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RAJASTHAN TOUR

13 Nights /14 Days

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Overview

The magnificence and rustic appeal of Rajasthan is derived primarily from its culture and heritage. While this is obvious no matter where you visit, Cultural Rajasthan Tours is designed specifically to help you delight in these simple, yet enduring memories. Regardless of which city you travel through or the people you meet during your India tours, the culture of Rajasthan is sure to leave you spellbound. A meeting with the local chieftain can prove as insightful as an encounter with a royal, as both share the same intrinsic essence of humility and embody the true spirit of Rajasthan. Complete with majestic elephant rides to the Jaipur fort, camel rides through the desert in Jaisalmer and a chance to get up close with wild beasts in wildlife tours “this is a great chance for animal aficionados to whet their appetite. The charm of Jaisalmer has won a widespread acclaim. The shimmer and glitter of the sand under the unrelenting sun, its history enshrined in the oldest living fort, and exquisitely structured monuments make it a treasure for the parched traveller. As each city contests fiercely for a special place in your heart, you are sure to find Cultural Rajasthan Tours a journey to Utopia.

You Can See?
India Gate, Red Fort, Humayun`s Tomb (Delhi)
Taj Mahal, Red Fort Agra (Agra)
Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort (jaipur)
City Palace, Lake Palace (Udaipur)
Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan Palace (Jodhpur)
Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer Havelis (Jaisalmer)
Junagarh Fort, Camel Breeding Farm (Bikaner)
Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli (Mandawa)

Fact File
Country India
Activities Tour
Trip Length 14 Days
Trip areas Central Bhutan
Trip Starting Delhi
Trip Ending Delhi
Meal Plan Bed & Breakfast
Places to see Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Mandawa, Delhi
Main attractions Taj Mahal, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Lake Palace, Camel breeding, Amber fort, Red fort agra
Difficulty Easy
Accommodation Hotel, Guest house
Group Size Minimum: 2, Maximum: above 2
Season Every Day


Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Delhi.
Ashoka Pillar-New Delhi. Most of the flights either land in evening or late at night. So at the point you arrive at the airport our services for you shall begin. Upon your arrival at the New Delhi International Airport, and after all custom formalities when you will exit the arrival terminal, you will be met upon by a company representative from TNS Travel, who will receive you with warmth and you will enjoy a traditional welcome ( Swagat). Further he will assist you at the airport and arrange for your transfer to the hotel where you will check-in. After check-in, we wish that you take some rest and relax at the hotel after a tiring flight. Your overnight stay will be in New Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi "the historic capital"
After breakfast, you will start a full day sightseeing tour of New Delhi assisted by a guide. Your sightseeing tour will comprise visits to OLD & NEW DELHI.

OLD DELHI: A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Jama Masjid then you will take a rickshaw ride to Chandni Chowk- the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar; and the Red Fort - once the most opulent fort and palace of the Mughal Empire.

Later visit NEW DELHI: An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Raj Ghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. LOTUS TEMPLE, a Bahai Houses of Worship, Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, QUTUB MINAR, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

After sightseeing, you will have free time in the evening to enjoy other activities within the city. Your overnight stay will be in New Delhi.

Day 03: Delhi-Agra "the city of the majestic Taj Mahal".
(By Surface - 210 kms - 4 Hours). After your breakfast, you will leave for Agra by surface which will include a visit to the Tomb of Akbar the great in Sikandra, a Mughal architectural masterpiece. The third Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great, himself commenced its construction in around 1600. Akbar himself planned his own tomb and selected this site. After his death, Akbar's son Jahangir completed the construction in 1605-1613. After sightseeing, you will continue your journey & arrive in Agra. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel.

Later around mid-day, you will proceed for a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of TAJ MAHAL, an eternal of love, built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed. Kindly Note: Taj Mahal Is Closed On Fridays. After TAJ MAHAL, you will also visit Agra Fort & Itmad-Ud-Daulah ( Baby Taj ). After sightseeing, relax at your hotel. Your overnight stay will be in Agra.

Day 04: Agra-Fathepur Sikri-Jaipur
(By surface - 230 kms-5 hours), After an early breakfast, today you will proceed for Jaipur by surface with an en-route visit Fathepur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri, the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign, from the year 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water. Here we visit Emperor Akbar's Residential complex, Mosque & Tomb of Salim Chisti. The deserted, red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the 16th century. Also visit the Buland Darwaza the largest gateway in the world.

After your sightseeing here is over, you will continue your journey and arrive in Jaipur. The journey would be covered in a maximum time of 5 hours. Upon arrival in Jaipur, you will be received by our representative, who will assist during your check-in at the hotel. Your overnight stay will be in Jaipur.

Day 05: Jaipur-the pink city.
After your breakfast, you enjoy a wonderful day as you proceed for a sightseeing of the Pink City. First you will visit the 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 a Hindu style finds its ultimate expression. After Amer fort, you will make visits to, Hawa Mahal, City Palace & Jantar Mantar. After completing sightseeing of Jaipur, we keep the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay will be in Jaipur.

