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 shopping bazaar known as Chandni Chowk Market (closed on Sundays). 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.
Afternoon you will visit New Delhi. Qutub Minar, the pride of Delhi. The soaring conical tower is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture. Humayun Tomb, is the 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 (ministry offices).
Overnight, stay at hotel in Delhi.
Early in the morning after breakfast, guests will drive towards 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 Bharatpur enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri.
The fort was built in the 16th century and only occupied for a few years before being abandoned, leaving the buildings in virtually perfect conditions. Continue drive to Bharatpur.
Upon arrival, take a ride on cycle rickshaws to explore the famous Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, which is a wonder of the natural world and no less worth seeing than the marble mausoleum of the Taj. Here over 350 species of birds find refuge in the 29 sq. kms of shallow lakes & wood lands of the park. A third of them are migrants many of whom winter in Bharatpur before returning to their breeding grounds as far away as Siberia and Central Asia.
Afternoon transfer to the railway station for train Kota Jan Shatabdi express @ 1550/1802 hrs for Ranthambore. Upon arrival in Ranthambore , assistance and transfer to your hotel.
Dinner and overnight stay.
Morning and afternoon game viewing at Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park: - It was established as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955 by the Government of India and was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973. Ranthambore became a national park in 1980.
Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these majestic predators in the jungle. Tigers can be easily spotted even during the daytime. A good time to visit Ranthambore National Park is in November and May when the nature of the dry deciduous forests makes sightings common. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the magnificent jungles of Central India.
Overnight, stay at hotel/resort in Ranthambore.
Early morning game viewing in the sanctuary by canter/jeeps. Afternoon drive to Jaipur (156 kms). Upon arrival, 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 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. Enjoy a stroll through the colorful bazaar before returning to your hotel.
Later in the night you will be transferred to the railway station to connect your overnight train to Jaisalmer. DLI JSM EXPRESS at 2335/1115 hrs . On board overnight train.
On reaching Jaisalmer at 1115 hrs, guests will meet their representatives and will be transferred to their hotel.
Rest of the day free for own activities in the hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, morning visit the city's magnificent havelis or merchant's houses, each richly decorated and carved from golden yellow sandstone - Patwon-ki-haweli (House of the Brocade Merchants) is the largest and most elaborate of the famous havelis of Jaisalmer. The Nathmalji-ki-haweli (The Mansion of Nathmal ji), the last of the great havelis was built in the late 19th century. End the morning with a visit to Gadisar Lake - the large natural oasis that attracted Rawal Jaisal to this site.
Late afternoon visit the sand dunes (42 Kms from Jaisalmer city) and enjoy a camel ride to view the sunset, as the sky is set on fire and Rajasthani folk musicians play haunting tunes. It can be an unforgettable experience in the desert of Rajasthan.
Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast drive towards 290 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 fort in 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.
After breakfast, drive to Narlai (160 kms). Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Narlai - a royal hunting retreat, between Jodhpur and Udaipur is an enchanting new destination. Situated amidst dramatic boulders and ancient temples, the Rawla lies at a foothill of a stupendous 350 - foot single rock granite hill. Maharajand Rani Swaroop Singh and their sons oversaw the careful restoration of this 15th century home of Marwar nobility. The ambience is a special blend of aesthetics and comfort that envelope the senses.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast guests will drive towards Udaipur which is 130 kms away. Upon reaching Udaipur, assistance and check-in to the hotel.
Udaipur, one of India's most romantic cities and famed for its lovely palaces and lakes. This city is referred to as the "Venice of the East", the "Most Romantic City of India". The City is in the heart of the Aravalli Mountains, and offers three interconnected lakes within the town - the Fateh Sagar Lake, the Lake 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.
After 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.
Mr. Dinesh Negi
F 401, 2nd Floor, Sadh Nagar Part 2, Palam Colony, New Delhi, Delhi, India - 110045
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