Duration : 11 Nights/ 12 Days
Destination : Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - Udaipur – Mumbai
DAY 1 : ARRIVAL AT DELHI
Arrival at Delhi. Delhi is the heart and soul of India. It is a city filled with oomphs of history, culture, traditions and is home to diverse nationalities. It is an all-in-one destination where you can experience the whole of India at once and a seamless amalgamation of modern and ancient culture altogether. On arrival at Delhi Airport, our company representative will meet you and chauffeur you to the Maidens Hotel followed by check-in. The Maidens Hotel is a heritage property that offers spacious rooms and genuine hospitality to it guests. The whole ambiance of this hotel represents grace and sophistication with a touch of ancient artifacts and furnishings. The warm and friendly staff here ensures that your room is flawless and ornated with flowers, fruits and delightful treats from our chef, all around the day.
DAY 2 : DELHI SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast, get ready for a private Delhi sightseeing tour while you drive through Old Delhi - where the soul of Delhi resides. Visit the 17th century Jama Masjid - largest mosque of India, Chandni Chowk- the oldest and busiest market of Delhi, Rajghat - where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948, Humayun’s Tomb - first garden style tomb of India and the Qutab Minar - tallest brick minaret in the world. Drive past India Gate (an arch monument built in the memory of soldiers who died in World War I) and Rashtrapati Bhawan (official residence of the President of India). This sightseeing tour can be easily customized as per your interests and we would happily tweak the schedule as per your comfort. Return to the hotel to rest for the day.
DAY 3 : DELHI - AGRA
After breakfast, drive to Agra. On reaching Agra, our company representative will meet you and chauffeur you to Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel followed by check-in. The Oberoi Amarvilas located close to the iconic Taj Mahal. It is is a landmark of royalty and elegance as all of its rooms offers breathtaking views of the Taj Mahal and beautiful glimpses of the MugHal splendor. This 5- tar hotel enjoys an unrivalled position among the other heritage hotels in Agra.
DAY 4 : AGRA SIGHTSEEING
Early morning visit to Taj Mahal - the most beautiful monument symbolic of love, dedication and purity. It is the 7th wonder of the world. This wondrous edifice came to life in 1631 which is now recognized as the jewel of Muslim art in India. The spectacular sunrise views at the Taj Mahal is something you can't afford to miss when in Agra. The Taj Mahal reflects different shades as it reflects pinkish shade in the morning, milky white in the evening and glittery gold in moonlight. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Visit the Agra Fort, known as the Red Fort of Agra as it resembles the Red Fort in Delhi. It is a massive fort made of red sandstone and this is how, it got its name. While exploring the fort, visit its splendid attractions that include the Palace of Mirrors (Sheesh Mahal), Hall of Public Audience (Diwan-i-Aam), Hall of Private Audience (Diwan-i-Khas), Nagina Mosque (Gem Mosque), Mina Masjid (Heavenly Mosque) etc. Visit the 16th century Jahangir Palace built by Emperor Akbar. It was the former Zenana (private residence) of the royal Mughal women and Noor Jahan, wife of Jahangir (son of Akbar), stayed her till her death. Head to the Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah whose structure resembles like that of a jewel box placed in a garden. It is also sometimes regarded as “Baby Taj”. It was the first tomb in India that was made purely of white marble. Later, return to hotel to rest for the day.
DAY 5 : AGRA - JAIPUR
After breakfast, proceed with drive to Jaipur. It is known as the Pink City of India since most of the buildings of this city display use of pink stone at a grand scale. It is the first planned city of early India and the largest city of Rajasthan. This centuries-old city is a must visit for history buffs, Indian food lovers and shoppers. On arrival, our company representative will transfer you to Oberoi Rajvilas Hotel followed by check-in. Oberoi Rajvilas is a widespread paradise dotted with perfectly-manicured gardens, trees and birdlife. The design of the hotel is inspired from the traditional pink lime plaster walls of the historic city and its interiors are beautifully embellished with Mughal arches, gold leaf frescoes, elevated domed ceilings, magnificent crystal chandeliers and lots more. Simply put, it is one of the finest symbols of the charm of Rajasthan and a perfect idea for those looking for an ultimate royal experience of Rajasthan.
