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Historical Rajasthan | 17 Days
Delhi - Agra - Bharatpur - Karauli - Pachewar - Deogarh - Narlai - Luni - Jaisalmer – Bikaner - Kuchaman - Pachar - Jaipur-Delhi
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Tour Advantages

  • Tradition Indian welcome ceremony
  • Enjoy Rickshaw puller ride to Bustling Chandni Chowk
  • Drive down Delhi’s impressive Raisina Hills to India Gate
  • Sikh Gurudwara Bangla Sahib to see the worship
  • Enjoy the Horse cart ride up to Taj Gate 
  • Stand before the world’s most famous monument to love, The Taj Mahal
  • Walk through the Mughal “Ghost town” of Fatehpur Sikri
  • Bird Watching in Bharatpur by Rickshaw
  • Visit to small villages in Karauli
  • Pilgrimage site of Karauli
  • See the cenotaphs of Pachewar
  • Enjoy your stay in heritage hotels
  • Rural Train safari for on the meter gauge train accompanying local villagers traveling to Marwar unchanged ambience of bygone era
  • Explore Bishnoi traditional village Safari
  • Short Camel safari in Jaisalmer
  • Discover through a simple walk in the narrow lanes of village Kuchaman
  • Visit Sanganer Village to see the block printing, paper factory etc
  • Caparisoned elephant ride at Amber fort
  • Maharaja’s City Tour
  • Caparisoned Elephant ride at Amber Fort
  • Historic sites of Rajasthan

Day By Day Itinerary

Day 01   Arrive Delhi
Arrive Indira Gandhi International Airport, meet & greet with Traditional Indian welcome. Transfer to hotel
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, very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 02   In Delhi  
Morning visit Old Delhi - Here you will view Red Fort, the most Opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. Rickshaw puller ride through the Chandni Chowk, the perpetually congested avenue heading west from the Red Fort, 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. Also visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi; Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India.
Afternoon visit to 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. Visit two monuments from Delhi's past - Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar, Drive pass through the Raisina Hill, past the imposing India Gate, President House and Parliament House. Also visit Sikh Gurudwara Bangla Sahib to see the worship etc. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 03 Delhi - Agra 200 kms / 3.30 hrs
Departure to Agra upon arrival check in hotel later visit to Agra Fort – built by the great Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D., the fort is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings, including the Moti Masjid, Diwane-I-Am, Diwane-I-Khas and Musamman Burj, where the Emperor Shah Jahan died in imprisonment, besides Jahangir’s Palace, Khaas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal. Also visit the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah first Mughal building entirely in white marble built by Empress Noor Jehan in the memory of Her Father.

Evening take Horse cart (Tonga Ride) both way enjoy the Magnificent Taj Mahal – The New 7 wonder of the world and Monument of Love in the warm glow of Sunset, 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. The design and construction is said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori.  Legend has it that once construction was completed, what makes the Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation.  Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. It is impossible to visualize the Taj Mahal in any surrounding others than its paradoxical garden. Paradise, in Islam, is visualized as a lush garden where running streams flow. When the Mughal brought this concept to India they elevated it to heights of Incomparable artistry.
As you drive through the city witness the local life, Shopping and bazaars (markets) and the hustle bustle of everyday India. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 04 Agra – Bharatpur 50 kms /1 hrs
In the morning, after breakfast, you would drive to Bharatpur bird sanctuary - Spanning over an area of 29 sq km, Bharatpur bird sanctuary has over 350 species of birds. Popularly known as the Kaledeo Ghana National park, the park encompasses great flora and fauna to explore. This is a beautiful national park and tourists from all over the world come here. Try out safaris in Bharatpur national park as it would enable you to explore the many faceted of the Bharatpur landscape. Morning Safari would just be the best. In morning, the Mother Nature is in its full beauty, the virgin forest appears green and photogenic. Feel the dew drop on your body and the cool misty air soothing your soul. Best season is Oct to March to experience the migratory birds. Cranes, Pelicans, Geese, Ducks, Eagles, Hawks, Shanks, Stints, Wagtails, Warblers, Wheatears, Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks and Pipits, etc are few to mention. Siberian Cranes are quite popular amongst them. We would also visit Lohagarh fort, which falls within the vicinity of national park. We would also cover Deeg Palace and Bharatpur Government Museum which are closer to the park. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 05   Bharatpur – Karauli 130 kms / 2 hrs
From Bharatpur, you will move to Karauli in the early morning, just after your breakfast. You will resort to one of the best hotels in Karauli - 100 kms southwest from Mathura; Karauli is a small town which houses the famous Madan Mohan temple. Better known for its pink stone used for construction, Karauli is a pilgrimage center and has an old palace which, though mostly in ruins. To make your tour a bit different, we have planned your visit to a small village nearby. It will give you an exact effigy of the place. You will find women wearing Lehanga Choli, another form of skirt blouse. Though they are same but they vary in design and intricacies. The attire these females wear is bright in color. Overnight stay Bhanwar Niwas Vilas Palace hotels. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 06   Karauli – Pachewar 230 kms/3.30 hrs
Today morning drive to Pachewar. The city is famous for cenotaphs, blue pottery kiln, metal toy makers and interesting surroundings. It is a small village, silent yet quite vibrant village. You would be provided a deluxe accommodation. If possible, we would try your room in Pachewar Garh, a heritage hotel. Apart from being a hotel, Pachewar fort is great heritage piece to explore. With Indo-European style, Pachewar Garh is a well-maintained fort massive rampart, imposing gates, intricate balconies and spacious apartments. This will be the first time you will be exploring to a heritage hotel, so take a full pleasure in scrutinizing this place. You will feel like a King. The services and hospitality of these hotels are just impeccable. After spending some time in the hotel we would explore Pachewar village, there are number of small and big attractions which beautifies it. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 07   Pachewar – Deogarh 275 kms/4.30 hrs
Drive to you next venture would be Deogarh, another fascinating destination of Rajasthan. Deogarh city was constructed in 1670 by Rawat Dwarkadasji of the Chundawat clan of the Sisodia Dynasty. In Deogarh, you would explore Deogarh Mahal and Dash avatar Temple.

