Highlights of North India

10 nights - 11 days
On arrival at Delhi’s international airport, we will be met by our representative and taken to your hotel for overnight stay.

Overnight at The Imperial OR The Oberoi
Day 02: IN DELHI
Full day guided city tour of New Delhi and Old Delhi. Delhi - the capital of India, is a
fascinating city with complexities and contradictions, beauty and dynamism, where the past co-exists with the present. Many dynasties ruled from here and the city is rich in the
architecture of its monuments. Delhi is not only the present metropolis of India but also a Necropolis. Because of its location, being on the banks of the river Yamuna, many cities have risen and fallen over the last five millenniums.

In Old Delhi visit the historic RED FORT - Shah Jehan’s elegant citadel in red sandstone. Very near the Fort is the JAMA MASJID (Friday Mosque), India’s largest mosque, also built by Shah Jahan. Take an interesting walk through the famous bazaars of CHANDNI CHOWK. Also visit RAJ GHAT - the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. In New Delhi visit the QUTAB MINAR, a Tower of Victory that was built in the 12th century by Qutbuddin Aibak, the HUMAYUN’S TOMB - a precursor to the Taj Mahal, INDIA GATE, the memorial of the First World War and PRESIDENT HOUSE etc.

Overnight at The Imperial OR The Oberoi
Day 03 : DELHI / AGRA
Drive to Agra (204 km/ 3.5 hrs) late in the morning and arrive there in roughly three hours.

In the afternoon visit the AGRA FORT, built by three Mughal Emperors starting from
Akbar the Great in 1565 AD, which is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings including the Moti Masjid, Jahangir's Palace, Khaas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal, Diwane-i-Am, Diwane-i-Khas and Musamman Burj, where Emperor Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal Emperor, died a prisoner.

Overnight at The Amarvilas
Today visit the TAJ MAHAL - the inimitable poem in white marble at sunrise. Built over a period of 22 years, by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630, for his Queen Mumtaz
Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains, it is one of the seven modern wonders of the World. Return to the hotel for breakfast, check out and drive 38kms.- 35 minutes to the deserted city of FATEHPUR SIKRI. This exquisite city built by Akbar the Great in 1569, in red sandstone; with its forts, palaces and mosques was abandoned 14 years after its creation due to political reasons. The Friday Mosque and the exquisite tomb of Sheik Salim Chisti are in the religious grounds set aside in a separate enclosure adjacent to the secular buildings.

Drive another 18kms. 15 minutes to arrive at one of Asia’s finest Bird sanctuary. People
interested in birds will know Bharatpur for its World Heritage listed bird sanctuary, the
KEOLADEO GHANA NATIONAL PARK. The area here was originally flooded by the Maharaja so his hunting trips were successful, but now the sanctuary is a haven and home to over 400 kinds of birds and many other migratory species. The style of wildlife viewing here is a highlight in itself, as you travel by bicycle or a cycle-rickshaw with a local guide who is an expert on the flora and fauna of the park.

Continue your drive to JAIPUR and arrive the capital of Rajasthan by late afternoon. City is color washed pink - the color associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. After you check in at your hotel, rest of the day is free to relax in the hotel by the poolside or just to laze around in the room.

Overnight at The Rajvilas.
Day 05 : IN JAIPUR
This morning you will drive 11kms in the outskirts of the city to visit AMBER FORT, the ancient capital of the State until 1728. Visit the Temple of Kali, the Hall of Victory or Jai Mahal and Jagmandir. You can have the unique experience of traveling on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. The Amber Fort, the capital of the erstwhile State of Jaipur until 1728 is perched on a hill.

During your tour of the pink city, visit the CITY PALACE - the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles which houses a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and armoury of the Mughals and Rajputs, including swords of different shapes and sizes with ornate handles. It has an art gallery with an excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works in Arabic, Persian, Latin and Sanskrit.

Lastly stop at PALACE-OF-WINDS for taking pictures and spend time in crowded lanes & by lanes of pink city, haggling and souvenir- hunting.

