Duration: 08 Nights / 08 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Samode - Mandawa - Jaipur - Amer - Agra
This unique 9 days tour is designed for the traveler with limited time. The tour offers the splendor of the Golden Triangle. That is the old world charm of Delhi the incomparable Splendor of the monument of love The Taj Mahal the majestic forts of the pink city of Jaipur and the wall paintings (frescos) of Shekavati Region.
Day 1 : Delhi
Arrival Delhi in the morning. "Namaste" a warm welcome to India, a sincere greeting with a bow and folded hands. Transfer to a 5-star hotel in New Delhi. After a short break we embark on our first journey to discover India. Our introduction to India will be by a " Rickshaw" ride a mode of transport used in small towns and in Old Delhi.
We head for a guided city tour to the most interesting sights of the city that is the Red Fort a fort made of red sand stone which once housed the world famous PEACOCK throne and the Jama Masjid mosque. Welcome Dinner at the old Hauz Khas village complex overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 : Samode
Today we embark on the journey to experience the splendour of the era gone bye. From now on for the next few days you will be living the life of a King / Queen. Our royal journey starts from Samode an old princely state. We leave for Samode after a leisurely breakfast at Delhi traveling down the national highway towards Jaipur and turning of to Samode to reach Samode in late afternoon. Rest of day at Leisure to explore the village.
Day 3 : Mandawa
Today we leave for our camp in the desert at Mandawa the centre of Shekhawati culture. The Shekhawati region's famous for its wall frescos the world over. Afternoon at Leisure to explore Mandawa and its Havelies ( Mansions of mercchants ). In the evening we leave for the castle for a traditional Dinner served in the manner which was done for the visiting Maharajas of past. Overnight at the camp.
Day 4 : Mandawa
After breakfast we take a camel safari into the desert. Lunch on the sand dunes in the evening return to the camp. Dinner at the camp. Overnight at the camp.
Day 5 : Jaipur
We leave for the pink city of Jaipur arriving for lunch. After lunch day at leisure to explore the streets and bazars of Jaipur. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6 : Amer
Next day we visit the city palace, the palace of winds and then proceed to Amer fort the ancient capital of Jaipur built in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh in red sandstone and marble. It has some very intersting apartments like the Sheesh Mahal the glass canopy apartments and Jai Mandir, Sukh Niwas Baodi etc.
The highlight of this trip is the elephant ride up the ramparts of the fort just like the maharajas did. After this we visit the Jaigarh fort the armoury of the erstwhile state which houses the biggest cannon on wheels in the world. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7 : Agra
We take an early morning drive to the city of Taj, Agra. Enroute we visit the ancient city of Fathepur Sikri built by Emperor Akbar as thanks giving for the saint who blessed him with a son. In the afternoon check in to the hotel. After a short break leave for the Agra Fort. The fort where Emperor Shajahan the builder of Taj was held captive by his son Emperor Aurangzeb who usurped the throne. One can see the magnificant Taj from the quarters in which the emperor was jailed. Before sunset visit the Taj a monument of Love and romance.
Day 8 : Delhi
Drive back to Delhi enroute stopping at Sikandra the mouseleam of the Great Emperor Akbar. Reach Delhi in the evening. Farewell dinner at the village overnight at the hotel.
Day 9 : Delhi
Entire day at leisure for those interested a visit to Qutab Minar the village of Mehrauli will be organized. In the evening depart for the airport to catch the flight back home.