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Rajasthan - Forts, Palaces and Wildlife

Valid 01 Oct '21 - 31 March '22

17 Nights / 18 Days

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Rajasthan! Land of Maharajas, medieval forts, palaces, tigers and colourful festivals.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive Delhi by international flight 

On arrival at Delhi International airport and after clearing immigration formalities, you will meet our representative in the arrival hall who will assist you to your vehicle and then hotel check-in formalities. (Standard check-in time is 1200 hours)

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 02 - Delhi

Breakfast at hotel, then you will proceed for a combined full day city tour of Old and New Delhi.

 

We start the tour from Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk this part of Delhi will take you into the Old Mughal era. While walking through old lanes you can see big wooden carved antique doors, big havelis (mansion), narrow lanes and busy bustling life.

 

You can relish on lip smacking street food in the Old Delhi market. Then you will visit India’s largest Mosque “Jama Masjid” where at a time 25,000 can be accommodated. 

After lunch visits to New Delhi, beautifully designed by “Sir Edwin Lutyens”, drive past India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan and Connaught Place.

Later continue the sightseeing by visiting, Humayun Tomb, the tomb was built in 1570 and was the first garden-tomb made by Humayun’s son Akbar. It is a UNESCO world heritage site.

 

Conclude the sightseeing with the visit of “Qutub Minar”, the stunning red stone tower is 72.5 m high with 2.75m in diameter. It is also a UNESCO site.

 

The evening will be at leisure to pursue independent activities

 

Overnight stay at the hotel

Array of old doors in Old delhi

Old doors in the streets of Old Delhi

Red Stone Tower of Qutub Minar Delhi

Red stone tower of Qutub Minar, Delhi

Day 03 - Delhi - Agra by train (Gatimaan Express)

After breakfast, assisted transfer to railway station to board the train for Agra.

 

Meeting and assistance on arrival at Agra railway station and transfer to hotel. After check-in freshen-up and rest at hotel for some time.

 

In the afternoon proceed for a walking tour of Agra. Explore the old lanes of Agra with local food experience.

In the evening enjoy a walking tour discovering Oriental Agra. The program is conducted by using Eco friendly Battery operated Rickshaws.

 

Visit Dara Shikoh's library, Mirza Ghalib's birthplace, the headquarters of the Radhasoami faith, the ancient Manka Meshwar temple, the Jama Masjid, and churches of different Christian sects, St. Patrick's Junior College - Asia's oldest convent and the Akbar Church. On the way, they will see the early morning bustle at the shoe Mandi in Johri Bazar, the only street of Ayurvedic doctors, the paan and the petha mandi and the food street of Seth Gali.This tour is a very interactive tour and includes both walk and ride.

Also visit Mehtab Bagh. Mehtab Bagh is located on the left bank of Yamuna opposite Taj Mahal. The garden complex is approximately 300 square meters and is in straight alignment with the Taj Mahal.The excavation has revealed a huge octagonal tank on the southern periphery; Baradaris or pavilion on the East and West; a small octagonal tank at the center and a gateway at the Northern wall.

 

Evening will be at leisure to relax or to pursue independent activities.

 

Overnight stay at hotel.

Taj Mahal image from opposite the river in the Mehtab Bagh

Taj Mahal image from opposite the river in the Mehtab Bagh

Day 04 - Agra 

Breakfast at hotel

 

Early morning visit the beautiful Taj Mahal, during sunrise the sunrays have a magical effect with marble surface. It changes its color which creates eternal beauty (Closed on Friday). Later visit marble craft emporium. You will get a chance to see various beautiful decorative items prepared with marble. Later return to hotel for breakfast. 

 

Lunch at Shereos Hangout restaurant run by acid attack victims on direct payment basis.

Later visit Agra Fort. Red Fort, it is an UNESCO heritage site. It is a major tourist attraction from all over the world. The fort is built in red stone to make it main residence of Mughals.

