Luxury Rajasthan Tour
Luxury Rajasthan Tour
/ 16 Nights)
Cities Covered with Tour :
Delhi, Shekhawati, Khimsar, Bikaner, Osian, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur,
Ranakpur, Udaipur, Deogarh, Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra.
|Day 01. Flight
to India (Delhi)
Around Midnight arrival in Delhi. The cosmopolitan City and
capital Delhi is the main gateway for travelers. You are met by an
Rajasthan Ghumo representative and transferred to your Hotel.
|Day 02. Old - New Delhi
Morning is at leisure. Afternoon sightseeing in Old
Delhi.include red fort, old city, Jama Masjid, “Kutab Minar” which
is 71 meter high and was constructed in 1199.Before we proceed to
the Hotel we have a drive through New Delhi where we see the India
Gate, Government Buildings and Embassies.
|Day 03. Delhi - Shekhawati (about 270 km)
In the morning we visit "Kutab Minar" which is 71 meter high
and consists of five stories. In 1199 work began on this tower
which was intended to be the most glorious tower of victory in the
world. This tower was damaged twice and repaired in 1326 and
1368.After the sightseeing of Delhi we drive to Shekhawati region.
Arrival in Shekhawati in the late evening.
|Day 04. Shekhawati - Khimsar (about 275 km)
In the morning we visit the grand havellis of the Shekhawati
area. Shekhawati is a region of NE of Rajasthan and is the
homeland of marwaris. The marwaris form one of the most important
merchant and business groups in India, they developed their
business acumen on the trade routes between Delhi and the coast
between India and Central Asia. Marwaris enjoyed protections by
Maharajas and many of them built grand havellis.The hovels are
mansions, elaborately and attractively decorated with a strong
main entrance. The walls are often covered with murals, local
legends and religious scenes from Hindu Mythology.In the after
noon we arrive at Khimsar. Khimsar is famous for its Fort of 18th
century which is now one of the best hotel in the country. This
fort is well preserved like a royal manor and is spread over
eleven acres of sprawaling lawns, orchard & open courtyard. After
the check in and evening tea we proceed for a jeep safari in the
dessert to Black Buck reserve.
|Day 05. Khimsar - Bikaner (about 155 km)
After the breakfast we proceed to Bikaner. After a short break
in Bikaner we visit the Junagarh Fort (1571-1611 AD) constructed
of red sandstone and marble with kiosks and balconies embellishing
the structure at intervals. This imposing Fort and its palaces are
an unforgettable experience for us.
|Day 06. Bikaner - Osian - Jaisalmer (about 330 km)
Today we drive through the desert and proceed for Jaisalmer
via Osian.Osian is a great centre of Hindu and Jain religions. The
oldest Temple here was constructed in 1178 AD.Very often one can
see along the road to Jaisalmer some of the antelopes of this
region. Blackbuck and fast running chinkara are the most common
among them.We have a stop enroute at a village to observe the
traditional life of the villages in Rajasthan. We arrive in
Jaisalmer in the late evening.
|Day 07. Jaisalmer
Sightseeing of the medieval city of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer's
crenellated golden sandstone walls and its narrow streets lined
with exquisitely carved buildings makes this city unique.
Jaisalmer is famous for its carved havellis (grand mensions).In
medieval times, its prosperity was due to its location on the main
trade route linking India to Egypt, Arabia, Africa and the West.
Jaisalmer is a marvel of beautiful culture and this city remains
one of the most exotic city not only in Rajasthan but in the whole
of India. Some of the visitors called this city "a living
museum".We have a walk through the old city and visit the Fort and
the Jain temple. In the afternoon we drive around 40 km. Away from
Jaisalmer to sam dunes where we enjoy the sunset before we drive
back to Jaisalmer.
|Day 08. Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (about 290 km)
Early morning drive to Jodhpur. The city was once the capital
of the princely state of Marwar (Land of death). Jodhpur is the
second largest city in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is also known as the
blue city as most of the houses of the old city are painted blue.
The old city is surrounded by a huge 10 km long wall which has 101
bastions and seven gates.Jodhpur lies on the once strategic Delhi-Gujrat
trading route and the marwaris benefited from the passing traffic
of opium, copper, silk which was traded to China. We will visit
the Mehrangarh Fort(majestic fort). Mehrangarh Fort was built on a
steep hill and is among the best in India with exquisitely
latticed windows in residential apartments within. We also visit
the Jaswant Thada, a royal cenotaph built in white marble.After
the sightseeing we have a walk through the Bazaars of Jodhpur.
|Day 09. Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur (about 260 km)
Today we drive to Udaipur. Enroute we will visit
Ranakpur.Ranakpur is known for its superbly carved marble Jain
Temples. An enormous basement of this temple covers 48,000 sq.
