Rajasthan Cultural Tour The rich culture and heritage of Rajasthan somehow makes people to return to the state time and again.
Day 01: Arrival at Delhi
Upon your arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport, you'll be welcomed by our representative in a traditional manner. Hereafter, you'll be escorted to the pre-booked hotel. Make a check-in and freshen up. In the evening, have a luscious dinner and call it a day.
Day 02: Delhi
After having an appetizing breakfast, you'll head for a day long city tour. Amongst the four metropolitan cities of India, Delhi is an excellent amalgamation of ancient and modern culture. Jama Masjid and Red Fort stand elegantly in the midst of the enchanting surroundings of Old Delhi. The world famous Chandni Chowk and Chawri Bazar attract everyone with their narrow roads and busy shops. In New Delhi, you can explore the legacy of India by visiting President's House, India Gate, Parliament House, Connaught Place, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, and Lotus Temple. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 03: Delhi - Neemrana
Post breakfast, you'll leave for Neemrana. Make a check-in at the hotel on arriving. Freshen up and set out for a tour of this ancient town. See the eleven-story deep step well which was constructed in the 16th century for military purposes and water supply to the villages. Also, visit the traditional Rajasthani villages of Neemrana to see the lifestyle of the people. Return to the hotel to spend the night.
Day 04: Neemrana - Jaipur
A delectable breakfast will be served at the hotel, after which you'll be driven to the Pink City - Jaipur. On reaching, check-in at the hotel and proceed for a trip to the gigantic Amer Fort. Enjoy the royal elephant ride to ascend the fort. Post lunch, you'll visit City Palace, Jantar Mantar (Astrological Observatory), and Hawa Mahal. For a sumptuous dinner and overnight stay, you'll come back to the hotel.
Day 05: Jaipur - Mandawa
After having a wholesome breakfast, you'll be driven to the small hamlet of Mandawa. Make a check-in at the hotel when you reach Mandawa and set out for a tour of this ancient town. Ladia Haveli, street of Saraf Havelis, Shiva Temple, Dundlod Fort, and the main marketplace are the popular places to see. In the evening, return to the hotel for night stay.
Day 06: Mandawa - Bikaner
On the sixth day, you'll leave for Bikaner. After traveling for four hours, you'll reach Bikaner by afternoon. Check-in at the hotel and head on for a sightseeing tour. Major attractions include Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Laxmi Niwas Palace, and Jain Temples. Also, visit Camel Breeding Farm in the evening and see thousands of camel frolicking and feeding. Have a delectable dinner in the evening, after which you can retire for the night.
Day 07: Bikaner - Khimsar
Have a lip-smacking breakfast and leave for Khimsar. Stop at the Karni Mata Temple in Deshnok village. On reaching Khimsar, make a check in at the hotel where lunch will be served. Soon after, you'll visit the 450-year old Khimsar Fort. In the later hours of the day, explore the local villages through jeep safari and see the spectacular sunset from the sand dunes. Return to Bikaner at the end of the day for a filling dinner and overnight stay.
Day 08: Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Early morning breakfast will be followed by a drive to Jaisalmer. You'll be visiting the 7th century Mahavira Jain Temple and 2000 years old Jija Mata Temple in Osian village, on the way. After traveling for almost six hours, you'll reach Jaisalmer by late afternoon. Make a check-in at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Have a flavorsome dinner and call it a day with a peaceful sleep.
Day 09: Jaisalmer
Post breakfast, you'll be taken for a sightseeing tour of the Golden City of Jaisalmer. The popular tourist spots covered will be Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon-ki-Haveli, and Nathmalji-ki-Haveli. In the afternoon, you'll be taken to Khuri village for lunch. In the evening, visit the Sam Sand Dunes to view the mesmerizing sunset. Return back to the hotel for dinner and night's rest.
Day 10: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Early in the morning, you'll be driven to Jodhpur. After covering a distance of about 285 km, you'll reach Jodhpur, in the afternoon. Make a check-in at the hotel and head on for a visit to the splendid Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, and Clock Tower. You'll also be visiting Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, and Umaid Public Gardens Museum. Have a delectable dinner in the hotel and proceed for a restful sleep.
Day 11: Jodhpur - Mount Abu
An early morning meal will be followed by a drive to Mount Abu. En-route, you'll take a brief halt at the 15th century Jain Temple in Ranakpur. After an eight-hour journey, you'll reach Mount Abu by late evening. Make a check-in at the pre-booked hotel, have a wholesome dinner and call it a day.
