Arrive into Delhi.Welcome to Vardhman’s ‘Palaces Forts Tour ‘! On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman’s representative to your hotel. Later proceed on a city tour 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.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 2 - Delhi -Agra
This morning after breakfast drive to the “Romantic city of Taj Mahal” – Agra!.City tour of Agra.
Visit Taj Mahal (Closed on every 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 excellant range of white marble, fashionable wear & exotic wooden articles, truly a one stop shop!
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 3 -Agra-Fatehpur Sikri-Jaipur
Today you drive to the former capital city of Emperor Akbar Your exciting day begins with a tour, starting with a visit to Fatehpur Sikri. Then continue onward to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur in the evening and check into your hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 4 - Jaipur
This morning after breakfast proceed on a city tour.This morning you will experience the wonders of this magicial pink city, as you proceed on a tour of Amber fort. Later visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of victory glitterning with mirrors, Maharaja’s City Palace and the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds and through the rose pink residential and business areas of Jaipur. Shopping in the evening
DAY 5 - Jaipur -Bikanaer by train
Morning free at your disposal. In time transfer to Railway Station to board Intercity Express train to Bikaner – once a major trading post between Africa, West Asia and the Far East. Arrive Bikaner and transfer to hotel
DAY 6 - Bikaner
Visit Bikaner,Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bikaji in 1488. Long before this, the city was a trade center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia. Bikaner’s dominant features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 kms. wall, which can be entered from 5 gates. Bikaner City is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the museum, Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple.
DAY 7 - Bikaner - Jodhpur
Morning drive to Jodhpur – Gateway to the Thar desert. Arrive Jodhpur and check in at hotel. Afternoon proceed for the sightseeing 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 8 - Jodhpur- Narlai
This morning after breakfast at hotel 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 9 - Narlai -Udaipur
Morning drive to Udaipur. Arrive Udiapur and check in at the 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 - Udaipur
Proceed on a City tour of Udaipur, Boat Cruise (at your own cost) on Lake Pichola Visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki Bari (Queen resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk Art Museum) Boat curise on Lake Pichola 4km long and 3km broad, surrounded by splendid hills, Palaces, temples bathing ghats and embankments ,Afternoon free for independent activities.
DAY 11 - Udaipur- Mumbai
In time transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai and transfer to hotel.
Afternoon proceed for the sightseeing of Mumbai which includes visit to 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 - Mumbai
In time transfer to International airport to board the flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of “Palaces Forts Tour ” escorted by Vardhman Vacations.