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Shekhawati Festival Tour | 11 Days
Delhi - Agra - Abhaneri - Fatehpur Sikri - Ranthambore National park - Jaipur - Shekhawati Festival - Patan Village - Delhi
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Ten days Shekhawati festival tour will give you the glimpses of historical, cultural, wildlife, UNESCO Monuments sites, Museum and heritage retreat with spectacular colorful Shekhawati festival

Tour Advantages

  • Tradition Indian welcome Ceremony
  • Enjoy the Cycle Rickshaw Puller Ride in bustling Bazaar of Chandni Chowk
  • Drive down Delhi’s impressive Raisina Hills to see India Gate
  • Enjoy boat ride on the Yamuna river
  • Stand before the world’s most famous monument to love - The Taj Mahal
  • Enjoy the Horse cart ride up to Taj Gate
  • Walk through the Mughal “Ghost town” of Fatehpur Sikri
  • Visit to Abhaneri, one of the biggest baolis of Rajasthan
  • Experience Mughal & Rajput architecture
  • Game viewing in Ranthambore
  • Enjoy Rajasthani Country side drive
  • Caparisoned Elephant ride to Jaipur’s Amber Fort
  • Rajasthani Country side drive
  • Witness of colorful spectacular Shekhawati festival
  • Explore the Frescoes of Mandawa
  • Guided walking tour

Itinerary at a Glance
DAY 1
ARRIVE DELHI | INDIA
DAY 2
DELHI | LUTYEN’S ARCHITECTURE ICONS
DAY 3
PURANI DELHI | SHAHJAHANABAD
DAY 4
AGRA | UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE TAJ MAHAL
DAY 5
RANTHAMBORE | TIGER TRACKING
DAY 6
JAIPUR | THE PINK CITY
DAY 7
JAIPUR | THE MAHARAJAS TOUR
DAY 8
SHEKHAWATI | EXTRAORDINARY FRESCOES & COLORFULL FESTIVAL
DAY 9
SHEKHAWATI | COLORFULL SPECTACULAR FESTIVAL
DAY 10
PATAN | REMOTE VILLAGE
DAY 11
DEPARTUR | DELHI

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
DELHI | LUTYEN’S ARCHITECTURE ICONS

After breakfast 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, Lutyens and Baker, set in motion the Design and construction of Delhi's eight cities - New Delhi.  Lutyens 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. You will visit two monuments from Delhi's past - Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar. Your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, past the imposing India Gate and Parliament House. Also visit Sikh Gurudwara Bangla Sahib to see the worship etc. Overnight stay at hotel

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

Afternoon 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, also see 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
AGRA | UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE TAJ MAHAL

After breakfast drive through express highway take 3.30 hrs to reach Agra - at the time of the Mughals, in the 16th & 17th centuries. 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.

Superior
Clark Shiraz, Agra
First Class
ITC Mughal, Agra
DAY 5
RANTHAMBORE | TIGER TRACKING

On today’s drive to Ranthambore 232 kms/6 hrs through the countryside we see villages woman dressed in the brilliantly colored Saris of the region, Camels & Scenes of rural lives en route visit the Abhaneri, one of the biggest baolis of Rajasthan. This vertiginous well was a source of freshness for noble families in the region. Also visit to the 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, upon arrival check in hotel

Superior
Anuraga Palace, Ranthambore
First Class
Vivanta Sawai Madhopur Lodge
DAY 6
JAIPUR | THE PINK CITY

Early morning 3 hrs Jeep drive for Game viewing deep into the Jungle to see the Tiger and Leopard, the main predators found in this reserve. Hyena & Jakal are the Scavengers. Sloth Bear and Wild Bear are the main carnivores. The main herbivores found in this Park are spotted Deer, Sambar Deer, Nilgai (Bluebell) antelope, Chinkara (Indian gazelle) and the common langur.

After breakfast drive 175 Kms/3.30 hrs to Jaipur the land of Maharajas en route 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. upon arrival check in hotel. Overnight stay at hotel

Superior
Samode Haveli, Jaipur
First Class
Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
DAY 7
JAIPUR | THE MAHARAJAS TOUR

After breakfast 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.

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

Superior
Samode Haveli, Jaipur
First Class
Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
DAY 8
SHEKHAWATI | EXTRAORDINARY FRESCOES & COLORFULL FESTIVAL

Today drive to drive to (Shekhawati) Mandawa - The region lies the triangular area between Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner and includes Jhunjhunu, Sikar and Churu districts of Rajasthan upon arrival check in to Hotel. Afternoon visit the Mandawa -Shekhawati the semi-desert region of Shekhawati is popularly known as the 'open-air art gallery' 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. See the extraordinary frescoes on the walls of the houses and medieval painting of Shekhawati. You could enjoy the countryside sitting from the cart Overnight stay at hotel

Superior
Udai Vilas Palace, Mandawa
Superior
Vivaana Cultural, Mandawa
DAY 9
SHEKHAWATI | COLORFULL SPECTACULAR FESTIVAL

After breakfast combined sightseeing of 2 remote areas 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.

Dundlod – 7 km from Nawalgarh is a tiny town against picturesque surroundings offers an interesting stop over. It has a rugged fort and a palace now run as a heritage hotel. Havelies of the Goenka family ornate with fine frescoes are a visual delight. Kila of Dundlod the 17th century Rajputana Fort studded with monumental Nostalgia of Shekhawati, the warrior Rajputs who with stood the onslaught of Mughal hordes. Since then the cultural heritage of splendid Rajasthan is preserved as its ethos are imbibed in architectural grandeur of the Dundlod Fort. The silent ripples of the golden sand dunes, which besiege the Kila lures, and enchants tourists and villagers as well. Overnight stay at hotel

WITNESS THE ACTIVITIES
         Rural games, Handicraft exhibition, competition for women, Yoga Competition, Mahendi, hand painting, Matka Daur cultural programme, fire show and closing ceremony

Superior
Udai Vilas Palace, Mandawa
Superior
Vivaana Cultural, Mandawa
DAY 10
PATAN | REMOTE VILLAGE

After breakfast we travel to 123 Kms/2.30 hrs 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 11
DEPARTURE | Delhi

Say good bye to this fascinating land & memorable tour and drive to Delhi 180 kms.3.30 hrs to Indira Gandhi International airport for light to onward Destination

Shekhawati Festival Tour Inclusion

Accommodations

  • 03 Night stay in Delhi
  • 01 Night stay in Agra
  • 01 Night stay in Ranthambore
  • 02 Night stay in Jaipur
  • 02 Night stay in Mandawa
  • 01 Night stay in Patan Mahal

Meal  

  • Daily Buffet Breakfast in hotel
  • Daily Buffet Dinner in hotel

Transfers & Sightseeing

  • All transfers and Sightseeing by air con condition vehicle

Other services Includes

  • Services of local English-Speaking Guides
  • Monument entry fees as per itinerary
  • Caparisoned Elephant ride to Amer fort
  • Horse cart ride to Taj Gate
  • Any activities in Shekhawati festival
  • All applicable Government Taxes

Shekhawati Festival 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, 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