Rajasthan

The True Colors of Rajasthan



From:Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Mount Abu - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi - Amritsar - Delhi.


Duration: 19 Nights 20 Days


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01 Day: Arrival Delhi


☛Welcome and assistance on arrival at Delhi International Airport. You will be transfer to the hotel where we hold the room on ready occupancy basis. Overnight stay at the hotel.


02 Day: Delhi


☛After breakfast take a sight seeing tour of Old & New Delhi visiting majestic Red Fort, the historical Chandni Chowk, Raj Ghat the Memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. Afternoon sightseeing of New Delhi visiting Rashtrapati Bhawan, the 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; Qutub Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; and the lotus-shaped Baha’i Temple. Return to the hotel for overnight.


03 Day: Delhi – Mandawa (275 kms - 6 hours)


☛After breakfast checkout and drive to Mandawa, on arrival transfer to heritage hotel. After lunch and relaxation visit at Mandawa town, stroll through the bustling bazaars and pick up things of your interest. Evenings there is a special program of music and dance performed by local artists, participate in the dance and feel the life of the people and their hospitality. Overnight at the hotel.


04 Day: Mandawa - Bikaner (185 kms - 4 hours)


☛ After breakfast visit the Shekhavati region an important town of the years gone by, to see number of remarkable Havelis and Castles in the nearby towns of Nawalgarh and Laxmangarh. These havelis are museums in themselves, numerous havelis built by the rich merchants as their residence in 18th and 19th century. After lunch, drive to Bikaner on arrival transfer to hotel. After relax, 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. Evening free for relax. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.


05 Day: Bikaner – Jaisalmer (330 kms - 7 hrs)


☛After breakfast 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 temple of this complex. If time permits visit Camel breeding farm. Later have visit and have lunch at Lalgarh Palace, residence of Royal family of Bikaner. Later drive to Jaisalmer – 330 kms, en route you can visit to Ram Devera Temple and Pokharan Fort Continue to drive to Jaisalmer, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Evening you can enjoy the city atmosphere. Overnight at the hotel.


06 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.


07 Day: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (290 kms - 6 hrs)


☛ After breakfast checkout and drive to Jodhpur, en route you can have lunch at Manvar Desert Resort. Continue to precede Jodhpur, on arrival transfer to hotel. Day free for leisure and individual activities. If time permits you can take Jeep safari to a Bishnoi Village, a memorable outing in jeeps visit various traditional village seeing local handicrafts viz. shoe makers, pottery hand weaving and also men in their traditional attire, women clad with ancestral silver Jewellery, en-route watch and photograph wildlife black buck, chinkaras, peacock etc. freely moving in abundance protected by “Bishnois” Protectors of wildlife and tree. Return to the hotel for overnight.


08 Day: Jodhpur- Mount Abu: (290 kms - 6 hrs)


☛Morning depart for an excursion to Mandore 10 kms from Jodhpur, which are the cenotaphs of the Jodhpur rulers. Later visit Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh Fort, and Jaswant Thada. After lunch check out the hotel and drive to Mount Abu. On arrival transfer to the hotel. In the evening you can visit to Sunset point and Nakkhi Lake. Relax and overnight at the hotel.


09 Day: Mount Abu – Udaipur (185 kms - 4 hours )


☛After breakfast sightseeing of natural attraction and splendid temples: Dilwara temples consisting of five Jain temples built at the beginning of the 11th century with intricate ornamental carvings represent the climax in the art of decoration in stone, followed by Gomukh temple, Vimala Vasahi, Bhramkumari Temple, Achalgarh Fort. Later drive to Udaipur Enroute visiting Ranakpur temples and Kumbhalgarh Fort. Optionally you can have lunch at Kumbhalgarh. Continue to proceed to Udaipur, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.


10 Day: Udaipur


☛Today morning after breakfast take a city tour of Udaipur, visiting City Palace – located amidst Lake Pichola, comprising of Crystal Gallery, Durbar Hall and Jagdish Temple. After lunch visit Saheli – Ki – Bari – The garden for the maids of honour of the queen. Evening visit Eklingji & Nagda Temples – built in white marble with a double storied porch on the bank of Lake Bageela – 22 kms from Udaipur. In the evening return to Udaipur. Overnight at the hotel.


