Day 1: Depart from origin
(you can ask us to include international flights if you choose).
Day 2: Arrive at Delhi
(most flights arrive either in the evening or at night). Our services begin here.
You are greeted at the airport by our Travel Facilitator or Tour Director, and then ushered to a chauffeur driven vehicle. You are then driven to your hotel where you are assisted with your check in. The next day’s plans are briefly reviewed and the travel facilitator or Tour Director hands over travel documents such as your air tickets and hotel vouchers to you.
Day 3: Delhi.
You are at leisure in the morning to recuperate from your international flight.
Start your exploration of India with a half day city tour of New Delhi that begins with a drive past Safdarjang’s Tomb (1753 AD) while driving to the Qutab Minar (1193 A.D.) which is a striking medieval tower of victory of Persian architectural style and is 73 m high. Within the Qutab complex, amidst the ruins of Quwat-ul-Islam mosque, stands the Iron pillar which has stood the vagaries of weather and has not rusted over 1500 years. Later, visit the tomb of the Moghul Emperor Humayun and then drive through Lutyens New Delhi which includes the Embassy area (Diplomatic enclave), Government buildings, India Gate, a golden domed Sikh Temple (Bangla Sahib Gurudwara), Birla Temple and Connaught Place, which is New Delhi’s main shopping area.
Day 4: Delhi - Agra.
Board the early morning (6 am) Express train - two hour journey - to Agra. Half day tour of Agra – The tour includes a visit to Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s tomb and the Agra Fort, the original red sandstone fort built in
1565 by the greatest of the Moghul rulers of India, Emperor Akbar. Its maze of courtyards, marble mosque, and private chambers reflect the grandeur of the Mughal Empire.
There is a break for lunch
Visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the incomparable Taj Mahal. The world’s greatest monument dedicated to love was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1653 as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal. This beautiful mausoleum in pure white marble took 22 years and 22000 craftsmen to build. Stay over for a sunset viewing.
Agra is famous
for its marble manufacturing.
Day 5: Agra - Jaipur.
You have the option (extra charges apply) sunrise visit of the Taj Mahal in the early morning. If you do that, you will return to your hotel to freshen up after the visit.
Check out of your hotel by noon and proceed on the drive to Jaipur. Stop at Fatehpur Sikri for a tour.
This deserted red sandstone city, built by Emperor Akbar, between 1570 and 1585. Visit the towering Bulund Darwaza (The Gate of Victory), which is set in the south wall. In the northern part of the courtyard is the superb white marble tomb of Shaik Salim Chishti, built in 1570.
Continue your journey after tour. Arrive at Jaipur in the evening and check in to your hotel.
Jaipur is famous
for its carpets, jewelry, & handicrafts.
Day 6: Jaipur.
Proceed for an excursion to Amber Fort
& Palace, located 12 kilometers from the center of the City. Arrive at the complex before 9 a.m. so as to be able to partake in the elephant back ascent. The Fort was originally built by Raja Mansingh and significant additions were made by Sawai Jai Singh. One of the finest example of Rajput architecture, it was the ancient capital of Kaisshawah rulers. Enjoy the ascent to the palace on back of a brightly caparisoned elephant. Visit the chambers and hallways of the Palace which are famous for their design and decorations.
There is a break for lunch.
A half day city tour of the walled city of Jaipur, including the magnificent City Palace. Visit the unique Jantar Mantar magnificent stone observatory built by Raja Jai Singh in 1728. View the ‘Hawa Mahal’ (Palace of the Wind), the intriguing facade built (in 1799) to allow royal ladies to view the city and bazaar from the windows. Continue the tour to visit the City Palace, the former royal residence (a part of it is still occupied by the Royal family and is not accessible) built in a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles. This immense complex also houses a number of museums that offer a large and impressive collection of miniature paintings, costumes, and armory.
Watch the show at your hotel and then drive to have dinner with a Traditional Rajasthani family at their home. Or drive to a cultural show and dinner.
Day 7: Jaipur.
You are at leisure on this day with your guide and driver, who are available to you from 9 am until 5 pm. This is a good time to shop for Rajasthani specialties if you are so inclined. There are enough other options that your guide/driver can offer you.
Day 8: Jaipur – Udaipur.
Fly to Udaipur in the morning. Arrive at Udaipur and proceed for a city tour, including a tour of the City Palace. At this Palace complex, explore the gorgeous rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, windows with colored glass, inlaid marble balconies and the peacock courtyard. The amazing display of crystal at the Palace is unmatched in this world. Check in to your hotel after the tour.
There is a break for lunch.
Late afternoon -
cruise on Lake Pichola and visit Jag Mandir (if available).
Udaipur is famous
for its artists and paintings, including exquisite miniatures.
Day 9: Udaipur.
You are at leisure to explore the beautiful city of Udaipur on this day. Your driver and guide are available from 9 am until 6 pm. Options include a drive up to Devi Garh for lunch. You should also visit the lovely Sahelion-ki-bari gardens and the local Museum at Udaipur.
Day 10: Udaipur – Jodhpur.
Check out of the hotel in the morning and drive to Jodhpur. Stop at Ranakpur for a tour. Tour the famous 15th Century Jain Temples, located 90 km's north of Udaipur. The temples 29 halls are supported by 1444 intricately carved pillars, and no two are of the same design. There is an abundance of exquisite sculptures and friezes.
Lunch is included
Continue your drive
to Jodhpur after lunch. Arrive at Jodhpur and check in to hotel.
Day 11: Jodhpur – Delhi.
Start your day with a tour of The Mehrangarh Fort. This formidable hilltop fort is the one of the most impressive in Rajasthan. Many gates lead into the Fort and the main gate is the "Lahapol", with a huge iron gate. At the side of this gate there are 15 hand prints, the "Sati Marks" of Maharaja Man Singh’s widows, who threw themselves upon his funeral pyre in 1843 when the Fort was besieged. Inside the fort, visit the palaces MotiMahal or "Pearl Palace", the Sukh Mahal or "Pleasure Palace" and the Phool Mahal or "Flower Palace". The tour also includes a visit to the "Jaswant Thada", a marble cenotaph built in 1899 as a memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.
Board the afternoon
flight to Delhi. Arrive at Delhi and check in to your hotel.
Day 12: Delhi – International Flight.
Your vehicle, driver, and guide are available from 9 am onwards this morning. Check out of your hotel by noon and proceed for a half day city tour of Old Delhi that includes visits to the Jama Masjid (1650 AD) which is the largest mosque in India, and the amazing Red Fort (1639-48) which was the seat of the Moghul Empire for more than 250 years. You also visit the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi (Raj Ghat).
Your vehicle and driver
stay with you until your late evening assisted check in at the airport.
Our services end
at Delhi airport.
Day 13: Arrive at your next destination.