Day 01: Arrival at Delhi & Old Delhi Tour
Cultural Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid and Raj Ghat.
India Tour Packages Special : Exotic India experience with rickshaw ride in 400 years old Chandni Chowk.
Detail Itinerary :- India is worldwide known for welcoming guests with open arms. The culturally underlying ethos of 'Atithi Devo Bhav' reflects in every gesture of common Indian. You will be welcomed by India Tour Packages representative at the airport. With your arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport of India, your exotic India tour, befittingly termed as Cultural Rajasthan Tour, commences. On arrival, you will be taken to the already reserved room of the designated hotel. Have proper rest, come out of jet-lag and acclimatize to the ambience of India. After having breakfast in the hotel, sally out for Old Delhi tour. The Old Delhi tour will comprise exotic India experience in the form of manual rickshaw ride in 400 years old traditional market- Chandni Chowk. Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid and Raj Ghat visit will be part of your Old Delhi tour itinerary.
After Old Delhi sightseeing, return to Delhi hotel foe overnight stay.
Day 02 : New Delhi sightseeing tour
Cultural Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Qutub Minar, India Gate, Presidents House, Parliament of India, Humayun's Tomb and Lotus Temple.
India Tour Packages Special : Evening spiritual sound and light show at Akshardham Temple.
Detail Itinerary :- The second day of Cultural Rajasthan Tour is scheduled for visiting architectural gems of Delhi. The prominent monuments of New Delhi include Qutub Minar, India Gate, President House, Parliament House, Lotus Temple and Akshardham Temple. In fact, Delhi is one of the richest capitals of the world in regard to monumental heritage. The archaeological evidences suggest the existence of Delhi during Mahabharata age. At that time, it was known as Indraprastha. The remains of that time can even today be traced in and around Delhi, but more specifically in Meerut, 60 kms from Delhi. After having delicious breakfast in Delhi hotel, take a New Delhi sightseeing tour and visit Qutub Minar, India Gate, Presidents House, Parliament of India, Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple and Akshardham Temple.
Come back to your Delhi hotel in the evening for overnight stay.
Day 03:Delhi - Agra - Agra sightseeing tour
Cultural Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Tomb of Akbar (Sikandara), Agra Fort and Tomb of It-Mad-ud-Daula.
India Tour Packages Special : Tonga (horse carriage) ride.
Detail Itinerary :- After relaxed breakfast, proceed to Agra in the morning by car. On the way to Agra, you will visit Tomb of Akbar at Sikandara at the outskirts of Agra. After visiting Sikandara, move for Agra. On arrival at Agra, you will be directly taken to the pre-booked Agra hotel. Relax and have lunch. Agra is crowned with two UNESCO World Heritage sites- Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. Early afternoon, visit the Agra Fort. After visiting Agra Fort, proceed for visiting Tomb of It-mad-ud-Daula, famously known as Baby Taj as well. Baby Taj is also built of white marble. Enjoy the free time in evening to explore the Agra's rich heritage of handicrafts in its market.
Return to Agra hotel in the evening for overnight stay.
Day 04:Agra - Bharatpur
HIGHLIGHTS : Taj Mahal.
India Tour Packages Special : Bird safari on rickshaw.
Detail Itinerary :- Taj Mahal looks stunningly beautiful at the time of sunrise. Keeping in mind this very fact, your Taj Mahal visit on Cultural Rajasthan Tour has been planned in the morning so that you do not miss out those wonderful moments. Taj Mahal, a symbol of love, can aptly be termed as a monument of ecstasy built out of acute grief. Shah Jahan built Taj Mahal in memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal. Built in white marble of Makrana, Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. After viewing the mesmerizing beauty of Taj Mahal, return to your Agra hotel. Refresh, have breakfast and later move to Bharatpur. On arrival at Keoladeo Ghana National Park, widely known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, check in at the designated hotel. Relax in panoramic natural ambience. In the afternoon, enjoy bird safari on rickshaw Cultural Rajasthan Tour.
Return to Bharatpur hotel for overnight stay.
Day 05:Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary - Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve
Cultural Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Flora & fauna of Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary & Ranthambhore.
