Here is a very special tour
for those who love land and people and prefer their own sense of
timing. The tour combines the best of north India.
Day 1 : 17th November 2007
Upon arrival you will be met at the
airport by our executive and you would be accorded royal welcome
with garlands. Our executive would escort you to your hotel. We
already have done a pre check in for you, at the hotel which saves
you time in middle of the night.
Hotel Imperial / Similar
category ( 5 star)
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 : 18th November 2007.
B / D
Your day would begin after a leisurely breakfast at the hotel.
Your personal guide takes you to the fantastic sites of old and
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 Presidential House, the Parliament, India gate and
Sikh temple. Evening we seize the opportunity to host you a
welcome dinner at the Village Bistro on a roof top.
Overnight at the hotel
Day 3 : 19th November 2007 . Delhi -
Check out after breakfast and drive to Agra (4 hrs / 200 kms).
Upon arrival check in at the hotel Mughal Sheraton / Taj view
/ Oberoi Amar VilasB
Arrive Agra by lunch and check in at the
hotel . The remainder of the day is free for
individual activities - enjoying the spa and massage at the
hotel. The tour offers you the complete spa package with
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, Chyrosolite from Egypt, Amethyst from
Persia, Agate from Yemen, Malachite from Russia, Diamonds from
Golconda and Mother of Pearl from the Indian
In the afternoon after lunch we offer you to visit the great
monuments of Agra including Agra fort and the baby Taj. Evening
you return to the hotel.. Over night at the hotel. B
Day 4 : 20th November 2007. Agra - Jaipur:
This morning we take you to visit the
legendary Taj. Sunrise is the best time to visit the monument
when the touch of light just begins to ignite the passion of Taj.
Early morning offers you the best Kodak moments as it’s
also very less crowded. Return to the hotel after the visit to
pack and depart.
Check out after breakfast and continue to drive to Jaipur, the
pink city (6hrs/ 260 kms). En route visit the famous deserted
city of the Mughals, Fatehpur Sikri founded by great mughal
emperor - Akbar.
Late afternoon arrive Jaipur and check in at the hotel. The
evening you have an option to take a heritage walk into the
illuminated bazaars of the pink city and enjoy a rickshaw ride
and the treasure hunt organized especially for you.
Overnight at the hotel Jai Mahal Palace / Raj Vilas / Sheraton
THE splendid Fort / Palace
of AMBER was wrested by the Kachhwaha Rajputs in the mid-12th
century. The Kacchawahas 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 bazaar.
Day 5 : 21st November 2007.
B / L
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 demonstration. There is also a turban
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 : 22nd November 2007 . Jaipur – Pushkar:
This morning we
drive to the highlight of our tour. Pushkar , undoubtedly a feast
for the eyes. The accommodation at Pushkar would be in luxury
tents with all meals. Our stay here offers us an opportunity of
lifetime to witness the fair programme and feel the vibrant and
vivid colours of the life of the rural India. Next three days we have multiple
visits to the fair ground on decorated camels and do the
Pushkar, an important
religious place for Hindus, is located only 11 kms from Ajmer in
Rajasthan. This little town is known for "Pushkar Fair', "the
Lord Brahma Temple", a "picturesque lake' and "camel fair". An
ancient religious town its fair is a great tourist attraction.
People from around the globe come to the Pushkar which is
transformed into a spectacular fair ground in the month of
Kartik. People bathe, worship and delight in the dazzling wares
of roadside stalls. Camels are bought, sold, beautified, raced
and parade. Most unusual are the small groups of men and women
seen busy tattooing their hands and other parts of the body.
The fair is predominantly a rural gathering. Villagers come from
different parts of the state and bring their cattle with them.
Camel, horse and bullock races on sand dunes are great crowd
pullers. All roads lead to the lake, which is flooded with
pilgrims. The movement of the crowd is like a tide of colours.
Dance, music, gaily-attired men & women, various cultural
events add to the fun and charisma on the occasion. The phenomenal
camel races are the most interesting part of the fair augmented
by cattle auction and colorful shops exhibiting beautiful
handicrafts. Evenings at the Pushkar Fair have their own charm.
The silent night is pierced by calls of camels. Ballads are sung
by actors in passionate tones. Folk dramas, skits and folk dance
are organized for the entertainment of the tourists.
Every ingredient that makes Rajasthan a distinct place can be
spotted in the fair including men dressed in colorful traditional
clothes, women in mirrored skirts and vivid shawls, embroidered
clothes, exquisitely designed jewelry, pots and ornaments. This
four-day long fair full of fun and frolic falls on the full moon
of Kartik Purnima and offers an unique opportunity for a shopping
spree while giving an edge to the consumer product marketing in
rural Rajasthan. Improved accommodation facilities have made it
an International event A large camel fair in which traders from
all over Rajasthan participate to parade, race and trade their
camels, horses and cattle give it a fascinating touch. The
acrobats, jugglers, snake charmers and fire-eaters will leave you
mesmerized with their skilled performances. Take a camel
safari and get the real flavor of the fair.
Day 7 : 23rd November 2007 . Jaipur – Pushkar :
Day 8 : 24th November 2007 . Jaipur – Pushkar :
Day 9 : 25th November 2007 . Pushkar -
Today we drive another stretch of 5 hrs
to reach the city of romance, lakes and gardens. Upon arrival,
check in at the hotel lake palace / trident Hilton / Udai Vilas.
Overnight at the hotel.
UDAIPUR is perhaps a
unique pre-modern capital with no fort. Coming to life after the
final sacking of Chittaur , 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
evening, around sunset we offer you a romantic boat ride on the
placid waters of lake Picchola .
Overnight at the hotel. B
Day 10 : 26th November 2007 .
Udaipur: B /
Udaipur: The day starts with a visit to the Jagdish temple,
Sahelion ki Bari garden complex and the royal city palace
complex. Return to the hotel around lunch. Early evening we have
a boat ride for you on the placid waters of Lake Picchola, the
most romantic site to be. Late evening we host you a farewell
dinner at the splendid Bagore-ki-Haveli. The dinner includes
cocktails and a dance performance from the locals. Overnight at
the hotel. B/D
Day 11 : 27th November 2007 . Udaipur - Delhi / Mumbai
A late morning departure to the airport to catch a flight to
Delhi or Mumbai. Upon arrival we provide you the day rooms, till
your further departure.