Day 06: Jaipur-Udaipur. (By surface - 390 km - 7 hours).
After breakfast, you will leave for Udaipur by surface. Udaipur, the city of shimmering lakes, offers a number of exciting tourist attractions to its visitors. Known for its exceptional scenic beauty, Udaipur is famous for its lovely lakes, beautiful lake palaces, temples, gardens and colorful festivals. Having the reputation of being amongst the most romantic places to be, Udaipur has many things to offer. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for check-in. Rest of the day shall be at leisure. Enjoy the evening near the picturesque Lake Pichola. Your overnight stay will be in Udaipur.

Day 07: Udaipur "the palace retreat."
Cultural Tour Packages Rajasthan, Rajasthan Holidays Cultural Tour,Diwan-e-ekhas-Jaipur. After your breakfast, you have an exotic day ahead as you proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Udaipur.

You will start an exotic day’s tour with visits to City Palace, which is one of the largest royal complexes in Rajasthan; the Palace is situated on a promontory on the picturesque Lake Pichola. The complex has 11 beautiful Mahals (palaces) with balconies and towers, offering a breathtaking view of the lake and the city.

After this you will visit Jag Mandir, a beautiful island palace on Lake Pichola, built by Maharaja Karan Singh in 1615 AD. Later you will visit Saheliyon-Ki- Bari, a splendid Garden which was built in early 18th century as a retreat for ladies of the royal household to spend their time in leisure. Fateh Sagar, located in the vicinity of the famous Saheliyon-ki-Bari Garden, it is a beautiful lake, built by Maharana Fateh Singh in 1678. After sightseeing relax at hotel as the afternoon is kept free. Your overnight stay will be in Udaipur.

Day 08: Udaipur-Jodhpur (enroute visit to Ranakpur), (By Surface - 260 km - 5 hours).
After breakfast, proceed for Jodhpur by surface with an en-route visit to Ranakpur. Ranakpur is a little village close to Udaipur is Rajasthan. The most important feature of Ranakpur is the splendid Jain temples, which is the biggest draw for majority of the tourists. The temple is one of the five major sites for Jain pilgrimage India. The Sun temples were built in 15th century during the reign of Rana Kumbha. This built of white limestone temple is elaborately adorned with intricate sculptures.

The mighty range of the Aravalis adds to the tourist attractions in Ranakpur. On continuing your journey, you arrive in Jodhpur. Jodhpur, the Blue City, is a fascinating city of Rajasthan, India. One of the most traveled tourist destinations in Rajasthan, Jodhpur is famous for its magnificent forts, beautiful palaces, havelis, museums, temples and colorful bazaars. Jodhpur is also known for its unique culture, arts and crafts and colorful festivals.bUpon arrival, our representative will assist you during check-in at the hotel. After check-in relax at hotel, as the day shall be at leisure. Your overnight stay will be in Jodhpur.

Day 09: The royal grandeur.
Today after your breakfast, you will enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. You will first visit the magnificent 15th century Mehrangarh Fort is the most famous tourist attraction in Jodhpur. Situated on a 125 m high sandstone hill, the 5 km long Mehrangarh Fort never fails to enchant its visitors. The Fort houses a number of beautiful palaces and museum in its compound.

Umaid Bhawan Palace: Located at the top of a hill, Umaid Bhawan Palace is another important landmark of Jodhpur. Commissioned by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1929 as a famine relief scheme, the impressive pink sandstone and marble palace was completed in 1944 AD, providing employment for 3,000 famine-stricken people.

Jaswant Thada: The 19th century royal cenotaph, Jaswant Thada is located north of the Mehrangarh Fort. The cenotaph of Jaswant Singh II (1878-95) built in 1899 is the most impressive with ornamental gardens and chattris made of white marble.After enjoying a day long sightseeing of the place, you will have a delicious dinner to finish things off for the day. Your overnight stay will be in Jodhpur.

Day 10: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer, (By surface - 285 kms - 6 hours).
Your breakfast will be at the hotel. After breakfast, you will proceed to Jaisalmer, through the majestic Thar desert. Jaisalmer, the Golden City of India, is one of the most alluring tourist destinations in Rajasthan, India. Jaisalmer is famous for its magnificent forts, enchanting palaces and havelis (mansions) and century’s old houses. Jaisalmer is also known for its exotic sand dunes and exciting camel safaris. Jaisalmer has a number of exciting tourist attractions showcasing the royal grandeur of the bygone era.

In the afternoon upon your arrive here, you would be assisted during your check in at the hotel. We keep the rest of the day at leisure and you can relax at your hotel. Your overnight stay will be in Jaisalmer.

Day 11: Jaisalmer "a sight of the great Indian Thar"
After you complete your breakfast at the hotel, you will proceed for wonderful city tour of Jaisalmer. During your visit, you will explore the Jaisalmer Fort, the 12th century Jaisalmer Fort is one of the most formidable forts in the region, perched on Trikuta hill, this is a 250 ft tall and massive fort, offering a spectacular sight of the Thar desert.

