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If you are fond of the rich heritage and culture, if adventure or food is what you love, then we can bet that the state of Rajasthan with its culinary food package trip will not disappoint you. Rajasthan boasts of some humongous forts of Indian maharajas in Jaipur, beautiful historic lakes in Udaipur, wildlife of Bharatpur, and ancient alleys of Rogtegarh. Rajasthan has flavors of everything you can imagine in your holidays.
Rajasthan is a state comprising more than 25 cities and you virtually cannot visit all cities in one single visit. It is important that you plan your Rajasthan holiday itinerary in a way that you make the most of your valuable time and take memories for a lifetime. To make your life easier, we have handpicked some of these cities for you to listen to stories of the age of chivalry and excellent architecture taste while soaking in rich culture. Along with history, culture and architecture, the land take delight is the flavorsome food and treats your taste buds to the fullest.
With this culinary tour packages of Rajasthan, discover the beauty of the state like never before!
Arrival in Delhi and transfer to hotel. Hotel check-in time is 1400hrs
Delhi has been inhabited from the 6th century BC has been the capital of many kingdoms. It has been destroyed and rebuilt many times and is called the "city of cities". Delhi's culture has been influenced by its different rulers and the city is full of beautiful monuments. The Mughal rulers influenced the food habits of the residents and Mughlai cuisine originated here. Due to the proximity of different states, all festivals are celebrated here. Old Delhi is a maze of small lanes lined and old buildings and New Delhi has large road with huge buildings. Delhi is the capital of India and is the hub for politics.
Afternoon proceed for city tour of Old Delhi. Visit the major attractions of the Old Delhi city. The tour of Old Delhi which was constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the seventeenth century. Visit of Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. Thereafter, visit to the museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi where to witness various relics and attractions dedicated to him. Then drive to visit Jama Masjid (Jama Mosque) (passing by two gems of Delhi, Red Fort and Chandni Chowk). Red Fort is a famous monument constructed entirely out of red stone whereas Chandni Chowk is one of the busiest markets of Old Delhi. Jama mosque was built by Shah Jahan and is one of the biggest mosque in India
A short rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk could be quite interesting as this part of the city is quite crowded as it is full of shops. These numerous shops sell delicious mouth-watering food, clothes, jewels, household goods, etc. and are virtually a shopper's paradise.
In Old Delhi don’t forget to experience some of the oldest and the most famous food joints which is spread all over Chandi Chowk, Chawdi Bazar and Spice Market. Try finger-licking dishes such as the pakodas, samosas, lassi and digest all of it with a sightseeing walk over Red Temple and Sheesh Ganj Gurudwara. Stroll in the paranthe wali gali (Stuffed Bread Road) or Karim’s restaurant and satisfy your taste buds.
Overnight at Hotel in the capital city of Delhi.
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out and proceed to visit historic Qutub Minar which is also a UNESCO world heritage site. It is the tallest minaret in India which was constructed by Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak in the twelfth century.. Afterwards, visit the India Gate which is a war memorial dedicated to the soldiers who laid their lives for the protection of the nation from enemies. Driven past the Parliament House, President’s House and other Government Secretarial Buildings, and the final stop will be at Lakshmi Narayan Temple, a temple dedicated to Lakshmi and Lord Narayana.
Walk around the Connaught Palace is a must. When in Connaught Place, visit Saravana Bhawan and have the most authentic south Indian food.
Continue your drive towards Agra.
Arrive Agra and transfer to Hotel.
Agra, the former capital of Hindustan is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna. Agra is a major tourist destination of India and a part of the Golden Triangle Tour along with Delhi and Jaipur. Agra also known as Akbarabad went through its peak during the time of Mughals and was the capital of the Mughal rulers Akbar, Jahangir and Shahjehan.
Overnight at Hotel in Agra.
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out and proceed to visit Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world. This beautiful building is elegantly built with white marble by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between the years 1631 to 1648 and it was built in the memory of his favorite beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Standing majestically on the banks of Yamuna River, this breathtaking, immensely beautiful monument is a synonymous to romance and love.
TAJ MAHAL REMAINS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS.
Then visit Agra Fort a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known for its architectural structure and was built in the 16th century during the Mughal Empire. This place comprises of several fairy-tale palaces like Khas Mahal and Jahangir Palace. Over here you will also get a chance to see Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas, which are also known as private audience hall and public audience hall. Agra is famous for inlaid marble work and handicrafts.
