Rajasthan Historical Tour

Rajasthan Historical Tour

Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days

Destination Covered: Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Ajmer - Jaipur - Delhi

Day: 1
Delhi
Arrive Delhi meeting on arrival and transfer to hotel.
Rest of the day free for independent activities.
Day: 2
Delhi
Enjoy full day sightseeing tour of: -
New Delhi: designed and built by the British in the 1920's it's a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. First, you will visit two monuments from Delhi's past Humayun's Tomb and Qutab Minar. Then your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate and Parliament House.
Old Delhi: an ancient walled city. Here you will see Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Moghul Empire; Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi; Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India and Chandni Chowk, the bustling and colorful market of the old city.
Overnight at the Hotel.
Day: 3
Delhi
Leave Mandawa for Bikaner by road. In the afternoon enjoy sightseeing tour of: -
Bikaner: a desert fortified city on the ancient caravan routes that originated from Africa and West Asia. 32 Kms. from Bikaner is Deshnoke, famous for its Rat Temple (Karni Mata Temple). Overnight at the hotel.
Day: 4
Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Leave Bikaner for Jaisalmer by surface. Rest of the day free for independent activities. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day: 5
Jaisalmer
In the morning enjoy sightseeing tour of: -
Jaisalmer: the citadel city built in the 12th century is an architectural dream in yellow sandstone lying in the lonely silence of the Thar Desert. The Forts and palaces and several superbly carved Jain Temples in and around Jaisalmer are all reminiscent of a glorious history.
In the afternoon visit : -
Sam: 40 Kms from Jaisalmer are the silver gold sand duncs of Sam. A camel ride at sunset, as the sky is set on fire, and Rajasthani musicians paly haunting tunes, can be and unforgettable experience. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day: 6
Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
In the morning leave Jaisalmer for Jodhpur by road. Afternoon free for your independent activities. Overnight at the Hoel.
Day: 7
Jodhpur
In the morning enjoy sightseeing tour of: -
Jodhpur: The home of the Rathore rulers - the princely State of Rajasthan. A high 10 Kms. long stone wall protects the well-fortified city. Within, stands an imposing Fort on a low range of sandstone hills, about 125 mtrs. above the surrounding plains.
Visit Mehrangarh Fort- founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha (after whom the city is named) the Fort is intricately adorned with long carved panels and latticed windows of exquisite designs in red sandstone. Also visit Jaswant Thada- an imposing white marble cenotaph built to commemorate the acts of bravery and generosity of the rulers in 19th century.
Afternoon free for your independent activities. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day: 8
Jodhpur - Udaipur
Leave Jodhpur in the morning for Udaipur by road and enroute visit: -
Ranakpur: famous for the quadruple Jain temple dedicated, like the temples at Mount Abu to Adinath. The whole structure has 80 domes and of 400 pillars. Continue your drive for Udaipur. Rest of the day free for independent activities. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day: 9
Udaipur
In the morning enjoy sightseeing tour of: -
Udaipur City: Visit the City Palace Museum - grandeur and intricacy stroked all over in granite, marble and mosaic displayed in the sparkling white filigreed balconies and windows, ornate arches and cupolas atop magnificent octagonal towers, Jagdish Temple - built in 1651 AD. Also visit Sahelion Ki Bari- the spectacular garden displaying the unique life style of the royal ladies who once lived in the palaces.
Afternoon at leisure. In the evening enjoy a most memorable boat ride with the reflections of the majestic Lake Palace Hotel at its best against the setting sun. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day: 10
Udaipur - Pushkar
Leave Udaipur in the morning for Pushkar by road and enroute visit:
Chittorgarh: home of the brave, 115 Kms east of Udaipur. The road to the citadel of Chittor Zig Zag steeply for a couple of Kms and passes through seven huge gates, each with watch towers and great iron spiked doors. The tower of victory is over 35 metres high and has nine storeys served by a winding staircase. It is covered from top to bottom with carvings, depicting the social life of the time.
Continue your drive for Pushkar. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day: 11
Pushkar- Jaipur
In the morning enjoy sightseeing tour of: -
Pushkar: A serene lake, glittering below the bright blue desert sky, Pushkar is one of the holiest pilgrimages in Hinduism. Said to be as old as the Vedic Purans, the lake is the center of this small holy town and draws thousands of visitors every year. The lake's natural beauty is almost dramatic and enhanced by the 52 ghats and 400-odd temples, most painted a saintly white that surround it. The water of the lake is said to have healing powers and a dip in its holy waters is one of the five dhams of Hinduism.
Continue your drive for Jaipur. Rest of the evening free for independent activities. Continue your drive for Jaipur. Overnight at the hotel.
Day: 12
Jaipur
Enjoy morning sightseeing tour of: -
Amber Fort: 11 Kms. from Jaipur - a marvellous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Mata Lake below. The ascent to the Fort is on gaily caparisoned elephants. The Fort interior has various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory work, exquisite wall paintings and tiny mirror chips, which create a tantalising reflection effect.
In the afternoon sightseeing tour of: -
Jaipur City: City Palace Museum - an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, and armoury of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Jantar - Mantar (Observatory)- an accurate observatory built in 1726 AD; Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds)- a five storeyed wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. Overnight at the hotel.
Day: 13
Jaipur - Delhi
Morning free. Aftrernoon leave Jaipur for Delhi for flight to onward destination.
Day: 14
Depart Delhi
Departure with longlasting sweet memories.

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