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Royal Rajasthan Tour
Duration: 19 Nights / 20 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Shekhawati - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Bundi - Pushkar - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra
Rajasthan is the most vibrant desert land of the world. The golden sands of Rajasthan present a potpourri of historical splendor and soft romanticism whose stories still reverberate in the folklores of the locals. The vibrant Rajasthan beckons travelers from all around the world to its magnificent forts, palaces, beautiful lakes and other charms. Our itinerary for Royal Rajasthan Tour is detailed below :India Tourism Travel on arrival at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport or railway station and lodged into your hotel. Relax in your hotel as the rest of the day will be all yours.
Day 02: Delhi sightseeing
Delhi, the capital city of India is a melting pot of traditional values and modern culture. The historical city is part of the Golden Triangle tours of India, the other two being Agra (Uttar Pradesh) and Jaipur (Rajasthan). Our sightseeing of Delhi will include the following attractions of the city during Royal Rajasthan tour:
India Gate- It is situated on Rajpath at the very heart of New Delhi, just opposite to Rashtrapati Bhawan or the President House. It is a war memorial that was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. The construction for this 160 ft high gate was completed in 1931. Names of 90,000 soldiers who were killed in World War I and Afghan Fiasco of 1919 are inscribed on its walls. The magnificent gate is now a popular picnic spot where you can also enjoy pedal boating.
Red Fort- The majestic Red Fort was commissioned in 1647 by Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan. The fort has irregular octagonal shape and a perimeter of about two and a half kilometer. Diwan - I Aam (Hall of Public Audience), Diwan-I-Khas (Hall of Royal Audience) and Rang Mahal (Palace of Colors) are the main buildings of the fort. It has two main entrances known as the Delhi Gate and Lahori Gate.
Qutab Minar- It is a 238 ft high minaret which was originally commissioned by Qutab-ud-din-Aibak in 1193. Iltutmush added more floors to it and its fifth and last storey was added by Firoz Shah Tughlaq in 1368. There is an iron pillar in Qutab Minar's complex which has stood 1600 years of weather's onslaught without getting any rust to date.
President House- Earlier known as Viceroy House, it is the official residence of the President of India. It was constructed by Edwin Lutyens in 1931 and Lord Irwin was its first occupant. It is spread over 20,000 sq ft and there is a sprawling Mughal Garden inside it which is opened for public viewing in the months of February-March every year when a variety of exotic flowers bloom in it with their full fragrance.
Akshardham Temple- The sprawling temple complex was opened to the public in 2005. It is situated on the banks of Yamuna River and i8s spread over and area of 100 acres. The temple complex has 20,000 statues of different deities and mythological figures, 234 ornate pillars and numerous arches. It is a popular pilgrimage destination for Hindus.
Other attractions of Delhi are:
Next day of luxury Rajasthan tour, We will start for Shekhawati region of Rajasthan from Delhi soon after breakfast. We will reach Shekhawati in the afternoon. The region comprises of the districts of Jhunjhunu and Sikar. This semi-desert region is like an open-air art gallery. Its colorful haveilis (mansions) are like a colorful fantasy for the travelers. These brightly colored havelis were built by the rich merchants of the region. There are beautiful wall paintings of 19th century which have elaborate use of red, indigo, maroon, green and yellow hues. Goenka Double Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveil and Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli are among the most spectacular havelis of Shekhawati. The wall paintings include figures of gods, balloons, cars, portraits of haveli owners and Englishmen in hunting attires. Mandawa, Ramgarh, Lachhmangarh, Churi Ajitgarh and Fatehpur are other attractions of Shekhawati.
Day 04 : Shekhawati - Bikaner (180 km / 3.5 hrs)
We will leave for Bikaner district of Rajasthan immediately after our hearty breakfast. Junagarth Fort is the main attraction of Bikaner. It was built by Raja Rai Singh in 1594. It houses the spectacular Chandra Mahal (Moon Mahal) , Karan Mahal and Phool Mahal (Flower Palace). It has 37 bastions and 2 entrance out of which Sun Gate serves as the main entrance for the fort. Lal Garh Palace is another attraction of Bikaner which was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh. Peacocks and the blooming bougainvillea will welcome you as you enter the fort. The palace is known for its intricate latticework and filigree work. Deshnoke Temple, Fort Museum, Gajner Palace and Shri Sadul Museum are other attractions of Bikaner. Our overnight stay will be at a resort in Bikaner where you will be served sumptuous dinner with delicious Bikaneri delicacies.
