Places of visit : Mumbai– Udaipur– Ranakpur - Jodhpur – Jaipur– Abhaneri – Fatehpur Sikri– Agra – Varanasi– Delhi
Duration of Tour : 11 Nights/ 12 Days .
Day 01| Arrival at Mumbai |
Afternoon/evening arrive at Mumbai International airport. Overnight stay at hotel in Mumbai.
Day 02 | Mumbai |
Breakfast at hotel. Morning start sightseeing tour of Mumbai city.
Visit Prince of Wales Museum– Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, formerly known as the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, is one of the premier art and history museums in India. Inside the museum there are lots of collections of heritage things.
The Gateway of India– The majestic Gateway of India is a glorious historical memorial built during British rule. This magnificent monument has been built in Indo-Sarcenic style to commemorate the visit King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay. Gateway of India is one of the finest example of colonial architectural heritage in India.
Mani Bhavan– Mani Bhavan is a veritable memoir of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. Also known as Gandhi Museum, Mani Bhavan served as the residence of the great freedom fighter of India between 1917 and 1934.
Dhobi Ghat– Dhobi Ghat is among the exciting places to see in Mumbai. It is 136-year old Dhobi Ghat and may be called the biggest human powered washing machine. Called the world's largest outdoor laundry, Dhobi Ghat is a very popular attraction among foreign tourists.
The Hanging Gardens– Hanging Gardens are terraced gardens perched at the top of Malabar Hill, on its western side. Hanging Gardens are built on a water reservoir, which provides drinking water to the locals. The site mainly encompasses hedges that are cut in the shapes of different animals and a large flower clock adorning the centre.
Later visit Crawford Market this is one of famous Mumbai Market & Marine driver area. Overnight stay at hotel in Mumbai.
Day 03 | Mumbai – Udaipur (By flight) |
Breakfast at hotel and drop at Mumbai airport to board on flight to Udaipur.
“Udaipur”– Udaipur also known as the “City of Lakes” & Romantic city in Rajasthan. On arrival pick up from Udaipur airport and transfer to hotel. After wash & change at hotel start sightseeing tour of Udaipur city.
City Palace– it has several palaces within its complex. Considered the largest of its kind in Rajasthan, the palatial building displays a fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles. Built on a hilltop, the palace provides an aerial view of the city and its surrounding.
Lake Palace– The Lake Palace in Udaipur was built in 1743 -1746 by Jagat Singh II. It was built in the middle of Lake Pichola over the backdrop of beautiful Aravalli Mountain. The palace had been the summer palace for several rulers in Udaipur and was the hiding place for British families during the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. Currently, the Lake Palace is a property of Taj group and is used as a hotel.
Lake Pichola– Pichola Lake is an artificial fresh water lake that has been named after the nearby Picholi Village. Created in the year 1362 AD, it is one of the several contiguous lakes, developed over the last few centuries in and around Udaipur city.
One can enjoy boat ride at lake Pichola (This is an optional activity) and visit Jag Mandir Palace - Jag Mandir was constructed by three Maharanas of the Sisodia Rajputs of Mewar Kingdom. Built on an island in the Pichola Lake, it is also known as the 'Lake Garden Palace'
Sahelion Ki Bari– The "Garden of the maids of honour", Sahelion-ki-Bari was designed and laid out early in the eighteenth century as a retreat for ladies of the royal household to spend their time in leisure.
Jagdish Temple– Jagdish Temple is located in the City Palace complex of Udaipur. Made in the Indo-Aryan style of architecture, the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Laxmi Narayan), the preserver of the Universe.
Evening free to visit local markets/bazaar for shopping. Overnight stay at hotel in Udaipur.
Day 04 | Udaipur - Ranakpur - Jodhpur (270 Kms/ 5.5 hrs) |
Breakfast at hotel. Morning drive to Jodhpur. On the way visit to Ranakpur.
“Ranakpur Temple”– Is a beautiful structure carved in stone. This magnum opus of architecture possesses around 1400 intricately carved pillars. On arrival visit Ranakpur Jain Temples.
Further drive to drive to Jodhpur. “Jodhpur”– Is the second biggest city in Rajasthan. It is also popularly called ‘Blue City’ because the houses around the Mehrangarh Fort are all painted blue.
On arrival check-in at hotel. After wash and change at hotel visit famous places of Jodhpur.
Mehrangarh Fort– Mehrangarh Fort, situated 125 m above the city, is enclosed by thick walls. One of the largest forts in India, it contains several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards inside its boundaries.
Jaswant Thada– The traditional cremation grounds of the Jodhpur royal families. The main Jaswant Thada memorial is a 19th century royal cenotaph was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh.
Ummaid Bhawan Palace– Ummaid Bhawan Palace has 347 rooms and serves as the principal residence of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family. One of the world's largest private residences, the palace has been named after Maharajah Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present owners of the palace. Overnight stay at hotel in Jodhpur.
Day 05| Jodhpur - Jaipur (330 Kms/ 6-7 hrs) |
Breakfast at hotel. Morning drive to Jaipur.
“Jaipur”– The Capital of Rajasthan. It’s popularly known as ‘The Pink City’ for the colour of the buildings in its wonderful old city. On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.
Day 06 | Jaipur |–Elephant Ride at Amber Fort
Breakfast at hotel. Morning start sightseeing tour of Jaipur city.
Amber Fort and Palace– Amber Fort, also known as Amber Palace, is said to have played a key role in the history of Medieval India. This fort depicts true royal lifestyle of the Rajputs, who are known for their decadent, radical and volatile behaviour. The Amber Palace is a perfect fusion of Hindu and Muslim architecture.
