Best Of Rajasthan Tour
Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destination Covered: Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur – Pushkar – Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Jaipur
Day 01: Delhi
Arrival at Airport and transfer to pre booked Hotel. Check inn to Hotel. Delhi: It is a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. Delhi has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Many a times the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt here. Interestingly, a number of Delhi’s rulers played a dual role, first as destroyers and then as creators. Over night stay at Hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast full day sight seeing of Delhi visit Jama Masjid, Jama Masjid is a one of the greatest & largest mosque of old Delhi in India, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. It was begun in 1644 and ended up being the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. Chandani chowk & Red Fort from out side, The Red sandstone walls of the massive Red Fort (Lal Qila) rise 33-m above the clamour of Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors. The walls, built in 1638, were designed to keep out invaders, now they mainly keep out the noise and confusion of the city. Humayun Tomb, this magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. Quatab Minar, It is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu kingdom. India Gate, At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42 m high India Gate, an “Arc-de-Triomphe” like archway in the middle of a crossroad. Almost similar to its French counterpart, it commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I. The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919 continue visit President House, Birla Mandir, Market, etc… Over night at Hotel.
Day 03: Mandawa
After breakfast drive to Mandawa. Arrival and check inn to Hotel. Mandawa, Mandawa is the most happening village of entire Shekhawati. Maharao Shardul Singh Ji of Jhunjhunu gave this area to his Son Thakur Nawal Singh, who also founded Nawalgarh. Thakur Nawal Singh built the fort at Mandawa in 1755AD. PM sight seeing of Mandawa. Over night at Hotel.
Day 04: Mandawa – Bikaner
After breakfast drive to Bikaner. Arrival and check inn to Hotel. Bikaner: Bikaner is a city in the northwest of the state of Rajasthan in northern India. It is located northwest of the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Bikaner city is the administrative headquarters of Bikaner District and Bikaner division. It was formerly the capital of the princely state of Bikaner. The city was founded by Rao Bika in 1486 and from its small origins it has developed into the fifth largest city in Rajasthan. PM sightseeing of Biakner, visit, Jungarh Fort, The Junagarh Fort and its temples and palaces are preserved as museums and provide insight into the grandiose living style of the past Maharanas of Rajasthan, And Karni Mata Temple. Over night stay at Hotel.
Day 05: Bikaner – Jaisalmer
After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer. Arrival and check inn to Hotel. Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer is also known as “The Golden city”, Jaisalmer is a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer is a World Heritage Site. The Jaisalmer town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples. Over night stay at Hotel.
Day 06: Jaisalmer
After breakfast sightseeing of Jaisalmer. Visit, Jaisalmer Fort, built in 1156 by the Bhati Rajput ruler Jaisal, Jaisalmer Fort is situated on Meru Hill and Named as Trikoot Garh had seen the scene of many battles. Its massive sandstone walls are a tawny lion colour during the day. This is a living fort and about a quarter of city’s population still live inside the fort. The main attractions inside the fort are Raj Mahal (Royal palace), Jain temples and the Laxminath temple. Back to Hotel. PM proceed for Camel Safari at Sam Sand Dune. After Camel safari back to Hotel. Over night stay at Hotel.
Day 07: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur, arrival and check inn to Hotel. Jodhpur, This bustling desert city is the second largest in Rajasthan after Jaipur. It was founded by Rao Jodha, the leader of the Rathore clan, in 1459 AD. The mammoth, imposing fortress (Mehrangarh) has a landscape dominating a rocky ridge with the eight gates leading out of fortress. PM Sightseeing Jodhpur Visit Mehrangarh Fort, Mehrangarh Fort, Perched on a 150 m high hill its sprawl is the most formidable and magnificent fort in Rajasthan. Rao Jodha founded it in 1459 but subsequent rulers of Jodhpur have also added to it over the centuries. A meandering road leads to the from the city 5 kms below. Battle scars of canon ball hit by attacking armies of Jaipur can still be seen on the second gate. To the left is chhatri of Kirat Singh Soda, a soldier who fell on the spot while defending the fort against the armies of Amber. There are seven gates, which include Jayapol meaning victory built by Maharaja Man Singh to commemorate his victories over Jaipur and Bikaner armies. Fatehpol also meaning victory gate was built by Maharaja Ajit Singh to mark the defeat of Mughals. The palm imprints still attract devotional attention and are covered by vermilion paste and paper-thin silver foil. Jaswant Thada, On the way down from the fort, on left is Jaswant Thada, the graceful marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. His son Maharaja Sardar Singh built this monument known as the Taj Mahal of Marwar in the memory of Maharaj Jaswant Singh II of Jodhpur. The main memorial has been built like a temple with intricately carved marble stone. A visit to this structure is through the rocky hills giving it a secluded and a mystic aura. After lunch visit Museum and Umaid Bhawan Palace, Built by Maharaja Umaid Singh ( 1929 – 1942 ) and named after him, this exquisite Palace is also known as Chittar Palace because of the local chittar sandstone used in it. This Museum was opened for public on 19 July, 1991. The main attractions of this museum is the idol of Sukali Mata brought from Auwa. The idol of Vishnu, paintings from the Jodhpur school of painting and a rich collection of coins and idols are other attractions. It is situated in the Pali City, near the old bus stand. Over night at Hotel.
