Taj Mahal Tour With Rajasthan

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DESCRIPTION – 14 Nights/ 15 Days

An all-time classic, India’s Golden Triangle tour offers you the opportunity to explore three of the most popular destinations and experience India’s culture and history. Chaotic, crazy, wonderful, daunting, overwhelming and fantastic – you will experience all of these feelings during this trip and leave amazed. Rajasthan that show the Rich Dynasty, Traditions  & Cultures.

Highlights

  • Explore the historical monuments of Delhi “ Capital of India ” ‘A city of Cities’.
  • Explore beautiful village of Rajasthan Mandawa full of Wall paintings & Castle.
  • Visit the Junagarh fort .
  •  Explore the Desert city with Camel ride at Jaisalmer.
  • Explore the Blue city Jodhpur.
  •  Visit the Most beautiful Jain Temple- 1444 pillar with beautiful carving.
  •  Visit the Lake City Udaipur in Aarawali Range.
  •  Visit the Only temple of Bramha Ji at Pushkar.
  • Visit Ajmer Shareef Dargah at Ajmer.
  •  Explore the pink city & take a ride on Elephant back at Amer fort in Jaipur.
  • Visit the Fatehpur Sikari founded by emperor in search of water.
  • Discover the magic of the world famous Taj Mahal and the strength of Agra Fort
  • Savour the two most famous cuisines of India — Mughlai Cuisine and Rajasthan Cuisine. 

 

Trip Plan

  Day 1: Arrival Delhi

Welcome to India! On arrival at Delhi Airport, you will be greeted by our guide/ Representative in the arrival hall, who will escort you to your hotel and assist you in check-in the hotel. Overnight Delhi. 

 

Day 2:Full day city tour of Old & New Delhi

Begin with exploring the Old City of Delhi, where Mughal art and architecture still survive in the arrow lanes lined with havelis, mosques and food stalls serving authentic Mughlai food, an integral part of Indian cuisine. Old Delhi tourist places include-

Red Fort: Built by 05th Moghal Emperor Shahjahan1638 – 1648 as residence after shifting capital from Agra to Delhi.  On 15 August Independence Day of India prime minister gives broadcast message to India after National flag hosting .

Jama Masjid:Biggest mosque of India built by Shahjahan.

Chandni Chow: Big crowded market & Delhi famous Market.

Raj Ghat: Memorial of Mahatma Gandhi also called father of Nation who belived in Truth and non violence and did so much for India to become freedom from Britishers.

Humayun’s Tomb :UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first garden-tomb in India which was the inspiration for the Taj Mahal.

Later we’ll drive take you to lutyens Delhi where you can see the parliament of world largest democracy , President House and India gate and witness Imperial New Delhi showcasing spacious, tree-lined boulevards and noteworthy buildings. Evening free for shopping. Overnight stay at Delhi.

 

Day 3:Delhi – Mandawa by road (290 Km/ 06 Hrs)

Morning drive to Mandawa, arrive Mandawa & check in the hotel. Rest of the day free. Overnight Free.

 

Day 4:Mandawa – Bikaner by road (190 Km/ 03 hrs 30 Minutes)

Morning visit of Mandawa

Morning drive to Mandawa Arrive Mandawa & explore the most colorful painted havelis of Mandawa. Later drive to Bikaner, Arrive Bikaner check in the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel, Bikaner.

 

Day 5:Bikaner – Jaisalmer by road (320 Km/ 03 Hrs 30 Minutes) 

Morning visit of Bikaner

Visit Junagharh fort:The Junagarh Fort of Bikaner is a magnificent structure around which the city of Bikaner grew up. The fort was initially called Chintamani and was then renamed as the Junagarh or Old fort in the 20th century. The foundations of the Junagarh fort was built in 1478 by Rao Bika. However, it existed just as a stone fort then. The present grand structure was inaugurated on 17th February 1589. Besides having a rich history, the Junagarh Fort is a feat of architecture. The palaces inside the fort, the gardens, balconies, kiosks, etc. depict a composite architectural style which is influenced by the cultural differences of the different rulers and also foreign inspirations. The impressive Junagarh Fort stands with all its regal glory as an epitome of architectural brilliance. The dazzling and exquisite structures of this fort attract thousands of tourists from all over every year.Also Palaces, Museums and temples of Bikaner. By the evening we take trip to the prestigious camel breeding farm.

Later drive to Jaisalmer, Arrive Jaisalmer & check in at the hotel. Rest of the day free. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer.

 

Day 6:Morning city of Jaisalmer

Visit Jaisalmer Fort: JAISALMER FORT – THINGS TO DO IN THE GOLDEN FORT!

