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Royal Rajasthan
Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer -
Bikaner - Mandawa - Delhi
15 Nights / 16 Days



01 Day: Arrival Delhi:
Welcome to the mesmerizing land of India. As per your scheduled flight, our representative will met, assist and escort you to the booked hotel. All documents will be handed over to you with traveling brief and interaction for any query in terms of tour and services. Rest of the time is for leisure and overnight at the hotel.

02 Day: Delhi:
After breakfast take a sightseeing tour to explore New Delhi: - Drive along side the widest street of capital - the Rajpath to observe the royal view of the Parliament House, the President House and the India Gate, Humayun's Tomb which is considered by historians as one of the most magnificent architectural edifice of the Mughal era, Qutub Minar - built in 1199 rises to a height of 72.5 metre from a base of 14.32 metre and Birla Mandir - a colourful and modern Hindu temple. Later embark on sightseeing of Old Delhi visiting mighty Red Fort - an imposing red sandstone fort built in the 17th century, the Raj Ghat - where the mortal remains of Mahatma Gandhi were cremated, the Jama Masjid - one of the largest mosque and architecturally beautiful monument in India, the imposing Ashoka Pillar - built by the Firoz Shah Tughlak and bustling Chandni Chowk Bazaar. In the evening you can visit to see light and sound show at Red fort. Overnight at the hotel.

03 Day: Delhi - Agra (200 kms: 4 hrs):
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Agra. Enroute visit Sikandra, to see the tomb of Emperor Akbar. This marvelous mausoleum is the centre stage of attraction in Sikandra and so you get an opportunity to explore this marvelously designed structure, and then continue the journey. Later proceed to Agra. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Later in the evening you may opt to watch the 80 minutes new theatrical show: Mohabbat E Taj at Kalakruti Mandal, where they enact the history behind the Taj Mahal. Later in the evening you may visit the souvenir markets of Agra. Overnight at the hotel.

04 Day: Agra - Jaipur (245 kms: 5 hrs):
In the relative quiet of early morning visit to the Taj Mahal when it is the most alluring. Shrouded in mists, the color of the Taj changes from soft yellow to pearly cream to dazzling white. Taj Mahal is a sublime experience of the greatest love story ever told. This monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles and is one of the wonders of the modern world. Later visit to the Agra Fort, designed and built by Akbar in 1565 A.D., with barricaded wall of red sand stone; it houses the beautiful Pearl Mosque and numerous palaces including the Jahangir Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Am, Macchhi Bhawan, Nagina Masjid, Meena Bazar, Sheesh Mahal, Nagina Masjid, Moti Masjid, Musamman Burj, from here you can view the beauty of wonderful Taj Mahal. Later drive to Jaipur. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, this is today a deserted city, which was built during Akbar's regime as a capital. Here you will get opportunity to see incredible Bulund Darwaza - the largest gateway in the world, and the Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti, a well-known Sufi saint of India. Also visit other historical sites such as Diwan-I-Am, Diwan-khana-I-khaas or Hall Of Private Audience, Palace of Akbars' Queen Jodha Bai, Birbal's Palace, Panch Mahal and Jami Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri. After visit proceed to Jaipur. On arrival, check in the hotel. In the evening hop on to the Cycle Rickshaw and explore the colorful and vibrant markets of Jaipur, famous for Textiles, Gems, Carpets, and handicrafts. Overnight at the hotel.

Note: Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday.

05 Day: Jaipur:
After an early breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Jaipur, visiting Amber fort, a 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 its ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing, followed by visiting 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, City Palace Museum Visit to 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. In the evening visit to Birla Temple, speculator white marble temple, glitters in the in the night, 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 stay.

06 Day: Jaipur - Pushkar (130 kms: 3 hrs):
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Pushkar. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Pushkar is internationally known for its colorful cattle fair when thousands of devotees from all faiths assemble to take a dip in the holy lake. A city of Pilgrimage from time immemorial with over 500 temples and ghats Pushkar begets a legacy of timeless architectural heritage. Later take sightseeing tour of the city visiting temple of Lord Brahma is the only temple in the world where Lord Brahma is worshiped. 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. Explore the colourful market of Pushkar from where range of souvenirs could be purchased including the Rajasthani costumes, jewellery, embroidered fabrics, decorative pieces and groovy accessories. Overnight at the hotel.

07 Day: Pushkar - Udaipur (250 kms: 5 hrs):
After breakfast take an excursion to Ajmer. The city of Ajmer displays some splendid masterpieces of Indo - Islamic architecture. Located at distance of 14 km from Pushkar, visit the one of the holiest Muslim shrines in the country, the Dargah or tomb of the 13th century Sufi Saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti. Later check out of the hotel and drive to Udaipur. In the evening enjoy the exciting boat cruising on the shimmering blue waters of Lake Pichola offers a breathtaking view of the Lake Palace which appears like a giant white lotus, emerging out of the Lake. Overnight at the hotel.

08 Day: Udaipur:
After breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Udaipur, visiting City Palace built in 1559, a small palace over looking at the Lake Pichola, the additions were made to it by successive Kings of Udaipur gradually evolved become the larges place in Rajasthan, Main attraction of Place are Durbar Hall, Palace Museum and Jagdish Temple. 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 collection of folk art items like folk dresses, ornaments, puppets ,masks, dolls folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings. Opened seven days a week, puppet shows and folk dancing are conducted every evening from 1800 to 1900 in an adjacent open air theatre. & 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 the hotel.

