Day 01: ARRIVAL DELHI
Our company representative will receive you on arrival at Delhi international airport, transfer to hotel, check in hotel, and relax.
DELHI, the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land. A window to the kaleidoscope - that is India.
Overnight stay at Delhi.
Day 02: DELHI SIGHTSEEING
After Breakfast you will be proceed to visit Old Delhi – the former centre of Moghul Power.
Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the Red Fort, built in 1648 and board ‘The Rickshaw ride’ for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through “Chandni Chowk” or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue-heading west from the Fort. Later visit the Jamia Masjid, the greatest Mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
After lunch proceed for sightseeing tour of New Delhi.
New Delhi. start with government buildings of the British Period designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate & the Presidential Palace. Continue onto the beautiful Humayuns tomb of the Mughal era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End the tour at the towering minaret of Qutab Minar.
Overnight stay at Delhi hotel.
Day 03: DELHI – UDAIPUR By air: 9W709, Dep:05:45 Arr:07:45
Morning wake up call at 04:00 am, 04:30 am proceed to airport to catch flight to Udaipur at 05:15 am.
08:00 am reach Udaipur, our company person will meet you at airport and transfer to hotel, check in hotel and relax.
UDAIPUR: In 1568, Maharana Udai Singh, founded a new capital on the shores of Lake Pichola and named it Udaipur - The city of sunrise. Udaipur is a beautiful city, regarded by many as one of the most loving place in India. It presents an enchanting image of white sandstone palaces, easygoing blue lakes, attractive private grounds and green hills that keep the wilds at bay. See the peacock square and the small picture school inside the palace premises. Udaipur has the status of accommodation the best miniature schools in the country under the royal support of the king of Udaipur.
Afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of Udaipur, covering City Palace with its exquisite art galleries. Visit the City Palace the richest palace museum in the entire Rajasthan. See the Peacock Square and the miniature painting school inside the palace premises. Udaipur has the prestige of housing the best miniature art schools in the country under the imperial patronage of the king of Udaipur.
Also visit the attractive the Jagdish Temple, Sahelion-ki-Bari Gardens, and the local folk Museum. Proceed for Evening Motor launch cruise on the good-natured waters of Lake Pichola. From the boat you will be clever to view the city of Udaipur as it rises royally above the lake in the center of the Rajasthan desert. Also visit the Jag Mandir Palace - the other island palace in the middle of the lake. Spend some time at the Jag Mandir Palace. Transfer to hotel and relax.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 04: UDAIPUR – PUSHKAR By road: 310 Kms / 6 Hrs
Morning breakfast at hotel and proceed to Pushkar by road.
On arrival check in hotel and relax.
PUSHKAR: History of Pushkar Festival mendacity in the Hinduism scriptures. Pushkar is one of the five blessed cities mentioned in the Hindu scriptures. The most extraordinary thing about Pushkar is that the ground houses one of the only 2 temples dedicated to Lord Brahma in India. Apart from that the city also has nearly 400 temples. Popular belief is that on the day of Poornima (full moon night) in the month of Karthika, all the 330 million deities of Hinduism stay present in the lake of Pushkar. So hundreds and thousands of devotees look onward to taking a dip in the lake. A dip in the lake on this day implies washing away the sins. The water of the lake is supposed to have healing properties. A cattle fair is held in combination with the holy festival. Hundreds of shops sell camels, horses, bulls, cows and a great deal more. This is a perfect example of how the religious faith and commercial interest of the human society come together. In this way Pushkar fair embodies the true spirit of India.
The fair today has taken a enormous amount so much so that the if not miniature village seems to burst at seams with population throughout the peak period of the festival. as well the religious rituals, trading these is one of the most significant behavior in Pushkar Festival, which has lent it a certain socioeconomic significance.
Overnight stay at hotel at Pushkar.
Day 05: PUSHKAR – AJMER By road: 15 Kms / 25 Minutes
Morning breakfast at hotel and proceed to Ajmer by road, on arrival check in hotel and relax.
AJMER: is the religious city for the Muslims. Visit the Durgah built in fond remembrance of Khwaja Muin ud Din Chisti where the Muslim pilgrims from all over India throng during the festival times. Later visit Mughal emperor Akbar’s Palace where his son Jehangir received Sir Thomas Roe to grant him the permission of trade to East India Company with India, that changed the history of India completely and slowly and steadily India became colony of the British Empire.
Overnight stay in hotel at Ajmer.
Day 06: AJMER – JAIPUR By road: 138 Kms / 2 Hrs
Morning breakfast at hotel and proceed to pink city – JAIPUR.
JAIPUR: Maharaja Jai Singh II, a Kachhwaha Rajput, who was ruled from 1699 to 1744, Jaipur founder, the pink city in 1727. Originally his capital was Amber, which lies at a distance of 10 kms from Jaipur. Maharaja (King) feel the need to shifting his capital city due to increase in population and growing scarcity of water. Jaipur is the first planned city of India and the Maharaja (King) took great importance while designing this city of success.
After many battles with Marathas, Jai Singh was devoted on the security aspect of the city. Due to this motive, he focused on his scientific and enlightening interests to make a dazzling city. Being, a lover of mathematics and science, Jai Singh wanted advice from Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, a Brahmin scholar of Bengal, to give support to him design the city structural design. Vidyadhar referred the ancient Indian journalism on astronomy, books of Ptolemy and Euclid, and discussed the preparation with the King.
On arrival sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting.
Visiting the AMBER FORT Enjoy Elephant Back ascent to the Fort in the morning, and CITY PALACE: City Palace forms one of the most famous tourist attractions and a major landmark in Jaipur. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh built the beautiful palace during his reign. Among the various forts and palaces of Jaipur, City Palace stands apart, with its outstanding art and architecture. City Palace complex covers a huge area, which is divided into a series of gardens, courtyards and buildings. Initially, Raja Jai Singh built the outer wall occupying a huge area. The succeeding rulers constructed the additional grand buildings later.
