Romantic Rajasthan Tour India
Tour India Day 1 : Arrive Delhi By International Flight
A history which encompasses all the various kings and emperors who fixed their royal citadels here– Indraprastha, Lal Kot, Quila Rai Pithora, Siri, Jahanpanah, Tughlakabad, Ferozabad, Dinpanah, Delhi Sher Shahi or then Shahjahanabad. but, combined and integrated into one, these ‘new cities’ have always been called Delhi and howsoever many names it may have acquired, Delhi has always been intrinsically identified with power and imperial sway.
You will be met on your arrival by the representative with fresh flower garlands. You will then be transferred to your hotel.Overnight at the hotel.
2 : DELHI THIS MORNING YOU WILL BE GIVEN THE CITY TOUR OF OLD AND NEW DELHI Old Delhi:
Visit the former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the vast Red Fort, built in 1648, the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
A unique experience of taking ‘rickshaw ride’ from the Red Fort, through “Chandni Chowk” or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue heading west from the Fort. Chandni Chowk – literally means “moonlit crossroads” and an area which best represents the “super-Oriental” – the glory and the guile; the grandeur and the grime, with its crowded bazaars, twisting lanes, maze of small streets strange aromas, the pungent odour of Oriental spices, the cries of shopkeepers, coolies and “rickshaw-walas” and the clatter and whirr of furious industry.
New Delhi : drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate & the Presidential Palace. Continue onto the beautiful Humayuns tomb of the Mughal era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End the tour at the towering minaret of Qutab Minar.
DAY 3 : IN JAIPUR LEAVE DELHI FOR JAIPUR BY AIR CONDITIONED VEHICLE The historic city of Jaipur or “The City of Victory” was founded in 1727 A.D. by the great Kachhawah ruler Sawai Jai Singh II (1700 – 1747 A.D.), and named after him.
The monarch was not only a great builder, but also a poet and an astronomer. Under his aegis, the city was designed by his talented architect Vidyadhar, who gave shape to the creative aspirations of Sawai Jai Singh in the form of the dream city of Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and check in at the hotel.
This afternoon you will be given the city tour of Jaipur. Tour of the Pink City – Your tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artefacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry.
You will also visit the Hawa Mahal, “Palace of the Winds”, and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 4 : JAIPUR-BIKANER(321 KM’S/201 MILES) THIS MORNING YOU WILL BE GIVEN EXCURSION TO AMBER FORT Tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City.
At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honored fashion.
The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.
And then visit other monuments like Nahargarh , City Palace Observatory, and Albert Hall Along with famous Walled Pink City Shopping Hub and then over night followed by Rajasthani Dance and Dinner Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 5 : JAIPUR-BIKANER(321 KM’S/201 MILES) MORNING DRIVE TO BIKANER Bikaner was a bustling trade centre in the yesteryears and figured on the caravan routes from Africa to Asia.
The walled city of Bikaner stands on the northern tip of the desert triangle. It is situated on elevated ground, surrounded by a 7km long embattled high wall. Monuments here are chisled out of red and yellow sandstone and display some of the finest characteristics of the Rajput civilisation.
Bikaner boasts a spectacular fort and an old city dotted with havelis, and colorful bazaars. The afternoon is free. You will have the opportunity to walk around the colorful bazzars, take a by-cycle rickshaw ride or relax on the pool side of the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 6 : BIKANER-JAISALMER(333 KM’S/208 MILES) MORNING DRIVE TO JAISALMER The name Jaisalmer evokes a vivid picture of sheer magic and brilliance of the desert. Local color and warmth prevail over the inhospitable and forbidding terrain, imbuing the medieval town with a special magic.
One of the main attractions is the imposing 12th century Jaisalmer Fort. The beautiful Havelis which were built by wealthy merchants of Jaisalmer are yet another interesting aspect of the desert city On arrival check in at the hotel.
DAY 7 : JAISLAMER Full day city tour of Jaisalmer. Visit this perfect Rajput walled desert city which is like a golden jewel shimmering above the hard sand.
Visit the palaces, the Jain temples and magnificent Havelis. Also visit the Fort – built in 1156 by Rawal Jaisal, the Jaisalmer Fort is the second oldest fort of Rajasthan after Chittor. One fourth of the population lives inside the Fort.
Later visit the Royal Cenotaphs of the Rawalsin Barra bagh where the rulers were cremated. This is also the best place to witness the spectacular desert sunset, and photograph the fort.
DAY 8 : JAISALMER-JODHPUR(290 KM’S/182 MILES) MORNING DRIVE TO JODHPUR The city has a history of battles and royalty as is highly evident by the huge Meherangarh fort overlooking the city.
There are some old monuments to see here and you can make a stop before heading to other places in Rajasthan. Did you know that the famous baggy/tight riding trousers called Jodhpuris take their name from this city?
The city which stands at the edge of the Thar Desert, was founded by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rajput clan known as Rathores in 1459. On arrival transfer to Jodhpur.
Afternoon city tour visiting Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Museum (Umaid Bhawan Palace). Overnight in Jodhpur.
DAY 9 : JODHPUR–DELHI BY OVER NIGHT TRAIN TRANSFER TO THE TRAIN STATION TO CATCH OVER NIGHT TRAIN TO DELHI In Delhi meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.
DAY 10 : DEPART DELHI Upon arrival transfer to hotel for Fresh’n Up and then afternoon free for visiting some places in Delhi or to do last minute shopping before our Representative will drop you to the airport.
Valid from 01st August till 15th April 2018
Total No of Pax in the Group – Tariff
2 Paying Pax – £ 847 Per Person
4 Paying Pax -£ 800 Per Person
8 Paying Pax – £ 715 Per Person
Single Room Supplement – £ 335 Per Single Room
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