NORTH INDIA

Explore Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, and Ranakpur alongside your companion in the 7-day journey. Add pre & post-tours for a supplement or combine it with another journey in the sub-continent.

Highlights

August 19-26, 2022

Explore Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, Updaipur and Ranakpur. Non-travel industry companions are welcomed to join this journey. Add pre & post tours for a supplement or combine it with another FAM trip in the Indian sub-continent.

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Aug 19
Welcome to Delhi
Delhi
Aug 20
Exploring the capital city - Delhi
Delhi
Aug 21
Travel from Delhi to Agra and visit Taj Mahal
Agra
Aug 22
Travel from Agra to Jaipur
Jaipur
Aug 23
Explore the Pink city - Jaipur
Jaipur
Aug 24
Fly from Jaipur to Udaipur
Udaipur
Aug 25
Exploring the city of Ranakpur (day trip from Udaipur)
Udaipur

Day-by-Day Program

Rooms are available for check-in starting 14:00 hrs local. A representative from Yatrik.com will welcome you at the airport and be with you till you check-in to your hotel.

Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn, Saket

Meals Included: None

After a leisurely breakfast we will proceed for a tour which will begin with Old Delhi. We will drive past Raj Ghat, the monument to Mahatma Gandhi erected on the site of his funeral pyre and an important place of pilgrimage for people from all over the world. In Old Delhi you will get to see the The Jama Masjid Mosque, built by the Emperor Shah Jahan; then continue past the bustling market place of Chandni Chowk, where silver merchants ply their trade.

The afternoon is all about New Delhi. Delhi was established in 1911 by King George V who, feeling Calcutta was too remote, wanted a new capital for the Indian Empire. Drive by the impressive India Gate with its eternal flame, the Presidential Palace and Parliament House; then stop to visit Qutab Minar, a 200-foot high minaret and Humayun’s Tomb, the first of the great Mughal Tomb complexes.

For those who would like to explore Indian breads, we will be tasting of Paratha’s in Old Delhi!

 

Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn, Saket

Meals Included: Breakfast

Post breakfast, we will proceed for Agra with a stop at Akshardham Temple.

Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomizes 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. The experience of visiting it is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind. The grand, ancient-styled Swaminarayan Akshardham complex was built in only five years through the colossal devotional efforts of 11,000 artisans. The complex was inaugurated on 6 November, 2005. Akshardham means the eternal, divine abode of the supreme God, the abode of eternal values and virtues of Akshar as defined in the Vedas and Upanishads where divine bhakti, purity and peace forever pervades. Lunch will be at the temple.

Once in Agra, we will assist with the check-in process.

This afternoon is when we visit the Taj Mahal – a breath-taking sight and a fitting tribute to love and romance as the monument was built as a tribute to the queen of Emperor Shah Jehan and today it is one of the wonders of the world. The legendary monument to love is an architectural marvel perfectly proportioned and fashioned in white marble. It stands testimony to the skill of craftsmen brought in from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and to the 20,000 workers who toiled for 17 years in its construction. It has aptly been compared to “a drop of tear on the face of the universe”, by the Indian Nobel Laureate Tagore. 

 

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton, Agra

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, we will visit other places in Agra including The Agra Fort – where you see it’s palaces and the Hall of Public and Private Audience. You will get to see the Taj Mahal, in the distant – with the foreground of the River Yamuna. Legend has that during the period of imprisonment of Emperor Shah Jehan here, he would see the Taj Mahal as a reflection in a mirror placed next to his bed.

Enroute to Jaipur we will stop at a abandoned ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri – perched atop a rocky ridge, 37 kms west of Agra.

Fatehpur Sikri came into being four centuries ago when Emperor Akbar, not yet 28 years old, created the first planned city in Indo-Islamic architecture. In 1568, Akbar was secure and powerful but had no son and heir. He was blessed by Sufi saint Salim Chisti living close in Sikri Village, who prophesied the birth of three sons to him. Soon after Prince Salim was born and later came to be known as Emperor Jehangir. In gratitude for the blessing, Akbar decided to create imperial residence in Sikri, which would function as a joint capital with Agra. The city unfortunately had to be later abandoned due to the lack of water. Its fortifications, massive gateway and palaces remain in a wonderful state of preservation and include the Jamma Masjid, Panch Mahal & The Salim Chisti’s Tomb set like a jewel in a courtyard of pink sandstone and enclosed by delicately carved marble screens.

Once in Jaipur, we will check into the hotel; assistance will be provided. 

