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Golden Triangle & Udaipur with world's most luxurious hotels
This unique luxurious journey, escorted and guided in India, includes some of the most famous sites of northern India and offers stay in some of the most fascinating Oberoi Hotels in India. The Oberoi Hotels are renowned the world over for their excellent service and unparalleled luxury. The Oberoi, New Delhi is an iconic luxury hotel. The hotel has 220 rooms and suites inspired by Lutyens' New Delhi design, with authentic furnishings and handpicked artwork. The interiors are a contemporary interpretation of Sir Edwin Lutyens' New Delhi architecture. The hotel is also equipped with state of the art clean air technology which promises air quality on par with global standards. The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra enjoys an unrivalled position amongst luxury hotels in Agra, being located just 600 metres from the iconic Taj Mahal. Each of our rooms affords uninterrupted views of this ancient monument to love, while elements of the layout and design pay homage to its Mughal splendor. The Oberoi Rajvilas is unique amongst hotels in Jaipur; a royal resort set in a breathtaking thirty two acre oasis of beautiful landscaped gardens, filled with beautiful trees and exotic birdlife. Built around an 18th century Shiva temple where guests can experience chanting with a Hindu priest, meditation and morning yoga, The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur is a haven of mystical peace and natural serenity. Located on the bank of Lake Pichola, The Oberoi Udaivilas is perhaps the most luxurious hotel in Udaipur. It stands on the 200 year old hunting grounds of the Maharana of Mewar and is spread over fifty acres, which includes a twenty-acre wildlife sanctuary with deer and wild boar. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur also affords spectacular views across the hotel's verdant gardens and sparkling Lake Pichola. It has its own boarding pavilion for exclusive boats on the lake. The transit from Jaipur to Udaipur as well as from Udaipur to New Delhi is by domestic flights.
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Day 1, Thursday, March 21, 2019, San Francisco:
Day 2, Friday, March 22, 2019, Arrive Delhi
Overnight at Oberoi Hotel (New Delhi’s premier 5-star luxury hotel located in the heart of New Delhi planned by British architect Edwin Lutyens and adjacent to Delhi Golf Club).
Day 3, Saturday, March 23, 2019, Delhi.
on to Humayun’s Tomb (built after Emperor Humayun’s death in 1555 CE under patronage of the 2nd Mughal Emperor’s widow, Haji Begum during the reign of Emperor Akbar; it was declared UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993); India Gate War Memorial, Parliament House, Government Buildings all designed by the British Architect, Edwin Lutyens.
In the afternoon stop by the Red Fort for photography from outside - the massive sandstone fort built by Shah Jahan on the banks of river Yamuna.
Sightseeig of Emperor Shahjahan's Jama Masjid - it is the largest mosque in India and stands across the road from the Red Fort, built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan 1648 CE. About 20,000 people can pray here at a time.
In the afternoon visit Rajghat, the memorial of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, then drive past Mughal Emperor Shahjahan’s Red Fort with stop for photographing from outside and sightseeing of the Jama Mosque. End the day with a thrilling rickshaw ride in the narrow lanes from Jama Mosque to Chandni Chowk Bazaar. Overnight in Oberoi Hotel. (Breakfast at hotel, lunch at Moti Mahal in Daryaganj Bazaar and dinner at Chor Bizarre at Bikaner House on Pandara Road)
Day 4, Sunday, March 24, 2019, DELHI - AGRA (165 Kilometers or 103 miles in 3 hours):
She designed the mausoleum for her parents, Mirza Ghiaz Beg and Begum Asmat. Mirza Ghiaz Beg received the title of Itmad-ud-Daulah or ‘trusted by God’ by Emperor Jahangir.
Upon arrival check in to the Oberoi Amar Vilas Hotel - 600 yards from Taj Mahal and with every room facing the world famous monument in white marble.
Afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of Agra Fort, (constructed between 1565 and 1573 CE; it was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983). The elegant palaces in the fort reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu & Islamic architectural styles and Emperor Akbar's tolerant religious philosophy. Later marvel at the fine craftsmanship at a marble factory where traditional artisans still work using similar hand operated implements that their forefathers had used more than 300 years ago when they worked to build the Taj Mahal. On the way to hotel visit Agra’s oldest and best marble inlay factory, which is a virtual museum. Some of the work done by their artisans is much finer and delicate than the inlay art work in the Taj Mahal itself Overnight stay in Oberoi Amar Vilas Hotel.
Day 5, Monday, March 25, 2019, Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur (Approx. 5 hour’s drive).
