Taj Mahal & Heritage Tour of India
Experience Incredible journey to India!!
Visit India and follow the famous Golden Triangle with heritage. Enjoy the perfect introduction to India's tsix most popular destinations - Delhi, Agra, Jaipur , ,Jodhpur,Udaipur and Jaisalmer- as we explore the icons and discover the secrets of this fascinating region. Experience the history of massive forts, the opulence and splendour of Rajasthan's palaces, the bustle and buzz of markets and bazaars, and the traditions of a heritage homestay. Travel through a land full of contrasts on this compact India tour, jam-packed with unforgettable highlights.
Starting from GBP £635 p.p
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Day 01 : Delhi:
Your private driver in an air-conditioned car will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel in Delhi. After lunch, meet your private tour guide and begin your half day sightseeing tour of Delhi. Enjoy visit to Jama Mosque.When you reach the mosque,explore the interior with your guide. Next, visit Raj Ghat the place where the father of the Nation, Mahatama Gandhi was cremated. Next, Visit Qutub Minar,a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Qutub Minar is an excellent example of Afghan Architecture constructed with marble and red sandstone. And then stop at UNESCO World Heritage-listed Humayun’s Tomb. Next, visit India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers.Overnight stay is at Hotel in Delhi
Day 02: Delhi – Agra
After breakfast at the hotel drive to Agra. Once you’ve settled in at your hotel Siris 18 in Agra, enjoy lunch and then meet your private tour guide. Start your sightseeing with a visit to the fascinating Taj Mahal - A Symbol of Love. Your guide in Agra will meet you at the Taj Mahal and will show you around the monument. Take time to admire the majestic and the most beautiful buildings in the world. Next, visit Agra Fort, one of the finest Mughal forts in India. Agra Fort, built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, is a massive red sandstone fort on the bank of Yamuna River. Your guide will explain the history of Agra Fort. Next, visit Itmad-ud-Daulah, a tomb which has a special place in the chronicles of both history as well as architecture. Itmad-ud-Daulah is actually a mausoleum that overlooks the Yamuna River. Admire the very first tomb in India that was made entirely out of Marble. Next, visit Mehtab Bagh, which is a series of 11 parks on the Yamuna's east bank.
Day 03 : Agra – Jaipur
After having breakfast at the hotel,drive straight to Jaipur.On arrival check Inn at the hotel and enjoy day at Leisure.
Day 04 : Jaipur
After breakfast at the hotel, meet your private tour guide and start sightseeing of Jaipur by visiting Amber Fort. Enjoy the experience the Jeep Ride to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Your guide will explain about the rich history of Amber Fort. Next, visit City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Enjoy fine collection of textiles, costumes and armor at the City Palace.Next, visit Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds. It was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen. Finally, view the stargazing observatory of Jantar Mantar, built by the renowned astronomer, Maharaja Jai Singh.
Day 05 : Jaipur - Bikaner
Today after breakfast drive straight to Bikaner.On arrival check inn at the hotel.Overnight stay at hotel in Bikaner
Day 06 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer
After having breakfast get ready to enjoy the guided sightseeing tour of Bikaner covering Junagarh Fort – constructed in 15th century by Raja Rai Singh & Lal Garh Palace built by Maharaja Ganga Singhji n memory of his father in 1902. Also visit the Karni Mata Temple – well famed as Rat temple by the local people, this temple is 30 km away from Bikaner. Lastly visit Asia’s largest camel breeding farm .
After sightseeing you will be driven to Jaisalmer.On arrival check inn at the hotel.Overnight stay at hotel in Jaisalmer
Day 07 : Jaisalmer
Morning after breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer visiting the magnificent Jaisalmer fort, the Patwon Ki Haveli (Mansion) and Salim Singh Ki Haveli, with their carved balconies and brackets, which are supreme examples of the art. Evening transfer to sand dunes where you can enjoy camel ride . Enjoy the cultural activities along with the lavish food. (Tented Accommodation from Sept. to March Only)
Day 08 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Today after breakfast drive straight towards Jodhpur.On arrival check inn at the hotel.Overnight stay at hotel in Jodhpur.
Day 09 : Jodhpur - Udaipur via Ranakpur
Today after breakfast start sightseeing of Jodhpur by visiting Mehrangarh Fort(majestic fort). Mehrangarh Fort was built on a steep hill and is among the best in India with exquisitely latticed windows in residential apartments within. We also visit the Jaswant Thada, a royal cenotaph built in white marble.After sightseeing drive straight to Udaipur via Ranakpur .Ranakpur is known for its superbly carved marble Jain Temples. An enormous basement of this temple covers 48,000 sq. feet. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls. The total number of columns is 1,444, all of which are intricately carved, no two being alike. The Ranakpur Jain Temples were built during the 15th century.
After visiting Ranakpur continue your drive towards Udaipur.On arrival check inn at the hotel. Overnight stay is at hotel in Udaipur
Day 10 : Udaipur
Today we visit Udaipur, also known as the city of sunrise.We start our sightseeing with the visit of Sahelion-Ki-Bari. This Garden of the Maids of Honour is well laid out with extensive lawns and shady walks. After the visit of Garden of Maids we visit a Museum of folk art. This museum has a rich collection of Folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments and paintings on display. After a break we proceed to city palace, the biggest Palace in India, where 4 generations of Maharajas added their contribution, is so carefully planned and integrated with the original buildings that it is difficult to believe that it was not conceived as a whole.The museum of the palace includes the beautiful peacock mosaic and miniature wall paintings of Indian mythology. Today we have an opportunity to visit a traditional painting school and see the famous miniature paintings done.In the evening we have a Boatride on the lake Pichola.The famous Lake Palace of Udaipur was the summer residence of the former rulers. The James bond Film Octopussy was shot here and made this palace more known in the west. overnight stay at hotel in Udaipur
Day 11 : Udaipur departure
Today on time transfer to the airport to board a flight for your onward journey.
- Accommodation using 01 double room in 3 star hotels
- Daily breakfast at hotels
- Dinner in Jaipur
- Sightseeing as per the itinerary (However you have the flexibility to explore more)
- Surface Transportation by air-conditioned Toyota Etios with experienced chauffeur as per the itinerary.
- English Speaking guide during city sightseeing
- Jeep ride in Jaipur
- Boat ride at Lake Pichola
- Camel ride at Jaisalmer
- All interstate taxes, permits, parking, road tax, toll taxes and fuel charges etc are included
- All government applicable taxes and service charges.
-Medical insurance of any kind.
- Air / train fares
-Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation/hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities
-Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone Calls, Laundry, Soft / Hard Drinks, Meals, Tipping etc.
-Monument entry & Camera Fee
-Gratuities: We do not include tipping when quoting the tour price.