Experience the precision in the intricacy, in the precise twists and turns of Mughal Architecture. Live the era bygone through the palaces which still breathe and moreover make your respiration a smoother business and your life, a fairytale. Take a tour; beyond time, beyond life, beyond beauty and beyond restlessness. Half a month, and each day, every minute is filled with surprises.
It’s not just about the immaculate carvings; it’s about the babbling of crystal clear lakes of Udaipur, sheen of Taj Mahal, grandeur of Jaisalmer Fort and all the things that sum up to make a perfect holiday. This is going to be a holiday, which digs a place not only in your cameras but in your memories and hearts too.
Discounted rate will be applicable if the group is more than 4 pax travelling together.
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation with private facilities on 01 double / twin occupancy rooms.
- Travel, transfers and sightseeing by air-conditioned Toyota Innova as per the itinerary
- Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- Entrance fee to the monuments as per the Program.(one visit per monument )
- Services of local English speaking tour guide during the sightseeing / excursions
- 01 rickshaw ride in Delhi during Old Delhi sightseeing
- Elephant ride in Jaipur failing by Jeep (Shared Jeep)
- Boat ride in Udaipur (Shared Boat)
- Jeep safari in Jojawar
- One Bottle of Mineral water per person per day (during drives and sightseeing only)
- Assistance on arrival and departure transfers.
- All applicable & current taxes
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any International airfare / Domestic airfare
- Early check in or late check out, (same is subject to availability and on hotels discretion)
- Meals other than specified in the inclusions
- Tips & Gratuities, Travel & Medical Insurance,
- Camera and video permits,
- Expenses incurred due to train cancellation or delay,
- Any expense of a personal nature, like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, mini bar, etc, any
optional excursion or tour, any other expense not mentioned in prices include column.
- Anything, not mentioned above in the list of “What Includes”
- Explore the gems of Capital City Delhi; Humayun Tomb, Qutub Minar etc.
- Visit the famous Junagarh Fort of Bikaner
- Camel ride and sightseeing in Jaisalmer
- Spend some time in Mehrangarh Fort.
- Soothing boating rides in the City of Lakes; Udaipur.
- Relive the era of love in Taj Mahal
Day 01: Arrive Delhi (Flight TBA)
Arrive at Delhi International Airport. Please clear immigration & visa formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the arrival lounge through the green channel if you do not have goods to be declared to customs. The Kiwi Vacations Executive will page you by your name. Thereafter you will be assisted with a transfer to the hotel, check in at the hotel and stay two nights in Delhi. (No Meals)
Day 02: Delhi
In the morning, after detailed briefing over your trip provided by TKV Tour Manager, proceed to the sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi visiting Jama Masjid - literally meaning the Friday Mosque; India’s principal and biggest mosque. Chandni Chowk - Shahjahanabad’s Main Street in 1650, facing the majestic Red Fort. It originally had a central canal running down its full length, and when moonlight reflected off the water it got the name Chandni Chowk or ‘Avenue of Moonlight’. The canals have long since gone and it is now a chaotically bustling area, typical of real India, containing a mix of stalls, shops, food outlets and temples. Between the mosque and Chandni Chowk is a narrow shop-lined street along which you will be transported by cycle rickshaws on your most photogenic journey of the tour. The locals go shopping here like nowhere else Next, two renowned 17th-century landmarks: Lal Qila - the Red Fort palaces which we drive pass along with India Gate (The country memorial to the unknown soldiers), embassy area (Diplomatic Enclave), Govt. Building (1921-30AD) Central Secretariat, President's House, Parliament House, India Gate (War Memorial – WWII). Later visit 72 meter high Qutab Minar (12th Century AD)- one of the most perfect tower in the world, nearby amidst the ruins of Quwat-Ul-Eslam Mosque Stands the iron pillar which does not rust and has stood the vagaries of weather for 1500 years. Post city tour return to your hotel. Dinner will be at hotel. Stay overnight in Delhi (B, D)
