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The Magic of Rajasthan

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 15 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 15 people
Destination(s): India  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History   Cultural Journey  
Season: April - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1214 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2080 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Delhi. Arrive Delhi by late evening and transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Delhi. After breakfast, departure for a tour of the Old and New Delhi, visiting the Grand Mosque Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk market with its fascinating streets of silver, the Red Fort with its tall buildings and walls of sandstone, Gandhi Memorial, the Qutab Minaret, Tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun, the country's national monument, the Gateway of India and the presidential palace.

Day 3: Delhi - Mandawa. Breakfast and departure by road to Mandawa (257 km, 5 local), the capital of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, a place world famous for the ancient merchants' houses called havelis and paintings decorate the exterior of buildings. During the walking tour that will make for Mandawa, we observe the Indian craftsmen working on the streets. After touring the streets of this city and see some of his most impressive and beautiful mansions, transfer to your hotel.

Day 4: Mandawa - Bikaner. Breakfast and departure by road to Bikaner (190 km/4 hours). The city of Bikaner was founded in 1488, Jodhpur 29 years after the young son of the Raja of Jodhpur. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. After a brief time out to visit refrescarsem Karni Mata Temple (Rat Temple) inhabited by thousands of rats. Continue to visit the Junagarh Fort, begun to build in the s. XVI and a major center for camel breeding. When finished, transfer back to your hotel.

Day 5: Bikaner – Jaisalmer. After breakfast, route to Jaisalmer (325 km - 6 hours), crossing the great Indian Thar desert. Jaisalmer was founded at a meeting of several trade routes, where the rich merchants hired craftsmen to decorate the mansions built with fine carvings and balconies. Visit the Jaisalmer Fort, built at a height of 80 meters on the hill by Rawal Jaisal Trikula in the year 1156. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Jaisalmer.

Day 6: Jaisalmer. Breakfast. Departure to visit the fort and havelis of the nobles and merchants in the area. Among them are the havelis Patwon and Salim Singh-ki-haveli, notable for its impressive facade. In the afternoon, departure by road (about 45 km) to Sam dunes where we take a camel ride as we watch the breathtaking sunset. Return to Jaisalmer.

Day 7: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur. Breakfast. Free morning. At the indicated time Drive to Jodhpur (290 km - 5 hours), the blue city, which was founded by Rao in 1459 AD During Jodhaji S. XVI, the city was an important stopping place for travelers and traders.

Day 8: Jodhpur. Breakfast at the hotel at the specified time meeting with your guide to visit the city. Meherangarh begin by Fort, a symbol of the city. Then visit the Moti Mahal or Pearl Palace, with its beautifully decorated walls, and finally the Palace of Mirrors. When finished, transfer back to your hotel.

Day 9: Jodhpur - Udaipur. After breakfast drive to Udaipur (275 km - 5 hours), the "City of Lakes." En route Ranakpur visit in a group of temples, unique example of Jain architecture. Chaumukha The main temple is also called the "Temple of the 4 Faces" dedicated to Adinath and consists of 29 rooms and 426 fully pillars decorated with beautiful sculptures completely different. After visiting the temples jaimistas, then by road to Udaipur, where we arrived we enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola. When done, transfer to your hotel.

Day 10: Udaipur. At the appointed time breakfast meeting with your guide and departure for a city tour beginning at the City Palace. This palace was built with limestone, is a museum furnished with exquisite works on mirrors, tiles, miniatures and colorful mosaics that adorn the beautiful rooms. Continue to Sahelion-Ki-Bari, "The Garden of the Maidens", a beautiful botanical complex filled with fountains and small lakes. When done, visit the Jagdish Temple, built by the Jains in the s.XVII. We end the tour at the Museum where we'll Local Traditional fine examples of craftsmanship developed in the mid-nineteenth century.

Day 11: Udaipur - Pushkar. Breakfast and departure by road to Pushkar (204 km - 4 hours). Upon arrival, visit the Pushkar Lake and its sacred temples. Mythology says that the gods dropped a lotus flower on the land of Rajasthan and Pushkar was born there. A Pushkar is known as Tirth Raj, "the king of sacred sites." Also visit the Dargarh of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, the Sufi prophet grave that formed the guild and temple Chishtiya jaimista Adhai Jhopra ka din. When finished, transfer to your hotel.

Day 12: Pushkar - Jaipur. After breakfast we drive to Jaipur (145 km - 3 hours), the capital of Rajasthan visit the Palace Museum, the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal) and the Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory. In the evening enjoy dinner with traditional dance show at a local restaurant.

Day 13: Jaipur. Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Amber, capital of the Rajputs from 1037 to 1728. We will make an ascent on elephant back to the fort on a hill, to visit the Fort Palace. Also visit the Fort Jaigarh, connected to Amber through fortified passages which houses within it the largest canyon in the world.

Day 14: Jaipur - Agra. After breakfast drive to Agra (245 km - 5 hours). En route visit the ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri, built in the desert and then abandoned is a true work of art in perfect condition. Continue to Agra. Afternoon visit Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays) built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Day 15: Agra – Delhi – Onward destination. Breakfast Meeting with your guide to visit the Agra Fort and Sikandra Fort. Following these visits out by road to Delhi (204 km - 4 hours). Arrive Delhi and connect flight to onward destination.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation based on single/double/twin share basis in the mentioned hotels
- Air-conditioned vehicle (depending on the flow) on disposal as per the above mentioned itinerary
- Spanish-failing English-speaking local guide for the sightseeing in respective cities as per the mentioned itinerary up to 05 pax traveling together
- Spanish-speaking tour Manager from the entire tour (Delhi to Delhi) from 05 pax onwards
- Man pulled cycle rickshaw ride to the narrow streets of Old Delhi
- Tour of painted havelis in Shekhawati region
- Short Camel ride at Sam and Sand Dunes
- Jeep safari to Bishnoi villages
- Boat ride at Lake Pichola – subjected to water level
- Elephant Ride to Amber Fort – subjected to availability
- All entrances to the monuments visited as per the itinerary
- All applicable taxes.

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