India; Colors of Rajasthan SH01

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Explore India on this Colors of Rajasthan tour which visits Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Jaipur and Agra.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Small Group
Start Location: Delhi, India
End Location: Delhi, India
Accommodation: 4 or 5 Star Hotels
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travelers

About The Operator

Accreditations: Member of IATO (Indian Association of Tour Operators)
Years In Business: 4

Udaipur was founded in 1568, by Maharaja Udai Singh. As the capital of the old Mewar state, it was the only Rajput stronghold to uphold its Hindu allegiance in the face of Muslim invasion. From the late 16th century, peace brought about an era of renaissance in the arts and encouraged the building of beautiful Palaces around the Lake, which culminated in the City Palace, one of the largest Palace complexes in the world. The Lake itself is a romantic setting surrounding the gleaming white Lake Palace and the Jag Mandir – a refuge of the rebel Mughal Prince, Shah Jehan, who soon became the creator of the Taj Mahal in Agra.

Jodhpur: Settled in 1459 by Rao Jodha, this city has a history of war, romance and valor. With its imposing Mehrangarh Fort, that can be see from all parts of the city, to its broad strees, its signature blue white houses, Jodhpur still encompasses a bye-gone era.

Mehrangarh Fort, which is set on a 37m sandstone hill built by Rao Jodha in 1459. From the top of the fort one can get a bird’s eye view of the old city to the Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph built in 1899 for Maharajah Jaswant Singh II, and smaller memorials to other Maharajahs of Jodhpur. At the end of the tour enjoy a short walk through the local and vibrant bazaar of Overnight at the hotel.

Jaipur, popularly known as the Pink City, was founded in 1727 AD by one of the greatest rulers of the Kachhawaha Dynasty - the astronomer King Sawai Jai Singh. It is the capital of the colourful state of Rajasthan and a jewel which forms one point of the golden triangle. Afternoon - tour of City Palace and Observatory. The City Palace in the heart of the old city is a blend of Rajasthan and Mughal architecture. The Palace of winds - a five storied structure of pink sandstone has semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city. It was originally built to enable the ladies of the royal household to watch everyday life. Overnight at the hotel.

Taj Mahal - The Taj Mahal, one of the seven Wonder of the World, was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan for his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal on the banks of the Yamuna River.

Agra Fort- Among the other monuments that Agra takes pride in, built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this massive structure began in 1565, under Akbar, and continued till the time of his grandson, Shahjahan. The Diwan - i - Am, the Diwan - i - Khas, the Khas Mahal, the Palace of Mirrors, the Pearl mosque, the Nagina Masjid, the Garden of Grapes, and the Fish Pavilion are the other monuments in the fort complex.

Tour Highlights

- Delhi
– Mandawa
– Bikaner
– Jaisalmer
– Jodhpur
– Udaipur
– Pushkar - Jaipur
– Agra

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
- Meet and Assist Upon arrival and departure.
- 11 Nights on B.B. Board Basis in Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer,
Jodhpur, Uadipur, Pushkar, Jaipur, Agra.
- All Transfers Airport/Hotel / Airport, sightseeing & excursions with modern
Transportation.
- The Entrance fees which mention in the Itinerary.
- Professional English speaking guide at all places. (Accompanying Language speaking
Guide envisaged with group more then 10 pax with guide staying other hotels then of
Group.
- Assistance From our Agency during your stay (plan ticket confirmation).
- The transportation during the Tour with modern A/ C Buses.
- Elephant ride up to the Amber Fort in Jaipur.
- Rickshaw rides on Jaipur Pink city Bazaar.
- 01 mineral water per person per day.
- All current government taxes

Excludes
- Any meals otherwise specified.
- Any airfare (Domestic)
- Camera / Video charges at monuments.
- Porterage at airports / hotels.
- Personal expenses like telephones, laundry, tips, table drinks etc.

