17 NIGHTS 18 DAYS ROYAL RAJASTHAN FORTS, PALACES & WILDLIFE

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Overview

This tour starts from Delhi “the gateway destination for northern India tour “ which has its own great historical importance as Mughal and other dynasty left their presence here which can be still seen and experience. It covers best and amazing destinations of Rajasthan including historical gems like Amber Fort, Jaipur , Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Udaipur “blend of natural beauty, culture and history”, Khimsar Fort, historic value with Dunes experience, Wildlife experience with king of jungle “Tiger “in Ranthambore and migratory bird sanctuary visit in Bharatpur. As you are aware any tour which covers Rajasthan is incomplete without visiting Taj Mahal hence we have included it as well. The tour also includes walking tour in Agra and Jodhpur which will really give guests an inside of the city and an idea about local people life. You can even get a chance to interact with locals and click amazing pictures which you can bring back as souvenir of the tour. It also includes village visit experience as well. It is a complete Rajasthan tour and must visit itinerary for anyone who just don’t want to visit the place but also understand the destination and culture as well.

Highlights of the tour
• Rickshaw ride in Delhi & Jaipur.
• Train journey from Delhi to Agra in executive chair car (class of travelling).
• Walking tour in Agra.
• Lunch at Sheroes Hangout on direct payment basis. (Restaurant run by acid attack victims).
• Evening Mohabbat E – Taj live show depict the saga of Mumtaj Mahal & Shah Jahan.
• Sunrise visit of Taj Mahal
• Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary visit by cycle rickshaw.
• Walking tour of nearby village in Bharatpur.
• Morning and afternoon open roofed canter safari in Ranthambore.
• Jeep ride in Jaipur.
• A short coffee break near Hawa Mahal in Jaipur.
• Jeep safari & dinner at Dunes in Khimsar.
• Walking tour in Jodhpur.
• Bishnoi village visit.
• Common boat ride in Udaipur.
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Optional services in Jaipur at an additional charges

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Delhi by international flight

On arrival at Delhi International airport after clearing immigration formalities, you will meet our representative in arrival hall holding paging of your name. He will further assist you to your vehicle and then hotel check-in formalities. (Standard check-in time is 1200 hours)

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2
Delhi

Breakfast at hotel

Post breakfast you will be proceed for combined full day city tour of Old and New Delhi. We start the tour from Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk this part of Delhi will take you in Old Mughal era, while walking through old lanes you can see big wooden carved antique doors, big havelis (mansion), narrow lanes and busy bustling life. You must taste lip smacking street food in Old Delhi market area. Then you will visit India’s largest Mosque “Jama Masjid” where at a time 25,000 can accommodate.

Post lunch visit New Delhi or Lutyens Delhi, beautifully designed by “Sir Edwin Lutyens”, drive pass India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan and Connaught Place. Later continue the sightseeing visiting, Humayun Tomb, the tomb was built in 1570 and was the first garden tomb made by Humayun’s son Akbar. It is Unesco world heritage site. Conclude the sightseeing with the visit of “Qutub Minar”, the stunning red stone tower is 72.5 m high with 2.75m in diameter. It is also UNESCO site.

Evening will be at leisure to relax or to pursue independent activities.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3
Delhi – Agra by train (Gatimaan Express)

Breakfast at hotel

Post breakfast assisted transfer to railway station to board the train for Agra.

Meeting and assistance on arrival at Agra railway station and transfer to hotel. After check-in freshen-up and rest at hotel for some time.

Afternoon proceed for walking tour of Agra. Explore the old lanes of Agra with local food experience.
Evening enjoy walking tour discovering Oriental Agra program is conducted by using Eco friendly Battery operated Rickshaws. In this tour Tourists get to see Dara Shikoh’s library, Mirza Ghalib’s birthplace, the headquarters of the Radhasoami faith, the ancient Manka Meshwar temple, the Jama Masjid, and churches of different Christian sects, St. Patrick’s Junior College – Asia’s oldest convent and the Akbar Church. On the way, they will see the early morning bustle at the shoe Mandi in Johri Bazar, the only street of Ayurvedic doctors, the paan and the petha mandi and the food street of Seth Gali.This tour is a very interactive tour and includes both walk and ride.
Also visit Mehtab Bagh. Mehtab Bagh is located on the left bank of Yamuna opposite Taj Mahal. The garden complex is approximately 300 square meters and is in straight alignment with the Taj Mahal.The excavation has revealed a huge octagonal tank on the southern periphery; Baradaris or pavilion on the East and West; a small octagonal tank at the center and a gateway at the Northern wall.

