Arrive in Delhi to be met by your Shine Gold Tours India driver/guide who will transfer you to your hotel in one of our air-conditioned cars.
After breakfast begin your tour in Rajasthan by transferring to Jaipur, the Pink City. Sightseeing highlights include the Amber Fort, approached on elephant back if desired, City Palace and Hawa Mahal.
Continue sightseeing in Jaipur. Other sights include the Water Palace and Jantar Mantar, Jai Singh’s astronomical observatory dating from 1728. Jaipur is also a shopper’s paradise for jewellery, gems, artefacts and handicrafts from all over Rajasthan.
After breakfast, you will continue your Rajasthan Tour to Jodhpur, the Blue City. Mehrangarh Fort is the dominant feature of Jodhpur, still run by the Maharaja of Jodhpur and with fortifications built from the local rock and reaching up to 36 metres it is well worth taking the audio guide to get the most out of your visit.
Continue sightseeing in Jodhpur. The Clock Tower and Sadar Market area is a wonderful place to wander through the narrow alleys lined with shops and stalls selling vegetables, spices, sweets, silver and handicrafts.
After breakfast, you will continue your tour to Ranakpur which is the site of one of India’s biggest Jain Temples; the Chaumukha Mandir (Four-Faced Temple) built in 1439 of milk-white marble with 29 halls supported by 1,444 pillars.
Continue your Rajasthan Tour to Udaipur on Lake Pichola and said to be the most romantic city in India with the Lake Palace built by Maharaja Jagat Singh II in 1754 at its center.
Continue sightseeing in Udaipur. The City Palace is Rajasthan’s largest and also houses the fascinating City Museum with its mirror work, collections of tiles and miniatures and mosaics of peacocks.
Onwards to Pushkar, a Hindu pilgrimage town curling around a holy lake which is said to have appeared when Brahma dropped a lotus flower. Pushkar is also famous for its camel fair held October/November.
Next is Bharatpur, which is famous for its Unesco World Heritage-listed Keoladeo Ghana National Park, a wetland bird sanctuary which may be visited by cycle rickshaw pedalled by knowledgeable guides who will point out and identify the amazing range of birds, mammals, butterflies and plants that inhabit the park.
Continue your tour to Agra to visit probably the most famous site in India, the Taj Mahal. This is only 1 of 3 World Heritage sites in Agra, the others being Fatehpur Sikri , the abandoned capital of Akbar and Agra Fort where Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son, only able to gaze down the Yamuna River at the Taj Mahal which he had built to commemorate his favorite wife Mumtaz.
After breakfast, you will continue the tour before returning to Delhi. If you wish there will be time to visit Mathura Temples on the way.
Depending on the time of your return flight or onward journey there may be time for more sightseeing in Delhi including perhaps some last minute shopping. Transfer to airport for your flight home.
|Night-1||Hotel walnut Castle / intwinn hotel ,Delhi.|
|Night 2-3||Hotel Glitz/Amer Heritage/The Heritage, Jaipur.|
|Night 4-5||Kaypee Haveli, Jodhpur.|
|Night 6||Bharat Villa Ranakpur.|
|Night 7-8||Anjanee Haveli, Udaipur.|
|Night 9||New Park Hotel Pushkar.|
|Night 10||Sunahar Haveli, Bharatpur.|
|Night 11||Taj Inn/De Lux Plaza, Agra.|
|Night 12||Hotel walnut Castle / intwinn hotel, Delhi.|
|Night-1||Jitesh Hotel/Regent Continental, Delhi.|
|Night 2-3||Udhai Bhawan Haritage/Ramada Hotel/Shapura House, Jaipur.|
|Night 4-5||Pal Haveli, Jodhpur.|
|Night 6||Hotel Kalika, Ranakpur.|
|Night 7-8||Hotel Sona, Udaipur.|
|Night 9||Master Paradise Hotel, Pushkar.|
|Night 10||Sunbird Hotel, Bharatpur.|
|Night 11||Royal Residency/Amer Hotel,Agra.|
|Night 12||Jitesh Hotel/Regent Continental, Delhi|
|Night-1||JP Siddharth/Lalilt Hotel/Hyatt Regency, Delhi.|
|Night 2-3||Trident Hotel/Hotel mrriott/I.T.C Rajputana Hotel, Jaipur.|
|Night 4-5||Hotel Niky, Jodhpur.|
|Night 6||Maharani Bagh Orchard, Ranakpur.|
|Night 7-8||Trident Hotel, Udaipur.|
|Night 9||Pushkar Palace, Pushkar.|
|Night 10||Laxmi Villas Palace, Bharatpur.|
|Night 11||JP Siddharth/Hotel morriott, Agra.|
|Night 12||JP Siddharth/The Lalilt Hotel/Hyatt Regency, Delhi.|
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