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Unique Rajasthan Tour

Unique Rajasthan Tour Packages
Country: India
City: Jaipur
Duration: 14 Day(s) - 13 Night(s)
Tour Category: Agriculture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival Delhi
Pick up upon arrival at Delhi international airport and drop at the Hotel Eros.
Delhi in addition to its Historic interest and role as the Government center, Delhi is a major travel gateway. It is one of India’s busiest entrance points for overseas airlines, the hub of the North Indian travel network and a stop on the overland route across Asia.
After breakfast morning is free for Leisure. Later in After noon proceed for half day sightseeing of New Delhi. Places included in the Sightseeing -
India Gate – At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42 m high India Gate, it commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I. The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919

Qutub Minar - Qutab Minar is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom. The tower has five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony and tapers. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone; the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the first mosque to be built in India. An inscription over its eastern gate provocatively informs that it was built with material obtained from demolishing '27 Hindu temple.

Humayun’s Tomb - It was built in 1565 A.D. nine years after the death of Humayun, by his senior widow Bega Begam. Inside the walled enclosure the most notable features are the garden squares with pathways water channels, centrally located well proportional mausoleum topped by double dome.There are several graves of Mughal rulers located inside the walled enclosure and from here in 1857 A.D
Drive past the Government building lining the Jan path.
After visit you will be provided drop to the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel Intercontinental Eros.

Day 02 – Delhi / Agra – Distance 206kms, driving time 03 hrs
After breakfast drive to Agra.
Agra is famous as being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World-the Taj Mahal. Agra was once the capital of the Mughal Empire and even today it seems to linger in the past. Not surprising, for the Mughal emperors with their passion for building, endowed the city with some of the finest structures in the world. It is very easy to slip away here through the centuries into the grandeur and intrigues of the Mughal court.
Upon arrival check in to the hotel The Wyndham Grand. Later in Afternoon proceed for half day sightseeing. Places included in the sightseeing –
Taj Mahal - The Taj Mahal is the epitome of Mughal art and one of the most famous buildings in the world. Taj Mahal was built in 22 years (1631-1653) with the orders of Shah Jahan and it was dedicated to Mumtaz Mahal (Arjumand Bano Begum), the wife of Shah. 20.000 workers labored and 32 crore rupees were spent during the construction of the monument and it was built according to Islamic architecture. It is one of the Unesco world heritage site.

Agra Fort - The Agra Fort was begun by Akbar between 1565 and 1573. It is situated on the west bank of the Yamuna River, about 2km upstream from the Taj Mahal. Akbar built the fort of sandstone; his grandson Shah Jahan, the builder of the Taj Mahal, constructed palaces of white marble within the fort itself. Shah Jahan was imprisoned in Agra Fort following the coup of his son, Aurangzeb, and died here in 1671.

After visit, return back to the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel The Wyndham Grand.

Day 03 – Agra / Fatehpur Sikri / Ranthambore - Distance -270 kms, Driving time 04hrs 50 mins
After breakfast drive to Ranthambore.
En route visit Fatehpur sikri –
Fatehpur sikri - Built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid.
After visit drive to Ranthambore.
Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national park in Northern India. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur. Being considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur.

Upon arrival check in to the hotel Ranthambore forest resort. Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at the hotel Welcom heritage Ranthambore forest resort.

Day 04 – Ranthambore
Early morning jeep safari by shared jeep.
After visit return back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast morning is free for leisure.
Afternoon Jeep safari by shared jeep.
Overnight at the hotel Ranthambore forest resort.

Day 05 – Ranthambore / Jaipur – Distance 160 Kms, Driving time 03 hrs
After breakfast drive to Jaipur.
Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan still looks cradled and well protected. Jaipur takes its name from maharaja jai Singh, who in the early 1700s became the king of amber at the age of 13. He soon added architect and astronomy to his credentials. He designed the bulk of his new capital, with its exquisite buildings of rose colored terra cotta, thus giving it the name of "the pink city" with pink and orange the dominant colors, the effect is magic at dusk.

