years not allowed)
* Nautanki Mahal, showcasing an extravagant Bollywood musical theatre performance (* Children below 3.5 yrs not allowed * Show Duration: 2.5Hrs * Show Timings: Mon Closed; Tue – Thu: 19:45 Hrs; Fri: 20:55 Hrs; Sat: 14.30 Hrs& 20:55 Hrs; Sun: 13:30 Hrs& 19:45 Hrs)
Tonight, you’ll be transferred to the airport to take your flight back home.