Apart from its monuments, the city also has some exciting stuff for foodies - including the famous Agra ka Petha and amazing chaat (Fried Potato), lassi (Buttermilk) and Mughlai Food. During the 16th century, the Mughal rulers made Agra the working capital of India. The Mughal empire did leave behind indelible imprints on Agra’s cuisines. When in Agra, its trademarks: creamy, boldly flavored curries; lots of ground and whole spices, dried fruits and nuts; roasted meats are a must have. It’s a rich cuisine fit for a king. Also munch on to Dalmoth, which is a traditional namkeen, a savory dry snack, made from fried lentils, nuts, spices, and oil.
Later, drive to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri. It is built in the 16th century by Emperor Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri holds exceptional testimony to Mughal civilization and is one of the well-known UNESCO World heritage site of India and has various historical monuments. You will visit the Jama Masjid, followed by the Tomb of Salim Chishti, the five storied Panch Mahal and Buland Darwaza a graceful monument and stupendous piece of beautiful architecture. It is central portico with a total of three arched entrances and is locally known as Horseshoe gate. You will visit the other graceful buildings of this place such as Ibadat Khana, Mariam-uz-Zamani’s palace, Naubat Khana and Birbal’s house.
Continue the drive towards Bharatpur.
Overnight at hotel in Bharatpur.
After a hearty breakfast this morning, go on to explore the marvels of Bharatpur. Bharatpur also known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park is home to 230 species of different colorful birds. When in this land you can participate in spotting fleeting water flying creatures as well as several other birds including Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, few types of Cranes, Pelicans, Geese, Buntings, Larks and Pipits, and more. Keoladeo Ghana is amongst one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world, and it offers security to faunal species also. Along with a bird watching walk in the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, you can also go for a boat ride. Along with the bird watching tour, snack on the simple and popular Rajasthani as well as North-Indian snacks that Bhatapur has to offer. One can flatter their appetite with Pyaaz Kachori, Mawa Kachori, Aloo ki subzi and more.
Overnight at hotel in Bharatpur.
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out and drive to Jaipur.
Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan gets its name from Maharaja Jai Singh who built this city. Many captivating palaces are present here having breathtaking design and architecture. In the 18th century Prince of Wales had visited Jaipur and the entire city was painted in pink color due to which this city is also known as the pink city. The origin of Jaipur goes back to more than 260 years.
Arrive Jaipur and transfer to Hotel.
Remainder of the day is free to relax at Hotel or can stroll and explore the vibrant and bustling bazaars of Jaipur
Overnight at Hotel in the royal city of Rajasthan, Jaipur
Breakfast at the Hotel and proceed for the city tour of Jaipur. Begin with the visit of Amer Fort. Amer fort also known as Amer Palace was the earlier capital of Jaipur
Note: At the Amer fort, Elephant rides are available to ascend to the entry gate but we do not recommend it and our intention is not to harm or to use animals for entertainment or any commercial use. We never organize any activity or program in which animals are used for entertainment.
There is a jeep ride available as well. To feast your eyes on the majestic Asian Elephant, you can opt for a day visit from Jaipur itself to Elefantastic where experiences like feeding , walking & washing are offered to the guest without causing any trouble to the elephants. "
Optional - You will be ascending (one way) the fort on an elephant's back( one way) on twin sharing basis & descend the fort by jeep
This magnificent fort was constructed in red sand-stone and marble by Raja Man Singh and is divided into four sections each with a courtyard. The main entrance gate is Surajpol having a fascinating architecture. Near the Ganesh Gate, there is a temple dedicated to the Goddess Sila Devi. The Diwan-e-Aam - Hall of public audience, Diwan-e-Khas - hall of private audience, Sheesh Mahal - palace of mirrors and Sukh Niwas are quite beautiful. At the he Sukh Niwas, a pleasant climate is created by winds that blow over a water cascade.
Afternoon visit Maharaja City Palace, a royal palace with seven storeys as well as Jantar Mantar, the observatory. This wonderful observatory is attracted by mathematician as well as astronomers of whole world. City palace is perfect blend of all three excellent styles (Mughal, Rajput and European). Another palace, Hawa Mahal (palace of the wind) is popular all over the world for it magnificent architecture. You will be taken through pink rose garden as well business centers of Jaipur. A tour of Jaipur is not complete without shopping. Jaipur is famous for clothes, carpets, precious and semi-precious stones and jewelry and various handicrafts made of wood, metals, etc. and also for silk paintings and miniatures.
Overnight at Hotel in the royal city of Rajasthan, Jaipur
Early breakfast at the Hotel. Check out and drive Rohet garh
Arrive Rohet Garh and check in at Hotel.
Rohet Garh that is a classified Heritage Hotel in Jodhpur. This heritage hotel is nurtured with great love and care by the family over the course of 15 years. All the love and care turned it into one of the finest heritage hotels in the country which is a haven of peace and tranquility. The hotel has magnificent sprawling lawns and well- maintained, lush green gardens, which invites and are home to a multitude of birds and dancing peacocks.
