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The Romance of Rajasthan

Duration :- 12 Days / 11 Nights
Destinations Covered :- Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Luni - Mount Abu - Ranakpur- Udaipur-Ajmer - Pushkar- Jaipur- Agra - Delhi
Exploring the forts and palaces of India's colourful desert state , Rajasthan and the magical Taj Mahal. Exotic Rajasthan, The land blessed with scorching sun and golden sands. Land full of forts and palaces, land telling the tales of romance and valour, the land full of hospitable people. Steeped in rich culture and basked in glory ... welcome to the romance of Rajasthan
Day 01 Delhi
Arrive and transfer to Hotel Lotus Temple

Day 02 Delhi
Morning half day city tour of Old Delhi visiting Raj Ghat - The Mausoleum of Mahatma Gandhi. Jama Masjid - the biggest Mosque in India and drive past Red Fort and tricycle tour of Chandini Chowk. Afternoon half day city tour of New Delhi. Drive past President House, Parliament House (House of Representatives) and India Gate - War Memorial (stop for photography), Qutab Minar - 72.55 meters, high Victory Tower, onto Bahai Temple (lotus temple) Humayun's Tomb - built of red sandstone and is a first substantial example of the Mughal architecture, Laxmi Narayan Temple - a modern Hindu temple built by the Birlas, a leading Indian industrialists. Overnight at Hotel.

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Morning leave by road for Mandawa. Arrive and stay at Hotel. Afternoon visit Saraf Haveli with scenes of erotica, train, women at the well and the Ladia Havelis showing contemporary scenes as well as mirror work and Ludlow Castle famous for murals including hunting scenes ,women musicians.

Day 04 Mandawa - Bikaner
Morning leave by road for Bikaner . Enroute visit Nawalgarh which has two old forts and a Palace and Havelis with murals. Arrive and stay at Hotel. Bikaner lies on the northern point of the triangle of desert cities. It dates back to 1486 A.D. and was established by the son, Rao Bika of the founder of Jodhpur. This was the major centre of trade in the16th century on the ancient silk route. A true desert city, Bikaner is quite bare and there is a dearth of lakes and pleasure pavilions . Afternoon half day visit Junagarh Fort, some of the Palaces of this Fort are beautiful which has exquisite paintings on lime plaster walls and decorated with inset mirror-work and Lal Garh Palace which is built in red sand stone marked brilliantly by intricate filigree work, Also visit Karni Mata Temple.

Day 05 Bikaner - JaisalmerJain Temple, Jaisalmer
Morning leave by road for Jaisalmer located in the heart of the Thar Desert offers a marvel of intricate architecture. Founded in 1156 A. D., the rulers of Jaisalmer were feared Bandit chiefs who lived off the forced levies on the great caravans that crossed their area en route to Delhi. Arrive and stay at Hotel.

Day 06 Jaisalmer
Morning half day city tour visiting the Fort is a splendid sight with its yellow sand stone walls and bastions that seem to rise from the golden sands and Havelis famous for Filigree work and carved brackets. Also visit Patwon- ki- Haveli, Paraswanath Temple, the oldest and most beautiful of the Jain temples. The walls of the sanctum are carved with animal and human figures. Afternoon experience the exhilaration of a camel ride at the village Khuri to get a feel of desert life.Enquire Now

Khuri is 40 kms. from Jaisalmer, the village is known for sand dunes that are about 80 metres high. One experience the desert solitude and beautifully decorated houses of mud and straw in this village. Return to Jaisalmer. Evening stroll Jaisalmer's exotic bazaars offer fine mirror work and embroidered artaicles, wooden boxes, trinkets, silver jewellery and curios.

Day 07 Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Morning leave by road for Jodhpur -a city founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha and is today one of the leading centres for wood , cattle , camels , salt and agriculture crops. Jodhpur is surrounded by a high stone wall with seven gates and countless bastions. The second largest city of Rajasthan is famous for the impregnable Meharangarh Fort Arrive and stay at Hotel Afternoon half day visit Meharangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, a collection of royal cenotaphs built in white marble, Mandore Gardens.

Day 08 Jodhpur - Ranakpur-Udaipur
Morning leave by road for Udaipur -the city of Lakes.Enroute visit Ranakpur - Almost hidden in a green valley of the Aravalli Hills, the 15th century jain temples of Ranakpur are some of the most beautifully carved temples Arrive and stay at Hotel.

Day 09 Udaipur
Udaipur is one of the most beautiful city of Rajasthan, known as city of Lakes, Palaces and Gardens. Morning visit the City Palace in all its ancient glory, the residence of the Maharajas of Udaipur. City Place has several carved balconies, arches and decorated pillars, onto Sahelion- Ki-Bari (queen's resort for the friends) famous for its spectacular lawns,fountains and shady walks. Afternoon at leisure Evening enjoy boat ride at Lake Pichola. Overnight at Hotel.
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Day 10 Udaipur - Pushkar
Morning leave by road for Pushkar (6 hrs. drive). Enroute Ajmer to visit Tomb of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti . Arrive and stay at Hotel. Afternoon visit the lake Evening witness sunset.Pushkar Fair

Day 11 Pushkar - Jaipur
Morning leave by road for Jaipur -Pink City of India. The capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink, a century ago in the honor of a visiting Prince, ever since it has retained the pink color. Upon arrival at Jaipur check-in at Hotel. Afternoon city tour visiting City Palace - where the former Maharaja still resides in a part of it, but rest now serves as a Museum. Also visit Jantar Mantar, an observatory built by a great astronomer Sawai Jai Singh onto drive past through Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds). Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 Jaipur
Morning half day visit Amer Fort-Remarkable for the majestic grandeur of its surroundings as for its sturdy battlements and beautiful palaces. Also climb upto the fort on the back of an elephant. Afternoon at leisure to visit the Handicraft and Jewellery Emporiums to browse the art and crafts of Rajasthan.

Day 13 Jaipur - Agra
Morning proceed by road to Agra -- The City of TAJ . En-route visit Fatehpur - Sikri (40 kms.From Agra) - once the capital of Mughal Empire and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. Its fortifications and Palaces are in a wonderful state of preservation. Arrive and stay at Hotel.

Day 14 Agra - Delhi
Morning half day city tour visiting the World famous Taj Mahal , built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in the year 1652 as a memorial for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It took 22 years to create this jewel. Agra Fort -four successive rulers helped create this massive fort. Tomb of Itmad-ud-daullah- built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. Afternoon leave by road for Delhi. Arrive at Delhi and after dinner at Hotel Radisson / Vasant Continental , or in the city restaurant ,departure transfer to international airport to fly back home / onward destination.

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