North India Rail Tour Seeing the historical and cultural heritage of Rajasthan towns by train with that of the Taj Mahal is an experience in itself.
Day 01: Arrival at Delhi
You'll be welcomed by our representative upon your arrival at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. Soon after, you'll be taken to the hotel and assisted in making a check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Alternatively, you can also go out for sightseeing on your own. Night stay will be at the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi - Overnight Train
Start your day with a delectable morning meal, after which you'll set out for a sightseeing tour of New Delhi and Old Delhi. The places you'll be visiting during your tour are Birla Temple, Akshardham Temple, India Gate, President House, Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, Gandhi Memorial, Jama Masjid and Red Fort. You can also go for shopping at the famous market of Chandni Chowk and Janpath, picking up souvenirs and artifacts. In the evening, you'll be dropped at the railway station to board an overnight train to Jaisalmer.
Day 03: Jaisalmer
The train will arrive at Jaisalmer early in the morning. Our tour guide will receive you at the railway station and escort you to the hotel. Have breakfast and rest for some time. Thereafter, you'll go out for a city tour, visiting Jaisalmer Fort, bazaars and the old mansions, known as havelis. These medieval Havelis display exquisite carvings and filigreed work, inhabited by people till date. In the afternoon, you'll be driven to the outskirts of Jaisalmer city to see the Amar Sagar Lake and Sunset Point for exotic views of the Sun City. Return to the hotel in the evening for sleepover.
Day 04: Jaisalmer - Overnight Train to Jodhpur
The fourth day of your tour will start with a light morning meal, after which you can spend the day as per your desire. You can either relax at the hotel or stroll around to capture glimpses of the historic Golden City. In the evening, you'll be transferred to the railway station to catch an overnight train for Jodhpur.
Day 05: Jodhpur
You'll reach the historic city of Jodhpur early in the morning. Our travel executive will pick you from the station and escort you to the hotel for a check-in. Have breakfast and rest for a while. Afterwards, set out for a visit to the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, built in 1469 by Rao Jodha. This splendid fort is spread across luxuriant land and houses several palaces inside its boundaries, such as Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Takht Vilas and Janaki Mahal, known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. You'll also be touring the opulent Umaid Bhawan Palace and Jaswant Thada. In the afternoon, you'll visit a Bishnoi village to explore the colorful tribal life of Rajasthan. In the evening, you'll return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06: Jodhpur - Udaipur
After breakfast, after you'll begin your journey to Udaipur, with a stopover at Ranakpur, famous for beautiful marble Jain temples. The architecture of these splendid temples is immense and can be seen through their 1444 pillars, none of which is similar to the other. By afternoon, you'll reach Udaipur. Make a check-in at the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day relaxing at the hotel. Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 07: Udaipur
Post breakfast, you'll be taken for a day long tour of the romantic city of Udaipur. This beautiful city is known for its marvelous landscapes, lavish palaces and scenic lakes. You'll be visiting City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion-ki-Bari and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir. Also, enjoy the boat ride on the placid waters of Pichola Lake in the evening, watching the striking sunset in the backdrop. Return to the hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 08: Udaipur - Onboard Train to Jaipur
Start the day with a wholesome breakfast and spend the morning at leisure. In the afternoon, our tour guide will take you for an excursion to Eklingji and Nagda temples. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Eklingji Temple enshrines a splendid 50 feet high multi-faced black stone statue of Lord Shiva. In the evening, you'll be transferred to the railway station to board the train for an overnight journey to Jaipur.
Day 09: Jaipur
You'll arrive at Jaipur early in the morning. Jaipur is known as the Pink City, due to its pink colored houses, shops and institutions. Make a check-in at the hotel as soon as you reach at this beautiful city. Have breakfast and set out for a visit to the Amber Fort, the erstwhile bastion of the mighty Rajputs. Amber Fort displays is a beautiful amalgamation of Hindu and Mughal architectural styles. You'll also visit Hawa Mahal, City Palace, and Jantar Mantar. In the evening, you can go for shopping at the local market and return to the hotel for sleepover.
Day 10: Jaipur - Agra
After having breakfast, you'll be transferred to the railway station to catch a train to Agra. Upon arrival at Agra, check-in at the hotel and thereafter you will relax and go for some shopping in local bazaars. Night will be spent at the hotel.
Day 11: Agra - Delhi Departure
Breakfast will be followed by a half day city tour. Agra is world famous for the Taj Mahal - an abode of everlasting love. This magnificent piece of architectural artwork was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory off his queen, Mumtaz Mahal. After exploring the Taj Mahal, you'll pay a visit to Red Fort and the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah. In the evening, you'll be dropped at the railway station to catch a train for Delhi. From New Delhi railway station, you'll be received by our representative, who'll escort you to the airport to board a flight for onward destination.
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Price validity - 01 Oct 2014 to 31 March 2015 - except Dec 22 to Jan 05
Price validity - 15 Apr 2014to 30 Sept 2014
08 Nights accommodation on Twin/ Double Sharing at above mentioned hotels as per package.
Any meal unless specified above (lunch/dinner), Personal nature expenses like telephone /laundry bills etc.