Experience Kalakho With The Golden Cities Of India

This tour comprises of the 03 very famous Golden Cities of India – Delhi (The Capital of India), Agra (The city of Inimitable Taj Mahal) and Jaipur (Famous for its Forts and Palaces) with Kalakho, which is a quaint little place which lies between Agra & Jaipur. During this tour you will also get to stay at Umaid Lake Palace, an experiential resort, which is spread over 20 acres of land, surrounded by landscaped farms where the hotel practices organic farming.
During this tour, you will also get a chance to experience the Juggad Ride – The village Mercedes. Drive in a Juggad to reach the Gothdi village through the vast grazing pastures, fields of wheat, mustard, coriander, and chilies. Get a chance to meet the traditionally dressed residents, visit their homes and watch farmers, herders and silversmiths plying their trade, perfect to capture on your camera. You may even be invited for chai (tea) in a local village home, a form of interaction that for many can be a moving experience.

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8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Bed & Breakfast.
    • TRANSPORT: All ground transportation as detailed in the itinerary using air conditioned Vehicle.
    • Services of local English Speaking Guide for Sightseeing. Different guide in each city.
    • Onetime entrances to the monuments mentioned in the program.
    • Juggad Ride in Kalakho
    • Rickshaw Ride in Jaipur
    • Entry/Admission - Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid)
    • Entry/Admission - Raj Ghat
    • Entry/Admission - Qutub Minar
    • Entry/Admission - Taj Mahal
    • Entry/Admission - Agra Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Amber Fort
    • Entry/Admission - City Palace of Jaipur
    • Entry/Admission - Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
    What's excluded :
    • Any airfares.
    • Any Meals except breakfast.
    • Any airport taxes.
    • Any expenditure of personal nature such as drinks, tips, laundry, telephone charges etc.
    • Any new tax imposed by the Government.

  • Day 1: Delhi Arrival

    Pass By: New Delhi, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
    Arrive Delhi. On arrival, you will be greeted and assisted by our representative and transferred to the hotel.

    Imp: Rooms will be available from 1400 Hrs.

    DELHI - It is a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling Havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. Delhi has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Many a time the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt here. Interestingly, a number of Delhi's rulers played a dual role, first as destroyers and then as creators.

    On arrival in Delhi, transfer to the hotel.

    Overnight at the hotel.


    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the Rockwell Plaza (03 Star Hotel).

    Day 2: Delhi Full day sightseeing

    Pass By: Red Fort, Netaji Subhash Marg, New Delhi 110002 India
    The Red Fort, Shah Jahan's elegant citadel in red sandstone, was built on the western bank of the river Yamuna. Shahjahan, started the construction of this massive fort in 1638, when he shifted the capital from Agra to Delhi. The Red sandstone walls of the massive Red Fort rise 33-m above the clamor of Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughals. Inside is a veritable treasure trove of buildings, including the Drum House, the Hall of Public and Private Audiences, the Pearl Mosque, Royal Baths and Palace of Color. (It remains closed on Mondays).

    Stop At: Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), 6 km North of Connaught Pl. across from Lal Qila, New Delhi India
    This great mosque of Old Delhi is the largest in India, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. It was begun in 1644 and ended up being the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. The highly decorative mosque has three great gates, four towers and two 40 m-high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble. The interior of the prayer hall is divided into aisles by arches. The walls and floors are of marble inlay panels.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi Road, New Delhi 110002 India
    Raj Ghat is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. It is a black marble platform that marks the spot of Mahatma Gandhi's cremation, on 31 January 1948, a day after his assassination. It is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns perpetually at one end. It is located on the banks of the river Yamuna in Delhi on Ring Road officially known as Mahatma Gandhi Road. A stone footpath flanked by lawns leads to the walled enclosure that houses the memorial.


    Duration: 50 minutes

    Pass By: Parliament House, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110002 India
    New Delhi houses several government buildings and official residences reminiscent of the British colonial architecture. Today we will drive past few of them, like The Parliament House, designed by Baker is 173m in diameter, the Rashtrapati Bhawan once the Viceroy’s residence is now the official residence of the President of India. Designed by Lutyens, it combines western and eastern styles.

