Splendors of North India
THE TOUR AT THE GLANCE
India is one of the world's most colorful, and cultural destination. you discover the fierce history of massive forts and the opulence and splendour of Maharajahs' palaces. Our expert guides and private drivers bring India’s ancient civilization and its many layers to life, allowing for total comfort and flexibility while experiencing the best of India. Delicious regional cuisine, fascinating bazaars, beautiful Mughal gardens, important pilgrimage sites, and spectacular beauty found in textiles, temple carvings, tribal arts, and regional architectureand soak up the culture of the local people. This is truly the essence of Rajasthan.And India's good hotels—often in restored palaces—are among the best in the world. Experience more with so much included…
EXPERIENCES AND VISITS IN THIS TOUR JOURNEY
- Walk and enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride in Asia’s largest Spice Market and explore narrow lanes in Old Delhi
- Explore the magnificence of the Pink city and enjoy an elephant ride at Amber Fort
- Uncover vibrant Rajasthan, from the royal history of Jaipur.
- Fascinating tuktuk (auto-rickshaw) ride in the old city of Bikaner
- Enjoy a camel ride in the Sam sand dunes in Jaisalmer.
- Visit Jaisalmer Fort- a majestic structure struggling with modernity
- Visit Jaswant Thada, a 19th century cenotaph.
- Feel like a Maharaja in the fairy tale city of lakes - Udaipur
- Enjoy the amazing beauty of the ‘Lake City’ of Udaipur and its many royal palaces
- Enjoy a guided tour of the 400-year-old deserted Moghul city of Fatehpur Sikri
- Visit the Magnificent Taj Mahal – The monument of Love
- Visit a famous Sikh temple in Delhi and see the mass kitchen and volunteers serving mankind
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Delhi is one of India's most colourful and exciting metropolises, where the old and new cities exist harmoniously together.Upon arrival into Delhi, you will be met by our representatives who will transfer you to your hotel for check in.
In the morning you will visit Jama Masjid, the largest and most well-known mosque in India, Raj Ghat- a simple and stunning memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, one of the main architects of India’s Independence from the British. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk followed by the orientation walk in Asia’s Largest Spice Market. Old Delhi street food is bestenjoyed in its original setting, in the noisy labyrinthine by-lanes of Chawri Bazaar and Chandni Chowk; pass by the Redd Fort - this mighty fort was built with red sandstones under the rule of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1638.
In the afternoon you will visit to Lutyen’s Delhi, primarily consisting of the administrative area of the capital, India Gate and the Viceroy’s House (which is now known as Rashtrapati Bhawan). Visit Qutub Minar- the tallest stone tower as well as one of the finest Islamic structures raised in India; Humayun's Tomb- this magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India.
Today, travel by road to Mandawa is an outdoor art gallery for the Shekhawati region, on arrival check in at hotel.
In the afternoon enjoy a walking tour of Mandawa, dominated by a painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows. Experience the walk in village and see the frescoe paintings in various havelis (mansions) such as Chokhani, Ladia Haveli etc.
Today, travel by road to Bikaner, upon arrival check in at hotel.
In the afternoon you will visit Junagarh Fort,Built in 1593 A.D. by Raja Rai Singh. The fort made in red sandstone and marble, make a picturesque ensemble of courtyards, kiosks and windows dotted all over the structure.Bhandasar Jain Temple - abeautiful 16th century A.D. Jain temple dedicated to the 13rd Trirthankra. Enjoy a tuk-tuk ride through the picturesque bazaar then walk through the old town to explore its narrow streets and take the opportunity to visit some ancient havelis
Today, travel by road to Jaisalmer, on the way pass camel carts, vibrant and colorful Rajasthani women carrying produce to the market and men sporting brightly colored turbans.Upon arrival check in at hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure
In the morning you will visit Jaisalmer city almost 900 years old, Jaisalmer was a major post on the trade route across the forbidding Thar Desert, and still today, one's first glimpse of the honey colored walls of the fort, rising out of the hot and barren desert is magical, untouched by time, Jaisalmer, with its golden crenellated walls and narrow streets lined with exquisite havelis, has a medieval ambience. The havelis in both the fort and the town are exceptional. Similar in style to the homes of Venetian merchants, Patwon ki Haveli, Nathmalji ki Havelithe mansions of wealthy traders. The houses are decorated with beautifully carved facades, jali screens and oriel windows, each with an inner courtyard surrounded by richly decorated apartments.
Later in the afternoon excursionSam Desert: Located 45 kms west of Jaisalmer, are the proper sand dunes and popular with camel safaris, this Jaisalmer's nearest real Sahara like desert, the ripples on the wind caressed dunes create enchanting images - a photograph's delight. Camel Ride on Sam Desert at sunset.
