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Rajasthan Special Cultural Tour

Places covered: Delhi, Bharatpur, Alwar, Jaipur, Ranthambhore, Bundi, Kota, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Mandawa
Durations: 16 nights / 17 Days

Day 01- Arrival Delhi.

Arrival Delhi. On arrival welcome by our representative and transfer to hotel.

Overnight stay at Delhi.

Day 02- Delhi - Bharatpur (230 kms - 05 hrs)

Morning Combined city tour of Delhi visit Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana-the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.

Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Qutab Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place- shopping centre of New Delhi.

Afternoon leave Delhi by an air conditioned vehicle for Bharatpur. Arrive Bharatpur and check in at hotel.

Overnight stay at Bharatpur.

Day 03- Bharatpur - Alwar ( 116 kms - 02 & ½ hrs).

Eearly Morning visit Keoladeo National Park (Bird Sanctuary).
Later leave Bharatpur by air conditioned vehicle for Alwar. Arrive Alwar and check in at hotel. Afternoon visit City Complex, Government Museum, Sagar artificial lake and walking tour of nearby Village.

Overnight stay at Alwar.

Day 04- Alwar - Jaipur ( 150 kms - 03 hrs)

Morning leave Alwar by an air conditioned vehicle for Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and check in at hotel. Afternoon visit Sanganer. Sanganer is located at a distance of 16 kms from Jaipur on the Tonk road. Sanganer is renowned for its crafts and hand-printed textiles. Sanganer forms a major part of excursion from Jaipur. In order to enter Sanganer, one has to drive past two massive Tripolias (Triple Gateways) on the Tonk Road. Sanganer boasts of ruined palaces and Jain Temples, which are carved with refinement.

Overnight stay at Jaipur.

Day 05- Jaipur

Morningexcursion Amber Fort, which used to be the capital of the Kachhwaha clan, till Jaipur was made the official capital in 1727. The Amber Fort looks stunning, all-built in white marble and red sandstone. To add to its charm, Maotha Lake makes its foreground. The crystal mirror image of the Fort, on the still waters of the lake, seems to be a beautiful illusion.Ascend on Elephant back, the hill, on which the fort is situated.

Afternoon city tour of Jaipur, gets its name from its founder Maharaja JaiSingh II (1693-1744) the great warrior and astronomer visit Jantar-Mantar, Maharaja's City Palace and the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds and through the rose-pink residential and business areas of Jaipur.

Overnight stay at Jaipur.

Day 06- Jaipur - Ranthambhore (180 kms - 04 hrs)

Morning leave Jaipur by an air conditioned vehicle for Ranthambhore. Arrive Ranthambhore and check in at hotel. Late afternoon canter / jeep safari at Ranthambhore National Park with naturalist.

Overnight stay at Ranthambhore.

Day 07- Ranthambhore - Bundi - Kota (130 kms - 03 hrs without visiting Bundi)

Eealy Morning Canter / Jeep safari at Ranthambhore National Park with naturalist. Later leave Ranthambhore by an air conditioned vehicle for Bundi- . The place offers a unique culture with baoris , palaces & forts , lakes and the beautiful natural surroundings. Bundi is known for attractive step wells and tanks. These are about 50 in number and mark the town's streets and bylanes. Interesting monuments including impressive medieval forts, palaces, 'havelis', temples and 'chhatris' with elegantly carved pillars, along with a picturesque lake in the heart of the town Arrive Bundi and check in at hotel.

Overnight stay at Bundi.

Day 08- Kota - Chittorgarh - Udaipur (270 kms - 05 hrs without visiting Chittorgarh)

Morning city tour of Kota visit Chambal Garden, Maharao Madho Singh Museum, the Govt. Museum, Jag Mandir and The azure waters around the red-sandstone monument enhances its beauty.

Afternoon leave Kota by an air conditioned vehicle for Udaipur enroute visiting Chittorgarh Fort- the best known fort in Rajasthan. Its origins are traced to the Pandavas of Mahabharata. It is said that Bhima, one of the Pandava brothers, built the fort. Standing on 180 meters high hill, the fort covers an area of 700 Acres. Inside it is the Meera and Khumba Shyam Temple. It is associated with Meera, a mystic poetess devoted to Lord Krishna whose life and bhajans have become part of the folklore and literary traditions of the region and several parts of India. Arrive Udaipur and check in at hotel.

Overnight stay at Udaipur.

Day 09- Udaipur - Eklingji, Nathdwara, Haldighati - Udaipur

Full Day excursion to Eklingji, Nagda, Nathdwara and Haldighati. Eklingji & Nagda:- Nagda (anc. Naaghrida) was the old capital of Mewar. The chief relic, now extinct consists of the twin 'Saas - Bahu' temple of the 10th century. Spartan sanctums are here, wedded to sumptuous Mandaps, that of the bigger temple being more so. This latter in a closed one, richly carved both inside and outside, as compared to the open one in the other case. The group faces a large tank, the route to which is marked by a handsome torana or ceremonial gate.

