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Best of Rajasthan
Best Of Rajasthan Best of Rajasthan tour takes the travellers through the different cities of Rajasthan such as Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Mount Abu, Udaipur, Pushkar, Jaipur and back to Delhi from where the trip to Rajasthan had begun.

A trip to Rajasthan can either be taken up from the Indian capital of Delhi, through Indian experience or can be started from Jaipur by making arrangements through the travel agent in Jaipur. People who are interested for the Rajasthan tours India can pick up a variety of packages such as the best of Rajasthan, desert adventure, rural and heritage packages, the rural adventure of Rajasthan, rural heritage and nature trails and the splendorous Rajasthan with wildlife. Each of these Rajasthan India tours has been meticulously and thoughtfully planned by the travel agency in Jaipur of Indian experience, for the maximal benefits of the tourists.
Duration: 18 Days / 17 Nights



Destination Covered:
Delhi (Arrive) – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Mount Abu – Udaipur – Pushkar - Jaipur – Agra – Delhi (Departure)


Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi , you will be met by our Representative and transferred to the hotel to rest for the night.

Day 02: Delhi
The capital of India was destroyed and rebuilt a number of times, and virtually carries in its bosom the history of 07 cities. The present New Delhi was designed by Edwin Lutyens, and its main architect was Herbert Baker. In 1911 the capital of the British Raj was shifted from Kolkata to Delhi.

Visit Old Delhi: the former center of Mughal power which offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling markets. Visit the Red Fort built in 1648 by the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan famous for his great edifice of love the Taj Mahal. Also see the biggest mosque in India the Jama Masjid, constructed by Shah Jahan in 1658.

Post lunch you will be taken to see the “New Delhi” which came into existence much later, and is also known as Lutyens Delhi, taking after the name of a British architect who was largely responsible in designing India Gate, Presidential House, Secretariat, Parliament House and many other buildings in that area.

Visit the recent jewel in the crown, Lotus Temple and then drive on to see the tallest tower in Delhi, known as Qutub Minar, which declared the arrival and rise of Islam in India, Visit Humayun’s Tomb: the great monument of Delhi was built by his wife Haji Begum in the 16th Century. An early example of Mughal architecture considered the predecessor of the Taj Mahal. Overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Delhi – Mandawa : By Surface 265 kms. 5 hours journey
Morning drive to Mandawa, on arrival check-in at Hotel. After lunch enjoy your tour of Mandawa.

Mandawa: Mandawa is a small town in the heart of Shekhawati region. The place is known not only for its havelis (mansions) but also for its Fort Palace. The structure of the palace reminds of the cultural and social importance of this region in the past. Of the havelis, the most important are the Chokhani, Ladia, Binsidhar Newatia, and Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli. Another haveli, the Binsidhar Newatia Haveli, is known for its curious paintings. There is a painting of a boy holding a telephone and a European woman in a car driven by a chauffeur. The Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli is famous for its erotic images, now mostly defaced

Overnight stay at Hotel in Mandawa

Day 04: Mandawa – Bikaner : By Surface 180 Kms. 3-4 hours
After breakfast in the morning drive to Bikaner en route visiting Karni Mata temple.

Karni Mata: Karni Mata was a female Hindu sage born in the Charan caste and is worshiped as the incarnation of the goddess Durga by her followers. She is an official deity of the royal family of Jodhpur and Bikaner. During her lifetime, she laid the foundation stone of two of the important forts in Rajputana. She lived an ascetic life, and most of the temples dedicated to her were dedicated during her lifetime. A temple dedicated to her during her lifetime differs from others in that it does not contain an image or idol of her but rather contains a foot-print to symbolize her visit to that place. The most famous of her temples is the temple of Deshnoke, which was created following her mysterious disappearance from her home. The temple is famous for its rats, which are treated as sacred and given protection in the temple. This temple is near to Bikaner and Nokha. The second name of Karni mata is (Nari bai). Contrary to some reports, the temple is of the Hindu sect and is not affiliated with the Jain faith.

On arrival check-into at Hotel.

