RAJASTHAN WITH OBEROIS AND TAJ Duration: 12 Days
Destination Covered: Delhi, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Agra
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Tough
Group Size Medium Group
Meet on arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal III and transfer to your hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure.<br>
Overnight in Delhi.
After breakfast, full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi.<br>
The visit of the old city ( belongs to XVIIth century) includes the Great Mosque, Jama Masjid and the Red Fort, a perfect example of Mughal architecture built by Emperor Shah Jahan between 1639 and 1648. Enjoy cycle rickshaw ride around the colorful giant bazaar, Chandni Chowk. In the new part of the city visit – theQutab Minar (built in XIIth century), a splendid monument minaret of the Afghan period. Raj Ghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, and the Mausoleum of Humayun – a huge building that inspired Persians, is the precursor of the Taj Mahal. Rajpath, the equivalent of the Champs Elysees in France, the India Gate (erected in the memory of unknown soldiers died during First World War), The Parliament, and the house of the President.
Delhi – Udaipur (By Flight)
Morning after breakfast, transfer to Delhi airport in time to board flight for Udaipur.Meet on arrival at Udaipur airport and transfer to hotel. After short rest proceed for the visit of Ekling Ji Temple. Later enjoy dance show at Bagore Ki Haveli.<br>
Night in Udaipur.
Built along three lakes , Udaipur is known as the « Venice of the East « Udaipur is full of Palaces, temples and ornate residences ranging from the modest to the extravagant. After breakfast visit the towering City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, Saheliyon Ki Bari (Garden of the Maidens), Superb Jagdish Temple, popular for its elephant carving. The day ends with a boat trip on the sparkling waters of Lake Pichola. At the time of sunset, one can easily understand why Udaipur is the “Venice of the East.”
Overnight in Udaipur
Drive Udaipur – Jodhpur(280 Kms / 5.5 Hours) En Route Visit Ranakpur
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur en-route visiting Ranakpur Jain temples, a famous Temple complex, one of the biggest and most important of Jain temples in India. The main temple is the Chaumukha Temple, or Four Faced Temple, dedicated to Adinath. Built in 1439, this huge, superbly crafted and well-kept marble temple has 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars and no two are alike. After the visit continue drive towards Jodhpur. After the visit, drive towards Jodhpur. Jodhpur- the second largest city in Rajasthan dominated by a massive Meherangarh Fort, the view from the Fort over the blue building of the Old city is one of Rajasthan’s most spectacular sights and this is the reason why Jodhpur is called the Blue city. Rich in palaces and forts, temples and Havelis, culture and tradition, spices and fabrics, colors and textures, Jodhpur is an unforgettable place. On arrival in Jodhpur, check into hotel.
Morning after breakfast proceed for the half day sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. There are many great fortresses throughout Rajasthan, but nothing like the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, built at a 400 ft. Within this citadel are magnificent palaces with marvelously carved panels, latticed windows and evocative names. These palaces house a fabulous collection of possessions of Indian royalty, including s superb collection of palanquins, elephant howdahs, miniature paintings, musical instruments, costumes and furniture. Below the fort visit the Jaswant Thada, a graceful marble cenotaph built in1899 for Maharajah Jaswant Singh II, and the momorials of other Maharahahs of Jodhpur.Spend rest of the day at leisure.<br>
Overnight in Jodhpur.
Drive Jodhpur – Jaipur (330 Kms/Approx 06 Hours)
After breakfast drive by surface for Jaipur. Popularly known as the Pink City, was built in 1727 AD by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, designed in accordance with Shilpa Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture. En-route visit Fathepur Sikri, the magnificent fortified city was the Capital of the Mughal Empire between 1517 and 1585, but had to leave because of shortage of water. After the visit continue your drive for Jaipur. On arrival in Jaipur, check into hotel. Rest of the day spends at leisure visiting the surroundings.<br>
Overnight in Jaipur.
Drive Jaipur – Pushkar (145 Kms / 3.5 Hrs)
After breakfast depart by surface for Pushkar, a little town situated right on the edge of the desert. Pushkar is perhaps best known for its Camel Fair, which takes place on the full moon of Kartik Purnima. On arrival in Pushkar, check into hotel. Later sightseeing tour of Pushkar visiting the only Brahma Temple in the world and Pushkar Lake with its amy bathing ghats and temples.<br>
Ovenight in Pushkar
After breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting — The Amber Fort situated on the one of the ancient ranges Aravali Hills, 11 kms from Jaipur which was the ancient capital of Jaipur Maharaja, a good example of Rajput style architecture. A slow elephant ride takes you to the top of the Fort, which houses several graceful buildings and a temple of Kali. Later visit City Palace and Observatory. City palace is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The son of the last maharaja and his family still reside in the part of the palace. Observatory – Jantar Mantar, built by Jai Singh in 18th Century which is the finest observatory built by Jai Singh out of five Observatories.<br>
Overnight in Jaipur.
Drive Jaipur – Agra (250 Kms / 05 Hrs) En Route Visit Fatehpur Sikri
Morning after breakfast, drive to Agra , the city of Seventh wonder of the world. En-route visit Fathepur Sikri, the magnificent fortified city was the Capital of the Mughal Empire between 1517 and 1585, but had to leave because of shortage of water. After the visit, continue drive towards Agra. Agra which is known for its world famous buildings constructed by the Great Mughals, situated on the bank of the river. On arrival in Agra, check into hotel. Later experience the view of Taj Mahal by the side of river Yamuna.
Night in Agra
Drive Agra – Delhi (210 Kms / 04 Hrs)
Early morning experience the sunrise visit of the famous TAJ MAHAL This spectacular white marble mausoleum was built by Emperor Shah Jehan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is a most extravagant monument ever built for love. The shimmering reflection in the water channels is truly breathtaking. After viewing Taj Mahal, return back to the hotel. After having a relaxed breakfast continue your city tour visiting – Agra Fort, the construction of the massive fort was began by Emperor Akbar following with the addtions by the different Mughal emperors, followed by visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah — which was built for the Chief Minister of Jehangirs who was also the father of Nur Jahan, wife of Jehangir. Very often it is also called the « Baby Taj « because its design foreshadows the Taj Mahal. After the visit, drive towards Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, check into hotel.<br>
Night in Delhi.
Morning after breakfast, transfer to Delhi airport in time to board flight for onward destination.