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Royal Rajasthan

Places:
Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Shekhawati – Delhi

Number of Days:
09 Nights / 10 Days


Itineraries: 

The rich cultural past of India is reflected in the innumerable forts, palaces and other monuments across the country. This tour gives you the opportunity to discover some of the most wonderful Forts and Palaces of Jaipur - The royal city of Forts & Palaces, Delhi-Capital city of India, Agra- The city of Taj Mahal, Shekhawati - Open air art gallery of Rajasthan.

Day 01 – Delhi (Arrival)

Arrive Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport late this evening. You will be met at the airport by NTPL representative who give you a warm welcome with fresh flower garlands and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02 - Delhi - Agra (Approx. 200 Kms - 04 hrs)/

Morning after breakfast proceed by surface to the city of Taj, Agra, stopping enroute at a good restaurant for refreshment. Evening arrive at Agra and check- in to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 - Agra

Taj Mahal - AgraMorning after breakfast at the hotel we leave to explore the monumental heritage of the Great Mughals, including the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. It's a wealth of white marble and semi-precious stone - undoubtedly the highlight of our tour.

Later we leave for tour of the imposing Agra Fort, built of red sandstone and marble is a hilltop citadel with fabulous courtyards, fountains and gates.

After lunch we travel to Fatehpur Sikri - Built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century, it is a veritable fairytale city built of red sandstone, and its "ruins" are in pristine condition.

Rest of the evening free to explore the local handicrafts and shopping centers of the city where one can look for marble inlay work, fine quality carpets, Zari and embroidery, leather goods etc. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 04 - Agra - Jaipur (250 Kms - 05 hrs)

Pink City - JaipurAfter breakfast we drive to Jaipur - the fabled “pink city” of the desert named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. The palaces and forts of the yesteryears, which were witnesses to the royal processions and splendors, are now living monuments. Enroute we stop at Fatehpur Sikri - which has been described as “the world’s most perfectly preserved ghost town”. Built by Akbar in the late 16th century, it was abandoned after only 14 years, and the elegant buildings of this superb walled city remain intact to this day. In the afternoon continue to the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur, arrive and check inn to the hotel.

This will be a cultural evening, we visit Chokhi Dhani - An ethnic village resort, the vitality of Rajasthani folk culture comes alive as children dance rhythmically to the loud tenor of folk songs sung by men and women, festooned in bright clothes. Gaily caparisoned camel, horses and bullock carts offer joy rides. A traditional Rajasthani dinner will be served. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 05 – Jaipur

Hawa Mahal - JaipurMorning after breakfast at the hotel we visit the dramatic hilltop fortress at Amber – ascend the imposing fort on a painted elephant. We wander among glittering inlays and the Hall of Mirrors.

We stop to view the elegant Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds)- this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world.

After lunch tour of the Maharajah’s City Palace, now partly a museum display a unique fusion of Mughal and Hindu architecture, and house a rare collection of paintings, Rajput armoury and costumes. Later we visit the unique Jantar Mantar Observatory - situated in the heart of the city where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century.

Explore the colourful bazaars of Jaipur where one can shop for Jewellery, Paintings, block prints, textiles, carpets, brassware, blue pottery etc. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06 - Jaipur - Mandawa (151 kms - 03hrs)

MandawaMorning after breakfast at the hotel we leave for Mandawa - often called the ‘open air art gallery of Rajasthan’, the region is famous for the high quality frescoes.

Afternoon arrive and check-in to the hotel. And later we take a half – day sightseeing tour of Mandawa to appreciate the painted havelis on the ancient and the famous silk route. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 07 – Mandawa – Nawalgarh – Mandawa (Excursion Tour)

Morning after breakfast at the hotel we leave for an excursion tour of Nawalgarh - which is only 8kms from Mandawa is a town has a colourful bazaar and two forts, there is also interesting temples in town including Ganga Mai near Nansa Gate. Evening we drive back to hotel in Mandawa. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08 – Mandawa - Dundlod – Ratangarh – Mandawa (Excursion Tour)

Morning after breakfast we leave for an excursion trip to Dundlod and Ratangarh - Sight seeing of the frescoland – Shekhawati Haveli’s & the local market. Evening back to Mandawa. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 09 - Mandawa - Delhi (260 Kms – 05 hrs)

Morning after breakfast at the hotel drive to Delhi, arrive and check in to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 - Delhi (Departure)

Jama Masjid - DelhiMorning breakfast at the hotel, followed by a sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi. Including Jama Masjid – this immense mosque is the largest in India, Red Fort - once the most opulent fort and palace of the Moghul Empire, nearby we enjoy the rickshaw Ride in the local markets of Chandni Chowk & Kinari Bazar.

In New Delhi visit 11th century Qutab Minar Tower, the India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House and Parliament House all dating back to the time of British Raj.

Evening enjoy Indian Classical Dances show (1900/2010hrs) and dinner at popular Delhi restaurant. Later transfer to the international airport to Board your homeward flight or connect to your onward destination.




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