Five days holiday tour covering palaces and museums in and around Rajasthan, including Taj Mahal.
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.
Afternoon half day combined sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit QutabMinar, India Gate (War Memorial) Lakshmi Narayan Temple-Modern Hindu Temple, drive past President’s House, Parliament House and Secretariat buildings. Also visit Raj Ghat– the cremations sites of Mahatma Gandhi and drive past Jama Masjid, Red Fort and ChandniChowk. Overnight at hotel.
Delhi - Agra
In time transfer to station to board train for Agra .Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of the Taj Mahal. Visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and who took 17 years to complete this 'Love Poem in Marble'. (Friday closed). Later visit the Agra fort containing the halls of private & public audiences & other palaces. Shah Jahan spent here years of confinement at the hands of his son Aurangzeb, looking wistfully at the Taj Mahal from the Fort. Overnight at Hotel.
Mohabbat the Taj – A show which has taken seven years of chiseling and carving by 28 craftsmen and designers. Made in pure white Makrana marble like the original 17th century monument, a Taj Mahal replica. It is opened to the public as part of a glitzy stage show from Friday.
The model, built upon a 12 x 12 ft area, weighs 8,250 kg. The workmanship and stone inlay work closely resemble the original. It will be showcased at the 400-seat Kalakriti auditorium specially built for the show.
This programme has exciting and innovative presentation of a song and drama spectacle involving 60 artists, they have tried to merry the traditional media with the latest gadgetry, audio visual technology, including laser. The Taj will be presented in 10 different moods, representing varying seasons and hours of the day.'
The model of the Taj will appear on stage with the help of a hydraulic lift as laser beams dance all over, creating an ecstatic climax for the spectacle titled 'Mohabbat -the Taj'.
The show will a love story set in the 17th century ambience and woven around the Taj. The replica of the Taj will continue to be open to the public even when the show is over, said by one of official at Kalakriti. (Show of 90 minutes presenting Mughal splendour in all its glory)
Agra - Jaipur
Morning day escursion to FatehpurSikri, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. The FatehpurSikri complex houses tomb of SalimChisti, Panch Mahal and other palaces, which surprisingly have withstood the ravages of time and are still in good condition.
Depart to railway station and board train to Jaipur, On arrival check-in at Hotel.
Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Standing tall over a small hillock overlooking the Pink city, Amber is a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort-Palace. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster. A major attraction at Amber is the Elephant Ride (Subject to availability), all the way up to the Fort entrance.
Afternoon half day sightseeing tour. The tour begins with a visit to the Maharaja's City Palace,- the former Royal residence,- part of it converted into a museum. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum, housing an impressive array of weaponry -pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. Also see the miniature items and old carpets at the Textile Museum. Later visit the JantarMantar, which is the largest stone-and-marble-crafted Observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the city palace, the Observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition.
Overnight at Hotel.
Jaipur - Jodhpur
Check out from the hotel in the morning and further transfer to the railways station. And board the train to Jodhpur. Reach Jodhpur by 5 pm and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast depart for Jodhpur by road and on arrival check-in at hotel.
Afternoon, City Tour, visiting the 5-km long Mehrangarh Fort situated on a 125 metres high hill. This is one of the most impressive and formidable structures in Rajasthan. Within the fort are some magnificent palaces with meticulously carved panels, latticed windows or "Jarokhas" with evocative names. The chambers of Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, the SilehKhana and the DaulatKhana are noteworthy for the splendour and glamour of a bygone era. Later visit the JaswantThada - a cluster of royal cenotaphs in the white marble built in 1899 CE in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh-II. The tour culminates with a visit to the Museum housed in the majestic UmaidBhawan Palace. Overnight at hotel.
Jodhpur – Udaipur
Check out from the hotel and Transfer to Udaipur by road. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.Overnight at hotel.
Half day city tour of Udaipur, a splash of colour in Rajasthan that is brighter when tinged with the tones of local lore and legends. Visit the City Palace, built in 1725, which houses the Dilkhush Mahal, Sheesh Mahal - studded with glittering Belgium Mirrors, Moti Mahal and the Palace of Lord Krishna all of which are ornately decorated. Later visit the Jagdish Temple. This temple built in 1651 is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the preserver in the Hindu Trinity of Gods. Also visit the Sahelion Ki Barigardens and fountains. Later drive around the Fatehsagar Lake.
Afternoon boat Cruise on Pichola Lake, 4-Km long and 3-Km broad, surrounded by splendid hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats and embankments. Visit the island palace Jag Niwas which is beautifully set in the lake. Overnight at hotel.
Udaipur – Delhi (By Train or by flight)
In time transfer to station to board overnight train for Delhi. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer international airport to board flight for onward destination on
Departure Transfer to Delhi International Airport
Does Not Include
- All Meals