Rajasthan

North India Culture and Heritage and Pushkar Fair Tour



From: Delhi - Varanasi - Jhansi - Orcha - Agra - Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur - Kumbhalgrah - Rohetgarh - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa - Delhi


Duration: 22 Nights 23 Days


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01 Day: Arrival Delhi


☛On arrival you will be welcome by our representative, and then transfer to the hotel where we have hold the room on ready occupancy basis. Day free to rest and relax. Overnight stay in the hotel.


02 Day: Delhi


☛After breakfast take sightseeing tour of historic city visiting Old Delhi visiting the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, both built by emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame, Rajghat - memorial of Mahatma Gandhi & a Rickshaw ride past through the silver street in Chandani Chowk, Later New Delhi to include Rashtrapati Bhawan, one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxmi Narayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India’s leading industrial families; Humayun’s Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple , Qutub Minar , built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; in the evening you can visit to see light an sound show at Red fort. Return to the hotel for overnight at the hotel.


03 Day: Delhi - Varanasi (By Air)


☛ Today morning after breakfast checkout and transfer to the airport to board the flight for Varanasi depart Delhi at 1040 hrs and arrive in Varanasi at 1410 hrs, assistant on arrival transfer to hotel. Relax for some time & take an excursion tour to Sarnath – 10 kms visit the deer park and Bodhi Tree where Lord Buddha preached his First Sermon. Drive back to Varanasi, evening free to relax, overnight in Varanasi.


04 Day: Varanasi - Jhansi (By Train)


☛ Early morning boat ride on the Ganges at dawn when it is full of pilgrims is an amazing place to witness the living traditions of one of the world's oldest and most important religions. While on the boat you will also see the cremation ceremonies of dead bodies as per Hindi Rituals. Later proceed on a tour of the temples of Varanasi visiting the Golden Temple dedicated to lord Shiva, the Durga temple dedicated to goddess Durga. Interestingly the Durga Temple is also known as the Monkey Temple due to the large number of monkeys found in the Temple premises, after an early lunch checkout and transfer to railway station to board the schedule train for Jhansi, depart Varanasi at 1405 hours and arrive Jhansi next day. Overnight stay at the board.


05 Day: Jhansi-Orcha (18 kms - 1/2 hours)


☛ Assistant on arrival Jhansi at 0610 hours in the morning and then drive Orcha. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Later after rest visit Orcha Palace: Jehangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, Raj Praveen Mahal, Ram Raja Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Phool Baugh, Dinman Hardaul's Palace, Sunder Mahal, Cenotaphs, Shahid Smarak. In the evening enjoy the Panoramic view of Betwa River. Overnight stay at Orcha.


06 Day: Jhansi – Agra (220 kms – 4 hours)


☛ After breakfast checkout and drive to Agra, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Then after rest take a half-day city tour visiting the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Pearl Mosque and the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. In the evening visit inlay Handicraft market of Agra, over night stay in the hotel.


07 Day: Agra – Jaipur (230 Kms – 5 hours)


☛Witness incomparable Taj Mahal with its’ speculative view at the time of sunrise. Taj Mahal, the architectural modern day wonder of the world; this monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles is one of the wonders of the modern world. Taj, endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world. The tour continues with a visit to the Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort which lies across the river Jamuna. Later drive to Jaipur, enroute sightseeing of Fatehpur Sikri the city built by Mughal Emperor Akbar, visit Bulund Darwaza, Jama Masjid, and Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chisti; continue to Jaipur visiting Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival in Jaipur transfer to hotel, Later in the evening visit to Birla Temple, speculator marble temple, glitters in the in the night, later at the time of dinner visit to Chokhi Dhani - an ethnic 5 star resort serving Rajasthani & Continental cu isine with live music, astrology, games, folk dances and music, puppet shows in an ambiance of an ethnic village. Return to the hotel for overnight.


08 Day: Jaipur


☛Today after breakfast explore the Pink City with an excursion to Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, enjoy the experience of ride on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum. Jantar Mantar is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen, all monuments are located in the vicinity of City Palace Complex of Jaipur. Later late afternoon is kept free to visit the famous Markets of Textiles, Gems, Carpets, and handicrafts. Jaipur is an ideal place for buying souvenirs. One can also visit Nahargarh Fort to see it illuminated over the floodlights. Return to the hotel for overnight.


09 Day: Jaipur – Pushkar (135 kms – 3 hours)


☛After breakfast checkout and drive to Pushkar. On arrival transfer to the luxury tents. Later enjoy cattle fair activities, visiting the site of villager, enjoying folk dance, music, local markets, games etc., overnight at Pushkar.


10 Day: Pushkar


☛After breakfast visit the only temple of Lord Brahma surrounded by Pushkar Lake. On the banks of the lake you will see devotees taking dip into the holy waters of Pushkar & offering prayers. Also visit the Pushkar Fair site, which is right opposite the Pushkar Lake. Rest of the day enjoy the fair activities. Overnight at Pushkar.


11 Day: Pushkar


☛Early morning one can visit the lakeside to see devotees offering prayers to the sun god at the time of sunrise. Later drive to the Pushkar fair, day free for leisure and individual activities in Pushkar fair. Later in the evening return to the hotel for overnight stay.


