01: Flight to India (New Delhi)
Around Midnight arrive in
The cosmopolitan city and capital New Delhi is the main
gateway for the travellers to India. Upon arrival, you will be met by an
Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel.
02: New Delhi
Today in the morning we have sightseeing
in Old Delhi. We take a rickshaw ride parallel to the
Red Fort through the old city and famous Silk Road and
Silver Bazaar. We have sightseeing in Old Delhi that includes
Jama Masjid, the great mosque
of old Delhi. Today we also visit the famous "Humayun
Tomb" which is the first substantial example of Mughal
architecture in India and "Qutub Minar" which
is 71 meter high and was constructed in 1199. Before we
proceed to the hotel we have a drive through New Delhi
where we see the
India Gate, Government Buildings and
03: New Delhi - Agra (about 200 km)
Today we drive to
Agra. Before reaching Agra we have a stop at the
Mausoleum of Akbar "Sikandra". In the evening arrive in
Agra. Rest of the day at leisure.
Today we start 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, Shah Jahan 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.
Day 05: Agra - Jaipur (about 260 km)
On the way to Jaipur. 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. Today we 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. In the afternoon we visit the
City Palace that
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 Maharajas. We continue to
a stone observatory, and the largest of Jai Singh's five
remarkable observatories. Its
complex instruments reveal us the secrets of medieval
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 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 Bazaars 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.
07: Jaipur - Ajmer (about 131 km)
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to
Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel.
In the afternoon, after having lunch we will visit
Dargah Shareef -
the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.
Then we will visit Emperor Akbar's Royal Palace made of red sand stone -
housing a museum with a rich collection of Mughal & Rajput
After that drive further to visit Anna Sagar Lake.
08: Ajmer - Pushkar (about 11 km)
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to
Pushkar. Pushkar being one of the most religious places for Hindus has
the atmosphere of an ancient religious town. The only temple of God Brahma
is in Pushkar thus making Pushkar an important pilgrimage city for Hindus.
Today we visit the
God Brahma temple in Pushkar. After visiting the
temple we visit the
Pushkar Lake. Pushkar has become famous in the world due to its Pushkar Festival which
takes place in the month of November when the whole of Pushkar is transformed
into a spectacular fair ground where thousands of pilgrims come to bath in the holy
water of Pushkar lake and the biggest cattle and camel markets take place.
09: Pushkar - Ranakpur - Udaipur
Today we drive to Udaipur.
Enroute we will visit
Ranakpur. Ranakpur is known for its superbly
Jain Temples. An enormous basement of this temple covers
48000 square feet. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty-four pillared halls.
The total number of columns is 1444, all of which are intricately carved,
no two being alike. The Ranakpur Jain Temples were built
during the 15th century. We have a break in Ranakpur before proceeding further for
Udaipur is called the romantic city of Rajasthan. A city built around shimmering, clear,
blue water lakes that reflect the green hills of the Aravali ranges.
Today we visit Udaipur, also known as the city of sunrise.
We start our sightseeing with the visit of
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
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. In the evening we have a
Boat ride on the lake Pichola. The
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.
11: Udaipur - New Delhi (by air)
In the morning we drive to the airport for the flight from Udaipur to New Delhi. In New
Delhi we have rest of the day at leisure. Rooms are available
to get fresh and change before we depart to the airport
with Indo Vacations representative.
12: New Delhi
Around midnight flight to home destination.
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Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis with bath and WC
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Rickshaw Ride in Delhi.
Ride in Amber.
Boat ride in Udaipur.
One Dinner will be with a presentation of Indian music and
dance in Jaipur.
Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages of
at every place of sightseeing.
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