Day 05 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer (330 km / 06 hrs)
On the fifth day of our Royal Rajasthan tour, We will start for Jaisalmer early in the morning. The bustling Jaisalmer is situated in Thar Desert of Rajasthan. The warmth of the hospitality of Jaisalmer locals defies the onslaught of the hostile terrain of this desert region. Jaisalmer Fort is the prime attraction of the city. This dominating fort is also locally known as Sonar Quila or the Golden Palace. The aura of Jaisalmer Fort against the backdrop of golden sands matches with that of Taj Mahal on full moon night. The city is also known for its beautiful havelis. Nathamal Ji ki Haveli, Patwon-ki-Haveli and Salim Ji ki Haveli are among the most spectacular havelis of Jaisalmer.Desert Cultural Center provides you a good opportunity to sneak into the Rajasthani culture. Gadsisar Lake on the outskirts is favorite picnic spot and home to a variety of birds. Tazia Tower is a delicate five tiered pagoda like structure whose balconies have delicately carved engravings. It was built in the shape of a Tazia by Muslim craftsmen and gifted to their royal patrons. Our overnight stay will be at a hotel in Jaisalmer during luxury Rajasthan tour.
Day 06 : Jaisalmer sightseeing (continued)
We will continue the sightseeing of Jaisalmer on the seventh day of our Royal Rajasthan Tour. Desert National Park is spread over an area of 3100 sq km. It is close to Bharatpur and hence you can watch a large variety of migratory birds, reptilian and mammalian species in the park. Wood Fossils Park is on the outskirts of Jaisalmer where you can view some of the pre-historic fossils. There is a fossilized tree trunk which is believed to be 18 million of years old that measures 13 m in length and 1.5 m in diameter.Amar Sagar Lake is like an oasis in Thar Desert. There is a beautiful five storey haveli close to the lake.Bada Bagh or the Big Garden is on Ramgarh Road. It was commissioned by Maharawal Jait Singh in 16th century. The garden measures 1200 ft x 350 ft and also houses a dam and a tank. Jain Temples, Haveli Museum, Lodurva, Sam Sand Dunes and Gyan Bhandar are other attractions of Jaisalmer. Our overnight stay will be at a resort in Jaisalmer. Enjoy your delicious dinner and a sound sleep as we shall enjoy camel safari in Jaisalmer sands the very next day of luxury Rajasthan tour.
Day 07: Camel Safari in Jaisalmer
Camel safari in the shifting sand dunes of Jaisalmer are a big draw for the tourists and honeymooners. We will ride on the camel's back and your entourage will include a separate cart in which your all useful clothing, utensils, water and eatables etc. will be kept. Sight of crests and troughs of golden sands will give you a feel of limitlessness and continuity of the rustic life of desert people of the region. You will be served lunch in a tent amid the silvery sands of the Thar Desert. We will continue our camel safari till the evening and end it with a romantic view of the sunset against the backdrop of golden sands during luxury Rajasthan tour. Do capture some cherished images of this great view to preserve them for posterity. We will return back to our resort in Jaisalmer at night to have a delicious dinner.
We shall start for Jodhpur in the early morning. Mehrangarh Fort is a great draw for tourists in Jodhpur. Chandan Mahal (Palace of Sandalwood), Phool Mahal (Palace of Flowers), Darbar Takhat (The Royal Throne), Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) and Rang Mahal (Palace of Colors) are the main attractions of the fort. It is built in bluff-colored sandstone and has beautifully carved jharokhas (windows). The imposing fort also houses a museum where you can view the artifacts of the yesteryears. The beautiful Umaid Bhawan Palace has several firsts to its credit. It is the largest private residence of the world and is constructed in art-deco style of architecture. It has 347 rooms with beautiful corridors and balconies. There are several embellishments on its outer walls. Jaswant Thada is a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble which was built by Maharaja Jaswant Singh II in 1899 AD.
