Duration : 14 Nights 15 Days
Destination : Golden Triangle & Rajasthan
DELHI : One of the most ancient cities of the world still existing, dates back to prehistoric times. This city was built, destroyed, rebuilt again destroyed umpteen times in history. But it rose again as sphinx every time. Ancient name being Indraprasht mentioned in Mahabharata, Seat of power during Sultanate and Moghul rule for seven centuries, And under British rule for two centuries. New Delhi or also called Lutyen’s Delhi was built during this period. Home to ancient, medieval and modern (Hindu, indo Islamic and European) architecture is very rare mixture, to be found elsewhere. A distinct culture, ever ready to amalgamate into anything it comes across, is the unique richness of this city. The cuisines of the restaurants, food joints and street food of this city are rich and diverse due to centuries of imports and assimilation of different culinary styles from across the world. Measured and judicious planning is essential, not to miss any of its historical and beautiful landmarks, buildings, colors & culture, vibrant society and life style.
AGRA : Home to one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, Agra is a sneak peek into the architectural history with other structures such as Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. It has three UNESCO World Heritage sites. History, architecture, love and romance all of these create the magic of Agra, which is almost the lifeline of Indian tourism. History fanatics as well as architecture buffs can have a ball here with the sheer expanse of the Mughal art and culture on display. Apart from its Rich history and monuments, the city also has some exciting stuff for foodies - including the famous Agra ka Petha and amazing chaat and Lassi. Fatehpur Sikri is an abandoned city famous for its magnificent medieval monuments. It was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital. But unfortunately the city was abandoned soon due to scarcity of drinking water. Major attractions at Fatehpur Sikri include Buland Darwaza (the largest gate in the world), Panch Mahal, Jodha Bai Palace, Birbal Mahal and Salim Chisti Dargah.
JAIPUR : The largest city and the capital of Rajasthan, is also referred to as Pink City. Built by Sawai Jai Singh, this place was India's first planned city. With spectacular hilltops and stunning fortresses, Jaipur has become a major tourist attraction among both national and international tourists. This royal city captivates travellers as it is known for its rich culture and tradition, magnificent art and artefacts, and brilliant past. The serene temples, the long standing forts and palaces, and beautiful havelis with royal touch to them; add on to the glory of Jaipur. Wonderful landscapes, marvellous flora and fauna, picturesque views; all together create a mesmerising view of this place. Only forts and monuments aren't the attractions of this pink city, the intricate handicraft items and exquisite jewellery also catch the eyeballs of tourists.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
You will be met on your arrival at Delhi International Airport and transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day-02 : In Delhi
After breakfast, a full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi visiting - The Red Fort, Friday Mosque -- Jama Masjid, The silver street of Chandni Chowk, Raj Ghat, The Hindu temple -- Birla Mandir, The India Gate, The Rashtrapati Bhawan -- President's House, The tomb of Emperor Humayun, Qutab Minar and The Bahai Temple. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day-03 : Delhi – Alsisar
After breakfast, depart for Alsisar by road (250 kms/05 hrs). On your arrival, check-into the hotel. This majestic palace is situated in village Alsisar, is just a short drive away from Mandawa, in the Shekhawati region, known for its painted havelis and frescoes. Later short sightseeing tour of the Mandawa Castle and the nearby havelies of the Shekhawati region. Overnight stay in Mandawa.
Day-04 : Mandawa - Bikaner
After breakfast, depart for Bikaner by road (190 kms/3 ½ hrs). On your arrival in Bikaner, check-into the lace. The sprawling Lallgarh palace, is an imposing sandstone structure with Indo-Sarasenic architecture, constructed by Maharaja Ganga Singh Ji in 1902. Rooms at the Lallgarh Palace have exquisite period furnitures, chandeliers, and latticework, rajasthani paintings and hunting trophies. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, billiards and tennis courts. Later sightseeing tour of Bikaner city -- visiting The Junagarh fort, Lallgarh palace, Ganga golden jubilee museum and camel breeding farm. Overnight in Bikaner.