 

Evening enjoy the show “Mohabbat –E-Taj". The show is held at Kalakriti Cultural and Convention Center in Agra to depict the saga of Mumtaj Mahal and Shah Jahan. It is a live show which is presented by the Sanskritik Natyashala. The show is an effort to hold up the cultural and historical heritage of India. The show presents splendid lifestyle of Mughal dynasty. The most attractive part of the show is the replica of the Taj Mahal which is shown in the end of the show. By hydraulic lift the replica is lifted slowly on a lotus shaped platform. It depicts various aspects of Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is the symbol of eternity of love and a rich example of Indian history & Mughal architecture

 

Evening will be at leisure to relax or to pursue independent activities.

 

Overnight stay at hotel.

Red Fort Agra

Red Fort, Agra

Day 05 - Agra - Bharatpur (55 kms 1.5 hrs)

Breakfast at hotel then you will be transferred to Bharatpur (Keoladeo National Park).

 

Known as Keoladeo, famous for being one of the world's most important migratory bird national parks where many birds do breeding and feeding. It is declared a Word’s Heritage site by Unesco in 1985. The park can be explored on foot or by cycle rickshaw.

 

On arrival check in at the hotel. In the evening enjoy a walking tour to a nearby village and get a chance to interact with locals over tea with cookies.

 

Overnight stay at hotel.

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Day 06 - Bharatpur - Ranthambore (180 kms 4 hrs)

Early morning visit Bird Sanctuary by cycle rickshaw. Enjoy the chirping of birds and explore the different species of birds.

 

Return to the hotel. Later breakfast at the hotel and then check out.

 

Post breakfast drive to Ranthambore.

 

Ranthambhore National Park is treat for wildlife lovers. It is located in Sawai district of Rajasthan and in the Aravali & Vindhyachal hill ranges. It was declared a National Park in 1981. It covers an area of approximately 400 sq kms. You can see leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, striped hyena, sloth bear, southern plains gray langur, rhesus macaque, mugger, crocodile and chital.

 

On arrival check in at hotel. After freshening up have lunch at the hotel. The evening will be at leisure.

 

Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.

Ranthambore Tiger

Ranthambore National Park

Day 07 - Ranthambore

Early morning you will be picked up from your respective hotel for the National Park where you will enjoy a safari by Jeep OR opened roof mini canter.

 

After safari return to the hotel and enjoy a sumptuous breakfast. 

 

After lunch enjoy another safari.

 

Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.

Day 08 - Ranthambore - Jaipur (180 kms 4 hrs )

Hawa Mahal Jaipur

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, drive to Jaipur. Jaipur also known as pink city because of the paint color of the buildings. This colorful city has chaotic streets, colorful auto rickshaw and a lively culture. It is the gateway to Rajasthan vacations, here you can still see royal life, forts and Palaces reflecting the glorious past.

 

On arrival check in at hotel. The evening will be at leisure to relax or to pursue independent activities.

 

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09 - Jaipur

After early breakfast proceed to the Amber Fort. On the way stop at Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace). It is a stunning 5 story building which was built to enable royal ladies in Purdah witness the daily activities out of the public eye. 

Anohki Museum of Hand Block Printing

Anokhi Museum, Jaipur

Later visit Anokhi Museum, ‘a little gem of a museum’. In the Fort’s shadow and a mere ten minute walk through the cobbled streets of Amber, the historic capital of Rajasthan, lies the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing (AMHP).

 

Located in a magnificently restored haveli or mansion, the museum displays a varied selection of block printed textiles alongside images, tools and related objects – all chosen to provide an in-depth look into the complexity of this ancient tradition.

Afternoon visit City Palace (Royal residence) & observatory (Jantar Mantar).

 

In the evening you will visit bustling yet colorful markets showcasing beautiful handicraft, Rajasthan jewelry and shoes. You can get your hand painted with traditional Indian design of henna. It looks really awesome.

 

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 10 - Jaipur

Breakfast at the hotel.

This day will be at leisure to relax and enjoy the wonders of Jaipur.

Jaipur is a city in India which has incredible shopping opportunities. Enjoy the day and if you need any suggestions, just enquire there will be many people to give you good advice.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11 - Jaipur - Pushkar (140 kms 3 hrs)

Breakfast at hotel

 

After breakfast drive to Pushkar, one of the oldest cities in India. Located to the northwest of Ajmer, the tranquil city of Pushkar is a favoured destination for thousands of tourists and devotees flocking to Rajasthan.

