Forts and Palaces of India 11 Nights

    Stepping into India’s timeless heritages

    • Duration

      12 Days

    • Total Destinations

      8

    • Attractions

      20

    • Pkg Id

      0000176

    Feast your eyes on the majestic forts and palaces dotted around India courtesy of the powerful empires that ruled here. Explore the old cities of Delhi, Udaipur and Mumbai and get yourself a tan under sun in Goa. Befriend the magnificent tigers of Ranthambore and redefine romance in the grounds of the Taj Mahal.

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    DAY 1
    Arrive Delhi

    • On arrival in Delhi, you will be met at the aero bridge and will be assisted through customs / immigration baggage collection. And you will be transferred to your hotel.
    • Spend two nights at Hotel.

    DAY 2
    Sightseeing Of Delhi

    • This morning proceed on a combined city tour of New Delhi and Old Delhi.
    • In New Delhi you will visit.
    • Humayun’s Tomb: Humayun's Tomb is a complex of buildings built for the second mughal emperor, commissioned by Humayun's wife Hamida Banu begum in 1562. It was the first garden-tomb on the indian subcontinent, and is located close to the nizamuddin dargarh. It was also the first structure to use red sandstone at such a scale. The complex was declared a unesco world heritage site in 1993.
    • Later drive past
    • India Gate: This 42m high stone arch of triumph stands at the eastern end of the rajpath. It bears the names of 85,000 indian army soldiers who died in the campaigns of ww i, the north west frontier operations of the same time and the 1919 afghan fiasco.
    • Rajpath: The kings way is another focus of lutyens New Delhi. It is immensely broad and is flanked on either side by ornamental ponds, or various public buildings. The republic day parade is held here every 26th january, and thousands of people gather to enjoy the spectacle.
    • Rashtrapati Bhawan (President House): The official residence of the president of india stands at the opposite end of the rajpath from india gate. Completed in 1929, the palace like building is an interesting blend of mughal and western architectural styles, the most obvious indian feature being the huge copper dome. To the west of the building is a mughal garden, which occupies 130 ha. This garden is only open to the public in february. Prior to independence this was the viceroy’s residence.
    • Later visit the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the temple of the sikhs. Their turbans and beards make the men easily identifiable with the sect. Sikhism developed as an antithesis to the caste ridden and ritualistic forms of hinduism and developed as a simple religion whose foundation was “sewa” – socially responsibility irrespective of a person’s social standing.
    • Thus every sikh temple has the famous community kitchen, where it is consideed a privilege to assist cooking the food and serving a simple meal to pilgrim and visitors. If guests wish, they can participate in the community service.
    • We will also try and arrange for you to participate in serving food to the visitors.
    • Afternoon proceed on a half day city tour of Old Delhi.
    • Chandni Chowk: Take a rickshaw ride in chandni chowk which was once the grandest of markets in india. Even though today chandni chowk appears choked with congestion, it retains its historical character.
    • Spice market: khari Baoli is a street in old delhi known for its wholesale grocery and asia's largest wholesale spice market selling all kinds of spices, nuts, herbs and food products like rice and tea. The market is operating since the 17th century.
    • Jama Masjid: The jama masjid of delhi is the principal mosque of old delhi in india. Commissioned by the mughal emperor shah jahan, builder of the taj mahal, and completed in the year 1656 ad, it is the largest and best-known mosque in india. It lies at the origin of a very busy central street of old delhi, chandni chowk.
    • Later return to your hotel. 

