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Since the precise cost of a customized tour is subject to specific accommodation choices, travel period (date/month/year), nos of pax travelling together and other custom preferences. However, to enable you to chalk out your holiday plan, we suggest following budget guidelines (minimum 2 people are travelling together & sharing one double room) for a customized tour:
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Pass By: Ahmedabad Haat, Opp - Vastrapur Lake Vastrapur, Ahmedabad India
Ahmedabad – Bhavnagar – Palitana – Sasan Gir – Junagarh – Jamnagar – Bhuj – Dasada – Ahmedabad – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer – Bikaner – Mandawa – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi 23 Nights - 24 Days
Pass By: Ahmedabad Haat, Opp - Vastrapur Lake Vastrapur, Ahmedabad India
01 Day: Arrival Ahmedabad
Welcome at Sardar Vallabh bhai Patel Airport assistance on arrival, our representative escorts you by a/c car and transfer to the pre-booked hotel. After your check in, you will be given all the required documents related to your tour plan and explain all your queries about the entire tour plan. In the evening, if time permits visit to Akashardham temple, dedicated to Lord Swati Narayan, Akshardham Temple is located in Gandhinagar. It features the architectural skills of more than 900 artisans. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Ahmedabad, founded in the year 1411 AD is located on the banks of river Sabarmati. Ahmedabad has been named after Sultan Ahmed Shah, who was primarily responsible for building it. Today, this city is known as the 'Manchester of the East'. One of the highly industrialized cities in India, Ahmedabad is also India's Textile City. The old city of Ahmedabad is dotted with labyrinthine by lanes called 'pols'. The exquisite carved wooden mansions and havelis are in no manner less than their stone counterparts in Rajasthan. The city is full of architectural delights. Though the capital of Gujarat was shifted from Ahmedabad to Gandhinagar, it is still the second largest industrial city in western India.
02 Day: Ahmedabad
After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Ahmedabad visiting the magnificent Mosque of Siddi Saiyad with its exquisite stone carvings, the beautiful Jama Masjid, you can opt to Someshwar Mahadev Temple is an ancient temple, one of the most important of the 12 Jyotirlingas temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, The Sardar Vallabh bhai Patel National Memorial is a museum and exhibition centre dedicated to Sardar Vallabh bhai Patel, The Nehru Bridge is a major bridge over the river Sabarmati, later visit to Shaking Minarets, Calico Textile Museum, Utensils museum, and Sabarmati Ashram started by Mahatma Gandhi, Teen Darwaza is a historical gateway on the east of Bhadra Fort, built in 1415, it is associated with historical as well as legendary events. Nagina Wadi is a garden themed entertainment ground in the center of the circular Kankaria Lake – The circular lake having an island garden in the middle. Afterwards return to the hotel for overnight stay.
03 Day: Ahmedabad – Lothal – Bhavnagar (180 kms: 4 hrs)
After an early breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Bhavnagar. Enroute you can opt to visit Lothal excavated site is located between the Sabarmati River and its tributary Bhogavo, the place is known for Harappan archeological site. Later continue drive to Bhavnagar, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Afterwards take short sightseeing tour of the city Takhteshwar Temple, Gaurishankar Lake- a beautiful picnic spot and the Lock Gate. Overnight at the hotel
Bhavnagar: An 18th century city, Bhavnagar is a premier cotton-exporting sea-port on the south-eastern Saurashtra coast. Today, Bhavnagar is known for Gandhi Smriti, an institution built in memory of Mahatma Gandhi, the Barton Museum, the Central Salt and Marine Research Institute, Takhteswar temple and Gauri - Shankar Lake.
04 Day: Bhavnagar – Palitana – Sasan Gir (220 kms: 5 hrs)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Sasan Gir. Enroute visit Palitana– the Place of Victory, visit the exclusive Jain temples considered to be the most sacred. The town is considered by many Jains to be more important than the temple covered hills of Bihar, Gwalior, Mt Abu and Girnar. After visit, drive to Sasan Gir, on arrival, transfer to the jungle resort. Evening is free for individual activities at the jungle resort. Dinner and overnight stay at the resort.
