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A trip to India can never be complete without visiting its forts and palaces. Whether you're interested in digging out the history, exploring the architectural wonders or soaking the the rich culture, you'll get it all in this forts and palaces tour. Start with a sightseeing tour of Delhi (both Old and New) and head towards the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. After enjoying an eyeful view of rich frescoes paintings and Haveli's, travel to Bikaner which is dispersed with Rajput forts and palaces all around. Then get to the city of Jaisalmer and relish a ride on the camel's back to the Sam sand dunes. Also on the list are trips to Jodhpur, Udaipur and Pushkar. Visit the Amer Fort and the Jaigarh Fort before stepping into the 'City of the Taj', i.e. Agra.Any kind of personal expenses such as monument Fees, laundry, telephone bills and alcoholic beverages. Camera fees (still or movie).Medical and Travel Insurance anything not specified in the itinerary Entrance charges to places of interest & monuments. Any flight Charges. Unspecified meals etc. 5.15% service tax Transport for this Tour 01 to 03 people - Medium sized cars - Indian make cars like Ambassador or Tata Indica with one baggage each 01 to 05 people - Large cars - Toyota Innova/Qualis or GM Tavera with one baggage each 06 to 09 people – Tempo Traveler Mini Van with 8 to 9 seats 08 to 14 people – Small coaches with 18 seats 15 to 32 people – Coaches with 27 or 35 seats All the vehicles are air-conditioned
Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
On arrival at the Delhi international airport, you will be welcome and assisted to your hotel with private or sharing vehicle, as per the arrival time of the flights. On arrival at the hotel you will be provided with your travel kit consisting of tour itinerary, general information of India, feedback form, etc and your room keys. Spend the overnight relaxing and recovering from your long flight.
Day 2 : Delhi sightseeing
Following breakfast at the hotel restaurant gather in the lobby where our guide will give us a short brief on Delhi tour plan for day and nights. Get to the coach and proceed for the sightseeing tour of Delhi. During Old and New Delhi tour you will observe a great difference in culture of both places.
Starting with the tour with Qutab Minar, the tallest minaret built by the first sultan of Delhi Qutab-ud-din Aibak in 1200 AD, next place to visit is the Humayun Tomb, the beautiful monument and mausoleum constructed with great architectural excellence in Persian style. It was built by the widow of Humayun, Haji Begum. From here, we will drive to the Old part of Delhi, visiting the India Gate, President's Palace and Parliament House.
Entering into the old Delhi, we will stop at the hotels restaurant to enjoy our lavish lunch with Indian and Mughlai dishes.
After lunch, we will drive through the Red Fort, built by Shah Jahan, as he wanted to build his new capital Shahjahanabad known as Delhi in present times. The Fort is huge, as the boundary wall of the fort is as long as about 2 kilometers in stretch. From here, we visit the Jama Masjid one of the largest mosque in India constructed by ShahJahan while planning his capital Shahjahanabad.
From here, we have time at leisure to spend the time at the oldest market of Delhi- Chandni Chowk, which is a wholesale market of Delhi. The area is big and crowded, so we will hop onto the rickshaws (tricycle) which will take us through the lanes of the busy streets, you can buy here the Indian dresses or Indian spices.
Later drive to the city centre open markets of the Delhi to enjoy the open street shopping, and enjoy among the young crowd of Delhi.
Night stay will be at your hotel.
Day 3 : Delhi - Shekhawati
Today, start a day bit early, with breakfast and meeting at the lobby. We will drive to our next destination which lies in the Shekhawati untouched region of Rajasthan. Here you will get to see the heritage art of Rajputs. On arrival at Shekhawati region, we will check into our palace converted hotel in Mandawa. Mandawa is much enlightened area of the Shekhawati region.
After bath and change, we proceed for Mandawa sightseeing, the place is famous for its rich frescoes paintings and Havelies. Enjoy your visits to Gori Shankar Haveli, Goenka haveli, etc recognized for beautiful frescoes ornamenting the walls & ceiling.
Enjoy the guided leisurely walks in the lanes of the Mandawa, to explore the life of people without a feel of modernity. See the tiny hamlets at the village streets and livelihood of the people living here.
Overnight stay is there at the heritage hotel.
