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Rajasthan with Taj Mahal

Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur
Best-Time
November - March
Stops
7
Experience
City Life, Culture, Family
Length
Days
Type
Tailormade

Highlights

Explore the magnificent cities of India - Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur & Udaipur. Delhi, India's capital; is famous for relics of lost empires, colorful markets, and lip-smacking food. Head to Agra and visit the splendid Taj Mahal. Visit the magnificent state of Rajasthan. It provides a royal rendezvous to its visitors in the glorious land of deserts, forts & palaces. The state displays a beautiful blend of vibrant colors and royal life. The wonderful forts, grand palaces, desert safaris, and exciting events perfectly demonstrate the best of Rajasthan.

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Suggested Itinerary

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Day 1 : Delhi Arrival

Arrive at the Delhi airport where our representative will meet and assist you. Transfer to the hotel and check-in.

Laid out by British architect Edwin Lutyens, the Indian capital is a striking modern metropolis. A gracious contrast to Old Delhi's winding streets, the grand avenues and stately buildings of New Delhi are rich with history and culture, from Gandhi's Delhi home (and the site of his assassination) to the tomb of Humayun, a complex of Mughal buildings reminiscent of the Taj Mahal. 


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Accommodation in Delhi

Day 2 : Delhi

Today you will be embarking on a full day city tour of Delhi

In the first half of the tour, you will be visiting Old Delhi, where you will cover Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana – the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. You will then drive past Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India and also drive past the Red Fort. You will then enjoy a rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk- the oldest market & site of Old Delhi

In the afternoon, you will be visiting New Delhi, where you will cover Qutab Minar, the tallest stone tower in India; India Gate – A war memorial arch. You will drive past the President’s house, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place – the heart of New Delhi and a busy shopping center.


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Accommodation in Delhi

Day 3 : Delhi - Agra

Today you will make your way to Agra. Upon reaching Agra, transfer to the hotel and check-in. In the afternoon, you will be going on a city tour of Agra.

You will visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France & Italy. They took 17 years to complete this 'Love Poem in Marble'! Later visit the Agra Fort containing the halls of private & public audiences & other palaces. Shah Jahan spent the last years of his life in confinement, at the hands of his son Aurangzeb, looking wistfully at the Taj Mahal from the Fort.


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Accommodation in Agra

Day 4 : Agra - Jaipur

Today, you will transfer to Jaipur by car. En route, you will visit Fatehpur Sikri.

Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to the scarcity of water. The Fatehpur Sikri complex houses tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal, and other palaces, which surprisingly have withstood the ravages of time and are still in good condition.

Continue your journey to Jaipur and transfer to your hotel where you can check in.


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Accommodation in Jaipur

Day 5 : Jaipur

Today you will be embarking on a full day city tour of Jaipur

In the morning, you will go on an Elephant ride to Amber Fort. Amber Fort stands tall over a small hillock overlooking the Pink City. Amber is a classic and romantic Rajasthani Fort-Palace. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded in the plaster.

Later in the afternoon visit Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. Other major attraction in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum, housing an impressive array of weaponry - pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. Also, see the miniature items and old carpets at the Textile Museum. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone-and-marble-crafted observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the City Palace, the observatory has 17 large instruments. Later, you will drive past Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace).


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Accommodation in Jaipur

Day 6 : Jaipur - Bikaner

Today, you will transfer to Bikaner by car. Transfer to the hotel and check-in.


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Accommodation in Bikaner

Day 7 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer

Today, in the morning, you will go on a city tour of Bikaner.

The city is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th-century fort, housing old palaces, temples, and a mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. An enormous arched doorway leads to the Joramal temple. The royal chapel is Har Mandir where royal weddings and births were once celebrated.

In the afternoon, you will depart for Jaisalmer. En-route visit Karni Mata Temple (Rat Temple).

On arrival Jaisalmer, check in at the hotel.


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Accommodation in Jaisalmer

Day 8 : Jaisalmer

Today, proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer.

