The Golden Triangle & Rajasthan Essentials

Tour: The Golden Triangle & Rajasthan Essentials
Places Visited
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Khimsar, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Shahpura Bagh, Udaipur, Mumbai
Highlights –
1. Rikshaw ride through narrow streets of Old Delhi.
2. World famous Taj Mahal.
3. Local bazaar at Jaipur.
4. Sand dunes of Thar Desert.
5. Boat ride at Lake Pichhola.
6. Rajasthani tribes.
7. Indian cuisines and culture.
16 days from
Price Includes
✔ Accommodation (15 nights) in amazing Palaces/ Forts/Hotels.
✔ Meal Plan–Bed & Breakfast except Shahpura Bagh where it’ll be on Fullboard.
✔ All transportation by air-conditioned chauffeur driven vehicle.
✔ All entrances fee and guide during sightseeing as per itinerary.
✔ Exclusive Boat ride at Shahpura Bagh.
✔ Exclusive private Boat ride in Udaipur.
✔ Domestic flight from Udaipur to Mumbai( Economy Class).
✔ All current applicable taxes. ( Subject to change).

Day 1 – Arrive Delhi
On arrival, after clearing immigrations, you will be met by Mysteries of India’s representative and escorted to your hotel.
Delhi, the capital and the third largest city of India, is a fusion of ancient and modern. Standing at the western end of the Gangetic Plain, it is a vibrant city rich in culture, architecture, beautiful gardens and human diversity. Its rich history is reflected in magnificent monuments, in museums and in galleries.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.

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The Claridges

The Imperial

 


The Oberoi

JW Marriott

Day 2 – Delhi
Today you start your day with Sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. Visit Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, Red Fort, Jama Masjid (Mosque), Chandni Chowk (Moonlight Square) and its nearby markets, India Gate and drive past the Presidents Palace and Parliament.
Overnight at hotel.

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The Claridges

The Imperial

 


The Oberoi

JW Marriott

Day 3 – Delhi to Agra
Post breakfast drive to Agra. Check in at hotel.
Agra was the capital of the Afghan King Sikandar Lodhi’s empire from 1501. It passed to the Mughal’s soon after and in 1526 Emperor Babar transformed Agra, giving it a unique character and beauty. A great patron of the arts, he made changes to the culture and life-style of his people, which in turn brought forth some of the finest craftsmen, artists, statesmen, warriors and nobility ever seen in this part of India.
Afternoon Agra Fort and Taj Mahal visit by Sunset.
Overnight at hotel.

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Trident Agra

The Oberoi Amarvilas

Day 4 – Agra to Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur enroute
Morning drive to Jaipur. Enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri: Located 40 Km from Agra, This fort was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 is in a superb and complete state of preservation, and within the walls are palaces and the Jama Masjid. The main entrance is the 54 metre high Buland Darwaza, the Gate of Victory.
Later drive to Jaipur. Check in at hotel.
Jaipur is the state capital of Rajasthan and owes its name, planning and foundation to the Maharaja Jai Singh II. In 1727 he decided to move from his hillside fortress at Amber to the plains, and thus Jaipur was conceived. It is also known as the “Pink City”, derived from the pink painted sandstone from which the buildings in the old walled city are constructed.
Rest of the day at leisure or explore the local market..
Overnight at hotel.

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Samode Haveli

Taj Rambagh Palace

 


Raj Palace

The Oberoi Rajvilas

Day 5 – Jaipur
Today you will be exploring the Amer Fort, City Palace , Hawa Mahal ( Palace of Wind) and observatory.
Rest of the day at leisure or explore the city on own..
Overnight at hotel.

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Samode Haveli

Taj Rambagh Palace

 


Raj Palace

The Oberoi Rajvilas

Day 6 – Jaipur to Khimsar
Morning drive to Khimsar. This is a kind of retreat to unwind a bit after few days drives. Check in at Fort.
Perched on the edge of the Great Thar Desert, in the heart of rural Rajasthan, is the remote 16th century Khimsar Fort, its battle-scarred walls & turrets are a reminder of a glorious and turbulent past. The construction of this magnificent fort began in 1523 by Rao Karamsji, the 5th son of Rao Jodha, the founder of Jodhpur.
Afternoon enjoy the Jeep Safari to Blackbuck Reserve or Enjoy a Camel ride in Thar Desert or Walk through the village.
Overnight at Khimsar Fort.