Overnight at The Rajvilas
Today you will leave early and take a long drive to Jodhpur known for its striking forts,
stately palaces and gracious buildings. Your hotel UMAID BHAWAN PALACE in Jodhpur has a history of itself and the Maharaja of Jodhpur still occupies a part of the Palace. Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present Maharaja of Jodhpur, this goldenyellow sandstone monument was conceived on the grandest possible scale, in the fashionable Art Deco style of that time. After 15 years in construction, the 347-room palace was finally completed in 1943 – and has served as the principal residence of the Jodhpur royal family since.

In the evening visit the THE MEHRANGARH FORT is spread over an area of 5 sq. km in the heart of the city. Inside the fort, a series of courtyards and palaces greet the visitor. The palace apartments house a splendid collection of the trappings of the Indian royalty.

Overnight at The Taj Umaid Bhavan Palace
There is a long drive to Jaisalmer planned for today. Jaisalmer a fairy-tale town in the Thar Desert founded about 800 years ago by Rajah Jaisal. Unlike any other city, this desert fortress is one of Rajasthan's most exotic and unusual towns. The fort built by Rawal Jaisal in the 12th century, stands on the 80 metre high Trikuta hill, with beautifully carved Jain temples. Evening is free to walk around in the colorful and bustling bazaars.

Overnight at Fort Rajwada
After breakfast visit the famous Havelis (mansions) known for their frescoes. The most
elaborate and magnificent of all the Jaisalmer havelis is the PATWAON KI HAVELI. The haveli was built between 1800 and 1860 by five Jain brothers. SALIM SINGH KI HAVELI and NATHMAL KI HAVELI are the other two havelis that are opened to visitors. Also visit the FORT Built in 1156 by the Bhatti ruler, Jaisala, which stands atop the 80 m high Trikuta hill. The fort is surrounded by 3 walls and features 99 bastions. Within the fort complex lie the beautifully carved Jain Temples built between the 12th and 15th centuries. Spend time in local bazaars in old town, visit the nearby sand dunes for a camel ride at sunset.

Overnight at Fort Rajwada
Today you will fly to another beautiful city in RAJASTHAN called UDAIPUR. It is the city of lakes, also known as "the Venice of the East" and the second most visited city in
Rajasthan, after Jaipur. A royal past makes itself evident in every nook and corner in Udaipur. Whether it is the ornate doors that are entrances to people's homes or the palaces, gardens and monuments, Udaipur gives one a glimpse of what the place would have looked like in its time of glory.

In the evening you will enjoy a leisurely boat ride on LAKE PICHOLA. With its main attractions being the two palaces on the islands in the lake, Jagniwas and
Jagmandir Lake Pichola is about 4 km in length and 3 km wide. Jagniwas was earlier the
summer retreat of the prince of Mewar and now a five-star hotel. The city palace extends
along the eastern shore of the lake and you can go for a boat ride from Bansi Ghat.

Overnight at Oberoi Udaivilas OR Taj Lake Palace
Day 10 :  IN UDAIPUR
This morning proceed for a guided tour visiting the CITY PALACE built in 1725. The
grand City Palace is actually a conglomerate of eleven palaces overlooking the sprawling
Lake Pichola. One of the largest, most beautiful palaces in the state of Rajasthan, it is now a museum, royal residence and a luxury hotel. This intricately designed monument is an architectural wonder in granite and marble; JAGDISH TEMPLE built in 1651 by Maharaja Jagat Singh, this temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located in the centre of the old city. The temple has a black marble image of Lord Vishnu, which is unusual for the northern part of the country, where statues of Gods are normally in marble. Evening is at leisure to explore the local colorful market.

Overnight at Oberoi Udaivilas OR Taj Lake Palace
Day 11: TO DELHI
Morning is at leisure. Check out at 12oo and drive 45-minute to come to DEVIGARH, one of India’s finest boutique luxury resorts for lunch. The resort is popular with rich & famous for celebrations. Many westerners come here to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, wedding anniversaries and marriages.

After lunch we will spend some time to just laze around or walk around to enjoy views of
the spectacular village and landscape from the hotel’s terraces and balconies. Later, drive 1 hour to the airport for flight to Delhi.

Fly today evening to Delhi. Enjoy a farewell dinner in a local restaurant before being
transferred to airport to connect your onward flight.


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