Live the most spectacular few days enjoying the rich heritage attributed to Rajasthan amidst the other special things to do.
Rajasthan is a unique gem in India’s crown. This place is home to countless fairy-tale palaces, epic forts, delectable cuisines, diverse cultures, wildlife encounters and colourful festivals. It is a land serving every tinge in Nature’s majestic palette –the pink cities, the red sands, the amber sunsets, the blue royalty and much more. Popularly known as the Land of Kings, it has been home to the chivalrous Rajput’s since the very beginning. Find solace listening to the sounds of trinkets and even the conquering winds.
Calling it paradise is definitely justice to the diversity that is woven into in every inch of it. Every here and there, you come across turbaned men, stunning handicrafts, glorious forts and palaces built with carved marble and stone, coloured glass and much more. The vivid hues of Rajasthan’s festivals like the luridly decorated mounts at the elephant and camel festivals in Jaipur and Pushkar to the rainbow-like explosions at Diwali and Holi leave a spellbinding effect on every person visiting this place.
We welcome you to the effervescent Delhi. Our Airport Representative will meet you at Delhi airport to further escort you to your hotel. Relax at the hotel and prepare yourself to begin your unforgettable trip the next day.
Accommodation – Hotel the Surya New Delhi
Awaken to a beautiful morning in Delhi. Today i.e. the first day of your trip would include a guided sightseeing Delhi tour covering both Old and New Delhi. The Old Delhi dates back to the time of Shajahan who is known to be the creator of the same.
We will start be visiting the oldest areas of Delhi covering Jama Masjid (an age-old grand mosque), Raj Ghat (Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial), Humayun’s Tomb (the first garden tomb of Indian sub-continent, Mughal emperor Humayun’s tomb) and the all-time vibrant Chandni Chowk experiencing the rickshaw ride.
After visiting Old Delhi we will go into New Delhi, Rashtrapati Bhavan (the official residence of The President of India), we will head eastward towards India Gate (a tribute to the martyrs). A spiritual stop is the Sikh Gurudwara Temple (Bangla Sahib Gurudwara), the largest Sikh temple in Delhi. Feel the sacred atmosphere of the place.
After Breakfast drive to Agra. Once you reach Agra, the guide will accompany you to visit the Agra Fort, an impressive palace complex from the time of the Mughal emperors. In the afternoon you drive to the other side of the river Yamuna to the garden Metab Bagh. Here you have a completely different perspective of the Taj Mahal. Let the view overwhelm you. End of the day you will city the Old city of Agra.
Overnight stay in Agra.
Accommodation– Hotel Crystal Sarover Agra (Room: Taj Facing)
Early Morning visits the majestic Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The astounding monument which took around 22 years to be built symbolises love. Spend some time there, feeling the beauty of romance of the olden times. Afterwards, drive to Ranthambore.
The must visit for all those special wildlife fans – we set on our journey to Ranthambore from Agra to get a glance at the legendary Asiatic tigers. After Arrival in Ranthambore check In Hotel and day at leisure.
Accommodation – Hotel Anuraga Palace
Ranthambore continues with enjoying the wilderness of this national park on a Jeep Safari. Stay tuned in to keep looking out for leopards, tigers, hyenas, jackals, jungle cats and not to forget the varied flora and fauna around.
Return to the hotel and spend the evening chilling around.
Onward journey to my hometown -Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, the centre of many visitors most beautiful and richest state of India. The area was also the stronghold of a clan of rulers, the Kachhwaha, the three large hill forts and a series of fantastic palaces have left behind. The city was founded around 1727 Sawai Jai Singh II founded on a very strict plan and provided with the typical pink paint, as a Prince Albert came to visit in 1876. This fascinating city with its romantic charm takes you to an era of Kingship and tradition.
You can visit this monument on the way to Jaipur – one monument is possible.
Fatehpur Sikri: Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was the capital of the great Emperor Akbar in the 16th century
Mogul Empire. Only 14 years later, the city had to be abandoned due to lack of water and has since been with their magnificent palaces and mosques leave. Due to the exceptionally good condition of the building, gets
To get a good idea of the former size and splendour of the city. Southwest of the palace stands the mosque JamiMasjid with the tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti.
