- Agra - Ranthambhore - Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur -
Mt Abu - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa - Delhi
(18 Nights / 19 Days)
DAY 1 / ARRIVAL DELHI
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer
to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02 / Delhi
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Old
& New Delhi :
OLD DELHI - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi
would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial
site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid
- the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort - once
the most opulent fort and palace of the Moghul Empire.
NEW DELHI - An extensive sight-seeing
tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's
Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial
avenue - Rajpath, past
the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's
Residence, Lotus Temple and would end with a drive
through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 3 / Delhi - Agra ( By road )
Morning drive to Agra, on arrival transfer
to hotel. Later proceed for city sight seeing tour
visiting the world famous Taj Mahal, built by the
Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz
Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Also visit Agra
Fort, containing the Pearl Mosque - the rusty and
majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the
banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was
started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Khas
(hall of private audience) where marble pavilions
with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the
Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock Throne and
met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms.
Also visit Itmad-up-Dau’s tomb, built by Noorjehan
in memory of her father. Night stay in Agra.
Day 4 / Agra – Ranthambhore ( By road
Morning drive to Ranthambhore-famous for the wildlife
sanctuary which is said to have the India’s
friendliest Tigers and also considered to be the best
place in the world to photograph the tiger in its
natural habitat, also a wonderful place for bird watching
enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri-a perfectly preserved
red sandstone “ghost town” which was the
estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in
1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive
Ranthambhore & transfer to hotel. Night stay in
Day 5 / Ranthambhore
Early morning 3 hrs Jungle safari in a Canter (a vehicle
which is open on the top) enjoy the game viewing in
the national park and back to the hotel. After lunch
second visit to jungle and enjoy the game viewing.
Night stay in Ranthambhore.
Day 6 / Ranthambhore - Jaipur ( By road )
Early morning visit the jungle in search of tiger.
Later after breakfast drive to Jaipur.
On arrival transfer to hotel. Evening free to explore
the city. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 7 / Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent
to the fort.
AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the
classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction
was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed
by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior
belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion
of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression.
CITY PALACE - A delightful blend
of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture,
the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area
in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri
Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest
and the best preserved of the five observatories built
by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country.
This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical
instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade
of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent
landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of
sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork
and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches
and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal
was a royal grandstand for the palace women.
Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 8 / Jaipur - Pushkar ( By road )
After breakfast drive to Pushkar, Pushkar boasts temples,
though few are as ancient as you might expect at such
an important pilgrimage site, since many were deserted
by Aurangzeb and subsequently rebuilt. The most famous
is the Brahma Temple, said to be one of the few temples
in the world dedicated to this deity. It's marked
by red spire, and over the entrance gateway is the
hans, or goose symbol, of Brahma, who is said to have
personally chosen Pushkar as its site. Night stay
Day 9/ Pushkar - Udaipur ( By Road )
Morning drive to Udaipur- an oasis in the desert state
of Rajasthan. Arrive Udaipur and transfer to hotel.
Night stay in Udaipur.
Day 10 / Udaipur
Morning city sight seeing tour of Udaipur.
The city is built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh
and has been described as the most romantic spot on
the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the
City Palace museum. The City Palace, one of the largest
palaces in the world, can be approached through the
Bari Pol or the Great Gate (1600) with the royal drums
and then onto the Tripolia Gate (1725). The Tripolia
is a triple gate made of marble arches.
Between these two gates are eight carved toranas or
archways under which the maharanas were weighed against
gold and silver which was later distributed to the poor
subjects. Popular entertainment like elephant fights
took place in the court beyond the Tripolia Gate. Also
visit Jagdish temple.
Maharana Jagat Singh built this temple between 1628-1653
at a whopping cost of Rs 1.5 million. The temple,
dedicated to Lord Jagannath, is at a great height
and can be approached by a long flight of stairs.
