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It is impossible for any traveler to not be surprised by India at the very first glance. The astonishing architectural marvels, heritage monuments and unique cultural diversity of the nation will surprise you. The north and western part of the country has its distinctive charisma and magic that present a rich contrast to those of the south and east side of India. One of the best things about West India is its easy accessibility to the rest of the world. To fulfill your desire of travelling with your loved ones, we always come up with something, which not only makes your visit an incredible experience, but also pocket-friendly. The cheap holiday packages in North and West India offered by us are the best way to tour around India.
Rajasthan, the desert state of India where the princely kingdoms once represented the feudal tradition, is now a place of visual extravaganza. Architectural monuments, colorful culture, exquisite handicrafts and mouthwatering cuisines are some of the highlights of this northern Indian state.
A magical land that is synonyms to romance and chivalry offers a strong vintage to understand the uniqueness of the land steeped in history and spirituality. Feel the essence of the vibrant culture with our most popular northern India package starting from Delhi and ending in the same location. Our historical Rajasthan Tour will help you to relish the exquisiteness of the land. From accommodations to transport to everything that is related to travel will be covered in the tour package. Make the most fascinating memories and celebrate life.
Visit the Golden Fort at Jaisalmer. It is the only fort inhabited by residents even today.
Come across the grandiose fort of Bikaner which lodges 16 floors
Visit the only Brahma Temple in Pushkar
Admire the art and architecture at Ranakpur Jain Temples
Be a guest of the warm hospitality extended by the locals of Rajasthan
Arrive Delhi and transfer to Hotel. Hotel check-in time is 1400hrs (Noon)
Delhi has been inhabited from the 6th century BC has been a capital of many kingdoms. It has been destroyed and rebuilt many times and is called the "city of cities". Delhi\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s culture has been influenced by its different rulers and the city is full of beautiful monuments. The Mughal rulers influenced the food habits of the residents and Mughlai cuisine originated here. Due to the proximity of different states, all festivals are celebrated here. Old Delhi is a maze of small lanes lined and old buildings and New Delhi has large road with huge buildings. Delhi is the capital of India and is the hub for politics.
Afternoon proceed for city tour of Old Delhi. Old Delhi which was constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the seventeenth century. Visit of Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. Thereafter, visit to the museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi where e to witness various relics and attractions dedicated to him. Then drive to visit Jama Masjid (Jama Mosque) (passing by two gems of Delhi, Red Fort and Chandni Chowk). Red Fort is a famous monument constructed entirely out of red stone whereas Chandni Chowk is one of the busiest markets of Old Delhi. Jama mosque was built by Shah Jahan and is one of the biggest mosque in India. A short rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk could be quite interesting as this part of the city is quite crowded as it is full of shops. These numerous shops sell delicious mouth-watering food, clothes, jewels, household goods, etc. and are virtually a shopper\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s paradise.
Overnight at Hotel in the city of cities, Delhi.
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out and proceed for the city tour of New Delhi, visit the historic Qutub Minar which is also a UNESCO world heritage site. It is the tallest minaret in India which was constructed by Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak in the twelfth century. Thereafter visit Humayun’s Tomb, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a peaceful place where one can spend some peaceful moments marveling at the majesticity of the place. Afterwards, visit the India Gate which is a war memorial dedicated to the soldiers who laid their lives for the protection of the nation from enemies. Driven past the Parliament House, President’s House and other Government Secretarial Buildings, and the final stop will be at Lakshmi Narayan Temple, a temple dedicated to Lakshmi and Lord Narayana.
Later you will be transferred by road to Mandawa.
Shekhawati was established by Shekhawat Rajputs and named after Rao Shekha. These kings built more than 50 forts and palaces and most of them have been converted to heritage hotels. The villages of Shekhawati are famous for the painted havelis or houses and have the highest number of frescos in the world. The Marwaris were an influential business community in this region and in the 19th century, many left their families to migrate to larger cities where they succeeded quite well. With this money, the Marwaris built large houses in these villages and to tell the world about their success, they hired artists to paint these houses and havelis.
Arrive Mandawa and check in at Hotel.
Overnight at Hotel in the city of Havelis, Mandawa
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out and proceed to the city tour of Shekhawati village Mandawa. In 1755, Thakur Nawal Singh founded Mandawa and it houses a collection of armories, old costumes, canons from 1820, ancient coins and other interesting items. The villages of Shekhawati have beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions and this area is called "The Open Art Gallery". The artists painted frescos depicting mythological images of gods, goddesses and animals. Quite a lot of these beautiful havelis have been converted to very nice and comfortable hotels.
Continue your drive towards Pushkar
Drive to the desert oasis of Pushkar a town that clings to the side of the beautiful Pushkar Lake
Enjoy Pushkar fair activities on your own.
Overnight at hotel in Pushkar.
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out and proceed for the tour of Pushkar. Pushkar is one of the most sacred pilgrimage for Hindus and also famous for its only temple of Brahma-the creator of the universe.
Later transferred by road to Jodhpur.
