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Majestic Rajasthan Tour

Rajasthan- the Land of Rajputs is a majestic tapestry of camels plodding over soft sand dunes of the Thar Desert. Rajasthan, land of a people who are brave and chivalrous, is a land of superlatives-every thing herein is breathtakingly beautiful, impressive and fascinating. It is packed with history, art and culture that goes back several centuries. The landscape of Rajasthan is dotted with island palaces gleaming on idyllic blue lakes; temples and fortresses situated on hilltops of the rugged and rocky Aravalli; strong testimony of Rajput dynasties. Rajasthan is the home of arid plains and the shifting sand dunes of the great Thar Desert. The other side of the hills is a land of rich in vegetation - Aravali.

Destinations Covered :Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Manvar, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Udaipur, Mumbai.

Duration:14 Nights/ 15 Days

Tour Cost: Tour Cost: Per Person (On Twin Sharing) Starting From US$ 1680

Tour Programme

Arrive tonight in India’s bustling capital city of Delhi, where you are greeted with a traditional Indian welcome and escorted to your hotel.

This morning, embark on your tour of Old Delhi. Among your stops are the Red Fort, built by Shah Jahan, Raj Ghat — a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Ashoka Pillar and the mile-long Chandni Chowk bazaar. In the afternoon, enjoy your tour of New Delhi. Drive along Raj path, the capital’s broadest avenue. Drive along Raj path, the capital’s broadest avenue, for a view of the Parliament House, the President’s House and India Gate. Visit the Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and Birla Mandir, a colorful and modern Hindu temple.

Day 03, DELHI / AGRA (4hours drive)
This morning,drive to Agra, en route stopping at Sikandra to visit the tomb of Emperor Akbar. Experience the sunset viewing of the magnificent Taj Mahal, a monument to the memory of love. Later, tour the exquisite 16th Century Agra Fort. (Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday)

Day 04, AGRA / FATEHPUR SIKRI / JAIPUR (5hours drive)
After breakfast proceed to the abandoned and nearly intact Mughal City of Fatehpur Sikri, a masterpiece of Muslim, Hindu and Jain architecture. Continue overland to Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, also known as the “Pink City.” Check in at your hotel.

Today, you are transported back in time. Experience riding royally atop elegantly draped and painted elephants to the mountain fortress of Amber. Later, enjoy a tour of Jaipur City, visiting Hawa Mahal or “Palace of Winds,” City Palace and the ancient observatory.

Day 06, JAIPUR / MANDAWA (4hours drive)
Today, you will be driven to Mandawa in the Shekhawati region known as “the open air art gallery” of Rajasthan. The Castle Mandawa is a rugged and handsome fort that features war-scarred turrets, lofty domes and ancient cannons. It also offers gracious hospitality with modern comforts. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 07, MANDAWA / BIKANER (4hours drive)
Visit enchanting villages in the Shekhawati region. The many havelis (town mansions) are covered with frescoes painted by local artists. Continue to the fascinating city of Bikaner, tucked away in the desert of western Rajasthan and characterized by its beautiful sandstone architecture. Enjoy your stay at your hotel.

Start the day by visiting the unusual and impressive Junagarh Fort, built on the desert plain itself, instead of a usual hilltop. The palace complex with its sumptuously decorated interiors, ornately lacquered walls and dazzling colored glass, is perhaps the best preserved example of its kind in India.

Day 09, BIKANER / JAISALMER (6 hours drive)
Drive to Jaisalmer, a fascinating city rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage. The commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands in awesome splendor.

Visit the awesome Jaisalmer Fort, housing the entire township within its ramparts. Visit the Lovely Nathmalji-ki-Haveli and Patwonki- Haveli, three beautifully sculptured Jain temples built between the 12th and 13th centuries and five interconnected palaces. No trip to Jaisalmer is complete without a sunset trip to the picturesque sand dunes of Sam and a camel safari. The ripples on the wind-caressed dunes and the numerous musicians and dancers are a photographer’s delight.

Day 11, JAISALMER / MANVAR (4hours drive)
Drive to the enchanting Thar Desert oasis of Manvar, where you enjoy your stay in a luxurious tented camp and experience a night in the desert. Dine al fresco tonight under a canopy of stars, with entertainment including folk dancing and indigenous music.

Day 12, MANVAR / JODHPUR (2hours drive)
Embark on an early morning camel safari to witness the magnificent sunrise over the desert dunes. Later travel to Jodhpur. Visit the invincible Mehrangarh Fort and the Jaswant Thada, a graceful marble cenotaph built in 1899.

Day 13, JODHPUR / RANAKPUR / UDAIPUR (6hours drive)
This morning depart for Udaipur. Stop en route and tour the beautifully sculpted 15th century Jain temples of Ranakpur. Continue your journey, stopping for lunch at Maharani Bagh - a mango grove and the private gardens of the Maharajah of Jodhpur. Check in at your hotel.

Tour this famous “City of Lakes,” known as Udaipur, one of the most picturesque and romantic cities of India. Visit City Palace with its scalloped arches, fretted balconies and cupolas, Saheliyon ki Bari Garden and the folklore museum where you can see a presentation of the string puppets typical to this area. The afternoon is at leisure.

Day 15, UDAIPUR / MUMBAI {BOMBAY} (Flight)
Your day is at leisure. Evening fly to Mumbai (formerly Bombay) and have dinner. Bid farewell to India and depart on your onward flight home. END OF OUR SERVICES

Tour Includes

» Accommodation with private facilities
» Daily Breakfast
» Arrival & departure transfers by Private Air-conditioned transport
» Road travel, excursions and sightseeing tours by Private Air-conditioned transport as per the itinerary
» Local English-speaking guides for sightseeing
» Entrance fee to monuments (Only for the places mentioned in the itinerary) and cultural events
» Elephant ride up to Amber Fort
» Train Travel from Jaipur to Jodhpur in AC 2nd Class
» Lunch at Maharani Bagh Resort in Ranakpur
» Room in Mumbai for Wash and Change
» Government Service Tax

Tour Exclusions

» Any airfare or airport tax.
» Camera fee.
» Any expense of personal nature such as hard / soft drinks, laundry, phone/fax calls, tips etc.
» Any other expense not mentioned in the "Inclusions".