The Best of India for guests who want and can afford the best
Choose your own date of arrival. This is a private tour
A Private English speaking tour escort throughout the tour
DAY 1 : ARRIVE DELHI
will arrive this evening at
New Delhi’s International
Airport by international flight.
Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, our
local representative will meet
you as you EXIT the ARRIVALS TERMINAL building after which you would be
transferred to your hotel ( always on a private basis .
India’s capital and a major gateway to the
country, contemporary Delhi
is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds - the
ancient with the modern. Amidst the fast spiraling skyscrapers the remnants
of a bygone time in the form of its many monuments stand as silent reminders
to the region’s ancient legacy. The first impressions for any visitor
traveling in from the airport are of a specious, garden city, tree-lined
with a number of beautiful parks.
arrival at the hotel, proceed for check-in, overnight
at the hotel in Delhi
DAY 2 : DELHI
After buffet breakfast at the hotel you will first visit Old Delhi.
The tour will begin with a visit to Raj Ghat, a simple memorial
to Mahatma Gandhi; drive past the Red Fort continuing to the Jama
Masjid by bicycle rickshaws, one of Asia’s
largest mosques. The magnificent Red Fort, overlooking the river Yamuna
was built during the years 1638 - 48 when the Moghul Empire was at its
peak. The tour continues to Jama Masjid, one of
Asia’s largest mosques and which is viewed from the outside. People stream
in and out of the mosque continuously and the presence of a nearby bazaar
means that the area is rarely quiet.
the afternoon: You will then be driven to New Delhi, which reflects the legacy the British left behind.
The division between New and Old Delhi is the division between the capitals
of the British and the Mughals respectively. The division in the walled
city and New Delhi also marks
the division in the life-styles. The walled city is all tradition where
one will be able to glean a past life-style in all its facets, colours
and spells. New Delhi in contrast,
is a city trying to live up to the best of 21st century standards.
The tour to Imperial Delhi
will include a visit to the Qutub Minar, the tallest stone tower
. Qutub-ud-din Aibak started it in 1199. Pulling down 27 Hindu and Jain
temples and using their columns erected the attached Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque
also built by him. Then visit Humayun’s tomb, built by the widow
of the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun, it is an outstanding monument in
the Indo-Persian style, a precursor of the Taj Mahal. The tour also includes
a drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament building
and the Rastrapathi Bhawan, the President’s residence.
Dinner hosted at Indian family’s home.
at the hotel
DAY 3 : DELHI – AGRA BY:
morning , our local representative will meet you in the hotel lobby and
transfer you to the railway station to board train for Agra:
arrival at Agra, you would
be received by our local representative and transferred to your hotel
Agra in terms of ambiance is still associated
with its Mughal period. The Mughals besides being great rulers were also
great builders and they preserved their best architectural wonders for
Agra & its neighbourhood. It has many wonderful
monuments and the Taj Mahal, the greatest of them all, is a masterpiece
of Mughal architecture at its best. The massive but elegant Agra Fort,
the delicate artistry of Itimad-ud-daulah’s tomb, the magnificent Taj
and Akbar’s deserted capital, Fatehpur Sikri, are each unique and outstanding.
Their architectural genius can also be seen in the forts, palaces and
aesthetically laid out gardens - each one a silent witness to a grand
style of a golden era.
Proceed for thevisit the Agra Fort,
an outstanding example of Mughal architecture. Agra Fort - the seat and the stronghold of the
Mughal Empire under successive generations. This was the seat of Mughal
rule and administration and the present structure owes its origins to
Akbar who erected the walls and gates and the first buildings on the eastern
banks of Yamuna
River. Shah Jehan added the impressive quarters and the mosque while Aurangzeb
added the outer ramparts. Visit its Hall of Public Audience and its Royal
Hi tea at Mr. Mukesh Aggarwal’s home
at the hotel .
DAY 4 :
AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI - JAIPUR
buffet breakfast at the hotel, proceed for sunrise tour of Taj Mahal
( closed on Fridays ).
Midway Tonga’s “horse carriages” would be waiting for you and will drop you
at the gates of the Taj Mahal.
