Cultural Rajasthan Tour
- 13 Days - 12 Nights
Old and New Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Mandawa -
Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - New Delhi
Day 01: Arrival Delhi ( Welcome to India!!)
Welcome to India, Arrival at airport and then transfer to Hotel.
Delhi is the capital of india..this city belongs to hindu epic Mahabharata.that time ,there are two gropus of warring cousins, the Pandavas and the Kauravas, both descendants of the prince Bharata.that time,this city is called Indraprastha (“City of the God Indra”)
This city was known by different names according to the rulers who governed on Delhi at different period of time as like the Tomar the Sayyid , the Lodī ,the Tughluqs,The Mughals Babur, the first Mughal ruler Babur,who arrived in 1526 and made his base at Agra to the southeast (the state of Uttar Pradesh). His son Humāyūn ruled in 1530 and in 1533 founded a new city, Din Panah, on the bank of the Yamuna River. Shēr Shah, who overthrew Humāyūn in 1540, razed Din Panah to the ground and he built his new capital, the Sher Shahi, known as Purana Qila fort, in Delhi.
The next two Mughal emperors, Akbar (ruled 1556–1605) and Jahāngīr (ruled 1605–27), preferred to rule India from Agra.
The next mughal emperors Shah Jahan who built the Taj Mahal he commissioned many other important structure inside the Agra fort and as well as bulit Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Chandani Chowk in Delhi.
As British came in to power and Mughal rule ended. In 1911 the British determined to shift the capital of India from Calcutta (Kolkata) to Delhi, and a three-member committee was formed to plan the construction of the new administrative center. The key architect on the committee was Sir Edwin Lutyens; he gave shape to the city. The British moved to the partially built New Delhi in 1912, and construction was completed in 1931.Since India’s independence in 1947, Delhi has become a major metropolitan area.
Overnight at the Hotel – Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi Sightseen with Guide
After having the breakfast ,we start our sightseeing of Delhi city tour with Guide.
Monuments : India Gate, Old Delhi, Red Fort,(out side) Qutab Minar, President's House, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, & Lotus Temple,Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ( Sikh Temple).
Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 03 From Delhi drive to Agra 200Km ( 3 hours )
After having the breakfast transfer to Agra by surface check in at hotel.
Agra is a beautiful city,there are a lots of Mughal monuments & Hindu temples.It was re –designed by Sultan Sikander Lodi in the 15th Century. This beautiful city was founded way back in the year 1504.
1526, Barbur captured the city. After that his grandson Akbar rebuilt Agra fort then his son Jahangir added some places in Agra fort .In 1631 , the Emperor Shah Jahan who was the son of Jahangir built romantic marble structure in memory of his beloved third wife, Mumtaz Mahal . It is known seven Wonders of the World and recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site (Taj Mahal).Over all 20000 thousands workers spent their life.
After noon to Visit Agra city
Monuments :Taj mahal (Sunrise) , Agra Fort ,Baby Taj mahal.
Shopping : Marble Craft and Handmade Embroidery, Leather.
Overnight stay in Agra.
Day 04 From Agra Drive to Jaipur on the way the visit of Fatehpur sikri and Abhaneri the stepwell (9century)
After breakfast drive to Jaipur city. Which is 240 km far from Agra, will take around 5 hours. On the way will have the visit of Fatehpur Sikri, it is a small town which belongs to the Agra city almost 40km far from the main city.
This city was establish by the 3rd Mughal Emperor Akbar inside the city there is complex of the royal palaces and gardens the dwelling place for the royal family. The city is also known as the Ghost City the Abandoned city. Because this place encountered the scarcity of water and been left by them.
Abhaneri : Chand Baori is said to be named after a local ruler called Raja Chanda of Nikumbha Dynasty. It was built to preserve the water and give some respite from the scorching summer. It has 3500 steps and about 30 meter extended into the ground. The oldest parts of the step-well date from the 8th century onwards, but the upper stories were built around the 18th century during the Mughal era.
Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 05 Jaipur sightseeing with guide
After the breakfast sightseeing of the Jaipur with Tour Guide.
Jaipur is the first planned city. King of Amber Maharaj Jai Singh 2nd founded Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan on 18 November 1727. Jaipur was a small region near the major city of Amber. Even today, you can find the majestic fort of Amber where the kings lived and ruled (1699 to 1743. Amber was his capital. Amber lies 11 km away from Jaipur. The city was built with Vastu Shastra (style of architecture). Ancient Jaipur was divided into nine blocks. Two blocks were allocated for official buildings and the remaining was for public. Huge walls were built around Jaipur with seven strong gates.
In 1722, after the death of Jai Singh, the power of Jaipur started to decline. In 1818, Jaipur signed a treaty with the British and remain in the supervision of British. When Prince of Wales visited India in 19th century, Jaipur was painted in pink colour to welcome of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales. Even today ,this city is called as pink city.
Monuments : Amber Fort ,City Palace, Jantar Mantra, Hawa Mahal(outside), Brila mandir, Jal Mahal ( water palace).