Prices per person, based on 4 star hotels - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Arrival Delhi - Meeting and assistance on arrival at International airport & transfer to hotel. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. Delhi, India’s capital and political hub is an ancient city that has something for everyone. Settled seven times over the centuries, this city has grown in a way that reflects its past, while retaining its cosmopolitan flavour. Delhi is India’s showcase, be it architecture, religion, shopping, culture – everything is available here – waiting to be discovered. The walled city is all traditions, where as New Delhi in contrast, is a city living up to contemporary international standards. Delhi also serves as the major gateway for touring the internationally known tourism destinations of Agra and Jaipur.
Day 02. Delhi – Mandawa: (By Surface 280 Kms) - Breakfast at the hotel, sight seeing of Old Delhi is highlighted Shah Jahan's Red Fort, the bustling market place of Chandni Chowk, Raj Ghat, and the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Afternoon sightseeing of New Delhi is consisting of drive through the Raisina Hills- Parliament House, India Gate, President House; 16th century tomb of Emperor Humayun built of Marble & Red stone in typical Mughal fashion & Qutab Minar. After Sightseeing drive to Mandawa. On arrival check in at the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03. Mandawa – Bikaner (By Surface 240 Kms) - Breakfast at the hotel. Morning sightseeing Mandawa (Shekhawati region). This region came into prominence in the 14th century when a number of Muslim clans moved into the area and the towns of this region developed into important trading posts on the caravan routes emanating from the ports of Gujarat. The major towns of interest are Mandawa, Fatehpur, and Nahargarh. Visit the havelis in Mandawa and other villages of Shekhawati region. After Sightseeing drive to Bikaner. On arrival check in at the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel. Bikaner, the northern most point on the triangle of desert cities, was founded in 1488 AD., by Rao Bikaji, a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur, Rao Jodha. Like Jaisalmer, in the south, it was, once, an important trade centre. The old city is bolstered, by 7 km long imposing walls, with 5 entrance gates, built in the 18th century.
Day 04. Bikaner – Jaisalmer (By Surface 333 Kms) - Braekfast at the hotel.Morning Visit Junagarh Fort, Built between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Raj Singh, a general in the army of the Mughal Emperor Akbar, the fort has a 96 meter -long wall, with 37 bastions and two entrances. Lalgarh Palace, built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in memory of his father Maharaja Lal Singh. Designed by Sir Swinton Jacob, the palace is made of red sandstone (hence, its name), and has exquisite latticework. Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum, This Museum has one of the richest collections of terracotta-ware, weapons and miniature paintings of the Bikaner school. After Sightseeing drive to Jaisalmer though the Thar Desert. On arrival check in at the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05. Jaisalmer - Morning sight seeing tour of Jaisalmer visiting the Fort, Havelis and Garh SAR, Cenotaph & Sun at Sun set. (Optional camel safari). Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06. Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (By Surface 298 Kms) - Breakfast at the hotel.Morning drive to Jodhpur. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Afternoon city tour visiting the Mehrangath fort, Jaswant Thada, Mandore Gardens. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07. Jodhpur – Ranakpur - Udaipur (By Surface 302 Kms) - Breakfast at the hotel. Leave for the lake city of Udaipur, making a short stop at Ranakpur, where you can see the amazing Jain temple complex. These temples built in 1439 and situated in the lap of the Aravali mountain range are an impressive example of Jain architecture. The main temple in the complex is the Chaumukha (four-faced) temple, built in 1439. Its 29 halls are supported by 1444 pillars, no two of which are alike. Later proceed to Udaipur. Met on arrival and assisted with checking in to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08. Udaipur - Breakfast proceed for half day city tour of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace, built in 1725, which houses the Dilkhush Mahal, Sheesh Mahal - studded with glittering Belgium Mirrors, Moti Mahal and the Palace of Lord Krishna all of which are ornately decorated. Later visit the Jagdish Temple. This temple built in 1651 is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, “The Preserver” in the Hindu Trinity of Gods. Also visit the gardens and fountains of the Sahelion Ki Bari. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 09. Udaipur – Pushkar (By surface 30 Kms) - Breakfast at the hotel.Morning drive to Pushkar Enroute visit Ajmer, famous for Dargah Sharif Tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. On arrival check in at Hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 10. Pushkar – Jaipur: (By Surface 150 Kms) - Breakfast at the hotel.Morning drive to Jaipur. On arrival check in at Hotel.
Day 11. Jaipur – Agra: (By Surface 237 Kms) - Breakfast at the hotel. Morning excursion to Amber Fort including an elephant ride. Amber Fort: At a distance of 11 kms from Jaipur, Amber was the ancient capital of Jaipur state. Construction of the fort began in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar's army and is a superb example of Rajput architecture. Afternoon drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Situated about 24 Miles from Jaipur, this was the erstwhile capital of the great Mughal ruler - Emperor Akbar. This magnificent fort palace had to be abandoned after just 15 years of occupation due to lack of potable water. After your visit to Fatehpur Sikri; the palace complex of Fatehpur Sikri includes the Palace of Jodhabai, named for Akbar's Hindu wife; the Sunahra Mahal, home of Akbar's Christian wife; Birbal's House, said to be the home of Akbar's two senior wives; and the Panchal Mahal, a five storey pavilion used by the ladies to watch the court. Fatehpur Sikri is at its most peaceful at sunrise and most lovely at sunset. On arrival in Agra, check in at the hotel. Agra is renowned the world over due to the fabulous Taj Mahal and is situated on the right bank of the river Yamuna. Agra is a city with a glorious past and has the distinction of being the capital of various ruling dynasties. The crowning glory of the city is obviously the Taj, a monument of love and imagination that represents India to the world. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12. Agra – Delhi (By Surface 203 Kms) - Breakfast at the hotel. Morning visit the world famous Taj Mahal & Agra Fort. (Taj mahal is closed on fridays). Afternoon drive to delhi. On arrival, transfer to international airport to connect flight for onward destination / home. No hotel accommodation envisaged on this day on arrival in delhi.