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Taj and Raj Routes

Overview

This itinerary gives you an interesting tour plan across Rajasthan combined with Delhi and Agra. The iconic destinations dotted in these regions will be interesting to explore and enjoy. Some of the popular destinations covered in this itinerary are the palaces and forts of Rajasthan, monuments at Delhi and most prominently the wonderful Taj Mahal. Pack your bags for an exciting experience this time.

Itinerary - 08 Nights 09 Days

Once you reach Udaipur, one of our representatives will receive you and assist for a smooth check in at the hotel. Relax and rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the region around at your own pace. Set on the shores of Lake Pichola and surrounded by hills, Udaipur grew in complete contrast to the harsh deserts of the rest of Rajasthan. This fairy – tale city, with its marble palaces and lakes surrounded by a ring of hills, is dominated by massive City Palace, which overlooks Lake Pichola with its romantic island palaces. Picturesque havelis, ghats, and temples line the lake front, with the lively bazaars of the old walled city stretching behind them.Overnight stay in Udaipur

This day you will be on a Full day sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Start with City Palace and Museum. Also visit Jagdish Temple. Go around the Fatejhsagar Lake. Later, visit the Bharathiya Lok Kala Mandir or the Folk Art Museum.Relalx and later in the evening, take a boat ride (on direct payment) on the wide Lake Pichola. Visit the Jag Mandir Island with its exquisite Gul Mahal Pavilion.Overnight stay in Udaipur.

Post breakfast, check out from the hotel and start your drive to Jodhpur. On your way, visit Ranakhpur, where you will visit India’s largest Jain temple complex dating back to 15th century. The 1444 ornately carved marble pillars are distinct from one another. (Temples open only at 1200 Hrs. Leather belts, footwear, bare legs and black clothing not allowed)

Resume your drive to Jodhpur. Reach Jodhpur and check into the hotel. An oasis in the arid Thar Desert, Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is known for Forts and palaces, temples and havelis, culture and tradition, spices and fabrics, colour and texture.

Start your city tour of Jodhpur with Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Also visit Jaswant Thada, Sardar Bazaar and Clock Tower markets where you can see the vegetable, spice, Indian sweets, and textile and silver markets. These colourful markets with tiny shops dot the narrow lanes replete with woodcarvings, wrought iron, lacquer work, silver and ivory ornamentation and leather handicrafts.Overnight stay in Jodhpur.

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and start your drive to Jaipur, the Pink City listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. On your way, stop at Ajmer and Pushkar, most popular tourist destinations. Ajmer is dominated by Taragarh Fort. Ajmer is a major Islam Pilgrim center frequented by worshippers in Islam. Ajmer has some superb examples of early Muslim architecture and a lively bazaar and is located conveniently close to Pushkar. Visit the Dargah (tomb) of Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chishti and the Ana Sagar Lake.

Later drive to Pushkar; at its heart is one of India’s most sacred lakes. There are 52 ghats around the lake, and numerous temples. The Brahma temple, especially, attracts pilgrims all year around. Apart from its religious significance, Pushkar is known for its Cattle and Camel fair held every year in the month of Kartik, attracting thousands of visitors and merchants.

Resume your drive to Jaipur. Reach Jaipur and check into the hotel. Popularly known as the “Pink City” as the Pink sandstone was used to construct the buildings in the old walled city. The architect who formalised the city’s plans on the Shilpa Shastra, the epic Hindu treatise on architecture, mixed it with the sublimity of the Mughal and Jain influences of those times. Rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the region around at your own pace. Overnight stay in Jaipur

This day, you will be on a full day city tour of Jaipur, the Pink City listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Start your visit with Amber Fort, the old fort of the Kachwaha clan of Amber. The entire fort is built with white marble and red sandstone with Maote Lake as the beautiful backdrop. The sprawling complex of courtyards and huge halls can be explored with a well informed guide who can take you deep into the history.

Later, proceed to visit City Palace, an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. After visiting City Palace, proceed to Jantar Mantar, the astronomical Observatory. Jaipur is a shopper’s paradise. Most of the bazaars are in an old city with a wide range of things to buy, from jewellery (precious and semi-precious stones and handcrafted silver) to textiles to handicrafts and antiques.Overnight stay in Jaipur.