Today, travel by road to Jodhpur, the city is situated at the edge of the Thar Desert, one of the specialties of this the city is even known as the "Blue City". Upon arrival, check in at hotel.city is that almost all the houses based around the fort of Mehrangarh are painted in blue color, due to which
In the afternoon you will visit the Rajasthan’s largest fort, Mehrangarh forms a looming presence over Jodhpur. Visible from miles around, it is a grand statement of Rajput valor. There are several palaces inside the fort. The fort offers magnificent panoramic view of the city. Jaswant Thada (Marble Cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh)- an imposing white marble cenotaph built to commemorate the acts of bravery and generosity of the rulers in 19th century.
Travel by road to Udaipur, en-route making a visit at the Jain temple in Ranakpur - this magnificent white marble temple is devoted to Adinath, a god in the Jain religion.
Late afternoon - enjoy an evening boat ride in Lake Pichola and visit the site at Jag Mandir - the Indian Royal Family's Fort.
This morning you enjoy a guided tour of Udaipur, set beside the shimmering waters of Lake Pichola, starting at
the floating City Palace. This former hunting lodge of the Royal Family is made up of a number of different palaces, the most impressive of which is the Palace with largest private collection of crystal in the world. Then you will see the Sahelionki- Garden Bari, location that was reserved, formerly, to the Queen's relatives. Make a stop visit at the silk painting center.
Rest of the day at leisure or walk in local bazaar
Today, early morning travel by road to Jaipur, arrive and check in at hotel.
The vibrant capital of Rajasthan owes its nickname of "pink city" to the pink paint that covers the buildings of the old city. Built on the bed of a dry lake in an arid landscape, the city is surrounded by barren hills, surmounted by fortresses and crenellated ramparts.
In the afternoon you will visit the City Palace of Jaipur, always occupied by maharaja and his family since the 18th century. Visit the palace museum with the collections of miniatures, manuscripts, Mughal rugs, musical instruments, royal costumes, allowing you to discover the historical and artistic past of Jaipur. At the end of the day, you will take rickshaw ride in the old town of Jaipur.
Excursion to the Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the state founded by the Minas, then abandoned a few centuries later when his Maharaja Jai Singh moved to Jaipur. Located at the entrance to a rocky gorge, overlooking a beautiful lake, the strategic location of this fortress is highlighted by the beauty of its architecture. Include a photo stop of the fascinating - Hawa Mahal –the famous and magnificent Palace of the Winds.
Later in the afternoon visit a non-governmental organization (NGO) that helps street children by teaching them different craft techniques. You will have the opportunity to buy on the spot creations made by these little hands, all the profits go to the foundation that helps these children to build a better future. Visitors can interact with children who are very proud to show their expertise. Children also receive different basic teachings. Surely a highlight of your trip! Rest of the afternoon free.
Travel by road to Agra, en route visit Fatehpur Sikri (UNESCO), a remarkably preserved red sandstone fortress, which was the ephemeral capital of Emperor Akbar. Visit the Great Mosque, with the tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti, the Jewel House also called Diwan-i-Khas (audience hall) containing the pillar of Akbar and the giant chessboard. Arrive Agra and check in at hotel
Afternoon free for independent activities / visit local bazaar
Early morning - Visit the incredible Taj Mahal by sunrise (UNESCO), a white marble mausoleum built by the Mughal emperor Shâh Jahân in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, whose construction contains a thousand and one extraordinary stories.
Late morning - Visit the mythical red fort of Agra (UNESCO), symbol of the power and artistic influence of the Mughal dynasty standing on the banks of the Yamuna, a tributary of the Ganges.
Continue drive to Delhi -Make a visit to the Sikh Gurudwara Bangla Sahib - the largest Sikh temple in Delhi. This temple is known for its golden dome and its large inland water body.
Check in at hotel where rooms for wash and change have been reserved.
Transfer to Delhi international airport and return flight for back journey.
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE IN YOUR TOUR COST
- Accommodation for 13 nights including wash & change room in Delhi prior to departure.
- Transfers, sightseeing and excursions as per the program by air-conditioned vehicle
- English speaking local guide as per program
- All entrance fees to the monuments as mentioned in the program.
- Boat ride on Lake Pichola in Udaipur (shared basis).
- Tuk-tuk ride in Bikaner
- Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur.
- Cycle rickshaw ride in the local bazaar in Delhi & Jaipur.
- Camel ride on desert in Jaisalmer.
- Company representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
- All presently applicable taxes including the GST charges levied recently by the Government.
- Mineral water during sightseeing and excursion
TOUR COST WILL NOT INCLUDE FOLLOWING EXPENSES
- International / Domestic Airfare
- Any new admission fees / taxes / fuel surcharges/ Visa fees
- Meals not mentioned
- All personal expenses such as beverages, laundry, trip cancellation and personal insurance, gratuities, excess baggage fees
- Early check-in/late check-out (except as noted)
- Camera/video fees at monuments
- Communication costs
- Any additional expenses due to unforeseen problems like natural disaster, war or strikes, cancellation or misconnection of flights or last-minute change of timings etc.
- Any other service, which has not been specified as "included".
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