Taj Mahal - the epitome of love, monument of immeasurable beauty. The beauty of this magnificent monument is such that it is beyond the scope of words. Not only it attracts travellers because it is one of the seven wonder of the world or epitome of love or comes under world heritage sites but also each & every visit gives you new & different experience and new amazing facts of architectural beauty. That's why it is incredible attractions of Agra. Almost every travelers visit this world heritage sites Taj Mahal again & again. It is situated in Agra along the banks of River Yamuna. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan got this monument constructed in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal in the 17th century.
Day 1Arrive Delhi
Begin your Tour.
Arrive into Delhi. Welcome to 'Vardhman's Incredible Taj Mahal Tour'. On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by our representative to hotel.
Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight: Hotel
Morning after breakfast we will proceed for the sightseeing of Delhi.
Combined city tour of New Delhi & Old Delhi
Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
Optional: Enjoy the Dances of India show in the evening. Overnight: Hotel
This morning after breakfast drive to the 'Romantic city of Taj Mahal' - Agra!
City tour of Agra
Visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) & Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula.
Afternoon, we ride to the massive Agra Fort. The elegant buildings inside reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. The maze of the courtyards, mosques & private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire. The Moti Masjid & other magnificent buildings reflect the skill of the ancient Indian architectsLater you will visit a marble gallery - the flagship store in Agra which offers an excellent range of white marble, fashionable wear & exotic wooden articles, truly a one stop shop! Overnight: Hotel
This morning following a leisurely breakfast we drive to Fatehpur Sikri.
Visit Fatehpur Sikiri. This abandoned capital of the Mughals is a perfectly preserved city at the height of the empire's splendor. The city divided into religious and secular parts has interesting well-sculpted buildings.
On to Jaipur
Arrive Jaipur and transfer to hotel. Overnight: Hotel
City tour of Jaipur.
This morning you will experience the wonders of this magical pink city, as you proceed on a tour of Amber fort - which is set on the dry wrinkled Aravali Hills, and surrounded by fortified battlements. We will ride up to this hilltop palace on a caparisoned, painted elephant. Later visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of victory glittering with mirrors, Maharaja's City Palace and the Observatory - The Solar Observatory - an astronomical treasure house, with solar device that give accurate predictions till date. The City Palace reflects a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, a five-storied structure of pink sandstone with semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city and through the rose pink residential and business areas of Jaipur. Overnight: Hotel
This morning after breakfast drive to Pushkar enroute visit to Ajmer.
Continue drive to Pushkar upon arrival check in at the hotel.
Pushkar being one of the most religious places for Hindus has the atmosphere of an ancient religious town.The only temple of God Brahma is in Pushkar thus making Pushkar an important pilgrimage city for Hindus. Pushkar has become famous in the world due to its Pushkar Festival which takes place in the month of November when the whole of Pushkar is transformed into a spectacular fair ground where thousands of pilgrims come to bath in the holy water of Pushkar lake and the biggest cattle and camel markets take place here where Farmers, breeders and camel traders buy and sell. Overnight: Hotel
Morning after breakfast drive to Rankapur enruote visit to Narlai.
Narlai is a village in Desuri tehsil of Pali district in Rajasthan state in India. It lies 36 km to Ranakpur and is at base of a hillock crowned by a colossal statue of an elephant. There are several Hindu and Jain temples. The temples of Adinath and Lord Shiva are most prominent temples. The ceilings of these temples are decorated with fine murals.
Continue drive to Ranakpur upon arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight: Hotel
Proceed for sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Visit City Palace, mirrored walls and ivory doors, colored glass windows and inlaid marble balconies and the Peacock Courtyard.
Proceed for Evening Motor launch cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. From the boat you will be able to view the city of Udaipur as it rises majestically above the lake in the middle of the Rajasthan desert. Also visit the Jag Mandir Palace - the other island palace in the middle of the lake. Spend some time at the Jag Mandir Palace.
Visit the 300-year-old Jagdish Temple and the Royal Cenotaphs of the Rajput kings. Overnight: Hotel
Day 10Udaipur/Dehradun via Delhi by flight/ Dehradun – Rishikesh by road
This morning after breakfast transfer to Udaipur airport to board the flight for Dehradun.
Assistance upon arrival at Dehradun airport and drive to Rishikesh. Upon arrival check in at the hotel.
Evening at the leisure. Overnight: Hotel
Morning after breakfast visit Laxman Jhula, suspension Iron Bridge LakshmanJhula was built in 1929. This is where Rama's brother Lakshman is said to have crossed the river on jute ropes. One can enjoy the spectacular surroundings & the cool breeze from the River while standing on the bridge. Ram Jhula, another suspended bridge close to LakshmanJhula is the Ram Jhula- This suspended bridge was recently built between Shivanand&Sawarg Ashram. It is similar to the LakshmanJhula. It is also known as ShivanandJhula. Overnight: Hotel
After breakfast, drive to Delhi enroute visit Haridwar.
Sightseeing of Haridwar include the Ganges and Ghat of Har Ki Pauri at sunrise to enjoy the morning Aarti ceremony, after breakfast, visit few famous temples like Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, and Maya Devi Temple.
Continue drive to Delhi upon arrival in Delhi transfer to airport to board the flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of your "Incredible Taj Mahal Tour" escorted by Vardhman Vacations.