Palitana temples are considered to be the most sacred. Located on Shetrunjaya hills there are 863 temples, exquisitely carved in marble. No one is allowed to sleep overnight including the priest, because the temple city has been built as an abode for the Gods. Palitana was the capital of a princely state of the Gohil Rajput clan. It is also one of the greatest tourist attractions in Gujarat for foreign tourists.
Sasan Gir Lion Sanctuary, which lies on the south western fringes of the Saurashtra Peninsula (west-central India), is the last home of some 300 Asiatic lions. It was created in 1913 to protect the largest surviving groups of the Asiatic lions. It was given a sanctuary status in 1965. The vegetation in the area consists of teak with a mixture of deciduous trees, including sal (Shorea), dhak (Butea frondosa), and thorn forests. A few springs also exist, but their flow is rather eccentric depending upon the season. Gir Forest is today the only place in the world outside Africa, where the lion can be seen in his natural habitat.
05 Day: Sasan Gir Forest
After breakfast, take a jungle safari to explore Gir National Park and the Wild Life Sanctuary, the last stronghold of the Lion population, Gir Forest is today the only place in the world outside Africa, where the lion can be seen in his natural habitat It also plays home to a large number of Panthers, Hyenas, Deer, the world's only 4-horned Antelope, Blue Bull, Wild Boar and the dangerous Marsh Crocodile. Later return to the resort for dinner and overnight stay.
06 Day: Sasan Gir – Junagarh (80 kms: 2 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast depart from Sasan Gir and drive to Junagarh. On arrival transfer to the hotel, after refreshment, visit to the Mohabbat Maqbara, also known as Mausoleum of Bahaduddn bhai and Hasain bhai, its unique architecture makes it one of the most important attractions of Junagarh. Uperkot Fort, over 2300 years old, there are two step wells inside the Uperkot Fort. Usually wells are dug into the ground through layers of soli, stones, etc. Buddhist Caves, these aren't exactly caves but rooms carved out of stones and were used as monk's headquarters. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Junagarh is situated in the western state of Gujarat at the foothills of the Girnar Hills. The city of Junagarh takes its name from the fort that encloses the old city. Junagarh was an important trade center as testified by the Ashok an edicts dating from 250 BC. The present-day city has many archeological sites and historical monuments that reflect the rich history of the place.
07 Day: Junagarh – Jamnagar (140 kms: 3 hrs)
After breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to Jamnagar, on arrival transfer to the hotel, Jamnagar a coastal town and famous for its pearl fisheries, tie-and-dye fabrics, and bandhini textile work. Take a sightseeing of the city visiting Lakhota Museum located in the center of the Lakhota Lake. It was initially a palace, which was converted into a museum in 1946, and Kotha Bastion is an old well, the water of which can be drawn by blowing into a small hole in the floor. Then visit Bala Hanuman Temple, known for its nonstop Ramdhun since 1956 and it mentioned in Guinness Book of World Records, other temples you can visit are Shiva Temple and Jain Temples. Overnight at the hotel.
Jamnagar, historically called Nawanagar or the new city, was one of the most important princely states of Saurashtra. According to Pauranik literature, Lord Krishna established his kingdom at Dwarka, now in Jamnagar district, after his migration from Mathura and it is to this great Yadava race that the Jams of Nawanagar trace their descent.
08 Day: Jamnagar – Bhuj (255 kms: 6 hrs)
After an early breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Bhuj. On arrival visit the District Collector’s office to procure several permissions to visit the prohibited area in Kutch sector. Later check in to the resort. After refreshment visit Hall of Mirrors at the Aina Mahal; climb the bell tower of the Prag Mahal next door; stroll through the produce market; examine the 2000-year-old Kshatrapa inscriptions in the Kutch Museum; admire the sculptures of Ramayana characters at the Rama kund step well; walk around Hamirsar Lake and watch children jumping into it from the lake walls as the hot afternoon sun subsides; and catch the sunset among the chhatardis of the Kutch royal family in a peaceful field outside the center of town. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Bhuj, a city in Gujarat, excites tourists by offering a range of attractions that vary from old forts and palaces to local haats ( local market) and shopping bazaars. Bhuj is a city and also a municipality in the Kutch district in Gujarat. Bhuj lies at the heart of Kutch. Bhuj is very well connected and very well linked by many roads to the rest of the peninsula. The historical and picturesque city of Bhuj was established by Rao Hamirji in the year 1510. Later on after a few years Bhuj was made the state capital by Rao Khengari. The city was made the state capital in the year 1549. There is an excellent and skilled community of craftsmen in Bhuj and the city is quite well known for that.
