Island Princess Taj Mahal Overland
Small Group Tour or Private Tour
OVERLAND – TAJ MAHAL: THE ETERNAL MASTERPIECE with JAIPUR
Colombo – Delhi – Taj Mahal – Jaipur – Delhi – Abu Dhabi
Day 01: March 5th , 2024 Arrive at Delhi
Arrive in Delhi by UL 195 at 5 PM Sri Lankan Air On arrival, you will be greeted and assisted by our representative and transferred to the hotel.
DELHI – It is a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. Delhi has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Many a times the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt here. Interestingly, a number of Delhi’s rulers played a dual role, first as destroyers and then as creators.
On arrival in Delhi, transfer to hotel (Le Meridian )
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: 6th March, 2024 Delhi / Agra (Train ride)
Train to Agra.
AGRA – The city of the inimitable “TAJ MAHAL”.
Travel 7AM to the train station with a box breakfast. Board the Gatimaan Express for a two-hour trip through the Indian countryside to Agra. On arrival drive to Agra Fort. Visit Local Market & Shopping. Overnight Stay At Hotel. (TAJ Convention or ITC Mughal)
Day 03 Mon, 7th March, 2024
Agra / Kalakho / Jaipur (Approx 277 kms / 5 hrs drive)
Early morning, enjoy sunrise visit of Taj Mahal – A poignant poetry in marble stands serene and awesome on a raised marble platform, by the banks of the Yamuna. The most extravagant monument ever built for love is a tribute to the timelessness of art and love. The inimitable poem in white marble, one of the seven modern wonders of the world, the finest expression of love of Emperor Shah Jahan for his queen Mumtaz who died giving birth to their 14th child, is located on the banks of the Yamuna River here. The construction of the Taj had commenced in 1631AD and had ended in 1653AD. Workers were gathered from all over the country and from central Asia. About 20,000 people were recruited to translate this dream into reality. The
main architect was Isa Khan who was brought from Iran. (Closed on Fridays)
After visiting Taj, drive back to hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur , On the way, At Kalakho, we will go to heritage hotel (https://www.umaidlakepalace.com/) spread across 20 acres for Lunch. From there, we take the Jeeps to the local village for a short trip to give you a first-hand experience of Village life. To make it more interesting, we also use the makeshift vehicle (instead of Jeeps), which is an example of Indian Jugaad. Otherwise hotel has its own organic farm, which you can visit
JAIPUR – The fascinating capital of the marvellous state of Rajasthan.
Jaipur is popularly known as the Pink City, thanks to the colour of its buildings. It was built in 1727 A.D by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, followed a grid system, which made it the only planned city of its time. A young Bengali architect Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya designed the city in accordance with Shilp Shastra – an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture. There are innumerable sagas and stories of culture, traditions, practices and valour. This diverse land of rich cultural heritage is a royal treat for tourists all over the world.
On arrival in Jaipur, transfer to the hotel.( Trident Jaipur)
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: 8th March, 2024 Jaipur
After breakfast, enjoy visit of Jaipur including following:
Photo stop at Hawa Mahal Palace – The poet king Sawai Pratap Singh built this palace of winds. This is easily the most well-known landmarks of Jaipur and is also its icon. This five-storey building overlooking the busy bazaar street is a fascinating example of Rajput architecture and artistry with its delicately honeycombed 953 pink sandstone windows known as ‘jharokhas’. It was originally built for the ladies of the royal household to watch everyday life and processions in the city from their veiled comfort.
Elephant /Jeep ride up to Amber Fort – Enjoy Elephant ride up to the Amber Fort like the royalty of Rajasthan once did. Mount the animal from a raised platform and sit comfortably in a specially designed, secure seat as the majestic animal winds its way up the ramparts of the fort. The Elephants look beautiful as the mahouts (the person who drives the elephants) decorate them, especially the trunk, with floral and geometric patterns using coloured chalk and powders.
Amber Fort – The Amber Fort set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and
Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh, the fort was made in red sand
stone and white marble. Amber is the classic and romantic fort-palace with a magnificent aura. The interior wall of the palace depicts expressive painting scenes with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings. Built mainly for the warring enemies as a safe place, the heavily structured walls could defend the residents within the ramparts of the fort.
City Palace – Located in the heart of the walled city, the City Palace Complex gives you an idea about the farsightedness of the founder of Jaipur Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. He left behind a legacy of some of
the most imposing and magnificent architecture in the city. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh built many buildings but some of the structures were also built by later rulers. The palace is a blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture and the ex-royal family still lives in a part of the palace.
Jantar Mantar – The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Maharaja (King) Jai Singh II between 1727 and 1734. It is modelled after the one that he had built for him at Delhi. He had constructed a total of five such facilities at different locations, including the ones at Delhi and Jaipur. The Jaipur observatory is the largest and best preserved of these. It has been inscribed on the World Heritage List as “an expression of the astronomical skills and cosmological concepts of the court of a scholarly prince at the end of the Mughal period”.
Overnight at the hotel.(Trident Jaipur)
Day 05 Wed , 9th March, 2024
Jaipur / Delhi (Approx 277 kms / 04 hrs drive)
After Breakfast drive to Delhi.
DELHI – It is a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. Delhi has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Many a times the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt here. Interestingly, a number of Delhi’s rulers played a dual role, first as destroyers and then as creators. Afternoon city tour of
Delhi later transfer to Airport hotel to catch our early morning flight to Abudhabi .(Holiday Inn Aero City or Similar )
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06: 10th March, 2024 Delhi Departure
Today early Morning 1 AM Check Out Hotel & Proceed To Delhi Airport for our flight to AbuDhabi by Etihad , Flight at 4.30 AM
We arrive Abudhabi at 7 AM local time End of Services
Prices – valid for above mentioned dates.
USD 1750 Per person sharing a double / twin room
Cost Includes –
* Double / Twin room on sharing basis.
* Daily Breakfast
* All ground transportation, as detailed in the itinerary
using A/C Mini coach for the entire tour.
* accompanying tour guide
Colombo pier pick up and orientation tour of Colombo with airport drop – $75 per person paid in Dollar at Delhi
Colombo to Delhi & Delhi to Abudhabi flight ticket
* Elephant / Jeep ride up to Amber fort in Jaipur. Current monument entrance fee & Lunch at Khalkho Village
* Currently applicable taxes.
Small group Tour with tour guide
5 star hotel with Breakfast and Dinner
Both Flight Tickets
All entrance fees and train tickets