Festival Of Colors- Holi









Amogh India Journey brings you an itinerary of Rajasthan which is famous all over the world for its stunning forts and palaces that have been gloriously standing since decades in this princely state. They are the perfect example of the architectural heritage of Rajasthan. A journey through these masterpieces makes travellers come back here again and again to enjoy the majestic blend of royal past and modern comforts. Here you'll see a perfect amalgamation of ages old traditional culture, modern luxury and comforts. Touring Rajasthan is a unique experience which leaves you spell bounded as you explore it more & more. The itinerary also takes you to Agra the city of one of the Seven Wonders of the World Taj Mahal which is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture and three other UNESCO world heritage sites.

From (17 MAR’24 - 28 MAR’24)


17                     Arrive Delhi

18                      In Delhi

19                     Delhi-Agra by surface (about 04 hours’ drive)

20                     Agra-Abhaneri-Jaipur by surface

21                     In Jaipur

22                     Jaipur - Jodhpur by surface

23                    In Jodhpur

24                    Jodhpur -Ranakpur-Udaipur by surface

25                   In Udaipur (Holi Festival)

26                    In Udaipur

27                    Udaipur -Delhi by AI 472 (1525-1650 hrs)

28                    Leave Delhi

Arrive Delhi

Upon arrival at Delhi Airport you will be met by a representative and transferred to the hotel where you will be assisted for check in at the hotel.
Afternoon proceed for Qutab Minar 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom. The tower has five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony and tapers from a 15 m diameter at the base to just 2.5 m at the top. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone; the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone.
Spend two nights in DELHI. Accommodation is on bed & breakfast plan.

In Delhi

After breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of Old Delhi covering The Jama Masjid which is the last monument built by Shah Jahan in 1656. The Jama Masjid was designed to be a royal statement in many ways. It is located on a natural hill, south of Chandni Chowk, it was also called Masjid-I-Jahanuma (Mosque commanding a View of the world). After the visiting of Jama Masjid take a rickshaw ride through the snaking narrow lanes arranged accorded to trades, which is a fascinating experience. Some of these are Dariba, the silver and Jewellery market; Kinari Bazaar, specializing in trousseau wear and theatrical costumes.

Later drive pass the Lutyens Building. It is an area in Delhi, specifically New Delhi, India, named after the leading British architect Edwin Lutyens. Lutyens laid out the central administrative area of the city. At the heart of the city was the impressive Rashtrapati Bhawan, formerly known as Viceroy's House, located on the top of Raisina Hill and then India Gate which is a national monument of India. Situated in the heart of New Delhi, it was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. It commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I. Later visit the Humayun’s Tomb which is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture which was inspired by Persian Architecture.

Delhi-Agra by Surface

Early morning proceed to railway station to board your train Gatiman Express (0810-0950 hrs) for Agra.
On arrival you proceed to visit of Agra Fort.

Red Fort which is made by the Mughals. Though a fort had stood there since at least the 11th century. Agra Fort was originally a brick fort, held by the Hindu Sikarwar Rajput’s. But after this lot of Mughal rulers captured it but when Emperor Akbar arrived in Agra in 1558. He ordered to renovate the fort with red sandstone. Some 4000 builders daily worked on it and it was completed in 8 years i.e. starting in 1565 and finished in 1573. It is a mixture of Hindu & Mughal architecture.

Later you will be assisted for check in at the hotel.

Spend one night in AGRA. Accommodation is on bed & breakfast plan.

Agra-Jaipur by surface

Early morning proceed to visit of The Taj Mahal which was known as “Crown of Palace” built by Shah Jahan as an eternal symbol of his love for his favourite and 3rd wife, whom he called Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage. The structure took 20,000 labourers and 22 years to complete. The Taj changes colour depending on the time of day. (TAJ MAHAL REMAINS CLOSED ON FRIDAY)

Later return to hotel for breakfast and check out from hotel.
After breakfast proceed for a private road transfer to Jaipur (about 06 hours’ drive) enroute visiting Abhaneri. Abhaneri is a small village with one of India's deepest and largest step wells (also known as tank gardens). Step wells are unique to India. They were used as cool places of resort, as pools for ritual cleansing before a temple visit and as a water supply for dry weather. There is a temple adjoining the step well.

On arrival you will be assisted for check in at the hotel.
Spend two nights at JAIPUR. Accommodation is on bed & breakfast plan.

In Jaipur

After breakfast proceed for the visit of Amber Fort which is set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592. Amer Fort is known for its artistic style of Hindu elements. With its large ramparts, series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks the Maota Lake, at its forefront. The aesthetic ambiance of this formidable fort is seen within its walls on a four level layout plan in a well turned out opulent palace complex built with red sandstone and marble consisting of the Diwan-e-Aam or the "Hall of Public Audience", the Diwan-e-Khas the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace) and the Sukh Niwas where a cool climate is artificially created by winds that blow over the water cascade within the palace. The fort can either be reached by Jeep, on foot or, subject to availability, on elephant back.

Later short stop at JAL MAHAL
Afternoon proceed to visit the City Palace was built between 1729 and 1732, initially by Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. He planned and the outer walls, and later additions were made by successive ruler’s right up to the 20th century. The palace consists of many different courtyards and gardens which gives an amazing view and experience to the palace visit. The structure includes Mubarak Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Pitam Niwas Chowk, Diwan-I-Khas, Diwan-I-Aam.