09 Day: Banni Region (Kutch) – Great Rann of Kutch – Banni Region (Kutch)
After breakfast, head out by jeep to explore the Paccham region and the proximities of the Great Rann of Kutch. Visit Dhordo to see beautiful traditional mud houses (Bhungas) with mirror work and fine Mutwa embroidery with tiny mirrors; Bhirandiara, a small settlement of Muslim shepherds; Ludiya village to see their traditional painted mud houses, Meghwal embroidery and wood carving crafts; and Khavda village to see its pottery work. A packed lunch is taken under the shade of a tree. After lunch, we drive to India Bridge, the last civilian point before the Pakistani border. Later you undertake a 2-hour camel safari or jeep safari along the edge of the Karo Dungar (Black Hill) and the Great Rann of Kutch. For sunset, we will drive you to the Dattatray temple at the top of the Karo Dungar (Black Hill), from where you will have the best views of the Great Rann. Return to the resort for dinner and overnight stay.
Banni: In Banni area of Kutch the Meghwal-Harijans tribal who migrated from Rajasthan, skilled to make satin stitch embroidery, also famous Mutwa embroidery of the area. They make wall hangings, waistcoats and pouches in Kharek Stitch and do 'Moti Bharat' or beadwork on handheld fans, bracelets, toys and belts. There are other villages in the region mainly: Dhordo village: The place is best to see beautiful traditional mud houses (Bhungas) with mirror work and its fine Mutwa embroidery with tiny mirrors. Ludiya village: The main occupations of the local here are monsoon farming, cattle rearing, intricate wood carving, intricate embroidery work, mud-work and wall painting for decorating homes. Locals are skilled in wood carving, the women take up embroidery and wall-decoration. Khavda village has excellent potters and leather craftsmen, this is also the departure point to visit the world's largest flamingo colony, at a lake in the desert out past Jamkundaliya, where a half million flamingos stop over on their migrations every year. The flamingo colony can only be reached by camel.
10 Day: Banni Region (Kutch) – Little Rann of Kutch (Dasada) (275 kms: 6 hrs)
Today after breakfast the tour starts with a drive to Dasada. The home to tribal heritage area that is rich in local craft. Little Rann of Kutch. On arrival check in to the resort. In the evening you may opt to visit crafts shops and cottages, Rabaris tribal of Dasada, known for their embroideries, the silk-weavers colony at Dasada. Evening is free for leisure. Dinner and overnight at the camps of Dasada.
Dasada is located on the edge of little Rann of Kutch, which is an extension of the Rann of Kutch onto Saurashtra. Dasada is a major bird watching destination, there are several bird watching sites around the area. Lesser Flamingos are found here in winter in large numbers. Besides bird watching tribal heritage of the area, this is only place in India where wild ass can be found. There are craft villages and rural character is an attraction for guests looking for an authentic rural India experience. One of the unique destinations of Gujarat for unique experience.
11 Day: Dasada – Ahmedabad (95 kms: 2 hrs)
After breakfast explore the desert by open jeep in the Little Rann of Kutch, where one can sight animals like Wild-Ass, Desert Fox, Blue Bull, Blackbuck, Wolf, Jackal and few species of snakes & many species of birds also one can visit the home of Rabari and Banjara are the two important tribes of the region. Dasada is known for bird watching and only place in India where wild ass can be found. Afterwards check out of the resort and drive to Ahmedabad. On arrival, check into the hotel. Rest of the evening is free for shopping at the local markets. Overnight at the hotel.