Evening will be at leisure to relax or to pursue independent activities.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 4
Agra

Breakfast at hotel

Early morning visit beautiful Taj Mahal, during sunrise the sunrays have a magical effect with marble surface. It changes its color which creates eternal beauty (Closed on Friday). Later visit marble craft emporium. You will get a chance to see various beautiful decorative items prepared with marble. Later return to hotel for breakfast.

Lunch at Shereos Hangout restaurant run by acid attack victims on direct payment basis.

Later visit Agra Fort. Red Fort, it is an UNESCO heritage site. It is a major tourist attraction from all over the world. The fort is built in red stone to make it main residence of Mughals.

Evening enjoy the show “Mohabbat –E-Taj. The show ‘Mohabbat-e-Taj’ that is held at Kalakriti Cultural and Convention Center in Agra to depict the saga of Mumtaj Mahal and Shah Jahan. It is a live show which is presented by the Sanskritik Natyashala. The show is an effort to hold up the cultural and historical heritage of India. The show presents splendid lifestyle of Mughal dynasty. The most attractive part of the show is the replica of the Taj Mahal which is shown in the end of the show. By hydraulic lift the replica is lifted slowly on a lotus shaped platform. It depicts various aspects of Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is the symbol of eternity of love and a rich example of Indian history & Mughal architecture

Evening will be at leisure to relax or to pursue independent activities.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 5
Agra – Bharatpur (approx. 55 Kms/ 1.5 hrs)

Breakfast at hotel

Post breakfast you will be transferred to Bharatpur (Keoladeo National Park).

Keoladeo National Park is also known as Bharatpur Bird Sactuary.It is also famous for one of the most important world’s migratory bird national park where many birds do breeding and feeding. It is declared Word’s Heritage site by Unesco in 1985. The park can be explored on foot or by cycle rickshaw.

On arrival check in at hotel. Evening enjoy walking tour to nearby village and get a chance to interact with locals over tea with cookies.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 6
Bharatpur- Ranthambore (approx. 180 Kms/ 4 hrs)

Early morning visit Bird Sanctuary by cycle rickshaw. Enjoy the chirping of birds and explore different
Species of birds.

Return to hotel. Later breakfast at hotel and check out.

Post breakfast drive to Ranthambore. Ranthambhor National Park is treat to eyes for wildlife lovers. It is located in Sawai district of Rajasthan and in Aravali & Vindhyachal hill ranges. It was declared National Park in 1981. It covers an area of approximately 400 sq kms. You can see leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, striped hyena, sloth bear, southern plains gray langur, rhesus macaque, mugger, crocodile and chital.

On arrival check in at hotel. After freshen up have lunch at hotel. Evening will be at leisure.

Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.

Day 7
Ranthambore

Early morning you will be picked up from your respective hotel for National Park where you will enjoy safari by Jeep OR opened roof mini canter.

After safari return to hotel and enjoy sumptuous breakfast.

Post lunch again enjoy safari at national park.

Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8
Ranthambore –Jaipur (approx.. 180 Kms/ 4 hours)

Breakfast at hotel

Post breakfast drive to Jaipur. Jaipur also known as pink city because of its wall color which are exclusively painted in pink color. This colorful city has chaotic streets, colorful auto rickshaw and lively culture. It is the gateway to Rajasthan vacation, here you can still see royal life, forts and Palace reflecting glorious past.

On arrival check in at hotel. Evening will be at leisure to relax or to pursue independent activities.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 9
Jaipur

After early breakfast proceed to visit Amber Fort enroute stop at Hawa Mahal for clicking some pictures, it is a stunning 5 story building. It was built to enable royal ladies see daily lives of the city or some function or procession as those days ladies had to cover their faces.
Later visit Anokhi Museum. A trip to the Amber Fort is a popular destination when touring Jaipur, but visitors are increasingly adding what critics have called ‘a little gem of a museum’ on to their list as well. In the Fort’s shadow and a mere ten minute walk through the cobbled streets of Amber, the historic capital of Rajasthan, lies the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing (AMHP). Located in a magnificently restored haveli or mansion, the museum displays a varied selection of block printed textiles alongside images, tools and related objects – all chosen to provide an in-depth look into the complexity of this ancient tradition.
Afternoon visit City Palace (Royal residence) & observatory (Jantar Mantar).