Afternoon , proceed for the sightseeing tour of Bikaner visit Junagarh Fort - This huge massive fort was built in the 15 century by one of the most trusted generals of Akbar, Raja Rai Singh and till date, it is unconquered, Lalgarh Palace - constructed in red sandstone and it was designed by Britisher for Maharaja Ganga Singh. The palace displays a magnificent blend of Rajput, Mughal and European architectural style, Visit famous Havelis or huge mansions of Kotharis, Rampurias, Vaids and Dagas.

In the evening, enjoy visit to Camel breeding farm. Overnight stay at hotel in Bikaner.

Day 05: Bikaner – Jaisalmer : By Surface 330 kms. 5-6 hours Journey
Morning drive to Jaisalmer. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Rest of the time at leisure for independent activities. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 06: Jaisalmer
Morning sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer city.

Jaisalmer: Jaisalmer is known for being a fairly remote desert city, Jaisalmer does manage to boasts some very enticing tourist attractions and currently enjoys a booming tourism industry. Apart from its famous fortress, tourists flock to Jaisalmer each year to sightsee around its many grand Indian residences (havelis), and to enjoy the temple attractions surrounding the enormous Gadsisar Lake.

Afternoon excursion to Sam sand dunes.

There is no point coming to the Thar Desert if you don't go for the Desert Safari. That is why Sam sand dunes are becoming the major attraction in Jaisalmer. This is the closest place from where you can loose yourself in 'the Great Thar Desert'. Sam has a truly magnificent stretch of sweeping dunes, with sparse or no vegetation. The best way to get here, of course, is on camelback.

Join a camel caravan at Jaisalmer on your Rajasthan tours and ride along the breathtaking crests and troughs. Enjoy the romance of solitude as your camel takes you deep in the hearts of the Thar Desert. Put yourself in the camp and experience the sun setting behind the horizon. Organize a bonfire with the fellow tourists in the night and enjoy the rustic and earthy music and dance of Rajasthan.

Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 07: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur : By Surface 300 kms. 5-6 hours Journey
Morning drive to Jodhpur en route visiting Pokhran Fort.

Pokhran: The small town Pokharan lies on the Jodhpur-Jaisalmer route and almost like an oasis in the sandy plains. As it is called the heart of thar desert. The magnificant Pokharan red sand stone fort rises from the yellow desert sands. This fort offers traditional hospitality and shelter that, as history records, was once offered to the fugitive Humayun, Mughal emperor as he rested here until he restored in a position to travel to Persia. Since then rugged fort has opened its gates to tourists and the descendants of Humayun's hosts go out their way to make the visitors comfortable and memorable. It has a large collection of rare weapons, paintings historic relics, period dresses and head gear's on display. Other interesting events that occur here are craft on display and folk music concerts etc.

On arrival check-into the Hotel

In the evening Proceed on a walking tour of the bustling Old Clock Tower market. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 08: Jodhpur – Ranakpur : By Surface 180 kms. 3-4 hours Journey
Morning Sightseeing tour of Jodhpur

Jodhpur: The second largest city in the Rajasthan, Jodhpur was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, a Rathore ruler of Marwar. Located in the Thar desert, the city is dominated by massive fort and palaces. Jodhpur has been called the “Blue city” because of the bluish hue created by the white washed houses around Mehrangarh Fort which is situated in the centre of the city, spread over an area of 5 kms. Even though the blue houses were originally meant only for a Brahmins, today non Brahmins also use the same color as it deflects the heat away and is also said to keep mosquitoes at bay. The palaces, forts and temples have made Jodhpur a popular tourist destination.

Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur is one of the most majestic forts of Rajasthan, built of red sandstone with 7 gates to enter inside. Some of them are Jaypol Gate, Fatehpol Gate, Lahapol Gate. . There are many palaces, courtyards, lakes and temples in side the fort. Some of the beautiful palaces built inside this fort are Sukh Mahal built in Sukh Mahal lake, Moti Mahal whose ceiling is a splendid piece of art work, Phool Maha and Takht Mahal

Visit Jawant Thada, The Jaswant Thada is a traditional cremation ground of Jodhpur rulers.

After visiting Jodhpur, drive to Ranakpur, on arrival check-into hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel in Ranakpur.