The interior of the temple has exquisite carvings
and is supplemented with prominent friezes. The temple
has several smaller shrines in four corners of it
that are dedicated to Lord Ganesh, Shiva, the Sun
God and Goddess Shakti. A Sanskrit inscription in
the porch written by Krishna Bhatt in the year 1651gives
a detailed history of the reign of Maharana Jagat
Later visit Saheliyon ki Bari- the Garden of Royal
Ladies .Saheliyon ki Bari lies just beneath the Fateh
Sagar Lake. Maharana Sangram Singh II designed this
garden in the early 18th century purely as a pleasure
garden and a summer palace for the 48 young maids
that formed a part of the prince’s dowry. It
is also said that the garden was presented as a peace
offering from the Emperor of Delhi. Inside the garden
is a reservoir surrounded by four black marbled cenotaphs
in its four corners and one white marbled one in the
centre. The terraces of these cenotaphs have water
fountains shaped like birds from whose beaks water
gushes out in thin sprays like the singing rain –
producing a wonderful sight. The Maharanas entertained
themselves around the four ornamental pools and the
five fountains. These fountains were imported from
England in 1889. Maharana Bhopal Singh specially was
very fond of this place and built a rain fountain,
so that it looked like rain dancing on the dancing
maids. Also visit Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir ( Folk
art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Rest of the day
at leisure. Night stay in Udaipur.
Day 11 / Udaipur –
Mount Abu ( By road )
After breakfast drive to Mt. Abu enroute visiting the
Jain temples at Ranakpur, superbly preserved in a near-perfect
condition for over 500 years. The most attractive features
are the 29 halls of the temple, which have 1444 pillars
of which no two are like. On arrival transfer to hotel.
Night stay in Mount Abu.
Day 12/ Mount Abu
Morning visit world famous Dilwara Jain Temple, Nikki
Lake, Brahmin Kumari Ashram etc.
These remarkable Jain temples are Mount Abu's main attraction
and among the finest examples includes two temples in
which the art of carving marble reached unsurpassed
heights. The older of the temples is the 'Vimal Vasahi',
built in 1031 and dedicated to the first tirthankar,
Adinath. In the front of the temple stands the 'House
of Elephants', with figures of elephants marching in
procession to the temple entrance. The later 'Tejpal
temple' is dedicated to Neminath, the 22nd tirthankar,
and was built in 1230 by the brothers Tejpal and Vastupal.
The carving is so fine that, in places, the marble becomes
Nakki Lake is virtually in the heart of Mount Abu and
is a big attraction with tourists. The lake takes its
name from the legend that it was scooped out by a god,
using only his nails, or nakh. It's a pleasant stroll
around the lake - look for the strange rock formations.
On the lake there is a dilapidated concrete boat-shaped
snack bar. Night stay in Mount Abu.
Day 13 / Mount Abu – Jodhpur ( By Road
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur. On arrival transfer
to hotel. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 14 / Jodhpur
After a relaxed breakfast proceed for city sight seeing
tour of Jodhpur. Jodhpur - the stronghold of the fierce
Rathore clan, was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. Visit
the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill.
Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also
visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built
in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II around 1899 and
Umaid Public gardens. Night stay in Jodhpur.
15 / Jodhpur - Jaisalmer ( By road )
Morning drive to Jaisalmer, on arrival transfer to hotel.
Evening at leisure. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 16 / Jaisalmer
Morning city sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. Throbbing
in the heart of the Thar, the burnished sandstone, is
an intricately molded wonderland in place of a barren
land, today stands a city of gilded magic. The origins
of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Rawal
Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the
foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificient fort,
the Patwon Ki Haveli ( Mansion) and Salim singh Ki Haveli,
with their carved balconies and brackets which are supreme
examples of the art. Evening camel ride to visit Sam
Dunes. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 17 / Jaisalmer - Bikaner
( By road )
Morning drive to Bikaner. On arrival transfer to the
hotel. Later city sight seeing tour. Bikaner is named
after its founder Rao Bikaji in 1488. But long before
this, the city was trade center on the caravan routes
from Africa and West Asia. Bikaner’s dominant
features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine. The
city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 Kms wall,
which can be entered from 5 gate. Bikaner City is bolstered
by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing
old palaces, temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai
Singh the fort is distinguished by its long range of
37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows
of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the
museum, Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple. Night
stay in Bikaner.
