- Weekend gateways
Arrive in Delhi transfer to your hotel. This afternoon, you will proceed on a sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi. The evening is at leisure or take an optional tour to the Red Fort for the sound & light show, Stay Overnight at the hotel.
The Red Fort is a historical fort in the city of Delhi in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for nearly 200 years, until 1857. It is located in the center of Delhi and houses a number of museums. In addition to accommodating the emperors and their households, it was the ceremonial and political centre of the Mughal state and the setting for events critically impacting the region. Constructed in 1639 by the fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as the palace of his fortified capital Shahjahanabad, the Red Fort is named for its massive enclosing walls of red sandstone and is adjacent to the older Salimgarh Fort, built by Islam Shah Suri in 1546. The imperial apartments consist of a row of pavilions, connected by a water channel known as the Stream of Paradise (Nahr-i-Bihisht).
This morning, you will be transferred by road to the Mughal city of Agra (206 kms / 3.5 hrs) This afternoon you visit the Agra Fort, built by the great Emperor Akbar and the spectacular Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Stay Overnight.
Agra Fort is a historical fort in the city of Agra in India, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty till 1638, when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. The fort is also known as Lal Qila, Fort Rouge and Red Fort of Agra, can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its much more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. Agra Fort was built in 1573 by Akbar in Red Sandstone. Some 1,444,000 builders worked on it for eight years. Some of the exquisite structures that deserve a mention are: Sheesh Mahal, Deewan-e-Khaas, Deewan-e-Aam,etc.
The Taj Mahal, meaning “Crown of the Palace” is one of the marvels of architecture, Seven Wonders of the World and recognized as UNESCO world Heritage site. It is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in Agra, was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It took 22 years to complete and by more than 20000 workers. The main mausoleum has two buildings constructed with red sandstone, where one is a guesthouse and other is a mosque. There are 4 pillars of white marble to protect the main mausoleum. It has Persian and Mughal style of architecture. It has three entrances, East, West and South gates. It is the most visited tourist attraction of India.
Early this morning, you will be transferred by road to the pink city of Jaipur (221 kms / 5 hrs), enroute you will visit Fatehpur Sikri. Proceed to your hotel with the rest of the day at leisure OR take an optional tour of the ethnic Rajasthani village of Chokhi Dhani, Stay Overnight at the hotel.
Chokhi Dhani is a prominent and astounding fascination of Jaipur. It is an ethnic town resort offering all of you kind of diversion alternatives including move, music, nourishment and lodging in illustrious styles. You can stay here for a day or increasingly and get acquainted with the energetic society of Rajasthan. In the event that you are staying here at the town resort then you can investigate the area all alone, yet the principle festivity begins at night with a jolting feel. The night exercises at Chokhi Dhani incorporate enchantment appears, manikin appears, Rajasthani move, Rajasthani people music, future tellers, gymnastics on a bamboo and fortunes anticipating parrots. There are likewise fascinating exercises and enterprises that will keep you totally drew in, similar to camel ride, elephant ride and stallion ride and boating.
Fatehpur Sikri is one of the mostly visited spots in India, listed among the World Heritage sites. It is an important specimen of the Mughal dynasty, situated at an easy distance from the city of Agra in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Fatehpur Sikri was made the political capital of the Mughal Empire by Emperor Akbar from the period of 1571 to 1585. There are majestic buildings built by Akbar in Fatehpur Sikri. These buildings are blend of Mughal and Persian architecture. Fatehpur Sikri consists of beautiful monuments includes, Buland Darwaza (largest gateway in the world), Diwan-i-Khas- Hall, Panch Mahal, Tomb of Salim Chisti, the Palace of Jodha Bai, Birbal Bhawan, Diwan-i-Aam and Karawan Serai.
This morning, visit the Amber fort, built in the 16th century, enjoy an elephant ride at Amber. Drive past the Hawa Mahal, and visit the City Palace and museum, walk to the adjacent Jantar Mantar Observatory. Stay Overnight.
Amber Fort is also known as Amber fort. Amer Fort is one of the tourist attractions of Rajasthan as well as one of the famous Historical Place of India. Today in this article i will tell you a brief history of Amer Fort , what to see in Amer fort and places to see around Amer Fort. Amer Fort Is located in small town Amer of Rajasthan which is just 11kilometers away from Jaipur.Every year Too many tourists came in Amer fort to see awesome architecture of Amer fort and beauty of Jaipur. Amer Fort is Built in 16th century by Raja Man singh. Actually before 16th century Amer was known as Dhundar and ruled by Kachhwahas. Before 16th century Amer was the capital of Rajasthan. In 16th century capital of Rajasthan is moved from Amer to Jaipur and Raja Man singh has built a fort which became famous as Amer Fort. Later on Raja Jai Singh has renovated this Amer Fort.
City Palace Located in the heart of the Pink City Jaipur, the City Palace was where the Maharaja reigned from. This palace also includes the famous 'Chandra Mahal' and 'Mubarak Mahal', and other buildings which form a part of the palace complex. The palace is located towards the northeast side of central Jaipur and has many courtyards and buildings. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732 AD by Sawai Jai Singh II. He ruled in Amer and planned and built the outer walls of the palace and later rulers added to the architecture of this palace. These additions have been known to take place right up to the 20th century. The urban layout of the city of Jaipur was commissioned to Vidyadhar Bhattacharya and Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob. The architectural styles are largely based on a fusion of Rajput, Mughal and European styles. Today, the 'Chandra Mahal' has been turned into a museum which is home to unique handcrafted products, various uniforms of the rulers and many more things pertaining to the royal heritage of the City Palace.