Day 09: Ranakpur – Mount Abu : By Surface 170 Kms. 4.5 hours
Morning sightseeing tour of Ranakpur Jain temples

Ranakpur: Ranakpur has one of the most spectacularly carved Jain Temple in India. Spread over 48,000 sq. ft. this temple stands on over 1,444 intricately carved pillars, and if you observe carefully, no two pillars are alike! Believed to be built in the 15th Century, this temple offers an engrossing sight of beautifully carved cupolas, shikhara and turrets.

Later drive to Mount Abu, On arrival check-into Hotel. Rest of the time at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 10: Mount Abu
Enjoy your visit and stay t Mount Abu

Mount Abu: was the home of many saints and sages in the old days. Legend has it that all the 330 million gods and goddesses of the Hindu pantheon used to visit this holy mountain. It is also the place where the great saint Vashishth lived and performed a yagna (sacrificial worship on a fire pit) to create four Agnikula (four clans of fire) to protect the earth from demons. The yagna was supposed to have been performed near a natural spring, which emerged from a rock shaped like a cow's head.

According to another legend, once sage Vashishth's cow Nandini was trapped in a deep gorge and could not free herself. The sage appealed to Lord Shiva for assistance. The Lord sent Saraswati, the divine stream, to help flood the gorge so that the cow could float up. Vashishth then decided to ensure that such mishaps did not occur in future. He asked the youngest son of Himalaya, the king of mountains to fill the chasm permanently. This he did with the assistance of Arbud, the mighty snake. This spot came to be known as Mount Arbud and was later changed to its present form - Mount Abu.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 11: Mount Abu – Udaipur : By Surface 190 kms. 4 hour Journey
Morning drive to Udaipur, on arrival check-in at Hotel.
Late in the afternoon enjoy boat ride at Lake Pichola. A visit to Udaipur is incomplete without a boat cruise in Lake Pichola. Lake Pihola the historic 14th century made by a local banjara that was extended in the 16th century by Rana Udai Singh II to establish Udaipur “ The City of Lake”

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 12: Udaipur
Sightseeing in Udaipur is the major activity of the tourists in the city. The city nestles in it a host of wonderful palaces and forts which are considered to be some of the best piece of architecture in the country.

City Palace of Udaipur - The city palace in Udaipur is the most popular site of attraction which has some of the fantastic royal buildings of the city. The grand structure in white marble and granite is marveled for its delicate architecture.

Garden of the Maidens (Sahelion ki Bari), A beautiful garden adorned with luscious pools , colorful fountains and exotic plants reflects the lifestyle of the royal ladies during the ancient times.

Jagdish temple: Considered to be one of the most loveliest sights of attraction in Udaipur the temple has wonderful architecture. Lord Vishnu is worshipped here. A terrific example of Indo Aryan art this temple is said to be an important Vishnu temple in north India.

Maharana Pratap Memorial, Udaipur Sightseeing in Udaipur is incomplete without visiting the Maharana Pratap memorial. Here lies a bronze statuette of the courageous king on the back of his ever faithful horse known as Chetak. People visit this place to pay homage to the bravery of this.

Rest of the time at leisure for independent activities. Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 13: Udaipur – Pushkar : By Surface 290 Kms. 5 hours
Morning drive to Pushkar, on arrival check-in at Hotel. You may stop at Deogarh Mahal for Lunch, on arrival check-into hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 14: Pushkar – Jaipur : By Surface 140 kms. 3 hours Journey
Morning sightseeing tour of Pushkar.

Pushkar: is a fantastic fusion of history and mythology that makes it worth the travel. According to an oft-quoted legend, Lord Brahma was in search of an auspicious place to perform yagna and was over the Rajasthan desert on his swan. Some lotus petals fell from his hand and wafted down. Miraculously, blue lakes sprang up where the flowers touched land. A lake sprung up at Pushkar, and that is how the scenic holy lake of Pushkar came into being. A dip in the lake is supposed to give you and seven generations in your family, that ultimate salvation that pilgrims traveling from world over are seeking. That’s Pushkar-the ultimate pilgrimage

After lunch drive to Jaipur, on arrival check-in at Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 15: Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the Kachhawaha Rajputs from 1037, until Sawai Jai Singh II moved to the newly created Jaipur. The building of the Fort-Palace was begun by Raj Man Singh, a noted Rajput general in Akbar’s army in 1600, and was later added to by successive rulers. Situated a top a hill 11 kms. From Jaipur the Fort shows distinct Mughal influence in the architecture and spectacular views from the walls,.