The Abhaneri Stepwell: In the small village where time stands still and with medieval ones
Methods of farming are hidden behind inconspicuous walls an architectural masterpiece: a Centuries-old stairwell, a huge water reservoir that was used for irrigation, but also the necessary witness offered for rituals at the neighbouring temple. It is a tranquil place, although there are whole caravans here in the eleventh century passed by. It is a very beautiful monument.
Galta Ji Temple (Monkey Temple)
The Galta Ji Temple, which is also outside of Jaipur, looks a bit deprived and neglected. Hundreds of monkeys roaming around in the complex, which lies picturesquely between rugged cliffs and through his exceptional peace and abandonment embody a certain seclusion. The naughty monkeys have the Plant firmly in their hands, which is why the Galta Ji Temple is also known as the Monkey Temple.
Accommodation – Boutique hotel or 4-star property
Jaipur welcomes you with all the vivacity, the place is known for. Your day sightseeing trip begins with visiting the brightly coloured Amer Fort comprising of numerous palace complexes. Once done, you will be escorted to the other spots covering the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, and Palace of Winds and not to forget the local bazaars in the walled city to shop around.
Jaipur is the only city in the world that symbolizes the Universe’s nine divisions through nine rectangular sectors. Spend some time at leisure in the hotel premises before we head to savour the local Jaipur culinary treats with turbaned men and women donning colourful traditional outfits around in the late evening.
Hotel: Harsoli Haveli (Heritage Hotel)
Beginning with an early morning drive, reach Pushkar timely to discover the small and sacred town – the home to the world’s only Temple of Brahma around the shores of a lake. The town’s sanctity is best explored on foot.
Accommodation– Pushkar Resort
On Day 9, we leave from Pushkar for Khimsar situated on the eastern edge of the Great Thar Desert. The unique 16th-century fort unfolds hundreds of years of history with its battle-scarred walls. The magnificent castle’s grandeur and the layout is a treat to your eyes. Spend the day discovering the sand dunes that appear to roll into eternity. Experience the mirage effect with a mini lake that seems to have appeared from just nowhere. Khimsar invites you with open arms to relish the serenity of the Thar Desert in all its majesty.
Relax at the hotel surrounded by desert all around to bid adieu to this mesmerizing place the next day.
Accommodation – Hotel Khamsar Fort (Heritage Hotel)
We set on our journey ahead to Jodhpur from Khimsar. Jodhpur, popularly known as the notorious Sun City, is an olden trading town renowned for its many marvels. Check in to your hotel and relax for the next day’s city tour.
Overnight at Jodhpur.
Accommodation– The Zone by Park
The Day 11 is meant for a city sightseeing tour. We begin the tour with a visit to the famous Mehrangarh Fort that is situated on a low sandstone hill. You will be delighted to see the marvellously decorated (with house jewellery, armour, costumes and much more) palace apartments. Watch out for the Jaswant Thada – a striking marble memorial followed by Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.
After visiting the Jaswant Hada drive to the Bishnoi Village, to see the Real Life of Rajasthan with Jeep.
Accommodation– The Zone by Park
Drive to Udaipur. From Jodhpur to Udaipur enjoying the beautiful roads crossing through the lush valleys speckled with waterfalls and streams. Upon arrival in Udaipur, check in to your hotel.
Spend the evening on a rooftop terrace sipping a cool drink enjoying the spectacular view of Lake Pichola. We have kept the late evening for a local cooking class with the native people to relish the self-cooked food.
Accommodation– Hotel Karohi Haveli (Heritage Hotel)
Post breakfast, we will proceed for the half day city sightseeing tour of the beautiful city. This would include visiting the City Palace and museum and Sahelion Ki Bari (a decorative garden full of marble kiosks and fountains). Udaipur is known as India’s most romantic city. Enjoy the afternoon taking a boat ride on the Lake Pichola surrounded by palaces, hills, embankments, ghats and so on. From here we will visit the Jagannath Temple and the Jag Mandir Island. Udaipur’s market is exceptionally good and one can look for beautiful silver ornaments and other silver stuff to buy and take home as memories, and if you have an adventurous spirit, we will organize it for you enjoy a nice bike ride through the rural area of Udaipur (not included in the price).
Overnight stay at Udaipur hotel.
Finally, the trip comes to an end. After having breakfast, we will head back to Delhi by Flight for your onward journey back home.
Hope you have a trip of a lifetime, a trip worth remembering every now and then.