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It’s all about forts, havelis, deserts and royal edifices. It’s about the royal Rajasthan. The 12 nights 13 days trip covers everything that the state of Rajasthan has to bestow you with in terms of majestic architectural marvels. Rajasthan Fam Trip starts at the national capital and moves to Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Udaipur, Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra. The only common thing that binds all these places together is the royal history that is reflected in the form of stone, rock and brick monuments in all these cities. The trip covers some of the exclusive places that are either UNESCO World Heritage Sites or one of Seven Wonders of the World or magical places that speak for their own entities. Book the conducted tour if the state of Rajasthan always pulled you with its royal appeal.
Welcome to Delhi, India. Our representative would receive you and take you to the hotel .
Get started to explore the capital city, Delhi after breakfast. Your morning begins with a visit to Raj Ghat – the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Lined up next are the places like Jama Masjid, Red Fort and Chandni Chowk which is one of the busiest markets of the old city. You will be visiting Qutub Minar in the afternoon, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the tallest minarets built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199. The city tour rolls on with Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch for 70,000 soldiers who martyred in WW1), and Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple, as you will be driven past to President's House, Parliament-House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping centre.
Get driven to Mandawa from Delhi in the morning and check-in to your hotel. After refreshments, visit the Shekhavati Villages of Dundlod, Mandawa. The city of Mandawa was founded by Thakur Nawal Singh and is still inhabited by his descendants. The entire region of Shekhavati village is an open air gallery with beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions to name a few. Mandawa proudly owns a collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons that date back to 1820, collection of ancient coins, numismatic collection and several other interesting items that are preserved in the museum.
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Have your breakfast and get transferred to Bikaner. After check-in formalities in the hotel, you will start your afternoon tour of the desert city. Bikaner is bolstered by imposing walls and proudly owns a 16th century fort that houses old palaces, temples and a mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh, the fort stands out for its 37 pavilions which are quite long, accompanied by a chain of balconies and aerial windows that portray different designs. There is an enormous arched doorway that leads to the chapel (Har Mandir) which was the venue of celebration for royal weddings and birth rituals.
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Your trip rolls on and the next city is Jaisalmer. The journey begins at the morning, arrive at Jaisalmer and get transferred to Hotel .
Visit one of the most beautiful cities of Rajasthan – Jaisalmer. Explore the fort, also known as the Golden Fort, which is the only “living fort” in the world with one fourth of the old city’s population residing inside the fort in buildings that date back to 12th to 15th century. You will be visiting the local markets (bazaars) and the old mansions known as “havelis”. You will be stunned to see the beautiful carvings and filigreed works that are displayed on every house within the city.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Get transferred to Jodhpur after breakfast. In the afternoon, visit the Meharangarh Fort – one of the largest forts in India. Built by Rao Jodha in 1459, the fort stands beautifully on a low sandstone hill. You will also visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal built inside the Mehrangarh. Up next are Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memorium built in 1899 and the museum located in the Umaid Public Gardens. Overnight at hotel.
Start your journey off to Udaipur and visit Ranakpur on the way which is 98 km from Udaipur. The main attractions of Ranakpur are the Jain Temples built in the 15th century amidst the picturesque valley of the Aravalli Range. Ranakpur hosts a number of grand structures and beautiful sculptures. What would astonish you the most is the fact that there are 1444 pillars in the temple and no two are alike. The magic that light and shade plays in the complex is sure to make you speechless. The other attractions of Ranakpur are Surya Temple and other Jain Temples. Continue your journey to Udaipur, reach the city and get transferred to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel .
Get ready for city excursion of Udaipur. Start your morning with a visit to the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, a drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen's resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum). Your afternoon is free to explore local markets. Overnight at Hotel .
After your breakfast, you will be driven to Jaipur. Reach Jaipur and get transferred to Hotel .
Your city sightseeing begins with a visit to the Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the state. The sight to behold is the beautiful Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory that literally glitters with mirrors.
Explore more of the Pink City in afternoon – the name given a century back when the city was painted pink to welcome a visiting Prince as a symbol of hospitality. The city is 260 years old built by Maharaja Jai Singh. Visit Maharaja's City Palace, the Observatory and Ram Niwas Gardens for their respective architectural magnificence and beautiful creation. Drive past the Hawa Mahal – famous for its ventilation system and magnificent architecture – and also have a glimpse of the pink rose residential and business areas.
overnight stay at hotel.
Start for a morning drive to Agra after your breakfast. On the way, visit Fatehpur Sikri that is 40 km away from Agra. Built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, it was later abandoned by him after 15 years due to scarcity of water in the city. Enjoy the sights of the magnificent buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other famous palaces. Have dinner and spend overnight at Hotel
Your morning begins with a visit to the majestic and the most royal monument Taj Mahal – one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It was built by Moghul Emperor Shahjahan in 1630 to commemorate his beloved wife Queen Mumtaz Mahal whose mortal remains are enshrined here. Make sure you are not visiting on a Friday as Taj Mahal is weekly closed on Fridays. You will also visit places like the Agra Fort, the Halls of Public and Private Audience (Diwaan-e-Aam and Diwaan-e-Khaas respectively).
Get driven to Delhi International Airport to continue with your return or onward journey. Please note that there is no dinner or overnight accommodation in Delhi on this day.
Check in / Check out timings at all hotels is 12:00 Noon