: ARRIVE DELHI
On arrival meet and assist at the airport and transfer
to prebooked hotel.
: India’s capital & a major gateway to the country,
contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis which successfully
combines in its fold the ancient & the modern. Its
strategic location was one of the prime reasons why
successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power.
New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left
behind . The division between New & Old Delhi is
the distinction between the capitals of the British
& the Moghuls respectively. So, wherever the visitor
goes, he will invariably confront the citys’ past.
After breakfast, half day city tour of Old Delhi. Visit
Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Built
by Shah Jahan, the construction was started in 1844
and was not completed until 1658; Red Fort, which
was also built by Shah Jehan. This massive fort was
built from 1638 to 1648; Chandni Chowk and Rajghat
- the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi.
Afternoon, city tour of New Delhi. Visit Humayuns Tomb;
built in mid 16th century this is an early example of
Mughal architecture; Qutab Minar, drive past
India Gate, President House, Connaught Place.
The city tour ends with a visit to Laxmi Narayan Temple
(Birla Mandir) or Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (Sikh temple).
: DELHI - UDAIPUR (FLIGHT, 9W 3317, 1105-1335 HRS)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board flight
Arrive Udaipur and transfer to prebooked hotel.
Later, excursion to Nagda & Eklingji.
07-Nov-2013 : UDAIPUR
After breakfast, visit the romantic city of Udaipur.
Visit the City Palace which is the largest palace complex
Jagdish temple, a fine Indo Aryan temple built in 1651;
Sahelion ki Bari or Garden of the Maids of Honour, which
is a small garden with its fountains, kiosks, marble
elephants & lotus pool.
Afternoon, free. In the evening, boat ride on Lake Pichola.
: UDAIPUR - RANAKPUR - JODHPUR (275 KMS, 06-07 HRS)
After breakfast, leave for Jodhpur.
Enroute visiting the Jain temples at Ranakpur
: The cluster of temples, made of intricately sculpted
white marble, come across as a marvellousfeat of architecture.
It would take anyone by surprise to learn that they
were built in 1460, so well preserved & sparkling
is the marble. The main temple is supported on 1,444
pillars – none of which is similarly carved.
After the visit, continue drive to Jodhpur. Arrive Jodhpur
in the evening and check in at prebooked hotel.
: JODHPUR - PUSHKAR (225 KMS, 04-05 HRS HRS)
After breakfast, city tour of Jodhpur. Visit the Mehrangarh
Fort which literally means “Majestic Fort”, located
at the very centre of the city. There are ,in all ,
three gates , each built to commemorate a particular
victory, as well as to reinforce the fort. It has a
collection of musical instruments, palanquins, furniture
& cannons on the forts’ ramparts are well preserved.
Jaswant Thada : Close to the fort complex lies this
white marble cenotaph, built in 1899, in commemoration
of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Rare portraits of Jodhpur's
rulers are, also, to be seen at Jaswant Thada. Also
visit the Clock Tower – the city centre.
Afternoon, leave for Pushkar.
Arrive Pushkar and check in at prebooked hotel.
10-Nov-2013 : PUSHKAR
Explore Pushkar fair on your own.
PUSHKAR-JAIPUR (135 KMS, 03-04 HRS)
After breakfast, free to explore Pushkar fair on your
own. Afternoon, leave for Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and
check in at prebooked hotel.
After breakfast, excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride
from the foothills of the Aravallis to the fort entrance.
Amber Fort : At a distance of 11 kms from Jaipur, Amber
was the ancient capital of Jaipur
state. Construction of the fort began in 1592 by Raja
Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar's army and
is a superb example of Rajput architecture.
Afternoon, city tour of Jaipur. Visit the City Palace
which has museum having an extensive collection of art,
carpets, enamel ware and weapons; Jantar Mantar - the
observatory built my Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728 and
the façade of Hawa Mahal.
13-Nov-2013 : JAIPUR - FATEHPUR SIKRI - AGRA (240 KMS, 06-07 HRS)
After breakfast, leave for Agra.
Enroute visit the abandoned Mughal city of Fatehpur
Sikri - built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old
capital of the Moghuls, which was abandoned after 15
years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings
including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch
Mahal & other Palaces which are still preserved
in its original glory.
Continue drive to Agra. Arrive Agra in the evening and
checkin at prebooked hotel.
: AGRA - DELHI (203 KMS, 04-05 HRS)
After breakfast, city tour of Agra. Visit Red fort,
which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, and additions
were made up until the time of his grandson, Shah Jahan.
It contains the hall of public and private audiences
amongst many other beautiful structues; the highlight
of the day - The Taj Mahal, which was constructed by
Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Contruction
of the Taj began in 1631 and was not completed until
Afternoon, leave for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and check in
at prebooked hotel.
: DEPART DELHI
Transfer to the airport to board flight back home/onward