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Cultural Rajasthan Itinerary (Make Customise Tours)

Duration: 11 Nights/ 12 Days
Destinations:Delhi-Agra-Fatehpur Sikri-Jaipur-Bikaner-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Udaipur-Delhi

Rajasthan has a rustic flavour about it. Once you go anywhere, be it a small town, a metropolis or a royal city, this flavour is sprinkled all over the city. We take you to see the countryside aspect of Rajasthan on this tour which is rightly named as the Rajasthan Cultural tour

Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
Arriving Delhi, you will be met by our representative, holding a play card with your name on it at the exit. Arrival transfer to your hotel and assistance for check-in will be provided. After check-in overnight at hotel.

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After breakfast full day city tour of Delhi which is India's bustling capital city. It was from here that Hindu, Muslim and Mughal dynasties as well as the British ruled. Old & New Delhi present a stunning juxtaposition of sights and sounds with the ancient city built by Emperor Shah Jahan the builder of the famous Taj Mahal, and the new garden city built in 1911 by the British.

Cultural Rajasthan ItineraryCovering India gate (war memorial), Rajghat (the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi ) and Red Fort - Delhi's most magnificent monument.After that visit The National Museum is one of India's most prestigious institutions. The galleries of the museum follow a historical and chronological sequence. The Indus Valley Gallery displays many antiquities excavated from Mohenjodaro and Harappa, like terracotta toys, images and pots, jewellery, seals, bronze and copper implements and sculpture. Laterondrive past President's House, Parliament House & Secretariat Building. Later on visit Qutab Minar which is 72.5 m in height and has a mosque at the base.Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 - Delhi - Agra (204 Km/4-5 hrs)
After breakfast check-out and you depart on a four hours drive to Agra. Arrive Agra and check-in into hotel. Later on visit Agra Red Fort which is surrounded by a 70 feet high wall. It is home to the beautiful Pearl Mosque and numerous palaces including the Jahangir Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Am and Moti Masjid. Later it was used by his son Jehangir as the seat of power. With four gates the Fort is enclosed by a double barricaded wall of red sand stone. The Jahangir Mahal is reached through an impressive gateway and its inner courtyard consists of beautiful halls, profuse carvings on stone, exquisitely carved heavy brackets, piers and cross beams.

In the late afternoon visit the Taj Mahal which is India’s most fascinating and beautiful masterpiece. Set amidst landscaped gardens on the banks of the Yamuna river, this edifice was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. After her untimely death, Shah Jahan had her mortal remains buried in this mausoleum. And after his own demise he was placed to rest next to his beloved queen in the same mausoleum. With the Sunset the white marble changes its colour and hues and it is excellent for photography. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Bharatpur - Jaipur
Cultural Rajasthan ItineraryAfter breakfast check-out from the hotel and we take you to on a visit to Fatehpur Sikri - Built by Akbar the Great in the 16th century to serve as the capital of his vast empire, Fatehpur Sikri was mysteriously abandoned 13 years later. The mosque at Fatehpur Sikri is considered a copy of the mosque at Mecca and is extremely elegant, containing elements of Hindu and Persian design. The main entrance to the complex Buland Darwaza or "Great Gateway" is reached by an impressive flight of stairs. Inscribed on the inside of the archway is the quote: "The World is a bridge. Pass over it, but build no house upon it. He who hopes for an hour, may hope for eternity."

After continue drive to Jaipur. Enroute visiting Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary - one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world. The marshes here are home to over 360 species of birds including the Siberian cranes that come to spend the winter here. On arrival check in into hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 - Jaipur
Book NowAfter breakfast full day sightseeing of Jaipur which is an exuberance of color, dance, and song with the traditional arts and crafts. It's one of India's most well planned cities, with wide, straight avenues, roads, streets and lanes in a grid system. The great warrior/astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II carefully planned Jaipur's foundation. Laid out in the 18th century, its design followed specifications from an epochal Hindu treatise on architecture. This "Pink City," so called because its buildings are painted in the tones of an autumnal sunset, intersperses the play of red and pink with white borders and motifs.

Morning we take you to Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the state until 1728. Ascend on elephant back to the hill, on which the fort is situated. In the afternoon visiting Hawa Mahal or "Palace of Winds," one of the major landmarks of Jaipur, although it is actually little more than a facade. The five-storey building overlooks the main street of the old city and is a stunning example of Rajput artistry with its pink, semi-octagonal, honeycombed, sandstone windows. It was originally built to enable the ladies of the royal household to watch the everyday life and processions of the city. The City Palace which is blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture and the royal family still lives in a part of the palace. The palace is now a fine museum. It houses a remarkable collection of textiles, paintings, manuscripts, and extraordinary weapons. On display there are two huge urns of silver, said to be the largest silver vessels in the world. Nakkarkhana-ka-Darwaza, the imposing gateway of the City Palace guarded by stone elephants, is monumental. Adjacent to the City Palace is Jantar Mantar, the ancient astronomical observatory built by Raja Jai Singh, whose passion for astronomy was even more notable than his prowess as a warrior. Overnight at hotel

Day 06 - Jaipur- Bikaner          By Road (321 kms/5-6hrs)
After breakfast depart by surface for Bikaner.
On arrival in Bikaner check-in at the hotel. Bikaner, the northern most point on the triangle of desert cities, was founded in 1488 AD. by Rao Bikaji, a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur, Rao Jodha. Like Jaisalmer, in the south, it was, once, an important trade centre. The old city is bolstered, by 7 km long imposing walls, with 5 entrance gates, built in the 18th century.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 - Bikaner-Jaisalmer                  by surface (333 Kms)
After breakfast proceed for half day city tour.

