Colourful Rajasthan Tour
13 Days / 12 Nights
Destination Covered :
Delhi / Agra / Ranthambhore / Jaipur / Deogarh / Udaipur / Luni / Khimsar / Mandawa / Delhi
Arrival Delhi: Assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Delhi - Agra
Morning drive to Agra and meet on arrival assistance. Check in hotel. Afternoon visiting the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Red Fort. Overnight at hotel.
Agra - Ranthambhore
Leave for Ranthambhore. Arrive Ranthambhore & check in at hotel. Later leave for Sanctuary and explore the wilds on jeeps. The experience is breathtaking. Meander along silent jungle paths for long walks or along centuries old wilderness trails with flirting butterflies and seducing flowers. Overnight at hotel
Morning after breakfast second safari of jungle. Back to the hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Ranthambhore - Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur & check in at hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.
AMBER FORT PALACE -
Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani 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.
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-story 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. Overnight at hotel.
Jaipur - Deogarh
Morning drive to Deogarh. Arrive Deogarh & check in at hotel. The Deogarh Castle is located on a hillock and is encircled by the town. It was built in 1670 ad by Rawat Dwarkadas Ji of the Chundawat clan of the Siaodia Dynasty. Constructed by the famed Sompura architects, well-known for their additions and alterations were carried out according to the needs of the residents. There are five floors and over 200 rooms have murals done by local painters after whom Deogarh school of painting has acquired fame the world over. The family has a large collection of Deogarh miniatures. Overnight at hotel.
Deogarh - Udaipur
Morning drive to Udaipur. Arrive Udaipur & check in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Udaipur and visit to the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Shaelion Ki Bari (queen's resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (folk art museum). Rest the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Udaipur - Luni
Morning drive to Luni. Arrive Luni & check in at hotel Fort Chanwa 35 Kms away from Jodhpur. Belonging to Maharaja Dilip Singh, the youngest son of Maharaja Umaid Sing Ji of Jodhpur. It is an imposing and well maintained structure over a hundred years old built of famous red sand stone of Jodhpur and ornately carved lattice work, friezes and intricate jharokhas. Its traditional gates lead to a complex of courtyards, towers, water wheels stables, passages and unexpected stairways leading to secret pavilions and panoramic terraces.
The small village is home to many artisans who work with metal, clay or wood, keeping alive the skills passed down over the centuries by their ancestor. The noise and bustle of the village settles down by evening and all is quite as peace descends on the desert. The fort with its huge gates. Overnight at hotel.
Luni - Khimsar
Morning drive to Khimsar. Arrive Khimsar & check in at hotel. Khimsar is steeped in history- founded 2500 years ago by the Jain Saint Mahaveer, this is the starting point of the great Indian Desert. The founder of the castle, which was built in mid 15th century was Prince Karamsi, son of Jodhpur and very close to other places of interest like Ossian and Nagaur. Well managed Khimsar Fort provides the visitors with all modern amenities- 50 luxuriously furnished rooms, theme dinners, a variety of continental and Indian meals as well as traditional Rajasthani are available. Overnight at hotel.
Khimsar - Mandawa
Morning drive to Mandawa, en route visit Nagaur. On arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Mandawa. Visit Mandawa. Mandawa, founded in 1775 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants, has beautiful frescoes, Havelis and mansions. Mandawa Castle, one of the finest castle of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and houses a collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, and cannons from 1820 ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items and preserved in a Museum. Overnight at hotel.
Mandawa - Delhi
Morning drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi & check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour of Old & New Delhi. Sightseeing of Old and New Delhi visiting Qutub Minar. India Gate (war memorial) , Laxmi Narayan Temple (modern Hindu Temple), drive past President's estate, Parliament House and Secretariat Building. Also, visit Raj Ghat and Shanti Van, the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past the Red Fort and Chandni Chowk market. Overnight at hotel.
Morning at leisure and departure to international airport to catch the flight for onward journey.