11 Days Colourful Rajasthan with Tajmahal
Valid till 30.09.2016
Day 01:- Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi and meet the representative at the arrival hall. On Arrive check in Hotel . Stay Overnight at hotel.
Day 02:- Delhi
After breakfast start sightseeing tour of Old Delhi or Purani Dilli was founded by the Indian Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 16th century. It was once the capital of Mughal Empire, but now at the heart of bustling Megacity of Delhi this part of the old city is host to crowded and colorful markets entwined by grand mosques, old mansions, and temples.
Our representative will pick you up from your hotel and will then proceed to the first destination. The Red Fort, which is more commonly known as the Lal Quila. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan had laid its foundation and nine long years were taken for this citadel to be built. The fort is built of red sandstone, and has two main gates. Lal Quila is the reminder of the glory of the Mughal era.
The second destination is Jama Masjid, which is about 500 metres away from Red Fort. This is the biggest mosque of India, and was built by Shah Jahan in 16th century. It is beautifully built in white marble and sandstone. This mosque holds up to 25,000 worshippers and has relics written on the gates. Visit Chandni Chowk. Rickshaw ride in local streets and market. Stay overnight at Hotel .
Day 03:- Delhi / Agra
Morning breakfast at hotel & drive to Agra,
Sikandara- En-route you will be visiting Sikandra, which is 18 K.M before to Agra.
Six miles north of Agra, is a glorious introduction to the city of Mughal wonders, Sikandra. The site of Akbar’s mausoleum, Sikandra was begun by Akbar and completed by his son Jehangir in 1613 AD. It reflects the fusion of Hindu and Muslim art and architecture which characterised the era. The tomb is situated in the centre of a large garden and four identical red sandstone gates lead to the tomb complex. The building, with three-storey minarets at each corner, is built of red sandstone with white marble polygonal patterns inlaid. Sikandra is named after Sikandra Lodi, the Delhi ruler who was in power from 1488 to 1517.
Continued drive to Agra. On Arrival at Agra, you will be check-in to hotel. Lunch at hotel, then you will be start sightseeing Tour of Agra.
Taj Mahal- Described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, it was constructed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal, made out of white marble took 22 years to complete (1630-1652 AD). Ustad Ahamad Lahori, a Persian Architect, is said to be the main designer and planner for this magnificent memorial. On full moon nights, the glory of the Taj is at its best. Over the centuries, the Taj has attracted more visitors than perhaps any other Monuments in the country, and it is all too easy resort to conventional superlatives when describing it. What makes the Taj Unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day and glowes pearl-like in the moonlight and during the monsoon.
Agra Fort- Construction of the massive red sandstone Agra Fort on the bank of the Yamuna River was begun by Emperor Akbar in 1565, though additions were made up until the rule of his grandson, Shah Jahan. In Akbar’s time the fort was principally a military structure, but during Shah Jaha regin it had partially become Palace. It is an imposing strcture with walls of red sandstone almost three kilometers long. Entered through the Amar Singh Gate, the eastern part of the fort contain palace, audience hall and mosques built by three emperors. The fort presents a good sampling of their favored architectural styles.
Akbar drew on Islamic and Hindu traditions and the result is eclectic. By Shah Jahan’s time the style had become so homogenized that it is impossible to seprate the Hindu and Muslim strands. The Diwan-i-Am (public audience hall),
the beautiful Diwan-i-Khas (private audience hall) and the magnificent Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque) were also added by Shah Jahan. After visit these two monuments back to hotel. Evening free for shopping or at Leisure.
Lunch break- After Fort Visit you will have lunch at Indian Restaurant. Post lunch you can do the shopping because agre famous for Marble Art and many more or free at leisure. Overnight stay.
Day 04:- Agra / Jaipur
After breakfast at hotel depart for Ranthambore
Fatehpur Sikri- En-route Jaipur you will visit Fatehpur Sikri which is 40 Kms from Agra built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces.
After proceed to Jaipur on arrival Jaipur check in Hotel. later In the evening walk through many interesting lanes of Jaipur, which are full of shops of artisans, temples and traditional houses. Stay overnight at Hotel injaipur.
