After breakfast, you'll be taken on a sightseeing tour of the capital city. New Delhi is one of the oldest and historically most significant cities in India. The history of Delhi traces back to the times of Mahabharata. Over the past millennia Delhi is said to have been destroyed and rebuilt 11 times. The historical monuments and structures are reminiscent of the glorious past of Delhi. You'll visit Humayun's Tomb, the mausoleum of second Mughal Emperor Humayun. The significance of this monument lies in the fact that it set the precedent of great Indo - Islamic architecture that reached its zenith during the period of Humayun's grandson Shah Jahan.
On arrival in Ahmedabad, you'll be escorted to Dungarpur. On arriving, check into Udai Bilas Palace, the heritage hotel at Dungarpur. The Palace is a specimen of typical architecture with ornate murals, balconies, bracketed windows and marble carvings. Feel like a royalty staying at this exquisite place. Savor the delectable zesty dishes whipped up by the royal chefs in the opulent dining hall lit with huge chandeliers. Night stay is at the Palace.
Today, you'll visit the district of Dungarpur and see hamlets of India's one of the oldest tribes - the Bheels. Bheels are believed to inhabit Aravali ranges since 4000 BC. Meet the tribal people up close and study their lifestyle. Later, you'll explore the Udai Bilas Palace. The Palace is a round-the-year heaven for ornithologists. A legion of rare bird species such as Night and Pond Herons, Egrets, White-Necked Storks, Grey Hornbill, Golden Backed Woodpecker, Green Pigeon, Winter Ducks and Coots to name a few, are seen around the palace.
After breakfast, you'll be driven to Udaipur. The City of Sunrise - Udaipur is deemed world's best city by Travel - Leisure magazine. Established in 1567 by Maharana Udai Singh, the beautiful city boasts of pristine lake, magnificent palaces, fountain pavilions and languid gardens. On arrival in Udaipur, check into your hotel. Afternoon, proceed for sightseeing the city. You'll be escorted to visit the City Palace, a towering citadel over the shadow of Lake Pichola.
Today following breakfast, proceed to feudal hamlet of Kumbhalgarh. You'll find people very friendly and hospitable. Continue on to Ghanerao. Ghanerao was established in the early seventeenth century. The castle is strewn with royal havelis, marble citadels, murals, archways and old paintings on walls that will transport you into the yesteryears. The castle is a property of royal family of Mewar. Recapture the romance of the past. With all the modern amenities, the castle recreates the lifestyle of feudal lords of the past.
Following breakfast, you'll hit the road to Narlai stopping en route several times for capturing scenes and walks through the countryside. Upon arriving, check into Rawla Narlai. This is seventeenth century citadel renovated over the years with 15 royal suites. Situated in the heart of typical Rajasthan, the fortress is full of mystery and surprises. Explore the fortress at leisure and have sumptuous lunch prepared by royal chef.
Following breakfast, you'll be driven to Sodawas, a seventeenth century village. On arrival, check into Sodawas Kot perched on a hilltop. This magnificent village was given as a fief to Thakur Bishan Singh by Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur in 1943. You'll be taken on an escorted sightseeing stroll the village visiting a local school, bustling bazaar and a village temple. Besides the modern amenities, the Kot exudes the royal aura if the past. Join the royal family on dinner and have an opportunity to discuss Rajasthani culture, traditions and the rich heritage.
Today, after breakfast, you'll be driven to Rohet, a sixteenth century Rajput village. On arrival, check into Rohetgarh fort. The Rohetgarh fort is an impressive bastion where you'll be treated like a royalty. Relive the romance of the bygone era at this fascinating fort where the members of Royal family still live and add to the charm of this beautiful village and the fort. Set out to explore Rohet in the afternoon. Later enjoy a jeep safari to visit the inner hinterland of Rajasthan. Witness the whitewashed houses and smoothened mud huts and simple lifestyle of the people here.
After breakfast, set out on a 40-km drive to Jodhpur. On arrival, check into Ajit Bhawan Palace. The Palace is a heritage site founded by Maharaja Ajit Singh sitting in the serene desert. Ajit Bhawan epitomizes grandeur and typical image of Rajputs hospitality. Post lunch, explore the city of Jodhpur. You'll visit the royal palaces, Jaswant Thada (the royal crematorium), and the Clock Tower Bazaar.
Early morning, you'll be transferred to the railway station to board the Intercity Express to reach Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. On arrival check into Hotel Alsisar Haveli, the leading heritage hotels in the Pink City. The haveli was refurbished in 1982. Later in the evening, set off to explore the markets of Jaipur. The bazaars in Jaipur display items of handicraft, exquisite gem-studded jewelry, pottery, exquisite fabrics, engraved brass items and pots, and colorful rugs as also miniature paintings and souvenirs.
Followed by breakfast, you'll be escorted to sightseeing tour of the city. First, you'll visit the Amber Fort. The Fort is perched on a hilltop, 11 km to the north the Pink City. From the base of the fort, enjoy the ride of caparisoned and painted elephant which will take you to the gate of the Fort atop the hill. Take in the panoramic vistas of the city from here.
Next morning, hit the road for Agra. En route you'll visit Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned Mughal capital, 245 km from Jaipur. On arrival in Agra, you'll be taken to your hotel. Later in the day, visit the splendid Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and most frequented tourist attraction in South Asia. Witness this sheer poetry in marble which will remain etched in your happy memories forever.
Today, you'll visit Agra Fort visiting its myriad of structures such as Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, Musamman Burj, and Moti Masjid. The Fort was built by Akbar and a blend of Indo-Islamic architecture. You'll find yourself in the maze of domed and arched courtyards and landscaped gardens. In the evening, you'll be escorted to an Indian home to witness the lifestyle of Indian family. A sumptuous dinner will conclude this fascinating sojourn.