Royal Rajasthan Holiday
- Itinerary Detail
|1||Delhi||Overnight at hotel|
|2||Delhi||India Gate, the war memorial in the heart of the city.
Red Fort built of red sandstone is the of great importance in present day - republic day parades initiate from here.
Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques which can accommodate up to 25,000 devotees.
Rajghat, Mahatma Gandhi's memorial. Visit Humayan’s tomb and Qutab Minar (the tallest minaret in India)
|3||Delhi-Agra by train||Taj Mahal - Mughal marvel which features among the seven wonders of the world. Agra Fort built of red sandstone by Akbar is a World Heritage Site|
|4||Agra-Bharatpur by road.
Take a train from Bharatpur station to Sawai Madhopur
|Overnight in Ranthambore|
|5||Ranthambhore-Jaipur||Jeep safari to the tiger reserve in Ranthambore. After reaching Jaipur, Visit Amber Fort and Palace of Winds in Jaipur, Jantar Manatar (astronomical observatory) .|
|6||Jaipur-Pushkar||Visit the holy Pushkar Lake. Take a dip to cleanse your sins.|
|7||Pushkar||The biggest cattle fair is held at Pushkar in November|
|8||Pushkar-Udaipur||Overnight at Udaipur|
|9||Udaipur||City Palace, boating in Lake Pichola|
|10||Udaipur-Jodhpur||En route visit Jain temple|
|11||Jodhpur-Jaisalmer||Mehrangarh Fort which exhibits royal artifacts, Jaswant Thada a marble structure to commemorate the death of Jaswant Singh II. Overnight in Jaisalmer|
|12||Jaisalmer||Visit Osiya Mata Temple dedicated to Saanchi mata, Sam sand dunes and camel safari|
Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destination : Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Delhi
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.
Day 1 Arrival at Delhi in evening
Our representative will welcome you on arrival at the airport and escort you to the hotel. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 2 Delhi
After breakfast you will proceed for full-day tour of Old and New Delhi. TVisit 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…noisy, chaotic and 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
Day 3 Delhi-Agra (morning train)
Early morning transfer to New Delhi railway station to board train to Agra.
Upon arrival you will 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
Day 4 Agra-Bharatpur drive (45kms; 1hr approx.) & then train to Ranthambore (morning train)
After breakfast drive to Bharatpur railway station to board train to Sawai Madhopur railway station (also known as Ranthambore).
Upon arrival Sawai Madhopur railway station you will check in at a hotel. Overnight in Ranthambore.
Day 5 Ranthambhore-Jaipur (145kms; 3hrs drive approx.)
Early morning you will proceed for a jungle drive by using jeep on sharing basis. Thereafter back to hotel and enjoy breakfast; later check out from the hotel and drive to Jaipur. On arrival Jaipur you will enjoy a full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’… it is 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. The best way to explore the fort is to ride up to it on elephant back (pay on your own); en route, 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.
Overnight in Jaipur
Day 6 Jaipur-Pushkar (145kms; 3hrs drive approx.)
After breakfast drive to Pushkar; enjoy witnessing the camel fair and meet with locales. Time spent at famous Pushkar Fair which is starting from first week on November this year. Overnight in Pushkar.
Day 7 Pushkar
After breakfast enjoy witnessing the camel fair and meet with locales. Time spent at famous Pushkar Fair which is starting from first week on November this year. Overnight in Pushkar.
Day 8 Pushkar-Udaipur (260kms; 5hrs drive approx.)
After breakfast drive to Udaipur. Upon arrival check in at a hotel and relax. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 9 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 Jagat 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.
Day 10 Udaipur-Jodhpur (268kms; 6hrs drive approx.)
After breakfast you are at leisure; at noon you will check out hotel and drive to Jodhpur en route visiting famous Jain temple in Ranakpur. check in at a hotel in Jodhpur and relax; there after free at leisure for your independent activities. Overnight in Jodhpur.
Day 11 Jodhpur-Jaisalmer (285kms; 6-7hrs drive approx.)
After breakfast make a short visit to Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and Museum; thereafter you will drive to Jaisalmer; en route visit famous Osiyan Mata Temple. Upon arrival Jaisalmer you will check in to hotel and relax. Later in evening enjoy sunset at city's sunset view point; also opportunity to explore the busy local market while enjoying an evening walk. Also an unique experience will be – enjoying dinner at a local open/roof top restaurant (payment on your own; not included in package price). Overnight in Jaisalmer.
Day 12 Jaisalmer
Today, enjoy a half-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 centre on 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, followed by a visit to Nathmal Ji ki Haveli. Later, visit Gadsisar Lake, surrounded by numerous beautiful shrines. Rare migratory birds stop for a drink at the lustrous lake. In the evening, visit the Vyas Chhatri; this is the cenotaph of the sage Vyas, the author of the Mahabharat. The Vyas Chhatri is also known as sunset point as it allows fantastic views of Jaisalmer, particularly at dusk.
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
Day 13 Jaisalmer-Delhi (night train)
After breakfast you are at leisure for your independent activities; later in evening
Day 14 Arrive Delhi & fly out
On your arrival you will be given assistance in transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination; henceforth our services conclude and we wish you safe, happy, memorable journey back to your home.