Later visit the Observatory also known as Jantar Mantar which is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments. The observatory consists of fourteen major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars' location as the earth orbits around the sun, ascertaining the declinations of planets, and determining the celestial altitudes and related ephemerides. Then drive pass the Hawa Mahal which is also known as the “Palace of winds”. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, and designed by Lal Chand Ustad in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god.

Jaipur-Jodhpur by surface

After breakfast proceed to private road transfer to Jodhpur (about 07 hours drive).
On arrival you will be assisted for check in at the hotel.
Spend two nights in Jodhpur. Accommodation is on bed & breakfast plan.

In Jodhpur

After breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of Jodhpur, starting with Mehrangarh fort. It is one of the most splendor and impressive fort not only of Rajasthan but also in India. Fort which stands 100 feet on a perpendicular cliff and 400 feet above the sky line of Jodhpur, fabricated with red sand stone, which gives an amazing beauty to it. The author Rudyard Kipling defines it in a very charming way i.e. “A palace that might have been built by Titans and colored by the morning sun”. Later visit the Jaswant Thada which is towards the left of Mehrangarh fort, a white marble amazing monument is built which is known as Jaswant Thada. It is a 19th century cenotaph built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.
Later in evening visit to Clock tower and Old market of Jodhpur.

Jodhpur -Ranakpur-Udaipur by surface

After breakfast proceed for a private road transfer to Udaipur (about 06-07 hrs drive) enroute visit The Ranakpur Temples. Visit these spectacular white marble Jain temples which is situated in the Aravalli hills. The Jain Temples of Ranakpur are certainly creditable for their splendid architecture. There are more than 1400 exquisitely carved pillars that support the temple. In the complex, there are several temples including Chaumukha temple, Parsavanath temple, Amba Mata Temple and Surya Temple. Amongst all of them, Chaumukha Temple is the most important and as the term Chaumukha suggests, this temple is four-faced.

On arrival you will be assisted for check in at the hotel. Holika Dahan is the first day of the popular Indian festival of colours called Holi. On this day a pious fire is lit on the full moon night of Phalguna (one of the 12 months of the Hindu calendar). According to Hindu mythology, it demonstrates the triumph of divine power over demonic strength.

The Holika Dahan Ceremony held at The City Palace, Udaipur, witnesses a magnificent palace procession, observe royal etiquette and ritual as you look upon the royal parade in their traditional attire-finely liveried palace staff, elegantly bedecked horses and the impeccably turned out band that leads the cavalcade through the Palace from the Royal residence to Manek Chowk. After the religious ceremonies, as twilight descends, You can look forward to the lighting of a traditional sacred fire where an effigy of the fraudulent Holika is burnt
Spend three nights in UDAIPUR. Accommodation is on bed & breakfast plan.

In Udaipur [Holi Festival]

Today after breakfast at hotel experience an amazing festival of colour HOLI, Every spring, people across India and around the world celebrate the Hindu festival Holi, The festival is based on a Hindu legend and has a huge cultural significance in India. People see the festival as symbolising new beginnings, and as a time to mend relationships and start a fresh. Huge processions are held in several parts of India to mark the festival. People dance and sing and hold sumptuous feasts with traditional fare. Throwing colored water and powders on one another in joyous celebration.
Evening at Leisure

DAY 10
In Udaipur

After breakfast proceed to visit the Eklingji Temple is one of the most famous temples of Lord Shiva of Rajasthan. Initially the temple complex was initially built in 734 AD Bappa Rawal. The temple was re-built in 15 century. The marvelous carvings in this temple consists of 108 small and medium temples built in marble and sandstone and over this every Monday evening the Maharaja of Udaipur comes to this temple to pray. Later visit the Nagda temples, which was founded in 6th century, it consists of various small and big temples but the main temple in all is the “Sas & Bahu Temple” of 10th century. In which Sas (means Mother-In-Law) &-Bahu (means Daughter-in-law) respectively and this temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Continue you sightseeing by visiting Sahelion ki Bari also known as Garden of Maidens which was built in 18th century which depicts for the lifestyle of ladies in olden days. All around you will find the gardens, pools, and different variety of flowerbeds.

Afternoon visit the City Palace, which was built by Maharana Udai Singh. The main part of the Palace is a well-preserved Museum, exhibiting a long and diverse collection of artifacts. The Jagdish Temple, it is a dream come true for peace and nature lovers. A visit to the Lake Pichola is incomplete without a boat ride especially in the dawn. During evenings, it seems the entire place has been dipped in gold as you can see the heritage buildings and the pristine water turning golden with the sun's reflection. The enthralling views will take you to a different world of stillness and will also bring out your romantic side. Visit the Jag Mandir Island is another palace on Lake Pichola, which was built by Maharana Karan Singh. The island has some flashy carvings, including a row of elephants that appear to be protecting the island.

DAY 11
Udaipur -Delhi by AI 472

After breakfast morning at leisure.
Afternoon proceed for a private to airport to board your flight AI 472 (1525-1650 hrs) for Delhi and on arrival you will be assisted for check in at the hotel.
Spend one night at DELHI. Accommodation is on bed & breakfast plan.

DAY 12
Leave Delhi

In the time you will be met by representative and will be assisted to board your flight for onwards sector.