Red Fort, Delhi
Jama Masjid, Delhi
India Gate, Delhi
Humayun Tomb, Delhi
Lotus Temple, Delhi
Qutub Minar, Delhi
Taj Mahal, Agra
Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri
Amber Fort, Jaipur
City Palace, Jaipur
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
Lake Palace, Udaipur
Lying between Aravalli Ranges and Thar Desert, Rajasthan – the land of valiant Rajput, is believed to have existed since Indus valley Civilization. Ruled by motley of Hindu Kings over the century, Rajasthan has always been known as the symbol of resistance, valour, supreme sacrifice and Pride. The multiplicity of rulers have resulted in development of contiguous culture and rich ensemble of architecturally beautiful buildings, in its Forts, Palaces and Temples. Explore the cultural richness of Rajasthan through highlights of Rajasthan tour, the experience enhanced with the visit to the India’s most beautiful building of Taj Mahal.
Arrive Delhi International Airport, collect your baggage, clear your immigration and proceed to arrival lounge, eLand holidays executive will be waiting at the arrival lounge to welcome you. Meet and greet followed by transfer to your hotel.
Stay overnight for the night. (No Meals)
After a leisurely breakfast, proceed to explore the “Political Capital of India” Delhi. Start your day with the visit the 17th Century Shahjehanabad, more popularly known as Old Delhi. Start your day with the visit to Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in Asia, It can house upto 25000 people at one time. After enjoying birds eye view of the Old Delhi from one of its towers, proceed to explore the lanes and by lanes of Chandni Chowk by a cycle Rickshaw, the most adventurous and convenient way of discovering one of the oldest Indian Market established in 1650. Later drive past the New Delhi area, passing through the Government buildings, Parliament House and President House, enjoy a photo stop at India Gate – the war memorial. Later visit the 12th century Minaret of Qutub Minar, probably the tallest stone built Minar in the world. Other interesting places to visit within the complex is the Iron Pillar and Quwwat ul Islam Mosque. End your day with the visit to 21st century Akshardham Temple (Closed on Monday), an architectural marvel, it epitomizes 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. Evening enjoy the musical fountain show, where laser lights and water combine to portray the philosophy of life. Dinner and stay overnight stay at Hotel. (Breakfast & Dinner)
After breakfast drive to Agra, the medieval city which rose to prominence around 16th century and is bestowed with some of the finest Mughal era monuments. Arrive Agra and visit Itimad Ud Daullah – also known as “Jewel Box”, it was the first building constructed by Mughals in White Marble. The Pietra Dura work which adorns the walls of Taj Mahal is said to be refined here. Arrive and check in at the hotel. After a brief rest visit Agra Fort - presents a formidable appearance with its vast walls, standing seventy feet in height, and a mile and a half in circuit, with imposing turrets and gateways. Visit the Diwan E Aam and Diwan a Khas, Halls for Public and private audience. Evening proceed to Mehtab Bagh, a Mughal Era Garden, is believed to be the place where Taj Mahal in black stone was proposed to be built. It offers wonderful unhindered views of Taj Mahal from across the River. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Overnight stay at hotel in Agra. (Breakfast & Dinner)
Early morning, around Sunrise, visit Taj Mahal is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage”. See the beautiful white marble change hues with the progress of the morning from light Pinkish to Orangish to Pure white. (Closed on Friday). Return to the hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast, check out and drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur sikri a UNESCO World heritage, this deserted red sandstone city was built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century and is in perfectly preserved state. Buland Darwaza, Tomb of Salim Chishti, Diwan-i-Am, Panch Mahal, treasury house etc. are some of the stunning buildings to be explored here. Upon arrival in Jaipur check in into the hotel. Evening free to explore the vibrant markets of Jaipur. They are known for their brightly colored clothes including the tie and die one, lac Bangles, brassware, ironware and silverware etc., enjoy shopping like locals. Overnight stay at the hotel. (Breakfast & Dinner)
After breakfast at hotel, morning proceed for an excursion to the majestic Amber Fort. Take an elephant ride to ascend the hill on which the fort is situated. The Amber Fort set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Mughal architecture, construct by Raja Man Singh in 1592 and completed by Swai Jai Singh, the fort is made in red sand stone and white marble. Afternoon proceed for city Jaipur city tour visiting, the City Palace and the Observatory and photo stop near the Palace of Winds, also known as Hawa Mahal.
Evening free to explore the beautiful markets and surroundings on own. Stay overnight at the hotel. (Breakfast & Dinner)
After a leisurely breakfast, check out and drive to Jodhpur – often referred to as ‘The Blue city” after the cluster of houses painted blue and “the Sun city” for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all the year round. Enroute stop at Ajmer, to visit the Ajmer Sharif Dargah – shrine of Saint Moinuddin Chishti, also known as Khwaja Garib Nawaz (benefactor of Poor), was imam, Islamic Scholar and Philosopher who introduced Chishti order of Sufism in India. He is regarded in great esteem by both Hindu’s and Islamic followers and thousands of visitors come here daily to offer their prayers.
Arrive Jodhpur late in the evening to check in at the hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel in Jodhpur. (Breakfast & Dinner)
After breakfast at hotel visit 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. Following visit of the fort, proceed on an exhilarating walk through the old city of Jodhpur. 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 Meherangarh plateau. Afternoon enjoy walking through the busy markets of Jodhpur, famous for selling Amntiqus, Tie and Dye Sarees, leather and embroidered shoes, Lac Works with lac bangles,. A walk through the spice market is an exhilarating experience to your sense of sight and smell. Stay overnight at the hotel. (Breakfast and Dinner)
After a leisurely breakfast, check out and drive to the Lake city of Udaipur en-route visit Ranakpur Jain Temples, 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. The most amazing facts about the Temple is its 1444 beautiful carved pillars, each of them is unique and none of the two are alike.
Continue your drive to Udaipur to arrive and check in at the hotel. 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 white Lake Palace and the Jag Mandir, a refuge of the rebel Mughal prince, Shah Jahan, soon to be the creator of the incomparable Taj Mahal.
Stay overnight at the hotel. (Breakfast and Dinner)
After a leisurely breakfast, explore Udaipur – the city of Lakes is also known as the City of Sunrise. Start your day with the visit to City Palace complex, a well-fortified, majestic white monument is believed to be constructed over various generations over 400 years. A combination of 11 different Palaces, City Palace is a harmonious blend of Rajputana, Islamic, Christian, European and Buddhist architecture styles. Later visit Jagdish Temple, a 16th-century temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, it is the largest and most splendid temple in Udaipur. Drive past Fateh Sagar Lake and visit Sahelion-ki-Bari, the Garden of the Maids-of-Honour, which has numerous fountains in four pools, embellished with delicately chiselled kiosks and elephants. The garden brings to the fore the unique lifestyle of the royal ladies, who once strolled through these gardens.
Later in the evening enjoy boat cruise on Lake Pichola, an excellent way of watching sunset and visiting Jag Mandir Palace, which covers almost four acres and is noted for its marble pavilion and an imposing dome. You’ll see people doing their laundry on the shores of the lake against the backdrop of the massive City Palace and the old city.
Return to your hotel for overnight stay. Stay overnight at the hotel. (Breakfast and Dinner)
After a leisurely breakfast at hotel, relax for the morning. Afternoon in time, check out and transfer to Udaipur airport for flight to Delhi/ Mumbai. Arrive and connect to onwards flight. . (Breakfast)