After lunch visit Jaipur city, enjoy visiting City Palace. Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Sawi Jai Singh II a Rajpur Maharaja, the City Palace built 1728-1732, occupies the center of Jaipur and houses an interesting textile and costume Museum. Arm and Armor museum and art Gallery. Followed your visit to Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar: Sawai Jai Singh loved mathematics and science and he worked in association with a brilliant scholar from Bengal to build the city of Jaipur. Jai Singh also studied ancient texts on astronomy and had the wors of Ptolemy and Euclid translated into Sanskrit. Literally Instruments for measuring the harmony of the heavens, the jantar mantar observatory was built between 1728 and 1734. The observatory with instrument built o stone and marble, which still give accurate reading, is fascinating.

In the evening pay a visit to Birla temple at the time of prayer ceremony. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 16: Jaipur -Agra : By Surface 237 kms. 4.5 hour driving time + Sightseeing of Fatehpur Sikri
Morning drive to Agra en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri. as one enters Sikri from the Agra Gate, one of the nine gateways on the way to the palace complex, Diwan-i-Aam, or the hall of public audience appears first. It is a huge rectangular walled-in courtyard where petitions were heard, proclamations made, ambassadors received and entertainment programme held. Ponder the mysterious desertion of this capital city that was dramatically abandoned a few years after it was built. It was a veritable fairy tale city and its 'ruins' are still in a pristine condition. Though over 400 years old, Fatehpur Sikri is perfectly preserved.

On arrival in Agra check-in at Hotel

At around 1500 hrs. visit Agra Fort :

Agra: Once India’s Mughal capital. Here you enjoy a horse and cart/rickshaw ride to the legendary Taj Mahal. Built entirely of white marble, the Taj Mahal has no peers. Continuing, we visit Agra fort, which boasts some of India’s finest Mughal buildings behind it’s fortified walls.

Agra Fort: on the west bank of the Yamuna River,Akabr’s (the third of the Great Mughal) magnificent Fort dominates the center of the city. Akbar erected the walls, gates and the first building inside, Shah Jahan built the impressive imperial quarters and mosque, while Aurangazed (the sixth and last of the Great Moghuls) added the outer ramparts. The Predominantly red sand stone structures combining Hindu and Islamic styles of architecture glow beautifully at Sunset.

Enter Taj Mahal before sunset, Enjoy your visit to the Wonder of the World

Taj Mahal: Visit the magnificent monument of love – Taj Mahal at Sunset. The Taj Mahal built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. 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, Shah Jahan had Lahori's hands cut off, and blinded, so he would never be able to duplicate the structure. What makes 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.

Special Dance Show
Today evening you will experience a miraculous Mughal night at Kala Kriti, where you will be seated on luxurious seats, enjoying folk dance and musical performances. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 17: Agra – New Delhi : By Car 210 kms.5 hours.
Morning drive to Delhi, if you wish you may visit Sikandra – The Great Akbar’s tomb en route. On arrival check-into Hotel.

Evening walking tour of Delhi Haat. In the hub of South Delhi lies Delhi Haat. The place which has been developed by the Tourist Department of Delhi, to enhance the craft manship of our country. This gives them a platform to show their skilled work and launch themselves from here. As the area is filled by tourists who would not miss the sight in the evening which is lovely. One can get goods at a very nominal price. The place has great food stalls with cuisine from different tastes of India, making it a place for everyone.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 18: Depart Delhi
In time transfer to the Airport to board the flight for onwards destination

Visiting Timings: July to April

TOUR COST IN US DOLLAR

TOUR COST : BASED BUDGET HOTELS
MINIMUM OF 02 PAYING PERSON US Dollar 1090 Per Person

TOUR COST : BASED STANDRAD HOTELS
MINIMUM OF 02 PAYING PERSON US Dollar 1295 Per Person

TOUR COST : BASED DELUXE HOTELS
MINIMUM OF 02 PAYING PERSON US Dollar 1680 Per Person

TOUR COST : BASED LUXURY HOTELS
MINIMUM OF 02 PAYING PERSON US Dollar 3500 Per Person

Tour cost available for Single traveler on request

TOUR LODGING INFO: 17 Hotel Nights
Our aforementioned quoted prices are based on room + mentioned meals basis, on the same or equivalent hotels.

