Tour of Royal Rajasthan in India discovering the life of Maharajas
Rajasthan is a land of majestic palaces and imposing forts, deserts and traditional houses decorated with beautiful patterns... according to many, this is the most intriguing state of India and we are willing to make you discover it escorted by professional local guides on a tailormade itinerary.Read more
Rajasthan is a land of majestic palaces and imposing forts, deserts and traditional houses decorated with beautiful patterns... according to many, this is the most intriguing state of India and we are willing to make you discover it escorted by professional local guides on a tailormade itinerary.
This adventure in northern India will bring you across the cities and villages of the colorful haveli, the golden city of Jaisalmer, the blue city of Jodhpur and the pink city of Jaipur, from romantic Udaipur to mystic Pushkar down to world famous Taj Mahal.
Join us on this breathtaking journey and you will never regret it.
Arrival in Delhi, welcome at the airport. Visit of Jama Masjid mosque, Red Fort, former residence of the Mughals, the crowded and chaotic market of Chandni Chowk, the Humayun Tomb mausoleum, Qutub Minar minaret and more. Overnight in Delhi.
After breakfast drive to Mandawa in the heart of the semi-arid Shekhawati region. Shekhawati owes its name to Rao Shekha who ruled this area in the 14th century. The Fort of Mandawa was built in the year 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh, the founder of the town. These were the times when Mandawa was settled and fortified by the rich and dominant Silk Route merchants of the region, who constructed many Havelis (Mansions), Chhatris (Cenotaphs), Temples and Baolis (Step-wells) with ornate frescoes adorning their walls and now aptly given the epithet of Open-Air Gallery.
With the migration of these merchant families, their old settlements remained in total obscurity with no one to look after them. Mandawa still retains the charm and aura of a bygone era and coming here is like stepping into a different world.
Overnight stay in Mandawa.
Breakfast in the hotel and drive to Bikaner. Enroute you can visit the renowned Karnimata or Rat Temple.
Enter the city of Bikaner, well known for its Fort and Jain Havelis. Visit one of the very much safeguarded royal residences and the fortress. Take e Tuk Tuk to go inside the bazaar and see Jain Havelis. Overnight in Bikaner.
Today you'll drive to the Golden City of Jaisalmer, awaiting you with desert fortresses whose stone ramparts glint like gold by the setting sun. A city that is unrivalled in its magic, romance and exotic beauty. Upon arrival check in. Overnight in Jaisalmer.
After breakfast wander through the lands of the walled city and inside the fort. Houses, temples and havelis are very different from what you would find in the other regions of Rajasthan. In the late afternoon take a Jeep safari to the sand dune.
Overnight in Jaisalmer.
Breakfast in the hotel. Today, drive to the Blue city of Jodhpur, on the way stop at Osiyan to visit the great Hindu and Jain sanctuaries. Touch base at Jodhpur and stroll in the bazaar renowned for flavors and local goods. Overnight in Jodhpur
Breakfast in the hotel. Enjoy a visit to Jodhpur toward the beginning of the day, an old commercial town ruled by its popular post - Meherangarh - which sits on an edge over the Old City's clamoring markets and bazaars. Overnight in Jodhpur.
Breakfast in the hotel. Travel today towards Jojawar - a residential area in the lower regions of the Aravali Range with a reasonably sentimental and chivalric past, and a superb legacy lodging. Overnight at Rawla Jojawar.
Breakfast in the hotel. In the morning, set out toward the slopes and board the somewhat one of a kind mountain-railroad train for a superb tourist detour through the Aravali Range. Afterward, come back to Jojawar for lunch, before a jeep safari to visit the Bishnoi tribes in their private villlages.
The Bishnoi are semi-traveling individuals and the jeep safari will enable you to find out about their way of life. Overnight at Rawla Jojawar.
Breakfast in the hotel. Today drive to Ranakpur to know more about Jainism. The drive from Ranakpur to Udaipur is genuinely excellent as the street crosses lavish valleys specked with streams and cascades. After coming to Udaipur, register with your inn and appreciate time in the late evening tasting a cool beverage on a housetop porch over dazzling Lake Pichola. Overnight in Udaipur.
Take a full day sightseeing trip of the city which includes visit to the City Palace (note the trees growing at the top floor of the palace, which is actually the summit of the hill the palace is covering!), and Saheliyon ki bari. In the evening you may visit the Shilpgram or can explore the interesting labyrinths around Jagdish temple at your discretion.
Breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast drive to Bundi, following a visit to Taragarh Fort. Otherwise called the 'Star Fort', Taragarh is the most striking component in the city. It is prominent among travelers because of its all encompassing perspective of the city. Afterward, visit Nawal Sagar Lake, a major artificial lake seen from the Taragarh Fort. Situated amidst the city, you'll have the capacity to see the impression of the whole city in the lake. Overnight in Bundi.
Breakfast in the hotel. Leave Pushkar and make a beeline for Jaipur, otherwise known as the 'Pink City' and the capital of present day Rajasthan. The evening will be devoted to exploring the bazaars in the walled city. Overnight in Jaipur.
After breakfast we visit Amber Fort, built in the16th century, enjoy an elephant ride to the Fort. Drive past the Hawa Mahal or palace of winds. In the afternoon we visit the City palace and museum, walk to adjacent Jantar Mantar observatory. Later evening walk around the bazaars. Overnight stay at hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel. This morning prepare for Karauli, a residential community mid-route among Jaipur and Agra.
Here you can walk around the business sectors, see neighbourhood experts at work and visit the staggering City Palace. Overnight in Karauli.
Breakfast in the hotel. Leave Karauli and drive through Fatehpur Sikri to Agra. The surrendered Mughal capital of Fatehpur is one of the world's definitive 'apparition towns' having been involved for just a brief timeframe in the late seventeenth century. Visit the region with a guide and later continue to Agra. Overnight in Agra.
Early morning at first light set out for the visit of the heavenly Taj Mahal, principle image of Moghul design and India, assembled beginning in 1632 by Emperor Moghul Shah Jahan in white marble and semi-valuable stones.
Continuation with the visit of the Red Fort, Lal Qila, one of the miracles of Mughal workmanship worked by Akbar "the extraordinary" from 1565.
Transfer to Delhi International Airport and departure.
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