Cultural Rajasthan India Tour

Cultural Rajasthan Tour Packages

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DURATION PLACES COVERED
17 NIGHTS/ 18 DAYS Delhi-Agra-Jaipur-Mandawa-Bikaner-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Mount Abu-Udaipur-Chittorgarh-Pushkar-Delhi

Day 01: Arrive Delhi by international flight

Our representative will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel, ensuring smooth check in. Delhi, the capital city of India, is replete with a large number of ancient, medieval and modern era monuments to behold. Located on the banks of River Yamuna, is political and commercial centre of India.

Overnight stay is at hotel in Delhi.


Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing Tour

The sightseeing tour of Delhi- New & Old- will commence post breakfast. Accompanied by Delhi tour guide, visit famous monuments and markets of Delhi. Jama Masjid, the biggest mosque of India, Red Fort (remains closed on Monday)and Chandani Chowk, a 400 hundred years old happening market, are prime tourist attractions of Old Delhi. Chandani Chowk, characterized by narrow and lively alleys, will be shown to you by rickshaw ride. Thereafter, you will be taken to Akshardham Temple (remains closed on Monday), a modern era jewel. In the afternoon, you will be driven to to show Qutub Minar. En route, you will have a glimpse of and opportunity to photograph India Gate (a war memorial), Parliament House & President House. Later visit Qutub Minar complex. One of the salient features of this complex is a rust-free Iron Pillar, erected 2000 years back and lying in the open since then. It’s an example of the zenith of alchemy that Hindus had achieved long back in the history of human civilization. During the course of visiting these monuments, visit nearby buzzing market place to explore and have deeper peep into India’s social texture. In the evening, come back to the hotel for night stay at Delhi.

Come back to the hotel for night stay at Delhi.


Day 03: Delhi – Agra (205 kms / 04 hrs)

Having taken delicious breakfast in Delhi hotel, depart for Agra, home to world renowned monument Taj Mahal – one of the Seven Wonders of the World. On arrival at Agra, you shall directly be transferred to Agra hotel. The guided tour will commence soon after the relaxation. The sightseeing of Agra will comprise visiting Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Built of Makrana white marble, Taj Mahal is the most visited monument of India. Built by Shah Jahan in fond memory of your wife Mumtaj Mahal, Taj Mahal is considered to be epitome of love. First you will be shown Taj Mahal. The next attraction to be visited is Agra Fort. Built of red sandstone, the fort is situated on the banks of River Yamuna. It houses buildings like palaces, courtyards, mosques etc of three generations of Mughal rulers- Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan. Having visited these two UNESCO World Heritage sites of Agra.

Return to hotel for overnight stay.


Day 04: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri -Jaipur (235 kms / 05 hrs)

Having breakfast in Agra hotel, drive to Jaipur. On the way to Jaipur, you will be visiting deserted town of Fatehpur Sikri, also known as Ghost City. Built by Akbar as a new capital of Mughal Empire, Fatehpur Sikri had to be deserted due to paucity of potable water. The complex has finely preserved buildings including palaces, gateways, mosque and courtyard. From here, move for Jaipur. On arrival at Jaipur.

You will be transferred to the pre-booked hotel for leisure and overnight stay.


Day 05: Jaipur sightseeing

Jaipur is the last city to be explored in the Best of Rajasthan Tour. Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan and the most visited city of Rajasthan. Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, has been laid according to the conventional nine-grid pattern that astrologers believe to be lucky, and which has been recommended in the ancient Indian treatise on architecture. Jaipur has much to offer visitors — everything from pageants and festivals to extraordinarily clad people, a wealth of handicrafts, a royal legacy of palaces, and sightseeing — that will occupy their time. The excursion to prominent fort of Jaipur will begin after early morning breakfast. Have breakfast in Jaipur hotel and proceed for exploring rich heritage, royal past, glorious history and refined craftsmanship of Jaipur while making a tour of Amber fort. Take an excursion to Amber Fort. Enjoy elephant ride from foothill to hilltop where the main gate of the fort is located. This “maharaja like ride” is a prime attraction of Jaipur tourism. After visiting Amber Fort along with Jaipur tour guide, return to city centre wherein located three iconic architectural gems of Jaipur- City Palace, Hawa Mahal & Jantar Mantar. Hereinafter, explore the market. After visiting these monuments, proceed to visit Albert Hall Museum. After visiting these monuments, you will be taken to Birla Temple to attend evening ‘aarti’. Soon after watching ‘aarti’ and enjoying great cultural legacy of Jaipur.

Return to hotel for overnight stay.


