North India Tour Package
Day 1 Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi International airport by International flight.
Meeting, garlanding at airport and transfer to hotel THE OBEROI for overnight.
Day 2 Delhi
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi.
Delhi – India’s capital has always been the seat of power since 13th century due to its strategic location. Delhi has witnessed the trail of rulers and has been under Mughals and British Raj for a long period. Their influences are still quite clear in its structures and buildings. The third largest city of India is divided into Old & New Delhi. Old Delhi was an amalgamation of seven cities, the seventh being the Mughal city – Shahjahnabad. The major tourist attractions of the city are Qutub Minar, which was built in 1199 and once the tallest structure of the city, it rises to a height of 72.5 metres from a base of 14.32 metres; Humayun’s Tomb dating back to 1564, the mausoleum of Mughal emperor Humayun is one fine example of a garden Tomb, the magnificent Red Fort that holds its head high since it was build in 17th century and Jama Mosque, which is believed to be the largest mosque in India. The other notable spots are India Gate, President House, Government Buildings and Birla Temple.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 Delhi – Sikandra – Agra Drive 204 KM
After breakfast drive to Agra enroute visiting Sikandra.
Sikandra – 10 km from Agra, Akbar started building his massive sandstone tomb himself but it was completed by his son Jehangir. It has an excessive festooned gateway and confirms to the Hindu and Islamic architectural styles. It has been described as an object of “amorphous curiosity”.
On arrival check-in at hotel AMAR VILAS and overnight.
Day 4 Agra
After breakfast proceed for tour of Agra & Fatehpur Sikri.
Agra – The beloved city of Mughal rulers, it had to contend itself with secondary position for several centuries. Taj Mahal added new glories to the city with its exquisite beauty and timeless sentiment attached to its origin. The death of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal in 1631 moved the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan so much that he decided to pay her a tribute in the form of a mausoleum of matchless beauty. 20000 labourers, the best talent and a long time of 22 years went into the construction of Taj Mahal. Almost 75 metres in height, Taj Mahal is made up of pure white marble which lends it an ethereal beauty and a change of color at sunrise and sunset on full moon and moonless nights. Made up of red sandstone, Agra Fort was built by Emperor Akbar and is almost 3 kms long. The Diwani-I-Am, Diwani-I-Khas, Moti Masjid inside the fort premises are worth-visiting. The lesser known, Itmad-ud-daulah, which was completed in 1628, is the tomb of Mirza Ghiyag Beg, who was the father-in-law of Jehangir. However, he earned this fine example of Mughal architecture only after proving his worth at the Mughal Court and thus being honored with the title of ‘Itmad-ud-daulah’ or ‘Pillar of the State’.
Fatehpur Sikri – The birth story of this beautiful city is fascinating. There, in a cavern in Sikri, lived a Muslim Saint, Sheikh Salim Chisti by name. Akbar hearing of his popularity, asked him to be blessed with a son, and when a son was born, not only was the child named Salim; the site for a mighty and ambitious project – a city – was chosen near the residence of the saint, and was erected in 1569. The shortage of water led to the desertion of the city. The imposing building of the mosque of Salim Chisti and Panch Mahal are worth a visit. On arrival check-in at hotel & overnight. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 Agra – Ranthambore Drive 264 Kms
After breakfast drive to Ranthambore. On arrival check-in at hotel VANYA VILAS & overnight.
Day 6 Ranthambore
Morning & Afternoon jeep/canter safaris to Ranthambore National Park to spot Tiger.
Ranthambore – Cradled between the Aravalli & Vindhya ranges, it is one of the most stimulating parks with tiger sighting at its best, studded with lakes and ponds around which wildlife abounds. Sprawling over the area of 410 sq. kms., Park is covered with Dhok, Ronj, Salai, Ber & Palm trees. The belts of dry decidous forests with some of the ancient Banyans and Pipal trees abruptly open into vast areas of grassy meadows. The wildlife species commonly sighted here include Tigers, Leopards, Sloth Bears, Carcal Marshes, Crocodiles, Sambars, Chitals, Nilgais (Blue Bulls), wild boars, Chinkaras, Jackals, Hyenas & many bird species.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 Ranthambore – Jaipur Drive 185 Kms
After breakfast drive to Jaipur. On arrival check-in at hotel RAJ VILAS & overnight.
Day 8 Jaipur
After breakfast proceed for tour of Jaipur & Amber Fort including elephant ride.
Jaipur – City Palace housing the Museum (blend of Rajasthan & Mughal architecture), Jantar Mantar (a three-storey high Observatory) built by Sawai Jai Singh founder of Jaipur in 1728, Hawa Mahal or the Wind Palace, Central Museum, a rare collection of portraits of Maharajas, minatures, costumes, woodworkd, brassware, jewellery and pottery, housed in Albert Hall in the Ram Niwas Gardens. Jaipur Bazaar (shopping market famous for jewellery, brassware, carvings, textiles). Elephant Ride to Amber Fort, a classical examaple of Rajput architecture, situated on a hillside. The fort houses Diwani-i-am, Kali Temple and Jai Mandir or Hall of victory.
Day 9 Jaipur – Udaipur Flight
After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Udaipur.
Assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel UDAI VILAS. Late afternoon boat cruise on Lake Pichola. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 Udaipur
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Udaipur.
Udaipur – Built by Maharaja Udai Singh in 1567 is known as ‘Venice Of the East’. Udaipur or the city of lakes snuggles in a picturesque valley, ringed by the green Aravali Hills. It is built around three lakes – Pichola, Fatehsagar & Udai Sagar, which is a little further out. City Palace started by Udai Singh. Later rulers added the mammoth structure 30.4 metres high and 244 metres in length. The approach is through Hathi Pol, the Elephant Gate along with the main streets of the old city. The building has huge octagonal towers that are crowned with cupolas. Sahelion-Ki-Bari, the garden of the Maids of Honor, with well-planned extensive lawns and shady walks, stands on the shore of the Fatehsagar Lake. Jagdish Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu was built in 1651 and Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal, a museum of folk art displays rich collection of folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instrument are some other interesting places to visit.
Afternoon at leisure & overnight at the hotel.
Day 11 Udaipur – Delhi Flight
After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Delhi. You can carry on with your onward jouneys on reaching delhi.