Jodhpur also known as the Sun City or the Blue City is the second largest city in Rajasthan and was the former capital of Marwar kingdom. It is named after its founder Rao Jodha who established this city in 1459. The city was in the route of Delhi to Gujarat and was a trading centre for copper, opium, silk, etc. Jodhpur is quite known for its festivals and fairs and Gangaur, Teej, Nag Panchmi, etc are a huge celebration. Jodhpur has become an important centre for big weddings and also for movie settings. The Jodhpur sweets are quite known throughout India.
Arrive Jodhpur and transfer to Hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Jodhpur.
In the morning visit to Meherangarh fort, one of the largest forts in not only Rajasthan but in India as well, situated on a low sandstone hill, at an altitude of 120 meters. The fort with menacing thick walls contains many palaces with expansive courtyards and intricate carvings. Moti Mahal - the Pearl Palace, is one of the beautiful palaces situated in the fort and was built by Raja Sur Singh. Later you will be taken to Phool Mahal - the Palace of Flowers, built by Maharaja Abhaya Singh, and believed to be an exclusive and private chamber of pleasure.
Visit Jaswant Thada, built in 1889 by Sardar Singh in remembrance of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The entire structure is constructed out of thin and polished sheets of Marble which makes it ever so beautiful when sunlight falls over it. Your visit continues to Umaid Public Gardens which houses the Government Museum and the Umaid Bhawan Museum, with a vast collection of artifacts displaying rich history of region. Museum as well as the Umaid palace was designed by Henry Vaughan Lanchester.
Continue your drive towards Jaisalmer
Situated in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer has is a colorful treasure chest of art, music, architecture, culture and tradition. The ‘Golden City of India’ as Jaisalmer is popularly known, is one of the most fascinating places and the yellow sand, camel safaris, magnificent palaces, marvelous havelis and beautiful Jain temples here will leave you in enchantment. Jaisalmer is mystical and interesting and the glorious heritage and the lively air of this city will blow your mind away. You have an option to get away from the bustling city and camp in the desert. Lose yourself in the charms of this cultural land of sand and see how many beautiful memories you gain.
Overnight at hotel in Jaisalmer.
Breakfast at Hotel and proceed to visit Jaisalmer Fort which is one of the oldest living forts of the world. The fort is constructed by using an yellow stone which from a distance makes its shine like it is made of gold, due to which it is also known as “Sonar Quila” or "The Golden Fort". Located in midst of sandy terrains, the 12 the century fort is a blend of Indian architecture with Military designs crafted on it. The palaces of Maharwals contain ornamental designs of wooden carvings that enhance the beauty of this fort. See a 5 storied Tazia Tower in this fort which reflects architectural skills of local craftsmen during ancient period.
The next stop will be visit to some of the havelis. Salim Ji Ki Haveli made up of yellow sandstone with balconies designed in different styles of architecture still has a large number of people residing here. Designed beautifully, the Haveli is built in with intricate roof carvings and served as residence for Mohta family for decades. It has exquisitely carved pillars painted with beautiful ornaments of Gold and silver. Visit some other Havelis – Patwon ki Haveli, etc which depict an interesting piece of architecture built of the ancient times.
Afternoon at leisure.
This evening enjoy an excursion to Sam Sand Dunes which are about 40 kms from Jaisalmer. See the sand dunes and have a feel of the desert. Sam Sand Dunes are in the Thar Desert and an extension of the Sahara desert belt which continues to Gobi Desert in China. Here l enjoy a short camel ride. The sunset in the horizon is a sight worth visiting
Overnight at Hotel in the golden city of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer.
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out and drive to Ranakpur
Arrive Ranakpur and check in at Hotel.
Remainder of the day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel in Ranakpur .
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out and proceed to visit the beautiful Jain Temples of Ranakpur from 15th century. The popular Chamukha temple of Ranakpur made of marble is dedicated to Adinathji the first Tirthankara. It is composed of more than twenty halls and 1444 pillars which are not similar. The shade and lights of this place is really outstanding and is a real treat to your eyes. If time permits, you could also visit the Surya Temple and the Jain Temple.
Continue the drive towards Udaipur
Udaipur known as the City of Lakes, or the Venice of the East was the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar and founded by Rana Udai Singh in 1559. The legendary Maharana Pratap was born in Udaipur who fought against Emperor Akbar in 1576 and is remembered for his bravery. Maharana means the Great Warrior, and the one from Udaipur is the head of all the Rajput clans. In the 12th century the Parihara prince of Mandore awarded the title of Rana to the Prince of Mewar. The rulers from this dynasty are called Suryavanshis (descendents of the Sun) and have the Sun as their insignia.
Evening Boat ride on Lake Pichola - Enjoy a Boat cruise on Pichola Lake 4 km long and 3 km broad, surrounded by splendid hills, palaces, Temples, bathing ghats and embankments. Also visit the island palace Jag Niwas in the lake.
Overnight at hotel in the city of lakes Udaipur.
Breakfast at Hotel. This morning tour starts with the City Palace, situated on the bank of Pichola Lake. This Palace was constructed by Maharana Udai Mirza Singh in 1559 A.D. Next stop is the Jagdish Temple built by Maharana Jagat Singh. The architecture of this temple is based on Indo-Aryan style and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is one of the biggest shrines of Udaipur.
A drive around Fatehsagar Lake, built in 1678 by Maharana Fateh Singh. Next stop will be at Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir located near Chetak Circle. It is one of most renowned museums of Udaipur, exhibiting the dazzling gathering of folk articles of Rajasthan. Last destination will be at Sahelion ki Bari (Queen\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s resort for her friends).
Today afternoon at leisure.
Walk through Udaipur\\\'s most beautiful streets and sites, wonder in the hidden alleyways , meet locals and various artisans engaged in jewelry making, pottery and bamboo craft.
Overnight at hotel in the city of lakes Udaipur.
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out and drive towards the capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan gets its name from Maharaja Jai Singh who built this city. Many captivating palaces are present here having breathtaking design and architecture. In the 18th century Prince of Wales had visited Jaipur and the entire city was painted in pink color due to which this city is also known as the pink city. The origin of Jaipur goes back to more than 260 years.
Arrive Jaipur and transferred to your hotel.
Evening visit an authentic Culinary Experience starts from understanding basic ingredients needed for creating the perfect dish, applying simple nuances to it & finally indulging the tummy and heart with it. Relish this experience by enjoying the Indian delicacies cooked by you with some help from us. Share a few laughs along the way.
Overnight at Hotel in the pink city of Rajasthan, Jaipur
Breakfast at Hotel and proceed for the city tour of Jaipur.
The morning journey starts from Amer fort also known as Amer Palace, the earlier capital of Jaipur. Ascend and descend the Amer Fort by Jeep on sharing basis.
(OPTIONAL) one can ascend the Amer Fort on an elephant\'s back on twin sharing basis and descend the fort by Jeep. This magnificent fort was constructed in red sand-stone and marble by Raja Man Singh and is divided into four sections each with a courtyard. The main entrance gate is Surajpol having a fascinating architecture. Near the Ganesh Gate, there is a temple dedicated to the Goddess Sila Devi. The Diwan-e-Aam - Hall of public audience, Diwan-e-Khas - hall of private audience, Sheesh Mahal - palace of mirrors and Sukh Niwas are quite beautiful. At the he Sukh Niwas, a pleasant climate is created by winds that blow over a water cascade.
Afternoon visit Maharaja City Palace, a royal palace with seven story as well as Jantar Mantar, the observatory. This wonderful observatory is attracted by mathematician as well as astronomers of whole world. City palace is perfect blend of all three excellent styles (Mughal, Rajput and European). Another palace, Hawa Mahal is popular all over world for it magnificent architecture. A tour of Jaipur is not complete without shopping. Jaipur is famous for clothes, carpets, precious and semi-precious stones and jewelry and various handicrafts made of wood, metals, etc. and also for silk paintings and miniatures.
Overnight at Hotel in the pink city of Rajasthan, Jaipur
Breakfast at Hotel check out and drive towards Agra en route visiting Fatehpur Sikr.
Arrive Fatehpur Sikri – It is built in the 16th century by Emperor Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri holds exceptional testimony to Mughal civilization and is one of well-known UNESCO World heritage site of India and has various historical monuments. You will visit the Jama Masjid, followed by the Tomb of Salim Chishti, the five storied Panch Mahal and Buland Darwaza a graceful monument and stupendous piece of beautiful architectures. It is central portico with a total of three arched entrances and is locally known as Horseshoe gate. You will visit the other graceful buildings of this place such as Ibadat Khana, Mariam-uz-Zamani’s palace, Naubat Khana and Birbal’s house.
Continue the drive towards Agra
Agra the former capital of Hindustan is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna. Agra is a major tourist destination of India and a part of the Golden Triangle Tour along with Delhi and Jaipur. Agra also known as Akbarabad went through its peak during the time of Mughals and was the capital of under the Mughal rulers Akbar, Jahangir and Shahjehan.
Arrive Agra, and transfer to Hotel
Overnight at the Hotel in city of Taj Mahal, Agra.
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out and proceed for city tour of Agra. The city tour will start with a visit to the famous Taj Mahal. It is one of the wonders of the world and is a famous mausoleum that was constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal and is considered as symbol of their love. Taj Mahaj is made out of white marble and is an absolutely amazing spectacle.
Thereafter, visit the famous Agra Fort, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is another architectural marvel that houses various attractions like Jahangir Place, KhasMahal, Diwan-e-Aam, and Diwan-e-Khaas.
TAJ MAHAL REMAINS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS
After the city tour drive back to Delhi
Arrive Delhi and transfer to Hotel.
Overnight at Hotel in the city of cities, Delhi.
Breakfast at Hotel.
Depending on the flight schedule, transfer to the airport in time to connect flight for onward destination.