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Classical Rajasthan

 

Rajasthan

Exclusive Rajasthan (04 Nights / 05 Days)

ITINERARY

DAY 01 : Arrival Jaipur

Arrive Jaipur, meet & assist by our local representative at the Rly. Station / Airport & transfer to hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing of Jaipur covering: AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthan fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing. CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum. JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use. HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Night stay in Jaipur.

DAY 02 : Jaipur - Jodhpur (342 Kms / 09 Hrs By Road)

After breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. Jodhpur - the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Night stay in Jodhpur.

DAY 03: Jodhpur - Udaipur (290 Kms / 07 Hrs By Road)

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and proceed to Udaipur. Enroute visiting Ranakpur - famous Jain temple. On arrival in Udaipur transfer to hotel. Night stay in Udaipur.

DAY 04 : Udaipur

After Breakfast proceed to city sightseeing tour of Udaipur. The city is built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari (Queen’s resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Rest of the day at leisure. Night stay in Udaipur.

DAY 05 : Udaipur - Departure

Morning after breakfast transfer to Rly. Station / Airport to board the train / Flight for your onwards journey.

Best Of Rajasthan (06 Nights / 07 Days)

ITINERARY

DAY 01 : Arrival Jaipur

Arrive Jaipur, meet & assist by our local repesentative at the airport & transfer to hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing of Jaipur covering: AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthan fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing. CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthan architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum. JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use. HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Night stay in Jaipur.

DAY 02 : Jaipur - Jodhpur (342 Kms / 09 Hrs By Road)

Morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur. On arrival in Jodhpur transfer to hotel. Later proceed for city sight seeing tour of Jodhpur. Jodhpur - the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Night stay in Jodhpur.

DAY 03: Jodhpur - Udaipur (290 Kms / 07 Hrs By Road)

Morning after breakfast drive to Udaipur. Enroute visiting Ranakpur - famous Jain temple. On arrival in Udaipur transfer to hotel. Night stay in Udaipur.

DAY 04 : Udaipur

After breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Udaipur. The city is built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari (Queen’s resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Rest of the day at leisure. Night stay in Udaipur.

DAY 05 : Udaipur – Pushkar (274 Kms /07 Hrs By Road)

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and proceed to Pushkar. Pushkar boasts temples, though few are as ancient as you might expect at such an important pilgrimage site, since many were deserted by Aurangzeb and subsequently rebuilt. Arrive Pushkar and transfer to hotel. Later visit - the most famous is the Brahma Temple, said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity. It's marked by red spire, and over the entrance gateway is the Hans, or goose symbol, of Brahma, who is said to have personally chosen Pushkar as its site. Night stay in Pushkar.

DAY 06 : Pushkar - Jaipur (140 Kms / 04 Hrs By Road)

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and proceed to Jaipur. On arrival in Jaipur transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free for your personal activities. Night stay in Jaipur.

DAY 07 : Jaipur – Departure

Morning after breakfast transfer to Airport / Railway Station to board the flight / train for your onwards destinations.

Forts And Palaces Of Rajasthan (07 Nights / 08 Days)

ITINERARY

DAY 01 : Jaipur

Arrive Jaipur, meet & assist by our local representative at the Rly. Station / Airport & transfer to your hotel. Later start to visit the City Palace, an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards. Visit the palace museum that houses collections of rare manuscripts, armory, costumes, carpets and miniature paintings. Walk to the adjacent Jantarmantar an astronomical observatory built in 17th century. Lastly you will drive past the Hawa Mahal, a Palace of winds. Night stay in Jaipur.

DAY 02 : Jaipur

After breakfast, drive just outside the Jaipur city to visit the Amer fort an ancient capital of Jaipur, you will see magnificent palaces with walls covered with mirrored mosaics. Rest of the day is at leisure for shopping and own activities, Night stay in Jaipur.

DAY 03: Jaipur – Bikaner

After breakfast, drive to the imposing walled city of Bikaner (321 kms/7 – 8 hrs), Later you will visit the unusual Junagarh Fort; unlike all the major forts of Rajasthan, which are on hilltops, this one was built on the desert plains itself , lastly visit the National Camel Breeding Farm and see the incredible sight of a herd of camels returning back after grazing, with the spectacular desert sunset in the background. Night stay in Bikaner.

DAY 04 : Bikaner – Jaisalmer

After breakfast, drive to Deshnok, to visit the Karni Mata Mandir. Later drive to the desert town of Jaisalmer (332 kms / 7 – 8 hrs). Evening at leisure. Night stay in Jaisalmer.

DAY 05 : Jaisalmer

After breakfast, visit to the Jaisalmer fort, only fort in India which has a population of thousand people living within its walls, later visit to the countless havelis spread across Jaisalmer which are reputed as the city’s real showpieces. Late evening you will visit the Sand Dunes to witness a spectacular sunset over the sand dunes, Night stay in Jaisalmer.

DAY 06 : Jodhpur - Udaipur Via Ranakpur (325 Kms / 7 Hrs)

Today we drive to Udaipur, the capital of the erstwhile Kingdom of Mewar. Mewar was considered the most respectable among all Princely states in Rajasthan & there are innumerable stories of exemplary courage attached to the place. The site for Udaipur was chosen for its natural beauty, abundant water & natural protection afforded by the surrounding forests & Aravali mountains. It is set on the edge of three lakes & also known as the "City of Lakes & Palaces". Undoubtedly one of the most romantic cities in India, its beautiful Palaces are mirrored in the calm waters of Lake Pichola & the city is a brilliant kaleidoscope of narrow lanes flanked by bright stalls, gardens, lakes, palaces & temples.En route we will visit Ranakpur, renowned for some marvelously carved Jain temples in marble. Later we continue our drive to Udaipur, Overnight Hotel – Udaipur.

DAY 07 : Jodhpur - Udaipur

After breakfast, drive to Udaipur (259 kms/6 hrs) enroute stopping at Ranakpur, a famous Jain pilgrimage destination known for its exquisitely carved Jain temples and most famous hall of 1444 pillars. Later this evening enjoy the picturesque lake Pichola set on the backdrop of Aravali hills, Night stay in Udaipur.

DAY 08 : Udaipur - Departure

After breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Udaipur visit to the City palace and museum, proceed to Jagdish temple and lastly visit the Sahelion Ki Bari “Gardens of the Maidens”. Later this evening you will be transferred to airport/railway station for your onward journey.