India Tour Packages Special : Bird safari on rickshaw.
Detail Itinerary :- Beautiful birds' chirping and heartening activities are most visible in the morning and evening hours. Cultural Rajasthan Tour has been designed to enjoy the morning time in Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Have breakfast in enchanting natural environs and sally out for Ranthambhore Wildlife Sanctuary. Ranthambhore lies in the district Sawai Madho Singh. Ranthambhore is renowned for Royal Bengal Tigers. Tourists enjoy visiting Ranthambhore & take photographs of the tiger in its natural habitat. On arrival at Ranthambhore forest lodge, you will be greeted with 'welcome drink'. Check in at the resort, relax and enjoy cultural evening & bon-fire. .
Overnight stay is planned in Ranthambhore resort.
Day 06: Ranthambhore
Cultural Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Ranthambhore Fort, Ancient temples
India Tour Packages Special : Tiger safaris in the natural habitat of tiger in Ranthambhore National Park.
Detail Itinerary :- Jungle safaris in India are conducted by the Forest Department of India. Two Tiger safaris are conducted daily in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. Both the tiger safaris are of 4 hours duration. The first jungle safari is conducted in the morning and the second one in the afternoon. On Cultural Rajasthan Tour, enjoy both jungle safaris in a Canter or Jeep on a sharing basis. After morning tiger safari, return to Ranthambhore resort, have lunch and rest and later in the afternoon, move for a second visit to the Ranthambhore National Park.
Overnight stay is in Ranthambhore.
Day 07:Ranthambhore - Kota
Cultural Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Kota Fort, Rang Mahal Palace, Kota Museum.
Detail Itinerary :- Have delicious breakfast in Ranthambhore jungle resort and proceed to Kota, a thriving modern district of Rajasthan. Kota is now-a-days a prominent centre of education and known for its Hydro-electrical project on Chambal river and nuclear power plant. In addition to modern industrial progress, Kota has fort, palaces and museum of the yore. The Kota Fort is on the banks of Chambal river and is one of the prime attractions of Kota. The Kota Fort houses a museum with a rich collection of art and artefacts.
On arrival at Kota in the early afternoon, check in at the designated hotel. After having lunch, move for visiting Kota Fort Palace and museum. In the evening, explore local market of Kota.
Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 08: Kota - Bundi
Cultural Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Taragarh Fort, Bundi Palace, Chhattar Mahal, 84 pillared cenotaph, Chitrashala & Raniji Ki Baori.
India Tour Packages Special : Lesser explored but unique tourist place of Rajasthan.
Detail Itinerary :- Bundi is a historical city of Rajasthan. Situated in the Hadoti region of Rajasthan, Bundi came into prominence under the rule of Hada Chouhan Rajput clan. The Hada Chouhans of Bundi spread their rule till Ajmer and Delhi. Being a seat of powerful Rajput dynasty, Bundi flourished rapidly. Bundi is lesser traversed by the tourists due to being off- track. This makes Bundi very touristic to observe pristine and intact archaeological & cultural lineage of Rajasthan. Majestic forts, ornate palaces, richly carved pillared cenotaphs, 'baoris' (step-wells), miniature paintings and traditional culture and cuisines of Rajasthan will definitely keep you glued with its memories. On Cultural Rajasthan Tour of Bundi, visit Taragarh Fort (built in 1354 AD), Bundi Palace (famous for Rajput architecture and murals), Chhattar Mahal (Palace of Towers- famous for miniature style murals), 84 pillared cenotaph, Chitrashala & Raniji Ki Baori (built in1699).
After enjoying the sightseeing of Bundi, return to Bundi hotel for overnight stay.
Day 09: Bundi - Chittaurgarh
Cultural Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Chittaurgarh Fort, Vijay Stambh, Kirti Stambh, Rana Kumbha Palace, Rani Padmini Palace, Kumbha Shyam Temple, Meera Bai Temple & Museum.
