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Abhaneri Festival Tour | 13 Days
Delhi - Mathura - Agra - Abhaneri Festival - Jaipur - Delhi
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This 13-days trip to North India especially base on Abhaneri festival, along with three jewels of the North Indian Mughal Architecture and heritage: Delhi, its historic capital, Agra and its famous Taj Mahal, the monument of love flagship of Mughal epic in India. Jaipur the pink city and capital of Rajasthan, land of kings. Explore the frescoes & Mansion and Rural village in Mandawa and Patan respectively. Enjoy the Abhaneri festival with cultural dance and music of Rajasthan

Tour Advantages

  • Tradition Indian Welcome Ceremony
  • Enjoy Rickshaw Puller Ride around bustling bazaars of Chandni Chowk
  • Visit India’s largest mosque Jama Masjid
  • Drive pass through the Delhi’s impressive Raisina Hills to India Gate
  • Classical Kathak Dance: feel the Mughal era through the architecture of the Haveli Dharampura teamed up with classical music and dance
  • Live Classical music
  • Sikh temple of Sri Bangla Sahib Gurudwara and the architecturally significant Humayun’s Tomb
  • Enjoy the boat ride at Ganges in Mathura
  • Explore the Vrindavan & Mathura the birth place of Lord Krishna
  • Visit to Historical Monuments, Palaces & museum in Tour
  • Experience the Mughal & Rajput architecture
  • Walk through the Mughal “Ghost town” of Fatehpur Sikri
  • Stand before the world’s most famous monument to love - Taj Mahal beholding its jewel-like radiance at both sunrise and sunset
  • Gain an insight into life in rural Rajasthan as you explore Abhaneri village and meet with locals
  • Enjoy the Abhaneri Festivities Cultural and Heritage of Rajasthan
  • Rajasthani countryside drive to Jaipur
  • Travel by brightly Caparisoned Elephant ride to Jaipur’s Amber Fort
  • Explore the Jewelry making & traditional block painting
  • Explore the Frescoes of Mandawa
  • Guided walking tour
  • Explore the Patan village
  • Enjoy stay at heritage hotel

Itinerary at a Glance
DAY 1
Arrive Delhi, India
DAY 2
DELHI | IMPERIAL CITY
DAY 3
PURANI DELHI | SHAHJAHANABAD
DAY 4
MATHURA/VRINDAVAN | BIRTH PLACE OF LORD KRISHNA
DAY 5
TAJ MAHAL | MONUMENTS OF LOVE
DAY 6
ABHANERI VILLAGE | GET BREATHLESS
DAY 7
ABHANERI VILLAGE | ABHANERI FESTIVITIES
DAY 8
JAIPUR | UNESCO SITE” THE PINK CITY
DAY 9
JAIPUR | THE MAHARAJAS TOUR
DAY 10
MANDAWA | FRESCOES & MENSION
DAY 11
PATAN | RURAL VILLAGE
DAY 12
DELHI | SIKH & HINDU TRADITIONS
DAY 13
DELHI | DEPARTUR | FLY ONWARD

DAY 1
ARRIVE DELHI, INDIA

Arrive Delhi meet by Recreation Travel presentable representative and privately transfer to your iconic hotel, your home for 2 night in Haveli Dharampura - An architectural wonder: It’s poetry in stone. Celebrate this season at Haveli Dharampura, Rain or Shine, it’s going to be a beautiful day at the Haveli!

Delhi stands as the capital of Modern India. Here you can see the mingling of the Old and New India, the ancient and the modern.  Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many emperors, which have left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles. Specify your flight

Heritage
Haveli Dharampura, Old Delhi
First Class
The Claridges, New Delhi
DAY 2
NEW DELHI | IMPERIAL CITY

After breakfast visit toLater visit to New Delhi - was designed and built by the British in the 1920's-it's a city of wide Boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. In 1911 King George V announced the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. The King's architects, Lateens and Baker, set in motion the Design and construction of Delhi's eight cities - New Delhi.  Lateens designed an "Imperial City" having palatial-sized buildings set amid broad tree-lined avenues punctuated by Mughal style gardens, complete with fountains and shallow pools. It took 20 years to complete this immense undertaking only to have the British pack up and Relinquish the subcontinent in 1947. Visit two monuments from Delhi's past - Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar, Louts Temple, Drive pass through the Raisina Hill, past the imposing India Gate, President House and Parliament House.

