Day 01:Arrive Delh
Luxury Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Rickshaw ride in 400 years old Chandni Chowk market, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan (President House), Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple and Sansad Bhavan (Parliament).
Detail Itinerary :- Being the guest of India, you will be met and greeted by our representative at Indira Gandhi International Airport. You will be taken to the pre-booked hotel in Delhi. Check in at the hotel and relax. Have breakfast in the hotel and proceed for sightseeing of Delhi, a bustling metropolis which combines in its folds the ancient with modern. The Luxury Rajasthan Tour will take you on an exotic tour of Delhi which showcases many historical monuments, rich cultural lineage, bustling bazaars, exceptional cuisines, vast variety of handcraft products etc. The major attractions of sightseeing are Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Rickshaw ride in 400 years old Chandni Chowk market, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan (President House), Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple and Sansad Bhavan (Parliament).
Overnight stay has been planned in Delhi hotel
Day 02:Delhi - Nawalgarh (260 km - 6 hr)
Luxury Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, Goenka Double Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveli, Gori Shankar Haveli, Choudaharia Haveli, Mandawa Fort, Village life in Rajasthan.
Detail Itinerary :- Having breakfast a bit early in the morning, you will be driven to Nawalgarh in the heart of the semi-arid Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. Today, on Luxury Rajasthan Tour, you will enter into Nawalgarh, an important town of Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. The Shekhawati region of Rajasthan is famous for frescoes on walls of havelis and the valour of Rajput. Nawalgarh is representative of both of these aspects. Due to extensively wide spread of frescoes and murals rich havelis of Marwari traders, Shekhawati is called as "Open Air Art Gallery". In early 18th century, Nawalgarh & Mandawa were settled & fortified by the rich & dominant Silk Route merchants of the region, who constructed many havelis (mansions), chhatris (cenotaphs), temples & baolis (step-wells) with ornate frescoes adorning their walls & now aptly given the epithet- Open-Air-Art- Gallery.
On arrival, you will be taken to the pre-booked hotel in Nawalgarh/ Mandawa. Refresh, relax and thereafter proceed on for visiting Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, Goenka Double Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveli, Gori Shankar Haveli, Choudaharia Haveli, Mandawa Fort and village life in Rajasthan.
Your overnight stay has been planned in a heritage hotel in Mandawa.
Day 03: Mandawa – Gajner (Bikaner) (160 km - 4 hr)
Luxury Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Fort, Sardul Museum, Bhand Sagar, Camel Farm and Breeding Research Centre and Rat Temple.
Detail Itinerary :- Have relaxed breakfast in the morning and move on for Gajner (Bikaner), the kingdom founded in 1488 AD by Rao Bikaji, a Rajput prince of Jodhpur ruling dynasty. The 3rd day of Luxury Rajasthan Tour brings you to Gajner (Bikaner), at the fringe of the Thar desert. Bikaner is known for its desert & dessert. On arrival at Gajner, you will be taken to the designated hotel to get checked in and refreshed. After relaxing a bit, proceed for sightseeing of Bikaner which includes Junagarh Fort (constructed of red sandstone & marble with kiosks & balconies embellishing the structure at intervals), Lalgarh Fort (a magnificent example of pure Rajput martial architecture and designed by Sir Swinton Jacob of Britain), Sardul Museum, Bhand Sagar and Camel Farm and Breeding Research Centre.
Late in the evening, return to Bikaner hotel for overnight stay.
Day 04: Gajner – Deshnok- Khimsar (150km - 3 hr)
Luxury Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Rat Temple or Karni Mata Temple, Khimsar Fort & Palace.
Detail Itinerary :- After having sumptuous breakfast in Gajner (Bikaner) hotel, proceed for Khimsar. En route, visit Rat Temple or Karni Mata Temple at Deshnoke.
The Karni Mata Temple is infested with rats. These rats are never harmed by any visitor and very peculiar is the fact that these rats also have not harmed anybody in anyway. Very strange aspect is that there has never happened any disease caused by the rats. Another astonishing fact is that all the rats are mature ones and nobody has seen any baby-rat at any point of time.
After visiting Karni Mata Temple, continue your journey to desert village of Khimsar, known for Khimsar Fort with battle-scarred walls and turrets. The construction of Khimsar Fort started in 1523 AD but was inhabited by the Royal family in 18th century when a new 'Zanana' (ladies wing) was constructed. The Khimsar Fort Palace has been turned into a premier heritage hotel which offers a wide range of experiences
Arrive at Khimsar, check in at the Khimsar Fort & Palace and get submerged into the luxury of the yore and comfort of today. Observe and enjoy the rural and rustic way of life in the harsh circumstances of the desert.
