Arrival in New Delhi
Around midnight arrive in
The cosmopolitan City and capital New Delhi is the main gateway for
travelers. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations
representative and transferred to the Hotel.
Day 02: New Delhi
In the morning we have sightseeing in Old Delhi. We take a Rickshaw
Ride parallel to the
through the old city and famous Silk Road and Silver Bazaar.
Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes "Rajghat", the site where
Gandhi was cremated and
the 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". "Qutub Minar" is 71 meter high and consists of five
stories. In 1199 work began on this tower which was intended to be
the most glorious tower of victory in the world. This tower was
damaged twice and repaired in 1326 and 1368. Before we proceed to
the Hotel we drive through the embassy area in New Delhi where we
India Gate and see some
impressive Government Buildings.
Day 03: New Delhi - Agra (about
Today we drive to
Agra. In the evening
arrive in Agra. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 04: 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
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.
Day 05: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri -
Jaipur (about 220 km)
Today we leave Agra, drive to the Pink City
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. In the evening arrive in
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.
Day 06: Jaipur
breakfast we drive to the ancient capital of
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
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 visit the City Palace
that is still the formal residence of the royal family, built in a
blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. In the museum of
City Palace we visit the private collection of the Jaipur
Maharajas. We continue to
Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, and the largest of Jai
Singh's five remarkable observatories. Its complex instruments
reveal us the secrets of medieval Indian astronomy. Later 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
Day 07. Jaipur - Ranthambore (about 190 km)
after the breakfast we leave for
Ranthambore. Ranthambore is well known for the world famous
Ranthambore National park. Ranthambore National Park is a well
known tiger reserve under Project Tiger. Ranthambore National park
is surrounded by the Vindhyas and the Aravali mountains and covers
an area of 392 square km. The Tiger remains the biggest attraction
of the Ranthambore National Park. This national park is the home of
a vast variety of animals.
Day 08: Ranthambore
In the early morning we will explore the park and have a jungle
safari. Here we might have an audience with the tiger. In this park
besides tiger various other animals like Sambhar, Cheetal, Wild
Boar, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Jackal and Hyena can also be seen.
Day 09. Ranthambore
- Kota (about 120 km)
Today we leave for
Kota. The town of Kota was
once the part of the erstwhile Rajput kingdom of Bundi. In Kota we will visit
the city fort and palace, this type of fort-palace complex is one of the largest
to be found in the state of Rajasthan.
10. Kota - Bundi - Kota
Today we have an
excursion to the fort city of
Bundi. Bundi is most famous for its baoris (step
wells) as there are many impressive ones. On the top of the hill is majestic
Taragarh Fort of Bundi, the interesting fort is worth exploring for hours. The
fort has many reservoirs, which are annually emptied flooding the streets
leading down to the city. After the whole day excursion we return to Kota in the
- Chittorgarh (about 180 km)
After the breakfast, we drive to
Chittorgarh. In the noon we visit
the world famous fort of
Chittorgarh Fort. On the crest of the enormous grey hill, girdled by massive walls and seven majestic gateways, one stumbles upon shattered palaces, a "Temple of Mirabai" - the mystic poetess and the intricately carved nine storeyed
Tower of Fame, built in the 12th Century in honour of Lord
Adinath, the first Jain Tirthankara.
12. Chittorgarh - Udaipur (about 120 km)
Today we drive to
Udaipur. Udaipur is called the romantic city of Rajasthan. A city built around shimmering, clear, blue water lakes
which reflect the green hills of the Aravali ranges. 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.
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
- Pushkar (about 300 km)
Today we leave Udaipur and drive to
Pushkar. Pushkar being one of the most religious places for Hindus has the atmosphere of an ancient religious town. The only
temple of God Brahma is in Pushkar thus making Pushkar an important pilgrimage city for
Hindus. Pushkar has become famous in the world due to its Pushkar Festival which takes place in the month of November when the whole of Pushkar is transformed into a spectacular fair ground where thousands of pilgrims come to bath in the holy water of
Pushkar lake and the biggest cattle and camel markets take place here where Farmers, breeders and camel traders buy and sell. (if this tour takes place during the time of Pushkar Festival we spend 2 nights stay in Pushkar instead of one and therefore the duration of this Tour will be extended for one more day making it 17 days tour.)
- Delhi (about 350 km)
In the morning, after having our breakfast we drive to Delhi. Arrival in Delhi in the
evening. The rest of the day at leisure. (opportunity for the last shopping or enjoy a
massage in the Hotel)
Day 16. Flight to Home
Around midnight flight to home destination.
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Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis with bath and WC
on the departure day.
Rickshaw Drive in Delhi.
Ride in Amber.
Boat Ride in Udaipur.
One Dinner will be with a presentation of Indian music and
dance in Jaipur.
Services of qualified local guides (English speaking
or languages of your choice)
during the whole tour.
Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo
All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an
air-conditioned Car with
driver. For groups an individual air-conditioned bus (Except
Standard Hotels) will be
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