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Royal Holidays India - Hot Deal

Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi

 


 

Some of these hotels are rated as best hotels in Asia and rank amongst top15 hotels of the world, located in the prime tourist destinations of India. 

Day 01 :  Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi by international flight
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Check-in time is 12 Noon
Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi
Full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi.
Sprawling on the banks of the river Yamuna,  Delhi,  the capital of India, typifies the soul of the country. The city conceals within its bosom the remains of civilization that flourished over the last three thousand years.  Since those legendary days, many dynasties and rulers have flourished on its regal soil.  The legacy of that past survives in the  many monuments left behind by the regents.

Old Delhi, constitutes of Red Fort built by Emperor Shahjehaan in 1638 AD, Jama Mosque largest mosque in India also built by Shahjehan, Raj  Ghat and Shanti van-the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru and drives past Chandni Chowk, the main congested shopping hub of Old Delhi.

New Delhi  visit includes Qutab Minar, one of the earliest remains of Imperial Delhi (13th century AD ) Humayun’s Tomb-the fine monument believed to be forerunner of Taj Mahal, India Gate, the 42 metre high arch was raised as a memorial to soldiers,  drives past Parliament House, President’s House, Secretariat Building, Laxminarayan Temple and The Connaught Place.

Day 03  : Delhi-Udaipur flight : 1140-1320 hours
Transfer to the airport for flight to Udaipur
On arrival, transfer to the hotel.

Afternoon city sightseeing tour.
Udaipur- one of the most beautiful cities in all of Rajasthan, better known as cities of Lake, founded by Maharana Udaipur, the places of interest include City  Palace which has several carved balconies, arches and decorated pillars, Zenana Mahal, Fateh Prakash, Durbar Hall and Shambhu Niwas.  Also visit Jagdish temple, Sahelion-ki-Bari (queen's resort for the friends).

Day 04 : Udaipur
Morning visit Eklingji/Nagda temples.
Eklingji temples are located 22 km northeast of Udaipur in the village of Kailashpur.  Within fortified wall, lie a group of 108 temples known as Shri Eklingji temples. The temples are associated with Lord Shiva since ancient time and is one of the important pilgrimage site.  Close-by, is Nagda where there are several temples dating back from the 4th century AD.  Ancient rock edicts stone inscriptions and simple pre-historic shrines are still worshipped by Bhils (a tribe of Rajasthan) during the Mahashivratri festival.

Afternoon at leisure.

Day 05 : Udaipur-Jodhpur drive, 290 km/6 hours
Enroute visit Jain temples at Ranakpur.
RANAKPUR - The Jain community. like several others, had always enjoyed the patronage of the ruling family of Mewar and quite a few important positions were held by the Jains.  In 15th century, Rana Kumbha of  Mewar gave a large stretch of land in a quite and picturesque valley, deep in the Aravallis, to the Jains.  This area came to be known as Ranakpur, Located 96 km from Udaipur, this is one of the five main holy places of the Jains.  Although over 500 years old, these temples are well preserved almost in perfect condition.  The central temple is the CHAUMUKHA temple, dedicated to Adinath, the first Jain tirthankar (saint).  This temple is the most complex and extensive in design.  It  has  29 halls ,  80 domes and 1444 pillars.  What is interesting is that no two pillars are alike.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06 :  Jodhpur
Morning city sightseeing tour of Jodhpur.
JODHPUR - The former capital of Marwar state was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, Mehrangarh  Fort spreading over 5 km on a perpendicular hill and looking down 125 metres, the fort appears rugged and impenetrable from the outside but houses some of the most intricately adorned palaces with exquisitely carved panels and latticed windows, Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal are some of the important areas to visit  A collection of royal centaphs, built in while marble, lies very close to the fort.  Built in 1899, the cenotaph also houses portraits of rulers of Jodhpur.

Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 07 :  Jodhpur-Jaipur drive, 320 km/6 hours
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur.
On arrival, check-in at the hotel.
Rest of the day free.

Day 08 : Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort, set in a picturesque location.  Amer is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture.  Built in the 16th century  by Raja  Mansingh in red sandstone and white marble, the palace complex has some very interesting apartments. Jai Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas, Ganesh Pol and Temple of Kali  are some of the prominent areas of interest. 

Afternoon city sightseeing tour.
Jaipur, this city was built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer 260 years ago.  Visit the Maharaja’s City Palace, the home of the erstwhile royal family, the Observatory,  Ram Niwas Gardens, Hawa Mahal or the Palace of winds built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and drive past the old part of Jaipur city

Day 09 : Jaipur-Agra drive, 235 km/6 hours
Enroute visit Fatehur Sikri.
The beautiful city was planned and erected by Emperor Akbar in 1569. The story behind the city relates to birth of his Son Salim who was named after a Muslim Saint – Sheikh Salim Chishti.  Emperor Akbar hearing his renown, had visited the Saint, asked of the blessings of a child.  When a son was born, he decided to built a city near the place where the Saint lived.  The city was abandoned after 14 years due to shortage of water and growing population.  The imposing pavilions, Mosque, massive Buland Darwaza (Gate), Panch Mahal and other buildings are worth a visit.

Arrive Agra, check-in at the hotel.
Rest of the day free.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 : Agra
Morning city sightseeing tour.
Taj Mahal is the finest example of Mughal architecture.  A UNESCO World Heritage site, this immortal monument, the inimitable poem in white marble is the true expression of love of Emperor Shahjehan for his queen Mumtaz Mahal.  The monument was completed in 1653 AD and thousands of workers and artisans were employed.  It took little over 20 years for its completion.  Agra Fort’s importance can be judged with the great names of Mughal dynasties Humayun, Akbar, Jehangir, Shahjehan and Aurangzeb who lived here. The imposing structure on the banks of the river Yamuna is replete with priceless examples of craftsmanship in the Mughal period. The beautiful pearl Mosque, Diwan-e-Am, Diwan-e-Khas, Jehangir palace, Moti Masjid are to name a few that form the part of this great fort.
 
Afternoon at leisure.

Day 11 : Agra-Delhi – departure
Morning at leisure.
Afternoon drive to Delhi.
On arrival, transfer to international airport for onward flight.


 

 

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