Day 1: Delhi
Upon arrival you will be met at the airport by our executive and
you would have a royal welcome by 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
Day 2: Delhi
B / D
After breakfast your tour to 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 & time 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.
Later in the day you visit Old Delhi. The tour comprises of the
Jama Mosque built in 1650 AD, followed by a drive past the
breathtaking Red Fort (1639-1648) built by Shah Jahan, creator of
the Taj Mahal. Then we proceed on to Raj Ghat, which is the
memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and rickshaw ride through the narrow
lanes of the largest wholesale market in India.
Evening we take the opportunity to host you a welcome dinner
at the Village Bistro on a roof top.
Day 3. Delhi - Kota(
We take a train to Kota where you will experience the Journey by
You are met upon arrival & transferred to the hotel Umed.
at the banks of river Chambal it is the industrial city of the state. Jait
Singh the chieftain defeated the tribal chief Koteya who was the ruler of
Kota, laid the foundation of this city on the severed head of the defeated.
The Garh or the city Palace has marvelous mirror work, ebony and ivory inlay
work and houses a massive collection of miniature painting, beautiful frescos
and royal cenotaphs. The city also boasts of a crocodile sanctuary and a haven
for migratory birds. The river has islands which are uninhabited and are a
sight to watch.
Another place of
interest in this region is Bundi which is hardly40 kms from kota. Perched on
the hill is the fort which has tier upon tier of terraces , overhanging
balconies and battlement walls. The fort had murals, frescos and painting of
Late afternoon we drive to Village Kaithoon where you will be
able to see the local cottage industries where Kota doria, famous
hand made saris are manufactured.
Day 4. : Kota -
B / D
We take a
local sight seeing tour of Kota and later drive to Bambora. En
route we visit the 11th century temples and waterfall at Menal. A
short drive further brings you to the most historic Chittor Garh
fort , the ex- capital of Sisodias who after loosing the fortress
to Mughals, fled to Udaipur.
Late afternoon we arrive at Bambora. Check in at the hotel. This
is heritage property built in the 18th century as a palace and
now converted into a hotel. Explore the property in the evening
with absolutely no one bothering you.
Day 5: Bambora -
B / D
Late morning a very short drive brings us to city of lakes
and gardens , the city of romance , often called as the Venice of
East. Check in at the Trident / Fateh Prakash.
perhaps a unique pre-modern capital in Rajasthan which has no
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.
In the evening we have a boat ride for you on the placid waters
of Lake Picchola, from the boat you will be able to view the city
of Udaipur as it rises majestically above the lake, in the middle
of the desert of Rajasthan, the most romantic site to be. Late
evening we host you a sumptuous dinner at the splendid
Bagore-ki-Haveli. The dinner includes cocktails and a dance
performance from the
After Breakfast we begin half day tour of Jagdish temple,
Sahelion Ki Bari, garden complex and the royal city palace
complex. At this palace complex, you will marvel at the rooms
with mirrored walls and ivory doors, colored glass windows,
inlaid marble balconies and peacock courtyard and the local folk
Museum is an added attraction.
Later leisure at the Hotel.
Day 7: Udaipur -
Today soon after breakfast we
leave to Deogarh .Later check in at the hotel Deogarh Mahal . The
remainder of the day is free to explore the vibrant markets of
Deogarh. The evening offers a great charm from Rajasthan with a
traditional cuisine and folk dances
Day 8: Deogarh -
B / D
Today after breakfast a real off the beaten track drive
brings you to your oasis in the middle of Thar ( the desert).
Rohet - the fortified desert home of the descendants of the 16th century
Rathore of the Champawat clan, Thakur Dalpat Singh I. The "Jagir" (Fiefdom) of
Rohet was bestowed upon him in 1622 A.D. by the Maharaja Of Jodhpur, as a mark
of appreciation for his bravery in battle. Generations of valiant noble-men
have built this heritage home where, notwithstanding the inroads of modernity,
aristocratic values are respected. The visitor of today experiences the famed
warmth of courteous Rajput hospitality.
Brilliantly plumed peacocks strut about, perching themselves under finely
carved stone archways and the wind whispers through the neem tree groves and
bougainvilleas. Within these time weathered walls lies an oasis of landscaped
gardens and flowers in bloom - your Oasis in the arid land of Marwar.
Late afternoon we arrive at Rohet . We take you
into homes of the local villagers and are received with warmth and affection, an
experience which often eludes the ordinary tourist. Guests interact with various
communities living in the area and share and understand their worlds, the
Bhishnois, protectors of nature for five centuries and arguably the world's
first ecologists, responsible for the survival of species such as the black-buck
antelope: the semi nomadic Raika shepherds of Marwar whose brilliant crimson and
marigold costumes would put modern designers to shame: as also the Paliwals and
the Meghwals, the farmers and weavers.
Guests witness traditional folk ceremonies
signifying friendship and brotherhood and see village artisans at work
creating leather articles, pottery and woven handicrafts. Besides being home
to three species of antelope the chinkara, the blue bull and the black-buck-Rohet
is also a haven for bird watchers with up to two hundred domestic and
Day 9 : Rohet - Pushkar
Leave for the father of
Hindu pilgrimage, Pushkar. The drive takes you through the
unexplored regions of Rajasthan and you witness the true colours
of the locals.
Late afternoon you arrive Pushkar and check in at the Pushkar
palace/ Jagat Singh palace hotel. Later we take you to the holy
lake and the chief temple of lord Brahma, the creator according
to the Hindu manifests.
Pushkar is the most
revered place for the Hindus. Lord Brahma the creator of this
universe wanted to hold Vedic Yagna, while contemplating on the
venue to hold this Yagna a lotus flower fell on earth and water
spurted at three places. He decided Pushkar to be the venue. The
biggest attraction is the temple of Lord Brahma the only one in
the world. It is believed that who so ever has tried in building
another one could not complete it and died.
Overnight at hotel
Day 10: Pushkar - Mandawa.
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, Poddar the list is impressive .
The successful marwaris 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 Sikar .
Drive to all the places of this region to look at
the painted mansions. After lunch we offer you to visit the
painted havelis of the Dhundlod town and surrounding areas of
Mandawa and Nawalgarh. The painted havelis of the region are
called The Open Air Art Galleries .
Day 11: Mandawa - Jaipur
After breakfast we drive to Jaipur. In the afternoon we check in
at the hotel Jai Mahal.
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. Ambling camels and brightly dressed
peasants, treasure trove of handloom and craft. Come visit city
of Love, Legends and lore.
THE splendid fort / palace of AMBER was wrested by the Kachhwaha
Rajputs in the mid-12th century who 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.
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
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Jaipur.
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 exclusively
for us, a turban tying demonstration. There is also a turban
Day 13: Jaipur-
After breakfast we drive to Agra. En route after lunch at midway
we visit Fatehpur Sikri a 16th century deserted capital of the
Mughals. Late afternoon arrive Agra and check in at Mughal
Sheraton / Taj View.
Later in the afternoon your personal guide takes you to visit the
legendary Taj Mahal by the sun set.
Over night at the hotel.
Day 14: Agra
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, Chrysolite from Egypt, Amethyst from
Persia, Agate from Yemen, Malachite from Russia, Diamonds from
Golconda and Mother of Pearl from the Indian Ocean.
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
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 15: Agra- Delhi.
After breakfast we drive to Delhi
and later in the evening we transfer you at the international
airport for the flight back home.
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