- 04 Sep 23
- 04 Sep 23
- 31 May 23
Highlights: Delhi - Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra
Deposit: £350.00 per person
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Hotel featured or similar:
Delhi – The Oberoi
Udaipur -The Oberoi Udaivilas
Jaipur – The Oberoi Rajvilas
Agra - The Oberoi Amarvilas
04 th Sep’23 Mon: London Heathrow to Delhi by flight
05 th Sep’23 Tue: Delhi
0725 Hrs: Arrive Delhi airport
Upon arrival at Delhi airport welcome, meet and assist by our representative and transfer to Hotel
THE OBEROI – A modern, luxury hotel, the best of its kind in India overlooks the prestigious Delhi Golf Club. You can be assured of personal service and every 21st century convenience for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The beautiful open-air pool, Spa and Fitness centre by Banyan Tree allow you to relax away from the life.
Evening Old Delhi Street Food Walk (Timings: 4 pm to 7 pm)
Treat your taste buds with the finest and particular forms of culinary that we offer you from the streets of Chandni Chowk. Visit at least 10 food joints from the ever famous “Paranthe Wali Galli”, to all-time favorite sweets Gulab Jamun and Jalebi to the delicious Natraj “Dahi Balla”
Overnight stay at Hotel
06 th Sep’23 Wed: Delhi
After breakfast enjoy city tour of Old Delhi visiting Raj Ghat which is located on the banks of the river Yamuna, This is Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial, where he was cremated following his assassination in January 1948. The memorial lies in the midst of landscaped gardens and made of a simple square platform of black marble inscribed with his last words “Hey Ram”. Drive Pass Red Fort (closed on Monday) – the 17 th century imposing fortress built in red sandstone is surrounded by a huge boundary wall 33m high. Inside are exquisite palaces and beautiful gardens. Board the 'cycle rickshaw' for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through "Chandni Chowk" or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue-heading west from the Fort. New Delhi visiting Humayun’s Tomb, built by his wife Haji Begum in the 16 th Century. An early example of Mughal architecture considered the predecessor of the Taj Mahal.
The Qutab Minar - the landmark of Delhi, a huge tower of victory started in 1199 and completed in 1368. The Minar is 72.5m high with a diameter at the base 14.4m and 2.7m at the top. Proceed to the Rashtrapati Bhawan (Drive Pass) once the Viceroy’s residence and now the official residence of the President of India. Designed by Lutyens, it combines western and eastern styles - the dome reflects the Buddhist stupa, the chhattris “Hindu” and the graceful colonnades very “British”. It has 340 rooms.
The India Gate (42m), C commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who died in the 1 st world war. 13516 names of British and Indian soldiers killed in the Afghan War of 1919 are engraved on the arch and foundations. Under the arch, glows the Amar Jawan Jyoti flame commemorating Indian armed forces’ losses in the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971.
Overnight stay at Hotel
07 th Sep’23 Thu: Delhi to Udaipurby flight
Transfer from Hotel to Delhi airport in time to board flight for Udaipur
1445 Hrs: Arrive Udaipur - a historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar. Udaipur is famous around the world as the City of Lakes or Venice of The East. It is also as the place where Maharna (emperor) family has been ruling, a title which is above the rank of an of Maharaja (king).
Upon arrival at Udaipur airport transfer to THE OBEROI UDAIVILAS - Standing on the banks of Lake Pichola facing Udaipur, with views across the water to the 17 th Century palaces of Jagmandir and Jagniwas. Udaipur took ten years to build. A pristine version of an original Rajasthani Mewari moated palace, Udaivilas incorporates every conceivable modern comfort. Visual treats include open air colonnades flanked by 450 hand-carved stone columns. Domes covered in gold leaf. Hand-painted murals, arches, and fountains. Landscaped terraces and acres of white marble. A decorative pool of giant marble lotus flowers and a superb banyan Tree Spa.
Overnight stay at hotel.
