Cultural Rajasthan Touroffered by supplier M16155 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 18 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 50 people
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1500 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2000 US Dollar (USD)
Day 1 Delhi: (Arrival). Fly from your country to New Delhi. Upon arrival at the airport you will be greeted & assisted by our staff. Transfer to Hotel for check in. Overnight stay is at the hotel.
Day 2: Old Delhi. After breakfast in the morning at the hotel our representative will greet you at the lobby so as to handover hotel vouchers, air-tickets or any other formalities to be completed. Any special request can be discussed so as to be incorporated in the tour program. Later in the day go for half day sightseeing of Old Delhi. Visit Jamia Mazjid, Chandini Chowk, Red Fort, enjoy Rickshaw ride through the narrow alleys of Kinari Bazaar.
Later visit the Crematory of Mahatma Gandhi, The Raj Ghat and Modern Hindu Temple called the Akshardham or Swami Narayan Temple . In the evening return back to the hotel. You have time for leisure and shopping activities or to explre the markets of Delhi. Overnight stay is at the hotel.
Day 3: New Delhi. After breakfast in the morning at the hotel leave for half day sightseeing of New Delhi visiting Parliament House, Presidential House, India Gate, Humanyu Tomb and the Qutab Minar and other countless monuments. In the evening you will have time for shopping activities. Return to the Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 4: New Delhi - Mandawa (260 Km, 5 hours). After breakfast in the morning at the hotel; checkout and leave for Mandawa through the colorful villages of Rajasthan. Arrive & check in at the Heritage Haveli called the Castle Mandawa reminding you of the rich cultural heritage of the Shekhavati region. Later in the day visit the 150 to 200 year old painted havelies (big houses) by the natural colors in the streets of the village.
You can also watch the daily village life while watching the havelies. You can enjoy the evening at the hotel watching the traditional colorful cultural dance and music show. You can have dinner over bonfire. Overnight stay is at the Hotel.
Day 5: Mandawa – Shekhavati. Tour After breakfast in the morning at the hotel go for a full day tour of Majestic Shekhawati region. The semi-desert region of Shekhawati, lying in the triangular region between Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner, is famous for its plethora of painted havelis (mansions), all commendable pieces of the rich artistic traditions of this region.
The 'Open Air Gallery of Rajasthan', as it is popularly called 'Shekhawati', the Land of Shekhs , derives its name from Rao Shekha (1433-88). The major towns of interest in the region are Mandawa, Dundlod, Fatehpur, Ram garh, Nawalgarh and Jhunjhunu, although virtually every town has at least a few surviving havelis. Visit the havelies of Mandawa, Mukundgarh, Dundlod, Fatehpur / Nawalgarh. Return back to the hotel in Mandawa for overnight stay.
Day 6: Mandawa – Bikaner (190 Km, 4 hours). After breakfast in the morning check out and leave for Bikaner . The city was founded by Rao Biked Ji in 1488 A.D. Arrive & check in at the Hotel. After a change and wash go for half day sightseeing of Bikaner visiting Junagarh Fort founded in year 1593 by Raja Rai Singh who was general in the army of mighty Mughal emperor Akbar and rest of the Fort was improved by the successors.
Afterwards visit Asia’s largest Camel Breeding Research Farm and local busy markets. Return back to the hotel or you may go for shopping activities on the colorful street markets of Bikaner. Overnight stay is at Hotel.
Day 7: Bikaner – Deshnok - Khimsar (145 Km, 3 hours). After breakfast in the morning at the hotel check out and leave for Khimsar, enroute visit one of the famous 600 year’s old Deshnok Rat temple. After temple sightseeing continue your drive to Khimsar. The city was founded by 24th Jain Profit Mahavira 500 years B.C. Arrive 15th century Hotel Royal Castle Khimsar Fort.
After change and wash Jeep safari will be organized to visit local villages, wild life & sensational sun set on sand dunes. You can enjoy the evening watching the traditional colorful cultural dance and music show. You can have dinner over bonfire. Overnight stay is at the Hotel.
Day 8: Khimsar – Oscian - Jaisalmer (295 Km, 6 hours). After breakfast at the hotel check out and leave for Jaisalmer, enroute visit at 7th century Mahavira Jain Temple and 2000 years old Jija Mata Temple at Oscian village. Continue your drive to Jaisalmer. The city was founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.D. after shifting his capital from Ladurva.
Jaisalmer was the main caravan route from Far East to the Middle East, arrive & check in at Hotel. Rest of the evening is for leisure activities in and around the hotel / desert resort on the sand dunes. Enjoy the dinner over bonfire and colorful cultural and musical folk and dance shows. Overnight stay is at the hotel / desert resort.
Day 9: Jaisalmer. After breakfast in the morning go for full day sightseeing of Jaisalmer visiting the famous Jaisalmer Fort ( 80 meters above plains ) & Jain Temples within the Fort built in 12th to 15th century which are very worth watching. The specialty of the Fort is that still approximately 5000 people are living inside.
