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Rajasthan & Mumbai with Wildlife

Duration : 15 Nights / 16 Days
Destination : Delhi – Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Mumbai

Day 01 : (02/12/2010) Arrival at Delhi

Meet and assist by representative upon arrival at Delhi Welcome in Indian tradition. After transfer to Hotel with assistance.
Over night at Hotel

Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing

After breakfast proceed sightseeing of New Delhi. Visiting Rashtrapati Bhawan, one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxmi Narayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India’s leading industrial families; Humayun’s Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple, Qutub Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty. In evening Sound and Light show at Red fort: The eventful history of Delhi has been witness to is brought out as a sound and light show every evening on the ramparts of the Red, end of the show enjoy dinner at “Chour Bazaar” at Famous Restaurant of old Delhi. later return to hotel.
Over night at Hotel.

Day 03 : Delhi – Agra (204 Km 04 hours)

After breakfast drive to Agra. en route visit the Sikandra, mausoleum of Emperor Akbar built in 1492, The Tomb is combination of Muslims and Hindu Architectural styles. Upon arrival at Agra check in at hotel. Rest of the day free for Independent activities. In evening you can visit local market of Agra.
Over night at Hotel

Day 04: Agra sightseeing

Early Morning visit to witness incomparable Taj Mahal with its’ speculative view at the time of Sun rise. Enjoy Horse Tonga Ride Up to the entrance gate. Taj Mahal, the architectural modern day Seven wonder of the world; this monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles is one of the wonders of the modern world. Taj, endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world. Tour continues with a visit to the Agra Fort designed and built by Akbar in 1565 A.D., built with barricaded wall of red sand stone; it houses the beautiful Pearl Mosque and numerous palaces including the Jahangir Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Am, Macchhi Bhawan, Nagina Masjid, Meena Bazar, Moti Masjid, Sheesh Mahal, Musamman Burj where from Taj Mahal is visible in all its beauty from one side of the fort. So very ironically, Emperor Sahahjahan, prisoner of his son Aurangzeb in his old age was put in a cell from where he could gaze at the Taj Mahal at a distance, from his cell in the fort. which lies across the river Jamuna, After visit to Pearl Mosque and the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father.
Over night at Hotel.

Day 05 :Agra – Ranthambore (249 km 05 hours)

Breakfast at hotel. Later check out the hotel and drive to Ranthambore, en route visit Fatehpur Sikri, (37 kms from Agra), Old deserted town of Mughal Dynasty –Fatehpur Sikri built in red sandstone in honor of Saint Salim Chisti who foretold the birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar, is an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important edifice here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwan-e-Khas entirely unique in its concept is a tall vaulted room with an intricately carved central pillar and capital supporting a platform that once held the emperor's throne. The airy Panch Mahal a 5 storied structure rising in pyramidal fashion was probably used by the ladies of the court. Set like a jewel in a courtyard of pink sandstone is the finest building here, the marble Tomb of Salim Chisti enclosed by finely carved, lacy marble screens. The Buland Darwaza, an imposing gateway 54 m high was built to commemorate Akbar's Aligarh the famous university town is a center of Islamic studies. Akbar built in 1492, The Tomb is combination of Muslims and Hindu Architectural styles. On arrival at Ranthambore transfer to the hotel. Rest of the evening free for relaxation, .
The sanctuaries attract herds of species from all over to their temporary habitat that provides comfortable subsistence. During the season, the whole place echoes with enchanting sounds and fascinating visuals against the sprawling meadows of flora. Rajasthan is the haven of the tigers and many endangered species. Dinner will be served at the resort
Over night at Hotel

Day 06 : Ranthambore

Enjoy Morning safari by canter in National park. After lunch and some rest enjoy evening safari by canter. Over night at hotel in Ranthambore. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner will be serve in hotel.
Over night at Hotel

Day 07 : Ranthambore – Jaipur (140 km 04 hours.)

