14 DAY MAJESTIC RAJASTHAN HERITAGE TOUR

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14 DAY TOUR ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Arrival in Delhi

On your arrival at Delhi for Rajasthan Tour, our representative will greet and transfer you to the car. You will drive to the hotel. The remainder of the day is free at your discretion or you can also visit the local market for shopping. Return to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2: Delhi Tour

After breakfast start s sightseeing tour of Delhi visit:

Red Fort

Delhi’s most famous monument, the Red Fort, stands as a powerful reminder of the Mughal emperors who ruled India. Its walls, which stretch for over two kilometers (1.2 miles), were built in 1638 to keep out invaders. However, they failed to stop the fort being captured by the Sikhs and the British. To take your imagination back to the ancient era, a one hour sound and light show of the fort’s history is held each evening.

Jamia Masjid

Jamia Masjid is another marvelous treasure of the Old City and is the largest mosque in India. Its courtyard can hold an incredible 25,000 devotees. The mosque took 13 years to build and was completed in 1650. A strenuous climb to the top of its southern tower will reward you with a stunning view across the rooftops of Delhi. Be sure to dress appropriately when visiting the mosque or you won’t be allowed in. This means covering your head, legs, and shoulders. Attire is available there.

Humayun’s Tomb

If you think Humayun’s Tomb looks a bit like the TajMahal in Agra, that’s because it was the inspiration for the Taj Mahal’s creation. The tomb was built in 1570, and houses the body of the second Mughal emperor, Humayun. It was the first of this type of Mughal architecture to be built in India, and the Mughal rulers followed it up with an extended period of construction all over the country. The tomb is part of a greater complex that’s set amongst beautiful gardens.

Qutab Minar

Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world, is an incredible example of early Indo–Islamic architecture. It was built in 1206, but the reason remains a mystery. Some believe that it was made to signify victory and the beginning of Muslim rule in India, while others say it was used to call the faithful to prayer. The tower has five distinct stories and is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the holy Quran. There are also a number of other historic monuments on the site.

Lotus Temple

The Bahai Temple is commonly referred to as the Lotus Temple, as it’s shaped like a lotus flower. It’s particularly pretty at night when it’s attractively lit up. Made out of white marble, the temple belongs to the Bahai Faith, which proclaims the unity of all people and religions. Everybody is welcome to worship there. The tranquil gardens and ponds surrounding the temple are also a great place for a relaxing picnic.

India Gate

The towering archway of India Gate at the center of New Delhi is a war memorial, built in memory of the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army in World War I. At night it glows warmly under floodlights, and the gardens that line its boulevard are a popular place to enjoy a warm summer’s evening.

Laxmi Narayan Temple

Built in 1938 by the Industrialist G.D. Birla, it is one of the major temples in Delhi and is located near Connought Place. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Laxmi and her consort Narayana. The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi on the stipulation that people of all castes shall be allowed to enter the temple. Stay overnight at Hotel in Delhi.

Day 3: Delhi/Mandawa

After breakfast at the hotel, drive you to Mandawa. On arrival at this place, our representative will transfer you to the hotel for a short relax. Later you will go sightseeing in Mandawa. This place is famous for various Havelies and forts. You will visit Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli and many other famous Havelies. You will also visit various houses painted having colorful fresco art & painting. Return to the hotel for comforting overnight stay.

Day 4: Mandawa/Bikaner

After breakfast at the hotel and drive you to Bikaner. This place is very famous for various beautiful forts and temples. On arrival checked in at the hotel. After a short relax, you will go to visit various famous tourist attractions like Deshnoke Temple, Bandeshwar temple and Junagarh Fort. Return to the hotel for a peaceful overnight stay.

Day 5: Biakner/Jaisalmer

After having delicious breakfast at the hotel, drive you to Jaisalmer, which is also known as “The Golden City”. Upon arrival check in at Hotel hotel for short relax. Later you will visit Jaisalmer Fort, Gadi Sagar Lake, and various beautiful decorated Havelies. It is such a wonderful experience for every traveler coming to The Golden City of India. Return to the hotel for comforting overnight stay.

Day 6: Jaisalmer Desert Safari Camp

After breakfast at the hotel, visit Few Other places in Jaisalmer afternoon as you embark upon a great journey to visit the famous sand dunes located in Sum. This place is situated 50 km away from Jaisalmer and gives a wonderful retreat to each and every traveler coming to Rajasthan. You will also enjoy jeep ride along these sand dunes, which is a memorable experience. Overnight stay in tent on desert.

