Rajasthan Heritage Tour

18 N / 19 D

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambhore - Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur - Mt Abu - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa


Day 01: Arrival Delhi

Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi: OLD DELHI - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India . NEW DELHI - An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 03: Delhi - Agra

Morning drive to Agra, on arrival transfer to hotel. Later proceed for city sight seeing tour visiting the world famous Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Also visit Agra Fort, containing the Pearl Mosque - the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Also visit Itmad-up-Dau's tomb, built by Noorjehan in memory of her father. Night stay in Agra.

Day 04: Agra - Ranthambhore

Morning drive to Ranthambhore-famous for the wildlife sanctuary which is said to have the India's friendliest Tigers and also considered to be the best place in the world to photograph the tiger in its natural habitat, also a wonderful place for bird watching enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri-a perfectly preserved red sandstone "ghost town" which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Ranthambhore & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Ranthambhore.

Day 05: Ranthambhore

Early morning 3 hrs Jungle safari in a Canter (a vehicle which is open on the top) enjoy the game viewing in the national park and back to the hotel. After lunch second visit to jungle and enjoy the game viewing. Night stay in Ranthambhore.

Day 06: Ranthambhore - Jaipur

Early morning visit the jungle in search of tiger. Later after breakfast drive to Jaipur.On arrival transfer to hotel. Evening free to explore the city. Night stay in Jaipur.

Day 07: Jaipur

On the Seventh Day of this tour, we will travel to Jaipur. While going on Jaipur route we will visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. This Mughal city is recognized by Akbar which has been declared as the world heritage site. After traveling around Fatehpur Sikri and visiting its monuments, we will move towards Jaipur, the pink city of Rajasthan. After arrival in Jaipur, you will be shifted to the hotel and take an overnight stay.

Day 08: Jaipur - Pushkar

After breakfast drive to Pushkar, Pushkar boasts temples, though few are as ancient as you might expect at such an important pilgrimage site, since many were deserted by Aurangzeb and subsequently rebuilt. The most famous is the Brahma Temple, said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity. It's marked by red spire, and over the entrance gateway is the hans, or goose symbol, of Brahma, who is said to have personally chosen Pushkar as its site. Night stay in Pushkar.

Day 09: Pushkar - Udaipur

Morning drive to Udaipur- an oasis in the desert state of Rajasthan. Arrive Udaipur and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Udaipur.

Day 10: Udaipur

On the Tenth Day of this Tour, we will enjoy full Day to sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Early in the morning after taking breakfast, we will enjoy Udaipur by visiting its City Palace, the City Palace Museum, Jagdish Temple, Sahelion Ki Bari, the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir which is also said Folk at museum and the Pratap Memorial. In the meanwhile we will take our lunch. Finally will taka a overnight stay at luxury hotel in Udaipur.

Day 11: Udaipur - Mount Abu

After breakfast drive to Mt. Abu enroute visiting the Jain temples at Ranakpur, superbly preserved in a near-perfect condition for over 500 years. The most attractive features are the 29 halls of the temple, which have 1444 pillars of which no two are like. On arrival transfer to hotel. Night stay in Mount Abu.

Day 12: Mount Abu

Morning visit world famous Dilwara Jain Temple, Nikki Lake, Brahmin Kumari Ashram etc. Dilwara Temple: These remarkable Jain temples are Mount Abu's main attraction and among the finest examples includes two temples in which the art of carving marble reached unsurpassed heights. The older of the temples is the ' Vimal Vasahi ', built in 1031 and dedicated to the first tirthankar, Adinath. In the front of the temple stands the ' House of Elephants ', with figures of elephants marching in procession to the temple entrance. The later ' Tejpal temple ' is dedicated to Neminath, the 22nd tirthankar, and was built in 1230 by the brothers Tejpal and Vastupal. The carving is so fine that, in places, the marble becomes almost transparent.
Nakki Lake: Nakki Lake is virtually in the heart of Mount Abu and is a big attraction with tourists. The lake takes its name from the legend that it was scooped out by a god, using only his nails, or nakh. It's a pleasant stroll around the lake - look for the strange rock formations. On the lake there is a dilapidated concrete boat-shaped snack bar. Night stay in Mount Abu.

Day 13: Mount Abu - Jodhpur

After breakfast drive to Jodhpur. On arrival transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jodhpur.

Day 14: Jodhpur

After a relaxed breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour of Jodhpur. Jodhpur - the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Night stay in Jodhpur.

Day 15: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer

Morning drive to Jaisalmer, on arrival transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Jaisalmer.

Day 16: Jaisalmer

Morning city sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. Throbbing in the heart of the Thar, the burnished sandstone, is an intricately molded wonderland in place of a barren land, today stands a city of gilded magic. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificient fort, the Patwon Ki Haveli ( Mansion) and Salim singh Ki Haveli, with their carved balconies and brackets which are supreme examples of the art. Evening camel ride to visit Sam Dunes. Night stay in Jaisalmer.

Day 17: Jaisalmer - Bikaner

Morning drive to Bikaner. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Later city sight seeing tour. Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bikaji in 1488. But long before this, the city was trade center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia. Bikaner's dominant features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 Kms wall, which can be entered from 5 gate. Bikaner City is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the museum, Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple. Night stay in Bikaner.

Day 18: Bikaner - Mandawa

Morning drive to Mandawa, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visit Mandawa, founded 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants, has beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle one of the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and house of collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820 ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items, preserved in a museum. Night stay in Mandawa.

Day 19: Mandawa - Delhi - Departure

Morning drive to Delhi and transfer to airport for onward journey.