Incredible Rajasthan Holidays

Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Luni-Ranakpur - Udaipur - Deogarh - Pushkar - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Delhi

Rajasthan Holidays

the colourful state of India can evoke great joys of life. The luxuries of this state can leave you mesmerized and the multihued traditions kindle emotions at the deepest levels. Incredible Rajasthan Holidays is a similar journey of trance where the blissful experience lasting for 15 days will leave a traveler in awe and take you to a different world altogether.

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi

Incredible Rajasthan Holidays

Arrive Delhi by Schedule International Flight and transfer to Hotel for Overnight Stay.

Day 02 : Delhi - Mandawa

Proceed for Mandawa that used to be an important caravanserai of the yesteryears. dominated with a painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows. Visit Chokhani and Ladia havelis and the street with saraf havelis, These havelis have been painted with activities of daily life and of deities to break the monotony of the desert life. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 3 : Mandawa - Bikaner

Drive to Bikaner founded in 1488 and like many Rajasthani cities, it is surrounded by a high battlemented wall. On arrival check into Hotel. Sightseeing of Bikaner: a desert fortified city on the ancient caravan routes that originated from Africa and West Asia. Visit to Lallgarh Palace: The architectural masterpiece in red sandstone, built by Maharaja Ganga Singh (1881 AD-1942 AD) in memory of his father Maharaja Lall Singh between 1902 -1926.This magnificent palace is an example of pure Rajput martial architecture. this palace has several grand halls, lounges, cupolas and pavilions. The exotic palace has magnificent pillars, richly carved fire mantles, Italian colonnades and motif of lotus in full bloom Junagarh Fort: The fascinating piece of architecture was built between 1588 -1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh (1571 - 1611 AD) , a general in army of Mughal emperor, Akbar. The imposing fort has 986 long walls with 37 bastions and two entrances. The Suraj Pole (Sun Gate) is main entrance to the fort. The palaces within the fort are on the southern side and make a picturesque ensemble of courtyards, balconies, kiosks and windows. Ganga Golden Jublee Museum: Established near the Lalgarh Palace in Bikaner in 1937 on the eve of the Golden jubilee celebrations of Maharaja Ganga Singh, this Museum now run by the Government of Rajasthan, was shifted to a new building in the Civil lines in 1954. It is the best Rajasthan museum, having one of the richest collection of Terracotta ware, weapons, miniature paintings of Bikaner school and coins. The exhibits are splendid master pieces of Harappan civilization, Gupta and Kushan era and sculptures of the late classical time Closed: Friday and gazetted holidays Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 04 : Bikaner-Jaisalmer

Proceed for Jaisalmer one of India's most exotic desert towns. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day free to walk through the cobbled streets and absorb the atmosphere. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 05 : Jaisalmer

Incredible Rajasthan HolidaysAfter Breakfast Sightseeing Tour of Jaisalmer Jaisalmer Fort is a monument worth visiting and worth retaining in your conscious mind. Like various other cities of Rajasthan, in Jaisalmer too you will find different facets of its own glorious heritage. Though you can find historical monuments scattered all over the city, the Jaisalmer Fort will immediately command your attention. Made of sand stones and locally known as Sonar Quila, the Jaisalmer Fort is a dominating structure amidst sands. Jaisalmer fort is the second oldest Fort in Rajasthan. The Patwon Ji ki Haveli is an interesting piece of Architecture and is the most important among the havelis in Jaisalmer. This is precisely because of two things, first that it was the first haveli erected in Jaisalmer and second, that it is not a single haveli but a cluster of 5 small havelis. The first among these havelis was commissioned and constructed in the year 1805 by Guman Chand Patwa and is the biggest and the most ostentatious. This is the largest Haveli in Jaisalmer and stands in a narrow lane. This haveli is presently occupied by the government, which uses it for various purposes. Nathmal Ji ki haveli was commissioned to serve as the residence of Diwan Mohata Nathmal, the then Prime Minister of Jaisalmer. Maharawal Beri Sal commissioned the construction of this Haveli., this haveli is still considered the best in Jaisalmer in terms of grandeur. There are other minute details worth appreciation. For example there are two Elephants made of yellow stone. These life-size replicas have been put in front of the main entrance so that it looks as if they are guarding the Haveli.. Salim Singh ki haveli has been built on the remains of an older haveli built in the late 17th century. The new building was built in the year 1815 and was occupied by the Mehta family of Jaisalmer. They were the most influential family of their time. This haveli was commissioned by Salim Singh, the then Prime Minister of the kingdom when Jaisalmer was the capital. The haveli has a distinct architecture. The roof has been constructed in the form of Peacock. The haveli is situated beside the hills near the Jaisalmer Fort. The front facet of the haveli resembles ship stern and thus this haveli is also sometimes referred as Jahazmahal Gadsisar Lake is one of the major tourist attractions of Jaisalmer. Just leave the madding crowd behind and venture towards the outskirts and you will find yourself next to the famous Gadsisar Lake. Contrary to the popular belief, it is not an oasis but a water conservation tank made around 1400 A.D. by the then maharaja of Jaisalmer,. You will find whole varieties of temples and shrines surrounding the lake. In later years it became more of a pilgrimage spot. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 06 : Jaisalmer-Jodhpur

