9 Nights / 10 Days
Places Covered :
Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur – Delhi
Day 1 : Delhi Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be meet by company representative and transferred to your pre booked hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 : Delhi
After an early breakfast in hotel take combined sightseeing tours of Old & New Delhi. Morning you will be taken to visit Old Delhi - Former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the Red Fort, built in 1648 and "Chandni Chowk", also known as Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue heading west from the Fort. Onwards to New Delhi - drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate & the Presidential Palace. Overnight at hotel in Delhi.
Day 3 : Delhi - Agra (203 kms)
After breakfast drive to Agra . Upon arrival in Agra - check into the hotel. Morning visit the Red Fort ( Agra Fort ) - lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. It was built by Akbar 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. Afternoon visit the Taj Mahal -This most famous Moghul monument was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal "the lady of the Taj". It has been described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, for the emperor was heartbroken when Mumtaz died after 17 years of marriage, during the birth of her 14th child. Remain at the Taj Mahal till sunset to view this true wonder of the world in gentle late afternoon light. Overnight at hotel.
(Taj Mahal is closed on Friday).
Day 4 : Agra - Jaipur
Aftre breakfast drive to Jaipur (245 kms), en route visit Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri the deserted, red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the 16th century. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza the largest gateway in the world.Continue drive to Jaipur and upon arrival, check into your pre booked hotel. Evening visit Choki Dhani for traditional Rajasthani dinner (Optional). Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.
Day 5 : Jaipur ( Pink City )
Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant ride for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families. Afternoon city tour of Jaipur - "The Pink City" is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Your tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open - air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6 : Jaipur - Pushkar
Morning drive to Pushkar. Pushkar - is famous for its colourful annual Camel Fair during kartik poornima (full moon) in the November each year. At this time, this otherwise peaceful and gentle village on the banks of holy Pushkar lake is thrown into colourful confusion when the desert tribes and camel caravans meet to trade cattle, camels, goat, sheep, clothes, jewellery and spices. Upto 200000 traders and 50000 cattle pour into town, along with numerous festooned camels and colourful pilgrims. After 10 hectic days of livestock dealing, camel racing and colourful festivities, on the night of the full moon (Kartik Purnima), everybody goes for a big holy dip in the lake and performs religious rituals in its waters, to the accompaniment of temple & folk music. Overnight in Pushkar hotel.
Day 7 : Pushkar - Udaipur
This morning after breakfast visit the Dargah Khwaja Sahib, one of the holiest Muslim shrines in the country. Thereafter proceed to Udaipur. On arrival check in at hotel. Late afternoon enjoy a two hour boat-ride on Lake Pichola and enjoy excellent views of the Lake Palace and City Palace. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8 : Udaipur
After breakfast explore this beautiful city by your own visiting, The City Palace and Museum is considered as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Pratap Memorial has the bronze statue of Maharana Pratap, the legendary warrior king of Udaipur. Jagdish Temple which was built in 1651 AD. Saheliyon Ki Bari is a small ornamental garden. Overnight in Udaipur hotel.
Day 9 : Udaipur City Tour
This Morning explore the rest of the places and in the evening take a walking tour on your own through the narrow lanes and back streets of Udaipur upto the Washing Ghats at the Lake Pichola. Later transfer to airport to take a flight to Delhi. Visit one of the fine downtown restaurants for an optional dinner. No hotel in Delhi.
Day 10 : Depart Delhi
Drop at international airport for flight back home or onward destination.