RAJASTHAN DELIGHTS TOUR
DESTINATION COVERED: DELHI-AGRA-JAIPUR-JODHPUR- NARLAI-UDAIPUR-DELHI
Day 1 – Arrival at New Delhi International airport
Arrive New Delhi International airport .Upon arrival into Delhi, you'll be met our representative at the airport standing at the arrival lounge. Meet and greet & transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax and enjoy in your hotel. Overnight.
Day 2 – Delhi sights – Red Fort
This morning welcome meeting takes place with the guide at the hotel lobby. We then enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Old Delhi, taking in the Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque and Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation in Old Delhi, Later visit New Delhi President’s Palace followed by India Gate, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib(Sikh temple), Qutab Minar Tower in New Delhi. In the evening stroll down to Connuaght Palace and return back to the hotel for relax. Overnight.
Please note: Red Fort is closed on Mondays!
Day 3 – Delhi / Agra - Taj Mahal (215 kms / Approx 2 hrs via Yamuna express way)
After the breakfast, Check out at the hotel. Our chauffeur will be waiting in the lobby to give you welcome and then you will be driven by our chauffeur to your next dream city – Agra also known as Taj Nagri(city). Agra, the erstwhile capital of the Mughal empire. Our first stop here is the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls constructed by red sandstone Overnight.
Day 4 – Agra/Jaipur - The Pink city ( 235 Kms / Approx 5 hrs)
Early morning visit Taj Mahal during sunrise. After this return back to the hotel. Freshen up and Checkout at the hotel. Visit the other sights of the Agra which would cover your visit to Agra Fort followed by Baby Taj (also known as the Etmad-Ud- Daullah- the pillars of the government, historical Sikh temple- Gurudwara Guru Ka Taal & Sikandra(if time permits) famous for the Akbar’s Tomb (Mausoleum) heritage site Sikandra- famous for Akbar’s Tomb, a unique Mughal architectural masterpiece built during 1605-1613.
After the visit of this, drive by surface to Jaipur. En route to Jaipur we visit the ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, one time red sandstone capital of the Mughal Emperor Akbar which has been deserted for over four centuries after it was allegedly abandoned due to a lack of water. Thanks to the very durable red sandstone from which it was built, Fatehpur Sikri still remains well-preserved and is a fascinating place to explore. Later we drive to Jaipur, the bustling capital of the state of Rajasthan and the pink city – Jaipur. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at your own leisure. Overnight.
Day 5 – Jaipur sights - Palace of Winds
This morning drive through the rugged hills that surround Jaipur city to visit Amber Fort a beautiful palace with ornate mosaics, coloured stone inlays, intricately painted murals, palaces, temples and cooling courtyard watercourses. In the afternoon drive onto the City Palace complex that occupies the centre of Jaipur. Painted pink as a mark of welcome, the City Palace was completed in 1732 and houses the intriguing Armoury Museum and the beautiful Peacock Gate. Nearby is the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds, which forms part of the east wall of the City Palace complex. Built at the turn of the 19th Century this five storied structure with its elaborate façade was built for the ladies of the harem and is best seen from the street outside. Further along is the Jantar Mantar the largest stone observatory in world. Overnight.
Day 6 – Jaipur / Jodhpur – Thar Desert (Approx 345 kms / 7-8 hrs)
Followed by your breakfast get ready for the blue city – Jodhpur , the gateway to the Thar Desert, Rajasthan’s second city and home to the dominating Meherangarh Fort which is considered to be one of the finest in Rajasthan. Founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, who chose the site due to its strategic location on the fringe of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur lies on the influential Delhi-Gujarat trading route. Over the centuries it was this location which allowed the city to utilise the trade of opium, copper, silk, sandalwood, dates and coffee and provided its rulers with the opportunity to benefit from the wealth this offered. As a result it is no surprise that Jodhpur was able to consolidate its position as one of the most influential and powerful states in Rajasthan.. In the afternoon you may walk on the ramparts before walking through the ancient city to explore the narrow streets, bustling bazaars, temples and richly carved houses. This is an ideal opportunity to witness the daily life of the locals and to soak up the real atmosphere of the city. An illustrious work of magnificence, Jaswant Thada(Royal cenotaphs) in the Mewar region. Overnight
Day 7 – Jodhpur – Mehrangarh Fort
Followed by breakfast proceed for your sightseeing of this Blue city visit sights like Meherangarh Fort which stands high above the blue painted houses of the town below. protected from the desert by a huge 10km wall, guarded by towers and fortified gateways the fort sprawls along the cliff top and is home to many palaces and temples. The handmarks near the Iron Gate are those of several women who became ‘sati’ by immolating themselves on the funeral pyres of their husbands – the last sati in the Jodhpur royal family was as recent as 1953. Also of interest in the fort is the Meherangarh Fort Palace Museum which is noted for its magnificent collection of Maharaja memorabilia. Overnight.
Day 8 – Jodhpur / Narlai (Approx 165 kms / 3-4 hrs)
After breakfast,this morning drive to Narlai, hidden away in a small, busy village, in the heart of the Aravalli Hills, at the foot of a huge, granite rock. Surrounded by forested hills and rocky outcrops, the area is reminiscent of a Rajasthan that few see today and is in one of the most beautiful parts of the state.
Being so close to Ranakpur and Kumbhalgarh, it is the perfect stopping off point on a journey between Jodhpur and Udaipur. Stay overnight at Narlai in a delightful 17th century house which was once a favourite hunting lodge of the Jodhpur Royal Family. Over the years it has transformed from a simple lodge into a stunning, stylish boutique hotel. The rooms are scattered all around the property and each varies significantly in shape, size and décor. There are also some fine, contemporary tents in the garden near the swimming pool.