Bikaner offers several attractions to the tourists besides, of course, the exotic camel safaris. Some of the major attractions around the city are Junagarh Fort, sumptuously decorated with its ornately lacquered walls in red & gold and panels of dazzling coloured glass inlay set over the coronation throne, it has several Palaces. Among them are Karan Mahal, Anup Mahal, Badal Mahal are prominent. The camel festival held in the month of January is also an event worth witnessing. Visit Camel Breeding Farm, Gajner Palace, Deshnoke Temple (karni Mata Temple or Rat Temple) and Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum.

Afternoon depart by surface for Jaisalmer on arrival check-in at hotel. Jaisalmer, One of Rajasthan's most alluring cities, Jaisalmer, deep in the heart of Thar Desert, abounds in ancient palaces, temples and quaint settlements. As the sun sets, the sandstone buildings emit a lustrous glow, that make Jaisalmer the "Golden City". Founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.D., the remote location of Jaisalmer, kept it almost untouched by outside influences, even during the days of the British Raj.. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 - Jaisalmer 
After breakfast a full day sightseeing tour to visit this city of giled magic. See the Citadel, the fort built by Rawal Jaisal and where a fourth of the population lives; Jaisalmer fort is the main attraction of this picturesque desert city of Rajasthan. Located on the top of the Trikuta Hill, it is visible from a distance of about 15 kilometres.
Half day excursion to Sand Sunes of the Thar desert near Jaisalmer on camel’s back
Camel Ride at Same Dunes!!!

Day 09 - Jaisalmer-Jodhpur     by surface (298 Kms/4-5hrs)
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur and check-in at the hotel. Jodhpur, Nestling within the depths of the Thar Desert, is the stronghold of the Rathore clan - Jodhpur, once the capital of the former princely state of Marwar, the second largest city of Rajasthan, after Jaipur.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jodhpur - gateway to the desert beyond, home of the Rathors of Marwar, visit the Mehrangarh Fort, rising up a hilly scarp, built on the advice of a hermit, overlooking the city in the image of a long sentinel. Inside the Fort are a number of palaces added by successive rulers. In this palace you would see different miniature paintings & cradle room. After this you would visit Jaswant Thada Memorial. Proceed to visit the UMAID BHAWAN PALACE.

Day 10 -  Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Udaipur            By Road (240kms/5hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Udaipur & en route visit Ranakpur Jain Temple was built during the reign of the liberal and gifted Rajput monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. The basement is of 48,000 sq. feet area that covers the whole complex. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty-four pillared halls and domes supported by over four hundred 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.
Upon arrival at Udaipur & transfer to the hotel.

Day 11 - Udaipur
Book NowUdaipur is the jewel of Mewar -a kingdom ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 Years.

After breakfast, visit Udaipur City: In the midst of this romantic fate ridden land you come to Udaipur, a beautiful city of lakes, palaces and fountain.  In  the shadows of dark green hills, Udaipur's three lakes - Pichola, Fateh Sagar and Udai Sagar are shimmering jewels from the opal surfaces of which rise fairytale white palaces.  Maharana Udai Singh sought shelter here from the Mughal hordes and then tarried to fashion a city out of the silent vale. 
Morning, enjoy boat ride at Lake Pichola!!!
Lake Pichola: Fringed with hills, gardens, havelis, ghats and temples, Lake Pichola is the scenic focus of Udaipur. Set in it are Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir Palaces.

Visit the City Palace Museum - grandeur an d intricacy stroked all over in Granite, Marble and Mosaic displayed in the sparkling white filigreed balconies and windows, ornate arches and cupolas atop magnificent octagonal towers, Jagdish Temple - Built in 1651 A.D. by Maharana Jagat Singh, this Indo army temple is the largest  and the most beautiful temple if Udaipur with noteworthy sculpted images. Also visit Sahelion Ki Bari this small ornamental garden was a popular relaxing sport where royal ladies came for a stroll and hence the name. The garden has many fountains in its four delightful pools chiseled kiosks and marble elephants.

Afternoon Half day excursion to Eklingi TempleEklingji temple, carved from marble and even today the Maharana of Udaipur who is Diwan of the temple.

Day 12 - Udaipur/Delhi          By Flight Sg 2537 (1305hrs/1435hrs)
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Afternoon transfer to the airport to board your flight for Delhi.
Arrive Delhi and In time, transfer to the international Airport to fly Back Home with Sweet Memories of India.Book Now