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Taj Mahal with Rajasthan Forts

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Duration : 16 Nights - 17 Days

Destinations Covered : Delhi-Agra-Bharatpur-Jaipur-Deogarh-Udaipur-Rohet-Jaisalmer-Bikaner-Gajner-Mandawa-Samode-Delhi

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Arrive at Delhi airport to a warm welcome from our representatives who will transfer you to a pre-booked hotel. Rest of the day at leisure – explore the charming city or just relax at the hotel. Overnight stay at Delhi.

Day 2: Delhi

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The city tour begins from Qutab Minar built in 1193 AD which at 73 m height is regarded as the tallest single minaret in the world. Within the Qutab complex are located several other historical monuments including the ruins of Quwat-ul-Islam mosque and the famous Iron pillar which is a source of mystery to metallurgist around the globe because of it remaining rust free for over 1600 years! Post lunch; drive through New Delhi embassy areas, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, India Gate, President’s house and Birla temple, finally arriving at Cannaught palace- the commercial hub of the city. A short shopping trip to Janpath winds up our tour as we return to the hotel for dinner & overnight stay.

Day 03: Delhi-Agra

Morning drive to Agra and upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Post lunch, start the tour of Agra by visiting the famous monument of love- The Taj Mahal. Built by Mughal emperor Shahjahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, the majestic monument is built on the banks of river Yamuna. Spend the better part of the afternoon admiring the monument. Post lunch, visit the Red fort – the red- sandstone fort of Agra and home to famous Mughal rulers like Babur, Akbar, and Shahjahan. The Red Fort tour is followed by a tour to Fatehpur Sikari Fort built on the orders of Greatest of all Mughal Emperors- Akbar. Built with a blend of both Hindu and Islamic architectural styles, it is one of the most beautiful monuments of the city and an important part of any tour itinerary. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Agra-Bharatpur

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Morning departure to Bharatpur bird sanctuary and upon arrival transfer to a luxury resort. Later, proceed on a visit to Bharatpur bird sanctuary.

Bharatpur: - India's best bird sanctuary, Bharatpur is located at a distance of 175 km. from Delhi, and was given the status of National Park in the year 1981. The sanctuary also figures in the UNESCO World Heritage sites list. The park covers an area of 19 Sq. Km. and is home to over 350 species of migratory and resident birds. On any given day, visitors can see many rare and threatened species like the Sociable Lapwing, Indian Courser, Imperial, White-tailed, Greater and Indian Spotted Eagles, Darters, Black-necked, Painted and Asian Open bill Storks, Common, Sarus and Demoiselle Cranes. After bird watching tour, return to the resort for overnight stay.

Day 05: Bharatpur-Jaipur

Morning drive (295 kms) to Jaipur, the pink city of India and upon arrival transfer to a hotel. Evening drive to Chokhi Dhani for a short excursion trip, which is an ethnic Rajasthani Resort. A special Dinner will be organized there followed by drive back to Jaipur Hotel for overnight stay. Rest of the day at leisure followed by dinner & overnight stay.

Day 06: Jaipur

Full day free to explore Jaipur, which apart from being the capital of Rajasthan is also one of its most culturally rich cities. The sightseeing will start from the magnificent Amber Palace, which incidentally is the most frequented tourist destination of the city. Feel like and Indian King while taking the ride upon the majestically dressed elephant to reach to it followed by visit to other famous landmarks of Jaipur, namely Jantar Mantar and Red Fort. Spend overnight at the hotel.

Day 07: Jaipur-Deogarh

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Early morning drive to Deogarh located 120 km away and upon arrival transfer to a luxury hotel. Post lunch, explore the 16th century Deogarh Mahal standing at an altitude of 2100 ft above sea level. Located at the lap of Aravali hills, its domes, balconies and walls all displays fine architectural designs apart for a commanding view that one gets of the surroundings dotted with patches of greeneries and charming lakes. Overnight at Deogarh hotel.

Day 08: Deogarh-Ranakpur-Udaipur

Today’s drive takes us to Udaipur enroute visiting the temples of Ranakpur. Sightseeing of ranakpur starts from the tour of 15th century Jain Temples built during the reign of Rajput King Rana Kumbha. One of the 5 holiest Jain temples, it contains 1,444 columns with no two of them being alike. Continue drive to Udaipur and on arrival check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 9: Udaipur-Rohet

Explore Udaipur also known as the Venice of east, housing many famous palaces, forts and lakes. Visit the Pichola Lake, the Fatehsagar Lake as well as the city palace, Lake Palace-the most artistic tourist site, and Jag Mandir – a beautiful island on Pichola Lake. Go shopping for handmade jewelry, ethnic Rajasthani goods, metal-wares, and decorative items in its busy markets. Later, drive to Rohet and upon arrival transfer to the hotel for dinner & overnight stay.

