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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.
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Taj & Havelis

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Tour Start Location

New Delhi

Tour End Location

New Delhi

General Inclusions

  • Elephant ride for uphill and jeeps for downhill at the Amber Fort in Jaipur.
  • Sunset Boat ride in Lake Pichola
  • Presently applicable taxes
  • 08-nights’ accommodation in sharing Double or Twin room basis
  • Breakfasts in the residing hotels (starting from day 02)
  • Local English-speaking guides as per sightseeing
  • Private AC transport as per program in appropriate sized vehicle

General Exclusions

  • Any Airfare, insurance or visa fees
  • Personal expenses of any nature
  • Camera or video fee
  • Tips or gratuity (not compulsory but recommended and appropriate)
  • Major meals (lunch, dinner) unless specified
  • Anything not mentioned in ‘Package Costs Includes’
  • Entrances to monuments/activities (supplement given)

Compliments from Truly India

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

Day 1Arrival NewDelhi

Arrive at New Delhi’s ‘IGI International Airport’ at 1100 hours. Meet with our company representative, warm welcome with fresh flower garlands & then transfer to hotel.

In the afternoon, start the Delhi tour by visiting memorial of Mahatma Gandhi ‘Raj Ghat’ & then visit Jama Masjid (one of India’s biggest mosque). A rickshaw-ride through the narrowest lanes of Chandni Chowk (Old Delhi) will entice you, surprise you & might intimidate you, but for sure, these chaotic streets will give you an experience of a lifetime.

Cruise on your rickshaw through many small lanes, such as silver market, book market, wedding market etc. Your rickshaw will come at a halt in ‘Khari Baoli’ – spice market, and then have a walk around in the area. Return to your vehicle by rickshaw-ride & then drive past the majestic Red Fort- where Indian PM unfurls the flag every 15th August (Independence Day) & addresses the nation.

Return to hotel at the end of the tour, Enjoy your overnight stay.

Day 2 New Delhi

Post Breakfast. Proceed for Delhi’s tour.

Visit 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. Also visit a Kashmiri Co-operative, enjoy a Kashmiri Tea ‘Kahwa’ here when you witness the artisians presenting their local arts & products

Next visit to a Sikh Temple ‘Bangla Sahib’ & then drive past major govt buildings such as Presidents Palace, Parliament House, India Gate circle.

Later proceed to 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;

Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3Delhi – Agra

Post breakfast and checkout, drive to Agra 200kms,4 hours). On arrival, check-in at hotel, overnight.

Later proceed to 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

Return back to hotel, overnight.

Day 4Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur

Early morning wake-up call and sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. (timings would vary as per season). Sunrise is by far the best time to visit the Taj Mahal. Not just because the early morning light turns the dome of the temple a soft, golden colour, but because this is the time when there are the least amount of tourists. Described by Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore as “a teardrop on the face of eternity”, the Taj Mahal is undoubtedly the zenith of Mughal architecture.

Return to hotel, daily routine & breakfast. Later checkout and drive towards Fatehpur Sikri (50kms,1-1.5 hours), best example of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture. And said to be a copy of the mosque in Mecca and has designs, derived from the Persian & Hindu architecture. Highly popular amongst them is Buland Darwaza, which is titled as the largest gateway in the world.

Continue your drive towards Jaipur (210Km/4hrs). Upon arrival in Jaipur, accommodate at the pre booked hotel. Overnight.

Day 5Jaipur

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 – Bikaner

Post breakfast, checkout and depart towards Bikaner (330Kms/5-6hrs).

Upon arrival check-in at hotel. Rest of the day free for own activities

Overnight at hotel.

Day 7Bikaner – Mandawa

Post breakfast, proceed to visit Junagarh Fort which consists of courtyards, kiosks and balconies. Next, visit the camel breeding farm, a unique farm in Asia and Karni Mata Temple also known as Rat Temple

Later drive to Mandawa (190Kms/3hrs)

Upon arrival in Mandawa, check-in and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8Mandawa –Delhi

Breakfast at hotel & then have a walking Haveli tour. The intricately painted walls of this place and the detailed work will enthrall you to the fullest. Some of the popular havelis that be visited include the Mandawa Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveli and the Chokhani Haveli.

Later drive to Delhi (260Kms/5-6hrs). As you reach Delhi, check-in at your pre booked hotel. The day is to be spent resting and relaxing at your hotel room.

Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 9Delhi Departure

This day brings the end of wonderful tour, post breakfast proceeds to airport for the flight to onwards destination.

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