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The Amber Fort in Jaipur

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A flamboyant showcase of Rajasthani architecture and a firm favourite on tourist itineraries as the third corner of India’s ‘Golden ...

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Shahpura Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF INDIA 2603

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The lofty Red Fort in Delhi

Day 1: Delhi

Upon arriving in Delhi you will be transferred to your hotel where you have the day at leisure.

The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 2: Delhi - Agra

This morning we will be there to meet you at your hotel (hotel to be advised) at 9am. This morning we transfer you through to Agra. Upon arrival we start our touring with a visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal. Enjoy your own time to explore and a guided tour of this once powerful Moghul emperor’s monument to love. Later we visit Agra fort built under the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565 that contains numerous palaces and a white marble mosque and the Baby Taj.

Taj Mahal & camels

Day 3: Agra - Ranthambhore NP

This morning you will be driven to Bharatpur train station where you will board a train to Ranthambore, en route you will visit Fatehpur Sikri. Not far from Agra, the UNESCO World Heritage Listed site, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory), located in what is now Uttar Pradesh was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and served as the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under his reign, from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water. The tremendously atmospheric complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid. Upon arriving in Ranthambore you will be transferred to your hotel.

Tiger pug marks in the sand in Ranthambore National Park

Day 4: Ranthambhore NP - Jaipur

After a final early morning game drive for a final spot of wildlife viewing, we will drive you to Jaipur. This walled Rajasthani capital is famous for the unusual rose-colored sandstone architecture that gives the city its nickname, the Pink City. Remainder of the day is free and at your leisure.

An elephant ride through the gates of Amber Fort

Day 5: Jaipur

This morning we visit the delicate pink, magnificent fort-palace of Amber - a wonderful example of Rajput architecture. Subject to Government regulations, we will arrive in style riding on an elephant! This afternoon is at your leisure or you could opt to enjoy a city tour - Jaipur up close (prices noted at the end of this quote).

The steps up to the magnificent Amber Fort

Day 6: Jaipur - Shahpura

Today you drive to Shahpura. Shahpura is a town in the district of Jaipur in Rajasthan. It is a walled town, founded in 1629 and was named after the famous Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Shah Jahan reigned from 1628 to 1658 and was probably most famous for his designing of the world famous Taj Mahal in Agra. Industry in Shahpura includes cotton ginning, handicraft cloth weaving and dyeing as well as lacquered wood manufacture. The area itself is beautiful countryside as well as vast forest and cool and refreshing lakes. It is very much an unspoilt and untouched area, a far cry from large parts of modern India.

Day 7: Shahpura - Delhi

Today you will be transferred to Delhi by car. Upon arriving in Delhi you have the rest of the day at leisure.

India Gate

Day 8: Delhi

Today we bid you farewell and transfer you to the airport for your onward flight home.

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