Overnight stay will be in Khimsar Fort & Palace hotel.
Day 05: : Khimsar - Jaisalmer (240 km - 6hr)
Luxury Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Nathmalji-ki-Haveli, Patwon-ki-Haveli, Salim Singh-ki-Haveli, Jain Temple.
Detail Itinerary :- After having relaxed breakfast in the Khimsar Fort & Palace, proceed on for Jaisalmer ( the Golden City of Rajasthan), an important & ancient trade centre because of its strategic location on the camel trade routes, founded by Bhati Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal in 1156 AD. On arrival at Jaisalmer, check in at the designated hotel. Jaisalmer is well renowned for its yellow sand desert, Sonar Qila (Golden Fort), havelis, camel safaris and cenotaphs. After having relaxed, move for local sightseeing of Jaisalmer which includes Nathmalji-ki-Haveli, Patwon-ki-Haveli, Salim Singh-ki-Haveli, Jain Temple.
Late in the evening return to Jaisalmer hotel for night stay.
Day 06: Jaisalmer Tour
Luxury Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Sonar Qila & Manik Chowk.
India Tour Packages Special : Camel Desert Safari; Cultural night-life at sand dunes.
Detail Itinerary :- This second day in Jaisalmer on Luxury Rajasthan Tour is planned to make a lifetime experience. Have breakfast in the Jaisalmer hotel and check out of it. Your belongings will be at the reception of the hotel and can be collected after sightseeing. Sonar Qila and Manik Chowk are the prime attraction. Jaisalmer Fort is a living fort and whole town inhabits within it.
After visiting Sonar Qila (Jaisalmer Fort), collect your baggage and proceed on for a wonderful camel safari. This camel safari will take you to Sam or Khuri golden sand dunes to ensure your stay in the tented accommodation with dinner while folk dance and folklores are being performed. Camel safari will expose before you the desert expanse and the molten-gold desert changing hues to glistening ochre, deep yellow-red, red, bluish to a dark black.
Stay overnight in AC Tented accommodation on sand dunes of Jaisalmer.
Day 07:Jaisalmer - Osian – Jodhpur (240 km - 6hr)
Luxury Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Mahavir Jain Temple, Sachiya Mata Temple, Chandi Temple, Amba Mata Temple and Sun Temple
Detail Itinerary :- Have delicious breakfast in the tent on Jaisalmer desert area and proceed for Jodhpur. 48 kms before Jodhpur is situated ancient village of Osian. Osian, earlier a very prominent trade centre, is famous for its intricately carved and highly revered Hindu & Jain temples. The Sun Temple is of most archaeological importance. In toto, there are 16 temples of stunning quality. Mahavir Jain Temple, Sachiya Mata Temple, Chandi Temple, Amba Mata Temple and Sun Temple are worth visiting.
After sightseeing of Osian, proceed for Jodhpur in the late afternoon. On arrival at Jodhpur, check in at the designated hotel and stay for the overnight.
Day 08:Jodhpur Tour
Luxury Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Mehrangarh Fort, Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Jaswant Thada and Ummed Bhavan Palace.
India Tour Packages Special : Excursion to artisans' village.
Detail Itinerary :- After relaxed breakfast, you will be taken on a guided tour of Jodhpur, the Blue City of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is the second biggest city of Rajasthan and the biggest city of Marwar region. Jodhpur was founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha of Rathore Rajput clan. There are many monuments like Mehrangarh Fort, Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Jaswant Thada and Ummed Bhavan Palace which enthrall the tourists. The fort museum houses an exquisite collection of palanquins, howdah (Elephant saddle), royal cradles, miniatures, costumes & furniture.
After the Jodhpur sightseeing tour, you shall be taken to the artisans' village in Jodhpur. The Luxury Rajasthan Tour willwill help you realize the artistic expertise gained through generations.
Later in the evening return to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 09:Jodhpur –Ranakpur- Kumbhalgarh (265km - 7hr)
Luxury Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Ranakpur Jain Temple, Mehrangarh Fort, Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Jaswant Thada and Ummed Bhavan Palace.
