Suggested Rajasthan Tours
Rajasthan Exclusive Tour
16 Night - 17 Days
Delhi - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Manwar - Jodhpur
- Udaipur - Kota - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi
Upon arrival you will be met at the airport by our executive and your welcome
would be royal by garlands. Our executive would escort you to your hotel. We
already have done a pre check in for you at the hotel which saves you time in
middle of the night.Hotel Imperial / Similar 5 *Deluxe
New Delhi begins with the drive past
Safdarjangs Tomb (1753 AD) on the way to Qutab Minar (1193 AD) this striking
medieval tower of victory of Persian World is 73 m high. Within the Qutab complex,
amidst the ruins of Quwat-ul-Islam mosque, stands the Iron pillar which has
stood the vagaries of weather and has not rusted over 1500 years. Then drive
through New Delhi includes the Embassy area (Diplomatic enclave), Government
buildings, India Gate, Sikh Temple (Bangla Sahib Gurudwara), Birla Temple and
Connaught Place, New Delhis main shopping area. Visit Humayuns Tomb
- considered to be the fore runner of Taj Mahal.
Day 2: Delhi
Your day would begin after a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Your personal
guide takes you to the fantastic sites of old and New Delhi. The sites include
the Jama Masjid, Raj ghat (Gandhis memorial),Humayuns tomb and the
12th centaury Qutab Minar. During the day you also drive through the government
building like the president house, the parliament, India gate and the Sikh temple.
Evening we cease the opportunity to host you a welcome dinner at the finest
indian restaurant on a rooftop. Overnight at the hotel.
3: Delhi to Jaipur
Checkout after breakfast and continue to drive to Jaipur, the pink city (6hrs/
270 kms). Lunch at Samode Palace. Late afternoon arrive Jaipur and check in
at the hotel Jai mahal palace. The evening you have an option to take a heritage
walk into the illuminated bazaars of the pink city and enjoy a rickshaw ride
and the treasure hunt organized especially for you. Overnight at the hotel.
The splendid Fort / Palace of AMBER was wrested by the Kachhwaha Rajputs in
the mid-12th century who dominated the surrounding area for the next six centuries.
Amber was also the prime site of the alliance between the Mughals and the Rajputs.
The astronomer-King Sawai Jai Singh II, famous for his Jantar Mantar ascended
the throne in 1699. He soon decided to build a new city in the plains: JAIPUR
was designed according to the principals of the Shilpa-Shastra (Architecture)
and the capital shifted here in 1727, the city attracted merchants and crafts-people
that over time shaped its irresistible bazaar.
Day 4: Jaipur
This morning you take a ride on an elephant back as your personal guide takes
you to the majestic Amer fort. You ascend the fort, the royal way. The sight
seeing of Jaipur includes the visit to the most distinguished astronomical observatory
and the royal city palace complex.We would like to offer you a traditional silver
platter lunch at a restaurant known for its cooking demonstration and the most
exclusive for us, a turban demonstration. There is also a turban museum there.
Day 5: Jaipur to Bikaner
6/300 kms hours drive with Lunch at Midway. On arrival we are received at
the hotel Lal garh Palace with royal welcome.
Rao Bika, Rao Jodhas younger son, founded BIKANER in 1486 . The fortified
town still retains the aura of medival times. A century later Raja Rai Singh
built this impressive fort Junagarh. It is surrounded by moat and houses many
outstanding palaces, made of red sand stone and marble. Lal garh palace was
built by Maharaj Ganga Singh in commemoration of his father Maharaj Lal Singh.
The museum in Bikaner have a rich collection fo artifacts dating to harrapan,
kushan era. The other attractions of the town are Devi Kund, Rat Temple and
Day 6: Bikaner
In the morning after the breakfast, your personal guide takes you to Junagarh
Fort, Lalgarh palace, Museum and the Camel Breeding Farm.In the evening you
will be taken for jeep safari to Rat Temple (Karni Mata) or jeep safari to and
while coming back dinning and winning can in the desert dunes with cultural
dances and folk music. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Jaisalmer
After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer about 330 Kms 6 hours drive with lunch at
midway.Upon arrival check in at the Gorbandh palace for a stay of two nights.
Nothing can prepare you for the first sight of Jaisalmer as it appears dream-like
amidst the dunes. The trance continues inside the fort among maze- like streets
and bazaar. Outside the fort the havelis bewitch you. Look out for Jaiselmers
evocative Desert Festival. The city was founded by Rao Jaisal in the year 1156
A. on the advice of local hermit. The fort Sonar is built on Jurassic sandstone
grows out of a rock in an undulating sea of sand. The other attractions are
Sam sand dunes 45 Kms and Lodruva Jain temples 16 Kms.
Day 8: Jaisalmer sight seeing
After break fast visit the golden fort, Gadisar Lake. Jain Temple, Patwon Ki
Haveli. Nathmalji-Ki-Haveli & Salim Singh,s Haveli. After the morning tour
we bring you back to the hotel for a special event in the evening where we take
you to the dunes nearby for a sunset and camel ride at the dunes. We offer you
an event to remember with folk dances from the desert and dinner served in the
traditional style. (Overnight at hotel).
Day 9: Manwar
After breakfast drive to Manwar about 180 Kms 3 hours. Nothing could present
the desert better. Manwar, literally meaning hospitality at its zenith. After
a lunch at the base camp we give a 4 wheel jeep safari into the desert to witness
the thar , meaning the living desert . Its called so because this semi
arid area is a house of countless number of tribes. Later just as the sun drops
in its celestial abode we reach our camp , where we spend a night to cherish.
