Rajasthan Forts and Palaces Tour



Package Inclusions :
  • Room on optional (as per plan) Occupancy as above stated hotels.
  • Night accommodation as per plan.
  • Daily Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • Transportation with Service oriented driver.
  • Fuel, Toll, Parking Fee and Driver Allowance.
  • Arrival/ Departure Assistance.
  • All prevailing taxes.

Package Exclusions :
  • Monument Entrance Fee, that has to be paid directly on arrival at the monuments.
  • International / Domestic Flights.
  • Personal expense such as use of mini bar, mineral water, laundry, telephone etc. at the hotels. All such expenses will have to be paid directly.
  • Any other thing that has not been mentioned in the "Cost Inclusions”.

Detailed Itinerary :

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Welcome to India, You will be received by Premium India Tours representative at international airport and assisted to your hotel. In the Hotel you will have a brief description of your tour and the representative will hand over your documents regarding the tour, Overnight in Hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi.
Delhi.
Day 03 : Delhi – Agra
Taj Mahal, AgraAfter breakfast, depart for Agra en route visit the Sikandra, mausoleum of Emperor Akbar built in 1492, The Tomb is combination of Muslims and Hindu Architectural styles. After visit continue to drive to Agra, on arrival transfer to hotel. After lunch you visit to witness incomparable Taj Mahal with its' speculative view. Taj Mahal, the architectural modern day wonder of the world; this monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles is one of the wonders of the modern world. Taj, endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world.

The tour continues with a visit to the Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort which lies across the river Jamuna, followed by visit to Pearl Mosque and the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. In the evening you may visit to the souvenirs market of Agra, one should visit Oswal Emporium where they have built a Mini Taj Mahal inside their showroom and it took 10 years for the artists to complete the mini replica of the Taj. The show room conducts free sound & light show showing the eras of Taj Mahal. Overnight in Agra. Note: Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday.
Day 04 : Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur en route visit Old deserted town of Mughal Dynasty - Fatehpur Sikri built in red sandstone in honour of Saint Salim Chisti who foretold the birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar, is an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important edifice here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwan-e-Khas, Punch Mahal, the Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the Bulund Darwaza. Later continue to proceed to Jaipur. Rest of the day at leisure, in the evening hours enjoy walking in the colorful streets and bazaars of Jaipur City. The beauty of Jaipur is that its unique architecture and town planning is visible at even the most common places such as its squares and lanes. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05 : Jaipur
After breakfast explore the Pink City with an excursion to Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, enjoy the experience of ride on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum. Jantar Mantar is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen, all monuments are located in the vicinity of City Palace Complex of Jaipur. Later late afternoon is kept free to visit the famous Markets of Textiles, Gems, Carpets, and handicrafts. One can also visit Nahargarh Fort to see it illuminated over the floodlights. Return to the hotel for overnight.
Day 06 : Pushkar
Pilgrims at Brahma Temple, Pushkar, RajasthanBreakfast at hotel at Jaipur, later drive to Pushkar enroute you can visit Ajmer city. On arrival at Pushkar check in your schedule hotel and explore the town by your own. Pushkar, known for worlds biggest cattle fair every year in month of November, with glorious celebration. A city of Pilgrimage from time immemorial with over 500 temples and ghats Pushkar begets a legacy of timeless architectural heritage. Pushkar radiates an ambiance of peace and spirituality that casts a lure to visit again and again. After relaxation take sightseeing tour of the city visiting temple of Lord Brahma surrounded by Pushkar Lake. On the banks of the lake, you will see devotees taking dip into the holy waters of Pushkar & offering prayers. Also visit the Pushkar Fair site, which is right opposite the Pushkar Lake. Later explore the colorful market of Pushkar, Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07 : Udaipur
Arrive Udaipur and check in at hotel. Rest of the day at Leisure. In the evening explore the city by your own. City is located in the Aravalli ranges of Rajasthan, Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sound and experiences. Right from the medieval times, the city has been an inspiration for poets, painters and writers. Founded in 1559 and named after Maharana Udai Singh, Udaipur became the capital of the Sisodia dynasty whose earlier capital was Chittor. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 08 : Udaipur
The city is famous for its palaces, lake, museums, temples, and gardens. The City Palace and Museum is considered as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan and its museum has stunning collection of objects collected by different Maharanas of Udaipur over the centuries. The Picholia Lake, Udai Sagar, and Pratap Sagar are some of the most beautiful lakes in the state. Some other attractions in the city are the Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon Ki Bari, & Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir. Afternoon free for independent activities, Overnight in Hotel.
Day 09 : Udaipur - Ranakpur - Jodhpur
From Udaipur to Jodhpur on route you can make a short stop at Ranakpur Jain Temple was built during the reign of the liberal and gifted monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. An enormous basement covers 48,000 sq. feet area. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls and eligibly domes supported by over four hundred columns. The total number of columns is 1,444 all of which are intricately carved no two being alike. The artistically carved nymphs playing the flute in various dance postures at a height of 45 feet are an engrossing sight.