Day 05:- Jaipur
After a leisurely breakfast , visit the majestic Amber Fort, is one that cannot be easily described. Ride up on Elephants to the former capital of the royals set against the backdrop of the wooded hills. Later visit the City Palace, Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screen sand carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singh’s observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century. Evening enjoy dinner at Chokhi dhani (an ethnic village resort) where you will have an idea of the village life of Rajasthan here you will also enjoy various traditional Rajasthani dances, puppet show and various other interesting activities. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 06:- Jaipur / Pushkar
After breakfast proceed to Pushkar. On arrival check in Hotel later start a sightseeing tour of Pushkar:15kms from Ajmer, is a sacred town for the Hindus, situated 11 kms. to the North-West of Ajmer.Evidence points to its having existed during the fourth century B.C. lake in the inhospitable surroundings of a desert is no less than a miracle.Brahma is supposed to have performed sacrifice at this lake on Kartik Purnima (the full moon day of the Kartik month) hallowing the place. Sacred to Brahma, Pushkar boasts of its temple dedicated to him, which is the only one of its kind in the world. A dip in the waters of Pushkar and worship at his temple ensure salvation. So thousands flock to Pushkar to observe the ritual on kartik Purnima, or on any of the four days preceding it. Arrive at Pushker ,transfer to hotel,check in to hotel,take rest ,Later visit the most famous is the Brahma Temple, said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity. It’s marked by red spire, and over the entrance gateway is the hans, or goose symbol, of Brahma, who is said to have personally chosen Pushkar as its site. Also visit the Pushkar Lake. Overnight stay at hotel in Pushkar.
Day 07:- Pushkar / Udaipur
After breakfast proceed to Udaipur , the famed “City of sunrise”. Founded in 1567 by Maharana Udai Singh, from the lineage of the legendary Sisodias of Mewar – the decedents of the sun God. A city where the sun truly never set, where tradition and a strict code of heroism were happily united with a love of fine living. A city that has come to be an oasis of romance in the warrior state of Rajasthan. On arrival check in Hotel and Evening we enjoy a boat cruise on the serene and beautiful Lake Pichola. The island palace on the Lake called Jagmandir Palace is quite fascinating. The Palace provided inspirations and ideas to the builder of the Taj Mahal. The banks of the lake provide interesting glimpses of the daily bathing and the laundry that takes place here. Looking across the lake, with the city and its great palace rising up behind the island palace, is a scene of rare beauty. Stay overnight at hotel in Udaipur.
Day 08:- Udaipur
After breakfast visit to sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Enjoy picturesque lake Pichola set on the backdrop of Aravali hills, established in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh, is nick named as ‘Kashmir of Rajasthan’ or ‘Venice of the East’, owing to its natural beauty; enchanting location and picturesque surroundings. The City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari (Queen’s resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial.
Later back to hotel . Rest of the day free for leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Udaipur
Day 09:- Udaipur / Jodhpur
In the morning after breakfast proceed to Jodhpur.
Jodhpur: history revolves around the Rathore Clan. Rao Jodha, the chief of the Rathore clan, is credited with the origin of Jodhpur in India. He founded Jodhpur in 1459. The city is named after him only. It was previously known as Marwar. The following paragraphs will tell you more about the past of Jodhpur, Rajasthan.The Rathores were driven out of their original homeland, Kaunaj, by Afghans. They fled to Pali, near to the present day Jodhpur. Rathore Siahaji married the sister of a local prince. This helped the Rathores to establish and strengthen themselves in this region. In some time they ousted the Pratiharas of Mandore, just 9 km of today’s Jodhpur. Initially, Mandore served as their capital, but, by 1459, Rathores felt a need for a secure capital. This lead to the formation of Jodhpur, the Sun City, by Rao Jodha. Stay overnight at Hotel in Jodhpur.
Day 10:- Jodhpur / Bikaner
After breakfast visit to the Mehrangarh Fort: situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Later proceed to Bikaner. On arrival check in Hotel stay overnight at Hotel in Bikaner.
Day 11:- Bikaner / Delhi
After breakfast proceed a sightseeing tour. Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bikaji in 1488. But long before this, the city was trade center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia. Bikaner’s dominant features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 Kms wall, which can be entered from 5 gate. Bikaner City is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the museum, Bhanda Sagar Jain, Deshnoke Rat temple and The Camel’s Breeding Farm. Later proceed to Delhi On arrival check in Hotel stay overnight at hotel in Delhi.
Day 12:- Delhi
Day Free depends on There Flight Onwards Departure Transfers
What the package includes
- Arrival Departure Transfers
- Car Aircon for Rajasthan & Agra
- Accommodation 4* bed and Breakfast and Taxes
- Sightseeing Tours
- Elephant Ride in Jaipur
- All applicable Tax
- Entrance Tickets
What the Package excludes
- International Flights
- Personal Expenses
- Lunch and Dinner