Day 06: Jaipur – Mandawa, (170 km/ 04 hrs)

Having breakfast in Jaipur hotel, depart for Mandawa, a prominent tourist destination in Shekhawati region in Jhunjhnu district of Rajasthan. The region is enthralls visitors for its rural landscape and lifestyle and richly frescoed mansions or havelis. Due to large number of havelis, decorated with colourful frescoes and murals, Mandawa is known to be as ‘open air art gallery’. On arrival check in at the hotel and later in the afternoon take a short trip to beautiful village of Shekhawati region. Most of these havelis were built in 18th-19th centuries by rich businessmen, known as Marwaris. Some of the popular havelis are Goenka Chattri, Jhunjhunwala Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Goenka Double Haveli, etc.

Overnight stay has been scheduled at Mandawa.


Day 07: Mandawa – Bikaner (200 km/4 hrs)- Bikaner sightseeing

Post breakfast in Mandawa hotel, depart for Bikaner, earlier a prominent trade centre and presently a happening desert city. Known for its desert and dessert, Bikaner offers opportunity to see Rajputa architecture, desert lifestyle, a unique culture and one-of-its-kind camel breeding farm. On arrival at Bikaner, you will be transferred to a heritage hotel, equipped with all modern amenities. Having relaxed for a while, proceed to explore the city founded in 1488 by Rao Bikaji son of Rao Jodhaji the founder of Jodhpur. Major tourist attractions of Bikaner are Junagarh Fort, Lallgarh Palace, Bhandeshwar Jain Temple & Camel Breeding Farm. Junagarh Fort is a fine example of Rajput forts & palace architecture with a long wall having 37 stronghold and 2 entry access points. Lallgarh Palace, built of red sandstone in fond memory of Maharaja Ganga Singh, is a fine piece of architecture. Also visit Bhandeshwar Jain Temple. Later, you will be taken to Camel Breeding Farm. During the course of visiting various historical monuments, also enjoy delicious Bikaneri food and sweets.

Overnight stay is planned in hotel.


Day 08: Bikaner-Jaisalmer (333 km/6 hrs)

The drive from Bikaner to Jaisalmer takes around six hours. After breakfast, depart for Jaisalmer. On the way to Jaisalmer, you will be taken to Karni Mata Temple, popularly known as Rat Temple. You will see numerous rats running hither and thither but neither harming anybody or getting harmed. Strange aspect is that no disease is caused by these rats. Having seen the Rat Temple, drive to Jaisalmer, the Golden City of Rajasthan, known for its desert land escape, sand dunes, camel safaris, panoramic sunset view, splendid havelis and colouful culture. It is an ancient city and because of its strategic location on camel trade route it was used as a trading centre. On arrival at Jaisalmer.

You will be transferred to the pre-booked hotel to spend evening in leisure and have overnight stay therein.


Day 09: Sightseeing of Jaisalmer City

After breakfast, move for guided city tour. Jaisalmer, known as Golden City of Rajasthan, is mostly inhabited within the walls of Jaisalmer Fort, known as Golden Fort or Sonargarh due to its golden colour. The Jaisalmer Fort, named after Rawal Jaisal, was built in 1156 AD, is situated on 80 m high hill. The fort is home to various historical buildings. Also visit famous havelis of Jaisalmer, namely Patwon ki Haveli. Post-lunch, late afternoon, have a camel ride into Thar desert to reach a desert camp on sand dunes to enjoy cultural evening.

Overnight stay in the Swiss tents.


Day 10: Jaisalmer-Jodhpur, (297 km / 5 hrs)

After breakfast in desert camp, depart for Jodhpur, the Blue City of Rajasthan, aptly called as doorway to Thar desert. While weaving your way through the desert landscape you will have fascinating view of rural & desert Rajasthan with women clad in long colourful skirts and men with colourful turbans. On arrival at Jodhpur, check in at the pre-booked hotel. Having relaxed for a while, proceed to visit Mandore Gardens, the previous capital of Marwar kingdom.

Later, return to hotel for overnight stay.


Day 11: Jodhpur sightseeing

After breakfast in the hotel, guided sightseeing tour of Jodhpur, the Blue City of Rajasthan, will be carried out, thoroughly and leisurely. The prime attractions of Jodhpur are Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Sadar Bazaar and Clock Tower. Mehrangarh is probably the best kept and most beautiful fort of Rajasthan. It’s a sturdy battle fort, housing several buildings like palaces, temples, courtyards etc of immense interest for art and architecture aficionados. Umaid Bhawan Palace is presently part museum-luxury hotel- residence of royal family of Jodhpur. Jaswant Thada is said to be an inspiration for Taj Mahal. Buzzing Sadar Bazaar attracts all and sundry. Later in the evening.

Return to hotel for overnight stay.


