Royal Tour Of Rajasthan
Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destination Covered: Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur – Udaipur – Delhi / Mumbai
Day 01: Delhi
Pickup from Airport / Railway station and transfer to pre booked Hotel. Check inn to Hotel. Delhi: It is a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. Delhi has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Many a times the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt here. Interestingly, a number of Delhi’s rulers played a dual role, first as destroyers and then as creators. Over night stay at Hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast full day sight seeing of Delhi visit Jama Masjid, Jama Masjid is a one of the greatest & largest mosque of old Delhi in India, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. It was begun in 1644 and ended up being the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. Chandani chowk & Red Fort from out side, The Red sandstone walls of the massive Red Fort (Lal Qila) rise 33-m above the clamour of Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors. The walls, built in 1638, were designed to keep out invaders, now they mainly keep out the noise and confusion of the city. Visit Humayun Tomb, this magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. Quatab Minar, It is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu kingdom. India Gate, At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42 m high India Gate, an “Arc-de-Triomphe” like archway in the middle of a crossroad. Almost similar to its French counterpart, it commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I. The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919 continue visit President House, Birla Mandir, Market, Over night at Hotel.
Day 03: Delhi – Agra
After breakfast drive to Agra, arrive at Agra and check inn to Hotel. Agra, This ancient city sets the right mood to embark on a journey on the Heritage arc, The Yamuna river flows here. Agra was a capital of the erstwhile Mughal Empire and it is also the gateway to the legendary Braj Region, the land of Lord Krishna. Instantly start the sightseeing of Agra, visit Taj Mahal, Taj Mahal known as the “monuments of love” Built by Shahjehan as a fabulous memorial of refined elegance and superb craftsmanship for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, Agra Fort, Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The fort is also known as Lal Qila, Fort Rouge and Red Fort of Agra, Agra Fort built by Akbar in Red Sandstone when he was through with the consolidation of his power after accession to power in 1654, Agra Fort worked both as a military strategic point as well as the royal residence. PM visit, Itmad-ud-daula, Itmad Ud Daula has a special place in the chronicles of both history as well as architecture. This is precisely because Itmad ud Daula is the very first tomb in India that is entirely made out of Marble. This is actually a mausoleum that overlooks the River Yamuna and is a tomb of Mir Ghiyas Beg, a minister in the court of Shah Jahan. Over night stay at Hotel.
Day 04: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur
After breakfast drive t o Jaipur, on the way visit, Fatehpur Sikri, Founded in 1569 by Mughal emperor Akbar as his new capital, Fatehpur Sikri, a short distance from Agra, was the first planned Mughal city. Later his descendant the emperor Shahjehan was to construct Shahjehanabad in Delhi to rival the beauty of the legendary Persian city of Isfahan. Created from the local red sandstone Fatehpur Sikri was an architect’s delight featuring end number of stunning elements to add to its Indo-Islamic beauty.
Day 05: Jaipur
After breakfast proceed to Amber Fort, It is situated about 11 kilometres from Jaipur and was the ancient citadel of the ruling Kachwahas of Amber, before the capital was shifted to the plains, the present day Jaipur. The Amber Fort set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh the fort was made in red sand stone and white marble. After Lunch visit City Palace, city Palace is located the heart of the walled city, the City Palace Complex gives you an idea about the farsightedness of the founder of Jaipur Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. He left behind a legacy of some of the most imposing and magnificent architecture in the city. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh built many buildings but some of the structures were also built by later rulers. The palace is a blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture and the ex-royal family still lives in a part of the palace. Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory built by Raja Jai Singh II in 18th century. Check out detailed information on history, architecture, and visiting hours of Jantar Mantar. Hawa Mahal, The poet king Sawai Pratap Singh built this palace of winds. This is easily the most well-known landmarks of Jaipur and is also its icon. Located in the City Palace complex, it is best viewed from the road outside. This five-storey building overlooking the busy bazaar street is a fascinating example of Rajput architecture and artistry with its delicately honeycombed 953 pink sandstone windows known as ‘jharokhas’. It was originally built for the ladies of the royal household to watch everyday life and processions in the city from their veiled comfort. Over night stay at Hotel
Day 06: Jaipur – Udaipur by Flight
After breakfast drop to Airport to board flight to Udaipur. Arrival at Udaipur and transfer to Hotel.
Flight Details: SG2623 ( Spice Jet)
Jaipur, Dep.: 08:20 AM, Arr. At Udaipur: 09:20 AM
Udaipur, Udaipur is often called ‘Venice of the East’. It is also the ‘city of lakes’. The Lake Palace (Jag Niwas) located in the middle of Pichola Lake is the finest example of architectural and cultural marvel. The grand City Palace on the banks of the lake along with the Monsoon Palace (Sajjan Garh) on the hill above enhances the beauty of this magnificent city. Udaipur is also the centre for performing arts, crafts and its famed miniature paintings. The Shilpgram festival is a great crowd-puller on new year. PM time free at leisure. Over night stay at Hotel.
Day 07: Udaipur
After breakfast sightseeing of Udaipur, visit Jagdish Temple, It is built by Maharana Jagat Singh I in 1651, the temple enshrines a black stone image of Lord Vishnu. There is a brass image of Garuda, the Lord of Birds, and mount of Vishnu , City Palace, City Palace towers over the Pichola Lake. Maharana Udai Singh initiated the construction of the palace but successive Maharanas added several palaces and structures to the complex but retained remarkable uniformity in the design. The entry to the Palace is from the Hati Pol, the Elephant Gate. Crystal Gallery , Situated in the Fateh Prakash Palace, it has a breath taking collection of crystals. Jag Mandir, This is the other island palace on Lake Pichola, which was constructed by Maharana Jagat Singh I in the year 1620AD. Lake Palace, The Lake Palace is located on Jag Niwas Island and covers the whole area (1.5 hectares) of the island in the middle of the Pichola Lake. Built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1743, it was meant as a royal summer palace but now has been converted into a five star palace hotel. Over night stay at Hotel.
Day 08: Udaipur – Delhi / Mumbai – By Flight or Train
After breakfast departure transfer to airport/railway station to board flight/train to next destination.