Day 4 : Shekhawati - Bikaner
After breakfast, we head towards Bikaner, the city founded by Prince Rao Bikaji. The city is famous for its forts and palace. On arrival at the Bikaner, check into the heritage hotel. Following rest and relaxation, we will head to explore the city of Bikaner, famous for Junagadh Fort built by Raja Rai Singh, Lallgarh Palace, built of red sandstone with the beautiful architecture of Rajput, Muslim and European elements; the palace is now converted into the hotel. Later visit the one of the famous temples of India, Karni Mata temple (Deshnok), also called Rat temple, as the rats are worshiped here, and thousands of rats can be seen in the temple every time.
Day 5 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer
After early breakfast at hotel restaurant, we will proceed for last sight visit to Bikaner, which is a camel breeding farm and is the largest in Asia. The farm is taken care by the govt body ICAR (Indian Council of Agriculture Research).
From here, we will continue our drive to Jaisalmer, the golden city of Rajasthan that is one of the beautiful cities with charming havelis, forts and sand dunes. On reaching at the hotel / Haveli's in Jaisalmer spend the evening while exploring the city at your own.
Overnight Stay is at Hotel.
Day 6 : Jaisalmer & Sam Sand Dunes
Following a leisurely morning and breakfast at the hotel, we will proceed for the full day sightseeing, visiting Jaisalmer Fort also called Sonar Quila. The fort attracts you, with its architecture and being built of sand stone. From here head towards the other charming Havelis and old house, in which the most attractive are Nathmal ji ki haweli and Salim ji ki haweli, which are beautifully constructed and has an excellent architecture.
Later, visit the Gadisar Lake located away from the city, which was built to conserve the water by the Jaisalmer Maharaja, from where the city used to get the water. Migratory birds can also be seen here in addition to enjoying the boat ride.
Late afternoon, we proceed for the excursions to sand dunes riding on the camel's back, while enjoying the sunset at the sand dunes. See the colour change effect of the dunes, with the setting sun. Once we are here, enjoy the live performance of the Rajasthani folk dancers following your delicious dinner.
Later in evening return back to the hotel for night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 7 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur via Osian
Following breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Jodhpur, where the Maharajas still resides in the city at his palace. While driving to the Jodhpur, we will stop at the other deserted place called Osian village, lies 40kms of Jodhpur. Osian is famous for jain temples, and the sand dunes, one can enjoy the camel ride at sand dunes of Osian, Continue driving to Jodhpur and check into the hotel. After quick bath and change, we visit to the Mehrangarh Fort standing close to the hill overlooking the blue city of Jodhpur. Being one of the largest forts in India, Jodhpuri skills and architecture can be seen at its most. Just coming down from the fort, visit to the Jaswant Thada, where the rulers of Jodhpur cremated. It is built of white marbles with extensive thin work.
Evening is at leisure to spend the time at Clock tower bazaar, where one can buy the Jodhpuri clothes, and Indian spices. Night stay will be at the hotel.
Day 8 : Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur
After early breakfast at the hotel, we will visit to the Umaid Bhawan Palace at Jodhpur, which is a palace of the Maharaja of Jodhpur, where he lives along with the family; half of the portion is converted into the big luxurious hotel, some part is converted into the museum where the crockery, utensils, weapons, dresses, furniture belong to the royal family is kept.
From here, drive to the Udaipur, a romantic city of lakes and palaces, sometimes referred as the Venice of the East.
On the way to Udaipur please visit to the famous Ranakpur Jain temples, dedicated to four faced temple dedicated to Adinath. Explore the beautiful architecture of the temples and later continue your drive to Udaipur.
Upon arrival at Udaipur, check into your hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel for evening or enjoy the leisure walks at the lake and nearby area of the hotel.
Day 9 : Udaipur sightseeing
Following a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we will proceed for the full day sightseeing of Udaipur. Starting with the City Palace museum beautifully designed by the banks of the Lake Pichola it is a great place for seeing amazing glass and mirror work as frescos on the walls and ceilings, personal belongings of the Maharajas can also be seen here.
In afternoon, visit the Jagdish Temple and Sahelio ki bari, which was built for the royal ladies of the Mahal where they used to come and play with other ladies.
Evening, we get back to the lake area, where we will enjoy the boat trip which will take you from City palace to mesmerizing island palace – Jag Mandir. This beautiful palace is raised in the middle of the lake, which was a summer palace of the royal family of Udaipur. Here one can have the snacks or refreshments as there are many good restaurants on the island. The palace is also known for organizing royal weddings and big events.
