Pushkar with Forts & Palaces Tour Tour offers visits Pushkar - the venue for largest cattle fair and to some of the most popular forts and palaces in Rajasthan.
Day 01: Arrive - Delhi
Received at the international airport and transfer to the hotel for O/N stay.
Day 02 : Delhi
Morning tour of Delhi visiting Jama Masjid, drive past Red Fort and Chandni Cowk. Afternoon visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping centre. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03 : Drive to Mukundgarh (278 kms / 5 hrs)
Rest of the day visit the Shekhavati villages of Dundlod, Mandawa, etc. Mandawa was founded in 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and is still the home of his descendants. Mandawa houses a collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820, ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items preserved in a museum. The whole area of Shekhavati has beautiful frescoes, havelis & mansions and is called the open air gallery. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Drive to Bikaner (190 kms / 4.5 hrs)
Afternoon tour of this desert city. 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. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05 : Drive to Jaisalmer (310 kms / 6 hrs)
Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06 : Jaisalmer
Morning visit Jaisalmer. Visit the Fort, bazzars and the old mansions known as "havelis". People still live in these ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has exquisite carvings and filigreed work. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07 : Drive to Jodhpur (300 kms / 6 hrs)
Afternoon at Leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 08 : Jodhpur
Visit to the Meharangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone Hill, including Moti-Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memorium built in 1899 and the museum located in the Umaid Public Gardens. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 09 : Jodhpur / Udaipur
Morning drive to Udaipur visiting Ranakpur Temples enroute. (270 kms / 5 hrs) Ranakpur - 98 kms from Udaipur, the Jain Temples built in the 15th century are situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali. Its surrounding is quiet and picturesque. Ranakpur has grand structures and beautiful sculpture. There are 1444 pillars in the temple and none of them are similar. The magic of light & shade is really awe inspiring. Surya Temple and other Jain Temples are side attractions. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10 : Udaipur
Morning tour of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen's resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum). Afternoon free. Overnight Hotel.
Day 11 : Drive to Pushkar (285 kms / 5 hrs)
Morning drive down to Pushkar, the venue for the famous "Pushkar Festival" via Deshnok temple. O/N at hotel / Tent.
Day 12: Pushkar
After breakfast, day at Pushkar Mela. Spend the day walking through the traditional decorated fair ground and view various activities, like - dance, camel races and many more. Overnight at Hotel / Tent.
Day 13: Pushkar
Early morning visit bathing ghats of Pushkar, where thousands of pilgrims take holy bath. Return back to Hotel / Tent for breakfast. Afterwards, Take a tour of Savitri temple, Man Mahal. Overnight at Hotel / Tent.
Day 14 : Morning drive to Jaipur (140 kms / 2.5 hrs)
In Jaipur visit the Amber Fort - the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Ascend the Fort on Elephant back.Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace, the Observatory & Ram Niwas Gardens. Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 15 : Drive to Samode Palace (40 kms / 40 min.)
Reach Samode. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 16 : Drive to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute (270 kms / 5.5 hrs)
Fatehpur Sikri is 40 kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. Evening visit to the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 17 : Agra / Delhi
Early morning (Sunrise) visit to to the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Evening drive to Delhi. Transfer to airport for flight back to home.
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