Nathdwara:- In 1672 Shrinathji was installed in a new temple built in village Sihad, now called Nathdwara, on the banks of the Banas. Ever since, Nathdwara is a place of great sanctity for the Vaishnavas of Pushtimargi or Vallabha sect. Among other things, Nathdwara is known for its Pichhwais (large painting on cloth depicting legends from the life of Lord Krishna) and Haveli music (devotional music, akin to Dhrupad - singing, with compositions meant for various seasons, festivals and sections of the day).Haldighati:- On the 31st of May, 1576, the two armies - 'which were friendly to war and inmicial to life and which treated life as cheap and honour dear' - took positions in Haldighati, ' the turmeric - coloured vale', near Khamnor. The initial assault of the Mewaris rattled up the imperial forces but were then routed. Pratap was saved by Shakti Singh, his estranged brother, but Pratap's famous steed, Chetak, succumbed to his injuries.

Overnight stay at Udaipur.

Day 10- Udaipur

Morning city tour of Udaipur visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (folk art Museum), Fatehsagar Lake, Pratap Smarak, Sajjan Niwas Garden, and Sahelion- Ki-Bari (Queen's resort for her friends). Late Afternoon boat ride on Lake Pichola.

Overnight stay at Udaipur.

Day 11- Udaipur - Mount Abu (Hill Station in desert) (185 kms - 04 hrs)

Morning leave Udaipur by an air conditioned vehicle for Mount Abu. Arrive Mount Abu and check in at hotel. Afternoon visit famous Dilwara Temple: The Dilwara Jain Temple is one of the most famous and beautiful Jain temple in the world. The architecture and stone carvings are something note worthy. The interior decoration of the temple showcases the architectural brilliance and the grandeur of human craftsmanship. These temples were built in the period between 11th to 13th centuries A.D. The ornamental details carved out of marble on the ceilings and on the pillars are extremely beautiful. Evening enjoy boat ride on Nakki Lake.

Overnight stay at Mount Abu.

Day 12- Mount Abu - Jodhpur (325 kms - 06 hrs)

Morning leave Mount Abu by an air conditioned vehicle for Jodhpur. Arrive Jodhpur and check in at hotel. Afternoon Jeep Safari at Bishnoi Village to see black bucks. The Bishnoi's are a eco Friendly sect of Hindu religion, it is one of the different community of Rajasthan who are famous for there rich cultural Rajasthani Life and there true love for nature and animals.

Overnight stay at Jodhpur.

Day 13- Jodhpur - Osian - Jaisalmer (280 kms - 05 hrs)

Morning city tour of Jodhpur. visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone Hill, including Moti-Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memoriam built in 1899 and the museum located in the Umaid Bhawan Palace. Afternoon leave Jodhpur by an air conditioned vehicle for Jaisalmer enroute visiting Osian, an ancient small temple town in the Thar Desert, is located about 65 kms, north west of Jodhpur. Osian is a great centre of Brahmanical and Jain religions and contains the largest group of the Hindu and Jain temples in Rajasthan. These temples belongs to the two periods, namely 8th century represented by nearly 12 temples and 12th century represented by 6 temples. Arrive Jaisalmer and check in at hotel.

Overnight stay at Jaisalmer.

Day 14- Jaisalmer

Morning city tour of Jaisalmer visit this city of gilded magic. See the Citadel, the fort built by Rawal Jaisal and where a fourth of the population lives; Jain Temples of the 12th to 15th centuries Patwon ki Haveli, a five storey mansion with carved pillars and murals; Salim Singh and Nathmalji ki Haveli.

Afternoon visit Khuri Village:- This peaceful village is one of the most beautiful tourist sites near Jaisalmer. Located 40 kilometers from the city, the scenic desert village offers splendid sites of the desert dotted by traditional mud and straw houses. FOLLOWED by visit of Sam Sand Dunes with Camel Ride.

Overnight stay at Jaisalmer.

Day 15- Jaisalmer - Deshnok - Bikaner (333 kms - 06 hrs without visiting Deshnok)

Morning leave Jaisalmer by an air conditioned vehicle for Bikaner enroute visiting famous Rat temple at Deshnok. Arrive Bikaner and check in at hotel.
Afternoon city tour or Bikaner. Bikaner city is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century Junagarh fort housing old palaces, temples and a 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. An enormous arched doorway leads to the Joramal Temple. The royal chapel is Har Mandir where royal weddings and births were once celebrated.

Overnight stay at Bikaner.

Day 16- Bikaner - Mandawa (230 kms - 04 & ½ hrs).

Morning leave Bikaner by an air conditioned vehicle for Mandawa. Arrive Mandawa and check in at hotel. Afternoon visit Mandawa by foot to see fresco painting on the walls and roof of Haveli's and painted houses.

Overnight stay at Mandawa.

Day 17- Mandawa - Delhi – Back Home (280 kms - 06 hrs).

Morning free for personal activities. Afternoon leave Mandawa by an air conditioned vehicle for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and proceed straight to International airport to catch flight for back home.

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