14 Days/13 Nights
"The Land of the Kings" and the home of
the Rajputs, a group of warriors who have controlled
this part of India for about one thousand years in
accordance with code of chivalry and honor similar
to that of the medieval European knights. Geographically
Rajasthan has a mixed character. In the southern part
there are the Aravali hills, northwest and south is
connected with Thar Desert. There were more than 18
different states in Rajasthan in medieval India who
was never united. All the state contented not only
for power but also in development of arts and architecture
as a result of which we can see different castles
and palaces, fort and fortresses and temples. Mughal
arts and architecture also entered as the Mughals
invaded some part of Rajasthan. Rajasthan is also
rich in language, customs and costumes, fairs and
festivals and people are friendly and hospitable.
The trip of 14 days in Rajasthan gives you a romantic
feeling as you enjoy the luxurious life of the Maharajas.
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Arrival in Delhi and transfer to hotel. Sightseeing
tours in Old and New Delhi. Delhi, the capital
city of India, has much to offer of contrast.
Delhi - Shekhawati
You will drive and enter Rajasthan’s semi
desert region of Shekhawati. It is popularly
known as ‘The open air art gallery’
famous for its pained Havelis. Visit to some
of the Havelis in Nawalgarth. Approximately
5 to 6 hrs drive. Overnight in Mukundagarh or
for the economic trips: Nawalgarh/Mandawa/Junjunu.
Shekhawati - Bikaner
After about 4 hours drive we arrive in Bikaner,
an old desert town encircled by city walls and
once an important post on the great Caravan
trade route. Within the fort, there are exquisite
palaces representing one of the best examples
among the available Moghul styled art and architecture
Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer is rising from the heart of the Thar
Desert like a golden mirage. This magic, incomparably
unspoiled city has been dubbed 'The golden city'
for its golden sunsets on the yellow sand stone
mansion. The merchants built magnificent houses
and exquisitely carved Jain temples within this
fortified town. Free afternoon.
Visit of the fort, the Havelis and wandering
in the city. In the afternoon you will be driven
to the Sam Sand Dunes, about 40kms away from
the city, for camel ride and to view the sunset.
En route you will also visit Bada Bagh, the
Cenotaphs of the Rajputs warriors and Lodhruva,
the ancient capital of Jaisalmer where you see
the fine Jain temple.
Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
The 500 hundred year old Marwar state capital
is believed to be founded by the descendent
of Rama, the epic hero of Ramayan. This is the
second largest city of Rajasthan. The massive
Mehrangarh fort looms on the top of the rocky
hill with panoramic view of the blue colored
city below. Half day here is enough to cover
the sightseeing of tourist interest. Overnight
in Rohert Garh or Luni is possible in an excellent
4 star heritage hotel.
En route we stop at Ranakpur, the tranquil pilgrimage
town of the Jains. After visiting the unique
and beautiful Jain temple we ascend the Aravali
hills and arrive in Kumabalgarh. The formidable
Kumbhalgarh fort stands cradled in the cluster
of rolling hills.
Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur
Barely 2 hours drive and you arrive in Udaipur
dubbed often as the ‘Venice of the East’
– center of Rajasthan’s arts, paintings
and crafts. Udaipur, the city of dawn, is a
lovely land around azure water lakes, hemmed
in by the lush hills of the Aravali range.
Udaipur - Ajmer
Situated in the green oasis on the shore of
Ana Sagar lake, wrapped in the barren hills,
Ajmer became a favorite residence of great Moghuls.
Daragah is the famous pilgrimage site for the
Muslims in India. We make an excursion to Pushkar
famous for its lake where the Hindus take their
ritual bath. An extra ordinary event takes place
on the full moon in November when the largest
cattle fair in India is held. Nomads from the
Thar Desert gather to trade their cattle then.
Ajmer - Jaipur
The capital city of Rajasthan is referred as
the pink city because of the pink colored mansions.
The city was designed with wide straight avenues,
roads lanes and uniform rows of shops on the
either side of main bazaar arranged in 9 rectangular
sectors (chokris) in accordance with the principles
of town planning laid down in Hindu epochal
treatise – Shilpa Shastra. Visit of the
Amber Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal (Palace
of the Winds), Jantar Mantar (a stone observatory).
Jaipur - Agra
Along the way visit of the ghost city of Fatehpur
Sikri, the architectural enigma of Mughal Empire.
In Agra visit of the 7th wonder of world the
Agra - Delhi
We drive back to Delhi and complete the tour
until departure transfer to the airport.