Arrive at international airport. Upon arrival, assistance by our representatives and transfer 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.
Morning proceed for the sightseeing tour of Old Delhi include 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 local bazaar known as Chandni Chowk Market (closed on Sundays). Drive past the Red Fort, a majestic building complexes of India which hold a long period of Indian history and its arts. Also pay a visit to Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
After lunch leave for the tour of New Delhi. First visit to Qutub Minar, the pride of Delhi. The soaring conical tower is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture. Later visit to Humayun Tomb, which is Delhi's first Mughal mausoleum, constructed in 1564 after the death of the second Mughal Emperor. It was built in accordance to the Indo Islamic architecture. Later drive past spectacular India Gate (the memorial built to commemorate the unknown soldiers), The President’s House and Government Buildings.
If time permits, stroll in the city center market known as Connaught Place.
Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
After breakfast, drive to Agra which is 203 kms away from Delhi.
Upon arrival in Agra, assistance and check-in to hotel.
Afternoon proceed to visit Taj Mahal. It was built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen.
Also visit the Red Fort which lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. Akbar built it as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat.
Overnight stay at the hotel. (TAJMAHAL IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS)
In the morning after breakfast guests will drive towards Jaipur enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri - A fascinating ghost town, lies a little beyond Agra the deserted Red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital. It was a veritable fairy tale city and its ruins are still in a pristine condition. It is not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur. Set like a jewel in a courtyard of pink sandstone is the marble tomb of the Saint Salim Chishti, enclosed by delicately carved marble screens.
Continue drive to Jaipur and check in at hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, 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.
Afternoon city tour of Jaipur - "The Pink City" is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Your tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and art effects 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. Enjoy a stroll through the colorful bazaar before returning to your hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Jaipur
After breakfast drive towards Jodhpur (310 kms). Upon arrival in Jodhpur, 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.
Jodhpur - the largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur, Jodhpur stands at the edge of the Thar Desert. It was founded by Rao Jodha, the chief of the Rajput clan of Rathore.
Afternoon visit to Meherangarh Fort - one of the most impressive & formidable fortin the whole of fort-studded Rajasthan. It is situated on a high natural rock bluff from where you can look down on the wonderful panorama of the bustling city below. Also visit Jaswant Thada - the Royal Cenotaphs.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Post breakfast, drive to Udaipur (20 kms), enroute visit the famous Jain
Temple of Ranakpur ((Temples opens from 12:00 to 16:00 hrs for the public daily.
Ranakpur is 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. 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.
Udaipur is referred to as the "Venice of the East", the "Most Romantic City of India". The City is in the heart of the Aravali Mountains, and offers three interconnected lakes within the town - the Fateh Sagar Lake, theLake Pichhola and the smaller Swaroop Sagar Lake; along with forts, palaces, temples, gardens, mountains and narrow lanes lines withdrawn with stalls, relives the reminisces of a heroic past, valor and chivalry. Udaipur is also known as city of Lakes.
Overnight, stay at hotel in Udaipur.
After breakfast leave for the city tour of Udaipur. The tour begin by visiting the City Palace and wandering through its beautiful rooms and apartments, then continue on to the Garden of Maidens "Sahelion-ki-bari".
Late afternoon enjoy a boat cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. From the lake you have a wonderful view of the City Palace stretching along the east bank, while the south bank has pleasant gardens running down to the waterside.
Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Early morning after breakfast guests will be transferred to the airport to board the flight towards Mumbai.
On arrival guests will their representative and will be transferred to their respective hotel. Later after lunch they will be taken for a city tour.
Mumbai - the great port city with its Victorian Gothic buildings from the British Raj Era mingling with the modern. The tour includes Gateway of India overlooking the Harbour, the Towers of Silence, Marine Drive and the Dhobi Ghat, the unique and colorful outdoor 'laundry'. Also visit Mani Bhawan, a small museum dedicated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Guests will be transferred to the International airport for their flight to onward destination.
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