Day 18 / Bikaner - Mandawa
( By road )
Morning drive to Mandawa, on arrival transfer to the
hotel. Later visit Mandawa, founded 1755 by Thakur Nawal
Singh and still the home of his descendants, has beautiful
frescoes, havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle one of
the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and
house of collection of armories, costumes of ancestors,
canons from 1820 ancient coins, numismatic collection
and many other interesting items, preserved in a museum.
Night stay in Mandawa.
Day 19 / Mandawa - Delhi -
Morning drive to Delhi and transfer to airport for onward
** Twin- Cost per person on twin sharing
for minimum two person traveling.
** Single- Cost per single traveler.
There will be a supplement charge
during Christmas Eve and New year Eve.
Cost Includes :
*** 18 nights accomodation as per the itinerary with daily breakfast.
*** Surface Travel by exclusive airconditioned car.
*** All transfers & sightseeing as per the itinerary.
*** Local english speaking guides.
*** Elephant ride in Jaipur (Subject to availability), Jungle safari by canter, Boat ride in Udaipur, Camel ride in Jaisalmer.
*** All taxes, driver allowances, Parking etc.
Cost does not include :
*** Entrance fee to monuments.
*** Any airfare
*** Tips, laundry.
*** Any item not shown in Cost Includes.
Hotels Selected - Royal
Delhi: Shangri La / The Park / Vasant Continental / Metropolitan Nikko / Radisson
Agra: Jaypee Palace / Taj View / Trident
Jaipur: Hotel Trident / Le Meridien
Pushkar : Pushkar Palace / Jagat Palace
Udaipur : Shiv Niwas / Trident
Jodhpur : Fortune The Ummed
Jaisalmer : Fort Rajwada
Bikaner : Lallgarh Palace/ Bhanwar Niwas
Mandawa : Castle Mandawa / Desert Resort
Hotels Selected - Classic
Delhi: The Connaught / Hotel City Park / Hotel Marina
Agra: Agra Ashok / Clarks Shiraz / Howard Park
Ranthambore:Ranthambhore Bagh / Ranthambhore Regency
Jaipur: Alsisar Haveli Hotel / Clarks Amer / KK Royal Days / Hotel Jaipur Palace
Pushkar : Pushkar Palace / Jagat Palace
Udaipur : Uday Kothi / Shikarbadi / Swaroop Vilas
Jaisalmer : Rawal Kot / Gorbandh Palace/ Rang Mahal
Jodhpur : Balsamand Palace/ Ajit Bhawan/ Shree Ram International
Bikaner : Lallgarh Palace/ Bhanwar Niwas
Mandawa : Castle Mandawa/ Desert Resort
Hotels Selected - Economy
Delhi: Hotel Dream Inn / Apra / Pablas
Agra: Deedar-E-Taj / Kant / Amar / Atithi
Jaipur:Aashish Palace or similar
Ranthambore: Ranthambhore Bagh / Ranthambhore Regency
Pushkar : Pushkar Palace / Jagat Palace
Udaipur : Vishnupriya
Jodhpur : Days Inn
Jaisalmer - Narain Niwas
Bikaner - Basant Bihar
Mandawa : Mandawa Haveli
Hotels are subject to availability , please note that due to peak season starting from Oct onwards , most of hotels in 4 * -- 5* category are already fully booked for many dates starting from october , Once you finalise the booking, we shall start booking the hotels . It may be possible that we may have to go for a higher / lower category of hotels/ rooms in any place & we shall advice you of any supplement / reduction in the price.
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