Classical Rajasthan Tour





Itinerary

Destinations :- Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Jaipur, Agra


Day 1 : Delhi


Meeting and assistance upon arrival in Delhi and transfer to your hotel.

After breakfast, visit the 7th century city of Delhi, Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi), built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan after he moved his capital from Agra to Delhi. Visit the Red Fort, a 17th Century imposing fortress and the Jama Masjid. The Jama Masjid, is India s largest mosque where more than 20,000 people can kneel in prayer. Visit Raj Ghat on the banks of the Yamuna River and Mahatma Gandhi s Memorial.

After lunch, take another sightseeing tour, but this time, of New Delhi. Visit the mausoleum of Emperor Humayun. Drive past the India Gate (war memorial dedicated to the lives of laid down by the Indian soldiers), the president's residence, which was formerly the Viceroy's Palace, Parliament House and the Secretariat buildings. You will see that there is an interesting blend of Victorian and 20th century architecture.
Evening meal at hotel.

Overnight stay in the Regent Continental.


Day 2 : Delhi to Mandawa


Morning depart by taxi for Mandawa. (Approx 5 hrs)
Upon arrival in Mandawa, check in at your hotel and have lunch. Afternoon sight seeing of Mandawa.

The beautiful small town Mandawa, known throughout the state for its forts and havelis. Mandawa is situated in the North Indian state of Rajasthan around 190 km off Jaipur, the capital of the state. The compact and busy little market town of Mandawa, was settled and fortified in 18th century by the dominant merchant families of the region. The wealthy businessmen of the village constructed many havelis and baolis (stepwells), with coloured paintings adorning their walls.

Later on, with the migration of these merchant families, their old settlements remained in total obscurity with no one to look after them. Despite the time lapse and ignorance about these visual and architectural extravaganzas, their attraction did not fade and today they are some of the major attractions for the tourists visiting Rajasthan.
Evening meal at your hotel.

Overnight stay in the Sara Vilas.


Day 3 : Mandawa to Bikaner


After breakfast at your hotel, drive by taxi to Bikaner. (Approx 5 hrs)
Upon arrival in Bikaner, check in at hotel. After lunch, take and afternoon sightseeing of Bikaner.

The city is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and a mosque. Two life-like effigies of elephants flank the fa ade of the entrance to the fort. The royal chapel in Har Mandir is where royal weddings and births were once celebrated.
Evening meal at your hotel.

Overnight stay in the Heritage Resort.


Day 4 : Bikaner to Jaisalmer


After breakfast at your hotel, depart by taxi for Jaisalmer, (Approx 6 hrs) visiting Deshnoke Temple en-route. This 600-year old temple is dedicated to Karni Mata. It plays host to thousands of rats. The rats are considered sacred and worshipped.

The temple has huge intricately carved silver gates donated by Maharaja Ganga Singh.Following your stop at Deshnoke Temple, continue your drive to Jaisalmer.
Check in at your hotel and have lunch.

Jaisalmer, across the hot barren desert, is magical as the city shimmers like a mirage. The golden sandstone town walls and narrow streets lined with exquisitely carved buildings, through which camel carts travel at a leisurely pace, giving Jaisalmer an extraordinarily medieval feel and an incredible atmosphere.
Evening meal at your hotel.

Overnight stay in the Heritage Inn.


Day 5 : Jaisalmer


After breakfast at your hotel, visit the various Havelis.
The craftsmanship of the Silavats (stone carvers) can be witnessed in some of the more exotic havelis. Among the famous havelis are the Patwon Ki Haveli (House of the Brocade Merchants), Nathmalji Ki Haveli (The Mansion of Nathmalji) and the Salim Singh Haveli. Wander through Jaisalmer s narrow lanes and visit the small silversmith s shops and the stalls selling leather craft goods.

Following lunch, drive up to the Citadel to witness the sunset across the desert, a real spell binding experience. Also, we will pay a visit to the Khuri Village and enjoy a camel ride in Khuri Village.
Visitors are attracted here by the shifting sand dunes and the beautiful sunsets, along with a camel ride in this fabulous desert.
Evening meal at your hotel.

Overnight stay in the Heritage Inn.


Day 6 : Jaisalmer to Jodhpur


Breakfast at your hotel before departing by taxi for Jodhpur. (Approx 6 hrs)

Jodhpur is at the edge of the Thar Desert and is the largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. Among Rajasthan's many princely settlements, Jodhpur is one of the most distinctive.

This five hundred year old settlement was the headquarters of the Rathore Rajputs' celebrations for their tales of daring. Proceed to the Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph built in 1899 for Maharajah Jaswant Singh II and smaller memorials to the other Maharajahs of Jodhpur.

On arrival in Jodhpur, check in at your hotel and have lunch.
In the afternoon visit Mehrangarh Fort and the Jaswant Thada.
Evening meal at your hotel.
Overnight stay in the Ranbanka Palace.


Day 7 : Jodhpur to Ranakpur to Udaipur.


Breakfast at your hotel before driving to Udaipur visiting Ranakpur en-route. (Approx 5 hrs) Ranakpur boasts 3 wonderful temples of the Jain sect. The unforgettable main temple, dedicated to Adinatha who was the first of the twenty four lords of Tirthankar (1439). It was built in marble and took 65 years to complete. It is one of the five Holy Jain pilgrimage centres and has one of the best temple complexes.
On arrival in Udaipur, check in to your hotel and have lunch.

Udaipur lies in the Girwa Valley amidst the Aravali Hills of Southern Rajasthan. It is considered a romantic city - with its lakes, gardens, temples and palaces - an oasis in the Thar Desert.
Evening meal at your hotel.

Overnight stay in the Udai Kothi.


