Maharaja and Maharani Tour
15 nights / 16 days
Distance Covered :
Delhi - Samode - Jaipur - Osian - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Kota - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi
Day1 - Arrive Delhi
Traditional welcome on arrival by Travel Pals India executive at Delhi international airport and transferred to hotel The Imperial.
Day2 - Delhi
After breakfast, guided tour of historic city of Delhi. The city where one can experience the influence of many rulers who ruled this region, a city built and destroyed and re-built over seven times. The guided tour takes to the monuments that depict the different eras. The tour includes the magnificent Red Fort, the Jama Masjid, Asia's largest mosque, Rajghat - the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi - the "Father of the Nation". Afternoon tour of New Delhi to include Humanyun's Tomb, Qutab Minar, India Gate, President's House and drive through Connaught Place & important government buildings. Evening, see Son-et-Lumiere at Red Fort (optional). Overnight at hotel The Imperial.
Day3 - Delhi Samode
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Samode, Upon arrival, check into the Samode Palace. The Palace has been transformed into one the country's premium palace hotels, and is a perfect example of Rajput-Moghul architecture. The Samode Palace maintains an immutable majestic presence and is a touching reminder of the vision of its creators. Evening free at leisure to visit the local havelis and forts. Overnight at the heritage hotel.
Day4 - Samode Jaipur
Breakfast. Drive onto Jaipur - the Pink City of Rajasthan. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check-in hotel Taj Rambagh Palace. Afternoon, guided city tour of Jaipur covering Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), City Palace, Jantar Mantar (Royal Astronomical Observatory). Overnight at hotel Taj Rambagh Palace.
Day5 - Jaipur
Enjoy a royal breakfast at the palace hotel. Then, guided excursion to the majestic Amber Fort - the erstwhile capital of the Kachwahas Rajputs before they moved to their newly built capital in Jaipur. This is the only fort where one can still go by the elephant back even today like a Maharaja. Evening at leisure to enjoy the real charm of this royal city with a stroll in the local bazaars to see variety of handicrafts. Overnight at hotel Taj Rambagh Palace.
Day6 - Jaipur Nimaj
This morning you will be driven west of Jaipur towards inner Rajasthan state via Pushkar. Visit the famous Pushkar lake and the Lord Brahma temple (Hindu). Driven 2 hours will bring you to a small village of Nimaj and stay overnight at the grand heritage hotel Nimaj Palace.
Day7 - Nimaj Jodhpur
Relaxed day at the Nimaj. You may like to enjoy a small village walk tour to visit the Magar Mandi Mata Mandir a 9th Century. By car to the Hindu temple, 3 km away with a history of construction and destruction, animal sacrifices and miracles.
Experience beautiful cenotaphs and Step well in the village, and offcourse the lovely villagers.
After lunch, driven to Jodhpur, the capital of the Marwar State. Check into the hotel Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace.
Day8 - Jodhpur
After breakfast, a full day guided sightseeing tour of the city, which includes: Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and Mandore Garden. Evening free to explore the tiny shops in the narrow lanes of the city. Overnight at Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace.
Day9 - Jodhpur Udaipur via Ranakpur
After breakfast driven to Udaipur. Enroute stop at Ranakpur, to visit the famous & architecturally rich Jain temples. The City of Dawn, surrounded by the ancient Aravali Mountains and set on the edge of three lakes, is a brilliant kaleidoscope of narrow lanes flanked by bright stalls, gardens, lakes, palaces and temples. Enjoy day on the banks of the Lake Pichola or at the numerous shops that dot the narrow windings streets of Udaipur. Overnight at hotel Taj Lake Palace.
Day10 - Udaipur
Breakfast at the palace followed by a full day guided sightseeing of the city including City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon-ki-Bari and a excursion to Eklingji - Lord Shiva temple. Overnight at hotel Taj Lake Palace.
Day11 - Udaipur Chittorgarh
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for Chittorgarh - the well-established citadel and the capital of Mewar rulers. On arrival check into the hotel for wash-n-change. Then proceed on a guided tour of the Chittorgarh Fort, which stands 180 mtrs high with each stone narrating its own story. Overnight at Castle Bijapur hotel.
Day12 - Chittorgarh Kota
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for Kota. On arrival check into the hotel for wash-n-change. Then take a guided tour of Kota, to visit the City Fort Palace, Museum and Jagmandir Palace. Overnight at Ummed Bhawan Palace hotel.
Bundi Day13 - Kota Bundi Ranthambore
Breakfast. Proceed to Bundi, for a half-day guided tour of the Taragarh Fort, Raniji-ki-Baoli, (Queen's step well) and Nagar Sagar Kund. Afternoon drive to Ranthambore. Check-in hotel The Oberoi Vanyavilas.
Ranthambore Day14 - Ranthambore
Early morning jeep safari to the Ranthambhore National Park to enojy the sights of the wild Bengal Tiger. Afternoon visit the Ranthambore Fort. Overnight at hotel The Oberoi Vanyavilas
Agra Day15 - Ranthambore Agra
Early morning jungle safari. Return to your hotel for breakfast. By noon, proceed to Agra via Fatepur Sikri. Guided visit to this world famous Mughal complex of monuments and temples built in a uniform architectural style. Evening, arrive Agra and check-in hotel The Oberoi Amarvilas.
Delhi Day16 - Agra Delhi
Wakeup to the exclusive views of the Taj Mahal visible from your room.
After breakfast, visit the Taj Mahal, a monument built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of her wife Mumtaz Mahal. Further, visit Agra Fort, built by Emperor Akbar in red sandstone exhibiting a mixture of the Islamic and Hindu styles of architecture. Early evening, driven to Delhi. On arrival check-in hotel The Taj Mahal with room for wash 'n' change with dinner.