The rich cultural past of India is reflected in the
innumerable forts, palaces and other monuments across
the country. This tour gives you the opportunity to
discover some of the most wonderful Forts and Palaces of
Delhi-Capital city of India, Agra- The city of Taj Mahal,
Jaipur - The royal city of Forts & Palaces, Shekhawati -
Open air art gallery of Rajasthan.
Met on arrival by representative. Traditional welcome
with garlanding and transfer to the hotel. Overnight
stay at the hotel.
Delhi / Agra (200 Kms - 04 hrs):
After a morning at leisure we drive to the city of Taj,
Agra, stopping enroute at a good restaurant for
refreshment. We arrive by evening and check inn to the
hotel. Rest of the day will be at leisure. Overnight
stay at the hotel.
After enjoying a hearty breakfast at the hotel we leave
to explore the monumental heritage of the Great Mughals,
including the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the Seven
Wonders of the World and surely the most extravagant
expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for
over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's
beloved wife. It's a wealth of white marble and
semi-precious stone - undoubtedly the highlight of the
Post lunch tour of the imposing Agra Fort - built of red
sandstone and marble is a hilltop citadel with fabulous
courtyards, fountains and gates.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Agra / Jaipur (250 Kms - 05 hrs):
After breakfast we leisurely drive to Jaipur - the
fabled "pink city" of the desert named after Jai Singh,
the former Maharaja of Jaipur. The palaces and forts of
the yesteryears, which were witnesses to the royal
processions and splendors, are now living monuments.
Enroute we stop at Fatehpur Sikri - which has been
described as "the world's most perfectly preserved ghost
town". Built by Akbar in the late 16th century, it was
abandoned after only 14 years, and the elegant buildings
of this superb walled city remain intact to this day. In
the afternoon continue to the 'Pink City' of Jaipur,
arrive and check inn to the hotel.
This will be a cultural evening, we visit Chokhi Dhani -
An ethnic village resort, the vitality of Rajasthani
folk culture comes alive as children dance rhythmically
to the loud tenor of folk songs sung by men and women,
festooned in bright clothes. Gaily caparisoned camel,
horses and bullock carts offer joy rides. A traditional
Rajasthani dinner will be served. Overnight stay at the
After enjoying a hearty breakfast at the hotel we visit
the dramatic hilltop fortress at Amber - ascend the
imposing fort on a painted elephant. We wander among
glittering inlays and the Hall of Mirrors.
We stop to view the elegant Hawa Mahal (Palace of the
Winds)- this elaborate building, now little more than a
façade, is encrusted with delicate screens and carved
balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their
quarters, could sneak views of the outside world.
Post lunch tour of the Maharajah's City Palace, now
partly a museum display a unique fusion of Mughal and
Hindu architecture, and house a rare collection of
paintings, Rajput armoury and costumes. Later we visit
the unique Jantar Mantar Observatory - situated in the
heart of the city where time has been accurately
measured since the 17th century. Overnight stay at the
(Shekhawati Region: Mandawa, Dundlod, Nawalgarh,
Ratangarh are the parts of Shekhawati region,
approximately 15 to 35 Kms. From each other and in
radius of hardly 75kms, so one can stay at one place and
can have day return tour to all the places).
Jaipur / Mandawa (151 kms -
After breakfast at the hotel we leave for Mandawa -
often called the 'open air art gallery of Rajasthan',
the region is famous for the high quality frescoes.
Arrive by lunch and transfer to the hotel. After lunch
we take a half - day sightseeing tour of Mandawa to
appreciate the painted havelis on the ancient and the
famous silk route. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Excursion to Nawalgarh:
Breakfast at the hotel followed by an excursion tour of
Nawalgarh - which is only 8kms from Mandawa is a town
has a colourful bazaar and two forts, there is also
interesting temples in town including Ganga Mai near
Nansa Gate. Evening we drive back to hotel in Mandawa.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Excursion to Dundlod and Ratangarh:
Today After breakfast we leave for an excursion trip to
Dundlod and Ratangarh - Sight seeing of the frescoland -
Shekhawati Haveli's & the local market. Evening back to
Mandawa and overnight stay at the hotel.
Mandawa / Delhi (260 Kms - 05 hrs):
After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel we continue by
road back to Delhi, arrive and check inn to the hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Full day will be free for personal activities, you may
wish to explore the local markets of Delhi. Evening
transfer to the international airport in time to Board
your homeward flight or connect to your onward