Day 10: Rohet

Full day sightseeing of Rohet, exploring its isolated Havelis and attractions. At Rohet, we shall be guests of the royal family. En route we tour Jodhpur visiting all of its popular destinations starting from Meherangarh Fort - one of the most impressive & frequented fort in the ‘Fort-city’ of Rajasthan. Located atop a hill, the place provides a picturesque Birds-eye view of the surroundings. Later visit Jaswant Thada, the cenotaph created of white marble in 1899 in memory of the Maharadja Jaswant Singh. Later, arrival at Rohet and enjoy specially organized bar-be-que dinner and overnight stay.

Day 11: Rohet-Jaislamer

Today's sightseeing takes us to the Gadisar Lake where we will enjoy camel ride in the sand dunes apart from visiting the temples and many havelis beautifully designed with frescos and paintings. Later drive towards Jaisalmer and upon arrival check-in at the hotel

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Day 12: Jaisalmer

jaisalmer India

Full day tour of Jaisalmer visiting its historical palaces, forts and tourist attractions. Jaisalmer: Regarded as the Oasis in the desert of Rajasthan, with the Desert Safari and the Royal Jaisalmer Fort being its main attractions. Morning visit to the Jaisalmer Fort, where almost half of the population still resides. This Fort of Jaisalmer is 80 meter high and houses exquisite havelis, busy markets and narrow lanes apart from beautiful Jain temples inside belonging to the 12th to 15th century. Take a walk inside amidst the many shops, resorts, havelis and markets followed by tour of Tajia tower and Patwon ki Haveli.

Day 13: Jaisalmer-Bikaner

After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Bikaner and upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Later, visit the Impressive Junagarh fort, regarded as the finest Rajput architecture and a marvelous display of artistry. Also, visit the museum inside the fort displaying rare and historic royal collection followed by a drive to the Lalgarh Fort, the red sandstone architecture. Evening return to Gajner for a cultural program followed by cocktail session.

Day 14: Bikaner-Gajner

After a leisurely breakfast, mount on your bikes towards Gajner Palace, built by Maharaja Ganga Singh located alongside a lake. Post lunch, view animal and plant life along the lake or proceed to explore the palace.

Gajner Palace: Regarded as the incomparable Jewel in the Thar desert, the palace was built by the great Maharaja Ganga Singhji of Bikaner basically for the royal hunting and relaxation place. Occasional holidays for family and friends sharing similar interest were held at the palace which boasts of a healthy no. of flora and fauna including antelopes, goose, black bucks, deer and Chinkaras. The gigantic structure covers a large area with its ambiance in & around as authentic and raw as it was during royal times.

Day 15: Gajner-Mandawa

After a leisurely breakfast, we drive towards one of the most popular destinations in Rajasthan, which is also called ‘the open air art gallery’. Upon arrival transfer to the famous Mandawa castle. Post lunch, walk through the narrow lanes to witness the beautiful wall paintings and frescos from the 15th centuary. Dinner and overnight at the Palace. Shekhawati

The colourful fantasy that Shekhawati is, it displayes a unique charm of its own. Known for its plethora of havelis displaying rich frescos, each one a commendable piece of the rich artistic tradition. These havelis were built by rich merchants in such fashion that protects the womenfolk from excessively harsh summer season apart from allowing their privacy. Most of these Havelis are painted in blue, yellow, green and maroon, with breathtaking paintings adorning their walls.

Day 16: Mandawa-Samode

samode palace Rajasthan

Morning drive to Samode and upon arrival check-in at the luxury Samode Palace. Later, full day exploration of quite yet colorful town of Samode. Visit the villages to witness the rural lifestyles and explore the ancient ruins located within. A special dinner at a special venue will be hosted to add to the charm of your stay.

Located close to Jaipur, Samode is regarded as the perfect place to spend one's holidays, especially for the culture and arts lovers which are found in abundance here. Also famous are its magnificent palaces, havelis and mansions. The famous Samode Palace belongs to the Rawals, who were the rich noblemen during ancient times who were given the title of ‘Maha Rawal’ for their loyalty by the royal families. The 400 years old Samode Palace underwent a lot of restoration work before being converted into a heritage hotel. Overnight stay at Samode palace.

Day 17: Samode-Delhi

Morning after breakfast, drive to Delhi and upon arrival transfer to the international airport and board flight to your onward journey.