Places to visit: Delhi – Agra – Samode – Jaipur – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Mumbai
Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days
Day 01: Abroad – Delhi
Arrive late night at New Delhi International airport.
On arrival, the guest will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel. Overnight at hotel
Day 02: Delhi
Morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. This morning you will be taken to visit Old Delhi – Former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Visit the vast Red Fort, built in 1648, the Jama 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. Afternoon sightseeing tour of New Delhi.
New Delhi – drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era 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.
Exclusive dinner at ‘Chor Bizarre’ – a “one of its kind” restaurant where each corner beckons you with old memorabilia and bric-a-brac handpicked from various Chor Bazaars (Thieves’ Market) all over India. Apart from the Old World ambience and unique setting, it is the only restaurant that serves the most authentic Kashmiri food from the south of the valley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Delhi – Agra
Morning transfer to Railway station to connect one of the fastest train to Agra ( 0615 – 0800 ) , on arrival transfer to hotel and proceed for full day sightseeing of Agra to include Visit the famous Taj Mahal built by Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Also visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. Evening at leisure. Overnight Agra.
Day 04: Agra – Samode
Morning after breakfast drive to Samode enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri – drive to the impressive sandstone fortress of 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 Samode
Upon arrival – check-in at the hotel.
Samode – the small principality of Samode lies 50 kms northwest of the city of Jaipur and dates back to the 16th Century. The 7th ruler of Amber, the ancient capital of the Rajput Empire, had twelve sons, one of whom was awarded the feudatory seat of Samode for his gallantry and outstanding service. The construction of the fort began 400 years ago and each successive ruler added to the fort and the palace.
Samode Palace – The comfortable palace is today full of architectural delights with stately corridors, frescoed walls ethereal audience halls, harmoniously reflecting the skill of master craftsmen. An evening at Samode is a magical experience of former princely India and part of an ongoing tradition.
Day 05: Samode – Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur and 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 honoured 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 tour of Jaipur. Jaipur – the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince and ever since, it has retained this colour. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja’s City Palace, Jantar Mantar the Observatory & Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Jaipur – Jodhpur
Morning drive to Jodhpur (350 kms) – check into the hotel.
Late afternoon tour of Jodhpur – includes Meherangarh Fort – one of the most impressive and formidable in the whole of fort-studded Rajasthan. Also, visit Jaswant Thada – the Royal Cenotaphs. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Jodhpur – Udaipur
Morning drive to Udaipur (318 km), en route visit Ranakpur Jain Temples the most magnificent 15th-century Jain temples. The most distinctive features are the 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars, of which no two are exactly alike. Thereafter continue drive to Udaipur, check into the hotel. overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Udaipur
Morning City tour of Udaipur, one of India’s most romantic cities and famed for its lovely palaces and lakes. 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 and the Folk Art Museum, to view the interesting collection of puppets & paintings.
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.
Day 09: Udaipur – Mumbai
Morning flies to Mumbai ( 0850-1035 ) on arrival transfer to hotel and followed by City tour of Bombay – 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’, the ‘Colaba Causeway’ – the commercial heart of Bombay and the Dhobi Ghat, the unique and colorful outdoor ‘laundry’. Drive up to the Malabar Hill to the lovely ‘Hanging Gardens’ and the Kamla Nehru Park from where you will get a wonderful view of Mumbai and the Arabian Sea, spread out before you. Also visit Mani Bhawan, a small museum dedicated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi, and the bustling Crawford Market. Afternoon free for own activities. Overnight at hotel
Day 10: Mumbai – Abroad
Early Morning transfer to airport for your onward flight.
- A visit to major attractions of Delhi – India Gate, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Gandhi memorial, Jantar Mantar and Qutub Minar.
- Sightseeing at the beautiful Taj Mahal, Itmad-Ud-Daula Tomb – Agra.
- Visit to City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Jag Mandir and Saheliyon-Ki-Bari – Udaipur.
- A short trip to the Mughal Town, Fatehpur Sikri.
- Visit Aptaeshwar Temple, Raghunath Mandir, Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple and Old Rangji Temple – Pushkar.
- A unique experience to be remembered for a lifetime.
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