Indeed, the Colourful Rajasthan tour takes you on a magnificent journey where you enjoy its rich heritage and culture. Get ready for visiting the sand dunes and enthrall your being with dance under the moonlit night. Visit the forts and palaces, wooded hills, and rugged forts and that too in an unimaginable way. In fact, you will simply love to enjoy its every bit under the name of colourful Rajasthan tour.
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Delhi, the capital of India – a canvas that reflects the complexities, contradictions, beauty and dynamism of a city where the past co-exit with the present. Many dynasties ruled from here and the city is rich in the architecture of its monuments.
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Morning combined city tour of Old and New Delhi visiting Raj Ghat and shanti vana- the cremation sited of Mahatma Ghandi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Qutaub Minar built by Qutub – ud –Din Aibek in 1199, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Lakshminarayan Temple – a mordern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place-shopping center of New Delhi. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02Delhi – Agra by surface (204 kms)
After breakfast depart by surface for Agra and check-in at the hotel. Attracting the maximum number of tourist is the city of Taj Mahal, Agra. The over 300 hundred year old white marble Taj is the main drawing factor and various monuments and historical sites dating back to the Mughal period.
Afternoon city sightseeing tour of Agra visiting the world famous Taj Mahal and Agra Fort – Taj Mahal – One of the most photographed tourist attractions in the world, Taj Mahal is the attraction that pulls the tourists from all over the world. The Taj Mahal is entirely made of white marble and its walls are decorated with exquisite pietra dura (stone inlay) work. It is said that different types of precious and semi-precious stones were used in the intricate inlay work done on the interiors. This magnificent monument is set around a Charbagh or ‘four garden’ plan, which is split by watercourses-a reflection of the Persian style. ( Taj Mahal remains Closed on Friday)
Agra Fort, built by Emperor Akbar on the west bank of the river Yamuna and beautified with palaces and gardens by Jehangir, Agra Fort today dominates the center of the city. The crescent-shaped fort with its 20-metre high, 2.4-km outer walls contains a maze of buildings that form a small city within a city. One can enter the fort only through the Amar Singh Gate. The public access is limited to the southern part of the fort which includes nearly all the buildings of tourist interest. The Diwan-i-Aam (hall of public audience) and Diwan-i-Khas (hall of private audience) were built by Shahjahan for receiving audiences.
Jehangir’s Palace, built by Akbar was the largest private residence in the fort. Close to Diwan-i-Khas, stands an octagonal tower known as Musamman Burj. It was here that Shahjahan breathed his last after seven years of imprisonment. Other places to see within the fort include the Khas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal (the mirror palace) and the Anguri Bagh (the Grape Garden).
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03Agra – Jaipur by surface (237 Kms)
After breakfast depart by surface for Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri (40 Kms) built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful building including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palace. On arrival in Jaipur check-in at the hotel.
The city capital in the tone of an autumnal sunset intersperses the play of red and pink with white borders and motifs, outlining the artichectural highlights of Jaipur’s buildings. Jaipur has blush pink eversince 1727 when Maharaja Swai Jai Singh II had it built. It is the only city in the world symbolizing the 9 divisions of the universe through Nine rectangular sectors sub-dividing it. The palaces and forts of yesteryears that were witness to royal processions and splendours are now living mouments accepted naturally into the lifestyles of the people of the pink city. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Morning excursion to Amber Fort with elephant ride. Afternoon half day city sightseeing tour visiting Maharaja’s City Palace and the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds and through the rose-pink residential and business areas of Jaipur. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05Jaipur – Jodhpur by surface (332 kms)
After breakfast depart by surface for Jodhpur and check-in at hotel. Jodhpur is a sprawling city, with a blend of the mordern and traditional, from palaces to ethnic handicrafts. The enchanting fort, temples, other royal residences and a settlement retain a medieval character and comprise the town’s multifaceted attractions. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06Jodhpur – Udaipur by surface (259 kms)
After breakfast proceed for half day tour visiting the Mehrangarh 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 museum located in the Umaid Bhawan Palace. Afternoon depart by surface for Udaipur and check-in at the hotel.
Udaipur is an enchanting city full of surprises, with lakes in the midst of sandy terrain and green forested hills. The city is replete with palaces straight out of fairy tales and rugged fortresses that recount its history. Founded in 1599 by Maharana Udai singh, the city is situated on the edge of three lakes, its narrow streets lined with shops and craftsmen’s ateliers encourage hours of window shopping.
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Afternoon proceed for half day sightseeing of Udaipur visiting the city Palace Jagdish Temple,drive around Fatehsagar Lake , Sahelion Ki Bari (Queen resort for her friends) and Bhatiya Lok Kala Mandir (folk art Museum) Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07Udaipur – Mount Abu by surface (185 kms)
After breakfast depart by surface for Mount Abu and check-in at the hotel. At 1,200 metre, Mount abu is the highest point of the Aravalli range passing through Rajasthan. The only hill resort of Rajasthan, it is built around a lake and is surrounded by forested hills. According to legend, the town derives its name from Arbuda, a serpent who descended to the spot to rescue Shiva’s bull, Nandi. Besides having all the features of a pleasant bill resort, Mount Abu is also well known for the famous Dilwara Temples and many more archaeological remains. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08Mount Abu – Ajmer (361)
After breakfast depart by surface for Ajmer and check-in at the hotel. Nestling in the folds of Aravalis and situated pratically in the center of Rajasthan is the sleepy town of Ajmer. A major religious center for Muslims as well as Hindus. Famous for the mosque of the Dargah of the venerated Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, each year an ‘urs’ or fair is held when millions throng to the holy shrine. Ajmer is also well-known due to its proximity to the holy town of Pushkar. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 09Ajmer – Delhi by surface (389 kms)
After breakfast depart by surface for Delhi and check-in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Time transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination.