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Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jodhpur – Mt. Abu – Udaipur – Pushkar – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi meet & assistance at the airport. Later transfer to the hotel. Night stay in Delhi
Day 02 : Delhi – Mandawa ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Mandawa. Arrive Mandawa & check-in at hotel. Later visit Mandawa, founded 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants has beautiful frescoes, Havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle one of the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and house of collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820 ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items, preserved in a museum. Night stay in Mandawa
Day 03 : Mandawa – Bikaner ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Bikaner . Arrive Bikaner & check-in at hotel. Afternoon proceed for city sightseeing tour of Bikaner . Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bika Ji in 1488. But long before this, the city was trade center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia . Bikaner ‘s dominant features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 Kms wall, which can be entered from 5 gates. Bikaner City is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace , the museum, and Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple. Night stay in Bikaner
Day 04 : Bikaner – Jodhpur ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur . Arrive Jodhpur & check-in at hotel. Rest of the day leisure. Night stay in Jodhpur
Day 05 : Jodhpur
Morning after breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Prince Jodha founded city Jodhpur – the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, in 1459. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Night stay in Jodhpur
Day 06 : Jodhpur – Mt. Abu ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Mt. Abu . Arrive Mt. Abu & check-in at hotel. Rest of the day leisure. Night stay in Mt. Abu
Day 07 : Mt. Abu
Morning after breakfast visit world famous Dilwara Jain Temple , Nikki Lake , Brahmin Kumari Ashram etc.
Dilwara Temple : These remarkable Jain temples are Mount Abu’s main attraction and among the finest examples includes two temples in which the art of carving marble reached unsurpassed heights. The older of the temples is the ‘ Vimal Vasahi ‘, built in 1031 and dedicated to the first tirthankar, Adinath. In the front of the temple stands the
‘ House of Elephants ‘, with figures of elephants marching in procession to the temple entrance. The later ‘ Tejpal temple ‘ is dedicated to Neminath, the 22nd tirthankar, and was built in 1230 by the brothers Tejpal and Vastupal. The carving is so fine that, in places, the marble becomes almost transparent.
Nakki Lake : Nakki Lake is virtually in the heart of Mount Abu and is a big attraction with tourists. The lake takes its name from the legend that it was scooped out by a god, using only his nails, or nakh. It’s a pleasant stroll around the lake – look for the strange rock formations. On the lake there is a dilapidated concrete boat-shaped snack bar. Night stay in Mount Abu
Day 08 : Mt. Abu – Udaipur ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Udaipur enroute visiting the world famous Jain temples at Ranakpur, superbly preserved in a near-perfect condition for over 500 years. The most attractive features are the 29 halls of the temple, which have 1444 pillars of which no two are like. Later continue drive to Udaipur . Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Night stay in Udaipur
Day 09 : Udaipur
Morning after breakfast proceed for city sightseeing of Udaipur visiting The city is built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari (Queen’s resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Evening enjoy BOAT RIDE at Lake Pichola . Night stay in Udaipur
Day 10 : Udaipur – Pushkar ( by road)
Morning after breakfast drive to Pushkar. Arrive Pushkar & check-in athotel. Later explore Pushkar. Pushkar boasts temples, though few are as ancient as you might expect at such an important pilgrimage site, since many were deserted by Aurangzeb and subsequently rebuilt. The most famous is the Brahma Temple , said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity. It’s marked by red spire, and over the entrance gateway is the hans, or goose symbol, of Brahma, who is said to have personally chosen Pushkar as its site. Night stay in Pushkar
Day 11 : Pushkar – Jaipur ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur & check-in at hotel. Afternoon proceed for city sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting
CITY PALACE – A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind DevTemple and the City Palace Museum .
JANTAR MANTAR – This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use. Night stay in Jaipur
Day 12 : Jaipur
Morning after breakfast proceed for excursion to Amber Fort.
AMBER FORT PALACE – Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it’s ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing.
HAWA MAHAL – The ornamental facade of this ” Palace of Winds ” is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.
LAXMI NARAYAN TEMPLE – Situated in the south of Jaipur, Laxmi Narayan Temple is one of the many such temples built by wealthy Birla family in India, thus it is also known as Birla Mandir. The temple is a great reminder of the secular traditions India has shown over the centuries. The temple has been constructed in white marble and has three domes, each portraying the different approaches to religion. The temple is situated at the foot of Moti Doongri Fort, converted as a small palace by Ram Singh II for his wife Gayatri Devi. Night stay in Jaipur
Day 13 : Jaipur – Agra ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri. The deserted, red Sandstone City , Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its “ruins” are in pristine condition … it’s not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world. Later continue drive to Agra . Arrive Agra check-in at hotel. Afternoon proceed for city sightseeing tour of Agra visiting the world famous Taj Mahal *, built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Also visit Agra Fort, containing the Pearl Mosque – the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and Emperor Akbar started the construction in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Night stay in Agra
Day 14 : Agra – Delhi ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Delhi . Arrive Delhi check-in hotel. Afternoon proceed for city sightseeing tour of Delhi visiting Old & New Delhi
OLD DELHI – A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat – the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India.
NEW DELHI – An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President’s Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi
Day 15 : Departure
Morning departure transfer to the airport to board the flight for onward journey.