DELHI - UDAIPUR - RANAKPUR - JODHPUR - PUSHKAR - JAIPUR - AGRA - DELHI - CULTURAL RAJASTHAN - LUXURY TOUR.
In this 10 day colorful Rajasthan luxury holiday package you are covering the larger part of the journey Delhi to Udaipur by flight. The rest of the journey is by road which gives you the possibility of stopping at any places you wish to visit on the way. In this luxury trip of Rajasthan & Golden triangle, you are covering most of the popular cities of Rajasthan. Convert this to a leisurely Rajasthan tour by adding more nights in these cities. This luxury royal palaces of Rajasthan tour is strongly recommended for all as well as for the elderly people and for families. Services International Ltd is one of the best Delhi based travel agents and brings you the luxury Rajasthan tour as no one else can.
Day 01 :
- Arrive Delhi and Delhi tour.
On your arrival in Delhi the capital of India, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. This magnificent city has been inhabited from the 6th century BC and has been a capital of many kingdoms. Delhi's culture has been influenced by its different rulers and the city is full of beautiful monuments. The Mughal rulers influenced the food habits of the residents and Mughlai cuisine originated here. Old Delhi is a maze of small lanes lined and old buildings and New Delhi has large road with huge buildings.
Your morning Old Delhi tour starts with Raj Ghat where father Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. You will be driven past the iconic Red Fort and Chandni Chowk, a very popular and a busy market in Old Delhi to the next stop - Jama Masjid, one of the iconic, historic and largest mosques in India - built by Shah Jahan. A rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk is worth taking. The numerous shops here sell delicious mouth-watering food, clothes, jewels, household goods, etc. and are virtually a shopper's paradise.
In the afternoon New Delhi tour you will visit Qutub Minar a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in 1192 by Turk ruler Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak. You will then move forward to Humayun’s tomb, yet another UNESCO world heritage site. Your next stop is India Gate, built in memory of the Unknown Soldier. You will drive past Parliament House, President’s House and other Government Secretarial Buildings. Your final destination is Lakshminarayan Temple dedicated to Lakshmi and Lord Narayana. Overnight is in Delhi.
Day 02 :- Delhi to Udaipur by flight.
You will be taken to the Delhi airport in time for your Udaipur flight. On your arrival in Udaipur, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Udaipur is the City of Lakes and also called the Venice of the East. This was an ancient capital of Mewar and founded by Rana Udai Singh in 1559. The rulers from this dynasty are called Suryavanshis (descendents of the Sun) and have the Sun as their insignia. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Udaipur.
Day 03 :- Udaipur tour.
This morning your visit of Udaipur starts with the City Palace. Your next stop will be the Jagdish Temple built by Maharana Jagat Singh. After a drive around Fatehsagar Lake built in 1678 by Maharana Fateh Singh, you will be stopping at Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir, a museum exhibiting folk articles of Rajasthan. You will be finishing the tour of Udaipur at Sahelion ki Bari - the Queen's resort for her friends. Your afternoon is at leisure. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Udaipur.
Day 04 :- Drive Udaipur to Jodhpur visiting Ranakpur on the way.
This morning you will be transferred by road to Ranakpur Jain Temples which are about 98 kms from Udaipur. This 15th century AD Chamukha Jain Temple made of marble is has more than twenty halls and 1444 pillars with carvings which are different from each other. The shade and lights of this place is quite amazing. If time permits, you could also visit the Surya Temple and the Jain Temple. After the visit of Ranakpur, you will drive to Jodhpur.
Jodhpur the former capital of Marwar kingdom is the second largest city of Rajasthan is known as the Sun City or the Blue City and was named after its founder Rao Jodha. The city was in the route of Delhi to Gujarat and was a trading centre for copper, opium, silk, etc. Jodhpur is quite known for its festivals and fairs and Gangaur, Teej, Nag Panchmi, etc are celebrated with a big pomp. The Jodhpur sweets are quite known throughout India. Jodhpur has become an important centre for big weddings and also for movie settings.
This afternoon, you will visit Meherangarh fort which is one of the largest forts in India and situated on a sandstone hill. Here you will be visiting Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Your next stop is Jaswant Thada constructed out of thin and polished sheets of Marble which makes it look beautiful in the sunlight. The last stop is Umaid Public Gardens which houses the Government Museum and the Umaid Bhawan Museum, with a vast collection of artifacts. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Jodhpur.
Day 05 :- Drive Jodhpur to Pushkar. Pushkar tour.
