Day 1: Delhi:
Fly from Heathrow to Delhi on British
Airways. 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.
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 buildings like the president house, the
parliament, India gate and the Sikh temple. Evening we cease the
opportunity to host you a welcome dinner at the Village Bistro on
Overnight at the hotel. B/D
Day 3: Agra :
a leisurely breakfast we drive five hours to reach Agra.
Later in the afternoon your personal guide takes you to visit the
legendary Taj Mahal by the sun set.
Overnight at the hotel Taj view / mughal shareton. B
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, built by Emperor Shah
Jahan 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, Chrysolite from Egypt, Amethyst from Persia, Agate
from Yemen, Malachite from Russia, Diamonds from Golconda and
Mother of Pearl from the Indian Ocean.
Overnight at the hotel. B
The day starts early as we offer you to
visit the great monument once again by the sun rise. After the
visit you return to the hotel for breakfast. In the afternoon the
guide takes you to the other breath taking sites from the Mughal
era, including the Agra fort and Itmad-ud-Daulah, commonly known
as baby Taj. Evening you return to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel. B
After a leisurely breakfast we drive to Bharatpur. 50 Kms
On the way we visit Fatehpur Sikri, a 16th century deserted
capital of the Mughals. Late afternoon we arrive in
Today we stay in a haveli ( merchant’s mansions) located in
the middle of village Pehrasar.
Chandra Mahal Haveli is situated 30 kms from Bharatpur in a
village originally called Lohagarh but later renamed Peharsar.
Legend has it that it was captured in just three hours by Sultan
Mahmud. The Haveli was built by rich Muslim nobles in the 1850s
and its proximity to the Mughal Durbar is apparent in the
architecture which reminds one of Fatehpur Sikri.
Special Feature: the Ghana Bird Sanctuary, Bharatpur is just 23
kms away. Visits to villages where carpet weavers can be seen at
work can be organized. Folk music and dance, cultural shows,
boating and jeep safaris can be arranged on request.
Day 6 - 7 : Samode ( 250
kms) & Jaipur
After a restful night and a leisurely
breakfast, we head out for the village of Samode for two nights
at the beautiful Samode Palace. B
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.
The following day we make an excursion to the nearby pink city
Jaipur known for it’s colours and grand style of town
planning. Here we explore the local bazaars and have lunch at the
one and only Surabhi restaurant known for it’s hospitality
in traditional accord. The highlight is the turban museum and
After a purposeful day we return to our palacial abode for the
Day 8 - 9: Nimaj :
After a leisurely breakfast we drive to Nimaj 150
Kms. 4 hours.
Late afternoon we arrive at Nimaj after having lunch at the
Surrounded by lush green fields and vast grazing pastures.
Chhatra Sagar, a hundred-year old reservoir with a periphery of
about 10 kilometers, is an ideal destination for nature lovers
and a perfect getaway from the chaotic city life.
As a hunting preserve of the Nimaj Estate, Chhatra Sagar has
witnessed many exciting shikar camps and leisure parties.
Today, the campsite, situated on the dam, offers breathtaking
views of the sunrise, sunset and the Aravalli ranges on the
horizon. The old shooting box - Aodhi has been put to good use as
iit provides a closer view of the water fowl and birds of
Watch the birds, go for nature walks, soak in the fresh air, sit
around the bonfire and listen to old folk lore - or be more
adventurous and take one of the many safaris on offer. Experience
the warm hospitality, and enjoy some truly delicious Indian and
traditional Rajasthani meals cooked with farm fresh vegetables in
the family kitchen.
Relax in the tastefully designed and well-appointed tented
accommodation. Each tent has an attached bath with running hot
and cold water, and its own private sit out overlooking the
Activities: Nature walk, Village safari by Jeep/Camel carts,
Camel rides, Safaris can be organized:
Here we stay as the guests of the local nobles who have
contributed lots to nature and the villages nearby. Prime
attractions are the village visits along with the visits to henna
, chilly and vegetable farms where you witness the real India.
Have a dialogue with potters on wheel , shoe makers , the
shepherds, the farmers and retire in luxury.
Day 10 : Rohet Garh :
A short drive this morning brings us to our oasis in
the desert .
Rohet Garh is the fortified desert home of
the descendants of the 16th century Champawat clan of the
Rathores. It is located 40 kms from Jodhpur. The colorful arched
gateway leads to a compound into which the rooms open. The large
spacious rooms are tastefully done up with carved furniture,
delicate hand block prints, original paintings and momentous of a
bygone era. The dining-hall has a large collection of antique
hunting riffles, shields, spearheads, daggers, tiger skins and
trophies giving a glimpse into the romantic past when the
aristocrats took their hunting very seriously and often centered
their lives around their interests.
Special features: A visit to Rohet Garh can also mean an
introduction to the life-style of a typical Rajasthani village.
Visitors can visit and witness the traditional ceremonies of a
Bishnoi village. Camping and encounters with blackbucks are usual
Day 11: Devigarh
This morning we drive through the beautiful aravalli hills to
Devigarh where tradition and hospitality reach zenith . Upon
arrival check in and the remainder of the day to explore the
village nearby and rest and relax in the hotel.
Day 12: Devigarh
This day we take an excursion to Udaipur, a short drive. The
morning sightseeing tour of Udaipur includes the City Palace,
Jagdish Temple and Sahelion-ki-Bari, a pleasure garden built for
the royal maids-of-honour.
UDAIPUR is perhaps
a unique pre-modern capital which hasno fort. Coming to life
after the final sacking of Chittor, Udaipur saw an explosion of
building activity- temples, palaces and Havelis. Lake Picchola
with its two islands-Jagniwas (now the Lake Palace Hotel) and
Jagmandir defines Udaipur. The City Palace towers over the lake.
The artificial Jaisamand Lake was created in 17th century by
damming the Gomti River. There are beautiful chhatries(Cenotaphs)
around the embankment.
We take a romantic boat ride on the placid waters of Lake Pichola
. A special lunch organised at the Lake palace to add to the
charm of discovering hospitality in Rajasthan.
We return in the evening to Devigarh. B/L
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13: Delhi
This morning Take a special yoga session at
the Devigarh to unwind and after a leisurely breakfast we start
from Devigarh to Udaipur airport to take a afternoon flight to
Delhi. On arrival we have day rooms reserved for you at the
hotel. You are free for the day. In the evening you are
transferred to the airport for the flight back home.
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The tour includes:
a) Accommodation in the prescribed category of hotels on twin
sharing basis with breakfast as a regular feature.
b) A/c Transport of high standards with soft beverages and
mineral water served during drives with compliments.
c) Entrances at all the monuments and services of an excellent
personal guide at all the destinations.
d) Assistance upon arrival and departure by our skilled
representatives at all destinations.
e) Meals as specified.
a) International flights and taxes etc.
b) Any tips for the porters, drivers or the tour guides.
c) Any drinks and beverages during the paid meals, if not