MUMBAI - AHMEDABAD - UDAIPUR - RANAKPUR - JODHPUR - JAISALMER - JAIPUR - AGRA - DELHI TOUR
This is a 2 weeks Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Rajasthan holiday package by train. This Rajasthan luxury holiday starts from Mumbai, taking you through Rajasthan and ends in Delhi. You are covering the best places to visit in Rajasthan. The India travel agent Services International Ltd offers you the best luxury tours of Rajasthan. In this tour you are covering Mumbai the city of Bollywood, the historical city Ahmedabad and Rajasthan and Agra the city of Taj Mahal and ending in Delhi the capital city of India.
Day 01 : - Arrive Mumbai.
On your arrival in Mumbai, you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of your time is at leisure. Mumbai earlier called “Bombay” is the finance capital of India and consist of seven islands. Mumbai influxes a large number of people from all over and throughout the year for pilgrimage, sightseeing or employment. It gets described as the city of peopling shrouded in wealth as well as people rolling in extremely poverty, where one can say highly posh area like Juhu and Cuffparade along with Asia’s biggest slum area like Dharavi. Overnight is in Mumbai.
Day 02 :- Mumbai to Ahmedabad by overnight train.
This morning in your morning tour of this Bollywood city, you will be visiting the Hanging Gardens located on, the slopes of the Malabar Hills as well as Kamla Nehru Park offering a marvelous and panoramic view of the Chowpatty Beach as well as the Marine Drive. You will continue your tour and taken to Mani Bhawan, Prince of the Wales Museum, Gate of India and Dhobi-Ghat and will drive through Marine Drive, Flora Fountain and Crawford market. Check-out from the hotel is at 1200 hrs.
Your Afternoon is at leisure or you could take an optional tour to Elephanta Caves. The Caves on Elephanta Island located in the Arabian Sea; about 10 km from the Mumbai Harbor are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The caves dating back to the 5th to the 8th century AD are divided into five Hindu caves dedicated to Shiva and two Buddhist caves. The caves are closed on Monday and can be reached by boat from Gateway of India. Late evening you will be transferred to rail station in time for your Ahmedabad night train. Overnight is on board train.
Day 03 :- Ahmedabad.
On your arrival in Ahmedabad, you will be transferred to your hotel. Ahmedabad located on the banks of the River Sabarmati was known as the "Manchester of the East". Mahatma Gandhi established the Sabarmati Ashram in 1917 which became the centre of nationalist activities and the Independence movement of India started from here. The city is famous for its yummy food and its festivals and kite flying. Navaratri is celebrated with people performing the local folk dances - Garba.
This afternoon, you will be visiting the Siddi Saiyad Mosque, Jama Masjid, white marbled Hathee Singh's Temple, Dada Hari Baoli and Sabarmati Ashram. Ahmed Shah, fused Hindu and Persian architecture which gave birth to the Indo-Saracenic style and many mosques were built in this style. Siddi Saiyad Mosque a famous mosque has stone latticework windows on the side and rear arches. Hathee Singh’s Jain Temple was built in 1850 in white marble and is known for its intricate carvings and architectural designs. Overnight is in Ahmedabad.
Day 04 :- Ahmedabad to Udaipur by overnight train.
You have time at leisure today. You will check-out from the hotel at 1200 hrs. Optionally you could visit other places of interest. The Calico Textile Museum is one of the world's textile museums with a large collection of rare textiles. The Akshardham Temple offers you a beautiful architecture. Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum has a good collection of paintings, sculptures, textiles, coins, etc. Auto World Vintage Car Museum has a collection of more than 100 cars. Late evening you will be transferred to rail-station for your Udaipur overnight train. Overnight is on board the train.
Day 05 :- Udaipur.
In the morning on your arrival in Udaipur, you will be transferred to your hotel. Udaipur known as the City of Lakes, or the Venice of the East was the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar and founded by Rana Udai Singh in 1559. Maharana means the Great Warrior, and the one from Udaipur is the head of all the Rajput clans. In the 12th century the Parihara prince of Mandore awarded the title of Rana to the Prince of Mewar. The rulers from this dynasty are called Suryavanshis (descendents of the Sun) and have the Sun as their insignia.
Your afternoon tour starts with the City Palace, constructed by Maharana Udai Mirza Singh in 1559 A.D. You will continue with the tour and visit the Jagdish Temple built by Maharana Jagat Singh and then taken on a drive around Fatehsagar Lake. Your next stop will be at Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir, a renowned museum of Udaipur with folk articles of Rajasthan. Your final destination will be at Sahelion ki Bari. The afternoon is at leisure. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Udaipur.
Day 06 :- Udaipur to Ranakpur to Jodhpur by road.
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 was the former capital of Marwar kingdom and is known as the Sun City or the Blue City. It 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. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Jodhpur.
Day 07 :- Jodhpur to Jaisalmer by overnight train.