Detail Itinerary :- After rejoicing delicious breakfast in Bundi hotel, proceed for Chittaurgarh, erstwhile capital of Mewar region of Rajasthan. Mewar and hence Chittaurgarh has a very significant prominence in the history of Rajasthan as well as India. Chittaurgarh Fort was taken over by Bappa Rawal from Mauryan ruler and since then remained in the possession of Sisodia Rajputs, known for their uncompromising valour. Chittaurgarh Fort had been assaulted several times by Muslim invaders and had been witness of three 'johars'. There are many monuments of tourist interest- Vijay Stambh, Kirti Stambh, Rana Kumbha Palace, Rani Padmini Palace, Kumbha Shyam Temple, Meera Bai Temple & Museum etc. Spend rest of the day for shopping and leisure and evening for cultural entertainment.
Return to Chittaurgarh hotel for overnight stay.
Day 10: Chittaurgarh - Udaipur
HIGHLIGHTS : Lake Palace/ Jag Niwas, Udaipur City Tour
India Tour Packages Special : Viewing Udaipur city while enjoying boat ride in Lake Pichola.
Detail Itinerary :- Cultural Rajasthan Tour by India Tour Packages enters today the 10th day of exotic India experience. After the successive onslaughts on Chittaurgarh and ensuing dilapidation & vulnerability, Maharana Udai Singh shifted capital of Mewar to Udaipur. Udaipur, representative of true Rajput culture & architecture, is now said to be 'city of lakes', 'city of rising sun', 'romantic city of Rajasthan' and 'Venice of East'.
In the morning, post-breakfast, drive to Udaipur. On reaching Udaipur, you shall be directly taken to the designated hotel on the banks of Lake Pichola. Relax in the hotel for some time. Post lunch, move for Udaipur city tour and pleasant boat ride at Lake Pichola. Also visit Lake Palace of Udaipur which has been converted into a luxury heritage hotel and being managed by Taj Group of Hotels.
After leisurely city tour and boat ride in Lake Pichola, return to Udaipur hotel for overnight stay.
Day 11: Udaipur sightseeing tour
Cultural Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir, City Palace, Jag Mandir Palace and Saheliyon ki Bari.
Detail Itinerary :- Have delicious breakfast in Udaipur hotel and proceed on Udaipur sightseeing tour which primarily includes Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir, City Palace, Jag Mandir Palace and Saheliyon ki Bari. City Palace, a specimen of Rajput architecture, is the most-watched tourist attraction of Udaipur. Various gateways (called 'pol'), majestic courtyards, richly engraved terraces and pavilions and embellished corridors & rooms are worth watching. Jagdish Temple within the City Palace complex is the biggest, most beautiful and exquisite temple of Udaipur. The Jag Mandir Palace, again on the banks of Lake Pichola, is a three -storeyed palatial structure made in yellow sandstone and marble and had impressed Shah Jahan a lot. As a result, Shah Jahan imbibed several ideas, especially of pieta dura work, in construction of Taj Mahal.
Saheliyon Ki Bari, a major tourist attraction of Udaipur, was built by Maharana Sangram Singh in 18th century. The museum here is of worth a visit.
Return to Udaipur hotel for enjoying evening in leisure and overnight stay.
Day 12 : Udaipur - Ranakpur- Kumbhalgarh
Cultural Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Ranakpur Jain Temples, Kumbhalgarh Fort.
India Tour Packages Special : Visit of a tribal village.
Detail Itinerary :- Rejoicing sumptuous breakfast in Udaipur hotel, move for Kumbhalgarh. Kumbhalgarh, nestled in Aravali hills, is famous for Kumbhalgarh Fort & Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. Kumbhalgarh Fort is a unique citadel as here lies fort within fort. Kumbhalgarh Fort was built by Rana Kumbha in 15th century. Though Kumbhalgarh is famous for its sturdy construction and invincible fortification, but it holds special prominence and significance for the people being the birthplace of Mewar's legendary king, Maharana Pratap. Within the fortress, there are several temples and palaces built by Mauryas. Badal Mahal is an tastefully decorated palace.