The white marble mausoleum was decorated with Pietra Dure motifs – inlay of semi-precious stones like Jasper, Malachite, Lapiz Lazuli, Jade and various shades of Agate etc.
After breakfast drive about an hour to Emperor Akbar’s deserted city, Fatehpur Sikri – the Mughal capital from 1571 to 1584. Emperor Akbar went to a Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chistie when he did not have a male heir to the throne. The saint correctly prophesied that the Emperor would have three sons. When his Hindu queen, Jodha Bai, became pregnant, the emperor moved with her to Sikri village to live near the saint. Gradually a whole new capital evolved with an exceptional and unprecedented blend of religious and secular architecture. The emperor invited Jesuit monks from Goa to teach him about the Christian religion.
After the demise of saint and perhaps because of many other reasons Emperor Akbar moved from Fatehpur Sikri. The city was deserted for almost 400 years until the beginning of the 20th. century when Archaeological Survey of India started the renovation of the capital, which is still continuing. Fatehpur Sikri was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986.
Upon arrival, proceed for check-in. Later enjoy demonstrations of cotton textile woodblock printing, woolen carpet weaving and cutting & polishing of semi-precious & precious stones.
Overnight stay at the Oberoi Rajvilas Hotel. (Breakfast at hotel, lunch at Laxmi Vilas Palace in Bharatpur and dinner at Surabhi Restaurant in Jaipur)
Day 6, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, Jaipur.
Drive further north of walled city to the medieval fort of Amber perched on the peak of an Aravali mountain. Ascend to the hilltop palaces of Mirza Raja Jaisingh and Maharaja Mansingh on the majestic, decorated Elephant.
After sightseeing descend by Jeeps. In the afternoon sightseeing of Jaipur Maharaja’s City Palace with visit to its Mubarak Mahal to view the garments and musical instruments of the former Maharajas. In the center of next courtyard is the Sarvatobhadra – hall of private audience where two famous Gangajalis (six feet high silver urns) are kept; on its eastern side is the Diwan-i-Am Portraits gallery and on its western side is the Chandra Mahal, the official residence of the present descendent of the former ruling family of Jaipur. To its south is a beautiful courtyard, the Mayur Chowk (the peacock courtyard). Stepping out of City Palace to its south is the Yantra Shala (astronomical observatory built under guidance of Sawai Jaisingh). All except one of its 17 instruments are still functional. The Samrat Yantra (the big sundial in Jaipur has an accuracy of 3 seconds). Later enjoy a rickshaw ride through streets of the Pink City before returning to Oberoi Rajvilas Hotel, 5-star luxury hotel in the midst of 32 acres of lush landscape east of walled historic city for overnight. (Breakfast at hotel, lunch at the “Yellow Door” on M. I. Road and dinner at Chowk in Malviya Nagar)
Day 7, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, Jaipur – Udaipur (Flight)
In the morning visit the Udaipur City Palace and then walk through the Tripolia Gates to the historic Jagdish Temple with its intricate sculptures In the afternoon visit the Saheliyon ki Bari Gardens, the fountain garden for the women of Maharana’s family. Saheliyon ki Bari Garden or the Garden of the Maids of Honor was designed as a peaceful retreat outside the old city of Udaipur.
This beautiful garden was built by Maharana Sangram Singh II in 1710-1734 for the 48 chamber maids who accompanied the queen after her wedding. The garden is well known for its lush green lawns, marble art and fountains. It has a white marble Chhatri (kiosks) fountain in the center and black marble Chhatris at the corners. Outside this courtyard are fountains, pools, lawns, flowers and trees. Many of the fountains present here are made of cast iron. They were made in England and would not be out of place in an English seaside resort. The large circular fountain pool is ornamented with marble elephants and fountains. This garden presents a perfect fusion of Indian and English style of garden architechture. Later enjoy a boat ride on Pichola Lake with stop at the Jag Mandir Island Palace. Overnight in Oberoi Udaivilas Palace. (Breakfast at hotel, lunch at Ambrai Restaurant on shore of Pichola Lake and dinner at Upre by 1559 AD)
Day 8, Thursday, March 28, 2019, Udaipur – Ranakpur – Kumbhalgarh Excursion
After sightseeing of Kumbhalgarh drive 50 kilometers or 31 miles to the Chowmukha Jain Temple in Ranakpur in about one hour. These 15th-century temples have been superbly preserved in a near-perfect condition for over 500 years. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four-pillared halls and appropriate domes supported by over 400 columns. There are 1,444 columns in all, which are intricately carved. The artistically carved nymphs playing the flute in various dance postures at a height of 45 feet are amazing in detail and workmanship. In the assembly hall, there are two big bells weighing 108 kilograms or 238 pounds whose sound echoes in the entire complex. Nearby, there are few other smaller temples one of them dedicated to the Hindu sun god, Surya. After sightseeing of the Ranakpur Jain Temples drive about 2 hours (94 kilometers or 58 miles to Udaipur. Rest of the late afternoon is free to relax. Overnight in Udaivilas Hotel. (Breakfast at hotel, lunch at Kumbhalgarh and dinner at the Sunset View – a Tandoori Restaurant)
Day 9, Friday, March 29, 2019, Udaipur – Delhi (Flight)
Day 10, Saturday, March 30, 2019, Delhi – San Francisco:
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FROM NEW DELHI:
Nepal Culture Tour- 4 Nights beginning from New Delhi by flight to Kathmandu, sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley including Bhaktapur and Patan, an overnight excursion to Nagarkot Himalayan Mountain Resort and ending with an awesom Mount Everest Flight.