Jaisalmer Fort is one of the world’s largest fully preserved fort which is still a living fort. Built in 1156 AD by Rawal Jaisal, the fort derives it’s name from two words – Jaisal and Meru. Jaisal came from the king himself and Meru is the name of an unassailable mythical mountain of the Gods in the Himalayas. Before the British came, Jaisalmer was a part of the Silk Route and an important stop-point for the travellers and merchants. Jaisalmer Fort is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with all the other hill forts of Rajasthan,

Also visit Jain Temple & Patwa Haveli. By the evening we go for a unique experience of the Desert alike Arabian night by making overnight stay over sand dunes with tented accommodation with cultural program and also enjoy photogenic sunset on camel back. Overnight Jaisalmer.  

 

Day 7

Jaisalmer – Jodhpur by road ( 240 Km/04 Hrs 40 Minutes )

Morning drive to Jodhpur, Arrive Jodhpur & check in the hotel.fternoon city tour of Jodhpur

Visit of Mehrangarh fort: Largest forts in India. Built around 1460 by Rao Jodha, the fort is situated 410 feet above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Mehrangarh Fort stands a hundred feet in splendor on a perpendicular cliff, four hundred feet above the sky line of Jodhpur. Burnished red sand stone, imposing, invincible and yet with a strange haunting beauty that beckons . Much has been written about the Citadel of the Sun, for truly, it is one of the most impressive in all Rajasthan.

Jaswant ThadaThis milky-white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, sitting above a small lake 1km northeast of Mehrangarh, is an array of whimsical domes. It’s a welcome, peaceful spot after the hubbub of the city, and the views across to the fort and over the city are superb. Built in 1899, the cenotaph has some beautiful jalis (carved-marble lattice screens) and is hung with portraits of Rathore rulers going back to the 13th century.

Also visit  Palaces & Museum, Ummaid Bhawan Palace & Museum, and Clock Tower & Market. Overnight at Jodhpur.

Day 8

Jodhpur – Udaipur via Ranakpur Jain Temple en route.(250 Km/4 Hrs 50 Minutes)

Morning drive to Udaipur via visiting Ranakpur Jain temple.

Ranakpur: Chaumukha Jain Temple which popular for magnificent carving on 1444 non replicable marble pillars, each one has been designed for to represents its own different theme. continue drive to Udaipur. Arrive Udaipur & check in the hotel. Rest of the day free. Overnight Udaipur.

 

Day 9

Full day visit of Udaipur  

City PalaceCity Palace, Udaipur, is a palace complex situated in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan. It was built over a period of nearly 400 years, with contributions from several rulers of the Mewar dynasty. It was built atop a hill, in a fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles, providing a panoramic view of the city and its surroundings. Overlooking Lake Pichola.

Jagdish Temple: The Jagdish Temple is raised on a tall terrace and was completed in 1651. It attaches a double-storey Mandapa (hall) to a double-storey saandhara (with a covered ambulatory) sanctum. The mandapa has another storey tucked within its pyramidal samavarna (bellroof) while the hollow clustered spire over the sanctum contains two more, nonfunctional stories. To reach the main shrine, one must climb 32 marble steps, intercepted by a Brass image of Garuda in the end, being the mount (vahana) of God Vishnu. Shri Jagdish Temple is the most beautiful example of Hindu Iconography, consisting of three stories of hand carved stone, with a steeple  nearly 79 feet high and is the largest temple of Udaipur.

Bagore ki Haveli: Bagore Ki Haveli is an ancient building that stands on the platform of Gangori Ghat in the vicinity of Pichola Lake. The splendid architecture of the mansion boasts of delicate carved work and excellent glass work. In the eighteenth century, Bagore Ki Haveli was built by Amir Chand Badwa, who was the Chief Minister at the Mewar Royal Court in earlier times. When Amar Badwa died, the building came under the possession of Mewar State. 

Also visit Pratap Memorial, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal and Shilp Gram. Overnight at Udaipur

Day 10

Udaipur – Pushkar by road (280 Km/ 5 Hrs)

Morning drive to Puskar. Arrive Pushkar & check in the hotel.

Afternoon visit of Pushkar: We get mixed up in the peaceful & easygoing atmosphere of the place and explore the religious touch of this small town through various Ghats and temples by self for the day. We will also visit the one and only Brahma temple in the world. Overnight Pushkar.