Day 09: - Jodhpur - Ranakpur- Udaipur (285 km/ 07 hrs)
Ranakpur is a famous pilgrimage center of Jain adherents. Ranakpur Jain temples have an extensive base that extends to 48000 sq ft. There are a total of 1444 intricately carved pillars and 400 columns that support 8 huge domes. Images of tirthankars perches on spires of the temples could be easily seen. Images of Adinath in the north west, Parshvanath in the north east, Mahavir Swami in the south west and Ajinath in the south east could be seen. The assembly hall of the temples has a big bell which weighs 108 kg. Main temple is called Chaumukh or four faced temple and is dedicated to Adinath. The main temple complex is flanked by four subsidiary shrines. The temples are located in Pali district of Rajasthan and were built in 15th century. After sightseeing of Ranakpur Jain Temples during travel in Rajasthan, we will drive to Udaipur at evening. Our overnight stay will be at a hotel in Udaipur.
Day 10 : Udaipur sightseeing
City Palace is known for its beautiful terraces, hanging gardens, courtyard and pavilions. Its main entrance is through a tripe arched gate, called as Tripolia Gate. The rulers (Maharanas) of Udaipur used to be weighed in gold and jewelry at the gate, and the riches of an equal amount used to be distributed to the poor in earlier times. Mor Chowk (The Peacock Square), Moti Mahal (The Palace of Pearl) and Krisha Vilas are other attractions of City Palace. Beautiful Lake Pichola is surrounded by lovely gardens and havelis. You can enjoy boating in it. Jagdish Temple was built in 1651 by Maharana Jagat Singh. It is designed in Indo-Aryan style and is the largest temple of Udaipur. A big image of Garuda made of brass lies at the front of the temple. Fateh Sagar Lake is again a beautiful picnic spot where you can enjoy boating during royal Rajasthan tour. Other attractions of Udaipur are: Jag Mandir, Lake Palace and Saheliypon-ki-Bari.
Day 11 : Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Bundi (280 km / 07 hrs)
On the eleventh day of our Royal Rajasthan tour, We will start sightseeing of Chittorgarh attractions since the morning. Chittorgarh Fort is a colossal structure whose main entrance is Suraj Pol or the Sun Gate. The imposing fort dominates the skyline of the region. Nearby Vijay Stambh was built by Maharana Kumbha in 1440 AD to commemorate his victory over Mohammed Khilji. The 09 storey minaret has engravings of Hindu deities. Kirti Stambh, which literally means the Tower of Fame was built by a wealthy Jain merchant and dedicated to Adinathji. The 7 storey tower is 22 m in height and naked figures of Jain tirthankars adorn its walls. Rana Kumbha Palace, Ratan Singh Palace and Padmini Palace are other attractions of Chittorgarh. In the afternoon, we will reach Bundi whose prime attraction is Taragarh Fort. The 500 m high imposing fort was built by Rao Bir Singh in 13th century and is the pride of Bundi. Chhatra Mahal, Badal Mahal and Ratan Mahal are the main buildings of the fort. Other attractions of Bundi are: Step wells or Baolis, Phool Sagar Lake, Keshar Bagh, Sukh Mahal and Nawal Sagar.
Next day of luxury Rajasthan tour, We will start for Pushkar early in the morning. The city of Pushkar is famous for its festivals and fairs. Cattle Fair is held here in October-November every year where one can sell and purchase a variety of cattle like camels, buffalos, cows, donkeys etc. There are more than 400 temples in Pushkar, and the most prominent one among them being the Brahma Temple. It is the only temple of Lord Brahma in India. Pushkar Festival is a great draw for tourists which is held in November. Pushkar Lake is a great attraction of Pushkar which is surrounded by palaces, temples and ghats. On the occasion of Kartik Poornima in November, thousands of devotees take holy dip in the lake. Pushkar Bazaar is famous for its handicrafts and other curios for tourists. Savitri Temple, which is dedicated to goddess Savitir, the consort of Brahma also attracts numerous devotees. Our overnight stay will be at a resort in Pushkar during travel in Rajasthan.