Detail Itinerary :- Have sumptuous breakfast in Jodhpur hotel and proceed for Kumbhalgarh. En route visit magnanimous Jain temples of Ranakpur. Ranakpur, a small village in Pali district of Rajasthan, looks like an oasis in a desert state. The Ranakpur Jain temples were built by Seth Dharna Sah with the aid from Rana Kumbha in 15th century. This site is dedicated to Lord Adinath and is one of the five major Jain pilgrimage sites.
Built on 48000 square feet basement and 1400 intricately carved pillars, these temples are built in light coloured marble. Another stunning fact about these columns is that they change their color from golden to pale blue after every hour during the day. None of the two pillars are same in their carvings. Ranakpur temple complex consists of several temples like Chaumukha temple, Parsavanath temple, Amba Mata Temple and Surya Temple. Due to superb, exquisite and greatly intricate carvings, these temples took almost 65 years in completion. Ranakpur temples are rated among 77 wonders of the world. Ranakpur temples are must- see monuments to visit while on Rajasthan Tour.
Later in the evening, move for Kumbhalgarh. On arrival at Kumbhalgarh, check in at the designated hotel for overnight stay.
Day 10:Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur (100Km - 02hr)
Luxury Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Kumbhalgarh Fort Palace. India Tour Packages Special: View of Udaipur city and Lake Palace while enjoying boat ride on Lake Pichola.
Detail Itinerary :- Enjoy delicious breakfast in the natural setting of Kumbhalgarh hotel and move for Kumbhalgarh Fort & Palace on Luxury Rajasthan Tour. Kumbhalgarh wields tremendous respect and eminence not only in Rajasthan but also in whole India. Kumbhalgarh was built by Rana Kumbha, the legendary hero & warrior of Mewar. But it is widely known and respected for being the birth place of Maharana Pratap. Kumbhalgarh Fort, built on a steep hillock, is surrounded by abounding wildlife and un-spoilt nature.
After visiting Kumbhalgarh Fort, you will be driven to the city of lakes- Udaipur. Arrive at Udaipur, check in at the pre-booked hotel and relax a bit. Late in the afternoon, you will be taken to Lake Pichhola where you will be having a boat ride and watching the beautiful city and grand Lake Palace of Udaipur.
Later in the evening, return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 11:Udaipur Tour
Luxury Rajasthan Tour Highlights : City Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari, Jagdish Temple, Maharana Pratap Memorial, Museums.
Detail Itinerary :- Udaipur was capital of Mewar region of Rajasthan. After destruction of Chittorgarh by the Muslim invaders, the capital of Mewar was shifted in Udaipur. Since then, Udaipur had been capital of Sisodia dynasty. Udaipur is termed as 'city of sunrise', 'city of lakes' and 'Venice of the East.
Have breakfast in the lovers' paradise and move on for exploring Udaipur. The City Palace, famous for its grandiose scale and Rajput architectural finesse, was built in the year 1625. In addition to magnificent palace complex, City Palace of Udaipur houses a grand museum which showcases folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, musical instruments and paintings based on Indian mythology. Also, visit Saheliyon ki Bari, Jagdish Temple (an Indo-Aryan temple), Maharana Pratap Memorial.
Come back to hotel in the evening for overnight stay.
Day 12:Udaipur - Pushkar (300 km/ 5 hrs)
Luxury Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple and Rural & religious life style of Rajasthan
Detail Itinerary :- Post breakfast, check out from Udaipur hotel and drive for Pushkar, the religious capital of Rajasthan. On arrival, check in at the designated Pushkar hotel. After taking rest for some time, move for Pushkar sightseeing. Pushkar is one of the prominent pilgrimage cities of the Hindus. The only Lord Brahma temple is located in Pushkar. The Luxury Rajasthan Tour will take you to the Pushkar Lake. Around Pushkar Lake, you will happen to see daily religious rituals performed by the Hindus. It's a beautiful semi-circular lake with 52 lovely ghats surrounding it. According to beliefs, a dip in the Pushkar Lake on the auspicious occasion of Karthik Poornima brings salvation to devotees.
Overnight stay in Pushkar hotel.
Day 13:Pushkar - Jaipur (150km/ 03 hrs)
Luxury Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Birla Temple and City Palace.