Day 12: Mount Abu
Start your day with a delectable breakfast and set out for a full-day city tour. One of the most visited tourist destinations in India, Mount Abu is a paradise for those who love to visit historical and architectural places in the midst of natural beauty. You'll be visiting Dilwara Temples, built by Chalukya in the 11th and 13th centuries AD. This world famous temple is a complex of temples and is aesthetically carved with white marbles. After visiting Dilwara temples, you'll be taken to Achalgarh Fort, which was built in the 14th century by Rana Kumbha of Mewar. This stupendous fort has several beautiful Jain temples, including Achaleswar Mahadev Temple and Kantinath Temple, behind its walls. Enjoy the boat ride on Nakki Lake and also see the magnificent view of sunset from the Sunset Point. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 13: Mount Abu - Dungarpur
Post breakfast, you'll leave for Dungarpur. Get a close view of the tribal villages on the way. On reaching Dungarpur, make a check-in at the hotel and visit Udai Bilas Palace and Juna Mahal. In the evening, a delicious dinner will be served, after which you'll retire to your beds.
Day 14: Dungarpur - Udaipur
Proceed towards Udaipur after having a flavorsome breakfast. Situated at an altitude of 577 MSL (Mean Sea Level), Udaipur is a world famous tourist destination and is also known as the City of Lakes, due to abundance of numerous picturesque lakes. Make a check-in at the hotel on arriving and head on for a visit to City Palace and Jagdish Temple. Also, enjoy a boat ride at Pichola Lake and visit Jagmandir Island in the afternoon. Watch cultural folk dances of Rajasthan at Meera Kala Mandir, thereafter. In the evening, return to the hotel for a delectable dinner and overnight stay.
Day 15: Udaipur - Bijapur
Early morning, you'll journey to Bijapur. On the way, you'll visit Chittorgarh Fort, Meera Temple, Jain Temple, Shiva Temple, and 15th century Victory Tower. Check-in at the hotel once you reach Bijapur. In the evening, a delicious dinner will be served, after which you can retire for the night.
Day 16: Bijapur - Kota
Post breakfast, you'll leave for Kota. Upon your arrival at Kota, a check in at the hotel will be made. In the afternoon, a half day city tour will be made. You'll be visiting Rao Madho Singh Museum, Government Museum, Chambal Gardens, and Jagmandir Palace. Dinner and night stay will be at the hotel.
Day 17: Kota - Ranthambhore
After a sumptuous breakfast, you'll proceed towards Ranthambhore. You'll visit Taragarh Fort or Star Fort and Chitra Mahal in Bundi, on the way. After lunch, your journey to Ranthambhore will continue. Make a check-in at the pre-booked hotel on reaching. Overnight will be spent at the hotel.
Day 18: Ranthambhore
Early morning, you'll be taken for a jeep safari to Ranthambhore National Park. One of the largest wildlife reservoirs in northern India, Ranthambhore National Park is home to the Indian tiger, leopard, panther, spotted dear, antelopes, and various bird species. After exploring the wildlife, return back to the hotel for dinner and night's rest.
Day 19: Ranthambhore - Karauli
Start your day with a jeep safari to Ranthambhore National Park and see the Royal Indian tiger and other wild animals in their natural habitat. Afterwards, return to the hotel for a flavorful breakfast, after which you'll leave for Karauli. Upon arrival at Karauli, check-in at the hotel and visit Karauli Temple. You can also enjoy a camel / horse ride. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 20: Karauli - Agra
Morning meal will be followed by a drive to Agra. A brief halt will be taken to visit Fatehpur Sikri. Here, you can experience the splendor of Mughal architecture. Visit Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, Tomb of Salim Chishti, and Jama Masjid. Henceforth, continue your drive towards Agra. Check-in at the hotel on arriving and relax. After resting for sometime, you'll be taken for a visit to the epitome of love - Taj Mahal. This opulent mausoleum was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Night stay will be made at the hotel.
Day 21: Agra - Delhi Departure
Post breakfast, you'll visit Agra Fort. Later, you'll be driven to Delhi and transferred to the airport to catch a flight for onward travel.
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Price validity - 01 Oct 2014 to 31 March 2015 - except Dec 22 to Jan 05
Price validity - 15 Apr 2014 to 30 Sep 2014
20 Nights accommodation on Twin/ Double Sharing at above mentioned hotels as per package.
Any meal unless specified above (lunch/dinner), Personal nature expenses like telephone /laundry bills etc.