08 th Sep’23 Fri: Udaipur
After breakfast enjoy half day city tour
City Palace - The city palace was built in 1725 with various palaces inside it such as Dilkush Mahal, the palace of Krishan Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal all ornately decorated. The museum in City Palace contains incomparable historic and artistic heritage which dates back to 14 century, Jagdish Temple - Dedicated to Vishnu, the preserver, this temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651, Saheliyon Ki Bari - The Garden of the Maids of Honour, a most serene place in Udaipur, designed by Maharana Fateh Singh. It consists of beautiful lawns, gardens and fountains, a retreat for the ladies of the household, Rana Pratap Smarak, Nagar & Sajan Niwas Gardens - Overlooking the Fateh Sagar is the Moti Magri (Pearl Hill) on which is a statue of Maharana Pratap on his famous horse Chetak. Local guide claim that he jumped an abyss of extraordinary width in the heat of the battle even after losing one leg! The path to the top winds through some attractive gardens.
Afternoon boat ride on Lake Pichola - The beautiful Lake Pichola derives its name from a nearby village Picholi. Udai Singh built a dam and from then the lake has become a meeting place for more than two hundred species of migratory and resident birds.
Overnight stay at Hotel
09 th Sep’23 Sat: Day at leisure to explore at your own pace
10 th Sep’23 Sun: Udaipur to Jaipur by train 0600-1340 Hrs
Transfer from Hotel to Udaipur railway station in time to board train for Jaipur
1340 Hrs: Jaipur - Founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh - II, the ruler of Amber, Jaipur was the first planned city in India. This town is also referred as Pink city for the colour of buildings in its wonderful old city. The city was painted pink to honour the visit of Prince Albert of England
Upon arrival at Jaipur railway station transfer to HE OBEROI RAJVILAS - set in a princely oasis of thirty-two acres of beautiful gardens, pools and fountains right in the heart of Rajasthan. The Oberoi Rajvilas is a fort in itself with decorated arches, colonnades, pillars, reflective pools, cool beautiful interiors and tented canopies with block prints and hand embroidered fabrics. Relive the gracious lifestyle of India’s legendary Princes in incomparably elegant urroundings, and yet enjoy all the modern comforts of the 21 st century and the very best of Western, Ayurvedic, and Oriental therapies in the fabulous spa. Superb attention to detail, warm, effortless service, the beauty of harmonious spaces, and exquisite buildings all combine to produce a tranquil and romantic experience.
Overnight stay at hotel
11 th Sep’23 Mon: Jaipur
After an early breakfast proceed for the excursion to the Amber City Fort situated 130m high with the Aravalli hills around and 11 km north of Jaipur. It was the ancient capital of the Kachhawaha Rajputs till 1037. Ride the colourfully painted elephants up the hill, admire the massive gateways, courts, stairways, pillared pavilions and palaces the recall the glory and wealth of Amber’s association with the Mughals.
Afternoon visit the The Maharajah’s City Palace – A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Deve Temple and the City Palace Museum.
Jantar Mantar – This is the largest and best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country.
Hawa Mahal – The ornamental facade of this “Palace of Winds” is a landmark in Jaipur. Its five - storey structure of pink sandstone encrusted with fine tellies work and balconies has 953 inches
and windows. It was built in 1799 by Pratap Singh and was a royal grandstand for palace women.
Johari Bazaar – The main bazaar is in the old city for jewellery and saris.
Overnight stay at Hotel
12 th Sep’23 Tue: Jaipur to Agra by surface (Approx. 265 Kms, 6 Hrs)
After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive from Jaipur to Agra - medieval city on the banks of the Yamuna River. It was founded by Sultan Sikandar Lodi in the year 1506. Agra achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658 and remains a major tourist destination
because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings. Most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri - which is a beautiful and deserted medieval city, built by Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great in the 16 th century to serve as the capital of his vast empire. It was mysteriously abandoned 13 years later. Today, it is perfectly preserved as a ghost city built at the height of the empire’s splendor
Upon arrival at Agra, check in at THE OBEROI AMARVILAS – The hotel lies just 600 metres from one of the greatest wonders of the world. The Oberoi Amarvilas is breathtakingly luxurious hotel. There is only one way to truly experience the Taj Mahal. Straight out of an Indian fairytale. The Oberoi Amarvilas – Sanskrit for ‘Eternal Heaven’- is set among lush and serene Mughal-inspired pools and terraced gardens. Ancient and traditional Persian and Moorish influences combine with the very best in modern Indian interior design. This fusion is exhibited to spectacular effect in the cobalt blue and gold domed entrance hall, whose windows frame a fabulous vista of the Taj Mahal Sixty-four fountains filigreed stone bridges and pillars greet guests as they cross the torch-lit forecourt of the ceremonial entrance pavilion of what appears to be a Mughal palace.
