Namaste! Today you will arrive at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. A Friends Travel Services representative will be waiting for you with a sign bearing your name and you will then be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
The day begins with breakfast followed by visit to old and New-Delhi Rajghat, Shanti Van and Shakti Sthal are memorials to Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi respectively. Shah Jahan’s imposing citadel the Red Fort was built at the eastern extremity of the walled city along the river front. Jami Masjid the biggest mosque was also raised by Shah Jahan. It is the largest mosque in India. Break for Lunch in a good restaurant in the vicinity.By afternoon the tour proceeds towards Old Delhi.The 12th century tallest stone tower Qutab Minar an Islamic landmark was built in 12th century by Qutbuddin Aibak. In the compound is the fascinating 4th century Iron Pillar as good as new. The 340-roomed Viceregal lodge raised atop Raisina Hill and is today the Rashtrapati Bhawan, where the President of India lives. The beauty of this building is increased by the Rajpath axis and the symmetrical location of the India Gate the World War I memorial arch. Laxmi Narayan Temple is considered very pious among the Hindus. The Bahai Lotus Temple is spectacular modern landmark. The newly constructed Akshardham Temple on the river bed is pious and amazing architectural piece. Those interested in shopping visit Chandni Chowk. After the day’s excursion return to your hotel by evening. Overnight stay at Delhi.
This morning after breakfast you will drive to Mughal city Agra and check into your hotel. Enroute you may also visit Mathura-the birth place of Lord Krishana. This afternoon visit the Agra fort, built by the great Emperor Akbar, and the famous Taj Mahal-the symbol of love, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. By evening return to your hotel Stay overnight at hotel in Agra.
This morning after breakfast you will drive to the pink city of Jaipur, enroute you will visit the Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. On arrival check into your hotel and rest of the day is at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Jaipur.
This morning after breakfast city tour of jaipur. Also popularly as the pink City, is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. During the British rule in India, jaipur was the capital of the princely state of jaipur. Founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the rule of Amber, the city today has a population of more than 3.2 Million.Jaipur is the first planned city of India, located in the semi-desert lands of Rajasthan. The city which once had been the capital of the royalty now is the capital city of Rajasthan. The very Structure of jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal families. At present, jaipur is a major business centre with all requisites of a metropolitan city. Places to visit for the day AMBER FORT is located in Amber, 11 km from jaipur, Rajasthan state, India. It was the ancient citadel of the ruling Kachhawa clan of Amber, before the capital was shifted to present day jaipur. Amber fort is known for its unique artistic style, blending both Hindu and Muslim elements, and its ornate and breathtaking artistic mastery. The fort borders the Maota Lake, and is a Major tourist attraction in Rajasthan. Elephant ride is also possible in the fort.CITY PALACE City palace, jaipur, which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak palaces and other building, is a palaces complex in jaipur city, the capital of Rajasthan state, India. It was the seat of the Maharaja of jaipur, the head of the kachwaha Rajput clan. The Chandra Mahal palaces now house a museum but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence. The palaces complex, which is located northeast of the centre of the grid patterned jaipur city, incorporates an impressive and vast array of courtyards gardens and building. The place was the built between 1729 and 1732, initially by sawai jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber.CENTRAL MUSEUM once of the oldest and the most famous museum is the Government Central Museum or Albert museum was constructed under the supervision of a British Army officer, Lt. swinton Jacob in the year 1876. Maharaja Ram Singh, who was then the king of jaipur, wanted this building to be used as the town hall but his successor Madho Singh decided to convert the building to an art museum. Jantar Mantar an astronomical observatory.JAIGARH FORT located 15 km from jaipur is one of the most spectacular forts in India, with almost all its original facilities intact. While Jaigarh Forts is one top of the hill, Amber Fort is at the bottom. The Forts are connected through well- guarded passages. Many consider the two together as one complex. By evening return to your hotel. Overnight in Jaipur.
Evening option to Chokhi Dhani very special. A Rajasthani village atmosphere is recreated on the sprawling ground and includes the entertainment by folk dancers.
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred by road to Ranthambore. The famous for the wildlife sanctuary which is said to have the india’s friendliest tigers and also considered to be the best place in the world to photograph the tiger in its natural habitat. On arrival check into your hotel and rest of the day is at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Ranthambore.
This early morning proceed for Tiger Safari in Ranthambore National Park. (a vehicle which is open on the top) enjoy the game viewing in the national park It is one of the finest tiger reserves in the country, The sanctuary has a large numbers of sambar, chittal, nilgai, chinkara, langurs, wild boar and peafowl etc. Stay overnight at hotel in Ranthambore.
This morning after breakfast you will drive to Bundi. On arrival check into your hotel and rest of the day is at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Bundi. This afternoon you will visit the Bundi is most famous for its baoris (stepwells) as there are many impressive ones such as the Raniji ki Baori. There are many tanks and lakes in and around Bundi that are worth a visit. The town's medieval looking bazaars offer enormous photography opportunities. The 84-pillared cenotaph is also worth a look and so is the beautiful countryside around the town. Stay overnight at hotel in Bundi.
