Delhi, the capital of India has a strong historical background. It was ruled by some of the most powerful emperors in Indian history. The history of the city is as old as the epic Mahabharata. The town was known as Indraprastha, where Pandavas used to live. In due course eight more cities came alive adjacent to Indraprastha: Lal Kot, Siri, Dinpanah, Quila Rai Pithora, Ferozabad, Jahanpanah, Tughlakabad and Shahjahanabad. Delhi has been a witness to the political turmoil for over five centuries. It was ruled by the Mughals in succession to Khiljis and Tughlaqs.
In 1192 the legions of the Afghan warrior Muhammad of Ghori captured the Rajput town, and the Delhi Sultanate was established (1206). The invasion of Delhi by Timur in 1398 put an end to the sultanate; the Lodis, last of the Delhi sultans, gave way to Babur, who, after the battle of Panipat in 1526, founded the Mughal Empire. The early Mughal emperors favoured Agra as their capital, and Delhi became their permanent seat only after Shah Jahan built (1638) the walls of Old Delhi.
Destinations covered :- Delhi, Sikandra, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri ,Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Udaipur
Day 01: Delhi
On arrival at the International Airport you will be received & escorted to your hotel. Check in the hotel. Have a very hearty breakfast at the hotel and then embark on full day sightseeing tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi. Delhi is the capital city of India. It is one of the most important cities of India. It is just not a city but it is a book – a book which says the history of India. This historic city has witnessed several kingdoms and many ups and downs. Seven times this city went through the pain of being built and rebuilt.
Today, Delhi is one of the most important tourism destinations in the country appealing tourists and travellers from all over the world. There are several magnificent monuments in the city narrating the saga of past. Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Old Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Rajghat, etc are historical monuments of Delhi tourists love to explore on their Delhi tours. Akshardham Temple Complex, Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Temple), Lotus Temple, Parliament House, President House, Government Building, etc all are architecturally beautiful monuments tourists love to visit.
Day 02: Delhi- Agra
Morning drive to Agra visiting Sikandra enroute.On arrival at Agra check in the hotel. Agra is a
Historically rich city of India. It is one of the ancient towns of India. It is widely acclaimed for its magnificent monuments like Taj Mahal – the Symbol of Love, Agra Red Fort, Itmad-Ud-Daullah Tomb (the Baby Taj).
Taj Mahal : Taj Mahal is one of Seven Wonders of World. It is India's star attraction appealing a large number of tourists through out the entire globe. It was built by mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal is closed on Friday. In the afternoon you will visit the splendid Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Also visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Agra- Jaipur
Early morning visit the Taj Mahal & enjoy its beauty in the first light of Sunrise. At sunrise it has the most beautiful view. After breakfast drive to Jaipur visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. On arrival at Jaipur check in the hotel.
Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan, better known as the land of kings. It is popularly described as the Pink City of India because mostly buildings are pink colored in its old city. It was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, a great ruler, astronomer, philosopher and soldier. Jaipur is globally acclaimed for its magnificent forts, elegant palaces, terrific temples, heritage monuments, museums, and more importantly charming look and exotic culture & tradition.Proceed for sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting City Palace, Albert Hall Museum and Jantar Mantar. Have dinner at Chokhi Dhani(an ethnic village).
Day 04 :Jaipur
After breakfast start your excursion to Amber Fort enjoy elephant ride to ascend to the fort. ,Nahargarh, Hawa Mahal, Birla Temple and local market.
Day 05: Jaipur- - Jodhpur
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur. Jodpur-Situated at the edge of the Thar Desert on the foothill of a sandstone hillock, Jodhpur is like an oasis in the vast desert. One of the most fascinating cities of Rajasthan ,Jodhpur is encompassed by a 10 km long and high wall with 8 gates and innumerable bastions. Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha, a Rajput chief of the valiant Rathore clan, in 1459 A.D. Jodhpur is famous for its amazing architectural splendors like the 15th century Mehrangarh Fort, beautiful palaces and temples. Jodhpur is also known for its unique art and culture .Later visit the Meharangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada. The Fort houses a number of beautiful palaces in its complex including Moti Mahal, Janaki Mahal,
Chandan Mahal, Royal Durbar Takht, Rang Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Umaid
Vilas and Maan Vilas, all showcasing royal grandeur of the bygone era.In evening visit the Clock Tower & the old market of Jodhpur.
