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SUMMER RAJASTHAN  - 13 NIGHTS 14 DAYS

Delhi (3) – Mandawa (1) – Bikaner (1) – Jaisalmer (2) – Jodhpur (1) – Udaipur (2) – Pushkar (1) – Jaipur (2) – Agra (1) – Delhi
13 nights / 14 days 


DAY 01 ARRIVE DELHI
  • Arrive Delhi by international flight.
  • Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel JIVITESH
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 02 IN DELHIRed Fort, Delhi

The capital of India, Delhi blends an historic past and a vibrant present. The Imperial city planned for the British by Lutyens is set in parks and shaded avenues. Legend has it that Delhi, then called Indraprastha, was originally founded around 1200 B.C. by the Pandavas, the august heroes of the epic Mahabharata. Present day Delhi is built around the ruins of seven ancient cities.

  • Breakfast at hotel. 
  • Morning city sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi, visiting Qutab Minar, India Gate (War Memorial), Humayun's Tomb, Lakshmi Narayan Temple-modern Hindu Temple, drive past President's House, Parliament House and Secretariat Buildings. Also visit Raj Ghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi. 
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 03 DELHI – MANDAWA BY CARMandawa Fort
Mandawa, a remote feudal principality in the centre of the Shekhawati region, was a trading outpost for the ancient caravan routes that stopped here from China and the Middle East. The Rajput ruler of Mandawa, Thakur Nawal Singh, built a fort in 1755 to protect this outpost. The township that grew around the fort soon attracted a large community of traders, who settled here. When the caravan traffic ceased in the late 18th century, the traders created business empires in other parts of the country, but returned to Mandawa to build palatial mansions in their hometown

  • Breakfast at hotel. 
  • Morning drive to Mandawa (250 km / approx 5 hrs drive).
  • Upon arrival at Mandawa, check-in at CASTLE MANDAWA
  • Afternoon tour of the town and its painted havelis. Mandawa, a small town has many Havelies and temples. The terrace of the rugged Fort provides a panoramic view of the town. See the extraordinary frescoes on the walls of the houses.
  • Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 04 MANDAWA – BIKANER BY CAR
Bikaner, the city is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and a mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. An enormous arched doorway leads to the Joramal Temple. The royal chapel is Har Mandir where royal weddings and births were once celebrated.

  • Breakfast at hotel. 
  • Morning drive to Bikaner (232 km / approx 5 hrs drive). 
  • Upon arrival at Bikaner check-in at hotel HERITAGE RESORT 
  • Afternoon city tour of Bikaner, the city is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and a mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. An enormous arched doorway leads to the Joramal Temple. The royal chapel is Har Mandir where royal weddings and births were once celebrated. Also visit Camel Farm.
  • Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 05 BIKANER – JAISALMER BY CARSam Dunes Desert, Jaislamer, Rajasthan

  • Breakfast at hotel. 
  • Morning drive to Jaisalmer (330 km / 206 miles / approx 5 hrs drive)
  • Upon arrival at Jaisalmer, check-in at hotel FORT RAJWADA
  • Rest of the day at leisure.
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 06 IN JAISALMER 
The name Jaisalmer evokes a vivid picture of sheer magic and brilliance of the desert. Local colour and warmth prevail over the inhospitable and forbidding terrain, imbuing the medieval town with a special magic. One of the main attractions is the imposing 12th century Jaisalmer Fort. The beautiful havelis which were built by wealthy merchants of Jaisalmer are yet another interesting aspect of the desert city. And, of course, the romantic sand dunes, the best way of exploring them and the desert around being by way of a camel safari.

  • Breakfast at hotel. 
  • Morning city tour of Jaisalmer, visiting the Citadel, the fort built by Rawal Jaisal and where a fourth of the population lives; Jain Temples of the 12th to 15th centuries Patwon ki Haveli, a five storey mansion with carved pillars and murals; Salim Singh and Nathmalji ki Haveli.
  • Afternoon visit to Sam to view the Sand Dunes of the Thar desert near Jaisalmer.
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 07 JAISALMER – JODHPUR BY CARJaswant Thada, Jodhpur
A flourishing trading center of the 16th century, the fortress city of Jodhpur is now the second largest city of Rajasthan. Jodhpur was founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha who claimed to be descendent of lord Rama. The massive fort Mehrangarh-came first and around it grew the city of Jodhpur protected by a high stone wall with seven gates and countless bastions. Jaswant Thada (A collection of royal cenotaphs) and Umaid Bhawan Palace are some of the magnificent monuments to see.

  • Breakfast at hotel. 
  • Morning drive to Jodhpur (285 km / approx 5 hrs drive).
  • Upon arrival at Jodhpur, check-in at hotel MAPPLE ABHAY
  • Afternoon city tour of Jodhpur, visiting the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone Hill, including Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memoriam built in 1899 and the museum located in the Umaid Bhawan Palace.
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 08 JODHPUR – RANAKPUR – UDAIPUR BY CAR

  • Breakfast at hotel. 
  • Morning drive to Udaipur en route visiting Jain Temples of Ranakpur (264 km / approx 6 hrs drive).
  • Ranakpur visiting Jain Temples of Ranakpur built in the 15th century are situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali. Its surrounding is quiet and picturesque. Ranakpur has grand structures and beautiful sculpture. There are 1444 pillars in the temple and none of them are similar. The magic of light and shade is really awe inspiring. Surya Temple and other Jain Temples are side attractions.
  • Upon arrival at Udaipur, check-in at hotel RAJPUTANA RESORT
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 09 IN UDAIPURBoatride at Udaipur Lake
On the periphery of the great Indian Desert State of Rajasthan is the City of Lakes – Udaipur. Founded in 1599 by Maharana Udai Singh, son of the legendary Maharana Pratap of Mewar; this "Venice of the East’ is a jewel tucked away in the Aravalli hills. Its places and forts, interesting bazars put Udaipur on the "must see" map of tourists to India. Its places in the lakes have been the location for many films and fashion magazines and a destination for honeymooners. Udaipur’s palaces speak of a by-gone age when chivalry was above life and royalty and culture flowered.

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Morning city sightseeing tour of Udaipur, visiting the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk Art Museum), Fatehsagar Lake, Pratap Smarak, Sajjan Niwas Garden and Sahelion-Ki-Bari (Queen's resort for her friends).
  • Evening boat cruise on Pichola Lake 4 km long and 3 km broad, surrounded by splendid hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats and embankments. Visit the island palace Jag Niwas which is beautifully set in the Lake.
  • Overnight stay at the hotel. 

DAY 10 UDAIPUR – PUSHKAR BY CAR
Amongst the grandeur of Rajasthan, discover a unique gem - Pushkar. Lord Brahma - The creator of the world in a search for his abode on earth, performed the supremely spiritual vedic yagna at Pushkar. It is thus the site of the only Brahma Temple in the world. A city of Pilgrimage from time immemorial with over 500 temples and ghats Pushkar begets a legacy of timeless architectural heritage. Pushkar radiates an ambience of peace and spirituality that casts a lure to visit again and again.

  • Breakfast at hotel. 
  • Morning drive to Pushkar (295 km / 185 miles / approx 5-6 hrs drive).
  • Upon arrival at Pushkar, check-in at hotel JAGAT PALACE
  • Pushkar, Located just 11 km from Ajmer and 145 km from Jaipur, the holy lake of Pushkar is believed to have been created by Lord Brahma himself. It is as important as Banaras or Puri. Devout Hindus believe that it is essential to visit Pushkar at least once in their lifetime. No pilgrimage is considered complete without a dip in the holy Pushkar lake. Pushkar has as many as 400 temples and 52 ghats and the only temple in the country that is dedicated to Brahma is to be found here. While Pushkar is a heaven for the religiously inclined, it is also the venue of one of the country's most colorful cattle fairs - the Pushkar Fair.
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 11 PUSHKAR – JAIPUR BY CAR

  • Breakfast at hotel. 
  • Morning visit Pushkar and its surroundings.
  • Afternoon drive to Jaipur (145 km / approx 4 hrs drive).
  • Upon arrival at Jaipur, check-in at hotel HOLIDAY INN
  • Rest of the day at leisure.
  • Overnight stay at the hotel. 

DAY 12 IN JAIPURAmber Fort, Jaipur
Popularly known as the Pink City, was founded in 1727 AD by one of the greatest rulers of the Kachhawaha clan, the astronomer king Sawai Jai Singh. The pink color was used at the time of making to create an impression of red sandstone buildings of Mughal cities - and repainted in 1876, during the visit of the Prince of Wales. The city is best explored on foot and the adventurous visitor willing to go into the inner lanes can discover a whole new world not visible to the tourist-in-a-hurry.

  • Breakfast at hotel. 
  • Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the State until 1728. Visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of victory glittering with mirrors, Jai Mahal and Temple of Kali. Ascend on Elephant back, the hill, on which the fort is situated.
  • Afternoon city tour of Jaipur visiting Maharaja's City Palace, the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the Royal Observatory, Ram Niwas Gardens, Albert Hall and the Museum. Later drive through this Pink City's business and residential areas.
  • Overnight stay at the hotel 

DAY 13 JAIPUR – FATEHPUR SIKRI - AGRA BY CAR

  • Breakfast at hotel. 
  • Morning drive to Agra (234 km / approx 5 hrs drive) en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri. 38 km before Agra, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water.
  • Upon arrival at Agra, check-in at hotel HOWARD PLAZA
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 14 AGRA – DELHI BY CARTaj Mahal, Agra
The Taj Mahal was built by the third Mughal emperor of India, Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died during childbirth. Although it is not known for sure who planned the Taj Mahal, the name of an Indian architect of Persian descent, Ustad Ahmad Lahori, has been cited in many sources. As soon as construction began in 1630, masons, craftsmen, sculptors, and calligraphers were summoned from Persia, the Ottoman Empire, and Europe to work on the masterpiece. It took 12 years of hard labour and 20,000 labourers to build the mausoleum.

  • Early Morning (at sunrise) visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains.
  • Return to hotel for breakfast.
  • Morning city sightseeing tour of Agra, visiting the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Also visit the Agra Fort (Halls of Private and Public audience) and other palaces.
  • Afternoon drive to Delhi (204 km / 128 miles / approx 4 hrs drive)
  • Upon arrival at Delhi, transfer to international airport to connect flight for onward destination.


Check-in at 1400 hrs and check-out is 1200 for all the hotels

Based on the above program our net per person rate works out as follows: 
02 persons traveling together USD 1395 per person

The above cost includes that following services:
- Accommodation on double/twin sharing room on Bed and Breakfast basis for total of 13 nights inclusive of all applicable taxes
- Arrival/departure transfers and sightseeing/excursion tours (as per itinerary) using one air-conditioned medium car
- Services of an English speaking local guide as per program
- Entrance fees at the monuments and places to visit
- One visit of Taj Mahal Agra Fort, Agra
- Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur
- Boat ride on lake Pichola, Udaipur
- Camel Ride at Jaisalmer
- Assistance on arrival/departure by our representative 
- Service Tax

With our compliments:
- Garlanding upon arrival at Delhi Airport
- A set of post cards to each group members
- Surprised gift on final departure

Not included any airfare, train fare, visa fee, lunch/dinner, airport tax, items of personal nature such as telephone bills, table drinks, laundry, tipping to driver or guide, porterage, camera charges etc

 
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