12 Day: Ahmedabad – Udaipur (260 kms: 6 hrs)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Udaipur. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. After refreshment, in the evening you may walk through the old narrow streets of the city or simply enjoy a boat ride at Lake Pichola or a dinner at one of the most luxurious hotels of Udaipur ‘Taj Lake Palace’ (on your own). Overnight at the hotel.
Udaipur: One of the most romantic and beautiful cities of North India, the city was founded in 1568 AD by Rajput King Udai Singh. Located on the banks of the shimmering Pichola Lake, it is one of the most romantic cities of Rajasthan. Udaipur is cuddle up in lush green Aravali mountain range. The city is also known as the ‘Venice of the East'. It is a kaleidoscope of wonderful lakes, enchanting temples, lake side gardens, amazing forts and palaces and narrow lanes reflecting its historical past. Udaipur characterizes chivalry and valour of the Rajpoot clan who had ruled this city for years.
13 Day: Udaipur
After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting the wondrous City Palace complex – a significant landmark of the town. The palace is a splendid white marble historical home of the Rajpoot Rulers. Here you will see notable places like the Durbar Hall, Palace Museum, Crystal Gallery and Jagdish temple, followed by Sahelion Ki Bari, a beautiful recreation garden for queens and princes of the rulers. Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal is an ethnic exhibit of traditions and culture of Rajasthan, ethnic ornaments traditional outfits, puppets, masks, dolls, classical paintings, fold musical instruments. In the evening visit to Lake Bageela 22 kms, for a sightseeing tour of the ancient Eklingji and Nagda Temples. Overnight at the hotel.
14 Day: Udaipur – Ranakpur – Jodhpur (280 kms: 6 -7 hrs)
After an early breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Jodhpur, en route take a halt at Ranakpur to visit the ancient Jain Temples, built in the 12th Century – this group of temples is made of intricately sculpted white marble, with more than 100 beautifully carved pillars, each carved differently from the other. After visit continue to drive to Jodhpur. On arrival check in to the hotel. After relaxation, you may opt to enjoy your evening at an open air restaurant (On The Rocks) with Rajasthani hospitality, offering authentic food and folk music and dance. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Jodhpur: The home of Rajpoot, (Rathors) – The awesome significant city of Rajasthan. Founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha, today Jodhpur is one of the largest and flourishing city of Rajasthan, known as white city of Rajasthan. Jodhpur was once upon a time was the capital of Marwar state (Northern Part of Rajasthan). Mehrangarh fort, the crowning old palace is major tourist attraction of Jodhpur. Another pride of Jodhpur is Umaid Bhawan Palace; this grand palace is now converted into heritage hotel and present residence of the Royal family of Jodhpur. This palace is most sought after regal and splendid palace for royal wedding in Rajasthan. So many world fame celebrity and business tycoons organized their wedding at this heavenly palace. The city carries rich heritage and culture and blossoming market and industry of lether goods, handcraft, wood, cattle, salt and agricultural crops.
15 Day: Jodhpur – Jaisalmer (285 kms: 6 - 7 hrs) Desert Camps
After an early breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of the city visiting massive the Clock Tower, the massive Mehrangarh Fort, magnificent Jaswant Thada (Mausoleums of the great Rajput King: Jaswant Singh), Umaid Bhawan Palace and Museum – India’s one of most imposing and regal palaces, built by Maharaja Umaid Singh, designed by the famous architect Edwardian and Henry Vaughan Lanchester, who constructed this wonderful palace, one of the part of the palace has been converted into a hotel, another part is the museum and the remaining part is still occupied by the royal family. After lunch check out the hotel and drive to Jaisalmer, On arrival, transfer to Desert Tent at Sam /Khuri Desert Village ( 1 hour drive from Jaisalmer) the evening enjoy Camel Safari in Sand Dunes, enjoy the night with camel ride on the dunes during the splendid Sun Set and dinner under the starry night with folk dances and music performed by local artists. Overnight at the desert camp.