 

Situated at a height of 510 metres, Pushkar is surrounded by hillocks on three sides. The ‘Nag Pahar’, literally meaning Snake Mountain forms a natural border between Ajmer and Pushkar. Known as ‘the rose garden of Rajasthan’, the essence of the famous Pushkar rose is exported all over the world. Along with an interesting mythological history, a legacy of timeless architectural heritage makes Pushkar a fascinating city.

 

On arrival check in at hotel. Later in the afternoon visit Pushkar Lake and Brahma Temple.

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Pilgrims bathing in Pushkar Lake

Brahma Temple Pushkar

Brahma Temple Pushkar

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Late afternoon on Pushkar Lake

Pushkar Lake: According to Hindu scriptures, the sacred Pushkar Lake is described as ‘Tirtha Raj’, the king of all pilgrimage sites. No pilgrimage is considered to be complete without a dip in in the holy Pushkar Lake. Semi-circular in shape and about 8-10 metres deep, Pushkar Lake is surrounded by 52 bathing ghats and over 400 temples and is truly a magnificent sight to behold.

 

Brahma Lake: Nestled in the picturesque Pushkar valley beyond the Nangaparvat and Anasagar Lake, the Brahma temple holds a special place in the hearts of Indians. It is the only temple in the world dedicated to Lord Brahma. Built with marble and decorated with silver coins, this temple can be identified by its red spire and the image of a swan (considered sacred to Lord Brahma). 

 

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12 - Pushkar

Breakfast at hotel

Full day at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 13 - Pushkar - Jodhpur (185 kms 4.5 hrs)

Breakfast at hotel then drive to Jodhpur. On arrival check at the hotel.

In the afternoon enjoy a guided Blue City Walking Tour through Old Jodhpur where you will visit blue houses, the clock tower, there will be opportunity for photographs. General learn all about the royal history of Rajasthan.

The evening will be at leisure to relax after the wonder walking experience

Overnight stay at hotel

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Blue City Jodhpur

Day 14 - Jodhpur

Breakfast at hotel

After breakfast proceed to visit Bishnoi Village. You will explore this village by jeep. Bishnoi Community has firm believe in nature and they protect animals and trees.

Here you will get a chance to interact with villagers and know about their daily life.

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Bishnoi Village

Afternoon return to hotel.

 

Post lunch proceed for sightseeing visiting Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and Mandore Garden.

Mehrangarh Fort: Rising perpendicular and impregnable from a hill which is 125 metres above Jodhpur’s skyline is the Mehrangarh Fort. This historic fort is one of the most famous in India and is packed with history and legends. Mehrangarh Fort still bears the imprints of cannonball attacks courtesy the armies of Jaipur on its second gate. Chiselled and sturdy, the fort is known for its exquisite latticed windows, carved panels, intricately decorated windows and walls of Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal and Sheesh Mahal.

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Mehrangarh Fort Jodhpur

Jaswant Thada: This milky white memorial built towards the end of the 19th century as a tribute to the leader Jaswant Singh is a huge tourist attraction. Jaswant Singh, who ruled Jodhpur, invested well in his state. He made attempts to bring down the level of crime, subdue dacoits, built railways and broadly worked on raising the economy of Marwar. Jaswant Thada is managed and looked after by the Mehrangarh Museum Trust (MMT) and is open to public. 

 

Mandore Garden: Located 9 kms north of Jodhpur. Prior to Jodhpur it was the capital of Jodhpur. Its garden is beautiful with rock terraces and home of langurs. It has various dark red cenotaphs of Jodhpur rulers.

 

Evening will be at leisure to relax. Overnight at the hotel

Day 15 - Jodhpur - Udaipur (295 kms 6.5 hrs)

Breakfast at hotel

Post breakfast drive to Udaipur enroute visit Ranakpur Temples. It is built in 15th century, it is one of biggest temple Jain temple Complexes India. It is also known for its architectural beauty. The temple has 18 domes and 1444 marble pillars and each pillar is artistically carved.

 

Later continue drive to Udaipur. Udaipur, also known as city of Lakes or Venice of the east. This romantic city is located on the banks of Lake Pichola. Beautiful Palace, mountain, lakes, history and culture make this city more beautiful and interesting. On arrival check in at hotel.

 

Evening will be at leisure to relax.