Day 12: Jodhpur- Ranakpur – Mount Abu (260 kms / 5 hrs)

Having enjoyed delicious breakfast in Jodhpur hotel, depart for Mount Abu. On the way to Mount Abu, visit Ranakpur Jain Temple. Ranakpur Temples, built by a Porwal Jain merchant in 1439 during the reign of Maharana Kumbha, is one of the five holy places of Jain community. The main temple is Chaumukha (four faced) temple is dedicated to Adinath, the first Jain Tirthankar (saint). Ranakpur temple is known across the world for their sublime art and architecture. In addition to it, also visit sun temple and the other temples in the campus. Later drive to Mount Abu, the lone hill station of Rajasthan. You Mt Abu late afternoon.

You will be directly transferred to the pre-booked hotel to spend evening in leisure and have overnight stay therein.


Day 13: Mount Abu exploration

Mount Abu is the only hill-station of Rajasthan. Every nook and corner of Rajasthan is studded with historical monuments and religious sculptures. Mount Abu is also no exception but the picturesque background adds charm to historicity. After leisurely breakfast, proceed to visit historical and naturally beautiful places, the hallmarks of Mount Abu. Dilwara Jain Temples, built between 11th -13th century, are known for their intricate carvings. In addition to it, visit Sunrise Palace, Adhar Devi Temple and Gomukh Temple. Late afternoon, you shall be taken to visit Nakki Lake, offering stunning background beauty. Later in the evening.

Return to hotel for overnight stay.


Day 14: Mount Abu – Udaipur (185 kms/ 04 hrs)

Spend morning in leisure. Have breakfast in the hotel and proceed to Udaipur. On the way to Udaipur, take a halt at the fields to see the local way of agricultural and irrigation. You reach Udaipur late afternoon.

You will be directly transferred to the pre-booked hotel to spend evening in leisure and have overnight stay therein.


Day 15: Udaipur Sightseeing

Have delicious breakfast and embark on Udaipur city tour. Visit the City Palace Complex, The Jag Mandir, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Bagore Ki Haveli and other picturesque spots of tourist interests. The first monument to be visited in Udaipur is City Palace. City Palace of Udaipur is the largest palatial complex of Rajasthan and is representative architectural piece of Rajput style of architecture. After relaxing for some time, the Udaipur tour guide will take you for leisurely and relaxed sightseeing (Lake Palace/ Jag Niwas Palace) while having boat ride in Lake Pichola. After having enjoyed leisurely sightseeing of Udaipur, move for visiting another piece of Mewar architecture, a treasure trove of fine paintings, Bagore Ki Haveli. Later.

Return to hotel for overnight stay in Udaipur hotel.


Day 16: Udaipur – Chittorgarh (112 kms / 03 hrs)

Chittorgarh is symbol of Rajput pride, chivalry, bravery and cultural exuberance. For Indians, Chittorgarh is an iconic destination. It always energizes Indians make supreme sacrifices for their motherland. It’s none less important than a pilgrimage. Have delicious breakfast in Udaipur hotel and depart for Chittorgarh. On arrival at Chittorgarh, you will be directly transferred to the pre-booked hotel to be checked in for little relaxation. Chittorgarh Fort, though in ramshackle form due to incessant and barbaric Muslim invasions, is still the largest fort of India. The serpentine road that leads to the fort is secured by seven fortified gateways called ‘pols’. The remnants of the fort and various other buildings give inkling of Chittorgarh Fort’s glorious and golden past. After sightseeing of Chittorgarh.

return to hotel for overnight stay.


Day 17: Chittorgarh – Pushkar (295 kms/ 06 hrs)

Having breakfast in Chittorgarh hotel, proceed to Pushkar in the state of Rajasthan India. On arrival at Pushkar, you will be received by our representative and given transfer into Pushkar hotel. Relax, refresh and proceed for Pushkar sightseeing. Pushkar Lake and Brahma Temple are prime attractions. Pushkar is a Hindu pilgrimage and is the site of the only Brahma Temple of India. Brahma is one of the gods of Hindu Trinity. After guided tour, explore religious town of Pushkar on your own. Explore unique lifestyle on the ghats of Pushkar Lake.

Overnight stay has been planned in Pushkar hotel.


Day 18: Delhi – Departure

Have delicious breakfast in Pushkar hotel and depart for Ajmer where you will first visit Taragarh Fort and then board Shatabdi Express train at Ajmer railway station. On arrival at New Delhi, our representative shall meet and greet you at the Delhi railway station and transfer to your hotel for overnight stay at Delhi.


Day 18: Pushkar – Ajmer - Delhi (by train)

Morning on time transfer to Delhi International airport to board your flight for onward destination/ back home.



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