Classic Rajasthan Tour - 10 Days
Experience the magic of Rajasthan, the mesmerizing land of the Rajput kings. It offers a mystical golden desert, rich wildlife, and magnanimous forts and palaces, as well as vibrant fairs and festivals and multi-coloured garb. Furthermore, glorious temples stand as proof of the architectural greatness of the Rajput rulers from the 8th to the 11th centuries, boasting finely sculptured frescoes and multi-tiered spires.
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• Experience the magic of Rajasthan - the land of Rajput kings, fairy tales, forts and royal palaces
Small Group Exploration – normally no more than 2-5 travellers. Being few brings you closer to local life and flexibility to go to places less travelled; to go beyond the ordinary.
|Trip Length:||10 Day(s) 9 Night(s)|
|Tour Departure Dates:||Every day|
Though it is possible to visit Rajasthan throughout the year – the best time is said to be the coolest month starting from September to April.
|Type of Transportation:||AC car|
|Type of Accommodation:||Budget: Guest House in standard room with private bathroom - 1 star hotel or similarComfort: Deluxe/Standard room with private bathroom - 3 star hotel or similarFirst: Standard/Deluxe room with private bathroom - 5 star hotel|
Child age: Up to and including 6 years of age
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Accommodation: In hotel of your choice of “Budget”, “Comfort” or “First” (see “Rates” and “Type of Accommodation”).
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• Meals other than the one mentioned in “Included in the price”.
- Locations Visited:
- Delhi, Jaipur, Bikaner, Camel Breeding Farm, Rat Temple, Desert Camp, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Pushkar, Pushkar Lake, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Taj Mahal, Red Fort
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Day 1: Delhi – Jaipur (Driving time: 5-6 hours approx.)
Today, you will start your trip from Visit beyond Service Centre at 10:00 am and drive to Jaipur. Arrive in Jaipur and transferred to hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. If time permits you may visit Birla Temple. Over night in Hotel.
Day 2: Jaipur
Today you have a guided tour in Jaipur includes a visit to the Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jaigarh Fort, and Jantar-Mantar (a scientific observatory). The picturesque capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is color-washed pink – the color of hospitality in Rajput tradition. Built in 1772 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur displays a remarkable harmony in architectural splendor. The only planned city of its time, a formidable wall encircles Jaipur. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Jaipur – Bikaner (Driving time: 5 hours approx.)
Today, you have a long drive to Bikaner. You may start early in the day to be able to reach the village of Deshnoke and visit the Karni Mata Temple (world-famous Rat temple). Time permitting; we visit the Camel-breeding farm. Bikaner retains the medieval splendor that pervades the city’s lifestyle. More popularly called ‘camel country’, the city is renowned for the best riding camels in the world. Over night in Bikaner.
Day 4: Bikaner – Jaisalmer (Driving time: 4-5 hours approx.)
Early in the morning we visit the Junagadh Fort, followed up by a long drive to Jaisalmer. A visit to Jaisalmer is incomplete without a ride on a camel and of course, the view of the city during sunset. You will be driven to the desert and enjoy a camel ride in the sand dunes and watch the sun slowly disappearing in the sand during sunset. We follow this with local dance performances and dinner. Desert camping in the night.
Day 5: Jaisalmer
Drive from the campsite to the city and check in to your hotel. Rising from the heart of the Thar Desert is the city of Jaisalmer. A commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone dominates the amber-hued city. The life within the citadel conjures up images of medieval life with its narrow lanes strewn with magnificent palaces, Havelis, temples, skilled artisans and ubiquitous camels. Over night at hotel.
Day 6: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (Driving time: 4 hours approx.)
Today after breakfast, you will have a half days drive to Jodhpur. Arrive in Jodhpur and rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Jodhpur
Today after breakfast, you will go around for the sightseeing in Jodhpur includes a visit to the Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Mehrangarh Fort and an excursion to the Mandore Gardens. The massive 15th century Mehrangarh Fort looms on the tops of a rocky hill. A major trade center of the 16th century AD, the fortress city of Jodhpur is now the second-largest city of Rajasthan. While the graceful palaces, forts and temples strewn throughout the city bring alive the historic grandeur - exquisite handicrafts, folk dances, music and the brightly attired people lend a romantic aura to the city. It was here that the popularly worn baggy – tight, horse-riding trousers – ‘Jodhpurs’ took their name. Over night at hotel.
Day 8: Jodhpur – Pushkar (Driving time: 4 hours approx.)
Today you will drive from Jodhpur to Pushkar which you can explore on your own. Pushkar lies along the bank of the picturesque Pushkar lake on the edge of the desert. Surrounded by hills on three sides, Pushkar is home to a wealth of temples. The most famous of these is the Brahma temple – the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in the country (in Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma is one of the Trinity and is the creator of the Universe). Over night at hotel
Day 9: Pushkar - Agra(Driving time: 5 - 6 hours)
Today after breakfast you will drive from Pushkar to Agra, enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri. Once the capital of the mighty Mughals, this is now a bustling small market catering to the tourists. Later drive to Agra and check in to your hotel. Over night in Agra.
Day 10: Agra – Delhi (Driving time: 4-5 hours approx.)
In the early morning, you will visit the Taj Mahal for a sunrise view. Historic Agrabana, legendary city of the ancients, is today remembered as the capital of the Mughals and famed all over the world as the City of Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Not far away is Fatehpur Sikri, a ghost city today. After breakfast we visit the Agra fort, Itmad-ud-daulah’s tomb & Sikandra in Agra. After lunch, proceed for the drive to Delhi. Transfer to your hotel or proceed to next destination.
Notice: The Taj Mahal is closed every Friday, the Muslim day of rest. If your trip begins on Thursday then it will be in reverse order. Thus, you will see the Taj sun set view on the first day of your trip.
Please note: The massive monument Taj Mahal stands like a beautiful lady on the bank of river Yamuna in Agra. The beauty of Taj needs regular attention from the care takers, to keep it looking young, fresh and charming as always. This includes some beauty treatments and mud packs like some do face packs in beauty saloons. Taj is currently going under beautification, which may last until 2018 or beyond. So when you visit Agra chances are that some part of Taj is covered with a mud pack etc., this to cleanse the outer marble and keep it glowing as always.
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