The ancient land of mystery, palaces and kings, romance and intrigue, nobility and grandeur.
A land steeped in a tradition of services and privileges to royalty. A land which has the largest Tiger population in the world
Despite its paradoxes and frustrations, India remains an utterly compelling destination. See life in its crowded bazaars, the unending ‘filmi’ music, the pungent mélange of cooking spices, beedi smoke, and dust and cow dung. Either you will love it or hate it but one thing is certain India is sure to change the way you see the world
Heart of India never ceases to amaze, its diversity offers you everything you would ever want in a holiday.
You will arrive at New Delhi’s International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, Our Team will meet you as you Exit the Arrivals Terminal building.
Warm Indian Welcome followed by transfer to the Hotel.
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 spacious, garden city, tree-lined with a number of beautiful parks
Upon arrival at the hotel, you will be accorded with a Traditional Welcome. Welcoming guest is an age-old tradition. ‘Atiihi Devobhava’ – treat your guest as if he were God. Indian hospitality can be savored immediately as one arrives at the hotel. Ladies dressed in traditional attire and colorful costumes greet the guest with garlands of fresh flowers. Flower petals are showered on the guest s and the ‘aarti’ ceremony is performed. The guest’s forehead is anointed with the traditional red ‘tika’ which is considered auspicious.
Check-in at exclusive desk set up at the hotel. Registration and pre-check-in will be arranged and guest will be escorted to rooms, after serving a non-alcoholic welcome drink.
Morning proceed for the visit of Old Delhi – visit the resplendent “mosque of Friday” – Jama Masjid. Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India and is one of the last architectural works of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan – whose best work is the Taj Mahal. The spacious courtyard of the Jama Masjid holds thousands of faithful devotees. After visit of Jama Masjid Walk through the colorful shopping bazaar known as Chandni Chowk (“Moonlit Street”), enjoy Rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk. Drive past the Red Fort – a majestic Fort and an erstwhile seat of power – which encapsulates a long period of Indian history and its arts.
Also visit a Sikh Temple – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib – is the most prominent Sikh house of worship in Delhi. The temple is a grand sight. The sacred pond inside its complex, known as the “Sarovar”, contains water considered holy by Sikhs and is known as “Amrit”.
Lunch at Hotel / Restaurant (Optional)
After Lunch, proceed for the Orientation tour of “Lyutens” Delhi – named after the leading British architect Sir Edwin Landseer Lyutens. Drive past some of magnificent monuments designed by him such as India Gate and Viceroy’s House – now known as the Rashtrapati Bhavan (President Palace).
Also visit Humayun Tomb, is the Delhi’s first Mughal mausoleum, constructed in 1564 after the death of the second Mughal Emperor. It was built in accordance to the Indo Islamic architecture.
In the morning proceed to visit Akshardham temple complex –
Nestling on the banks of river Yamuna over 100 acres of land, the temple is a modern signature of exquisite beauty. “Akshardham” means the eternal, divine abode of the supreme God, the haunt of eternal values and virtues of ‘Akshar’ as defined in the Hindu texts where a heart of devotion, purity and peace forever perches. The temple affords a beautiful matrix of marble and red sandstone, with many alluring sculptures that embellish its periphery. Come, experience divinity rising before your eyes at Akshardham, where a religious poetry is offered to every individual heart.
Also visit the different Exhibition halls and take the boat ride named Sanskruti Vihar, which would take you on a journey through 10,000 years of Indian history in approximately 12 minutes.
Lunch at local restaurant (Optional)
After lunch, proceed to Agra by road.
In terms of ambience, Agra 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 neighborhood.
Arrive at the hotel where all check-in formalities have been completed in advance, and keys are ready for immediate collection.
Time to relax and refresh.
Evening: Proceed to Kalakriti Art Theater to watch
‘Mohabbat-the-Taj’ – a series of plays depicting the saga of love. The true and immortal love of Shajahan for Mumtaj Mahal,his beautiful wife; the lavish lifestyle of the Mughal era; the hardship of the artisans over 22 years that created the most precious specimen of craftsmanship.
Appreciate the beauty of Taj Mahal from your room during sunrise.
Breakfast at the hotel
After breakfast, visit the impressive Agra Fort, the seat and stronghold of the Mughal Empire for successive generations. The buildings within this sprawling fort complex represent the assimilation of different cultures, which was the mark of the Mughal period. Most of the structures within the Agra fort are a mixture of different architectural styles.
After visit, return to the Hotel for relax.
Lunch at Hotel / restaurant (Optional)
Afternoon visit Taj Mahal from afternoon till sunset.
