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Rajasthan Culture and Heritage Tour

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur - Jodhpur
Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa - Delhi
15 Nights - 16 Days
 
01 Day: Arrival Delhi
On arrival at Delhi at international Airport you will be welcomed by our representative then transfer to the hotel where we hold the room on ready occupancy basis. Overnight stay in Delhi.
02 Day: Delhi
After breakfast take sightseeing tour of historic city: 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 Delhi Hotel.
03 Day: Delhi – Agra (200 Kms – 4 hours)
After Breakfast depart for Agra enroute visit the Sikandra to see the Tomb of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Then proceed to Agra, on arrival transfer to hotel. After relaxation visit to witness incomparable Taj Mahal with its’ speculative view. 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 visit the Pearl Mosque and the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. In the evening you may visit to the souvenirs market of Agra, one should visit Oswal Emporium where they have built a Mini Taj Mahal inside their showroom and it took 10 years for the artists to com plete the mini replica of the Taj. The show room conducts free sound & light show showing the eras of Taj Mahal. Overnight in Agra.
04 Day: Agra – Jaipur (240 Kms – 5 hours)
After breakfast checkout and drive to Jaipur. 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 Jaipur. On arrival transfer to hotel. After a relaxation 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.
05 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.
06 Day: Jaipur – Pushkar (135 Kms – 2 ½ hours)
After breakfast checkout and drive to Pushkar. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Relax for some time and 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. Overnight at the hotel.
07 Day: Pushkar – Udaipur (260 kms – 6 hours)
After breakfast checkout and drive to Udaipur on arrival transfer to hotel. Enroute visit to the magnificent Deogarh Mahal, optionally you can have lunch in this royal fort, which is converted into a heritage hotel. After visit continue to drive to Udaipur, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Early evening you can take a walk through the narrow lanes and back streets of Udaipur up to the Washing Ghats at the lake Pichola. Enjoy Boat ride at Lake Pichola and also opt for dinner at Lake Palace Hotel, located amidst the Lake. Overnight at the hotel.
08 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.
09 Day: Udaipur – Jodhpur (276 kms – 6 hours)
After breakfast checkout and drive to Jodhpur, enroute visit the famous Ranakpur Temples of 12th Century, and later visit Kumbhalgrah Fort enroute to Udaipur. Kumbhalgrah Fort is known for its longest wall of 36 kms surrounding the fort with 360 inbuilt temples in the wall, some of the temple now leis in the state of ruin. Afterwards continue to  proceed to Jodhpur.  On arrival transfer to the hotel. Rest of the evening free for leisure, else you can visit to local market. 0ne can opt for dinner at “On the Rocks Restaurant “a garden restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
10 Day: Jodhpur ( Excursion 25 kms one way)
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 take an excursion tour (12 kms) Mandore. After lunch 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.
11 Day: Jodhpur – Jaisalmer (290 kms – 6 hours)

After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer, en route take an off beat track to visit Ossian Temples which is a Jain Pilgrimage, ancient temples belong to 8th and 11th century. After visit continue to drive to Jodhpur, on arrival transfer to hotel.  In the evening you can visit to Local bazaar or Gadisar Lake, near by to the hotel complex. Overnight at the hotel.

12 Day: Jaisalmer
Morning take a sight seeing tour of Jaisalmer visiting The Golden Fort of 99 Bastions, Manek Chowk, Patwon Ki Haveli and Salim Singh Haveli (the old Mansions with lattice work done on the walls). After lunch drive to Sam Sand Dunes. Enroute visit Bada Baugh to see the royal cenotaphs, ancient Jain Temple Lodurwa and proceed to Sam Sand Dunes, arrive Kanoi – 3 kms before Sam Sand Dunes and transfer on camels, enjoy camel ride till sunset over the dunes and drive back to Jaisalmer for overnight.
13 Day: Jaisalmer – Bikaner (330 kms – 7 hours)
After breakfast checkout and drive to Bikaner, enroute you can visit to deserted fort Pokharan and Gajner Place. On arrival transfer to the hotel. After relaxation 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.
14 Day: Bikaner – Mandawa (185 kms – 4 hours)
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 of this temple complex, Later return to the hotel checkout and drive to Mandawa. On arrival transfer to the heritage hotel. Evening enjoy folk dance and music while you dine at the courtyard of the palace. Overnight at Mandawa.
15 Day: Mandawa – Delhi (275 kms – 6 hours)
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 & Chokhani Haveli. Later check out and drive to Delhi on arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Delhi.
16 Day: Delhi-Hometown
The day is free for long rest and relax, individual activities, shopping. Later transfer to the international airport to board the scheduled flight for hometown. On departure, the tour concludes with happy memories.
Note:

1. 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.,

2. 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. 


3. Individual Tour:
The above programme   is exclusive for any individual guest and their family only, (no sharing with any other tourist).

4. 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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