Saga Royal Tour
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi, On arrival meet and greet by our representative at arrival hall and transfer you to hotel. Check in at Hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 02 : In Delhi
Morning after breakfast proceed on a tour of the capital city that includes – Red Fort : The majestic Red Fort was Built by Shahjahan, the builder of Taj Mahal in Agra, the construction lasted from 1639 to 1648.
Rajghat : The simple square platform of black marble marks the place where the father of the Nation, Mahatama Gandhi was cremated.
Humayun’s Tomb : Built by Humayun’s widow queen Haji Begum in the 16th century, it is supposed to be the prototype of the Taj Mahal.
Qutub Minar : Qutub Minar is an excellent example of Afghan Architecture. The Minar is 72.5 mt high victory tower, the construction of which began in the final year of twelfth century by Qutubu’d Din Albak of the Slave Dynasty and was later completed by his successor. It has been given World Heritage Site status.Drive past Jama Masjid – the largest Mosque in India and stands across the road from the Red Fort built in1656 by Shahjahan where about 20,000 people can pray at a time.
Rashtrapati Bhawan – the one time imperial residence of the British viceroys, India Gate – a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the first World War. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 03 : To Agra ( 205 kms / 4 Hours)
Morning drive to Agra – Agra in terms of ambiance is still associated with its Mughal period. The Mughals besides being great rulers were also great builders and they preserved their best architectural wonders for Agra & its neighbourhood. On arrival check in at hotel.
Later visit to Agra Fort : the awesome Agra fort built in red sand stone, the semi circular fort was started by Akbar in 1565 and completed in 1574. After visiting the Agra Fort, you may take a Tonga ride to visit the wonderful Taj Mahal : the most photographed monument in the world, the Taj stands in its splendor of white marble, an imposing citadel on the banks of river Yamuna. Built in 17th century by Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal emperor, in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It took over 20,000 skilled workers from across the country, working day and night for 22 years for this architectural wonder to be created. Overnight stay in Agra.
Day 04 : To Jaipur ( 235 Kms / 5 Hours)
Morning drive to Jaipur : The Pink City is replete with historical landmarks that echo its past glory and living traditions. En route visit to the deserted town of Fatehpur Sikri – a city completely made of red sand stone. Built by Akbar and dedicated to a saint, Fatehpur Sikri was conceived in 1571. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 05 : In Jaipur
Morning after breakfast proceed on the tour of pink city that includes – Amber Fort : It is one of the finest and the best preserved forts, having served as the royal capital for about seven hundred long years before the city of Jaipur was built. It has a complex of several palaces, meeting halls, pavilions, gardens and temples. The Fort was built in the later half of the 10th century by Raja Man Singh. You may have the unique experience of traveling on elephant back to the top of the hill on which the fort is situated or enjoy the Jeep ride up to Amber Fort.
City Palace : Built by Sawai Jai Singh, it became the official seat of the Jaipur royal family after 1922. A large part of the brilliant palace is now museum that houses collections of rare manuscripts, armory, costumes, carpets and miniature paintings used by the Rajput royalty.
Jantar Mantar : Built in 1728, it is one of Sawai Jai Singh’s unique observatories. It has instruments that have been scientifically designed to predict the movement of the major stars accurately. It represents the high point of medieval Indian astronomy.
Hawa Mahal : Also called the “Palace of Winds” was built in 1799. It is an unusual five storied structure with a facade of extensive lattice – work in stone. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions or bustling bazaars below without being seen. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 06 : To Pushkar ( 160 Kms / 3 Hours)
Morning drive to Pushkar – Pushkar is abode of Lord Brahma and the world’s only temple dedicated to Him is located here. Brahma forms the great Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, each symbolising the lifecycle of creation, preservation and destruction. Brahma, the creator, is depicted as a figure with four beard heads and four hands, each holding a book of Vedas (knowledge). Enroute pay visit to Ajmer Dargah. Arrive Pushkar and check in at hotel. Evening visit the temples and Pushkar Lake. Overnight stay in Pushkar.
Day 07 : To Bikaner ( 255 Kms / 5 Hours)
Morning drive to Bikaner – the desert bastion of culture and camels. Arrive and check in at hotel. Later visit to the unusual Junagarh Fort – only fort in Rajasthan built on the desert plains. Later in the evening visit the National Camel Breeding Farm and see the incredible sight of a herd of camels returning back after grazing, with the spectacular desert sunset in the background. Overnight stay in Bikaner.
Day 08 : To Jaisalmer ( 330 Kms / 6 Hours)
Morning Drive to Jaisalmer – the city of golden fortress is replete with mystic charm of medieval era and blooms with intricately carved havelies and ancient Jain temples. It has preserved the rich heritage and culture and has largely remained unaffected by the out side influences. Arrive and Check in at hotel. Overnight stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 09 : In Jaisalmer
In the morning proceed for a half-day sight seeing tour of Jaisalmer visiting Gadisar Lake, Golden Fort of Jaisalmer and Patwon Ki Haveli. Later in the evening visit the Sam Sand Dunes to witness a spectacular sunset over the sand dunes. You may enjoy a camel ride on the sand dunes. Overnight stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 10 : To Jodhpur ( 275 Kms / 5 Hours)
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur – the Sun City founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 A.D. is known for its rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort. Arrive and check in at hotel. Later visit to the imposing Mehrangarh fort, the Jaswant Thada – the royal cenotaphs in white marble built in 1899 AD in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh. Overnight stay in Jodhpur.
Day 11 : In Jodhpur
Today afternoon – take a jeep safari to the Bishnoi villages to see the tribal life. The Bishnoi (followers of Guru Jamboji of the 15th century, and his 29 principles) arguably, are the first ecologists of the world. They protect trees and animals of their land. They worship the magnificent black buck, as an incarnation of Lord Krishna. Overnight stay in Jodhpur.
Day 12 : To Udaipur ( 250 Kms / 5 Hours)
Morning after breakfast drive to Udaipur – the Lake City founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven away by the Mughals, in 1559 AD. Enroute visit Ranakpur Jain Temple – It is an extensive complex covering 3,600 sq. meters and has 29 halls with 1,444 pillars, each unlike the other, intricately covered with delicate carvings. The main temple is Chaumukha Temple or four-faced temple, dedicated to Adinath, the revealer of truth. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay in Udaipur.
Day 13 : In Udaipur
Morning after breakfast visit to the City Palace – once the home of Mewar’s rulers, Jagdish Temple, Sahelion-ki-bari – Garden of the Maids of Honour & the magnificent Lake Pichola. Overnight stay in Udaipur.
Day 14 : Leave Udaipur
Morning after breakfast transfer you to Udaipur airport to board the flight for your onward journey.
Saga Royal Tour to India ends with wonderful memories