Colourful Rajasthan Vacation

Duration: 16 Nights / 17 Days

Destinations Covered: Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Rohetgarh - Udaipur - Chittaurgarh - Kotah - Bundi - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi

Day 01 - Delhi
Arrive Delhi by international flight. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 02 - Delhi
After breakfast sightseeing tour of historic city visiting Old Delhi to see the magnificent Red Fort, The Jama Masjid, India`s largest mosque, Rajghat - memorial of Mahatma Gandhi & a Rickshaw ride past through the silver street( Chandani Chowk) , Later New Delhi tour cosnsist of Rashtrapati Bhawan, one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the war; the Laxmi Narayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India’s leading industrial families; Humayun’s Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple , Qutub Minar , built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty. Return to the hotel for overnight at Delhi Hotel.

Day 03 - Delhi - Mandawa - 260 kms / 06 hours
Morning drive to Mandawa and upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour in Mandawa. The land of Shekha (Rao Shekhaji 1433-1488) is known for its human and artistic enterprises.

Day 04 - Mandawa - Bikaner drive, 200 kms
Morning drive to Bikaner and on arrival, check-in at the hotel. Afternoon city sightseeing tour of Bikaner. BIKANER - stands on the north corner of the desert triangle route. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05 - Bikaner - Jaisalmer drive, 333 kms
Morning drive to Jaisalmer and on arrival, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day free. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06 - Jaisalmer
Morning sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer consisit of Fort and Havelies. Rawal Jaisal laid the foundation of the city in 1156 AD. Late afternoon
excursion to Sam-the sand dunes. evening return to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 07 - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur drive, 287 kms
Morning drive to Jodhpur and on arrival, check-in at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jodhpur.

JODHPUR - The former capital of Marwar state was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, Mehrangarh Fort spreading over 5 km on a perpendicular hill and looking down 125 metres, the fort with exquisitely carved panels and latticed windows, Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal are some of the important areas to visit A collection of royal centaphs, built in while marble, lies very close to the fort. Built in 1899, the cenotaph also houses portraits of rulers of Jodhpur.

Day 08 - Jodhpur - Rohetgarh, 40 kms
Drive to Rohetgarh and check in at Palace hotel. Afternoon jeep safari. A Bishnoi village-steeped in history : this 450 year old tribe has a
distinctive way of life. visit the palace complex and rest of the day is at leisure and overnight at hotel.

Day 09 - Rohetgarh - Udaipur drive, 275 kms
Morning drive to Udaipur visiting enroute Ranakpur Jain Temples. RANAKPUR - The Jain community. like several others, had always enjoyed the patronage of the ruling family of Mewar and quite a few important positions were held by the Jain community. After Lunch proceed to Udaipur and upon arrival check-in at hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 10 - Udaipur
Morning sightseeing tour of Udaipur, One of the most beautiful cities in all of Rajasthan region, also known as cities of Lake, founded by
Maharana of Udaipur- Udai Singh, the places of interest include City Palace which has several carved balconies, arches and decorated pillars, Zenana Mahal, Fateh Prakash, Durbar Hall and Shambhu Niwas. Also visit Jagdish temple, Sahelion-ki-Bari (queen's resort for the friends). Afternoon at leisure and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11 - Udaipur - Chittaurgarh - Kota drive, 275 kms
Drive to Kota with a visit Chittaurgarh enroute, a place known for the heroism of Rajputs. Equally well known were the Maharani of Chittaur
Padmini whose beauty led the Sultan of Delhi, Allauddin Khilji to attach the fort. A fierce battle was fought and the Maharani with her entire
entourage committed sati. Continue and upon arrival check-in at hotel for the overnight stay at hotel in Kota

Day 12 - Kota - Bundi - Ranthambhore, 200 kms
Kota, known as the industrial capital of Rajasthan, it has a few traces of its past still left. The fort overlooking the mighty Chambal river is the major tourist attraction. Built in mid 13th century, foundation was laid on a slain body of a Bhil chieftain, the community originally inhabited in this area. The other attractions are Jag Mandir, Brij Vilas Palace and royal cenotaphs. Later continue and upon arrival check-in at hotel in Ranthambore for the overnight stay.

Day 13 - Ranthambhore
Morning and afternoon jeep/canter safari to view wildlife.

Day 14 - Ranthambhore - Jaipur drive, 185 kms
Morning drive to Jaipur and upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 15 - Jaipur
Morning proceed for the excursion to Amber Fort, and enjoy elephant ride to ascend the fort. Later visit to City Palace, Hawa Mahal (made for the ladies of Royal Family to see the processions from this Palace and without being seen from the people), and Jantar Mantar Observatory all within the vicinity of City Palace. Later in the evening visit at Birla Temple of white marble, after wards proceed for the dinner at Chokhi Dhani - a 5 Star ethnic resort serving Rajasthani & Continental cuisine with live music, folk dances, camel ride and puppet shows in an ambiance of an ethnic village. Return to the hotel for overnight.


Day 16 - Jaipur - Agra drive, 235 kms
After breakfast drive to Agra, enroute sightseeing of Fatehpur Sikri the city built by Mughal Emperor Akbar, visit Bulund Darwaza, Jama Masjid, and Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chisti; continue and arrive at Agra hotel. After lunch you visit incredible Taj Mahal, the architectural wonder of the world . The tour continues with a visit to the Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort which lies across the river Jamuna, followed by visit to Pearl Mosque and the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. Evening is at leisure and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 17 - Agra - Delhi drive, 204 kms
Morning free and in the afternoon drive back to Delhi and upon arrival drop at international airport to board onward destination flight.

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