Thursday, 4 April 2013

Luxury Tours of India And Nepal

India And Nepal Tour
Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Places Covered : Delhi - Samode - Jaipur - Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Jhansi - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Kathmandu - Nagarkot - Kathmandu - Delhi
» Arrive Delhi :
Upon arrival at the hotel you are received with a traditional welcome of TIKKA and ARTI. Rest of the day is relaxing and for free activities. Upon coming at Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 2 you are met and transferred to your pre booked Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
» Delhi :
First we will be visiting the famous Jama Masjid mosque with its 9,000 sq. ft. courtyard, three domes and two minarets, and then proceed to the massive complex known as the Red Fort. This morning we visit Old Delhi, build in the 17th century by Shah Jahan the Magnificent ( who also built the Taj Mahal).
Afternoon we'll visit Laxmi Narayan Temple, a Spectacular structure that's just 60 years old , and then proceed via India Gate and the Governmental building to Qutub Minar, the 240 foot tower built in 1190 to commemorate the arrival of Islam in India, the Bahai Temple with its nine pools on an elevated platform, and the Crafts Museum, which replicates and Indian street with over 50 artists and craftspeople at work.
» Delhi - Samode :
Today morning we leave after breakfast for Samode . Upon arrival checking at Samode Palace. Samode Palace is one of India's most charming and romantic hotels. If offers a quiet, elegant and luxurious atmosphere. The Palace has been meticulously restored offering a retreat into an aesthetically beautifully environment where visitors can enjoy India's natural beauty and rich history.
Nestles among the 'Aravali ranges' -(a very old formation of banded gneiss dating back to some 3 thousand million years). The Palace is built on a small hillock and planned in a progression of countryards of increasing height. The Samode Palace comes into view like a mirage rising above cobbled streets and stone houses of the village of samode. Samode Palace was transformed into one the country's premium palace hotels in 1987, and is a perfect example of Rajput-Moghul architecture.
The Zamindars (landlords) of Samode the principal thakurs of the state of Amber were the Nathawat clan from Chomu, Samode according to the Rajputana Gazetteer of 1879 was a large and flourishing town.  a branch of the house of Amber, tracing their relation to the Jaipur Maharaja the fabled Prithviraj Singh ji the 17th Prince of the house of Kacchwaha Rajputs. Overnight at the Palace.
» Samode - Jaipur :
After breakfast we leave for Jaipur popularly known as the Pink City, was built in 1727 AD by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Designed in accordance with Shilp Shastra - an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture - Jaipur follows a grid system. Upon arrival check in your pre booked Hotel. Afternoon - tour of City Palace and Observatory. The City Palace in the heart of the old city is a blend of Rajasthan and Mughal architecture. The Palace of winds - a five storied structure of pink sandstone has semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city. It was originally built to enable the ladies of the royal household to watch everyday life.
» Jaipur :
Which is a super example of Rajput (Medieval Hindu) style construction. A slow elephant ride takes us to the top of the Fort, Today morning we visit the Amber Fort in the Aravali Hills, which houses several graceful buildings and temple. Afternoon at leisure.
In the evening, we visit Chokhi Dhani where an ethnic village air is recreated each evening with thousands of oil lamps, folk dancers, arobats, snake charmers, puppeteers etc.
» Jaipur - Bharatpur - Fatehpur sikri - Agra :
This morning travel to Bharatpur for a tour of the world famous bird sanctuary here. The reserve bosts of river 300 species of resident and migratory birds. From here we drive to the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri (ghost capital) for a tour of the magnificent and world heritage buildings still in a state of perfect preservation. We continue our journey for Agra and upon arrival check into Hotel.