Day 08: Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur
After breakfast drive to Udaipur on the way visit Ranakpur, Beautifully sculptured Jain temples mark the glory of this renowned place. Considered as one of the five holy places for the Jain community, these were created in the 15th century during the reign of Rana Kumbha. These are enclosed within a wall. The central Chaumukha [four faced temple] is dedicated to Adinathji. The temple is an astounding creation of architectural splendor with 29 halls and 1,444 pillars all distinctly carved, no two pillars being alike. After lunch continue drive to Udaipur. Arrival and check inn to Hotel.Udaipur, Udaipur is often called ‘Venice of the East’. It is also the ‘city of lakes’. The Lake Palace (Jag Niwas) located in the middle of Pichola Lake is the finest example of architectural and cultural marvel. The grand City Palace on the banks of the lake along with the Monsoon Palace (Sajjan Garh) on the hill above enhances the beauty of this magnificent city. Udaipur is also the centre for performing arts, crafts and its famed miniature paintings. The Shilpgram festival is a great crowd-puller on new year. Over night at Hotel.
Day 09: Udaipur
After breakfast full day sight seeing of Udaipur visit City Palace, City Palace towers over the Pichola Lake. Maharana Udai Singh initiated the construction of the palace but successive Maharanas added several palaces and structures to the complex but retained remarkable uniformity in the design. The entry to the Palace is from the Hati Pol, the Elephant Gate. Crystal Gallery, Situated in the Fateh Prakash Palace, it has a breath taking collection of crystals. These were ordered by Maharana Sajjan Singh from F & C Osler England but could not live to see them because of his untimely death. The crystal items include tables, sofa sets, dining tables, dressers, fountains and even beds besides a whole array of washing bowls, decanters and perfume bottles. There is also an exquisite jewel studded carpet. Jag Mandir, This is the other island palace on Lake Pichola, which was constructed by Maharana Jagat Singh I in the year 1620AD. After lunch visit Sahelion Ki Bari, this park built by Maharana Sangram Singh in the mid-18th century. The ‘garden of the maidens’ brings to mind the lifestyle of the ladies of the court. And boat ride at Lake pichola. Back to Hotel and stay at over night.
Day 10: Udaipur – Pushkar
After breakfast drive to Pushkar. Arrival and check inn to Hotel. Pushkar, Pushkar, It has the distinction of having the only Brahma temple in the world. The Picturesque Pushkar Lake is a sacred spot for Hindus. During the month of Kartik (Oct/Nov), devotees throng in large numbers to take a dip in the sacred lake. PM time free at your own. Over stay at Hotel.
Day 11: Pushkar – Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur. Arrival and check inn to Hotel. Jaipur a bustling capital city and a business centre with all the trappings of a modern metropolis but yet flavoured strongly with an age-old charm that never fails to surprise a traveller. Jaipur is named after its founder, the warrior and astronomer sovereign, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh (ruled 1700 to 1743). The decision to move out of his hilltop capital Amer was also compelled by reasons of growing population and paucity of water. After several centuries of invasions the north was now quiet and the wealth of the kingdom had considerably increased. PM time visit Birla Temple. Over night stay at Hotel.
Day 12: Jaipur
After breakfast full day sight seeing of Jaipur. Visit Amber Fort, It is situated about 11 kilometres from Jaipur and was the ancient citadel of the ruling Kachwahas of Amber, before the capital was shifted to the plains, the present day Jaipur. The Amber Fort set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh the fort was made in red sand stone and white marble. After Lunch visit City Palace, city Palace is located the heart of the walled city, the City Palace Complex gives you an idea about the farsightedness of the founder of Jaipur Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. He left behind a legacy of some of the most imposing and magnificent architecture in the city. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh built many buildings but some of the structures were also built by later rulers. The palace is a blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture and the ex-royal family still lives in a part of the palace. Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory built by Raja Jai Singh II in 18th century. Check out detailed information on history, architecture, and visiting hours of Jantar Mantar. Hawa Mahal, The poet king Sawai Pratap Singh built this palace of winds. This is easily the most well-known landmarks of Jaipur and is also its icon. Located in the City Palace complex, it is best viewed from the road outside. This five-storey building overlooking the busy bazaar street is a fascinating example of Rajput architecture and artistry with its delicately honeycombed 953 pink sandstone windows known as ‘jharokhas’. It was originally built for the ladies of the royal household to watch everyday life and processions in the city from their veiled comfort. Over night stay at Hotel
Day 13: Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri -Agra
After breakfast drive to Agra on the way visit Fatehpur Sikri, Founded in 1569 by Mughal emperor Akbar as his new capital, Fatehpur Sikri, a short distance from Agra, was the first planned Mughal city. Later his descendant the emperor Shahjehan was to construct Shahjehanabad in Delhi to rival the beauty of the legendary Persian city of Isfahan. Created from the local red sandstone Fatehpur Sikri was an architect’s delight featuring end number of stunning elements to add to its Indo-Islamic beauty. Continue drive to Agra, arrival and check in to Hotel. Late PM Visit one of the wonder of the world “The Taj Mahal”, Taj Mahal known as the “monuments of love” Built by Shahjehan as a fabulous memorial of refined elegance and superb craftsmanship for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Over night at Hotel.
Day 14: Agra – Delhi
After breakfast drive to Delhi, arrival and transfer to Airport to board flight to your next destination.