Jaisalmer Havelis, once the residence of wealthy merchants, the havelis (mansions) of Jaisalmer are famous for their artistic designs and decorations. Gadisisar Sagar Lake, a serene and cool place in the sandy city to enjoy, the Lake is among the most beautiful attractions in Jaisalmer. It attracts hundreds of migratory birds during the winter season.

Tazia Tower, this pagoda rises from the Badal Mahal (Palace of Clouds). The beautiful five-tiered tower is known for its beautifully carved balconies on each storey.

Later in the evening you will experience a breathtaking view of the sunset in Sam Sand Dunes. After you complete your sightseeing, you will proceed to your hotel and relax. Overnight stay will be in Jaisalmer.

Day 12: Jaisalmer to Bikaner "the rural and rustic Thar."(By surface - 333 kms - 7 hours).
After an early breakfast at the hotel, you will check-out of your hotel and leave for Bikaner by surface. Bikaner is a wonderful medieval city of Rajasthan, still retaining its medieval grandeur and charm. Bikaner is known for its strong fortification, encompassed by a 7 km long wall with five gates to enter. Situated in the vast Thar Desert, Bikaner is famous for its magnificent fort, palaces, temples, exotic sand dunes, exciting camel safaris, and a unique culture that never fails to mesmerize its visitors.

Upon arrival here, check-in at the hotel. After check-in, you will start a sightseeing tour in Bikaner. First visit the Junagarh Fort, built in 1593 AD, it is one of the most formidable forts in Rajasthan, constructed on the plains, contrary to other forts of Rajasthan, which are normally built on hilltops. The Lalgadh Palace, a beautiful red palace, displaying a perfect blend of Rajput and European architectural style with several grand halls, lounges, cupolas and pavilions with overhanging balconies and latticework.

Also visit Bhandeshwar & Sandeshwar Jain Temples, the 14th century temples famous for their mirror work and the gold leaf paintings.

Later in the evening, you will proceed to village of Deshnok, this has the pilgrim centre of Karni Mata Temple Or the RAT TEMPLE, because of a huge presence of rat within the temple. Before the temple is a beautiful marble facade, which has solid silver doors built by Maharaja Ganga Singh.

You will also visit the Camel Breeding Farms, the largest and only of its kind in Asia. These farms produce the fastest riding camels in the world. If you wish, you can also enjoy a camel ride or a cup of camel's milk at the farms. Your overnight stay will be in Bikaner.

Day 13: Bikaner-Mandawa "rejoice the Shekhawati flavors",(By Surface - 200 Kms - 4 Hours).
Today after your breakfast at the hotel, you will proceed for Mandawa by surface. Upon your arrival, you will be assisted during your check-in at the hotel.

Later in the day you will proceed for a half-day sightseeing tour of the famous havelis of Mandawa. First you visit the Goenka Haveli, which has a monumental façade of elephants and horses, the outer walls, jutting balconies, alcoves and overhanging upper storeys are replete with patterns and paintings, ranging from traditional Rajasthani women and religious motifs to Europeans wearing stylish hats and other Victorian finery.

And later visit Jhunjhunwala Haveli, the haveli features a striking gold leaf painted room located to the right of main courtyard. Evening you shall relax at your hotel. Your overnight stay will be in Mandawa.

Day 14: Mandawa-Delhi Departure, (By surface 220 km - 5 hours)
Morning shall be at leisure. Enjoy your stay at the hotel. Later in the day you will leave for Delhi by surface. The journey shall be covered up in a maximum time of 5 hours. Upon arrival in Delhi, you will accompanied by our company executive, who will join you for a farewell dinner arranged specially for you. After dinner our company executive will arrange for your in-time transfer to the International airport for your onward journey, with sweet memories of the tour with usl.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Price: Please contact us.

COST INCLUSIONS:
Sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary
Accommodation at suggested hotels
Air- Conditioned car at disposal with driver
English Speaking Guide for all mentioned tours
Meet and Assist services on arrival / departure
Daily Buffet Breakfast
Horse Cart ride to Taj Mahal in Agra
Elephant Ride at Amber Fort - Jaipur
Rickshaw Ride ar Chandni Chowk Old Delhi
All Applicable taxes and service charges and
All Parking . Road Taxes and Driver Allowances.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDED:
Rickshaw Ride From Jama Masjid To Red Fort In Old Delhi
Walking Tour In Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi
Horse Driven Cart Ride Near Taj Mahal, Agra
Elephant Ride In Jaipur
Dinner With Folk Dance Presentation, Jaipur
Boat Ride In Lake Pichola, Udaipur
Visit To Sam Sand Dunes For Viewing Sunset, Jaisalmer
Visit To Camel Breeding Farm In Bikaner

COST EXCLUSIONS:
Any Kind Of Personal Expense,
Shopping Expenses,
Laundry Charges,
Tipping
Any Kind Of Expense Which Is Not Included In The Itinerary

NOTE:
Please note that lunches & dinners are not included in the tour except where mentioned in the itinerary. Monument entrance fees are not included (except where mentioned in the inclusion list) along with personal expenses, shopping, camera, etc. tips, (if any) at places where applicable.

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