Post breakfast, check out from the hotel and start your drive to Agra, the touristic icon of India, frequented by travelers round the year. On your way to Agra, stop at Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri - the deserted red sandstone city was built by the Great Mughal Emperor, Akbar, as his capital and palace in the late 16th century. It is complete with palaces and mosques and is an extraordinary place to wander around with its buildings in near perfect condition.

Later continue your drive to Agra. Reach Agra and transfer to your hotel. Agra - in terms of ambience is still associated with its Mughal period. The Mughals were great Rulers and wonderful architects, who have left us with wonderfully constructed buildings and prominent of all is Taj Mahal, a wonderful mausoleum in white marble, the best of architectures you can visit in Agra. Overnight stay in Agra

Post breakfast, proceed for half day sightseeing tour of Agra. Visit Taj Mahal, the iconic building attracting thousands of tourists from all corners of the country. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as an expression of his love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, in mid-17th century, the Taj Mahal is truly one of the wonders of the world. Taj appears to be amazingly perfect from almost any angle, it is the close-up marble inlay work, which is really astounding. Besides the historical monuments, one can also explore Agra’s rich heritage of handicrafts in its markets. Later visit Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture.

After visiting Taj Mahal and Red Fort, resume your drive to Delhi. Reach Delhi and check into your hotel. Contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds - the ancient with the modern. Amidst the skyscrapers, Delhi is known for the remnants of the bygone time in the form of many monuments.Overnight stay in Delhi.

After breakfast, start for the sightseeing tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi. Start with Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi. The 16th century mosque can accommodate 25,000 worshippers at a time. Also visit Raj Ghat, memorial of Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Drive Past Red Fort. Stroll around the markets in Chandini Chowk. Enjoy the Cycle Rickshaw Ride (On Direct Payment)

After breakfast, start for the sightseeing tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi. Start with Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi. The 16th century mosque can accommodate 25,000 worshippers at a time. Also visit Raj Ghat, memorial of Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Drive Past Red Fort. Stroll around the markets in Chandini Chowk. Enjoy the Cycle Rickshaw Ride (On Direct Payment).Overnight stay in Delhi.

Post breakfast, check out from the hotel and based on your departure schedule, you will be assisted to board your flight or train to resume your return journey to your homeland or to the next destination. Tour Ends with Wonderful Memories!!

• Arrival and Departure assistance at the Airport/Railway station
• Daily Buffet Breakfast at Hotels
• Air conditioned Vehicles for all Transfers & Sight seeing as per the itinerary
• Accommodation on Double Sharing Basis
• All expenses related to vehicle inclusive of Toll, fuel, parking.
• All government related taxes

• Flight / Train Fare
• Guide and Entrance Fee at the monuments and sight seeing
• Lunch & Dinner at all destinations
• Any personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills etc
• Any additional activities
• Package price does not include Gala dinner charges applicable on Christmas and New Year\'s Eve


FAQ for Taj and Raj Resorts

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Most of the drivers in South Tourism have been with us for more than a decade. They speak English and many of them are able to manage communications in Hindi also. We call our drivers as “Captains” and they do give their best. Our captains are experts in the routes they are assigned and they can give you value added information whenever required.

No such cases with our clients has been reported so far all these years. We at South Tourism have our own large fleet of vehicles ranging from Sedans to Coaches and Large Coaches. None of the vehicles in the fleet is more than three years old. All the vehicles are well maintained and air conditioned following the norms enforced by the Government from time to time. Every client of South Tourism is assured of a hassle free travel throughout their tour with us.

Generally, while booking a tour with us, every client can choose the hotel from the list of options displayed. Based on your choice, the hotel bookings will be done. Any amendments in that can be clarified with the tour planner directly after the bookings are made.

Our expert team of customer care division in every region of South Tourism will be the ideal persons to fix the issues during your tour with us. Whenever required, the customer care executive will escalate the issue to the other expert in the team to get it fixed at the earliest possibility.

Twin Sharing is two single beds in a room. Whereas, Double Sharing is either a King Sized or Queen Sized bed which can accommodate two adults. Based on your requirements, either of them can be availed.