A tour to Rajasthan off the beaten track to discover forts, palaces and Havelis, which will allow you to discover places outside of time and admire the architecture of the palace, their specific paintings and mosaics in this region India. Crossing village to reach some unknown places of the public, not to mention the mythic cities.
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 New / Old Delhi
After breakfast visit to 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. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 03 Delhi – Agra 200/ 3.5 hrs
Today morning departure to Agra through express highway, upon arrival check in hotel later visit to the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah first Mughal building entirely in white marble built by Empress Noor Jehan in the memory of Her Father. Overnight stay at hotel
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 - Karauli 161 kms / 2.45 hrs
Morning drive to Holy city Karauli – a remote ancient town, A devotional city. A wealth of history and a magnificent palace built in 1635. That is Karauli, your new destination in Rajasthan. A Blend of warm royal hospitality, a serene rural environment and an opportunity to see historical monuments and magnificent temples will make your visit to Karauli a memorable experience. The ruling family of Karauli is the descendants of Lord Krishna while the city is the home of Shri Madan Mohanji, the deity of Lord Krishna, worshipped by millions of followers from Rajasthan and other states.
The old City Palace is a treasure trove of architecture, stone carvings, gorgeous jalli work and classic paintings. The spellbinding beauty of Darbar Hall is an experience in itself witness devotional life at the temples of Madan Mohanji, Kalyanji and Kaila Devi. Visit local bazars for exclusive items of handicraft, and colorful bangles of Karauli. Overnight stay at Bhanwar Vilas Palace
Day 05 Karauli – Jaipur 175 Kms/ 3.30 hrs
Today drive to Jaipur once the capital of Rajasthan province the abode of Rajasthan; everywhere you will see the monuments of its Rajput rulers. 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 06 In jaipur
Morning 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. 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 and also visit temple of Kali. Later drive to Ranthambhore National park.
Afternoon visit to 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 07 Jaipur – Jojawar 290 Kms/ 4.30 hrs
After breakfast drive for Jojawar in the heart of Rajasthan in the Aravalis Mountains, Walking through this small village known for its famous craftsmen. In the surrounding villages, you will meet the people Rabaris, semi nomadic pastoralists who cultivate these lands for centuries. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 08 Jojawar – Narlai 41 Kms / 1 hrs
After breakfast drive to the village of Narlai in a magical and charming place built at the foot of a granite mountain, where you can climb the 762 steps, Since the top of the Jain temple, a beautiful view of the whole area and if you wish, you can attend morning prayers at 6:00. The geography of this region can house a large wildlife such as wild boar, antelope, rabbits, panthers.
Afternoon a rural train 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. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 09 Narlai – Udaipur 120 kms / 2.30 hrs
After breakfast we leave to Udaipur en route visit to Ranakpur – one of the biggest and most important Jain temples, it is one of the five holy sites for the Jains. The main temple in the complex is “Chaumukha temple” or the four-faced temple dedicated to Adhinathji and built in the 15th century. It has 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars, all of which are different from each other. The Surya Narayana temple and the other Jain temples in the complex are also worth visiting. The magic of light & shade is really awe- inspiring.
Udaipur- is perhaps a unique pre-modern capital in Rajasthan which has no fort. Coming to life after the final sacking of Chittor, Udaipur saw an explosion of building activity - temples, palaces and Havelis. Lake Picchola with its two islands- Jagniwas (now the Lake Palace Hotel) and Jagmandir defines Udaipur. The City Palace towers over the lake. The artificial Jaisamand Lake was created in 17th century by damming the Gomti River. There are beautiful Chhatris (Cenotaphs) around the embankment. Overnight stay in Udaipur
Day 10 In Udaipur
Today Sightseeing of Udaipur includes The City Palace – this is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, construction of which was started by Udai Singh. This white marble architectural marvel, standing majestically on a hill is surrounded by crenellated walls. This huge edifice 30.4 meters high and 244 meters long was added on to, by later rulers, but the additions are so well planned and integrated, it is difficult to believe that it was not conceived as complete structure, Visit to Sahelion-ki-Bari or “Garden of the Maids of Honour” was laid out for a group of forty-eight young women attendants who accompanied a princess to Udaipur as part of dowry, Partap Smarak: A memorial to the legendary warrior Rana Pratap, Bhartiya Lok Mandal Museum – a museum of folk arts, it displays a rich collection of folk musical instruments and paintings. Also vvisit the Jagdish temple (seventeenth century), dominated by a black stone statue of Vishnu in the guise of Jagannath, the Lord of the universe. Stroll through the old town and the bazaar custom making clothes, suits and saris with shimmering colors and craft designers workshops. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 11 Udaipur – Luni 238 kms/ 3.30 hrs
After breakfast leave for Luni a small villages of the Bishnoi community, very close to nature. 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 could visit the Luni fort, an exceptionnel example of Indian architecture. The fort has been converted into a heritage hotel. 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
Day 12 Luni – Jodhpur – Khejarla 105 kms/5 hrs
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur – the 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. Afternoon drive to Fort Khejarla, about 1 hour from Jodhpur, built on top of a granite hill. The beauty of its lattice friezes and Jharokas allowed him to be ranked on the list of World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 13 Khejarla - Khimsar 95 kms/2 hrs
Morning drive to Khimsar – perched on the edge of the great Thar Desert in the heart of rural India, It offers a wide range of experiences. The battle-scarred walls and turrets remind you of its glorious past as a center of much warfare, as well as commerce and trade. The initial construction began in 1523, but the family moved in during the 18th century when a new ‘zanana’ (ladies wing) was constructed. Thakur Onkar Singh built a regal wing for himself in the 1940s. Today, the Khimsar Fort ranks high among the premier classified heritage hotels of India. Today we will arrange Camel safari nearby villages. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 14 Khimsar – Bikaner 153 kms 3.30 hrs
After breakfast drive to Bikaner en route visit to Karni Mata's temple, 33 km away, is situated on the Bikaner road, and is devoted to an incarnation of Durga. 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 Gujarat 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 15 Bikaner - Mandawa – Nawalgarh 190 kms / 3.30 hrs
Today drive to Mandawa - The region lies the triangular area between Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner and includes Jhunjhuniun, Sikar and Churu districts of Rajasthan
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 Jhunjhuniun, Sikar and Churu districts of Rajasthan, Shekhawati, is unique as no-where else in the world there is such a hundreds 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. Continue to Nawalgarh Overnight stay at hotel
Day 16 Nawalgarh – Delhi 260 kms / 4.30 hrs
Today say good bye to this fascinating land & memorable tour and drive to Delhi Indira Gandhi International airport for light to onward destination
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