|Day 01:||Arrive Delhi|
|Day 02:||Delhi Sightseeing|
|Day 03:||Delhi To Agra and Agra Sightseeing.|
|Day 04:||Agra to Bharatpur and evening visit Bharatpur Bird
|Day 05:||Bharatpur to Ranthambore by train|
|Day 06:||Ranthambore (Morning and Afternoon jungle Safari)|
|Day 07:||Ranthambore to Jaipur (03 And Half Hrs Drive)|
|Day 08:||Jaipur Sightseeing. Visit Amber Fort, City Palace and Jantar
|Day 09:||Jaipur to Udaipur|
|Day 10:||Udaipur Sightseeing. Visit City Palace, Jagdish Temple and
Saheliyo ki Badi etc. Evening Boat Ride at Lake Pichola.
|Day 11:||Departure transfer to Udaipur Airport / Railway Station.|
Arrival transfer Airport, Delhi Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, our representative will meet you as you exit the arrivals terminal building and transfer you to your hotel.
India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its fold the ancient and the modern. One of the most historic capitals in the world, Delhi is a treasure trove that reveals the ultimate combination of tradition and trends. Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many emperors, which have left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles. Its many-layered existence is tantalising and can entice the curious traveller into a fascinating journey of discovery.
Following a leisurely breakfast, enjoy a combined sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. You will head for a guided city tour of the Old City of ‘Shahjahanabad’, founded by one of the greatest Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Your introduction to the city will be with a visit to Raj Ghat – the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, arriving at the Red Fort – the magical monument in red sandstone, built at the pinnacle of the Mogul empire. From here proceed in bicycle rickshaws through the bustling streets to Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in Asia built by Shahjahan.
This afternoon, you will proceed to visit New Delhi, which reflects the legacy the British left behind. The tour to Imperial Delhi will include a visit to the Qutab Minar, the tallest stone tower in India built to establish the might of Islam and onset of Muslim rule in India and Humayun’s tomb, the first great example of a new distinctive style, which developed to become the hallmark of the Mughal Dynasty. The tour also includes a drive past the imposing India Gate (War Memorial Arch), a monument dedicated to the soldiers who lost their lives during World War I, the Parliament building and the Rashtrapathi Bhawan (the President’s residence).
After breakfast, you will depart for Agra (205 km / 4hours30mins) en route visiting Akbar’s mausoleum at Sikandra. The sandstone and marble tomb of Akbar, the greatest of the Mughal emperors, is situated in the middle of a peaceful garden. Akbar started its construction himself, blending Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Christian motifs and styles. The tomb is a splendid example of the combination of Hindu and Muslim architecture and represents Akbar’s philosophy and secular outlook.
On arrival in Agra, you will check into your hotel.
The city of Agra, the quintessence of the grand Mughal era, reigns to this day in the public mind as the embodiment of royal grace, imposing architecture and power. Agra is globally renowned as the city of the Taj Mahal. But this royal Mughal city has, in addition to the legendary Taj, many monuments that epitomize the high point of Mughal architecture. No tour to India can be complete without paying a visit to this erstwhile capital of the Mughals and the city of the Taj Mahal, the world’s most beloved monument. With its laidback lifestyle and its immense wealth of architecture, handicrafts and jewellery, Agra is amongst the most remarkable city of the world.
Later, enjoy a guided tour of Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture and the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. The present structure owes its origins to Akbar who erected the walls and gates and the first buildings on the eastern banks of Yamuna River. Shah Jehan added the impressive quarters and the mosque while Aurangzeb added the outer ramparts. Visit its Hall of Public Audience and its Royal Pavilions.
Continue to the world renowned Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays). Enjoy an exciting rickshaw ride to the gates of the majestic Taj.
Referred to as one of the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal is the epitome of tourism in India and is celebrated for its architectural magnificence and aesthetic beauty. A symphony in white marble, a tribute to eternal love, it was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. There are tombs of Mumtaz and Shahjahan within the mausoleum. Done in white marble, it took 22 years and over 20,000 workers and craftsmen to complete this rhapsody in stone (1630-52 AD). The main structure is set amidst landscaped gardens. While on three sides it is surrounded by high walls, the rear is bound by the river Yamuna.