    Stop At: India Gate, Rajpath Near Connaught Place New Delhi, New Delhi 110001 India
    At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42 m high India Gate, an "Arc-de-Triumph" like archway in the middle of a crossroad. Almost similar to its French counterpart, it commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I. The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919. Under the arch, the Amar Jawan Jyoti commemorating Indian armed forces’ losses in the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Ashoka Road Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001 India
    Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is the most prominent Sikh gurdwara or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi, known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, and the pond inside its complex, known as the "Sarovar", whose water is considered holy by Sikhs and is known as "Amrit". It was first built as a small temple by Sikh General, Sardar Bhagel Singh in 1783, who supervised the construction of nine Sikh shrines in Delhi in the same year, during the reign of Mughal Emperor, Shah Alam II.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Qutub Minar, Qutb Minar, Mehrauli, New Delhi 110030 India
    Qutub Minar is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built-in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak. The tower has five distinct storey’s, each marked by a projecting balcony and tapers from a 15 m diameter at the base to just 2.5 m at the top. The first three stories are made of red sandstone; the fourth and fifth storey’s are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the first mosque to be built in India. A 7 m-high iron pillar stands in the courtyard of the mosque. It is said that if you can encircle it with your hands while standing with your back to it your wish will be fulfilled.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the Rockwell Plaza Hotel (03 Star Hotel)

    Day 3: Delhi / Agra (Approx 211 Kms / 04 Hrs)

    Pass By: Agra, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh
    After breakfast at the hotel drive to Agra.

    AGRA - The city of the inimitable “TAJ MAHAL”.

    The architectural splendour of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal Empire. While its significance as a political center ended with the transfer of the capital to Delhi in 1634 by Shah Jahan, its architectural wealth has secured its place on the international map. A pleasant town with a comparatively slow pace, Agra is known for its superb inlay work on marble and soapstone by craftsmen who are descendants of those who worked under the Mughals.

    On arrival in Agra, transfer to hotel.

    Overnight at the hotel.


    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the Atulyaa Taj hotel (03 Star Hotel)

    Day 4: Agra

    Stop At: Taj Mahal, Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra 282001 India
    Taj Mahal or Crown of Palaces is a white marble mausoleum, built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. A world-renowned wonder, Taj Mahal looks the same from all the four sides and is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage". The Taj Mahal is phenomenal not in the beauty alone but in the deep planning and design that went into its making. This enchanting mausoleum started in 1631 and it took 22 years to complete with the help of an estimated 20000 workers. (It remains closed on Fridays). Note: Since Taj Mahal is a World Heritage Site and hence require some maintenance or restoration work routinely.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Agra Fort Rakabgani, Agra 282003 India
    The great Mughal Emperor Akbar commissioned the construction of the Agra Fort in 1666, A.D. although additions were made till the time of his grandson Shahjahan. The forbidding exteriors of this fort hide an inner paradise. There are a number of exquisite buildings like Moti Masjid - a white marble mosque akin to a perfect pearl; Diwan-I-Am, Diwan-I-Khaas, Musamman Burj - where Shahjahan died in 1666 A.D. Jahangir's Palace; Khaas Mahal and Shish Mahal. The massive Agra fort is 2.5 km long and is considered as the predecessor of the Delhi Red fort.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the Atulyaa Taj Hotel.

    Day 5: Agra / Abhaneri / Dausa (200 Kms / 04 Hrs)

    Stop At: Abhaneri, Abhaneri, Dausa District, Rajasthan
    After breakfast, drive to Kalakho. En route enjoy visit of Abhaneri, a small village in Dausa District. This place is famous for its stunning step well, known as “The Chand Baori” in local language. This step well is regarded as a unique invention of the people of Abhaneri; it was created for rainwater harvesting. Located in the front of the Harshat Mata temple, this colossal step well has a depth of 20 meters, with 13 levels. Chand Baori is regarded as one of deepest and largest step wells in India. Despite being so huge, the well still has delicate and intricate carvings which are a visual treat. Various structures are also built around the step well.
    Also visit Harshat Mata temple, which dates back to 10th century, is protected by the archeological department of the Government of India. Though the temple is in ruins, its beautiful craftsmanship is still visible. Harshat Mata is regarded as the goddess of happiness who spreads joy to the entire village. Visiting the temple is worth the while, thanks to its amazing architecture which takes us back to the glory of medieval India. The ruined images in the temple indicate that the temple was actually dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kalakho, Kalakho, Dausa District, Rajasthan
    After the visits, drive to Kalakho, a quaint little place that lies between Agra & Jaipur. The stay tonight is at Umaid Lake Palace, an experiential resort, which is spread over 20 acres of land, surrounded by landscaped farms where the hotel practices organic farming. Here you can enjoy village walk where you can experience rural life.