Jaisalmer; the desert town is located on the edge of the Thar Desert and is one of most prominent tourist places of Rajasthan. Also known as the golden city, Jaisalmer is quite popular for the crowing Golden Fort. The city is a fantasy in yellow sandstone founded in the 1156 AD by Rawla Jaisal, a Rajput King. Jaisalmer is known for its golden stretched sand dunes, splendid havelies, camel safari on the thrilling Sam dunes, Jain temples, picturesque Gadisar Lake and of course the royal heritage and culture. A tour of Rajasthan is incomplete without visiting Jaisalmer.
16 Day: Jaisalmer
Today after breakfast check out the desert camp and drive to Jaisalmer and check into the hotel. Afterwards take city tour of Jaisalmer: visit most popular Golden Fort, also known as Sonar Kila and Jaisalmer Fort, the fort is built on the top of Trikuta hill, having 99 bastions, the most speculator feature is Megh Durbar, also many temples, near the fort there are marvelous havelies built by the wealthy traders of the past time, notably havelies are Nathmal ji Ki Havel, Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, the splendid mansions with latticework and stone carving, a truly break tacking intricacy. In the evening visit to picturesque Gadisar Lake in the main city, an interesting fact about the lake is that it never dries, built in 1400 AD, by King Gadis Singh. Afterwards return to the hotel for overnight Stay.
17 Day: Jaisalmer – Pokhran – Bikaner (330 kms: 7 hrs)
After breakfast checkout the hotel & drive to Bikaner. En route take a halt at Pokhran: visit the massive Fort of Pokhran. The town of Pokhran came to the renown when India’s first nuclear test was conducted here in the 1970's. Pokharan Fort was Built in 1532-1584 the yellow sandstone, though not as conspicuous as some of the others forts in Rajasthan, it has a few exquisite palaces like the Mangal Niwas, the Rani Mahal and the Phool Niwas or the Flower Palace; visit the Pokhran Museum, housed inside the fort’s premises is fairly small and contains an hodgepodge of weapons, pottery paintings, and the costumes which the Maharajas wore. Afterwards proceed to Bikaner. On arrival, transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Bikaner: The city was founded by Rao Bikaji in 1488; The 500 year’s old city standing still with glorious past. The Rajpoot rulers here built splendid palaces, temples and forts that resonance of magnificence and images of monsoon clouds in this desert land. The city is barricaded by 7 kms long walls built in 18th sanctuary with 5 huge gates around the city. Today, a flourishing city of wool, food and milk. The Bikaner is known also one of the international standard camel breeding farm and rate temple of Karni Mata. Junagarh and Lallgarh palace are major tourist attraction of the city. The city is known for colourful market and camel festival every year. Bikaner is also known as a gateway to Jaisalmer.
18 Day: Bikaner – Mandawa (185 kms: 5 hrs)
Today after breakfast takes the city tour of Bikaner visiting most popular and magnificent Junagarh Fort - built by Raja Rai Singh, this had never conquered during the entire history of Bikaner. The forts is having around 37 splendid palaces within the fort complex, there is wall of 7 kilometers around the fort and 37 bastions and 2 massive gates. Later drive to medieval city Mandawa in Rajasthan. En route (little off beat) halt at Deshnok (a small town) which worldly known for the Rat Temple, this temple is 600 years old, dedicated to Goddess Karni Mata, the temple is built by King of Bikaner Ganga Singh, the temple is decorated with cared silver gages and marble stone work. On arrival, check in to a heritage hotel. Mandawa is also called the 'open-air art gallery' of Rajasthan. In the evening you can walk around the narrow lanes of the tradition town, watching locals and shops. Later enjoy the traditional music and dance, live performance by the local artist, during the gala dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Mandawa: During the mid of 18th centaury this town was founded, located in Shekhawati region in Rajasthan. Mandawa is known for its’ speculative havelies and fort. Now days, Mandawa is known as an imposing mirage like fort now a popular heritage hotel with modern amenities. The structure of this place recalls one of the cultural and tradition this place used to be in the bygone golden era. The affluent and dominant traders and merchants built gigantic havelis, bejeweled with beautiful wall paintings, for the purpose of their residence. In the past time, painting subject was mythology dominated the themes of the frescoes, animals, dancers, religion, portraits, displaying local legends, hunting and wrestling scenes, etc. And some fascinating paintings, portraying Lord Krishna and his cowherds. During the British ruler in India, the traditions subject was turned in to cars, trains, balloons, hunting, nature, phones, and gramophones etc., a truly monuments city of Rajasthan.