AMBER FORT: Amber Fort is located in Amber (Jaipur), which used to be the capital of the Kachhwaha clan, till Jaipur was made the official capital in 1727. The Amber Fort looks stunning, all-built in white marble and red sandstone. To add to its charm, Maotha Lake makes its foreground. The crystal mirror image of the Fort, on the still waters of the lake, seems to be a beautiful illusion. Amber Fort is usually pronounced as Amer Fort. In 1592, Raja Man Singh - I started construction of the Fort in 1592. However, the Amber Fort took its present form during the reign of Raja Jai Singh I}.
HAWA MAHAL: Hawa Mahal is a major landmark and a famous tourist attraction of Jaipur. The Palace offers a beautiful sight to behold. The splendid Rajputana architecture of Hawa Mahal, still speaks the glory of the royal family. However, one can also find a glimpse of Mughal architecture, which is blended perfectly to make it different from others. The literal meaning of Hawa Mahal is Palace of Winds. Hawa Mahal was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799.
JANTAR MANTAR: Jantar Mantar at Jaipur is the largest stone observatory in the World and this feature makes it, a special destination for a traveler. Jantar Mantar of Jaipur is one of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur. During the period between 1727 and 1733, Jantar Mantar took its form and structure. Initially Jantar Mantar was named as Yantra Mantra, which means instruments and formulae, but due to mispronunciation of the term, it is changed to the recognized name.
NAHARGARH FORT: Nahargarh Fort is the first of the three forts built by Maharaja Jai Sawai Singh of Jaipur. The Fort stands at the top of rugged point of the Aravalis and offers a spectacular view of the City. Keeping this fact in mind, the fort was made to serve as a means of supporting the security of Amer. The term "Nahargarh" refers to "the Abode of Tigers", so it is also known as the Tiger Fort. The Fort was constructed mainly in 1734; however further additions did the succeeding rulers in the 19th century make to it.
Reach hotel, and relax, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07: JAIPUR – FATEHPUR SIKRI – AGRA By road: 240 Kms / 5 Hrs
After breakfast drive to beautiful Pink City – JAIPUR.
Stop at Fatehpur Sikri. The deserted, red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its "ruins" are in pristine condition ... it's not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of it’s grandeur. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world.
AGRA: Agra has found its mention in the famous Hindu epic Mahabharat as the forest of Agraban close to Mathura. Badal Singh founded the city in 1475. Sikandar Lodhi made Agra his capital city. Later, Babur defeated the Lodhis to capture the city situated on the banks of River Yamuna and thus, the long association of Mughals with Agra started. The Mughal love of architecture translated into beautiful monuments such as Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and Sikandra. The glory of Agra was at its peak during the reign of Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jahan. Akbar made it the center of art, culture, commerce and learning and Shah Jahan saw it in full bloom. In fact, it is said that it was Akbar who laid the foundation of the modern city that we see now in 1558 and was known as Akbarabad. Most of the buildings belong to the period between mid-16th century and 17th century and were of high quality. These monuments were built in the contemporary Mughal style. Mughlai cuisine and the skilled craftsmen can still be seen in the narrow lanes of the city as a reminiscent of the lost times.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 08: AGRA SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast proceed to visit Taj. Enjoy battery van ride to the Taj.
Proceed to sightseeing tour of Agra.
AGRA FORT: Ever since Babur defeated and killed Ibrahin Lodi at Panipat in 1526, Agra played an important center of Mughal Empire. Akbar chose this city on the bank of River Yamuna as his capital and proceeded to build a strong citadel for the purpose. It is said that he destroyed the damaged old fort of Agra for the purpose and raised this grand group of monuments instead in red sandstone. Started in 1565, it took eight years and thirty-five lakh rupees to complete its construction and is second only to Taj in Agra. Qasim Khan Mir Barr-u-Bahr supervised the construction of this building.
TAJ MAHAL: The epitome of love, the elegy in marble, Taj Mahal is one of the most graceful and extravagant monuments in India. The seventh wonder of the world, it attracts thousands of tourists every year. A symbol of endless love and devotion of Emperor Shah Jehan to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj is a befitting tribute to so romantic-a-love story and so divine an emotion that binds two souls forever. A visit to Taj Mahal, the mausoleum of Mumtaz, is a rare experience. It has become a signature monument of Indian architecture and someone has rightly said that Taj jas been designed like a palace and finished like a jewel.
The pure white marble structure, Taj acquires different shades at different times of the day and with changing seasons. The soft pink color of the dawn and fiery shade that it acquires at dusk are all bewitching. Though, the light that presents it in the best possible manner is perhaps that of full moon, when it shines with pristine white and silver glory. Taj seems to be as fanciful as the love story it represents of an all-mighty prince and a simple girl hawking silk and glass beads in the market and their marriage that seems so much like a fairy tale. The faithful wife marched with the prince, who was later crowned the emperor, on his every expedition and bore him fourteen children. On her deathbed, she made the emperor to promise to make a lovely monument unlike any other in the world as the tribute to their loving moments that were a treasure for her. The emperor kept the promise faithfully and thus, Taj was conceived.
Overnight at Agra,.
Visit Itmadullah’s Tomb built by Empress NOOR JEHAN in memory of her father (The interiors of which are considered better than the Taj).
Overnight at Agra.
Day 09: AGRA – DELHI By road: 200 Kms / 4 ½ Hrs
Morning breakfast at hotel and proceed to delhi by road, on arrival visit some local markets in delhi, evening transfer to International Airport to catch flight to home country with sweet memories of tour to India.