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North India
India the cradle of civilization is like a dynamic cauldron of cultures. This exotic and rich culture diversity has long fascinated the western world since the dawn of time. Yon do not need to be a blue blooded to live like a King or be treated like a Royal Princess or Prince. There is an India beyond the travel brochures and this is the India that Royal Indian Voyages can take you to. Take a journey back in time to the land of Legends. This triangle is redolent with history and royal splendour where mighty kings and emperors ruled.

Special reception at the airport with welcome banners and garlanding on arrival at the airport and transfer. Traditionally dressed girls will perform Aarti, tikka ceremony while welcome drinks are being served and room keys distributed in specially designed key pouches. Overnight at the hotel.

The capital of India and the travel hub of Northern India have a fascinating history and it's all around you; the city's monuments are the most architecturally striking in the country; and the food here is great. Popular Hindu mythology purports that Delhi was the site of the fabled city of Indraprastha, which features in the Mahabharata over 3000 years ago, but historical evidence suggests that the area has been settled for around 2500 years. Since the 12th century, Delhi has seen the rise and fall of seven major powers.

Old Delhi
Morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi visiting the historic Red Fort (closed on Mondays) and the Friday Mosque (Jumma Masjid), built by Emperor Shah Jahan. Visit the Memorial to Mahatma Gandhi - Raj Ghat. Highlight of the days tour is we give you a cycle rickshaw ride on the narrow lines of the Chandni Chowk to show the life at the Old Delhi and take you to the spice, fancy cloths, dry fruits market and also visit the "Parantha Wale Galli" (Indian clay oven baked bread).

Afternoon sightseeing tour of New Delhi visiting the Qutub Minar - a tower of victory built in the 12th century, the Tomb of Humayun, India Gate - the war memorial and Hindu Temple - Lakshmi Narain Temple. Drive past the Houses of Parliament, the Secretariat Buildings and official residence of the President of India - Rashtrapati Bhawan

Evening Village Theme Dinner
Villages and village people are the essence of India - hence a typical village is created with bamboo huts, benches and stalls. Villagers mingle with guests and display their traditional skills such as doll and puppet making, pottery "pichwai" painting and other crafts. Entertainment includes a bandarwala staging a monkey show, a palmist, a snake charmer, kachi ghodi and dhamal (performance with a dummy horse, dancers and singers). There will also be fire-eaters and village gymnasts to entertain. Taste a bar-be-cue dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

Morning after early breakfast leave by surface to Agra (203 kms/4 hours approx). Special welcome with Aarti, Tikka and garlanding ceremony on arrival at the hotel.Afternoon sightseeing tour of Agra city which includes the incomparable Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays) eternal monument of love and reverence, architectural perfection and aesthetic excellence, where Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan built Taj Mahal to immortalise his love for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The construction took over 22 years and required almost 20000 labourers. Reaching a height of almost 75 meters, the Taj Mahal with its luminous exterior is a monument of many moods with light effects playing different roles with the gradual passage of the day. Later visit Agra Red Fort, the other landmarks of the Mughal era, built by Emperor Akbar over the years 1565 - 1573 with its maze of courtyards, mosques, and private chambers.

Evening Durbar Theme
You will arrive to be adored with pagris (turbans) and chunnis (shawls) by traditionally dressed ladies and welcomed as you enter with a shower of rose petals and perfume. Kathak dancers (classical North Indian) will entertain and a sumptuous Maharaja meal will be served by attendants dressed in the traditional manner of a Royal Durbar (Court). Overnight at the hotel.

Morning after breakfast leave by surface to Jaipur (238 kms/6 hrs approx.) en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri - an amazing city built by the Mughal Emperor - Akbar the Great in 1569 and now deserted. Halls of audience, Palaces, Tombs and Mosques and built in great style but abandoned for political resorts. Continue your drive to Jaipur - the city of Maharajas for a Maharaja's Welcome - where in the world can you enter a hotel to a Royal Welcome treating you like the erstwhile Kings of Royal India? A stunning tableau of decorated camels and elephants is mounted on the lawns of the palace hotel, court musicians, and a graceful village belle in traditional costumes, greet you with garlands Jaipur the famed Pink City of Rajasthan was India's first planned city built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1927. This City of Victory, or Jaipur, built primarily of pink sandstone blushes like a new bride at every sunset. In 1853 the city was painted pink to welcome the Royal visitor Prince Albert. Its palaces, forts, Jharokhas and Jalis are typical architectural style of Rajasthan. The colourful procession and festivals further heighten the grandeur of this Royal City. Jaipur has its own pace with colourfully dressed village belles shopping for famed Razais or silver whilst their sleepy camels stand guard. During the afternoon explore the Jaipur city visiting City Palace, the former royal residence or traditional Rajasthani and Mughal architecture and craftsmanship. The museum within the palace is a storehouse of culture consisting array of galleries of rare paintings, exquisite miniature, scholarly manuscripts and artefacts. Later visit the Observatory (Jantar Mantar), the largest and best-preserved observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. Huge instruments in intricate masonry offer an accurate measure of time, the declination of the sun, the positions of the constellations in the sky for a day.

Evening Rajput Wedding
A traditional Rajput wedding ceremony where the group members participate as the baraat party (wedding procession of the bridegroom accompanied by his relatives and friends) and the bride's party. The baraat arrives with a local band, complete with mashaals (torches). The hosts receive the Baraat party and the wedding ceremony is held under a decorated pavilion. The meena bazaar (a colourful bazaar for the ladies) also forms an integral part of the setting. A festive buffet meals laid out for both the parties in the illuminated palace/hotel is accompanied by spirited shehnai music and folk dances. Overnight at the hotel.

Morning after breakfast excursion to Amber Fort, a 16th century Amber Fort. Ride a gaily-decorated elephant to ascent the hill on which the fort is situated. Once your enter the fortified gates, you discover to your delight, a complex of delicate pleasure palaces and formal gardens. Visit the Sheesh Mahal where its walls literally ablaze with intricately patterned mosaic of mirror work and coloured glass. Light a single candle and watch the iridescence.

In the evening drive through mountainous terrain to the magnificent Samode Palace, where a feast fit for kings awaits you. Samode Palace was transformed into one of the country's premium palace hotels in 1987, and is a perfect example of Rajput-Moghual architecture. It offers a quite elegant and luxurious atmosphere.

Trumpeters greet you at sunset into these historic walls and escort you through the torch lit charming village town while you remain safely ensconced on camel back or carts. Be prepared to be swept off your feet as you enter the Palace Gates, illuminated by hundreds of lights. After champagne cocktail be prepared to dress in the regal bearings of Rajput Royalty. A saafa tying (turbans made of vibrant colours) ceremony proceeds a gypsy dinner in the Durbar halls. After a dazzling display of fireworks and coffee/tea on the illuminated terrace. Return to Jaipur for overnight stay

Morning drive back to Delhi (258 kms/6 hrs approx) and on arrival check-in at the hotel.

Evening farewell diner with Live Classical Dance Performance:
India is famous for its rich and diverse classical dance forms. There are as many as 7 different modes of classical dance besides a host of folk dance forms. You can chose from Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Kathakali, Kathak, Mohiniyattam, Manipuri or other folk dances.Overnight at the hotel.

In time departure transfer to the airport to board your flight back home.

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