Essence of Rajasthan

Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days
Destinations Covered:Delhi~Agra~Ranthambhore~Bundi~Chittaurgarh~Udaipur ~Kumbhalgarh~Ranakpur~Jodhpur~
Jaisalmer~Bikaner~Pushkar~Ajmer~Jaipur~Delhi~Departure
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TOUR ITINERARY

Day 01 :: Arrive Delhi
Arrive at Delhi international airport. Our officer will receive you with warm welcome and assist you to transfer to the hotel .
Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 02 :: Delhi Tour
After breakfast have a sightseeing tour of Delhi which includes the visit of Red Fort,  Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat .Later  a trip to the modern colonial buildings of New Delhi will be made, covering Rajpath, House of the Parliament, Diplomatic Enclave and the Presidents House. Also, youll be visiting India Gate, Qutub Minar, and Lotus Temple.
Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 03 :: Delhi / Agra (200 Kms/ 4-5 Hrs)
After breakfast leave for Agra– home of one of the seven wonder of the world Taj Mahal “the epitome of love”. On arrival visit Agra Fort-Agra Fort is located  on the right bank of the river Yamuna in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh. Later visit Itmatu ud Daulah tomb also known as Baby Taj-Itmad-ud-daula has a special place in the chronicles of both history as well as architecture. This is precisely because Itmad ud Daula is the very first tomb in India that is entirely made out of Marble. This is actually a mausoleum that overlooks the River Yamuna and is a tomb of Mir Ghiyas Beg, a minister in the court of Shah Jahan. 
Later drop at the hotel .
Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 04 :: Agra / Fatehpur Sikri / Ranthambhore (270 Kms/ 5-6 Hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Ranthambore National Park via Fatehpur Sikri-visit major tourist attractions here are Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chishti, and Panch Mahal. Continue your drive  to Ranthambhore-which has the world famous tiger reserve & spread over 1334 sq kilometers. Tourists turn up in high numbers from various parts of India and abroad to watch tigers, there is plenty of flora and fauna to watch out for in the Tiger sanctuary. There are currently around forty adult tigers in the park, plus healthy populations of chital, Nilgai, jackals, leopards, jungle cats and a wide array of birds. Reach Ranthambore and check into the resort.
Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 05 :: Ranthambhore.
Enjoy morning & afternoon jeep safari to the jungle.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 06  :: Ranthambhore / Bundi (130 Kms / 2-3 Hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Bundi named after Bunda, a Meena Chieften. Bundi is a charming little historic Rajasthani town having everything - impressive fort, beautiful palaces, lakes and exotic colorful bazaars - minus all the tourist hype. On arrival in Bundi check into the hotel. Get relaxed and later tour of Bundi visit Taragarh Fort (Star Fort) - constructed on a hillside in 1354, Raniji Ke Baori (Stepwell), Nawal Sagar Lake, Chattra Mahal or Palace of Tower, Chaurasi Khambon ki Chhatri - The 84-pillared cenotaph is also worth a look & Garh Palace.
Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 07 :: Bundi / Kota / Chitorgarh (230 Kms/ 4-5 Hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Chittorgarh known for its massive fort atop a hill. This quintessence of rajput heroism, chittorgarh is aproud witness of the bravery and chivalry of its inhabitants. On the way stop at Kota situated on the eastern banks of the Chambal River. Visit City Fort and Palace which is one of the biggest fort complexes in Rajasthan. The city palace is the museum which houses a good collection of artefacts, The Kishore Sagar Tank built in 1346 and the Jagmandir Palace located at the centre of this tank, Chambal Gardens located on the banks of Chambal River. Continue drive to Chittogarh. On arrival in Chittorgarh check in the hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 08 :: Chittorgarh / Udaipur (120 Kms/ 2-3 Hrs)
After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing tour of Chittorgarh which includes Chittorgarh Fort comprises of Rana Kumbha Palace, Padmini Palace and Fateh Prakash Palace. The famous and glorious fort is the symbol of the Rajput bravery and sacrifice, Vijay stambh means Tower of Victory, Kirti Stambh means Tower of Fame etc. After sightseeing, drive to Udaipur. On arrival in Udaipur check into the hotel. Get relaxed for the day.
Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 09 :: Udaipur Tour
After breakfast enjoy full day sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Visit City Palace - This sprawling complex is the largest palace in Rajasthan. Maharana Uday Singh initiated the construction of the palace in 16th century but succeeding Maharanas added several palaces and structures to the complex, Lake palace or Jag niwas, Jagdish Mandir - this 17th century temple has a huge black stone idol of Lord Vishnu, Sahelion Ki Bari (Garden of the Maids) etc. Evening you may enjoy boat ride on beautiful Lake Pichola.
Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 10 :: Udaipur / Kumbhalgarh (100 Kms/ 2-3 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Kumbalgarh - is one of the finest examples of defensive fortification in Rajasthan. Kumbhalgarh is the second most important citadel after Chittorgarh in the Mewar region. Visit Kumbhalgarh Fort - an imposing fort was built in 15th century AD by Rana Kumbha and was the birthplace of the legendery warrior Rana Pratap. The massive fort, encompassed by a 36 km long wall, has seven majestic gates and seven ramparts, one within the other which are ideal for nature trail. There are several places within the fort. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 11 :: Kumbhalgarh / Ranakpur/ Jodhpur (210 Kms / 4-5 Hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Jodhpur. Enroute visit Ranakpur Jain Temples (50 kms from Kumbalgarh) which was constructed in the 15th century. The Ranakpur temple complex is a must see. The main Chaumukha temple (Four-Faced Temple) is dedicated to Adinath, the first tirthankar. The two other Jain temples in the complex are dedicated to Neminath and Parasnath. Continue drive to Jodhpur - Located on the foothill of a sandstone hillock, the city of Jodhpur seems like an oasis in the vast desert. On arrival in Jodhpur check into the hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 12 :: Jodhpur / Jaisalmer (280 Kms/ 6-7 Hrs)
After breakfast have a sightseeing of Jodhpur which includes Mehrangarh Fort - situated on a low sandstone hill, Jaswant Thada - built in 1899 in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II and Umaid Bhawan Palace. After sightseeing, leave for Jaisalmer also known as “Golden City”. Jaisalmer is the exotic city and is known for its forts and palaces of breathtaking grandeur and whimsical charm. On arrival check into the hotel.Get relaxed for the day. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 13 :: Jaisalmer Tour & Sam Sand Dunes
After breakfast have a sightseeing of Jaisalmer which includes Jaisalmer Fort - the golden yellow Jaisalmer Fort dates back to more than 800 years and is home of fourth of city’s residents, Gadisagar Lake – It was once the main source of water supply to the city and visit various exquisitely carved havelis like the Nathmalji-ki-Haveli - built by two architect brothers is also worth admiring and Patwon-ki-Haveli. Evening, drive to Sam Sand Dunes to enjoy camel ride and to see the spectacular sunset in the evening. Return to the hotel .
Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 14 :: Jaisalmer / Bikaner (330 Kms/ 6-7 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Bikaner. On arrival check in to the hotel. Later have a sightseeing tour of Bikaner which includes Junagarh Fort - built by Akbars contemporary Raja Rai Singh. The fort comprises of Anup Mahal, Gaj Mandir, Sheesh Mahal and Prachina Museum, The Lalgarh Palace – It is an architectural masterpiece in red sandstone built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in the memory of his father Maharaja Lal Singh and Camel Breading Center – one of the largest in Asia.
Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 15 :: Bikaner / Pushkar / Ajmer (270 Kms/ 4-5 Hrs)
After breakfast leave for Ajmer. On the way visit Pushkar - the most holy place for Hindu community. There, Visit the Pushkar Lake and the most famous is the Brahma Temple which is the only temple in the world dedicated to Lord Brahma. Continue drive to Ajmer – the most sacred Muslim pilgrimage destination in India. Reach Ajmer and visit the famous Dargah of Khwaja Moin-Ud-Din Chisti who came to Ajmer from Persia in 1192. and Adhai Din ka Jhonpra – Originally, it was Hindu Temple built in 1153 but later it was converted into mosque by Qutab-Ud-Din-Aibak in 1193. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 16 :: Ajmer / Jaipur  (150 Kms/ 2-3 Hrs)
After relaxed breakfast leave for Jaipur - the capital city of Rajasthan, a state in the Northern part of India. Reach Jaipur and check into the hotel. Evening free for independent activities. Overnight stay at hotel .


Day 17 :: Jaipur Tour
After breakfast, enjoy an exciting and unforgettable sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Visit Amber fort -built by Sawai Man Singh in 1727 A. D as a capital. This fort is a complete blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Ride the hill on the back of decorated elephant and to the Pink city (Jaipur). Then return back to the city and take a stopover at Jal Mahal for photography. Enjoy sightseeing tour of Jaipur city visit Hawa Mahal - Built in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh is the most recognizable monument of Jaipur, City Palace Complex which houses the rare and rich collection of ornaments, arms, royal costumes, carpets and decorative art objects of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal art and architecture & Jantar Mantar (Observatory) – built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.
Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 18 :: Jaipur / Delhi (260 Kms/ 5-6 Hrs) / Departure
After lavish breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven back to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi you will be transferred to the international airport to catch the your home country connection.


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