Jewels Of Rajasthan

  • Location: India
  • Duration: 10 Days / 09 Nights
  • Departing from: United Kingdom
  • Price From: £952 per person
  • Type of tour: Jewels Of Rajasthan
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Itinerary

Tour Route: Delhi (1) – Agra (2) – Jaipur (2) – Jodhpur (2) - Udaipur (2) - Delhi
Tour Duration: 09 nights / 10 days
Domestic Flight: 1 (Udaipur – Delhi)


Day 1, SAT: Arrive Delhi

Upon your arrival in the Indian capital city of New Delhi, you will be greeted by our representative at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. After a warm welcome, you will be escorted to your hotel.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2, SUN: Delhi – Agra [205 Kms / 4 Hrs]

This morning, discover the history and heritage of Delhi, with a visit to Qutab Minar, a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture. Then drive to the old part of the city, walking through the busy streets of Chandni Chowk, to Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. En route, drive past the splendid Red Fort, India Gate, President's House, Parliament House and other Government Secretariat Buildings of Lutyens Delhi.

This evening embark on your drive to Agra, city of the world famous Taj Mahal.

Upon arrival in Agra, check in to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3, MON: Day in Agra

This morning witness the surreal views of the Taj Mahal by sunrise. Step inside this eternal symbol of love and appreciate the intricate designs and symmetries that rhyme as a poem written in marble. Taj Mahal is an extravagant display of love, built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Later visit the splendid Agra fort, built in red sandstone, encapsulating magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and beautiful gardens.

Option to watch a classic Theatre Performance: This evening, you have the option to watch a live theatre performance, introducing you to the story of the Taj Mahal. Watch the spectacular performance - “Mohabbat the Taj – The saga of love”, staging the largest replica of the Taj Mahal, and presenting the legend of love that created this magnificent mausoleum (at extra charge)

Day 4, TUE: Agra – Jaipur [240 Kms / 5 Hrs]

After breakfast, embark on a leisurely drive to Jaipur - land of the Rajputs. Jaipur is an exuberance of colour, dance and traditional arts and crafts. Known, as the 'Pink City', Jaipur is home to ancient forts and palaces and is one of India's most well planned cities.

En route to Jaipur, visit Fatehpur Sikri, the capital city of the Mughal Empire in the 16th century. Upon arrival check in at your hotel for 02 nights stay. Enjoy an evening at leisure in Jaipur.

Option for Home Hosted Dinner: This evening you have the option to learn more about local lifestyle and culture of India with dinner at an Indian home. Spend time talking to your hosts and learn about their way of life. You may also opt for a unique opportunity to step inside an Indian kitchen and learn the age old art of Indian culinary delights. Your hosts will be happy to share their secret recipes and give you some handy tips about Indian cooking (at extra charge)

Day 5, WED: Day in Jaipur

This morning, visit the Amber fort, which was built in the 16th century. An elephant ride will help you ascend to this hilltop fort (elephants are subject to availability). Alternatively, you could choose to walk or drive up to the fort.

This afternoon, visit the City Palace complex with its museums and Jantar Mantar, the ancient astronomical observatory, and the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), built in the 18th century. This palace with its innumerable windows and screened balconies was especially built for the royal women to view the city and processions from behind their purdahs.

Later explore the many facets of Jaipuri crafts such as semi precious jewels, pottery, colourful embroidered fabrics with mirror work, woven carpets etc – watch artisans at work and enjoy souvenir shopping in this colourful city of Jaipur.

Day 6, THU: Jaipur – Jodhpur [330 Kms / 7 Hrs]

After a leisurely breakfast, embark on a drive to Jodhpur, a city ringed by high stone walls with seven gates and several bastions. This second largest city of Rajasthan was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 A.D.

Upon arrival in Jodhpur, check in to your hotel. Enjoy an evening at leisure in Jodhpur.

Day 7, FRI: Day in Jodhpur

This morning visit the rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort, and the grand palaces within the fort - Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana, which are impressive examples of architectural excellence. Near the fort complex stands the Jaswant Thada, and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble.

Option for Village Jeep Safari: Later this afternoon, you have the option to experience a jeep safari to the nearby villages, to get a feel for the local lifestyle of Rajasthani villagers. You get an opportunity to observe the village lifestyle and interact with villagers, shepherds, farmers and weavers of the region (at extra charge).

Day 8, SAT: Jodhpur - Udaipur [280 Kms / 5.5 Hrs]

After breakfast, drive to Udaipur en route visiting the famous Jain Temples at Ranakpur. Built in the 15th century, Ranakpur temples are one of the largest Jain temples in India. The temples are known for their architecture, grand structures and exquisite sculptures.

Continue drive to Udaipur, a serene city set in the scenic valley of Aravalli hills, surrounded by three lakes – Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar and Udai Sagar. Upon arrival at Udaipur, check in at your hotel for 2 nights stay.

Day 9, SUN: Day in Udaipur

After breakfast, visit the 16th century City Palace, one of the largest palace complexes in Rajasthan comprising residence of the current Maharaja, heritage hotels, museums and galleries, courtyards and reception halls where royal events take place even today; Jagdish Temple, the 17th century Indo Aryan temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Laxmi Narayan), the preserver of the Universe; Saheliyon-Ki-Bari, garden of the maids of honour, with beautiful green lawns, flower beds, water pools, marble elephants and bird fountains.

Culture Connection Experiences:
Option for excursion to Eklingji & Nagda Temples followed by high tea at Devigarh: You have the option to visit the most famous temples of Rajasthan. Located in the town of Eklingji (Kailashpuri), the place got its popular name from the temple. Eklingji & Nagda Temples are positioned at a distance of 22 km north of Udaipur. After temple visit, drive on to the magnificent Devigarh Fort Palace – here you have the option to enjoy a jeep safari through local villages and enjoy high tea at the fort palace. (at extra charge)

Option for boat cruise at Lake Pichola, Udaipur: Enjoy an evening boat cruise at the serene Lake Pichola (at extra charge and subject to water level)

Day 10, MON: FLY Udaipur – Delhi (DEPARTURE)

Enjoy a morning at leisure. This afternoon you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Delhi, where you will be transferred to the international airport to catch your international flight back home.

Inclusion & Exclusion

Inclusion

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Daily buffet breakfast.
  • Meeting and assistance on arrival and departures.
  • Chauffeured air-conditioned vehicles for all transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours.
  • Rides and Monument Entrance fees, quoted as supplement.
  • Domestic / International air fare.
  • Local English speaking guide for sightseeing & excursion tours.
  • All currently applicable taxes.

Exclusion

  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone, fax, internet, beverages, camera / video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.
  • Local payments in domestic currency, such as tips and gratuities.
  • Indian Visa Fees.
  • Any other services not mentioned in Price Inclusions above.

Special Notes

  • Taj Mahal is closed on Friday.
  • Check-in, check-out time at hotels is usually 14:00Hrs / 12:00Hrs.
  • Price includes only those items specified in the itinerary.
  • Price is quoted per person, in British Pound, on twin sharing basis.

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