DatesStart Date: 10/03/2020 End Date: 27/03/2020
A trip to Rajasthan is like going back in time and witnessing the marvelous architecture, as well as experiencing the rich culture of the state. This makes Rajasthan one of the most loved tourist attractions in India. Almost every city of Rajasthan offers you a slice of history topped with several traditions and beautiful stories. Be it the pink Hawa Mahal of Jaipur, havelis of Bikaner, camel rides at Jaisalmer or the serenity of Mount Abu, this tour covers it all. And if this wasn’t enough, you get to visit the romantic city of Udaipur, where you can partake in the celebrations of the Gangaur Festival, which is celebrated for the season of spring, harvest as well as the marital fidelity. This sixteen days long festival is also religiously significant, given its connection with Lord Shiva (Gan) and Goddess Parvati (Gauri). Each of the forts and monuments in the state is intricately designed and has managed to retain their charm even after hundreds of years of construction. Anyone, who has a deep interest in history and culture, can go for the Gangaur festival tour. This will be a one-of-its-kind experience.
Step off the plane and into our care with an assisted transfer at Delhi International Airport, from the bustle of the streets to the calm of your hotel. Sit back and relax yourself post a hearty brunch. Prepare yourself for an adventurous week ahead. In the evening you can go around for a stroll near your hotel area. Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.
Morning, post breakfast proceed on a journey to tour New Delhi. You can visit sights such as, Humayun’s Tomb, the Qutub Minar which is a 72 meters high and one of the most perfect towers in the Persian world. After visiting these historical monuments, continue with a drive through Embassy area, the Government buildings and Connaught Place, the heart and main shopping district of the capital. On the way you can also visit India Gate. Later in the day, cross the city and into the walled gates of the Old city by visiting the Jamma Masjid. You can also drive through the fabled area of Chandni Chowk for a shopping expedition. In the evening you can go for a light and sound show at the Akshardham Temple. Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.
After having a wholesome breakfast, start your road trip from Delhi to this marble epic center Agra. After having reached Agra, check in to your hotel and fresh up for a tour to Agra Fort. The elegant buildings on the inside of the Agra Fort reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. Built by Emperor Akbar, the maze of the courtyards, mosques & private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire. In the evening you can go for a stroll at the Mehtab Bagh, which is a moonlight garden, which was an extension of the Taj Mahal Garden - on the other side of the river. Return back to the hotel and prepare yourself to have a wonderful trip to The Taj. Overnight stay at the hotel in Agra.
This morning, start your day with a delicious buffet arranged for you at the hotel. Start your Agra expedition by visiting the UNESCO approved site, the Taj Mahal. The crown jewel of all Indian architecture, Taj Mahal, is a refined marble mausoleum, famous for its carvings, structural beauty and use of semi-precious stones in construction. When at the Taj Mahal you can visit its museum where you can find coins, ancient wares, paintings and more. Walk around the geometric garden for the Taj Mahal. Later in the day you can visit another signature of Mughal Empire, the abandoned capital city, Fatehpur Sikhri. It was built with every detail of luxury and architectural marvel. In the evening, you can go around to visit the local markets around your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Agra.
After Agra, the tour will take you towards the western end of the country, the desert region, Jaipur. Post your breakfast, start for your journey to Jaipur. After entering the city of forts, check in at the hotel and get refreshed. After having your lunch, you can go around to visit the Amber fort, Nahargarh Fort and Shri Jagatshironmani temple. Keep your evening free to sit back and gaze at the Jal Mahal. Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur.
This morning you start your tour from the City Palace and can make a heritage walking tour out of just palaces and forts. The rugged landscape of Aravalli hills with a slight splash of desert outlook, gives a grandeur look to this destination. You can visit the Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, temple of Govind Dev Ji, Nahargarh Fort and the Jaigarh Fort. In the evening, you can go around and visit the local market to buy some souvenirs. Return back to your hotel. Sit back and relax for a day at the Jaipur literary festival next. Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur.
After an early breakfast, you will depart towards the city of Bikaner. After checking in, you can take a visit to the camel breeding farm, on the outskirts of the city. Bikaner is known for its splendid range of Havelis, along with the Lalgarh palace, Prachina Museum, and several other places worth visiting. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the streets of the city of Bikaner. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Bikaner.