Upon arrival check in to the hotel Radisson Blu. After noon proceed for half day sightseeing for Jaipur . Places visit –
City palace - Located in the heart of the Pink City Jaipur, the City Palace was where the Maharaja reigned from. This palace also includes the famous 'Chandra Mahal' and 'Mubarak Mahal', and other buildings which form a part of the palace complex. The palace is located towards the northeast side of central Jaipur and has many courtyards and buildings. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732 AD by Sawai Jai Singh II. He ruled in Amer and planned and built the outer walls of the palace and later rulers added to the architecture of this palace. These additions have been known to take place right up to the 20th century. The urban layout of the city of Jaipur was commissioned to Vidyadhar Bhattacharya and Sir Samuel Swinton Jac.

Jantar mantar - Maharaja Jai Singh II, the founder of the 'pink city', was a great scholar and an avid astrologer. In the year 1718, he wanted to construct an observatory of renown. For this, he studied the subject of astronomy and then built five different observatories around North India.. The 'Jantar Mantar' at Jaipur, being the biggest conservatory in the country, was renovated time and again and houses various instruments that offer precise measurements of time, the azimuth, declination of the sun and the positions of constellations, along with several other astronomical phenomena.

Hawa mahal (from outside only) - The poet king Sawai Pratap Singh built this palace of winds. This five-storey building overlooking the busy bazaar street is a fascinating example of Rajput architecture and artistry with its delicately honeycombed 953 pink sandstone windows known as 'jharokhas'. It was originally built for the ladies of the royal household to watch everyday life and processions in the city from their veiled comfort.

After visit return back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel Radisson Blu.

Day 06 – Jaipur
After breakfast visit proceed for sightseeing of Jaipur. Places visit –
Amber fort - The Amber Fort set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh the fort was made in red sand stone and white marble. Amber is the classic and romantic fort-palace with a magnificent aura. The interior wall of the palace depicts expressive painting scenes with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings. In the foreground is the Maota Lake providing a breathtaking vista. Built mainly for the warring enemies as a safe place, the heavily structured walls could defend the residents within the ramparts of the fort.

After visit rest of the day is free for shopping –
Anyone searching for lac jewellery should visit maniharon Ka Rasta where lac jewellery is made and sold and Johari Bazaar where jewellery is crafted and sold. The variety is tremendous. Among the buys are table tops, mirror frames and betel nut boxes. The cutting, polishing and selling of precious and semi precious stones is centred area of Pahar Ganj in the Surajpol Bazaar area. Silver jewellery is also made there. There are numerous factories and showrooms along the length of Amber Road.Apart from jewellery, handicrafts like papier mache and carved furniture, are also extremely popular as also is the glazed blue pottery, an art that was imported from ground Persia. Blue pottery is made from ground quartz stone. On sale are suraghis, pots, ear-rings, soap dishes, door knobs, mugs and jugs. Brass is another important metal and statures of various sizes are available besides brass animals used by children as toys. Items made of white metal are also great buys as are the carvings in stone especially white marble used for making statues of gods and goddesses, animal and human figures. Carved marble bowls, vases and other decorative items also figure high on the list of the shopper.
Overnight at the hotel Radisson Blu.

Day 07 – Jaipur / Chittorgarh – Distance 300 Kms, Driving time 04hrs
After breakfast drive to Chittorgarh. Chittorgarh, also called Chittaur, from the 7th century to the 16th, was the capital of Mewar under the Rajputs. Chittaur evokes memories of great heroism and sacrifice by Rajput men and women in the intermittent battles that they had to fight against invaders from Northwest or Delhi.

