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India the abode of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal is a country of diverse colors.
India is the 7th largest country in the world. Its visitors can avail information about its vast Land and its people. Here is a good portrayal of geographical features, Rivers, of India.
India is also a home to various religions and is secular by nature. One can get the required information about different religions, pilgrimages their locations and lot more. The banks of the Ganges River, considered as one of the holy rivers by the Hindus, is lined by religious towns like Haridwar, Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. The Bhagwad Gita is one of the most widely read Hindu religious texts. When anyone thinks of India, it is hard to escape thinking about the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, , who has inspired many people like Martin Luther King Jr. by his non-violent stance in attaining independence for India.
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Places Covered : Delhi - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi - Delhi
Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
Welcome to Colourful India. On arrival you would be assisted by PIT representative who would assist you to hotel. Overnight at the hotel .
Day 02 - Delhi - Sightseeing
After breakfast full day sightseeing tour of New Delhi and Old Delhi New Delhi visit includes Qutab Minar, one of the earliest remains of Imperial Delhi (13th century AD ) Humayun's Tomb-the fine monument believed to be forerunner of Taj Mehal, India Gata, the 42 metre high arch was raised as a memorial to soldiers, drives past Parliament House, President's House, Secretariat Building, Laxminarayan Temple and The Connaught Place. Overnight stay at Delhi.
Delhi is just not a city but it is a book-- a book which narrates the history of India. The city was built and destroyed seven times and has been witness to the various events which has brought India through the history books. Seven times this city went through the pain of being built and rebuilt. Today as the capital of India Delhi is the seat of administration and the monuments which tell the saga of a bygone era stand there. These icons are testimony to the grandeur of past and also an attraction for the tourists. With an area of 1483 sq. Kms, Delhi is all set to acquire full statehood. The charm of Delhi has attracted Emperors, Conquerors and poor in equally. It is correctly said that Delhi is a land of 'Dilwalas' or for people with heart. This phrase acquires a true colour when one goes around the lanes of Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
Early morning transfer for flight to Jodhpur. On arrival at Jodhpur our driver would assist you to proceed to Jaisalmer by surface. Evening check in at hotel. Overnight will be at Jaisalmer.
Rising from the Thar Desert like a golden mirage is the city of Jaisalmer. The Jaiselmer fort etched in yellow sandstone stands with all its awesome splendour. The life within the citadel conjures up images of medieval majesty visible in its narrow lanes strewn with magnificent palaces, havelies, temples and typical desert life of men women cattle and camels.
The 80 meter high fort perch on the hill, houses the entire township within its ramparts. It has enchanting narrow lanes dotted with exquisite havelis, beautifully sculptured Jain temples of the 12th-15th century and palaces. The fort is approached through four gateways -Akhaiya Pol, Ganesh Pol, Suraj Pol and Hava Pol. Some of the most exotic mansions or havelis, all intricately latticed, are strewn all over Jaisalmer each with a different facade. The Havelis of Nathmalji, Patwon and Salim Singh all in Yellow Marble of Jaisalmer are exquisite works of art. A camel safari through the interesting and remote desert villages of Roopsi, Doojasar, Kanoi, Kuldara and the Cenotaphs of Barabagh can be interesting. The villages are very special, as different communities inhabit them.
Day 04: Jaisalmer
After a relaxed breakfast proceed for full day sight-seeing tour of The Golden City - Jaisalmer. It is in the heart of the Great Indian Desert. Its temple, fort and palaces are all built of yellow stone. Stay overnight at Jaisalmer.
Day 05: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
After breakfast proceed to Jodhpur. Drive though the desert. Late aftenoon check in hotel at Jodhpur. Relax in the hotel. Evening visit the museum of UMAID BHAWAN PALACE. Overnight will be at Jodhpur.
At the edge of the Thar Desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. The massive 15th century AD Mehrangarh Fort looms on the top of a rocky hill, soaring 125 mts. above the plains. A high wall encompasses the city -10 km long with 8 gates and innumerable bastions. The lifestyle in Jodhpur is unusually fascinating with people wearing lovely multi hued costumes, artistically designed. Shopping in Jodhpur bazaars is a heady experience with a colourful display of the rich collection of exquisite handicrafts. The tie-and-dye fabric, embroidered "jutis" or slippers in suede, camel skin, velvet and leather, beautiful silks, durries, marble souvenirs from Makrana, an extensive range of useful and decorative items etc., are of interest. he Mehrangarh fort is one of the most impressive and formidable structures. Invincible from the outside, the fort has four gates approached by a winding road. Within the fort are some magnificent palaces with marvellously carved panels with latticed windows These palaces house a fabulous collection of trappings of Indian royalty including a superb collection of palanquins, elephant howdahs, miniature paintings of various schools, musical instruments, costumes and furniture.
