JEWELS OF RAJASTHAN 

Itinerary

DAY 01 ARRIVAL IN DELHI

Arrive at Delhi airport. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.

DAY 02 OLD DELHI AND NEW DELHI TOUR

Post breakfast enjoy a tour of OLD DELHI AND NEW DELHI combining many of the city’s principle modern, historical and religious sights such as JAMA MASJID- the great mosque of the Old Delhi is the largest in India, the highly decorative mosque has three gates four tower and two 40 meter high minarets constructed of stripe of red sand stone and white marble. The most exciting part of the tour is the Rickshaw ride (Pedi cabs) best way to enjoy the Old Delhi CHANDNI CHOWK BAZAARS, historical narrow lanes, and spice market, witness the old time architecture. The content of the ride is difficult to explain but it can be easily experienced. Further visit RAJ GHAT- the cremation ground of father of the nation Mahatama Gandhi.

QUTUB MINAR, is a soaring 72.5 meter high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din-Aibak immediately after the defeat of the Delhi’s last Hindu kingdom.

You will also visit the LOTUS TEMPLE- Bahai house of worship-this temple is built in the shape of the lotus flower and is the last of seven Bahai’s temples built around the world. We will finish the day by walking around the street Rajpath where we will see the British architecture President House, Parliament and India gate.

Overnight stay in Delhi

DAY 03 DELHI-AGRA (220 KMS / 03-04 HOURS DRIVE)

03rd day after delicious breakfast drive to Agra –Home to Taj mahal.Once you arrive, you will do tour of Mughal town and visit the Red sand stone AGRA FORT. Agra fort- A symbol of Power, Strength and resilience. One has to pass through many reinforce gates to enter the fort. Inside the fort you will visit Jahangir palace, beautiful carvings on the walls and pillars. The fort provides perfect view of the Taj mahal. Evening will be at your leisure.

Overnight stay in Agra.

DAY 04 AGRA-JAIPUR (280 KMS / 05-06 HOURS DRIVE)

Wake up early, at this time the city is on peace no traffic, no honking, actually feel like different India. Board horse cart, a perfect transport to reach TAJ MAHAL-The saga of love. The horse hooves, chirping of the birds and the peace of the morning make it a perfect start of the day. Time has come to remove the vein from the face of Taj mahal, literally means the crown of the place, the tomb of Mumtaj mahal, the Love of fifth Mughal Emperor Shahjahan life. Located on the banks of river Yamuna, understand about the optical tricks have used in construction of the Taj Mahal and on its minarets, appreciate the very fine art work of pietra dura done by craftsman on the marble and beautiful and garden and it’s fountain’s provide the perfect setting to Taj Mahal.

Return to the hotel for our delicious Indian Breakfast and a nice cup of hot masala chai (Indian Tea). Later we drive 280 kms and takes around 6 hours to reach Jaipur, popularly known as Pink city of India and Gateway to the Rajasthan. But before we arrive we stop to visit small sleepy town Fatehpur sikri- once served as the capital of the Mughal Empire. The emperor Akbar decided to found a new city here when he was fresh from the victory of Gujarat and the place was aptly name a city of victory Fatehpur. The feelings which one gets here is one of Grandeur. Akbar built it not just to impress the world with his power and riches his real purpose was to bind together the farm flung region of his vast empire with the thread of unity. Here beauty of the building is breathtaking. Continue our drive to Jaipur. Evening will be at your leisure.

Overnight stay in Jaipur.

DAY 05 JAIPUR CITY TOUR

After breakfast, you will be collected by your guide and taken to Amber fort. After exploring Amber for we head to the city for rest of the sightseeing tour. En route we stop to take picture of the amazing spectacle Jal Mahal (Water palace).

Afternoon enjoy a local Jaipur style of artwork, block printing and stone cutting. Further we visit City palace- Built between 1729 and 1732, Located in the epicentre of the Pink city Jaipur. Also visit solar observatory Jantar Mantar. The observatory was built in 1716 A.D and contains 15 astronomical instrument complexes, one remain unfinished, of which 6 function with solar lithe and 11 by Lunar and stellar reflection.

Overnight stay in Jaipur.