An extra overnight in Delhi to visit one or more of the three important museums of Delhi:
(1) National Museum of artifacts from Indian and foreign antiquity and archaeological excavations, ancient coins, miniature paintings, manuscripts, Buddhist artifacts including the holy relics of Buddha from Kapilvastu where he spent his childhood and youth and/or
(2) National Gallery of Modern Art in the former palace of the Maharaja of Jaipur near India Gate and / or
(3) Craft Museum where you can witness fine traditional crafts in folk painting, textiles, terracotta figurines and pottery, wood carvings etc. and / or
(4) visit the Akshardham Swami Narayan Temple - capital's largest Hindu temple (about 3 hours required for temple sightseeing).
(5) Rishikesh: Is famous for its Yoga Ashrams where we can arrange admission to a Yoga Course. The city is also a haven for white water river rafting, bungy jumping and giant swing bungy jumping.
(1) Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary with Bear Rescue Center that has 256 black Himalayan bears and the Elephant Sanctuary (both these are inside the bird sanctuary) and / or
(2) visit the Archaeological Museum at Mathura that has India's largest collections of Kushan, Gandhar and Gupta period sculptures and /or
(3) Krishna Janmabhumi - the birthplace of Bhagwan Krishna, the incarnation of Vishnu and / or the ISCKON. Hare Krishna Temple in Vrindavan.
(4) Gwalior - with one overnight in the luxurious Taj Usha Kiran Palace or Neemrana Deo Bagh Heritage Hotel or in one of its many good 3-star hotels, one can have a full day of sightseeing of Gwalior Fort and Scindia Maharaja's Jai Vilas Palace.
(5) Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur where about 150 Indian species of birds reside throughout the year and another 150 species of migratory birds arrive from Tibet, China, Mongolia, Siberia and even Scandinavia. This requires one overnight in Bharatpur. The best hotel in Bharatpur is the Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel.
(1) Chand Baori: About an hour before arriving in Jaipur is the town of Dausa that is quite close to Chand Baori - the world's deepest stepwell and the Hindu temple of goddess Harshat Mata, there is a large collection of sculptures found in the vicinity here.
(2) Sisodia Rani Garden Palace: Just before entering Jaipur in the valley of Aravali Mountains is the Garden Palace of Sisodia Rani (Queen of Sawai Jai Singh belonging to the royal house of Mewar in Udaipur)
(3) Galta Natural Spring and Hindu Pilgrimage Center: further in the same valley is the Hindu pilgrimage center of Galta with a natural water spring and many beautiful Temples.
(4) Samode Palace: A luxurious palace famous for its glass mosaic audience hall is located in a quiet valley and is surrounded by a small village. A walk in the village is interesting to observe rural life in this region. In winter months children are playing Cricket and it may be possible to join in their game.
(5) Nawalgarh: About an hour and a half drive from Samode (94 kilometers) on the way to Mandawa enjoy the sightseeing of the murals and frescos of Anandilal Poddar Haveli and Murarka Haveli. If one wishes to stay overnight there are three heritage hotels: Roop Vilas Palace Hotel or Roop Niwas Kothi or Vivaana Heritage Hotel.
(6) Mandawa: There is a lot to view in the Mandawa Castle itself that is also the best place to stay in Shekhavati region. Following Haveli (aristocratic mansions) are interesting for their murals and frescos: Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, Goenka Double Haveli, Murmuria Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveli, Mohanlal Saraf Havei, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Bansidhar Newatia Haveli, Laxminarayan Ladia Haveli and Chowkhani Double Haveli. Just across the road from Goenka Double Haveli is the Thakurji Temple that also has beautiful mural paintings depicting scenes from British East India Company Period and 1857 during the First War of Indian Independence.
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