Day 03: Delhi – Agra (Driving Time: Approx 5 hours)
After breakfast travel to Agra, the city that flourished under the patronage of Mughals who ruled India for more than 300 years and attracted artisans from many countries to built amazing monuments including the one and only Taj Mahal. Here layers of history are peeled away to reveal an amazing tapestry of life – of wars waged, of great architectural magnificence and above all a testimony of the undying love of a king for his queen. Afternoon visit Agra Fort; built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, which was the hallmark of the Mughal period, this sprawling fort stretches 2.5 km along the banks of the Yamuna River. Stay overnight in Agra. (B, D) (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday)
Day 04: Agra – Jaipur (Driving Time: Approx 5 hours)
Wake early this morning for sunrise visit to incomparable monument of love the Taj Mahal; the ceaseless labour of 20,000 workers led to the construction of this geometrical miracle in India. An exceptional exhibit of Piedra Dura (stone inlay work), the Taj Mahal displays three major elements of the Muslim decorative art and architecture - the Ayatein (sayings) from the Quran which is the use of various geometrical shapes and a variety of plant forms and flowers which are dominant in the borders. The breathtakingly beautiful landscape around the Taj Mahal adds to the magic of Mughal architecture. Post visit return to hotel for breakfast, later drive to Jaipur, built of pink stucco and planned in a grid system with wide avenues. The origins of this gorgeous city can be traced back to the eighteenth century, during the reign of Maharaja Jai Singh II who ascended the Amber throne in 1699. Today, Jaipur epitomizes the spirit of Rajasthan, retaining its character and history. Afternoon is free to course the bazaar trails and witness the timeless appeal in its colourful markets, the ambling camels and cheerful people in multi-hued costumes. One can find weather beaten faces with huge colourful turbans, fierce moustaches and lips that spontaneously crease into a heart warming smile. The city presents a unique synthesis of culture that has to be experienced in order to be appreciated. With its origin buried deep into the pages of history, the city still exudes a magical old world charm; an aroma of chivalry and romance is evident, despite having evolved into a city that is the hub of modern commercial activity in the region. Stay overnight in Jaipur. (B, D)
Day 05: Jaipur
Enthral yourself on a journey up the rampants to Amber Fort, through a succession of vast gates, on the back of an elegantly painted elephant – ‘The Maharaja style’. Inside are the ruins of what was once a great palace, a wonderful example of Rajput architecture with Mughal influences. Visit the City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal. Witness a wonderful combination of Mughal and Rajput forms of architecture and museum housing miniature paintings, manuscripts, Mughal carpets, musical instruments, royal costumes and weaponry, giving invaluable insight into Jaipur's royal past. Settled in the rugged hills of the Aravalli, Jaipur is the pristine jewel in the desert sands of Rajasthan and is remarkable for its marvellous architecture and town planning. Packed with history, art and culture, this princely state is a treasure – trove of some exquisite palaces, forts, temples and haveli’s standing a testimony to the imperial grandeur. It is one of the most vibrant and colourful cities of India. Stay overnight in Jaipur. (B, D)
Day 06: Jaipur – Pushkar (Driving Time: Approx 2 hours / 30 minutes)
Today we travel to a tiny tranquil town of Pushkar, lying along the bank of the picturesque Pushkar Lake, in a narrow dry valley, overshadowed by impressive rocky hills, offering the most spectacular views of the desert during sunset. It is one of the five most sacred places of pilgrimage of Hindus. As per Indian mythology, the city was created when a lotus leaf fell from Lord Brahma’s hand and the holy lake sprouted up there. It is surrounded by hills on three sides and sand dunes on one which makes it the most fascinating. In the afternoon we visit Pushkar Lake and Brahma temple; the only one of its kind in the world. A red spire marks the temple, and over the entrance gateway is the Hans (goose), the symbol of Brahma who is said to have personally chosen Pushkar as his place of abode. This is a city of pilgrimage from time immemorial with over 500 temples and Ghats, with each Ghat having its own miraculous qualities and healing powers. Pushkar begets a legacy of timeless architectural heritage and radiates an ambience of peace and spirituality. Puskar is also popular worldwide for its famous Puskar Camel fair, India’s highly rated travel experience, a spectacle attracting 3,00,000 people and up to 20,000 camels, cattle and horses. Evening is at leisure with an overnight stay in Pushkar (B, D)