feet. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared
halls. The total number of columns is 1,444, all of which are
intricately carved, no two being alike. The Ranakpur Jain Temples
were built during the 15th century.We have a break in Ranakpur
before proceeding further for Udaipur. Udaipur is called the
romantic city of Rajasthan. A city built around shimmering, clear,
blue water lakes which reflect the green hills of the Aravali
|Day 10. Udaipur
Today we visit Udaipur, also known as the city of sunrise.We
start our sightseeing with the visit of Sahelion-Ki-Bari. This
Garden of the Maids of Honour is well laid out with extensive
lawns and shady walks. After the visit of Garden of Maids we visit
a Museum of folk art. This museum has a rich collection of Folk
dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical
instruments and paintings on display. After a break we proceed to
city palace, the biggest Palace in India, where 4 generations of
Maharajas added their contribution, is so carefully planned and
integrated with the original buildings that it is difficult to
believe that it was not conceived as a whole.The museum of the
palace includes the beautiful peacock mosaic and miniature wall
paintings of Indian mythology. Today we have an opportunity to
visit a traditional painting school and see the famous miniature
paintings done.In the evening we have a Boatride on the lake
Pichola.The famous Lake Palace of Udaipur was the summer residence
of the former rulers. The James bond Film Octopussy was shot here
and made this palace more known in the west.
|Day 11. Udaipur
- Deogarh (about 200 km)
Today we take leave from the city of sunrise and drive to
Deogarh. In Deogarh we enjoy the overnight stay in a Maharaja
Palace which has been converted into a Hotel. We have the rest of
the day at leisure and therefore enough time to relax and have a
walk in the Bazaar of this small town.
|Day 12. Deogarh
- Jaipur (about 280 km)
Today we drive to the Pink City Jaipur, this city owes its
name, foundations and careful planning to the great warrior and
astronomer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur is the capital of
Rajasthan and famous for its handicrafts and precious and
semiprecious stones.After a break in Jaipur we visit the city
palace in the afternoon which is still the formal residence of the
royal family, built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal
architecture. In the museum of the city palace we visit the
private collection of the Jaipur Mahrajas. We continue to Jantar
Mantar, a stone observatory, the largest of Jai Singh's five
remarkable observatories. It’s complex instruments reveals us the
secrets of medieval Indian astronomy.
|Day 13. Jaipur
After breakfast we drive to the ancient capital of Amber,
laying 11 km. away from Jaipur. Amber was the ancient capital of
Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries before it was moved to newly
created Jaipur. We will ascend to the Palace Fortress on the back
of an Elephant. Enroute to Amber we will visit the Hawa Mahal
(Palace of the Winds), built in 1799 AD, it contains 953 small
casements with each having its own balcony. The windows enabled
cool air to circulate and the ladies to watch processions below
without being seen.In the afternoon we have a walk through the
colourful Bazaar of Jaipur and visit a factory to see the famous
block printing work being done since centuries in Jaipur.In the
evening we drive through the new city of Jaipur and visit "Laxmi
Narayan Mandir", a Hindu temple made out of white marble. We might
have an opportunity here to observe a prayer ceremony. Today we
have dinner with a presentation of Indian music and dance.
|Day 14. Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (about 260 km)
Today we leave Rajasthan, the biggest state in India and drive
through a series of fields, small towns and villages in direction
of Agra. Enroute we make a stop and visit Fatehpur Sikri, which
was once an imperial capital frozen in time, constructed by Akbar
the Great in the 16th century. This wonderful city constructed by
red sand stones was abandoned as abruptly as it had been built. It
has been generally stated that it was due to failing in the water
supply.Late evening arrival in Agra. Rest of the day at leisure.
|Day 15. Agra
We start today our sightseeing by a visit to the Agra Fort,
built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction
of this massive structure began in 1565 under Akbar's reign and
continued till the time of his grandson's reign, Shahjahan who
built the impressive imperial quarters and mosque.After the visit
of Agra Fort we proceed to visit the most beautiful monument of
India, the Taj Mahal, an enduring monument to love, with a
continually fulfilling beauty. It was built by the Mughal Emperor
Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to his beloved
wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace), who died at the age of 39
giving birth to her 14th child. We spend enough time at Taj Mahal
to take this impressive memory home. After the visit of Taj Mahal
we have a look at the famous fine marble inlay work which is still
being done in Agra by the descendants of the families of builders
and artists of the Taj Mahal.
|Day 16. Agra - Delhi (about 200 km)
Late morning, after having our Breakfast we take leave from
the city of sunrise and Fly to Delhi. Arrival in Delhi in the
afternoon. The rest of the day at leisure. (opportunity for the
last shopping or enjoy a massage in the Hotel).
|Day 17. Flight to Home
Around Midnight flight to home destination.
Highlights of Tour :
Guided Tour in each city, Camel Safari at Jaisalmer, Boat Ride
at Lake Pichola - Udaipur, One Rajasthani Dinner at Chokhi Dhani,
Painted Elephant ride at Amber fort, Morning Taj Mahal Visit with
Sunrise, Riksha ride at old Delhi.
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