Exotic Rajasthan (PTER)

Trip Length: 16 Days/ 15 Nights               Trip Starts in: Delhi               Trip Ends in: Delhi

The state of Rajasthan is as interesting as the title of our holiday tour. Though while touring you will experience the highlights of the state nevertheless you may plan again to visit this vibrant, superlative, breath-taking, beautiful, impressive and fascinating abode of Rajput warriors with lofty hill of Aravali – one of the oldest mountain range of the world. We have tried to bring you close to the un-matched architecture, culture, wildlife, customs, rural life, tremendous forts and holiness of the state with a salute to the most wonderful monument on the Earth – The drop on the Cheek of Time - “Tajmahal”. Come and rejoice the delight of Life in full swing as we say in local dialect - “Kesariya Balam Padharo Mhara Desh”“Dear Guests Welcome to my state of Rajasthan” 

Tour Details

India Gate

The capital of the world’s largest democracy has always been presented as a ‘Kohinoor’ in the fabled wealth of monumental treasures of India. The legends portray Delhi as the kingdom of the erstwhile kings ‘Pandavas’ in the 400 BCE. The profound architecture of the ancient monuments in Delhi testifies the strong hold of the rulers of Hindu, Muslim and British empires. The monuments and ruins of many empires are scattered throughout the city, often cheek by jowl with modern towers and structures.

City Palace

 
Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’ of India is not only a city but a brilliant example of architecture, aesthetic standards and fusion of ideas and mastermind planning of a great warrior and astronomer King -  Sawai Jai Singh II. The Kachwaha rulers claim to descend from the lineage of Lord Rama’s second son, Kush. This world fame 18th century city is well protected by a massive masonry crenelled wall with nine entrance gates. The city is in the form of a chess board with nine blocks called as chokris.

 

Pushkar Lake

Pushkar, the sanctity of the place itself represents Lord Bramha, the creator of the Universe. The white houses around the lake purify your mind and soul and the chanting of the mantras takes your attention to the supreme power. The 52 Ghats all around the lake get filled during the holy months and create a divine atmosphere. The place is worldwide famous for two events at a time; Pushkar Camel Fair and religious gathering of the hindu devouts on full moon night to clean their sins by bathing in the sacred Pushkar Lake.

Train Ride

Lake Palace Udaipur

Witness the royalty in the state of Udaipur, very much known as the Venice of the East or the city of Romance located in the scenic beauty of Aravali range of mountains, the erstwhile state boasts the second largest and most beautiful palace in India. The world fame Lake Palace built as summer palace offers you the most spectacular view around and is one of the most likely places of stay for the honeymooners. A walk in the old city gives you a chance to see the extent of restored buildings and colorful shops just making you stop in your tracks to take unlimited pictures. 

Bundi Garh Palace

Bundi, an erstwhile state of Rajasthan was founded in 14th century by Rao Deva of the ‘Fire- Born’ Hada Chouhan Rajput clan. It is often described as the undiscovered jewel of the massive state of Rajasthan among the 22 old kingdoms before Independence of India. Not being influenced much by the Islamic architecture, the Garh Palace represents an outstanding paradigm of Rajput style and architecture with curved roof topping pavilions and kiosks, themes of Mythological stories, characteristically Rajput ornamentations such as lotus flowers, elephants etc., The ornamental brackets in the Palace and other buildings  form an arresting  look.

Ranthambhore

Ranthambhore derives its name from the 1000 years old fort of Ranthambhore, the second largest in India and among the six listed World Heritage sites standing at a height of 705 ft. Ranthambhore national park lies in the shadow of the Aravalli and Vindhya mountains range and covers a core area of 106 sq miles. The most famous resident is the endangered Royal Bengal tiger, which is spotted quite frequently in Ranthambhore. This was the originally the hunting lodge of the erstwhile Maharajas of the Jaipur state. 

