: ARRIVE DELHI
arrival, you shall met & assisted with your baggages at the
airport by our executive and transferred 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’
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).
DELHI - AGRA (203 KMS, 04-05 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast, drive to Agra. Upon arrival, check-in at prebooked
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 ; Itmad-ud-daulah, which
was contructed by Nur Jahan between 1622 and 1628 and is very similar
to the tomb she constructed for her husband, Jehangir, near Lahore
in Pakistan; 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 1653.
DAY 04 : AGRA - FATEHPUR SIKRI - JAIPUR (240 KMS, 06-07 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast, leave for Jaipur, 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 Jaipur.
Arrive Jaipur & check-in at prebooked
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.
JAIPUR - PUSHKAR (135 KMS, 02-03 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast, leave for Pushkar. the holy lake of Pushkar is
believed to have been created by Lord Brahma himself. It is as important
as Banaras or Puri. Devout Hindus believe that it is essential to
at least once in their lifetime. No pilgrimage is considered complete
without a dip in the holy Pushkar lake. Pushkar has as many as 400
temples and 52 ghats and the only temple in the country that is
dedicated to Brahma is to be found here. While Pushkar is a heaven
for the religiously inclined, it is also the venue of one of the
country's most colorful cattle fairs - the Pushkar Fair.
Arrive Pushkar and check-in at prebooked
explore Pushkar on your own.
: PUSHKAR - JODHPUR (220 KMS, 04-05 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast, leave for Jodhpur - A flourishing trading center
of the 16th century, the fortress city of Jodhpur is now the second
largest city of Rajasthan. Jodhpur was founded in 1459 AD by Rao
Jodha who claimed to be descendent of Lord Rama. The massive fort
Mehrangarh-came first and around it grew the city of Jodhpur protected
by a high stone wall with seven gates and countless bastions.
and check in at prebooked
Afternoon, 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
DAY 08 : JODHPUR - RANAKPUR - UDAIPUR (275 KMS, 06-07 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast, leave for Udaipur. Enroute visiting the Jain temples
: 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 Udaipur - The city of Lakes,
Udaipur is a lovely blend of water, lush green hills that set fire
and passion in poet. Its palaces are straight out of a fairy-tale
book, lakes, forts, palaces, temples, gardens, mountains and narrow
lanes lines withdrawn with stalls, relives the reminisces of a heroic
past, valor and chivalry. Their reflection in the placid waters
of the Lake Pichola is excitement that defines imagination. Udaipur
is one of the most romantic cities of world, also know as the Venice
of East.Arrive Udaipur
in the evening and check-in at prebooked
breakfast, visit the romantic city of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace
which is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan ; 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.
DAY 10 : UDAIPUR - DELHI
9W 3318 : 1335 - 1505 hrs.)
free. (Optional : Excursion to Chittorgarh)
Later, transfer to the airport to board flight for Delhi.
Arrive Delhi, transfer to prebooked Hotel.
11 : DEPART DELHI
to the airport to board flight back home.