Escape To Rajasthan
Duration : 9 Nights / 10 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi - Agra - Samode - Jaipur - Udaipur - Delhi
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive by International flight, after traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at airport and transfer to hotel overnight stay.
Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds the ancient with modern. Its strategic location was the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. In fact, more mythological cities are believed to be here, like the city of Indraprastha from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, founded around 5000 BC. Numerous monuments were built over several centuries by different rulers like Qutub-ud-din Aibek, Alauddin Khilji, Tughlaks, Humayun & Shah Jahan, who built the Walled City Shah Jahanabad.
Later in first half of 20th century much of New Delhi was planned by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who laid out a grandiose central administrative area as a testament to British rule in India. The division in walled city & New Delhi also marks the division in life styles. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi
Today we take a guided tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad, Visiting the great Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & best known mosque in India. Later we walk down or take a rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar to reach Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jehan.
In New Delhi, we visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948. Further we drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India.
We will also visit Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Qutub Minar & its monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Optional - Sound & Light Show at Red Fort with dinner at Chor Bizarre. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Delhi - Agra (203 km)
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra, on arrival check in at the hotel. In the afternoon visit Taj Mahal, symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal emperor, Shah Jehan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was completed in 22 years. Further we visit Agra Fort, taken over from the Lodhis by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. The Fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It was built from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble & intricate decorations.
We will also visit Sikandara, Akbar's tomb. His son Jahangir completed the construction of the tomb in the year 1613. Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, built by Nur Jahan between 1622 and 1628. It belongs to the father of Nur Jahan, Ghiyas-ud-Din Beg. He was the Wajir (Chief Minister of Emperor Jehangir). This white marble tomb was. This tomb was the first complete marble Mughal structure. Later transfer to the hotel for overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Agra - Samode (270 km)
Morning after breakfast drive to Samode, en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri. on arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 05 : Samode - Jaipur (42 km)
Morning after breakfast visit the large sprawling palace of Samode by passing the village of Samode. After exploring the nearby places drive to Jaipur, on arrival at Jaipur check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06 : Jaipur
Morning an excursion tour of Amber Fort, In the afternoon city sightseeing tour of Jaipur visit including City Palace, Jantar Mantar (natural observatory), Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds) etc.
(Amber, At a short distance of 11 kms from Jaipur, the Amer Fort complex stands amidst wooded hills overlooking the Delhi-Jaipur highway, with its forbidding ramparts reflected in the still waters of the Maota Lake below. One of the finest examples of Rajput architecture, it was the ancient capital of the Kachhawah rulers. The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh and additions were made later by Sawai Jai Singh.) Evening free for own activity. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 : Jaipur - Udaipur
Morning transfer to the airport to board the flight for Udaipur, on arrival check in at the hotel. In the afternoon enjoy cruise on Lake Pichola. Overnight stay at hotel.
Udaipur is one of the most beautiful cities of Rajasthan, it is located on the banks of lake Pichola, also known as a 'Jewel of Mewar'. The most romantic city of India can take the tourist into paroxysm of heaven. The center of attraction vibrates around the shimmering blue waters and the royal white marble palaces constructed with unique artistic insight. This remarkably chiseled out Lake Palaces shines like a jewel on Lake Pichhola certainly enchants the tourist and overwhelms them with its charm.
Day 08 : Udaipur
Morning after breakfast city sightseeing tour, of Udaipur visit including City Palace, Lake Palace, Saheliyon ki bari.
Lake Palace : Also known as Jag Niwas, the palace was built by Maharaja Jagat Singh II, after whom it has been named. Situated on Lake Pichola, it appears to be floating on the lake, and its huge structure and exquisite beauty leaves one spellbound!.
City Palace : The largest palace of Rajasthan, it is also one of the largest in the world. It represents the architectural and artistic evolution of Mewar over the centuries. The palace is divided into various sections, each with its own distinctive style.
Saheliyon ki Bari : Designed by Maharaja Sangram Singh II in the 18th century, this garden was the picnic spot for the 48 royal ladies who were offered to the prince as dowry. The gardens here have lush green lawns & beautiful fountains in the shape of birds - presenting a wonderful sight!
In the evening transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 09 : Udaipur - Delhi
Transfer to the airport to board the flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi airport meet with our representative at airport arrival lounge and then transfer to the hotel. Rwest of the day free at leisure. Overngight at hotel.
Day 10 : Departure
Day free for own activity. Late in the evening transfer to the airport to board the flight for onward destination.
Tour and Services Ends.