Taj Mahal & Jodhpur Tour

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From the 'Banjaras' in Blue to the Royal in Gold....

Indulge in the royalty of the architecture and ambiance in the Delhi, Agra, Jaipur Tour along with getting lost in the meandering lanes of the 'Blue City'. Spend the prelude of your vacation amidst the relics of the capital city and awing over the magnanimity of one of the seven wonders of the world. In the major latter half dive into the tranquillity of the city set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert, posing proudly with its flamboyant palaces and forts. The entire journey is ought to inculcate a feeling of royal opulence contrasting to the vagabond wandering guided by the aroma of sweets and other road side delicacies.

Day : 1 Arrival Delhi

Be heartily welcomed by our representative in Delhi to help you check into your hotel to enjoy a serene overnight stay.

Day : 2 Delhi

After an exemplary breakfast at your hotel, begin your royal and ravishing Delhi, Agra, Jaipur Tour. First set out to experience an architectural marvel adorned in an ambiance of piety and righteousness. The Lotus temple, so it is has been named due to its flower like structure, provides the perfect peaceful start to a day of overwhelming experiences. It is a worship space not bounded by any particular religion or creed and thus enriches the traveller's soul with substantial bliss. Next, much contrasting to the start, bask in the light of victory reflected from a 200 year old monument called the Red fort. Glance at the smaller structures set within the fort complex like the Diwani-i-Aam, Moti Masjid and the Mumtaz Mahal to have a complete breath-taking involvement with the entire complex. Visit the nearest spot next, known since times immemorial for its religious significance and as a vivid example of Mughal Architecture, The Masjid-i Jahn-Num i.e. Jama Masjid. Next up, pay tribute to the only woman to ever rule the Delhi Sultanate- Razia Sultan. Her tomb is located near to the Jama Masjid surrounded by the construction of unauthorized buildings and no roof over its head. This tomb, unlike the others built for Mughal Emperors, has a much modest appeal and mainly should be visited to inculcate the historical significance of one of the most notable unsung rulers of the Empire. You may then savour a typical North Indian Cuisine at the famous Kareem's for lunch and replenish yourself to carry on further with the explorations. Post lunch, dive into yet another historically significant and marvellous architectural entity- the Humayun's Tomb. Do not forget to take a glance at the Peace Pagoda or the Vishwa Shanti Stupa, located on the north-east side of the tomb. Next, marvel your senses with a 240 ft tall minaret started by Qutub-Ud-Din-Aibak and completed by his son Iltutumish- the Qutub Minar. Head towards Purana Qila, then, to enjoy a blissful evening amidst the ruins of one of the oldest forts in Delhi. Take a short drive and feel the national pride when the eyes set its vision on the India Gate twinkling in the tricolour lights. End your day by going on a shopping spree and enjoying an open air dinner at Delhi Haat. Stay the night at the hotel.

Day : 3 Delhi-Agra

Tune the radio to your favourite 'Journey Song' as you are en route to the next stop of your ravishing Delhi, Agra, Jaipur Tour. On the way, please your eyes and calm your senses with an extraordinary example of Hindu Temple Architecture- the Akshardham Temple. On reaching Agra check into your destined hotel and satisfy your taste buds by retiring for lunch. Post lunch visit one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, rebuilt in red sandstone by one of the most famous emperors of the Delhi Sultanate-Akbar. The Agra Fort is not only famous for its built and fascinating structure but also as a tragic location where Shah Jahan was held captive by his son Aurangzeb to battle for his authority over the empire. It is also believed that the dethroned captive ruler shed tears at the sight of the Taj Mahal (the tomb of his darling wife, Mumtaz Begum) as visible from his cell. Next visit a mosque built by Shah Jahan popularly known as the Jami Masjid or Friday Mosque. End your day with an opulent dinner spot, decorated with traditional frescos, at Esphahan which is part of the majestic The Oberoi Amarvilas. Night stay at your hotel.

Day : 4 Agra

Start the morning by visiting the structure that has been vouching for indelible love since many historic eras. Set on the banks of the tranquil Yamuna River, the famous Taj Mahal proves to be an epitome of excellence of Mughal architecture housing the tomb of Shah Jahan's beloved wife, Mumtaz Begum. The monument is set between a traditional Mughal Char Bagh, which administers the mystic feeling this romantic aura required. A lesser known replica of Taj Mahal also known as 'Baby Taj Mahal' is another Mughal mausoleum- the tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daula. A tomb dedicated to a minister in Shah Jahan's court- Mir Gheyas Beg, it represents the first phase of Mughal architecture and hence is worth a visit. Next, have a stroll in the Mehtab Bagh or the Moonlight Garden and get yet another majestic view of the grand Taj Mahal. Post lunch evade into the depths of this historic city by roving through smaller forts and masjids like the Moti Masjid, the Panch Mahal and the Chini ka Rauza and thus end your day with the glamour of the Mughal era etched in your mind. Stay the night at the hotel.

