Rajasthan with Shahpura

Welcome to the enchanting land of Rajasthan, where history, culture, and royalty come together to create a truly mesmerizing experience. Embark on a journey that takes you through the iconic cities of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Shahpura, and Udaipur, each offering its own unique charm.

Start your adventure in Delhi, the bustling capital city, where ancient monuments and modern marvels coexist harmoniously. Explore the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra, a testament to eternal love, before immersing yourself in the vibrant colours and rich heritage of Jaipur, the Pink City.

Continue your exploration of the serene town of Shahpura, known for its tranquil lakes and magnificent palaces. Finally, discover the romantic city of Udaipur, with its stunning lakes, palaces, and intricate architecture. Experience the grandeur of Rajasthan as you traverse through these captivating destinations, immersing yourself in the rich history, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality that this region is renowned for.

This journey cover Golden Triangle that the seekers of India begin their voyage of discover with.  Within this is cradled the essence of India – Delhi, a rich tapestry of contrasts, Agra the zenith of art and an enshrined romance (Taj Mahal), and Jaipur exuberance of colours. A unique experience of rural India and Udaipur – the lake city.

Day 1 - Arrive in Delhi

India’s largest city, Delhi, has been one of the country’s commercial and economic hubs for centuries and, as a result, is incredibly rich in culture and history. Made up of the ancient walled city of Old Delhi and the more modern sector, New Delhi, the city encompasses a staggering array of beautiful architecture, notable monuments and age-old temples, including three UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Red Fort, Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb. Other key attractions include the 17th-century Chandni Chowk marketplace – still one of the city's most popular retail centres today, particularly for jewellery and traditional Indian saris; and the Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque.

Day 2 - In Delhi

The day is scheduled for a heritage walk of Old Delhi in the morning followed by a tour of New Delhi in the afternoon.

Old Delhi Heritage Walk

Delhi is one of the very few places where the ancient and modern coexist side by side complementing each other perfectly. 

Humayun's Tomb:

The mausoleum complex of Humayun, India’s second Mughal Emperor, was commissioned by his widow in 1565 and was the first garden-tomb to be built in India, taking seven years to complete. 

Qutub Minar

Standing tall at 73 metres, the tower consists of 5 storeys with a flight of spiral stairs leading to its top. The walls are adorned with decorative motifs and Quranic inscriptions. 

Day 3 - Delhi- Agra 

Home of the world-famous Taj Mahal, Agra is one of India’s prime tourist destinations for specifically this reason, though its attractions also extend to an array of other impressive historical sights. These include the red-hued Agra Fort, the sacred Jama Masjid mosque and Itmad-ud-Daulah’s tomb, with its white marble facade embellished with intricate inlaid designs and semi-precious gems. The Taj, however, is in a league of its own and is a must-see for any visitor to the city. Commissioned by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the 15th century as a memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, it is an architectural masterpiece of exquisite artisanship and perfect proportions. 

Day 4 - Agra- Jaipur

Fringed by the rugged Aravali Hills, Jaipur is the capital and largest city in India’s northern state of Rajasthan. This city is famed for being India’s first planned city featuring a multitude of pink terracotta buildings within the walled historic centre, earning it the nickname, ‘The Pink City’. Jaipur falls within the Golden Triangle, a popular tourist circuit, which includes Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, and serves as a gateway to the neighbouring desert cities of Jaisalmer and Jodhpur. This colourful city is a combination of tradition and modernity and offers visitors vibrant bazaars, lavish palaces and ancient temples. The salmon-hued old city is home to the opulent City Palace, encompassing an impressive assortment of palatial structures, sprawling gardens, courtyards and buildings. Do not miss the fairy-tale splendour of the Amber Fort, set against the backdrop of the arid landscape.

Day 5 - In Jaipur

After breakfast, enjoy Full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur covering Amer Fort, City Palace and the Observatory and a photo stop at Hawa Mahal “Palace of Winds”.  Take a shared Jeep ride to reach Amer Fort.

Amer Fort

Amer Fort, officially known as the ‘Amer Palace’, is one of the most famous forts of Rajasthan attracting around 4000 to 5000 visitors a day during peak tourist season. 

Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds)

One of Jaipur’s most recognised buildings, the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) is known for its iconic façade. Small windows, decorated with intricate latticework create a honeycomb-like appearance. 

Jaipur City Palace

City Palace forms one of the most famous tourist attractions and a major landmark in Jaipur. 

Jantar Mantar Jaipur

In 1734, the year of its completion, the Jai Singh Observatory was the last outpost of medieval science. 

Day 6 & 7 - Jaipur – Shahpura  

There is a lot to do for the outdoor enthusiast. The Shahpura region has a rich varied landscape dotted with many man-made lakes, rustic original quaint villages and friendly innocent people un-spoilt by modernity. Long warm days in the sun and fresh air alongside lakes teeming with wildfowl remind you of earlier carefree days of youth. Whether you are drifting away in a boat surrounded by reeds, daydreaming on a comfortable charpoy at the farm, or just taking in the rural scenery, staying here will bring you the joys of "the simpler life of bygone ages".

Life is unhurried here. The days were filled with sunshine, conversation & picnics, with lazy sundowners to trap the blazing sunset. Spontaneous excursions trace the history of the region through neighbouring forts and legends, rambles transform into safaris in the flash of a beckoning wing - the surrounding wetlands are a birdwatcher's paradise, tempting even to the uninitiated!

Day 8 - Shahpura – Udaipur         

Dubbed the ‘Venice of the East’, the city of Udaipur is built around three interconnected lakes – Lake Pichhola, Fateh Sagar Lake and the smaller Swaroop Sagar Lake – and encircled by the hills of the Aravalli mountain range. It is home to an array of ancient temples and fairy-tale palaces (several of the latter have been converted into luxury heritage hotels) and is known as one of Rajasthan’s most beautiful and romantic cities. Must-see attractions include the City Palace, the Lake Palace (set on a small island in the middle of Lake Pichola) and the Udaipur Solar Observatory – Asia’s premier solar-gazing site.

Day 9 - Udaipur             

After breakfast, do a tour city tour of Udaipur covering City Palace, Jagdish temple and Saheliyon ki Bari and later in the evening enjoy a shared boat ride at lake Pichola. (Subject to water level) 

Udaipur City Palace

Situated above Lake Pichola, Udaipur City Palace has housed many royals over four centuries who have each added their own unique preferences to the establishment. 

Jagdish Temple

Completed in 1651, Jagdish Temple is situated just outside the royal palace. 

Saheliyon ki Bari

Built by Maharana Sangram Singh II as a garden for women, Saheliyon-ki-Bari or the Garden of the Maidens is a popular tourist destination. 

Day 12 - Udaipur – Delhi and Depart Delhi

And with that, you bid farewell to this amazing destination and head to the airport or choose to stay a few extra days to explore further. 

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