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Rajasthan Tour Packages >> Colourful
Colourful Rajasthan TourDuration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Places to see : Delhi - Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur - Ranakpur - Luni - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Samode - Delhi
Day 01: Home - Delhi
On arrival in Delhi, you will be welcomed by our executive and transferred to your hotel (Rooms will be booked from 1200 hrs to facilitate immediate check in).
New Delhi, the capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and the modern. Standing along the West End of Gangetic Plain, the capital city, Delhi, unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and exotic shows. Comprising of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, the city is a travel hub of Northern India. Narrating the city's Mughal past, Old Delhi, takes you through the labyrinthine streets passing through formidable mosques, monuments and forts. The imperial city of New Delhi displays the finely curved architecture of British Raj.
Day 02: Delhi - Jaipur (270 Kms/5 hr)
Upon arrival, check-in at Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 03: Jaipur
Amber Fort is situated on the crest of a hill seven miles north of Jaipur is Amber, capital of the Kuchwaha Rajputs from 1037 to 1728. Man Singh I built it in a style to rival Mughal grandeur and opulence.
In afternoon visit City Palace, a combination of conventional Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. City Palace complex has more than a few palatial structures. City Palace is a huge complex, which houses many courtyards, gardens and buildings.
Also visit Jantar Mantar, built between 1716. It is located within the
city palace. Jantar Mantar contains a collection of instruments for observing
the movements of sun, moon, planets and stars. It was built to develop
the interest of the people in Astronomy.
Day 04: Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur: By Road (342 Kms / 3 + 4 hr)
Every November, the sleepy little township of Pushkar comes alive with a riot of colors and a frenzied burst of activity. The occasion: PUSHKAR FAIR. Very few, if at all any, fairs in the world can match the liveliness of Pushkar. Most people associate the Pushkar Fair with the world's largest camel fair.
Visit the Brahma Temple and the Pushkar Lake. This lake is a beautiful spot to be in harmony with your mind and soul.
Further, drive continues towards Udaipur - the lake city is an enthralling tourist destination in Rajasthan. It is an important city in Rajasthan today, attracting a large number of tourists. The medieval attractions of the city are its chief draw, but the scenic beauty of Udaipur and its surroundings is also a major attraction for the tourists. There are some beautiful lakes, man made as well as natural that give the city the sobriquet of 'the lake city'.
On arrival, check in at hotel. Rest the day is free at leisure.
Day 05: Udaipur
The entry to the Palace is from the Hati Pol, the Elephant gate. It was
once a custom that the Maharana would weigh under this gate in gold and
silver, which was distributed to the populace. It is also now the main
ticket office. Balconies, cupolas and towers surmount the palace to give
a wonderful view of the lake.
In the evening enjoy boat ride on the Lake Pichola. This picturesque
lake encloses the Jag Niwas Island and the Jag Mandir. And, the City Palace
extends along its eastern banks.
Day 06: Udaipur - Ranakpur - Luni (By Road / 260 kms / 6 hr)
En route visit famous Jain Temples in Ranakpur.
Ranakpur is one of the five holy places of the Jain community. These temples were built in the 15th century AD during the reign of Rana Kumbha and are enclosed within a wall. The basement is of 48, 000 sq. feet area that covers the whole complex. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty-four pillared halls and eligibly domes supported by over four hundred columnsOvernight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 07: Luni - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer (By Road360 km/1 + 6 hr)
Later drive to Jodhpur - the second largest city of the state of Rajasthan, Jodhpur. The Rajput chief Rao Jodha founded the city of Jodhpur in 1459. Earlier, it was the capital of the Marwar state of Rajasthan. A 10-km-long wall made of stone surrounds the city.
Visit Mehrangarh Fort situated on a 125m-sandstone hill built by Rao Jodha in 1459. Situated at an altitude of about 125 meters, the Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur is spread over an area of 5 sq. km in the heart of the city of Jodhpur. Have a walk in the Fort Complex and in old city.
The Jaswant Thada is a white marble memorial built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant II in 1899.