Enjoy a rural ride on the meter gauge train, having wooden slipper, accompanying local villagers traveling to Marwar. The track passes through a breath taking scenery of Ravli sanctuary, with some 100 feet high bridges, two long tunnels, waterfalls, thick jungle, and above all an unchanged ambience of bygone era. One travels through a Ghat section and descends from neighboring shrub Jungle to feed on articles given by the villagers. Coach awaits the guests at Phulad (19 kms), which brings you back to Deogarh. Late evening we would organize a puppet show at your resort. The puppet show narrates the stories and the legacies attached with Deogarh. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 08   Deogarh – Narlai 67 kms/ 1 hrs
From Deogarh, we would resort to a lesser known destination of Rajasthan - Narlai. Your guide would accommodate you in best of hotels in Narlai. There are number of legends attached with Narlai. One of them says that the saga Narad Muni meditated long before it was inhabited and later it became a hunting preserve for the Sisodias. As a part of exploration, we would take you to Rawla Narlai - At present, it is a heritage hotel. It was once a hunting lodge. This heritage hotel is beautifully restored. We would take Narlai and Luni as your rest zones. As these places have lesser attractions to explore, we would recommend you to try out village expedition from your resort

Day 09   Narlai – Jodhpur - Luni 140 kms/2.30 hrs
After breakfast drive to Jodhpurthe Great Indian Desert, sites on sand stone hill surrounded by a strong wall, approximately 6 miles long with 7 entry gates upon arrival check in hotel. Half day sightseeing of the city includes visit to Meherangarh Fort, drive through the old city and past the Clock Tower near the largest spice bazaar in the sub-continent, visit the Jaswant Thada Cenotaph, the royal cremation site and then proceed to see the most magnificent, modern 20th century Palace, the Umaid Bhavan Palace and its museum – a treasure trove.

Bishnoi Village Safari - A memorable outing visit various traditional villages seeing local handicrafts viz. stone makers, pottery, hand weaving and also men in their traditional attire, women clad with ancestral silver jewellery, etc

