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Splendid Rajasthan Tour
Delhi – Mathura – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur – Mandawa – Bikaner –
Jaisalmer – Ossian – Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur – Chittourgarh – Delhi
13 Nights / 14 Days


01 Day: Arrival Delhi (By Air):
Welcome at the Delhi airport, our representative assist and escort you by a private car and transfer to the pre-booked hotel. After your check in, you will be given all the required documents related to your tour plan; he will explain all your queries and feedback about the entire tour plan. If you are arriving by morning flight, after relaxation you can take a short tour of the sightseeing of the city; otherwise take the rest and overnight at the hotel in Delhi.  

02 Day: Delhi:
After breakfast, sightseeing tour to explore the historic city, firstly visiting Old Delhi: (Shahajahanabad) the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, the largest and most splendid mosque in India, both built by emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame, Rajghat, memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, where he was cremated. Later in you opt cycle rickshaw ride past through the bustling and colorful bazaar of Chandani Chowk. The sightseeing continue to explore the best tourist attractions of New Delhi include President House (Rashtrapati Bhawan), the regal residence of British rulers, a palace built for British Viceroys. India gate, this monument was built to honour and tribute to the Indian soldiers, sacrificed themselves during the Afghan war, then visiting Birla Mandir (Laxmi Narayan Temple) built by wealthiest Birla family. Humayun’s Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple, Qutub Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; in the evening witness the light and sound show at Red fort. The show projects splendid history of 5000 years old city, a truly memorable experience. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

03 Day: Delhi – Mathura/Vrindavan – Sikandra – Agra (210 kms 4 hrs):
Today morning after breakfast, check out and drive to Agra, the city of world famous Taj Mahal. Enroute you may opt to stop over at Mathura- Vrindavan, the birth palace of Lord Krishna, to visit some of notable temples Bankey Bihari and Iskcon. Later continue to drive to Agra, on the way visit at ‘Sikandra, a marvelous mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Akbar, spectacularly designed structure of Hindu and Muslim architecture, afterwards proceed to Agra. On arrival transfer to the hotel, after relaxation. Later start the tour of visiting the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula, 35 kms from Agra, built by Empress Noorjehan daughter of Shahjahan, this monument a tribute to her great father. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.

04 Day: Agra:
Early morning visit world’s most popular and beautiful monument: Taj Mahal with its’ fabulous 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 crown of all the loveliest buildings in the world, a symbol of eternal 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 Pearl Mosque and various other classic example of art: Jahangir Mahal, Moti Masjid, Macchhi Bhawan, Nagina Masjid, Diwan-i-Khas, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-Am, 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, where his loveliest wife was cremated. In the evening one should visit Oswal Emporium to watch the replica of Taj Mahal it took 10 years for the artists to built this artistic 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.

Note: Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday.

05 Day: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur (240 kms 5 – 6 hrs):
After breakfast check out the hotel and drive pink city Jaipur. Enroute stop over at 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 gateways in the world. In the evening you can explore the bustling market of Jaipur by cycle rickshaw ride, which is paradise for shopping lovers, 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.

06 Day: Jaipur:
Today after breakfast explore the Pink City with an excursion to splendid Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, built in 15th Centaury by Rajpoot King Man Singh, later visit another mighty and majestic Nagargarh fort, which is nearby to Amber fort. Later drive back to the main city to visit imperial ‘City Palace’, a miraculous places to witness the real Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Present residence of the royal family of Jaipur. Distinguishing Jantar Mantar innovated and constructed by Jaipur King Swai Jai Singh, he built 5 observatories, and Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is one of them. Visiting splendid Hawa Mahal, also known ‘Palace of Winds’ built with a concept for the woman of royal families to speculate the royal ceremonies and festivals being hidden from the public eyes. City palace houses both the monuments. The afternoon is for relaxation. In the evening visit at modern artistic temple, Birla Temple, speculator in white shimmering marble, glitters in the night hours. Afterwards enjoy your evening at the most authentic and ethnic village resort: called Chokhi Dhani, designed on the theme of an ethnic village of Rajasthan with lots of traditional environment and entertainment like folk dances, puppet shows, astrology, music, astrology, camel ride, Here you can enjoy the traditional Rajasthani food. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.

