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Authentic Rajasthan Tour

Delhi * Mandawa * Bikaner * Jaisalmer * Jodhpur * Udaipur * Pushkar * Jaipur* Agra - 14Nights/15Days


Day 01 Arrive Delhi By: International Flight

Arrive at Delhi’s International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, a Representative will meet you as
you exit the arrivals terminal building and transfer you to your hotel. Delhi

Delhi is India’s capital and a major gateway to the country. It is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds - the ancient with the modern. Amidst the fast spiraling skyscrapers the remnants of a bygone time in the form of its many monuments stand as silent reminders to the region’s ancient legacy.

Overnight in Delhi

 

Day 02 Delhi

After breakfast, your guide will take you on the discovery tour of Delhi.

Begin the tour with a visit to unique yet fascinating experience of Old Delhi, the capital of Mughal India during 12th and 17th century. Drive past the opulent Red Fort towards the 17th century Jama Masjid, one of Asia’s largest mosques. People stream in and out of the mosque continuously and the presence of a nearby bazaar means that the area is rarely quiet. Take a private tricycle ride through the lanes of Chandni Chowk, also known as Silver Street. This is perhaps one of Delhi's most populated areas and the largest marketplace. Conclude the tour of Old Delhi with Raj Ghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, father of the nation.

The discovery of New Delhi starts with a visit to Humayun’s tomb ~ the magnificent structure in red sandstone and white marble, one of the finest examples of the garden tomb and a precursor to the Taj Mahal. Visit Qutab Minar which is Delhi's Eiffel Tower, its Statue of Liberty and Nelson's Column. Drive to one of the most colonial part of New Delhi called Raisina Hill. Drive past the Viceroy's House, now the residence of the President of India and Lutyen's magnum opus; the India Gate, a war memorial arch.

Overnight in Delhi


Day 03 Delhi – Mandawa By: Surface

After breakfast drive to Mandawa (265 Kms/7 hrs), often called the open air art gallery of Rajasthan', the region is famous for the high quality frescoes. Upon arrival proceed for check-in to your hotel.

Later sightseeing of Mandawa to appreciate the painted Havelis on the ancient and the famous silk route Visit enchanting villages in the Shekhawati region. The many havelis (town mansions) are covered with frescoes painted by local artists. Mandawa provides the visitors with a sense of discovery at every turn; battlements that offer spectacular views of the town below, a whimsical peacock weather van, and an arched window that overlooks the verdant garden visited by peacocks. Founded in the 18th century, the medieval fort of Mandawa dominates the town with a painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows. The Chokhani and Ladia havelis and the street with Saraf havelis are some of the splendid examples of this region's havelis.

Overnight in Mandawa


Day 04 Mandawa - Bikaner By: Surface

After leisurely breakfast at hotel you will drive towards Bikaner (180 Kms/4 hrs)

Upon arrival proceed for check-in to your hotel.

Bikaner is a city in the northwest of the state of Rajasthan in western India. Bikaner

Afternoon you will proceed for sightseeing tour of Bikaner. It has a few intriguing sights. Junagarh Fort is an impressive fort in the city, originally called Chintamani and was renamed Junagarh or "Old Fort" in the early 20th century when the ruling family moved to Lalgarh Palace.

Overnight in Bikaner


Day 05 Bikaner - Jaisalmer By: Surface

After leisurely breakfast at hotel you will drive towards Jaisalmer (333 Kms/6 hrs). En-route you will visit the village of Deshnok lying 33 km south of Bikaner is known mainly for the 17th century Karni Mata temple. The temple was dedicated by Maharaj Ganga Singh to the 15th century female mystic Karniji, worshipped as an incarnation of Durga.

Upon arrival in Jaisalmer proceed for check-in to your hotel.

Jaisalmer, nicknamed "The Golden City", is a town in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples. Many of the houses and temples are finely sculptured. It lies in the heart of the Thar Desert. Jaisalmer's medieval mud fortress and walled township make it a popular tourist destination. The surrounding desolate landscape evidences a stark, austere beauty. Camel safaris through the nearby desert dunes are popular with tourists.

