Day 01 / Arrival Delhi
Arrive delhi, meet and assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. Night stay
Day 02 / Delhi
After breakfast gear up for your visit of Old & New Delhi
OLD DELHI - A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting
the Raj Ghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi is one of
the most visited sites in Delhi. It consists of a simple square
black-marble platform that stands on the spot where Mahatma Gandhi
was cremated. Nearby, there are cremation sites of Jawaharlal
Nehru - the first Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, Sanjay
Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri. Jama Masjid - the
largest mosque in India. Red Fort - One of the most spectacular
pieces of Mughal Architecture is the Lal Quila or the Red Fort.
Built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan between 1638 and 1648,
the Red Fort has walls extending up to 2 kms. in length with
the height varying from 18 mts. on the river side to 33 mts.
on the city side. Chandni Chowk - a place that has a history
of about 400 years. More evidences of the ancient times that
once existed in old Delhi can be found out by winding through
the labyrinthine lanes of Chandni Chowk in a rickshaw. The pleasure
associated with the Rickshaw Ride here is ultimate. The rickshaw
rides gives the passengers an opportunity to see a different
prospective of Chandni Chowk, which is otherwise only regarded
as one of the favourite shopping avenues of Delhi.
NEW DELHI - An extensive sightseeing tour of New Delhi would
include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive
along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India
Gate -was built by Edwin Lutyens to pay homage to the Indian
soldiers who died in the World War I and the Afgan War. Closely
looking at the walls of India Gate would let you know the names
of 90,000 soldiers who died during the World War I, the Afgan
War and the North-West Frontier operations. The structure was
finally completed in the year 1931. India Gate was originally
called the All India War Memorial., Laxmi Narayan Temple also
known as Birla Temple - one of the landmarks in the nation’s
capital New Delhi. It was built in the 20th century by the Birla
family of industrialists known for its many other temples in
India. It is modern in concept and construction. It attracts
several devotees and international tourists. The presiding deity
here is Lakshmi Narayan (Vishnu), Parliament House, the President's
Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.
The evening is free to be spent at your leisure. Night stay in
Day 03 / Delhi – Agra ( By Surface)
After breakfast drive to the city of Taj - Agra. Arrive Agra
and transfer to hotel. Later visit the magnificient taj mahal
- one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant
expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over
17 years to build this memorial to shah jahan's beloved wife.
Also visit the Red fort - the rusty and majestic red- sandstone
fort of agra stands on the banks of the river yamuna and the
construction was started by emperor akbar in 1566. At the diwan-i-am
(hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone
with a throne alcoveof inlaid marble at the back, the emperor
heard public petitions. At the diwan-i-khas (hall of private
audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an
ethereal ambience, the emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock
throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms.
Later at sunset visit Evening free to explore the agra’s
rich heritage of handicrafts in its markets. Night stay in
Day 04 / Agra - Jaipur ( By Surface 260 kms/ Approx 5 hrs)
After breakfast drive to jaipur - the fabled “pink city” of
the desert named after jai singh, the former maharaja of jaipur.
This is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions
of the universe through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing
it. The palaces and forts of the yesteryears, which were witnesses
to the royal processions and splendours are now living monuments
enroute visiting fatehpur sikri- a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost
town” which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor
akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed.
Arrive jaipur in late evening & transfer to hotel. Night
stay in jaipur.
Day 05 / Jaipur
Morning after breakfast go for a excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant
ride ascent to the fort.
AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani
fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592,
and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior
belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and
Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing.
CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani
architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the
area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind
Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of
the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts
of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical
instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is
a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures
of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and
elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built
in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for
the palace women. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 06 / Jaipur – Samode – Jaipur
After breakfast at hotel, proceed for Day Return trip to Samode.
Samode is situated in the royal Indian state of Rajasthan around
42 km from Jaipur, the capital city. Located on way to Shekhawati,
this small village is famous for its haveli and fort. The Samode
Palace now a heritage hotel is built in the pattern of an open
courtyard with rooms leading of the arched corridor that runs
along all the four sides of the building lunch at Samode Palace
or Samode Bagh (Optional). After lunch drive back to Jaipur
on arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel in Jaipur.
Day 07 / Jaipur - Ranthmbhore ( By Surface 180 kms/ Approx 4
Morning drive to ranthambhore- famous for the wildlife sanctuary
which is said to have the india’s friendliest tigers and
also considered to be the best place in the world to photograph
the tiger in its natural habitat. Arrive ranthambhore & transfer
to hotel. Afternoon 3 hrs jungle safari in a canter (a vehicle
which is open on the top) enjoy the game viewing in the national
park. Night stay in ranthambhore.
Day 08 / Ranthambhore
Early morning 3 hrs Jungle safari in a Canter (a vehicle which
is open on the top) enjoy the game viewing in the national
park and back to the hotel. After lunch second visit to jungle
and enjoy the game viewing again. Night stay in Ranthambhore.