Jaisalmer, built in burnished sandstone, is an intricately molded wonderland. A full-day sightseeing tour takes you through this city of gilded magic. See the Citadel, the fort built by Rawal Jaisal where a fourth of the population lives. Visit Jain temples of the 12th to 15th centuries. Visit Patwon ki Haveli, a five-story mansion with carved pillars and murals, Also visit Salim Singh and Nathmalji ki Haveli.

In the afternoon, go on an excursion to the sand dunes combined with a short visit to Lodurva, which allows the visitors to see some unique ancient Jain temples. Later, watch the sunset and enjoy a camel ride before having dinner with views of the desert landscape


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Accommodation in Jaisalmer

Day 9 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur

Today you will make your way to Jodhpur. En-route visit Osian.

Osian is an ancient city lying in ruins. It is approximately 65 Kms from Jodhpur. The main attractions of this city are its temples that have gracefully stood the test of time. They are beautifully designed and constructed. You can visit the Sachiya Mata Temple.

Continue the drive to Jodhpur and transfer to the hotel to check in.


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Accommodation in Jodhpur

Day 10 : Jodhpur

Today, embark on a city tour of Jodhpur.

Visit Mehrangarh Fort, which is one of the most impressive and formidable structures in Rajasthan. Within the fort are some magnificent palaces with meticulously carved panels, latticed windows or "Jharokhas" with evocative names. The chambers of Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, The Sileh Khana, and the Daulat Khana are noteworthy for the Splendour and glamour of a bygone era, Jaswant Thada - a cluster of royal cenotaphs in the white marble built in 1899 AD in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh-II. Visit the Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum that exhibits an exclusive range of items belonging to the Maharajah and the royal family. This museum has items including weapons, an array of stuffed leopards, antiques, crockery and various trophies. Also, visit Mandore Garden whose high rock terraces are the prominent attractions of the site. In the gardens, there are chhatris  (cenotaphs) of the Rathore rulers. The Cenotaph of Maharajah Dhiraj Ajit Singh, an attraction of this site is adorned with carved elephants.


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Accommodation in Jodhpur

Day 11 : Jodhpur - Udaipur

Today you will make your way to Udaipur. En route, visit Ranakpur.

The Jain Temples of Ranakpur, built in the 15th century, are situated in the lovely Aravali valley. The town is named after Rana Kumbha, the legendary warrior king of Udaipur. Its surroundings are peaceful and picturesque. The Ranakpur Jain temples have grand structures and beautiful sculptures. There are 1444 pillars in the temples and no two of them are similar. Visit Surya Temple and other Jain Temples a little distance away.

Continue the drive to Udaipur and transfer to the hotel to check in.


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Accommodation in Udaipur

Day 12 : Udaipur

Today, you will embark on a city tour of Udaipur.

Visit the City Palace, which is built on the bank of the Pichola Lake by Maharana Udai Singh. Visit Dilkhush Mahal, Sheesh Mahal (studded with glittering Belgium mirrors), Moti Mahal, Palace of Lord Krishna, Jagdish Temple. Visit Saheliyon ki Bari which is located on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake. The greenery of the gardens is in stark contrast with the dryness of the surrounding lands. Also, visit Miniature Painting School where students are trained in miniature painting in an open air Art School. They work on various subjects and various platforms like silk cloth, hand-made paper, marble & processed plate. Their miniature paintings are made with natural stone colors and with real gold & silver.

In the evening, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola. Lake Pichola is a scenic focus of Udaipur surrounded by hills, gardens, havelis, ghats, and temples. A boat cruise around the lake takes you to the Jag Mandir Island. Jag Mandir built in the 17th century is made of yellow sandstone and marble inlay around an attractive courtyard. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan took refuge after he led a revolt against his father. During the 1857 mutiny, English women and children were also given refuge here by the Maharana.


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Accommodation in Udaipur

Day 13 : Udaipur Departure

Today transfer to the airport to catch your flight back home.


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Inclusions

accommodation
4 & 5 Star Hotels
transport
Private AC Vehicle
sightseeing
Entrance Fees
guide
English Speaking
meals
Breakfast & Dinner

Exclusions

flights
International Flights
travel insurance
13 Days
visa
Indian E-Visa

Starting from
62000 per person