Package Description Best of Rajsthan
13 Days 12 Nights
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Day 01 Arrive Delhi
Upon Arrival at Delhi International Airport you are met at the Arrival Lounge and transferred to your pre-booked Hotel.
Evening Visit the Lotus Temple or Akshardham Temple
Swaminarayan Akshardham temple has intricately carved sculptures and statues of deities. Unlike traditional Hindu temples, however, this one (on the banks of the Yamuna River and spread over 100 acres) also features a 12 minute indoor boat-ride, a light and sound show, an Imax screen, a musical Fountain, and animatronics, -characters that recount the life and philosophy of Bhagwan Swaminarayan.
Representing the Bahai faith - an independent world religion, this is an ideal place of meditation which is open to all other faiths. Bahai temple is one of the most visited sites in the world & this an ideal place of meditation which is open to all other faiths.
Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 02 Delhi
Morning start the city tour of Old Delhi visiting Rajghat (Cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi), Chandni Chowk - India's famous trading center. Drive past India's largest mosque Jama Maszid & Red Fort known as Lal Qila the place that marked announcement of India's freedom from Britisher's.
Afternoon your New Delhi City tour includes visit to Qutab Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ) & Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings & Connaught Place the shopping centre. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 03 Delhi – Agra
After breakfast depart for Agra by Pvt. Car. Upon arrival at Agra checkin at your pre-booked hotel
Afternoon proceed on the City Tour of Agra visiting the Agra Fort - which lies on the bend of the Yamuna River , was built by the Emperor Akbar between 1565 and 1574. Its imposing walls of red sandstone and its gateways are decorated with coloured tiles echoing the traditions of central Asia. It was Akbar's great endeavour to synthesize the two great traditions of Islam and Hinduism and this is reflected in both his politics and architecture, Itmad-Ud-Daulah & Local Market.
Overnight at the Hotel
Day 04 Agra – Jaipur via F.Sikri
Early morning visit the World Famous Taj Mahal - This is a breathtaking view – the mausoleum was built by sorrowing Shahjehan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Building's stupendous scale, flawless symmetry, translucent white marble and shimmering reflection in the water channel are truly breathtaking, later return back to hotel for breakfast.
( Every Friday Taj Mahal is Closed )
After breakfast check out from the hotel & depart by Pvt. Car for Jaipur. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri - an abandoned Capital of Mughals.This city was built in red sandstone and is a beautiful blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural elements. It was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar during 1571 and 1585 and it is the best example of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Though the city is in ruins, but the sunset over the ruins is sight to cherish. The city was later abandoned due to scarcity of water.
Later we proceed on our drive for Jaipur, upon arrival at Jaipur check in to your pre-booked hotel.
Evening visit the Colorful Markets of Jaipur
Overnight at the Hotel in Jaipur.
Day 05 Jaipur
Morning we visit the Amber Fort in the Aravali Hills an ancient capital of the state. An Elephant ride ( Optional) or jeep can be used to reach hilltop fort , which is a super example of Rajput (medieval Hindu) style Architecture. 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 in Jaipur
Day 06 Agra - Delhi
After breakfast leave by private car for Pushkar. Enroute visit Ajmer – visit the Dargah, the tomb of Sufi saint, Khwaja Muin-uddin Chisti, who came to Ajmer from Persia in 1192. Construction of the shrin was completed by Humayun. Constructed of white marble, it has 11 arches and a Persian inscription running the full length of the building. It has a marble dome and the actual tomb inside is surrounded by a silver platform. The tomb attracts hundreds of thousands of pilgrims every year on the anniversary of the saint's death Adhai-din-ka Jhonpara one of the finest example of Indo-Islamic architecture, this mosque was a Sanskrit college in the 12th century. In 1193 AD Mohammad Ghori destroyed the college and a mosque was built in its place. The mosque was built on pillars and surprisingly no two pillars are alike.
Later continue drive to Pushkar. The sister city of Ajmer, Pushkar is just 11 km away from the city. The road to Pushkar passes through the Snake Mountain ( Nag Pahar ). Pushkar the ancient city is considered by Hindus is one of the most sacred places in India and has the only existing temple in Asis dedicated to Lord Brahma.
Overnight at the Hotel
Day 07 Pushkar – Jodhpur
Morning visit the Ghats and Temples of Pushkar , later leave by private car for Jodhpur . Upon arrival at Jodhpur, check in at youre pre-booked Hotel.
Afternoon start the city tour of Jodhpur visiting the - Majestic Mehrangarh Fort - Situated on a steep hill, Mehrangarh fort is one of the largest forts in India. The beauty and the grandeur of numerous palaces in the fort narrates a saga of hard sandstones yielding to the chisels of skilled Jodhpuri sculptures. Mehrangarh Fort, spreading over 5 km on a perpendicular hill and looking down 125 meters, presents a majestic view on city horizon, Jaswant Thada - close to the fort complex, lies Jaswant Thada. This 19th century royal cenotaph built in white marble in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II and three other cenotaphs, stand nearby. The cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh holds the rare portraits of the rulers and Maharajas of Jodhpur and the Mandore Gardens.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Jodhpur.
Day 08 Jodhpur -Jaisalmer
After breakfast leave by private car for Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer is also known as Golden City as the yellow sand gives a yellowish-golden colour to the city. The city was founded by Rao Jaisal Jaisalmer lies in the heart of the Thar Desert and is situated on the border of India and Pakistan in West Rajasthan. Upon arrival in Jaisalmer check in at your pre booked Hotel
Evening visit the Local Markets of Jaisalmer
Overnight at the Hotel
Day 09 Jaisalmer
After Breakfast city tour of Jaisalmer visiting Jaisalmer fort which is famous for being the largest desert fort in the world , it is situated on the great Thar Desert and has been witness to the many battles, Gadisar Lake - A man made reservoir built by Raja Rawal Jaisal, the first ruler if Jaisalmer, Jain Temples, and Havelis.
Afternoon around 1600 Hrs transferred to Camel boarding point to board 01 –02 Hrs Camel Ride with Dinner.
Evening return back to hotel for overnight Overnight at the Hotel
Day 10 Jaisalmer -Bikaner
After breakfast leave by private car for Bikaner, Upon arrival at Bikaner check in at your pre-booked hotel
Overnight at the Hotel
Day 11 Bikaner – Mandawa
Morning city tour of Bikaner visiting the Karni Mata temple which is also known as the Temple Of Rats. It is believed that if a white rat is sighted amongst the hordes of black rats it is considered very auspicious.
Visit to Junagarh Fort which is one of the few forts in Rajasthan that has not been built on a hilltop. Later leave by private car for Mandawa, Upon arrival at Mandawa check in at your pre-booked Hotel Afternoon visit to Havelis with fresco paintings of Mandawa and Shekhawati region. Overnight at the Hotel
Day 12 Mandawa – Delhi
After breakfast leave by private car for Mandawa, upon arrival at Delhi you are transferred to your pre-booked hotel Overnight at the Hotel
Day 13 Leave Delhi
( Check-out at 12 noon ) Today you are transferred to Delhi International Airport to board flight for your onward journey.