Further, drive to Jaisalmer - induces a dramatic picture of utter magic and brilliance of the desert. The hostile terrain not with standing the warmth and color of people is simply over whelming. One of the main draws is the daunting 12th century Jaisalmer Fort and beautiful havelis which were built by wealthy merchants of Jaisalmer are yet another interesting aspect of the you can let your eyes caress the sloppy sand dunes while you ramble your way in a camel safari. Bhatti Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal, after whom the city finds its name, founded Jaisalmer in 1156.
The drive passes by dry vegetation, with villages of colorfully dressed people. Plenty of camels and camel carts, sheep and goats pass you by.
On arrival in Jaisalmer, check in the Hotel.
Rest the day is free at leisure. Overnight in at the hotel.
Day 08: Jaisalmer
Visit Jaisalmer Fort, over the Trikuta hill, this fort is the biggest and the most beautiful landmark of the city. The fort is occupied by shops, stalls, and a number of other business concerns. It is also known as SONAR QUILA or the Golden fort, rising from the sand, the mega structure merges with the golden hues of the desert ambience.
The Jain temple, situated inside the fort, made between 12th and 15th century, bears testimony to Rajasthan unique artistry
Visit the havelis; the mansions built by the wealthy merchants, which are still in very good condition. The intricate craftsmanship is beyond parallel. The havelis like the Patwon-ki-Haveli and Salim-Singh-ki-Haveli are remarkable for their exclusive cutwork, yellow and red stone treatment and the bracket-shaped decoration of peacocks.
PM - an excursion to Sam sand dunes. No trip to Jaisalmer is complete without a sunset trip to the picturesque sand dunes of Sam and a camel safari. The ripples on the wind-caressed dunes; the numerous musicians and dancers are a photographer's delight.
Day 09: Jaisalmer to Bikaner (By Road 330 km/5 hr)
The history of Bikaner dates back to 1488 when a Rathore prince, Rao Bikaji (a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur, Rao Jodhaji), established his kingdom here. It has faced many foreign intrusions and fought a number of wars with the Mughals and the British.
On arrival in Bikaner, check in at the hotel.
Later in afternoon visit Junagarh fort was built by a Mughal army general, Raja Rai Singh, in 1593. The courtyard of the fort along with the balcony, kiosks and windows are perfect examples of the artisanship of that time. The beautiful cutworks and dots on the red stones and the marbles are fascinating. The various part of the palace-the Dewan-i-khas, the Phool Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Badal Mahal and Anup Mahal-reflect the glorious architecture of Bikaner
Overnight in at the hotel.
Day 10: Bikaner - Samode: By Road (200 km/5 hr)
For the 1st half of its existence Samode Palace was a little more than a fortified stronghold in the rugged Rajput tradition. Samode Palace was transformed into one the country's premium palace hotels in 1987, and is a perfect example of Rajput-Mughal architecture. The palace is built on a small hillock and planned in a progression of courtyards of increasing height.
Rest the Day is Free to explore the Samode Palace. All the rooms and suites attached to a balcony or patio for those relaxing strolls and leisurely musings. Ornately decorated with traditional artifacts and colorful Rajasthani hand block printed textiles, these rooms remind one of the royal grandeur and lifestyle of the Maharajas who lived here years ago.
Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 11: Samode - Delhi: By Road (240 km/5 hr)
Day 12: Delhi - Home:
In Old Delhi drive past Red fort, built in Red Sand stone this imposing fort is 3 Kms in perimeter with the height of the wall varying from 18 to 30 meters at places.
Visit Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques not only in Delhi but also in India. Completed in 1658 this Mosque has three gateways, four angle towers and two 40 m high minarets. Also visit Raj Ghat -Mahatma Gandhi's Memorial.
In New Delhi, drive past Janpath, Rashtrapati Bhawan (Hindi for presidential palace) and India Gate is perhaps one of the most impressive structures built in the capital of India. This historic monument was built as a memorial to commemorate the 70,000 Indian soldiers killed in the First World War.
Visit Humayun's Tomb: built in mid 16th century this is an early example of Mughal architecture.
Also visit Qutab Minar. It is a one of the finest monuments in India and is 238 feet in height. Qutab Minar is 47 feet at the base and tapers to nine feet at the apex. The city tour ends with a visit to Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir).
Later in the evening representative will assist you to transfer you to
the International Airport, Delhi to catch flight for your home destination.
Return to your home destination with sweet memories of India.
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