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Rajasthan Culture and Heritage Tour
Mumbai Udaipur – Chittourgarh – Ranakpur – Jodhpur – Bishnoi Village
Osian
Jaisalmer – Pokhran Bikaner – Deshnok – Jaipur
Fatehpur Sikri
– Agra – Sikandra – Mathura Delhi
15 Nights / 16 Days


01 Day: Arrival Mumbai:
Assistance and welcome on arrival at the Mumbai International Airport by our representative with driver by a private car; transfer to the reserved hotel. After check in, all documents related to the tour and services will be given to you. You may interact with our representative for your any query about the tour and services. After relaxation if time permit visit Iskcon Temple: dedicated to Lord Krishna, The architectural splendour of the ISKCON Temple is adorned with murals and sculptures. Also visiting the Juhu Chowpatty, nearby to the temple, one of the famous beach of Mumbai at Juhu. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.

02 Day: Mumbai:
Today morning after breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Mumbai with a drive to Gateway of India and from here cruise by motorboats to Elephanta Caves. A flight of 100 steps takes you to the top of the hill where it is set. The caves houses large pillars that seem to hold the ceiling, which is made, have crossbeams. The picturesque presentations of the 9 marvelous sculptured panels, set on the walls are awe-inspiring. The most famous of the panels is the Trimurthi, or triple-headed Shiva, where the God is depicted as the destroyer, the preserver and the creator. Later in the afternoon cruise back to Gateway of India, one can have lunch at the hotel or other several good Restaurants like Leopold & Mondegar serving continental cuisines. The sightseeing tour continue visiting Prince of Wales Museum:  is a heritage museum comprises of a number of ancient artifacts,  Dhobhi Ghat: to see the city's famous open-air laundry in action, Parliament House:  The Maharashtra State Assembly, Marine Drive:  is one of the most beautifully laid boulevards in the city, Mani Bhawan: Known also Gandhi Museum, here Gandhi laid the foundation for many independence movements; the three storied building has now converted into a museum in honour of Father of Nation. If time permits  visit the 5.6 kilometer Bandra Worli Sealink, which crosses the Arabian Sea, linking the Mumbai suburbs with south Mumbai, is viewed as an engineering marvel. A 10 minutes’ drive over path can make you refresh at any time of day. Night, lots of sparkles of Mumbai twinkling. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Note: Elephanta Caves and Prince of Wales museums are closed on every Monday.

03 Day: Mumbai – Udaipur (By Air):
After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight for Udaipur. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. After relaxation, take a sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting wondrous City Palace complex, significant landmark of the town, the palace is a splendid white marble architectural historical place of Rajpoot Rulers, in the palace vicinity you will see notable places like Durbar Hall, Palace Museum, Crystal Gallery and Jagdish temple, followed by Sahelion Ki Bari, a beautiful recreation garden for queens and princes of the rulers. Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal, an ethic places to see the traditions and culture of Rajasthan, ethnic ornaments, exhibiting folk traditional outfits, puppets, masks, dolls, classical paintings, folk musical instruments. In the evening visit to Lake Bageela 22 kms for sightseeing tour of ancient Eklingji and Nagda Temples, after finishing the sightseeing tour of the day, return to the hotel for overnight stay.

04 Day: Udaipur – Chittourgarh – Udaipur (112 kms: 3 hrs):
After breakfast take an excursion to Chittourgarh city, to visit mightiest and largest historical fort of India: Chittourgarh, this crowning historical Fort stands a jaded reminder of the characteristic and bravery of Rajpoot Clan in Rajasthan, sprawled over 700 acres, area, the fort houses historical monuments: Tower of Victory, Rani Padmini Palace, Man Mahal, Mira Temple and several ruins of temples of Shiva. Afterwards drive back to Udaipur. Evening spend quality time with a boat ride at beautiful Lake Pichola, you may opt dinner (of your own) at the most famous and heritage luxury hotel Taj Lake Palace, formally the palace for the regal guests of the Royal family of Udaipur, located at amidst at the lake Pichola . Overnight at the hotel.

