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This heritage tour of India covers Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Samode & the heritage monuments at these places including Mandawa.

Heritage India Tour Package with Taj Mahal

Destinations Covered: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Samode - Mandawa
Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days

Jama Masjid, DelhiDay 01: Arrive Delhi
Warm welcome on arrival.
Transfer to hotel on ready occupancy basis.
Warm traditional welcome in hotel complete with garlands, 'aarti' and red 'Tikka' on forehead.
Non - alcoholic welcome drink.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Delhi.

Delhi - The capital of India, Delhi has long been the centre of political activities ever since 13th century. Turbulent history and strategic location had left a rich legacy in the city in form of massive architectural edifices including Qutub minar, Humayun Tomb, India gate, Parliament House and tall and slender Government buildings.

Have your lunch, and relax rest of the day.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03: Delhi - Agra

Drive to Agra early morning, enroute visiting Sikandara.

Sikandra - The richly ornamented tomb of Emperor Akbar, its construction was begun by Akbar himself in 1605. Made up of red sandstone and marble, Jehangir, Akbar's son completed the building, adding his own ardhitectural modifications to its original design. The grand portals inlayed with complex mosaics surround the tomb from the four sides.

On arrival, warm traditional welcome by the silk-clad hostess who sprays 'itr' (perfume) on the visitors.

After check in, a few hours to relax and lunch.

In the afternoon, sightseeing tour of Agra includes Red Fort, Itmad-ud-Daulah, the tomb of Emperor Jehangir's father-in-law who earned the title that meant 'Pillar Of The State', and shopping.

In the evening, enjoy the unique experience of 'A Magical Mughal night' in which guests are honored by cladding them with traditional turbans known as 'Pagris' (for men) and scarfs known as 'Chunnis' (for women). The rose petals and itr (perfume) are showered on the guests as they feast themselves on delicious royal dishes served in silver plates known as 'Thalis' on low tables known as 'bajot' in a traditional manner. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04: Agra
Early morning drive to Taj Mahal and enjoy the typical rickshaw ride to the very gates of the monument.

Shop at local market 'Bazaar' near Taj Mahal, where you can find some exquisite marble works to take as mementos.

In the evening, enjoy Village fair complete with rural ambience, bamboo huts, benches, stalls and simple-minded villagers who are proud to display their traditional skills for the guests. Doll and puppet making, puppetry, pottery, famous 'Pichwai' paintings along with Monkey show, traditional astrologers and palmists, snake charmers and dummy-horse dance and song performance are enough to keep the guests entertained for hours.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05: Agra - Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri.

Fatehpur Sikri, AgraFatehpur Sikri - Founded by Akbar, the buildings at Fatehpur Sikri are a unique blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural styles. Akbar was endowed with the gift of a son by the blessings of Sufi saint Sheik Salim Chisti and thus, he decided to construct a new capital for his empire with elaborate palaces, courtyards, pools, harems, tombs and a great mosque. However, lack of water supply led to its desertion soon after. A World Heritage site, its highlights are Panch Mahal (Palace of Five Storeys), Buland Darwaza and Dargah of Sheikh Salim Chisti.

Expect a regal welcome upon arrival in the hotel where the Camels and Elephants decked beautifully await you in the sprawling the lawns of the palace-hotel, there are musical strains of Shehnai accompanying the traditional welcome meted out by the traditionally-attired Rajasthani women including garlanding, 'aarti' and adorning forhead of the guests with 'tikka'.

A complimentary welcome drink.
Afternoon is free to roam about the city at leisure.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06: Jaipur
After breakfast, elephant ride to Amer Fort.
In the afternoon, sightseeing tour of Jaipur.

Jaipur - The Pink City, the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur was founded by Raja Jai Singh. The beehive-structured Hawa Mahal with its delicate screen facade, the first-ever Royal Observatory of India Jantar Mantar that was built based on the blue prints of Raja himself who was good astronomer in his own right, Nawab Sahab - Ki - Haveli, the majestic City Palace and shopping place of Johari Bazaar are the chief attractions of the city.

In the evening, regal and traditional Rajput Wedding is staged for you complete with the 'baraatis' (the wedding entourage of the bridegroom), a liberally-spread buffet feast, folk music and dances and even a few interesting rituals. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 07: Jaipur - Samode
After breakfast we will depart for Samode.

Bedecked camels await you at the village as you ascend the carts for the drive to Samode Palace, the palace turned heritage hotel, along with the local folk musicians amidst the wobbly streets of the village. Traditional welcome at the palace by the village elders complete with garlands as the traditionally attired women folk shower rose petals on the guests.

Check into hotel.

After relaxing, there is Cocktail at Sheesh Mahal and the cultural programs at Durbar hall, where sumptuous delicacies are served to enjoy along with the performances of folk dancers and musicians.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 08: Samode - Mandawa
Morning free to enjoy at leisure and camel ride through the village.

Later in the day, drive to Mandawa.

Traditional welcome at the desert Resort and check into the hotel, where a grand Bar-be-cue Feast is organized complete with camp fire and pegs accompanied by the haunting folk music.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 09: Mandawa - Delhi
Morning visit to Havelis as you enjoy the surreal views of Thar desert on the way, Drive back to Delhi.
On arrival check into the hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10: Delhi
After breakfast, check out of the hotel before proceeding to sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. Jama Masjid, Red fort, Gandhi memorial and shopping are the highlights of the day before one proceeds to the venue for the farewell dinner arranged at a country-side farm on the outskirts of Delhi with a pool alongside. Later transfer to International Airport for flight back home.


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