Best of Rajasthan
Duration : 14 Days / 13
NightsDay 01 : Arrive at Delhi
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Agra
- Jaipur - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa -
will receive you on arrival at the international airport in Delhi late in the
evening. Transfer to your hotel. Relax. DELHI
, the capital of
kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of
the past and the present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture
of an ancient land. A window to the kaleidoscope - that is India.
Overnight at Delhi. Day 02 : Delhi - Agra (By Road 250 Kms/6
Proceed for Agra after breakfast. Reach Agra in the afternoon.
Visit Itmadullah's Tomb built by Empress NOOR JEHAN
in memory of
her father (The interiors of which are considered better than the Taj).
Overnight at Agra. Day 03 : Agra - Jaipur (By Road 221 Kms/6
After breakfast drive to beautiful Pink City - Jaipur.
check in at hotel.
Overnight at Jaipur. Day 04 : Jaipur
Breakfast at hotel.
for excursion to Amber Fort in the outskirts of Jaipur. Elephant ride ascent to
Proceed for sightseeing of the city.
Overnight at Jaipur.
Day 05 : Jaipur - Udaipur (By Road 300 km/7 hr)
Udaipur after breakfast.
Reach and check in at hotel. The city of Dawn,
Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure lake, hemmed in by the lush hills of
. A vision in white drenched in romance and beauty, Udaipur
is a fascinating blend of sights, sound and experiences and inspiration for the
imagination of poets, painters and writers.
Its kaleidoscope of fairy-tale
palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carry the
flavor of a heroic past, epitomizing valor and chivalry. Their reflection in the
placid waters of the LAKE PICHOLA
is an enticing sight.
the jewel of MEWAR
-a kingdom ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200
Relax in the evening. Overnight at Udaipur. Day 06 :
Breakfast at hotel.
Proceed for sightseeing tour of Udaipur,
stopping first at City Palace. Here you will marvel at rooms with mirrored walls
and ivory doors, colored glass windows and inlaid marble balconies and the
Also visit the lovely Sahelion-ki-Bari Gardens, the
Jagdish Temple and the local folk Museum.
Proceed for Evening Motor launch
cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. From he boat you will be able to
view the city of Udaipur as it rises majestically above the lake in the middle
of the Rajasthan desert. Also visit the Jag Mandir Palace - the other island
palace in the middle of the lake. Spend some time at the Jag Mandir Palace.
Overnight at Udaipur. Day 07 : Udaipur - Jodhpur (By Road 260 km/6
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur.
En-route, visit the RANAKPUR
, dating back to the 15th century. 200 pillars, none of which are
alike, support its 29 halls. The Temple abounds with intricate friezes and
sculptures. Includes visits to two more Jain temples and the Temple of the Sun
God with its erotic sculptures.
Relax in the hotel and
visit the museum of UMAID BHAWAN PALACE
. Overnight at Jodhpur.
Day 08 : Jodhpur
Morning go for a village safari in the jeep
and have a rare glimpse into the rich culture and true essence of India.
Abundant wildlife (game) and memorable moments of the great desert landscape
fascinates one while driving along the countryside.
Overnight at Jodhpur.
Day 09 : Jodhpur - Jaisalmer (By Road 300 km/5 hr)
Rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage is
the city of Jaisalmer. A commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands, with
its awesome splendor, dominating the amber-hued city.
The city has an
interesting legend associated with it, according to which, Lord Krishna-the head
of the Yadav Clan, foretold Arjuna that a remote descendent of the Yadav Clan
would build his kingdom atop the Trikuta Hill. His prophecy was fulfilled in
1156 AD when Rawal Jaisal, a descendent of the Yadav Clan and a Bhatti Rajput,
abandoned his fort at Lodurvaand founded a new capital -Jaisalmer, perched on
the Trikuta Hill.
Reach and check in at hotel. Overnight at Jaisalmer.
Day 10 : Jaisalmer
After a relaxed breakfast
proceed for full day sightseeing tour of The Golden City - Jaisalmer. It is in
the heart of the Great Indian Desert. Its temple, fort and palaces are all built
of yellow stone. The city is a mass of intricately carved buildings, facades and
elaborate balconies. Visit the JAISALMER FORT - The oldest living Fort in the
world. (This is the highlight of the tour)
, Salim-Singh-Ki-Haveli and Gandhi Sagar Tank. Also
visit Barabagh Hill.
In the afternoon, proceed to the SAM SAND DUNES
for visiting the typical Rajasthani Desert Village. View the sunset from the
dunes, as the sky is set on fire. Return to the village for dinner amidst
Rajasthani musicians playing haunting tunes.
Stay overnight at the SWISS
. Day 11 : Jaisalmer - Bikaner (By Road 330 km/5
Breakfast at the camp. Continue with the safari and reach Bikaner via
Check in at hotel.BIKANER
- The royal fortified city with
a timeless appeal. Lying in the north of the Desert State, the city is dotted
with many sand dunes. Bikaner retains the medieval splendor that pervades the
Relax in the evening. Overnight at Bikaner. Day
12 : Bikaner - Mandawa (By Road 140 km/3 hr)
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed
for sightseeing tour of Bikaner.
Reach and check in at hotel. Overnight at
Day 13 : Mandawa - Delhi (By Road 260 km/5
Breakfast at hotel.
Take a walking tour of the painted 'havelis'
of some of the leading business families of the country. Though they no longer
live here, the local caretakers are happy to show the visitors around. Chowkhani
Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Lakshminarayan Ladia Haveli, Mohahanlal Saraf
Haveli and Bhagchandika Haveli are of special interest. Spend the major part of
the day looking into frescoes.
Also visit Mahensar and Dundlod meeting the
local village chief. Leave for Delhi. Reach by evening. Overnight at Delhi.
Day 14 : Delhi - Home
Breakfast at Delhi. Proceed for a full
day tour of Old & New Delhi. OLD DELHI
- A sightseeing 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
- An extensive sightseeing 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 and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.
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