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A Passage through India ( The North)

 

The tour continues to the northern states of India...

 

Day 9:  Kovalam / Delhi.

Fly from Trivandrum to Delhi and check into the five star Hotel Jaypee Siddharth.

Combining traditional hospitality with modern comfort, Hotel Siddharth is an ideal choice for both leisure and business travelers. Situated strategically in the heart of the shopping, business and commercial centers, it still retains a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. Hotel Siddharth’s quiet ambience backed by an efficient and personalized service has made it a favorite with some of the best-known corporate houses in the country.

 

Day 10: Delhi.

 

Delhi is the capital of India and the industrial hub of North India. New Delhi was built as the imperial capital of India by the British. It is a spacious open city and contains embassies and government buildings.

After a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel, begin the day with a visit of Old Delhi. Old Delhi was the capital of Muslim India between the 17th and 19th centuries and a legacy of mosques, monuments and forts. Explore the Red fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat and Gandhi museum. 

Afternoon sightseeing of New Delhi includes the visit of Qutab Minar - a massive tower built to proclaim the arrival of Islam in India, Humayun’s tomb – a fine example of early Moghul Architecture and India gate, followed by shopping.

O/N at the Jaypee Siddarth.

 

 

Day 11: Delhi / Agra.

After breakfast, travel to Agra and check-in to the luxuriant Jaypee Palace Hotel.

Jaypee Palace is an exquisite property with sprawling 25 acres of landscaped gardens, tree lined walkways, dancing fountains, speciality restaurants, state-of-the-art health Club and elegantly appointed rooms.

 

Agra was a Moghul capital during the 16th and the 17th centuries and is most known for the Taj Mahal. Later visit this architectural modern day wonder of the world, the most extravagant monument built for love in 1652 by Emperor Shah Jahan. Also visit the Agra fort. Relax the rest of the day at beautiful property – the Jaypee Palace.

O/N at the Jaypee Palace.

 

 

Day 12: Agra / Jaipur.

 

Post breakfast at hotel, drive to the city of Jaipur.  En-route, visit Fatehpur Sikri –built in red sandstone in honor of Saint Salim Chisti, who foretold the birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar, an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important edifice here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwane Khas, Punch Mahal, the tomb of Salim Chisti, and the Buland Darwaza. After visit, continue your drive to Jaipur and check-in to Hotel Clarks Amer.

Rajasthan's first 5 Star Hotel is now India's first ISO 9001:2000 certified Deluxe 5 Star Hotel by QSI America Inc., USA. A unique blend of traditions and modern comfort awaits you at the Hotel Clarks Amer.

 

O/N at Hotel Clarks Amer.

  

Day 13: Jaipur.

 

Jaipur, the vibrant present-day capital of Rajasthan, is popularly known as the “pink city” for the colour of the buildings in its old city. The buzzing metropolis is a place of wild contrasts and is a feast for the eyes.

After breakfast, proceed for an excursion to Amber - the old capital of Jaipur rulers. The fort of Amber is a superb example of Rajput architecture, stunningly situated on a hillside, overlooking a lake. Ride on elephants from the foot of the hill up to the gates of the fortress. Explore some more of the city with the Maharaja's museum, the 18th century astronomical observatory and the Hawa Mahal.

O/N at Hotel Clarks Amer.

  

Day 14: Jaipur.

 

After breakfast, the day is free for shopping and leisure.

Jaipur has a plethora of handicrafts ranging from the papier-mache puppets to the exquisitely carved furnitures. Jaipur is especially well known for precious stones and semi-precious gems. Marble statues, costume jewellery and textile prints are other Jaipuri specialities.

O/N at Hotel Clarks Amer

 

Day 15: Jaipur / Udaipur.

 

Drive from Jaipur to Udaipur and check into the Shiv Nivas Palace.

Hotel Shiv Niwas Palace is located inside original Palace Compound and is categorized as Grand Heritage Hotel. It boasts of providing an exclusive feel of regality and one of the most memorable stay.
The Suites at Shiv Niwas are furnished with Chandeliers, Vintage Paintings and Murals. The Imperial Suite is popular as few renowned Guests like John F Kennedy have stayed there. The Deluxe Rooms are no less then any other luxury Hotels in
India. Located on the edge of Lake Pichola, the view is simply impressive and magnificent.

Enjoy the day at your own pace.

 

O/N at the Shiv Niwas Palace.

 

Day 16: Udaipur

 

After breakfast, enjoy a morning tour of Udaipur.

No other city in Rajasthan is as romantic as Udaipur and has been rightfully called the Venice of the East.

Tour Udaipur City Palace, the largest palace complex in the city. The Palace is exquisitely made of granite and marble with filigreed balconies, ornate windows and craftsmanship in glass. Visit the Sahelion ki bari - a garden with fountains, once used for the enjoyment of royal ladies, Bhartiya lok kala mandal- a folk art museum and the Jagdish temple.

End the day with the boat cruise on the enchanting Lake Pichola.

 

O/N at the Shiv Niwas Palace.

  

Day 17: Udaipur / Mumbai.

 

Fly from Udaipur to Mumbai, where we celebrate your journey with a farewell dinner before departing to Bahrain.

 

Day 18: Fly Mumbai - Bahrain

 

Tour Ends.