The golden era of the Maharajas has left an indelible mark on India’s history with its grandeur and opulence. Relive the grand traditions with stay at the elegant palaces with authentic experiences of the Taj. The itinerary takes you to Delhi-the fascinating city of cities, Agra-the glorious Mughal City and further on a journey through India’s royal province Rajasthan with stay at splendid palatial hotels- Jaipur’s beautiful Rambagh Palace and the white-marble masterpiece of Udaipur’s Lake Palace. Each of the luxury hotels enlisted on the itinerary are of the Taj Group. The lavish Palace hotels in the royal vacation are accommodation owned by the Taj Group of Hotels, the leading Indian chain of hotels defining premium quality of service and hospitality.
Arrive at the International Airport in Delhi. Get warm welcome by a Trans India Holidays representative and assistance with transfer to the Taj Mahal Hotel. Complete check in formalities and relax in the lavish hotel property and room. The Taj Mahal Hotel enjoys the elite location of Lutyens’ Delhi, settled in the middle of the well-planned leafy environs of the British-era Delhi. Listed among the most illustrious addresses in the National capital, the hotel has unique Mughal architecture with intricate details of motifs, golden inlay work, artwork and the lavish hospitality of the Taj Group of Hotels. Centrally-located in Delhi-Connaught Place the hotel is closely located to airport as well as the most popular tourist destinations. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Start the day with a relaxing breakfast. The day’s plan includes sightseeing comprising of Old Delhi, Lutyen’s Delhi and three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Pick up is from the hotel by the tour guide. Highlights of Delhi sightseeing include: Red Fort: Set along the River Yamuna, the Mughal Fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The name of the 17th century fort comes from its red sandstone. Spread over 2.4 km in perimeter, the Red Fort was the seat of governance of the Mughal Empire, the erstwhile city of Shahjahanabad. The must-visit attractions include Diwan-e-Am (Hall for public audience), Diwan-e-Khas (Hall for private audience), Rang Mahal (a water- cooled apartment of royal ladies), Pearl Mosque and number of galleries and museums. Jama Masjid: An epitome of grand Mughal architecture, the 17th century mosque is one of the grandest places of worship in India. The pride of Old Delhi, Jama Masjid is a wonder to awe at. Marvel at the opulent design and the grand layout rising over the skyline. Chandni Chowk: The most popular attraction of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk is lined with flamboyant streets known for famous shopping spots at well as foodie trails. In the Mughal Era, the Silver Street was home to the well-to-do families of that time and is till date the lively hub of charming experiences. The famous Paranthawale Gali is known for mouthwatering paranthas and other scrumptious delights. Birla Mandir: The holy place of worship houses numerous divinities of Hindu Mythology centrally-located in the city. Besides a wonder of architecture, it is one of the major tourist attractions of Delhi. India Gate: An iconic landmark, the 42 meter high arch built in 1931 was formerly called the All India War Memorial. Honoring the memory of the 90,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in World War I, the structure has names of the warriors are engraved all along the walls of the arch along with the eternal flame of Amar Jawan Jyoti (Fire of the Immortal Soldier) Rashtrapati Bhavan (President’s House): The fascinating palatial structure is the official residence of the President of India. The pride of Lutyen’s Delhi the building is a fine example of Indo Saracenic Architecture. Humayun’s Tomb: The resting place of the Mughal emperor Humayun, the tomb is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The garden mausoleum is an impressive design said to be the inspiration behind the ‘Wonder of the World’ Taj Mahal. Qutub Minar Archaeological Complex: The 11th century ruins of the world’s largest brick minaret and other fascinating sites, the Qutub Minar Archaeological Complex is listed as the world heritage sites in India. Bahai’s Temple: Shaped as a lotus, the architectural wonder is the place of worship of the Bahai sect. The beautiful temple is one of the icons of Delhi that must be visited on a sightseeing tour. After sightseeing, return to the comforts of the hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi at the Taj Mahal Hotel.
