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Rajasthan Tour Rajasthan Package

Day 1 - ARRIVE DELHI - JAIPUR

  • You will arrive at New Delhi’s International Airport. Following customs & immigration formalities and baggage collection, our representative will meet you as you EXIT the ARRIVALS TERMINAL building after which you would be driven to Jaipur (260 Km/ approx 05 hrs).

    Meet & Continue your drive to the pink city of Jaipur. Upon arrival proceed for check in at your hotel.

    Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan renowned for its forts and palaces is popularly known as the ‘Pink City’ because of the pink-colour buildings in its old city. An ideal base for touring the royal state, the city has the distinction of being the third jewel of India's "Golden Triangle". Its main claim to fame is that it is India's first 'planned' city built by the famous 18th century astronomer King Sawai Jai Singh II..

Day 2 - IN JAIPUR

  • Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

    You will visit Amber Fort with a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five-storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. Continue on drive to the ancient capital of Amer to see the fabulous Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur city. Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started the construction of Amber Fort in the 17th century. Before the City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. The fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Moat Lake. Ruins and remains are spread over the Aravalli hills and sprawling crenellated walls lattice the surrounding area.

    Later, enjoy a tour of the Pink City, an “abode of rajahs”. The highlights of the tour include a visit to the City Palace Museum, which has a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes, and armory of Mughals and Rajputs including swords of different shapes and sizes with chiselled handles. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. It also has an art gallery with an excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works in Arabic, Persian, Latin and Sanskrit. Proceed to the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar Observatory, a stone astrological and astronomical Observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the 18th century.
    Return back to the hotel after city tour.

    Overnight in Jaipur

Day 3 - JAIPUR - BIKANER

  • Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

    Later you will be driven towards Alsisar (approx 187 kms/ 04 hrs). Upon arrival proceed for check in at your hotel.

    Morning you will be driven to Bikaner (approx 310 kms/ 07 hrs). Upon arrival proceed for check in at the hotel.

    Lying in the north of the desert state of Rajasthan, the city of Bikaner is dotted with many sand dunes. More popularly called the camel country, the city is renowned for the best riding camels in the world. Bikaner’s forts, palaces and temples are magnificent creations in red and yellow sandstone and are living manifestations of its rich historical and architectural legacy.

    Overnight in Bikaner

Day 4 - IN BIKANER

  • Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

    Morning you will enjoy a visit to the Proceed on a visit to Junagarh Fort, one of the most interesting forts in Rajasthan, with its sumptuously decorated interiors. Built in 1588 by Raja Rai Singh it is unusual in the sense that it was one of the few major forts of Rajasthan that was not built on a hilltop. Instead, it was built on the desert plains; its rugged sandstone bastions and graceful pavilions and balconies are silhouetted against the sky.

    Later enjoy an excursion to Deshnoke Temple (Karni Mata temple). Deshnoke is a village located about 30km south of Bikaner and is the site of the famous 600-year-old Karni Mata Temple dedicated to Karni Mata, a form of Goddess Durga. The temple has huge intricately carved silver gates. The most unusual feature of the temple is the rats that scamper freely within the sanctum of the temple. They are regarded as sacred and are fed by priests and devotees, owing to the belief that these rodents will be reincarnated as holy men. Spotting a white rat is considered to bring good fortune.

    Return back to the hotel after city tour.

    Overnight in Bikaner

Day 5 - BIKANER - JAISALMER

  • Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

    Morning you will be driven to Jaisalmer (approx 336 kms/ 6 ½ hrs). Upon arrival proceed for check in at your hotel.

    Rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage is the city of Jaisalmer founded by Rao Jaisal. A commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands, with all its awesome splendour, dominating the amber-hued city. The name Jaisalmer evokes a vivid picture of sheer magic and brilliance of the desert. Famous for the Jaisalmer Fort, sand dunes, and ideal for camel rides and safaris.

    Rest of the day at leisure.

    Overnight in Jaisalmer

Day 6 - IN JAISALMER

  • Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

    Morning proceed on a tour of Jaisalmer city including Gadsisar Lake, a rain water lake, adorned with an arched gateway. Many small shrines and temples are festooned all around the lake. Today, it is an ideal picnic spot, famous for boating.

    Continue to visit Jaisalmer Fort, the main attraction of this picturesque desert city of Rajasthan. Located on the top of the Trikuta Hill, the ramparts, bastions and the long-stretching walls of the fort dazzle gloriously during early morning and at sunset. Also visit Jaisalmer's most intricately carved havelis or mansions - Salim Singh ki Haveli, built around 300 year ago, this haveli belonged to Salim Singh, the Prime Minister to then Maharaja of Jaisalmer, Maharaja Rawal Gaj Singh. Yellow stone that is covered with intricate carvings, elaborate balcony and beautiful blue cupola roof characterizes Salim Singh ki Haveli.

    Afternoon at leisure for independent activities

    Evening, you will be taken for a camel ride in the sand dunes at Sam.