Later, we return back to our hotel near the lake for an overnight stay.
Day 10 : Udaipur – Pushkar
After breakfast at the hotel, we will ride to the Pushkar village, which is known for the largest camel fare in the month of November, where a large number of cattle owners and dancers come to this village for their livelihood. On arrival, check into the Pushkar.
Later, we will visit the Pushkar for sightseeing visits. Pushkar has its great importance in Hindu mythology as one and only temple of Lord Brahma, 'the creator of the universe' is located here, visit the nearby lake which is also a religious lake, see the people, dipping in the lake. Enjoy a camel cart ride in the village to get closer experience how the locals live there.
Day 11 : Pushkar – Jaipur
Today, following a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we will head towards the major pilgrimage destination Ajmer, which has its significance among Hindu as well as Muslim devotees. Visit the famous Dargah of Khwaja Mainuddin Chishti.
From here we continue our drive to pink city - Jaipur, the cultural city and capital of Rajasthan, while enjoying the countryside. On the way, you will see the small hamlets at the villages, men taking their cattles on the roadside. On reaching at the Jaipur, check into your rooms, and spend the afternoon for rest and relaxation.
in evening get ready to gel-up with the local artisans and explore the art and craft of the Jaipur, we will visit to the Sanganer, which is a town of artisans where the floral and block printing is done on clothe materials and papers. You can buy a plain piece of cloth and get the floral design of your wish on it.
Later, we will drive back to the Jaipur city, where we will enjoy our lavish dinner along with the cultural performance of Rajasthani dancers.
Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 12 : Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort trip
After quick breakfast at the hotel, we will gather in the lobby and proceed for the full days sightseeing of Jaipur. Start a drive with the Amber Fort, located on the outskirts of Jaipur. The Fort built by Maharaja Man Singh, beautifully assembled with red sand stones and marble work. Inside the fort, impressive glass work can be seen in the courtyards and mahals belongs to the Maharajas and Maharanis.
Here we will experience a ride on the elephants back with other members of the group that will provide you a feel of king/queen.
From here, we proceed to the Jaigarh Fort, overlooking the Amer fort. The fort was built during 18th century, where the rulers used to store the metals and other weapons useful for wars. The main attraction to visitor here is world's largest cannon on wheels. Around afternoon, we will drive to the pink city, where we will enjoy the lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch, visit the rest of the monuments in pink city, which are Hawa Mahal also called palace of winds, due to lot of windows, Jantar Mantar the largest observatory, built to see the astronomical moment's replica of the same is built in Delhi. End up with visiting to the City Palace Museum, which is a home of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II, where still the royal family lives and some portion of it has been transformed into museum which yet remains open for the tourists.
Rest of the evening can be spent at the local bazaars of Jaipur, where one can purchase the semi precious stones or souvenirs for friends and family. Have a leisure night stay at the hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 13 : Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra
Today, after spending a leisurely morning at the hotel, head towards the Agra, the most awaited city of the tour. Enroute, we will visit to the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri which is just 40kms from the Agra city. Though the city lies in ruins, however, it is known for the striking fort of Fatehpur Sikri, built by the great Mughal emperor Akbar.
Continue our drive to Agra, where we will reach by afternoon and relax at the hotel.
Evening we will proceed to visit the Kalkriti cultural center, where we will witness the live stage performance, representing the love story of Shahjahan and Mumtaz. After this entertaining show, we will drive back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 14 : Agra – Delhi
Early morning after having breakfast gather at the lobby from where, we will proceed to see the most spectacular monument of Love – The Taj Mahal.
Here, we will enjoy the Tonga ride (horse / camel cart ride, which is fun and frolic ride till the entry gate of Taj Mahal.)
Meet the guide, which will take you to explore the Taj Mahal walk you around the different parts of the Mahal from inside. Later, we will visit the Agra fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra standing on the banks of the river Yamuna. It was built by the great Mughal emperor Akbar in 15th century.
Explore, the local markets of Agra, famous for marble items, carpets, leather etc. Later afternoon, continue our drive to Delhi along one of the India's finest freeways. On arrival at Delhi, check into your hotel, where the lavish dinner is waiting for us at the hotel restaurant.
Day 15 : Leave Delhi
In time, transfer to the Delhi international airport to board your onward flight.
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