"ROYAL RAJASTHAN ITINERARY "

 

 

Day 01                  Arrive Delhi      

 

Meeting assistance on arrival and transfer to the Hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 02                  Delhi / Udaipur Flight

After breakfast, city tour of New Delhi .
Delhi Qutab Minar2Humayun Tomb DelhiNew Delhi: This city designed and built by the British in the 1920's - a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, and official building in Connaught Place area.  Drive Past India Gate : This arch of triumph bears the names of several thousands of Indians who lost their lives during first world war. Drive Past Rashtrapati Bhavan : Opposite India Gate is the official residence of the President of India. The building exhibits Mughal as well as Western architectural style. Surrounded by huge gardens, this was completed in 1929. Qutub Minar : 73m in height, this tower in Delhi tapers from a diameter of 15m to 2.5m. There are five distinct storeys, each of which has a protruding balcony. Humayun's Tomb, 1564-1572 built by Haji Begum, the widow of the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun's, nine years after his death and took eight years to complete. It is designed by the Persian architect Misak Mirza Ghiyaz. Octagonal in shape, raised on a plinth, with double domes, high arches, laid in the centre of a large walled enclosure, the monument is an imposing structure. 

Later transfer to Airport for flight to Udaipur in the Afternoon.
Meeting assistance on arrival and transfer to Hotel.

Overnight at Hotal.

Day 03                  Udaipur

After breakfast, proceed for Udaipur city sightseeing tour.
Lake Pichola boat rideUdaipur City Palace1Udaipur lake PicholaUdaipur City : In the most midst of this romantic fate ridden land you come Udaipur, beautiful city of lakes, palaces and fountain.  In the shadows of dark green hills, Udaipur's three lakes - Pichola, Fateh Sagar and Udai Sagar are shimmering jewels from the opal surfaces of which rise fairytale white palaces.  Maharana Udai Singh sought shelter here from the Mughal hordes and then tarried to fashion a city out of the silent vale.  Visit the City Palace Museum - grandeur and intricacy stroked all over in Granite, Marble and Mosaic displayed in the sparkling white filigreed balconies and windows, ornate arches and cupolas atop magnificent octagonal towers, Jagdish Temple - built in 1651 A.D.  Also visit Sahelion Ki Bari - the spectacular garden displaying the unique life style of the royal ladies who once lived in the palace. 

Evening enjoy a boat cruise on The Lake Pichola.Lake Pichola is the largest and the most beautiful of Udaipur's lakes - it is overlooked by hills while palaces, mansions, bathing ghats, gardens and temples dot its banks. Jag Mahal and Jag Niwas are the two island palaces that add to the lake's romantic ambience.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04                  Udaipur / Jodhpur – Enroute Ranakpur Temples                  

After breakfast drive to Jodhpur enroute visiting Ranakpur Temples.
Ranakpur: The Ranakpur Jain Temple was built during the reign of the liberal and gifted Rajput monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty-four pillared halls and domes supported by over four hundred columns. The total number of columns is 1,444 all of which are intricately carved with no two being alike. The artistically carved nymphs playing the flute in various dance postures at a height of 45 feet are an interesting sight. In the assembly hall, there are two big bells weighing 108 kg whose sound echoes in the entire complex. The main temple is a Chaumukh or a four-faced temple dedicated to Adinath
After Ranakpur Temples drive to Jodhpur.   On arrival checkin at hotel and then proceed to visit the Magnificent Mehrangarh Fort.   Jodhpur Jaswant ThadaJodhpur Meherangarh fort Jodhpur is the home of the Rathore rulers - the princely state of Rajasthan.  A high 10 kms long stone wall protects the well fortified city.  Within, stands an imposing fort on a low range of sandstone hills, about 125 mts. above the surrounding plains.  Visit Mehrangarh Fort - founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha (After whom the city is named) the Fort is intricately adorned with long carved panels and latticed windows of  exquisite designs in Red Sandstone.  Jaswant Thada (Marble Cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh)- an imposing white marble cenotaph built to commemorate the acts of bravery and generosity of the rulers in 19th century. Government Museum - The government museum in the middle of the Umaid Public Gardens has a varied collection of textiles, miniature portraits, local crafts, weapons, the images of Jain Tirthankars etc. 