 

Overnight stay at hotel.

Udaipur from Lake Pichola

Day 16 - Udaipur 

Breakfast at hotel

 

Post breakfast proceed for half day city sightseeing visiting City Palace, Lake Pichola, Sahelion Ki Badi and Jagdish Temple.

 

Post lunch enjoy boat ride at Lake Pichola.

 

Evening will be at leisure to relax or to pursue independent activities.

 

Overnight stay at hotel.

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Daily ablution activities on Lake Pichola Udaipur

Day 17 - Udaipur 

Breakfast at hotel

 

Full day at leisure to explore the beauty of Udaipur at your own pace.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 18 - Udaipur - Delhi by flight

Breakfast at hotel. Thereafter you will be transferred to the airport to board the flight for Delhi

 

Meeting and assistance on arrival at the Delhi airport and transfer hotel for dinner.

 

After dinner transfer to airport to board the flight for onward destination.

End of Tour

Accommodation

Delhi

Regent Villa - 02 nights

http://www.theregentvilla.com/

Agra 

Coral Court - 02 nights

https://coralcourthomestay.com/ 

Bharatpur

Laxmi Niwas Palace - 01 night

http://laxminiwas.com/ 

Ranthambore 

The Tigress Resort - 02 nights

https://www.thetigress.co.in/

Jaipur 

Khandela Haveli - 03 nights

http://www.khandelahaveli.com/ 

 

Pushkar

Jagat or Pushkar Palace - 02 nights

http://hotelpushkarpalace.com/ 

Jodhpur

Ratan Villas - 02 nights

https://www.ratanvilas.com/ 

Pushkar

Hotel Mahendra Prakash - 03 nights

http://www.hotelmahendraprakash.com/

Cost of Tour

Min 2 persons sharing:

USD2,957

Supplements:

Single: USD1,217

Sanganer visit: US27

Textile workshop Jaipur: USD35

Early morning yoga: USD32

Note:

Rates over the Christmas and New Year period. Supplied on request

Payment Terms:

  • 50% of cost upon booking

  • 50% 45 days prior to arrival in India

Cancellation Terms:

  • 45 days prior to arrival in India: Nil, after deducting charges

  • 30 days prior to arrival in India: 50% of total billing

  • 20 days or less prior to arrival in India: No refund

Flight Ticket Cancellation:

  • 30 days prior to arrival in India: internal flights (if issued non-refundable ticket), will refund as per airline policy after deducting our handling charges.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation for 17 nights based on above mentioned hotels on DOUBLE/TWIN sharing basis.

  • Domestic Airfare

  • Meals: On breakfast basis except during the stay at Ranthambore meal plan would be on full board basis.

  • Gold ticket of Mohabbat-E-Taj show.

  • All transportation i.e. airport transfers, sightseeing and interstate drives will done using following vehicles:

    • 02 -03 pax using air-conditioned large car (Innova)

    • 04-06 pax-using tempo traveller (mini –van) 

  • Local English speaking  guide services as per the itinerary.

  • During Ranakpur temple visit, we will provide audio guide service.

  • We have included 01 time entrance fee as per the itinerary

  • Bottled water and wet tissue throughout in the vehicle  

  • All currently applicable taxes.(5% Goods & Service Tax)

Exclusions:

  • International airfare and domestic flight.​

  • Visa charges

  • Any room service, telephone charges, mini bar, gratuities, tips.

  • Any expenses of personal nature & Insurance of any kind.

  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary. 

  • Any item not specified under ‘cost includes’

Special Notes

  • The flight timings and FARES are subject to change at the time of issuance. 

  • The check-in time at the hotel is 1400 hrs and check-out time is 1200 noon. In case if you have a flight arriving or departing at midnight, we suggest the book room for pre-night/late check-out to avoid any inconvenience.

  • The vehicle will be as per the itinerary only and not available during leisure time and strictly as per the itinerary.

  • The hotels mentioned are indicative and will be booked only once we get go-ahead from your end. The rooms will be subject to availability.

  • In case if any of the guest/s are allergic to any particular food or have any dietary restrictions, we request you to please advise in advance to update hotels/restaurants accordingly.

  • Incase any allergies to food, or any dietary restrictions, we request you to please advise in advance.