Day 07: Pushkar – Jojawar (Driving Time: Approx 4 hours)
Travel to Jojawar. Set amidst the Aravalli hills, this little garrison fort was once a major principality of the Royal house of Marwar. Bestowed with the title of Rao, the nobles looked after this little fiefdom for about two centuries after its construction in the 18th century. Here generations of the family have lived since 1780, where the patriarch Thakur or Chief in their position as garrison commanders of this border town of Marwar with Mewar – both ancient kingdoms and often bitter enemies, once guarded the volatile border and collected custom dues on the trade. One of the most famous chieftains of the clan was Thakur Shyam Singhji of Sonegra Chouhan clan who in the year 1808 had lead the Chouhan Contingent of the Jodhpur forces to successfully repeal an attack on the Meharangarh fort during the war with the combined forces of Jaipur and Bikaner. You can still meet the descendant of this famous Noble, who even today resides in the same complex. Arrive and check in at the hotel. Stay overnight in Jojawar (B, D)
Day 08: Jojawar - Udaipur (Driving Time: Approx 4 hours)
Before travelling to Udaipur, you can go for an Jeep Safari around Jojawar. It is said that the real India is its rural areas, the country around Jojawar boasts of very interesting landscapes, with the picturesque Aravalli Hills in the east, and broken rocky hills interspersed with farms and scrub forests all around. The Pre- Cambrian Aravalli Hills are one of the oldest mountain ranges of the world, and a geologist’s paradise. The camel herding Rabaris are an ethnic group only to be found around Jojawar. The Jeep Safari are specially designed tours take you to homesteads of these Rabaris, into farms, through pretty little hamlets where time seems to have stopped, and we take a break under the shade of a drooping acacias next to a very beautiful small shrine dedicated to a folk deity. Later Travel to Udaipur, a kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls that carry the flavour of heroic past, epitomising valour and chivalry. Their reflection in the placid waters of the Lake Pichola is an enticing sight
Day 09: Udaipur
Proceed for a guided sightseeing tour and visit City Palace museum; which houses a remarkable collection of ancient sculptures, curios, antiques and inscriptions of the bygone era and also unusual assortment of coins, sculptures, inscriptions, portraits and wall-paintings with each room beautifully ornamented and decorated. The Jagdish temple, built in 1651 is a perfect example of Indo-Aryan style of architecture. The three storied temple comprises of beautifully carved pillars, decorated ceilings, painted walls and lush halls, Saheliyon-Ki-Bari (garden of the maids); according to legend this beautiful pleasure park was built by Maharana Singh II mainly for the recreation of 48 maids of his wife who had accompanied her as her wedding dowry. We also visit the Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir which is an Indian folk arts museum and has interesting exhibits that include folks dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folks musical instruments, folk deities and paintings followed by a visit too Jag Mandir, a temple dedicated to Lord Jagdish. Spend your afternoon on the banks of Lake Pichola or at the numerous shops that dot the narrow windings streets of Udaipur. This city has a fascinating blend of sights, sound, experiences and inspiration catering for the imagination of numerous poets, painters and writers. Optionally you can take a sunset cruise at Lake Pichola. Stay overnight in Udaipur. (B, D)
Day 10: Udaipur Departure
After leisurely breakfast your tour finishes with transfer to Udaipur airport where you board flight to Delhi / Mumbai to connect your onward international flight home. (B)
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