Royal Rajasthan Tour
- Itinerary Detail
|1||Delhi||Overnight in Delhi|
|2||Delhi-Udaipur||City Palace, boating in Lake Pichola|
|3||Udaipur-Jodhpur en route Jain temple||The temple is one of the holist places of Jains|
|4||Jodhpur-Jaisalmer||Osiya Mata Temple dedicated to Saanchi mata|
|5||Jaisalmer||Jaisalmer Fort palace dotted with smaller palaces, Jain temple, Gadsisar Lake, Sam sand dunes and camel safari|
|6||Jodhpur||Mehrangarh Fort which exhibits royal artifacts, Jaswant Thada a marble structure to commemorate the death of Jaswant Singh II|
|7||Jodhpur-Jaipur||Authentic Rajasthani dinner at Choki Dhani|
|8||Jaipur||Visit Amber Fort and Palace of Winds in Jaipur, Jantar Manatar (astronomical observatory) .|
|9||Jaipur-Agra-Fatehpur Sikri||Fatehpur Sikri in Agra, built by Akbar is dotted with small palaces, hall of public and private audience.|
|10||Agra||Taj Mahal - Mughal marvel which features among the seven wonders of the world.|
|11||Delhi||India Gate, the war memorial in the heart of the city.
Red Fort built of red sandstone is the of great importance in present day - republic day parades initiate from here.
Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques which can accommodate up to 25,000 devotees.
Rajghat, Mahatma Gandhi's memorial.
Qutab Minar, the tallest monument in India is a must see
|12||New Delhi Airport||Departure|
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destination : New Delhi - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi
Well-maintained palaces and forts add to the elegance of Rajasthan. A number of royal residences have been transformed into heritage hotels, most of which are plush and extremely luxurious featuring in leading hotels of India. Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur is the best example! Hop onto camels while exploring the mighty Thar Desert in Jaisalmer. The city homes mesmerizing lake and fortresses. A brief walk down lanes of Indian history comes true in Delhi and Agra.
Day 1 Arrival at New Delhi in evening
Our representative will welcome you on arrival at the airport and escort you to the hotel.Overnight in Delhi.
Day 2 Delhi-Udaipur (morning flight: 0525/ 0710hrs- 1hr 45min.)
Today, enjoy a full-day tour of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace, standing on the east bank of Lake Pichola. The balconies of the palace provide panoramic views of the Lake Palace Hotel and Jag Mandir on one side, and the city of Udaipur on the other. The paintings, mosaics, intricately carved 'chhatris' and pavilions make your visit to the City Palace, worth it.Thereafter, visit a picturesque garden, Sahelion ki Bari. You will visit also visit Jagat Temple, which is dedicated to Goddess Ambika (an incarnation of Goddess Durga). In the evening, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola, an artificial fresh water lake.
Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 3 Udaipur-Jodhpur (268kms; 6hrs drive approx.)
After breakfast you are at leisure; at noon you will check out from the hotel and drive to Jodhpur en route visiting famous Jain temple in Ranakpur. Check in at a hotel in Jodhpur and relax. Overnight in Jodhpur.
Day 4 Jodhpur-Jaisalmer (285kms; 6-7hrs drive approx.)
After breakfast you will drive to Jaisalmer; en route visit famous Osiya Mata Temple. Upon arrival Jaisalmer you will check in to at a hotel and relax. Later in evening enjoy sunset at city's sunset view point; also opportunity to explore the busy local market while enjoying an evening walk. Also an unique experience will be – enjoying dinner at a local open/roof top restaurant (payment on your own; not included in package price). Overnight in Jaisalmer.
Day 5 Jaisalmer
Today, enjoy a half-day tour of Jaisalmer, which lies in the heart of the Thar Desert; it was once a major centre on the trading route between India and the west. Visit Jaisalmer Fort, which is the only living fort of India and houses the entire township within its ramparts. There are three beautifully sculpted Jain temples from the 12th-15th century A.D., and five interconnected palaces which you can explore during your visit. At the center of the fort is Raj-Mahal, now known as Jaisalmer Fort Palace Museum & Heritage Centre. Visit Salim Singh ki Haveli and Patwon-ki-Haveli, which is the largest and most elaborate mansion of its kind in Jaisalmer, followed by a visit to Nathmal Ji ki Haveli. Later, visit Gadsisar Lake, surrounded by numerous beautiful shrines. Rare migratory birds stop for a drink at the lustrous lake. In the evening, visit the Vyas Chhatri; this is the cenotaph of the sage Vyas, the author of the Mahabharat. The Vyas Chhatri is also known as sunset point as it allows fantastic views of Jaisalmer, particularly at dusk.
