Journey to Samode, Jaipur,
Jodhpur, Nimaj, Deogarh, Kubhalgarh Fort, Ranakpur and Udaipur
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Arrive Delhi at Night on this day. You will be
met by our representative at the arrival hall
with a paging board, and transferred to your
Our representative will complete formalities
related to Check-In. Installation in rooms and
overnight at Hotel.
the capital of the country, and one of India's
fastest growing cities, has spread far beyond
the "seven cities", created between the 13th and
the 17th centuries. It has sprawled over the
West Bank of the river Yamuna, straddling the
river. Remnants of the glorious past survive
cheek - by - jowl with soaring skyscrapers, posh
residential colonies and bustling commercial
complexes. Delhi has some of the finest museums
in the country. Its boutiques and shopping
arcades offer access to a wealth of traditional
and contemporary crafts, from all over the
country. Delhi has speciality restaurants to
please the gourmet, sprawling parks and gardens
ablaze with flowers, and in the winter months, a
variety of cultural events. The myriad faces of
the city are simply tantalizing, and entice the
curious traveler into a fascinating journey of
American Breakfast at the Hotel. This morning
will be at leisure for you to overcome the
Jetlag. Sightseeing of the Old City, which would
include the Mosque and a walk through the
markets of Chandni Chowk, drive through visit of
Parliament Buildings, India Gate, and
sightseeing of Humayun's Tomb. Overnight at
Very early wakeup and transfer to the New Delhi
Railway Station. Our representative will assist
you to put you on board your Coach on the train
to Agra. You will travel this day by the
Shatabdi Express to Agra. Departure from New
Delhi at 0600 Hrs. Arrive Agra at 0800 Hrs. Our
representative will meet you at the Railway
Station in Agra and transfer you to the Hotel in
the Hotel. Morning visit of the Red Fort. Return
to the hotel for Lunch. Time at leisure.
Afternoon visit of the Taj Mahal. THIS DAY
SHOULD NOT BE A FRIDAY AS THE TAJ MAHAL REMAINS
CLOSED FOR PUBLIC ON ALL FRIDAYS. Overnight in
is globally renown as the city of the Taj Mahal.
But this royal Mughal City has, in addition to
the legendary Taj, many monuments that epitomize
the high point of Mughal architecture. In the
Mughal period, in the 16th and 17th centuries,
Agra was the capital of India. It was here that
the founder of the dynasty, Babar, laid out the
first formal Persian garden on the banks of the
river Yamuna. Here, Akbar, his grandson raised
the towering ramparts of the great Red Fort.
Within its walls, Jehangir built rose-red
palaces, courts and gardens, and Shahajahan
embellished it with marble mosques, palaces and
pavilions of gem-inlaid white marble.
/ FATEHPUR SIKRI / SAMODE
Breakfast at Hotel. Morning drive to Fatehpur
Sikri. Located 35 Kms from Agra it is a 45
minute drive. Visit this extraordinary Capital
of the Mughal Rulers, built by the great Mughal
Akbar, later shifted to Agra, due to lack of
Water in the area.
After sightseeing, continue driving to Samode.
Around 230 Kms, it is another 5 hours drive from
Fatehpur Sikri. Lunch enroute at the Laxmi Vilas
Palace in Bharatpur.
Arrive at Samode Village. Check-In. Welcome
Dinner at the Samode Palace and Overnight.
Possibility of organizing a Caravan Welcome with
Camel Carts accompanied by local musicians and
fireworks. The procession will take you through
the village. Arrive at the Palace to a Royal
Welcome with decorated Camels and Horses and
traditional Welcome Ceremony. (This item is
recommended only for groups.)
winner of the award for the best Heritage hotel
in the country, for 5 consecutive years, the
Palace has been meticulously restored offering a
retreat into an aesthetically beautiful
environment where visitors can enjoy India's
natural beauty and rich history. Samode Palace
is one of India's most charming and romantic
hotels. It offers a quiet, elegant and luxurious
atmosphere. Considered India's finest hotel for
its consummate standards of modern hospitality,
accommodation, services, cuisine and amenities,
it is the flagship of the Samode Hotels.
Breakfast at Hotel. Morning visit on Camel Carts
to the neighboring villages. Visit the village
houses, see their daily lives, visit a village
school. Halt for drinks and continue the visit.
Return to the Samode Palace for Lunch.
leisure to explore the Palace and to enjoy the
facilities offered by the Hotel like Swimming
Pool, Sauna, Massage Center etc. Dinner and
Overnight in Samode.
Breakfast at Hotel. Morning drive to Jaipur.
Located 40 Kms, its one-hour's drive from Samode.
Stop enroute to visit the Amber Fort or also
known as the AMER FORT the ancient capital of
On arrival checkin
at your hotel.
Afternoon visit of
the City Palace, Observatory and a Photo-Stop at
HAWA MAHAL (Palace of Winds).
Rest of the time
dedicated for Shopping and a walk through the
colorful bazaar of Jaipur.
Return to Hotel.
popularly known as the Pink City, is the capital
of the state of Rajasthan. It has, long been
established, on tourist itineraries as the third
corner of India's Golden Triangle.The Old City
of Jaipur is partially encircled with seven
gates - the major gates are Chandpol, Sanganeri,
and Ajmeri. The 'pink city' label, applies
specifically, to the old walled quarter of the
Rajasthani capital, while in the northeast of
the town, glorious palaces and temples, in an
assortment of styles, spanning centuries, are
scattered throughout the, predominantly,urban
This early morning our representative will meet
you at the hotel and transfer to the Airport
Check-In on the flight to Jodhpur. (CD-7471.
Departure 7:20 AM. Arrival 8:00 AM.)
On arrival in
Jodhpur, you will be met by our representative
and transferred to the Hotel.
Mehrangarh Fort and white marble cenotaph
adjacent to it, built in 1899, in commemoration
of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Rare portraits of
Jodhpur's rulers are, also, to be seen at
UMAID BHAVAN PALACE
20th century Umaid Bhavan Palace, (also known as
Chhittar Palace because of the Chhittar
sandstone used in building it) was built in a
time of peace, and is quite Western in its
design. It was built, as a famine relief
project, which gave employment to people, for 16
years. Much of the interior of the palace is in
the art deco style. In fact, it is said to be
one of the finest surviving examples of art deco
in the world. Deep within the palace is an
indoor swimming pool, with a mosaic of zodiac
symbols. The palace now runs as a hotel, though,
a part of it has been retained as a museum and
part as royal residence.
prime attraction of the city, are the Clock
Tower and the colorful Sardar Market near it.
Narrow alleys lead to quaint bazaars selling
textiles, antiques, silverware and handicrafts.
Overnight in Jodhpur.
the city of Jodhpur is Mehrangarh, one of
Rajasthan's three great hilltop forts (the other
two are Kumbhalgarh and Chittaurgarh).
Mehrangarh literally means "Majestic Fort". It
is located at the very centre of the city, and
is visible from the surrounding area. There are,
in all, three gates, each built to commemorate a
particular victory, as well as to reinforce the
fort. Originally built in 1806, the fort has
been added to, many times since. Carved panels
and porches, elaborately adorned walls and
windows of Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal,
Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana make the medieval
splendor come alive. A collection of musical
instruments, palanquins, furniture and cannons
on the fort's ramparts are well - preserved.
Mehrangarh appears impregnable, and with good
reason. Its battlements soar four hundred feet
above a hill, that rises sharply from the
surrounding countryside. Mehrangarh has its own
architectural appeal, such as brilliant stained
glass, that creates vibrant mosaics on the
floors, with the passage of the sun through the
Breakfast at Hotel. Morning drive to Nimaj.
(Located 110 Kms. Its 2 Hours drive form
Jodhpur). On arrival in NIMAJ Check-In in Deluxe
Tented Camps Facing the Lake at the CHHATRA
on the Jaipur-Jodhpur highway. Chhatra Sagar was
built as a hunting lodge of the Nimaj Estate.
Surrounded by lush green fields of wheat,
mustard, cotton and chilies and vast grazing
pastures, this hundred-year-old reservoir, with
a periphery of about 10 kilometers, is an ideal
destination for nature lovers and a perfect
getaway from the chaotic city life. Chhatra
Sagar has witnessed many exciting shikar
(hunting) camps and leisure parties, Today, the
campsite, situated on the dam, offers
breathtaking views of the sunrise, sunset and
the aravalli ranges on the horizon. The old
hunting hide - Aodhi has been put to good use as
it provides a closer view of the waterfowl and
birds of prey. Watch the birds, go for nature
walks, soak in the fresh air, sit around the
bonfire and listen to old folk lore - or be more
adventurous and take one of the many jeep
safaris on offer. Experience the warm
enjoy some truly delicious Indian and
traditional Rajasthani meals cooked with farm
fresh vegetables. in the family kitchen Relax in
the tastefully designed and well-appointed
tented accommodation. Each tent has an attached
bath will running hot and cold water and its own
private sit out overlooking t he lake
REMARKS : TENTS ARE
OPERATIONAL ONLY FROM OCTOBER TO MID MARCH
OF EVERY YEAR. TOTAL NUMBER OF TENTS
AVAILABLE AT THE MOMENT IS 11 DOUBLES.
Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at CHHATRA SAGAR
TENTD CAMP at Nimaj.
Breakfast at the Camps and drive to Deogarh.
(Located 150 Kms, it's a 3 hours drive).
Mahal is an imposing structure built in the
17th century. It stands atop a hill and offers a
commanding view of the Aravalli mountain range
and the numerous lakes, strewn across the
countryside. With its greying battlements,
domes, turrets, jharokhas and huge gateways, it
is a picturesque sight from the town below.
Built in 1670 A.D. by Rawat Dwarka Dasji as a
family residence, it soon became the hub of
village activity.. Deogarh is also renowned as a
school of miniature painting. Some Deogarh
miniatures adorn the personal collection of the
present Rawat Sahib. Frescoes of this art form
can also be seen on the fort walls. The Mahal
also has some exciting rooms to browse through -
Sheesh Mahal - the colourful hall of mirrors, is
just one of them!
in a Deluxe Room at the Deogarh Mahal. Explore
the Palace and the colorful local market in the
Jeep Safari to the LakeSide. Tea/Coffee at
Sunset by the LakeSide. Return to Deogarh Mahal.
Overnight in Deogarh.
/ KUMBHALGARH / RANAKPUR / UDAIPUR
Breakfast at Deogarh. Drive through a beautiful
countryside road and arrive at Kumbhalgarh,
which is located 85 Kms from Deogarh and is a
1.5 hours drive.
Cradled in the cluster of thirteen mountain
peaks of the Aravalli ranges, the formidable
medieval citadel of
Fort stands a wary
sentinel to the past glory. Rising from a
prominent ridge,1914 meters high from the sea
level, the fort was built in 15th century A.D.
by Maharana Kumbha (1419-63 A.D.) and the
principal fortification after Chittorgarh, lying
90 km north-west of Udaipur. The massive fort,
encompassed by a 36-km long wall, has seven
majestic gates and seven ramparts, one within
the other. Rounded bastions and soaring
watchtowers strengthen the walls of the fort
making it an impregnable structure. Fascinating
chambers are built on the western side of the
last gate-the 'Nimboo Pol'. According to
history, the infant Udai Singh was smuggled from
Bundi and hidden in these chambers by his Uncles
who desired the throne. Udai Singh ascended the
throne of Mewar with Kumbhalgarh as his
residence and later established Udaipur-the
beautiful Lake City.
Visit the Jain Temples at Ranakpur and continue
driving to Udaipur. Lunch at the Maharani Bagh
at Ranakpur. Continue driving to Udaipur.
Checkin either at your Hotel in UDAIPUR.
is located in the mountain ranges of Pali
district, 23 kms. away from the Phalna railway
station. Ranakpur is reached after passing lush
green valleys and streams and the heart
capturing views drive away any fatigue of the
journey. The Ranakpur Jain Temple was built
during the reign of the liberal and gifted
monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. An
enormous basement covers 48,000 sq. feet area.
There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty-four
pillared halls and eligibly domes supported by
over four hundred columns. The total number of
columns is 1,444 all of which are intricately
carved no two being alike. The artistically
carved nymphs playing the flute in various dance
postures at a height of 45 feet are an
engrossing sight. In the assembly hall, there
are two big bells weighing 108 kgs. whose sound
echoes in the entire complex.
Visit the City Palace of Udaipur, the largest
complex of Rajasthan. Take a stroll through the
colorful Bapu Bazaar. In the evening you can
witness a show of Tribal and Folk Dances of
Rajasthan at the Bagore ki Haveli in Gangaur
Ghat. Show timings are between 7 to 8 PM. Return
to Hotel and Overnight at Udaipur.
is no place in India which appeals more to the
imagination of poets and painters, travelers and
writers, than Udaipur, the lovely lake side
capital of Mewar. The city's inherent romance
and beauty, and its remarkable past, bristling
with episodes of heroism and splendor, continue
to enthrall the visitor. Udaipur, the City of
Dawn, looms up like a vision in white.
Surrounded by hills and mountains, and set on
the edge of three lakes, which give on to a
fertile plain, it is bewitching in all its
details - narrow streets lined by vivid colored
stalls, gardens, temples and palaces - every
feature mirrored in the placid blue waters of
UDAIPUR / DELHI Breakfast at Hotel. You
will be met by our representative at the hotel
and transferred to the Airport. Check-In on the
flight to Delhi. (Jet Airways Flight 9W-3301.
Departure 8:10 AM. Arrival 10:45 AM).
arrival you will be met by our representative at
the Airport and transferred to Hotel.
room will be reserved at the Hotel till your
departure on this day. Rest of the day will be
at leisure for rest / last day shopping etc.
Late night our representative will meet you at
the hotel and transfer you to the International
Assistance at the airport for Check-In for
flight back home.
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