05 Day: Udaipur – Ranakpur – Jodhpur (276 kms: 5½ – 6 hrs):
After a healthy breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Jodhpur Enroute take a halt at Ranakpur to explore Jain temples of 12th Century – There are bunch of temples, made of white marble and intricately sculpted, the main temple is built out of marbles with 108 carved pillars each design of a pillar is carved differently from rest. Afterwards continue to drive to Jodhpur. One can have lunch at Maharani Bagh Hotel in Ranakpur and visit to local families on the way. Afterwards continue to drive to Jodhpur, on arrival transfer to the hotel. In the evening you may opt to explore the local market, visiting various authentic restaurants. You may choose ‘On the rocks’ an open air restaurants with Rajasthani hospitality, offering authentic food and folk music and dance. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.

06 Day: Jodhpur – Bishnoi Village – Jodhpur (Excursion 25 kms: 45 min) :
After breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur including Clock Tower, Mehrangarh Fort situated at an altitude of about 125 meters and is spread over an area of 5 sq. km and it has seven gates, Jaswant Thada is a white marble memorial built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, 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.

07 Day: Jodhpur – Osian – Jaisalmer (290 kms: 6 hrs):
Today after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Jaisalmer. Enroute stopover at Manvar Desert Resort for lunch, a isolated famous desert resort. Afterwards continue to drive and can stop over at Ossian village around 65 kms before Jodhpur, to explore Jain and Hindu temples built in 8th and 13th centuries. This small town was a prosperous city during medieval era of North India. Sun Temple is the oldest temple in Ossian among 11 ancient temples. In the evening, optionally you can visit the Gadisar Lake located in the main city or the local market to acclimatize with the city atmosphere. Overnight at the hotel.

08 Day: Jaisalmer:
Today after breakfast take city tour of Jaisalmer city, firstly visit most popular Golden Fort, also known as Sonar Kila and Jaisalmer Fort, the fort is built on the top of Trikuta hill, having 99 bastions, the most speculator feature is Megh Durbar, also many temples, near the fort there are marvelous havelies built by the wealthy traders of the past time, notably havelies are Nathmal ji Ki Havel, Patwon ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki haveli, the splendid mansions with latticework and stone carving, a truly break tacking intricacy. Afterwards visit to the one of the beautiful lake known as ‘Gadisar Lake’ the entrance of the lake is quite artistic and there is past days story behind this lake. If time permits and you wish to cover more of places, you can visit to Amar Sagar and Mool Sagar Lake and temples of Ladawara. In the evening drive to Sam Sand Dunes, the nearest place of the Great Thar Desert, Sam Sand dunes are seems to be golden stretched sands as a gateway to Thar Desert. Enjoy camel ride to on the sand dunes. Optionally you can stay overnight at the Sam Sand Dunes in Swiss tents, and experience to have dinner under starry night with fold dances and music performed by local artists. Overnight at Jaisalmer.

09 Day: Jaisalmer – Pokhran – Bikaner (330 kms: 7 hrs):
After breakfast checkout & drive to Bikaner, en route take a halt to visit the massive Fort of Pokharan. The town of Pokhran came to the limelight when several nuclear tests were conducted here during the 1970's and the 1990's. Pokharan Fort is Built in 1532-1584 the yellow sandstone Pokhran fort, though not as grand a fort as some of the others in Rajasthan has a few exquisite palaces like the Mangal Niwas, the Rani Mahal and the Phool Niwas or the Flower Palace, visit to Pokhran Museum: housed inside the fort’s premises is fairly small and contains an assortment of weapons, paintings, pottery and the costumes which the Maharajas wore. After visit continues to drive to Bikaner. On arrival transfer to hotel. The evening free for leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

10 Day: Bikaner – Deshnok – Jaipur (350 kms: 7 hrs):
Today after breakfast takes the city tour of Bikaner visiting most popular and magnificent Junagarh Fort - built by Raja Rai Singh, this had never conquered during the entire history of Bikaner. The forts is having around 37 splendid palaces within the fort complex, there is wall of 7 kilometers around the fort and 37 bastions and 2 massive gates. Later check out the hotel and drive to Jaipur en route visit to Deshnok, which worldly known for the Rat Temple, this temple is 600 years old, dedicated to Goddess Karni Mata, the temple is built by King of Bikaner Ganga Singh, the temple is decorated with cared silver gages and marble stone work. After visit continue to drive to Jaipur, on arrival transfer to the hotel. 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.