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05                 Jodhpur / Jaipur enroute visiting Pushkar             

After breakfast, drive to Jaipur enroute visit the holy town Pushkar

PUSHKAR1Pushkar, an important religious place for Hindus. This little town is hugely known for the "Pushkar Fair' (where the mass trading of camels takes place), "the Lord Brahma Temple", a "picturesque lake' Pushkar houses as many as 400 temples and 52 ghats, which includes the Brahma temple, the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in the country. Pushkar is amongst the important pilgrimages in the country visited by devotees from all over the country, Varah TempleThe Varah Temple is devoted to the Lord Vishnu, Savitri Temple.This temple is devoted to the Godess Savitri, one of Brahma's wives, and is located on the highest hill above the Pushkar town
Pushkar Lake is said to have been created by the falling of lotus from the hand of Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe. It is believed to be as old as the creation. The lake is one of the most holy spots in the town, and it is said that a single dip in the waters of lake on Kartika Poornima is same as performing yagnas for several hundred years.

After visits continue your drive to Jaipur and on arrival checkin at hotel.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06                 Jaipur   

Amber For Elephant RideAfter breakfast, proceed to Amber fort the ascent to the Fort will be on   Elephant / Jeep back, Amber Fort: 11 kms from Jaipur - A marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below.  The magnificent old citadel, a labyrinth of massive walls and towers, shrouds an exquisite marble palace, pillared and carved glimmering with a million tiny mirrors, which create tantalising reflection effect.
Jaipur Jantar mantar 4Jaipur Hawa Mahal2Afternoon visit Jaipur City :  Hawa Mahal : Also known as the Palace of Winds was built in 1799 . It is a part of the City Palace and was commissioned by Sawai Pratap Singh. The Hawa Mahal was designed for the ladies of the royal household to watch the going on the street while themselves remaining hidden from public view.  City Palace Museum - In the heart of the old city is former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. A part of this palace is now a museum. The rest of the palace serves as the living quarters of the royal family of Jaipur. The palace also has an art gallery with an excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works. Jantar Mantar (Observatory) - A stone observatory, known as Jantar Mantar, was built by Jai Singh II, a great astronomer. It is located near the City Palace. It is the largest and the best-preserved observatory of the lot. By means of the instruments here, astronomers could measure the positions of the stars and calculate eclipses. 

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 07                 Jaipur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra

Fatehpur Sikri1After breakfast, drive to Agra, enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri:  A fascinating ghost town, lies a little beyond Agra the deserted Red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital.  It was a veritable fairy tale city and its ruins are still in a pristine condition. It is not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur.  Set like a jewel in a courtyard of pink sandstone is the marble tomb of the Saint Salim Chisti, enclosed by delicately carved marble screens and visits  Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, The Jami Mosque, Birbals Palace, Sunhera Makan, Palace of Jodha Bai, Kahan-i-khas, Diwan -i-am.

Afternoon free for independent activities. 

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 08                  Agra  / Delhi      

After breakfast, visit Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
Taj Mahal2Taj Mahal : Agra is the city of the Taj Mahal, perhaps the most photographed monument in the world. However, no matter how many pictures you have seen or no matter ho high your expectations are, the Taj never lets you down - the unparalleled glory and beauty of the building surpasses beyond all human imaginations. At sun rise we visit the Taj Mahal to witness this spectacular monument built for love. Besides perfect symmetry in every aspect of its construction, the inlay work of semi precious stones into marble in pietra dura style is absolutely remarkable. (Taj Mahal Closed on Friday’s)

Agra FortAgra Fort: On the shores of River Yamuna, to the northwest of the Taj Mahal, Emperor Akbar started a majestic fort, which gained Jehangir and Shah Jahan as its future benefactors who added rose-red sandstone and marble buildings to it respectively. Within 2.5- km-long and 20 feet high fortified walls, the premises of the fort houses many visionary palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, audience halls, such as the Diwan-i-Khas; and two very beautiful mosques.

Afternoon, drive to Delhi, on arrival check in at hotel.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 09                                  Departure  Delhi / USA

After breakfast, transfer to the airport in time to connect flight for your onward destination

Tour Ends but Memories Remains – Always