Here enjoy the unique experience of an ascent on the back of a brightly caparisoned Elephant up to the Fort. This is one of the highlights of a visit to the stunning Amber Fort is the chance to ride an elephant up the hill to the main entrance. These wonderful animals are painted with traditional designs and almost effortlessly transport visitors up the steep slope to the fort.
City’s Palace Complex– City Palace, a beautiful palace in the city of Jaipur, is surrounded by large walls on all sides. It also houses audience halls, pavilions and many other important buildings. The construction work of this palace was commissioned by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh during the early 1730s.
Jantar Mantar– Between 1727 and 1734 Maharajah Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five astronomical observatories in west central India. The observatories, or "Jantar Mantars" as they are commonly known, incorporate multiple buildings of unique form, each with a specialized function for astronomical measurement.
Hawa Mahal– (Palace of the Wind)– It is a five-storey structure that has more than 950 windows. The latticework was built for allowing women to watch everyday life of the city. Hawa Mahal is situated near the Johari Bazaar and provides a beautiful view of the entire Pink City.
Jal Mahal– Jal Mahal was built during the 18th century in the middle of Mansarovar Lake. This is one of the biggest artificial lakes in Jaipur, which was constructed using red sandstone. It is a five-storey structure built in Mughal and Rajasthani architectural styles.
In the evening you can excursion to “Chokhi Dhani”– Chokhi Dhani is 5* ethnic resort and located 30Kms from Jaipur city. It is one its own kind, each of the detailed work in the village tells you about the culture and tradition of Rajasthan. It could be Camel Rides, Elephant Rides, Tonga Rides, Bullock Cart Rides, Bow n Arrows, Turbans or Food. It will make you feel a King. Enjoy Rajasthani dinner with live culture dance show. Later return back to hotel (This is optional activity). Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.
Day 07 | Jaipur - Abhaneri - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (235 Kms/ 5-6 hrs) |
Breakfast at hotel. Morning drive to Agra. On the way visit to Abhaneri & Fatehpur Sikri.
Abhaneri- The Chand Baori is a stepwell built over a thousand years ago in the Abhaneri village of Rajasthan. It is one of the largest stepwells in the world and also one of the most beautiful ones.
“Fatehpur Sikri”– Constructed by Akbar in 1569 to honor Sufi saint Salim Chisti. Akbar’s court occupied this city till it was abandoned due to non-availability of water but still in a state of perfect preservation. Here one can visit Asia biggest door Buland Darwaja, Dargah of Sufi Saint Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal etc. Further drive to Agra.
“Agra”– Agra is famous in worldwide for the Taj Mahal (Monument of Love). On arrival check-in at hotel. Evening free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Agra.
Day 08 | Agra |
Breakfast at hotel. Morning start sightseeing tour of Agra city.
Taj Mahal (Monument of Love)– one of the most recognisable structures in the world, attracts around four million visitors annually. This beautiful structure of white marble was built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, in the memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It took 20,000 workers to complete this monument in a period of 22 years from 1632 to 1653. ( Taj Mahal is close on Friday ).
Great Red Fort of Agra– Built by the Mughal dynasty's greatest Emperor Akbar in 1565. A number of the fort’s beautiful palaces, mosques and gardens were built by his successors in later years.
Itmad ud Daulah Tomb - is one of the most beautiful Mughal tombs. Constructed during the reign of Emperor Jahangir, this tomb comprises cenotaphs of Mirza Ghiyas and Asmat Begum, who were parents of Mughal Empress Nur Jahan. The tomb is primarily built in white marble with mosaic and lattice.
Rest of the day free for leisure / shopping. Overnight stay at hotel in Agra.
Day 09 | Agra –Varanasi (By flight) |
Breakfast at hotel and drop at Agra airport to board on flight to Varanasi.
Varanasi, is one of the oldest famous city in the world also famous for Holy river Ganges. On arrival pick up from Varanasi airport and transfer to hotel. In the evening enjoy the Aarti at river Ghat– Worship of the river goddess with incense, camphor, flowers and earthen lamps. Thousands of illuminated lamps are immersed in the waters of the holy Ganges and the floating lamps add a divine look to the river at dusk.
Further return back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Varanasi.
Day 10 | Varanasi |
Today an early morning enjoy boat ride at river Ganges– The boat ride takes you past the various Ghats of
Varanasi, offering a glimpse of the city at its religious best, with the men getting ready for their daily Prayer, the sages lost in prayer and ritual. After boat ride come back to hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple & Bharat Mata Temple– Dedicated to the mother India, the Bharat Mata temple is open to people of all the faiths.
Banaras Hindu University– Scattered over a vast area of 2,000 acres, the Banaras Hindu University has the privilege of being the largest and the oldest university of north India.
Also excursion to Sarnath– Renowned as a Buddhist shrine, is a city located about 13 kilometers north-east of Varanasi. The place is known for being among the four major Buddhist pilgrimage destinations. The name of this place was derived from the name of Saranganatha (God of Deer). It is believed that this deer was born in the Deer Park, which is also a place where Buddha preached the Dharma for the first time. Overnight stay at hotel in Varanasi.
Day 11 | Varanasi – Delhi (By flight) |
Breakfast at hotel and drop at Varanasi airport to board on flight to Delhi. On arrival pick up from Delhi airport & transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
Day 12 | Delhi / Departure |
Breakfast at hotel and drop at New Delhi international airport to board on flight for onward destination.
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