Detail Itinerary :- The 13th day of your Luxury Rajasthan Tour will introduce you with the cultural and political centre of Rajasthan- Jaipur, the Pink City. Jaipur was the first planned city of medieval India which had been designed, laid and habited on conventional nine-grid pattern that is supposed to be lucky. On your arrival, you will be directly taken to the pre-booked hotel to have some rest. Thereafter, your sightseeing tour of Jaipur will start. The first day Jaipur tour will include visit of Hawa Mahal (palace of winds), Jantar Mantar, City Palace & Chokhi Dhani. Hawa Mahal is the signature symbol of Jaipur. Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory which is a proof of the keen interest of the then rulers in the science and investigation of the effects of various planets on human life. City Palace depicts the royal indulgence in luxury. Birla Temple, carved in white marble, will infuse spiritual serenity in the viewers. In contrast to regal life, Chokhi Dhani, an ethnic village park, will put forth you various cultural aspects of the folks.
Return to Jaipur hotel for overnight stay.
Come back to hotel in the evening for overnight stay.
Day 14:Jaipur Tour
Luxury Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort & Jal Mahal. India Tour Packages Special: Elephant ride at Amber Fort and Colourful Local Market of Jaipur.
Detail Itinerary :- Delicious breakfast is ready for you in the morning. Have breakfast and move for Amber Fort around 8 am, as the Elephant Ride takes place in the morning only. The elephant ride at Amber Fort will recall you the old days of Rajas & Maharajas (kings & monarchs). Riding on elephant, reach at the entrance of the Amber Fort, the prime attraction of Jaipur. Without visiting Amber Fort, one of the largest and tastefully built Fort & Palace complex, any tourist's Jaipur visit remains incomplete. It is symbolic of the heydays of the Kachwaha clan of Rajputs who ruled Jaipur for centuries.
After visiting Amber Fort, move on for visiting Jaigarh Fort which is still in possession of the erstwhile rulers' family. Their royal flag is still hoisted in Jaigarh Fort. You will see here extremely scientific and ingenious water storage and distribution system. Also, you will enjoy watching world's largest canon on wheels (Jaivana), an armoury and a museum.
Return to hotel in the afternoon. Have lunch and rest. Late afternoon, visit bustling market of Jaipur which is famous for its handicrafts, marble products, carpets, gems and jewellery.
Later in the evening return to Jaipur hotel for overnight stay.
Day 15:Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri -Agra (235 km/ 5 hrs)
Luxury Rajasthan Tour Highlights : MBuland Darwaja, Jama Masjid, Palace of Jodha Bai, Panch Mahal, Birbal Bhawan, Shrine of Salim Chishti (Fatehpur Sikri)
Detail Itinerary :- Today, after breakfast, you start your journey for Agra, the seat of world renowned Taj Mahal. En route, stop at Fatehpur Sikri, 35 kms prior to Agra. Fatehpur Sikri is a historic destination. Mughal king Akbar shifted his capital from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri but due to paucity of water, he had to relocate his capital back in Agra. Monuments like Buland Darwaja, Jama Masjid, Jodha Bai (first Rajput lady married to a Muslim king) Palace, Panch Mahal, Birbal Bhawan and shrine of Salim Chishti are worth watching.
Later in the afternoon, after visiting Fatehpur Sikri, move for Agra. On arrival, check in at the designated hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure.
Overnight stay is scheduled in Agra hotel.
Day 16:Agra Tour
Luxury Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Tomb of It-mad-ud-Daula & Sikandara. Tonga (horse cart) ride, Battery Van ride.
India Tour Packages Special : Tonga (horse cart) ride, Battery Van ride.
Detail Itinerary :- Even though this is the last leg of your Luxury Rajasthan Tour, it happens to be the most memorable day of your entire tour as you are in front of long cherished and one of the seven wonders of the world –the Taj Mahal. And that too at dawn hours when the Taj Mahal looks most beautiful. Built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal (Arjumand Bano Begum), Taj Mahal, a UNESCO world heritage site, is an epitome of love in white marble on the banks of river Yamuna. After viewing the beautiful Taj Mahal in the early hours of morning, return to your hotel to have breakfast.
Thereafter, move on for sightseeing of other famous monuments of Agra which include Agra Fort, Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula and Sikandara.
Continue to drive to Delhi. Arrive at Delhi. Our representative will meet and give you transfer to the designated hotel.
Day 17:Delhi - Departure
Luxury Rajasthan Tour Highlights :
Detail Itinerary :- Have early morning breakfast, proceed to New Delhi International Airport to board flight for your onward destination.
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