Suggested Rajasthan Tours
Rajasthan off beat oddyssey
14 Night - 15 Days
Delhi - Kota - Bambora - Udaipur - Deogarh - Rohet - Pushkar
- Mandawa - Jaipur -Agra Delhi
Upon arrival you will be met at the airport by our executive and you would have
a royal welcome 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 category 5 star
Day 2: Delhi
After breakfast your tour to New Delhi.
Begins with the drive past Safdarjang's 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 & time 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 Delhi s main shopping area. Visit Humayun's Tomb - considered to
be the fore runner of Taj Mahal. Later in the day you visit Old Delhi. The tour
compraises of the Jama Mosque built in 1650 AD, followed by a drive past the
breathtaking Red Fort (1639-1648) built by Shah Jahan, creator of the Taj Mahal.
Then we proceed on to Raj Ghat, which is the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and
rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of the largest wholesale market in India.
Evening we cease the opportunity to host you a welcome dinner at the Village
Bistro on a roof top.
3. Delhi - Kota
We take a train to Kota where you will experience the Journey by Indian railways(
the largest railway network in the world). You are met upon arrival & transferred
to the hotel Ummaid Bhawan. Late afternoon we drive to Village Kaithoon where
you will be able to see the local cottage industries where Kota doria, famous
hand made sarees are manufactured.
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
Day 4. : Kota - Bambora
We take a local sight seeing tour of Kota and later drive to Bambora. En route
we visit the 11th century temples and waterfall at Menal. A short drive further
brings you to the most historic Chittor Garh fort , the ex- capital of Sisodias
who after loosing the fortress to Mughals, fled to Udaipur. Late afternoon we
arrive at Bambora. Check in at the hotel. This is heritage property built in
the 18th century as a palace and now converted into a hotel. Explore the property
in the evening with absolutely no one bothering you.
Day 5: Bambora - Udaipur
Late morning a very short drive brings us to city of lakes and gardens , the
city of romance , often called as the Venice of East. Check in at the Fateh
is perhaps a unique pre-modern capital in Rajasthan which has no fort. Coming
to life after the final sacking of Chittor , Udaipur saw an explosion of building
activity - temples, palaces and Havelis. Lake Picchola with its two islands-
Jagniwas (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. In the evening we have a boat ride for you on the placid
waters of Lake Picchola, from the boat you will be able to view the city of
Udaipur as it raises majestically above the lake, in the middle of the desert
of Rajasthan, the most romantic site to be. Late evening we host you a sumptuous
dinner at the splendid Bagore-ki-Haveli. The dinner includes cocktails and a
dance performance from the locals.
After Breakfast we begin half day tour of Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari,
garden complex and the royal city palace complex. At this palace complex, you
will marvel at the rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, colored glass
windows, inlaid marble balconies and peacock courtyard and the local folk Museum
is an added attraction. Later leisure at the Hotel.
Day 7: Udaipur - Deogarh
Today soon after breakfast we leave to Deogarh .Later check in at the hotel
Deogarh Mahal . The remainder of the day is free to explore the vibrant markets
of Deogarh. The evening offers a great charm from Rajasthan with a traditional
cuisine and folk dances.
lies on the borders of Mewar, Marwar and Merwara, about 80 miles north-east
of Udaipur. Its chieftain known as 'The Rawat' was one of sixteen umraos (feudal
barons) privileged to wait upon the Maharana of Udaipur, the capital of Mewar
such feudal estates, called thikanas were granted by the ruling Maharana to
a nobleman either due to blood relationship or for an act of bravery. Deogarh
is also renowned as a school of miniature painting. Some Deogarh miniatures
adorn the personal collection of the present Rawat Sahib. Frescoes of this art
form can also be seen on the fort walls.The Mahal also has some exciting rooms
to browse through - Sheesh Mahal - the colourful hall of mirrors, is just one
Day 8: Deogarh - Rohet
Today after breakfast a real off the beaten track drive brings you to your oasis
in the middle of Thar (the desert). Late afternoon we arrive at Rohet and get
geared up to take a jeep safari to witness the local people , the opium ceremony
and some wildlife.
Day 9 : Rohet - Pushkar
Leave for the father of Hindu pilgrimage, Pushkar. The drive takes you through
the unexplored regions of Rajasthan and you witness the true colours of the
Late afternoon you arrive Pushkar and check in at the Jagat Singh palace hotel.
Overnight at hotel
Later we take you to the holy lake and the chief temple
of lord Brahma, the creator according to the Hindu manifests. Pushkar
is the most revered place for the Hindus. Lord Brahma the creator of this universe
wanted to hold Vedic Yagna, while contemplating on the venue to hold this Yagna
a lotus flower fell on earth and water spurted at three places. He decided Pushkar
to be the venue. The biggest attraction is the temple of Lord Brahma the only
one in the world. It is believed that who so ever has tried in building another
one could not complete it and died
Day 10: Pushkar - Mandawa
MANDAWA - SHEKHAWATI
Think of the most famous of the Marwari business families in India, and it s
a fair bet that a painted haveli by that name exists in Shekhawati.
Singhania, Goenka, Birla, Bharatiya, Jalan, Saraf, Poddar
the list is impressive The successful marwaris ventured out to the ports of
Bombay and Calcutta , prospered and spent lavishly on beautifully painted havelis
in the 18th and 19th centuries .The painters are as much at ease with Krishna
and the gopis as with the Wright brothers trying to fly their machines. Shekhawati
is not a town or a village, but a region comprising Sikar and Jhunjhunu districts
with a network of towns Nawalgarh , Dhundlodh, Mandawa, Lachhmangarh , Fatehpur
and Sikar . Drive to all the places of this region to look at the painted mansions.
After lunch we offer you to visit the painted havelis of the Dhundlod town and
surrounding areas of Mandawa and Nawalgarh. The painted havelis of the region
are called The Open Air Art Galleries.
Day 11: Mandawa - Jaipur
After breakfast we drive to Jaipur. In the afternoon we check in at the hotel
Jai Mahal. Jaipur The Capital of Rajasthan, this picturesque city is a symphony
in Pink, a colour which symbolizes hospitality in Rajput culture.
Built by Raja Jai Singh in the 18th century
it is surrounded by hills topped with rugged fortresses and dotted with fairy
tale palaces. Ambling camels and brightly dressed peasants, treasure trove of
handloom and craft. Come visit city of Love, Legends and lore. 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 bazaars. 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.
Day 12: 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
exclusively for us, a turban tying demonstration. There is also a turban museum
Day 13: Jaipur- Agra
After breakfast we drive to Agra. En route after lunch at midway we visit Fatehpur
Sikri a 16th century deserted capital of the Mughals. Late afternoon arrive
Agra and check in at Mughal Sheraton / Taj View.
Later in the afternoon your personal guide takes you to visit the legendary
Taj Mahal by the sun set. Over night at the hotel.
Day 14: Agra
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, India's 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, Chrysolite from Egypt, Amethyst from Persia, Agate from
Yemen, Malachite from Russia, Diamonds from Golconda and Mother of Pearl from
the Indian Ocean.
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. In the
afternoon the guide takes you to the other breath taking sites from the Mughal
era, including the Agra fort and Itmad-ud-Daulah, commonly known as baby Taj.
Evening you return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 15: Agra- Delhi
After breakfast we drive to Delhi and later in the evening we transfer you at
the international airport for the flight back home. In between we hold the day
rooms for you at the hotel near the airport till your onward departure.
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