After visiting Kumbhalgarh, move on to visit Ranakpur Jain Temples which are wonderful pieces of architecture, engravings and carving. Ranakpur lies in the Pali district of Rajasthan. Dedicated to Lord Adinath, Ranakpur Temple was built in 15thcentury by Seth Dharna Sah with the help of donations from Rana Kumbha.
Having seen Ranakpur Temple, return to Kumbhalgarh hotel for overnight stay.
Day 13: Kumbhalgarh - Mount Abu
Cultural Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Dilwara Temples, Gomukh temple, Vimala Vasahi and Brahmakumari Temple.
India Tour Packages Special : A visit of sunset point.
Detail Itinerary :- Have delicious breakfast in Kumbhalgarh resort and proceed for Mount Abu, the only hill station of Rajasthan. Reach Mount Abu and check in at the designated hotel. Early afternoon, proceed for half day sightseeing of Mount Abu which includes Dilwara Temples, Gomukh temple, Vimala Vasahi, Brahmakumari Temple and sunset point. The Jain temples of Dilwara, built in 11th century, are famous for intricate carvings. Spend evening in leisure.
Return to Mount Abu hotel in the evening for overnight stay.
Day 14: Mount Abu - Jodhpur
Cultural Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Market visit.
Detail Itinerary :- Post breakfast, check out from the Mount Abu hotel and proceed for Jodhpur, the 'Blue City of Rajasthan'. Jodhpur, the second largest city of Rajasthan, was erstwhile capital of Marwar region of Rajasthan. On arrival at Jodhpur, check in at the designated hotel. After relaxing a bit, visit the market place of Jodhpur which will unfold many facets of culture of Jodhpur. Being a popular tourist destination of Rajasthan, Jodhpur boasts of world class hotels and restaurants.
Have dinner in a nice restaurant and return to Jodhpur hotel for overnight stay.
Day 15:Jodhpur tour
Cultural Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace and Jaswant Thada.
India Tour Packages Special : Bishnoi Village Safari
Detail Itinerary :- Cultural Rajasthan Tour will surely be incomplete if a tourist on Rajasthan tour has not visited Bishnoi village. Bishnoi is a sect started by Guru Jambheshwar in 1451. Due to 29 (Bish means 20 & Noi means 9) cardinal principles set by Guru Jambheshwar and being practiced by his followers, the sect and the followers are called as Bishnoi. The Bishnoi Villafe Safari by India Tour Packages will help you peek into the lifestyle, culture and attitudes of the Bishnois. Their unwavering love for all living beings (trees and animals) and uncompromising commitment to protect tress and animals is exemplary. Visit Bishnoi families & meet village people. Enjoy viewing thousands of migratory demoiselle cranes. In Rajasthan, you will find handicraft articles everywhere, but here in Bishnoi village, you will see the weavers, potters and block printers on their work.
After Bishnoi Village Safari and ensuing lunch, move for visiting famous monuments of Jodhpur which include Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace and Jaswant Thada.
Have dinner in a nice restaurant and return to Jodhpur hotel for overnight stay.
Day 16: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
Cultural Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Patwon Ki Haveli, Nathmal Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli and local market.
Detail Itinerary :- Proceed for Jaisalmer after having delicious breakfast in Jodhpur hotel. The journey from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer is an exotic tour into desert of Rajasthan. On arrival at Jaisalmer, you will be well received and greeted by India Tour Packages representative. Check in at the pre-booked hotel, have lunch and a bit of rest. After relaxing for some time, proceed for half day sightseeing of Jaisalmer on Cultural Rajasthan Tour which comprises Patwon Ki Haveli, Nathmal Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli and local market.
Return to Jaisalmer hotel for overnight stay.
Day 17: Jaisalmer tour
Cultural Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Sonar Qila- the Golden Fort
India Tour Packages Special : Camel safari, cultural evening and overnight stay in desert area.
Detail Itinerary :- The 17th day of Cultural Rajasthan Tour brings an exotic experience for you in Jaisalmer. After breakfast, you will be escorted by the India tour guide who will take you to the Sonar Qila (the Golden Fort) of Jaisalmer. Sonar Qila is different from other forts of Rajasthan as it is a living township in itself. Sonar Qila houses several palatial buildings, Jan & Hindu temples and invaluable Gyan Bhandar library with original manuscripts of many treatises.
