Trip summary

  • Departure Delhi
  • End Mumbai
  • Countries
    • India
  • City
    • Delhi
    • Agra
    • Fatehpur Sikri
    • Udaipur
    • Mumbai
  • Theme Luxury and charme
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
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Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Delhi
    Day 1 - 2

    Arrival in Delhi and meeting with your guide.
    Transfer to the hotel and accommodation in private rooms.

    In the afternoon we will visit New Delhi: the new part conceived, designed and built by the British in the 20s of XX century, in a majestic style. New Delhi is a city characterized by wide tree-lined streets, parks, gardens, grand residences that host the parliament, ministries , embassies, the area of Connaught Place, the financial, commercial and business center. The India's Gate, known as the arch of triumph, carries the names of several thousand Indians who lost their lives during the First World War. In the opposite side there is the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India, a perfect blend of Mughal and Western architectural style. Surrounded by huge parks, its construction was completed in 1929. Qutub Minar, 73m high, is a tower with a diameter of 15m that is narrow down to a minimum of 2m and a half. It is spread over 5 floors, each of which has a sticking out balcony. The mausoleum of Humayun, however, was built between 1564 and 1572 by Haji Begum, the widow of the second Mughal emperor. Nine years after the death of Humayun, it took eight years to complete its construction. Designed by the persian architect Misak Mirza Ghiyaz, the mausoleum boasts an octagonal elevated shape with two domes, 8 arches and it is surrounded by a great wall.

    Overnight at hotel.

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  • 2
    Delhi - Agra
    Day 3

    Breakfast at hotel.

    Visiting of Old Delhi, the ancient walled city. Passing through the Red Fort, you can admire the most majestic monuments of the Mughal Empire, the Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque of India. Built between 1644 and 1658 during the reign of Shah Jahan, it is an impressive piece of architecture of red brick and white marble that extends to 40m height, with four towers at the corners and 3 gates. On the banks of the river Yamuna, there is the Rajghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, after his assassination in 1948.
    The next visit will be at Chandni Chowk. The bazaar is located on the main street of Old Delhi and it is busy at all hours of the dayis and is frequented both by Indians and foreign tourists.

    Transfer to Agra. Arrival at the hotel and accommodation in private rooms.

    Overnight at hotel.

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  • 3
    Agra
    Day 4

    Breakfast at hotel.

    Sightseeing to the Taj Mahal. Agra is the city that hosts the most photographed monument of the world. No matter how many pictures you have seen or what kind of expectations a person has, the Taj Mahal never disppoints. The glory and the unparalleled beauty of this monument built for love, goes beyond all human expectation. It boasts a perfect symmetry in every aspect and its construction is characterized by the remarkable quality of the inlay work of semi precious stones made by marble in stone hard style.

    Later, we will continue to the Agra Fort. Emperor Akbar began its construction on the banks of the river Yumana in 1565 and it was subsequently enriched with red roses stones and marble buildings respectively by the two benefactors Jehangir and Shah Jahan. The colossal double walls of the fort rise of over 20 meters in height and for 2km and a half in length. Inside the fort there is a maze of superb halls, mosques, rooms and gardens which are forming a small city within the city. You can also admire the Jahangir Place, the Khas Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas and two beautiful mosques.

    In the afternoon visiting of the Itmad-ud-Daulah, placed on the riverside Yamuina, which was a source of inspiration for the construction of the Taj Mahal. The Itmad-ud-Daulah is the first tomb to be built entirely of white marble and finely decorated with semiprecious stones. Four small minarets at the corners complete the structure.

    Overnight at hotel.

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  • 4
    Agra - Jaipur
    Day 5
    Breakfast at hotel.
     
    Departure to Jaipur. Along the trip there will be a visit to Fatehpur Sikri, a fascinating red sandstone ghost town located at short distance from the city of Agra. Built thanks to Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri was a veritable fairytale city and its ruins are still in excellent condition today. It is not hard to imagine how could be the court life during that great time. Set like a jewel in a courtyard of pink sandstone there is the marble tomb of Saint Salim Chisti, surrounded by finely carved marble. We will visit the Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, the Jami Mosque, the Birbals Palace, the Sunhera Makan, the Palace of Jodha Bai, the Kahan-i-khas, the Diwan-im.
    Then, we will continue to Jaipur and upon arrival at the hotel, accommodation in private rooms.
     