The Hawa Mahal Jaipur is the beautiful many windowed extension of the City Palace that is said to resemble the honeycomb structure of a bee’s nest. Since the construction of the Hawa Mahal Jaipur in 1799 the building has become the iconic structure of the city and the pink sandstone palace is considered as the finest example of Rajput architecture.The Hawa Mahal Jaipur translated into English means the Palace of the Winds and this name is in reference to the clever cooling system which propagates a gentle breezes through the inner rooms even during the intense Rajasthan summers. This ingenious design has been completely lost after a recent renovation in which windows were installed behind each of the lattice openings, so today the palace of winds has no wind.
Jantar Mantar is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Raja Jai Singh. Located in the city of Jaipur, Jantar Mantar draws its name from Sanskrit terms 'yantra' and 'mantra'. The former term means instrument while the latter means formulae. Built between the period of 1728-34, the Jantar Mantar is based on the astronomical studies conducted by Sawai Jai Singh and his men around the world. One of his men brought a manual which was a copy of La Hire's "Tables". Accordingly, Jai Singh ordered the construction of the observatories based on the information provided in this manual. Jai Singh had to make choice regarding the material used for the construction of the observatory. He had the option of using either metal or masonry instruments and he preferred the latter to the former. Infact, he himself designed the stone and masonry instruments of the observatory. Rs. 40 per person for Indians Rs. 15 per person for students Rs. 200 per person for foreign tourists
Early this morning, you will drive to Jodhpur (332 kms / 7 hrs), enroute you will stop to visit the holy towns of Pushkar & Ajmer. Visit the Pushkar Lake, the Brahma temple and the Dargaha of Salim Chisti, Stay Overnight at the hotel.
This morning, you will visit the Majestic Mehrangarh Fort, sprawled across a 125 meter high hill and is the most impressive and formidable fort in fort-studded Rajasthan, continue to Jaswant Thada a cluster of Royal cenotaphs built in 1899, Stay Overnight at the hotel.
It is a cenotaph or an empty commemorative tomb built in the honour of Maharaja Jaswant Singh. This cenotaph was constructed in the year 1899 and is decorated with precious white marbles. Jaswant Thada is embedded with beautiful outlook and picturesque view of the mighty majestic Mehrangarh Fort.
It is one of the largest forts in the country. It is situated at the top of a 410 feet elevated hill and guarded by massive walls. The intricate carvings on the walls of the fort, the sprawling courtyards, its impressive history, striking palaces, museums and galleries allures tourists from all over the world.
Drive to Udaipur (259 kms / 6 hrs) the capital of the former Princely state of Mewar, enroute stop to visit the world famous exquisitely carved Ranakpur Jain Temples, known for its 1444 pillar hall, Stay Overnight at the hotel.
Morning, visit the City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, proceed to Jagdish Temple & the Museum, also visit the Sahelion Ki Bari. In the evening enjoy a boat ride on the picturesque Lake Pichola, Stay Overnight at the hotel.
This magnificent palace was built by Maharana Udai Singh, the beauty of which can’t be described in words. An accumulation of several buildings with balconies, towers, and dome built all over, the City Palace also have a crystal gallery, which showcases royal artifacts and the world’s largest private collection of crystals. It is one of Rajasthan’s royal palaces which offer splendid views of Lake Pichola. Mewar Sound and Light Show is the must watch show which gives you a great experience.
Jagdish Temple is a large Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur in Rajasthan. A big tourist attraction, the temple was originally called the temple of Jagannath Rai but is now called Jagdish-ji. It is a major monument in Udaipur. The Jagdish Temple is raised on a tall terrace and was completed in 1651. It attaches a double-storey Mandapa (hall) to a double-storey saandhara (with a covered ambulatory) sanctum. The mandapa has another storey tucked within its pyramidal samavarna (bellroof) while the hollow clustered spire over the sanctum contains two more, nonfunctional stories.Lanes taking off from many of the sheharpanah (city wall) converge on the Jagdish Temple. It was built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651. It is an example of Māru-Gurjara Architecture.
Pichola Lake is one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes of Rajasthan, India. Located in the heart of the city, Pichola Lake is the oldest and one of the largest lakes of Udaipur. In 1362, the beautiful lake was built by Pichhu Banjara during the ruling period of Maharana Lakha. Talking about the dimensions of Pichhola Lake, it is extended to 3 miles in length, 2 miles in width and has depth of 30 feet.The beauty of this lake has not separated anyone to attract towards it. The lake looks more enchanting with its scenic surroundings. Maharana Udai Singh must have been certainly captivated by the charm of this pristine lake with the perfect backdrop of lush green hills as when he founded the city of Udaipur, he enlarged this lake. He also constructed a dam made in stone that falls under the 'Badipol' region on the shore of this lake.Pichola Lake is enveloped by lofty Palaces, temples, bathing ghats and elevated hills on all its sides. In the southern part of this lake, there is a hill that is known as Machhala Magra and one can see glimpse of Eklinggarh Fort from here. The City Palace of Udaipur broadens along the eastern banks of this lake. Built by Jagat Singh, Mohan Mandir is situated in the north-east corner of Lake Pichola
Morning after breakfast transfer to airport/railway station. Tour ends with sweet memories...
With a stay at Hotel Royale Residency in Agra, you'll be convenient to Mosque and the Jawab and Taj Mahal. This hotel is within close proximity of Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb.
Make yourself at home in one of the 47 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Your room comes with a Select Comfort bed, and all rooms are furnished with double sofa beds. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.
Take time to pamper yourself with a visit to the full-service spa. This hotel also features concierge services and wedding services.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and express check-in. Planning an event in Agra? This hotel has 5500 square feet (511 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. Guests may use a train station pick-up service for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.