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. You will check out from your hotel at 1200 hrs.
Your afternoon is at leisure. Or you could visit nearby places like Mandore. The large Mandore fort with thick walls and fine architecture has a ruined temple depicting finely carved designs, birds, animals, etc. The Mandore gardens have temples and Chhatris (cenotaphs) of rulers of Marwar. The museum here has many artifacts and statues. The Hall of Heroes shows popular folk heroes of the region. The temple of 33 crore Gods has images of various Gods. Late evening you will be transferred to the rail station to board the overnight train to Jaisalmer. Overnight is on board the train.
Day 08:- Jaisalmer.
You will be arriving Jaisalmer in the morning. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Jaisalmer, the Desert City of Rajasthan is also known as the Golden City of India and is a magic box full of colors, architecture, culture and tradition. The magnificent palaces, marvelous havelis and beautiful Jain temples of Jaisalmer will leave you completely thrilled. You could always leave this mystical, interesting and glorious heritage city and stay an overnight in tents in the desert.
This afternoon you will start your day with the Jaisalmer Fort which is considered to be one of the oldest living forts in the world. The fort constructed in yellow stone from a distance shines like gold due to which it is called the “Sonar Quila” or "The Golden Fort". You will continue with the tour stopping at some of the havelis like Salim Ji Ki Haveli, Patwon ki Haveli, etc. times. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Jaisalmer.
Day 09:- Jaisalmer to Jaipur by overnight train.
You have a free day free in Jaisalmer and will check checkout from the hotel at 1200 hrs. You could take optional tours to nearby places. Ludurva the capital of the Bhatti dynasty till the 12th century was situated on an ancient trade route and is famous for the Jain Temple, Hinglaj Mata Temple, Chamunda Mata Temple and Shiva Temple. Bara Bagh is known for its royal cenotaphs or "Chhatris" of the Jaisalmer rulers. Amar Sagar is a nice lake and is near the Amar Singh Palace. Gadsisar Lake surrounded by temples and shrines. Later in the evening transfer to rail station for Jaipur night train. Overnight is on board the train.
Day 10:- Jaipur.
On your arrival in Jaipur in the morning and will be transferred to your hotel. Jaipur, also known as the pink city is the capital of Rajasthan. Many captivating palaces are present here having breathtaking design and architecture. In the 18th century Prince of Wales had visited Jaipur and the entire city was painted in pink color and due to these pink buildings the city is known as the pink city. Origin of Jaipur lie 260 year back. It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh and Jaipur got its name from this king.
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.
Afternoon is at leisure or you could take an optional tour to Galtaji or Sanganer. Galtaji with several temples and sacred water tanks is an important site for Hindus. The other important temples in Galtaji are Balaji temple, Sun Temple and Ramgopalji Temple. A large number of monkeys are ever present in the Ramgopalji Temple complex. Of the seven sacred water tanks known as kunds, the Galta Kund is the most sacred. On the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti, large numbers of devotees bathe in these kunds.
Day 11:- Jaipur.
You have an entire day free to explore Jaipur also known as the Pink City Jaipur. Or optionally you could visit nearby places like Galtaji and Sanganer. Galtaji with several temples and sacred water tanks is an important site for Hindus. The other important temples in Galtaji are Balaji temple, Sun Temple and Ramgopalji Temple. A large number of monkeys are ever present in the Ramgopalji Temple complex. Of the seven sacred water tanks known as kunds, the Galta Kund is the most sacred. On the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti, large numbers of devotees bathe in these kunds.
Sanganer is famous for textile printing and its Jain temples. In the Sanganer prints, the designs in colors are printed on a white background. Lord Adinath is the deity in the red stone Shri Digamber Jain temple. This temple has fine carvings and was built in phases during different times, the last part in the 10th century AD as per an inscription on one of the Toranas. The temple has seven underground floors kept closed due to old beliefs. Visitors are not allowed to enter the underground floors and only an ascetic Digamber saint can enter these floors. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Jaipur.
Day 12:- Jaipur to Agra by train.
Early morning you will be transferred to the rail-station for your Agra train. On your arrival in Agra, you will be transferred to your hotel. 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 known for its inlaid marble work and handicrafts.
The afternoon 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. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Agra.
Day 13:- Agra to Delhi by train.
You have a free day in Agra and will check-out from your hotel at 1200 hrs. You could optionally visit Sikandra or Dayal Bagh Mandir. Sikandra houses the tomb of the Mughal emperor Akbar. 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. Later in the evening you will be transferred to the rail-station for your Delhi train. On arrival in Delhi you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight is in Delhi.
Day 14:- Delhi.
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. Check-out from your hotel is at 1200 hrs.
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 stop is Lakshminarayan Temple dedicated to Lakshmi and Lord Narayana. Later, transfer to airport in time for your connecting flight.
Day 15:- Departure
Departure and end of your West & North India luxury train tour.