Duration : 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
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
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.