The Taj Mahal is everything that has
been said about it and more. Taking 22 years and 20,000 men to build,
the white marble was quarried 200 miles away and was transported to the
site by a fleet of 1000 elephants. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan
as an expression of his love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, in mid 17th century,
the Taj Mahal is truly one of the wonders of the world. Though the Taj
appears to be amazingly perfect from almost any angle, it is the close-up
marble inlay work, which is really astounding.
you would be driven from Agra
to Jaipur (240 KMS/ 06 hrs) enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri - The deserted red sandstone city
built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the
late 16th century. It was abandoned soon after it was built when
the local wells went dry and it remains today in much the same condition
that it was over 300 years ago. It is complete with palaces and
mosques and used to be a town larger than
London when it was originally constructed. Now it is an extraordinary
place to wander around with its buildings in near perfect condition.
kingdoms are an enduring legacy to India ’s history. A land endowed with invincible
forts, magnificent palaces ad waves of sand dunes and serene lakes. No
other region in the country assembles the many paradoxes of India , as does the desert
Rajasthan. By far it is the most colourful region in India .
past is never too far from hand. The city of victory, Jaipur presides
over the fascinating desert state and its people: surrounded by rugged
hills, each crowned by a formidable fort; and beautiful palaces, mansions
and gardens dotted throughout its precincts. The palaces and forts of
yesteryear that were witness to royal processions and splendour are now
living monuments, accepted quite naturally into the lifestyles of the
people of the "pink city". Except for the busy traffic of bicycles,
cars and buses, little seems to have changed. There is a timeless quality
to Jaipur's bazaars and its people. With its historical past, Jaipur
revives legends of the ancient Rajputs. The dresses of the women and
the turbans of the men add colour to this fascinating city.
at the hotel
DAY 5 : JAIPUR
After buffet breakfast at the hotel,
you will be driven just outside Jaipur to the ancient capital of Amber
to see the fabulous Amber Fort. Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor
Akbar’s most successful General, started the construction of Amber Fort
in the 17th century. Before the
City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. The
fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Moat Lake. Ruins and
remains are spread over the Aravalli hills and sprawling crenulated walls
lattice the surrounding area.
jeep / elephant will
spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll
through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. Many of the rooms
have delightful wall paintings, with precious stones and mirrors inlaid
in the walls. Most fascinating, perhaps, is the Sheesh Mahal (hall of
mirrors) where a single lamplight is reflected in the many mirrors, lighting
up the room. En-route to Amber you will stop and see the ` Palace of Winds’, otherwise known as
Hawa Mahal. It is really an elaborate facade behind which the ladies of
the court used to watch the daily goings on in the street below. It is
extremely intricate in its pink sandstone carving. The cool wind blows
through its facade of windows and latticed screens through which the queens
of the court once viewed the streets of the city. (Elephant ride at
Amber Fort is subject to availability due to limited number of Elephants.)
Later visit the city of Jaipur. Among the highlights to be seen while
touring Jaipur include the City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex
of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved
doorways. The palace museum houses collections of rare manuscripts, armory,
costumes, carpets and miniature paintings.
to the adjacent Jantar Mantar or Astronomical Observatory made by the
Maharaja of Jaipur, built in 1726 and is one of the five such astronomical
wonders built by Sawai Jai Singh and makes accurate predictions even to
this day. You will also have the opportunity to wander about the local
Evening (2000 hrs onwards): Puppet
show at the hotel
DAY0 6 : JAIPUR
breakfast at the hotel. Later drive from Jaipur to Khimsar (340 kms /
07 hours drive approx).
arrival check–in at Khimsar Fort.
Perched on the edge on the great Thar Desert in the Heart of Rural India, the unique fort at Khimsar
offers a wide range of Experiences. The Battle scarred walls and turrets remained one of the Glorious past.
The initial Construction began in 1523 AD, the family moved in during
the 18th Century When a new 'Zenana' (Ladies Wing) was constructed. Thakur
Onkar Singh built a regal wing for himself in 1940s . Today the khimsar
fort ranks high amongest the premier classified heritage hotels of India
of the day at leisure. Overnight at Khimsar Fort.
DAY 7 : KHIMSAR
breakfast at the hotel and later drive from Khimsar to Jaisalmer (270
kms / 06 hours drive approx).
- The golden beauty etched in yellow
sandstone, standing tall against miles of gleaming sand. Founded in 1156
AD by Maharawal Jaisal, Jaisalmer’s location kept it almost untouched
by outside influences and even during the days of the Raj, Jaisalmer was
the lastto sign the Instrument of Agreement with the British.
Rest of the day at leisure . Upon
arrival check-in at the hotel
DAY 8 : JAISALMER
Buffet breakfast at the hotel, later
proceed for city tour of Jaisalmer. You will walk up to the Fort,
which dominates the town. Built in 1156, it is one of the oldest forts
in Rajasthan. About a quarter of the old city's population resides within
the fort walls, which have 99 bastions around the circumference. Within
the fort are a fine group of Jain temples built between the 12th and 15th
centuries, many containing ancient manuscripts. Walk through Jaisalmer’s
narrow streets dotted with ornately decorated Hindu and Jain temples.
Walk around this desert city, its fort emerging from the flat dry sands, bounding
in ancient palaces, temples and delicately sculpted havelis - all witness
to the emergence of this Rajput state into a market centre for traders.
