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Magical Rajasthan

17 Days / 16 Nights (0)
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  • North India


Destination

Delhi – Nawalgarh – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur – Pushkar – Jaipur – Karauli – Agra

Best Time To Visit : October To April

17 Days / 16 Nights
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Trip Highlights

Rajasthan is one of the 26 states that, along with seven union territories, forms the republic of India. Located in the north-west, it shares its borders with Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat, and an international border with Pakistan. The 3,42,274 sq km of its topography comprises 22 former princely states that merged at the time of Indian independence. Temperatures here can be sub-zero in the winters, though at 12°C as average, and with days filled with sunshine, this is the best time for visitors to travel within the state. Summers, not surprisingly, are hot and dry, and though the fierce luh winds have now ceased as a result of the large-scale plantation, the temperature hovers in the vicinity of 45°C during the day.

Highlights:

Delhi: Old City Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, President House, Qutab Minar, Humanyun’S Tomb.
Nawalgarh: Old Havelis Shikhawati Region,
Bikaner: Junagarh Fort, Bhandasar Jain Temple / Bhanda Shah Jain Temple
Jaisalmer: Jaisalmer Fort, Patwaon ki Haveli
Jodhpur: Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thade
Ranakpur: Temple Chaumuk,
Udaipur: Eklingji Temple, Jagdish Temple, Pichola Lake, Saheliyon Ki Bari,
Pushkar: Bhrama Temple, Pushkar Lake
Jaipur: Amber Fort, City Palace The Palace of Winds Jantar Mantar.
Karauli: Krishna Temple Karauli, Aarti Ceremony
Agra: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri.

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Day Wise Plan

Day 01 Arrival in Delhi

Met on Arrival at International airport and transfer to Hotel for check in. Overnight stay at your hotel.
Overnight Hotel- Delhi.

Day 02 Delhi

Morning after a relaxed breakfast we will take you to a tour of Delhi.
Pulsing with energy and colour, Old Delhi is laced by a maze of narrow lanes, which twist and turn between the tall, leaning buildings. You will witness the hustle and bustle of thronged bazaars where you will experience the full sights, sounds and aromas indicative of the Indian sub continent. In Old Delhi you will visit the famous Red Fort surrounded by shops and bazaars, the Jama Masjid with its tapering minarets and wonderful marble domes and Chandni Chowk. In Old Delhi you will also have an opportunity to experience a rickshaw ride.

As a complete contrast, New Delhi stands in formal splendor. It is a city of wide boulevards that offers ever changing perspectives of Lutyen’s landscaped city. It is also a city known for its formal parks, magnificent Parliament Building, the Rashtrapati Bhawan (the official residence of the President of India in the 330 acres of land and designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens) and India Gate. In New Delhi you will also visit Qutab Minar, the 72.5 meter high tower dating back to the 13th century, and Humanyun’s Tomb, which was built in the 16th century and architecturally considered the forerunner of the Taj Mahal.
Evening back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03 Delhi – Nawalgarh (270 kms /5.5 hrs).

Post breakfast we drive to Nawalgarh in the desert fringe Shekhavati. This region is known for its beautiful opulent residential and commercial buildings, called its numerous palaces and havelis. Upon Arrival check in at hotel. In the afternoon tour in Nawalgarh. In the evening a dinner will be held. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 Nawalgarh – Bikaner (220kms / 5hrs)

Today you will drive to Bikaner. This desert city was built in 1488 by a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur. On the way visit one of the most bizarre temples of North India, the Karni Mata Temple (Rat Temple). Upon Arrival in Bikaner check in at the hotel. During your tour you will visit the 16th Century resulting Junagarh Fort. In the unique across India came breeding station you learn a lot about this – for Rajasthani – very important animal. The camels are mainly used in parades, but also in military service to use. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 Bikaner – Jaisalmer (333 kms / 7hrs)

Ride in the romantic, situated amidst the Thar desert city of Jaisalmer. On the way you pass through small villages. In one of the villages of the Rabari and Rewaris you will take a break and get a glimpse of traditional village life. Arrival in Jaisalmer, also known as the “Golden City” or “dream of the Arabian Nights.” This city has a unique charm. Already the journey will amaze you Like a mirage rises the Fort, situated on a high cliff and surrounded by 99 towers, out of the desert This used to put a caravan stopover to then move on towards the East. Overnight at hotel

Day 06 Jaisalmer

Admire the ornate, richly decorated havelis of Jaisalmer. The stonemasons have created true works of art here. The most impressive Haveli Patwon ki Haveli. It was built by a gold and silver dealer. The building facade is richly decorated with gazebos, pavilions and balconies. In the afternoon drive to a desert camp and embark on a camel ride (1-2h) to the sand dunes near Jaisalmer. Spend the night in the romantic desert camp in the tent house.

