|New Delhi||The Oberoi|
|Agra||The Oberoi Amarvilas|
|Jaipur||The Oberoi Rajvilas|
|Kolkata||The Oberoi Grand|
Golden Triangle with Kolkata -Oberoi Hotels Tour: A 09-night journey to India’s most popular tourist circuit will bring you one step closer to exploring India.
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.
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for Delhi’s tour.
Start the tour by visiting Raj Ghat, this peaceful, very well maintained park contains a simple black-marble platform marking 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 selling all kinds of spices, herbs, nuts & food products like rice, tea etc. Hop on to your rickshaws and 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. It pays tribute to around 90,000 Indian Army soldiers who died in WWI, the Northwest Frontier operations and the 1919 Anglo-Afghan War.(note: photography stop at India Gate is strictly subject to security clearance and subject to vehicle parking availability)
Arrive at the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara; This magnificent white-marble gurdwara (Sikh temple), topped by glinting golden onion domes, was constructed at the site where the eighth Sikh guru, Harkrishan Dev, stayed before his 1664 death.
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.
Post breakfast and checkout, drive to Samode (220kms,5 hours).
Upon arrival at Samode, check-in into hotel.
Samode, small village famous for its havelis and forts. Another major tourist attraction to visit include is the Fort of Sheograrh and the Samode Bagh. Enjoy a camel ride in the day time to have a good idea of the surrounding countryside.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Post breakfast, checkout from the hotel and proceed to the Bikaner (310kms/5 hours).
Upon arrival at Bikaner, accommodate at the pre booked hotel.
Afternoon 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
An overnight stay at the hotel.
Post breakfast checkout from hotel and proceed to Jaisalmer(330Kms/4-5hrs)-Founded by Maharana Jaisal Singh, a Rajput Singh in 1156 AD, the city derives its name from the ruler itself.
Upon arrival at Jaisalmer, accommodate at the pre booked hotel.
Post breakfast embark on a sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. The city is quite famous for the Jaisalmer Fort, also known as Sonar Quila. The town bustles with various shops, hotels and ancient havelis and is considered as the only living fort in India. Inside this fort, visit the Raj Mahal (royal palace), the Laxminath Temple and several Jain temples. The palace museum has a huge collection of the items belonging to the royal era.
Other attractions that you will visit include Patwon-ki-Haveli, Gadsisar Lake (built in the 14th century by Maharawal Gadsi for the conservation of rain water) and Sam Sand Dunes.
Post sightseeing drive the next destination desert Camp.
Once you reach, you will be comfortably transferred to the Camp where you can complete the check-in formalities.
After straightening your back, you will be taken to the magnificent Sand Dunes in the evening. Sam Sand Dunes is a perfect place to witness matchless sunset views. Experience Jeep ride to the Sunset Point.
Return to camp. Lively folk dances and musical performances will leave a long lasting impression on you.
Enjoy an overnight stay at the Camp.
Post breakfast, checkout from hotel and drive to Rohet (315kms/5-6hours) – a small settlement of Bishnoi community.
On arriving Rohet, check-in at pre booked hotel. In the afternoon enjoy the jeep safari at Villages- a great way to experience life here as it unfolds before your eyes.
A comfortable night stay at the hotel.
Post breakfast and checkout, drive to Kumbhalgarh (140kms/3hours.
On arrival, check in to hotel.
Later proceed to visit Kumbhalgarh fort includes visit of Halla Pol, Hanuman Pol, Bhairon Pol, Nimboo Pol, Paghra Pol, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Vedi Temple, Ganesh Temple, Parsvanath Temple, Bawan Devri Temple, Mamadeo Temple, Kumbha Palace, Birth Place of Maharana Pratap, Badal Mahal.
Overnight in Kumbhalgarh.
Post breakfast, checkout from hotel and drive to Udaipur (130kms/3-4hours) en route stop at Ranakpur Jain Temples.
Dedicated to Tirthankara Rishabhanatha, Ranakpur Jain Temples include several other temples within the campus like the Surya Temple, Chaumukha Temple, Amba Temple and the Parshwanath Temple.
Upon arrival check –in and overnight at hotel in Udaipur.
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.
Post breakfast, checkout from hotel and drive to Rural Village.
Upon arrival, warm welcome with traditional Indian way.
After short rest, proceed for Organic Farm Tour (Cow breeding farm and Organic Farming + Vintage cars only view), later go around the village and experience Indian village life.
Overnight at hotel.
Post breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Pushkar (280kms/5-6hrs).
Upon arrival, check-in at hotel, overnight stay.
Breakfast at hotel. The morning is reserved for a visit to the holy city Pushkar covering the sightseeing of Brahma Temple which is the only temple in the world and Pushkar Lake- believed to be formed by the tears of Lord Shiva
Later drive to Jaipur (150Kms/3hrs). As you reach, check-in at your pre booked hotel.
Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
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.
Post breakfast, checkout and drive towards Fatehpur Sikri (210kms,4 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 moving towards Agra (20kms,30 minutes). On arrival, transfer to hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
Early morning wake-up 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 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.
Post sightseeing drive towards Delhi (200Kms/4hrs). Upon arrival in Delhi transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
This day brings the end of wonderful tour, post breakfast proceeds to airport for the flight to onwards destination.