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Exotic Rajasthan

Duration :- 12 Days / 11 Nights
Destinations Covered :- Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Luni - Mount Abu - Ranakpur- Udaipur-Ajmer - Pushkar- Jaipur- Agra - Delhi
Exotic Rajasthan , the 'Land of Princes' is blessed with awe-inspiring monuments to a fierce warrior past. The magnificent forts of Jodhpur , Jaipur bear testament to the battles that once raged across this desert land, whilst the romantic palaces in Udaipur , Fatehpur Sikri and the World famous Taj mahal offers a glimpse of a softer side to North India's rich history. Full of colourful Havelis, it is an ideal place to explore by Bicycle. Taking to camels, the journey across the shimering sands, camping under the Desert stars and visitng Temple ruins and villages is another experience. Discover the land of striking contrasts with its serene lakes and secluded village settlements which are inhabited with friendly and colorful people and spend a peaceful and quite holiday in one of the several off-beat destinations in historic towns.
Day 01 DelhiRed Fort, Delhi
Arrive and transfer to Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02 Delhi
Morning half day city tour of Old Delhi visiting Raj Ghat - The Mausoleum of Mahatma Gandhi. Jama Masjid - the biggest Mosque in India and drive past Red Fort and tricycle tour of Chandini Chowk.Afternoon half day city tour of New Delhi. Drive past President House, Parliament House (House of Representatives) and India Gate - War Memorial (stop for photography), Qutab Minar - 72.55 meters, high Victory Tower, onto Bahai Temple (lotus temple) Humayun's Tomb- built of red sandstone and is a first substantial example of the Mughal architecture, Laxmi Narayan Temple - a modern Hindu temple built by the Birlas, a leading Indian industrialists.Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03 Delhi- Mandawa
Morning after breakfast drive to Mandawa.On arrival stay at Hotel Castle Mandawa or Desert Resort.Afternoon half day local tour of Mandawa.Mandawa is renowned for its innumerable painted havelies (mansions), which were the homes of the Marwari trading community. These handsome havelies, adorned with elaborate and intricate frescoes, are over a hundred years old, and have withstood the ravages of time. The grand havelies of the Goenkas, Ladias, Sarafs and the Chokhanis, in Mandawa are fine examples of the famous Shekhawati workmanship.
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Day 04 Mandawa - Bikaner
Morning after breakfast drive down to Bikaner.On arrival stay at Hotel Gajner Palace or Similar.Afternoon half day city tour of Bikaner to visit Fort and Palace which is built on red sand stone marked brilliantly by intricate filigree work.Bikaner: stands on the northern tip of the desert triangle. Rao Jodha's eldest son Rao Bika set out of his father's kingdom to conquer a separate kingdom for himself. By 1587 Junagarh Fort had begun and the city of Bikaner had come into being. A major centre of trade in the 16th century on the ancient silk route.Junagarh Fort built around 1587 to protect 37 palaces, temples and pavilions within, the fort is only one of its kind. Today Junagarh houses a museum of valuable miniature paintings and other rare items that are several centuries old. Lalgarh Palace - the imposing red sandstone monument is a successful blend of oriental facade, designed by Sir Swinton Jacob for Maharaja Ganga Singh. The 14th century Jain temples of Bhandeshwar and Sandeshwar and their gold leaf paintings are noteworthy.

Day 05 Bikaner - Jodhpur - Luni
Morning after breakfast drive down to Luni, enroute visit Jodhpur.Jodhpur - a city founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha and is today one of the leading centres for wood, cattle, camels, salt and agricultural crops. Jodhpur is surrounded by a high stone wall with seven gates and countless bastions. The second largest city of Rajasthan is famous for the impregnable Meharangarh Fort. Also visit Jaswant Thada, a collection of royal cenotaphs built in white marble, Mandore Gardens.On arrival check in at Fort Chanwa, Luni.

Day 06 Luni - Mount Abu
Morning after breakfast jeep safari of visit Bishnoi Village.Afternoon drive down to Mount Abu.On arrival check in at Hotel Cama Rajputana Palace or Similar.