12 Day: Pushkar – Udaipur (276 kms – 5 hours)


☛Early morning checkout & drive to Udaipur, enroute visit the Ranakpur Temples of 12 Century – built out of marbles with 108 carved pillars each carved differently from others. Later proceed to Udaipur, on arrival transfer to hotel. In the evening you can take a boat ride at Lake Pichola and visit to Maharana Pratap Smarak. Overnight at the hotel.


13 Day: Udaipur


☛After breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting City Palace Complex visit Durbar Hall, Crystal Gallery, Palace Museum and Jagdish Temple. City Palace is considered as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Later visit Saheli Ki Bari that is a small ornamental garden built in the honour of Royal Ladies for recreational purpose and visit Lok Kala Mandal & Shilpgram to see the village arts & crafts. Followed by visit to Eklingji & Nagda Temples – built in white marble with a double storied porch on the bank of Lake Bageela – 22 kms from Udaipur. Overnight at Udaipur.


14 Day: Udaipur – Kumbhalgarh (100 Kms – 3 hours)


☛After breakfast checkout and drive to Kumbhalgarh, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Later in the afternoon visit Kumbhalgarh Fort and Kumbhalgarh wild life sanctuary. Later back to the hotel for overnight stay.


15 Day: Kumbhalgarh - Rohetgarh (45 Kms – 1 hours)


☛ After breakfast checkout and drive to Rohetgarh, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Later in the afternoon visit Rohetgarh. Overnight stay at the hotel.


16 Day: Rohetgarh – Jodhpur (40 Kms - 1 hours)


☛After breakfast checkout and drive to Jodhpur. On arrival transfer to hotel. Relax and later take an excursion tour to Balsamand Lake & Palace. Evening free to rest and individual activities. Overnight in Jodhpur.


17 Day: Jodhpur


☛After breakfast take a sight seeing tour of Jodhpur visiting Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada (Mausoleums of the great Rajput Warrior) and Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum. Evening free to rest and leisure. Overnight stay at Jodhpur.


18 Day: Jodhpur – Jaisalmer (290 kms – 6 hours)


☛After breakfast checkout & drive to Jaisalmer, enroute lunch at Manwar Desert Resort. Late proceed to Jaisalmer, on arrival transfer to hotel. Evening free for rest and leisure, optionally in the evening you can visit to Local bazaar or Gadisar Lake, near by to the hotel complex. Overnight at the hotel.


19 Day: Jaisalmer


☛After breakfast take a sight seeing tour of Jaisalmer covering Jaisalmer Fort – built on the highest point of the Tricuta hill, consisting of 99 bastions. Outstanding features are Megh Durbar & various temples, Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli & Patwon–Ki-Haveli – some of the beautiful mansions with stone carving and latticework of breath taking intricacy. Later after lunch drive to Sam Sand Dunes – 45 kms enroute visit the ancient Temple of Lodurwa, Amar Sagar and Mool Sagar Lakes. At Sam Sand Dunes and transfer on Camels and enjoy camel rides on the dunes till the sunset. Drive back to Jaisalmer for overnight.


20 Day: Jaisalmer – Bikaner (330 kms – 7 hrs)


☛After breakfast checkout and drive to Bikaner. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Later take a sight seeing tour of Bikaner covering Junagarh Fort – constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Rai Singh, fort has a 986 meter long wall with 37 bastions & two entrances, Bandh Sagar Temple – The 16th century Jain temple, is the most important of this temple complex, take an excursion tour to Deshnok to see the Temple of Karnimata – at this temple rats are held sacred & roam freely within the temple complex. Spotting a white rat in this temple is believed to by lucky. Return to the hotel for overnight.


21 Day: Bikaner – Mandawa (185 kms - 4 hours)


☛After breakfast checkout and drive to Mandawa. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Day free to rest and leisure. Evening enjoy folk dance and music while you dine at the courtyard of the Resort. Overnight at hotel.


22 Day: Mandawa


☛After breakfast visit compact little town of Shekhavati region comprising of Forts and Havelis of beautiful frescoes. While touring this town a painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows leads to the bazaar. Its Havelis still bear witness to the rich & prosperous Marwari era of the 19th century. Worth visiting are the Aath Haveli complexes, Anandilal Poddar Haveli, Bansidhar Bhagat Haveli & Chokhi Haveli. Overnight at Mandawa.


23 Day: Mandawa – Delhi (275 kms – 6 hours)


☛After breakfast checkout and drive to Delhi on arrival transfer to the hotel. Later in the late night checkout and transfer to the airport to board the schedule flight for hometown. On departure tour concludes with happy memories.


Note:


  • Customized Tour: Above tour programme can be customized, as per the preference by the guest in terms of arrival and departure dates and destinations, adding or skipping of any destination, no. of days etc.,
  • Tour Cost:The cost of the above tour programme will be based on the preference of hotels’ category i.e. 2- 3 - 4 - 5 and 5 Star deluxe, as well as standard and deluxe heritage hotels, beside that no. of persons traveling together and travel period effect tour cost.

    The tour package will be inclusive of: hotel accommodation, air-conditioned car with English speaking driver (24 hours at disposal) for all transfers, sightseeing, intercity travel, and guide at the time of sightseeing, meals as per hotel package.

  • Individual Tour:The above programme is exclusive for any individual guest and their family only, (no sharing with any other tourist).
  • Group Tours:The above tour programme can be executed for group tours, if the guest or an agency forms a group in their own country. Conducting and forming a group tour in India with different nationals is not feasible.

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