Late afternoon drive to SamSand
Dunes for a camelback
ride into the desert to watch the sun set on this
golden desert city, emitting a lustrous glow off the desert sand. Camel
Safari is one of the unique ways to explore small villages in Rajasthan.
Atop this ship of the desert embark on an exciting soft adventure. This
safari is across India ’s Thar Desert, one of the harshest environments in the world. Board camels
to discover the rich desert culture and meet the colourful tribal people.
The capital of this exotic region is the golden city of Jaisalmer. Here we’ll explore palaces, local
markets, and venture down the narrow alleys to visit with the inhabitants
of the intricately carved sandstone buildings.
Return to the hotel after your tour. Overnight at the hotel
DAY 9 : JAISALMER
Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
0800 hrs : Drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur 290 KMS / 06 hours
drive approx). Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel.
Jodhpur- The old city of Jodhpur is surrounded by a wall 10km long, which
was built about a century after the city was founded. From the fort you
can clearly see where the old city ends and the new begins. The old city
is fascinating jungle of winding streets of great interest to wander around. Eight gates lead out from the walled city. It’s one
of the more interesting cities in
India and those baggy-tight horse riding trousers,
jodhpurs, took their name from this locale.
Upon arrival in Jodhpur, proceed for check in at the hotel.
Later proceed for the sightseeing tour of Mehrangarh Fort
& Jaswant Thada.
The Mehrangarh Fort is sprawled across
a 125-meter high hill and is the most impressive and formidable fort in
the fort-studded Rajasthan. On the wall adjacent to the Lahapol or “
Iron Gate” are 15 handprints, the sati marks of the widows of Maharaja
Man Singh who threw themselves upon his funeral pyre in 1843. Inside the
fort, which is still run by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, there is a whole
series of courtyards and palaces.
Visit the Mehrangarh Fort (citadel of the Sun) that evokes the very spirit
of the Rathores, the ruling local Rajput clan. Visit its various palaces
with their delicate friezes and respective museums, displaying treasures
of the royal family.
North of Meherangarh Fort, and connected to it by road, Jaswant Thanda
is a pillared marble memorial to the popular ruler Jaswant Singh II (1878-95),
who purged Jodhpur of dacoits, initiated irrigation systems and boosted
the economy. The cenotaphs of members of the royal family who have died
since Jaswant are close by his memorial; those who preceded him are remembered
by chhatris at Mandor. This south-facing spot is also the best
place from which to photograph the fort, looming above the sheer rocky
Evening: proceed on an exhilarating walk through the old city of Jodhpur. The walk will take you as far as the old
market from which point you will be transported by Tongas , or horse-drawn carriages,
back to the hotel.
at the hotel
10 JODHPUR – UDAIPUR
breakfast at the hotel.
will be driven from Jodhpur to Udaipur (255 KMS / 6.30 hours) en-route
visiting Ranakpur Jain Temples (The
temple is open for visitors from 1200 hrs till 1700 hrs only) an exceptionally beautiful excursion through the rugged, wooded hills of Rajasthan
to the Jain Temples of Ranakpur in the Aravalli Valley, to see one of
the best complexes of Jain religion which is particularly noted for the
grandiose scale of its architecture and the highly decorated ceilings,
walls and 1444 different pillars. The priests of the temples did all the
temple designing and their generations are still continuing the work.
Rajasthan is romantic with tales of
valour and chivalry, and a history that brings to life forts and palaces
and court intrigues. But Udaipur is different - an interlude for the diehard romantics.
A splash of colour in colourful Rajasthan that's brighter, tinged with
the tones of local legends and lores. Here are lakes that come as a surprise
in sandy Rajasthan, and forested hills where wildlife still abounds.
And in the lakes or by their edges are palaces straight out of fairy tales,
each more beautiful than the other.
There are rugged fortresses too -- Chittaurgarh and Kumbalgarh, where
the history of Udaipur is told as if it were but a page from yesterday. For in Udaipur the past lives and breathes with the present.
Set on the shores of Lake Pichola and surrounded by hills, Udaipur grew in complete contrast to the harsh deserts
of the rest of Rajasthan. As capital of the old Mewar State it was
the only Rajput stronghold to uphold its Hindu allegiance in the face
of Muslim invasion. From the late 16th century, peace brought about an
era of renaissance in the arts and encouraged the building of beautiful
palaces around the lake, culminating in the
City Palace, one of the largest palace complexes
in the world. The lake itself is a romantic setting surrounding the gleaming
Palace and the Jag Mandir, a refuge of the rebel Mughal prince, Shah Jahan,
soon to be the creator of the incomparable Taj Mahal.
at the hotel
DAY 11 : UDAIPUR
morning after breakfast, proceed
for a sightseeing tour of Udaipur City, also known as the City of Sunrise
First on your sightseeing tour you will proceed for a tour of the City Palace,
which overlooks Lake Pichola. The City
Palace was built in 1725 of granite and marble with filigreed balconies, ornate
windows and craftsmanship in glass.
