• ULTIMATE RAJASTHAN

ULTIMATE RAJASTHAN

Delhi 2 Nights – Agra 1 Night – Jaipur 2 Nights – Jodhpur 2 Nights – udaipur 2 Nights

Rajasthan which is also known as the “Land of Maharajas” is the largest state of India. The glory of the state is retained by its majestic palaces, forts and monuments. The vibrant culture and rich heritage of this princely state draw innumerable tourists from across the globe. Its major attractions include the ruins of Indus Valley Civilization, the oldest mountain range- Aravalli, a Jain pilgrimage site known as Dilwara Temples, Karni Mata Mandir, the only hill station of Rajasthan- Mount Abu, Keoladeo National Park (formerly known as Bharatpur National Park), the Ranthambore National Park and the Sariska Tiger Reserve.Some of its major architectural wonders include Chittorgarh fort – the largest fort in Asia, Mehrangarh Fort at Jodhpur, Jaipur “The Pink City” houses a number of well known tourists spots which include Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Lake Palace, City Palace, Amber Palace, Jantar Mantar, Umaid Bhawan in Jodhpur, Jaisalmer Fort in Jaisalmer and many more.

Best Time To Visit

The period between the months of November to February as the best time to visit Rajasthan. Summers are scorching whereas during winters, temperature come down to the bottom of the mercury level. This is the best time to visit Rajasthan as the desert sun is not as intense and the days are pleasant. Most of the festivals held in winter are planned as tourist attractions, with visitors coming in from different parts of the world.

Delhi

Day 1

Meet our representative upon arrival in Delhi and check-in at the hotel. India’s capital & a major gateway to the country, Delhi is contemporary and a bustling metropolis which successfully combines in its fold the ancient & the modern. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind. Overnight in Delhi.

Sightseeing in Delhi

Day 2

After breakfast, proceed for a full-day tour of Old and New Delhi. This fascinating city has been in existence since the 6th century BC and has seen ups and downs from the rule of the Pandavas right up to the British Raj. Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. The courtyard of the mosque can hold about 25,000 worshippers. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi…noisy, chaotic and uniquely Indian. You will then visit the Red Fort, which was constructed during the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan and served as the residence for the Mughal royal family. It continues to be significant till date, as every Independence Day, the Prime Minister makes a speech from its ramparts as the Indian flag is hoisted. Later, drive past President House and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s Delhi before you head toward Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. This simple memorial marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Thereafter, visit Humayun’s Tomb, commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. It was the first garden tomb built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large scale. Later in the evening visit the Qutab Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the world; it was commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.

Delhi – Agra (210 kms/ approx. 4 hours)

Day 3

On arrival in Agra, check-in into your Hotel. Later proceed for Half Day City Tour of Agra. Visit the Red Fort, which was commissioned in 1565 by Akbar. The beautiful yet forbidding structure is a handsome example of Mughal architecture. Later, visit the Taj Mahal … a mausoleum built as a symbol of Emperor Shah Jehan’s devotion to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Considered an architectural marvel, its construction took thousands of workers over 21 years to complete. Overnight in Agra.

Agra – Jaipur (230 km/approx. 5 hours)

Day 4

After breakfast, drive to Jaipur and enroute Visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was built by Emperor Akbar and is home to many historical buildings. Akbar wanted to make Fatehpur Sikri his headquarters; however, he had to abandon it due to shortage of water. The Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti enshrines the burial place of the Sufi saint who lived a religious life here. Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World heritage site. Further drive to Jaipur and check into your Hotel. Jaipur is the gateway to the magnificent and vibrant state of Rajasthan. Evening take a stroll in the markets of Jaipur for the traditional dresses and shoes, curio shops, blue pottery etc. Overnight in Jaipur.

Jaipur

Day 5

Proceed for full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’. The city of Jaipur is capital to the state of Rajasthan, famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. Jaipur owes its name to the founder of the city, warrior king Sawai Jai Singh II. Visit the Amber Fort. The best way to explore the fort is to ride up to it on Elephant back. Prominent structures inside the fort are the Diwan-i-Aam, adorned with latticed galleries, the Ganesh Pol, with a beautiful painted image of Lord Ganesh, and the stunning Sheesh Mahal, a hall decorated with thousands of tiny mirrors. Later, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds.” This beautiful façade with its ornately carved latticework windows was designed so the ladies of the palace could look out onto the streets unobserved. Later you will visit the City Palace… again, a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. The museums here showcase rare and ancient manuscripts, arms dating back to the 15th century, and costumes of erstwhile royalty. Later, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory, comprising geometric devices for measuring time, and tracking stars in their orbits. Overnight in Jaipur.

Jaipur – Jodhpur ( 340 kms / 07 hrs approx )

Day 6

Today morning drive towards Jodhpur – the second leading city of Rajasthan. On arrival check into hotel and get ready to enjoy the guided sightseeing tour of Jodhpur covering the imposing Mehrangarh Fort – built on a vertical mount it is an elegant structure with latticed casements in housing apartments within. We also visit Jaswant Thada, a noble monument constructed in white marble. Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the most impressive and fresh palaces in India. It is given its name after the name of its planner Maharaja Umaid Bhawan. Later in evening back to the hotel for night stay in Jodhpur.

Jodhpur – Mandore – Jodhpur (09 kms one way)

Day 7

Today after healthy breakfast excursion tour to Mandore – Mandore with its turbulent past and attractive structural designs is one of the most enthralling visitor attractions of Rajasthan. It was the capital of the brave Rathores before Rao Jodha recognized Jodhpur. In the afternoon, explore the narrow, busy streets and bazaars of the old city and enjoy its unique attraction. After exploring Mandore, drive back to Jodhpur to explore the blue city visiting Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. Overnight stay is at Jodhpur.

Jodhpur – Udaipur (260 Km /6 hrs approx )

Day 8

Today after breakfast drive towards Udaipur the city of charming lakes and palaces. Upon arrival, check into the pre- booked hotel and get relaxed. In evening take pleasure in the boat ride on Lake Pichola. Overnight stay is at Udaipur.

Udaipur

Day 9

Today morning visit the City Palace, shaped in spongy blonde pebble, it’s without window bottom is caped with elaborate towers & covering. Fraction of the Palace is the home of sandstone & granite ramparts loaded with luminous miniature paintings & ornamented with colored glass & mirror. Then visit Jagdish Temple built in 1651 AD. It is the Indo-Aryan shrine put up by Maharana Jagat Singh and it is one of the major & stunning shrines of Udaipur with worth mentioning carved images. Garden of Maids of Honour or Sahelion ki Bari is a decorative backyard with a number of spouts, pools & i [Lake Pichola Udaipur] s festooned with elephants and chiseled pavilions.Overnight stay is at Udaipur.

Udaipur

Day 10

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Udaipur airport for return flight back home.

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