Heritage of Rajasthan with Pushkar


Program name:

Heritage of Rajasthan with Pushkar

Route:

Delhi – Shekhawati – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Jojawar - Udaipur - Pushkar – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi

Duration :

14 Nights / 15 days


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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Witness the architectural delights of Rajasthan signifying
    its glorious history, culture and traditions
  • Explore Shekhawati known for its artistic Havelis
  • Visit the only Brahma Temple in the entire world at Pushkar
  • Enjoy camel ride at the spectacular sand dunes of Jaisalmer
  • Discover the traditional village life of Jojawar
  • Visit the magnificent 15th century Ranakpur Jain Temples
  • Enjoy Boat ride at Pichola Lake in Udaipur
  • Behold the stunning sight of the Taj Mahal in the ancient
    Mughal city of Agra
  • Explore the ancient fortified city of Fatehpur Sikri that once
    served as the capital of the Mughal Empire
  • Discover eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites during the tour

Day 1: Arrival at Delhi

On arrival at New Delhi airport, Our GeTS Holidays representative will meet you at the Airport and transfer you to your pre-booked hotel. Relax and enjoy a day of leisure.
Overnight stay in Delhi.


Day 2: Delhi - Mandawa (260 Km / 6 Hrs Drive Approx.)
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In the morning, check-out for Mandawa. On arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax. After some time get ready for Mandawa city tour.
Mandawa is renowned for its alluring frescoes and Havelis. It is referred to as an "open art gallery" with its walls adorned with beautiful murals. Traveling around the glorious havelis of Mandawa in Rajasthan takes you back to the golden era of the rich merchants in Rajasthan. It is believed that the Marwari (a South Asian ethno-linguistic group originated from Marwar in Rajasthan) merchants built a couple of grand Havelis here between 17th-19th centuries. Shekhawati is an ultimate place for art and architecture lovers. Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 3: Mandawa - Bikaner (200 Km / 3-4 Hrs Drive Approx.)

After breakfast, drive to Bikaner. On reaching Bikaner, check-in at the hotel and begin your Bikaner sightseeing tour that includes visit to Junagarh Fort, camel farm, Karni Mata Temple etc.
Bikaner is a city located in the north-west side of Rajasthan. It was earlier called Jangladesh and prior to mid-15th century, it was nothing but just a barren land. In the year 1488, the city of Bikaner was established by Rao Bika (a descendant of the Rajput clan). Hence, the place got its name from him. This city has the best collection of camels; you won’t find anywhere else. This is why, it is called the “camel country”.
Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 4: Bikaner - Jaisalmer (330 Km / 5 Hrs Drive Approx.)

After early breakfast, you will drive to Jaisalmer, also known as ‘The Golden City’ for its spectacular sand dunes. It is an amalgamation of heritage, culture and adventure spots. As per history, this city was founded in 1156 A.D by Maharawal Jaisal Singh (a Rajput king). It is the largest district of Rajasthan embraced on the west & south-west by the Pakistan border.
Upon arrival in Jaisalmer, check-in at hotel. Later in the evening, visit Gadisar Lake & Vyas Chhatri.
Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 5: Jaisalmer Sightseeing
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After breakfast, head for a visit to Jaisalmer Fort, Jain Temple & Patwa Haveli. In afternoon, proceed to the sand dunes for a spectacular camel ride in the desert sands. Soak in the mesmerizing sunset views at the sand dunes. Enjoy cultural program and an overnight stay at Desert Camp.

 

Day 6: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (290 Km / 5 Hrs Drive Approx.)

Have breakfast and then drive to Jodhpur. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Relax and spend some time at leisure. Later, in the evening, head for an evening walk in the local bazaar of Jodhpur. 
Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 7: Jodhpur - Jojawar (130 Km / 3 Hrs Drive Approx.)

After breakfast, visit the major attractions of Jodhpur - Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Clock Tower and Mandore Gardens. Next, drive to Jojawar. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Later, head out for Jojawar. Jojawar has interesting landscapes and the picturesque Aravalli Hills on its eastern side. Closely observe the traditional village life of Jojawar and interact with locals on the go.
Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 8: Jojawar - Udaipur (250 Km / 5 Hrs Drive Approx.)

After early morning breakfast, drive to Udaipur. Enroute, visit the renowned Ranakpur Jain temples. Built in the 15th century, the Ranakpur temples are considered to be the largest and most important temples of the Jain cult.
On arrival in Udaipur, check-in at hotel. Spend the evening admiring the picturesque palaces of the city of Udaipur on a boat cruise at the Lake Pichola. Overnight stay at hotel.  


Day 9: Udaipur Sightseeing
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After breakfast set out for a walk on the banks of Lake Pichola to experience the pleasure of the cool breeze in Udaipur. Later, visit the 18th century City Palace located on the banks of Lake Pichola. It attracts tourists for its captivating marble-work, mirror and silver work, wall paintings and murals etc. Head to the Bagore ki Haveli. It is an 18th century Haveli that has now been converted into a Museum. The costumes of the royal Kings, rose water sprinklers, Mewar paintings, peacocks made of colored glass pieces, jewellery boxes of the royal women are a few major attractions here. Next, visit the Jagdish Temple - a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu (preserver of the World) and Sahelion ki Bari (Garden of the Maidens) that was a leisure spot of King Rana Sanga and the royal women of Udaipur. In the evening, spend time at the Fateh Sagar Lake - a tranquil lake famous for its sunset views or you can enjoy a cultural dance show “Dharohar” at the Bagore Ki Haveli. Return to the hotel to rest for the day.
Overnight stay at hotel.