Afternoon city tour of Jodhpur. Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan, also known as the Blue City or Sun City visit Meherangarh fort, one of the largest forts in not only Rajasthan but in India as well, situated on a low sandstone hill, at an altitude of 120 meters. The fort with menacing thick walls contains many palaces with expansive courtyards and intricate carvings. Moti Mahal - the Pearl Palace, is one of the most beautiful palaces situated in the fort and was built by Raja Sur Singh. Later you will be taken to Phool Mahal - the Palace of Flowers, built by Maharaja Abhaya Singh, and believed to be an exclusive and private chamber of pleasure.
Visit Jaswant Thada, built in 1889 by Sardar Singh in remembrance of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The entire structure is constructed out of thin and polished sheets of Marble which makes it ever so beautiful when sunlight falls over it. Your visit continues to Umaid Public Gardens which houses the Government Museum and the Umaid Bhawan Museum, with a vast collection of artifacts displaying rich history of the region. Museum as well as the Umaid palace was designed by Henry Vaughan Lanchester.
Along with having architectural marvels, Jodhpur has a mystery in its air when it comes to cuisine. Jodhpur serves the same food like the rest of Rajasthan but one can find many interesting delicacies that takes the cuisine to the next level.
Take a walk along the alleys of the city and a whole new world of culinary delights will welcome in myriad flavors and aromas. Jodhpur cuisines are all about spice, chilly and a rich repertoire of sweets and the best place to enjoy them are the local eateries and food joints. A mutton curry prepared in typical Rajasthani style is what one can hog on while in thus blue city. Jodhpur also serves some amazing pyaaz kachori (Onion Bread), mirchi badaa (Chilly Wheat Flour Bread). You can also explore other mouth-watering Jodhpur specialties like mawa ladoo (Desert) and malai sandwich. If you are in the market around the Clock Tower, hunt for some makhaniya lassi (Butter Yogurt milk)
Later in the evening return back to Rohet Garh
Overnight at Hotel Rohet Garh.
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out and drive to Deogarh.
The magnificent place has a number of natural lakes which enhance its scenic beauty and also serves as a habitat for a number of species of migratory birds. Enjoy the majestic and stately environment when in Deogarh.
Arrive Deogarh and check in at Hotel Deogarh Mahal.In the evening enjoy the Jeep Safari – In which visit the local village, an old Temple maintained by the Deograh Mahal
Overnight stay at the hotel in Deogarh.
Breakfast at Hotel. Check-out and drive to Udaipur, the City of Lakes,
Arrive Udaipur and transfer to Hotel.
Udaipur known as the City of Lakes, or the Venice of the East was the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar and founded by Rana Udai Singh in 1559. The legendary Maharana Pratap was born in Udaipur who fought against Emperor Akbar in 1576 and is remembered for his bravery. Maharana means the Great Warrior, and the one from Udaipur is the head of all the Rajput clans. In the 12th century the Parihara prince of Mandore was awarded the title of Rana to the Prince of Mewar. The rulers from this dynasty are called Suryavanshis (descendents of the Sun) and have the Sun as their insignia.
Afternoon proceed for the city tour of Udaipur, tour starts with the City Palace, situated on the bank of Pichola Lake. This Palace was constructed by Maharana Udai Mirza Singh in 1559 A.D. Next stop is the Jagdish Temple built by Maharana Jagat Singh. The architecture of this temple is based on Indo-Aryan style and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is one of the biggest shrines of Udaipur. Drive around Fatehsagar Lake, built in 1678 by Maharana Fateh Singh. Next stop will be at Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir located near Chetak Circle. It is one of the most renowned museums of Udaipur, exhibiting the dazzling gathering of folk articles of Rajasthan. Final destination will be at Sahelion ki Bari (Queen's resort for her friends).
Boat ride on Lake Pichola - Enjoy a Boat cruise on Pichola Lake 4 km long and 3 km wide, surrounded by splendid hills, palaces, Temples, bathing ghats and embankments. Also visit the island palace Jag Niwas in the lake.
When in Udaipur you cannot miss food. Udaipur is sure to give you gastronomic experience with its delightful variety of street food. The mind-blowing spices of Rajasthan makes up the best street food in Udaipur. From Daal Baati, Mirchi Badas, to common items like Kachoris and Dabelis, there is nothing you won’t find in the glittering streets of this Golden City.
Overnight at Hotel in exotic city of Rajasthan, Udaipur
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out and transferred to the Udaipur airport in time to connect the flight to Delhi. Arrive Delhi airport and remain in the transit at airport to connect the flight for onward destination. We hope you enjoyed your trip and Services International Pvt. Ltd wishes to host you again soon.