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Rajasthan With Taj Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Delhi, India

  • Activities

    Helicopter Tour, Nature, Sightseeing, Wildlife Safari

  • Price
    $1382 USD per person
  • Duration

    12 days

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Daily

  • Starting Location

    Delhi

  • Price Includes

    Meals and transportation.

Highlights

  • An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Air Force Museum, Parliament House, The President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave
  • Sightseeing tour of Agra to visit the world famous Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Also visit Agra Fort, containing the pearl mosque – the rusty and majestic red sandstone fort of Agra stands on the bank of river Yamuna and Emperor Akbar started the construction in 1566
  • Amber Fort Palace - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression.
  • Visit the magnificent fort, the Patwon Ki Haveli (Mansion) and Salim Singh Ki Haveli, with their carved balconies and brackets, which are supreme examples of the art. Evening enjoy camel ride – along with culture program
  • Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II around 1899

Trip Info

Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destination: Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur – Ajmer – Udaipur – Ranakpur – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer – Bikaner – Mandawa – Delhi

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Meals: Dinner
Arrive Delhi, meet and assistance at the airport and transfer to the hotel (early check in subject to availability, subject to charge). Night stay in Delhi

Day 2: Delhi – Agra (By Surface 4 Hrs)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and proceed for city sightseeing tour of Delhi visiting Old & New Delhi
OLD DELHI – A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat – the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India.
NEW DELHI – An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Air Force Museum, Parliament House, The President’s Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. After sightseeing drive to Agra. Arrive Agra and check-in at hotel. Night stay in Agra

Day 3: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur (By Surface 5 Hrs)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and proceed for city sightseeing tour of Agra visit the world famous Taj Mahal, Built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Also visit Agra Fort, containing the pearl mosque – the rusty and majestic red sandstone fort of Agra stands on the bank of river Yamuna and Emperor Akbar started the construction in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Khas (Hall of Private Audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend on ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock throne and met foreign ambassador and rulers of friendly kingdoms. After sightseeing drive to Jaipur en-route visit Fatehpur sikri, a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town” which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. After visiting continue drive to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and check-in at hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.

Day 4: Jaipur
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast proceed for excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.
AMBER FORT PALACE – Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression.
CITY PALACE – A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
JANTAR MANTAR – This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL – The ornamental facade of this “Palace of Winds” is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Night stay in Jaipur

Day 5: Jaipur – Ajmer – Udaipur (By Surface 8 Hrs)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast drive to Udaipur on the way visit Visit the famous Dargah of Sufi Saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti. The shrine is next only to Mecca or Median for the Muslims of south Asia. Akbar used to make a pilgrimage to the Dargah from Agra once a year. After visiting continue drive to Udaipur. Arrive Udaipur and check-in at hotel. Night stay in Udaipur

Day 6: Udaipur
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast proceed for city sightseeing of Udaipur visiting The city is built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the City Palace Museum, The Jagdish Temple and Sahelion Ki Bari (Queen’s resort for their friends). Also enjoy Boat ride at Lake Pichola – Depend on water level. Night stay in Udaipur

Day 7: Udaipur – Ranakpur – Jodhpur (By Surface 5 Hrs)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur en-route visit World famous Jain Temple Ranakpur. The exceptionally beautiful Ranakpur complex, is one of the largest and most important Jain temple in India. The main temple is the Chaumukha Temple, or Four Faced Temple, dedicated to Adhinath. Built in 1439, this huge, superbly crafted and well-kept marble temple has 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars, no two alike. After visiting continue drive to Jodhpur. Arrive Jodhpur check-in at hotel. Night stay in Jodhpur

Day 8: Jodhpur – Jaisalmer (By Surface 5 Hrs)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and proceed for city sightseeing tour of Prince Jodha founded city Jodhpur – the stronghold of the fierce Ratore clan, in 1459. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II around 1899. After sightseeing drive to Jaisalmer. Arrive Jaisalmer and check-in at hotel. Night stay in Jaisalmer .

Day 9: Jaisalmer
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer visiting the burnished sandstone Jaisalmer, Throbbing in the heart of the Thar, is an intricately molded wonderland in place of a barren land, today stands a city of gilded magic. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificent fort, the Patwon Ki Haveli (Mansion) and Salim Singh Ki Haveli, with their carved balconies and brackets, which are supreme examples of the art. Evening enjoy camel ride – along with culture program. Night stay in Jaisalmer

Day 10: Jaisalmer – Bikaner (By Surface 6 Hrs)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast drive to Bikaner. Arrive Bikaner and check-in hotel. Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bika Ji in 1488. But long before this, the city was trade center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia. Bikaner’s dominant features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 Kms wall, which can be entered from 5 gates. Bikaner City is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Later proceed for city sightseeing tour of Bikaner. Visit Junagarh Fort and Deshnoke Rat temple. Night stay in Bikaner

Day 11: Bikaner – Mandawa (By Surface 4 Hrs)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast drive to Mandawa. Arrive Mandawa and check-in at hotel. Later visit Mandawa, founded 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants has beautiful frescoes, Havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle one of the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and house of collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from  1820 ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items, preserved in a museum. Night stay in Mandawa

Day 12: Mandawa – Delhi (By Surface 5 Hrs) and Departure

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and departure transfer to the airport to board the flight for onward journey. Tour ends with sweet memories

 

 

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