This tour showcases the vibrancy of Rajasthan, India’s cultural capital. The vivacious people of Jaipur, the architectural beauty of Jodhpur and the calm lake city of Udaipur are just a few highlights that Rajasthan, has to offer for the real travel connoisseur. This tour proposes an immersion in Indian culture and history with the visit of Delhi, the buzzing capital of India; and Agra, the old Indian capital containing the symbol of eternal love, the Taj Mahal. This classical program is truly a treat for the eyes as you drive through the myriad landscape of north India.
Day 01: Delhi
Assistance upon arrival in Delhi airport and transfer to the hotel. Check in at the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast, get a feel for the place on a combined city tour of Old & New Delhi. Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb; Parliament House; and Connaught Place, New Delhi's premium shopping center. Have a walk around the Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan; Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India; and Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.
Day 03: Delhi - Agra (210 Kms/04 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Agra. Reach Agra and check in the hotel. Later, visit Red Fort, which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565. It contains the hall of public and private audiences among many other beautiful structures. In the evening witness the magnificent beauty of the Taj Mahal during the sunset. Return and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Agra - Jaipur (258 Kms/06 Hrs)
Today drive to Jaipur, the Pink City, founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the ruler of Amber. En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri, also known as the "Ghost City". Its gate, Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world is the main attraction of the town. Fatehpur Sikri built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old capital of the Moghuls, Continue drive to Jaipur, upon arrival check in at the hotel.
Day 05: Jaipur
Morning visits the fabled Amber Palace. It is situated at the top of the hill overlooking the city. The Palace is laid out at different levels on the hillside and surrounded by a fortress. A ride on a decorated elephant to ascend the hill to the Palace is a thrilling experience for every visitor. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting the Maharaja's City Palace, the Observatory, and the impressive Palace of Winds with the intricate facade carved out of pink sandstone.
Day 06: Jaipur - Jodhpur (335 kms/5.5 hrs)
This morning will drive to Jodhpur, where you'll check into your hotel. Once settled in, you'll embark on an evening heritage walk around the beautiful streets of this ancient town. In the evening you'll be free to relax after your travels or explore some more on your own.
Day 07: Jodhpur
The morning after a breakfast city tour of Jodhpur visit to Mehrangarh Fort. The Mehrangarh Fort is the most impressive structure over 5 km atop a 125-meter high hill. The Moti Mahal, the Sheesh Mahal, the Phool Mahal, the Sileh Khana and the Daulat Khana are the other grand structures within the fort.
Later visit Jaswant Thada: Built-in 1899 AD, this cluster of white marble royal cenotaphs acts as a giant memoir of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.
Day 08: Jodhpur - Udaipur (250 km/ 4.5 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Udaipur en route visit Ranakpur. Ranakpur is an imposing Jain Temple nestled in a remote valley of the beautiful Ravalli mountain range just northwest of Udaipur. Udaipur setting couldn't be much more incredible, surrounded as it is by ancient mountains and situated on the edge of three lakes. It's a beautiful old city with narrow lanes flanked by bright stalls, gardens, lakes, palaces, and temples meandering through it.
Day 09: Udaipur
After the breakfast city tour of Udaipur visit the City Palace, Sahelion-Ki-Bari, or the "Garden of the Maidens of Honour"; and also the Gulab Niwas Garden. The former was designed and laid out early in the eighteenth century as a retreat for ladies of the royal household to spend their time at leisure. The lotus pool, fountains, lawns, flowerbeds, and marble pavilions all combine to make it a captivating location. In the evening, enjoy a relaxing boat ride on Lake Pichola.
Day 10: Udaipur - Delhi by flight
After breakfast, it's time to visit Eklingji temple and Nagda. The temple was built in AD 734 and the Wholesome One - Parabhrama and is deeply venerated by the Mewar household. He's kind of a big deal. Nagda was the ancient capital of Mewar and is kind of a big deal, too. Later transfer to Udaipur airport to board the flight for Delhi, where you will board your flight back home.