11 Day: Jaipur:
Today after breakfast explore the Pink City with an excursion to most amazing Amber Fort, situated 11 kms from the main city, also you can visit to another mighty and majestic Nagargarh fort, which is nearby to Amber fort. Later take a sightseeing tour visiting majestic ‘City Palace’ situated in the main city, a miraculous places to witness the real Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, art and cure. Known for Mughal and Rajasthani culture and art, residence of the royal family of Jaipur. Not far away is the Central Museum. Unique Jantar Mantar conceptualized constructed by Jaipur King Sawai Jai Singh, he built 5 observatories, and Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is one of them. Hawa Mahal ‘Palace of Winds’ built with a concept for the woman of royal families to speculate the royal ceremonies and festivals being unseen from the public eyes. City palace houses both the monuments. The afternoon is for relaxation, in the evening you can explore the bustling market of Jaipur by cycle rickshaw ride , which is paradise for shopping lovers, the Jaipur is worldly famous for hand woven carpet, precious stones, handicraft, marble, textile, blue pottery, handmade papers, later return to the hotel for overnight stay.

12 Day: Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (240 kms: 5 hrs):
After breakfast drive to Agra. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, the old deserted town of the Mughal kingdom, built in red sandstone in honour of Saint Salim Chisti who blessed birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar, is an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important structure here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwane e Khas; Punch Mahal, the Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the Buland Darwaza, one of the largest and tallest gateway in the world. Afterwards continue to drive to Agra. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. In the evening visit at Oswal Emporium to watch the replica of Taj Mahal it took 10 years to built this inventive epitome, also enjoy light and sound show “Mohabbat-the-Taj”: the saga of love”, the only show of its kind in India! Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.

13 Day: Agra
Early morning visit world’s most popular and stunning monument: Taj Mahal with its’ speculative view at the time of sunrise. Taj Mahal, beautiful architectural monument among the 7 wonders of the world; this historical masterpiece is illustration of the fusion of diverse architectural styles. Taj Mahal is tiara of the entire loveliest monument in the world, a symbol of perpetual love. The tour continues to visit Agra Fort, was built in 1576 AD., by great Mughal Emperor Akbar, structured and designed with red stoned barricaded; in the fort you will find most splendid places in the fort: Pearl Mosque, Jahangir Mahal, Macchhi Bhawan, Moti Masjid, Nagina Masjid, Diwan-e- Khas, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-aam, Meena Bazaar and Musamman Bhurj where from Emperor Shahjahan, prisoner of his son rebellious Aurangzeb, he put his father in the cell of Agra fort, where from he could see his love reflecting through the Taj Mahal. Visit followed by: Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula, 35 kms from Agra, built by Empress Noorjehan daughter of Shahjahan, this monument a tribute to her great father. Afterwards return to the hotel for overnight.

Note: Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday.

14 Day: Agra – Sikandra – Mathura – Delhi (210 kms: 4 hrs):
Today morning after breakfast check out the hotel and travel by car towards Delhi, Enroute visit at Sikandra, the tomb of the Mughal emperor Akbar, the marble tomb is architecture is the intermingle of Muslim and Hindu art and culture. Later continue to drive to Delhi, on the way you may stop over to visit at Mathura, the birth place of Lord Krishna, here you can visit the most popular temples of Lord Krishna, ISKCON and Bankey Bihari. Later continue to proceed to Delhi, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Rest of the evening is free for leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Delhi.

