Day 01. Flight to India (Delhi)
Around midnight arrival in
Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and capital Delhi
is the main gateway for travelers. You are met by an Indo Vacations
representative and transferred to the Hotel.
Day 02. Old - New Delhi
This morning is at leisure. Afternoon sightseeing in Old Delhi. We take a
Rickshaw Ride parallel to the
Red Fort through the old city and famous
Silk Road and Silver Bazaar. Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes
"Rajghat", the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and
great mosque of old Delhi. Today we also visit the famous "Humayun
Tomb" which is the first
substantial example of Mughal architecture in India and “Qutub Minar” which is 71 meter high and was constructed in 1199. Before
we proceed to the Hotel we have a drive through New Delhi where we
India Gate, Government Buildings and Embassies.
Day 03. Delhi - Udaipur (by air)
breakfast we leave Delhi and take a flight to
Udaipur. Arrival in Udaipur in the
afternoon. The rest of the day at leisure. In the evening we have a
Boat ride on the lake Pichola. The famous
Lake Palace of Udaipur was the summer residence of the former rulers. The James bond Film Octopussy was shot here and made this palace more known in the west.
Day 04. Udaipur
Today we visit Udaipur, also known as the city of sunrise. We start our sightseeing with the visit of Sahelion-Ki-Bari. This Garden of the Maids of Honour is well laid out with extensive lawns and shady walks. After the visit of Garden of Maids we visit a Museum of folk art. This museum has a rich collection of Folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments and paintings on display. After a break we proceed to
City palace, the biggest Palace in India, where 4 generations of Maharajas added their contribution, is so carefully planned and integrated with the original buildings that it is difficult to believe that it was not conceived as a whole. The museum of the palace includes the beautiful peacock mosaic and miniature wall paintings of Indian mythology. Today we have an opportunity to visit a traditional painting school and see the famous miniature paintings done.
Day 05. Udaipur
- Deogarh (about 140 km)
Today we take leave from the city of sunrise and drive to
Deogarh. In Deogarh we enjoy the overnight stay in a Maharaja Palace which has been converted into a Hotel. We have the rest of the day at leisure and therefore enough time to relax and have a walk in the Bazaar of this small
town. Jai Singh's five remarkable observatories. It's complex instruments reveals us the secrets of medieval Indian astronomy.
Day 06. Deogarh - Rohetgarh (about 280 km)
Today we take leave from Deogarh and drive to
Rohetgarh. Rohetgarh is famous for its fort of 17th century which is now a luxury heritage hotel. We will be welcomed by the royal family personally. We are invited to relax in spacious veranda lounges decorated with historic trophies or we can relax at the beautifully designed swimming pool. We also take time to visit local people where we are received with warmth and affection.
Day 07. Rohetgarh - Jodhpur (about 50 km)
After breakfast we drive to
Jodhpur. The city was once the capital
of the princely state of Marwar (Land of death). Jodhpur is the
second largest city in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is also known as the blue
city as most of the houses of the old city are painted blue. The
old city is surrounded by a huge 10 km long wall which has 101 bastions
and seven gates. Jodhpur lies on the once strategic Delhi-Gujrat
trading route and the Marwaris got benefited from the passing traffic
of opium, copper, silk which was traded to China. We will visit
Mehrangarh Fort (majestic fort). Mehrangarh Fort was built on
a steep hill and is among the best in India with exquisitely latticed
windows in residential apartments within. We also visit the Jaswant
Thada, a royal cenotaph built in white marble. After the sightseeing
we have a walk through the Bazaars of Jodhpur.
Day 08. Jodhpur - Roopangarh (about 260 km)
After the breakfast we drive to Roopangarh. Roopangarh is a village with historical background as the fort of Roopangarh played an important role on the old caravan road. Since 1997 this fort has been converted in to a hotel. Overnight stay in the
Roopangarh Palace hotel.
Day 09. Roopangarh - Jaipur (about 120 km)
Today we leave Roopangarh and drive to the Pink City
Jaipur. This city owes its name, foundations and careful planning to the great warrior and astronomer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and famous for its handicrafts and precious and semiprecious stones. After a break in Jaipur we visit the
City Palace which is still the formal residence of the royal family, built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. In the museum of the
City Palace we visit the private collection of the Jaipur Maharajas. We continue to
Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, the largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable observatories. It's complex instruments reveals us the secrets of medieval Indian astronomy.
Day 10. Jaipur
After breakfast we drive to the ancient capital of
Amber, laying 11 km. away from Jaipur. Amber was the ancient capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries before it was moved to newly created Jaipur. We will ascend to the Palace Fortress on the back of an Elephant. Enroute to Amber we will visit the
Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), built in 1799 AD, it contains 953 small casements with each having its own balcony. The windows enabled cool air to circulate and the ladies to watch processions below without being
seen. In the afternoon we have a walk through the colourful Bazaar of Jaipur and visit a factory to see the famous block printing work being done since centuries in Jaipur. In the evening we drive through the new city of Jaipur and visit "Laxmi Narayan Mandir", a Hindu temple made out of white marble. We might have an opportunity here to observe a prayer ceremony. Today we have dinner with a presentation of Indian music and dance.
Day 11. Jaipur - Fatehpur
Sikri - Agra (about 260 km)
Today we leave Rajasthan, the biggest state in India and drive through a series of fields, small towns and villages in direction of Agra. Enroute we make a stop and visit
Fatehpur Sikri, which was once an imperial capital frozen in time, constructed by Akbar the Great in the 16th century. This wonderful city constructed by red sand stones was abandoned as abruptly as it had been built. It has been generally stated that it was due to failing in the water supply. Late evening arrival in
Agra. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 12. Agra
We start today our sightseeing by a visit to the
Agra Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this massive structure began in 1565 under Akbar's reign and continued till the time of his grandson's reign,
Shah Jahan who built the impressive imperial quarters and mosque. After the visit of Agra Fort we proceed to visit the most beautiful monument of India, the
Taj Mahal, an enduring monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace), who died at the age of 39 giving birth to her 14th child. We spend enough time at Taj Mahal to take this impressive memory home. After the visit of Taj Mahal we have a look at the famous fine marble inlay work which is still being done in Agra by the descendants of the families of builders and artists of the Taj Mahal.
Day 13. Agra - Delhi (about
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to Delhi. Arrival in Delhi in the
afternoon. The rest of the day at leisure. (opportunity for the last shopping or enjoy a massage in the Hotel)
Day 14. Flight Back Home
Around midnight flight back to home destination.
provide you the accommodation as per your budget mentioned above in
the table of hotels category for any of the booked tour. Hotels
provided by us are from budget to luxury class hotels. Luxury hotels
are all five stars or of above standard. Deluxe would be a
combination of 3 and 4 star Hotels and standard would be a
combination of 2 and 3 star or similar hotels. The
criteria for selecting hotels by us remains the best value of your
money. We also provide you wherever possible accommodation in
heritage hotels. Heritage Hotels are old Palaces, Forts and Grand
mansions of Maharajas which have been later renovated and converted
into Hotels. Rooms are decorated all individually. Rooms are
comfortable, romantic and present the flair of olden Maharaja days.