DELHI - JODHPUR - JAISALMER - JODHPUR - UDAIPUR - JAIPUR - AGRA - DELHI TOUR PACKAGE.
The nine days road trip to Rajasthan from Delhi has only one sector by flight and covers the important touristic places of interest in Rajasthan. In this Delhi to Rajasthan holiday tour you could opt to stay at old palaces, forts, castles and havelis like royalty. These royal palaces of Rajasthan still have the old charm but with modern hygienic amenities. Services International Ltd, a Delhi based luxury travel agency offers you various short holidays in Rajasthan.
Day 01 :- Arrive in Delhi. Tour of historical places in 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.
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 :- Fly Delhi to Jodhpur and by road from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer.
Today you will be transferred to the Delhi airport in time for by your Jodhpur flight. On arrival in Jodhpur you will be transferred by road to Jaisalmer. Situated in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is a colorful treasure chest of art, music, architecture, culture, tradition, yellow sand, camel safaris, magnificent palaces, marvelous havelis and beautiful Jain temples. Jaisalmer is mystical, interesting and offers you a glorious heritage. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Jaisalmer.
Day 03 :-Tour of historical places in Jaisalmer.
This morning 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. Afternoon is at leisure to visit the bazaars or the numerous Jain Temples. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Jaisalmer.
Day 04 :- Drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur. Tour of historical places in Jodhpur.
This morning you will drive to Jodhpur the former capital of Marwar kingdom. Jodhpur 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.
Today 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 from Jodhpur to Udaipur 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 Udaipur.
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. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Udaipur.
Day 06 :- Tour of historical places in Udaipur.
Your morning 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 07 :- Drive from Udaipur to Jaipur. Tour of historical places in Jaipur.
Early in the morning, you will be driven to Jaipur. 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. On reaching Jaipur, you will in check-in to your hotel.
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 from Jaipur to Fatehpur Sikri enroute visiting Agra.
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.
Later 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. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Agra.
Day 09 :-Tour of historical places in Agra. Later drive from Agra to Delhi.
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.
The 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 you will drive directly to Delhi airport in time for your connecting flight. No accommodation is included for this night.
Day 10 :- Departure.
Depart for your return/onward journey.
END OF YOUR LUXURY VACATION TOUR OF RAJASTHAN.