||Rajasthan Cultural Tour
Places Covered : Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Kota, Ranthambhore, Jaipur, Agra
Duration : 17 Nights / 18 Days
Itinerary : 2 Nights Delhi , 1 Night Mandwa , 2 Nights Bikaner , 2 Nights Jaiselmer , 2 Nights Jodhpur ,2 Nights Udaipur , 1 Night Kota , 1 Night Ranthambhore ,2 Nights Jaipur , 1 Night Agra ,1 Night Delhi.
|Day 01 : Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02 : Delhi Sightseeing
Next morning start the day with your choicest menu in breakfast and then start your day trip of Delhi. First visiting sight will be Jama Masjid in old Delhi - it is the biggest mosque in India, Red Fort, Rajghat (memorial of Mahatma Gandhi) all will be covered in Old Delhi trip. To wards the south of New Delhi lies Qutub Minar - the highest tower in India followed by a visit to Humayun's Tomb - the predecessor to Taj Mahal.
In the center of Delhi is situated India Gate - the war memorial built by British, take a halt in the gardens of India Gate and enjoy the scenic view of the place, at the same stretch lies the Rashtrapati Bhawan - one of the grandest presidential palaces in the world, parliament house. You can enjoy shopping in one of the busiest markets and through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chock Bazaars. In the evening there is much more in stores waiting for you, enjoy sound and light show at Red Fort that foretells you about some interesting episodes taken from the glorious history of the Mughal Regime. Over night at hotel.
Day 03 : Delhi - Mandawa drives, 260-km / 5 hours
Next day morning drive to Mandawa often called the open air art gallery of Rajasthan , it will be beautiful 5 hour drive, check-in at the hotel. In afternoon you will be visiting the beautiful village of Shekhawati, here, you will be awestruck at the architectural splendor of the numerous havelis built in 18th and 19th century by the rich merchants as their residence.
Day 04 : Mandawa - Bikaner drives, 200 km / 4 hours
Morning drive to Bikaner you will be reaching the place in 4 hours, on arrival check-in at the hotel. In after noon you will be taken to a Camel Breeding Farm - it is a unique experience where you can enjoy some time on the back of the camel and have perhaps can also enjoy the taste of camel's milk. You will be informed about the breeding time of the camels and about the demand of the camels in international market. Relax in the evening. Overnight at Bikaner.
Day 05 : Bikaner Sightseeing
Today enjoy city tour covering Junagadh Fort - a massive fort, has a 986 m long wall with 37 bastions and 2 entrances. Next you will visit Bhand Sagar Jain Temple of 16th century, the temples are beautifully carved and the walls depict many pictures of the Jain Tirthankars. Enjoy the delicious Bikaneri cuisine full of snacks and sweets in your dinner, over night stay at the hotel.
Day 06 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer, 333 km/6 hours
Morning start your journey for Jaisalmer, by afternoon you will at your destination. Rest of the day free.Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07 : Sightseeing of Jaisalmer City
The morning hours will be spent in a spectacular visit to the Jain temples inside the Sonar Quila, there is also a museum displaying a rich collection of robes and artifacts from the royal family of Jaisalmer. Afterwards, you are guided to the Patwaon ki haveli rich in its architectural splendor. The Gadisar Lake will offer you some memorable views. Later in the afternoon, you will be visiting the exciting Sam dunes, you can enjoy the camel ride on the sand dunes followed by a viewing a sun setting from sun set point. That night enjoy your stay in the tent houses under the open sky definitely a lifetime experience on the cool sand of Jaisalmer.
Day 08 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (The Sun City), 297 km/5-1/2 hrs
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur Jodhpur - also known as the Sun City and imperial city located at the edge of the Thar Desert echoes with tales of antiquity in the depletion of the desert. On arrival in the city you will be then taken to Mandore gardens, the erstwhile capital of Marwar and Umaid Bhawan Palace, the present residence of the king of Jodhpur. Back to your hotel .
Day 09 : Jodhpur (The Sun City) Sightseeing
After an early morning breakfast at the hotel visit the nearby typical Rajasthani village of Bishnoi in Jeep and observe the rich culture and tradition of the region. Return back to your hotel for lunch. After lavish lunch at the hotel enjoy sightseeing tour of Jodhpur city. Visit the mammoth Mehrangarh Fort. While exploring the fort complex you will have brilliant opportunity to see a number of beautiful and elegant palaces showcasing a variety of miniature paintings and cradle room. Also visit the palatial Umaid Bhawan Palace and the royal cenotaph of Jaswant Thada. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 10 : Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur
Morning drive to Udaipur - the city of lakes, palaces and rising sun. The city is one of the most beautiful cities of India and popularly described as Romantic City. On the way to Udaipur you will also have wonderful opportunity to see the famous Jain Temples at Ranakpur. Upon arrival in Udaipur, transfer you to hotel. Freshen up and relax at the hotel. In the afternoon enjoy a boat ride over romantic water of picturesque Pichola Lake till the sunset. overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 11 : Udaipur Sightseeing
After breakfast take tour for Udaipur. A visit to the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Lok Kala Mandal, Bagore ki haveli Moti magri, Fateh sagar lake, Sahelyon ki badi Sukhadia circle, Dudh Talai etc. Lunch (on your choice). Night stay at the hotel.
Day 12 : Udaipur - Kota, 285-km
After hearty breakfast at the hotel drive to Kota, Kota lies along the banks of the Chambal River visiting en route Chittorgarh Fort. Upon arrival in Kota transfer to the hotel. visit to The Rao Madho Singh Museum, Jagmandir, City Palace and Fort. The city palace and fort overlooks the Kota salvo and the Chambal River. Night stay at Kota.
Day 13 : Kotah - Bundi - Ranthambhore, 200 km
After hearty breakfast at the hotel drive to Ranthambhore visiting en route Bundi. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 14 : Ranthambhore - Jaipur "The Pink City", 185 km/4 hours
Morning Jeep Safari to view the wildlife sanctuary. (Sanctuary remains closed from Jul. to Sep.) In the afternoon drive to Jaipur (the capital of Rajasthan and popularly described as the Pink City of India). Upon arrival in Jaipur - the pink city of India transfer to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 15 : Jaipur "The Pink City" Sightseeing
Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.
AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression.
CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 16: Jaipur - Agra
After hearty breakfast at the hotel drive to Agra (the home of India's star attraction - Taj Mahal) visiting en route Fatehpur Sikri. Upon arrival in Agra our representative will assist you to transfer you to the hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure or in your own individual activities. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 17: Agra - Delhi
After morning breakfast at the hotel visit the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and other attractions. In the afternoon drive to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi we take you to the hotel. Enjoy farewell dinner at the hotel.
Day 18 :Delhi Airport
Morning transfer to International Airport in time to catch flight for your onward/home destination.
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