This evening, enjoy Old Delhi Street Food Walk 2 hrs 5-7 PM
Treat your taste buds with the finest and particular forms of culinary that we offer you from the streets of Chandni Chowk. Visit atleast10 food joints from the ever famous “Paranthe Wali Galli”, to all-time favorite sweets Gulab Jamun and Jalebi to the delicious Natraj “Dahi Balla”. Overnight stay at hotel

Heritage
Haveli Dharampura, Old Delhi
First Class
The Claridges, New Delhi
DAY 3
PURANI DELHI | SHAHJAHANABAD

After breakfast visit to Old Delhi was an ancient walled city.

Experience the Grandeur of Shahjahanabad built on the Banks of River Yamuna with our expert tour guides. Visit the Magnificent Jama Masjid (India’s Largest Mosque), experience the beauty of the Digambar Jain Naya Mandir, alsosee Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. The fort is Shah Jehan's symbol of power and elegance, built behind red sandstone walls. Its main gate (Lahore Gate) faces Chandni Chowk

Afternoon take Cycle Rickshaw Puller Ride. through the bustling and colorful market of the old city is filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars. If you peer through a portico you may see a man getting shaved, silver being weighed, or any other conceivable form of intense commerce, taste Indian spices from Khari Baoli (Asia’s Largest Spice Market), visit Kinari Bazaar (market for Delicate Lace, Blingy Borders and Sparkly Sequins)

Heritage
Haveli Dharampura, Old Delhi
First Class
The Claridges, New Delhi
DAY 4
MATHURA/VRINDAVAN | BIRTH PLACE OF LORD KRISHNA

Departure for Mathura en route visit to Vrindavan visit to The Banke Bihari Temple, Eskon Temple and Mathura originally a Buddhist center, this is the sixteenth century, as scholars have determined that the God Krishna was born in this city. Here we take boat ride on the Yamuna River and see the scared Ghats (river terraces) especially visit the "Vishram Ghats", these giant staircases along the holy river: the Yamuna, where you can see many pilgrims make their offerings and praying bidder’s flowers and candles to the god Krishna. Kesava Doe temple visit, dedicated to Krishna, and  visit to Dwarkadheesh Temple has a carved entrance and a black-marble idol of Lord Krishna. Overnight stay at hotel

Hotel
Brijwasi Royal, Mathura
DAY 5
TAJ MAHAL | MONUMENTS OF LOVE

Morning drive to Agra upon arrival check in hotel, later visit to Sikandra the mausoleum of Akbar Sikandra, a true masterpiece of Mongol architecture. Evening take Horse cart (Tonga Ride) visits the UNESCO heritage site Taj Mahal – The New 7 wonder of the world and Monument of Love in the and watch its surface subtly shift in color, as the setting sun bathes it in a soft orange glow. In the warm glow of Sunrise, which was built in 1630 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure. As you drive through the city witness the local life, Shopping and bazaars (markets) and the hustle bustle of everyday India

Superior
Trident Hotel, Agra
First Class
Jaypee Palace, Agra
DAY 6
ABHANERI VILLAGE | GET BREATHLESS

After breakfast drive to Abhaneri village en route visit tothe ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, built in 1569 by the Great Emperor Akbar. Today, it is deserted and left in solitude to reminisce over its past glory also visit to Deeg a small town can visited, with its beautiful palaces, fortresses and gardens. The palace of Suraj Mahal is a perfect blend of Rajput and Mughal style, dating du19e century beautiful antique furniture. Our drive continues through the Rajasthani countryside we see villages, woman dressed in the brilliantly colored saris of the region, Camels, Elephants & scenes of rural lives, visit to Abhaneri, one of the biggest Step Well (baolis) of Rajasthan. This vertiginous well was a source of freshness for noble families in the region.