Visit Jain temples at Ranakpur which are beautifully preserved and are renowned for their intricate carvings and architecture. The most prominent temple, built in 1439, is the Adinatha which is symmetrically planned around the central shrine and has numerous spires, gateways and porches. Dedicated to the first Tirthankar the sanctuary includes 1,144 engraved pillars, each one unique, intricately carved ceilings and arches as well as images of Jain saints and their lives which is a sight to behold. After lunch visit some of the remaining temples, including the Parsvanatha and Neminath Temples as well as the intriguing star-shaped Surya Narayana Temple, before return to Narlai. Overnight.
Day 9 – Narlai / Udaipur – Mewar Kingdom (Approx-160 kms / 3-4 hrs)
Today after breakfast leave for your next beautiful destination - Udaipur. Enroute Drive through the mountains, villages and farmlands to the famous and historically important Kumbhalgarh Fort. Built mostly by Maharana Kumbha in the late 15th century, the fort is situated on a ridge of the Aravalli hills and commands a strategic position overlooking the border between the Rajput kingdoms of Udaipur and Jodhpur. Guarded by seven gates, numerous bastions and 36kms of walls, Kumbhalgarh was virtually impregnable and is believed to have been taken only once in its long history. The Maharana’s Palace with its remarkable blue Durbar Hall and the Badal Mahal, which offers stunning views over jungle covered hillsides and across the deserts towards Jodhpur, are also well worth visiting.
After the Kumbhalgarh visit continue your drive to Udaipur which is situated in the Girwa Valley amongst the Aravalli Hills of south Rajasthan. Udaipur is a beautiful city and regarded by many as the most romantic in India. In contrast to the many neighbouring ‘desert’ cities Udaipur is an image of white marble palaces, languid deep blue lakes and attractive gardens set against a background of endless green hills. Founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559 the rulers of Udaipur prided themselves on their independence from other more powerful regional neighbours, however, this was to have a price. Due to its individuality Udaipur was almost constantly at war resulting in the city becoming one of the poorest princely states in Rajasthan. Nevertheless, the attitude of its rulers never changed and even when Udaipur, and the wider Mewar kingdom, came under British control in 1818 the city still managed to avoid almost all British cultural influence which in turn has helped it to retain its true character to this very day. On your arrival checkin at the hotel. Overnight.
Day 10 – Udaipur – City Palace
This morning visit the City Palace which is an impressive complex of several palaces and stands on a hill on the banks of Lake Pichola. Of interest is the attractive Mor Chowk court, the Manak Mahal or ‘Ruby Palace’, the Chini ki Chitra Mahal and the Queen’s Palace. Continue to the Fateh Prakash Palace to visit the unique Crystal Gallery overlooking the grand Durbar Hall to see the rare collection of Osler's crystal. Afterwards leave the palace and walk through the old town to view the impressively carved Jagdish Mandir temple built in 1651 and dedicated to Lord Vishnu. In the afternoon take a sunset cruise on Lake Pichola (water level permitting) to admire the serene beauty of Udaipur. Also visit the famous Sahelion Ki Bari or “Garden of the Maids of Honour. Overnight
Day 11 – Departure Udaipur / Delhi / Your onward flight connections
After breakfast assisted departure transfer to the Udaipur airport to connect flight to Delhi. On arrival at IGI airport connect your onward international flight connections.
Touring arrangements comes to an end with a sweet memories…
|Delhi||The Lalit / Radisson blu marina CP||The Connaught or similar||Kingston Park or similar|
|Agra||Trident / Wyndham Grand / ITC Mughal or similar||Howard Park Plaza or similar||Atulya The Taj / Taj Resorts / Siris 18 or similar|
|Jaipur||Trident / ITC Rajputana / The Lalit or similar||Golden Tulip or similar||Hotel Diggi Palace / Hawa Mahal or similar|
|Jodhpur||Rohetgarh / Welcomhotel / Raas or similar||Ranbanka Palace /Ratan vilas or similar||Kuchaman haveli or similar|
|Narlai||Rawla Narlai||Rawla Narlai||Rawla Narlai|
|Udaipur||Fateh Prakash Palace /Shikarbadi/Rampratap palace or similar||Golden Tulip / Garden/ Amet haveli/Rajdarshan or similar||Kurabar kothi / Karohi haveli or similar|
RATE PER PERSON – RAJASTHAN DELIGHTS / SVI03 / 02 NIGHTS DELHI - 01 NIGHT AGRA - 02 NIGHTS JAIPUR - 02 NIGHTS JODHPUR - 01 NIGHT NARLAI - 02 NIGHTS UDAIPUR
|EURO Per person||2 Person||4 Person||6 Person||8 Person||Meal per person Per meal|
|Superior||EUR 825||EUR 679||EUR 658||EUR 639||EUR 10|
|Standard||EUR 630||EUR 503||EUR 465||EUR 438||EUR 6|
All Prices are in Euro.
Hotels & Rooms category are subject to availability.
In case of non-availability of hotels, then the similar hotels would be provided.
Tour prices are valid for Foreign Nationals only.
All distance featured are approximate.
Tour Itinerary can be customized/tailor made as per the requirement of the client.
Child below 5 years is treated as complimentary sharing parent’s bed only.
Extra Adult / Extra bed on request (if 3 person are staying on triple sharing basis).
Early Checkin subject to availability & on request.
Non smoking rooms are subject to availability.
Any hike in the fuel price,surcharge or currency fluctuations,additional taxes, domestic airlines or hotel tax will not be borne by us.
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Rates calculated at EURO 70 per person. At the time of confirmation of tour, price would be calculated at the prevailing rate of exchange on the dates.
Rates are valid till 31st March, 2015 (except the Christmas and New Year festive period).
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