Evening you will visit bustling yet colorful market showcasing beautiful handicraft, Rajasthan jewelry and shoes. You can get your hand painted with traditional Indian design of henna. It looks really awesome.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10
Jaipur

Breakfast at hotel

This day will be at leisure to relax, however guest can opt any of the following excursion and activity at an additional cost. (On request)

Sanganer : Sanganer is a small township situated approximately 16 kilometers away from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Known for its famous handmade paper industry and the textile printing industry, Sanganer is very famous for Jain pilgrimage services. The handmade paper industry is famous all over the country, and is known to manufacture supreme quality handmade paper. Floral and block prints are also a specialty with the Sanganer block printers and artisans. The idea behind the handmade paper industry was initiated by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1728. Apart from the flourishing industries, Sanganer is also known for its medieval ruins and primeval temples that are deeply rooted in the culture and heritage of the settlement.

On arrival visit this small township, see people making beautiful fabrics using natural colors. Also visit hand made paper workshop or factory. Have a interactive session with local craftsmen and local people.

An interactive block printing session in Jaipur with tea/coffee and cookies at an additional charges. (On request)

Evening will be at leisure to relax.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11
Jaipur – Pushkar (approx.. 140 Kms/ 3 hours)

Breakfast at hotel

Post breakfast drive to Pushkar. Pushkar is one of the oldest cities in India. Located to the northwest of Ajmer, the tranquil city of Pushkar is a favoured destination for thousands of tourists and devotees flocking to Rajasthan. Situated at a height of 510 metres, Pushkar is surrounded by hillocks on three sides. The ‘Nag Pahar’, literally meaning Snake Mountain forms a natural border between Ajmer and Pushkar. Known as ‘the rose garden of Rajasthan’, the essence of the famous Pushkar rose is exported all over the world. Along with an interesting mythological history, a legacy of timeless architectural heritage makes Pushkar a fascinating city.

On arrival check in at hotel. Later in the afternoon visit Pushkar Lake and Brahma Temple.

Pushkar Lake: According to Hindu scriptures, the sacred Pushkar Lake is described as ‘Tirtha Raj’, the king of all pilgrimage sites. No pilgrimage is considered to be complete without a dip in in the holy Pushkar Lake. Semi-circular in shape and about 8-10 metres deep, Pushkar Lake is surrounded by 52 bathing ghats and over 400 temples and is truly a magnificent sight to behold.

Brahma Lake: Nestled in the picturesque Pushkar valley beyond the Nangaparvat and Anasagar Lake, the Brahma temple holds a special place in the hearts of Indians. It is the only temple in the world dedicated to Lord Brahma. Built with marble and decorated with silver coins, this temple can be identified by its red spire and the image of a swan (considered sacred to Lord Brahma).

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12
Pushkar

Breakfast at hotel

Full day at leisure for independent activities … clients will have the opportunity to visit the local markets OR go to sand dunes (car & driver at disposal for visits within city / visit sand dunes)

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13
Pushkar-Jodhpur (approx. 185 Kms/ 4.5 hours)

Breakfast at hotel
Post breakfast drive to Jodhpur. On arrival check in at hotel.
Afternoon proceed for a guided walking tour to Old Lanes of Jodhpur visiting blue houses, clock tower, capturing clicks of local people and get to know rich royal history of Rajasthan.

Blue City Heritage Walk
The Heritage Walk is designed around a selection of historical monuments & sites; it is perfect way to get a `feel` of Old Blu Jodhpur. It starts at Mehrangarh & one enters the city through and ends up at Gulab Sagar::

Starting point ::
* Fateh Pol:: [This is Pol was built by Maharaja Ajit Singh in 1707 to commemorate his victory over the Mughals; ] to

