Tastes of Rajasthan

Rajasthan Heritage Tour

Destinations: Delhi (1) – Alsisar (1) – Bikaner (1) – Jaisalmer (2) – Manvar (1)- Jodhpur (2) – Udaipur (2) – Deogarh (1) Puhskar (1)- Jaipur (2) – Agra (1) – Delhi (2)
Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days

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Day 01: Arrive Delhi

We will welcome you with open hand. Meeting or assistance at Delhi International Airport from our representative and you will be transferred to the hotel.

 Day 02: Delhi to Alsisar (230 Kms /4-5 Hrs)

Enjoy the morning free at leisure before we leave Delhi and drive into the countryside to the small heritage town of Alsisar located in the Shekhawati region. Alsisar provides the visitor a non-commercialised picture of village life in rural Rajasthan. The whole area of Shekhawati covered with beautiful paintings, havelis and mansions and is often referred to as an open air art gallery.

Day 03: Alsisar to Bikaner (234 Kms /3-4 Hrs)

After breakfast this morning we head west to Bikaner, a major desert city in northern Rajasthan founded in 1488. Here we will look Junagarh Fort before enjoying a rickshaw ride passes through the streets to the old city bazaar.

Day 04: Bikaner to Jaisalmer (334 Kms /5-6 Hrs)

Today morning we will leave for the captivating city of Jaisalmer. Founded by Prince Jaisala in 1156, it is dubbed the ‘Golden City’ because of the honey-coloured sandstone walls, emphasized by the setting sun. It was once a trade centre, strategically located on the busy caravan trade route to Central Asia. At Evening we would visit the local markets and Sunset Point, also referred to as Vyason Ki Chhatri.

Day 05: Jaisalmer Sightseeing

Jaisalmer’s importance dwindled. However the buildings from its golden age still stand clustered around a magnificent fort. Morning visit Jaisalmer Fort which rises like a fabulous mirage out of the sands of the Thar Desert. Later we will visit the beautifully carved Jain temples and Badal Vilas Palace and visit impressive merchant mansions (havelis) including the Patwon Ki Haveli. Afternoon visit Sam Sand Dunes, situated  43km west of Jaisalmer in the midst of the Thar Desert. Enjoy a camel ride on the sand dunes to take view the sunset.

 Day 06: Jaisalmer to Manvar (334 Kms /5-6 Hrs)

After having breakfast drive to Manvar. The Manvar Desert Camp is situated  in the midst of the wilderness surrounded by sand dunes, where we will spend a memorable night.

Later Afternoon you will get an experience a camel or jeep safari to visit Bishnoi villages to see the locals. The Bishnois Peoples believes and follow rules of a non-violent Vaishanavas sect, founded by Jambeswarji in 15th Century

Day 07: Manvar to Jodhpur (170 Kms / 2-3 Hrs)

Today we drive to blue city Jodhpur, you will check-in your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 08: Jodhpur

After breakfast we proceed for city tour with our local Guide, we would see Mehrangarh fort, located four hundred feet from the city on hill, later we will watch Jaswant Thada, the royal cremation grounds. Later we drive to the museums house in majestic Umaid Bhawan Palace

Late Afternoon we visit Local vegetable and spice Market.

 Day 09: Jodhpur to Udaipur (250 Kms / 5-6 Hrs)

After breakfast we start Journeys to Udaipur, Stop at Ranakpur Jain temple, used white marble to constrcted this temple, all the 1444 Pillars are not same shape. Before drive to Udaipur we will visit another temple call Surya Temple, the temple dedicated to Surya the Sun God. Later we drive toward to our destination Udaipur.

Day 10: Udaipur

We take a short drive around Fateh Sagar Lake. Later see Jagdish Temple, the temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, also called Laxmi Narayan. Later we visit beautiful garden called Sahelion Ki Bari Gardens (Garden for the Maids of Honour). This garden constructed to give honor to 48 female maids, whose came with Queen of Udaipur, received as part of dowry. Also we see the massavie City Palace which overlooks Lake Pichola. The City Palace, constructed in 1725 by King of Udaipur. There more than 11 palaces, with the Dilkhush Palace, Sheesh Mahal, Moti Mahal, Including Palace of Lord Krishna,

Afternoon take common boat ride at Lake Pichola to watch Sunset.

