Amritsar Holidays

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Rajpath

Day 1: Delhi

Arrive Delhi and you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Stay at the Almondz hotel for 01 night with Breakfast in a Club room. Later today enjoy a half day city tour of Old Delhi. Highlights include a visit to Chandni Chowk, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat and many more.

India Gate

Day 2: Delhi - Amritsar

Transfer to the railway station for the train to Amritsar. The Shatabdi Express departs at 0720 and arrives at 1300. Air Conditioned Chair Car. Arrive Amritsar and you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Stay at the Ritz Plaza for 2 nights with Breakfast in a standard room. This evening enjoy a visit to Wagah border to see the retreat ceremony.

The temple at night

Day 3: Amritsar

Enjoy morning half day sightseeing tour of the city. Highlights include a visit to the world famous Golden Temple which is the seat of the Sikh religion, Amritsar is one of the Punjab’s principal cities. Built in 1803 and made of marble, copper and pure leaf gold, the temple is an amazing architectural feat. Visit the Jallianwala Bagh which is also a particularly sacred place for all Indians today, as it is associated with a poignant episode in India’s freedom struggle.

Amritsar smile

Day 4: Amritsar - Delhi

Transfer to the Railway Station for your train to New Delhi. The Shatabdi Express departs at 05:10 and arrives at 1130. Air Condition Chair Car. Arrive Delhi and transfer to the hotel. more.

Varanasi Ghats

Day 5: Delhi - Varanasi

This morning you will have a half day city tour of New Delhi. Highlights include Rashtrapathi Bhavan, Qutab Minar, Lutyen's building, Humayun's tomb and many more. We will transfer you to the train station for the overnight train to Varanasi - Mughal Sarai

Saris drying

Day 6: Varanasi

We will pick you up from the train station and transfer you to the hotel. This evening we will take you to the Ganges to see the aarti ceremony.

Bathers in the morning

Day 7: Varanasi - Agra

Today enjoy a half day city tour. There is an incredible array of temples and ancient buildings. There are 2,000 temples and shrines in Varanasi, Later this evening we will transfer you to the Mughal Sarai Railway Station for the train to Tundla (Near Agra)

Taj Mahal & camels

Day 8: Agra

Arrive Tundla and you will be met and driven to Agra and to your hotel. Stay at the Mansingh Palace for 01 night with breakfast in a standard room. Later today enjoy a guided tour of the Taj Mahal & Agra Fort. Once capital of India under the Mughals, a lasting legacy of this time are the superb monuments which date from this era. Perhaps the most famous example is Emperor Shah Jahan’s Taj Mahal, built in loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz.

Tiger up close

Day 9: Agra - Ranthambhore NP

Transfer to Bharatpur Railway Station and enroute we visit the former Mughal capital city of Fatehpur Sikri. The train to Sawai Madhopur-12960 - Kota Jan Shatabdi Express departs at 1545 and arrives at 1800. Air condition Chair Car. Arrive Ranthambore and you will be met and transferred to your Hotel. Stay at the Pugmarks for 02 nights with breakfast.

Antelope

Day 10: Ranthambhore NP

Ranthambore National Park is one of the prime examples of Project Tiger’s conservation efforts in Rajasthan. The forests around the Ranthambore Fort were once the private hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Enjoy a morning and afternoon game drives in the National Park in a shared Jeep.

Ranthambhore fort

Day 11: Ranthambhore NP - Jaipur

Enjoy a morning game drive in the National Park in a shared jeep. Later we will drive you to Jaipur (04 Hours). A favourite of travellers, the architecturally flamboyant capital of Rajasthan is often referred to as the ‘Pink City’. Arrive Jaipur & transfer to your hotel. Stay at the Shahpura House for 02 nights with breakfast in a suite room.

Jantar Mantar Observatory Park

Day 12: Jaipur

This morning enjoy a visit to the Amber Fort with an Elephant ride. Later enjoy a half day city tour of Jaipur. Highlights include a visit to the City Palace, Jantar Mantar a medieval astronomical observatory and more.

Maharaja Palace

Day 13: Jaipur - Jodhpur

Today we will drive you to Jodhpur and transfer to your Hotel. Located at the eastern edge of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur, the city that was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459. Lying on the ancient trade route, the city is dominated by the massive Meherangarh Fort, topping a sheer rocky ridge. Stay at the Karni Bhwana for 01 night with breakfast in a standard room.

Meheranga Fort

Day 14: Jodhpur - Udaipur

This morning enjoy a city sightseeing tour. Later today we will drive you to Udaipur. Enroute we visit the Jain Temples at Ranakpur (if time permits) Arrive Udaipur and transfer to your hotel. An oasis of cool, with its massive lake and Venetian-like appearance, Udaipur is one of the most romantic towns in Rajasthan, crammed full of palaces and temples. Stay at the Udai Kothi for 02 nights with breakfast in a deluxe room.

Maharaja City Palace

Day 15: Udaipur

Today enjoy a morning city sightseeing tour of the city. Highlights include the illustrious Lake Palace on Jag Niwas Island and Jagmandir, a granite and marble concoction on Jagmandir Island, both of which are on Lake Pichola and the City Palace, a vision in soft yellow stone on a rocky promontory on the northeast shore of Lake Pichola. This evening we will take you on a boat ride on Lake Pichola in a shared boat. Later we will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Delhi.

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