Witness the centuries-old culture, history, vibrance and the fabled glory of incredible Rajasthan. Rajasthan being the culture capital of India is a perfect India getaway, as it showcases centuries-old architecture replete with elegance and poise. This makes Rajasthan one of the ideal heritage travel destinations of India. Experience the varied charms of popular places here such as Udaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur, and Jaisalmer. Discover unique and diverse culture, stunning architectural wonders and its people. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the holy city of Pushkar, which not only has a strong spiritual background but also enlightens tourists. Visit the stunning Udaipur City Palace and enjoy a ride over Lake Pichola. Also, explore two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Delhi.
On arrival at Delhi airport, our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your pre-booked hotel. Relax and enjoy a day of leisure.
Post breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed for half day city tour. Visit two of Delhi’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb. Firstly, you will visit Qutub Minar, a soaring tower of victory which is the tallest minaret of the World. Its construction was commenced in 1193 AD 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. Next, proceed towards the Humayun’s Tomb - an early example of Mughal architecture in India, often said to be the inspiration behind the Taj Mahal. It was built in the year 1565, nine years after the death of Emperor Humayun, by his senior widow Bega Begam. Post sightseeing, transfer to Delhi airport to catch your flight to Udaipur. Upon arrival in Udaipur, meet our representative and get transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Relax and enjoy a day of leisure.
After breakfast, get ready for sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Visit City Palace built in 1559, a small palace overlooking the dreamy Lake Pichola. It has gradually evolved to be the largest palace in Rajasthan; with attractions like Durbar Hall, Crystal Gallery, Palace Museum and Jagdish Temple. Later, visit Saheliyon Ki Bari that is a small ornamental garden built in the honour of Royal Ladies for recreational purpose, and visit Lok Kala Mandal, a cultural institution with a museum, which exhibits collection of folk-art items like folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings. Opened seven days a week, puppet shows and folk dancing are conducted every evening in an adjacent open-air theater. Next stop will be at Shilpgram to see the village arts & crafts. Evening is free to relax, optionally you can take a walk through the narrow lanes and back streets of Udaipur up to the Ghats at lake Pichola. Enjoy a boat ride at Lake Pichola. Overnight stay at hotel in Udaipur.
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel & drive to Pushkar – the Holy City of Rajasthan. En-route visit Ajmer Sharif Dargah or Dargah Sharif that marks the grave of the revered Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti. The 13th century shrine displays fine Muslim architecture. People of all faith throng at this holy site to get their wishes fulfilled. Later, continue your pleasant drive to Pushkar. On arrival, check-in to your hotel.
This morning after breakfast, head out to see the famous Brahma Temple – the only temple in the world dedicated to Hindu God Brahma. Then, drive to the Jodhpur - the Blue City of Rajasthan. On arrival, check-in to your hotel and relax.
After enjoying breakfast at hotel, leave for sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. Start with visit Mehrangarh Fort, one of the most impressive forts of Rajasthan. The walls of the fort surround the old city of Jodhpur, and the fort stands 100 feet on a perpendicular cliff and 400 feet above the skyline of Jodhpur. Fabricated with red sandstone, the fort is a sight to behold. Located close to the fort is Jaswant Thada - a serene white marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, built in 1899. The main memorial has been built like a temple with intricately carved marble stone that is sculpted by genius artisans. Afterwards, visit the iconic landmark of the town - Clock Tower (otherwise called Ghanta Ghar); close to it is the vibrant and quaint Sadar Market selling textiles, antiques, silverware and handicrafts.
Morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to the Golden City of India – Jaisalmer. En-route take a tour of Osian Town, an oasis in the Thar Desert. A drive to this ancient township, Osian, known as the “Khajuraho of Rajasthan”, will take you through gorgeous ruins of Jain and Brahmanical temples dating to 8th and 11th centuries. Of these, the most outstanding ones are the earlier Surya or Sun Temple and the later Kali temple, Sachiya Mata Temple and the main Jain temple dedicated to Lord Mahavira. Continue your drive to Jaisalmer. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax.
After breakfast this morning, proceed for Jaisalmer sightseeing with first visit to the Jaisalmer Fort. Named after Rao Jaisal who built this hill fort in 1156 AD, this fort attracts visitors from across the world to witness how beautifully it wears different hues of gold as the sun sets. This is why, it is also called the Golden Fort. The iconic yellow sandstone Jaisalmer Fort is perched high above the desert city of Jaisalmer. Next, visit the Salim Singh ki Haveli. Built in 1805, it took almost 55 years to be completed. It consists of around 38 balconies differently designed from each other. Now head to Patwon Ki Haveli to witness the beautiful gateways, archways and architecture of this haveli. Evening, proceed to enjoy a camel ride in the famous Sam Sand Dunes. Return to the hotel.
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel for Jaisalmer Airport to board your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival get internal transfer to New Delhi International airport for your flight back home.
|Duration||:||8 Nights / 9 Days|
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|Route||:||Delhi - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer Delhi - Udaipur - Pushkar...|