Colorful Rajasthan Tour
Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Places Covered: Delhi - Agra- Jaipur - Ranthambore - Kota- Chittaurgarh - Dungarpur - Udaipur - Bombay
Day 01/Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, Meet and assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
After a leisurely breakfast sightseeing tour of New Delhi where
ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial, Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Night stay in Delhi.
DAY 03/Delhi - Agra
Early morning drive to the city of Taj-Agra, Arrive Agra in approx. 4 hours & transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the Red fort - the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am(hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcoveof inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Later at sunset visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. Evening free to explore the Agra’s rich heritage of handicrafts in its markets. Night stay in Agra.
DAY 04/Agra - Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur- the fabled “pink city” of the desert named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. This is the only city in the world, symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing it. The palaces and forts of the yesteryears, which were witnesses to the royal processions and splendours are now living monuments enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri-a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town” which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Jaipur in late evening & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.
After a leisurely breakfast, visit the majestic Amber Fort, is one that cannot be easily described. Ride up on Elephants to the former capital of the royals set against the backdrop of the wooded hills. Later visit the Palace of Winds also known as Hawa mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screen sand carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singh's observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century. Evening enjoy dinner at Chokhi dani (an ethnic village resort) where you will have an idea of the village life of Rajasthan here you will also enjoy various traditional Rajasthani dances, puppet show and various other interesting activities. Night stay in Jaipur.
Morning walking tour of some interesting streets and squares of the Pink City to catch glimpses of the habitual patterns of its people, which even includes attending heart-rending prayers at Sri Govind Devji temple. Optional day tour to Sanganer town (for block printing factories) or a lunch at Samode Palace. Sunset view of Jaipur from the imposing Nahargarh fort.
DAY 07/Jaipur - Ranthambhore
Morning drive to Ranthambhore- famous for the wildlife sanctuary which is said to have the India’s friendliest Tigers and also considered to be the best place in the world to photograph the tiger in its natural habitat. Arrive Ranthambhore & transfer to hotel. Afternoon 3 hrs Jungle safari in a Canter (a vehicle which is open on the top) enjoy the game viewing in the national park. Night stay in Ranthambhore.
DAY 08/Ranthambhore - Kota - Bundi
Early morning Jungle safari in National Park, Later drive to Kota & transfer to hotel . Afternoon Visit the palace, museum & also visit the fort city Bundi. Night stay in Kota.
DAY 09/Kota - Chittaurgarh
After breakfast picturesque drive towards Chittaurgarh visiting ancient carved temples of Menal on the way. The route covers glimpses of unspoiled tribal life. Visit the Chittaur fort - the symbol of Rajput chivalry, pride and honor. Night stay in Chittaurgarh.
DAY 10/Chittaurgarh - Dungarpur
Drive to Dungarpur & transfer to the palace still inhabited by the royal family- a rare opportunity to be entertained by the royal family and closely see the princely lifestyle. Day free for leisure. Night stay in Dungarpur.
Visit the stunning interiors of Juna Mahal palace. Walk around the town in free time. The place has largest concentration of Bhil tribal population in Rajasthan.
DAY 12/Dungarpur - Udaipur
Morning drive towards Udaipur and visit Molela village for its fine
terracotta craft before finally checking in. Later sightseeing tour of Udaipur covering City Palace and Saheliyon ki Bari. Evening free to explore the interesting labyrinths around Jagdish temple on your own. Night stay in Udaipur.
Day free to relax in the hotel or excursion to Ranakpur Jain temples or Eklingji / Nagda. Boat ride sightseeing of Lake Pichhola at sunset.
DAY 14/Udaipur - Bombay
Morning transfer to board the flight for Bombay, Arrive Bombay & proceed for half day tour of Bombay. Evening transfer to airport for onward journey.