India: Taj Mahal, Forts and Palaces

India: Taj Mahal, Forts and Palaces

We offer you an individual tour with a Russian-speaking guide and accommodation in historical palaces, forts and mansions of India!

A wonderful country - India! The history of its cultural heritage counts more than one millennium, and the generations living on this land were rich in philosophers, wise men, courageous and brave warriors, talented architects and skilled artisans who left to their descendants an eternal memory of themselves in the form of amazing monuments of architecture, ancient observatories, luxurious palaces, formidable forts, temples, mosques and collections of medieval weapons.

Dates of travel: regularly (until 15.04.2018)
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Itinerary: Delhi (1 night) - Neemrana (1 night) - Jaipur (2 nights) - Karauli (1 night) - Agra (1 night) - Delhi

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Day 1

Arrival in Delhi
Arrival in Delhi is the beautiful capital of India. After completing the formalities at the airport - a traditional warm welcome and transfer to the hotel, where you can relax after the flight.
Free time and rest.

Night in Delhi: Colonels Retreat (Silver Class) or The Manor (Gold Class)

Day 2

Delhi – Fort Neemrana (120 km / 2.5 h)

Today you will have an excursion to the main sights of Old and New Delhi. In the morning we will visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India and the architectural masterpiece of the Muslim religion. Then we will pass along the walls of the Red Fort, whose majestic fortifications are made of red sandstone, where the country's independence from Britain was declared.

We continue the tour in New Delhi. Visit a snow-white temple with golden domes - Sikh gurudvar Bangla Sahib. It is believed that the consecrated water from it heals the sickness of believers. We will pass along the central avenue of the city and see the President's Palace and the House of Parliament. We will stop briefly at the Indian Gates - memorial arch to the Indian soldiers. And later we will visit the Qutub Minar complex, a fine example of 12th century Indo-Islamic architecture. 

Then a transfer to Fort Neemrana of the 15th century, an architectural complex of courtyards, halls, towers and crossings on a hillside on 25 acres of land. The fort is located on 10 levels along the slope, from where beautiful views of the surroundings open. The fort, which can be called an Indian medieval castle, will immerse you in the depths of centuries and will acquaint you with the era of Maharajas of India. You will live here and get the opportunity to touch the revitalized history of Fort.
Free time and rest.

Night in Neemrana: Neemrana Fort Palace (Silver Class / Gold Class)

Day 3

Fort Neemrana – Jaipur (150 km / 3.5 h)

Free time for rest and immersion in the medieval atmosphere of this amazing place.
Later we leave for Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, known as the "Pink City" due to the color of the walls of buildings and houses in its ancient quarters. Jaipur was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727 according to the project of the young Bengali architect Vidhiadhara Bhattacharya in accordance with the canons of ancient Indian architecture Shilpa Shastra.
Free time and rest.

Night in Jaipur: Diggi Palace (Silver Class) or Fairmont Jaipur (Gold Class)

Day 4

Jaipur

This morning we will visit Amber Fort, founded in 1952 by Maharaja Man Singh. The fortress-palace Amber is one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture in India, combining Rajput and Mughal architecture. The fortress consists of majestic ramparts, various gates leading to elegant palace chambers. Like the maharajas of ancient Amber a few centuries ago, visitors can climb to the fortress palace on horseback on the colorfully decorated elephants under the solemn salutatory sounds of the drums.
Then you will visit the small but unique Hindu temple of Jagat Shiromani (1599-1608), dedicated to Vishnu and the divine couple of Krishna and Mira Bai. Mira Bai (1498-1557) was a great Indian saint and poetess, the most prominent representative of the Vishnu poetry, the main theme of her work was her selfless love for Krishna. The temple is interesting with exquisite carvings on the stone.  

After lunch, you will visit the City Palace, part of which is still the residence of the heirs of the rulers of Jaipur. Here you will visit several museums and see collections of royal men's suits embroidered with gold threads of shawls and silk saris, as well as a collection of weapons and a gallery of traditional Jaipur miniatures painted with natural mineral paints on rice paper or camel bone.

