This 9-day Golden Triangle with Udaipur will be taking you through popular destinations of India – New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur (Rajasthan’s City of Lakes), Also, on this tour, get a lifetime opportunity to celebrate Holi - the Festival of Colours in Jaipur. Delhi will surprise you with its interesting mix of history, art, culture and architectural wonders from the ancient and the modern time. Explore Mughal era architectural wonders, which include World Heritage Sites, in Agra. In Rajasthan, admire the magnificent royal forts and palaces of Jaipur and Udaipur. Discover India’s famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, watch the dazzling sunrise over the Taj Mahal, enjoy a Rickshaw Ride in the streets of Old Delhi, an Elephant ride in Jaipur, enjoy a mesmerizing Boat Ride in Lake Pichola in Udaipur, get Henna tattoo in Delhi and an array of other delightful sights and experiences. The highlight of this tour is Holi, India’s very popular festival of colours. A private Holi celebration at a royal heritage property in Jaipur accompanied with colourful riot of organic colours, Rajasthani music and dance, special Holi delicacies and many more await you to delight you.
Upon arrival, our representative will greet you at the Delhi Airport, and then transfer you to your hotel. The Capital city of India, Delhi is a striking modern metropolis. Delhi has been repeatedly destroyed by erstwhile empires, and yet, it has sprung back to life time and again. This city narrates the history of India in its ruins of lost empires. The rich past of Delhi has brought India through history books. Settled by Mughals and later by the British; Delhi is dotted with ancient streets, architectural marvels and vibrant marketplaces that will be etched forever in your memories.
This morning after breakfast, do a full-day guided city sightseeing tour of Delhi. Delhi sightseeing tour begins at Old Delhi with a visit to the 350-year-old and the largest mosque in India - Jama Masjid. Next, proceed in a rickshaw to Chandni Chowk, exploring one of the oldest, biggest and the busiest markets in India. The rickshaw ride halts at the Red Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), a massive Mughal era red sandstone monument. Here, our driver will pick you up and drive you to Raj Ghat - the memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. Furthermore, drive to the Humayun’s Tomb (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), a memorial to the 2nd Mughal Emperor Humayun. Later, drive past the Rashtrapati Bhawan (official residence of the President of India) and India Gate (a War memorial dedicated to the Indian & British soldiers who died in World War-I). Sightseeing in Delhi ends with the visit to Qutub Minar (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), world’s tallest brick minaret that was built in 1192. Also, get a henna tattoo applied as a memorable souvenir from India.
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Agra. AGRA is the city of the inimitable Taj Mahal. The story of Agra begins much earlier than the Taj Mahal; it finds mention in the Mahabharata when it was called the Agrabana or paradise. It was the Mughals who finally nurtured Agra with the finest monuments that the architects could design: The Taj Mahal of Shah Jahan and Agra Fort of Akbar are but few of the many that spangle the city, each of which stands in mute testimony to the city's grandeur over the ages. After arrival in Agra, check-in to the hotel.
Enjoy an early morning visit to the world-renowned and World Heritage site of Taj Mahal (Closed on Fridays). The Taj Mahal, which is one man’s monumental testimony to love, has become synonymous not only with this city, but with all of India. A mausoleum built by Shah Jahan for his empress Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj is the primary attraction of the city. Located close to the Taj Mahal, you’ll now visit the Agra Fort, which lies on the bend of the river Yamuna. Built by Mughal Emperor Akbar over 1565-73 AD, it was successively occupied and added to by Jahangir and Shah Jahan. Afterwards, return to the hotel for breakfast, then check-out and journey to Jaipur - the flamboyant and historical capital of Rajasthan. Rajasthan's beautiful Pink City Jaipur, was the stronghold of a clan of rulers whose three hill forts and series of palaces in the city are important attractions. Jaipur is also known as the ‘Pink City’ because of the colour of the stone used exclusively in the walled city. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check-in to your hotel.
After breakfast, proceed for a full-day sightseeing tour of Jaipur city. Start with Amer Fort, a 16th century magnificent fort with beautiful display of Hindu and Islamic art and architecture. Now visit Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory with world’s largest stone sundial to boast. Next visit the stunning Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). Built exclusively for the Royal Ladies in the late 18th century, the palace has 953 ornate little windows and balconies that act like a natural air coolant. Lastly, visit City Palace, from where the Maharajas of Jaipur ruled, situated at the heart of the city, which also houses the City Palace Museum. Overnight in Jaipur.
Your breakfast this morning is followed by the much awaited day of the tour - Holi celebrations. We will take you to a royal heritage property where you will indulge in a group Holi celebration. Here, you will be entertained with Rajasthani folk music and dance, treated to delicious Indian sweets and snacks, offered traditional Rajasthani attires to wear, groovy Bollywood music and lots more. Get ready to face a riot of colours as you enter the cheerful Holi celebrations. After a fun-filled Holi celebration, return to the hotel. Relax and stay.
After breakfast, check-out of the hotel and take a journey toward the gorgeous Udaipur. Also called the city of lakes of Rajasthan, Udaipur is well known as Venice of the East, built around gleaming, clear, blue water lakes which reflect the green hills of the Aravalli ranges. On arrival, check-in to the hotel and spend the evening at leisure. Overnight in Udaipur.
After breakfast at the hotel, set out to explore the beautiful city of Udaipur. Visit the famous City Palace, one of the largest royal palaces in India, with attractions like Durbar Hall, Crystal Gallery, Palace Museum and Jagdish Temple. Built in 1559, the palace overlooks the dreamy Lake Pichola. Later, visit Saheliyon Ki Bari that is a small ornamental garden built in the honour of Royal Ladies for recreational purpose. Also, visit Lok Kala Mandal, a cultural institution with a museum, which exhibits collection of folk art items. Opened seven days a week, puppet shows and folk dancing are conducted every evening in an adjacent open air theatre. Next stop will be at Shilpgram to witness traditional Rajasthani rural culture, arts and crafts.
Evening is free to relax; optionally you can take a walk through the narrow lanes and the back streets of Udaipur up to Lake Pichola. Enjoy Boat ride at Lake Pichola (Optional).
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel in Udaipur and drive to Udaipur airport to connect a flight to Delhi International Airport. From Delhi Airport board the flight to your home/onward destination.
|8 Nights / 9 Days
|750 Per Person
|Delhi - Agra - Jaipur (Holi) - Udaipur - Delhi