Trip to Rajasthan Regalia
Day 01: Arrive DelhiArrive Delhi in evening at 0820pm, Meeting & Assistance at the Airport, Transfer to the booked Hotel.
Day 02: Delhi - Mandawa (drive about 06hrs./275kms.)Morning after breakfast, leave for Mandawa. Arrive Mandawa and check-in at Hotel
Day 03: Mandawa - BikanerMorning after breakfast visit Mandawa (Shekawati region). This region came into prominence in the 14th century when a number of Muslim clans moved into the area and the towns of this region developed into important trading posts on the caravan routes emanating from the ports of Gujarat.
Continue drive to Bikaner and Later sightseeing covering the Junagarh Fort which was contracted between 1588 and 1593 by a general in the army of the Mughal Emperor, Akbar. The fort has a 986m long wall with 37 bastions and two entrances; later drive to Jaisalmer,
After Junagarh Fort meet Snake Charmers, take pictures, Evening free , overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Bikaner - Deshnok - JaisalmerMorning after breakfast visit The Rat Temple at Deshnok –is also called ‘Karni Mata’, named after a woman, who was born in the 14th century. She was an incarnation of Durga, the goddess of power and victory. During her lifetime she performed many miracle
It is regarded auspicious, if a rat (kaba) runs across one’s feet. Even, a glimpse of kaba (white rat) is considered promising and fruitful. Twice a year, a festival is celebrated in the honor of Karni Mata. A grand fair is organized during this time and people come here to seek the blessings of the Goddess.
Later continues drive to Jaisalmer, Arrive Jaisalmer transfer & overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: JaisalmerMorning After breakfast, city tour of Jaisalmer. visit the the citadel – the Fort built by Rawal Jaisal where a fourth of the population lives. The fort also houses Jain temples of the 12th to 15th centuries, Patwon Ki Haveli – a five storey mansion with carved pillars & murals of Salim Singh. Also visit Gadsisar, which had once supplied water to the city ; the temples & archways around it have been built by a courtesan.
Morning After breakfast, city tour of Jaisalmer. visit the the citadel – the Fort built by Rawal Jaisal where a fourth of the population lives. The fort also houses Jain temples of the 12th to 15th centuries, Patwon Ki Haveli – a five storey mansion with carved pillars & murals of Salim Singh. Also visit Gadsisar, which had once supplied water to the city ; the temples & archways around it have been built by a courtesan.
Here also will try to meet with Snake Charmers. (Snake charmer is easily found here)
If you wish can take, excursion to Sam – 45 km away, is known for its sand dunes & is the venue for the Desert festival. Get the actual feel of the desert by Enjoying a Camel Ride at Sunset Point on the sand dunes and witness a magnificent sunset on the sand dunes. Return to Jaisalmer, overnight at Hotel.
Day 06: Jaisalmer - JodhpurMorning after breakfast, leave for A flourishing trading center of the 16th century, the fortress city of Jodhpur is now the second largest city of Rajasthan. Jodhpur was founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha who claimed to be descendent of lord Rama. The massive fort Mehrangarh-came first and around it grew the city of Jodhpur protected by a high stone wall with seven gates and countless bastions. Jaswant Thada (A collection of royal cenotaphs) and Umaid Bhawan Palace are some of the magnificent monuments to see. On arrival in Jodhpur, check-in at Hotel.
Day 07: Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur(drive about 06hrs./278kms.)Morning visit The Mehrangarh, Fort later drive to Udaipur. Enroute visiting the Jain temples at Ranakpur : The cluster of temples, made of intricately sculpted white marble, come across as a marvellousfeat of architecture. It would take anyone by surprise to learn that they were built in 1460, so well preserved & sparkling is the marble. The main temple is supported on 1,444 pillars – none of which is similarly carved. After the visit, continue drive to Udaipur. Arrive Udaipur and check-in & overnight at Hotel.
Day 08: UdaipurMorning after breakfast visit the romantic city of Udaipur. Visit theCity Palace which is the largestpalace complex in Rajasthan; Jagdish temple, a fine Indo Aryan temple built in 1651; Sahelion ki Bari or Garden of the Maids of Honour, which is a small garden with its fountains, kiosks, marble elephants & lotus pool. In the evening, boat ride onLake Pichola. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 09: Udaipur - Pushkar (drive about 06hrs / 230kms)Morning after breakfast drive to Pushkar. Arrive Pushkar check-in hotel.
Afternoon visit Lord Brahma Temple , Pushkar Holy Lake -Pushkar Lake is supposed to have appeared miraculously when a lotus flower fell from the hands of Lord Brahma and dropped into this valley. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10: Pushkar - Jaipur (drive about 04hrs / 145kms)Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur . The Pink City : Jaipur needed a fresh coat of paint to welcome its distinguished guest the Prince of Wales in 1905-6. The contractor inability to supply any other color in the required quantity compelled the choice of pink shade for its walls. A contractor’s compulsion famed Jaipur to Pinkcity. Since then the PINK color is associated with hospitality in Rajput culture.
Arrive Jaipur and check-in at & overnight at Hotel.
Day 11: Jaipur - Pink CityMorning visit to Amber Fort, the ancient Capital of the state until 1728. Enjoy the Elephant Ride up to the hill on which the Fort is situated. Visit the Jagmandir or the hall of victory, Jaimahal (Look at the beautiful mirror work and intricate inlay work)
After visit the Amber Fort – just come down you see / found local Snake Charmers, enjoy the same,
Later city tour of Jaipur. visit the City Palace which has museum having an extensive collection of art, carpets, enamel ware and weapons; Jantar Mantar - the observatory built my Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728 and the façade of Hawa Mahal. Overnight at Hotel
Day 12: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - AgraMorning after breakfast drive to Agra. Enroute visit the deserted city at Fatehpur Sikri(40 KMS from Agra) built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned it just after 15 years due to the scarcity of water. Visit the graceful buildings – The punch Mahal, Anup Talab,Diwan-e- Khas, Tomb of the holy saint Salim Chisti,Buland Darwaza and other important palaces where one experiences not only the Architectural brilliance but also its perfect fusion.
Continue drive, Arrive Agra and visit the world famous Mausoleum – The Taj Mahal
An unique epitome of Love built by Moghul Emperor Shahjahan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. A Sahajahan”s drop of tear on the cheek of Time that has now crystallized, the Taj began in 1631 and was not completed until 1653
Please Note: Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday
Day 13: Agra - DelhiMorning after breakfast visit Red fort, which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, and additions were made up until the time of his grandson, Shah Jahan. It contains the hall of public and private audiences amongst many other beautiful structues; Itmad-ud-daulah, which was contructed by Nur Jahan between 1622 and 1628 and is very similar to the tomb she constructed for her husband, Jehangir, near Lahore in Pakistan.
Afternoon drive back to Delhi, arrive Delhi transfer & overnight at Hotel.
Day 14: Delhi - DepartureMorning after breakfast visit sigtseeing tour of Sahajahanabad, now known as Old Delhi. Jama Musjid - the largest mosque of India, Red Fort, Old Delhi Bazaar walk and Rickshaw ride at Chandni chowk etc and later evening transfer to airport to catch the Flight for home country.
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