Historical Rajasthan with Taj Mahal

Duration : 15 Nights / 16 Days

Destinations Covered :Delhi - The Capital of India - Nawalgarh - Bikaner - Jaislamer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Pushkar - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Delhi

Highlights of Tour :

Explore New Delhi and Old Delhi including Red Fort - Jama masjid - Qutub Minar - Lotus temple - Humayun tomb - India Gate - President house and Parliament - Nawalgarh - Bishnoi Mata temple - Junagarh Fort - Gajner Palace - Jaisalmer Fort & havelis - Mehrangarh Fort - Ranakpur Jain Temples - Udaipur city Palace - Lake Pichola - Chittorgarh Fort - Pushkar - Amer Fort in Jaipur - City Palace - Observatory - palace of Wind - World famous Taj Mahal and Agra fort - Itmudullah - Sikandra En route to Jaipur explore the old capital of Mughals called fateh pur Sikri,

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 Arrive Delhi

You will be met on arrival at Delhi international airport by our representative and get transferred to the pre booked hotel. Enjoy the first night at The Capital.

Day 2  Delhi Sightseeing

Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes a visit to the Red Fort, built in 1648 during the reign of Shah Jehan in red sandstone, which gave the fort its name. Jama Masjid is India's largest mosque, built of red sandstone and white marble in the middle of the 17th century. Chandni Chowk (Silver Street), once the imperial avenue down which Shah Jehan rode at the head of lavish cavalcades, is today bustling with shops, stalls and silversmiths' ateliers. Also visit Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, Shakti Sthal, the cremation spot of Indira Gandhi and Veer Bhumi, memorial to Rajiv Gandhi. Sightseeing of New Delhi includes a visit to India Gate, built in memory of Indian soldiers killed during the First World War. Rashtrapati Bhawan, built in the early 20th century as the Imperial residence of the Viceroy is today the official residence of the President of India and Parliament House, an unique circular building with huge colonnades, houses the Upper and Lower Houses of Parliament. Humayun's Tomb is the first Mughal garden tomb. Visitors are immediately struck by the tomb's resemblance to its more famous cousin - the Taj Mahal - with its four grand gateways, octagonal base-plan, soaring niche-shaped arches, lofty double domes and the symmetrical garden with its central canal. One of Delhi’s most striking monuments is the 70-meter high Qutb Minar, which looms majestically across the wide plains of Delhi. Lakshmi Narayan Temple was built in 1938 in a pleasantly laid out garden and is named after the goddess of wealth and the god Narayan, though other deities are also housed here. Also visit Connaught Circus the commercial hub of New Delhi. Overnight stay in Delhi

Day 3 Delhi - Nawalgarh

Have breakfast. Depart for Nawalgarh. Reach Nawalgarh and check in at your hotel. Afternoon you visit the Shekawati region of Nawalgarh. It is renowned for the havelis, majestic forts and folklores. Nawalgarh renown to possess highest number of Shekhawati Havelis and its fine Art and Architecture. Evening back to your hotel and overnight stay.

Day 4 Nawalgarh – Deshnok - Bikaner

After breakfast depart for Bikaner. En route stop at Deshnok to Pay your visit at Karni Mata Temple which is famous as rat Temple. Drive to Bikaner. later proceed to see the magnificent Junagarh fort, Gajner palace a lakeside palace-complex adjoining a sanctuary Camel Breeding Farm manned by the Government. Evening back to the hotel and overnight stay in Bikaner.

Day 5 Bikaner – Jaisalmer

After leisurely breakfast leave for Jaisalmer, approx 6 hours drive will take you to this city of Living Fort. Check in at your hotel and enjoy the beautiful sunset in Jaisalmer.

Day 6 Jaisalmer Sightseeing

Have breakfast explore the town

Jaiselmer lies in the western extremity of Rajasthan, in the heart of the Thar Desert. The ancient city, which stands on a low range of hills, surrounded by a stone wall three miles round, was founded in 1156 AD. Within its walls lie temples, forts and palaces, all built of yellow sandstone. The Jain Temples in the fort are decked with deities and dancing figures in mythological settings. The library attached to these places of worship contains some of the most ancient manuscripts in India, some dating back to the 12th century, written on palm-leaf in black ink with hand painted wooden covers. Down in the city are the renowned havelis or mansions of Salim Singh, Nathmalji and the Patwas, every house boasting superb lattice work in innumerable and intricate designs. Back to the hotel and overnight stay in Jaisalmer

Day 7 Drive to SAM Sand Dunes

After leisurely breakfast drive to SAM Sand dune approx 40 Kms in the west of Jaislamer city. A camel ride on the dunes of Sam will give you some idea of the pace and space of desert life. The sun setting over the vast expanse of the desert is a breathtaking experience. Have a camel ride in dunes and evening back to your Desert Camp site and enjoy the magnificent traditional folk dance. Dinner and overnight stay at Dhar Desert.