    On arrival, check-in the hotel.

    Later in the afternoon, enjoy the visit of Organic Farm and have a look at traditional ways of tending to livestock. The farm also provides the Umaid Heritage Resort with its supply of dairy & poultry products.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the Umaid Lake Palace.

    Day 6: Dausa / Jaipur (Approx 77 Kms / 2.5 Hrs)

    Stop At: Kalakho, Kalakho, Dausa District, Rajasthan
    After breakfast enjoys Juggad Ride - the Village Mercedes. Juggad - Popularly known among the locals as The Village Mercedes, is the most popular means of transport used for the transportation of villagers, fodders, cattle, and goods.

    Drive in a Juggad to reach the Gothdi village through the vast grazing pastures, fields of wheat, mustard, coriander, and chilies. You will get a chance to meet the traditionally dressed residents, visit their homes and watch farmers, herders and silversmiths plying their trade, perfect to capture on your camera.

    You may even be invited for chai (tea) in a local village home, a form of interaction that for many can be a moving experience.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Pass By: Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, Rajasthan
    Later continue drive to JAIPUR - The fascinating capital of the marvellous state of Rajasthan.

    Jaipur is popularly known as the Pink City, thanks to the color of its buildings. It was built in 1727 A.D by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, followed a grid system, which made it the only planned city of its time. A young Bengali architect Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya designed the city in accordance with Shilp Shastra - an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture. There are innumerable sagas and stories of culture, traditions, practices, and valor. This diverse land of rich cultural heritage is a royal treat for tourists all over the world.

    On arrival in Jaipur, transfer to the hotel.

    Rest of the day free to relax.

    Overnight.


    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the Park Ocean Hotel (03 Star Hotel)

    Day 7: Jaipur

    Pass By: Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Hawa Mahal Tripolia Bazaar Road Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur 302002 India
    The poet king Sawai Pratap Singh built this palace of winds. This is easily the most well-known landmarks of Jaipur and is also its icon. This five-storey building overlooking the busy bazaar street is a fascinating example of Rajput architecture and artistry with its delicately honeycombed 953 pink sandstone windows known as 'jharokhas'. It was originally built for the ladies of the royal household to watch everyday life and processions in the city from their veiled comfort.

    Stop At: Amber Fort, Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur 302001 India
    The Amber Fort set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh, the fort was made in red sandstone and white marble. Amber is the classic and romantic fort-palace with a magnificent aura. The interior wall of the palace depicts expressive painting scenes with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings. Built mainly for the warring enemies as a safe place, the heavily structured walls could defend the residents within the ramparts of the fort.

    Also, enjoy Jeep Ride at Amber Fort.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: City Palace of Jaipur, Tripolia Bazar Near Jantar Mantar, Jaipur 3023002 India
    Located in the heart of the walled city, the City Palace Complex gives you an idea about the farsightedness of the founder of Jaipur Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. He left behind a legacy of some of the most imposing and magnificent architecture in the city. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh built many buildings but some of the structures were also built by later rulers. The palace is a blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture and the ex-royal family still lives in a part of the palace.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, Tripoliya Bazaar near entrance to City Palace, Jaipur 302020 India
    The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Maharaja (King) Jai Singh II
    between 1727 and 1734. It is modeled after the one that he had built for him in Delhi. He had constructed a total of five such facilities at different locations, including the ones at Delhi and Jaipur. The Jaipur observatory is the largest and best-preserved of these. It has been inscribed on the World Heritage List as "an expression of the astronomical skills and cosmological concepts of the court of a scholarly prince at the end of the Mughal period".
    Also enjoy Rickshaw Ride in the local MArket of Jaipur.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the Park Ocean Hotel (03 Star Hotel)

    Day 8: Jaipur / Delhi (Approx 255 Kms / 5 Hrs)

    Pass By: New Delhi, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
    After breakfast at the hotel drive back to Delhi and on-time transfer to the International airport for flight back home.

    Imp: Rooms will be available till 1200 Hrs.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    This is a private tour and we pick up guests as per there arrival flight details.Airports
    • Indira Gandhi Intl Airport, New Delhi, New Delhi 110037 India
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by India Holiday Mall

Activity ID: V-65662P23

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