Day-05 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer
After breakfast, depart for Jaisalmer by road (330 kms/06 hrs). On your arrival in Jaisalmer, check-into the Killa Bhawan. The claim to fame of the Killa Bhawan, is the fact that it is located within the peripheral walls of the Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer’s main tourist attraction. A highlight of the Killa Bhawan, is it’s delightful roof terrace, offering spectacular view of the town, fort and desert beyond. Overnight in Jaisalmer.
Day-06 : In Jaisalmer
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer visiting Jaisalmer Fort, Jain temples and Havelis. Sunset visit to Sam sand dunes including short camel ride. The visit to the Sam Sand Dunes at Sunset will long be remembered by you as the highlight of your Rajasthan tour. Overnight in Jaisalmer.
Day-07 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
After breakfast, depart for Jodhpur by road (290 kms/05 hrs) . On your arrival in Jodhpur, check-into the Royal Rai’s Villa. Located very close to the Umaid Bhawan Palace, the homestay, run by Mr & Mrs. Rai, is the epitome of luxury and typical Indian hospitality. Overnight in Jodhpur.
Day-08 : Jodhpur – Udaipur
Breakfast at the homestay, followed by a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur visiting The Mehrangarh Fort, The Jaswant Thada, The Sardar market. Later depart for Udaipur by road (275 kms/05 hrs), the next stop of your Rajasthan tour. On your arrival in Udaipur, check-into the Pahuna Haveli, one of the best Indian homestay’s. The Pahuna Haveli, is a wonderful example of Mewar architecture, and is renowned for it’s homely atmosphere, and delicious home cooked food. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day-09 : In Udaipur
Breakfast at the homestay, followed by a sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting City Palace, Jagdish Temple and Saheliyon ki bari. A private Boat cruise on the Lake Pichola, is something that you will long remember as one of the highlights of your Rajasthan tour. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day-10 : Udaipur – Ajmer (Pushkar)
After breakfast, depart for Ajmer by road (290 kms/05 hrs) . On your arrival in Ajmer, check-into the White House Villa.
Set in the outskirts of Ajmer, and also not too far from the attractions of Pushkar, is the The White House Villa, one of the largest residential properties in Ajmer. Accommodation is in individual cottages set around a garden. The main attraction of Ajmer, besides the temples of nearby Pushkar, is the Dargah Ajmer Shariff, which can be visited this evening. Overnight in Ajmer.
Day-11 : Pushkar – Jaipur
Breakfast at the homestay, followed by a sightseeing tour of Pushkar (11 kms ex-Ajmer) visiting the Pushkar Lake - Hindu pilgrims to converge for a holy dip in the sacred Pushkar Lake to "wash away the sins of a lifetime" and also visit ONLY Brahma temple in the world. Later, depart for Jaipur by road (130 kms/2 ½ hrs). Jaipur, also called the Pink city, is the last stop of your Indian homestay tour. On your arrival in Jaipur, check-into the Jai Vilas.
Jai Vilas, a homestay in a sprawling bungalow, is located just a short drive from the city and it’s attractions. Rooms at the Jai Vilas have all modern amenities, and the hosts Joy and Archana Singh are always at hand to make guests feel comfortable. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day-12 : In Jaipur
Breakfast at the homestay, followed by a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting Hawa Mahal - The Palace of Winds, The Jantar Mantar, The City Palace and the Amber Fort. Your tour includes a ride up the Fort on an Elephant's back. The memory of the ride up the Fort on a gaily bedecked Elephant, is something that will be remembered by you as a highlight of Indian homestay tour. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day-13 : Jaipur - Agra
After breakfast, depart for Agra by road (250 kms/05 hrs) enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri. On your arrival in Agra, check-into the hotel Grand Imperial. Located in the heart of the city of Agra, the 100 year old Grand Imperial is Agra’s only heritage hotel, and a good place to stay. Rooms and suites have recently been refurbished, and have all modern conveniences. Overnight in Agra.
Day-14 : In Agra
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a sightseeing tour of Agra city visiting the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. The visit to the Taj Mahal will long be remembered by you as the highlight of your Rajasthan homestay tour. Overnight in Agra.
Day-15 : Agra – Delhi and Depart
After breakfast, depart for Delhi International Airport by road (220 kms/04 hrs) intime to board your flight home.