Our representative will meet you upon arrival in Delhi and check you in at the hotel. India's capital & a major gateway to the country, Delhi is contemporary and abustling metropolis which successfully combines in its fold the ancient & the modern. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind. Stay overnight at Delhi.
Sightseeing in Delhi
Post breakfast, proceed for a full-day tour of Old and New Delhi. This fascinating city has been in existence since the 6th century BC. Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. The courtyard of the mosque can hold about 25,000 worshippers. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi...noisy, chaotic and uniquely Indian. You will then visit the Red Fort, which was constructed during the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan and served as the residence for the Mughal royal family. It continues to be significant till date, as every Independence Day, the Prime Minister makes a speech from its ramparts as the Indian flag is hoisted. Later, drive past India Gate, President House and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen's Delhi before you head towards Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. This simple memorial marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Thereafter, visit Humayun's Tomb, commissioned by Humayun's wife in 1562. It was the first garden tomb built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large scale. Later in the evening visit the Qutab Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the world, commissioned by the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. Stay overnight at Delhi.
Delhi – Agra (210 km/ approx. 4 hours)
On arrival in Agra, check-in into your hotel. Later proceed for half day city tour of Agra. Visit the Red Fort, which was commissioned in 1565 by Akbar. The beautiful yet forbidding structure is a handsome example of Mughal architecture. Later, visit one of the 7 wonders of the world – the Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built as a symbol of Emperor Shah Jahan's devotion to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Considered an architectural marvel, its construction took thousands of workers over 21 years to complete. Stay overnight at Agra.
Agra – Jaipur (230 km/approx. 5 hours)
Post breakfast, drive to Jaipur and enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was built by Emperor Akbar and is home to many historical buildings. Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World heritage site. Further drive to Jaipur and check into your hotel. Jaipur is the gateway to the magnificent and vibrant state of Rajasthan. In the evening take a stroll in the markets of Jaipur to browse the traditional dresses and shoes, curio shops, blue pottery and more. Stay overnight at Jaipur.
Proceed for full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the 'Pink City'. The city of Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. Visit the Amber Fort. The best way to explore the fort is to ride atop an Elephant. Prominent structures inside the fort are the Diwan-i-aam, adorned with latticed galleries, the Ganesh Pol, with a beautiful painted image of Lord Ganesh and the stunning Sheesh Mahal, a hall decorated with thousands of tiny mirrors. Later, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the "Palace of the Winds." This stunning façade with its ornately carved latticework windows was designed, to let the ladies at the palace look out onto the streets without being observed. Later you will visit the City Palace, again, a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. The museums here showcase rare and ancient manuscripts, arms dating back to the15th century, and costumes of erstwhile royalty. Later, visitthe Jantar Mantar Observatory, comprising geometric devices for measuring time, and tracking stars in their orbits. Stay overnight at Jaipur.
Jaipur– Delhi (250 km/approx. 5 hours) | Departure from Delhi
Post breakfast, we will arrange for transportation back to Delhi airport/railway station for your return/ onward journey by flight or train respectively.
Alternatively, enjoy an extended vacation by adding 2 nights at Udaipur.
Jaipur- Udaipur (380 km/ approx. 7 hours)
Post breakfast, proceed to Udaipur. Enroute, visit the Ranakpur Temples, acclaimed worldwide for their intricate and superb architectural style. These temples are one of the five major pilgrimages of the Jain community. Arrive at Udaipur and check in to your hotel and relax. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight at Udaipur.
Sightseeing in Udaipur
Post breakfast, proceed for full-day tour of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace, standing on the east bank of Lake Pichola. The complex is a massive series of palaces built at different times from 1559. The balconies of the palace provide panoramic views of the Lake Palace Hotel and Jag Mandir on one side, and the city of Udaipur on the other. The paintings, mosaics, intricately carved 'chhatris' and the architecturally brilliant facade all contribute to making your visit to the City Palace a truly memorable experience. Thereafter, visit a picturesque garden, Sahelion ki Bari. You can visit Jagat Temple, which is dedicated to Goddess Ambika- an incarnation of Goddess Durga. Built in 961 A.D, this temple is renowned for its intricate carvings in the exteriors. In the evening, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola, which is an artificial fresh water lake (depending upon the water level of lake), created in the year 1362 AD. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight at Udaipur.
Departure from Udaipur
Post breakfast, we will arrange for transportation to Udaipur airport for your return/ onward journey.
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