JODHPUR – RANAKPUR – UDAIPUR – JAIPUR – AGRA – DELHI TOURS
DAY 01: JODHPUR –RANAKPUR –UDAIPUR (280 KM/6 HRS)
In the morning, we shall leave for Udaipur and en–route stop to visit Ranakpur. The Jain temples at Ranakpur are dedicated to Adinath, the first tirthankara of Jains. The temples are very sacred and must visit for followers of Jain religion. The temples are known not only for religious significance but also for intricate carving on stone. The most interesting feature is that there are no less than 1400 pillars in the temple and none of the pillars are similar to each other as these are all carved in a different pattern. The domes of the temple are also richly decorated. Later proceed to Udaipur which is one of the best examples of royal grandeur and also known as Venice of the East. Udaipur city was capital in the Mewar region. It was built after the ruler of Chittorgarh retreated when almost invincible fort at Chittorgarh, former Capital of Marwar, was captured by the Mughal emperor Akbar. Arrive in Udaipur and check–in at the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 02: UDAIPUR CITY TOUR
We shall start our tour of Udaipur city in the morning with visit of City Palace which took three centuries to complete; the construction incorporates brilliant ideas of architecture. The Palace is a big complex of adjoined buildings. The rooms feature typical Rajput architecture with decorated mirrors, glassware and magnificent frescoes. There is also a Museum which displays how Udaipur city was founded by Raja Uday Singh and later developed by other Maharajas in form of paintings.
We shall next visit Jagdish temple which is adjacent to City and a steep staircase takes us there. The entrance of the temple is greeted by two elephants. The stone art work and intricate carving on the walls is remarkable. We shall now drive to Saheliyon Ki Bari Gardens which is the most beautiful garden in the city. It was built for princess and her forty eight maids who come to Udaipur along with her as part of her dowry. The wonderful lay out of the garden is a treat to your eyes.
In the afternoon we shall go for an excursion to Eklingi and Nagda. Eklingji is a very famous and sacred Hindu Temple. It was constructed in 9th century by Guhila dynasty of Mewar. The final visit of the day is Nagda, which was founded by Nagaditya, the fourth Mewar King, in the 6th century. Nagda is famous for 10th century Sas–Bahu Temple. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 03: UDAIPUR– JAIPUR (410 KM/8 HRS)
After breakfast at hotel, we depart for Jaipur. Jaipur (also known as the pink city)is the capital of Rajasthan, and was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1727. It is one of the first planned cities of India and is rich in culture and heritage. After arriving in Jaipur, check–in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to explore the pink city bazaar for shopping or just to take a leisurely walk. Overnight stay
DAY 04: JAIPUR
In the morning, we go for excursion to Amer Fort which is perched on a hill. The architecture of the fort is a unique blend of Rajput and Hindu style. Amer is the former citadel of Kachwahas of Amer who had ruled the city. It is a thrilling climb to the fort as its done sitting on an elephant’s back. The Fort is known for cobblestoned pathways with enormous fortification. There are beautiful buildings inside the fort including Sheesh Mahal (palace of glass), Jai Mandir and Sukh Niwas.
Afternoon visit City Palace, the former royal residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Even today, the royal family abides in a part of the palace that is cordoned off for the visitors. It is quite different from other Rajput palaces and forts as apart from the Rajput architecture you can also observe smithereens of Mughal architecture. Not far away from the city palace is Jantar Mantar which possesses various astrological instruments that have impressed astronomers all over the world. Here you will see the largest sundial in the world and one of the best preserved observatories. Return to hotel for overnight stay
DAY 05: JAIPUR–ABHANERI–FATEHPUR SIKIRI–AGRA (250 KM/6 HRS)
After breakfast, get ready to depart for Agra, home to Taj Mahal. But, before reaching Agra, stop en-route at Abhaneri to visit the Chandbauri step well. Continue drive and another stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the best preserved Mughal Palace city in India which was built by Akbar in 16th century. He used the best craftsmen in the country to build the city but unfortunately had to abandon it a few years later after the water system failed. After exploring Fatehpur Sikri, proceed to Agra and check–in at the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 06: AGRA-DELHI (200 KM/4 HRS)
In the morning, we begin exploring the city of Agra, first visiting one of the Ancient Seven Wonders of the World, “Taj Mahal” It is a mausoleum built by Shah Jahan for his beloved Mumtaz Mahal. It took no less than 22 years to build this architectural wonder and was finally completed in the year 1653. The interiors of Taj Mahal are adorned with highest quality inlay work incorporating semi–precious stones. Taj Mahal is undoubtedly a treat to your eyes and spectacle to watch. Then visit Agra Fort which had been the seat of power of the Mughal dynasty for many centuries. The huge awe–inspiring facades of the fort are a symbol of strength, power and resilience of the might empire. Finally visit Sikandara. Then leave for Delhi. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 07: DEPARTURE
Morning city tour of Delhi visiting Jama Masjid, built in 1650, it is one of the largest mosques in Asia. Enjoy rickshaw ride in the narrow lanes and alleys of the ancient bazaar of Chandni Chowk. Visit the majestic Red Fort, a huge complex built of red sandstone, the capital of Mughal Empire in India for two centuries. Lets not call it a day yet as we continue our drive to Raj Ghat and pay homage to Mahatama Gandhi, the father of our nation. Afternoon transfer to Delhi airport to catch your flight to next destination.
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