15 Day: Delhi:
After breakfast take sightseeing tour to explore the historic city visiting Old Delhi: (Shahajahanabad) the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone great monument, Jama Masjid, the renown and most fabulous mosque in India, both built by Mughal Great Emperor Shah Jahan, who built Taj Mahal, then Rajghat, memorial of Father of National: Mahatma Gandhi, where he was cremated, take cycle Rickshaw ride past through the bustling and colorful market of Chandani Chowk area. The sightseeing tour continues covering New Delhi, (Lutyen's Delhi).visiting Rashtrapati Bhawan, ( President House) in the past imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial built in honour of the Indian soldiers sacrificed themselves, during the Afghan war; Laxmi Narayan Temple, built by India’s richest industrial family – Birla, Humayun’s Tomb, exemplar of Indian and Persian structural monument, later visit lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple and Qutub Minar, one of tallest tower in India, representation of victory, built by Mughal ruler Qutub-ud-din Aibek; During evening watch one of the wonderful Light and Sound Show, at the venue of Red Fort. The show exhibit 500 years old legendry past of the Delhi city with special affects of lights and sound, wonderful and enjoyable show, one must see. Afterwards return to the hotel for overnight stay in Delhi.

16 Day: Delhi – Hometown (By Air):
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to International Airport for your flight to hometown. Tour concludes here with happy memories.

Tour Packages in USD Per Person

Package
01 Pax
02 Pax
04 Pax
Extra Pax
Premium
4440
2400
1850
820
Superior
3290
1825
1380
650
Standard
2450
1370
990
560

Accommodation:

Sector
Premium ( 5 Star) 
Superior ( 4 Star)
Standard ( 3 Star)
Mumbai
Marine Plaza
Sun & Sand/ Fariyas
Transit/ Suba Palace
Udaipur
The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace
Rajputana Justa Resorts
Ram Pratap Palace
Jodhpur
Taj Gateway
Ranbanka
Lords Inn Hotel
Jaisalmer
Suryagarh Palace
Gorbandh
Deoki Niwas
Bikaner
Laxmi Niwas Palace (higher category room)
Laxmi Niwas Palace
Lalgarh Palace
Jaipur
ITC Rajputana
Alsisar Haveli
Mandawa Haveli
Agra
Taj Gateway/ Jaypee Palace
Four Points by Sheraton
Utkarsh Vilas
Delhi
Claridges
Hotel Visaya/ Te Hotel
Star Rocks

The above Tour Package is valid from 1st April 2016 to 30th September 2016.

Services Included:

  1. Hotel accommodation with breakfast and all luxury taxes.
  2. Extra Supplement staying in the double room with extra bed with breakfast and other services.
  3. A/C Car with English speaking driver throughout the tour for all transfers, sightseeing, intercity travel etc as per the above tour programme.
  4. The transportation services in inclusive of all toll taxes, fuel cost, vehicle insurance, driver allowance (Stay and food), parking charges.
  5. English Speaking Guide during city tours, historical places, ancient temples, monuments (Guides are not required/ available at places like religious temples, beaches, mosques, hill stations).
  6. Elephant ride ascending the amber fort for each pax in Jaipur
  7. 01 Cycle Rickshaw Ride for each pax in Jaipur
  8. 01 Light & Sound Show for each pax at Red Fort, Delhi and Jaipur.

Not Included:

  1. Any domestic Train/ Air fare
  2. 3.09% Government service tax on the total tour cost.
  3. Expenditure pertaining to personal nature: like mineral water,  portage, laundry, tips, phone calls etc.,
  4. Monuments charges/Entrance fees/Safari/Any event/ New Year Gala or any Festival Gala Dinner at actual directly payable by the guest.
  5. Camera fees, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages and starters
  6. Vehicle use for those places /excursions not included in the tour plan.
  7. Medical and travel insurance.
  8. Anything not specifically mentioned in the “included” section

Note:

  1. In case of non-availability of the above hotels similar category of hotels will be provided.
  2. Child over 6 years with extra bed in parents room with breakfast (directly payable to the hotel on actual basis)
  3. Any additional visit to any sightseeing places, food, entry fees or any other services will be on extra cost.
  4. 5 Star Deluxe luxury hotels package can be worked out according to the date of travel and destinations. 
  5. Tour cost subject to change on ground of unexpected hike due to government taxes, fuel cost and other unseen reasons with prior information to the guest before commencement of the tour.