Arrive Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, the guest will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
This morning you will be taken to visit Old & New Delhi. Old Delhi, the former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the Red Fort, built in 1648 and board the ‘cycle rickshaw’ for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through “Chandni Chowk” or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue heading west from the Fort. Later visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Later drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate and the Presidential Palace. Later in the afternoon you will be transferred to the railway station to connect train to Kota Depart: Delhi at: 1315 hours by: Jan Shatabdi Arrive: Kota at: 1940 hours You will be met upon arrival in Kota and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel
Kota – An army headquarter and Rajasthan’s premier industrial centre, Kota is equally well known for its Kota doria sarees and minature paintings that often depict hunting scenes. Morning visit City Palace, Umed Bhawan (once a British Residency), Jagmandir, Chambal Garden a beautifully landscaped garden at the Amar Niwas and Government Museum, housed in the Brijvilas Palace near Kishore Sagar, displaying a rich collection of rare coins, manuscripts and are representative selection of Hadoti sculpture. Later drive to Bhainsrorgarh (50 Kms). Upon arrival in Bhainsrorgarh, check into your hotel. Bhainsrorgarh Fort Hotel is situated on a hill top and overlooks the Chambal River. The Bhainsrorgarh Fort Hotel offers the accommodation of 5 suites only, each with a different character. Later in the evening visit the Mukund Dara National Park, though there are chances of spotting wild animals but the drive is very scenic between constant stretches of mountains. The game here comprises of Panthers, Sloth Bears, Hyenas, Jackals, Foxes, Wild Boars, Sambhars, Chitals, Chinkaras, Blue Bulls, Four Horn Deer, Porcupines, Civet Cats and the ubiquitous Langoor Monkeys. Also there are fair chances of relocating Tigers in the Park in the near future as once upon a time Bhainsrorgarh was known as Home of Tigers. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Udaipur (235 Kms). Upon arrival in Udaipur, check into your hotel. Udaipur is one of India's most romantic cities and famed for its lovely palaces and lakes. Begin by visiting the majestic City Palace, built in granite and marble and surrounded by crenellated fort walls, it is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan standing on a crest overlooking the Pichola Lake. In contrast to its rugged exterior, the inside presents a delicate and feminine world of beauty with lavish use of marble, mirror work, frescoes, wall paintings, a profusion of colored glass, fluted columns, inlay work, silver doors, fountains and gardens. Late afternoon enjoy a boat cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. From the lake you have a wonderful view of the City Palace stretching along the east bank, while the south bank has pleasant gardens running down to the waterside. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning city tour of Udaipur, one of India's most romantic cities and famed for its lovely palaces and lakes. Begin by visiting the City Palace and wandering through its beautiful rooms and apartments, then continue on to the Garden of Maidens "Sahelion-ki-bari”. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Narlai (140 kms) en route visit Ranakpur Jain temples Ranakpur Temples the most magnificent 15th century Jain temples situated in the deep secluded valley of the Aravalli Hills. Though over 500 years old, the temples here are superbly preserved in a near-perfect condition. In the centre is the main “Chaumukha temple” dedicated ot Adinath. The most distinctive features are the 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars, of which no two are exactly alike. Every conceivable surface is carved and every corner and angle is engraved with Jain images. Includes visit to two more Jain temples and the Temple of the Sun God with its erotic sculptures. Thereafter continue drive to Narlai, check-in at hotel. Rawla Narlai - a royal hunting retreat, between Jodhpur and Udaipur is an enchanting new destination. Situated amidst dramatic boulders and ancient temples, the Rawla lies at a foothill of a stupendous 350 – foot single rock granite hill. Maharaj and Rani Swaroop Singh and their sons oversaw the careful restoration of this 15th century home of Marwar nobility. The ambience is a special blend of aesthetics and comfort that envelope the senses. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Jodhpur (130 kms). Upon arrival in Jodhpur, check-in at hotel. Afternoon city tour of Jodhpur the largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur, Jodhpur stands at the edge of the Thar Desert. It was founded by Rao Jodha, the chief of the Rajput clan of Rathore. The tour includes Meherangarh Fort one of the most impressive & formidable fort in the whole of fort studded Rajasthan. It is situated on a high natural rock bluff from where you can look down on the wonderful panorama of the bustling city below. Also visit Jaswant Thada the Royal Cenotaphs. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Jaisalmer (280 kms). Upon arrival in Jaisalmer – check into the hotel. Late afternoon visit the Sand Dunes and enjoy a camel ride to view the sunset, as the sky is set on fire and Rajasthani folk musicians play haunting tunes. It can be an unforgettable experience. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning visit the city's magnificent havelis or merchant's houses, each richly decorated and carved from golden yellow sandstone - Patwon-ki-haveli (House of the Brocade Merchants) is the largest and most elaborate of the famous havelis of Jaisalmer. The Nathmalji-ki-haveli (The Mansion of Nathmalji), the last of the great havelis was built in the late 19th century. End the morning with a visit to Gadisar Lake the large natural oasis that attracted Rawal Jaisal to this site. Afternoon visit the Royal Cenotaphs of the Rawals in Barra bagh where the rulers were cremated. This is also the best place from which to watch the spectacular desert sunset, and photograph the fort. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Gajner (280 kms), enroute visit Bikaner Afternoon City sightseeing tour of Bikaner, this desert town in the north of the state was founded in 1488 by Roa Bikaji. Visit the Junagarh Fort constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Jai Singh, a general in the Moghul Emperor Akbar's army. Thereafter continue drive to Gajner and check-in at hotel. Gajner Palace is an incomparable "Jewel in the Thar Desert" built on the embankment of a lake by His Late Highness Maharaja Ganga Singhji of Bikaner. During winter even now, this palace with its beautiful lake and surrounded wooded areas become the home of different species of migratory birds, most renowned amongst them being the Imperial Sand Grouse. Endangered Antelopes like Black Bucks, Nilgais, Chinkaras and other animals like the Wild Boar roam freely in this area which is now a preserved sanctuary. Overnight at the hotel.
Late morning drive to Jaipur (260 km). Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Afternoon tour of the City - "The Pink City" is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Your tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artefacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel
Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families. Afternoon is at leisure. Overnight at hotel
Morning drive to Kesroli (150 kms). Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Kesroli - This recently restored 16th century hill fort is located in the heart of the ‘golden triangle’ of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The hill Fort is sited atop the rare, dark Hornstone Breccia rocks, commanding splendid view of Agra from its ramparts, which rise to 50-65 meters. The fort was used by the royal family of Alwar for surveillance of their agricultural fields. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Agra (185 kms), en route visit Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri the deserted, red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the 16th century. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza the largest gateway in the world. Thereafter continue drive to Agra. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning visit famous Taj Mahal and Red Fort. Taj Mahal -This most famous Moghul monument was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal "the lady of the Taj". It has been described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, for the emperor was heartbroken when Mumtaz died after 17 years of marriage, during the birth of her 14th child. The central structure has four small domes surrounding the huge, central dome. Above the tombs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan are false tombs, a common practice in Indian mausoleums. (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday). Red Fort - lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. It was built by Akbar as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat. Later drive to Delhi (203 kms). Upon arrival in Delhi – transfer to the International airport for flight for your onward journey.
Dear Mr Dimri,
You and your team had organized a tour for me and my family to Sri Lanka for 6 nights from 30th Dec 2015 to 5th Jan 2016.
I wish to thank you and your complete team for the beautiful experience we had over the period of our stay in Sri Lanka. The route of our tour was so well planned that we always had the comfort of starting late and finishing on time. I have my 3 yr old son who is not very travel savvy but he also enjoyed the travel. A special mention of our driver Mr. Ameer is a must as he has taken very good care of me and my family. The small things which we require in travel were taken care of by Mr. Ameer.
Regarding locations suggested by you and the sightseeing sites all were excellent.
The stay at Bentota was by far the best. The hotel suggested by you was I feel the best place to celebrate new year. A beautiful beach and a big gala party on 31st Dec was icing on the cake. The turtle hatchery of the ride in Madhu river was awesome. It was nice to see how cinnamon sticks are made. In the river ride I visited a fish spa and was happy to get my feet treated. The tutle hatchery was very informative about the turtles . We got to see the turtle eggs and the small turtles which were to be released in the sea. It was a unique experience holding a big heavy turtle in hand
The Nuwara Eliya location was very nice . It was chilly there but we could enjoy the cold there. The hotel there was a nice old British style bunglow . It had most of the amenities but lacked on food menu . I am a vegetarian but even for a non vegetarian the menu was a bit short. That was the only drawback to the tour. But location wise it was awesome . After two days of beach I could enjoy the hill station stay also here. The route to Nuwara Eliya has breathtaking views of the mountains and the tea gardens throughout . It is just like a country side .
