- Start Date04/28/2020
- TypeGuided Tours
- Departure CityDELHI
- End CityDELHI
- Cancellation policyUp to 24 hours
- Durations 14 days 13 nights
The shades of Rajasthan are interminable on this 14-day visit that will take you through the sights and sounds, flavors and ponders of one of the most observed Indian States. From pink sandstone to white marble, complicatedly cut sculptures to extensive fortifications, you will wander through the differing scene that gleams with desert and backwoods, royal residences and sanctuaries, opening up sentimental chronicles and showing a vivacious present. The staggering existence of India is entrancing, flooded with conceals from an earlier time, present, and future.
Start your excursion through India with your appearance in Delhi. The clamoring vitality of the city comes as much from the interminable smell of chai and chapatti, as from the bubbly shades of the apparel. The next day will take you from your rich inn through the encompassing, practically unlimited, pictures of the Delhi, from the old market to the biggest mosque in the city, and past the habitation of the President of India. The following morning has you out of Delhi, wandering over the state’s fringe into Rajasthan advancing toward Jaipur where you will subside into the delicate tint of the Pink City. Visit through the extraordinary Amer Fort and along the City Palace Museum. Look with astonishment at the acclaimed windows of the Hawa Mahal which give uncommon hue to the city’s namesake. Once in Deogarh you will locate the seventeenth century royal residence that offers knowledge into the extravagant past of the regal family.
Your vivid visit proceeds in Mount Abu where you will investigate the lavish Dilwara Jain Temples that offer dedication and aestheticness to the different showed divine beings inside the encompassing timberland. Locate the huge engineering of the fifteenth century Jain sanctuaries of Ranakpur before getting a charge out of a half-day visit through the City Palace of Udaipur where the regal family keeps on living. Travel to Chittorgarh to observe the biggest fortification in Rajasthan where carvings and models are trimmed along the bright inside.
The following day you will come to Kota; be guided through the Maharao Madho Singh Museum that houses a bright assortment of Rajpu small scale compositions, awesome figures, and staggering frescoes that offers understanding into a sumptuous history. Invest energy inside Ranthambore National Park looking for the desired untamed life that carries minds to the verge of overflowing with pictures of tigers and panthers. On the way to Agra you will visit the exquisite Keoladeo Ghana National Park and the Ghost City of Fatehpur Sikri, home to sandstone structures discharged with time. Once in Agra you will observer the prized shades of the Taj Mahal at dawn, visit the Agra Fort, and the various sights of the city, before coming back to Delhi in the late evening and proceeding forward toward home.
- Witness the endless loftiness of the celebrated Taj Mahal
- Experience the beautiful culture inside Rajasthan, from bubbly garments to ethereal royal residences
- Journey through the wilds of Ranthambore National Park to see the untamed life, from sloth bears to tigers
- Traverse the prized symbols of the Pink City, Jaipur, including Hawa Mahal
- Explore the wonderful design and the vainglorious size of the stronghold at Chittorgarh
- Taste the customary kinds of Rajasthan, where the nourishment is as beautiful and lively as the urban areas
- Revel among the point by point Jain sculptures and grand marble engineering at the Dilwara Jain Temples
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- Food and drinks
- Pick-up and drop off
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- Professional guide
- Special activities
- Transport by air-conditioned
DAY 01 - ARRIVE IN DELHI – SEEING THE LIVELY INDIA
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. This is the capital city of India, and can be called as a major gateway to India. Delhi is one of the most important metropolitan in India, as it is the city of power. It has a very good combination of both modern, as well as ancient culture. In these 3000 years of its existence, there has been the origin of seven more cities, where the traditional Indian capital is. Strategic location, mixture of modern and Indian culture, rich history, medieval market, beside the modern ones etc are the main reasons for choosing it, as the seat of power. Delhi is a city waiting to be explored. It is also known as the Headquarters of Indian politics, as most of the heads of the Indian government and other political parties; reside here, including the Prime Minister, and President of the country. Night stay in Delhi.
DAY 02 - IN DELHI - DISCOVERING DELHI
After breakfast full day combined city tour Old & New Delhi visiting Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Red Fort, Made by Mughal Empror Shahjahan, Jama Masjid, The largest in India, It has three great gateways, four angle towers and two minarets constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. Chandni Chowk, this main street of Old Delhi is the colorful shopping bazaar, known as Chandni Chowk. It has very sharp contrast to the open, spacious streets of Delhi. Laxmi Narayan Temple, dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. India Gate, this 42ms high stone of triumph is a war memorial. It bears the names of 85,000 Indian army soldiers, who died in the campaigns of WWI. Rashtrapati Bhawan - This palace-like building is the official residence of the President of India and an interesting blend of Mughal and western architectural styles. Qutab Minar - The highest monument of India, Qutb Minar is 72.5 m high, tapering from 2.75 m in diameter at its peak. Night stay in Delhi.
DAY 03 – DELHI TO JAIPUR – EMPHASISING ON THE HUES OF RAJASTHAN
After breakfast depart by surface to Jaipur. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Afternoon orientation tour. The picturesque capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is color washed pink-the color associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. This Beautiful city along with Agra and Delhi form what is known as the Golden Triangle of Indian tourist circuit. Jaipur is a city where royalty still lives in the grandeur of its palaces, where fighting for the honour of the clan has never been a need but a way of life, and where treating guests as gods has been a tradition from time immemorial . There is a timeless appeal to Jaipur's colorful bazaars where one can shop for Rajasthani handlooms and trinkets. Beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and marvelous heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas are worth admiration. Not to mention the ambling camels and cheerful people in multi-hued costumes that make your trip to the pink city a memorable one. Night stay in Jaipur.
DAY 04 – IN JAIPUR – DISCOVERING THE PINK CITY
After breakfast full day city tour visiting City Palace, the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen. Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, is perhaps the most beautiful example of Rajasthani forts and gives a grand view of the city down below. Other attractions include the Jaigarh Fort, Birla Mandir, and Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh. Night stay in Jaipur.
DAY 05 – JAIPUR TO DEOGRAH – ENJOYING THE COLOURFUL ROYALTY
After breakfast depart by surface to Deogarh. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Afternoon city tour visiting the Deogarh Mahal , Gokul Vials Palace and Anjaneshwar Mahadev temple. Night stay in Deogarh.
DAY 06 – DEOGRAH TO MOUNT ABU – LEARNING ABOUT THE JAINS
After breakfast depart by surface to Mount Abu. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Afternoon city tour of Mount Abu. Night stay in Mount Abu.
DAY 07 - MOUNT ABU TO UDAIPUR ENROUTE RANAKPUR - MONUMENTS OF JAINS AND BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINS
After breakfast depart by surface to Udaipur. Enroute visit of Ranakpur. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Udaipur is Located in the Aravalli ranges of Rajasthan, the city of Udaipur is situated at a distance of about 405 km from the state capital Jaipur. The city is well connected through air, rail, and road to other important cities of India like Jaipur, Delhi, and Mumbai. Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sound and experiences. Right from the medieval times, the city has been an inspiration for poets, painters and writers. Founded in 1559 and named after Maharana Udai Singh, Udaipur became the capital of the Sisodia dynasty whose earlier capital was Chittor. According to legend, the Maharana was out hunting one day when he met a holy man meditating on a hill overlooking the Lake Pichola. The hermit blessed the Maharana and told him to built a palace at that very spot, as it would be well protected. The Maharana followed the holy man”s advice and Udaipur came into being. Today, Udaipur is a one of the better-known tourist destinations of India. Summers in Udaipur are quite hot with temperature going up to 38°C during the day. Winters are relatively pleasant with temperature remaining at around 28°C during day and up to 11°C during night. The winters are the best time to visit historic city. Night stay in Udaipur.
DAY 08 – IN UDAIPUR - THE CONTINUING JOURNEY OF ROYALS
After breakfast city tour of Udaipur. If Jaipur is a city in pink, Udaipur is a study in white. The city is famous for its palaces, lake, museums, temples, and gardens. The City Palace and Museum is considered as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan and its museum has stunning collection of objects collected by different Maharanas of Udaipur over the centuries. The Picholia Lake, Udai Sagar, and Pratap Sagar are some of the most beautiful lakes in the state. Some other attractions in the city are the Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Jag Mandir, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir, Pratap Memorial, and Ahar Museum. Night stay in Udaipur.
DAY 09 – UDAIPUR TO CHITTORGARH – GOING OVER VIBRANT FORTRESSES
After breakfast depart by surface to Chittorgarh. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Afternoon visit Chittorgarh fort. DescriptionThe Chittor Fort or Chittorgarh is one of the largest forts in India. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fort was the capital of Mewar and is located in the present-day town of Chittor. It sprawls over a hill 180 m in height spread over an area of 280 ha above the plains of the valley drained by the Berach River. Night stay in Chittorgarh.