Day 06: - Jodhpur
Morning safari to Bishnoi Viallge.
The Bishnoi's are a community of Rajasthan who are famous for there rich cultural Rajasthani Life and there true love for nature and animals. Bishnoi Village Safari is the organized to help tourists take a glimpse of rich cultural life of Bishnoi Villages and True Rajasthan.
Bishnois are strong lovers of wild animals. It is because of their protection that in Bishnoi dominated areas, deer and antelope(such as blue bulls, black bucks, chinkaras and chowsinghas) are seen grazing peacefully in their fields. Bishnois are known to be very violent and aggressive in protecting trees and wildlife. It is said that if you are a hunter, then the worst thing that could happen to you is to be caught hunting by a Bishnoi.
Unlike most Hindu communities, Bishnois bury their dead instead of cremating them. This is because of the strict prohibition on the felling of trees, the wood of which is required for cremation.
In October, 1996, Nihal Chand Bishnoi sacrificed his life for protecting wild animals. A film, Willing to Sacrifice, based on his story won the award for the Best Environment Film at the 5th International Festival of Films, TV and Video Programmes held at Bratislava, Slovakia.
Afternoon visit Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and Umaid Bhawan Palace.
Day 07: Jodhpur- Ranakpur- Udaipur
After breakfast visit the beautiful Umeid Bhawan.Later drive to Udaipur visiting Ranakpur enroute. Beautiful sculptured Jain temples mark the glory of this renowned place. Marked as one of the five holy places for the Jain community, these were created in the 15 the century. During the reign of Rana Kumbha and are enclosed within a wall. The central Chaumukha [four faced temple] is dedicated to Adinathji the temple is an astounding creation with 29 halls and 1,444 pillars all distinctly carved and no two being alike is a amazing evidence of the genius sense of architecture that enhances the charm of the place. Every temple has this conceivable surface carved with equal delicacy.
The ambience of Ranakpur is mainly highlighted by the location and the almost divine architecture, giving the same hue as its counter part - the great Dilwara Temple's. in Mt-Abu. Facing the main temple are the unique temples -Parasvanath - Neminath with exquisite figures carving similar to that Khujaraho sculptures. Another temple worth visiting is the nearby 'Sun Temple' dedicated to the 'Sun God' (Surya-the master of all the planets and the provider of light to the whole universe) adorned with polygonal wall, richly embellished with the carvings of warriors, horses and solar (Nakshatras, grahs') deities riding splendid 'chariots' the vehicle of the 'Sun God'- which accordingly to the Hindu Mythology is the God of prosperity and a shining destiny in this world. Many throng this shrine for these blessings. Overall Ranakpur is known as ' The tranquil pilgrimage town'
On arrival at Udaipur check in the hotel & relax or you can have a walk in the narrow lanes of the old market. Udaipur, is a royal city that had been the capital of Mewar rulers for centuries. The romantic city of Udaipur has a legend behind its origin and it goes like this. Once, Maharana Udai Singh happened to meet a holy sage when he was on his hunting expedition in the Aravalli Hills. The Sage counseled the King to establish a kingdom in the fertile valley that would be well-protected by the elevated Aravalli Hills. Subsequently, Maharana Udai Singh laid the foundation stone of Udaipur in 1557 A.D.
Udaipur also known as the City of Lakes, Vennace of East has been declared as the number one tourist destination of the World.
If you feel comfortable be a part of the Light & Sound Show held in Palace in evening.This will give you the idea about the history of Udaipur.Which will be helpful for the next day when you visit the monuments.
Day 08: Udaipur - Delhi
Morning after breakfast start your Udaipur city tours by visiting the magnificent City Palace and wandering through its beautiful rooms and apartments. Visit the terrific Jagdish Temple. Later visit the famous Saheliyon-ki-Bari. Later afternoon enjoy boat ride on picturesque lake – Pichola Lake,also visit the Sajjangarh Fort(also known as the Mansoon Palace). Later catch flight/ train for onward journey.
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