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Rajasthan Special Palace Tour

Duration : 09 days / 08 night
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Samode - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi.

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi International airport by any convenient flight in the night. Meet and greet by our airport Manager on arrival at the airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi
Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed for the full day tour of Old and New Delhi in the afternoon. Old Delhi was an ancient walled city. Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1650 switched the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi.
Shah Jehan possessing an exquisite talent, especially in architecture, created the seventh city and in the process brought about Delhi's glorious renaissance. Here you will see Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. The fort is Shah Jehan's symbol of power and elegance, built by behind sandstone walls.
Its main gate (Lahore Gate) faces Chandni Chowk, the perpetually congested avenue heading westfrom the Red Fort, is filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars.
Also visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi; Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India; and Chandni Chowk, the bustling and colorful market of the old city. Chandni Chowk was the commercial centre of Delhi in the old time and you will see it come alive in the morning as the trading day starts.
New Delhi was designed and built by the British in the 1920's - it's a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. In 1911 King George V announced the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. The King's architects, Lutyens and Baker, set in motion the Design and construction of Delhi's eighth city - New Delhi. Lutyens designed an "Imperial City" having palatial-sized buildings set amid broad tree-lined avenues punctuated by Mughal style gardens, complete with fountains and shallow pools. It took 20 years to complete this immense undertaking only to have the British pack up and relinquish the subcontinent in 1947.
You will visit two monuments from Delhi's past - Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar. Also visit the local Bahai Temple {Lotus Temple}.
Overnight stay in Hotel Taj Mahal.

Day 03 : Delhi-Samode
After breakfast in the morning, drive to Samode. On arrival in Samode, check-in to the Hotel Samode Palace. It is a place of great interest for people who appreciate culture and arts. The village or town is famous for its magnificent havelis, mansions and handicrafts.
Samode Palace, belongs to the Rawals of Samode, who do not belong to a royal family but are affluent noblemen. This family was bestowed the title of "Maha Rawal" by the royal family as a reward for their loyalty and courage. The Samode Palace is about four hundred years old and has gone through a lot of restoration work. Many new additions have been made to this old palace, which is now a beautiful heritage hotel.
Evening we will provide you camel ride to visit the Samode village.
Overnight stay in Samode Palace.

Day 04 : Samode-Jaipur
Morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to the Pink City "Jaipur".
On arrival in Jaipur, check-in to the Taj Rambagh Palace.
Afternoon city tour of Jaipur include a visit of City Palace Museum where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armoury of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, also visit the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 AD). Also included is a photo visit at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires.
Overnight stay in the Taj Rambagh Palace.

Day 05 : Jaipur
After breakfast depart for a half day excursion to Amber Fort. 11 Kms. from Jaipur, Amber Fort is a marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. Go up the fort on the back of a gaily caparisoned elephant, true to the style of the Maharajas of the past. The interior of the fort has various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror and glass work complemented by exquisite wall paintings. As you move between the rooms of this magnificent structure, you will feel the history and visualize the pomp and grandeur of a kingdom never conquered.
Afternoon free for independent activities.
Overnight stay in the Taj Rambagh Palace.

Day 06 : Jaipur-Agra Via Fatehpur Sikri
Morning after breakfast in the hotel, check out and drive to Agra. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, (Built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. Continue drive to Agra. On arrival in Agra, check in to the Taj View Hotel. Rest of the day is free for independent activities.
Overnight stay in the Taj View Hotel.

Day 07 : Agra
Agra was the capital of the grand Mughal Empire, at the time of the Mughals in the 16th & 17th centuries. During this period the city became a leading centre of art, science, commerce and culture. Akbar the Great made Agra great. The city's origins are dim but Akbar's grandfather Babur is credited with Agra's founding. The short golden age of Agra came to an end with the seventeenth century reign of Shah Jehan, mastermind of the unforgettable Taj Mahal.

This morning pay your first visit to the magnificent monument to love "The Taj Mahal", built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. The design and construction is said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori. Legend has it that once construction was completed, Shah Jehan had Lahori's hands cut off, and blinded, so he would never be able to duplicate the structure. What makes the Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. It is impossible to visualize the Taj Mahal in any surrounding others than its paradoxical garden. Paradise, in Islam, is visualized as a lush garden where running streams flow. When the Mughals brought this concept to India they elevated it to heights of incomparable artistry.
Proceed on a tour of Agra Fort and the city. At the impressive Agra Fort you are taken through the chambers of this royal residence. As you drive through the city, witness the local life and bazaars (markets) and the hustle bustle of everyday India. Also visit the Itmad-ud-ullah {known as baby Taj Mahal}.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 08 : Agra-Delhi
Morning free for independent activities. In the afternoon drive back to Delhi.
Enroute visit the famous tomb of Akbar "Sikandra", afterwards continue drive to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi transfer to Hotel Taj Palace.
Evening transfer to Hotel Imperial for special farewell dinner.
Overnight stay in Hotel Taj Palace.

Day 09 : Delhi-Departure
Morning on time transfer to Delhi International airport to take your flight back home.

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