    DAY 3
    Delhi to Agra

    • Morning you will be met at hotel lobby and will be transferred to nizamuddin station for train to Agra.
    • Agra: The city of agra flourished under the patronage of the mughal emperors akbar, jahangir and shah jahan and attracted artisans from persia and across central asia. Agra is where emperor shah jahan celebrated his immortal love for his empress in marble, the taj mahal. Agra is still famous for handicrafts products such as inlay work on marble, carpets, jewellery, zari and embroidery work.
    • On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
    • Agra Fort: - The red sandstone agra fort was renovated and converted into a palace during shah jahan's time, and reworked extensively with marble and pietra dura inlay. Notable buildings in the fort include the pearl mosque, the diwan-e-am and diwan-e-khas (halls of public and private audience), jehangir's palace, khaas mahal, sheesh mahal (mirrored palace), and musamman burj.
    • Sunset visit taj mahal. Said to be one of the most elegant and a harmonious building in the world, taj mahal is the manifestation of the wealth and luxury of mughal art as seen in its architecture, garden design, painting, and calligraphy.
    • Accommodation.
    • Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis.

    DAY 4
    Agra to Bharatpur to Ranthambhore

    • Re- visit taj mahal at sunrise. Return to hotel for breakfast.
    • Later you will be transferred to the bharatpur railway station.
    • Ranthambhore National Park: Ranthambhore National Park is known for its small population of friendly tigers, who do not seem to shy away from the approach of humans. Tucked between the rugged aravalli and vindhya hills, the reserve also boasts a spectacular landscape filled with border-strewn highland plateaus, lakes and rivers. A hunting ground for the local maharajas until 1970, the park has since become a refuge for hundreds of species of birds, mammals and reptiles.
    • On arrival transfer from railway station to hotel.
    • Afternoon proceed on game drive in an exclusive jeep with an excellent naturalist.
    • Spend two nights at Hotel
    • Accommodation .

    DAY 5
    Ranthambhore

    • Morning and afternoon game drive by exclusive jeep

    DAY 6
    Ranthambhore to Jaipur

    • Morning proceed on game drive by exclusive jeep
    • Later drive – 3 ½ hours to jaipur
    • Jaipur: Founded in 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, jaipur is where modernity and tradition exist side by side. The walled city, vibrant with colours, houses the city palace, an astronomical observatory and a bustling bazaar where artisans fashion puppets, silver jewellery, lac bangles and other handicrafts in their workshops. At a short distance is the fort palace at amber.
    • Upon arrival in jaipur, you will check-in at hotel.
    • Spend two nights at hotel.
    • Accommodation.
    • Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis.

    DAY 7
    Jaipur

    • Morning proceed on a visit to the Amber Fort.
    • The amber fort is located 11 km from jaipur. It was the ancient citadel of the ruling kachhawa clan of amber, before the capital was shifted to present day jaipur. Amber fort is known for its unique artistic style, blending both hindu and muslim (mughal) elements, and its ornate and breath-taking artistic mastery.
    • Afternoon you will be taken on a private guided tour of the city palace.
    • The whole complex is wonderfully laid out with large courtyards, balconies, cupolas, arched entrances and gardens, which are prime examples of rajput architecture.
    • The museum here displays the rich heritage of the jaipur family in miniature paintings, textiles, garments, books & manuscripts, carpets, palanquins and weapons dating back to the 15th century.
    • During the tour of city palace, guests will have the opportunity of visiting the private chambers, which are normally not accessible by the general public followed walking tour of the market of the bazaars. You will visit the maniharon ka rasta (bangle makers lane), then walk to the thada market (wholesale area) followed by a walk through the wedding market selling various things for indian wedding, after which you will cross the flower market and a few temples on the way, along with many small stalls.