* Rani Sagar [The queen`s Lake was constructed by Rao Jodha`s queen Jasmade in 1460 and remains an important source of water for Mehrangarh and colonies around it] 3. Then take a walk to
* Padam Sagar; from Padam Sagar to
*Chand Baori [this step-well was constructed in year 1500 by one of Rao Jodha queen Chand Kumari;
*Jaita Bera :: it is also a 15th century well renowned for its medicinal qualities;
* Mohoton ki Pol :: This haveli was built in 17th century for a Prime Minister of Marwar.
* Moolnayak Ji Ka Temple :: This temple was constructed in an early 18th century in one of the oldest section of city.
*Nav Chaukiyan Ki Gali :: being the intersection of nine streets is one of the busiest and most interesting part of Old city;
* Jaisalmerion ki Gali :: it is one of the nine streets leading into the Navchaukian Ki Gali; surrounding houses on this street inhabited mostly by families originally from Jaisalmer; carving work on houses are well preserved.
*Inder Raj Singhvi Ki Haveli :: it is the fabulous residence of Singhvi family; one of the most prominent non-rajput family of Marwar. [ Tea/coffee break at Singhvi Haveli; interaction with local Singhvi family members.
*Singh Pol :: The Lion Gate was built in 15th century; one of the oldest gate in the city; Legend has it that this gate was built in a single day for Jodha`s visit.
*Talhati ki Mahal :: one of the earliest City-Palaces in Jodhpur.
* Ghanshyam Ji Ka Temple :: it is very popular and beautiful Krishna Temple in Old city.
* Ram Rasoda :: it is an 18th Century charitable community Kitchen still in use; just in front of Ghanshyam Ji Ka Mandir.
* Juni Dhan Mandi :: it`s an 18th century grain market.
* Kunj Bihari Temple :: it`s an another popular Krishna temple, built in 18th century by Gulab Rai, Maharaj Biijay Singhji`s concubine.
* The Sardar Market Square [surrounding Clock Tower] :: it`s an early 20th century market square in red sandstone. A treat for the adventures shopper.
* Gulab Sagar :: The rose artificial tank is an 18th century red sandstone water tank, also built by Gulab Rai.
After finishing Heritage walk we will provide nice condition Tuk-Tuk ride [ Three wheeler Taxi] with a bottle of mineral water till guest Hotel [ Tuk-Tuk ride would not be provided to those guest who are staying at Hotel Pal haveli/ Haveli Inn Pal and RAAS; as these hotels are located close to Gulab Sagar].

Evening will be at leisure to relax.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 14
Jodhpur

Breakfast at hotel
After breakfast proceed to visit Bishnoi Village. You will explore this village by jeep. Bishnoi Community has firm believe in nature and they protect animals and trees. Here you will get a chance to interact with villagers and know about their daily life.

Afternoon return to hotel. Post lunch proceed for sightseeing visiting Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and Mandore Garden.
Mehrangarh Fort: Rising perpendicular and impregnable from a hill which is 125 metres above Jodhpur’s skyline is the Mehrangarh Fort. This historic fort is one of the most famous in India and is packed with history and legends. Mehrangarh Fort still bears the imprints of cannonball attacks courtesy the armies of Jaipur on its second gate. Chiselled and sturdy, the fort is known for its exquisite latticed windows, carved panels, intricately decorated windows and walls of Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal and Sheesh Mahal.

Jaswant Thada: This milky white memorial built towards the end of the 19th century as a tribute to the leader Jaswant Singh is a huge tourist attraction. Jaswant Singh, who ruled Jodhpur, invested well in his state. He made attempts to bring down the level of crime, subdue dacoits, built railways and broadly worked on raising the economy of Marwar. Jaswant Thada is managed and looked after by the Mehrangarh Museum Trust (MMT) and is open to public.

Mandore Garden: Located 9 kms north of Jodhpur. Prior to Jodhpur it was the capital of Jodhpur. Its garden is beautiful with rock terraces and home of langurs. It has various dark red cenotaphs of Jodhpur rulers.

Evening will be at leisure to relax.

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 15
Jodhpur - Udaipur (approx. 295 Kms/ 6.5 hours)

Breakfast at hotel

Post breakfast drive to Udaipur enroute visit Ranakpur Temples. It is built in 15th century, it is one of biggest temple Jain temple Complexes India. It is also known for its architectural beauty. The temple has 18 domes and 1444 marble pillars and each pillar is artistically carved.

Later continue drive to Udaipur. Udaipur, also known as city of Lakes or Venice of the east. This romantic city is located on the banks of Lake Pichola. Beautiful Palace, mountain, lakes, history and culture make this city more beautiful and interesting. On arrival check in at hotel.

Evening will be at leisure to relax.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 16
Udaipur

Breakfast at hotel

Post breakfast proceed for half day city sightseeing visiting City Palace, Lake Pichola, Sahelion Ki Badi and Jagdish Temple.

Post lunch enjoy boat ride at Lake Pichola.

Evening will be at leisure to relax or to pursue independent activities.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 17
Udaipur

Breakfast at hotel

Full day at leisure for independent activities (Car & driver at disposal for visits within the city limits)

Day 18
Udaipur – Delhi by flight

Breakfast at hotel

Post breakfast you will be transferred to airport to board the flight for Delhi

Meeting and assistance on arrival at the Delhi airport and transfer hotel for dinner. After dinner in tie transfer to airport to board the flight for onward destination.

End of the tour

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17 NIGHTS 18 DAYS ROYAL RAJASTHAN FORTS, PALACES & WILDLIFE
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