Overnight in Jaisalmer


Day 06 Jaisalmer

Today you will explore Jaisalmer the golden city in Rajasthan, during the tour you will visit following places.Jaiselmer

Jaisalmer Fort: Built in 12th century, the grand Jaisalmer Fort (also known as the Golden Fort or Sonar Kila) is one of the mostf ormidable forts in the desert state of Rajasthan, India. The fort is located atop the Trikuta Hill and surrounded by a 30 feet high wall with 99 fortresses. This 250 tall imposing fort offers an amazing vista for its visitors. There is also Jain Temple within this fort complex.

Jaisalmer Havelis: Jaisalmer Havelis were once the home of wealthy merchants. These havelis of Jaisalmer are well-known for their creative designs and adornments. The fine cutwork, yellow and red stonework treatment, and the bracket-shaped beautification of peacocks of these Havelis are worth visiting. Salim-Singh-ki-Haveli, Patwon-ki-Haveli, and Nathmalji-ki-Havei are worth visiting havelis of Jaisalmer city in Rajasthan, India.
Evening proceed for excursion tour to Sam Sand Dunes. Take a Camel Ride and experience the haunting magic of the tale Dhola Maru.

Come back to your hotel after the tour.

Overnight in Jaisalmer


Day 07 Jaisalmer –Jodhpur By: SurfaceJodhpur

After buffet breakfast at hotel, you will be driven from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur (290 KMS / 6 Hours) En-route visit Ramdevra 13 kms from Pokram in Jaisalmer district, houses the shrine of Ramdev a wonderful pilgrim centre which symbolises national unity and communal harmony as devotees of all religion come to pay home homage.

Later continue to drive to Jodhpur. Upon arrival in Jodhpur proceed for check-in to your hotel.

The old city of Jodhpur is surrounded by a wall 10km long, which was built about a century after the city was founded. From the fort you can clearly see where the old city ends and the new begins. The old city is fascinating jungle of winding streets of great interest to wander around. Eight gates lead out from the walled city. It’s one of the more interesting cities in India and those baggy-tight horse riding trousers, jodhpurs, took their name from this locale.

Overnight at Jodhpur


Day 08 Jodhpur

After breakfast, your guide will take on the city tour, during the tour you will visit the following places

JodhpurThe Mehrangarh Fort is sprawled across a 125-meter high hill and is the most impressive and formidable fort in the fort-studded Rajasthan. On the wall adjacent to the Lahapol or “Iron Gate” are 15 handprints, the sati marks of the widows of Maharaja Man Singh who threw themselves upon his funeral pyre in 1843. Inside the fort, which is still run by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, there is a whole series of courtyards and palaces. Visit its various palaces with their delicate friezes and respective museums, displaying treasures of the royal family.

North of Meherangarh Fort, and connected to it by road, Jaswant Thanda is a pillared marble memorial to the popular ruler Jaswant Singh II (1878-95), who purged Jodhpur of dacoits, initiated irrigation systems and boosted the economy. The cenotaphs of members of the royal family who have died since Jaswant are close by his memorial; those who preceded him are remembered by chhatris at Mandor. This south-facing spot is also the best place from which to photograph the fort, looming above the sheer rocky Meherangarh plateau.

Afternoon Visit to the village of Bishnois the most prominent pilgrimage place of Bishnois called Bishnoi Samaj which was founded by Guru Jambeshwar in 1451 B.C after a drought in the Marwar region of India. The Guru Directed the worship of Bishu, while banning the killing of animals and felling of trees.

Overnight at Jodhpur.


UdaipurDay 09 Jodhpur–Ranakpur - Udaipur By: Surface

Buffer breakfast is at the hotel. Later you will drive towards Udaipur (265 kms/7hrs) enroute visiting the Ranakpur Jain Temple. Upon arrival in Udaipur proceed for check-in to your hotel.

Udaipur is often called the "Venice of the East" and the most romantic city in the state of Rajasthan. Udaipur nestles like a gem in a valley surrounded by green hills, reflected smooth and white in the clear blue waters of Lake Pichola. The city is a kaleidoscope of narrow lanes flanked by bright stalls, gardens, lakes, palaces and temples.

Rest of the day is free to move your own.

Overnight in Udaipur


Day 10 Udaipur

Morning, you will take a city tour of Udaipur. Udaipur

Sites to visit include:
City Palace, the majestic palace is actually a conglomerate of eleven palaces overlooking the sprawling Lake Pichola. Tour the private collection of precious and rare crystals from the Royal treasure. For more than 100 years the crystals remained underground, and the gallery was not open to public prospect due to its beauty and richness.
Jagdish Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located in the centre of the old city. The temple has a black marble image of Lord which is unusual for the northern part of the country, where statues of Gods are normally in white marble.
Sahelion-ki-bari, the spectacular garden displaying the unique lifestyle of the Royal ladies who once lived in the Palaces.