11 Day: Udaipur-Dungarpur- Chittourgarh-Udaipur (112 kms - 3 hours)


☛After early breakfast first take a excursion to Dungarpur Palace to visit the Juna Mahal, after visit drive to Chittourgarh, the Mightiest Fort in Indian History, in the fort vicinity visit Kirti Stambha, Rana-Kumbha Palace, Padmini Palace, Mira Temple and Kumbha Shyam Temple and Kalika Mata Temple, State Archaeological Museum. Later drive back to Udaipur. In the evening you can enjoy boat ride at Lake Pichola. Overnight at Udaipur.


12 Day: Udaipur-Nathdwara -Deogarh- Pushkar: (260 kms - 6 hour)


☛After breakfast checkout and drive to Pushkar enroute visit to Nathdwara to visit Shreenath Ji Temple. Continue to drive, later lunch at the magnificent Deogarh Mahal with short visit at the historical Deogarh Fort. On arrival at Pushkar, transfer to the hotel, evening free for relax or a walk at the Ghats of Pushkar Lake. Overnight at the hotel.


13 Day: Pushkar - Jaipur (135 kms - 2 ½ hours)


☛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. Optionally you can visit to Ajmer Khwaja Dargah in Ajmer (11 kms). After lunch drive to Jaipur, on arrival transfer to the 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 cuisine with live music, astrology, games, folk dances and music, puppet shows in an ambiance of an ethnic village. Return to the hotel for overnight.


14 Day: Jaipur


☛Today after breakfast explore the Pink City with an excursion to Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, enjoy the experience of traveling 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.


15 Day: Jaipur


☛ Today morning take an excursion to Samode (40 kms) from Jaipur, where you can encounter the authentic village life, you can enjoy camel ride/cart ride and see the magnificent Samode Palace. After spending the daytime, return to Jaipur, in the evening you can enjoy cycle rickshaw ride to explore the colorful market of Jaipur.


16 Day: Jaipur - Agra (230 kms - 5 hours)


☛ After breakfast drive to Agra en route visit the Old Deserted Town of Mughal Dynasty – Fathepur Sikri, visit Panch Mahal, Bulund Darwaza & Shrine of Shaikh Salim Chisti. Later continue to proceed to Agra. On arrival check in to the hotel. Evening free for leisure and relax. Overnight at Agra.


17 Day: Agra - Delhi (200 kms – 4 hours)


☛ Early morning witness incomparable Taj Mahal in Sunrise, 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 Delhi en route you visit to en route; you can visit to Sikandra to see the Tomb of Mughal Emperor Akbar. After visit continue to drive to Delhi, on arrival transfer to the railway station to board the train for Amritsar. Overnight at the board.


18 Day: Amritsar


☛ Assistance on arrival at the railway station, transfer to the hotel. Later visit Golden Temple to pay your reverence to Guru Granth Sahib, followed by visit at Jalianwalla Baugh- Martyrs’ Memorial built in the shape of eternal flame of liberty is situated on the outskirts of Golden Temple. Here about 1500 and 2000 persons who were attending a peaceful meeting during the freedom movement fell under the bullets of the British General Dyer on 13 April 1919. Evening, visit Wagah Border to watch Border Retreat Ceremony. The pageant of the beating of the retreat and the change of guard within handshaking distance of the Indian and Pakistani forces here makes the most charming of the spectacles as a daily evening drill. Ascertain the timings before you leave to see this spectacle since these are changed seasonally. Wagah is the only land border open between Pakistan and India. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.


19 Day: Amritsar - Delhi (By Air)


☛ After breakfast checkout and drive to the airport to board the flight to Delhi flight no. DN 514 departs at 1045 hrs & arrives at 1210 hrs. Assistance on arrival transfer to the Hotel. Rest of the day free for relax, leisure and shopping. Overnight at the hotel in Delhi.


20 Day: Delhi-Home Town


☛ The day is free for leisure and individual activities. Later transfer to the International airport to board the scheduled flight for hometown. On departure the 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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