12-Day Historical Discovery of India
Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
- Enjoy the unparalleled sunrise view of the magnificent Taj Mahal
- Imagine the prosperity of Mughal Empire when walking through its relics
- Explore the awe-inspiring Amber Fort & Meherangarh Fort
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- Day 1
Welcome to the New Delhi, the capital of India! Upon arrival, the representative will greet you and help you check into the hotel. After a brief introduction of your India tour, the rest of the day is free for you to relax and recover from jet lag.
- Day 2
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to the New Delhi to visit the Qutub Minar, a 73-metre tall tapering tower made of red sandstone and marble. Proceed to gain a better understanding of Gandhi at Raj Ghat. After that, you will be driven along the city to get a glance of the city’s landmarks like India Gate, President's House, Parliament House and Government Secretariat Buildings. Visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and the Humayun's Tomb before heading for Laxmi Narayan Temple, a religious complex with a peaceful and purifying atmosphere.
- Day 3
After breakfast at the hotel, you will pay a visit to the Old Delhi for Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk. In the afternoon, your driver will escort you to Agra (4-5 hours). Upon arrival, check in and enjoy your free time.
- Day 4
Today, you will wake up early for a visit to the Taj Mahal. Hold your breath for the most beautiful view when the sun rises over this World Heritage site and cast lights on its pure white marbles.
In the afternoon, continue to head to the grand Agra Fort where you can see the architecture with carvings of different patterns and stones. After that, end this day at Mehtab Bagh (Moonlight Garden), where you will enjoy a beautiful romantic view of Taj Mahal from a different angle.
- Day 5
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to the Jaipur by car (about 5 hours). En route, stop for a visit to the Fatehpur Sikri, the former capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585. Followed by a photo stop at the fabulous Abhaneri Step Well (without guide service). Upon arrival, check in to your Jaipur hotel and enjoy a complimentary dinner at your hotel in the evening.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
- Day 6
After breakfast, you will be driven to the foot of the hill and then take a jeep ride to the entrance of Amber Fort. This fort is famous for its artistic Hindu style elements constructed of red sandstone and marble. One of the highlights in this place is the stunning Sheesh Mahal (Palace of the Winds) decorated with thousands of pieces of mirrors. Continue your visit to the City Palace Museum, the residence of the Royal family.
After that, head to the Jantar Mantar to marvel at the wisdom of the ancient Indian people to use this stone observatory to measure the time of day. Drive by Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), which is a popular photo stop all over the world for its magnificent architecture. You will be taken through business centers of Jaipur on your way back to the hotel. In the evening, enjoy a complimentary dinner at your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
- Day 7
After breakfast, your private driver will escort you to a town in the desert of Pushkar. Located on the shores of Pushkar Lake is the Brahma Temple dating back to the 14th century. Enjoy the unique architecture and the holy life-size image of Brahma with four hands and four faces.
- Day 8
After breakfast, your driver will escort you to Jodhpur. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and have a short break. Later, enjoy a jeep safari to the Bishnoi Village.
- Day 9
This day, you will head to visit Mehrangarh Fort, which is one of the largest forts in India featuring intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. After that, visit Jaswant Thada, a cenotaph carved white marble and built in 1899. Move to the Clock Tower, one of the best landmarks in this city. Nearby is a local market which boasts various handicrafts, such as textiles and silver.
- Day 10
This morning, take a drive to Udaipur. En route, stop for a visit to the Jain Temple at Ranakpur, which stands on over 1,400 pillars with each pillar bearing intricate carvings. Upon arrival at Udaipur, check in to the hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.
- Day 11
In the morning, go out for a visit to the Jagdish Temple passing through the markets and bazaars. Followed is the grand City Palace built over a period of nearly 400 years. After that, enjoy a 1-hour leisure motorboat ride on the Lake Pichola. Proceed to the Garden of the Maids of Honour, a major garden with beautiful lotus pools, marble pavilions and elephant-shaped fountains. After visiting the Folk Art Museum, you will then get to visit the Sajjan Garh Palace (Monsoon Palace) as the sun sets for a nice view.
- Day 12
Enjoy the morning before the representative meets you at the hotel lobby and escorts you to the airport for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, transit from domestic terminal to the international terminal independently for your flight back home.
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- Amber Fort
- Ranakpur Temple-Jain Temple
- Lake Pichola(boat ride)
- Jaswant Thada
- India Market
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