Upon arrival, check in to the hotel Lake Nahargarh. Later proceed for half day sightseeing. Places included in the sightseeing -
Chittorgarh fort - Chittorgarh Fort has received the credit of being the largest fort of India. The massive fort is located on a high hill near the Gambheri River in Chittorgarh. Chittorgarh Fort lies at a distance of 112 kms from the city of Udaipur in Rajasthan. This fort was built by various Maurya rulers in the 7th century. This huge fort covers an area of 700 acres, extending to 3 kms in length and 13 kms in peripheral length. Standing on an elevated hill of 180m, the impregnable fort has witnessed three battles. Allaudin Khilji who coveted Queen Padmini of Chittaur, invaded the city in 1303 A.D. Queen Padmini and the women of the court sacrificed themselves in a pyre of fire rather than submit to anybody. This supreme sacrifice has been called 'Jauhar' and epitomises the fiery spirit of the Rajputs of the day.
After visit, return back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel Lake Nahargarh.

Day 08 – Chittorgarh / Udaipur – Distance 150 kms, driving time 01hrs 50 mins
After breakfast drive to Udaipur.
Udaipur, the capital of the former princely state of Mewar is a beautiful city in Rajasthan, India. Udaipur is also referred to as the "Venice of the East.The city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure water lakes, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis.
Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. Later proceed to visit –
City palace - Maharana Udai Singh initiated the construction of the palace but successive Maharanas added several palaces and structures to the complex but retained remarkable uniformity in the design. The entry to the Palace is from the Hati Pol, the Elephant Gate. The Bari Pol or the Big Gate brings you to the Tripolia, the Triple gate. It was a custom to weigh the Maharaja under this gate in gold and silver, which was distributed to the populace.

Sahelion ki bari – Saheliyon Ki Bari is famous for its lush green lawns, marble art and fountains. English translation of Saheliyon Ki Bari means "Garden of maids". This renowned garden is located on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake, presenting a green retreat in the dry lands of Rajasthan. Garden of maids was built in the 18th century by Maharana Sangram Singh for the royal ladies.
After visit return back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel Sheraton.

Day 09 – Udaipur
After breakfast proceed for Udaipur outskirt sightseeing. Places included in the sightseeing are –
Ranakpur – The Ranakpur temple is located 130 kms from Udaipur . The temple is said to have been built by Seth Dharna Sah with the aid of Rana Kumbha, who ruled Mewar in the 15th century. Ranakpur got its name after the name of the Rajput Monarch and likewise the temples. The temple complex is positioned in an isolated valley on the western side of the Aravalli Range. The Jain Temples of Ranakpur are certainly creditable for their splendid architecture. This temple is wholly constructed in light colored marble and comprises a basement covering an area of 48000 sq feet. There are more than 1400 exquisitely carved pillars that support the temple.

Eklingji – Eklingji temple is located 20 kms from Udaipur. The magnificent architecture of Eklingnath Temple is simply remarkable. The double-storied temple looks awesome with its pyramidal style of roof and distinctly carved tower. The outer walls of the temple are stretched with steps that descend touching the serene waters. Inside the complex, the main temple is a huge pillared hall or 'mandap' that is sheltered by hefty pyramidal roof. On entering this hall, you will be welcomed by a silver image of Nandi. In the temple, there are two other images of Nandi carved in black stone and brass respectively. You would find this temple full of mesmerizing fragrance.
After visit return back to the hotel.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at the hotel Sheraton.

Day 10 – Udaipur / Rohetgarh - Distance 210 kms, Driving time 03 hrs 40 mins
After breakfast drive to Rohetgarh.
Upon arrival check in to the hotel Rohetgarh-
Later proceed to visit local village life of Bishnoi village –
Bishnoi village - The Bishnoi’s are a eco Friendly sect of Hindu religion, it is one of the different community of Rajasthan who are famous for their rich cultural Rajasthani Life and there true love for nature and animals.
After visit, return back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel Rohetgarh.

Day 11 – Rohet garh/ Jaisalmer - Distance 330 kms, driving time 5 hrs
After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer.

The name Jaisalmer evokes utter magic and vibrancy of the desert. The hostile terrain notwithstanding the warmth and colour of people is simply overwhelming. One of the main draws is the daunting 12th century Jaisalmer Fort. The beautiful havelis which were built by wealthy merchants of Jaisalmer are yet another interesting aspect of the desert city.