Later in evening visit Sam Sand Dunes, around 42 kms from Jaisalmer, are the closest place from where you can lose yourself in 'the Great Thar Desert'. Sam has a truly magnificent stretch of sweeping dunes, with sparse or no vegetation. The best way to get here, of course, is on camelback. The dunes are 3km long, 1km wide and almost half a kilometer high. Fascinatingly, the dunes keep shifting on a permanent basis and are truly a visual treat. Enjoy the romance of solitude as your camel safari takes you deep in the heart of the Thar Desert.
Overnight in Jaisalmer
Day 6 Jaisalmer-Jodhpur (285kms; 6-7hrs drive approx.)
After breakfast you will drive back to Jodhpur; on arrival proceed for a half day tour of Jodhpur, which is the second largest city in Rajasthan and also called the ‘Sun City’. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort which houses a museum with a fine collection of arms, costumes, paintings and even a collection of palanquins. Also visit Jaswant Thada, a marble cenotaph built to commemorate Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The monument, in its entirety, is built out of intricately carved sheets of marble. These stones are extremely thin and polished so that they emit a warm glow when the sun's rays dance across their surface. Later, drive past the Mandore garden, which showcases cenotaphs of Jodhpur's former rulers; instead of the usual umbrella-shaped cenotaphs these are built along the lines of a Hindu temple.
Later in evening enjoy a walk around the Sadar Bazar and Clock Tower.
Overnight in Jodhpur
Day 7 Jodhpur-Jaipur (330kms; 7-8hrs drive approx.)
After breakfast you will drive to Jaipur; check in at a hotel on arrival and relax.
in evening you can enjoy dinner at Choki Dhani village in ethnic Rajasthani style.
Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 8 Jaipur
After breakfast you will enjoy a full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’… it is famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. The old city of Jaipur is painted pink, which gives it a magical glow. Visit the Amber Fort… a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The best way to explore the fort is to ride up to it on elephant back (pay on your own); en route, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds.” This pink sandstone structure with its ornately carved latticework windows, housed royal ladies.
Later, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory, comprising geometric devices for measuring time.
Overnight in Jaipur
Day 9 Jaipur-Agra (235kms; 5hrs drive approx.)
After breakfast drive to Agra; en route visit Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival check in at a hotel and relax at hotel. Overnight in Agra.
Day 10 Agra-Delhi (205kms; 4hrs drive approx.)
After breakfast you will drive to Agra; On arrival, you will take a half day tour of Agra.
History says, Agra was founded by Sultan Sikander Lodi in 1504. But it flourished much later under Mughal patronage. If it's Agra, Taj Mahal (closed every Friday) has to be your halt. The white marble mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal on the banks of Yamuna, is the ultimate epitome of love. Owing to beautiful Mughal architecture, Taj features among the Seven Wonders of The World.
Later in evening check in at a hotel and relax. Overnight in Agra.
Later in afternoon you will drive to Delhi, check in at a hotel an relax.
Overnight in Delhi
Day 11 Delhi
After breakfast you will proceed for full-day tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. The courtyard of the mosque can hold about 25,000 worshipers. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi…noisy, chaotic and uniquely Indian. You will then visit the Red Fort (closed every Monday), which was constructed during the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan and served as the residence for the Mughal royal family. It continues to be significant even today, as every Independence Day, the Prime Minister makes a speech from its ramparts as the Indian flag is hoisted. Later, drive past President House and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s Delhi before you head to Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. This simple memorial marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948.
It was the first garden tomb built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large scale. Later in the evening visit the Qutab
Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the world; it was commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi.
Overnight in Delhi
Day 12 Delhi departure
After breakfast you will be given transfer to Delhi airport to board flight for onward destination; henceforth your journey ends with sweet memories.