Day 8 : Udaipur


After breakfast, visit the City Palace, once entirely the home of Mewar s Rulers, but today it is largely a museum. It actually consists of four major and several minor palaces forming a single breathtaking facade overlooking the Pichola Lake. Visit the Jagdish Mandir which is situated close by the main gate of City Palace.

After lunch, visit the Sahelion Ki Bari (Garden of the Maids of Honour) and the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal.
In the late afternoon, take a boat cruise on Lake Pichola which is surrounded by splendid hills, a palace, temples, bathing Ghats and embankments.
Evening meal at your hotel.

Overnight stay in the Udai Kothi.


Day 9 : Udaipur to Pushkar


Breakfast at your hotel, before departing taxi for Pushkar. (Approx 5 Hrs)
Upon arrival in Pushkar, check in at your hotel and have lunch.

The town of Pushkar clings to the side of the beautiful Pushkar Lake, with many bathing ghats. Pushkar is also an important pilgrimage centre for Hindus. In the late afternoon, visit the Brahma Temple and Pushkar Lake.
Evening meal at your hotel.

Overnight stay in the Pushkar Resort.


Day 10 : Pushkar to Jaipur.


Breakfast at hotel, before driving on to Jaipur. (Approx 3 hrs)
Lunch upon arrival and check in at your hotel.

Jaipur was a planned city, built with ancient Hindu rules as the colonial capital of the richly colourful state of Rajasthan. It was made attractive with the pink wash, which was a traditional colour of welcome in 1853 to honour the visit of Prince Albert.

Following lunch, visit the Pink City of Jaipur for a city tour. The City Palace occupies the centre of Jaipur. It now houses the Royal residence and museums with collections of textiles and costumes, armoury, manuscripts, paintings etc.
Evening meal at your hotel.

Overnight stay in the Mandawa Haveli.


Day 11 : Jaipur


After breakfast, excursion to the magnificent Amber Fort by jeep.
En-route, make a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of
Winds).

This is a five storied building with a 25cm thick facade from the 18th Century having 953 windows and niches so that the ladies of the royal family could see the processions and events in the city without being visible to the people.

On arrival at the Amber Fort, take a leisurely tour around this impressive fortress on elephant back.
Lunch at the hotel and afternoon at leisure to peruse the local markets.
Evening meal at your hotel.

Overnight stay in the Mandawa Haveli.



Day 12 : Jaipur to Agra


Following breakfast at the hotel, depart by taxi for Agra (Approx 5 hrs), visiting Fatehpur Sikri en-route. After visiting Fatehpur Sikri, continue your drive to Agra, check in at your hotel and have lunch.

Agra stands on the right bank of the Yamuna River and was once the seat of the Mughal Rulers. A city enshrined in romance and famous for its beautiful medieval monuments. The passion of the Mughals for building, endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world.

Later in the afternoon, visit the Agra Fort. This too was built alongside the Yamuna River and stretches for almost 2.5 km. The fort contains splendid palaces both in red sandstone and white marble, built by two generations of prolific master builders. Of the nearly 500 Akbari buildings built in the Bengal and Gujarati traditions, only a few have survived, arrayed in a band on the riverfront.
Evening meal at your hotel.

Overnight stay in the Howard Park Plaza.


Day 13 : Agra to Delhi


Early breakfast at the hotel before taking a morning visit to view the magnificent Taj Mahal (1631- 1653), a poem in white marble, built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal means "Crown Palace" and is in fact the most well-preserved and architecturally beautiful tomb in the world.

The dome is made of white marble, but the tomb is set against the plain across the river and it is this background that works its magic of colours that, through their reflection, change the view of the Taj. The colours change at different hours of the day and during different seasons. Like a jewel, the Taj sparkles in moonlight when the semi-precious stones inlaid into the white marble on the main mausoleum catch the glow of the moon.

The Taj is pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden when the moon shines. These changes, they say, depict the different moods of woman. Following lunch, transfer to Delhi by A/C taxi.
Upon arrival in Delhi, check in at your hotel.
Evening meal at your hotel.
Overnight stay in the Regent Continental.


Day 14 : Delhi International Airport


Breakfast and transfer to Delhi International Airport for your departure.



Price

Tour Cost

Prices shown are per person, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required.











Package Includes:

The Tour cost includes

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival by our representative
  • Transfer from airport to hotel & vice-versa by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation on full board basis except on Day 1
  • Meals will be provided at the hotels/resorts on in restaurants whilst on city tours
  • Sightseeing excursions, intercity drives as per above itinerary using A/C Toyota Innova Taxis
  • Local English speaking guides for sight seeing as per itinerary
  • Entry/Admission fees at the places of visits/monuments as per above itinerary
  • Elephant Ride at the Amber Fort (Subject to availability)
  • Boat Ride at Udaipur

The Tour cost does not include

  • Any international airfares or airport taxes
  • Internal airfares
  • Indian Visa
  • Tips, video camera charges (still/digital cameras are free) or beverages
  • Personal insurance or any other expense of a personal nature, or any other items not specified above as included

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be advised in writing by the lead guest on the booking. Our cancellation charges are based on the number of days before departure that we receive your written request. These charges are a percentage of your tour cost, excluding any non-refundable elements.
  • More than 56 days prior to departure - loss of deposit (amount as advised at the time of booking)
  • 56-43 days prior to departure - 25% of holiday cost*
  • 42-29 days prior to departure - 50% of holiday cost*
  • 28-15 days prior to departure 75% of holiday cost*
  • Within 14 days of departure - 100% of holiday cost*
*being the percentage of the total cost of any applicable refundable amounts (i.e. excluding any non refundable / non changeable elements booked where INDIAN WILDLIFE TOURS have already incurred the cost or charges.) Read more