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Khimsar Fort

Day 7 – Khimsar to Jaisalmer
Morning drive to Jaisalmer.
Founded in 1156, Jaisalmer could be straight out of the Arabian Nights. It is one of India’s most exotic and unusual towns, and probably the most perfect Rajput walled city of all. Deep in the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer retains a mediaeval appearance. Within its confines are many havelis and palaces, and a group of notable Jain Temples.
Rest of the at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.

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Suryagarh

Day 8 – Jaisalmer
Today enjoy the visit to Jaisalmer Fort and Havelis (The big mansions of rich traders).
Afternoon at leisure or it’s an experience walking through the lanes around the Fort.
Overnight at hotel.

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Suryagarh

Day 9 – Jaisalmer to Jodhpur
Morning drive to Jodhpur. Arrive and check in to hotel.
Rao Jodha, the chief of the Rajput clan called the Rathore, founded the Bustling desert city of Jodhpur in 1459. It became the centre of the Rathore Kingdom known as Marwar, and lies in the heart of Rajasthan and on the edge of the Thar Desert. The massive fort dominates the city, topping a rocky hill that rises in its centre.
Afternoon half city tour including Mehrangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada.
Overnight at hotel.

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Ajit Bhawan

Ratan Vilas

 


Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace

Raas Jodhpur

Day 10 – Jodhpur to Shahpura Bagh
Morning drive to Shahpura Bagh.
Situated between Jodhpur and Udaipur, Shahpura Bagh was the summer residence of the rulers of Shahpura. Legend has it that in 1920’s the king of Shahpura mortgaged the family’s private property and jewels to bring water to his people. Today three lakes, along with some 250 smaller lakes, form the heart of a verdant wetland refuge. It is historic, picturesque, and tranquil. An idyllic setting where man and nature have come to understand each other.
Rest of the day leisure to explore the hotel and surroundings.
Overnight at hotel.

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Shahpura Bagh

Day 11 – Shahpura Bagh
Today you have plenty of options to choose from.. May be you can start with a visit to village temple and the family’s with stunning views of the Lake , visit the working farm or simply walk through the local market and village.
Evening enjoy the boat ride at the lake.
Overnight at hotel.

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Shahpura Bagh

Day 12 – Shahpura Bagh to Udaipur
Morning drive to Udaipur.
Udaipur, the ‘City of Dreams’ also known as the Venice of the East, is interspersed with shimmering lakes, marble palaces and fountains. It is often referred to as the most romantic city in India.
Check in at hotel.
Evening exclusive boat safari in Lake Pichhola.
Overnight at hotel.

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Taj Fateh Prakash Palace

The Oberoi Udaivilas

 


Taj Lake Palace

Day 13 – Udaipur
Morning enjoy the city tour including the City Palace & Museum, Jagdish Temple and the Sahelion ki Bari (Garden of the maids of honour).
Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the hotel’s facilities and views.
Overnight at hotel.

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Taj Fateh Prakash Palace

The Oberoi Udaivilas

 


Taj Lake Palace

Day 14 – Udaipur to Mumbai (Flight)
After breakfast, transfer to Udaipur airport to board the flight to Mumbai.
On arrival, you will be met by Mysteries of India’s representative who will escort you to your hotel.
Mumbai (formerly Bombay), the gateway to India in the days of the British Raj, is today India’s commercial capital. The city dates back to around the first century AD, when the area consisted of seven islands separated by the sea. In 1661 the Portuguese presented the port and islands of Bombay to the British, and in 1668 the East India Company leased all of the islands from the British Government for £10.00 in gold per year.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.

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Taj Mahal Palace & Towers

The Oberoi

Day 15 – Mumbai
Morning visit to Gateway of India and Elephanta Island.
Afternoon City tour including Princes of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat and Marine Drive.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.

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Taj Mahal Palace & Towers

The Oberoi

Day 16 – Mumbai – Home
Transfer to airport in time to board your flight back home.

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