    DAY 8
    Jaipur to Udaipur

    • This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to udaipur.
    • Udaipur: delicate, feminine and elegant, udaipur is known by many names – city of sunrise, jewel of mewar and city of lakes. Undoubtedly one of india’s most romantic cities, it nestles between the glassy waters of its famous lakes and the ancient aravalli hills. Although it is one of rajasthan’s largest cities, modern udaipur manages to retain a charming small town vibe.
    • On arrival you will be met and transfer to hotel Udaipur ranked as one of the best hotels in udaipur. Nestled within the heart of the city of lakes - udaipur, hotel fateh garh is a pioneer in sustainable, ethical and responsible tourism.
    • Built on a hilltop facing the city, the design of the hotel draws heavily from the rich rajasthani heritage and culture, appears no less than a palace. Fateh garh is a luxury heritage hotel in udaipur with views of the lake and palace complex, perfectly located to explore the famed sites of the udaipur city, such as the city palace, the monsoon palace or the beautiful jag mandir.
    • Late afternoon proceed on a private motor launch cruise on the placid waters of lake pichola. From the boat you will be able to view the city of udaipur as it rises majestically above the lake in the middle of the rajasthan desert.
    • Jag Mandir: an unforgettable sight on lake pichola is the island of jag mandir. Maharana karan singhji built the palace in 1622 ad as a pleasure palace for royal parties and functions.
    • This magnificent monument with its domes, marble pillars and fountains has a special approach of a row of marble elephants that seem to be guarding the island.
    • Evening - visit Jagdish Temple to witness aarti ceremony: is one of the famous temples of udaipur. Located in the city palace complex of udaipur, this temple is made in the indo-aryan style of architecture.
    • The temple is dedicated to lord vishnu (laxmi narayan), the preserver of the universe. The gateway of this temple can be sited at a distance of 150 meters. This three-storied temple is a wonder of architecture that comprises beautifully carved pillars, decorated ceilings, painted walls and lush halls.
    • Spend 0ne night at hotel.
    • Accommodation is in a renaissance room.
    • Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis.

    DAY 9
    Udaipur to Goa

    • Today morning start your day with visit to city palace, the fine house of maharajas of udaipur. A pearl of marble and vibrant mosaics, it is marvellous example of the attention to detail and the exemplary workmanship of the rajasthani artisans.
    • You will also visit the crystal gallery that has an extraordinary collection of objects including a crystal bedroom set.
    • In evening transfer to airport to board flight to goa.
    • Arrive goa and transfer to resort.
    • On arrival you will be met and transfer too hotel.

    DAY 10
    Goa Departure

    • 03 days at leisure for independent activities

    DAY 11
    Goa to Mumbai

    • Fly to Mumbai.
    • Arrive Mumbai and transfer to hotel

    DAY 12
    Mumbai

    After breakfast transfer to Mumbai international airport to board flight back to home. 

    Top Attractions of Forts and Palaces of India 11 Nights Tour

    Stepping into India’s timeless heritages

    Jama Masjid

    The Masjid-i Jehan Numa commonly known as the Jama Masjid of Delhi is one of the largest mosques in India. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1650 and 1656 at a cost of one million rupees and was inaugurated by Imam Syed Abdul Ghafoor Shah Bukhari from Bukhara.

    Khari Baoli

    Khari Baoli is a street in Delhi India known for its wholesale grocery and Asias largest wholesale spice market selling all kinds of spices nuts herbs and food products like rice and tea. Operating since the 17th century the market is situated near the historic Delhi Red Fort on the Khari Baoli Road adjacent to Fatehpuri Masjid at the western end of the Chandni Chowk and over the ye

    Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

    Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwara or Sikh house of worship in Delhi India and known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru Guru Har Krishan as well as the holy river inside its complex known as the Sarovar. It was first built as a small shrine by Sikh General Sardar Baghel Singh in 1783 who supervised the construction of nine Sikh shrines in Delh

    India Gate

    The India Gate is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath on the eastern edge of the ceremonial axis of New Delhi formerly called Kingsway.It stands as a memorial to 70000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who died in between 19141921 in the First World War in France Flanders Mesopotamia Persia East Africa Gallipoli and elsewhere in the Near and the Far East and the thi

    Chandni Chowk

    The Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi India. It is located close to Old Delhi Railway Station. The Red Fort monument is located at the eastern end of Chandni Chowk. It was built in the 17th century by Mughal Emperor of India Shah Jahan and designed by his daughter Jahanara. The market was once divided by canals to reflect moonlight and remains o

