September 25, 2015
Best of Rajasthan (India) Tour
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|18 Nights/ 19 Days Best of Rajasthan Tours|
|Destinations||Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Nagaur – Khemshar – Udaipur – Pushkar – Jaipur – Ranthanbhore – Bharatpur – Agra – Delhi|
Day 1 Arrival Delhi
On arrival in Delhi pick-up from airport/Railway Station and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Delhi: is known to have been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BC. Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of kingdoms and empires. It has been invaded, ransacked and rebuilt several times, particularly during the Medieval era, and therefore the modern city of Delhi is a cluster of many cities scattered across the metropolitan region. Delhi is also believed to have been the site of Indraprastha, the legendary capital of the Pandavas during the times of the Mahabharata.Delhi re-emerged as a major political, cultural and commercial city along the trade routes between northwest India and the Gangetic plain after the rise of the Delhi sultanates.It houses many ancient and medieval monuments, archaeological sites and remains. Now Delhi is announced world’s no.1 green city
Day 2 Delhi – Mandawa drive 274km/5hrs
After breakfast at hotel drive to Mandawa, sightseeing , transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Mandawa : is a small town in the heart of Shekhawati region. The place is known not only for itMandawa Forts havelis but also for its Fort Palace. The structure of the palace reminds of the cultural and social importance of this region in the past. Of the havelis, the most important are the Chokhani, Ladia, Binsidhar Newatia, and Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli. Another haveli, the Binsidhar Newatia Haveli, is known for its curious paintings. There is a painting of a boy holding a telephone and a European woman in a car driven by a chauffeur. The Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli is famous for its erotic images, now mostly defaced
Day 3 Mandawa – Bikaner drive 180km/4hrs
After breakfast at hotel drive to Bikaner, sightseeing then transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Bikaner: is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and a 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. An enormous arched doorway leads to the Joramal Temple. The royal chapel is Har Mandir where royal weddings and births were once celebrated
Day 4 Bikaner – Jaisalmer drive 325km/6hrs
After breakfast at hotel some sightseeing in Bikaner then drive to Jaisalmer, transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel
Jaisalmer: The dramatic and romantic desert fortress of Jaisalmer is an exotic city in Rajasthan’s great Thar Desert. “The Golden City” rose to prominence as a result of its position on camel trade routes. It’s now most famous for the 12th-century fort and ornate “Havelis,” fine merchant-built houses and pavilions in the city’s mediaeval lanes. The surrounding Desert National Park offers opportunities to observe blackbucks, desert foxes and chinkaras amid the rolling dunes, rugged crags and waterholes
Day 5 Jaisalmer
After breakfast at hotel sightseeing of Jaisalmer, evening drive 45km to Sam-Dunes, Camel ride night safary. Overnight with dinner in Camp.
Day 6 Jaisalmer – Jodhpur drive 270km/5hrs
After camp breakfast drive to Jodhpur, sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel
Jodhpur: Surrounded by a huge fortress wall with bastions, the striking blue buildings in Jodhpur contrast sharply and beautifully with the neighbouring Thar Desert. Exploring the palaces, forts and temples will keep you busy and in awe of the city’s historic grandeur. Bazaars offer a range of beautiful textiles, embroidered leather goods, lacquerware, antiques, carpets, puppets and figurines. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination and a convenient base for travel in the region
Day 7 Jodhpur – Nagaur drive 130km/3hrs
After breakfast at hotel visit Mehrangarh Fort then drive to Nagaur. Sightseeing then transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8 Nagaur – Khimshar drive 40km/1hrs
After breakfast at hotel drive to visit Khimshar, full day explore the Khimshar village. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9 Khimshar – Udaipur drive 249km/4hrs
After breakfast at hotel drive to Udaipur, transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Udaipur: known as the Venice of the East, boasts several sparkling lakes against a backdrop of the Aravail hills. Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir, islands in Fateh Sagar Lake, are the site of Udaipur Solar Observatory and Nehru Garden. Famous palaces include the magical Lake Palace, now a luxurious five-star hotel, and the massive City Palace on Pichola’s east bank, featuring epic courtyards and stunning paintings.