Morning after breakfast drive to Bharatpur bird sanctuary. On the arrival check in to hotel. After that proceed to visit Bharatpur bird Sanctuary.
The sanctuary has been created by the Maharaja of Bharatpur in the late 19th century. The most fascinating part of this sanctuary is that it supports numerous water birds.
This morning after breakfast visit Dig Mahal. Back to hotel check out and proceed to bharatpur railway station to connect train for Ranthambhore
Arrive Ranthambhore and transfer to Hotel.
Ranthambore was the private hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Among the most famous of their hunting parties was the one organized for Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh in 1961. Ranthambore is famous for its tigers – here, more than in any other park or sanctuary in India, tigers are often encountered in broad daylight, but a tiger encounter can never be guaranteed! Besides tiger, Ranthambore has a large variety of animals and it is also a bird watcher’s delight.
Early morning game drives by Shared Jeep failing Canter to Ranthambore National Park to explore the wildlife sanctuary by canter, hopefully to encounter tiger in the wild and in the open. Other predators in the park are leopard, marsh-crocodile, jungle cat and hyena.
Return to your hotel for a buffet breakfast and time to relax.
This afternoon, an opportunity to again tour the park by Shared Jeep failing Canter, hopefully with further encounters with tiger!
This morning after breakfasr drive to Jaipur.
The vibrant capital of Rajasthan renowned for its forts and palaces is popularly known as the ‘Pink City’ because of the pink-colored buildings in its old city. An ideal base for touring the royal state, the city has the distinction of being the third jewel of India’s “Golden Triangle”. Its main claim to fame is that it is India’s first ‘planned’ city built by the famous 18th century astronomer King Sawai Jai Singh II.
Afternoon enjoy the tour to City Palace, which has a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes, and armory of Mughals and Rajputs including swords of different shapes and sizes with chiseled handles. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. It also has an art gallery with an excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works in Arabic, Persian, Latin and Sanskrit. Walk to the adjacent Jantar Mantar or Astronomical Observatory made by the Maharaja of Jaipur, built in 1726 and is one of the five such astronomical wonders built by Sawai Jai Singh and makes accurate predictions even to this day. You will also have the opportunity to wander about the local markets and visit Jewellery shops.
Overnight at Hotel.
Drive to Amer Fort after stopping at Hawa Mahal. Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started the construction of Amber Fort in the 17th century. Before the City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. The fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Moat Lake. Ruins and remains are spread over the Aravalli hills and sprawling crenulated walls lattice the surrounding area.
Later you will be taking you up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. Many of the rooms have delightful wall paintings, with precious stones and mirrors inlaid in the walls. Most fascinating, perhaps, is the Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors) where a single lamplight is reflected in the many mirrors, lighting up the room.
This morning after breakfast drive to Udaipur. Arrive Udaipur and check in to Hotel.
Udaipur, the ‘City of Lakes’ is the capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Mewar, one of the oldest surviving dynasties in the world and was established around 1567 A.D. The history of Mewar is showcased in the city of Udaipur, which is akin to an oasis in the desert state of Rajasthan. It is a rich and beguiling tapestry of lakeside palaces, forts, temples, havelis and gardens, reflecting the varied influences of the centuries.
Also referred as the ‘Venice of the East’, Udaipur is located in the Aravalli ranges of the royal state of Rajasthan. Surrounded by ancient mountains and set on the edge of three lakes, it is a beautiful old city with narrow lanes meandering through it.
Overnight at the Hotel in Udaipur.
Following buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Later you will proceed on a half day city tour. Commence your tour with a visit to the City Palace which stands on a hill on the banks of Lake Pichola, surrounded by crenulated walls. Built in 1567, it is composed of 4 major palaces and several minor palaces that form a single façade. Its main entrance is through a triple arched gate, the Tripolia, built in 1725. The gate leads to a series of courtyards, corridors and gardens. Continue to Saheliyon-ki-Bari (Garden of the maids of honour), a small ornamental garden which was a popular relaxing spot where royal ladies came for a stroll and hence the name. The garden has many fountains in its four delightful pools, chiselled kiosks and marble elephants.
Evening enjoy Boat Ride at Lake Pichola. Overnight at Udaipur.