19 Day: Mandawa – Nawalgarh – Jaipur (170 kms: 4 hrs)
After breakfast explore Mandawa town, visiting notably known havelies: Binsidhar Chokhani, Newatia, and Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli. The Binsidhar Newatia Haveli, are famous for its inquisitive paintings. The Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli is known for its erotic paintings and images, now mostly defaced. These havelis are like museums, numerous havelis built by the wealthy merchants as in old days. After visit checkout and drive to Jaipur. Enroute halt at Nawalgarh, visit compact little town of Shekhavati region comprising of Forts and Havelis of beautiful frescoes. While touring this town a painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows leads to the bazaar. Its Havelis still bear witness to the rich & prosperous Marwari era of the 19th century. Later continue to drive to Jaipur. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Jaipur is worldly famous for hand woven carpets, precious stones, handicrafts, marbles, textiles, blue pottery, handmade papers amongst many others. After refreshment, you can explore the bustling market by hoping onto a cycle rickshaw ride. Also enjoy your evening at the most authentic and ethnic village resort: called Chokhi Dhani, designed on the theme of an ethnic village of Rajasthan with lots of traditional environment with entertainment like folk dances, puppet shows, astrology, music, camel ride, Here you can enjoy the traditional Rajasthani food. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Jaipur is widely known as the ‘Pink City’ of India. The walls, houses and buildings of the entire city were washed with pink colour for a grand and royal welcome of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria of Britain, who visited Jaipur in 1853 A.D. This splendid city as was founded in 1727 A.D by one of the greatest ruler Jai Singh II. Jaipur is surrounded by hills on three sides. Jaipur is the only city in the world, which is designed in accordance with Hindu architectural science called Shilpa Shastra. The city had been designed in rectangular shape of 9 blocks, depicting the 9 partition of the universe. This fascinating city houses - majestic forts, grand palaces, lavish gardens, havelis and museums. While visiting these places you will have a true vision of the royal golden past of Rajasthan.
20 Day: Jaipur
Today morning after breakfast, explore the Pink City with an excursion to splendid Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, built in the 15th Century by Rajput King Man Singh. Later visit another mighty and majestic Nagargarh fort, close to Amber fort. Later drive back to the main city to visit the imperial City Palace - present residence of the royal family of Jaipur, the palace is a miraculous representation of the real Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The incredible Jantar Mantar was innovated and constructed by Jaipur King Swai Jai Singh. Amongst the 5 observatories built by him, Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is one of them. The splendid Hawa Mahal, also known ‘Palace of Winds’ was built with a concept for the woman of royal families to speculate the royal ceremonies and festivals being hidden from the public eyes. Visit the modern & artistic, Birla Temple, with its white shimmering marble glittering in the night. In the evening you can visit to Amber fort to see the Light and Sound Show: holds the history of a citadel, pulsating with a legendry past of 600 years & 28 kings of the Kachhwaha dynasty, before their capital moved to Jaipur; Through their unique diplomacy of strategic alliances & their valour & strength. Drive back to hotel for overnight stay.