Day : 5 Agra-Jaipur

On your way to reach the last spot of the Golden Triangle of India and conclude your Delhi, Agra, Jaipur Tour, experience the ruins of the city that served as a capital to the Mughal Kingdom for a short span of 15 years. Fatehpur Sikri or the city of victory bears witness to great Mughal periodic architecture and thus divulges true royalty that the Delhi Sultanate ruled in. The grand Buland Darwaza, the tomb of Salim Chishti, the Jama Masjid, Diwan-i-Aam and Diwan-i-Khas are a few spectacular snippets of this great historic city that are worth getting lost into. Reach Jaipur and check into your destined hotel. While away the evening by viewing the thousands of splendid artifacts at the Albert Hall Museum and then glide in an ocean of sanctity in the Lakshmi Narayan Temple also called Birla Mandir. Night stay at your hotel.

Day : 6 Jaipur

After a royal breakfast, visit one of the most iconic structures for which Jaipur is known. Said to have a red and pink sandstone facade bearing 953 intricately carved jharokas, the Hawa Mahal bears full testimony to the epitaph of Pink City given to Jaipur. Commissioned by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the Mahal posses numerous chambers, corridors and courtyards that are an adequate evade to the historic Rajput era. At a close distance, visit the Jantar Mantar, which houses 19 architectural astronomical instruments built by Rajput Raja, Sawai Jai Singh II. It features the world's largest stone dial and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next indulge further into some more Rajput honour and ostentatious glory with a visit to the City Palace of Jaipur. It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur and the complex houses Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal Palaces and other buildings. The palace complex is a great example of the splendour with which the Rajput kings ruled. The famous Amer Fort, the next spot, is known for its artistic Hindu elements. From its entrance through the Ganesh Pol to the majestic view of the Maota Lake as visible, the entire fort presents the visitor with a bouquet of beauty and magnificence. Post lunch visit the lesser famous forts Jaigarh and Nahargarh to enjoy a majestic view of the city of Jaipur in the milieu of the setting sun. Enjoy the night with Rajasthani folk music, dance and dining under the starts at Chokki Dhani Village. Thus end your awe-inspiring Delhi, Agra, Jaipur Tour with laughter and merriment.

Day : 7 Jaipur-Jodhpur

It is finally time to bask in the ecstasy in blue-the city of Jodhpur. On reaching Jodhpur, check into your hotel. In the evening, spend some serene moments under the groves of plum and guava while enjoying the cool breeze of the Balsamand Lake. The Palace situated there was used as a summer retreat by the royal families of Jodhpur and thus are worth a notable glance. Next indulge yourself in a shopping spree near the famous Clock Tower built by Maharaja Sardar Singh. The intricacy of exquisite carving further heightened by the night lights makes it a photographic site. Retire at your chosen hotel.

Day : 8 Jodhpur

Start your tour with the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort. This invincible fort is 400 ft above the city and thus proves to be a photographer's paradise as the entire blue mass of the city is visible from the fort. The construction of this incredible architectural glory had taken place over a period of centuries and thus the styles involved are an eclectic 'hotch-potch' of various eras. The Chamunda Mata Temple, located within the fort houses the chief worshipped deity of the Rajputs. The nearest spot which worth wandering into is the Jaswanth Thada, which was built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh. The tranquillity of the mammoth structure in white marble with the intricate carvings make it an architectural splendour. Next up, get a chance to visit a palace that is a living heritage, that is, it still is used for the purpose it was constructed for. The Umaid Bhawan Palace still has the royal family residence in it along with a luxury hotel. The sector opened for visitors houses a unique museum containing the belongings of the historic Rajas and Maharajas. Post lunch, get lost in the meandering and lush Mandore Gardens. It also houses a museum called the 'Hall of Heroes' and a temple of the 33 crore Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The architectural glamour of the bygone era is clearly evident. Enjoy a ravishing sunset at Mansuria Hills Garden and end your day with a wondrous canvas painted in crimson.

Day : 9 Jodhpur

Gear up to experience the Khajurao of Rajathan. The Osian Village is an oasis set amidst the Thar Desert. Spend the morning visiting the various beautiful rock carved temples and monuments in the backdrop of golden sand rustling away. Post lunch take a jeep safari and experience the scorching sun being slowly diminished into the depths of the oceans of sand. Have a once in a life-time experience of lying amidst the Thar, star gazing in one of the numerous campsites available.

Day: 10 Jodhpur- Alwar

Time to set foot on the last but not least destination where the journey of the Fairy Queen ends-Alwar. After a beautiful drive from the golden dunes to the rocky cliffs, let your soul plunge into a poised aura of the Garbhaji Falls. Let all the nerves in your mind be revived by the trickling of falls. End your night with a sumptuous dinner at the Dadhikar Fort and feed yourself a mesmerising view of the Aravalli Range along with authentic cuisines. Night stay at your destined hotel.

Day: 11 Alwar- Delhi

Suit yourself into some cargo wear and get ready to go on an early morning safari exploring wildlife. Sariska is well known for its tiger reserve and is bound to present its visitors with a thrilling experience of forest safari. After breakfast, it's time to get lost in the opulent melange of Rajput and Islamic styles of architecture at the Alwar City Palace. The museum, within the palace complex, housing swords that belonged to great rulers of the Delhi Sultanate are too worth a visit. For a beautiful finale, visit the Bala Quila (young fort) and enjoy the intricacies of marble and stone work, thus, finishing off in poise of royalty. Post lunch, drive back to Delhi with a bagful of thrilling and classy experiences to last a lifetime.

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