Colourful Rajasthan
Duration :10 Nights / 11 Days
Destination :india
Interested :Best of India Tours
Tour Months :January,March,November

Here begins your tour

Arrive in Delhi, India's bustling capital city. You will be greeted with a traditional Indian welcome and escorted to the hotel. New Delhi reflects the legacy the British left behind. The division between New and Old Delhi is the segregation between the capitals of the British and the Mughals respectively. Rest of the day is at leisure to catch up on time difference. Welcome dinner in the evening. HOTEL

Breakfast at Hotel followed by tour of Old Delhi, your first stop is Mahatma Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat; the famous Chandni Chowk bazaars, once the shopping arcade of Mughal royalty. Take a Rickshaw ride through the narrow and colorful lanes of old market. Finally visit marble domes and slender minarets of the Jama Masjid. After lunch your sightseeing tour of New Delhi this afternoon includes visiting Bangla Sahib, a Sikh temple, drive along Rajpath to photograph the Parliament House, President's Palace and India Gate, a memorial to India's soldiers. Continue to Humayun's tomb, forerunner to Taj Mahal. Your final stop is at the Qutab Minar, Iron Pillar and ruins of Hindu temples destroyed during the Qutabshahi period. HOTEL (Breakfast)

Day 3:DELHI / AGRA – Fatehpur Sikri & Taj by sunset
Travel this morning overland to Agra, to the lover of art and the traveler seeking the wonders of India, Agra is a sublime destination. Emperor Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jahan lavished on this fabled city their love and riches immeasurable, transforming this land into one of the greatest centers of art, culture, learning and commerce. This afternoon visit Agra Fort built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. Built by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D, the fort is crescent shaped, flattened on the east with a long, nearly straight wall facing the river. Later proceed to Taj Mahal, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace). Spend extended time at Taj Mahal to see it in fading lights of sunset. HOTEL (Breakfast)

This morning drive to Jaipur, enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, once an imperial capital frozen in time. Also visit Sheikh Salim Chisti Dargah. Jaipur, the city owes its name, foundations and careful planning, to the great warrior, astronomer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Meeting assistance and transfer to Hotel. HOTEL (Breakfast)

After Breakfast, proceed to the ancient capital of Amber, ascending the Palace Fortress on the back of a gaily-caparisoned elephant, touring the intricate chambers and hallway. En route to Amber, stop to photograph the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) built in 1799 AD. After Lunch tour the city Palace, once the formal residence of the royal family, built in a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Continue to the Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, and the largest of Jai Singh’s five remarkable observatories. HOTEL (Breakfast)

Enjoy breakfast continue by road to Jodhpur. Stopping enroute to visit the villages, small markets, farms and even a farm or farm house to see and photograph the village life. Arrive in Jodhpur, the city, which is totally dominated, by the massive fort, topping a sheer rocky hill, which rises right in the middle of the town. On arrival, check in to the Hotel. This evening take a walking tour of the blue city on your own

After breakfast, visit the Mehrangarh Fort, which Kipling called one of the grandest sights in India. From the courtyard we can see the fantastic `jali’ (lattice) work that almost entirely covers the sandstone walls and balconies. We will also see the beautifully decorated dancing hall, the royal bedroom, jewel-studded robes, ornate baby cradles, solid silver elephant seats and palanquins. Thereafter, visit the royal cenotaphs at Jaswant Thada this white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II is a short distance from the fort. Inside the cenotaphs are portraits of the various Jodhpur rulers. This afternoon is free to explore the town market and opportunity to photograph camel caravans and sunset

After breakfast, travel to Kumbhalgarh stopping enroute at a Bishnoi village, a unique community. The village is a perfect example of dedication to Mother Nature exhibited by its inhabitants and their unique religion. Every house is built in a traditional way with utmost cleanliness around it. People of Bishnoi village rarely cut trees and worship animals as a part of conserving nature. It is because of this reason, that the people are considered as the pioneers of the green movement of the world. The village is a perfect blend of Indian culture and traditions. Visit some of the homes and also see the traditional arts and crafts. Continue to Kumbhalgarh cradled in the Aravali ranges, the fort was built in the 15th century AD by Rana Kumbha. The inaccessibility and hostility of the topography lends a semblance of invincibility to the fort. It served the rulers of Mewar as a refuge in times of strife. The fort also offers a superb bird’s eye view of the surroundings

Embark on a pre breakfast safari to see wildlife surrounding the old fort- the panther, sloth bear, wild boar, four horned antelope and crocodiles. After breakfast travel to Ranakpur home to the fabulous 500 year old Jain Temples. The temples are superbly preserved in near perfect condition. The most distinctive feature are the 29 halls of the main temple, some octagonal and many more than one story high, are dissected by 1444 pillars, each sculpted with unique designs which no two are the exactly alike. After lunch, continue by road to Udaipur, which is also referred to as the Venice of the East, this lake city is perhaps the most romantic of all the Indian centers. A fairytale collection of exotic gardens, mirror-calm lakes and fantasy island palaces. On arrival check in at HOTEL (Breakfast)

Day 10:City tour
This morning city tour of Udaipur includes, the City Palace, the huge palace towering over the lake, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Actually a conglomeration of buildings added by various Maharana’s, the palace manages to retain a surprising uniformity. Saheliyon-ki-Bari (Garden where women of the royal household would meet). Also visit the Folklore museum before returning to your Hotel. Visit a school where young students are taught the age old art of miniature paintings. Rest of the afternoon at leisure to rest or explore the city on own. This evening enjoy farewell dinner at a restaurant overlooking the Lake Palace HOTEL (breakfast)

Spend the day at leisure to explore and photograph the local markets, camel caravans or shop for precious local handicrafts of Rajasthan. This evening, fly to Delhi where you will connect with your international flight. (Breakfast)

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