Day 10 Udaipur – city tour
After breakfast at hotel full day city sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 Udaipur – Pushkar drive 300km/6hrs
After breakfast at hotel drive to Pushkar, then transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 Pushkar – Jaipur drive 135km/3hrs
After breakfast at hotel AM sightseeing of Pushkar PM drive to Jaipur, transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Jaipur:If you take one look at the glorious stucco buildings that line Jaipur’s wide streets, you’ll understand why this is nicknamed “The Pink City.” Spend your days exploring City Palace, Hawa Mahal, and Amber and Jaigarh forts. And if you’re looking for a unique souvenir, head to one of the bazaars, where you can pick up a pair of camel-leather slippers,carpets.Jaipur is also popular for its unique jewelry.
Day 13 Jaipur – City tour
After breakfast at hotel full day city sightseeing with preferred language guide. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 Jaipur – Ranthanbhore drive 145km/3hrs
After breakfast at hotel AM sightseeing , PM drive to Ranthanbhore, check-in hotel, Overnight at hotel
Ranthanbhore: Ranthambhor National Park, once a princely game conserve is the scene where the celebrated Indian tigers are best seen. Ranthambhor Tiger Reserve lies on the junction of Aravali and Vindhyas
A tenth century fort also blends amicably with the background. Pure sands of Dhok (Anogeissus pendula) interspersed with grasslands at the plateaus, meadows in valleys and luxuriant foliage around the canals make the jungle.
The tiger is not the only attraction at Ranthambhor; although it is the one park resident people come to see. We were lucky to see several varieties of birds including these owlets peering through their burrows pictured here on the right and of course the ubiquitous langur monkey. Other animals in the reserve include leopard, caracal, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, marsh crocodiles, wild boar, bears and various species of deer.The main food source for the tiger is the swamp deer like Barasinsga and on occasion the wild buffalo and also wild boar. If you wish to stay near the park, the facilities on offer are superb.
Day 15 Ranthanbhore
AM & PM jeep ride in Ranthanbhore National Park. Overnight at hotel
Day 16 Ranthanbhore – Bharatpur drive 197km/4hrs
After breakfast at hotel drive to Bharatpur visit Keoladevi National Park. Overnight at hotel
Bharatpur:In 1733 AD, Raja Badan Singh ‘s adopted son, Suraj Mal had shown signs of promise, when he captured the fort of Bharatpur from Khemkaran, the rival chief, whom he killed and thus laid the foundation of Bharatpur City. Bharatpur is also called the Eastern gateway of Rajasthan. Maharaja Suraj Mal. Apart from being a brave General was also a great builder. He built numerous forts and palaces across the kingdom including the Pleasure Palace complex at Deeg. Bharatpur is today known the world over for its Keoladeo Ghana National Park(Bird Sanctuary).Every year from October to April tourist from all over world came to visit migrated birds from Siberia.
Day 17 Bharatpur – Agra drive 51km/2hrs
After breakfast drive to Agra, enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, on arrival Agra sightseeing, transfer to Agra hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Agra: Where better to go for a romantic holiday than to the great testament of love, the Taj Mahal (The Eighth Wonders of World). Built by the grieving Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his late wife Mumtaz Mahal, The Taj Mahal’s unrivaled beauty explains why it’s regarded as one of the eight wonders of the world. A visit to India wouldn’t be complete without it. Other must-experience destinations in Agra are two other UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the sandstone Red Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.Now the city is popular for its marble handicraft work.
Day 18 Agra – Delhi drive 205km/4hrs
After breakfast at hotel drive to Delhi , sightseeing of Delhi , transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 19 Delhi airport/Railway Station departure transfer
On time departure transfer
(US$) Per Person Twin Sharing
(US$) Per Person Twin Sharing
(US$) Per Person Twin Sharing
|724||Using 2* Hotels||784||Using 2* Hotels||824||Using 2* Hotels|
|971||Using 3* Hotels||1021||Using 3* Hotels||1071||Using 3* Hotels|
|1379||Using 4* Hotels||1409||Using 4* Hotels||1449||Using 4* Hotels|
|1725||Using 5* Hotels||1855||Using 5* Hotels||2095||Using 5* Hotels|
|Single Suplementary 40% Extra using extra bed||Child (5-12) year 25% Extra without extra bed|
- 1 Accommodation on twin sharing room on BB basis
- 2 All ground transportation by ac transportation as per group size
- 3 English speaking local guide for city sightseeing
- 4 2-3 Hrs Rickshaw ride in Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Cost Doesn’t Includes
- 1 Entrance fee of the monuments ( Aprro. US$ 165 PP )
- 2 Nature of all drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Laundry, tips etc
- 3 Travel Insurance, any airfare, any train fare
|Address:||Barakhamba Rd, Connaught Place|
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|Top Travel Voucher:||20USD Per person on double sharing room|
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