Proceed for Jodhpur and reach by afternoon Post lunch session introduces you to the fabulous spice market of Jodhpur the 2nd largest city in Rajasthan. Walk along the market to feel the odours of the spices filling the air around you Then go to Mandore gardens the then capital of Marwar to view some of the fabulous cenotaphs and the hall of local heroes of the wars. Drive back to Jodhpur and see the Umaid Bhawan Palace, the present residence of the king of Jodhpur. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 07 : Jodhpur-Luni

Incredible Rajasthan HolidaysAfter breakfast drive up to the majestic Mehrangarh fort, the stronghold of the Rathore princes from 1453AD. We see the superb collection of paintings and arms and ammunitions. The view of the city from the rampart walls is breath taking. Later an hours drive brings us to the world of animals - Luni, the palace amidst the more rustic life of Rajasthan. After lunch take on a safari to discover the hidden beauty of the jungle life. Here you would be visiting the Bishnoi villages. Bishnois are a tribe that respects life in every form - animals trees and even dead branches. They are vegetarians and even in the villages they protect the animal life and don't let anybody practice hunting in the vicinity of their villages. They live in a joint family system where the oldest member is generally the head of the family. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 08 : Luni-Ranakpur-Udaipur

Proceed for Udaipur on the way Sightseeing of Ranakpur a big pilgrimage centre for the Jains. Just four hours drive from Luni is the eternal Jain pilgrimage centre of Ranakpur. Admire the workmanship from the 16th century. The temples are built out of marble and the main shrine of Adinath with 1444 columns is awe inspiring and none of these are similar. Also see the sun temple and the other temples in the campus Continue your drive and arrive Udaipur by late evening and check into your hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 09 : Udaipur

After Breakfast take a Sightseeing Tour of Udaipur Visit the City Palace Museum- grandeur and intricacy stroked all over in granite, marble and mosaic displayed in the sparkling white filigreed balconies and windows, ornate arches and cupolas atop magnificent octagonal towers, Jagdish Temple- built in 1651 AD. Also visit Sahelion Ki Bari- the spectacular garden displaying the antique life style of the royal ladies who once lived in the places. Afternoon at leisure. In the evening enjoy a most memorable boat ride with the reflections of the majestic Lake Palace Hotel at its best against the setting sun. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 10 : Udaipur-Deogarh

Incredible Rajasthan Holiday

Morning drive to Deogarh. Enroute visit Eklinji one of the most famous temples of Rajasthan. Located in the town of Eklingji (Kailashpuri), the place got its popular name from the temple. Eklingji Temple is positioned at a distance of 22 km in the north of Udaipur, on the national highway no. 8. Eklingnath Temple is dedicated to the Lord Shiva of the Hindu religion and Nagda Temples, located besides Bagela Lake at a distance of 23 kms in the north-west of Udaipur on the way to Nathdwara. Nagda comprises many small and big temples, but the main attraction is gained by its 'Sas-Bahu' temple.. Arrive in Deogarh and check-in at your hotel. Late afternoon enjoy a Jeep safari to nearby villages. Drive into the rugged countryside and see a variety of exciting panoramas and the avian life. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 11 : Deogarh-Pushkar

Morning leave for Pushkar, a sacred place for Hindus. The temple town is home to the 8th century Brahma temple dedicated to Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe it is the only Brahma temple of the world. Surrounded by hills on three sides and sand dunes on the fourth, Pushkar forms a befitting backdrop for the annual religious and cattle fair. During the days of the fair, the otherwise tranquil lake is engulfed with religious fervor. Thousands of devotees collect to take a dip and pray for salvation to the sound of verses from the Holy Scriptures which fill the air. The actual fair is held in the vast stretching desert surrounding the town. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 12 : Pushkar - Jaipur

Kovalam

After breakfast in the hotelproceed for Jaipur The royal city of Rajasthan popularly known the "Pink City". Arrive Jaipur in the afternoon and check in to the hotel. After freshen up and relax for some time, enjoy local sightseeing tour of Jaipur visit the famous City Palace (Museum) situated in the heart of the city, Jantar Mantar (Observatory) one of the five observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh and Hawa Mahal (The Palace of Winds) the landmark of the city. Evening scroll the bustling bazaars. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 13 : Jaipur

After breakfast, enjoy the excursion tour of Amer fort. At Amber Fort you will enjoy Elephant ride to ascend the Fort to reach the main entrance of the hill fort. (Jeeps are also available for those people who don't want Elephant ride). See the marvelous Shish mahal built in the 17th century in a fusion style of Hindu and Islamic art. Also see the hall of public audiences and Maharaja Man Singh's Palace who had twelve queens After Amer fort, visit the other Hill fort i.e. Jaigarh fort famous for the largest canon in the world. Rest of the time you are free for personal activities / for shopping. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 14 : Jaipur- Fatehpur Sikri-Agra

KovalamProceed for Agra. On the way Sightseeing of Fatehpur Sikri built in red sandstone in honour of Saint Salim Chisti who foretold the birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar. Each important edifice here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwan-e-Khas; Punch Mahal, the Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the Bulund Darwaza. On arrival check into Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 15 : Agra - Delhi Departure

After Breakfast Sightseeing of Agra Taj Mahal. A must see with the rising sun as the Taj Mahal is bathed in the golden rays of the morning sun. Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial that houses the tomb of his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed. Apart from its stunning design, balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen anywhere in the world. Then see the Agra Fort built by Akbar where Shahjahan was imprisoned by his own son Aurangzeb. Later Proceed for Delhi Upon arrival in Delhi transfer to a local restaurant for your farewell dinner and finally transfer to the international airport for your flight back home.

 

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