Day 1: Delhi:
On arrival, just past midnight,
you are met by our executive and accorded a royal welcome and
escorted to the Hotel Imperial / Similar 5 Star Category Hotel , where we already have
done a pre check in for you to save time. N
New Delhi begins with the drive past Safdarjang’s Tomb
(1753 AD) on the way to Qutab Minar (1193 AD) this striking
medieval tower of victory of Persian World is 73 m high. Within
the Qutab complex, amidst the ruins of Quwat-ul-Islam mosque,
stands the Iron pillar which has stood the vagaries of weather
and has not rusted over 1500 years. Then drive through New Delhi
includes the Embassy area (Diplomatic enclave), Government
buildings, India Gate, Sikh Temple (Bangla Sahib Gurudwara),
Birla Temple and Connaught Place, New Delhi’s main shopping
area. Visit Humayun’s Tomb - considered to be the fore
runner of Taj Mahal.
Day 2: Delhi:
Your day would begin after a leisurely
breakfast at the hotel. Your personal guide takes you to the
fantastic sites of old and New Delhi. The sites include the Jama
Masjid, Raj Ghat (Gandhi’s memorial), Humayun’s tomb
and the 12th centaury Qutab Minar. During the day you also drive
through the government building like the president house, the
parliament, India gate and the Sikh temple. Evening we seize the
opportunity to host you a welcome dinner at the Village Bistro on
Overnight at the hotel. B/D
Day 3: Neemrana
The fort is situated on
a majestic plateau, concealed in a horse shoe formation on the hills of
Arravali mountain ranges. The hotel has 10 levels and it is most romantic at
the sunrise and sunset. All the rooms have a sit out balcony from where you
could view the plain for miles.
After a leisurely breakfast we take a short drive to Fort
Neemrana, nestled in the Aravalli hills. Day at leisure for your
personal activities. B
Day 4: Samode
drive this morning brings you to the most ornate Samode palace.
The residence of the then finance minister of Jaipur state. After
check in take a guided tour of the palace ( rated as the fifth
best hotel in the world by London times).
The day offers you a complete relaxation and leisure. Late
afternoon take a stroll in the village . This evening we host you
a romantic dinner at one of the chosen venues to add to the charm
of the evening.
The story of Samode Place goes back more
than four and a half centuries. Prithviraj Singhji of Amber, the
seventeenth prince of the house of Kachhawaha Rajputs, had
awarded Samode to one of his twelve sons-Gopal Singhji along with
the hereditary title of Rawal Saheb.
Nestled picturesquely amid rugged hills, Samode Palace with its
stately grandeur and frescoed walls is a pleasant journey into
the glorious past. The palace is full of architectural delights
-the birds, animals and flowers painted on the walls of Sultan
Mahal, the dining-room with its stained glass windows and its
collection of old family portraits, the Durbar Hall with its
painted ceilings and intricately carved walls and beautiful
chandeliers, give this palace its old world charm. Each room is
done up in traditional Rajasthani style and the antique furniture
blends well with the atmosphere making it comfortable and
luxurious at the same time.
Special Features: A traditional welcome with camel carts,
buggies, elephants and local musicians is organized if desired.
Camel safaris available.
Overnight at the hotel. B / D
Day 5: Samode – Jaipur – Samode
40 kms from Samode, is the pink city of Jaipur. This morning
after breakfast you drive to the most enchanting city of all
The Capital of Rajasthan,
this picturesque city is a symphony in Pink, a colour which
symbolizes hospitality in Rajput culture. Built by Raja Jai Singh
in the 18th century it is surrounded by hills topped with rugged
fortresses and dotted with fairy tale palaces. Jaipur is a city
of ambling camels and brightly dressed peasants, treasure trove
of handloom and craft. Come visit city of Love, legends and
THE splendid fort / palace of AMBER was wrested by the Kachhwaha
Rajputs in the mid-12th century. The Kacchawaha's dominated the surrounding
area for the next six centuries. Amber was also the prime site of
the alliance between the Mughals and the Rajputs. The
astronomer-king Sawai Jai Singh II, famous for his Jantar Mantar
ascended the throne in 1699. He soon decided to build a new city
in the plains: JAIPUR was designed according to the principals of
the Shilpa-Shastra (Architecture)and the capital shifted here in
1727, the city attracted merchants and crafts-people that over
time shaped its irresistible bazaars.