    In the afternoon visiting of Jaipur: Hawa Mahal, the famous "Palace of Winds" was built in 1799. The Hawa Mahal is part of the City Palace, commissioned by Sawai Pratap Singh and designed for the women of the royal families, from which they could easily observe, in private, the road and its daily vicissitudes. Our visit will carry on with the Palace Museum: located in the heart of the old town and representing the old royal residence built with a mix of Rajasthan and Mughal styles. A part of the palace, nowadays has become a museum, but the rest of the building is used as a daily accommodation of the royal family of Jaipur. The building boasts an art gallery with an excellent collection of paintings, rugs, accessories and rare pieces of real astronomical works. Jantar Mantar, however, is the stone observatory erected by the great astronomer Jai Singh II, and it is located close to City Palace. It is the largest and best preserved observatory of the area, and thanks to the available tools, astronomers were able to measure the position of the stars and calculate eclipses.
     
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  • 5
    Jaipur - Udaipur
    Day 6

    Breakfast at hotel.

    After breakfast, we will proceed to the Amber Fort. The ascent to the fort will be on elephant back. Just 11 km from Jaipur, the Amber Fort is one of the wonderful examples of Rajput architecture that characterized the old capital during the Kachhawah empire. The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh and later completed by Sawai Jai Singh. Inside the palace there are the Diwan-e-Aam, the ''public auditorium "; the Diwan-e-Khas, or the '' private audtorium "and the Sukh Niws, where, in summer, a cool breeze blowing through the channels of water cools the air pleasantly. You can then observe the private rooms of the queens from the typical grates windows through which reigned in their intimacy, could observe the various vicissitudes of the royal court. Besides, you can visit the Jai Mandir, known as the "Temple of Victory", with its famous Sheesh Mahal, the brighting "Hall of Mirrors".

    Continue to Udaipur, arrival at the hotel and accommodation in private rooms.

    Overnight at hotel.

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  • 6
    Udaipur
    Day 7

    Breakfast at hotel.

    Visiting of Udaipur, a beautiful and romantic city of lakes, palaces and fountains and nicknamed the "Venice of the East" thanks to its charm and its atmosphere.
    Shade of dark green hills, there are the three lakes of Udaipur: Pichola, Fateh Sagar and Udai Sagar, sparkling jewels from glass surface from which rise wonderful white palaces.
    Mahahrana Udai Singh tried to find shelter in these areas to escape the hordes Mughal, and later he made it a modern city within the valley.
    Visit to the City Palace Museum, grand, opulent and beautiful building with marble and granite, with an explosion of white balconies, windows, ornate arches and domes that rise from the octagonal towers. Should not to be missed the Jagdish temple that was erected in 1651 AD.

    In the afternoon, you will enjoy a boat cruise on the Lake Pichola, the largest and most majestic lake in the area. It is dominated from the top by green hills, while palaces, houses, ghats, temples and gardens are located along its banks. Jag Niwas and Jag Mahal (Jag Mandir) are two buildings that add a romantic note to this fantastic setting.

    Overnight at hotel.

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  • 7
    Udaipur - Mumbai
    Day 8

    Breakfast at hotel.

    Transfer to the airport and boarding the flight to Mumbai. Meeting with the guide, arrival at the hotel and accommodation in private rooms.
    Afternoon at leisure.

    Overnight at hotel.

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  • 8
    Mumbai
    Day 9
    Breakfast at hotel.
     
    Visiting of the city of Mumbai. It starts from the India's Gate, the landmark of the city. Built on the Apollo Bunder, its architecture seems the Arc du Triomphe, but with elements of Muslim style of the 16th century.
    Then, we will carry on to the Museum of the Prince of Wales, which boasts rare ancient objects of the Indian history as well as findings from foreign lands, and to the Victoria Terminus, the train station, now called Chatrapati Shivaji, designed in Italian Gothic style. Proceeding you can observe the pretty gardens of Hanging Gardens and Kamala Nehru Park. They are both placed on Malabar Hill and they can offer a great view of the Sea of Arabia.
    Sightseeing of the Mani Bhavan. It was the epicenter of the movement for the freedom of Mahatma Gandhi, but now it is a monument dedicated to his memory.
     
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  • 9
    Mumbai
    Day 10

    The end of our tour has come. After breakfast, you will have freetime until the transfer to the airport.

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