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If you want to experience India’s true colors, then you must embark on a tour to Delhi and Rajasthan. These two states are a conglomeration of history, culture, and progress.
Be it the ancient and bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk, or the glorious palaces of Udaipur, Delhi-Rajasthan tour packages offer you a broad spectrum of locations. The elephant rides at Amber Fort to the boat cruises in Lake Pichola; you will have a unique collection of activities at your disposal. Also, a trip to Bishnoi village is an experience like never before.
Arrival at Delhi
On arrival at the Delhi airport, you will be received by our representative, who will transfer you to your hotel. You have the rest of the day to yourself. Immerse yourself in the spirit of this bustling city.
Delhi is the aptest representation of India’s spirit of ‘Unity in Diversity.’ It is a conglomeration of the modern and the old. While old Delhi takes you back to the Mughal times, thanks to the remnants of the historic Mughal architectures, New Delhi, with its glittering malls and polished streets, brings you back to the dazzling present.
Delhi offers you numerous things to see, do, and experience. Be it its busy bazaars, packed food lanes, or larger than life establishments, Delhi will inspire awe in you with every step you take in the city.
We will set out towards Old Delhi after breakfast.
There are a lot many things to see and do in Old Delhi. We will be embarking on a rickshaw ride through the busy streets of Chandni Chowk, the lifeblood of Old Delhi. The array of colorful stalls packed by the sides of crowded lanes selling various items such as sarees, spices, pieces of jewelry, food items, and a plethora of other things is a sight in itself.
Our next stop, at a stone’s throw distance from the Chandni Chowk, is the Jama Masjid, one of the most ancient mosques of Asia and an iconic tourist destination of the city. This mammoth Mughal establishment is a treat for the eyes of an architecture lover and features mandatorily in the itinerary of most Delhi-Rajasthan tour packages. We also drive past the Red Fort, another historical establishment that is a huge crowd-puller and one of the country’s signature buildings. Then we visit Raj Ghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.
After having lunch, we head towards New Delhi. The first stop will be Humayun’s Tomb, a beautiful establishment where the maverick Mughal emperor rests. Then, we will be visiting India Gate and the President’s House, which is the residence of the President of India. We will be finishing the day’s trip with Qutub Minar, another marquee location of Delhi.
Agra and the Taj Mahal
After breakfast in Delhi, we set off towards our next location, Agra. After we check in to our hotel, we embark on a city tour.
Housing the Agra Fort, and of course the Taj Mahal, Agra is one of the three cities that form what is known as the Golden Triangle for tourists in India. The other two cities being Delhi and Jaipur. Agra gives you a taste of the life that the Mughal emperors lived. The extravagance and elegance of the Agra Fort or the Taj Mahal are sure to take your breath away and goes to show how the royalty lived.
First, we visit the Agra Fort. The fort was built by Akbar and houses numerous palaces within its red sandstone walls. Though it is often overshadowed by the pomp and show involved with the Taj Mahal, it is no less in beauty and elegance. The Jahangir Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-am, Macchi Bhawan, Nagina Masjid, Moti Masjid, Sheesh Mahal, and the Musamman Burj were all built for different purposes but one thing they share in common, as you will see, is their exotic and extravagant built.
After exploring the Agra Fort, we head towards one of the highlights of Delhi-Rajasthan tour packages, the Taj Mahal. One of the seven wonders of the world, this white marble structure that serves as a symbol of love will keep you searching for words to describe its beauty.
Towards Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri
From Agra, we will head towards Jaipur, which will kickstart our tourism in Rajasthan. On route to Jaipur, we will be visiting the famous Fatehpur Sikri, a glorious but abandoned Mughal city built by Emperor Akbar. Here, you will see some splendid monuments such as the Panch Mahal, Buland Darwaza, and the Dargah of Salim Chisti.
After exploring Fatehpur Sikri, we will continue our journey towards the Pink city.
The gateway to tourism in Rajasthan, Jaipur, is a colorful city. It is popularly known as the pink city for its pink colored houses. Housing grand palaces, and some of the state’s most prized monuments, Jaipur is a must in any Delhi-Rajasthan tour package.
After breakfast, we will embark on a city tour.
Our first stop will be the majestic Amber Fort. It is a sprawling palace built of white marble and yellow and pink sandstone, situated on top of a small hill. Here, you will ride on the elephant back to the top of the hill where the palace is located. After seeing the glorious insides of this magnificent palace, you will again take an elephant ride to the bottom of the hill.
Then, we will be visiting the City Palace, one of Jaipur’s tourism highlights. The City Palace is the place where the royal rulers of the city used to live. It is a complex of beautiful gardens, courtyards, and smaller palaces that will inspire awe.
Our final two destinations, the Jantar Mantar and the Hawa Mahal are in close proximity to the City Palace complex. The Jantar Mantar is the largest observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh, and the Hawa Mahal was built for the royal women to watch processions without being visible to the public. Both are popular tourist destinations in Jaipur.
After breakfast, we will drive towards Jodhpur, which will be our next stop.
If Jaipur was the Pink City, Jodhpur is the Blue City. Characterized by its blue houses, bustling markets, larger-than-life forts, massive lakes, and temples, Jodhpur is a tourist’s delight. The Mehrangarh Fort is undoubtedly Jodhpur’s most popular spot, followed by Jaswant Thada.
After breakfast, we will set out to explore Jodhpur.
Our first stop will be the Mehrangarh Fort. Remember the sprawling fort from the blockbuster Batman movie ‘The Dark Knight Rises’? That is the Mehrangarh Fort. Built in 1459, the fort houses a museum, several temples, palaces, and galleries inside it. The Jaswant Thada, a traditional cremation ground of the rulers of Jodhpur, located near the Mehrangarh fort, is also a popular tourist destination thanks to its ornamental gardens, chattris, and memorials.
After lunch, we will be visiting a Bishnoi village. The Bishnoi community are globally known for their activities to conserve nature, and you will get a taste of their culture in their village.
After coming back to the city, you will have some time for shopping for spices, clothes, or snacks in its busy bazaars that are characteristic of Jodhpur.
Towards Udaipur via Ranakpur
From Jodhpur, we will be driving to Udaipur, and en route, we will be visiting the stunning Jain temples in Ranakpur. The uniquely carved pillars, the numerous halls, and the sprawling basement make the temples a mandatory feature in Delhi-Rajasthan tour packages.
After visiting Ranakpur, we will be continuing our journey towards Udaipur.
Udaipur, popularly known as the City of Lakes, is a picturesque city encompassed by the mighty Aravalli range and houses four lakes, which makes it the Venice of the East. The temples and palaces in the city serve as an icing on top. Boat rides in the lakes give you a unique vantage point to this mesmerizing city.
In the evening, we will be going on a boat ride on the placid waters of Lake Pichola, which will offer you views that will make you fall in love with Udaipur.
After breakfast, we will set out to explore what Udaipur has to offer.
First, we will be visiting the City Palace, which, with its elegant architecture, carved balconies, and carved pillars serve as a major architecture. It also houses several smaller palaces inside it, like the Zenana Mahal, Fateh Prakash, and the Durbar Hall.
Next on our list is the massive Jagdish Temple, which is a place of worship for the Hindus and has been a place of devotion since its establishment in the 17th century. After that, we will be visiting the Saheliyon-ki-Bari, which is an ornamental garden.
In the evening, we will be visiting the Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace for a stunning view of the sun setting behind the Aravalli Range. The sight is one to cherish for a lifetime and is also a mouth-watering prospect for photographers.
You will fly to Delhi to catch your flight back home with a heart full of pleasant memories of Delhi and Rajasthan that will press you to come back for more.