DAY 1: Delhi
Around Midnight arrival in Delhi. The cosmopolitan City and capital Delhi
is the main gateway for travelers. You are met by an Indo Vacations
representative and transferred to your Hotel.
DAY 2: Delhi
This morning is at leisure. Afternoon sightseeing in Old Delhi. We take a
Riksha Ride parallel to the red fort through the old city and famous Silk
Road and Silver Bazaar. Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes also the site
where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and Jama Masjid, the great mosque of old
Delhi. Today We also visit the famous "Humayun,s Tomb" Humayun,s
Tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India.
Before we proceed to the Hotel we drive through the embassy area in New
Delhi where we visit the India Gate and see some impressive Government
Buildings.we visit "Kutab Minar" which is 71 meter high and
consists of five stories. In 1199 work began on this tower which was
intended to be the most glorious tower of victory in the world. This tower
was damaged twice and repaired in 1326 and 1368.
DAY 3: DELHI - UDAIPUR
After having our Breakfast we take leave from Delhi and Fly to Udaipur.
Arrival in Udaipur in the afternoon.The rest of the day at leisureIn the
evening we have a Boatride on the lake Pichola. The famous Lake Palace of
Udaipur was the summer residence of the former rulers. The James bond Film
Octopussy was shot here and made this palace more known in the west.
DAY 4: UDAIPUR
Today we visit Udaipur, also known as the city of sunrise. We start our
sightseeing with the visit of Sahelion-Ki-Bari. This Garden of the Maids of
Honour is well laid out with extensive lawns and shady walks. After the
visit of Garden of Maids we visit a Museum of folk art. This museum has a
rich collection of Folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk
musical instruments and paintings on display. After a break we proceed to
city palace, the biggest Palace in India, where 4 generations of Maharajas
added their contribution, is so carefully planned and integrated with the
original buildings that it is difficult to believe that it was not conceived
as a whole. The museum of the palace includes the beautiful peacock mosaic
and miniature wall paintings of Indian mythology. Today we have an
opportunity to visit a traditional painting school and see the famous
miniature paintings done.
DAY 5: UDAIPUR - DEOGARH (about 280 km)
Today we take leave from the city of sunrise and drive to Deogarh. In
Deogarh we enjoy the overnight stay in a Maharaja Palace which has been
converted into a Hotel. We have the rest of the day at leisure and therefore
enough time to relax and have a walk in the Bazaar of this small town.
DAY 6: DEOGARH - ROHETGARH
Today we take leave from Deogarh and drive to Rohetgarh. Rohetgarh is
famous for its fort of 17th century which is now a luxury heritage hotel. We
will be welcomed by the royal family personally. We are invited to relax in
spacious varand lounges decorated with historic trophies or we can relax at
the beautifully designed swimming pool. We also take time to visit local
people where we are received with warmth and affection.
DAY 7: ROHETGARH - JODHPUR (about 50 km)
After breakfast we drive to Jodhpur. The city was once the capital of the
princely state of Marwar (Land of death). Jodhpur is the second largest city
in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is also known as the blue city as most of the houses
of the old city are painted blue. The old city is surrounded by a huge 10 km
long wall which has 101 bastions and seven gates.Jodhpur lies on the once
strategic Delhi-Gujrat trading route and the marwaris benefited from the
passing traffic of opium, copper, silk which was traded to China. We will
visit the Mehrangarh Fort (majestic fort). Mehrangarh Fort was built on a
steep hill and is among the best in India with exquisitely latticed windows
in residential apartments within. We also visit the Jaswant Thada, a royal
cenotaph built in white marble.After the sightseeing we have a walk through
the Bazaars of Jodhpur.
DAY 8: JODHPUR - Roopangarh
After breakfast we drive to Roopangarh. Rest day at leisure.
DAY 9: Roopangarh - Jaipur (about 120 km)
Today we leave Roopangarh and drive to the Pink City Jaipur, this city owes
its name, foundations and careful planning to the great warrior and
astronomer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan
and famous for its handicrafts and precious and semiprecious stones. After a
break in Jaipur we visit the city palace in the afternoon which is still the
formal residence of the royal family, built in a blend of the Rajasthani and
Mughal architecture. In the museum of the city palace we visit the private
collection of the Jaipur Mahrajas. We continue to Jantar Mantar, a stone
observatory, the largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable observatories. It's
complex instruments reveals us the secrets of medieval Indian astronomy.
DAY 9: Jaipur
After breakfast we drive to the ancient capital of Amber, laying 11 km.
away from Jaipur. Amber was the ancient capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6
centuries before it was moved to newly created Jaipur. We will ascend to the
Palace Fortress on the back of an Elephant. Enroute to Amber we will visit
the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), built in 1799 AD, it contains 953
small casements with each having its own balcony. The windows enabled cool
air to circulate and the ladies to watch processions below without being
seen.In the afternoon we have a walk through the colourful Bazaar of Jaipur
and visit a factory to see the famous block printing work being done since
centuries in Jaipur. In the evening we drive through the new city of Jaipur
and visit "Laxmi Narayan Mandir", a Hindu temple made out of white
marble. We might have an opportunity here to observe a prayer ceremony.
Today we have dinner with a presentation of Indian music and dance.
DAY 11: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (about 260 km)
Today we leave Rajasthan, the biggest state in India and drive through a
series of fields, small towns and villages in direction of Agra. Enroute we
make a stop and visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was once an imperial capital
frozen in time, constructed by Akbar the Great in the 16th century. This
wonderful city constructed by red sand stones was abandoned as abruptly as
it had been built. It has been generally stated that it was due to failing
in the water supply. Late evening arrival in Agra. Rest of the day at
DAY 12: Agra
We start today our sightseeing by a visit to the Agra Fort, built by three
of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this massive structure
began in 1565 under Akbar's reign and continued till the time of his
grandson's reign, Shahjahan who built the impressive imperial quarters and
mosque. After the visit of Agra Fort we proceed to visit the most beautiful
monument of India, the Taj Mahal, an enduring monument to love, with a
continually fulfilling beauty. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan
between 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal
(Jewel of the Palace), who died at the age of 39 giving birth to her 14th
child. We spend enough time at Taj Mahal to take this impressive memory
home. After the visit of Taj Mahal we have a look at the famous fine marble
inlay work which is still being done in Agra by the descendants of the
families of builders and artists of the Taj Mahal.
DAY 13: Agra - Delhi
Late morning, after having our Breakfast we drive to Delhi. Arrival in
Delhi in the afternoon.The rest of the day at leisure. (opportunity for the
last shopping or enjoy a message in the Hotel)
DAY 14: Flight to Home
Around Midnight flight to Home Destination.