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*Note: Exact hotels of your tour will be confirmed 15-20 days prior to tour. Hotels mentioned are symbolic and can be changed to similar hotel. Unless mentioned: Base category room calculated.
The Leela Hotels
City Hotel
New Delhi The Leela Palace New Delhi - Premiere Room
Jaipur The Leela Palace Jaipur - Royal Villa with Courtyard
Udaipur The Leela Palace Udaipur - Grand Heritage Lake View with Balcony
Chennai The Leela Palace Chennai - Deluxe Sea View

Historical Trail with Leela

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Tour Start Location

New Delhi

Tour End Location


General Inclusions

  • Accommodation in sharing Double or Twin room basis
  • Breakfasts in the residing hotels (starting from day 02)
  • All transfers, sightseeing & inter-city transfers as per program in private car with chauffeur
  • Local English-speaking guides for sightseeing as per program
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur (uphill) & jeep ride for downhill
  • One-time entrances to monuments as per program
  • Complimentary wi-fi access
  • Presently applicable taxes
  • One wellness Spa at your choice of hotel
  • 20% savings on spa, in-room dining, laundry, car rentals and food and soft beverages
  • Cocktail hour at each hotel (5 pm - 6 pm)
  • Early arrival and late departure, subject to availability
  • Complimentary art tour of the palace followed by a glass of wine
  • Traditional welcome and ceremonial rituals in hotel
  • Daily yoga
  • Complimentary art tour of the palace followed by a glass of wine
  • The Leela Palace Service
  • Two Indian Dining Experientials at your choice of hotels

Note: The red-marked   inclusions are not valid in The Leela Mumbai.

General Exclusions

  • Any Airfare, insurance or visa fees
  • Major meals (lunch, dinner) unless specified
  • Camera or video fee
  • Tips or gratuity
  • Anything not mentioned in ‘Package Costs Includes’
  • Personal expenses of any nature

Compliments from Truly India

  • Warm welcome with fresh flower garlands on arrival
  • 02 water bottles per person in vehicle per day
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi market

Day 1Arrival New Delhi

Arrive at New Delhi’s ‘IGI International Airport’. Meet with our company representative, warm welcome with fresh flower garlands & then transfer to hotel in your private Vehicle.

On arrival, check-in. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 New Delhi

Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for Delhi’s tour.

Start the tour by visiting Raj Ghat, the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated following his assassination in 1948.

Next you will be driven to Old Delhi market, just before entering the market you will embark on a ‘Rickshaw’ to steer through tiny lanes of Chandni Chowk. Ride past the majestic Red Fort & through the main Chandni Chowk street straight to Khari Baoli; Asia’s biggest wholesale spice market, pass through the tiny lanes of Kinaari Bazaar; lane for Indian attire accessories like borders etc, Dariba Kalan; lane for Silver market. Hop off and bid bye to your Rickshaw Puller at Jama Masjid; A beautiful pocket of calm at the heart of Old Delhi’s mayhem, the capital’s largest mosque is built on a 10m elevation. It can hold a mind-blowing 25,000 people.

Later drive through Parliament’s street, & around the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Short photography stop at India Gate; This imposing 42m-high stone memorial arch was designed by Lutyens in 1921. (note: photography stop at India Gate is strictly subject to security clearance and subject to vehicle parking availability at the day)

Arrive at the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara; this magnificent white-marble gurdwara (Sikh temple) is topped by glinting golden onion domes. Next visit Humayun’s Tomb, Humayun’s tomb is sublimely well proportioned, seeming to float above its symmetrical gardens. It’s thought to have inspired the Taj Mahal, which it predates by 60 years. Lotus Temple for a short exterior photography stop;

Later proceed to Qutub Minar; The Qutab Minar, soaring Afghan-style victory tower and minaret, erected by sultan Qutb-ud-din in 1193 to proclaim his supremacy over the vanquished Hindu rulers of Qila Rai Pithora and a Kashmiri Co-operative, enjoy a Kashmiri Tea ‘Kahwa’ here when you witness the artisians presenting their local arts & products.
Transfer to your hotel at the end of the tour & overnight

Day 3Delhi – Agra – Delhi

Post breakfast, transfer to Railway station to take train for Agra.

Train:Gatiman Express H Nizamuddin, Delhi (0810 hrs) Agra Cantt (0950 hrs) M,T,W,T,-,S,S

On arrival, proceed to visit Taj Mahal a UNESCO world heritage site constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal that has left tourist spellbound by its beauty for years.

Later visit Agra Fort; Agra has one of the finest Mughal forts in India. Visit a Marble Workshop; local artisans showcase their skill of Marble Inlay work in these workshops. The artisans in Agra are believed to be the descendants of the artists who were actual workers of Taj Mahal

Post Agra sightseeing, transfer to railway station to take train for Delhi.