21 Day: Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (240 kms: 5- 6 hrs)
Early morning check out the hotel and drive to Agra. Enroute stop over at Fatehpur Sikri, the old deserted town of the Mughal kingdom, built in red sandstone. It is an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important structure here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwane e Khas; Punch Mahal, the Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the Buland Darwaza, one of the largest and tallest gateways in the world. After visit proceed to Agra. On arrival, transfer to the hotel, in the evening one should visit Oswal Emporium to watch the replica of Taj Mahal it took 10 years for the artists to build this artistic epitome, also enjoy light and sound show “Mohabbat-the-Taj: the saga of love”, the only show of its kind in India! Afterwards return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Agra is famous as being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the Taj Mahal. A pleasant town with a comparatively slow pace, Agra is an old city and it is said that its name was derived from Agrabanad, a forest that finds mention in the epic Mahabharata. Agra is known for its superb inlay work on marble and soapstone by craftsmen who are descendants of those who worked under the Mughals. The city is also famous for its carpets, gold thread embroidery and leather shoes. Agra and Fatehpur Sikri, both are conveniently located close to Delhi. Agra Fort, Sikandra, Ram Bagh and Itmad-Ud-Daulah are some of the noteworthy places to visit apart from the famous Taj Mahal.
22 Day: Agra – Sikandra – Delhi (240 kms: 6 hrs)
Early morning visit world’s most popular and beautiful monument: Taj Mahal with its’ fabulous view at the time of sunrise. Taj Mahal, a beautiful architectural monument is one of the 7 wonders of the world. Taj Mahal is the crown of all the lovely buildings in the world and a symbol of eternal love. The tour continues with a visit to Agra Fort. The fort was built in 1576 AD by great Mughal Emperor Akbar, structured and designed with red stoned barricaded; here you will find the splendid Pearl Mosque and various other characteristic example of art: Jahangir Mahal, Moti Masjid, Macchhi Bhawan, Nagina Masjid, Diwan-i-Khas, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-Am, and Meena Bazaar and Musamman Bhurj. Later in the afternoon drive to Delhi. On the way stop over at Sikandra to see the Tomb of Mughal Emperor Akbar, a marvelous mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Akbar, spectacularly designed structure of Hindu and Muslim architecture. After visit… proceed to Delhi, on arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Note: Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday.
Delhi, the towering capital city of the independent and largest democratic country in the world: India. It is one of India's modern and fastest developing cities with a charismatic charm on its visitors. Delhi is located and sprawled on both banks of Yamuna River. The city is enriched with culture, architecture and human diversity, Delhi city is a blend of the ancient past of India with the vibration of the modern world. It houses some of India’s finest museums, historical monuments, sightseeing places, and temples. The city designed by the British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) & is tree-lined & spacious. Legend has it that the Pandavas of epic Mahabharata, the august heroes, founded Delhi around 1200 BC & the name of the city was Indraprastha.
23 Day: Delhi
Today morning after breakfast, take a sightseeing tour & explore the historic city, starting with Old Delhi: the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, the largest and most splendid mosque in India, both built by Emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame; Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, where he was cremated. Take a cycle rickshaw ride through the bustling and colourful bazaar of Chandani Chowk. The sightseeing continues to explore the best tourist attractions of New Delhi including President House the regal residence of British rulers; a palace built for British Viceroys. India gate; built to honour and pay a tribute to the Indian soldiers who sacrificed them during the Afghan war, then visit Birla Temple built by Birla family, business tycoon of India. Humayun’s Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple, Qutub Minar; built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty. In the evening witness Light and Sound show at Red fort. The show projects splendid history of 5000 years old city, a truly memorable experience. Afterwards return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Light and Sound Show: A spectacular sound and light show at the Red Fort. Which makes the 5,000 years old history of the city come alive. Amidst the tranquility of the splendidly panoramic and historic environs of the Red Fort, select episodes from the annals of Delhi's historic and legendary past are vividly brought to life. Special effects combine with the unique ambience to make this show a hauntingly unforgettable experience.
24 Day: Delhi – Hometown (By Air)
Today morning after breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Delhi. If time permits you can do the shopping for anything you need for your collections, decoration, food, Ayurvedic product, textile, wooden, silver, bronze art, Jewellery: the famous markets are Central Cottage Industries Emporium, Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan, Khan Market, Old Delhi Market, Chandani Chowk, Spice Market (Khari Baoli), Delhi Hat and so many other, while doing the shopping you should visit to the genuine or government authorized shops by tourism department of India. Afterwards transfer to the international airport to board the scheduled flight for home town/onwards journey. On departure the tour concludes with happy memories.