The night unfolds the hospitality and the tranquility of the desert. Watch out
for the wake up call the next morning.
Day 10: Manwar Jodhpur:
This morning you drive to Jodhpur (2 hrs/ 100 kms).
Jodhpur is a vibrant, strategically important city on caravan trade routes.
In the region Marwar, the land of death, Jodhpur
came up in the 15th century on profits from opium, sandalwood, dates and copper
combined with the might of Rao Jodha and Mehrangarh became the most majestic
fort of Rajasthan.The drive from Manwar this morning is short as it brings you
into the blue city , Jodhpur. We straight go to the majestic Mehran garh fort
and then have a visit of the royal cenotaphs . Take a walk downhill to witness
the blue washed houses of the Brahmins. After the visit you continue to drive
towards your little oasis in the desert , Rohetgarh . A family run heritage
hotel where you find time to just relax and unwind .
Day 11: Jodhpur Udaipur
Today you drive another stretch of 6 hrs to reach the city of romance, lakes
and gardens .
Enroute visit the most extravagant temple of the Jains, the Ranakpur temple,
with its distinctly carved 1444 pillars. We host you a lunch at the very
special Ranakpur hill resort.
After lunch a drive through the hills to bring you into Udaipur. Upon arrival,
check in at the hotel shiv niwas. Overnight at the hotel.
Udaipur is perhaps a unique pre-modern capital in that it has no fort. Coming
to life after the final sacking of Chittaur , Udaipur saw an explosive of building
activity- temples, palaces and Havelis. Lake Picchola with its two islands-
Jagatniwas (now the Lake Palace Hotel) and Jagmandir defines Udaipur. The City
Palace towers over the lake. The artificial Jaisamand Lake was created in 17th
century by damming the Gomti River. There are beautiful chhatries (Cenotaphs)
around the embankment.
Day 12: Udaipur
The day starts with a visit to the Jagdish temple, the Sahelion ki Bari
garden complex and the royal city palace complex. Return to the hotel around
lunch. Early evening we have a boat ride for you on the placid waters of lake
Pichola , the most romantic site to be. Late evening we host you a dinner at
the splendid Bagore-ki-Haveli. The dinner includes cocktails and a dance performance
from the locals. Overnight at the hotel.
13 : Udaipur Kota:
Today you drive Kota 6hours visiting en route fort chittaurgarh which was
the erstwhile capital of Mewar before it fell to the Mughals. A late evening
arrival at kota where you are met with our executive at the hotel.
Situated at the banks of river chambal it is the industrial city of the state.
Jait singh the chieftan defeated the tribal chief Koteya who was the ruler of
kota laid the foundation of this city on the severed head of the defeated. The
Garh or the city Palace has marvelous mirror work, ebony and ivory inlay work
and houses a massive collection of miniature paintings, beautiful frescos and
royal cenotaphs. The city also boasts of a crocodile sanctuary and a haven for
migratory birds. The river has islands which are uninhabited and are a sight
Another place of interest in this region is Bundi which is hardly 40 kms
from kota. Perched on the hill is the fort which has tier upon tier of terraces
, overhanging balconies and battlement walls. The fort had murals, frescos and
painting of medieval era.
14:Kota to Ranthambore:
Toady we drive for 100 kms to Ranthambore. On arrival we take you to jeep ride
in the tiger preserve. Retire to the hotel in the evening. Taj junle lodge.
NEAR SAWAI MADHOPUR, the stunning RANTHAMBORE tiger project is famous for its
tigers .The best season is Oct-April. The 10th century fort witnessed
Raja Hammirs valiant defeat against Allaudin Khilji . The heroic tales
are given a suitable ambience by crumbling temples and mosques, crocodile infested
lakes and chhatris(Cenotaphs).
Day 15: Ranthambore
The next morning we again go to the jeep safari in to the park. After the safari
visit the Badal Mahal, the Ganesha temple in the fort everyday receives wedding
invitation by the sack full.Afternoon return to the jungle looking for the tigers
.Overnight at the hotel.
Day 16 : Ranthambore Agra
After an early breakfast we continue to drive to Agra , en route visiting the
deserted mughal capital, fatehpur sikri. Upon arrival we check in at the Mughal
shareton hotel and soon leave to visit the legendary Taj.Later arrive and stay
at the hotel.
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, built by Emperor Shah Jehan in the memory
of his beloved consort Mumtaz Mahal. This beautiful mausoleum took 22 years
to complete with a work force of 20,000 craftsmen and master builders, who came
from all over Asia to join in this great work from Baghdad, Shiraz, Delhi,
Samarkand and Turkey. The marble, Indias finest; was quarried at Makrana
near Jodhpur. Precious and semi precious stones were imported from distant lands
: Jasper from Punjab, Jade & Crystal from China, Turquoise from Tibet, Lapis
from Afghanistan and Ceylon, Chrosolite from Egypt, Amethyst from Persia, Agate
from Yemen, Malachite from Russia, Diamonds from Golconda and Mother of Pearl
from the Indian Ocean.
Day 17: Agra - Delhi
The day starts early as we offer you to visit the great monument once again
by the sun raise. After the visit you return to the hotel for breakfast. Then
soon we check out and visit the majestic Agra fort , again belonging to the
great mughal empire. After the visit continue to drive to Agra 200 kms / 5 hrs.The
drive is comfortable and offers convenient stops at regular intervals.Upon arrival
in Delhi we would be holding day rooms for you to wash and change before we
provide you a transfer to the airport to catch your onward flight.
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