10 nights / 11 days
Cities covered :
Chennai - Bangalore-
Mysore - Bangalore - Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Samode - Delhi
This tour is complete mixture of
India’s rich history, culture, scenic wonders, culinary
delights or colourful ethnic tribes. Through this tour enjoy a
wholesome travel experience to India beyond comparison.
[Best suitable for 6 travelers and above]
Day 1 - DELHI
and colour of India greets you as you disembark from your jet
in Delhi - India’s splendid capital.
WELCOME TO INDIA
Delhi - Founded on
the sight of several cities. It has been the seat of power for
centuries. Today Old and New city combine to present a
harmonious whole offering the traveler, elegant shops, broad
laburnum lined avenues, sun-warmed elegant forts and mosques
that were once stronghold of Mughal powers and colorful
Your PERSONAL TOUR MANAGER escorts you to Hotel New Delhi
Hilton. An elegant exposition in natural Sandstone, crowned
with stately pavilions and emerald gardens. Merging the grace
of modern from with the grandeur of Indian tradition. A
premier luxury super deluxe hotel with 500 designer rooms and
suites which create an ambiance of gracious Indian hospitality
that blends beautifully with all the comforts of modern
living. Strategically located in Connaught Place, the city’s
prime business locale, Hotel New Delhi Hilton, now invites you
to weave through its splendors and discover the magic that is
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2 - DELHI
the colorful 24 hrs restaurant “THE RENDEZVOUS” with a menu
that titillates appetites. This morning your sightseeing
begins with a trip to the 16th century Humayun’s Tomb - A
soothing sandstone and marble monument typical of the Mughal
era and Qutab Minar, a 13th century fluted minaret. Then drive
along Rajpath, the ceremonial avenue where Delhi’s important
parades takes place, past the imposing India Gate and the
circular Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan. The opulent Red
Fort, a city within a city of mosques and palaces.You lso
visit Raj Ghat, the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s Cremation, the
delicately cloisted Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque and
Chandni Chowk, bustling, colorful market place famous for its
silver, bronze and brass goods. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3 – DELHI / AGRA
breakfast depart Delhi by air-conditioned deluxe Coach for
Agra - synonymous with the timeless beauty of the Taj Mahal
-radiant at noon and Amber by dusk.
Check-in at Hotel Mughal Sheraton - situated in the heart of
the city, this splendid red brick edifice blends beautifully
with Agra’s landscape. It is also a recipient of the
prestigious Aga Khan Award for architecture excellence.
Your stay is envisaged at Chamber of Emperor Rooms luxuriously
furnished with a touch of Old World splendor. This afternoon
you will visit the World’s greatest love tribute: The Taj
Mahal, built by Emperor Shahjahan for his beloved Queen Mumtaz
Mark Twain said of this Monument “you cannot keep your
emotions within bounds, when that soaring bubble of marble
breaks upon your view”. Taj Mahal is like silent rhapsody that
you will carry in your heart. You will also visit Agra Fort,
an impressive cluster of Palaces, Fortresses and Mosque on the
banks of river Yamuna across the Taj Mahal.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 4 – AGRA / JAIPUR
Feast your eyes on the Taj over cups of freshly brewed tea.
Depart Agra by air-conditioned deluxe Coach for Jaipur
-Gateway to Rajasthan and a city ablaze with colour when
latticed rose - pink monuments fight with brilliantly turbaned
men and vividly costumed Women for attention.
Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri
- a glittering imperial
Capital conceived and built by Emperor Akbar. It is filled
with red sandstone buildings, mosques and courtyards. The
Pearl Mosque here is designed after the mosque of Mecca and is
a fine blend of Persian and Hindu architecture. Continue your
journey to Jaipur.
Check-in at HOTEL RAJPUTANA PALACE SHERATON.
The lifestyle created by the aristocracy and nobility of royal
Rajasthan finds an echo in Rajputana Palace Sheraton. Built on
the lines of a Royal Haveli (Mansion) and with its lobby
fashioned after the Jaigarh Fort, the hotel is richly derailed
with beautiful balconies high canopies and tinkling waterfalls
that blend seamlessly with each other. A fitting tribute to
the glorious heritage and romance of Rajputana.
This afternoon you visit the City Palace - a picturesque
complex of palaces and courtyards famous for its collection of
Rajput Miniature carpets and manuscripts. You also visit the
exquisite “Palace of Winds” with its honeycombed facade and
18th century observatory.
Overnight at hotel
Day 5 - JAIPUR
Breakfast at Chandravanshi Pavilion.
Your day starts with an excursion to Amber Fort. You ride up
the ramp of this 11th century bastion atop a gaily decorated
Elephant. Time at leisure to relax by the poolside or go
shopping (Jaipur is famous for gems, jewellery & miniature
Overnight at hotel.
Day 6 – JAIPUR / SAMODE
After breakfast depart Jaipur by air-conditioned deluxe Coach
nestled picturesquely amidst
hills, the quite comfort of the palace offers a retreat is
also the Residence of Rawal Raja Ragvendra Singh.
Check-in at Samode Bagh.
Enjoy the splendour of the Mughal Garden at Samode Bagh, a
garden paradise. Imbibe the charm of the sylvan setting over
an aperitif on verdant green lawns dotted with delicate
pavilions, surrounded by rippling water fountains and sweet
smelling shrubs of Jasmine. Dine under a star studded sky
where the tinkles of dancers’ bells are punctuated by the call
of a distant Peacock.