The royal palace walls stretch over a mile on the eastern side of the
lake. Within the palace is a maze of courtyards,
apartments and decorated halls. The rooms are covered with frescoes, displays
of royal processions, stone and glass mosaics and ornamental doors and
The marble throne in the coronation rooms was last used during the time
Maharana Sangram Singh II (1710-30) and nearby is the Sun Window installed
by Maharaja Bhim Singh (1778-1828).
This is the divine symbol of the house of Mewar, which traces its lineage
to the Surya Vansha, descendants of the Sun. Each palace within is an
outstanding creation of art. Visit the museums and the hall of public
audiences, the private chambers of the royal ladies at the palace and
at the hotel
DAY 12 : Fly : UDAIPUR – DELHI
buffet breakfast at the hotel, morning at leisure , in the afternoon our
local representative will meet you in the hotel lobby and transfer you
to the airport for your flight:
arrival at Delhi, you would
be received by our local representative and transferred to your hotel
( Day use Room is included in the rate ) .
/ early morning transfer to international airport to board flight for
Based on Category A - Five stars hotels
CityName of the HotelRoom CategoryNights
Palace Superior Room 2
AgraTaj View Dlx.Taj
View Room 1
Jaipur Taj Jai
Mahal Palace Luxury Room
Fort Deluxe Room
Jaisalmer Fort Rajwada
Deluxe Room 2
JodhpurTaj Hari Mahal Sup.
Garden View 1
Lake PalaceLuxury Room 2
DelhiRadisson Superior Room 1
Category A : Based on 5 Star hotels - Based always on a private basis
Rate per person in Triple : $ 4450 USD
Rate per person in Double : $ 4671 USD
Rate per person in Single : $ 6200 USD
Rates are subject to change without notice
Based on Category B - Four stars hotels
To be able to book your train tickets in advance, your names as listed
in your passports.
Verify gender ( male / female ) & passport details : Passport number.
Date & place of issue .
Date your passort is valid until . Date of birth and nationality .
CityName of the HotelRoom CategoryNights
Standard Room 2
PalaceStandard Room 1
Tulip Superior Room 2
Fort Deluxe Room 1
Jaisalmer Gorbandh Palace Deluxe
Deluxe View 1
Prakash PalaceDove Cote Room 2
DelhiAshok Country Resort Club
Category B - Based on 4 stars Hotels :
Rates are always in USD $
Rate per person in triple : $ 3390 USD
Rate per person in double : $ 3479 USD
Rates are subject to change without notice
accommodation at the
hotels mentioned above or similar.
buffet breakfast at the hotels.
transfers , always on a private basis, your own private air-conditioned
vehicle, private chauffeur and private guide.
domestic air fare within India in economy class with tax as per itinerray
: Udaipur - Delhi.
Fare for sector Delhi – Agra in Air conditioned chair car
and sightseeing tours will be by Air-conditioned Toyota Innova car
up to 03 pax, Air-conditioned Tempo Traveller from 04 to 06 pax, Air-conditioned
Mini coach for 07 to 14 pax and Air-conditioned Large coach for 10
guests and more .
taxes . All entrance fees for all sites listed as per itinerray .
Parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes, and porterage at all
hotels & airports.
local guide shall be provided for the sightseeing & excursion tours.
elephant/jeep to ascend Amber Fort in Jaipur. (Please note that elephant
ride is subject to availability failing which jeep will be provided).
Tonga ride-horse carriage
ride in Agra for visiting
Taj Mahal (01 way).
ride (common) in Lake
Pichola, Udaipur for 01 hour.
ride in Jaisalmer.
Dinner with the Indian family in
Tea at the Indian family’s home in
show in Jaipur at the hotel.
currently applicable taxes.
Not Included :
Expense of personal nature like
tipping (to guide/restaurants/bell boys etc), laundry, telephone/fax
calls, alcoholic beverages.
Camera/video camera fee at monuments.
Airport departure tax etc.
Any trip cancellation insurance ( in case you need to cancel )
VISA fees .
Any airfare from/ to your home country
Any other services not mentioned
in the inclusions.
To be able to book your train tickets in advance,
your names as listed in your passports.
Verify gender ( male / female ) & passport details : Passport
number. Date & place of issue .
Date your passport is valid until . Date of birth and nationality
Hotel Check-In, Check-out time
is subject to change without notice .
Rates include only those items
specified in your itinerary.
listed hotels are subject to availability , and of course are subject
In case on any currency fluctuations
or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve
the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.