Destination Covered Delhi - Agra – Jaipur - Delhi
Eight million square kilometres, packed with more than 1.2 billion people. The ever-mushrooming driving force of the subcontinent houses more human beings than North, Central and South America combined. In a Middle Eastern context, there are 132 people in India for every one in the UAE. While India’s major cities are between three and five hours’ flight from the Emirates, when faced with such a wealth of conurbations and culture, it can be difficult to know precisely where to start.
An organised tour group is how I come to be standing in the dazzling sunshine of semi-arid rural Rajasthan, covered in powdered and water-soluble paint, dyed every shade of the colour wheel. I haven’t picked just any week to explore India’s so-called Golden Triangle (New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur). This is the festival of Holi. During Holi, you don’t “celebrate” – you “play”. And “play” gets awfully messy. Five days earlier, arriving in New Delhi, the scene could scarcely have been more different. Our transfer car is lashed by persistent rain as it scoots into the darkness en route to my base for the next two nights: the Sarovar Portico hotel, in the shadow of the Delhi Metro, in the vaguely obscure district of Naraina.
Arrive Delhi airport / train station. On arrival our representative will meet you and assist you to your transport straight drive to Shimla. Shimla is one of the most popular hill stations of the North. The town is situated at an altitude of 6810 ft, initially chosen as a sanatorium for invalid European officers, but soon developed into a big hill town and became the summer capital of the country. Upon arrival check in to the hotel for Overnight sta
This morning you are bound for Agra by car and driver Meet you at Hotel and our company representative will Help You in check Out at hotel. And the world renown Taj Mahal – the greatest monument to love and the strongest magnet to any visitor to India. Taj Mahal One of the seven Wonders of the World and surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men labored for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan’s beloved wife. It is a wealth of white marble and semi-precious stone Undoubtedly the highlight of our tour. Later We leave for tour of the imposing Agra Fort, built of red sandstone and marble is a hilltop citadel with fabulous courtyards, fountains and gates.
Adjoining Diwane-I-Am (Hall of Public) is the Parchesi Courtyard where Akbar’s Ladies frolicked as playing pieces on the outsize checkerboard. We will reach jaipur, the Pink City in the early evening and drive directly to a magnificent Hotel. This well be a cultural evening, we visit Chokhi Dhani- An ethnic village resort, the vitality or Rajasthani folk culture comes alive as children dance rhythmically to the loud tenor of folk songs sung by men and women, festooned in bright clothes. Gaily caparisoned came, horses and bullock carts offer joy rides. A traditional Rajasthani dinner will be served. Over night stay at hotel
Another magical viewing come at dawn. In the early hours we enter the great gates and catch a breathtaking sight of the rising sun as it warms the pristine marble domes, and in the rosy mist it seems as though the entire jewel like monument is floating on the lake of light. After breakfast back at the hotel we leave for Jaipur, driving through vibrant Rajasthani villages, Passing through this colorful countryside we witness scenes that are the same today as they were 2000 year ago – a wedding procession perhaps, a village fair, or a simple gathering of gaily clad women gossiping at a water fountain. In the fields we glimpse brightly turbaned men driving the oxen and plough and women threshing grain or sowing seeds. Their gold adornments flash in the sun, and they seem like a flock of bejeweled birds with their brilliant saris billowing in the soft breeze. On the way stop at Fatehpursikri magical Ghost city Mughal Palace. Build by Emperor Akbar in 1597. this glorious complex stands today unchanged, the elaborately carved sandstone and marble as crisp as it was 400 years ago, still exemplifying the atmosphere of Akbar’s cultured and enlightened court.
There is much to see in and around the Jaipur city and one of the most pleasant excursions is the visit to the old fort city of Amber. Past hills whose every peak is fortified we drive between narrow cliffs of wild bouganvillia flower to the palace that seems to grow out of the rocky hill rising above Maona Lake, the former capital of the extensive Jaipur state. An elephant ride bnrings us to the impressive courtyard of the fortress Palace of Amber. The bejeweled interior increases in richness as the small rooms rise along decorated passageways finally reaching the exquisite Sheesh Mahal, the Hall of Mirrors. There is not an inch of this fairytale palace that is not covered with paintings, carvings, silver and gold ornaments, stained glass, mother of pearls inlays and marble intarsia everything your eye alights upon in spangled and shimmering in the golden Indian light! After lunch we tour the City Palace Complex one of the most daring and successful synthesis of Mughal and Rajput styles according to the Baroda Maharja of. Driving through the city we marvel at the Hawa Mahal, the Palace fo the winds, the improbable fretted five story building only one room deep where the royal women in Purdah could watch the world go by from 593 niches and woindows without the world seeing them. We continue with a tour of the Jantar Mantar Royal Observatory, the Govind Temple and the Central Museum. Over night stay at hotel
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Car Rental Delhi provide an invaluable level of convenience for many travelers. But with all the rental car add-ons and options available, including gas and insurance, charges can reach into the thousands of rupees if drivers are not careful.
Along the way rental car expert and www.delhi-carrental.com Director Rajesh Rana shared his tips for how to save while renting a car.
1 . Book Wisely
Try to book in advance, especially if you are planning to rent a car during peak seasons such as August to December. Rajesh Rana suggests booking at least two or three months in advance, if possible, to ensure the best savings.
2 . Watch for the Taxes
Rana warns that when you decide to upgrade your rental car, or include any add-ons, all the taxes on each of those charges will increase, as well in your final bill. read more...