Rajasthan with Aurangabad

(The saga of Hammer &chisel with rich culture/12 Nights/13 days)

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01- Arrive Delhi by international flight

On arrival at Delhi International airport after clearing immigration formalities, you will meet our representative in arrival hall holding paging of your name. He will further assist you to your vehicle and then hotel check-in formalities. (Standard check-in time is 1200 hours)

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02- Delhi

Breakfast at hotel

Post breakfast you will be proceed for combined full day city tour of Old and New Delhi. We start the tour from Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk this part of Delhi will take you in Old Mughal era, while walking through old lanes you can see big wooden carved antique doors, big havelis (mansion), narrow lanes and busy bustling life. You must taste lip smacking street food in Old Delhi market area. Then you will visit India’s largest Mosque “Jama Masjid” where at a time 25,000 can accommodate.

Post lunch visit New Delhi or Lutyens Delhi, beautifully designed by “Sir Edwin Lutyens”, drive pass India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan and Connaught Place. Later continue the sightseeing visiting, Humayun Tomb, the tomb was built in 1570 and was the first garden tomb made by Humayun’s son Akbar. It is Unesco world heritage site.

Conclude the sightseeing with the visit of “Qutub Minar”, the stunning red stone tower is 72.5 m high with 2.75m in diameter. It is also UNESCO site.

Evening will be at leisure to relax or to pursue independent activities.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03- Delhi – Agra (204 Kms/ 4 ½ hours drive)

Breakfast at hotel

Post breakfast drive to Agra. The land of the Taj is not only famous for the biggest allure “Taj Mahal” but also legacy of Mughals which they had left behind. Their legacy can be seen in mausoleums, tombs and magnificent fort.

On arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon proceed to visit Red Fort, it is an UNESCO heritage site. It is a major tourist attraction from all over the world. The fort is built in red stone to make it main the residence of Mughals.

Evening will be at leisure to relax or to pursue independent activities.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04- Agra – Jaipur (260 Kms/ 5-6 hours drive)

Early morning visit beautiful Taj Mahal, during sunrise the sunrays have a magical effect with marble surface. It changes its color which creates eternal beauty (Closed on Friday).

After visiting Taj Mahal return to hotel for breakfast. Post breakfast drive to Jaipur en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri. The short lived capital of Mughal emperor Akbar “Fatehpur Sikri “is 40 kms away from Agra. Sufi Saint Salim Chisti from Sikri village predicted the birth of an heir to Mughal throne. Akbar then built this beautiful monument which blend of Mughal and Persian art.

Continue drive to Jaipur. Jaipur also known as pink city because of its wall color which are exclusively painted in pink color. This colorful city has chaotic streets, colorful auto rickshaw and lively culture. It is the gateway to Rajasthan vacation, here you can still see royal life, forts and Palace reflecting glorious past.

On arrival check in at hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05- Jaipur

Breakfast at hotel

After early breakfast, proceed to visit Amber Fort enroute stop at Hawa Mahal for clicking some pictures. It is a stunning 5 storeys building. It was built to enable royal ladies see daily lives of the city, or some function or procession as those days ladies had to cover their faces.

Afternoon visit City Palace (Royal residence) & observatory (Jantar Mantar).

Evening you will visit bustling yet colorful market, showcasing beautiful handicraft, Rajasthani jewelry and shoes. You can get your hand painted with traditional Indian design of henna. It looks really awesome.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06- Jaipur – Jodhpur (approx. 330 Kms/ 6-7 hours)

Breakfast at hotel

Post breakfast drive to Jodhpur. Jodhpur is another beautiful city well known for its massive Mehrangarh Fort and colorful bazaars. The city is also known as Blue city because of its blue color painted houses.

On arrival check in at hotel. Later visit one of most famous and massive Mehrangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 07- Jodhpur - Udaipur (approx. 295 Kms/ 6-7 hours)

Breakfast at hotel

Post breakfast drive to Bishnoi village where you will explore this village by jeep. Bishnoi Community has firm believe in nature and they protect animals and trees. Here you will get a chance to interact with villagers and know about their daily life.

Later continue drive to Rankapur temple. It is built in 15th century, it is one of biggest temple Jain temple Complexes India. It is also known for its architectural beauty. The temple has 18 domes and 1444 marble pillars and each pillar is artistically carved.

Continue drive to Udaipur. Udaipur, also known as city of Lakes or Venice of the east. This romantic city is located on the banks of Lake Pichola. Beautiful Palace, mountain, lakes, history and culture make this city more beautiful and interesting. On arrival check in at hotel.

Evening will be at leisure to relax.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 08- Udaipur

Breakfast at hotel

Post breakfast proceed for half day city sightseeing visiting City Palace, Lake Pichola, Sahelion Ki Badi and Jagdish Temple.

Post lunch enjoy boat ride at Lake Pichola.

Evening will be at leisure to relax or to pursue independent activities.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09- Udaipur – Mumbai by flight

Breakfast at hotel

Post breakfast you will be transferred to airport to board the flight for Mumbai.

Meeting and assistance on arrival at the Mumbai airport and then you will be transferred to hotel.

Mumbai is the commercial and Bollywood capital of India. It is densely populated where people come from every corner of India to fulfill their dreams.

Rest of the day will free to explore the city on your own.

Evening will be at leisure to relax.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10- Mumbai

Breakfast at hotel

Post breakfast proceed to visit of Elephanta caves. It is a Unesco World Heritage site. These Caves located on island in Arabian Sea. A collection of temples in the caves dedicated to Hindu God Shiva

Post lunch proceed for half day city sightseeing visiting Prince of Whales, Mani Bhavan and drive pass to Marine drive.

Evening will be at leisure.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11- Mumbai – Aurangabad by flight

Breakfast at hotel

Post breakfast you will transferred to airport to board the flight for Aurangabad.

Meeting and assistance on arrival at the airport and transfer to hotel

Later visit Ellora caves. It located 30 Kms from Aurangabad city and another fine example of ancient Indian rock cut architecture art. It is a unesco world heritage site. These caves are among the largest rock-hewn monastic-temple complexes in the entire world. Ellora has a total of 34 caves including Buddhist, Hindu and Jain cave temples which were built long back in the 6th and 9th centuries. (Closed on Tuesday).

Afternoon visit Daultabad Fort, this hilltop fortress is about 15 kms from the city and enroute to Ellora. It was built by Yadava Kings through 12th century. Later it was renamed as Daultabad the city by Delhi Sultan

Muhammad Tughlaq. He then shifted his capital from Delhi to here but due to water crisis had to return to Delhi. Also visit Bibi ka Maqbara.

Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12- Aurangabad

Breakfast at hotel

Later drive to Ajanta Caves (approx. 01 hour). It is also a Unesco Heritage site, houses 30 rock cut Buddhist caves. These secluded caves date from around the 2nd century BC to the 6th century AD and were among the earliest monastic institutions to be constructed in the country. (Closed on Tuesday). The caves is well known for its great art and Indian craftsmen. You will get to see lots of painting and carving (Closed on Monday).

Evening return to hotel for overnight stay.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13- Mumbai- Aurangabad by flight

Breakfast at hotel

Post breakfast in time transfer to airport to board the flight for Mumbai.

On arrival at Mumbai airport board the flight for onward destination.

End of Tour