Day 13 : Pushkar - Jaipur (150 km / 03 hrs)
We shall start for Jaipur soon after breakfast on the thirteenth day of our Royal Rajasthan tour. The capital city Jaipur is also known as the Pink City. Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds is a prime draw of Jaipur. The palace has 953 intricately carved jharokhas or windows which were meant for the use of royal ladies to watch the city processions. The palace has good ventilation mechanism and all its windows are very airy and have cool ambience. The honeycombed shape Hawa Mahal is great attraction of Jaipur. City Palace is a beautiful palace a part of which is now converted into a museum where you can have a look at the royal artifacts and weaponry of used by the early rulers of the region. Mubarak Mahal, Clock Tower, Diwan-i-Aam and Diwan-i-Khas are other attractions of the City Palace. After lunch, we will visit Central Museum which is situated in the beautiful Ram Niwas Garden. Also known as Albert Hall, It has a good collection of historically important artifacts. The museum is open for the public from 10.00 am to 04.30 pm. Our overnight stay will be at a hotel in Jaipur. We will continue our Jaipur sightseeing for one more day.
Day 14: Jaipur sightseeing continued
We will start the sightseeing of other attractions of Jaipur after enjoying our hearty breakfast. Our Royal Rajasthan tour will start with a visit to Jantar Mantar observatory which has huge size astronomical instruments which were used to predict eclipses and to measure the movement of sun, moon, stars and other heavenly bodies. The huge Sun Dial can still measure time with an accuracy of few seconds. Jaigarh Fort boasts of the world's largest cannon on wheels, called Jai Ban. It has a 20 ft long barrel. The fort is open from 10.00 am to 04.00 pm.Nahargarh Fort is another tourist attraction of Jaipur which was built in 1734. It houses Hawa Mandir and Madhvendra Bhawan. Amer Fort is a colossal monument which provides a breathtaking view of Amer and its surroundings. You can explore the fort on an elephant safari. Sisodia Rani Garden, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Kanak Vrindavan, Jal Mahal and Dolls Museum are other attractions of Jaipur.
Day 15 : Jaipur-Ranthambore (190 km / 4 hrs)
Ranthambore is 160 km from Jaipur. Ranthambore Fort was built by Chauhan rulers and it is the oldest fort of Rajasthan. The fort has many temples, massive gates and tanks. Ranthambore National Park is a Tiger Reserve where you can watch this big cat in live action. The sanctuary is home to a variety of animal species besides tigers like chinkara, jackals, elephants, leopards, caracals, gazelles etc. Jogi Mahal overlooks the pretty Padam Talab. It has the second oldest banyan tree in India. Surwal Lake is home to a variety of birds like pelicans, flamingoes and cranes. It is also a popular picnic spot. Our overnight stay will be at forest lodge in Ranthambore Wildlife sanctuary.
Day 16 : Ranthambore - Agra (285 km / 07 hrs)
We will depart for Agra after having our hearty breakfast. Agra's main attraction is the world famous Taj Mahal. The mausoleum has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO and now has been included in the new Seven Wonders of the World. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1653 as a tribute to his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal. The construction work for this beautiful monument continued for 22 years and 20,000 laborers were employed to finish the daunting task in time. Now you can enjoy Taj by Moonlight tour to view the great aura of the white Taj Mahal in full moon night. The great monument was designed by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Excerpts from the Holy Quran are engraved on its walls. Artisans from Persia and Baluchistan were called to create this most wonderful monument of its time. We will spend our entire travel in Rajasthan time of the day in the sightseeing of Taj Mahal. Our overnight stay will be at a hotel in Agra.
Day 17: Agra sightseeing (continued)
We shall start our day with the sightseeing Agra Fort. It was originally constructed by Emperor Akbar and some additions were done to it later on by Shah Jahan. It is built in red sandstone and Emperor Shah Jahan was imprisoned in it by his own son Aurangzeb. Some part of it is occupied by Indian military and hence out of bound for the tourists. Other destinations that we will visit during the day would be Chini ka Rauza, Akbar's Tomb, Dayal Bagh, Chisti's Tomb, Palace of Jodha Bai and Jama Masjid. Our overnight stay will be at Agra.
Day 18 : Agra-Delhi (220 km / 4.5 hours)
We will start for Delhi, the capital of India after enjoying our sumptuous breakfast. It would be a four long smooth drive. We shall reach Delhi in the afternoon. You can spend the rest of the day in malls and shopping arcades of Delhi like Connaught Place, Dilli Haat, Ansal Plaza, Khan Market or have rest in your hotel room. It would be second last day or your tour and you can pack your bag and baggage for next day's departure.
Day 19: Delhi - Departure
At the last day of luxury Rajasthan tour, After breakfast, our executives will escort you to the airport or railway station from where you can continue your onward trip to your home town.
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