Experience an exotic holiday to India with the beautiful architectural gems combined with the extravagant camel fair of Pushkar. This ‘11 Nights & 12 Days’ tour will take you around the popular Golden Triangle Circuit encompassing Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur as well as to the very fascinating cities in Rajasthan such as Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Pushkar. Discover unique and diverse culture, stunning architectural wonders including forts, palaces and temples, and people on the go. The highlight of the tour is a visit to Pushkar, which not only has a strong spiritual background but also enlightens tourists with its festivities. Pushkar adds value to this tour by giving you the opportunity to see the annual Pushkar Fair - one of the largest camel fairs in the world.
On arrival at Delhi Airport, our representative will greet you. After the warm welcome, get transferred to your hotel and relax.
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Agra. After checking into your hotel and freshening up, you’ll visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Agra Fort. Built-in the 16th century, this red sandstone fort once served as the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty and is home to beautiful mosques, palaces, and halls.
In the evening, a spectacular sight of the Taj Mahal awaits at sunset. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed white marble masterpiece, commissioned in the 17th century by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his departed wife, is a world-renowned icon and symbol of eternal love.
This morning after breakfast, drive to Jaipur. En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri. Built-in the 16th century, this ancient fortified city was once the capital of the Mughal Empire. The complex includes the Diwan-i-Khas building, which has a beautifully carved pillar at its center and the Panch Mahal palace.
After breakfast, set off for a day of exploration in Jaipur. Take an elephant ride to the majestic Amber Fort, part of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hill Forts of Rajasthan. This 17-century ornate palace, split over four levels, was created from marble and pink and yellow sandstone. Pass the incredible Hawa Mahal (‘Palace of Winds’) an exquisite 5-story building, with over 953 ornate windows, with its high frontage designed to allow royal veiled ladies to watch ceremonies and festivals without being seen. In the afternoon, explore the ‘pink city’ (Jaipur’s Old City) and take in the striking architectural complex of the 18th century City Palace, and Jantar Mantar an astronomical observatory housing world’s largest stone sundial.
Return to the hotel or visit the local market.
After breakfast, leave for Jodhpur - the blue city of Rajasthan, and the second-largest city of the state. On reaching Jodhpur, check-in to your hotel and rest. Spend the evening in leisure.
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, leave for a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. Start with Mehrangarh Fort, one of the most impressive forts of Rajasthan. The walls of the fort surround the old city of Jodhpur, and the fort stands 100 feet on a perpendicular cliff and 400 feet above the skyline of Jodhpur. Fabricated with red sandstone, the fort is a sight to behold. Now proceed to Jaswant Thada, a white marble amazing monument, which is towards the left of Mehrangarh fort. It is a 19th-century cenotaph built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The main memorial has been built like a temple with intricately carved marble stone that is sculpted by the genius artisan. A visit to this structure is through the rocky hills giving it a secluded and a mystic aura.
Afterward, visit the iconic landmark of the town - Clock Tower (otherwise called Ghanta Ghar). Located close to the clock tower is the vibrant and quaint Sadar Market selling textiles, antiques, silverware, and handicrafts.
Morning after breakfast, drive to Udaipur. Check-in to the hotel and spend the rest of the day in leisure. In the evening, take a boat ride on Lake Pichola. The lake is one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes of Rajasthan with the view of the majestic City Palace. This artificial freshwater lake was created in the year 1362.
After breakfast, set off for a sightseeing tour of Udaipur - the city of lakes. Explore the incredible City Palace complex spectacularly located at the edge of Lake Pichola, which dates back to the 16th century. We’ll then head onto Saheliyon-ki-Bari gardens that is a small ornamental garden built in the honor of Royal Ladies for recreational purposes. Then proceed to Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal museum, home to an incredible collection of Rajasthan folk exhibits including traditional outfits, instruments, masks, dolls and more. In the afternoon, take a boat ride on Lake Pichola.
After breakfast this morning, leave for the holy city of Pushkar. Check-in at the hotel and freshen-up, then proceed to visit the ancient Brahma Temple and the Pushkar Lake. The Brahma temple, believed to be 2000 years old, is the only prominent temple in the whole world that is dedicated to the Hindu God Brahma. Situated at a walking distance of the temple is the sacred Pushkar Lake where a large number of pilgrims gather to take the holy bath, which is believed to absolve all sins.
Pushkar Fair is also known as the Pushkar Camel Fair. Held over a period of seven days in the month of October and November, it is an annual camel and livestock fair. The festival is also touted to be the world’s largest cattle fairs. Experience various activities offered in the fair like a camel cart ride, hot air balloon, watch performances like turban tying competition, mustache competition, best-dressed camels, folk music and dance among other interesting activities. Spend the day visiting the colorful Pushkar Fair and enjoying the colorful display of unique exhibitions, exciting competitions, and fascinating events. Return to your hotel in the evening.
This morning after breakfast, drive to Delhi. On reaching Delhi, we’ll transfer you to your hotel in the city. Rest and relax in your room.
After breakfast, set out on a sightseeing tour of Delhi city (that lasts 6 to 7 hours). You’ll first go for Old Delhi sightseeing, starting with Jama Masjid, the country's largest mosque, built-in 1656. The mosque's courtyard is capable of holding 25,000 devotees at once. Next, visit Delhi’s oldest and biggest market Chandni Chowk. Later, enjoy a rickshaw ride from Fatehpuri Majsid to the impressive red sandstone monument of Red Fort. Here, our driver will pick you up and drive you to Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi - Father of the Nation.
Afterward, proceed to Humayun’s Tomb (A UNESCO World Heritage Site), an early example of fine Mughal architecture in India, built-in 1565. Humayun's Tomb is often said to be the inspiration behind the Taj Mahal. Later, tour New Delhi and by driving past Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s House), Parliament House, and India Gate - the national monument of India was constructed in memory of thousands of Indian soldiers who fought in WW-I.
Lastly, visit Qutub Minar (A UNESCO World Heritage Site), a soaring tower of victory constructed in 1193 under the Islamic ruler Qutub-ud-din-Aibak, immediately after the defeat of the last Hindu Kingdom in Delhi. The marble and red sandstone built structure is nearly 73 meters tall and tapers from a 15-meter-diameter base to just 2.5 meters at the top. After sightseeing, we’ll drop you at the airport.
Note: *Flexibility in timing of sightseeing in Delhi on the day of departure.
|Duration||:||11 Nights / 12 Days|
|Starting price||:||725 Per Person|
|Route||:||Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaipur|