A Trip to Rajasthan - Padharo Mhare Desh
India is probably the only country with the largest and most diverse mixture of races. All the five major racial types - Australoid, Mongoloid, Europoid, Caucasian and Negroid - find representation among the people of India. North India Splendor tour will be a tour of Rajasthan, whose principal features are the Thar desert and the stunning "pink city" of Jaipur and Agra, home of the famous Taj Mahal. Traveling to ravishing Rajasthan is an awesome experience; the enchantment with Rajasthan just doesn't seem to languish away. Come and luxuriate in its unique diversity with its entire hue -the kaleidoscopic people, opulent culture, custom/tradition and cuisine through this resplendent Rajasthan tour package.
DAY 01 ARRIVE DELHI
On arrival to Delhi, our tour representative will be welcoming you at the international airport with Mineral water and Garland. Later transfer and check into the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 02 DELHI
Breakfast at the hotel. Later full day guided sightseeing tour Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British Empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar Tower, the India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President's House and Parliament House, Humayun's Tomb all dating back to the time of British Raj. Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 03 DELHI / UDAIPUR (BY TRAIN)
Breakfast at the hotel. Day free to explore the city local markets. Afternoon check out and transfer to the railway station in time to connect your train to Udaipur. Overnight at the Train.
DAY 04 UDAIPUR
Early morning arrive at the Udaipur. Meet and assist at the railway station. Later transfer and check in at the hotel. Breakfast at the hotel. Udaipur - City of Lakes. Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure water lakes, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis. A vision in white drenched in romance and beauty. Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds and experience - an inspiration for the imagination of poets, painters and writers. Its kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carry the flavour of a heroic past, epitomizing valour and chivalry. Their reflection in the placid waters of the lake Pichola is an enticing sight. Later proceed for city tour visiting City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Sahelion-Ki-Bari, Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum, and Jag Mandir, Jag Niwas. Boat ride at Lake Pichola. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 05 UDAIPUR / KUMBHALGARH via RANKPUR 90Km
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and drive to Kumbhalgarh en route visiting magnificent cluster of Jain temple in Ranakpur. Two temples dedicated to the Jain saints, Parasnath and Neminath have beautiful erotic carvings very similar to those which have made Khajuraho famous. With its 29 halls and 1,444 distinctly different carved pillars, this is an astounding monument. Later drive to Kumbhalgarh. On arrival into Kumbhalgarh check into the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 06 KUMBHALGARH / JODHPUR 200Km / 4 hours 30 minute
Breakfast at the hotel. Kumbhalgarh stands on the site of an ancient citadel dating back to the second century AD belonging to a Jain descendant of India's Mauryan emperors. It defined the boundaries between Mewar and Marwar and became a refuge for Mewar's rulers in times of strife. Its steel gray ramparts encircle the fertile Shero Mallah Valley, with ancient monuments cenotaphs, ponds and flourishing farms. Later guided sightseeing tour of the city. Afternoon check out and drive to Jodhpur. On arrival, check into the hotel. Evening free for shopping. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 07 JODHPUR
Breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing of the city visiting Mehrangarh Fort - the 5 km long majestic fort on a 125 meter high hill is one of the most impressive and formidable structures. Jaswant Thada - a cluster of royal cenotaphs built in 1899 AD in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Within the main cenotaph are the portraits of various Jodhpur rulers. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 08 JODHPUR / JAISALMER 285Km / 6 hours 30 minute
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and drive to Jaisalmer. On arrival to Jaisalmer, check into the hotel. Free for relaxation. Over night stay at the hotel.
DAY 09 JAISALMER
Breakfast at the hotel. Later explore Jaisalmer, rising from the Thar Desert like a golden mirage is the city of Jaisalmer. The Fort - the golden hued fort is a sentinel to the bleak desertscape from its 80 metre high perch on the hill, housing the entire township within its ramparts. Akhaiya Pol, Ganesh Pol, Suraj Pol and Hava Pol. Gadisar Lake Havelis - some of the most exotic mansions or havelis, all intricately latticed, are strewn all over Jaisalmer - each with a different facade. Patwon-ki-haveli - the most elaborate and magnificent of all the Jaisalmer havelis. It has exquisitely carved pillars and extensive corridors and chambers. Salim Singh-ki-haveli - this 300 year old haveli of Jaisalmer. In the evening visit Sam Sand Dunes - (42 km) no trip to Jaisalmer is complete without a trip to the most picturesque dunes of Sam. The ripples on the wind-caressed dunes, that create an enchanting mirage, are surely a delight for a trigger-happy photographer. Various cultural programmes are organized against the backdrop of these fascinating sand dunes. Exciting camel safaris allow you to get the real feel of the desert on the camel back. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 10 JAISALMER / BIKANER 333Km / 7 hours 50 minute
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and depart to Bikaner. On arrival to Bikaner, check into the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 11 BIKANER
Breakfast at the hotel. Bikaner is famous for its Old Havelis. Bikaner was founded in 1486 by Bika, one of the fourteen sons of Rao Jodha. Bikaner - lying in the north of the desert state, Bikaner is dotted with many sand dunes. More popularly called the camel country, Bikaner is renowned for the best riding camels in the world. The exotic camel safaris, its gorgeous forts and the worship of thousands of holy rats at Karni Mata temple are some of the most interesting aspects of Bikaner. Later full day guided sightseeing tour of the city including Camel breeding farm. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 12 BIKANER / MANDAWA 164Km / 3 hours 30 minute
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and drive to Mandawa. On arrival into Mandawa, check into the hotel. Later day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 13 MANDAWA / JAIPUR 150Km / 3 hours 30 minute
Breakfast at the hotel. An open art gallery is what aptly describes Mandawa in Rajasthan. Mandawa Rajasthan is dotted with beautiful havelis, mansion & forts. This wealth of ancient architectural heritage is what that has made Mandawa a popular tourist destination in Rajasthan. Mandawa lies in the district of Jhunjhunu and havelis are the main tourist attractions in Mandawa. Check out and depart for guided sightseeing tour of the city. Later drive to Jaipur. On arrival, check into the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 14 JAIPUR
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning excursion to Amber Fort and enjoy an elephant ride on the ramparts of the fort, for six centuries the capital of the state. The pavilions and courtyards of the palace ascend in successive levels up the hill the Sheesh Mahal, or pavilion of mirrors, the finest of its kind, is studded with small mirrors which reflect flame in a thousand flickering lights. Afternoon free for leisure /shopping. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 15 JAIPUR / AGRA 250Km / 5 hours 30 minute via FATEHPUR SIKRI
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and drive to Agra en route visiting deserted capital Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri is the imperial city of the Mughal dynasty. Famously known as the city of Ghosts, it was built by the Great Mughal Emperor - Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri is a place worth visiting to discover how once the city could have been which has now turned into ruins. Later drive to Agra. On arrival to Agra, check into the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 16 AGRA / DELHI 200Km / 4 hours 30 minute
Early morning Sunrise tour of the most opulent wonder of the modern world "The Taj Mahal". Breakfast at the hotel. Check out visit Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, Agra Fort and Sikandara Tomb. Later drive to Delhi. On arrival to Delhi, transfer to the International Airport directly to catch flight for your onwards destination.