Upon arrival, check in to the Hotel BRYS fort.
Later afternoon proceed for half day city tour of Jaisalmer. Places visit –
Gadisagar Lake - A manmade reservoir, the Gadi Sagar Lake in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan was constructed by Raja Rawal Jaisal, the first ruler of Jaisalmer. It was the only source of water for the Jaisalmer city in the olden days.

Jaisalmer Fort - Made of sand stones and locally known as Sonar Quila, the Jaisalmer Fort is a dominating structure amidst sands. Like various other cities of Rajasthan, in Jaisalmer too you will find different facets of its own glorious heritage. Though you can find historical monuments scattered all over the city, the Jaisalmer Fort will immediately command your attention. Made of sand stones and locally known as Sonar Quila, the Jaisalmer Fort is a dominating structure amidst sands.

Nathmal Haveli - This Nathmal Ji ki haveli was commissioned to serve as the residence of Diwan Mohata Nathmal, the then Prime Minister of Jaisalmer. The architects of this haveli were Hathi and Lulu who happened to be brothers. There is a very interesting story regarding its construction. It is said that the two brothers started building different facets of haveli simultaneously. In those days there were no such instruments, which could keep a track on continuity and thus when this building came up finally it had irregular shape
Patwa Haveli - Patwa Havelis are a cluster of five havelis aligned in a narrow lane in the heart of the city. Of the five havelis, the first haveli in the lane aka the Kothari’s Patwa Haveli is not only extraordinarily preserved and restored but is also open to visitors to experience the lifestyle of the erstwhile patwas.

Evening drive to Sam, 30 minutes out of Jaisalmer, to witness the magnificent sunset of the mighty dunes
After visit, return back to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel BRYS FORT.

Day 12 – Jaisalmer
After breakfast proceed for Kuldhara–
Kuldhara. No one lives in Kuldhara, as well as its adjoining 85 villages, as these are believed to be cursed. Kuldhara was once a very lively village of the Paliwal Brahmins. It is believed that all the residents of Kuldhara village, as well as residents of adjoining 85 villages abandoned their homes overnight in 1825.
After visit return back to the hotel. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13 – Jaisalmer / Jodhpur – distance 300 kms, driving time 05 hrs
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur.
Jodhpur "The Sun City" was founded by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan, in 1459. Jodhpur is divided into two parts - the old city and the new city. The old city is separated by a10 km long wall surrounding it. Also it has eight Gates leading out of it. The new city is outside the walled city.
Upon arrival, check in to the hotel Bal samad Garden Retreat. Later half day sightseeing of Jodhpur.
Mehrangarh Fort - Mehrangarh Fort stands a hundred feet in splendor on a perpendicular cliff, four hundred feet above the sky line of Jodhpur. Burnished red sand stone, imposing, invincible and yet with a strange haunting beauty that beckons . Much has been written about the Citadel of the Sun, for truly, it is one of the most impressive in all Rajasthan.
Jaswant Thada - Jaswant Thada is the graceful marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. His son Maharaja Sardar Singh built this monument known as the Taj Mahal of Marwar in the memory of Maharaj Jaswant Singh II of Jodhpur. The main memorial has been built like a temple with intricately carved marble stone.

Ummaid Bhawan Palace - The Palace was built, between 1928 and 1943, for H.H. Maharaja Umaid Singh ji, Grand Father of our present Maharaja, who had benevolently commissioned a new palace in 1923 to replace Mehrangarh Fort as the symbol of a new Jodhpur and to give employment to the people of Marwar during the period's great droughts and famines. Perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace is the last of the great palaces of India and one of the largest private residences in the world - set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens.
After visit, return back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel Bal samad Garden Retreat.

Day 14 – Jodhpur / Delhi (Flight) Departure
After breakfast morning is free for leisure. Afternoon you will be provided drop to the Jodhpur airport to connect flight for onwards journey.

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