Duration: 12 Days
Destination Covered: Mumbai (Bombay) - Aurangabad - Ellora - Ajanta - Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Ajmer-Pushkar - Udaipur - Mumbai
Convert this West India and North India itinerary to "Forts & Palaces tour packages of India" by staying in one of the Havelis, Forts, Castles and Forts of Rajasthan. In the India's Forts and Palaces travel package, you have a possibility of selecting heritage hotels suiting all budgets. Rajasthan is the state known for Forts and Palaces of India. Luxurious hotels like Umaid Bhawan Palace, Lake Palace, Rambagh Palace, etc. treat you as royalty. These palaces offer you one of the most luxurious stays possible in the world. Come and enjoy the Forts Palaces vacation tour package with the Delhi tour operator Services International Lufthansa City Center.
Day 01 :- Arrive Bombay (Mumbai).
Arrive Bombay. Transfer to Hotel. Afternoon tour of Bombay. Kamla Nehru Park and Hanging Gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill, offering a panoramic view of Marine drive & Chowpatty Beach, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India and drive through the Crawford market, Marine drive & Flora Fountain. Overnight Bombay.
Day 02 :- Bombay
Transfer to airport for Aurangabad flight. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Overnight Aurangabad.
Day 03 :- Aurangabad Ajanta Ellora
Full Day tour of janta and Ellora Caves. Ajanta Caves are 106 kms from Aurangabad and date back to the 2nd century BC. The 30 rock hewn caves are adorned with Buddhist sculpture and the frescoes portray in epic form the religious and secular life through eight centuries. Ellora Caves (29 kms) encompasses 34 rock cut shrines representing Buddhist, Hindu & Jain art dating from the 4th to 9th century A.D. The most remarkable among them is the Kailash Temple, meant to be a replica of Lord Shivas celestial abode - Kailash is the best example of Rock cut architecture and an engineering marvel. Overnight Aurangabad.
Day 04 :- Aurangabad
Transfer to airport in time for Delhi flight. Arrive and Transfer to Hotel. Overnight Delhi.
Day 05 :- Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Morning tour of Delhi. Visit Raj Ghat - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi , Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Afternoon visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings & Connaught Place shopping centre. Overnight Delhi.
Day 06 :- Delhi Agra
Morning drive to Agra Afternoon visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Red Fort containing the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Overnight Agra.
Day 07 :- Agra
Drive to Jaipur visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. Afternoon free. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 08 :- Jaipur
Morning visit Amber Fort. Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace, & the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal& through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 09 :- Jaipur Pushkar
Drive to Pushkar/Ajmer. The Ajmer was founded by the Chauhan ruler, Aiaipal, during the 11th century & is dominated by the Taragarh Fort built by Prithviraj Chauhan. In Pushkar, visit the holy Lake and also the famous Brahma Temple. Pushkar is one of the holiest places for Hindus. Overnight Pushkar.
Day 10 :- Pushkar
Drive to Udaipur. Free time. Overnight Udaipur.
Day 11 :- Udaipur
Morning tour of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen's resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir ( Folk art museum ). Check-out at 1200 hrs. Later transfer to airport for Bombay flight. Arrive Bombay domestic airport & transfer to International airport.No hotel.
Day 12 :- Departure
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