 

Hotel: Hilton Jaipur

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Post breakfast we will start our journey and explore the pink city. Our first top will be Amber Fort which for six centuries was the ancient capital of the state of Rajasthan. We will also visit the Jag mandir & the Sheesh Mahal (pavilion of mirrors) which reflects a single candle flame in a thousand flickering lights. Experience the unique thrill of travelling by Elephant Back to the top of the hill on which the fort is situated.

The rest of the morning is free to explore the city. In the evening, we will visit the local market and walk down the main street of Jaipur with shops on both side used by the locals.

There is lots to see so you will also be visiting the Observatory equipped with mortar instruments of remarkable size, which for sheer accuracy are difficult to beat even today.  The Maharaja’s City Palace, a former royal residence and now a museum housing a  vast amount of artefacts. Stop by at the beautiful Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds), a beautifully decorated facade of 953 windows in flushed pink. Remember, Jaipur is the most colourful and vibrant city of India and a haven for shopping!

 

Hotel: Hilton Jaipur

Meals Included: Breakfast

Post breakfast we will head to the airport for the flight to Udaipur (domestic flight is an extra cost).

In Udaipur, we will head to the hotel to drop off our luggage and get the tour started.

City Palace – completely white and majestic. The City Palace stands on a hill surrounded by crenelated walls. Its main entrance is through the triple arched gate, the Tripola, built in 1725. There is Suraj Gokhada, the Balcony of the Sun where the Suryavanshi Maharana (the descendent of the sun) of Mewar presented themselves in time of trouble to the people to restore their confidence. The More Chowk or the Peacock Courtyard gets its name from the vivid mosaics in glass, which decorates its walls.

One of the most romantic cities in Rajasthan, Udaipur is also known as the city of lakes as well as The Venice of East! The marble palaces, beautifully laid out gardens and the lakes make Udaipur seem almost like a mirage. Surrounded by the ancient Aravali Mountains and set on the edge of three lakes, is a brilliant kaleidoscope of narrow lanes flanked by bright stalls, gardens, lakes, palaces and temples. The Lake Palace in the middle of Lake Pichola is the finest example of its architectural and cultural contribution to the region. The City Palace on the banks and the Monsoon Palace (Sajjan Garh) on the hill above complete the perfect picture postcard setting.

 

Hotel: Howard Johnson by Wyndham, Udaipur

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we leave for a full day excursion to Ranakpur. Renowned for some marvelous carving in Amber stone, Ranakpur is one of the five holy places of the Jain Community. The temples were built around the 15th century A..D. during the reign of Rana Kumbha and are enclosed within a wall. The central ‘Chaumukh’ or four faced temple is dedicated to the venerated the Tirthankara Rishabhji. Open on all four sides, it enshrines the four faces (images) of Adinath. Sprawling over 48,000 square feet, the temple is an astounding creation with 29 halls and 1444 intricately carved pillars. Images of 24 tirthankaras are carved on the ‘mandaps’ or porticoes in a corridor around the shrine with each mandap having a ‘shikhar’ or spire adorned with little bells on the top. The gentle breeze wafting through the corridors move the bells creating celestial music all around the complex. Rising in three storeys, the temple has 4 small shrines, with 80 spires supported by 420 columns.

After lunch in Ranakpur, amid these magnificent surroundings – leave back for Udaipur. Sunset Boat Cruise in Lake Pichola.

 

Hotel: Howard Johnson by Wyndham, Udaipur

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Based on your flights and connections, after your breakfast, you will be driven to the airport for your onward flight. Safe travels!

 

HOTEL: None

MEAL: Breakfast

Participation Costs

Travel advisor and planner : USD 799.00 per person on twin share.

Single supplement: USD 299.00

Travel companion: USD 1099.00 per person on twin share

Additional Information

  • 100% payment is required to hold the spot.
  • An invoice will only be raised once the participating travel advisor confirms in writing.
  • For credit card payments, 5% transaction fee will apply.
  • Wire transfer fee for accepting the payment is included in the participation cost. Remittance fee is extra.
  • All payments will be remitted to Yatrik.com, the DMC and the host for the North India FAM trip.
  • Up to 60 days of arrival, 100% credit will be held by Yatrik.com for future FAM or client bookings.
  • Between 60-45 days of arrival, 50% credit will be held by Yatrik.com for future FAM or client bookings.
  • Within 44 days of arrival, non-refundable.

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Visa is required for Canadian and American passport holders. Please refer to the exact requirements on the Government of India (visa online) website or by clicking here.

  • INR or Indian Rupees is the local currency.
  • Currency symbol: Rs.
  • We recommend carrying Rs. 1000.00 for tipping the airport representative, the driver and the bell staff at the hotel.
  • Exchange counters are available at Delhi airport and they do offer competitive rates.

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