Overnight stay at Hotel
13 th Sep’23 Wed: Agra
Morning visit the world famous monument Taj Mahal (Closed on Fridays) – Overlooking the River Yamuna, the Taj Mahal is a classic example of Mughal architecture, with the Taj itself built as a mausoleum at the northern end of an extensive formal walled garden designed in the charbagh style and structured on the Islamic theme of ‘paradise’. The whole site was built by Shah Jahan between AD 1632 and 1653 as the final resting place of his favourite wife Arjumand Bann Begum (also known as Mumtaz Mahal) who died in AD 1631 shortly after giving birth to their fourteenth child. Upon his death in AD 1666, Shah Jahan was buried alongside his wife in the Taj.
Agra Fort – Agra Fort was originally a brick fort and the Chauhan Rajputs held it. It was mentioned for the first time in 1080 AD when a Ghaznavide force captured it. Sikandar Lodi (1487-1517) was the first Sultan of Delhi who shifted to Agra and lived in the fort. He governed the country from here and Agra assumed the importance of the second capital. He died in the fort in 1517 and his son, Ibrahim Lodi, held it for nine years until he was defeated and killed at Panipat in 1526. He built several palaces, wells and a mosque in the fort during his period.
Itmad –Ud-Daulah Tomb also called “Baby Taj” has a special place in the chronicles of both historyas well as architecture. This is precisely because Itmad ud Daula is the very first tomb in India that is entirely made out of Marble. This is actually a mausoleum that overlooks the River Yamuna and is a tomb of Mir Ghiyas Beg, a minister in the court of Shah Jahan.
Evening enjoy sunset view of Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh - The Garden complex, situated on the opposite bank of the Taj Mahal, is known as Mehtab Bagh
Overnight stay at Hotel
14 th Sep’23 Thu: Agra to Delhi by surface (Approx. 210 Kms, 4 Hrs)
After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive from Agra to Delhi visitingAfternoon enjoy a leisurely visit to Akshardham Temple with its impressive 141ft high monument to Bhagwan Swaminarayan. Designed according to ancient Vedic texts known as the Sthapatya-Shastra, it features a blend of architectural styles from across India. The building is constructed entirely from Rajasthani pink sandstone and Italian Carrara marble, and features no steel or concrete. Situated on the banks of the Yamuna River and with its splendidly intricate carvings of flora, fauna, dancers, musicians and deities covering its walls, the Temple is an architectural work of art.
Later drive to Delhi airport in time to board flight for London Heathrow
15 th Sep’23 Fri: Delhi to London Heathrow by flight
Quote does not include
* Visa Fees & Travel Insurance
* Any vehicle on leisure days
* Expenses of personal nature such as soft drinks, liquor, laundry, tips, telephone calls, porter age, visa fees, camera fees, etc
Anything not mentioned in above inclusion
- Return flights from London Heathrow
- Airport taxes
- Domestic flight for the sector DEL/UDRI in Economy class
- Accommodation at the hotels specified above or similar
- Meal Plan: Room & Breakfast throughout the tour
- Meet & assist at airports & hotels by our representative
- All Transfer, Sightseeing and excursion mentioned in the itinerary by air-conditioned car
- Entrances fees to the monuments
- Services of Local English Speaking guide during city tour as per the itinerary
- Cycle Rickshaw ride at Old Delhi
- Jeep joy ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur
- Food Walk
- Visit to Akshardham
- Train from Udaipur / Jaipur by chair car
- Bed & Breakfast