After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the evening free for relaxation, you may opt to explore the colourful bazaar.
Over night at Hotel

Day 08 : Jaipur sightseeing

Today after breakfast explore the Pink City with an excursion to Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, enjoy the experience of ride on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum. Jantar Mantar is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen, all monuments are located in the vicinity of City Palace Complex of Jaipur. Afternoon is kept free to visit the famous Markets of Textiles, Gems, Carpets, and handicrafts. Jaipur is an ideal place for buying souvenirs. In the evening visit to Birla Temple, speculator white marble temple. Optionally at the time of dinner visit to Chokhi Dhani - an ethnic 5 star resort serving Rajasthani & Continental cuisine with live music, astrology, games, folk dances and music, puppet shows in an ambiance of an ethnic village. Return to the hotel.
Over night at Hotel

Day 09: Jaipur – Jodhpur

After breakfast drive to Jodhpur. Upon arrival at Jodhpur check in at hotel. Evening free for leisure.
Over night at Hotel

Day 10 : Jodhpur Sightseeing

After breakfast proceed for sight seeing of Jodhpur. Visit Mehrangarh Fort; Perched on a 150 m high hill fort was founded in 1459. The display of Canon is one of the rarest in India. Battle scars of canon ball hit by attacking armies of Jaipur can still be seen on the second gate. Within the fort are some magnificent palaces with meticulously carved panels, latticed windows or "Jarokhas" with evocative names. The chambers of Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, the Sileh Khana and the Daulat Khana are noteworthy for the splendor and glamour of a bygone era. Jaswant Thada: The graceful marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. His son Maharaja Sardar Singhji in the memory of Maharaj Jaswant Singhji II of Jodhpur. The main memorial has been built like a temple with intricately carved marble stone that is sculpted by the genius artesian. A visit to this structure is through the rocky hills giving it a secluded and a mystic aura. Also visit the museum located in the Umaid Public Gardens.
Over night at Hotel

Day 11 : Jodhpur – Udaipur

After breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Udaipur via Ranakpur. As Ranakpur Jain Temple was built during the reign of the liberal and gifted Rajput monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. The basement is of 48,000 sq. feet area that covers the whole complex. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty-four pillared halls and domes supported by over four hundred columns. The total number of columns is 1,444 all of which are intricately carved with no two being alike. The artistically carved nymphs playing the flute in various dance postures at a height of 45 feet are an interesting sight. In the assembly hall, there are two big bells weighing 108 kg whose sound echoes in the entire complex. The main temple is a Chaumukh or a four-faced temple dedicated to Adinath. After sightseeing of Ranakpur drive to Udaipur. In the evening take a boat ride at Lake Pichola.
Over night at Hotel

Day 12 : Udaipur Sightseeing

After relax and breakfast take a sightseeing tour, visiting City Palace built in 1559, a small palace over looking at the Lake Pichola, the additions were made to it by successive Kings of Udaipur gradually evolved become the larges place in Rajasthan, Main attraction of Place are Durbar Hall, Crystal Gallery, Palace Museum and Jagdish Temple. Later visit Saheli Ki Bari that is a small ornamental garden built in the honour of Royal Ladies for recreational purpose and visit Lok Kala Mandal collection of folk art items like folk dresses, ornaments, puppets ,masks, dolls folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings. Opened seven days a week, puppet shows and folk dancing are conducted every evening from 1800 to 1900 in an adjacent open air theatre. & Shilpgram to see the village arts & crafts. Evening free for leisure.
Over night at Hotel.

Day 13:Udaipur – Mumbai by Air

After breakfast transfer to Airport to board flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival at Mumbai transfer to hotel.
Over night at Hotel

Day 14: Mumbai sightseeing

After breakfast enjoy sightseeing of Mumbai. Visit to The Gateway of India, Hanging Garden and Elephanta Caves and Juhu Beach. In evening return to hotel.
Over night at Hotel

Day 15: Mumbai Elephanta cave

After breakfast drive to Elephanta Caves. In evening return to hotel.
Over night at Hotel

Day 16: Departure

Breakfast at hotel. Later transfer to International Airport to board flight for your onwards Journey to home town.