Splendours of Rajasthan

Duration : 14 Days

Major Attractions : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer Jodhpur - Udaipur - Delhi

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi

Arrive Delhi by international flight. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon city sightseeing tour of Old Delhi.

City tour of Old Delhi, visiting Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, Raj Ghat and Shantivana-the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi

Buffet breakfast at hotel.

Morning city sightseeing tour of New Delhi.

City tour of New Delhi, visiting Qutab Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Lakshmi Narayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place- shopping centre of New Delhi.

Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03 : Delhi - Agra (205 kms / 128 miles)

Buffet breakfast at hotel.

Morning leave Delhi by air-conditioned car for Agra en route visiting Sikandra.

On arrival at Agra, check-in at the hotel.

Afternoon city sightseeing tour of Agra. City tour of Agra, visiting the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Also visit the Agra Fort (Halls of Private and Public audience), Itmad-ud-Daula and other palaces.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04 : Agra - Jaipur (232 kms / 145 miles)

Buffet breakfast at hotel.

Morning leave Agra by air-conditioned car for Jaipur en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri, 38 km from Agra, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water.

On arrival at Jaipur, check-in at the hotel.

Rest of the day at leisure or you may explore the city on your own.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 05 : Jaipur

Buffet breakfast at hotel.

Morning excursion to Amber Fort including elephant ride. Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the State until 1728. Visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of victory glittering with mirrors, Jai Mahal and Temple of Kali. Ascend on Elephant back, the hill, on which the fort is situated.

Afternoon city sightseeing tour of Jaipur city. City tour of Jaipur, visiting Maharaja's City Palace, the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the Royal Observatory, Ram Niwas Gardens, Albert Hall and the Museum. Later, drive through this "Pink City's" business and residential areas.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 06 : Jaipur - Mandawa (262 kms / 164 miles)

Buffet breakfast at hotel.

Morning leave Jaipur by air-conditioned car for Mandawa. On arrival at Mandawa, check-in at the hotel.

Afternoon tour of the town and the painted Havelis.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 07 : Mandawa - Bikaner (170 kms / 106 miles)

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Morning leave Mandawa by car for Bikaner en route visiting a typical village.

On arrival at Bikaner, check-in at the hotel. Afternoon city sightseeing tour of Bikaner.

City tour of Bikaner, the city 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 stay at the hotel.

Day 08 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer (333 kms / 208 miles)

Buffet breakfast at hotel.

Morning leave Bikaner by air-conditioned car for Jaisalmer. On arrival at Jaisalmer, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure or you may explore the city on your own.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 09 : Jaisalmer

Buffet breakfast at hotel.

Morning city tour of Jaisalmer and its carved Havelis. City tour of Jaisalmer, visiting the Citadel, the fort built by Rawal Jaisal and where a fourth of the population lives; Jain Temples of the 12th to 15th centuries Patwon ki Haveli, a five storey mansion with carved pillars and murals; Salim Singh and Nathmalji ki Haveli.

Afternoon at leisure or you may explore the city on your own. (Optional visit to Sam to view the Sand-Dunes of the Thar desert near Jaisalmer, alongwith a camel ride in the desert).

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (285 kms / 178 miles)

Buffet breakfast at hotel.

Morning leave Jaisalmer by air-conditioned car for Jodhpur.

On arrival at Jodhpur, check-in at the hotel.

Afternoon city sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. City tour of Jodhpur, visiting the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone Hill, including Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memoriam built in 1899 and the museum located in the Umaid Bhawan Palace.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11 : Jodhpur - Udaipur (260 kms / 163 miles)

Buffet breakfast at hotel.

Morning leave Jodhpur by air-conditioned car for Udaipur en route visiting the Jain temples at Ranakpur.

En route Ranakpur, visiting Jain Temples of Ranakpur 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 and shade is really awe inspiring. Surya Temple and other Jain Temples are side attractions.

On arrival at Udaipur, check-in at the hotel.

Rest of the day at leisure or you may explore the city on your own.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12 : Udaipur

Buffet breakfast at hotel.

Morning city sightseeing tour of Udaipur.

City tour of Udaipur, visiting the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk Art Museum), Fatehsagar Lake, Pratap Smarak, Sajjan Niwas Garden and Sahelion-ki-Bari (Queen's resort for her friends).

Evening boat cruise on Lake Pichola. The lake is 4 km long and 3 km broad, surrounded by splendid hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats and embankments. Visit the island palace Jag Niwas which is beautifully set in the Lake.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13 : Udaipur - Delhi

Buffet breakfast at hotel.

In time transfer to airport to connect flight for Delhi. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 14 : Leave Delhi

In time transfer to international airport to connect flight for onward destination.

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