Day 11: Udaipur to Deogarh (128 Kms / 2-3 Hrs)

Head to Deogarh after breakfast. Upon arrival we check into your hotel, the Deogarh Mahal, an impressive palace situated on the top of the hill, offering a beautiful view of the Aravalli mountain range and the numerous lakes around the countryside. We would take a short walk in the colourful and bustling streets of the local village to take in the sights and sounds of rural India. Also visit the Anjaneshwar Mahadev – an extraordinary cave temple believed to be around 2000 years old

Day 12: Deogarh to Pushkar (158 Kms / 2-3 Hrs)

This morning you transfer to the local railway station and board a rural 1930s train, enjoying a short 23km ride through the wooded hills from Deogarh to Phulad, during the train Journey from Deogarh to Phulad. Beautiful scenery, tunnels, monkeys, and villagers greet you en- route.

The village of Pushkar lies 11km from Ajmer on the edge of the Thar Desert. At its heart is one of India’s most sacred lakes, Pushkar Lake. There are 52 ghats around the lake and numerous temples.  Today afternoon will enjoy a walking tour of local market and stop at the Brahma Temple.

 Day 13: Pushkar to Jaipur (136 Kms / 2-3 Hrs)

We drive to Jaipur, a city founded in 1727 as Mughal power within India was declining.   At this time the then Maharaja Jai Singh moved his capital from Amer Fort down onto the plain below. The city is now the capital of Rajasthan State and commonly called the ‘Pink City’ because of the pink paint on the buildings in the old city area. This was apparently done to imitate the magnificent, red sandstone buildings of the Mughals and in an attempt to impress the Prince of Wales when he visited Jaipur in 1876.

Upon arrival check into our hotel and later this afternoon we visit the Maharaja’s City Palace to explore the former Royal residence; part of the building has been converted into a museum, while the Royal family of Jaipur still uses the remaining sections of the palace. Close to the City Palace is Jantar Mantar, the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world.

Day 14: Jaipur

We leave for Jaipur sightseeing we start from Amber fort, here we can enjoy advanture elephant ride from bottom to till entrance gate , Inside the fort we visit the Hall of Victory which houses the famed Sheesh Mahal. . Late we visit City Palace and Jal Mahal (Water Palace), famous for Hunting birds, Observatory.

An evening we go for see Choki Dhani resort constructed in ethnical Rajathasni Style. Here you can enjoy calel ride, traditional Rajasthan Puppet Show, and go around the shops, Jaipur is famous for handloom Cloths. Back to hotel for overnight Stay.

Day 15: Jaipur to Agra (240 Kms / 4-5 Hrs)

Today we start our journey for Agra after Breakfast. We stop along the way at the magnificent fortified Ghost City of Fatehpur Sikri.

We continue on way for Agra, arriving in the afternoon and check into our hotel upon arrival.

Day 16: Agra- Delhi (205 Kms / 4-5 Hrs)

Today you will wake up early morning and proceed to see Taj Mahal in sun rising. The Taj Mahal built by Mughal emperor Shajahan in 16th Century for the memory of his favorite wife Mumtaj Mahal. After complete your Taj Mahal sightseeing you will go to the Agra Fort and the Pearl Mosque followed by visit to Sikandra. Finally drive from Agra to Delhi. it will take between  3-4 hours to reach Delhi. Overnight at Delhi.

 Day 17: Delhi

Later this afternoon we visit Qutab Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibik in 12 century, the height of the minaret approximately 73 meters and 379 steps from Bottom to top, after visit Qutub Minnar, After Qutub Minar we visit you will be taken to the Humayun Tomb.

We continue to Lotus Temple (Bahai Temple) which we will view from the outside. Completed in 1986, the lotus shaped temple is set amongst pools and picturesque gardens; people devoted to all faiths gather here to pray or meditate in silence.

Afternoon we will cover old Delhi including Jama Masjid,, Raj Ghat, busiest markets of Chandni Chowk and The night stay in Delhi

We also have a quick photo stop at India Gate the War Memorial Arch of India and take short view to President’s House, Parliament House, and Secretariat Buildings. (Any vehicles are not allowed to stop here due to security reasons.

Day 18: Depart Delhi

After breakfast you would transfer to Delhi Airport to board flight for home country with memories of India

 

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