Rajasthan Heritage Tour

Rajasthan Heritage Tour

Overview

Delhi – Agra – Ranthambhore – Jaipur – Pushkar – Udaipur – Mt Abu – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer – Bikaner – Mandawa – Delhi (18 Nights / 19 Days)  The Heritage tour package provides the best chance for visitors to the diligence beauty of the city with the architectural and heritage destinations. Rajasthan Heritage Tour is yet another trail towards the wonderland of the state through its monuments, architectural legacy, intricate culture and luxurious indulgence.

Day 01: Arrival Delhi

Meet  greet by our representative who will take you to your designated hotel for checking in. Overnight stay is in Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi

After breakfast gear up for full day guided sightseeing tour of New  Old Delhi.  OLD DELHI – A sightseeing 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. Do not forget to visit Red Fort in old Delhi, this formidable red sandstone building still reverberate Mughal royalty. NEW DELHI – An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate and Parliament House. Evening is free to enjoy shopping in Delhi sprawling markets. Overnight stay is 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 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. (Taj Mahal is closed on all Fridays)  Also visit Agra Fort, majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna. At the Diwan-I-Khas, 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. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 04: Agra – Ranthambhore ( By road )

Morning drive to Ranthambhore-famous for the wildlife sanctuary which is said to be the best place in the world to photograph the tiger in its natural habitat, enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Arrive Ranthambhore transfer to hotel. Overnight in Ranthambhore.

Day 05: Ranthambhore

Early morning 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. Overnight in Ranthambhore.

Day 06: Ranthambhore – Jaipur ( By road )

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

Day 07: Jaipur

Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it  ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing visiting the City Palace, Observatory, Jantar Mantar & Hawa Mahal (Palace Of Wind), a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Overnight at hotel in Jaipur.

Day 08: Jaipur – Pushkar ( By road )

After breakfast drive to Pushkar. Pushkar boasts temples, though few are as ancient as you might expect at such an important pilgrimage site. The most famous is the Brahma Temple, said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity. Overnight in Pushkar.

Day 09: Pushkar – Udaipur ( By Road )

Morning leave for the city of lakes, “Udaipur” an attractive town studded with shimmering blue lake and edged in by the green mounts of the Aravallis. Its legendary palaces, shining blue lakes, temples, gardens and slim lanes strewn with stalls, carry the flavor of a daring past, characterizing valor and gallantry. Overnight stay is in Udaipur.

Day 10: Udaipur

After having Rajasthani breakfast proceed for city tour of Udaipur visiting the royal City Palace – here you will see the marvelously decorated rooms with mirrored ramparts and ivory doors painted glass windows and marble galleries and the Peacock patio. After having lunch start your trip for Lake Pichola, enjoy the evening boat ride on lake Pichola, while riding you can view the city of Udaipur as it rises royally above the lake in the heart of the Rajasthan desert. Next visit the Jag Mandir Palace – an island palace in the center of the lake. Also visit 300 year old Jagdish Temple and the Royal Cenotaphs of the Rajput kings here. Overnight stay is in Udaipur.

Day 11: Udaipur – Mount Abu ( By road )

After breakfast drive to Mt. Abu en route visiting the Jain temples at Ranakpur. These temples are the most renowned Jain temples built in 15th century covering an area of 40,000 sq. feet with several halls pillars which are individually carved. On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight in Mount Abu.

Day 12: Mount Abu

Morning visit world famous Dilwara Jain Temple, Nikki Lake, Brahmin Kumari Ashram etc.  Dilwara Temple are Mount Abu  main attraction and among the finest examples includes two temples in which the art of carving marble reached unsurpassed heights. 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  a pleasant stroll around the lake – look for the strange rock formations. On the lake there is a dilapidated concrete boat-shaped snack bar. Overnight in Mount Abu.

Day 13: Mount Abu – Jodhpur ( By Road )

After breakfast drive to Jodhpur. On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight in Jodhpur.

Day 14: Jodhpur

After a relaxed breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour of Jodhpur. 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. Overnight in Jodhpur.

Day 15: Jodhpur – Jaisalmer ( By road )

Morning drive to Jaisalmer, on arrival transfer to hotel. Evening is free to enjoy shopping in Jaisalmer sprawling markets. Overnight 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. 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. Overnight in Jaisalmer.

Day 17: Jaisalmer – Bikaner ( By road )

Morning drive to Bikaner. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Later city sight -seeing tour. 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. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the museum, Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple. Overnight in Bikaner.

Day 18: Bikaner – Mandawa ( By road )

Morning drive to Mandawa, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visit Mandawa which 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. Overnight in Mandawa.

Day 19: Mandawa – Delhi – Departure

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

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