Ranakpur will enthrall you with its marble temple. Zoom through the lakes city Udaipur, Chittorgarh with its victory tower, Bundi & Kota to Pushkar with the holy lake, Jaipur the city in pink, Amer Fort for an elephant ride, Fatehpur Sikri & Tajmahal. Enjoy staying in the grand luxury palace of Rajasthan or the smaller havelis, palaces, forts and castles of Rajasthan. Staying in these heritage hotels in Rajasthan is an experience.
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Departure from Home Country.
Day 2: Delhi Arrival. Transfer to hotel. Check-in and check-out timings are always 1200 hrs noon. Morning visit Raj Ghat - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Afternoon visit Qutab Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Lakshmi Narayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping centre. Overnight Delhi.
Day 3: Delhi - Udaipur Transfer to airport to board flight for Udaipur. arrive and check in hotel. Overnight Udaipur.
Day 4: 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 5: Udaipur - Ranakpur - Jodhpur. Morning drive to Jodhpur visiting Ranakpur Temples enroute. Ranakpur - 98 km 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 and shade is really awe inspiring. Surya Temple and other Jain Temples are side attractions. Overnight Jodhpur.
Day 6: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer. Drive to Jaisalmer. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Jaisalmer.
Day 7: Jaisalmer. Morning visit Jaisalmer. Visit the Fort, bazaars 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. Overnight Jaisalmer.
Day 8: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur. Drive to Jodhpur. Afternoon 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. Overnight Jodhpur.
Day 9 : Jodhpur - Pushkar. Drive to Pushkar. Ajmer was founded by the Chauhan ruler, Aiaipal, during the 11th century and is dominated by the Taragarh Fort built by Prithviraj Chauhan. In Pushkar, visit the holy Lake and also the famous Brahma Temple. Pushkar is one of the holiest places for Hindus. Overnight Pushkar.
Day 10: Pushkar - Jaipur. Morning drive to Jaipur. Arrive and check in hotel. Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a color coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace and the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal and through the pink rose residential and business areas. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 11: Jaipur. Morning visit Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Ascend the Fort on Elephant back. Morning visit Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Ascend the Fort on Elephant back. Afternoon free. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 12: Jaipur - Agra. Drive to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 km 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. Overnight Agra.
Day 13: Agra. Morning 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 the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Taj Mahal is closed on Friday. Afternoon free. Overnight Agra.
Day 14: Agra - Delhi. India Gate Drive to Delhi airport in time for return flight. No hotel.
Day 15: Departure.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
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