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- Embark on the perfect tour to discover India
- Experience the street life of Delhi
- View the iconic sights of India
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Your Destination —
Your Itinerary —
Day 1 - Arrival In Delhi
This morning you will arrive at Delhi’s International Airport. India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds - the ancient with the modern. Amidst the fast spiraling skyscrapers the remnants of a bygone time in the form of its many monuments stand as silent reminders to the region’s ancient legacy. The first impressions for any visitor traveling in from the airport are of a specious, garden city, tree-lined with a number of beautiful parks.
Today spend your day relaxing at the hotel.
You will spend 2 nights in New Delhi at Maidens Hotel on Bed and Breakfast in a Heritage Room.
Day 2 - Delhi
Proceed for a full day combined city tour of Old and New Delhi. (The Guide will meet you at the hotel at approximately 0900 hrs. unless you request otherwise). In Old Delhi you will visit the 17th century Jama Masjid and walk through the narrow, winding lanes of colourful and bustling Chandni Chowk. You have the option of taking a rickshaw ride through these bazaars. Also visit the Mughal Empire’s most opulent fort, the Red Fort for a photo stop. Visit Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.
Afternoon proceed to New Delhi. Drive past The Presidential Palace, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys, the India Gate, a memorial raised in honor of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war and a drive along the Rajpath past the Parliament House and secretarial buildings. Visit Qutab Minar, the 12th century tower of victory built by a slave king and prototype of all minars (towers) in India. Also visit the 16th century Humayun’s tomb, a precursor to the Taj Mahal.
Day 3 – Delhi To Agra
This morning after breakfast proceed to Agra.
Upon arrival at Agra you will check-in at your hotel and a SITA representative will assist you to complete your check-in formalities.
Agra came into the limelight during the rule of the Afghan King Sikandar Lodhi - who had made it the capital of his empire. Later in 1526 A.D., the Mughal Emperor Babar took upon himself the task for rendering Agra, a unique character and beauty of its own. The next few hundred years of Agra witnessed the rise of the pomp and pageantry of three great Mughal monarchs - Emperor Akbar, Jehangir and Shahjahan. In modern times, the city of Agra is a thriving carpet industry where you can also find leather workers, sandstone and marble sculptors, some of whom claim to be direct descendants of the craftsmen who had helped build the Taj Mahal.
Afternoon proceed to visit Agra Fort, where the ageing Emperor Shah Jahan, imprisoned by his son, watched from a distance the fulfilment of his life’s dream-the building of the Taj Mahal in memory of his beloved wife.
Afterwards visit Taj Mahal, (Closed on Fridays). On the inner walls, jewel-like stones create beautiful designs in white marble. The Mughals perfected the art of embedding semi-precious stones into marble and the Taj is the finest example of this special process called pietra dura. It begins with a marble plate, varying in size. Then jewels are sliced paper thin and embedded in the marble with such precision that the joints are invisible to the naked eye.
Evening is free at leisure.
You will spend 1 night in Agra at Trident Hotel on Bed and Breakfast in a Deluxe Garden View Room.
Travelling Distance approx. 204 km – Driving Time approx. 04 hours
Day 4 - Agra to Jaipur
After breakfast you will drive to Jaipur.
On arrival at Jaipur, proceed to check in at your hotel. You will be met by a SITA representative. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Later in the afternoon set out for a specially customized walking tour visiting the Evening Bazaars, cuisines and crafts of Old Jaipur.
From its creation in 1727 the royal families and nobles of Jaipur patronised the craftsmen and artisans of the city. These traditions continue to this day and as a result modern day Jaipur is considered by many as the craft capital of India. Traditional methods are still used to produce many valuable and highly prized items. Using skills passed down through generations, artisans and master craftsmen can be seen in the areas of Ghat Darwaza and Vishveshwar ji.
On this fascinating evening walk mingle and talk with the locals whilst sampling some of the regions culinary delights; try pakoras, aloo tiki, samosa and sweets from some of the city’s most popular street food vendors. Observe local artisans in their workshops; jewellers and silversmiths, gold and silver foil makers. The iconic Hawa Mahal also called the Palace of the winds is the meeting point at which this two and a half hour walk begins.
You will spend 2 nights in Jaipur at Trident Hotel on Bed and Breakfast in a Deluxe Garden View Room.
Travelling Distance approx. 232 km – Driving Time approx. 05 hours
Day 5 - Jaipur
Following buffet breakfast you will proceed to visit the capital of Amber to see the fabulous Amber Fort. Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started the construction of Amber Fort in the 17th century. Before the City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. The fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Moat Lake. Ruins and remains are spread over the Aravali hills and sprawling crenulated walls lattice the surrounding area.
An elephant or alternatively a jeep will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. Many of the rooms have delightful wall paintings, with precious stones and mirrors inlaid in the walls. Most fascinating, perhaps, is the Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors) where a single lamplight is reflected in the many mirrors, lighting up the room.
En-route to Amber Fort you will stop and see the `Palace of Winds’, otherwise known as Hawa Mahal. It is really an elaborate façade, extremely intricate in its pink sandstone carving. The cool wind blows through its facade of windows and latticed screens through which the queens of the court once viewed the streets of the city.
This afternoon, you will visit the City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. The palace museum houses collections of rare manuscripts, armory, costumes, carpets and miniature paintings.
Jaipur's Jantar Mantar is the most famous of five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh in India. Jai Singh was a great admirer of progresses and research made in the fields of science and technology, and he was passionate about astronomy. There is a very interesting story behind the construction of this observatory, considered as the largest stone observatory in the world. Sawai Jai Singh sent his emissaries to all parts of the world before commencing the construction of this observatory. The emissaries returned with many manuals on astronomy containing cutting-edge technological information. One of these manuals was a copy of La Hire's "Tables". The king ordered the observatory to be built according to the details contained in this manual. When the construction ended, for the astonishment of the king and others, the observatory was 20 seconds more accurate than the one mentioned in La Hire's "Tables".
In the evening you will be taken to Nokha House for a Rajasthani cuisine cooking demo followed by Dinner with the family.
Day 6 - Jaipur To Udaipur
After breakfast you will drive to Udaipur.
On arrival at Udaipur, proceed to check in at your hotel. You will be met by a SITA representative. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Set amidst the Aravalli hills of south Rajasthan, Udaipur (City of Sunrise) is a beautiful city regarded as one of the most romantic in India. Presenting an enchanting image of marble palaces, placid lakes, attractive gardens and green hills, it has been called “the Venice of the East”. It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1568 as a traditionally planned, fortified city full of palaces, temples and havelis. The city also became a center for the performing arts, painting and crafts.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
You will spend 2 nights in Udaipur at Trident Hotel on Bed and Breakfast in a Deluxe Garden View Room.
Travelling Distance approx. 410 km – Driving Time approx. 6 Hours.
Day 7 – Udaipur
Today morning after breakfast, set out for an incredible journey of Udaipur on your cycles.
Taste the real flavor of Udaipur’s Rich Cultural Heritage. Live few special moments from the golden era. This tour is very special as it gives you a chance to peek into the hustle bustle of Udaipur’s city life in a short span of time. Get ready to explore the heart of Udaipur & absorb the passionate dedication of the local craftsmen & artists of various specialties. See Udaipur beyond lakes & palaces. When you peddle your way through Udaipur & explore it on bicycles with us, You Contribute towards responsible travel & help reduce the carbon footprint.
Comeback to the hotel for breakfast. Later proceed for the half day city tour of Udaipur.
Sites to visit include:
City Palace, the majestic palace is actually a conglomerate of eleven palaces overlooking the sprawling Lake Pichola.
Jagdish Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located in the centre of the old city. The temple has a black marble image of Lord which is unusual for the northern part of the country, where statues of Gods are normally in white marble.
Sahelion-ki-bari, the spectacular garden displaying the unique lifestyle of the Royal ladies who once lived in the Palaces.
Later in the afternoon, take a boat cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola towards Jag Mandir Palace, which covers almost four acres and is noted for its marble pavilion and an imposing dome.
Day 8 – Udaipur - Delhi
Buffet breakfast at the Hotel.
Later on time SITA representative will meet you & transfer you to airport for your flight to Delhi.
On arrival at Delhi’s Airport, following baggage collection, a SITA representative will meet you as you exit the arrivals terminal building and will transfer you to your hotel. The rest of your day will be at leisure for independent activities and last minute shopping in Delhi.
You will spend 1 night in New Delhi at The Maidens Hotel on Bed and Breakfast in a Heritage Room.
Day 09 - Depart Delhi
In time a SITA representative will meet you and assist you to transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight back home. (Approximately 4 hours prior to flight departure time). The standard check out time at the hotel is 1200hrs.
What's Included? —
8 night’s accommodation at Maidens Hotel, Delhi & Trident Hotels in Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur on twin sharing at the hotels mentioned above or similar.Daily buffet breakfast all hotels at all places.
1 Dinner with an Indian Family in Jaipur.
Entrance fees at all monuments (one time only) as per the itinerary, road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges & interstate taxes.
All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours will be by air-conditioned Large car
Services of an English-Speaking local Guide shall be provided for the sightseeing & excursion tours as per the itinerary.
1 Bicycle rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
1 Elephant ride (alternatively by jeeps) to ascend Amber Fort in Jaipur (subject to availability)
Specially customized walking tour of Jaipur
Specially customized cycling tour of Udaipur
1 common boat ride on Lake Pichola at Udaipur
Holiday Place representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
All currently applicable taxes
Your Hotels —
You will stay at the following hotels on a bed and breakfast basis.
Trident Hotel, Agra Deluxe Garden View Room – Trident, Agra, set amidst beautiful gardens, fountains, landscaped central courtyards, is built of red stone reminiscent of the Mughal era. The Hotel is literally, a stone's throw away from one of the new 7 Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal.
Trident Hotel, Jaipur Deluxe Garden View Room – Breath taking views of the serene Mansagar Lake and the striking Aravalli range welcome guests at Trident Hotel, Jaipur. Situated en route to Jaipur’s famous Amber Fort, the Trident, Jaipur offers gracefully furnished rooms that are well-equipped. The hotel’s multi–cuisine restaurant serves an elaborate a ’la carte menu and extensive buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a newly appointed spa, ideal for a treatment after a full day of exploration!
Trident Hotel, Udaipur Deluxe Garden View Room– Set in forty three acres of lush green landscaping, Trident, Udaipur is located on the banks of the picturesque Pichola Lake and is ten minutes’ drive from the city centre. The rooms at the Trident, Udaipur are furnished in shades of beige and light cream and the architecture reflects the ancient heritage of Udaipur.
Your Journey —
Flights: from London Heathrow via Doha
London Heathrow to Doha
16:00 - 00:45
Doha to Delhi
01:35 - 08:00
Delhi to Doha
09:20 - 10:50
Doha to London Heathrow
12:30 - 17:55
From London Heathrow via Muscat
21:05 - 07:40
Muscat to Delhi
10:40 - 15:10
Delhi to Muscat
07:45 - 09:25
Muscat to London Heathrow
14:00 - 19:05
All flight times are local
Transfers: Shared transfers are included