PLACE NO.OF NIGHTS
DELHI 02 NIGHTS
MANDAWA 01 NIGHT
BIKANER 01 NIGHT
JAISALMER 02 NIGHTS
JODHPUR 01 NIGHT
RANAKPUR 01 NIGHT
MOUNT ABU 02 NIGHTS
UDAIPUR 02 NIGHTS
PUSHKAR 01 NIGHT
JAIPUR 02 NIGHTS
AGRA 01 NIGHT
DELHI 01 NIGHT

TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES / HIGHLIGHTS:
  • 7 Nights accommodation in the mentioned category of hotels or similar.
  • All transfers / tours and excursions by one AC chauffeur driven private vehicle.
  • Daily Breakfast.
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur.
  • Special Indian cultural Dance show in Agra
  • Camel safari at Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer
  • Boat ride at lake Pichola, Udaipur
  • Sightseeing as per package details.
  • Service of English speaking local guide during all sightseeing tours.
  • Daily Bottled Water
  • Our handling charges
  • All presently applicable taxes.
PACKAGE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • Meals at hotels except those listed in above inclusions
  • Entrances at all sightseeing, Cameras Fee
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry, telephones, etc.
  • All other than those listed in above inclusions.
HOTELS

New Delhi
BUDGET HOTELS : Aster Inn
Grand Park Inn
Almondz
STANDRAD HOTELS : On the House
Thikana
Cabana
DELUXE HOTELS : Oberoi Maiden
The Park
LUXURY HOTELS : The Oberoi
Hotel Taj Mahal
The Oberoi Gurgaon
The Trident
Le Meridien
Mandawa (Shekhawati Region)
BUDGET HOTELS : Udai vilas Palace
Nawalgarh Grand Haveli and Resort
DELUXE HOTELS : Castle Mandawa, Mandawa
Bikaner
BUDGET HOTELS : Raj Vilas
STANDRAD HOTELS : Raj Vilas
DELUXE HOTELS : Hotel Laxmi Niwas Palace
Lallgarh Palace
Jisalmer
BUDGET HOTELS : Mahadev Palace
STANDRAD HOTELS : Devki Niwas
DELUXE HOTELS : Fort Rajwads
Jodhpur
BUDGET HOTELS : Karni Bhawan
STANDRAD HOTELS : Mapple Abhay
Ranbanka Palace
DELUXE HOTELS : The Ajit Bhawan
Taj Hari Mahal (Vivanta by Taj)
LUXURY HOTELS : Umaid Bhawan Palace
Udaipur
BUDGET HOTELS : Hotel Mahendra Prakash (Heritage hotel)
Jaiwana Haveli (Heritge hotel)
Vishnupriya
STANDRAD HOTELS : Hilltop
DELUXE HOTELS : The Trident
Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace
Sheraton Udaipur Palace Resort
LUXURY HOTELS : The Oberoi Udai Vilas
The Leela Palace
Mount Abu
BUDGET HOTELS : Sunset Inn
STANDRAD HOTELS : Hiltone
Connaught House
DELUXE HOTELS : Kama Rajputana
Rankpur
BUDGET HOTELS : Arnya was
DELUXE HOTELS : Fateh Bagh
Maharani Bagh
Pushkar
BUDGET HOTELS : Master Paradise
DELUXE HOTELS : Pushkar Palace
Jaipur
BUDGET HOTELS : Fort Chandragupt
STANDRAD HOTELS : Mandawa Haveli Heritage
DELUXE HOTELS : Le Meridien
Samode Haveli
The Trident
LUXURY HOTELS : The Oberoi Raj vilas
Rambagh Palace
Agra
BUDGET HOTELS : Taj Home stay
Taj Resorts
STANDRAD HOTELS : Raj Mahal
Utkarsh
DELUXE HOTELS : Jay Pee Palace The Trident
Radisson
LUXURY HOTELS : The Oberoi Amar Vilas