In the afternoon, take a boat cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola towards Jag Mandir Palace, which covers almost four acres and is noted for its marble pavilion and an imposing dome.

Later explore the local market and its entire splendor.

Overnight in Udaipur


Day 11 Udaipur - Pushkar By: Surface

After leisurely breakfast at hotel, drive towards Pushkar (290 Kms/7 hrs). Upon arrival proceed for check-in to your hotel.

In Pushkar visit the Sacred Lake and the Brahma Temple.

Overnight Pushkar


Day 12 Pushkar - Jaipur By: SurfacePushkar

Morning you will visit Ajmer the Tomb of Sufi Saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, the Dargah Sharif. Later you will drive towards Jaipur (125 Kms/3 hrs). Upon arrival in Jaipur, proceed for check-in to your hotel.

Jaipur ~ presides over the fascinating desert state and its people: surrounded by rugged hills, each crowned by a formidable fort; and beautiful palaces, mansions and gardens dotted throughout its precincts. The palaces and forts of yesteryear that were witness to royal processions and splendour are now living monuments, accepted quite naturally into the lifestyles of the people of the "pink city". Except for the busy traffic of bicycles, cars and buses, little seems to have changed. There is a timeless quality to Jaipur's bazaars and its people. With its historical past, Jaipur revives legends of the ancient Rajputs. The dresses of the women and the turbans of the men add color to this fascinating city.

Overnight in Jaipur


Day 13 Jaipur

Take a morning excursion to the Amber Fort. Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started the
construction of Amber Fort in the 17th century. Before the City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. With its Jaipur
honey-colored fortress-palace in the Aravalli Hills which can be mounted on elephant back, Amber has been described as the sleeping
beauty of Rajasthan.

Afternoon, you will take a city tour of Jaipur.

Sites to visit include:
Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), an elaborate building encrusted withdelicate honeycomb screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could view the world outside.

Jai Singh’s Observatory built in the 17th century by the founder of Jaipur who, besides being a prince was also a soldier, astronomer and builder.

City Palace, a part is now a museum that contains fine Rajput and Moghul paintings, rare manuscripts and an armory, old carpets, and embroidered clothes of the Maharajas and the Maharanis.

Later walk the colourful bazaars of Jaipur.

Overnight in Jaipur


Day 14 Jaipur – Agra By: SurfaceFatehpur sikri

This morning, drive towards Agra (250 Kms/6 Hrs). On your way, you'll visit Fatehpur Sikri, a fort palace that was the onetime capital of the Mughal Empire and is now a UNESCO world heritage site.

Fatehpur Sikri -the deserted red sandstone city, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water.

After the tour continue your drive towards Agra. Upon arrival proceed for check-in to your hotel.

Agra - Medieval city situated on the banks of river Yamuna, it came into prominence when a lavish patronage of Mughal rulers created forts, tombs, and palaces in red sandstone and marble inlaid with semi precious stones.

Overnight in Agra


Day 15 Agra – Delhi By: Surface

You will visit Taj Mahal by sunrise (closed on Fridays). Horse carriage will take you to the gates. Agra

On the death of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan built her this memorial. 20,000 men labored for over 17 years to build this wealth of white marble and precious stone.

Return to the hotel for breakfast.

Later you will explore the Mughal legacy in Agra.
Sites to visit include:
Agra Fort, built in the 16th century, this fortress of red sandstone, known as the Red Fort of Agra, encompasses the imperial city of the Mughal rulers.
Marble Inlay workshop and Zardozi, Agra is known for its fine marble work which is made by some of the marble carver descendants who worked on the Taj Mahal. Various semi-precious stones are embedded in marble to create pleasing geometric and floral patterns, similar to
those seen in the Taj Mahal. Zardoz, the craftsperson that sets seed pearls and precious stones with fine gold and silver wire, is part of a
craft that has flourished within India and been revived over the past 50 years.

After the tour you will drive towards Delhi (204 Kms/4.5 hrs). Upon arrival in Delhi assisted transfer to the International Airport to board your flight for onward journey.


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