After visiting Golden Fort of Jaisalmer, return to Jaisalmer city, have lunch and move on desert safari on camel. This camel safari in Thar Desert of Jaisalmer will be life-time experience. You will be watching mesmerizing sunset at desert, enjoying cultural evening in desert area and overnight stay in tented accommodation in the desert of Jaisalmer.
Day 18: Jaisalmer - Bikaner
Cultural Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Fort, Camel Breeding Farm and Museum.
Detail Itinerary :- After leisurely breakfast in the tented accommodation of Jaisalmer, proceed for Bikaner. Bikaner, the city of desert and dessert, was founded by Raja Rai Singh. On reaching Bikaner, check in at the reserved hotel. After relaxing a bit, move for sightseeing of Bikaner which primarily includes Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Fort, Camel Breeding Farm and Museum.
Return to Bikaner hotel for overnight stay.
Day 19:Bikaner - Mandawa
Cultural Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli & Jhunjhunwala Haveli.
India Tour Packages Special : Village life and Fresco paintings on walls.
Detail Itinerary :- Enjoy delicious breakfast in Bikaner hotel and thereafter proceed for Mandawa. While moving to Mandawa, en route visit Mukandgarh. On arrival at Mandawa, check in at the hotel. Early afternoon proceed for sightseeing of Mandawa. Mandawa, a town in Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, is known across the globe as 'Open Art Gallery' owing to its mansions with lot of fresco paintings on the walls and ceilings. But the sightseeing of colourfully decorated mansions leads to traditional village and hence opens an altogether vista to behold. The famous havelis worth watching are Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli & Jhunjhunwala Haveli.
During the course of watching the havelis, also observe traditional rural lifestyle of Rajasthan and particularly Mandawa.
Later, return to Mandawa hotel in the evening for overnight stay.
Day 20: Mandawa - Jaipur
Cultural Rajasthan Tour Highlights : Albert Hall Museum and Birla Temple .
India Tour Packages Special : Visit of & Rajasthani dinner in Chokhi Dhani with lot of cultural events.
Detail Itinerary :- After having delicious breakfast in Mandawa hotel, proceed for Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan & known as 'Pink City' as well. The buildings of Old Jaipur are painted in pink colour, so it is termed as Pink City of Rajasthan. Jaipur has lot many monuments and must-see tourist attractions. Jaipur also boasts of being the first planned city of medieval India. It was built in 9 grid format which is considered the best pattern of town layout as per Indian 'vaastushastra'.
As soon as you arrive in Jaipur, you are taken directly to the pre-booked hotel. Have lunch and early afternoon move for exploring Jaipur. Today's Jaipur tour will include visit to Albert Hall Museum, Birla Temple and Chokhi Dhani. Enjoy the cultural evening in Chokhi Dhani.
Later in the evening return to Jaipur hotel for overnight stay.
Day 21: Jaipur tour
Cultural Rajasthan Tour Highlights: : Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar & Hawa Mahal.
India Tour Packages Special : Elephant ride at Amber Fort; Visit of bustling local market.
Detail Itinerary :- The Cultural Rajasthan Tour by India Tour Packages has entered into its last-leg. Have breakfast in Jaipur hotel and proceed for Amber Fort. Have a ride on caparisoned elephant and for few minutes feel like a Maharaja. Visit majestic Amber Fort. Thereafter, move for visiting Jaigarh Fort. Jaigarh Fort is still in possession of the erstwhile king of Jaipur. Here you will see world's biggest canon Jaivana, a museum and arms manufacturing factory. Hereinafter, proceed to visit City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal. After Jaipur sightseeing tour, you have got enough time to explore local market of Jaipur that is famous for its handicraft products, rugs, carpets, printed sarees and intricately carved jewellery.
Later in the evening return to Jaipur hotel for overnight stay.
Day 21: Jaipur - Delhi - Departure
Detail Itinerary :- After a relaxed breakfast in Jaipur hotel, drive to Delhi & transfer to airport to board the flight back home.