Village Safari Camps
Aagman
Heritage
Bhadrawati Palace
DAY 7
ABHANERI VILLAGE | ABHANERI FESTIVITIES

After breakfast visit to step-Well where Abhaneri festival take place

Today Abhaneri Festivities Highlights

  • Celebration takes place in Chand Boari step-well
  • Kalbelia Dance, it is performed by the tribes of Rajasthan
  • Langa Singing, Kachhi Ghodi Dance & Bhawai Dance
  • Raas Leela
  • Camel ride through local villages
  • Visit to Local handicraft
  • Cycling trips around the retreat
  • Evening bonfire with folk music
Village Safari Camps
Aagman
Heritage
Bhadrawati Palace
DAY 8
JAIPUR | UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE” THE PINK CITY”

After breakfast drive to Jaipur ‘the pink city’ and check in hotel later visit to a UNESCO World Heritage Site. NicknamedThe Pink City” for the unique color of stone used in many of its buildings, Jaipur’s architecture dazzles. Upon arrival check in hotel MEETING WITH VILLAGERS IN RURAL AREA Afterward, head out by 4x4 vehicle into the countryside, for an authentic taste of rural Rajasthan. As you venture through a photogenic setting that offers a calm and colorful contrast to the high energy of the city, you may view women in saris at work in the fields and pass villagers walking along the roadside. Arrive at a small village where you meet with local residents, savoring a unique opportunity to interact with them, as your expert guide provides details of everyday life here. Walk the Old City to marvel at the extraordinary architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, make an optional visit to the bustling bazaars of Jaipur, taking in the vibe of local life and shopping for keepsakes from your journey Evening visit to Sanganer village situated of outskirt of Jaipur Look at the teeming Jain temple from the 17th century and visit the traditional wood block printing, tie and dye fabric, paper factory and blue pottery that make the reputation of the craftsmanship of the city rose. Return to your hotel

Superior
Trident Hotel, Jaipur
First Class
ITC Rajputana, Jaipur
DAY 9
JAIPUR | THE MAHARAJAS TOUR

Today visit the UNESCO-listed Heritage 17th century fortress of Amber Fort - marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. Go up the fort ascended on Caparisoned Elephant true to the style of the Maharajas of the past. The interiors of the fort have various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror and glasswork complemented by exquisite wall paintings. As you move between the rooms of this magnificent structure feel the history and visualize the pomp and grandeur of a kingdom never conquered, whose hilltop location is to view various palaces with rooms of stunning beauty including the world’s finest chamber of mirrors Afternoon visit to Maharaja City Palace where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani & Mughal Art, The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armory of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 A.D.), Birla White Marble temple and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. Overnight stay

Superior
Trident Hotel, Jaipur
First Class
ITC Rajputana, Jaipur
DAY 10
MANDAWA | FRESCOES & MANSIONS

After breakfast 110 km / 2.30 hrs drive to 2 remote area Nawalgarh & Mandawa - The region lays the triangular area between Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner and includes Jhunjhunu, Sikar and Churu districts of Rajasthan. The semi desert region of Shekhawati is popularly known as the “Open-air Art Gallery” of Rajasthan Later visit the Mandawa (Shekhawati). The semi-desert region of Shekhawati is popularly known as the 'open-air art gallery' of Rajasthan. The region lies the triangular area between Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner and includes Jhunjhunu, Sikar and Churu districts of Rajasthan, Shekhawati, is unique as no-where else in the world there is such a hundred of haveli's, temples, cenotaphs, wells and forts. Later visit to Havelies in Mandawa notably the Chokhani Saraf & Ladia Havelies, also visit Temples. The terrace of the rugged Fort provides a panoramic view of the town. See the extraordinary frescoes on the walls of the houses and medieval painting of Shekhawati.

Nawalgarh - Founded in the 18th Century by Nawal Singh, it has some of the finest frescoes in the Shekhawati region. A huge fort with a colorful bazaar and numerous havelies with elaborate architecture make it an interesting destination. There are a few prominent havelies like Anandilal Poddar Haveli, Aath Haveli, Hodh Raj Patodia Haveli, etc., which are to be visited, as also the two forts

Heritage
Castle Mandawa
Superior
Vivaana Cultural, Mandawa
DAY 11
PATAN | RURAL VILLAGE

After breakfast 123 km / 2.30 hrs travel to Kotputli by air condition Vehicle to Patan
Town on arrival, Built around 1790 shortly after the battle of Badal-Mahal, the Patan     Mahal Palace has been lovingly turned into a heritage hotel, and is ours for today and
this evening.

