Land of Rajputs

Duration: -          12 nights 13 days.

 

Day 1st . Arrive International airport Delhi reception and transfer to Hotel for overnight.

 

Day 2nd    Morning full day sight seeing of Old and New Delhi.

Red Fort: -
This Shahjehan's (Mughal Emperor's) dream in red stone was completed in 1648 after  nine years labour of the choicest architects and masons of the time. Its octagonal ramparts are 60 feet high and 1.5 miles or 2.41 Kms around. It is a typically Indian fort symbolizing the Mughal power and splendor. It has tow imposing gateways-Lahori Gate on the western side and Delhi Gate on the eastern side. The main entrance is through Lagori Gate. In Shahajehan'stime this citadel was called Urdu-Mualla, but later on it came to be known as Quilla-i-Mualla or the Fort of Exalted Dignity.

Jama Masjid: -


This largest Mosque in India, standing opposite the Red Fort, was built by Shah Jehan between 1650 and 1656 s the central place of worship in his newly established city of Shahjehanabad. Five thousand workmen are said to have labored for six years to construct, at the cost of Rs. 10 lakhs, then. The pulpit here has been carved out of single block of marble. The prayer hall with its three great domes of white marble with strips of inlaid black marble and surmounted by golden spires in superb. Its tapering minarets made of red sand-stone with vertical white marble strips rise to the height of 130 feet. One hundred and thirty spiral lead to the top. In one corner of the hall is installed the foot prints of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW). The mosque can accommodate a congregation of 20,000 men. Its three gates are reached by flight of steps.

Humayun's Tomb: -
Not far from Purana Quila, on Mathura Road, near Nizamuddin Aulia'¢s  Dargah, is a grand mausoleum, built in 1574 by Mumayun's widow Begum. This tomb marks the beginning  of a new architectural era of Mughal masterpieces in Agra and Delhi, and a fine example of the synthesis of India and Persian architectural styles. Built in red sandstones and white and black marbles, with high arches it has been a burial ground for many nobles of the Mughal Dynasty. The last Mughal Emperor was captured here in 1857 by the British troops. Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, apersian architect, was its builder.


Dargah Nizamuddin Aulia: -
It is as holy place of pilgrimage for Muslims thpough people of every faith pay their tributes here to be fourth saint in line of the Chisti saints. The original shrine built by Alauddin Khilzi, has been added to by many royal personages and devotees since the death of the saint in 1325 AD. Other royal personages buried here are Amir Khusroo, Mirza Ghalib, Jahanara (Daughter of Emperor Shahjehan). During the Urs festival, celebrated twice each year to mark the death and anniversaries of Saint Nizamuddin  Aulia and Amir Khusroo, pilgrims from all over the Muslim world assemble here.


India Gate: -  India Gate, an important monument of the city, is a memorial built in commemoration of more than 80,000 Indian soldiers who were killed during World War I. The monument is an imposing 42 meters high arch and was designed by the famous architect Edwin Lutyens. India gate was earlier named All India War Memorial. The design of India gate is almost similar to its French counterpart war memorial, the Arc-de-Triomphe.



Rashtrapati Bhawan: - It is a vast mansion and its architecture is breathtaking. More than these, it has a hallowed existence in the annals of democracy for being the residence of the President of the largest democracy in the world. Few official residential premises of the Head of theState in the world will match the Rashtrapati Bhavan in terms of its size, vastness and its magnificence.

The Qutab Minar: -
The tallest freestanding stone tower of victory in the world, the Qutab Minar is 234 feet high. Qutb-ud-din Aibak, the first Slave Sultan, alid its foundation in 1199. He died only when the first story was completed. It was completed by his successor, Iltutmish.  It is made of red stone and marble. Its five stories have projecting balconies. It was originally attached to Quwwat-ul-Islam (The might of Islam) Mosque for the Muezzin to call the faith.

 

Bahai's House of Workship.This temple is shaped like a huge lotus flower has 27 petals shaped like a huge lotus flower 27 petals made of white concert and clad in white Greek marble panels.

 

Day 3rd: - Morning drives to Agra check in hotel, Visit Red fort Agra to enjoy superb   view of TAJMAHAL.overnight in hotel.

Day 4th  Early morning visit TAJMAHAL (Crown Palace) was built by Emperor ShahJahan in memory of his second Wife, MUMTAZ.A dream captured in white marbal.drive to Fathepursikari built by Akbar the Great (Moughal king) 1571 to 1585 served as a capital. Drive to Jaipur, Arrive Jaipur (Capital of Rajasthan) check in hotel for overnight.

Day 5th : -   Morning sightseeing of Jaipur city, City Palace., Hawa Mahal, Amber fort Eveing vist Jaipur city on Cycle Rishwas in flood light with splashes of clours. overnight in hotel.       

Day6th: - Drive to Bikaner check in hotel. Afternoon visit Jamnagar Fort.the fort was built between 1588 and 1593 by Rai Singh- a gernal in Akbar's Army. It has splendid views of Bikaner and its surrounding countryside. Overnight in hotel.

Day 7th .Morning drive to Jaisalmer check in hotel. After noon vist.Jaisalmer fort and local market overnight in hotel. Jaisalmer is a magnificent citadel rising from Tricuta Hill like a red gold crown, and is one of the oldest forts of Rajasthan forts.

Day 8th. visit Gadisagar Lake and Havelis.Afternoon Lodurva Jain temples and Khuri Village for camel Ridding at Sam Sand Dunes desert,. Return Jaisalmer for overnight.It was an obvious and irrespirable site. The mighty building of Meherangarh, or Majestic fort-a structure so massive it seems to grow out of the cliff. Founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha.

Day 9th Morning drive to Jodhpur check in hotel for overnight .Afternoon visit Meheranghar fort, Royal Chhatri (Cremation ground, and visit to local market is one of the must. over night in hotel.

 

Udaipur: Mewar Land of Legend. Royal House of Mewar : Legend has it that the Sisodias of Mewar are descended from the Sun God through Lav, the son of Lord Rama whose life story is told in India's great Epic, the Ramayana. They came from the border of the Kashmir. The Founder of Udaipur in 1567, the capital of Mewar, Chittor, was sacked for the third time by the armies of the Mughal emperor Akbar. The Udaipur was founded by Udai Singh in the year of 1557.

The Ranakpur Jain Temple complex was founded in the Mid-14th Century, but most of the building date from the 15th. The Chaumukha Temple is approached by steep steps, and inside are 29 halls and an astonishing 1,444 carved pillars, no two the same. The carving on creamy white marble is made translucent by the sun pouring in, and depicts images of Goddesses and nymphs, dancers and elephants, scenes of daily life and of fantasy.

Day 10th . Morning drive to Udaipur en route visit Famous Jain temple Ranakpur.Check in hotel. Evening free for personal activities.

Day 11th  Morning. Boat ride to Jagmandir Island: The Jagmandar Palace, Which was commenced by Maharana Karan Singh, but takes its name from Maharana Jagat Singh (1628-52) who made number of additional to it. It is said that the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan derived some of his inspiration for the Taj Mahal from his palace after staying here in 1623-24 while leading a revolt against his father, Jahangir. Flanked by a row of enormous stone elephant, the island has an impressive Chhatri carved from grey-blue stone, and a glorious view across the lake to the lake palace and the city palace. Over night in Hotel at Udaipur.

 

Day 12th..On time transfer to domestic airport for your flighth to Delhi. Arrive Delhi domestic airport transfer hotel for wash change and dinner.

 

Day13th .  Late night, on time transfer to international airport for your flight to your home country.

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