Gatiman Express Agra Cantt (1745 hrs) H Nizamuddin, Delhi (1930 hrs) M,T,W,T,-,S,S

On arrival in Delhi, transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 4Delhi - Jaipur

Post breakfast and checkout, drive to Jaipur (270kms,5-6hours).

Optional: You can also opt to take flights instead of a surface transfer. (extra for flight tickets)

Indigo 6E – 212 Delhi (1300 hrs) Jaipur (1350 hrs) Daily

On arrival, transfer to hotel, rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5 Jaipur

Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for sightseeing of Jaipur

We start with Amber Fort. Elephant ride uphill & Jeep ride downhill at the fort. Nostalgic Amber Fort, near Jaipur in Rajasthan, is one of the most well-known and most-visited forts in India. During downhill, visit a very heritage structure – Panna-Meena ka kund, which is a square-shaped stepwell, with adjoining stairs on all four sides and a room on the northern wall.

We will make our way back to the city, en-route we will stop at Jal Mahal, Possibly the most serene sight amidst the chaos of Jaipur is the beautiful Jal Mahal Jaipur, the Water Palace. Short stops at the Jewel & Carpet Workshops in Jaipur are must to witness how the local artisans create marvels from raw materials.

Later in the second half of the day, visit Jantar Mantar, a large grassy enclosure containing eighteen huge stone astronomical measuring devices constructed between 1728 and 1734. City Palace, originally built by Jai Singh in the 1720s and having lost none of its original pomp and splendour. Before you start exploring the local markets, stop for photography at the one world’s most famous façade Hawa Mahal.

Post your exploration in the local market. Return to hotel & overnight.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 6Jaipur – Udaipur

Post breakfast, checkout and depart towards Udaipur (395Kms/6-7hours)-the city of Lakes.

Optional: You can also opt to take flights instead of a surface transfer. (extra for flight tickets)

SpiceJet SG – 3293 Jaipur (1040 hrs) Udaipur (1130 hrs) Daily
Indigo 6E – 811 Jaipur (1355 hrs) Udaipur (1500 hrs) M,-,W,-F,-,S

Upon arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight.

Day 7Udaipur

Breakfast at hotel and proceed for sightseeing of Udaipur city.

Visit City Palace: The spectacular City Palace was built in 1725 by Maharana Udai Singh & overlooks Lake Pichola. Crystal Gallery- houses rare crystal that Maharana Sajjan Singh ordered from F&C Osler & Co in England in 1877. Royal Vintage Car Collection-the maharanas’ car collection makes a fascinating diversion, for what it tells about their elite lifestyle and for the vintage vehicles themselves.

Sahelion Ki Bari Garden: – A major garden in the northern part of the city, built for a group of 48 young women attendants who accompanied a princess to Udaipur as part of her dowry. Also visit Bagore Ki Haveli located in Udaipur on the waterfront of the popular Lake Pichola of Udaipur. This Haveli was constructed in 18th century by the prime Minister of Mewar (Amar Chand Badwa).

Later take a Sunset boat ride on Lake Pichola & later take a stroll through the local shops.

Overnight in Udaipur.

Day 8Udaipur

Breakfast at hotel, Day free for leisure or spa activities.

Overnight at hotel.

Upon arrival check in at hotel The Oberoi, overnight.

Day 9Udaipur – Chennai

Post breakfast, checkout from hotel and transfer to airport to take flight for Chennai.

Indigo 6E – 5249Udaipur (0830 hrs) Mumbai (0955 hrs) Daily
Indigo 6E – 5387Mumbai (1525 hrs) Chennai (1725 hrs) Daily
Vistara UK – 614 Udaipur (1420 hrs) Mumbai (1600 hrs) Daily
Vistara UK – 823Mumbai (1750 hrs) Chennai (1950 hrs) Daily

Upon arrival in Chennai, transfer to hotel, complete the check-in formalities.

Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 10Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Chennai

After breakfast, you will be taken on a road trip to the seaside town of Mahabalipuram (60km/2h), Port of the Pallava kings in the 5th to 8th centuries. Along the shore lies a stunning series of temples and sculptures, carved from the living rock 1,200 years ago. Unlike many Hindu temples, the rocks show scenes of everyday life.

On arrival, visit with your guide, the magnificent Shore temple, symbolizing the heights of Pallava architecture and the maritime ambitions of their kings. Go explore the masterpiece of Mahabalipuram’s Rock cut caves representing the scenes of Hindu myths and finish by the site of the Five Rathas. Each of these temples was named after one of the Pandavas, the five hero-brothers of the epic Mahabharata.

Post Mahabalipuram visit return back to Chennai, overnight at your hotel

Day 11Chennai Departure

This day brings the end of wonderful tour, post breakfast proceeds to Chennai International Airport to take your next flight to onwards destination.


The Leela Palace Delhi

The Leela Palace Udaipur

The Leela Palace Chennai

The Leela Palace Jaipur

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