DAY 6 : JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING
Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur city covering visits to the Amber Fort. It is the magnificent hill fort of Amber Fort whose beauty reflects on the below Maota Lake. Enjoy an elephant ride to and fro the fort where the fort is located followed by a visit to the Jaigarh Fort located atop the Amer Fort. Built by Jai Singh II (who founded the city of Jaipur), it boasts the world’s largest cannon "Jaivana Cannon". Move on to the City Palace - the royal palace of Jaipur with great historical importance. It was the former residence of Jai Singh II. Head to the Hawa Mahal, also called the “Palace of Winds”. It is an ideal example of architectural brilliance of Jaipur as it boasts the intricately-carved 953 windows with beautiful latticework. Visit the Albert Hall Museum that showcases an exquisite collection of armory and weaponry, stone and metal sculptures, crystal works etc. In the evening, spend time at the picturesque Man Sagar Lake and soak in the charm of the Jal Mahal or "Water Palace". Return to the hotel to rest for the day.
DAY 7 : JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast, go for an excursion to the legendary bazaars of Jaipur that are redolent of spices, sweetmeats and spicy delicacies, traditional art and crafts etc. Later, visit the Dera Amer. It is a hub of outdoor recreational and adventure activities and is surrounded by a dense forest. Spend time bathing and feeding elephants. You can also enjoy elephant, horse and camel safaris here.
DAY 8 : JAIPUR - UDAIPUR
Take a short flight to Udaipur - a dreamy city in Rajasthan. Nestled amidst the Arvavalli Hills, it is a city filled with pristine lakes, fascinating Havelis, vibrant bazaars and an ancient ambiance. On arrival, our company representative will meet you and chauffeur you to Oberoi Udaivilas Hotel followed by check-in. The Oberoi Udaivilas is an opulent hotel surrounded by a beautiful lake that looks like something straight from a fairytale. In 2015, it was voted as the ‘Best Hotel in the World’ by readers of Travel+Leisure magazine in US.
DAY 9 : UDAIPUR SIGHTSEEING
Your guided Udaipur sightseeing tour begins with a visit to the Vintage Car Museum that exhibits the impressive car collection of the Maharaja of Udaipur. Spend time clicking photographs here with the amazing collection of vintage cars here. Later, visit the 18th century City Palace located on the banks of Lake Pichola. It attracts tourists for its captivating marble-work, mirror and silver work, wall paintings and murals etc. Head to the Bagore ki Haveli. It is an 18th century Haveli that has now been converted into a Museum. The costumes of the royal Kings, rose water sprinklers, Mewar paintings, peacocks made of colored glass pieces, jewellery boxes of the royal women are a few major attractions here. Next, visit the Jagdish Temple - a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu (preserver of the World) and Sahelion ki Bari (Garden of the Maidens) that was a leisure spot of King Rana Sanga and the royal women of Udaipur. In the evening, spend time at the Fateh Sagar Lake - a tranquil lake famous for its sunset views or you can enjoy a cultural dance show “Dharohar” at the Bagore Ki Haveli. Return to the hotel to rest for the day.
DAY 10 : UDAIPUR - MUMBAI
On this day, take a flight to Mumbai. On arrival, our company representative will meet you and chauffeur you to the Oberoi Hotel followed by check-in. This hotel is a masterpiece of luxury in Mumbai offering captivating views of Marine Drive. It is a 5-star setting located in the Worli district of Mumbai that offers well-furnished rooms with impeccable style, comfort and luxury. Located on the Marine Drive, it affords unparalleled views across the ocean and shoreline. It is among the few hotels in Mumbai that offers a plethora of 24-hour services to its guests. You can also enjoy spa sessions at the Oberoi Spa to relax for the day and a luxury wine and dine and delightful patisserie at the Fenix.
DAY 11 : MUMBAI SIGHTSEEING
Excursion to the Elephanta Caves. It is a complex of rock-cut caves inspired from Brahmmical architecture displaying artistic sculptures. It is famous for the life-sized three-headed rock-cut sculpture of Lord Shiva. Later, board your ferry back to the Gateway of India and spend time clicking photographs at the 20th century Gateway of India built in honor of the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911. Later, visit the Prince of Wales Museum, also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, inspired from Indo-Saracenic architecture, that houses houses more than 60,000 objects. Head to the Hanging Gardens built in 1881. It is located atop the Malabar Hills and is popularly known for its mesmerizing sunset views over the Arabian Sea. The flower clock is one of its must-see attractions. Later in evening, spend time at the Marine Drive. At night, it is lighted up with a string of lights that resembles a necklace. This is why, it’s called the Queen’s Necklace. Return to hotel to rest for the day.
DAY 12 : MUMBAI DEPARTURE
After breakfast, our company representative will transfer you to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport to board your flight for your onward journey.