Afternoon we enjoy a guided walking tour of Patan town. We then continue to Badal       Mahal, an 800-year old palace, where we can admire the stunning views of the town and the surrounding mountains. You can find Rajasthani men and women busy making bangles or beautiful pots in the village. The temple also adds to the serenity of the existing ambience where one can spend a few spiritual moments on their own. And if you’d like a taste of a typical Rajasthani village, then step out of the gates of the palace to explore the quaint alleys and roads of the village. Overnight stay at hotel

Heritage
Patan Mahal
DAY 12
DELHI | SIKH & HINDU TRADITIONS

After breakfast start your day visiting Laxmi Narayan Temple. Built of marble in the Orissan style, the temple is a wonderful example of modern Indian architecture and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the god of preservation and destruction, and his female consort Laxmi, the goddess of wealth. One of the most popular Hindu temples in India, it was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, with the stipulation that it was to be open to all castes and all faiths — a symbol of peace, love and prosperity. Later drive to Delhi upon arrival check in hotel Around Connaught Place, see Sri Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, a historical Sikh temple dedicated to the memory of Guru Hari Krishan, who once stayed in the gold-domed building when it was still the palace of Raja Jai Singh. Guru Hari Krishan distributed sanctified water from a tank in the palace to cure the sick, believing it had miraculous healing powers, and worshippers still come to collect water from these pools. The temple’s massive kitchens prepare free meals for thousands of residents and visitors of all faiths, every day. This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure to take advantage of the luxurious amenities of your hotel or to simply relax.

Heritage
Oberoi Maidens, Delhi
First Class
Ambassador, New Delhi
DAY 13
DELHI | DEPARTURE

Say good bye to this unforgettable and memorable tour departure transfer to airport for onward Journey

Heritage Accommodations

  • 03 Nights stay in Delhi
  • 01 Night stay in Mathura
  • 01 Night say in Agra
  • 02 Night stay in Abhaneri
  • 02 Night stay in Jaipur
  • 01 Night stay in Mandawa
  • 01 Night stay in Patan Mahal
  • 01 Nights stay in Delhi

Meal  

  • Full Buffet Breakfast Daily
  • Full Buffet Dinner Daily
  • During stay in Abhaneri meal on full board basis

Transfers & Sightseeing

  • All transfers & sightseeing by air-conditioned vehicle with Chauffeur Driven
  • All state taxes, Toll taxes and Parking

Other services Includes

  • Assistance at Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
  • Cycle Rickshaw Puller Ride in Chandani
  • Classical Kathak Dance
  • Live Classical music
  • Boat Ride to see Sacred Ghat in Mathura
  • Hose Cart ride to Taj Gate
  • Abhaneri festival Activities
  • 4x4 vehicle to explore the taste of Rural Rajasthan site
  • Caparisoned Elephant / Jeep ride to Amer Fort
  • Services of local English Guides at all the places

Abhaneri Festival Tour Exclusion

  • Indian Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Food item cost during street walk
  • Video, film & professional still camera fees
  • Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions above
  • Expenses of personal nature like Telephone Calls, Laundry, Porterage, Tips, Alcoholic Beverages, etc
Add on Experiences

With this Incredible India holidays, you can add on some experiences according to your taste to make the unforgettable & memorable tour with an additional price.

asia spice market khari

Asia Largest spice market

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Kitchen

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Kitchen

craft museum

Handicraft Museum

Food in Haveli

Home Cooked Food in Haveli

indian crafts bazaar

Indian Crafts Bazaar

Boating at Ramgarh Lake

ELEPHANT FARM

Explore Chokhi Dhani

Explore the villages in Jeep

Hot Air Balloon Ride

wilderness with Jeep Safari

Rajasthani Cuisines

Rejuvenate yourself with a massage

Fulfill your shopping spree

Heritage Hotel

Raj Mandir Cinema

Agra cooking class

Making your own Taj Mahal

Mohhabat - The Taj Show

Rejuvenate

Shop at Kinari Bazar