    Also called the 'Ship of the Desert, the camel is marvellously adapted for life in the extreme desert climate. A camel ride across the sand dunes of the Rajasthan dessert is an unforgettable experience and a unique way to explore small villages in Rajasthan.

    Drive to the golden sand dunes known as the Sam Sand Dunes, located 42km from Jaisalmer and embark upon a camel safari to reach the nearby sunset point on the dunes in time to catch the last rays of the setting sun over the dunes. The panorama creates a delightful mirage, definitely a photographer's ecstasy and a lifetime experience.

    Following sightseeing tour, return back to your hotel.

    Overnight in Jaisalmer

Day 7 - JAISALMER - JODHPUR

  • Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

    Today, you will be driven Jodhpur (285 kms / approx 6 hrs). Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel.

    Jodhpur, also called the "Blue City" located on the edge of the Thar Desert was once the capital of the former princely state of Marwar state founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha and is now the second largest city of Rajasthan. Flanked on its western side by the Mehrangarh Fort, and on the eastern side by the stately sandstone Palace of Umaid Bhawan; the monuments temples and gardens of Jodhpur depict a multi-faceted grandeur

    Rest of the day at leisure.

    Overnight in Jodhpur

Day 8 - IN JODHPUR

  • Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

    Later, you will visit magnificent Mehrangarh, one of Rajasthan's finest forts, looks down protectively over the city, from the hilltop. Still run by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, this 5 km long majestic fort on a 125 metre high hill is one of the most impressive and formidable structures. There are seven gates that lead into the fort. Inside the fort is a series of courtyards and palaces. The palace apartments with marvellously carved panels, latticed windows have evocative names such as Sukh Mahal (Pleasure Palace), Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace), the Phool Mahal (Flower Palace) and the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors). These palaces house a fabulous collection of trappings of Indian royalty including a superb collection of palanquins, elephant howdahs (used when the Maharajas rode their elephants in processions), miniature paintings, musical instruments, costumes and furniture. The Chamunda Devi Temple, dedicated to goddess Durga, stands on the southern end of the fort.

    Continue your tour to Jaswant Thada, located a short distance from the fort, just off the fort road, is a white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The cenotaph built in 1899, was followed by the royal crematorium and three other cenotaphs that stand nearby. There are some beautiful marble jali (lattice) work and fine views from the terrace in front of the cenotaphs.

    Afternoon return back to your hotel

    Overnight in Jodhpur

Day 9 - JODHPUR - RANAKPUR - UDAIPUR

  • Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

    Morning you will be driven to the city of Lakes - Udaipur (270 kms/5 hrs) enroute visit to beautiful Ranakpur Jain Temples.

    Ranakpur: Deep in the forest, some 90km before Udaipur is Ranakpur, which boasts some of the most exquisite Jain temples in the country famous for their intricate friezes and sculptures. It is one of the holiest Jain sites of India. Nestled on the banks of the river Maghai and sequestered by mountains, Ranakpur's beauty is accentuated by its seclusion. The main Chaumukha (four faced) temple was built in 1439 and is dedicated to the first Enlightened One, Adinatha Rishabdeva. An inscription in it traces its origin to the reign of Rana Kumbha. Erected on a raised platform, it is surrounded by 66 subsidiary shrines. It has 1444 beautifully carved pillars, of which no two are alike. Two Jain temples dedicated to Neminath and Parsvanath and a Sun Temple a little distance away are also noteworthy.

    Following visit to Ranakpur, you will be driven to Udaipur. Upon arrival, proceed for check in at your hotel.

    Udaipur - the ‘City of Lakes’, is the capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Mewar, one of the oldest surviving dynasties in the world and was established around 1567 A.D. The chequered history of Mewar is showcased in the city of Udaipur, which is akin to an oasis in the desert state of Rajasthan. It is a rich and beguiling tapestry of lakeside palaces, forts, temples, havelis and gardens, reflecting the varied influences of the centuries.

    Overnight in Udaipur.

Day 10 - IN UDAIPUR

  • Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

    Morning proceed on a half day tour of Udaipur city commencing with a visit to the City Palace which stands on a hill on the banks of Lake Pichola, surrounded by crenulated walls. Built in 1567, it is composed of 4 major palaces and several minor palaces that form a single façade. Its main entrance is through a triple arched gate, the Tripolia, built in 1725. The gate leads to a series of courtyards, corridors and gardens.

    Continue on to Saheliyon-ki-Bari (Garden of the maids of honour), a small ornamental garden which was a popular relaxing spot where royal ladies came for a stroll and hence the name. The garden has many fountains in its four delightful pools, chiselled kiosks and marble elephants.

    Return back to the hotel after city tour.

    Afternoon is free for relaxation and independent activities.

    Overnight in Udaipur

Day 11- UDAIPUR - DEPARTURE

  • Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

    Morning at leisure for independent activities (Check out from your hotel at 1200 hours)
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