09 Day: Udaipur - Ranakpur - Jodhpur (276 kms: 6 hrs):
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Jodhpur. En route visiting the Jain temples at Ranakpur Temples of 12 Century - The cluster of temples, made of intricately sculpted white marble, built out of marbles with 108 carved pillars each carved differently from others, Come across as a marvellous feat of architecture. One can have lunch at Maharani Bagh Hotel in Ranakpur and visit to local families on the way. Later proceed to Jodhpur. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. In the evening you may opt to visit On the Rocks a garden restaurant serving ethnic food followed by live music and folk dance, located at Ajit Bhawan. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.

10 Day: Jodhpur - Bishnoi Village - Jodhpur (Excursion 25 kms: 45 min):
After breakfast take a city tour of Jodhpur visiting Mehrangarh Fort which is the pride of Jodhpur. Situated on a 150 m high hill, this magnificent fort was founded in the year 1469 by Rao Jodha. The fort has seven gates, some of which still stand as a witness to the battles fought by the armies of Jodhpur. Jaswant Thada is a royal cenotaph built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. A white marble memorial, the cenotaph is adorned with exquisite carvings, Clock Tower followed by visit to Umaid Bhawan Palace which is a majestic palace, was built by Umaid Singh. This is the only 20th century palace built under the famine relief project that gave employment to famine struck population. It was built in 16 years. A part of the palace has been converted into hotel, one part is the museum and the remaining is still occupied by the royal family. Later take an excursion to Bishnoi Village, the villagers known by cast "Bishnois" Protectors of animals, of course they are vegetarians and therefore they have great respect for all living things. Sure they keep buffaloes, sheep and goats but only for the milk, the wool and the manure. Then visit to the 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 of care by villagers. After visit drive back to Jodhpur for overnight stay at the hotel.

11 Day: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer (290 kms: 6 hrs):
After breakfast check out of the hotel and drive to Jaisalmer. En route visit to Osian Village, ruins of an ancient city called Osian, an oasis in the desert, an ancient small temple town in the Thar Desert, is located about 65 kms, North West of Jodhpur. Osian is a great centre of Brahmanical and Jain religions and contains the largest group of the Hindu and Jain temples in Rajasthan. Of these, the most outstanding ones are the earlier Surya or Sun Temple and the later Kali temple, Sachiya Mata Temple and the main temple dedicated to Lord Mahavira. Later proceed to Jaisalmer. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

12 Day: Jaisalmer:
After a leisure breakfast, visit the historical Jaisalmer fort (Golden fort), the Jain temples located within the vicinity of the fort, Citadel's palace. Here you can have a glimpse at the royal collection of artifacts and weapons when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. The magnificent mansions Patwon Ki Haveli (Mansion) and Salim Singh Ki Haveli, both showcasing exquisite latticed work with their carved balconies and brackets which are supreme examples of the art. Visit the picturesque Gadisar Lake. In the evening take an excursion to visit famous Thar Desert visiting Sam Dunes, take a camel safari/ride to see the nocturnal shades of the sun while enjoying desert safari. Drive back to Jaisalmer for overnight stay.

Note: You may opt to stay at superior (Swiss tents at Sam Sand Dunes) and enjoy dinner in starry night with folk songs.

13 Day: Jaisalmer - Bikaner (330 kms: 7 hrs):
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Bikaner. En route visit Fort Pokhran, the town Pokhran came to the limelight when several nuclear tests were conducted here during the 1970's and the 1990's. Pokhran Fort is built in 1532 - 1584 the yellow sandstone Pokhran fort. Though not as grand as other forts in Rajasthan, it has a small temple dedicated to goddess Durga. The fort houses some exquisitely built palaces including Phool Mahal or the Flower Palace, Rani Mahal, Mangal Niwas and Pokhran Museum: housed inside the fort's premises. Later proceed to Bikaner. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

14 Day: Bikaner:
After breakfast take a city tour of Bikaner which is named after its founder Rao Bikaji in 1488. But long before this, the city was trade center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia. Bikaner's dominant features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine. Bikaner City is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century Junagarh fort, is measured as one of India's most extraordinary fort complex .The walls are bejeweled with carved stones, marble, paintings, and inlaid semi-precious stones. It is built entirely of red sandstone. It has been perceived as the finest sample of Rajput architecture, the fort is housing old palaces, temples and mosque. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple. Overnight at the hotel.

15 Day: Bikaner - Mandawa (275 kms: 5 hrs):
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Mandawa. On arrival, transfer to the hotel - .a former palace - before spending the remainder of the day visiting the stunning havelis and wandering around the township. Mandawa town located in the Shekwhati region was founded in the 18th century, the medieval fort of Mandawa dominates the town with a painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows. The Chokhani and Ladia havelis and the street with Saraf havelis are some of the splendid examples of this region's havelis. The Binsidhar Newatia Haveli has some curious paintings on its outer eastern wall-a boy using a telephone, and a European woman in a car driven by a chauffeur. The Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli has some defaced erotic images. Overnight at the hotel.

16 Day: Mandawa - Delhi (275 kms: 5 hrs) - Onwards Journey (By Air):
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Delhi. On arrival transfer to the airport to board the flight for onwards journey with happy memories of your holiday to India.
 
 
 
 
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