Day 7: Jasilmer/Jodhpur

After having delicious breakfast at the hotel, later drive you to Jodhpur, which is famously also known as “Blue City” & “Sun City”. On arrival checked in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Jodhpur.

Day 8: Jodhpur Tour

Early Morning start sightseeing in Jodhpur and visit:

Mehrangarh Fort

It is one among the largest Indian forts. This invincible fort stands magnificently 400 feet above the city. Rao Jodha constructed the fort in 1459 AD. Though the attempt to construct the fort was started in 1459, the fort had seen many centuries before it was completed. Hence, you could find that the style of architecture represents various periods. The grandeur in architecture is awe-inspiring. It offers stunning views of the city. The fort stands as a symbol of power.

Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada was built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, the Second in the year 1899. This is close to Mehrangarh Fort. The tranquility of the marble construction is enchanting. The carvings are intricate. Inside Jaswant Thada, you will find the portraits of the Rathore rulers. The grounds of Jaswant Thada consist of a stunning multilevel garden, intricately carved gazebos and a pond.

Ummaid Bhawan Palace

Construction of Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum was started in the year 1929 and it was completed in 1943.

The palace is situated on the highest point in the city. The 347-roomed massive palace is named one of the largest private residences in the world. The palace boasts of a combination of Indian and European style of architecture. A part of the palace still serves as a residence to the former royal family, while other two parts of the palace are converted into Taj Palace Hotel and museum.

Day 9: Jodhpur/Pushkar

Have breakfast at the hotel Drive to Pushkar-one of the oldest existing cities in India. Large number of devotees visit this place to take a dip in holy Pushkar lake. On arrival at Pushkar, checked in at hotel. Visit Brahma Temple and Pushkar lake. Return to the hotel for relaxing overnight stay.

Day 10: Pushkar/Jaipur

After having breakfast at the hotel, check-out from the hotel and drive to see the various other holy Ghats in this beautiful city. After drive you to Jaipur. En Route, you will visit Ajmer to explore famous tourist places like Dargah Sharif and Ana Sagar Lake. On arrival at Jaipur check-in to the hotel overnight stay.

Day 11: Jaipur

Early morning after breakfast proceed to sightseeing tour of Jaipur Visit

Amer Fort

The old capital of the Kachhwahas stands atop a range of craggy hills. The fort is remarkable as much for the majestic grandeur of its surroundings as for its sturdy battlements and beautiful palaces. It is a fine blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The solemn dignity of it red sandstone and white marble pavilions, when reflected in the lake at the foot hill, is a sight to behold. The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh, the additional extensions were built by Maharaja Mirja Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh lIthe last Maharaja of Amer, who built a new city called Jaipur, where he shfted his capital in 1727.

The palace complex is lavishly ornamented and displays the riches of Amer. Sheesh Mahal chamber of Mirrors. Diwan-e-Am or the Hall of Public Audience is a beautifully proportioned hall open on three sides and stands on two rows of ornamented pillars. Diwan e-Khas or the Hall of Private Audience has delicate mosaic work in glass. Sukhmandir is guarded by sandalwood doors inlaid with ivory. Throughout the massive fort finely carved lattice windows, exquisitely painted doorways, halls and finely sculptured pillars crave for attention. The old city of Amer was the seat of power and bustling with life and prosperity. Other worth seeing sites are Jagat Shiromani Temple, Narsinghji temple, the stepwell of Panna Meena and fine carved royal cenotaphs on the road to Delhi.

Jal Mahal

On the way to Amer, this small palace is set in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. Renovation around the lake is in progress.

City Palace

Situated in the heart of the old City, it occupies about one seventh of the old city area. The palace is a blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture, it houses a Seven storeyed Chandra Mahal in the centre, which affords a fine view of the gardens and the city. Diwan-E-Am (Hall of public audience) has intricate decorations and collection of manuscripts, Diwan-E-Khas (Hall of private audience) has a marble pawed gallery Mubarak Mahal has a rich collection of costumes and textiles. There is a Clock Tower near Mubarak Mahal. SilehKhana has a collection of armory and weapons.

Jantar Mantar

Built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the huge masonary instruments were used to study the movement of constellations and stars in the sky. Enormous sun-dial still provides accurate time, which is subject to daily corrections.

Hawa Mahal

Built in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, is the most recognizable monument of Jaipur. The 5 storied stunning semi-octagonal monument having 152 windows with overhanging latticed balconies is a fine piece of Rajput architecture. Originally designed for the royal ladies to watch and enjoy the processions and other activities, on the street below. Now it houses a well laid out museum. The display “Jaipur past and present” is the special feature of this newly setup museum.

