This 13-days trip to North India especially base on Kite festival, along with three jewels of the North Indian Mughal Architecture and heritage: Delhi, its historic capital, Agra and its famous Taj Mahal, the monument of love flagship of Mughal epic in India. Jaipur the pink city and capital of Rajasthan, land of kings. Explore the frescoes & Mansion and Rural village in Mandawa and Patan respectively. Enjoy the kite festival in Jaipur.
Arrive Delhi meet by Recreation Travel presentable representative and privately transfer to your iconic hotel, your home for 2 night in Haveli Dharampura - An architectural wonder: It’s poetry in stone. Celebrate this season at Haveli Dharampura, Rain or Shine, it’s going to be a beautiful day at the Haveli!
Delhi stands as the capital of Modern India. Here you can see the mingling of the Old and New India, the ancient and the modern. Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many emperors, which have left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles. Specify your flight
After breakfast visit toLater visit to 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, Lateens and Baker, set in motion the Design and construction of Delhi's eight cities - New Delhi. Lateens 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. Visit two monuments from Delhi's past - Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar, Louts Temple, Drive pass through the Raisina Hill, past the imposing India Gate, President House and Parliament House.
This evening, enjoy Old Delhi Street Food Walk 2 hrs 5-7 PM
Treat your taste buds with the finest and particular forms of culinary that we offer you from the streets of Chandni Chowk. Visit atleast10 food joints from the ever famous “Paranthe Wali Galli”, to all-time favorite sweets Gulab Jamun and Jalebi to the delicious Natraj “Dahi Balla”. Overnight stay at hotel
After breakfast visit to Old Delhi was an ancient walled city. Experience the Grandeur of Shahjahanabad built on the Banks of River Yamuna with our expert tour guides. Visit the Magnificent Jama Masjid (India’s Largest Mosque), experience the beauty of the Digambar Jain Naya Mandir, alsosee Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. The fort is Shah Jehan's symbol of power and elegance, built behind red sandstone walls. Its main gate (Lahore Gate) faces Chandni Chowk
Afternoon take Cycle Rickshaw Puller Ride. through the bustling and colorful market of the old city is filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars. If you peer through a portico you may see a man getting shaved, silver being weighed, or any other conceivable form of intense commerce, taste Indian spices from Khari Baoli (Asia’s Largest Spice Market), visit Kinari Bazaar (market for Delicate Lace, Blingy Borders and Sparkly Sequins)
Departure for Mathura en route visit to Vrindavan visit to The Banke Bihari Temple, Iskon Temple and Mathura originally a Buddhist center, this is the sixteenth century, as scholars have determined that the God Krishna was born in this city. Here we take boat ride on the Yamuna River and see the scared Ghats (river terraces) especially visit the "Vishram Ghats", these giant staircases along the holy river: the Yamuna, where you can see many pilgrims make their offerings and praying bidder’s flowers and candles to the god Krishna. Kesava Doe temple visit, dedicated to Krishna, and visit to Dwarkadheesh Temple has a carved entrance and a black-marble idol of Lord Krishna. Overnight stay at hotel
Morning drive to Agra upon arrival check in hotel, later visit to Sikandra the mausoleum of Akbar Sikandra, a true masterpiece of Mongol architecture.
Evening take Horse cart (Tonga Ride) visits the UNESCO heritage site Taj Mahal – The New 7 wonder of the world and Monument of Love in the and watch its surface subtly shift in color, as the setting sun bathes it in a soft orange glow. In the warm glow of Sunrise, which was built in 1630 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. 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. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure. As you drive through the city witness the local life, Shopping and bazaars (markets) and the hustle bustle of everyday India
On today’s drive to Jaipur through the countryside we see villages woman dressed in the brilliantly colored Saris of the region, Camels & Scenes of rural lives en route visit tothe ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, built in 1569 by the Great Emperor Akbar. Today, it is deserted and left in solitude to reminisce over its past glory also visit to Deeg a small town can visited, with its beautiful palaces, fortresses and gardens. The palace of Suraj Mahal is a perfect blend of Rajput and Mughal style, dating du19e century beautiful antique furniture.