After check-in set off on a Camel Safari through the
surrounding countryside. Relive the caravan experience. As you
sway gently on Camel-back follow cobbled paths through quaint
villages. Discover lush green fields and arid expanses of
desert framed by stark rocky hills. Where an array of cool
drinks and a four - course lunch await you.
Return to Samode Bagh.
Royal Dinner evening at Samode Palace is an aesthetically
beautiful venue for a Durbar dinner preceded by a grand
welcome with decorated Camels and Ladies in Rajasthani
costumes performing the traditional garlanding,
aarti and tikka rituals. A welcome drink follows with local
musicians singing in the background.
Dinner is served in traditional Rajasthani “thali” (Tray).
Guests are seated on soft mattresses with cushions and
bolsters. While folk dances whirl to the tunes of musicians.
The evening comes to an end with a spirited extravaganza of
dazzling fireworks which light up the night sky. Overnight at
Day 7 – SAMODE /
breakfast depart by air-conditioned deluxe Coach for Jodhpur.
The history of Jodhpur dates back to 1211 AD, when the
Rathores of Kanauj moved in and flourished in the inhospitable
desert terrain of Rajasthan. In 1459, Rao Jodha, a fierce
Rathore King established his New Capital, Jodhpur.
Check-in at HOTEL UMAID BHAWAN PALACE.
Built by the late Maharaja Umaid Singhji, is one of the
World’s largest & grandest royal residences. Over three
thousand artisans from the region worked every day for 13
years to transform the British architecture, H.V. Lanchester’s
Masterplan into this magnificent marble and sandstone edifice.
A classic example of the Indo-Colonial and art deco style of
the 1930’s, the palace provides an unmatched experience of a
truly regal lifestyle. Even today, more than fifty years after
its completion, Maharaja Gaj Singh, the Grandson of Maharaja
Umaid Singhji, resides here with his family. Umaid Bhawan
Palace, with its immaculate landscape and splendid
architecture, once privy to royalty, now plays host to the
Evening Sunset Cocktail.
The venue is the Sunset pavilion located adjacent to the top
of the central dome of Umaid Bhawan Palace commanding an
overwhelming view of Jodhpur city and Mehrangarh Fort. By
virtue of its location it becomes the most ideal place from
where one can watch the sun go down & the twilight emerge.
Amidst a live sitar recital cocktails are served with a
variety of appetizers.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 8 - JODHPUR
village safari by jeeps . Visit various traditional villages
seeing local handicrafts viz. shoe makers, pottery, hand
weaving and also men in their traditional attire, women clad
with ancestral silver jewellery, enroute watch and photograph
wildlife black buck, Chinkaras, Peacock etc. Freely moving in
abundance protected by “Bishnois” protectors of wildlife and
trees. Also see the opium drinking ceremony a ritual to which
the guests are traditionally entertained.
Lunch at Sardar Samand Lake Resort.
Return to Jodhpur for overnight at hotel.
Day 9 – JODHPUR / DELHI
Breakfast at hotel and this morning you visit the imposing
- a monument that reflects
the Rajput style of architecture in its gigantic ramparts and
gateways. Also visit the Jaswant Thada - an imposing marble
cenotaph building of 1899.
Time at leisure till transfer to airport to board flight for
Your India experience comes to an end as you are transferred
to international airport to board your home bound flight.
1. Dinner in a Speciality Restaurant (Minimum
: 15 Pax)
Be it an Indian, Chinese, Italian or French Food, New Delhi
abounds with a varied choice of speciality restaurants.
A special menu, which is specifically designed with the logo
of the company printed on it, is presented to each group
member. A part or whole of the restaurant is exclusively
reserved for the group. Tent cards bearing the name of the
group are placed on each table, lending an exclusivity to the
group’s evening. Western Bank can be provided, if required.
2. Henna and Tea (Minimum : 15 Pax)
Henna (mehandi) is applied to ladies palms in intricate
designs by a professional: after a while the green paste is
washed away leaving behind an overprint of the motifs in a
rich auburn colour that lasts for several days. This programme
can be organised over tea, so you can show off your Indian
‘makeup’ over dinner.
3. Sari Tying Demonstration (Minimum: 15 Pax)
The sari is the elegant attire of the Indian woman, and you
will he shown how to drape six yards of the fabric into the
deft folds of this dress. Ladies from the group will be
invited to wear a sari, and the one who can drape it the
fastest wins a prize.
1. Mughal Theme Dinner (Minimum : 15 Pax)
Agra being synonymous with the great Mughals, a special
evening is arranged in the banquet hall of the hotel. On
arrival, ladies are presented with a silk scarf and gentlemen
with a brocade turban. Guests are seated on the carpeted floor
with cushions and bolsters in Mughal style. A sumptuous meal
of the Mughal dishes is served and a special programme on
Indian music and dances arranged.
1. Dinner on the Ramparts (Minimum : 15 Pax)
Experience the pleasure of dinning in the noble surroundings
at the Mehrangargh Fort where selected portions of the fort
are specially illuminated for you.
Depending on the season you can relax on the ramparts under
the starlit sky, and listed to the sounds waiting up from the
walled city below - as many a Maharajah may have done in days
gone by. Then savour sumpuous Barbeque, traditional breads hot
from the oven and your choice in liquors, while the famous
Langa community entertains you with liting folk ballads of