DAY 10 – CHITTORGARH – KOTA – ENJOYING TIME ON RIVER BANKS
After breakfast depart by surface to Kota. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Afternoon city tour visiting City Fort and Palace. Within the city palace is the museum which houses a good collection of artefacts. The Kishore Sagar Tank built in 1346 , the Jagmandir Palace located on a small island at the centre of this tank . The Brij Vilas Palace Museum, Chambal Gardens and the Chhatar Bilas Gardens are also worth a visit. Other places of visit include Kansua temple with a four faced Shiva Lingam, Bhitria Kund,Adhar Shila Budh Singh Bafna haveli and Yatayat Park. Night stay in Kota.
DAY 11 – KOTA TO SAWAI MADHOPUR - THE AMAZING WILDERNESS OF RAJASTHAN
After breakfast depart by surface to Sawai Madhopur. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Ranthambore is one of the many famous destinations of the western state of India, Rajasthan. Generally a visit to Ranthambore means a visit to the tiger reserve here. However, the place has much more to offer you in sightseeing and excursions. Surrounded by the Vindhya and Aravali hill ranges and located very near to the outer fringes of the Thar Desert, Ranthambore offers you the best of the desert land as well as plain area near the hills. Due to its proximity to the Thar desert, the vegetation here is that of deciduous forest. Ranthambore used to be the hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Later it was declared as a game sanctuary in 1955. In 1980, it was declared as a national park and listed among the reserves protected under Project Tiger. Ranthambore is also considered to be the best place in the world to photograph the tiger in its natural habitat. In Ranthambore you can indulge in any of the adventurous activities that the park offers. A Jeep Safari, a cultural and traditional experience of the Meena tribes, a night out in the many hideouts in the park are some of the options you must not miss. Night stay in Ranthambore.
DAY 12 – IN SAWAI MADHOPUR – WITNESSING THE BIG CATS
Morning & afternoon Jeep Safari to the jungle following different trails inside park. There are many interesting spots for you to see in Ranthambore. The park is regarded as the most suitable place for wildlife photography in the world. Here you can capture the tiger in its various moods and moments. Besides the Ranthambore Park, there are places like the Ranthambore Fort (one of it’s kind in the entire state of Rajasthan), Jogi Mahal (the wonderful forest guest house) and the various species of flora and fauna which are also worth a look. While in Ranthambore you can also get the feel of local customs and traditions of the region. A Jeep safari followed by the dinner consisting of the region’s delicacies is an experience not to be missed. Night stay in Ranthambore.
DAY 13 - SAWAI MADHOPUR TO AGRA ENROUTE VISIT BHARATPUR - ON THE PERIPHERIES OF SWAMPS
After breakfast depart by surface to Agra. Enroute visit Bharatpur. This is truly a fantasy of feathers. It is the bird kingdom, where time takes wing at The Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Home to an astonishing range of flora and fauna. Birds come to this national park in waves. From August through November, it is indigenous water birds. In early October the first migrants arrive from the high plateaux of Central Asia, Mongolia and Siberia, the most eagerly awaited of the lot being the gravely threatened Siberian crane. Later depart by surface to Agra. On arrival check-in at Hotel.Night stay in Agra.
DAY 14 - AGRA TO DELHI - DEPART FOR HOME – SEEING THE BEAUTIFUL SUNRISE
After breakfast city tour visiting, Taj Mahal, built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Besides the Taj, the Agra Fort (also called the Red Fort) makes an interesting sight. Other major attractions include the tomb of Akbar’s tomb at Sikandra, Rambagh, the Mughal Garden and Dayal Bagh Temple, Itmad Ud Dauula. Besides the historical monuments, one can also explore Agra’s rich heritage of handicrafts in its markets. Later depart by surface to Delhi airport to board flight for onward destination.
How many people will be on my trip?
Good things come in small packages, which is why we keep our group sizes down. This means we’re small enough to remain flexible as we thread our way through communities without intimidating the locals. On most of our trips, you’ll be part of an intimate group of 12-16 people, though our group sizes are on average 10 people. Our Overland trips are in purpose-built vehicles that can carry up to 24 travelers. Group sizes are displayed on each trip’s overview page on our website.