In the assembly hall, there are two big bells weighing 108 kgs. Whose sound echoes in the entire complex? On arrival check in hotel and enjoy sight seeing tour of Jodhpur. The forts and palaces in the city are the major source of attraction in the city. Exploring the forts gives you a feel of the times when the Rajput might was at its peak. The gates and the walls of the forts speak of the battles they have witnessed. One needs to spend enough time with these historical monuments to fully grasp the grandeur of the Rajput era. Some of the major attractions around Jodhpur are Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan & the Government Museum and Zoo.. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 10 : Jaisalmer
Morning drive to Jaisalmer (285 kms/06 hrs), Jaisalmer is an important destination of the western state of India, Rajasthan. A desert city, it was founded by the Bhatti Rajput chieftain Rawal Jaisal in the year 1156. Jaisalmer could be regarded as the western sentinel of entire India and a place worth visiting to get an idea of the native Rajasthan. Located at the heart of the great Thar Desert, it offers the visitor an enchanting world of fable, colour, and history. Moreover, the magnificent wood-and stone-carved mansions and buildings display the love and interest Rajputs had for the fine arts. Rest of the day free for leisure. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 11 : Jaisalmer
Patwon ki Haveli at JaisalmerMorning sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer The golden rays of the setting sun, the colorfully adorned locals, the massive forts and mansions, the extremely fascinating craftsmanship, Rajput havelis, all these make Jaisalmer a place of must visit in Rajasthan. Moreover a visit to the Jaisalmer Fort (the second oldest fort in Rajasthan after Chittaur), Patwon ki Haveli, (the grandest haveli of Jaisalmer), Desert Culture centre and museums gives you some glimpse of this small town's past. The Jain temples meet your religious taste; Salim Singh ki haveli and Nathmal-ki-haveli give you some more idea of the haveli architecture of the town. Besides these, Gadsisar Lake is also an interesting spot that you must visit in this desert city. Afternoon visit Sam Sand Dunes, Ideal for viewing sunsets, these sites will also give you a chance to capture the picturesque sand dunes in your camera. Overnight in Hotel. / Night at Desert Camp.
Day 12 : Bikaner
Morning drive to Bikaner (320 kms/6 hrs), Bikaner, situated in the northern part of Rajasthan, The city is surrounded by high fortifications comprising a seven-kilometers long wall which encircles the old city and has five entrances-all constructed in the 18th century. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Bikaner, Bikaner offers several attractions to the tourists besides, of course, the exotic camel safaris. Some of the major attractions around the city are Junagarh Fort, Camel Breeding Farm, Gajner Palace and Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum.
Day 13 : Mandawa (Shekhawati Region)
Morning, drive to Mandawa (180 kms/3 hrs). On arrival check in your hotel, later in the day explore the town and surrounding area of The semidesert region of Shekhawati. The open air art gallery, as it is popularly called is famous for its plethora of painted havelis, all commendable pieces of the rich artistic traditional of this region. 'Shekhawati', meanings the land of Shekhs clan derives its name from Rao Shekha (1433 A.D.-1488 AD) a section of the Kachhwaha family of Jaipur. Earlier a part of the former Jaipur state, it now comprises of the districts of Jhunjhunu and Sikar. Initially the region had a blank monochromatic look but with subsequent historical and social development it has blossomed into a colorful profusion of art and life for almost 2 centuries from 1750 AD to 1930 AD. The whole area of Shekhavati has beautiful frescoes, havelis & mansions and is called the open air gallery. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 : Delhi and Departure
After a leisurely breakfast, you will drive to Delhi, on arrival at Delhi, you will spent few hours and timely drive to Delhi International Airport to board flight for onward destination.

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