DELHI - AGRA - FATEHPUR SIKRI - RANTHAMBHORE - JAIPUR - JODHPUR - RANAKPUR – UDAIPUR
This tour lets you explore Rajasthan, 'The Land Of Kings", at its exotic best. During the tour, soak in the grandeur of the Golden triangle circuit of India - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur clubbed with an unforgettable experience of the most vibrant state of India - Rajasthan. Visits to the magnificent Forts, opulent Havelis, of Jodhpur and Udaipur, mysterious 16th century of Fatehpur Sikri, exquisitely-carved Jain temples of Ranakpur, local bazaars of Jaipur selling the famous lac jewellery. Camel leather items, exotic craftswork and marble artwork and a fascinating jungle safari in the wilderness of Ranthambore, is definitely going to leave you awed. The main highligt of this tour is exclusive stays in the finest hotels of Rajasthan graced with luxury and old world charm. Enjoy stays in the finest hotels of India with assured luxury.
ARRIVAL AT DELHI
Arrive at Delhi Airport. Our representative will meet you and chauffeur you to the Taj Palace Hotel. It is a perfect embodiment of outstanding luxury and hospitality with a wide range of luxorious rooms offering royal comfort. It is an ideal hotel adorned with traditional interiors and world-class facilities ensuring a royal heritage stay in Delhi.
Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at Taj Palace Hotel in Delhi.
After breakfast, proceed with Delhi sightseeing tour with first visit to Jama Masjid - the largest Mosque in India. Visit Chandni Chowk – oldest, biggest bazaar of Old Delhi. Walk up to Fatehpur Masjid and enjoy a rickshaw ride till Red Fort. Here our driver will meet you and drive past Red Fort to reach Rajghat, a memorial where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. An eternal flame burns on one side of this memorial. Visit the Humayun Tomb - first garden-style tomb of India. The main highlight of this tomb, inspired by Persian architecture, is the four garden squares with water passage channels surrounding the tomb. Drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan - residence of the President of India and India Gate - an archway built in honor of the soldiers who died in World War I. Visit Qutub Minar built by Qutab-ud-din Aibak in 1193 to mark the beginning of Muslim rule in India.
Overnight stay at Taj Palace Hotel in Delhi.
After breakfast, drive to Agra. On reaching, our company representative will meet you and chauffeur you to the Gateway Taj Hotel followed by check-in. At the Gateway Taj Hotel, stay in spacious rooms equipped with all the state-of-the-art facilities, enjoy hassle-free service of the impeccable staff and indulge in an intense massage for relaxation of body and mind. Also, enjoy picturesque views of the iconic monument Taj Mahal.
Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at Gateway Taj Hotel in Agra.
AGRA-RANTHAMBORE VIA FATEHPUR SIKRI
After breakfast, drive to Ranthambore. En route, visit Fatehpur Sikri. It is a 16th century historic town built by Emperor Akbar (3rd Mughal ruler of India). It offers various attractions that depict the grandeur of Mughal architecture and the rich lifestyle of Mughal dynasty. Though it was a a short-lived capital of the Mughals, this town offers glimpses of stunning monuments built during the reign of Mughals in India. The gateway to this city - the Buland Darwaza - is one of the major attractions here as it is said to be the highest gateway in the world.
Continue drive to Ranthambore. On reaching, our company representative will meet you and chauffeur you to the Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge followed by check-in. The Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge is the only hotel in Ranthambore that is acrredited with the heritage status. It has huge historical significance as it was the was a former hunting lodge of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh of Jaipur.
Overnight stay at Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge in Ranthambore.
RANTHAMBORE WILDLIFE SAFARI
The Ranthambore National is a wide expanse of wilderness in Ranthambore. It is a favored spot for avid travelers and photography enthusiasts. It is renowned as one of the topmost places in India with the highest number of Bengal tiger spottings. It also comprises of a years-old Ranthambore Fort, overlooking the entire sanctuary, built in 944 AD.
Head for an early morning Ranthambore Wildlife safari where you will soak in the natural beauty and rich wildlife including Leopards, Jackals, Gazelle, Boars etc. - especially Tigers. As per 2014 census, there are about 62 tigers present here. Also, watch animals moving around freely around the lake in this national park. After a thrilling safari ride, return to the hotel. Settle in for breakfast. Day free at leisure.
Later in afternoon, proceed with evening safari to Ranthambore National Park and continue exploring this natural habitat of various wild animals. Overnight stay at Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge in Ranthambore.
After breakfast, proceed with a drive to Jaipur. It is known as the Pink City of India since most of the buildings of this city display use of pink stone at a grand scale. It is the first planned city of early India and the largest city of Rajasthan. This centuries-old city is a must visit for history buffs, Indian food lovers and shoppers. On arrival, our representative will transfer you to the Jai Mahal Palace followed by check-in. The Jai Mahal Palace inspired by Indo-Saracenic architecture is located amidst the Mughal Gardens. It has been the former residence of three kings of Jaipur. Now it is a flourishing 5-star property encompassing all modern-Day comforts. It offers authentic Royal Indian cuisines and gives a taste of the rich culture and traditions of Rajasthan. You can also unwind your body and mind with ample of spa facilities coupled with yoga and meditation here. It is great place to enjoy unbeatable views of the Jaipur city and palace gardens.
Day free at leisure or explore the bazaars of Jaipur famous for carpets, jewellery, embroidered clothing, brassware, blue pottery, handicrafts, leather items, lac bangles and lots more.
Overnight stay at Hotel Jai Mahal Palace in Jaipur.
