10 Days Itinerary Covering : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Samode - Mandawa - Delhi
The Maharaja Retreat is a 10-day tour that covers the exquisite destinations of royal North India. You’ll traverse through Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Samode and Mandawa visiting heritage sites of Fatehpur Sikri, havelis at Samode and Mandawa, forts and palaces at Jaipur, splendid buildings in Delhi and elegant Taj Mahal in Agra.
Arrive in Delhi. The Maharaja Retreat starts with the royal welcome at airport followed by escort to the hotel. After a sumptuous dinner, relax in your hotel room.
In the morning, after breakfast, you'll be escorted to sightseeing trip of Delhi. Delhi, the capital of India, is essentially two cities in one - the Old Delhi and the New Delhi each having distinct characteristics of its own right. You'll also visit Humayun's Tomb, Qutb Minar, Presidential Palace and the India Gate.
Retire to your hotel after a long weary day of sightseeing the capital city.
Today, you'll be driven to Agra to witness the splendor of Taj Mahal. En route, visit the magnificent attractions of Sikandra. You'll be given a royal welcome on arriving in Sikandra which is the very essence of the Royal Maharaja Retreat.
Post lunch, set out to visit the Agra Fort and Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula. In the free time you'll manage to squeeze out from the busy itinerary, visit Agra markets. Agra is famous for leather items, handicraft, artificial jewelry and miniature models of Taj Mahal. Also sample Mughlai delicacies.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Agra.
Then day 4 starts with the mesmerizing sight of the Taj Mahal. The barefoot elegance of this magnificent structure enthralls visitors from around the globe. Explore the Taj Mahal Complex and take in the beauty of glorious architecture.
In the evening, a village fair theme will be organized with a rustic ambience where you'll get to see the village markets and handicrafts on display. The very fair is the essence of traditional India.
Stay overnight at the hotel in Agra.
Following breakfast the next morning, set out for the tour of Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri was established by Emperor Akbar on the site of a village called Sikri. Soon after the construction of its magnificent buildings, the town was abandoned due to lack of water. Today, the historical buildings stand unspoilt telling the saga of the yore. You'll visit Bulland Darwaza, Tomb of Salim Chishti, Jama Masjid and Panch Mahal.
Continue on to Jaipur where you'll be greeted in a traditional Rajasthani style. Check into your hotel.
Evening is at leisure which you'll love to explore the surrounding area of Jaipur. The day ends with a sumptuous dinner. Stay overnight at Jaipur hotel.
The day 6 is devoted to explore the Pink City Jaipur. Following breakfast you'll be taken to Amber Fort, a sixteenth century imposing citadel towering over the Lake Maota. Enjoy elephant ride and explore a myriad of attractions at the Fort.
Later, you'll also visit Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace and the Johari Bazaar. You may also have a chance to witness a colorful Rajput wedding in the evening.
Next morning, hit the road for the town of Samode, 40 km north of Jaipur. On your way, you'll experience the rustic charm of the royal Rajasthan and have glimpse on the everyday life of the folk.
On arrival, check into your hotel and refreshen yourself. A cocktail party at Sheesh Mahal at Samode Palace awaits you followed by a cultural program at the Durbar Hall. Enjoy your dinner amidst a regal ambience. Overnight stay is at the hotel.
The next morning, following breakfast, explore the Samode Fort and Havelis.
Afternoon, you'll be driven to Mandawa. Mandawa is a mid-eighteenth century town and features a fort and havelis. On arrival, you'll be received by our representative and escorted to hotel.
Evening is at leisure. You'll relish mouthwatering Rajasthani dishes. Overnight stay is scheduled at Mandawa Hotel.
Next morning, following breakfast, you'll be taken a guided walk to havelis of Mandawa. Enjoy the sight of fresco paintings and beautiful murals. The breathtaking views of the Thar Desert will put you in a trance.
After lunch, you'll be driven back to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, check into your hotel and stay overnight there.
After breakfast, you'll check out from the hotel and be taken escorted sightseeing tour o the capital. You'll visit Old Delhi attractions including Jama Masjid, Red Fort and Gandhi Memorials.
You can also go for last minute shopping in Delhi. A sumptuous farewell dinner will be organized in the evening following which you'll be driven to International Airport to board the flight back home.
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