Start in New Delhi and end in Mumbai! With the sightseeing tour Maharaja India Tour - 11 days , you have a 11 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 5 other destinations in India. Maharaja India Tour - 11 days includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Arrive at Delhi. Welcome at the airport and transfer to hotel. New Delhi is the cultural and political capital of India. Each crumbling wall of the city has a story to tell. The architecture of the city gives a deep insight into the glorious past of the country. It?s a cosmopolitan city where people are open to amazing new ideas and lifestyle. In the afternoon, we will leave for sightseeing of Old Delhi. First we will visit Raj Ghat. Raj Ghat is a memorial place built to mark the cremation spot of the Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. He was the man who changed the course of history with his ideologies and philosophies. Then visit Red Fort, an impressive Fort that served as a capital to the Mughal Empire for two centuries. The fort is a treasure trove of Indian art and history and is of great national importance. The Red Fort is now used as a platform by the Prime minister of India to address the people of the republic on the eve of Independence Day. Enjoy rickshaw ride through the intricate pathways of ancient Chandni Chowk bazaar with a stop at Jama Masjid. Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques in Asia which was completed in 1650. Built on an elevated platform, it has three daunting entrances approached by a series of steps; prayer hall is lined by a four-storied minaret on both the ends. On the top are three large domes of white marble decorated with black marble inlays.Start point We will pick up guests from New Delhi airport or any hotels of New Delhi, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Airport Rd., New Delhi, Delhi, India
n the Morning visit India Gate and drive past Parliament Buildings and Rashtrapati Bhawan. India Gate is an arch that was built to commemorate the death of 70,000 soldiers who sacrificed their lives during World War 1. The memorial even imprints the names of British and Indian soldiers who laid their lives during Afghan war. This splendid monument was designed by Edwin Luyten. There is an immortal flame that burns throughout the day and night as a mark of remembrance. Parliament House is a circular arcade building housing offices of various ministries and a well-stocked library. This imperial style architectural monument comprises of open air verandah and 144 columns. It is indeed a sight to watch. Rashtrapati Bhawan is the residential estate of President of India. This magnificent monument cannot be compared to any other monument in terms of its size, immensity and magnificence. Rashtrapati Bhawan houses 4 stories and 340 rooms. Then visit Humayun?s Tomb. It is a memorial built by the wife of Humayun, Hamida Banu Begum, commonly known as Haji Begum in 1569. Being the first garden tomb of India, it is also the first distinct example of Mughal architecture inspired from Persian architecture. Also visit Qutub Minar, the tallest tower of India. Constructed in 1192 by Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak is a World Heritage site. It is a beautiful example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture. The tower of victory has verses inscribed on the sandstone walls from the Quran. Overnight Stay at Hotel
In the morning drive to Agra Agra finds its name in the great Indian epics, but the city became world famous during Mughal Reign. The city served as the capital of the Mughal dynasty for several years. Agra is noted for its World Heritage sites and inlay marble work. Setting itself beautifully on the banks of River Yamuna, the city magnetizes a lot of tourists with its diverse marble and red sandstone structures. Visit world famous Taj Mahal Visit the tomb constructed in soft and pure marble and ornamented with semi-precious stones, where in the tranquility of glory rests the Queen Mumtaz Mahal in peace with her King Shah Jahan. Taj Mahal is a marvel in epic that unfolds the pages of past. Situated on the banks of river Yamuna, the elegance of and magnificence of geometrical designs has added to the delicacy of epitome of love. Also visit Agra Fort and Sikandra Constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar, Agra Fort is a symbol of power, strength and resilience. The fort is embroidered with a number of opulently ornamented buildings incorporating the impressive Mughal style architecture. The fortified walls of the fort encompass several palaces and houses like the Moti Masjid, Diwan-I-Am, Diwan-I-Khas, Musamman Burj, Jehangiri Mahal, Khaas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal etc. Then we shall set out for Sikandra, the tomb of Akbar. Located on the borders of the Agra city, the ruler started the construction of his tomb during his lifetime, but it was finished by his son Jahangir. The monument comprises of well-manicured lawns with extraordinarily decorated gateways and white marble memorial. This monument perfectly absorbs the best of all religion?s motifs, signifying the new religion started by Akbar ? The Deen-E-Ilahi.