Day 8 Jaisalmer - Jodhpur

After breakfast. Depart to Jodhpur. Approx 6 hours drive will take to this Blue city. later visit the Mehrangarh Fort, positioned at the heart of the city. It is indeed a majestic fort. Also visit Jaswant Thada, which is the tombstone of Ruler Jaswant Singh II. Also visit Clock tower market and mandore Gardens. Overnight stay in Jodhpur

Day 9 Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur

Have breakfast. Depart for the city of Udaipur. On the way you shall be visiting the famous shrines of Jains at Ranakpur. the famous Jain temples of Ranakpur which lie buried in a shady glen and cover a vast area. The central temple is called Chaumukha (four-faced) and is the most complex and extensive of Jain temples in India, covering an area of over 40,000 sq. feet (3,600 sq. meters). Its 29 halls are supported by 1,444 pillars, none of which are alike. Subsidiary shrines in the shape of side alters throng around in all directions, including a temple dedicated to the Sun God which displays erotic carvings.

Later reach Udaipur. Check in at your hotel and overnight stay.

Day 10 Udaipur

After breakfast leave for the city tour. You will be visiting the City Palace, Saheliyon Ki Bari, and shrine of Lord Jagdish etc. By evening enjoy riding a boat at the Lake Pichola. If time permits visit of shilpgram village for Rajasthani handicrafts. overnight stay in Udaipur

Day 11 Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Pushkar

After breakfast depart for the city of Pushkar. Approx 6 hours drive. On the way you shall visit Chittorgarh. The Chittorgarh fort is the epitome of Rajput bravery and culture and its one of the largets forts in India . Later you are driven to Pushkar. Reach at Pushkar and Check in at your hotel and overnight stay.

Day 12 Pushkar – Jaipur

Have breakfast. Pushkar is famous for the religious Pushkar lake and the only shrine in India of Lord Brahma which is also famous as Jagatpita Brahma Mandir. By noon, depart for Pink City Jaipur. Check in at your hotel and enjoy the beautiful evening by exploring the colorful market of Pink City. Overnight stay in Jaipur.

Day 13 Jaipur

Have breakfast. Leave for Amber Fort with an elephant ride. It was built by Ruler Man Singh. the capital for 6 centuries before Jaipur was built, which lies 11 km north of Jaipur. Rising majestically on the slopes of a hill, this 11th century fort and palace complex is a blend of Hindu and Muslim styles - the earlier constructions in the inner apartments designed by the Hindu founder are austere, while later constructions abound in the rich flourishes characteristic of Muslim influence. The Diwani-i-Am (Hall of Public Audience) affords a view of the strategic location of Amber. The Jai Mandir (Hall of Victory) is the finest example of the artistic exuberance of the day - panels of alabaster, fine inlay work, a shimmering Hall of Mirrors, renowned for its fine mirrorwork. The Sukh Nivas (Hall of Pleasure) has 17th century air conditioning. Elephants carry you up the ramparts of the fort. Back to the city and explore Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Birla Mandir and Nahargarh fort. back to the hotel and overnight stay in Jaipur

Day 14 Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

Have breakfast. Depart for Agra. On the way to the city of Agra, you will be visit Fatehpur Sikri. It was constructed by Ruler Akbar. Here you shall visit Panch Mahal and Jama Masjid. Later you are driven to Agra. By evening arrive at Agra and check in at your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 15 Agra - Delhi

After breakfast. Leave for the sightseeing trip of the city. Depart for a tour of Agra city. Visit the red sandstone Agra Fort, which stands like a crescent on the banks of the Jamuna river, enclosed by forbidding 20-meter high walls, with a 12- meter moat between them. Three successive Mughal emperors - Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jehan - helped create this massive structure which contains Hindu and Muslim architecture. The Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah is a mausoleum on the left bank of the Jamuna, built by empress Nur Jehan in memory of her father. Though small, it is perfectly proportioned and regarded as the forerunner to the Taj Mahal, being the first Mughal building all in white marble. The highlight of your trip will probably be a visit to the Taj Mahal, surely the greatest monument to love and one of the wonders of the modern world. Completed in 1652, skilled craftsmen from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and some 20,000 labourers worked for 17 years to build this edifice, constructed by emperor Shah Jehan as a mausoleum for his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Drive back to Delhi and overnight stay.

Day 16 Delhi (Departure)

You will get transferred to the airport to board flight for onward destination