Day 09 / Ranthambhore - Bundi ( By Surface 190 kms/ Approx 5
Early morning jungle safari in national park. Later drive to
Bundi & transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the Local market
in Bundi, Rajasthan Bundi is a charming little historic Rajasthani
town having everything - impressive fort, beautiful palaces and
exotic colorful bazaars - minus all the tourist hype. Bundi is
still a virgin tourist spot. The town still seems living in medieval
ages and nothing seems to have changed in the past many years.
The impressive palace houses "chittrashala", the collection
of famous Bundi murals. It is an open courtyard with gallery
around a garden of fountains, has splendid miniatures depicting
scenes from the Radha-Krishna story. Right on top of the hill
is majestic Taragarh Fort, the interesting fort is worth exploring
for hours. Bundi is most famous for its baoris (stepwells) as
there are many impressive ones such as the Raniji ki Baori. There
are many tanks and lakes in and around Bundi that are worth a
visit. The town's medieval looking bazaars offer enormous photography
opportunities. The 84-pillared cenotaph is also worth a look
and so is the beautiful countryside around the town. The best
feature about Bundi is that it is still not a popular tourist
attraction hence any official ways of sightseeing. The ideal
way is to explore the attractions on your own with no chance
of being hassled!, overnight at Hotel
Day 10 / Bundi - Chittaurgarh ( By Surface 148 kms/ Approx 4
Morning After breakfast drive to Chittaurgarh. The road towards
Chittaurgarh is a complete stretch of unexplored and untouched
countryside, which promises many surprises like rural bazaars
and fairs on the way. On the route is Bijoliyan, which once had
100 temples of which three ancient temples are still surviving.
16 kilometers shorter is Menal having Shiva temples dating back
to the Gupta period. An impressive waterfall flows near the temples
during the monsoons. Arrive and check in your hotel, later proceed
for sightseeing of Chittaurgarh Fort - Believed to have been
constructed by the Mori rulers in the 7th century, this fort
is located on a 180m high hill, covering 700 acres. "Tablets" and "Chattris" lie
between several monumental gates. Visit Padmini Palace - The
palace of the legendary queen of Mewar. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11 / Chittaurgarh - Dungarpur ( By Surface 200 kms/ Approx
Morning after breakfast drive to Dungarpur, a small town nestling
in the Aravalli Hills, The region is more or less untouched of
modern civilization and there is not much of urban landscape.
There are a few places in this region, which are reasonably equipped
to enable the tourists to appreciate the area's beauty. There
is a charming 18th century palace by the picturesque Gaib Sagar
Lake known as Udai Bilas Palace, part of which is an idyllic
hotel. On arrival check you hotel, rest of the time at leisure.
Overnight stay at hotel in Dungarpur
Day 12 / Dungarpur
Morning start the sightseeing visit the Juna Mahal, old palace
to see the colourful and vibrant frescoes, exquisite miniature
paintings, glass and mirror inlay work and explore the near
by villages. Later in the evening proceed to the top of the
hill to watch the sun set over the hills. Overnight at Hotel
Day 13 / Dungarpur - Udaipur ( By Surface 120 kms/ Approx 3
Morning drive towards udaipur and visit molela village for its
fine terracotta craft then transfer to hotel. Later start the
sightseeing tour of Udaipur city this city is built in 1559 A.D.
by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described as the most romantic
spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the
City Palace museum, The City Palace, one of the largest palaces
in the world, can be approached through the Bari Pol or the Great
Gate (1600) with the royal drums and then onto the Tripolia Gate
(1725). The Tripolia is a triple gate made of marble arches.
Between these two gates are eight carved toranas or archways
under which the maharanas were weighed against gold and silver
which was later distributed to the poor subjects. Popular entertainment
like elephant fights took place in the court beyond the Tripolia
Gate. Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir ( Folk art museum) The interesting
collection exhibited by this Indian folk arts museum includes
folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical
instruments, folk deities and paintings. Also visit the Pratap
Memorial (Historic site that is dedicated to the gallant Maharana
Pratap). A stop the Moti Magri or Pearl Hill, overlooking the
Fateh Sagar Lake is the memorial of the Rajput hero Maharana
Pratap with a bronze statue of the Maharana astride his favorite
horse"Chetak".Night stay in Udaipur.
Day 14 Udaipur – Kumbhalgarh – Udaipur
Morning drive to Kumbhalgarh which is located 64 kms north of
Udaipur in the wilderness, Kumbhalgarh is the second most important
citadel after Chittorgarh in the Mewar region. Cradled in the
Aravali Ranges the fort was built in the 15th century by Rana
Kumbha. Because of its inaccessibility and hostile topography
the fort had remained un-conquered. It also served the rulers
of Mewar as a refuge in times of strife. The fort also served
as refuge to the baby king Udai of Mewar. It is also of sentimental
significance as it is the birthplace of Mewar's legendary King
Maharana Partap. The fort is self-contained and has within
its amalgam almost everything to withstand a long siege.
Day 15 / Udaipur - Delhi / Mumbai - Departure
Morning transfer to airport to board the flight for onward destination.