Ranthambore retreat awaits tourists in the land of forts and palaces. Ranthambore National Park, one of the leading tiger reserves in India attracts wildlife enthusiasts around the globe. Pushkar, one of the auspicious places in India is also visited during the trip. Agra’s magnetic charm, thanks to Taj Mahal and Agra Fort is enchanting. Delhi’s tourist places from pages of Indian history are soul-stirring. Experience the ‘Sun City’ Jodhpur and sprawling deserts of Jaisalmer to soak in the mesmerizing views. Take the boat cruise in Udaipur and then leave with nothing but magical memories.
Our representative will welcome you on arrival at the airport and escort you to the hotel. Overnight in Delhi.
After breakfast you will proceed for full-day tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. The courtyard of the mosque can hold about 25,000 worshipers. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi- a bit noisy, chaotic but uniquely Indian. You will then visit the Red Fort (closed every Monday), which was constructed during the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan and served as the residence for the Mughal royal family. It continues to be significant even today, as every Independence Day, the Prime Minister makes a speech from its ramparts as the Indian flag is hoisted. Later, drive past President House and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s Delhi before you head to Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. This simple memorial marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948.
Later in the evening visit the Qutab Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the world; it was commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi.
Overnight in Delhi.
Early morning transfer to New Delhi railway station to board train to Agra.
Upon arrival, proceed for full day visit of Agra. History says, Agra was founded by Sultan Sikander Lodi in 1504. But it flourished much later under Mughal patronage. If it's Agra, Taj Mahal (closed every Friday) has to be your halt. The white marble mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal on the banks of Yamuna, is the ultimate epitome of love. Owing to beautiful Mughal architecture, Taj features among the Seven Wonders of The World. You can’t miss out on Agra Fort built of red sandstone, by Akbar.
Later visit the Agra Fort, which was commissioned in 1565 by Akbar, and subsequently embellished by other Mughal Emperors. The beautiful yet forbidding structure houses many exquisite palaces, and is a handsome example of Mughal architecture. Later check in at a hotel and relax. Overnight in Agra.
After breakfast drive to Bharatpur or Mathura Railway Station to board train to Sawai Madhopur Railway Station (also known as Ranthambore). Upon arrival Sawai Madhopur railway station you will be transferred to the hotel for check in. Overnight in Ranthambore.
Early morning you will proceed for a jungle safari by jeep on a sharing basis to Ranthambhore National Park, where you can spot tigers crossing your way and click amazing pictures here. The best part about this tiger reserve is that it has India’s friendliest tigers. After an adventurous wildlife safari in Ranthambore, you will return to the hotel to relax.
Post breakfast, check out and drive to Jaipur. On arrival Jaipur you will enjoy a full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’, famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. The old city of Jaipur is painted pink, which gives it a magical glow. Visit the Amber Fort, a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds.” This pink sandstone structure with its ornately carved latticework windows, housed royal ladies.
If time permits, you may also visit the City Palace built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, housing a museum and Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory made of 19 instruments that makes astronomical positions visible through the naked eye. Overnight in Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Pushkar, World famous for the extravagant camel fair held in the month of November. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel and relax. Later proceed for the sightseeing which includes Brahma Temple – dedicated to Lord Brahma, the creator of World and is flocked by tourists on the occasion of Kartika Purnima (the full moon night of the Hindu lunar month of October – November).
Next, you will proceed to Pushkar Lake dating back to 4th century. It is a sacred lake whose water is said to have healing and medicinal properties. Overnight in Pushkar.
After breakfast, have a fun filled day at the world famous Pushkar Camel fair. Pushkar, literally meaning, ‘to be born due to a flower’ has a mythological connection dating back to thousands of years and so is the existence of this town. The World famed camel fair at Pushkar- the platform for largest livestock trading in the country, is a feather in its cap. If the local tourists visit the fair for religious reasons, others love this place for its uniqueness and Indian Experience. Later, return to the hotel and relax. Overnight in Pushkar.
After breakfast drive to Udaipur. Upon arrival check in at a hotel and relax. Overnight in Udaipur.
Today, enjoy a full-day tour of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace, standing on the east bank of Lake Pichola. The complex is a massive series of palaces built at different times from 1559. The balconies of the palace provide panoramic views of the Lake Palace Hotel and Jag Mandir on one side, and the city of Udaipur on the other. The paintings, mosaics, intricately carved 'chhatris' and the architecturally brilliant facade all contribute to making your visit to the City Palace a truly memorable experience. Thereafter, visit a picturesque garden, Sahelion ki Bari. You will visit also visit Jagdish Temple, which is dedicated to Goddess Ambika- a form of Goddess Durga. Built in 961 A.D, this temple is renowned for its intricate carvings in the exteriors. In the evening, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola, which is an artificial fresh water lake, created in the year 1362 AD. Overnight in Udaipur.
After leisurely breakfast, check out and drive to Jodhpur, en route visiting famous Jain temple in Ranakpur.Upon arrival in Jodhpur, check in at a hotel and relax. Evening is free to explore local bazaar on your own. Overnight in Jodhpur.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and make a short visit to Mehrangarh Fort – the spectacular fort made from red sandstone stands on a perpendicular cliff above the skyline of Jodhpur. It houses a museum with a fine collection of arms, costumes, paintings and even a collection of palanquins; and Jaswant Thada - a marble cenotaph built to commemorate Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.
Post sightseeing, drive to Jaisalmer; en route visit famous Osiyan Mata Temple. Upon arrival Jaisalmer, check in to hotel and relax. Later in evening enjoy sunset at city's sunset view point or explore the local bazaar. Overnight in Jaisalmer.
Today, enjoy a full day tour of Jaisalmer, which lies in the heart of the Thar Desert. A city seeped in color and rich tradition; it was once a major center for the trading route between India and the west. Visit Jaisalmer Fort, which is the only living fort of India and houses the entire township within its ramparts. There are three beautifully sculpted Jain temples from the 12th-15th century A.D., and five interconnected palaces which you can explore during your visit. At the center of the fort is Raj-Mahal, now known as Jaisalmer Fort Palace Museum & Heritage Centre. Visit Salim Singh ki Haveli and Patwon-ki-Haveli, which is the largest and most elaborate mansion of its kind in Jaisalmer. Later, visit Gadisar Lake, surrounded by numerous beautiful shrines. Rare migratory birds stop for a drink at the lustrous lake.
Later in evening visit Sam Sand Dunes, around 42 kms from Jaisalmer, are the closest place from where you can lose yourself in 'the Great Thar Desert'. Sam has a truly magnificent stretch of sweeping dunes, with sparse or no vegetation. The best way to get here, of course, is on camelback. The dunes are 3km long, 1km wide and almost half a kilometer high. Fascinatingly, the dunes keep shifting on a permanent basis and are truly a visual treat. Enjoy the romance of solitude as your camel safari takes you deep in the heart of the Thar Desert. Overnight in Jaisalmer
After breakfast you are at leisure for your independent activities. Later get transferred to Jaisalmer Airport to board the flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, meet your driver and transfer to the hotel. Check in and relax. Overnight in Delhi
After breakfast, you will be given assistance in transfer to Delhi Airport to board flight for onward journey; henceforth our services conclude and we wish you safe, happy, memorable journey back to your home.
|Duration||:||13 Nights / 14 Days|
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|Route||:||Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore...|