Visit Fort Palace & atop from Palace you can have the golden view of whole Jaisalmer city as whole city is built in yellow sand stones, when sun rays fall on the city, it give impression as golden city of India. Later in the day visit Patwon Ki Haveli and Nath Ji Mal Ki Haveli. In the evening drive to Sand Dunes to watch sensational Sun Set by Camel Ride. Return to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 10: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (285 Km, 5 hours). After breakfast at the hotel in the morning check out and & leave for Jo dhpur. Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jo dha in 1459 AD after shifting his capital from Mandore to Jo dhpur by the advice of a holy man.
Arrive & check in at Hotel. After a change and was later in the day visit Mehrangarh Fort 125 meters above plains, Jaswant thada and Sardar market clock tower. Evening is free for leisure activities in and around the hotel or for shopping activities in the colorful bazaars of Jo dhpur. Overnight stay is at Hotel.
Day 11: Jodhpur – Ranakpur (150 Km, 3 hours). After breakfast in the morning at the hotel checkout and drive to Ranakpur. Ranakpur is amongst the five most important pilgrimage sites of Jainism. It is home to an exceptionally beautiful temple complex in the Aravali ranges and a must visit for the tourists coming to this region. Arrive and check into the hotel.
Later after change and wash visit the Ranakpur Jain Temple, which was built during the reign of the liberal and gifted Rajput monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. There are four subsidiary shrines, 24 pillared halls and domes supported by over 400 columns. The total number of columns is 1,444 all of which are intricately carved with no two being alike.
The artistically carved nymphs playing the flute in various dance postures at a height of 45 feet are an interesting sight. In the assembly hall, there are two big bells weighing 108 kg whose sound echoes in the entire complex. The main temple is a Chaumukh or a four-faced temple dedicated to Adinath. Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 12: Ranakpur – Mt. Abu (170 Km, 4 hours). After breakfast at the hotel in the morning check out and & leave for Mt. Abu – A pleasant retreat set amidst the lush forested hills, Mt. Abu is a green oasis in the barren desertscape that's Rajasthan. The only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu has its stunning array of exquisite Dilwara Jain Temples, dating back 11th- 13th centuries, make it a popular pilgrimage centre.
‘Abu’ according to a legend stands for the son of Himalayan, deriving its name from Arbuada, the powerful serpent who rescued Nandi, the sacred bull of Lord Shiva, from a chasm. Arrive and check into the hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure activities in and around the hotel amidst the serene Aravalli mountain ranges. Evening is free for shopping activities. Overnight stay is at the hotel.
Day 13: Mt. Abu. After breakfast at the hotel in the morning go for a full day sightseeing of this beautiful hill station. Visit the Gaumukh Temple, Dilwara Jain Temple, Andra point, Sunset point and the Museum 7 Art Gallery. Return to the hotel in the evening for overnight stay.
Day 14: Mt. Abu – Udaipur (180 km, 4 hrs). After breakfast at the hotel in the morning check out and drive to Udaipur, the city founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559 AD, (Maha means great & Rana means warrior, so Maharana means a great warrior).
Udaipur is a beautiful city of lakes at the altitude of 577 MSL surrounded by Aravalli Hills. Arrive and check in at the hotel. Evening is free for leisure activities in and around the hotel in this beautiful city of lakes. Overnight stay is at the hotel.
Day 15: Udaipur (Lake City). After breakfast in the morning at the hotel go for full day sightseeing of Udaipur visiting The City Palace, Jagdish Temple built in 1651 AD, Fatehsagar Lake, Sahalion Ki Bari. Afternoon enjoy Boat Ride in Lake Pichola to visit Jagmandir Island. Later in the evening enjoy exciting cultural folk dances of Rajasthan at Meera Kala Mandir. Return to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 16: Udaipur – Ajmer / Pushkar (265 Km, 5 hours). In the morning after breakfast at the hotel check out and leave for Ajmer / Pushkar the holy city of Hindus and Muslims around the world. Arrive and check into the dlx Dessert resort. Later in the day visit one of the most important places of worships for the Muslims, the Ajmer Sharif Dargah. Return to the resort to visit the famous Bramha Mandir and the Pushkar Lake.
Later in the evening enjoy the Camel Ride in the nearby Sand Dunes of the Dessert Resort or enjoy the evening over the cultural Rajasthan music and dance and puppet show. Enjoy your dinner over the bonfire in the resort. Overnight stay is at the resort.
Day 17: Ajmer – Delhi (350 Km, 6.5 hours). After breakfast in the morning at the hotel leave for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and check into the hotel. Evening is free for leisure and shopping activities. Overnight stay is at the hotel.
Day 18: Delhi – Onward Destinations. After breakfast in the morning at the hotel you have free time for leisure activities in and around the hotel. Later in the day transfer to the international airport to board connecting flight for onwards tour / fly back to your country with the everlasting memories of the magnificent glimpses of Incredible India.
Airfare is included in the tour price.
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