Post breakfast, you can go and see the spectacular Lalgarh Palace, which is known for its history and architecture. This will be followed by a drive to the city of Jaisalmer, where you will be checked in upon arrival. You can witness the sunset on the premises of the Golden Fort, a well-known monument of the city. Jaisalmer, also known as the Golden city, due to its yellow sandstone architecture, is famous for its authentic aura and culture. Formerly the medieval trading center, it is located in the heart of the Thar Desert, and has several signature places worth visiting like the Patwon ki Haveli along with its classic camel ride. Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaisalmer.
After a hearty breakfast, you can go for a full sightseeing tour of the city. You can start with exploring the well-known places like the Golden Fort and the Patwon ki Haveli. This can be followed by a visit to the famous Sam Sand Dunes. You can listen to the legend, that is the haunting tale of Dhola Maru. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
After breakfast, you will depart from Jaisalmer, to the Blue City of Jodhpur, where you will be checked in at the hotel upon arrival. Named blue city due to its signature blue buildings, Jodhpur has quite a few royal places worth visiting. From the Umaid Bhawan, to the beautiful Meherangarh Fort, Jodhpur has a lot of offer on its plate. Jaswant Thada and the Mador Gardens are definitely two of the many features as well, due the splendid architecture and landscaping respectively. You can start by visiting the impressive Meherangarh Fort, followed by The Jaswant Thada and the elegant Umaid Bhawan. End the day with a scrumptious meal at one of the many local restaurants or your hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Jodhpur.
Post breakfast, you will depart towards Mount Abu, while stopping at the Ranakpur Jain Temple, known for its uniqueness and detailing. You will be checked in upon arrival in Mount Abu. Mount Abu is a small hill station, near the border of the state of Gujarat, and has a pleasant weather throughout, contrary to the hot cities of Rajasthan. From the Nakki Lake to Dilwara Temples, dating centuries back, and having great religious significance, Mount Abu is a popular tourist spot among the people. You can visit the sunset point followed by the Nakki Lake in the evening, and relax. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Mount Abu.
After breakfast, you can visit the famous Dilwara Temples, that have been constructed with carved white marbles, and are known to have great spiritual importance. This can be followed by a visit to the Brahmakumari Ashrams. After the visitation, you will leave for Udaipur, where you will be checked in upon arrival. You can have the day to yourself and indulge in leisure activities. Udaipur, is often regarded as one of the most romantic cities, due to its beautiful aura and forts, which are a primal destination for several high class weddings. Each fort has a beauty of its own and the Lake Pichola offers a spectacular view of them, over a cruise ride. It is also one of the many destinations for Gangaur Festival. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Udaipur.
Start your day with sightseeing, after breakfast. You can start with City Palace and a cruise ride at Lake Pichola. This can be followed by a visit to the Gangaur Ghat, located at the waterfront of the lake, to experience the Gangaur Festival. Gangaur festival is celebrated in Rajasthan, parts of Gujarat, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh. Udaipur being privileged to have a ghat named after Gangaur, the 16 days long festival commences here every year. The ghat serves as a leading location of several othewr festivals as well. The celebration commences from the famous City Palace, and passes through various locations of Udaipur. With several performances, old palanquins, bullock carts and chariots, the processions are a treat to the eye. This is completed with bringing and immersing the idols of Gauri and Gan in the lake. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Udaipur.
After breakfast, you will depart towards Jaipur, en route Ajmer and Pushkar. While Ajmer is known for the famous dargah, Ajmer Sharid, located in the south of Ajmer’s artificial lake, Ana Sagar Lake. It is the shrine of the famous Muslim Sufi Saint Garib Nawaz, and is a highly visited place, by both devotees and tourists. Pushkar, meanwhile, is known for its fifty-two ghats, where the pilgrims take a bath. Pushkar has several hundreds of temples, and attract hundreds of thousands of tourists and devotees regularly. In the evening walk around some ghats to witness evening aarti ceremony. Overnight at the hotel in Pushkar.
After breakfast, spend time around the market and temples of Pushkar. Later drive back to Ajmer to board the train to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be met by our representative who shall transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
After a trip experiencing so many things at once, you will depart for your next destination, commencing an end to this tour