    Rashtrapati Bhavan

    The Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India located at the Western end of Rajpath in New Delhi India. Rashtrapati Bhavan may refer to only the 340-room main building that has the presidents official residence including reception halls guest rooms and offices also called the mansion it may also refer to the entire 130-hectare Presidential Estate that additionall

    Itmad-ud-Daula

    Tomb of Itimd-ud-Daulah is a Mughal mausoleum in the city of Agra in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Often described as a jewel box sometimes called the Bachcha Taj the tomb of Itimd-ud-Daulah is often regarded as a draft of the Taj Mahal.

    Agra Fort

    Agra Fort is a historical fort in the city of Agra in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638 when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. Before capture by the British the last Indian rulers to have occupied it were the Marathas. In 1983 the Agra fort was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its more famo

    Taj Mahal

    Taj Mahal is on top among the 7 wonders of the world and it is pride of India. Taj Mahal is said to be the symbol of love. In the first look itself anyone can fall in love with this ivory white marble mausoleum. On your trip to India Taj Mahal is a must visit place because if you missed it then you missed the best travel experience in India. This over 400 years old site attracts over 7-8 millions of visitors every year. It is located in the heartland of the city of Agra, India.

    Ranthambore National Park

    Ranthambore national park is a very popular and well known national park in India. Located in Rajasthan, Ranthambore is popular as one of the best wildlife attractions in India. Ranthambore is in SawaiMadhopur district, only 180 Km away from Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. Best Time to Visit Ranthambore: You can visit this amazing wildlife park anytime of the year. However, you can avoid May and June, two hotter months of the year. How to Reach Ranthambore: Jaipur is the nearest airport from Ranthambore. From Jaipur you can reach the park by road or you can also travel by train up to nearest railway station Sawai Madhopur. Attractions in Ranthambore: Ranthambore has lot of attractions for everyone, especially for wildlife lovers. This park is super popular for tigers in their natural habitat. You can also do bird watching and see other animals. Ranthambore is also a famous heritage site.

    Amber Fort

    Amer Fort or Amber Fort is a fort located in Amer, Rajasthan, India. Amer is a town with an area of 4 square kilometres located 11 kilometres from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. The town of Amer and the Amber Fort were originally built by Raja Man Singh and additions were, later, made by Sawai Jai Singh.

    City Palace Jaipur

    The City Palace Jaipur was established at the same time as the city of Jaipur by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II who moved his court to Jaipur from Amber in 1727. Jaipur is the present-day capital of the state of Rajasthan and until 1949 the City Palace was the ceremonial and administrative seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur. The Palace was also the location of religious and cultural events a

    Jag Mandir

    Jag Mandir is a palace built on an island in the Lake Pichola. It is also called the Lake Garden Palace. The palace is located in Udaipur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Its construction is credited to three Maharanas of the Sisodia Rajputs of Mewar kingdom. The construction of the palace was started in 1551 by Maharana Amar Singh continued by Maharana Karan Singh and finally co

    Jagdish Temple

    Jagdish Temple is a large Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur in Rajasthan just outside the royal palace. It has been in continuous worship since 1651. A big tourist attraction the temple was originally called the temple of Jagannath Rai but is now called Jagdish-ji. It is a major monument in Udaipur.

    City Palace Udaipur

    City Palace Udaipur is a palace complex situated in the city of Udaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was built over a period of nearly 400 years with contributions from several rulers of the Mewar dynasty. Its construction began in 1553 started by Maharana Udai Singh II of the Sisodia Rajput family as he shifted his capital from the erstwhile Chittor to the new found city of Udaip

    Lake Pichola

    Lake Pichola situated in Udaipur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan is an artificial fresh water lake created in the year 1362 AD named after the nearby Picholi village. It is one of the several contiguous lakes and developed over the last few centuries in and around the famous Udaipur city. The lakes around Udaipur were primarily created by building dams to meet the drinking wate

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