DAY 06 JAIPUR-BIKANER (300 KMS / 05 HOURS DRIVE)

Today in the morning after breakfast, leave by road to Bikaner. Upon arrival visitJUNAGARH FORT built by the sixth ruler of Bikaner in the year 1593, it houses number of beautiful palaces and pavilions. The rooms are maintained beautifully now display the treasure of Royal family. The fort also has a museum of illuminated manuscripts, weapons, jars, carpets, decorations and Farmans (King order’s). In the Evening see the camel calves at the unique CAMEL BREEDING FARM –the largest of its kind in Asia, and experience of lifetime.

Overnight stay in Bikaner.

DAY 07 BIKANER-JAISALMER ( 300 KMS / 05 HOURS DRIVE)

This morning after hot and tasty breakfast drive through the Rajasthani Thar desert from Bikaner to Jaisalmer, a charming sandstone city scattered with exquisite wood and yellow sandstone buildings. En route to our destination we stop in at KARNI MATA RAT TEMPLE and as the name suggest this sacred site is swarming with rats, which are treated like Royalty following the belief that they are reincarnation of ancestors.

We continue our drive to Jaisalmer absorb the local scenery. Arrive Jaisalmer city and drive more thirty kms to reach dunes. Later mount the ship of the desert camel and ride through the desert and witness the sunset over sand dunes in this Rajasthani backdrop, is an experience to cherish. Late evening enjoy the dinner with folkdance and music.

Overnight stay under the star in Jaisalmer.

DAY 08 JAISALMER

This morning we check out from the desert camp and proceed to the Jaisalmer city. In the Afternoon you will visit one of the most invincible forts in India JAISALMER FORT, also known as Sonar quila (Golden fort). Major attractions inside the fort are Jain temples, Royal Palace and big gates. Later we walk through the local streets to understand the local life and also visit PATWON KI HAVELI. Evening will be at your leisure.

Overnight stay in Jaisalmer.

DAY 09 JAISALMER-JODHPUR (290 KMS / 05 HOURS DRIVE)

Today an interesting drive through increasingly varied scenery takes us to BLUE CITY JODHPUR, a town at the edge of the mighty Thar Desert. You arrive and explore majesticMEHRANGARH FORT, a palace that might have been built by Titans and coloured by the morning Sun. Towering high above the city of Jodhpur stands proud and Chiselled out of a rock. After visiting the fort, we head down the hill towards town to see the other popular attraction JASWANTH THADA. We will get the great views of Jodhpur as we drive along the hill.

Overnight stay in Jodhpur.

DAY 10 JODHPUR-RANAKPUR-UDAIPUR (290 KMS / 05 HOURS DRIVE)

Morning drive to Udaipur – City of lakes. En route we visit famous jain temples of ranakpur. Ranakpur Temple: Beautiful sculptured Jain temples mark the glory of this renowned place. Marked as one of the five holy places for the Jain community, these were created in the 15 the century. The central Chaumukha [four faced temple] is dedicated to Adinathji the temple is an astounding creation with 29 halls and 1,444 pillars all distinctly carved and no two being alike is an amazing evidence of the genius sense of architecture that enhances the charm of the place. Every temple has this conceivable surface carved with equal delicacy. Overall Ranakpur is known as ‘ The tranquil pilgrimage town. We continue our drive to Udaipur. Evening will be at your leisure. (Ranakpur Temple is open from 12PM to 5 PM).

Overnight stay in Udaipur.

DAY 11 UDAIPUR TOUR

Udaipur is often referred to as the “Venice of the East” and the “City of lakes” Today we will start our day with the visit of star attraction of Udaipur City Palace, the largest palace in Rajasthan, covering an area of 5 acres, actually a complex of several palaces built by 22 maharanas over a period of four centuries. After visiting City palace we will also visit the largest Hindu temple in Udaipur, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Lord of the Universe. Its intricately carved pillars and beautiful sculptures are fine examples of Indo-Aryan architecture. Later we will enjoy a most scenic boat ride at Pichola Lake at sunset. After the beautiful boat ride we will go to a gorgeous 18th century haveli to experience the best Rajasthani folk dance show.  

DAY 12 UDAIPUR-DELHI (BY FLIGHT)

In time transfer to the Udaipur airport to board flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi catch flight for onwards journey.

Please Note: Our tour service end after the airport departure in Udaipur

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