The Taj Mahal, perfect in its symmetry, is a monument to the love of Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The construction of the Taj Mahal started in 1631. It took 20,000 artisans 22 years to complete this poignant mausoleum that blends subtlety with grandeur, and a massive overall design with immaculately intricate execution. On the inner walls, jewel-like stones create beautiful designs in white marble. The Mughals perfected the art of embedding semi-precious stones into marble and the Taj is the finest example of this; it is a special process called pietra dura.
Optional tour: Catch the vantage view of the Taj Mahal during sunrise.
Early morning, you will be taken to the Taj Mahal to catch the beautiful glimpse of this marble monument during sunrise.
After breakfast, check out and drive to Fatehpur Sikri (36 kms/1 hrs)
This deserted red sandstone city was 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. A town larger than London when it was originally constructed, it is now an extraordinary place to wander around with its buildings in near perfect condition.
Buffet lunch at hotel Laxmi Vilas Palace, Bharatpur ( Optional)
After lunch, drive to “Pink City – Jaipur (180 kms / 03 hours approx.) enroute visit Abhaneri Stepwell ( Chand Baori)
Abhaneri is known for its ‘Baori’ or step well which was invented by the natives to harvest rain water. The Baori was used as a cool place of retreat and as a water source/reservoir during parched times of the year. Chand Baori remains one of India’s deepest and largest stepwells. The Baori consists of three flight of stairs descending into the earth with a subterranean palace on one side. The flight of stairs and the palace are all arranged in a square pattern with the well lying at the very bottom. The flight of steps are thirteen storeys deep. The palace at the bottom of the Baori was a place for the royals to stay during hot summers days. There is a large courtyard all around the Baori from where great views of the Baori can be had. All around the courtyard there are covered areas housing intricately carved sandstone artifacts/idols dating as far back as 10th century.
The colossal, delicately carved well of abaneri is located very close to the ruins of Harshat Mata Temple. Harshat Mata Temple is dedicated to goddess Harshat Mata. Harshat Mata is considered to be the goddess of joy and happiness. According to myth, the goddess is always cheerful, and she imparts her joy and happiness to the whole village.
After visit continue drive to Jaipur. Arrive & check –in at the hotel.
Jaipur – the capital of Rajasthan province is known for its arts and crafts, jewellery, hand-painted fabrics and stone sculptures; it is one of North India’s finest examples of a planned city embodying the best of Rajput and Mughal architecture.
After breakfast proceed for excursion to Amber Fort, the former seat of the Rajput rulers of Jaipur. Enroute you will stop at the Palace of Winds for a photo opportunity. Continue your drive to Amber fort. Amber Fort, set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture.
Enjoy Lunch at 1135 AD RESTAURANT, Amber Fort: (Optional)
The name 1135 AD, Amber for this heritage restaurant, also indicates the year of inception of the Amber Palace. It is part of the old palace located next to the temple of Shila‐Mata‐goddess Durga and Singh pole‐the main entrance of the Palace.
Afternoon Visit City Palace, a beautiful palace complex full of treasures now housed in the museum area. City Palace is a delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum. Also visit Jantar Mantar or Royal Astronomical Observatory. This observatory is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Maharaja (King) Jai Singh II at his then new capital of Jaipur between 1727 and 1734. Each instrument has a specific purpose and gives an accurate reading.
Get on the Rickshaws waiting outside the palace and we take you for a ride to the colourfulbazaar including Johri Bazar passing through the rose pink residential and business areas of Jaipur.
Later visit Birla Temple – A Hindu Temple constructed in white marble. The presiding deities here are Vishnu (One of the Hindu Trinity Gods) called Narayan and his consort Lakshmi, Goddess of wealth and good fortune. The temple exterior has carved sculptures of various mythological themes and images of saints. Built on raised ground, it is surrounded by large lush green gardens.
Morning tour to the City Palace – the majestic palace is actually a conglomerate of eleven palaces overlooking the sprawling Lake Pichola.
You will visit Jagdish Temple – dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located in the centre of the old city. The temple has a black marble image of Lord which is unusual for the northern part of the country, where statues of Gods are normally in white marble. Later visit Sahelion-ki-bari – the spectacular garden displaying the unique lifestyle of the Royal ladies who once lived in the Palaces.
In the afternoon, tour the private collection of precious and rare crystals from the Royal treasure. For more than 100 years the crystals remain underground, and the gallery was not open to public prospect due to its beauty and richness.
Afternoon Lunch at Terrace restaurant at Hotel Fateh Prakash Palace. (Optional)
Rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities.