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Indian Forts & Palaces Tour

Badal Mahal (Cloud Palace), Rajasthan

Duration : 12 Days / 11 Nights
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Narlai - Udaipur - Mumbai

Day - 1 : Delhi
Arrive Delhi and meet our representative at the arrival hall. In the afternoon proceed on a tour of the capital city. The Red Fort - Delhiimportant places in Old Delhi includes the majestic Red Fort, the historical Chandni Chowk, besides Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana. In New Delhi includes the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxminarayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India's leading industrial families; Qutab Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; and the lotus-shaped Baha'i Temple

Day 02: To Agra
Morning drive to Agra. Arrive Agra and check - in at hotel. Later proceed for the city sightseeing tour visiting The Taj Mahal, which is entirely made of white marble and its walls are decorated with exquisite pietra dura (stone inlay) work. Also visit Agra Fort (also called the Red Fort), which retains the irregular outline of the demolished mud-wall fort of the Lodis. The Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula is located in a walled garden overlooking the Yamuna. Akbar's tomb at Sikandra, is a magnificent gateway covered with floral and geometrical arabesque decoration in white and coloured marble with four elegant minarets

Day 03: To Jaipur
Early morning leave for Jaipur- the pink city visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri was intended to be the capital city but the shortage of water and unrest in the north-west made Akbar abandon it. Also visit Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary, Bharatpur. The most eagerly awaited of the lot being the gravely threatened Siberian crane. A bike or rickshaw ride through the length and breath of this sanctuary is an unforgettable experience. Continue journey to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur by late afternoon and check - in at hotel. There are many dinner options available to dine in one of the finest Palace hotels that Jaipur boasts of.

Day 04: In Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, You can have the unique experience of traveling on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur including, City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum. Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen.

Day 05: To Bikanaer
Morning free at your disposal. Intime transfer to Railway Station to board Intercity Express train to Bikaner - once a Junagarh Fort - Bikanermajor trading post between Africa, West Asia and the Far East. Arrive Bikaner and transfer to hotel.

Day 06: In Bikaner
Morning sightseeing tour of Bikaner including The Junagarh Fort, built by Rai Singh between 1588 and 1593, has a 986-metre-long wall with 37 bastions. Also visit the government-managed Camel Research and Breeding Farm is only one of its kinds in Asia.

Day 07: To Jodhpur
Morning drive to Jodhpur - Gateway to the Thar desert. Arrive Jodhpur and check in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jodhpur including The Mehrangarh Fort situated at an altitude of about 125 metres is spread over an area of 5 sq. km and has seven gates. The Jaswant Thada is a white marble memorial built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant II in 1899. The Umaid Bhawan is a majestic building that presently functions as a hotel and museum. The Mandore Gardens, situated about 8 km from Jodhpur, has cenotaphs of the Jodhpur rulers. The Government Museum and Zoo are located in the pleasant Umaid Gardens.

Day 08: To Narlai
Morning drive to Narlai. Arrive Narlai and check - in at hotel. Afternoon free to explore the typical Rajasthani village surrounding the fortress or climb the 350 ft high granite rock which is dotted with caves and temples and which offers spectacular views.

Day 09: To Udaipur
Morning drive to Udaipur. Arrive Udiapur and check - in at hotel. Afternoon free to take a walking tour on your own through the narrow lanes and back streets of Udaipur upto the Washing Ghats at the lake Pichola. Visit one of the fine downtown restaurants for an optional dinner.

Day 10: In Udaipur
Morning sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting The City Palace and Museum is considered as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Pratap Memorial has the bronze statue of Maharana Pratap, the legendary warrior king of Udaipur. Jagdish Temple which was built in 1651 AD. Saheliyon Ki Bari is a small ornamental garden. Afternoon free for independent activities.

Day 11: To Mumbai
Intime transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai and transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Mumbai including The Gateway of India, this massive historical monument makes a must visit during your Mumbai sightseeing. The Mani Bhawan or the Gandhi memorial was once used to be the residence of Mahatma Gandhi in Mumbai. Also known as Queen's Neckless, Marine Drive. Juhu is a 5-km-long beach. Also visit Hanging Garden and the Kamla Nehru Garden and the Chowpatty gives you the view of one of the most happening beaches of Mumbai.

Day 12: Leave Mumbai
In time transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination. End of our services.