In the morning leave for Ranthambore National Park. En-route stop and visit Fatehpur Sikri Fatehpur Sikri is situated at the distance of 37 kms from Agra and served as the short term capital city of the Mughal Empire under the rule of Akbar the Great. Akbar ordered for the construction of an impressive mosque as a token of appreciation to the saint who had forecasted that he would be blessed with a son. When prediction of the saint came true, Akbar shifted his capital from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri. He even constructed three palaces for his favorite wives. The city was a perfect representation of Indo Islamic style. Then proceed to Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park is the biggest national park in the state of Rajasthan. It?s beautifully set against the backdrop of aravalli hills and on the banks of Chambal and Ban?s River. Royal Bengal tigers are the prime attraction of this park. It is also host to a wide variety of amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds. In spite of exotic flora and fauna, the park is also blessed with impressive forts, ancient temples and magnificent palaces. Enjoy wildlife safaris into the park during morning and evening in an open jeep.
In the morning leave for Jaipur. Well-known for its magnificent historical monuments, diverse culture and planned development, Jaipur is a fascinating tourist destination in India. Profoundly known as the Pink City, the city lets you discover the colorful past with a unique spirit of modernity. Arrive and check in at hotel? The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the local bazaar. Jaipur is not only the important tourist destination of the state due to its royal palaces and monuments, but also it offers you the best shopping experience ever. Ranging from footwear, handicrafts to the rare vintage items, the bazaar of Jaipur are the comprehensive set of delightful shopping.
In the morning we will go for an excursion to Amer Fort Ascend by a painted elephant to the Fort. Perched high over the craggy hills, Amer Fort is known for its majestic grandeur as well as its robust ramparts and stunning palaces. The fort portrays a perfect fusion of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The red sandstone and white marble pavilions when mirrored in the lake at the foot hill is a sight to behold. In the afternoon we will go for sightseeing of Jaipur. We will visit City Palace and Museum that is situated in the heart of the city. Owing to the perfect blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture, City Palace is simple yet notable in design, intricate in implementation and important in the city?s regal past. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the palace still serves as a residence for the royal family. The palace stands as a royal symbol of magnificence and grandeur. Nearby is the ornate Hawa Mahal, popularly known as Palace of Winds is the important landmark of the city. The most remarkably designed monument was built by Raja Sawai Pratap Singh in the 18th century. Multi- notched five story building was built to provide suitable position behind stone carved mesh like screens to the palace women for viewing the imperial processions passing through the lively and vibrant bazaar. Also visit Jantar Mantar that has an extraordinary collection of astronomical instruments to discover. It is the largest and best preserved observatory of the country. The observatory consists of fourteen major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars in their orbits, ascertaining the declinations of planets, and determining the celestial altitudes
Morning transfer to ?to Udaipur. Arrive at Udaipur airport and transfer to hotel. Udaipur city is a delight to the senses. The city is synonymous with palaces and is a destination that is full of passion with the surroundings of flourishing green hills and lakes that enthralls all eyes with its imaginative atmosphere and magnificence. This paradise on earth is regarded as the most romantic city of the country due to its picture perfect backdrop. In the evening, enjoy cruising on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. Also, visit the Jag Mandir Palace. Situated on the southern island of Lake Pichola, Jag Mandir Palace is an impressive structure made of yellow sandstone and white marble. Built by Maharana Karam Singh, is also popularly known as Lake Garden Palace. You will be enthralled to appreciate the eight life-sized Elephants engraved out of white marble, personifying as the guards of this beautiful island Palace. Overnight stay at Hotel? Situated in the middle of Lake Pichola, you reach the four-acre man-made island palace via private boat. Hotel Taj Lake palace represents the most romantic architectural significance, historical opulence, and natural beauty. The Taj has a way of making you feel like a traveler not a tourist, like a royal guest not a visitor. A stay here lets you experience real life like a magical fairy tale.
