This tour demonstrates the vibrancy of Rajasthan, the cultural capital of India. The vibrant citizens of Jaipur, the architectural beauty of Jodhpur and the tranquil lake town of Udaipur are just a few of the highlights Rajasthan has to give for a true travel connoisseur. This tour offers an immersion in Indian culture and history with a trip to Delhi, the bustling capital of India, and to Agra, the ancient Indian capital, the sign of eternal love, the Taj Mahal. This classic program is truly a treat for the eyes as you pass through the diverse landscapes of northern 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 feel right at home on a city tour of Old & New Delhi. Visit Qutab Minar, the tomb of Humayun; Parliament House; and Connaught Place, New Delhi's Premium Shopping Centre. Take 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 the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi.
Day 03: Delhi-Agra (210 kms/04 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Agra. Get to Agra and check-in at the hotel. Later, visit the Red Fort, built by Emperor Akbar in 1565. This contains a hall for public and private audiences, among many other magnificent structures. In the evening, observe the majestic elegance of the Taj Mahal at sunset. Head to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 04: Agra-Jaipur (258 Kms/06 Hrs)
Today we drive to Jaipur, the Pink City, founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the ruler of Amber. En-route to visit Fatehpur Sikri, also known as the "Ghost City." Its gateway, Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world, is the main attraction of the city. Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old capital of the Moghuls, drive to Jaipur, check-in at the hotel upon arrival.
Day 05: Jaipur
Morning visits the Amber Palace. It's located at the top of the hill overlooking the city. The Palace is located on different levels on the hillside and is surrounded by a wall. A trip on a painted elephant to climb the hill to the Palace is a thrilling experience for every tourist. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting the Maharaja City Palace, the Observatory, and the stunning Winds Palace with its intricate facade carved out of pink sandstone.
Day 06: Jaipur-Jodhpur (335 kms/5.5 hrs)
This morning you will drive to Jodhpur, which is known as Blue City. Upon arrival check-in at your hotel. When settled in, you'll embark on an evening heritage walk through the beautiful streets of this ancient city. In the evening, after your journeys, you'll be able to relax and explore some more on your own.
Day 07: Jodhpur
The morning after breakfast visits the city of Jodhpur to Mehrangarh Fort. The Fort Mehrangarh is the most impressive building over 5 km above a 125-meter-high hill. The Moti Mahal, the Sheesh Mahal, the Phool Mahal, the Sileh Khana and the Daulat Khana are the other great structures within the fort.
Later visit Jaswant Thada: Built-in 1899 AD, this cluster of white marble royal cenotaphs serves as a colossal memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.
Day 08: Jodhpur-Udaipur (250 km/4.5 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Udaipur, “The Lake City” en-route visit to Ranakpur. Ranakpur is an impressive Jain Temple nestled in the isolated valley of the magnificent Ravalli Mountains 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 town with narrow lanes flanked by colorful shops, parks, ponds, palaces, and temples.
Day 09: Udaipur
After breakfast, city tour of Udaipur visits the City Palace, the Sahelion-Ki-Bari or the Garden of the Maidens of Honour; and the Gulab Niwas Park. The former was planned and built at the start of the eenth century as a refuge for the ladies of the royal household to spend their time at leisure. The lotus pond, fountains, lawns, flower beds and marble pavilions all combine to make it a captivating venue. Experience a relaxing boat ride on Lake Pichola in the evening.
Day 10: Udaipur-Delhi by flight
After breakfast, it's time to visit Eklingji Temple and Nagda Temple. The temple, built in AD 734 and the Wholesome One-Parabhrama, is deeply venerated by the Mewar household. It's kind of a big deal. Nagda was the ancient capital of Mewar, and it's a big deal, too. Later, move to Udaipur airport to take a flight to Delhi, where you will board your flight back home.
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Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.