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Forts & Palaces - Rajasthan

Overview

Overview

: 12 Nights / 13 Days
: Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Jaipur, Agra, Delhi
: Delhi
: Delhi
   

Behold as the story of Rajasthan unfolds. From giant sandcastles to dust-swirled towns, enchanting folk music to colorful turbans and mighty fortresses to peaceful bird sanctuaries, this erstwhile desert kingdom has the world to offer. Sail the dunes atop the ship of the desert, gaze through historical astronomical instruments at Jantar Mantar, or peep through glass mosaics at Mor-chowk. Only in the 'Land of the Kings' can you relish the earthy hospitality of each local, even when the Great Indian Thar Desert presents its dwellers with the most inhospitable conditions. Rajasthan is ablaze with color. Trek through the remote forests, ride the famous Marwari horses and drive through tribal settlements that offer unique insight into timeless Rajasthan. Just as a painter would look for inspiration in the hypnotic white of a clean canvass before splashing it with color, we introduce you to the gloriously white splendor of the Taj Mahal  at the last day of tour.

 

  • Rickshaw ride at Chandani Chawk Bazar in Delhi
  • Haveli’s in Mandawa
  • Karni mata (Rat temple) in Bikaner
  • Camel ride on dunes - Thar Desert, Jaisalmer
  • Ranakpur jain Temples
  • Udaipur City palace & Crystal Gallery, Boat ride in Udaipur
  • Elephant ride at Amber fort, Jaipur
  • Taj Mahal - 7th wonder of the world, The Monument of Love

Note - if you want we can put Jamoli on Day 09 instead of Pushkar on non fair time, Jamoli give you unique experience of real India.

 

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive Delhi

Arrive at New Delhi airport in the morning & meet our representative, will assist you till hotel and discuss tour briefly.


Embark on a half day of exploration of Old & New Delhi. Highlights include the Jama Masjid, the most important mosque in India; Chandni Chowk bazaar will show you more colours on your rickshaw ride. Visit Qutub Minar, the highest tower in India, and Humayun’s Tomb, an early example of Mughal architecture.


Day 02 - Delhi / Mandawa

Morning drive to Mandawa, Mandawa is the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. Shekhawati has managed to keep its rich history alive in the walls of its HAVELIS (Palaces) and buildings, with beautiful designed remnants of a grand past in the land of Rajputs.


Day 03 - Mandawa / Bikaner

We will drive to Bikaner enroute will stop at Karni Mata temple (rat temple) Deshnok is a village 30km south of Bikaner along the Jodhpur road. A visit to Deshnok's fascinating temple of Karni Mata, an incarnation of Durga, is not far for squeamish. Here the holy rodents are considered to be incarnations of the storytellers, and run riot over the temple complex.


Day 04 - Bikaner / Jaisalmer

This morning we will drive to Jaisalmer, is the city of Thar Desert. Late afternoon visit the sand dunes and enjoy a camel ride to view the sunset, as the sky is set on fire and Rajasthani folk musicians play haunting tunes. It can be an unforgettable experience.


Day 05 - Jaisamner

Morning sightseeing in the city's magnificent havelis or merchant's houses, each richly decorated and carved from golden yellow sandstone - Patwon-ki-haveli (House of the Brocade Merchants) is the largest and most elaborate of the famous havelis of Jaisalmer.


Day 06 - Jaisalmer / Jodhpur

Drive to Jodhpur, once a major outpost on the Silk Road. Wander through the colorful Sadar Bazaar, where you may shop for the famous glass bangles, rugged leather mojri slippers and vivid tie-dyed fabric. Visit Meharangarh fort.


Day 07 - Jodhpur/Ranakpur / Udaipur

Morning drive to Udaipur, enroute visit Ranakpur. In the heart of the remote and enchanting valley of the Arvallis, skirting the rivulet Maghai and enveloped in the solitude of the surrounding forest, stands, in solemn grandeur, the Chaturmukha Jain Temple of Ranakpur.


Day 08 - Udaipur

Udaipur, with lakes and palaces cradled in the hills of the Aravali range. Explore the City Palace, the former home of the maharanas of Udaipur and an excellent example of Rajasthani workmanship. See the extraordinary Crystal Gallery with its crystal bedroom set. Continue to Ahar, site of the 19 cenotaphs of Mewar kings who were cremated here. These monuments have striking columns raised on large platforms and are sheltered by arched roofs. View intricately carved 10th-century temple shrines. Later, visit the splendid Bagore Ki Haveli museum and its collection of costumes, musical instruments and marble work. Evening boat cruise on lake Pichola, stop at Jagmandir.


Day 09 - Udaipur / Pushkar

Drive to Pushkar, sharing the road with more and more camel, trucks, cattle, water buffalo and rickshaws the closer you get. Typically a quiet, secluded desert town, Pushkar transforms into a veritable extravaganza for one week a year as its camel and cattle-trading fair draws merchants, pilgrims and buyers from around the globe.


Day 10 – Pushkar / Jaipur

Morning at leisure, afternoon drive to Jaipur- Capital of Rajasthan. Jaipur known as “Pink City” - is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Evening visit to Birla Ganesha temple to attend AARTI ceremony and be part of local’s daily prayer.

Day 11 – Jaipur

Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion. Your further day tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments, used till date by astrologers when they make horoscopes.

Day 12 – Jaipur / Fatehpur Sikari / Agra

Morning drive to Agra, Journey overland through rural India, stopping at Fatehpur Sikri, arrive Agra and check in into hotel.

Afternoon visit to Agra Red Fort & Sikandara

Day 13 Agra / Delhi

Morning visit to Taj Mahal – 7th wonder of the world, monument of love known as many names, considered the world’s finest example of Mughal architecture. Later continue drive to Delhi
On arrival transfer to International airport to board onward flight to home country with best memories from India & “The Land of Kings”

Day 14 – Delhi / Home Country

 

 

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Prices

Price

For customised pricing please contact us.

 

Destination

Standard

Deluxe

Luxury

Nights

Delhi

Bonlon Inn

Ramada Plaza

Le Meridien

01

Mandawa

Udai Vilas

Desert Resort

Castle Mandawa

01

Bikaner

Heritage Resort

Gajner Palace

Gajner Palace

01

Jaisalmer

Deoki Niwas Palace

Gorbandh Palace

Surya Garh

02

Jodhpur

Ranbanka Palace

Ajit Bhawan Palace

Taj Hari Mahal

01

Udaipur

Udaikothi

Shikarbadi Hotel

Shiv Niwas Palace

01

Pushkar

Pushkar Fort

Jagat Palace

Jagat Palace

01

Jaipur

Mandawa Haveli

Alsisar Mahal

Rajputana Sheraton

02

Agra

Utkarsh Vilas

Mansingh Palace

Mughal Sheraton

01

 

Prices include the following:-

  • 12 nights’ accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast

  • Assistance on arrival / departure of Fairy Tale India Representative

  • All transfers from airport to hotel and vice versa, sightseeing, excursions in air-conditioned car 

  • Local English speaking guide at each destination

  • Monument entrance fees  

  • Camel ride in Jaisalmer, Boat cruise in Udaipur and  Elephant ride at Amber fort

  • All applicable taxes / Domestic

* Luxury Guests will have Luxury Toyota Inova car / Cola & beer in the car throughout the tour

Does Not include: -

  • International flight
  • Fees for video cameras during the sightseeing
  • Personal expenses / Gratuities
  • Everything that was not mentioned as "included services"

 

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