This morning after breakfast you will drive to Chittaurgarh. On arrival check into your hotel and rest of the day is at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Chittaurgarh. This afternoon you will visit the Chittaurgarh Fort, Believed to have been constructed by the Mori rulers in the 7th century, this fort is located on a 180m high hill, covering 700 acres. "Tablets" and "Chattris" lie between several monumental gates. Visit Padmini Palace - The palace of the legendary queen of Mewar. Stay overnight at hotel in Chittaurgarh.
This morning after breakfast you will drive to Dungarpur. On arrival check into your hotel and rest of the day is at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Dungarpur. This afternoon you will visit the Dungarpur, a small town nestling in the Aravalli Hills, The region is more or less untouched of modern civilization and there is not much of urban landscape. There are a few places in this region, which are reasonably equipped to enable the tourists to appreciate the area's beauty. There is a charming 18th century palace by the picturesque Gaib Sagar Lake known as Udai Bilas Palace, part of which is an idyllic hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Dungarpur.
This morning after breakfast you will drive to Udaipur. To Explore the Venice of East. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight at hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Udaipur.
This morning after breakfast visit The City Palace and Museum, it is considered as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Pratap Memorial has the bronze statue of Maharana Pratap, the legendary warrior king of Udaipur. Jagdish Temple which was built in 1651 AD. Saheliyon Ki Bari a small ornamental garden. In the evening take a walking tour through the narrow lanes and back streets of Udaipur upto the Washing Ghats at the lake Pichola. Visit one of the fine downtown restaurants for an optional dinner. Return to hotel Stay overnight at hotel in Udaipur.
This morning after breakfast you will drive to Ranakpur. On arrival check into your hotel and rest of the day is at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Ranakpur. This afternoon you will visit the Ranakpur, the Jain Temples built in the 15th century are situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali. Its surrounding is quiet and picturesque. Ranakpur has grand structures and beautiful sculpture. There are 1444 pillars in the temple and none of them are similar. The magic of light & shade is really awe inspiring. Surya Temple and other Jain Temples are side attractions. Stay overnight at hotel in Ranakpur.
This morning after breakfast you will drive to Jodhpur. On arrival check into your hotel and rest of the day is at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Jodhpur. This afternoon you will visit the Jodhpur, the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. 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 and Umaid Public gardens. Stay overnight at hotel in Jodhpur.
This morning after breakfast drive to Jaislmer.Enroot you will pass by many Rajasthan villages & drive through the greet Indian desert by afternoon you will arrive in Jodhpur check into your hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure you rest in the hotel or visit the Jodhpur city.
This morning after breakfast visit the Jaisalmer City Tour, Jaisalmer Fort, over the Trikuta hill, this fort is the biggest and the most beautiful landmark of the city. The fort is occupied by shops, stalls, and a number of other business concerns. It is also known as Sonar Quila or the Golden fort, rising from the sand, the mega structure merges with the golden hues of the desert ambience. The Jain temple, situated inside the fort, made between 12th and 15th century, bears testimony to Rajasthan unique artistry Visit the havelis; the mansions built by the wealthy merchants, which are still in very good condition. The intricate craftsmanship is beyond parallel. The havelis like the Patwon-ki-Haveli and alim-Singh-ki-Haveli are remarkable for their exclusive cutwork, yellow and red stone treatment and the bracket-shaped decoration of peacocks. The rich merchant inspired by the classic style of the royals, constructed huge mansions (havelis) adjacent to each other in the nature of medieval culture and profusely decorated walls and ceilings and intricately carved outdoors and interiors. In the afternoon, visit the Khuri Sand Dunes and the typical Rajasthani Desert Village. Take a camel ride to view the sunset from the dunes, (Same camels to be used for Safari - getting to know the camels) as the sky is set on fire. It can be an unforgettable experience. Stay overnight at hotel in Jaisalmer.
This morning after breakfast you will drive to Bikaner. On arrival check into your hotel and rest of the day is at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Bikaner. This afternoon you will visit the Bikaner, is named after its founder Rao Bikaji 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 gate. 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. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the museum, Bhanda Sagar Jain, Deshnoke Rat temple and The Camel’s Breeding Farm. Stay overnight at hotel in Bikaner.
This morning after breakfast you will drive to Shekhawati. On arrival check into your hotel and rest of the day is at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Shekhawati. This afternoon you will visit the Shekhawati consist of two courtyards, an outer one for the men which serves as an extended threshold and the inner one, the domain of the women. The biggest ones sometimes had three or four courtyards and two to three stories high. On arrival transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Shekhawati.
This morning after breakfast you will drive to Delhi. On arrival check into your hotel and rest of the day is at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Delhi.
Today you will be transferred back to Delhi airport/railway station for your onward journey.
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Rajasathan Tour- 4 Nights / 5 Days - 5 D / 4 N
Jaipur - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Pushkar