 

Day 11

Pushkar– Jaipur by road via visiting Ajmer Sharif Dargah (150Km/2 Hrs 30 Minutes)

Morning drive to Jaipur via visiting Ajmer

Ajmer Sharif Dargah: Visit Dargah of  Khwaja Moin-Ud-Din Chisti:- Moinuddin Chishti (1141 – 1236) also known as Gharīb Nawāz (Benefactor of the Poor), was an Imam, Islamic scholar and philosopher from South Asia. Chishti introduced and established the Chishti Order of Sufism in the Indian subcontinent. The initial spiritual chain or silsila of the Chishti order in India, comprising Chishti, Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, Fariduddin Ganjshakar and Nizamuddin Auliya—each successive person being the disciple of the previous—includes the great Sufi saints of Indian history. Various Mughal emperors were followers of Chishti. Continue drive to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur & check in the hotel. Overnight Jaipur.

 

Day 12 :Full day sightseeing of Jaipur 

Visit Amer fort (Elephant ride to ascend the fort & descend the fort by jeep ride)

Amer fort: Amber fort. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1952 and completed by Sawai Jai Singh I the fort is built in red sandstone and white marble.  The four level layouts with each carrying courtyard is the most appealing and inviting enclosure of this symmetrical fort with various courtyard. Sheesh Mahal: Hall of Shining colorful mirror, Diwan – e- Am:-  Hall of Public audience, Diwan –e – khas :- hall of private audience.

Visit City palace: The palace was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. As most structures in Jaipur this palace also reflects the fusion of Mughal and Rajput architecture. The City Palace complex is spread over a large area occupying one seventh of the old city of Jaipur. It has a sequence of gardens, buildings and courtyards, temple and museum to give it a grand view that reflects its historical importance and magnificent royal grace. Its outer boundary was built by Raja Jai Singh and other structures by his successors to add charm to it. It also served as a residence for former Maharaja of Jaipur.

Jantar Mantar: Jantar Mantar” literally means “instruments for measuring the harmony of the heavens”. … In the early 18th century Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five Jantar Mantar in total in New Delhi, Jaipur, Ujjain, Mathura and Varanasi. … The Jantar Mantar observatory.

Hawa Mahal:– Hawa Mahal, built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, is one of the most important monuments of Jaipur. Hawa Mahal or the ‘Palace Of The Winds’Hawa Mahal or the ‘Palace Of The Winds’ .  this beautiful structure is predominantly a high screen wall made of pink and red sandstone that facilitated royal women to get an eyeful of the street festivals and busy city life while remaining out of the view of public. This five-storey building in the shape of a crown of Lord Krishna with 953 jharokhas or windows and a beautifully decorated façade resembling a honeycomb of a beehive that gives one a feel of the rich heritage of the Rajputs. Also visit Jal Mahal & Local Bazars.

Also visit local busy Bazaars , Jagat Shiromani Temple, Birla Temple  and pass through the scenic Jal Mahal. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 13 : Jaipur – Agra by road (240 Km/04 hrs 30 Minutes)

Morning drive to Agra via visiting Fatehpur Sikri

The town was founded in 1569 by the great Mughal emperor Akbar In that year Akbar had visited the Muslim hermit Chishti, who was residing in the village of Sikri. Chishti correctly foretold that Akbar’s wish for an heir would be gratified with the birth of a son; the child, Salīm, was born in Sikri that same year, and he would later rule as the emperor Jahāngīr .

Continue drive to Agra. Arrive Agra & check in the hotel & Visit of Agra fort 

Agra fort: a World UNESCO Heritage Site. En route, stop at Sikandra to visit the Tomb of Akbar the Great. The tomb of the great emperor is an architectural marvel showcasing the splendid Mughal architectural style. Construction of the tomb was commenced by Akbar himself and was completed after his death by his son, Jahangir. The four white marble minarets at entrance of the tomb from the South gate are similar to those of the Taj Mahal. Overnight stay at hotel , Agra. 

Day 14 : Agra – Delhi by road (230 Km/04 hrs Minutes) 

Early morning at Sun rise visit the Taj MahalDescribed by poets as “a teardrop on the cheek of eternity”. Taj Mahal was built as a mausoleum by Shah Jahan in the memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. When included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, it was described as “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”. The ivory-white marble tomb surrounded by picturesque gardens attracts millions visitors all year round. Please Note: Taj Mahal is closed on Friday for Visitors

Later drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi & check in the hotel. Overnight Delhi.

 

Day 15: Delhi Departure  

Today your India travel comes to an end. We arrange your drop to Delhi international airport, from where you will board your flight back home. If required, our representative will be at hand to assist you with a smooth check-out from the hotel and escort you to the airport. We advise you to arrive at the airport at least 3 hrs prior to departure and keep your passport and printout of airline ticket handy to avoid last minute hassles. This itinerary is only a slice of the wonderful diversity and beauty that India has to offer and we hope that you will return soon to discover more. 

 

Namaste!

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