Taj with Historical Rajasthan Tour
17 Days / 16 Nights
Destination Covered :
Delhi / Agra / Bharatpur / Karoli / Pachewar / Deogarh / Narlai / Luni / Jaisalmer / Bikaner / Kuchaman / Pachar / Jaipur / Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Morning, combined sightseeing of Old and New Delhi visiting
Qutub Minar. India Gate (war memorial), Laxmi Narayan Temple a (modern Hindu temple), drive past President's estate, Parliament House, Secretariat building, Raj Ghat and Shanti van, the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid, the Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Overnight at hotel.
Delhi / Agra
Morning drive to Agra. On arrival & check in hotel. Afternoon city visit the magnificent Taj Mahal built by the Emperor Shah Jehan between 1631 and 1653 as an expression of his love for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Over night at hotel. Also visit Itmad- Ud- Daula's Tomb built by Empress Noorjahan in memory of her father. Overnight at hotel.
Agra / Bharatpur
Morning, drive to Bharatpur via Fatehpur Sikri. Afternoon visit to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary on rickshaws. The most spectacular water- birds sanctuary features nesting indigenous water- birds and migratory birds. From October till December the indigenous water- birds nest around the lake from December on, the migratory geese, duck and cranes are the main feature of the sanctuary. Overnight at hotel.
Bharatpur / Karoli
Morning, drive to Karoli. Arrive Karoli & check in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Karoli, the kingdom of Karoli, founded in 1348, close to the borders of both Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh has ravines in the countryside and is now off the beaten track. Better known for its pink stone used for construction, Karoli is a pilgrimage center and has an old palace which, though mostly in ruins, is still representative of the opulence of its medieval durbars. Overnight at hotel.
Karoli / Pachewar
Morning, drive to Pachewar. Arrive Pachewar & check in hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Pachewar / Deogarh
Morning, drive to Deogarh, Arrive Deogarh & check in hotel. The Deogarh Castle is located on a hillock and is encircled by the town. It was built in 1670 by Rawat Dwarkadasji of the Chundawat clan of the Siaodia Dynasty. Constructed by the famed Sompura architects, well-known for their additions and alterations 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 / Narlai
Morning, drive to Narlai. Arrive Narlai & check in hotel. Afternoon visit the Narlai. A legend says it that it was here that the sage Narad Muni meditated long before it was inhabited and later it became a hunting preserve for the Sisodias. Overnight at hotel.
Narlai / Luni
Morning, drive to Luni. Arrive Luni & check in hotel. Afternoon visit the Luni River that has provided a lifeline to dwellers in the desert even though it has been a seasonal phenomenon and its floods in the past have wrought havoc. Overnight at hotel.
Luni / Jaisalmer
Morning drive to Jaisalmer. Arrive Jaisalmer & check in hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Morning, city tour throbbing in the heart of the Thar. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificent fort, the Patwon Ki Havelis (mansion) and Salim Singh Ki Havelis. Overnight at hotel.
Jaisalmer / Bikaner
Morning, drive to Bikaner. Arrive Bikaner & check in hotel. Afternoon city tour. Bikaner city is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the museum, Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Bikaner / Kuchaman
Morning, drive to Kuchaman. Arrive Kuchaman & check in hotel. Located in Nagaur District, Kuchaman Fort has had a strategic role to play in Rajasthan's history which unravels as one moves around its 17th century battlements. Its picturesque village is idyllic for those who would like to discover the charm of walking through it. Overnight at hotel.
Kuchaman / Pachar
Morning, drive to Pachar. Arrive Pachar & check in hotel. Afternoon visit lake to one side and sand dunes on the other. Overnight at hotel.
Pachar / Jaipur
Morning, drive to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur & check in hotel. 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 / Delhi
Morning, drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi. Day at leisure & departure to International Airport to your onward journey.