Rise early and complete check out formalities. Board the Gatimaan Express for Agra. On arrival, get ready for sightseeing in Agra. Agra- The charming city of Agra, the former capital of the Mughals is a majestic delight. The city has a worldwide reputation for the ethereal Taj Mahal, the iconic monument of love, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the wonders of the world. Also another unmissable sight is another World Heritage Site, the pride of the Mughal era, the red-sandstone Agra Fort. After exploring Agra, get assisted with car transfer to Jaipur. On arrival in Jaipur, stay at the Rambagh Palace. The Taj property was formerly the residence of the royal family of Jaipur and now is among the top luxury hotels in India. Keeping its olden traditions intact, the property has adopted the modern amenities for the total comfort of guests. Jaipur – The royal capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur City is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The pink-hued constructions in the old city is the reason behind its name. The city is bordered by barren Aravalli hills which are dotted with massive forts. Inside the walled city are fascinating architecture, royal palaces, colourful markets and many more. The gateway to the royal Rajasthan, the city is an important point of the prized tourist circuit in India –Golden Triangle. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Start the day in royal style with a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Later, get assisted pick up by guide to explore the city sights. Cover the following tourist attractions of Jaipur: Amber Fort: Located 11 km away from Jaipur, perched on a hill, Amber is among the hill forts of Rajasthan that are named among the UNESO World Heritage Sites in India. The erstwhile capital of Jaipur, the yellow-sandstone fortress is impressive every way. Awe at the magnificent architecture, Diwan-i-Am, Diwan-i-Khas, Sukh Niwas, Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Glass), etc. Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds): One of Jaipur’s main landmarks; the pink-hued Hawa Mahal is known for its many windows and lattice work screens. Overlooking the main road, the front of the Mahal was designed uniquely for the ladies of the royal household to watch the ordinary life and parades of the city without being noticed. City Palace: The City Palace is the royal residence of the imperial family of Jaipur. A section of this palace is opened for visitors and houses an extensive collection of art, carpets, old weapons and royal memorabilia. Jantar Mantar (Observatory): Another one of the impressive structures with the status of a World Heritage Site, Jantar Mantar is an inquisitive collection of instruments. Each of these historic sculptures serves the purpose such as measuring the positions of stars, altitudes and azimuths, and calculating eclipses. After enjoying the fascinating sights of Jaipur, return to the comforts of the Rambagh Palace. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Start the day with an early breakfast. Meet our representative and get assisted with check-out formalities. Start your drive to Udaipur, the next destination of the incredible royal escapes with Taj. Udaipur- One of the most beautiful places in Rajasthan as well as India, Udaipur is a dreamy tourist attractions. Surrounded by the Aravalli Hills and dotted with beautiful lakes, the royal city is nicknamed the ‘City of Lakes’. A testimony of the glory of Rajput era, the city has prized palaces, well-laid gardens, amazing architecture and most of bliss that is beyond words. On your arrival in the city, check-in at the Taj Lake Palace. The dream-like vision in white marble, the former royal palace is settled right in the middle of the Lake Pichola. Spread over the four-acre island, it seems like floating in the cerulean lake waters. The Taj owned property has well-laid beautiful courtyards, gardens and fountains. With the prized heritage intact, the property has addition of modern amenities making guests feel like royalty. Overnight stay in Udaipur
Post breakfast at the hotel, avail pick-up your hotel and embark upon a guided sightseeing city tour of Udaipur. The tourist attractions in Udaipur covered in the itinerary include: City Palace: The extensive palace complex set along the Pichola Lake is a beauty. Enjoying views of the lake and the city, the royal palace premises have a well-maintained museum with an enormous collection of glass, ceramic figures, artifacts, etc. Jagdish Temple: An iconic landmark, Jagdish Temple is a fine Indo-Aryan Temple constructed by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651. The temple is a shrine of the black stone image of Lord Vishnu as Jagannath, Lord of the universe and a brass image of Garuda. Saheliyon Ki Bari: The garden of the ‘Maids of Honor’ Saheliyon ki Bari an exquisite garden with fountains, stone elephants and a beautiful lotus pond. Enjoy a stroll amid the lush greenery. Lake Pichola: The prized attraction of Udaipur, Pichola Lake lends its charm to the city. The backdrop of the hills adds to the beauty of the lake, as does the palaces, temples, bathing ghats and ridges. Two islands on the lake are the Jag Niwas and the Jag Mandir. The island of Jag Niwas was built as the summer residence of Prince of Mewar and is now the famous Lake Palace hotel. Built of red sandstone with a marble ceiling, the Jag Mandir on the lake is among the must-visit places in Udaipur. A boat ride at sunset at Lake Pichola is one of the most beautiful experiences in Udaipur. Overnight stay in Udaipur.
After a leisurely breakfast at the Taj Lake Palace, complete check out formalities. Proceed to the airport to board a flight to Delhi where your tour ends.
|Valid from 01 Oct 2024 to 15 Apr 2024
|$ 3277 Per Person
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