On arrival in Delhi, you will meet our representative and will be transferred to hotel
Delhi The capital of Republic of India, Delhi is a bustling metropolis and a city of almost 17 million inhabitants. Delhi is a near perfect blend of the ancient and the modern and is seamlessly divided into two parts - Old & New Delhi. Old Delhi is part of the city that was designed by the Mughals and New Delhi was designed majorly during English rule and also known as "Lyutens" Delhi.
Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
After breakfast, leave for the sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. Visit to mosque of Friday, Jama Masjid. Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India and is one of the last architectural works of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan whose best work is Taj Mahal. The spacious courtyard of the Jama Masjid holds thousands of faithful devotees. Enjoy rickshaw ride through the colorful shopping bazaar known as Chandni Chowk ("Moonlit Street"). Drive past the Red Fort, an important building complexes of India which encapsulates a long period of Indian history and its arts. Also visit Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
After lunch leave for the visit of New Delhi, Qutub Minar, the pride of Delhi. The Construction of this tall minaret was commenced by Muslim ruler, Qutb-ud-din Aibak in 1192 and completed by Iltutmish. The soaring conical tower is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture and Humayun Tomb. Later explore the rest interesting parts of city by taking a panoramic tour of spectacular India Gate (the memorial built to commemorate the unknown soldiers), The President's House and Government Buildings
Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi
Post breakfast, leave by surface to Agra, city came into limelight during the rule of the Afghan King, Sikandar Lodhi, who made it the capital of his empire. The next few hundred years of Agra witnessed rise of the pomp and pageantry of three great Mughal monarchs - Emperor Akbar, Jehangir and Shahjahan. In modern times, the city of Agra has a thriving carpet industry where you can also find leather works, sandstone and marble sculptures.
On arrival check in at hotel in Agra.
Afternoon visit Agra Fort, the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. It was here that Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son, Aurangzeb, and from the Muasamman Burj, a tower with a marble balcony, Jahan watched the continuing construction of his Taj Mahal until his death.
Later leave for a visit to Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday’s), during sunset. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as an expression of his love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, in mid 17th century, the Taj Mahal is truly one of the wonders of the world.
Overnight stay at hotel in Agra.
Morning you will be driven to Jaipur en-route visiting the ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri.
FATEHPUR SIKRI - Built during the second HALF of the 16th century by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. It offers a unique example of Architectural ensembles of very high quality constructed between 1571 and 1585. Its form and layout strongly influenced the evolution of Indian town planning, notably at Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi).
Continue drive to Jaipur , upon arrival assistance and check in at hotel.
Jaipur or The City of Victory was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727. It is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the Universe through nine rectangular sectors sub-dividing it. The architect who formalized the city’s plans on the Shilpa Shastra, the epic Hindu treatise on architecture, mixed it with the sublimit of the Mughal and Jain influences of those times.
Overnight stay at hotel Taj Rambagh Palace.
After breakfast guests will be visiting this beautiful pink city. Amber Fort is situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honored fashion. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.
Later in the afternoon lunch will be served and proceed towards City Palace which is the home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and art efacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Samode and check in at hotel.
Samode - Exclusive and discreet, Samode Palace is a historical, reflective, luxurious, rejuvenating, artistic, romantic journey that are unexpectedly much more than what you set out to discover. Samode defines a legacy of quiet magnificence, an elegant and regal way of life, into the warmth of a family and people renowned for their refined hospitality.
Afternoon explore the majestic Palace. Afternoon departs for Safari on individual gaily-decorated camels or camel carts or jeeps through the scenic countryside, open fields and village hamlets.
Overnight stay at hotel Samode Palace.
Post breakfast, morning you will drive to Chattra Sagar. Previously it acted as a hunting lodge of the Nimaj estate and now a luxury camp site is situated in a scenic position overlooking the lake which shelters a rich variety of avian life. Due to its location, surrounded by farmland and small villages, a stay here give you a chance to experience real Rajasthan.
Evening experience the campfire under the canopy of stars and overlooking the lake. Traditional recipes for the meals served at Chhatra Sagar have been in use for generations and are prepared in the family kitchen using fresh farm produce.
Overnight stay at Chhatra Sagar Camp. (The camp remain closed from May till Aug)
After breakfast visit local village and farms to understand the traditional, rural Rajasthani lifestyle, which lays stress on harmony, conservation and the full utilization of natural resources.
Afternoon you will be driven to Jodhpur. Upon arrival, assistance and check in at hotel.
Jodhpur was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, the capital of the kingdom known as Marwar. The city is known as the "Sun City" for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all year. It is also referred to as the "Blue City" due to the vivid blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort.
Overnight stay at hotel Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace.
After breakfast, short excursion to Bishnoi Village - the countryside south of Jodhpur is strewn with villages, mud and thatch huts inhabited by the Bishnoi and communities of potters and weavers.
Afternoon you will visit Mehrangarh Fort (citadel of the Sun) that evokes the very spirit of the Rathores, the ruling local Rajput clan. Visit its various palaces with their delicate friezes and respective museums, displaying treasures of the royal family. Also visit Jaswant Thada is a pillared marble memorial to the popular ruler Jaswant Singh II (1878-95).
Overnight stay at Hotel Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace.
Morning you will be driven to Udaipur by surface, en route visit the famous Jain Temple of Ranakpur ((Temples opens from 1200 to 1600 hrs for the public daily. Ranakpur is widely known for its marble Jain temple, said to be the most spectacular of the Jain temples Light colored marble has been used for the construction of this grand temple. The temple, with its distinctive domes, shikhara, turrets and cupolas rises majestically from the slope of a hill. Over 1444 marble pillars, carved in exquisite detail, support the temple. There is one beautiful carving made out of a single marble rock where there are 108 heads of snakes and numerous tails.
Continue your drive to Udaipur. On arrival in Udaipur you will be transferred to hotel.
Rest of the day free for own activities at the hotel.
Overnight stay at Taj Lake Palace.
Morning proceed for the tour of Udaipur city visit City Palace, it was was built in 1725 of granite and marble with filigreed balconies, ornate windows and craftsmanship in glass. Within the palace is a maze of courtyards, apartments and decorated halls. The rooms are covered with frescoes, displays of royal processions, stone and glass mosaics and ornamental doors and painted windows. Each palace within is an outstanding creation of art. Visit the museums and the hall of public audiences, the private chambers of the royal ladies at the palace and Sahelion-ki-Badi.
In the afternoon, enjoy the exclusive boat cruise on the serene and beautiful Lake Pichola.
Overnight stay at hotel Taj Lake Palace
Transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, assistance and transfer to Hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
In time you will be transferred to international airport to board flight for onward journey.
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