Day 07 Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (305kms / 6.5 hrs)

Today your journey continues to Jodhpur, the “Blue City “. The blue-washed houses are next to the fort, the attraction of Jodhpur. Because of the incomparable light and color play, this city is also a popular photo opportunity. During the tour you will see the imposing Mehrangarh Fort, the tomb of Maharaja Jaswant Thada and the Museum Beuchen Mahal. Stroll through the colorful bazaar and admire the craftsmanship of Bandhani.Textiles are folded, tied and dyed. Overnight at hotel

Day 08 Jodhpur – Ranakpur (180kms / 4hrs)

After breakfast drive to Ranakpur. En route visit a family. Drive to Ranakpur. The dividend is exploiting this temple complex is one of the most beautiful in all Rajasthan’s, built in the 15th Century by the Jain community. The main temple Chaumuk impresses with its countless columns and detailed sculptures. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09 Ranakpur – Kumbalgarh – Udaipur (85 kms / 2hrs)

Drive to Udaipur, the “Venice of the East”. Enroute visit the Kumbalgarh continued even from far you see the mighty walls, which meander through the hills of the Aravilli Foothills. Udaipur is well known as the most romantic place throughout India and is therefore also a popular filming location. Successful films such as “The Tiger of All Law” and “Octopussy” have been filmed here. Overnight at hotel

Day 10 Udaipur

Admire the labyrinthine old town, the magnificent palaces of white marble, the rolling hills and the shimmering Lake Pichola. The day starts early with a visit to the vegetable and flower market. During the city tour you will see the City Palace, the Ethnological Museum, Bharatiya Lok Kala, the “House of Friends” Saheliyon-ki-Bari – a park with fountains and pleasure gardens and the golden equestrian statue of Pratap.In the afternoon enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola and visit the island palace Jag Mandir here. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 Udaipur – Pushkar (298kms / 6-7hrs)

Drive to Pushkar – an oasis in the desert. The quiet little town of Pushkar is a holy lake and is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage center. There are countless temples, ghats (bathing steps) and the fronts of the houses are whitewashed. The city also boasts its Brahma temple, dedicated to the supreme god of the Hindus. An old legend says that Brahma, the Creator of the universe in search of a suitable place of sacrifice a lotus flower (Pushkar) fell from his hand.At this point, where the flower fell, there was a lake – today’s holy Pushkar Lake. Afternoon city tour of Pushkar. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 Pushkar – Jaipur (150kms / 3hrs)

Drive known to the magnificent Jaipur, also known as the “Pink City”.During a state visit by Prince Albert to him all the old houses were painted in Pink honor and welcome. Upon Arrival check in at hotel. In the afternoon, you can optionally via rickshaw ride to visit the bustling bazaar. Jaipur is known for handicrafts like the Blue pottery, carpet weaving, jewelry processing and textiles. The rest of the day is free for own activities. The evening meal together with traditional dance performance. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13 Jaipur – AMBER – Jaipur

After breakfast drive to Amber, 11 km away and visit the famous fort, the picturesque fort is situated on the slopes of the Aravalli chain and impressed from afar. To Fort takes you to a magnificently painted elephant – the elephant here once served as transport – or by jeep. Followed by a tour in Jaipur. In the city palace of the Maharaja still resides today. The tour through the different rooms, halls and courtyards gives you a vivid impression of the wealth of the ruling family. The Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal) is a five-story, pierced with numerous windows facade. Through these many small windows once watched the ladies of the harem life on the road. Jantar Mantar, the observatory is fully furnished with period instruments. You learn about the functioning of the individual instruments. Finally enjoy the sunset from Tiger Fort and enjoy the day. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14 Jaipur – Karauli (180kms / 4hrs)

Drive to Kaurali, capital of the former princely state of Rajputs. This town is not well known but no less interesting for that.It features an impressive palace, hot and royal hospitality, a quiet and rural area as well as historical monuments. The ruling family are descendants of Lord Krishna, a Hindu form of the Divine. The old district is a treasure trove of architecture, stone works and impressive classical painting. Because of the Krishna temple Karauli is also a very popular place of pilgrimage.Upon Arrival check in at hotel. Tour of the city and in the evening you will take part in the Aarti ceremony at a temple. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15 Karauli – Agra (182kms / 4hrs)

Morning drive to Agra. Agra is located at the interface between the fertile Gangetic plain and the Deccan Plateau. On the way stop at the old Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri (City of Victory). The city was only 15 years the capital of the Mughal empire, and was abandoned because of the problematic water supply – leaving behind a “ghost town”. In 1892, archaeologists discovered Fatehpur Sirki again.The once grand city is built of red sandstone. You will visit the ancient palace of the mighty mosque. When you walk through the city today, you feel transported to another time as. In the afternoon Arrival in Agra. Overnight at hotel.

Day 16 Agra – Delhi (206kms / 5hrs)

Tour of the city. You see the Red Fort of Agra, which impresses by its enormous size and reflects the power of the Mughal emperors. Of course this should not be missed to visit the world famous Taj Mahal (UNESCO). Indescribably beautiful is the mausoleum built from white marble. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his deceased first wife Mumtaz Mahal – what a beautiful proof of love! Drive back to Delhi, arriving in the evening. Overnight at hotel.

Day 17 Departure

In the morning transfer to airport to the flight for onward destination.

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