Morning city tour of Udaipur. We will start with visit to the City Palace. Situated on the bank of Lake Pichola, are gigantic series of fortresses built in 1559 A.D. The triple arched gate leads to a series of courtyards, terraces, corridors and gardens. Mor Chowk or peacock courtyard is known for its vivid mosaics in glass decorated walls. The museum in palace exhibits a unique collection of antique articles, paintings, decorative furniture and utensils. Then we will visit Jagdish Temple, raised on a high platform, the three tiered structure was built in yellow sandstone and white marble in 1651. The entrance of the temple is flanked by two life sized elephants and Gul Mahal is the major attraction of the temple. The temple is a notable example of Indo ? Aryan architecture. The elaborate beauty of the carvings is very inspiring. Saheliyon ki Bari is one of the most beautiful gardens in Udaipur. Famous for its lush green lawns, marble art and fountains is situated on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake. The palace was presented as a green retreat to royal ladies by Maharana Sangram Singh. In the afternoon excursion to Eklingji and Nagda. Eklingji Temple is one of the famous temples of the city and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The magnificent architecture of the temple is really remarkable. The pyramidal style of temple and beautifully carved tower add to the charm of the double storied temple. The series of steps on the outer walls of temple descend into the serene waters of the lake. The temple boasts of a prominent four-faced idol of Eklingji (Lord Shiva) that is made of black marble. Founded in the 6th century, Nagda is a small town located at the distance of 23 kms from Udaipur. The city was founded by Nagaditya. Nagda houses numerous temples and the most famous is the Saas Bahu temple.
Transfer to airport to board a flight to Mumbai. Arrive at Mumbai airport and transfer to hotel. Mumbai is a city that never sleeps and can be described as pulsating, alive, on the move, vibrant, and fun. Once the cluster of seven islands, Mumbai is the most modern city of India and it captures the spirit of changing pace set by liberalization. This is a metropolitan hub of a thriving cultural life, with an endless stream of performances in music, dance and drama. The center for Hindi film industry, known locally as Bollywood, it produces the largest number of films in the world. You can enjoy and savor here many contrasts; old and new, rich and poor, classical and modern. We will go for sightseeing of Mumbai city. We will first visit Gateway of India; a monument constructed to honor the visit of King George and Queen Mary to the city of Mumbai in 1911. The basalt arch edifice is 26 meters high. Being the most famous tourist attraction in the city, it?s also called as the Taj Mahal of Mumbai. Then we will visit Hanging Gardens or the Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens. These terraced gardens are situated on the top of the Malabar Hill. The place offers you with splendid views of the sunset over the Arabian Sea. The Hanging Gardens are a great escape from the madness of Mumbai. Great views and beautiful trees make it worth a visit. Prince of Wales Museum will take you back to the bygone era. The museum houses rare and ancient artifacts of Indian history and objects from foreign lands. The museum building is built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, integrating elements from other style of architecture like the Mughal, Maratha and Jain. The evening is free for shopping and other independent activities Mumbai is not only famous for luxury brands, but also for local handicrafts and assortments. The bustling bargained markets are located in the suburbs of Mumbai. Colaba Causeway is a huge market situated in Colaba offering you with a variety of things. Chor Bazaar is one of the oldest markets in Mumbai. If you are looking for modern or traditional objects, handicrafts, jewelry, brass items, outfits and more, then ?Linking Road? is the best option for you. ?Fashion Street? is always crammed with tourist who comes here to shop for the trendiest attires. Overnight stay at Hotel? It is an iconic hotel and the first harbour landmark of Mumbai city (built 21 years before the Gateway of India). For more than a century, the Taj Mahal hotel has played an intrinsic part in the life of the city, hosting Maharajas, dignitaries and eminent personalities from across the globe.
Early morning transfer to the airport to catch flight for onward destination.End point We will drop off guests at Mumbai airport or any hotels of Mumbai, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Western Express Hwy, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India