Welcome to India, You will be received by our Kunjum Holidays representative or your driver at international airport and assisted to your hotel. In the Hotel the representative / driver will hand over your documents regarding the tour over night at the hotel .
orning after breakfast drive to Agra. Arrive Agra & transfer to hotel Later visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife Also visit the Agra fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Night stay in Agra.
Morning drive to Jaipur en route visit Fatehpur Sikri- the deserted, red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the 16th century. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza the largest gateway in the world. After Visit In Bird sanctuary by Rickhya Ride.There after continue drive to Jaipur. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Jaipur.
Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families. Afternoon tour of the City - "The Pink City" is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Your tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.
city sightseeing tour of Jaipur covering Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace & Jantar Mantar. Enjoy the evening at Chokhi Dhani (Real Rajasthani Village Cultural ).
After enjoying breakfast, proceed to Bikaner . Desert Citadel: Driving in west reach the desert citadel - "Bikaner". Tucked away in the harsh desert region of western Rajasthan lies the relatively remote city of Bikaner.
Start the day by visiting the unusual Junagarh Fort. Unusual because, unlike all the major forts of Rajasthan which are on hilltops, this one was built on the desert plains itself. The palace complex's sumptuously decorated interiors are better preserved than in almost any other region. Also visit the camel breeding farm and famous rat temple at Deshnok. Overnight at Bikaner.
The Golden Oasis : Drive further westward & reach the golden oasis called Jaisalmer. Here it appears as if a master-craftsman took one huge piece of sandstone and patiently carved out the entire city. For the second half of the day explore the beautiful man made lake Gadsisar (the only source of water Jaisalmer had for years) & the royal cenotaphs at Bada Bagh.
Rolling Sand dunes :Visit one of the most exotic forts of Rajasthan, in the first half of the day, exploring it from every nook and corner and take some delightful pictures. Also see Manak Chowk and Havelis like Patwon ki Haveli. Post lunch explore the markets & then drive towards the rolling sand dunes enjoying a camel ride at sunset. Overnight at Jaisalmer.
breakfast, proceed to Ranthambore and check-in at the hotel upon arrival. Later visit The Sun city : Drive towards east to reach Jodhpur - Blue City. Jodhpur city was found way back in 1459. Over night in Hotel.
Climb up the majestic Mehrangarh fort (one of the best preserved forts with modern techniques of audio guides) and explore the various sections within. Also visit the marble cenotaph at Jaswant Thada before returning back to the hotel. Evening free to shop. Enjoy an optional dinner atop the fort.
Ranakpur - Poetry on marble : Drive towards south for Udaipur. The beautiful city of lakes Udaipur is often referred to as the Venice of East and more so locally as the Kashmir of Rajasthan. En route you see the marvellous Jain temples at Ranakpur. Rest of the day at your discretion with vehicle at disposal.
City of Lakes : After breakfast visit the City Palace complex, which houses a museum and a hotel. One of the most fascinating parts of the palace is the Mor Chowk (Peacock courtyard), with its walls covered with a dramatic glass mosaic relief of dancing peacocks. Also visit the Jagdish temple & the garden of the maids. In the evening enjoy boat ride tour over lake Pichola with backdrop of sun set. The beautiful city of lakes Udaipur is often referred as to as the Venice of the east and more so locally as the Kashmir of the Rajasthan. Overnight in Udaipur.
After the breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Jaipur enroute visit Chittorgarh (the centre of Rajput resistance against Mughal Rule, here visit the glory of the Chittorgarh the Tower of Victory. on arrival check in hotel, Rest of the day at leisure over night at the hotel.
On the last day of the trip, visit the magnificent Jaigarh Fort . See the Largest Cannon on Wheels in the World, and old cannon foundry at Jaigarh. Visit to the Kanak Vrindavan Temple in the valley of flowers.
After breakfast, check-out from your hotel & receive a transfer to airport to board a flight for onward journey.
Kumar L. Gurera
Govindam Tower, Kardhani, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India