The hotel location in Kandy is very remote but its very nice as it is near the mountain and has a lot of peace. The hotel is newly opened but has good variety of food. The rooms are good clean and spacious. The service got here is very nice . The resort has a swimming pool which was very nice. En route to the airport on the last day we visited the spice garden and elephant orphanage . It was very cute to see baby elephants bathing and playing in the mud.
Overall we had a good experience on this tour and the way it was planned made this trip a memorable trip for me an my family. In a short span of 6-7 days we got good relaxation and enjoyment which was needed by us. I would request you to recommend Sri Lanka as a destination for families going on a mid break of 6- 10 days. There is a lot of Sri Lanka which we could not visit due to shortage of time but would like to do it again with you and your team the next time around.
One suggestion – Please eliminate Colombo from initial day stay as actually there is not much to in Colombo apart from shopping which is expensive so if any one arrives they can be directly transferred to bentota or kandy which is 2-3 hrs journey from the international airport.
Thank you Mech Journeys for making my trip memorable. Looking forward to making more trips with you all. Thanks for all the effort and support you have given me.
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Dear Mr Dimri,
You and your team had organized a tour for me and my family to Sri Lanka for 6 nights from 30th Dec 2015 to 5th Jan 2016.
I wish to thank you and your complete team for the beautiful experience we had over the period of our stay in Sri Lanka.
I am back to home after wonderful holidays in Andaman organised by MecH Journeys. All of my group members are extremely pleased with the standard of the services offered by you and your team to make our holidays one of the finest we could ever had. The visits in Havelock and Neil Island were amazing. Please accept our thanks for your professional services and great hospitality. We will hope to visit Andaman again and may contact you in coming years to organize our visit to Rose & Smith Island.
Date of travel [09 Dec - 15 Dec 2015]
I am back to home after wonderful holidays in Andaman organised by MecH Journeys. All of my group members are extremely pleased with the standard of the services offered by you and your team to make our holidays one of the finest we could ever had....more
A very warm welcome and very professional presented services, excellent management. Thanks for all the efforts made by your team to make our tour success and feel us comfortable for the whole our trip. Keep up the good work guys!!!
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A very warm welcome and very professional presented services, excellent management. Thanks for all the efforts made by your team to make our tour success and feel us comfortable for the whole our trip. Keep up the good work guys!!!...more
I would like to thank you very much for organizing our tour to India. The tour was planned exactly as per expectations. From the beginning to end we did not face any problems. Regarding the Kerala tour the car provided was very comfortable and a very confident driving. Whatever I mention about our guide a very intelligent young man with depth of knowledge about India's history. He is very polite and good company to be with. We thoroughly enjoyed having him with us. My sister and brother in law enjoyed their Rajasthan tour. They found the car comfortable and the driver Mr. Singh very confident and polite. I have already recommended you to one of our friends who might be going to India next year and hope they book with you. Would you be able to book holidays for us anywhere in the world? If so we would love to book through you. I sincerely thank you very much for such a wonderful holiday
I would like to thank you very much for organizing our tour to India. The tour was planned exactly as per expectations. From the beginning to end we did not face any problems. Regarding the Kerala tour the car provided was very comfortable and a very confident driving....more
We recently traveled to India with family & 2 kids. We contacted MecH Journeys Travel services. From the start, Jaswinder Randhawa (Jassi) took time to get to know me and my family.
The itinerary he designed for us was very thoughtful and considerate. He put us in touch with Eisha Ji, his travel advisor/manager who took care of all of the details of the trip.
Our welcome at the airport and at the hotels were warm. We asked for a reliable and trustworthy driver who can take us around each city (jaipur/jodhpur/Udaipur + more), and they assigned us Joginder. I couldn't imagine someone better. He was very nice, polite and professional. He took very good care of us & he made sure we saw all of the great sights of Rajasthan. He took us to some of his favorite restaurants & food joints and it was great !
We had minor problem at udaipur hotel BUT Jassi and Eisha ji got involved rite away and everything was resolved in minutes. Very caring and professional staff !! Overall, we were treated like family.
Thank you "MecH Journeys" for taking such a good care of us and making our trip memorable. we will for sure contact you again for future travel and vacation packages. THANK YOU !
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We recently traveled to India with family & 2 kids. We contacted MecH Journeys Travel services. From the start, Jaswinder Randhawa (Jassi) took time to get to know me and my family....more