Shopping : Textile,Carpet, Jewellery and other local handicraft. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 06 From Jaipur To Mandawa
Today, we drive to Mandawa in the heart of the semi-arid Shekhawati region. Afternoon, we visit old houses those are known as Havelies and walk through the lanes of Mandawa village which is also consider as an open museum. These hawalies were the residence of the businessmen when this route was quite famous among the traders but they have been shifted in the metro cities.
Monuments : Gulab Rai Haveli , Goenka Double Haveli, Bansidhar Newatia Haveli and local walk with guide.
Overnight at the Hotel – Mandawa.
Day 07 From Mandawa to Bikaner
After Breakfast, we drive to the princely state of Bikaner.
The capital of the princely state of Bikaner the city was founded by Rao Bika in 1488. He was the first son of Maharaja Rao Jodha .he wanted to have his own kingdom. Therefore he built the Bikaner, which is 330 kilometre from far Jaipur. We will visit the beautiful Junagargh Fort which previously known as Chintamani, comprises several parts of temples and palaces inside the fort build up with red sandstones and marble. The courtyards are spacious huge and picturesque.
There also with the Camel Breeding Farm in Bikaner is the only one of its kinds in Asia & so is the illustrious Camel Festival.
Monuments : Junagarh Fort ,Breeding Farm
Overnight at Bikaner.
Day 08 From Bikaner to Jaisalmer
After Breakfast, we drive to Jaisalmer on the way the visit of Rat Temple. This temple is also known as Karni Mata mandir, according to local legend they believe the Karni Mata as an incarnation of the Goddess Durga, Karni Mata was a Hindu warrior sage from the Charan caste, who lived in the fourteenth century. But among the tourist this place is famous for the Rats about 25000 rats those are hover around the complex without any fear. The devotees make the offering the the Goddess and at same time leave some for these rats.
After visit continue drive to Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer was founded in 1156 by Rawal Jaisal in south-western Rajasthan . The literal mean of the Jaisalmer is the hill of Jaisal and another name of this desert city is Golden city.There are many local mines of yellow sand stones which have been used here. This city is in the heart of Thar Desert.
In Jasisalmer fort, there are many individual houses, temple and Havelies crafted with sandstone.
Overnight in Jaisalmer!
Day 09 Jaisalmer sightseen with local guide
Today,After breakfast we visit town of Jaisalmer and Fort to admire old Havelis,Palaces and Jain Temples of the 12th to 15th century magnificent Patwon Ki Haveli in the heart of the old city built by the rich person Guman Chand Patwa & his family members. In the evening the Camel ride on the sand of dunes. Overnight at the Hotel – Jaisalmer.
Day 10 From Jaisalmer to Jodhpur
After breakfast check-out from the hotel, we will drive to Jodhpur. Jodhpur is situated in the centre of Rajasthan, it was established by King Rao Jodha, a Rajput (one of the warrior rulers of the historical region of Rajputana). Here we will visit one of the most important forts of Rajasthan "Mehrangarh", Mehrangarh which is situated on a hill that is rises above 125 meter from surrounding plain, That was built in 15th century. This city is also known as blue city and Sun city of Rajasthan. Then after we will visit the kings memorial which is known as Jaswant Thada.
Monuments: Mehrangarh Fort ,Spice Market (Sadar Bazar) , Jaswant Thada
Overnight at the Hotel - Jodhpur.
Day 11 From Jodhpur , Rankpur, Udaipur
After breakfast, departure from the hotel and drive to Ranakpur. Ranakpur is a small village in the Pali district of Rajasthan . It is situated between Jodhpur and Udaipur in a valley of Aravalli Range. Ranakpur is the most famous for marble Jain temples. There are many spectacular & crafted of the Jain temples.we will visit one of the important Jain shrines, the Ranakpur Temple, dedicated to Rishabh Dev, built in the 16th century in white marble.
After the visit, we will drive to Udaipur, the city of lakes of Rajasthan. This city was founded by Udai Singh II in 1559.this city is famous known as the "City of Lakes" because of a lot of lake systems. There are seven lakes and Aravalli hills surrounding the city. Five lakes are of the major Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, Swaroop Sagar Lake, Rangsagar, and Doodh Talai Lake.
Arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Udaipur!
Day 12 Udaipur sightseen with local guide
After breakfast city tour of Udaipur which consists of the city palace, the residence of the royal family which is placed on the shore of Lake Pichola, having beautifully carved white marble and granite gates like "Bada Pol" a huge entrance following with "Tripolia" three arches entrance to enter the Palace complex. Afternoon will continue with Jagdish temple, Hindu temple saheliyon ki badi a beautiful garden and small tribal art museum and accommodation in hotel Lok Kala Mandir. This city is very famous for hand made Miniature painting.
Mounments : City Palace, Sahelion ki Bari , Jagdish Temple, boat ride on Lake Pichola And local markets
Shopping :Miniature Painting
Day 13 From flight Udaipur to New delhi / Onward flight
Take a rest before you take your next flight.