This morning, you will be driven from Jodhpur to Pushkar. Pushkar is one of the most sacred pilgrimages for Hindus and considered to be one of the oldest existing cities in India. The legend is that Lord Brahma created this holiest of cities for the Hindus. When a demon Vajra Nabha killed Brahma's children, Brahma hit him with a lotus flower which killed the demon. A lotus petal fell in Pushkar and a lake was formed where Brahma performed a sacrifice on a full moon day.
On your arrival in Pushkar, you will be visiting the various temples and also the sacred lake. A temple dedicated to the Lord Brahma is one of its kinds in the world. The Hindus believe that bathing in the lake will help in attaining Moksha or salvation. Pushkar is famous for its annual Camel fair where thousands of camels are traded. During this fair, on the full moon day, thousand of devotees flock to Pushkar. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Pushkar.
Day 06 :- Drive Pushkar to Jaipur.
This morning, you will be taken by road to Jaipur which is also known as the pink city is the capital of Rajasthan. Jaipur is full of beautiful palaces and buildings. The Prince of Wales had visited Jaipur in the 18th century. As the city was painted in pink in his honor, the city got its name "Pink City". Jaipur got its name from its founder, King Maharaja Jai Singh. You have a free time for the rest of the day. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Jaipur.
Day 07 :- Jaipur tour.
This morning you will visit Amer fort also known as Amer Palace or Amber and was the ancient capital of Jaipur. This magnificent fort was constructed in red sand-stone and marble by Raja Man Singh. Near the Ganesh Gate, there is a temple dedicated to the Goddess Sila Devi. The Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, Sheesh Mahal and Sukh Niwas are quite beautiful. At the he Sukh Niwas, a pleasant climate is created by winds that blow over a water cascade. You could ascend the fort by walking up the steps or on an elephant's back or in jeeps.
In the afternoon tour you will visit the seven storied Maharaja's City Palace which is a perfect blend of Mughal, Rajput and European architecture. Your next stop is Jantar Mantar, the observatory which attracts mathematician and astronomers from all over. You will visit Hawa Mahal popular for its magnificent architecture. A tour of Jaipur is not complete without shopping for clothes, carpets, jewelry, various handicrafts, silk paintings and miniatures. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Jaipur.
Day 08 :- Drive Jaipur to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute.
Today morning you will be driven to Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World heritage site from the 16th century. Here, you will be visiting the Jama Masjid, the Tomb of Salim Chishti, Panch Mahal and Buland Darwaza. You will visit the other graceful buildings in Fatehpur Sikri - Ibadat Khana, Mariam-uz-Zamani’s palace, Naubat Khana and Birbal’s house. After the visits, you will be transferred to Agra by road. You have an afternoon at leisure. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Agra.
Day 09 :- Agra tour.
Agra the former capital of Hindustan is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna. Agra is a major tourist destination of India and a part of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Delhi and Jaipur. Agra also known as Akbarabad went through its peak during the time of Mughals and was the capital of under the Mughal rulers Akbar, Jahangir and Shahjehan. Agra is famous for inlaid marble work and handicrafts made of marble, wood and metal.
Today's morning tour of Agra will take you to the Taj Mahal, which was built in white marble by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of wife Queen Mumtaz Mahal. You will continue with the tour stopping at the Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will visit Khas Mahal, Jahangir Palace, Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas. TAJ MAHAL IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS. Afternoon is at leisure to explore the various monuments and bazaars. Or you could take an optional tour to visit Sikandra or Dayal Bagh Mandir.
Sikandra houses the tomb of the Mughal emperor Akbar. According to Tartary traditions, Akbar himself planned and started the construction. The tomb was finished by Akbar's son Jahangir in 1613. The construction was done in red sandstone with features in white marble. Dayal Bagh is a beautiful temple being made in white marble. The construction started in 1904 and to this date it continues. The carvings in white and colored marble and other semi precious stones are life-like. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Agra.
Day 10 :- Drive Agra to Delhi
Today you will be driven to the Delhi airport. In Delhi, if time permits, you could take an optional tour of Swaminarayan Akshardham - one of the world's largest temple complexes and built from pink sandstone and Italian marble. The temple has 234 pillars, nine domes, 20,000 idols of sages and 148 of full sized elephants. Yagnapurush Kund is a large step well with a musical fountain. A short boat ride takes you through 10,000 years of Indian history. Accommodation is not included.
Day 11 :- Departure
Depart for your return/onward journey. End of your luxury Rajasthan holiday tour.
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