This morning you take a ride on an elephant back as your personal
guide takes you to the majestic Amber fort. You ascend the fort,
the royal way. The sight seeing of Jaipur includes the visit to
the most distinguished astronomical observatory and the royal
city palace complex.
We would like to offer you a traditional silver platter lunch at
a restaurant known for its cooking demonstration and the most
exclusive for us, a turban tying demonstration. There is also a
turban museum there.
After a eventful day, return to the pristine Samode palace.
Day 6: Kuchaman:
This morning explore the Rajasthan not
open to the most travelers , as the drive takes you through the
saline ravines of the the thar. Short of lunch arrive the
majestic Kuchaman fort perched on a hilltop overlooking the salty
lakes in the horizon. Take some time off this afternoon to relax
and later take a guided tour of the fortress to witness the sati
point , the maze , the secret tunnel , the palace chambers and
eventually allow us to host a cocktail at the sunset point to
take your spirits high.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel. B
Day 7 : Mandawa.
Yet another day to
treasure is here. The drive this morning brings you to the open
air art gallery of Rajasthan . The Shekawati region.
MANDAWA - SHEKHAWATI
Think of the most famous of the Marwari business families in
India, and it s a fair bet that a painted haveli by that name
exists in Shekhawati. Singhania, Goenka, Birla, Bharatiya, Jalan,
Saraf, and Poddar the list is impressive. The successful Marwari
ventured out to the ports of Bombay and Calcutta, prospered and
spent lavishly on beautifully painted havelis in the 18th and
19th centuries .The painters are as much at ease with Krishna and
the gopis as with the Wright brothers trying to fly their
machines. Shekhawati is not a town or a village, but a region
comprising Sikar and Jhunjhunu districts with a network of towns
Nawalgarh, Dhundlodh, Mandawa, Lachhmangarh, Fatehpur and
Upon arrival check in at Castle Mandawa for a stay of one night.
Late afternoon take a walking tour through the narrow lanes of
Mandawa to witness the fine frescos from the 15th – 16th
century , truly a photographers delight.
Overnight and stay at the hotel. B
Day 8: Mandawa – Sariska:
Today we take you to
the most extravagant Sariska palace ( the former hunting lodge of
the royal family of Alwar region). The palace stands just outside
the entrance of the tiger project. Upon arrival check in and take
some time off to lay by the pool and put things together.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel. B
Day 9 : Sariska
Today you have a day full of adventure, as we offer
you two game drives into the park to witness the wildlife around.
The park offers you chances to track the royal Bengal tigers,
leopards, antelopes, deer and the captivating nature alluring the
Overnight and stay at the hotel B
Day 10 : Sariska – Agra
This morning you start off to the city of love and mughal
grandeur, Agra. En route visit the fabled city of mughals , the
Fatehpur Sikri .
Upon arrival check in at the Taj view / mughal Sheraton for a
stay of two nights.
Day 11 : Agra
The morning begins early , as we
recommend to visit the Taj at sunrise , when it’s sublime
beauty enchants you at the first sight. The visit allows the best
photography of the building as during the early hours it’s
not very crowded. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Then after
you tour continues and your personal guide takes you to other
spectacular monuments of the mughal era , including the larger
than life Agra Fort and the sublime Itmad-ud-Daulah ( baby taj).
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, built by Emperor Shah
Jehan in the memory of his beloved consort Mumtaz Mahal. This
beautiful mausoleum took 22 years to complete with a work force
of 20,000 craftsmen and master builders, who came from all over
Asia to join in this great work from Baghdad, Shiraz, Delhi,
Samarkand and Turkey. The marble, India s finest; was quarried at
Makrana near Jodhpur. Precious and semi precious stones were
imported from distant lands : Jasper from Punjab, Jade &
Crystal from China, Turquoise from Tibet, Lapis from Afghanistan
and Ceylon, Chrosolite from Egypt, Amethyst from Persia, Agate
from Yemen, Malachite from Russia, Diamonds from Golconda and
Mother of Pearl from the Indian Ocean.
Day 12 : Agra – Delhi
After breakfast we drive
to Delhi. 200 kms / 5 hrs. Upon arrival we hold day rooms for you
at the hotel not too far from the airport. Transfer to the
airport to catch your onward flight.