10 Days Colorful Rajasthan with Taj
Rajasthan is a magnificent land of historic monuments, grand palaces, majestic forts, kalbelia dancers and much more.
Sketch Itinerary :
Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Udaipur
Colorful Rajashtan with Agra tour is a one of a kind unique experience which is colourful for a lot of reasons. You experience the splendour of Rajasthan; a land of desert, colourful people and of splendid beauty in the natural world. It is a home of warriors that can satisfy the curiosity and avidity of each traveler of its beauty, customs, rituals and architectural marvel.
Trip Type :
Leisurely and Nature Explorer
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On arrival at Indira Gandhi International airport, meet & greet by our representative & get transfer to the hotel for check-in. Overnight stay at the hotel.
New Delhi: The capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and the modern era. Standing along the west End of Gangetic Plain, the capital city, Delhi unwinds with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and exotic shows. Comprising of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, the city is a travel hub of Northern India.
Delhi is a palimpsest, bearing the complexities, the contradictions, the beauty and the dynamism of a city where the past coexists with the present. Many dynasties ruled from here and the city is rich in the architecture of its monuments. Diverse cultural elements absorbed into the daily life of the city, have enriched its character.
After breakfast proceed for full day city tour of old & New Delhi. You will make a visit to Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghats, Lotus Temple, Laxmi Narayan temple, Qutub Minar, Himayun Tomb. Drive past President house, India Gate and Connaught place shopping centre. Return to the hotel after sightseeing tour for overnight stay.
Today you will be driven (04 hrs approx) to Agra, arrive and check-in to the hotel. Afternoon move out for sightseing tour of Agra includes visit to Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
Taj Mahal - "the epitome of love" and "a monument of immeasurable beauty". The beauty of this magnificent monument is such that it is beyond the scope of words. The thoughts that come into the mind while watching the Taj Mahal is not just its phenomenal beauty, but the immense love which was the reason behind its construction. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan got this monument constructed in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, with whom he fell in love at the first sight. The very first sight of the Taj Mahal, the epitome of love and romance leaves one mesmerized.
Agra Fort – a UNESCO World Heritage site and also known as Red Fort, founded by the famous Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction. It lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. Akbar built it as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat.
In the morning leave for Jaipur (06 hrs drive approx) en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri, 37 km west of Agra. Jalal-ud-din-Muhammad Akbar, Humanyun's son, accessed the throne at the tender age of 14 yrs. While hunting around Sikri, his curiosity was aroused by the songs of some minstrels about the celebrated Khwaja -Mu'inu'd-din Chisti, the founder of the Chisti order of SUFIS. Akbar, who was not having any child heard about Saint Salim Chisti and visited him in the year 1568. The saint blessed him with 3 sons and in gratitude Akbar ordered the great mosque of Fatehpur Sikri, built under his supervision. As a mark of respect to the saint, Akbar shifted his capital to Fatehpur Sikri and built various secular buildings like the Diwan-E-Aam, Diwan-E-Khas, Jodhabai palace, Birbal's house, Marian's house and the Panchmahal. On arrival at Jaipur check-in to hotel.
Evening to shop around the illuminated old markets of this lovely city. Overnight at hotel
Jaipur: The city that once had been the capital of the royalty, now serves as the capital city of Rajasthan. The very structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal family. In the present date, Jaipur is the major business centre for the natives of Rajasthan with all requisites of a metropolitan city. The city of Jaipur, painted in pink, grasp the appreciation of every visitor. One can see that hoary charm still alive in the avenues of Jaipur. Jaipur is the reservoir of Indian customs, traditions, civilization and legacy.
After breakfast at hotel move out to visit Amber fort, usually pronounced as Amer Fort. In 1592, construction of the Fort was started by Raja Man Singh I. However, the Amber Fort took its present form during the reign of Raja Jai Singh I. An elephant will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls.
In the afternoon visit the city palace (A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture), Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Jantar Mantar (consisting of outsized astronomical instruments).
You will be dropped back to the hotel after sightseeing for overnight stay.
After breakfast at hotel leave (06 hrs approx drive) for Jodhpur.
Arrival Jodhpur & check-in to hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Afternoon half day city tour of Jodhpur includes visit to Meharangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India, situated 410 feet above the city and built by Rao Jodha around 1460. You will visit beautifully crafted and decorated palaces including Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace), Phool Palace (Flower Palace) and Sheesha Mahal (Mirror Palace).
Then you will move to visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memorium built in 1899 By Maharaja Sardar Singh in memory of his father Maharaja Jaswant Singh.
Also visit the Umaid Bhawan Palace, one of the world’s largest private residences divided in to three functional parts – a Luxury hotel, Royal family’s residence and a Museum.
Afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay.
This day you will be driven (06 hrs approx drive) to Udaipur en-route visit Ranakpur, beautifully sculptured Jain temples mark the glory of this renowned place. Considered as one of the five holy places for the Jain community, these were created in the 15th century during the reign of Rana Kumbha. These rare temples are enclosed within a wall.
Arrive Udaipur and check-in to the hotel.
Udaipur: Maharana Udai Singh founded Udaipur in 1559 AD. According to a legend Udai Singh was guided by a holy man meditating on the hill near Pichola Lake to establish his capital on that very spot. Surrounded by Aravali Ranges, forests and lakes this place was less vulnerable to external invasion than Chittaurgarh.
Udaipur is often called ‘Venice of the East’. It is also the ‘city of lakes’. The Lake Palace (Jag Niwas) located in the middle of Pichola Lake is the finest example of architectural and cultural marvel. The grand City Palace on the banks of the lake along with the Monsoon Palace (Sajjan Garh) on the hill above enhances the beauty of this magnificent city. Udaipur is also the centre for performing arts, crafts and its famed miniature paintings.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at hotel half day city tour includes visit to the city palace, a majestic architectural marvel that is perched on a hill and towers over Lake Pichola. The Palace is a majestic conglomeration of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. Visit Jagdish temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen's Resort For Her Friends), the "Ladies Garden", with its rich foliage and intricately designed fountains. And Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk Art Museum) which has an interesting collection of Indian folk art including costumes, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, musical instruments and deities.
Afternoon enjoy Boat ride on Lake Pichola on which the majestic Lake Palace hotel is situated. See the ghats along the lake and the interesting buildings on the banks. The view of the city palace from the lake is spectacular.
Overnights at hotel.
Today you get tranfser to airport to board on flight for Delhi or Mumbai. On arrival, you will connect to your international flight for hometown with sweet memories.