Rajasthan tours

Rajasthan tours(I-43)

Duration: 16 Days

Destination Covered: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Pushkar - Osian - Jaisalmer - Luni - Deogarh - Kumbalgarh - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Delhi

The 16 day travel itinerary of Rajasthan from Delhi covers some of the larger as well as the smaller cities of this North Indian state. This suggested travel package for Rajasthan is covered mostly by road transport and one single flight from Udaipur to Delhi. This recommended tour package to Rajasthan gives you the possibility of selecting hotels of your choice/budget. The best travel agent for Rajasthan trips - India's franchisee of Lufthansa City Center - Services International Ltd brings you this tour & travel package for Rajasthan.

Day 01:- Arrive Delhi.
Arrive Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Free time.

Day 02: Delhi.
Tour of Delhi. In Old Delhi visit the Raj Ghat - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi , Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. In New Delhi visit the Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate and Lakshminarayan Temple. Drive past President's House, Parliament House and Government Secretariat Buildings. Overnight Delhi.

Day 03:- Delhi Agra
Morning drive to Agra. Afternoon visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays. Overnight Agra.

Day 04:- Agra Fatehpur Sikri Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. Afternoon free. Overnight Jaipur.

Day 05:- Jaipur Pushkar
Morning visit Amber Fort. Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince and ever since, it has retained this colour. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace, the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight Jaipur.

Day 06:- Cochin
Drive to Bikaner. Afternoon tour of this desert city. Bikaner 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. Overnight at Bikaner.

Day 07:- Pushkar Osian

Drive to Osian. Osian Sand Dunes Resort and Camp is located near the ancient and picturesque desert town of the Osian. Osian was a great trading center on the silk route from the 8th to 12th century AD. It boasts of a number of intricately carved Hindu and Jain temples dating back to the 6th century. The Majestic Sachiya Mata temple and the Surya temple are particularly noteworthy for their carvings and architectural grandeur. The Vishnoi pilgrimage of at Mukam (Jambha), the village of Khichan, famous for its flocks of migratory Demoiselle crane and the great pilgrimage centre of Ramdevra are conveniently located.

Day 08:- Osian Jaisalmer
Drive to Jaisalmer. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Jaisalmer.

Day 09:- Jaisalmer
Morning visit Jaisalmer. Visit the Fort, bazzars and the old mansions known as "havelis". People still live in these ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has exquisite carvings and filigreed work. Afternoon free. Overnight Jaisalmer.

Day 10:- Jaisalmer Luni
Morning drive to Luni visiting Jodhpur enroute. In Jodhpur, visit the Meharangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone Hill, including Moti-Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memorium built in 1899 and the museum located in the Umaid Public Gardens. Luni is a charming village that reflects the past of Rajasthan. The artisans continue pursuing their profession of fashioning metal, clay or wood into intricate forms. Located on the bed of river Luni, the village is a mirror image of the desert - always peaceful, yet so vast and mysterious. Overnight Luni.

Day 11:- Luni Deogarh
Morning drive to Deogarh - known for its palace. Deogarh is a wooded principality, the seat of the chundawat clan of Sisodia Rajputs, and the seat of the Deogarh school of paintings. The town is surrounded by bhil villages whose colourful way of life and celebration of festival is unique. Overnight Deogarh.

Day 12:- Deogarh Kumbhalgarh
Morning drive to Kumbhalgarh.. Kumbhalgarh fort was designed by the Rana Kumbha of Mewar. He designed this great defensive fortress on a hill, which was situated at a height of 3,500 feet above the earth's surface, which is approximately 1100 metres high. The wall surrounding Kumbhalgarh fort which was constructed in the 15th century is supposed to be the second longest wall after the Great wall of China. Overnight Kumbhalgarh.

Day 13:- Kumbhalgarh Ranakpur Udaipur
Morning drive to Udaipur visiting Ranakpur Temples enroute. Ranakpur - 98 kms from Udaipur, the Jain Temples 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 & shade is really awe inspiring. Surya Temple and other Jain Temples are side attractions. Overnight Udaipur .

Day 14:- Udaipur
Morning tour of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen's resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum). Afternoon free. Overnight Udaipur.

Day 15:- Udaipur Delhi
Transfer to airport in time for Delhi flight. Arrive Delhi and transfer to city centre. Later transfer to airport in time for the return flight. No hotel.

Day 16:- Departure