Rajasthan Cultural Tour
Duration: 15 Nights/16 Days
Destinations Covered : New Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur Ranakpur - Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Pushkar - Mandawa - New Delhi
Day 01: New Delhi:
Welcome to Incredible India!!! On arrival at Delhi international airport you will be received by our representative and transferred to your hotel. At New Delhi, evening to be used in shopping and visiting the local bazaars. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: New Delhi:
Morning proceed for a daylong sightseeing of Old Delhi (Shahajahanabad) and New Delhi which includes Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Lotus Temple, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03: Agra:
Morning, drive to Agra in your exclusive vehicle. On the way visit Sikandara which is the mausoleum of Akbar. On arrival at Agra, check-in at your Hotel. After brief leisure, proceed to visit The Agra Fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of river Yamuna. Later at sunset visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. It took over 17 years to build this memorial by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaj. Night stay in your hotel.
Note: Taj Mahal remains closed on Friday.
Day 04: Jaipur:
In the morning drive to Jaipur en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri - a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town" which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar. On arrival at the charming Pink City of India, check-in at your hotel. Day free at leisure. This is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing it. In the evening take a walking tour of the colorful streets and bazaars of Jaipur City. The beauty of Jaipur is that its unique architecture and town planning is visible at even the most common places such as its squares and lanes. Night stay in your hotel.
Day 05: Jaipur:
Take a full day long sightseeing tour of Jaipur city that includes the City Palace, Jantar Mantar observatory, Hawa Mahal, Birla temple, Albert hall and excursion to the old capital Amber Fort. Here at Amber, you’ll ascend till the gates of majestic fort on elephant back. The fort displays a beautiful mix of Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture. Evening you have the option to visit an ethnic village resort namely ‘Chokhi Dhani’ where you may enjoy traditional Rajasthani dinner along with other cultural performances. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06: Bikaner
Morning drive to the Bikaner - city of the best breed camels in the world. On arrival check-in at your hotel. Visit the Camel Breeding farms, Junagarh Fort, Lallgarh Palace, Fort Museum and the remarkable Bhandasar Jain temples. The magnificent palace is fabricated in red sandstone and marble is embellished with mirror work, exquisite carvings and paintings, definitely a worth visiting sight. In the evening you are free to wander in the busy market area. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07: Jaisalmer:
Early morning drive to Jaisalmer – City of Golden Deserts in your exclusive vehicle. On arrival transfer on camels to desert Place in a village outside Jaisalmer to spend your day in rustic desert atmosphere and enjoy dance and some cultural activities under the tinkling stars. Overnight stay in your tents.
Day 08: Jaisalmer:
In the morning drive to Jaisalmer city. On arrival, check in into your hotel room. After having a leisurely breakfast move out for sightseeing of one of the oldest forts of Rajasthan "Golden Fort", Gadisar Lake followed by a walking tour to admire the excellent stone carving work on Havelies in the town. Visit the Patwon Ki Haveli ( Mansion) and Salim singh Ki Haveli, with their carved balconies and brackets which are supreme examples of the art. Overnight in your hotel.
Day 09: Jodhpur:
After breakfast proceed for Jodhpur. On arrival check-in at your hotel. Move out for a sightseeing tour of the city. Visit the grandeur of the Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh fort and Jaswant Thada and Clock Tower. Evenings at leisure, walk along the flourishing spice market here, you are left fascinated by the aroma of the opulent variety of spices. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10: Ranakpur:
In the morning after having a leisurely breakfast drive straight to Ranakpur in your exclusive vehicle. On arrival check in at your hotel. Relax for a while and move out for the guided tour of Ranakpur temples visit the well preserved unparalleled Ranakpur Jain temples (the temple here is the largest Jain temple in the world having 1444 carved pillars with no two pillars looking alike!). Every conceivable surface is carved and every corner and angle is engraved with Jain images. Over night in your hotel room.
Day 11: Udaipur:
Morning drive to Udaipur in your exclusive vehicle. The city is built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described as one of the most romantic cities of the world. On arrival, check-in at your hotel. In the evening take a walk through the colorful Bazaar. Take a boat ride on Lake Pichola, and visit the Jag Mandir Palace amidst the lake, the picturesque beauty of the palace will take your breath away. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12: Udaipur:
Take a full day sightseeing trip of the city which includes visit to the City Palace - the largest Palace museum of Rajasthan (note the trees growing at the top floor of the palace, which is actually the summit of the hill the palace is covering!), Saheliyon ki bari, luxuriate some time in this embellishing garden where royal ladies use to bask in the green lawns and blue waters and excursion to temples of Nagada and Eklingji. In the evening visit the 300-year-old Jagdish Temple and the Royal Cenotaphs of the Rajput kings. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 13: Chittorgarh:
Morning after having a leisurely breakfast drive straight to Chittorgarh in your exclusive vehicle. On arrival check in at your hotel. Relax for a while. Move out to visit magnificent Chittorgarh Fort and other attractions. Remaining day at your own disposal. Over night in your hotel.
Day 14: Pushkar:
Morning after having breakfast drive to Pushkar holy city. On arrival check-in at your hotel. Later visit various temples and ghats and holy Pushkar Lake. There are more than 400 hundred temples in Pushkar but the main attraction being the temple of Lord Brahma, the only temple in India dedicated to Brahma. If it is the month of October/November then you are lucky to enjoy the world famous cattle fair of Pushkar. Rest of the time completely free to explore the Pushkar on your own. Over night in your hotel.
Day 15: Mandawa:
Morning, drive to Mandawa. On arrival check in at your hotel. Later visit Mandawa town, founded 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants, has beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle one of the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and house of collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820 ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items, preserved in a museum. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 16: Departure:
After breakfast check-out from hotel and you will be transferred straight to Delhi international airport for your onward journey. (The Tour Ends)