Luni is a small village located 35 kms from Jodhpur. It is called an artisan village and the people are still pursuing their ancestral profession of fashioning metal. Since the city is located on the bank of river Luni, it offers a good opportunity to you to avail the beauty of nature amidst it. We would visit the Luni fort, an exceptional example of Indian architecture. The fort has been converted into a heritage hotel. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 10   Luni – Jaisalmer 285 kms/4.30 hrs
After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer- the ancient citadel on the Caravan route linking India with Persia, Arabia and The Mediterranean. Few cities in the world can match the Magnificence. Jaisalmer is renowned for its intricately carved & chiseled Haveli’s (Mansions), which illustrate superb craftsmanship. Afternoon desert Camel Safari - start for Sam Sand Dunes on edge of desert national park to see the spectacular sunset over the sand dunes also interact with local people to know about their day today lively hood. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 11   In Jaisalmer
Morning embark half day tour of Jaisalmer fort. Afterwards visit to the Gadisar Tank & large houses of the merchant called havelies, some of them dating to the Premediaval Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Shah Haveli and Nathamal Ki Haveli with their intricately carved screens on the facades and the typical traditional architecture. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 12   Jaisalmer - Bikaner 330 Kms / 6 hrs
After breakfast drive to Bikaner - it lies on the northern point on the triangle of desert cities. It is royal walled city dating back to 1486 AD. It was established by a Rathore Prince, Bika & came to be called to be Bikaner after him. It was, however, a major trade center as it stood on the ancient caravan route which link central Asia & north India with the Gujurat Sea Ports.
Afternoon embark on a tour of Bikaner city; visit the Junagarh Fort, built in 1611 AD. The palaces worth visiting are Anup Mahal, Karan Mahal, and Bijai Phool Mahal. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 13   Bikaner – Kuchaman 200 kms /4 hrs
After breakfast drive for Kuchaman.  Check in hotel. Later your breakfast would be served in your room. There are not much things to watch here. But the regions are quite famous for skirting a desert. As a heritage piece, you have Kuchaman fort to discover. Now turned into a heritage hotel, Kuchaman fort hotel has 34 rooms with well equipped modern amenities. Not much to see yet lot to discover through a simple walk in the narrow lanes of village. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 14   Kuchaman – Pachar 180 / 3.30 hrs
Today from Kuchaman, we will move to Pachar is a small village with lake on one side and sand dunes on the other. Another break on your long tour, we would rest today and will enjoy the pleasure given to us by our resort. Plan out what all you would do the next day as you are going to visit Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan.

Day 15   Pachar – Jaipur 58 kms/1 hrs
After breakfast drive to Jaipur once the capital of Rajasthan province the abode of Rajasthan, Everywhere you will see the monuments of its Rajput rulers. It has the distinction of being a well-planned and laid out city. As you drive through the old part of town, you will witness a life most unlike others. Witness how the city blooms during the day in a kaleidoscope of color and sound. Jaipur is one of the main centers for shopping in India -- especially with regard to textiles, jewellery, stones carpets, etc.
Later 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. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 16   In Jaipur
Today visit the 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. Later proceed to Mandawa - The region lays the triangular area between Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner and includes Jhunjhuniun, Sikar and Churu districts of Rajasthan

Afternoon attractions are Maharaja’s city palace - where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and 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 at hotel

Day 17 Jaipur – Delhi 259 kms / 5 hrs – Onward Destination
After breakfast say good bye to this fascinating and memorable tour proceed to Delhi and upon arrival transfer to airport to board the flight for onward destination.

Note
Taj close on Friday

Tour Inclusion

Accommodation

  • 02 Night stay in Delhi
  • 01 Night stay in Agra
  • 01 Night stay in Bharatpur
  • 01 Night stay in Kesroli
  • 01 Night stay in Pachewar
  • 01 Night stay in Deogarh
  • 01 Night stay in Narlai
  • 01 Night stay in Luni
  • 02 Night stay in Jaisalmer
  • 01 Night stay in Bikaner
  • 01 Night stay in Kuchaman
  • 01 Night stay in Pachar
  • 02 Night stay in Jaipur

Meal  

  • Daily Buffet Breakfast at hotel

Transfers & Sightseeing

  • All transfers and Sightseeing as per Itinerary by First class Air conditioned vehicle 
  • All State taxes, toll taxes & Parking Charges

Other services Includes

  • Services of English - speaking Guide
  • Monuments entry fees
  • Rickshaw puller ride at bustling bazaar of Chandani Chowk
  • Horse cart ride to Taj Gate
  • Caparisoned Elephant ride to Amer Fort
  • Camel safari in Jaisalmer

Tour Exclusion

  • Indian Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Major Meals - Lunch & Dinner
  • Services of Language Speaking Guides
  • 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
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

bhartiya lok kala museum

Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum

boat cruise on lake pichola

Boat Cruise on Lake Pichola at Sunset

visit shilpgram

Visit Shilpgram

hathi pol bazaar

Shopping at Hathi Pol Bazaar

vintage car museum

Vintage Car Museum

Agra cooking class

Making your own Taj Mahal

Mohhabat - The Taj Show

Rejuvenate

Shop at Kinari Bazar

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