Also, you will get acquainted with the ancient observatory Jantar Mantar, built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, which is a huge complex of unique giant stone structures used for forecasting weather, periodicity of eclipses, time determination, as well as for determining distances to various celestial bodies and making horoscopes. It is here that the largest operating sundial in the world is Samrat Yantra (27 m).

Then you will stop for a few minutes near the amazing Palace of the Winds to be photographed against this small but unique facade building made of red sandstone, built in the form of the crown of Krishna with 953 small windows that allowed to air the inner chambers of the building on hot days. Hence the name of the structure is "the palace of the winds". The Palace of the Winds was built by Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799 for the women of the royal family, from its windows the ladies, not afraid to be seen, could observe the festive processions and the life of the city.

Night in Jaipur: Diggi Palace (Silver Class) or Fairmont Jaipur (Gold Class)

 

Day 5

Jaipur – Karauli (160 km / 4 h)

After breakfast transfer to Karauli. The city was founded in 1348 by Yaduvanshi Rajput, Raja Arjun Palom. Initially, the city was named after the local deity Kalyanji - Kalyanpuri. Arrival in Karauli, check in at the hotel and rest. You will become guests and will live in the mansion of the royal family, which is now turned into a hotel.
In the afternoon you will get acquainted with your royal dwelling, with its modern organic farm, a collection of vintage cars, a charity school, and see artisans at work.
Free time and rest.

Night in Karauli: Bhanwar Vilas Palace (Silver Class / Gold Class)

Day 6

Karauli – Agra (160 km / 4 h)

After breakfast, you will visit the city of Karauli, which is more than 600 years old, you will see the work of artisans - manufacturers of bracelets, wooden toys, bamboo crafts, traditional sweets, etc. You also visit the city palace of Karauli, with its numerous frescoes, carvings and paintings. Also visit the famous temple of Krishna (Madan Mohan Ji), located inside the palace.
Then - transfer to Agra, the city of the seventh miracle of the world - Taj Mahal. Arrival, check-in, rest and overnight at the hotel.
Free time and rest.

Night in Agra: Clark Shiraz (Silver Class) or ITC Mughal (Gol Class)

Day 7

Agra – Delhi (205 km / 4 h)

Today we will visit the delightful Taj Mahal - the architectural embodiment of the love of Emperor Shah Jahan to his beautiful wife Arjumand Bano (Mumtaz Mahal), also called "the poem incarnated in marble", "the pearl of India" or "the tear frozen on the cheek of eternity".
Later we will visit the majestic Fort of Agra (1565-1573), built by Emperor Akbar of red sandstone, behind the powerful walls of which are palaces, halls for audiences, private quarters, mosques and gardens.
Later - return to Delhi and transfer to the international airport.
Departure home.

Price of the program:

Accommodation in hotels of the category Silver Class (4*Heritage & Boutique)

  • EUR 1365 per person in a single room
  • EUR 735 per person in a double room
  • EUR 635 per person in a triple room

Accommodation in hotels of Gold Class (5*Heritage & Boutique)

  • EUR 1777 per person in a single room
  • EUR 939 per person in a double room
  • EUR 839 per person in a triple room

What's included:

* meeting at the airport
* assistance of a Russian-speaking representative at Delhi International Airport
* transfer airport-hotel-airport
* personal assistant on round-the-clock communication throughout the tour
* hotel accommodation in Kathmandu - 3 nights (breakfast)
* meals: breakfast - daily
* accompanying Russian-speaking guide
* accommodation in hotel in Chitwan - 2 nights (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
* comfortable transport throughout the tour (with air conditioning)
*excursion program
* all fees and taxes

What's not included:

* international air travel
* health insurance
* cost of entrance tickets for monuments
*visa application
* tipping and additional personal expenses