01. ABROAD - DELHI
Arrive late night at New Delhi International airport. On
arrival, you will be met by our representative & transferred to
Hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi.
This morning you will be taken to visit Old Delhi-Former center
of Mughal Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow
streets & bustling bazaars. Visit the vast Red Fort, built in
1648, the Jama Masjid, and the greatest mosque in India &
completed in 1658 by Shah Jehan who also built the Taj Mahal, &
the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial of 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
President Palace. Continue onto the beautiful Humayuns Tomb of
the Moghul era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End
the tour at the towering minaret of Qutub Minar.
Exclusive dinner at ‘Chor Bazaar’-a “One of its kind” restaurant
where each corner beckons you with old memorabilia & bric-a-brac
handpicked from various Chor Bazaar’s (Thieves Market) all over
India. Apart from the Old World ambience & unique setting, its
is only restaurant that serves the most authentic Kashmiri food
from the south of the valley. Overnight at hotel..
03. DELHI - AGRA
Morning transfer to Railway Station to connect one of the
fastest train to Agra (0615-0800), on arrival transfer to hotel
& proceed for full day sightseeing of Agra to include visit to
the famous Taj Mahal built by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630
for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later
visit the Halls of Public & Private Audience. Also visit the
Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah built by Empress Noor Jehan in memory
of her father. Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
04. AGRA - SAMODE
Morning after breakfast drive to Samode enroute visit Fatehpur
Fatehpur Sikri drive to the impressive sandstone fortress of
Fatehpur Sikri. The Fort was built in the 16th century & only
occupied for a few years before being abandoned, leaving the
building in virtually perfect conditions.
Continue drive to Samonde.
Upon arrival-check-in at the hotel.
SAMODE- The small principality of Samode lies 50 kms northwest
of the city of Jaipur & dates back to the 16th Century. The 7th
ruler of Amber, the ancient capital of the Rajput Empire, had
twelve sons, one whom was awarded the feudatory seat of Samode
for his gallantry & outstanding service. The construction of the
fort began 400 years ago & each successive ruler added to the
fort & 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 & part of an ongoing tradition.
05. SAMODE - JAIPUR
Morning drive to Jaipur & 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 & now, although deserted,
offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Mughal
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 & ever since, it has retained this colour. Built
by Maharaja Jai Singh-ll, 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
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 & formidable in the whole of fort-studded
Rajasthan. Also visit Jaswant Thada-the Royal Cenotaphs.
Overnight at hotel.
07. JODHPUR - UDAIPUR
Morning drive to Udaipur, enroute 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
Udaipue, check into the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Morning City Tour of Udaipur, one of India’s most romantic
cities & famed for its lovely palaces & lakes. Begin by visiting
the City Palace & wandering through its beautiful rooms &
apartments, then continue on to the Garden of Maidens
“Sahelion-Ki-bari” & the Folk Art Museum, to view the
interesting collection of puppets & paintinds.
Late afternoon enjoy a boat 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 gown to the watersides.
09. UDAIPUR - MUMBAI
Morning fly to Mumbai (0850-1035) on arrival transfer of Bomabay-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 & the Dhobi Ghat, the unique & colourful outdoor
‘laundry’. Drive upto the Malabar Hill to the lovely ‘Hanging
Gardens’ & the Kamal Nehru Park from where you will get a
wonderful view of Mumbai & the Arabian Sea, spread out before
you. Also visit Mani Bhawan, a small museum dedicated to the
life & works of Mahatma Gandhi, & the bustling Crawford Market.
Afternoon free for own activities. Overnight at hotel.
10. MUMBAI - ABROAD
Morning transfer to airport for your onward connection.
09 OPTION II
FLY TO DELHI AND DAY 10TH DELHI OUT.