Albert Hall Museum

Situated in the Ram Niwas Garden. This graceful building was founded in 1876 by Prince Albert (also known as Albert Hall). It has a rare collection of archaeological and handicraft pieces.

Stay overnight at Hotel in Jaipur.

Day 12: Jaipur/Agra

After breakfast proceed to Agra en route visit:

Fatehpur Sikri

Built by Akbar, the Mughal emperor in 1570, the city was a tribute to Sufi Saint. Fatehpur Sikri is a perfect blend of Indian, Islamic and Persian architecture and it was built using red sandstone. For around 10 years, the city remained the capital of Mughal Empire. The city has a 6-kilometer long wall on three sides and there are towers and gates. It houses some of the city’s important buildings namely Buland Darwaza, Birbal’s House, PanchMahal and Jama Masjid. The entire city along with all the important constructions including royal palaces, Jama Masjid and courts were declared as World. Later proceed to Agra. On arrival check in Hotel. Stay overnight at Hotel in Agra.

Day 13: Agra/Dehli

After breakfast start a sightseeing tour of Agra visit

Taj Mahal

You cannot think of Agra without thinking of Taj Mahal. Or, you might not have thought of Agra were it not for the monument of love. TajMahal, the white marble beauty was constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The monument stands proof for the brilliance of Mughal architecture. Named as one of the wonders of the world, Taj Mahal stands the test of time. It has been declared as World Heritage Site in the year 1983. It is a feast to your eyes and senses to watch the unmatched beauty on the night of full moon day.

Agra Fort

You would regret if you miss Agra Fort during your visit to Agra. The 16th century monument is yet another proof of the architectural brilliance of Mughals. This is situated near the gardens of the world famous TajMahal. Called the Red Fort of Agra, you will be awe inspired by the powerful fortress. The fortress comprises many palaces namely, Jahangir Palace, KhasMahal and so on. There are audience halls and two mosques. The entire fortress is a symbol of Mughal’s grandeur. It was in Agra Fort Shah Jahan was held prisoner by Aurangazeb, his son. Shah Jahan, the emperor, spent his last days here viewing the monument of love he had built for his wife.

Itmad-Ud-Daulah

India’s first tomb to be made completely out of marble, Itmad-Ud-Daulah signals the beginning of new era in Mughal architecture. Until then, it was buildings of red sandstone. It was constructed during Jahangir’s period. The 21-meter high tomb was constructed in memory of MirzaGhiyas, who was the father-in-law of Jahangir. He was bestowed with the title Itmad-Ud-Daula, which means pillar of the state. Influenced by Islamic architectural style, the monument’s towers display Persian touch. The wall paintings inside are sheer beauty to view.

Afternoon proceed to Delhi, upon arrival in Delhi, check-in to the hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 14: Depart Delhi for Flight Back Home

After breakfast proceed to Delhi airport and transfer to airport for onward journey.

 

CITIES 3-STAR HOTELS   STAY NIGHTS
Delhi Intercity or similar 03
Mandawa Mandwa Haveli or similar 01
Bikaner Chirag or similar 01
Jaisalmer Royal Jaisalmer or similar 01
Jaisalmer Overnight in tent 01
Jodhpur Kuchman Haveli or similar 02
Pushkar Master Paradise or similar 01
Jaipur Rajputana Haveli or similar 02
Agra Parador or similar 01

Cost Includes :-

  1. International Return Flights form Johannesburg
  2. Arrival & Departure Transfers by Private Vehicle With English Speaking Driver
  3. Private Aircon Car with Specialist English Speaking Driver From Delhi/Mandawa/Bikaner/Jaisalmer/Jodhpur/Udaipur/Pushkar/Jaipur/Agra/ Delhi
  4. Accommodation bed & breakfast basis
  5. Cheapest international tour 1 Night stay in Tent in the Desert Jaisalmer, (Including camel ride, Jeep ride depending on availablity, at sunset in the desert folk dance in the evening
  6. All Applicable Taxes
  7. All Sightseeing and Transfers as per the itinerary
  8. Driver Boarding Lodging
  9. Fuel , Road Taxes , Highway Charges , Parking

Cost Doesn’t Include :

  1. Entrance Tickets for Extra
  2. Elephant ride in Jaipur
  3. Lunch And Dinner (as there is a wide selection to choose from)
  4. Tipps
  5. Personal Expenses.

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