 


Day 10: Udaipur - Pushkar (280 Km / 5 Hrs Drive Approx.)

After breakfast, drive to Pushkar - the holiest city of Rajasthan. On your arrival at Pushkar, check-in at hotel. Later, visit various temples and ghats and the holy Pushkar Lake.
Pushkar is a city that has a mystical origin and is renowned for its sacred Pushkar Lake known as the king of pilgrimage sites as it is dotted with more than 500 temples on its banks. Also, the water of this lake is said to have curative and healing properties. Almost every visitor in Pushkar visits this lake for ablution prior to visiting the Brahma Temple - the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma (God of creation) in India.
Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 11: Pushkar - Jaipur (145 Km / 03 Hrs Drive Approx.)

Post breakfast, check-out for Jaipur. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Day free at leisure. In the evening, explore the colorful streets and bazaars of Jaipur City.
Jaipur, the largest city of Rajasthan in India, was founded in AD 1727 by Sawai Jaisingh II. It the largest city of Rajasthan in India. Also called the Pink city of India, it is an embodiment of Hindustani and Persian style. Here the past comes alive in magnificent forts and palaces made of blushed pink sandstones, where once lived the Maharajas. The beauty of Jaipur is its unique architecture. Also, urbanism is visible on the most common places such as squares and alleys.
Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 12: Jaipur Sightseeing

Morning after breakfast, set off for a day of exploration in Jaipur. Ride to the top of the hilltop fortress - the Amber Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) on an elephant’s back. Get to know the dramatic grandeur of the fort perched on the Aravalli Hills and surrounded by fortified battlements. Then, pay a visit to the Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, the five storied structure featuring 953 small windows called jharokhas, decorated with intricate latticework. Made using red sandstone, the towering structure resembles a honeycomb and was initially built to allow the royal ladies to peer down without being seen. Next, visit the City Palace. Built in the 18th century, the City Palace is a perfect exemplar of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles and fortified walls, built for protection from invading armies. Also, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), an astronomy site which was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur in the 18th century with 13 architectural astronomy instruments.
Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 13: Jaipur – Agra via Fatehpur Sikri (260 Km / 5-6 Hrs Drive Approx.)
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After breakfast, you will be driven towards Agra via Fatehpur Sikri (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Built in the 16th century, this ancient fortified city was once the capital of the Mughal Empire. The complex comprises several buildings including the Diwan-i-Khas, which has a beautifully carved pillar at its centre and the Panch Mahal Palace. Upon arrival in Agra, check into your hotel and relax.
Overnight stay at hotel.

 
Day 14: Agra - Delhi (220 Km/ 04 Hrs Drive Approx.)

After breakfast, check-out and visit the Taj Mahal - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and perhaps the world’s most photographed monument. Pay a visit to this beautiful edifice commissioned in the 17th century by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his loving wife. Then, visit the massive Agra Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), an elegant building that reflects a perfect fusion of the Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles with massive courtyards, mosques & private chambers.
Then, proceed towards Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, check-in at the hotel and relax.
Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 15: Delhi sightseeing (Departure) 

After breakfast, set out on a sightseeing tour of Delhi city. You’ll first go for Old Delhi sightseeing, starting with Jama Masjid, the country's largest mosque, built in 1656. The mosque's courtyard is capable of holding 25,000 devotees at once. Next, visit Old Delhi’s oldest and biggest market Chandni Chowk. Later, enjoy a rickshaw ride from Fatehpuri Masjid to the impressive red sandstone monument of Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, our driver will pick you up and drive you to Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi - Father of the Nation. Afterward, proceed to Humayun’s Tomb (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), an early example of fine Mughal architecture in India, built in 1565. Humayun's Tomb is often said to be the inspiration behind the Taj Mahal.
Later, drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s House), Parliament House, and India Gate - a war memorial constructed in memory of 70,000 Indian soldiers who fought in World War I. Lastly, visit Qutub Minar (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), a soaring tower of victory. Its construction was commenced in 1193 under the supervision of Islamic ruler Qutub-ud-din-Aibak, immediately after the defeat of the last Hindu Kingdom in Delhi. The marble and red sandstone built structure is nearly 73 meters tall and tapers from a 15-meter-diameter base to just 2.5 meters at the top.
After the sightseeing tour, proceed towards airport to board your flight for onward destination.



 



Inclusions : Exclusions :
  • Accommodation in standard category room as per mentioned hotels or similar
  • Daily breakfast at hotel
  • All transfers, sightseeing by Air-conditioned Vehicle.
  • Assistance during arrival and departure.
  • Rickshaw ride in Delhi.
  • Elephant ride in Jaipur.
  • Battery van ride in Agra
  • Tonga ride in Agra.
  • Boating at Lake Pichola in Udaipur.
  • Camel ride in Jaisalmer.
  • All currently applicable taxes including Govt. Service Tax.
  • International Airfare & airport tax if applicable.
  • Monument Entrance fees.
  • Services of English Speaking local guides as per itinerary.
  • Any items of personal nature viz. laundry
  • Charges, telephone bills, drinks, shopping etc.
  • Medical insurance of any kind.
  • All expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay / cancellation / strike or other natural disasters.
  • Any item that is not mentioned under inclusions