After breakfast, head to Amer Fort. It is a hill fort built in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh. This fort displays various prominent monuments like private halls, pavilions, private chambers for the King and the Rajput women. It stands as a testimony to the golden era of Rajput rule in Jaipur. The reflection of this fort falling on the Maota Lake, is truly captivating. Enjoy an Elephant ride here to and fro the fort. Next visit the City Palace. It is the royal Palace of Jaipur located on the banks of Pichola Lake. It boasts former private and public meeting chambers of the Kings, giant silver vessels, courtyards, beautifully-designed gateways, intricately-carved private chambers of the King and much more. Visit the Jantar Mantar - an astronomical observatory that features the World’s largest Sundial - Samrat Yantra. End the Day with visit to Hawa Mahal - the Palace of the Winds. This is a five-storey palace built in the year 1799 during Rajput era in Jaipur. The main highlight of this palace is the intricately-designed 953 windows adorned with beautiful latticework.
Overnight stay at Jai Mahal Palace in Jaipur.
After breakfast, head for a drive to Jodhpur. En route, enjoy a visit to the enchanting Ranakpur Jain Temple made of entirely pure white marble. It is a 15th century temple built by a wealthy Jain merchant. The most interesting feature of this temple is its 1,400 pillars that are carved differently from each other. Also, the natural settings of the temple adds a magical charm to it. Continue drive to Jodhpur. Jodhpur is also called the Blue city of Rajasthan as the walls of the houses in Jaipur are drenched in bright blue colour. This city has a magnetism of its own. On arrival, our company representative will chauffeur you to the Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal in Jodhpur. Soak in the charming ambiance of this 21st century fantasy palace, situated amidst a desert, followed by check-in.
Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal to rest for the Day.
After breakfast, your Jodhpur sightseeing tour begins with a visit to the Mehrangarh Fort. This 117-ft high hill fort built in 1459 A.D was Rao Jodha (founder of Jodhpur city). It encompasses various palaces, historical sites and seven massive gateways built by the royal victories signifying various victories. Next, visit the Jaswant Thada built in 1899. It is a white marble cenotaph adorned with beautiful latticework. Enjoy walking through the lanes of the Jodhpur city. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Rajasthani dinner with beautiful views of the Mehrangarh Fort at backdrop.
Return to the Hotel Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal to rest for the Day.
JODHPUR-UDAIPUR VIA RANAKPUR JAIN TEMPLE
After breakfast, head for a drive to Udaipur. En route, enjoy a visit to the enchanting Ranakpur Jain Temple made of entirely pure white marble. It is a 15th century temple built by a wealthy Jain merchant. The most interesting feature of this temple is its 1,400 pillars that are carved differently from each other. Also, the natural settings of the temple adds a magical charm to it. Continue drive to Udaipur. Nestled amidst the Aravalli Hills, it is a city filled with pristine lakes, fascinating Havelis, vibrant bazaars and an ancient ambiance. On arrival, our company representative will meet you and chauffeur you to the Taj Lake Palace Hotel followed by check-in. The Lake Palace Hotel surrounded by the pristine waters of Lake Pichola was a splendid 18th century Palace considered to be the leisure spot of Maharana Jagat Singh II. This luxorious hotel has been featured in couple of Bollywood flicks. During your stay, savor traditional Rajasthani at Neel Kamal, contemporary European delicacies at an open-air restaurant “Bhairo” and some of the finest collection of cigars, sheeshas and wines at the Amrit Sagar here. For relaxation, go for rejuventating Spa sessions, a guided heritage walk and in the evening, witness the high-spirited cultural shows performed by traditional Rajasthani folk music and dance artists.
Later, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola to reach the Lake Palace - an 18th century white marble fort that speaks volumes of the opulence & elegance of the bygone era of Udaipur. Return to the Hotel Taj Lake Palace to rest for the Day.
Your guided Udaipur sightseeing tour begins with a visit to the Vintage Car Museum that exhibits an impressive car collection of the Maharaja of Udaipur. Spend time clicking photographs here with the amazing vintage cars here. Later, visit the 18th century City Palace located on the banks of Lake Pichola. It attracts tourists for its captivating marble-work, mirror and silver work, wall paintings and murals etc. Within the City Palace’s complex is the Crystal Gallery that houses an exclusion collection crystals that are believed to be 110 years old. Head to the Bagore ki Haveli. It is an 18th century Haveli that has now been converted into a Museum. The costumes of the royal Kings, rose water sprinklers, Mewar paintings, peacocks made of colored glass pieces, jewellery boxes of the royal women are a few major attractions here. Next, visit the Jagdish Temple - a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu (preserver of the World) and later, head to Sahelion ki Bari. En route, visit the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal known for having a remarkable collection of Rajasthani Folk Art. On reaching, walk through the neatly-maintained gardens of Sahelion ki Bari (Garden of the Maidens) that was a leisure spot of King Rana Sanga and the royal women of Udaipur. In the evening, spend time at the Fateh Sagar Lake - a tranquil lake famous for its sunset views or you can enjoy a cultural dance show “Dharohar” at the Bagore Ki Haveli. Return to the Hotel Taj Lake Palace to rest for the Day.
UDAIPUR-DELHI [BY FLIGHT]
After breakfast, our company representative will transfer you to the Udaipur Airport to board your flight to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi Airport, our company representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel in Delhi. Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
After breakfast, our company representative will transfer you to the Delhi Airport to board your flight back home.
Summer – 16th April, 2018 to 30th Sept, 2018
Cost at USD 3255 Per Person
20% Discount offered
Net Payable USD 2715 PER PERSON on Twin Sharing
Winter - 1st Oct, 2018 to 31st March, 2019
Great Offers are available on Request
● Delhi- Taj Palace ● Agra- Taj Gateway ● Rantambore- Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge ● Jaipur- Jai Mahal Palace ● Jodhpur- Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal ● Udaipur- Taj Lake Palace ● Delhi- Taj Palace
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