Our drive continued to Ranthambore National Park provides a unique experience of life in the outdoors. Spread over 392 sq. km., the Park comprises dry deciduous forests sprawling over an undulating terrain of the Aravalis and Vindhyan ranges. Exotic wildlife abounds and thrills the nature and wildlife lover. Ranthambore Sanctuary has a large number of Tigers, Leopards, Caracals, Jungle Casts, Sambhar, Chital, Nilgai, Chinkara, Langoor, Wild Boars, Peafowl, etc. Three beautiful and artificial lakes i.e., Padam Talab, Rajbagh and Milak Talab & many anicuts are part of this Park inviting many migratory birds like Greyleg, Ruddy Shelduck, Pintails and many others. The park provides a rare and exquisite experience of seeing Nature and its flora and fauna at its best, upon arrival check in hotel. Overnight stay at hotel
Morning 3 hrs Jeep/Canter drive for Game viewing deep into the Jungle to see the Tiger and Leopard, the main predators found in this reserve. Hyena & Jakal are the Scavengers. Sloth Bear and Wild Bear are the main carnivores. The main herbivores found in this Park are spotted Deer, Sambar Deer, Nilgai (Bluebell) antelope, Chinkara (Indian gazelle) and the common langur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur 175 kms/3.30 hrs upon arrival check in hotel. Later walk the Old City to marvel at the extraordinary architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, make an optional visit to the bustling bazaars of Jaipur, taking in the vibe of local life and shopping for keepsakes from your journey Evening visit to Sanganer village situated of outskirt of Jaipur Look at the teeming Jain temple from the 17th century and visit the traditional wood block printing, tie and dye fabric, paper factory and blue pottery that make the reputation of the craftsmanship of the city rose. Return to your hotel
The International Kite Festival of Jaipur has grown into a magnificent event. It experiences a huge participation. The festival is inaugurated at the Jaipur Polo Ground. The festival is divided into two sections, one is the Kite War and the other is the Friendly Kite Flying Session. The Kite festival is inaugurated at the Jaipur Polo Ground.
Kites of every shade of indigo, ochre, red, blue, yellow, green, fushcia, indigo, ochre, pink, orange against the blue January sky is a dazzling sight. From dawn to dusk, people of all ages fly kites rejoicing in the spirit of the day. Crowded rooftops, fun-loving rivalry to outdo each other, and delicious feast are the hall-marks of the day. People are seen indulging in the appetizing flavours of sweets prepared specially for the day.
Today visit the UNESCO-listed Heritage 17th century fortress of Amber Fort - marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. Go up the fort ascended on Caparisoned Elephant true to the style of the Maharajas of the past. The interiors of the fort have various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror and glasswork complemented by exquisite wall paintings. As you move between the rooms of this magnificent structure feel the history and visualize the pomp and grandeur of a kingdom never conquered, whose hilltop location is to view various palaces with rooms of stunning beauty including the world’s finest chamber of mirrors
Afternoon visit to Maharaja City Palace where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani & Mughal Art, The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armory of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 A.D.), Birla White Marble temple and 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
After breakfast 110 km / 2.30 hrs drive to remote area Mandawa - The region lays the triangular area between Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner and includes Jhunjhunu, Sikar and Churu districts of Rajasthan. The semi desert region of Shekhawati is popularly known as the “Open-air Art Gallery” of Rajasthan Later visit the Mandawa (Shekhawati). The semi-desert region of Shekhawati is popularly known as the 'open-air art gallery' of Rajasthan. The region lies the triangular area between Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner and includes Jhunjhunu, Sikar and Churu districts of Rajasthan, Shekhawati, is unique as no-where else in the world there is such a hundred of haveli's, temples, cenotaphs, wells and forts.
Later visit to Havelies in Mandawa notably the Chokhani Saraf & Ladia Havelies, also visit Temples. The terrace of the rugged Fort provides a panoramic view of the town. See the extraordinary frescoes on the walls of the houses and medieval painting of Shekhawati.
After breakfast 123 km / 2.30 hrs travel to Kotputli by air condition Vehicle to Patan
Town on arrival, Built around 1790 shortly after the battle of Badal-Mahal, the Patan Mahal Palace has been lovingly turned into a heritage hotel, and is ours for today and this evening.
Afternoon we enjoy a guided walking tour of Patan town. We then continue to Badal Mahal, an 800-year old palace, where we can admire the stunning views of the town and the surrounding mountains. You can find Rajasthani men and women busy making bangles or beautiful pots in the village. The temple also adds to the serenity of the existing ambience where one can spend a few spiritual moments on their own. And if you’d like a taste of a typical Rajasthani village, then step out of the gates of the palace to explore the quaint alleys and roads of the village. Overnight stay at hotel
After breakfast start your day visiting Laxmi Narayan Temple. Built of marble in the Orissan style, the temple is a wonderful example of modern Indian architecture and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the god of preservation and destruction, and his female consort Laxmi, the goddess of wealth. One of the most popular Hindu temples in India, it was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, with the stipulation that it was to be open to all castes and all faiths — a symbol of peace, love and prosperity. Later drive to Delhi upon arrival check in hotel
Around Connaught Place, see Sri Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, a historical Sikh temple dedicated to the memory of Guru Hari Krishan, who once stayed in the gold-domed building when it was still the palace of Raja Jai Singh. Guru Hari Krishan distributed sanctified water from a tank in the palace to cure the sick, believing it had miraculous healing powers, and worshippers still come to collect water from these pools. The temple’s massive kitchens prepare free meals for thousands of residents and visitors of all faiths, every day. This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure to take advantage of the luxurious amenities of your hotel or to simply relax.
Say good bye to this unforgettable and memorable tour departure transfer to airport for onward Journey
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