07 Day: Jaipur – Mandawa (165 kms: 4 hrs)
Early morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Mandawa. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Later visit the medieval Fort of Mandawa (Shekhwati) gradually rising on the horizon like a mirage. Mandawa is also called the 'open-air art gallery' of Rajasthan. A breathtaking view of the town can be seen from the terrace of Castle Mandawa. Precious collection of arms with jade handles, traditional ceremonial costumes can be seen at the Museum at the Castle. Alsovisit notable havelies: Binsidhar Chokhani, Newatia and Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli. The Binsidhar Newatia Haveli is famous for its inquisitive paintings. The Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli is known for its erotic paintings and images, now mostly defaced. These havelis are like museums built originally as havelis by the wealthy merchants in the olden days. In the evening you can walk around the narrow lanes of the traditional town, sinking in the local life and the colourful bazaar. Later enjoy the traditional music and dance, live performance by the local artist, during the gala dinner. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

08 Day: Mandawa - Bikaner (185 kms: 4 -5 hrs):
After breakfast, visit the Shekhawati region an important town of the years gone by, to see a number of remarkable Havelis and Castles in the nearby towns of Nawalgarh and Laxman Garh. After lunch drive to Bikaner. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. After relaxation, take an excursion to Deshnok, world famous for the Rat Temple. This temple is 600 years old, dedicated to Goddess Karni Mata,& built by King Ganga Singh of Bikaner, the temple is decorated with cared silver gages and marble stone work. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.  

09 Day: Bikaner – Jaisalmer (330 kms: 6 – 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. After visiting the Junagarh Fort, drive to Jaisalmer, on the way you can take a halt to visit Pokharan Fort. Later continue to drive to Jaisalmer, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Rest of the evening is free for leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Jaisalmer.

10 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.

11 Day: Jaisalmer – Ossian – Jodhpur (290 kms: 6 hrs):
Today after breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Jodhpur, 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. 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.

12 Day: Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur (276 kms: 5 hours):
After breakfast the city tour starts by visiting massive Mehrangarh Fort, wonderful Jaswant Thada (Mausoleums of the great Rajput King: Jaswant Singh), Umaid Bhawan Palace and museum – India is one of most imposing and regal palaces, Built by Maharaja Umaid Singh, designed by of famous architect Edwardian and Henry Vaughan Lanchester, who constructed this wonderful palace, a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. In the afternoon check out the hotel after lunch and drive to Udaipur, Enroute take a halt at Ranakpur to explore Jain temples of 12 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 drive to Udaipur. On arrival check into the hotel. In the evening you may walk through the old narrow street of the city to watch local houses and people. Or you may opt to visit at Lake Pichola for boat ride or a dinner at one of the luxurious hotel ‘Taj Lake Palace’ (dinner will be at your own cost), you can also enjoy the boat ride at Lake Pichola in the evening. Afterwards return to the hotel for overnight stay.

13 Day: Udaipur:
After breakfast 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, fold 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.

14 Day: Udaipur – Delhi (By Air) – Hometown (By Air):
After breakfast, check out the hotel and transfer to the domestic airport to board the evening flight for Delhi. On arrival, transfer to the airport to board the flight for hometown. Tour concludes here with happy memories.

Tour Packages in USD Per Person

Package
01 Pax
02 Pax
04 Pax
Extra Pax
Premium
3650
1985
1650
640
Superior
2950
1750
1320
425
Standard
2000
1290
900
330

Accommodation:

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

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.
  9. 01 Dinner for each pax at Chokhi ki Dhani (An Ethnic 5 Star Village Resort in 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.