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Maharaja Retreat Tour
Delhi>> Agra>> Jaipur>> Samode>> Mandawa>> Delhi
With the golden triangle destinations of India we bring to you the Maharaja Retreat. It is just the perfect tour to discover the rich and royal past of India.
Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel where we will be holding rooms on ready occupancy basis, and as you step into the hotel you will be having the first experience of Indian warmth & hospitality, elegant ladies in traditional local costumes greet you with garlands and perform the "aarti" ceremony. After having your forehead anointed with the traditional red "Tikka", relax with a non - alcoholic welcome drink. Rest of the night to be spent at hotel
Day 02 - Delhi
In the morning have your breakfast and be ready to explore the capital of kingdoms and empires. Now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past & present. In the first half of sightseeing trip you will visit Qutub minar, Humayun Tomb, India gate, drive past parliament area & Government buildings. Have your lunch, and relax rest of the day. Overnight to be spent at hotel.
Day 03 - Delhi - Agra
Today morning we will, after a wake up call, commence drive to Agra enroute visiting Sikandara. On arrival "Chobedars" (gate keepers) usher guests to the Lobby of the hotel where Hostess clad in silken flowing dresses welcome the guests with flowers and "ittar" (perfume) in traditional style. After check in, a few hours to relax and lunch. In the afternoon visit Red Fort, The Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula and shop for some time.
In the evening we have for you a Magical Mughal night: where guests with traditional "Pagris" (turbans) and " Chunnis" (scarfs) are welcomed with a shower of rose petals and "ittar" (perfume). Traditionally attired attendants serve a sumptuous meal in Silver Thalis (plates) on "bajot" (low tables) to guests seated on mattress. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 - Agra
At dawn you will be taken to enjoy the spectacular view of the Majestic Taj Mahal, also enjoy typical ride at Rickshaw up to Taj Mahal. Visit local Bazaar (market) where you have collections of spectacular work on marble. In the evening we will organize for you a Village fair Theme: A village setting is created with bamboo huts, benches and stalls, villagers mingle with guests and display their traditional skills such as doll making, puppet making, pottery "pichwai" paintings and other crafts. Entertainments with Monkey show, a palmist, a snake charmer and a performance with dummy horse dancers and singers. Overnight to be spent at hotel.
Day 05 - Agra - Jaipur
This morning we will proceed further to Jaipur enroute visiting old deserted town of Fatehpur Sikri. Upon arrival check in into hotel where we have for you Maharaja's welcome, a stunning tableau of decorated camels and Elephants unfolds before you on the lawns of the palace-hotel. Ladies in Rajasthani costumes perform the traditional garlanding, "aarti" and "tikka" ceremonies while the music of the Shehnai welcomes you, afterwards relax with welcome drink. Afternoon is kept purposely free so as to provide you with some time to walk around and have a feeling of city atmosphere which by itself is simply fabulous. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 06 - Jaipur
After breakfast an excursion to Amer Fort where sheer pleasure of a joy ride on an Elephant is there for you. Explore the majestic fort on the back of Elephant. In the afternoon enjoy half-day city tour covering Hawa Mahal, Royal Observatory, Nawab Sahab - Ki - Haveli, City Palace, Johari Bazaar. In the evening we have for you RAJPUT WEDDING: a traditional Rajput Wedding where the group members participate as the "baraat" (the bridegroom's family and friends who form the wedding party) A festive buffet meal, music folk dances and a few rituals would be performed during the party. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 - Jaipur - Samode
After breakfast we will depart for Samode, on entering the village decorated camels are awaiting there, your access to the palace would be on the carts along with local musicians and amidst cobbled streets of the village. On arrival in the fully lit palace you will receive a traditional welcome by village elders garlanding them and the village belles full of local attire showering rose petals at the group. Check into hotel. Relax for some time and then join Cocktail arranged at Sheesh Mahal and the cultural extravaganza at Durbar hall. Have your dinner being served while local dancers and musicians entertain and spend your night at hotel.
Day 08 - Samode - Mandawa
Morning free at the palace or walk up to the fort. Enjoy camel ride to explore the rural lifestyle. Later in the day drive to Mandawa. Check into the desert Resort. Traditional welcome and check in into hotel. Evening enjoy Gala bar-be-cue with camp fire and pegs, to add to dimensions of the starry night there will be sweet music played by the desert dwellers. A totally unforgettable experience. Overnight to be spent at hotel.
Day 09 - Mandawa - Delhi
Morning visit havelis & beautiful frescoes, an overview of Thar desert would simply add to your joy. Drive back to Delhi. On arrival check in into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 - Delhi
Have your breakfast, check out from the hotel and take a short trip to Old Delhi covering Jama Masjid, Red fort, Gandhi memorial, shopping etc. Then drive to a countryside farm in the evening on the outskirts of Delhi for a gala farewell dinner along the poolside. Later transfer to International Airport for flight back home.