Day 01: New Delhi
Arrive at New Delhi Airport and take the connecting flight to Jodhpur. After a warm welcome on arrival at Jodhpur, you shall have the comfort of your hotel. The afternoon rest can be followed by an evening walk in the old city. Enjoy your stay at the blue city of India. Just relax today and acclimatize to your new environment.
Day 02: Mehrangarh
Today, you visit the fort of Mehrangarh. 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. So colossal are its proportions that Rudyard Kipling called it "the work of giants". Today, it is acknowledged as the finest living example of a Hindu fortress. Later visit the beautiful Umaid Bhawan Palace Perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace is the last of the great palaces of India and one of the largest private residences in the world - set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens. The magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur one of the world's largest private residences is a golden hued desert sandstone monument set amidst acres of verdant gardens. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Udaipur:
Drive to Udaipur via Ranakpur, where you will visit the beautiful Jain temple complex made in white marble. The carving in marble is just stunning here. Have lunch after the visit and then continue for Udaipur. In the evening take a walk in the old city and later have dinner at a terrace of the old Haveli overlooking the fort.
Day 04: Udaipur
Visit the City palace museum and also the crystal gallery. Udaipur city palace is one of the architectural marvels of Rajasthan, located at the peaceful banks of Lake Pichola. It is often distinguished as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Initially Maharaja Udai Singh started to build it in 1559, but the present form of the palace is the result of subsequent additions by his successors. City palace boasts of wonderful blend of Medieval, European and Chinese architecture. It is a marvelous assortment of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. Encircled by fortifications, this palace is wholly built in Marble and granite. Later in the evening take a boat ride in the lake to watch the sunset. Dinner at the hotel
Day 05: Fort Barli
Today after breakfast you drive to Fort Barli, A luxury heritage hotel with its own distinctive character, it revives the gracious lifestyles of India's legendary Rajput princes. Here you can choose from a range of activities on offer at the fort…which include trekking in the hills for the more adventurous ones, or go bird watching at the nearby lake, or take a bullock cart ride in the nearby village, or walk through the village and visit the potters huts to see how they work, or visit the ancient temples in and around the village. Later relax in the vicinity of the fort, near the pool, or getting a traditional relaxing massage. Get a cooking class demonstration in the evening by the chef himself, and learn to cook some exotic Rajasthan dishes from the royal house itself. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur, the pink city of Rajasthan. After lunch, visit Hawa Mahal, the palace of the winds constructed by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. The façade of the palace resembles a pyramid. The palace comprises of five stories. There are nearly 953 tiny windows carved out of intricate lattice work. These windows are extremely stylish and resemble a mammoth honeycomb. Later walk in the old city of Jaipur and shop as much as you like as this place is full of souvenirs and of course the gems of Jaipur are world famous.
Day 7: Jaipur
Today you get on an elephant back to visit the fascinating Amer fort. The Amer Fort set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh in 1592 and completed by Mirza Raja Jai Singh the fort is made in red sand stone and marble. The rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful fusion of art and architecture. Come back to the hotel for lunch and later visit the City palace museum which is situated inside the walled city. Dinner at the hotel and retire for the night.
Day 8: Agra
After morning breakfast, drive through to Agra and midway, visit Fatehpur Sikri, built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1570. It was built in honor of Sufi saint Salim Chishti, who lived in a cavern on the ridge at Sikri and foretold the birth of his son, who was named prince Salim after the saint. Fatehabad as it was earlier known and later acquired the name of Fatehpur was the first planned city of the Mughals. It served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 until 1585. It was abandoned after 14 years because the water supply was inadequate to sustain the growing population and the unrest in North West.
Agra, the city famous for its most romantic building "The Taj Mahal". After lunch, visit the Taj Mahal, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in the memory of his third wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage. Taj Mahal is the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Turkish and Indian architectural styles. In 1983 The Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World heritage site.
DAY 9: Agra
Today you visit Agra Fort. An era marked by invasions and fortifications, where power was symbolized by grand palaces and grander forts………during such time was built THE AGRA FORT.
The mighty towers and overwhelming facades instilling fear and awe in the bravest of the brave…….yet there were the few who overcame the daunting adversities and made their mark in history, a signature ……. that still exists.
Structures built as a sign of prowess remind us all of the grit and valour of the brave men and women who captured, destroyed and built such overwhelming edifices.
The Agra Fort, also known as the "Lal –Qila", "Fort Rouge" or "Qila-i-Akbari", is the highlight of the city of Agra, then capital of the Mughal Sultanate.
A symbol of power, strength and resilience, as it stands today in full glory. Later after lunch visit Itmad-ud-daula, also famous as the mini Taj.
Day 10: Delhi
Today after breakfast, drive to Delhi. Later you can decide either to relax or visit the spa in your hotel, or go last minute shopping for souvenirs at Janpath, or visit Humayuns Tomb. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Departure
After breakfast leave for international airport to catch your flight back home.