Rajasthan Cultural Trip
DELHI - AGRA - JAIPUR - BIKANER - JAISALMER - MANVAR - JODHPUR - ROHET - MOUNT ABU - UDAIPUR – DELHI
( 15 NIGHTS & 16 DAYS )
This 16 days Real Rajasthan heritage tour takes you to the popular places like Imperial Delhi, Agra of Taj, Jaipur the Pink City, Bikaner and Jaisalmer the desert cities of Rajasthan, Manvar, Jodhpur the Blue City, Rohet with the Bishnoi Villages, Mt Abu with its fabulous Dilwara Temples and Udaipur the City of Lakes. A leading tour operator of India Services International Ltd offers you this desert and Rajasthani culture tours package as no one else can. Apart than the places you are visiting, some other recommended cities to visit in this low cost tour of Rajasthan are Mandawa, Pushkar, Kumbhalgarh and Bundi. A rickshaw ride in Agra, camel ride in Jaisalmer, boat ride in Udaipur, elephant ride in Jaipur and a rickshaw ride in Agra will make this tour more interesting.
Day 01 : Arrival Delhi
Transfer to hotel. Free time.
Day 02 : Delhi :
Tour of Delhi. In Old Delhi visit the Raj Ghat - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi , Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. In New Delhi visit the Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate and Lakshminarayan Temple. Drive past President's House, Parliament House and Government Secretariat Buildings. Overnight Delhi.
Day 03 : Agra :
Morning drive to Agra. Afternoon visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays. Overnight Agra.
Day 04: Agra Jaipur :
Drive to Jaipur visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. Afternoon free. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 05:Jaipur :
Morning visit Amber Fort. Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince and ever since, it has retained this colour. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace, the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 06 : Jaipur Bikaner :
Drive to Bikaner. Afternoon tour of this desert city. Bikaner is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and a 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. An enormous arched doorway leads to the Joramal Temple. The royal chapel is Har Mandir where royal weddings and births were once celebrated. Overnight at Bikaner.
Day 07 : Bikaner Jaisalmer :
Drive to Jaisalmer. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Jaisalmer.
Day 08 : Jaisalmer:
Morning visit Jaisalmer. Visit the Fort, bazzars and the old mansions known as "havelis". People still live in these ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has exquisite carvings and filigreed work. Afternoon free. Overnight Jaisalmer.
Day 09 : Jaisalmer Manvar :
Morning drive to Manvar. Manwar is located in the heart of the sand dune region of Rajasthan between Jodhpur Jaisalmer & Bikaner. Manvar is an ideal base to explore the Indian desert life ,culture, wildlife & beauty . You will find yourself at one with nature and spend a day on camel back gazing at the chinkara - an Indian gazelle, herds of cattle and sheep roaming around. Overnight Manvar camp (tented accommodation).
Day 10 : Manvar Jodhpur :
Morning drive to Jodhpur. Afternoon visit the Meharangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone Hill, including Moti-Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memorium built in 1899 and the museum located in the Umaid Public Gardens. Overnight Jodhpur.
Day 11 :- Jodhpur Rohet:
Morning drive to Rohet. Drive through the country-side visiting various villages including Bishnoi Dhanis and watching local craftsmen.
Day 12 :- Rohet Mount Abu:
Morning drive to Mt Abu. Afternoon free. Overnight Mt Abu.
Day 13 :- Mount Abu :
Morning tour of Mount Abu. Visit Dilwara Temples consisting of five Jain Temples built by beginning of the 11th century onwards with intricate ornamental carvings represent the climax in the art of decoration in stone. Visit the Achalgarh Fort famous for its Shiva Temple. Afternoon free. Overnight Mt Abu.
Day 14 :- Mount Abu Ranakpur Udaipur :
Morning drive to Udaipur visiting Ranakpur Temples enroute. Ranakpur - 98 kms from Udaipur, the Jain Temples built in the 15th century are situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali. Its surrounding is quiet and picturesque. Ranakpur has grand structures and beautiful sculpture. There are 1444 pillars in the temple and none of them are similar. The magic of light & shade is really awe inspiring. Surya Temple and other Jain Temples are side attractions. Overnight Udaipur .
Day 15 :- Udaipur :
Morning tour of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen's resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum). Afternoon free. Overnight Udaipur.
Day 16 :- Udaipur Delhi:
Transfer to airport in time for Delhi flight. Arrive Delhi and transfer to city centre. Later transfer to airport in time for the return flight. No hotel.
Day 17 :- Departure :
**** Back home with great memories. ****
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