Day 07 Mount Abu - Ranakpur - Udaipur Ranakpur Temple, Rajasthan
Morning visit the beautiful white marble Dilwara Jain temples of Mount Abu & proceed to Udaipur enroute visit Ranakpur.Ranakpur - The Jain community, like several others, had always enjoyed the patronage of the ruling family of Mewar and quite a few important positions were held by the Jains. In 15th century, Rana Kumbha of Mewar gave a large stretch of land in a quite and picturesque valley deep in the Aravallis, to the Jains. This area came to be known as Ranakpur, located 96 km from Udaipur, this is one of the five main holy places of the Jains. Although, over 500 years old, these temples are well preserved almost in perfect condition. The central temple is the Chamukha temple, dedicated to Adinath, the first Jain Tirthankar (saint). This temple is the most complex and extensive in design. It has 29 halls, 80 domes and 1444 pillars. What is interesting is that no two pillars are alike.On arrival check in at Hotel Shiv Niwas Palace or Similar.

Day 08. Udaipur
Morning visit the temples of Nagda & Eklingji.Afternoon city tour of Udaipur.Udaipur - is one of the most beautiful cities of Rajasthan, known as City of Lakes, Palaces and Gardens. Morning visit the City Palace in all its ancient glory, the residence of the Maharajas of Udaipur. City Place has several carved balconies, arches and decorated pillars, onto Sahelion - Ki-Bari (queen's resort for the friends) famous for its spectacular lawns, fountains and shady walks.

Day 09. Udaipur - Ajmer - Pushkar
Morning after breakfast drive to Pushkar. Enroute visit Tomb of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer.Ajmer: Famous for the tomb of the sufi saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, the Dargah Sharif. The city was founded by the Chauhan ruler, Ajaipal, during the 11th century and is dominated by the Taragarh Fort built by Prithiviraj Chauhan. Some 800 years ago, a splendid embankment was built by Anaji by the lovely lake, Ana Sagar and some 500 years later Shah Jehan erected 5 beautiful marble pavilions.On arrival Check in at hotel Pushkar Palace.Pushkar is Sacred town and lies 11 kms north east of Ajmer. According to mythology, the Pushkar lake is supposed to have appeared miraculously when a lotus flower fell from the hands of Lord Brahma and dropped into this valley. On Kartik Poornima, thousands of pilgrims come to bathe in the holy waters of the Pushkar Lake. The fair is overwhelming in its magnitude and its visual impact. Colorful bazaars are set up, camels are paraded and also bought and sold.Evening enjoy sunset view.Enquire Now

Day 10. Pushkar - Jaipur
Morning after breakfast proceed to Jaipur. On arrival stay at Hotel Alsisar Haveli or Similar.Morning excursion tour of Amer Fort.Amer Fort-Remarkable for the majestic grandeur of its surroundings as for its sturdy battlements and beautiful palaces. Also climb upto the fort on the back of an elephant.Afternoon city tour visiting City Palace - where the former Maharaja still resides in a part of it, but rest now serves as a Museum. Also visit Jantar Mantar, an observatory built by a great astronomer Sawai Jai Singh onto drive past through Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds).

Day 11. Jaipur - Agra
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra.. En-route visit Fatehpur - Sikri - once the capital of Mughal Empire and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. Its fortifications and Palaces are in a wonderful state of preservation.On arrival at Agra, check-in at Hotel Jaypee Palace or Similar

Day 12 Agra - Delhi
Morning after breakfast half day city tour visiting the World famous Taj Mahal , built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in the year 1652 as a memorial for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It took 22 years to create this jewel. Agra Fort - four successive rulers helped create this massive fort. Tomb of Itmad-ud-daullah- built by Empress Noorjehan in the memory of her father.Afternoon leave by road for Delhi. Arrive at Delhi and after dinner at city restaurant, departure transfer to international airport to fly back home / onward destination.

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