Day 06: Jodhpur - Udaipur
After breakfast drive through desert to Udaipur. Enroute visit Ranakpur temple. Check in hotel. Relax in the evening. Overnight will be at Udaipur.
The city of Lakes, Located in the Aravalli ranges of Rajasthan, the city of Udaipur is situated at a distance of about 405 km from the state capital Jaipur. The City of Dawn, surrounded by the ancient Aravali Mountains and set on the edge of three lakes, is a brilliant kaleidoscope of narrow lanes flanked by bright stalls, gardens, lakes, palaces and temples. The city is famous for its palaces, lake, museums, temples, and gardens and much more.
Day 07: Udaipur - Jaipur
After breakfast proceed for sight-seeing tour of Udaipur after breakfast, stopping first at City Palace. Here you will marvel at rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, colored glass windows and inlaid marble balconies and the Peacock Courtyard. Also visit the lovely Sahelion-ki-Bari Gardens, the Jagdish Temple and the local folk Museum. Evening drop at airport to board flight for Jaipur. Our company representative would assist you to your hotel from airport. Overnight will be at Jaipur.
Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan, is popularly known as the ' Pink City ' because of the pink-coloured buildings in its old city. It sits on a dry lake bed in a somewhat arid landscape, surrounded by barren hills surmounted by forts and crenellated walls. This buzzing metropolis is certainly a place of wild contrasts and a feast for the eyes. All through, Jaipur has retained its strong Rajputana flavour tempered by several influences - the mughal being the most prominent. The region's strong cultural heritage is distinctly evident even today. The city is a visitor's delight. From the intricate, delicate looking Hawa Mahal to the graphic forms of the Jantar Mantar - an open air observatory of outsized astronomical instruments, the Badi Chaupar lined with shopsand business establishments on both sides to the majestic fort-palace at Amber; from the colorful fountains of life to the sublime Birla Temple; from the architectural delight of the City Palace to the serene Jal Mahal.
Day 08: Jaipur
After breakfast proceed for excursion to Amber Fort in the outskirts of Jaipur. Elephant ride ascent to the fort. Visit a rug factory and see the ladies at the intricate work or a gem factory and see the gem cutting and polishing process, Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace), Jantar Mantar, city Palace. Overnight will be at Jaipur.
Day 09: Jaipur - Agra
After breakfast drive to Agra enroute visit Fathepur Sikri the drought capital of Emperor Akbar. On arrival in evening at Agra our company representative would assist you to check in hotel . Spend the night at Agra.
Agra is famous as the home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World -the Taj Mahal. The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces in Agra is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal Empire. Agra was their capital for nearly a hundred years from 1564. A pleasant town, with a comparatively easy pace, Agra is known for its superb inlay work on marble and soapstone by artisans who are hereditary craft persons. The city is also famous for its carpets, gold thread embroidery and leather shoes.
Day 10: Agra - Varanasi
Proceed for sight-seeing of TAJ MAHAL after breakfast. Then visit Agra fort, the visit of agra fort is must since so many historical incidents took place here during Mughal Empirel Eveing free for leisure. Late evening transfer to railway station for Varanasi. Overnight train Journey. Train at 21:15 Hrs.
The Taj Mahal -
the inimitable poem in white marble. Built over a period of 22 years, by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630, for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains, it is one of the seven modern wonders of the World. [The Taj is closed on Fridays] Visit the Agra Fort, built by three Mughal Emperors starting from Akbar the Great in 1565 AD, which is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings including the Moti Masjid, Jahangir's Palace, Khaas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal, Diwane-i-Am, Diwane-i-Khas and Musamman Burj, where Emperor Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal Emperor, died a prisoner.
Day 11: Varanasi - Delhi
Morning arrival at Varanasi. Meet and assist to hotel. Free for leisure. Afternoon we take excursion tour to Sarnath, the historic place of Lord Bhudda.
Day 12: Varanasi - Delhi - Backhome.
Early morning drive to The Daswamedh Ghat and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges. See the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the world's oldest and most important religions. Transfer to airport for flight to Delhi. Proceed for the FAREWELL DINNER before reaching the airport for back home flight with sweet memories of India.
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