Taj Mahal

No wonder, this place does not need an introduction as the soul of the World Heritage, crowns the City ‘The Taj-Mahal’  strategically located on the banks of River Jamuna, the tributary of sacred Ganges was the seat of the imperial Mughal court and former capital of India during the Mughal Empire. Dotted with three grand World Heritage Sites; The Taj-Mahal, The Agra fort and the abandoned capital city of Fatehpur Sikri, a must see monument.  


Itinerary

Day 1 (Delhi)

Delhi

Arrive at IG International airport and transfer to hotel for a short break to relax after a long plane journey. In the afternoon we will visit couple of off- route sites to familiarize you with the hustle and bustle of this ancient Capital.  You will visit Hindu and Sikh Temples respectively Birla Mandir and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the  religions sites of Delhi.

Day 2 (Delhi)

Delhi

Orientation tour of Delhi visiting some off route sites

Day 3 (Delhi/Jaipur)

Delhi/Jaipur

This morning we will drive to the Pink-city of Rajasthan, Jaipur. In the evening, participate in a cooking lesson to make a real Indian curry.

Day 4 (Jaipur)

Jaipur

In the morning visit the famous Amber fort and later the city tour of Jaipur including rickshaw ride in the old city and visit an interesting art and craft center during the tour.

Day 5 (Jaipur/Pushkar)

Jaipur/Pushkar

Today we will head to Pushkar, the holy city of  Rajasthan. Take a short hike to Savitri temple up on a hillrock to enjoy the sunset and the beauty of the lake.

Day 6 (Pushkar/Jojawar)

Pushkar/Jojawar

This morning we will depart for Jojawar. A small boutique hotel in the middle of rural Rajasthan, an amazing example of preservation and conservation of old noble houses.

Day 7 (Jojawar )

Jojawar

Enjoy an interesting village safari to see the local life of rural Rajasthan. Late afternoon, you will enjoy an exciting train ride with the locals.

Day 8 (Jojawar/Udaipur)

Jojawar/Udaipur

Drive to the famous lake city of Rajasthan, Udaipur. In the afternoon visit the City Palace, the second largest in India. Afterwards we will enjoy an interesting walk in the old city of Udaipur for unlimited photo opportunities.

Day 9 (Udaipur/Chittorgarh/Bundi)

Udaipur/Chittorgarh/Bundi

This morning we will drive to Chittorgarh, the largest abandoned 7th century fort in Rajasthan. We will continue on to Bundi, an interesting place to absorb insignia of Rajasthan.

Day 10 (Bundi)

Bundi

In the morning visit some interesting sites in Bundi and relax for the rest of the day.

Day 11 (Bundi/Ranthambhore)

Bundi/Ranthambhore

This morning, we will drive to the famous National park to spot the elusive Bengal Tiger. Visit the Fort of Ranthambhore to capture some fabulous pictures of the park and surroundings.

Day 12 (Ranthambhore)

Ranthambhore

Early morning safari and afternoon safari in the park

Day 13 (Ranthambhore/Bharatpur/Fatehpur Sikri/Agra )

Ranthambhore/Bharatpur/Fatehpur Sikri/Agra

We will take early morning train to Bharatpur and then we will drive to the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri Continuing the journey to Agra.

Day 14 (Agra)

Agra

We will visit the Jewel of India  – Taj Mahal. In the  morning, get a chance to see the beautiful inlayed work in marble at a craft centre and later visit  Agra fort and Baby Taj by tuk tuk.

Day 15 (Agra/Delhi)

Agra/Delhi

Today we will drive to Delhi and enjoy the day. Farewell dinner

Day 16 (Final Departure)

Final Departure

Transfer to International Airport for departure


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1 . All Monument Entrances as per itinerary for one entry
2 . All breakfasts as per itinerary
3 . All activities as per itinerary
1 . International Air Fare
2 . Travel Insurance
3 . Single Accommodation (available on Request)
4 . Visa or Transit Visa
5 . Vaccinations
6 . Expenses of Personal Nature: Any Table drinks, Telephone calls, Laundry, Camera fees (still or video), Gratuities to Tour Managers, Guides, Drivers, Hotel or Restaurant staff etc.
7 . Tour Manager on request
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