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Taj Mahal and Small Palaces

Duration : 08 Days / 07 Nights
Destinations : Delhi, Mandawa, Samode, Jaipur and Agra
Highlights of this tour :

  • Visit the Havelis of the Shekhawati region.
  • Stay in Samode Palace.
  • Traditional life of Rajasthans' villages.
  • Architectural wonders of North India
Price starts from 360 $ AI*


INTRODUCTION


Destinations : Delhi, Mandawa, Samode, Jaipur and Agra

This short trip is planned specially for the travelers willing to visit the Taj Mahal and at the same time they are interested in exploring the culture and feudal life of the Rajasthan. This travel itinerary includes visit to the Shekhawati region known for its semi desertic countrysides and very beautiful havelis of the wealthy merchants of the olden times. A visit to the Samode village along with one night stay in the Royal Palace will give you a glimpse of the life in the village of Rajasthan as well as the Royal comforts of the rulers of the medieval times. This luxury tour package of 8 days across Rajasthan and Taj Mahal offers you accommodation in the world class luxury hotels.



The itinerary can be modified following your suggestions.


TRAVEL ITINERARY


Day
01
Arrival at New Delhi

Traditional welcome at New Delhi international airport.
Our executive will breif you about the tour while on your way to the hotel.
Time to relax and refreshen yourself for your travel to the land of heritage and culture.
Nothing is planned for this day but your chauffeur and guide will to at your disposal. If desired they will take you for a short visit of the Delhi.
Night stay at New Delhi.

Day
02
New Delhi to Mandawa (250 km - 5 hrs)

After the breakfast drive to Mandawa.
Enter into the region of Shekhawati. You will drive across the semi desetic countrysides to reach Mandawa, located on the border of Thar desert and Shekhawati.
Here you will stay in feudal castle (Castle Mandawa), once a center of power for this area.
In the afternoon visit the Havelis of the wealthy merchants (most of them are abandoned and only visited by the tourists). The havelis have very fine carving work and fresco wall paintings.
Watch the sunset from the dunes located on the outskirts of Mandawa. You can also have camel ride here.
Night stay in castle at Mandawa.

Day
03
Mandawa to Samode (150 km - 3 hrs)

Today you will drive to yet another important and most famous destination of the Shekhawati region, Samode.
Foremerly before the independence Samode was known as the treasure house of the Rajputana.
The Palace of Samode is very beautifully built and now it provided with all the modern luxury amenities making it one of the most sought accommodation choice for the tourist visiting Rajasthan.
You will visit the village of samode.
Night stay in Samode Palace.

Day
04
Samode to Jaipur (40 km - 1 hrs)

After the breakfast drive to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan and is also named as Pink city (owing to the pink colour of the corridors of the markets primarily to welcome th British prince and the tradition is still followed).
Chek in at your hote. In the afternoon you will visit the city of Jaipur and its traditional markets.
Night stay in Jaipur.

Day
05
Jaipur (Visits and activities)

No long drives today. You will visit the monuments of Jaipur.
In the morning you will visit the Amber fort. Here you can mount on the elephant back to reach the fort on the hill.
Visit the palace of the Maharaja of Jaipur.
See the exterior of the Hawa Mahal (palace of winds).
You can opt for a day with the elephants. You will spend 4 to 5 hours with elephants. Also there will be safari on elephant back in the nearby jungle.
You can watch bollywood movie.
Night stay in Jaipur.

Day
06
Jaipur to Agra (255 Km 5 hrs)

On the way to Agra you will visit the Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. Once the capital of Mughal empire, was later abandoned due to the scarcity of water. Still you will find most of the buildings in perfect shape.
At Agra you can enjoy a ride in Tonga (Horse cart) across the old streets.
In the evening you can watch the Kalakriti show (live show depicting the history of the Taj Mahal).
Night stay in Agra.

Day
07
Agra to New Delhi (200 km - 4 hrs)

The best time to visit the Taj mahal is during the sunrise. Visit this most beautiful monument. And yes, please check the memory of your camera before leaving from hotel.
You will also vist the Red fort of Agra and the tomb of Itimad-ud-daula .
Afternoon drive to New Delhi. Evening free at your hotel or you can visit the local markets.
Night stay in New Delhi.

Day
08
New Delhi (Departure)

Depending on the schedule of your return flight a short visit of the monuments of the Delhi can be planned before the departure to the airport.
You will be transferred to the international airport of New Delhi for your return flight. Your 8 days tour package for visiting Taj Mahal and traditional places of Rajasthan terminates here.


ACTIVITIES


Enhance your travel experience to India by adding various adventure and cultural activities offered at different destinations.

To obtain the complete list of these activities please contact our executive with your travel dates.

Please note that these activities are not included in the package price. Please select the activities to include them in your travel itinerary.

Rickshaw Ride in markets
Ride in a cycle rickshaw to explore the local markets. Available at many destinations.
Tonga Ride at Agra
Ride in a horse cart to explore the ancient town of Agra and feel the charm of Mughal era.
Visit the Samode village
Visit of the Samode village to explore the traditional life of Rajasthan.
Safari on horseback Pangarh
Discover the countryside of Rajasthan on horseback. Safari and organized trip to different destinations of Rajasthan.
Visit to the Taj Mahal and Agra
Visit the most beautiful monument of the world the Taj Mahal during your travel to Agra.
Visit the Havelis, Camel safari on the dunes in Mandawa
Visit markets and Havelis of Mandawa and also plan camel safari on the nearby dunes.
Elephant Ride in Jaipur
Ride on elephant back to climb to the main entrance of Amber fort at Jaipur.
Taj Mahal at night
Admire the beauty of Taj Mahal in the pristine light of full moon.

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