Jewels of Rajasthan

India’s busy street life, tranquil havens, culture shocks and architectural splendors await those who take the classic introduction to this vast and varied country. Our Jewels of Rajasthan 10 day tour comprises the three most visited cities in the country’s north-west – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, which are all connected to each other by good road and rail links. This triangle has been dubbed “golden” for the extraordinary wealth of cultural and historical splendor on offer in each of the three cities. These cities are a perfect embodiment of cultural, historical and architectural wealth of India.

Our Jewels of Rajasthan tour is a kaleidoscope, which showcases a unique sight of colorful India. It offers you to get acquainted with the magnificent architectural buildings, forts and palaces, caves, ancient medicine, customs and traditions, art and culture, with a legendary heritage and rich history of India. It’s a metaphor, poetry; something concealed yet can be touched and felt.

This is the India of your dreams – Palaces, temples, magnificent scenery and architecture. Travel back in time on this private tour featuring Delhi, the Taj Mahal, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and much more.

Rajasthan is a vast land of regal history that boasts a grandeur past and magnificent history. Totally different from the other states of India, Rajasthan still remains deeply rooted in its rich culture and glorious past. Rajasthan is known all across the globe for its crafts and arts. The tourist attractions mainly comprise of forts, palaces, sand dunes, step-wells and much more.

The state is a permanent bastion of Indian culture and spirituality, where relics of its golden heritage are carefully preserved. Rajasthan, the treasure house of history, is also known for its spell-binding scenic beauty, ranging from the golden glow of desert landscape, to the lofty hills of Aravallis. The exotic land is also a treasure trove of handicrafts and a shopper’s paradise. Today, the enchanting dances, music, fairs and festivals of the State have become popular in all corners of the Globe.
Rajasthan’s history lies enshrined in it’s forts, several of which dot the arid landscape. The Rajputs were profilic builders who left behind a legacy of some of the most imposing and magnificent forts and palaces in the world. Cities, towns and villages – all had their forts & protective ramparts. It was customary to build the palace within the fort, outside which lay the city, enclosed within a fortified wall, as in Jodhpur and Udaipur. Some forts occupied commanding heights on hills overlooking the city, as in Jodhpur, the entire settlement is within the fortification as an enclosed unit.
Rajasthan has long been regarded as the real home of traditional Maharaja’s, besides a land packed with Forts and Palaces of Maharaja’s, it is also home to a large population of tribals of whom the Bhils and Minas form the largest groups.

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TOUR SCHEDULE

Day 1 Arrive Delhi. Transfer to your hotel Day 6 Morning departure to Jodhpur
Day 2 Travel to Agra. Day 7  Jodhpur city tour
Day 3 Taj Mahal and Agra Fort tour Day 8 Onwards to Udaipur. 
Day 4 Continue to Jaipur with a stop in Fatehpur Sikri Day 9 Udaipur city tour and boat lake ride
Day 5  Full Day Jaipur tour incl. Amber Fort on elephant back Day 10 Flight to Delhi for onward/return flight 

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Day 1

Arrive Delhi
* You will be met and assisted; through the airport upon your arrival and then transferred to your hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel in Delhi.
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Day 2

Delhi – Agra (By road– 4 hours)
* In the morning we depart for Agra by road.
* You will be met and assisted; upon your arrival and then transferred to your hotel.
* Check-in at your hotel and the rest of the day is free at your leisure to enjoy the sights of Agra.
* Overnight at your hotel in Agra.
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Day 3

Agra
* Morning sightseeing tour of the Taj Mahal & Fort.
* Visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20;000 craftsmen brought together from Persia; Turkey; France and Italy and who took 17 years to complete this ‘Love Poem in Marble’. (Friday closed).
* Later visit the Agra fort containing the halls of private & public audiences & other palaces. Shah Jahan spent years of confinement here at the hands of his son Aurangzeb; looking wistfully at the Taj Mahal from the Fort.
* The afternoon is free at your leisure to continue exploring Agra.
* Overnight at your hotel in Agra.
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Day 4

Agra – Jaipur (By road – 7 hours)
* Depart Agra for Jaipur by car.
* En route visit Fatehpur Sikri; built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water.
* The Fatehpur Sikri complex houses tomb of Salim Chisti; Panch Mahal and other palaces; which surprisingly have withstood the ravages of time and are still in good condition.
* On arrival check-in at your hotel.
* The rest of the day is at your leisure.
* Overnight at your hotel in Jaipur.
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Day 5

Jaipur
* Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Standing tall over a small hillock overlooking the Pink city; Amber is a classic; romantic Rajasthani Fort-Palace. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes; apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster.
* A major attraction at Amber is the Elephant Ride; all the way up to the Fort entrance.
* Afternoon half day sightseeing tour.
* The tour begins with a visit to the Maharaja’s City Palace;- the former Royal residence;- part of it converted into a museum.
* One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armory Museum; housing an impressive array of weaponry -pistols; blunderbusses; flintlocks; swords; rifles and daggers.
* Also see the miniature items and old carpets at the Textile Museum.
* Later visit the Jantar Mantar; which is the largest stone-and-marble-crafted Observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the city palace; the Observatory has 17 large instruments; many of them still in working condition.
* After the tour return to your hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel in Jaipur.
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Day 6

Jaipur – Jodhpur (By road – 7 hours)
* In the morning we depart for Jodhpur by road.
* On arrival check-in at your hotel.
* The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Jodhpur.
* Overnight at your hotel in Jodhpur.
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Day 7

Jodhpur
* The city of Jodhpur; with its gentle atmosphere belies a stormy yet glorious past. Its walls; seven gates and numerous bastions and towers were built in the 16th century by Rao Maldeo. 393 feet above the flat surrounding plains soars a bold bluff on which was built the massive Meherangarh (Majestic) Fort.
* In the old city’s maze of old lanes lie several palaces; havelis and some temples.
* The famous puppetmakers of Jodhpur are found here.
* Visit the Sardar Bazar with its Clock Tower of 1912.
* Visit the fort and palaces; some of which contain a fine collection of Rajput miniature paintings; a museum; Maan Vilas which houses Rathore armoury and on the ramparts stand cannons; the spoils of Gaj Singh.
* On the road down from the Fort see Jaswant Thada; the blinding white marble cenotaph (chhatri) of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.
* the afternoon is at your leisure.
* Overnight at your hotel in Jodhpur
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Day 8

Jodhpur – Udaipur (By road – 5 hours)
* In the morning depart for Udaipur by road.
* On arrival in Udaipur; check-in at your hotel.
* The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Udaipur.
* Overnight at your hotel in Udaipur.
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Day 9

Udaipur
* Morning sightseeing tour of Udaipur is one of the most charming cities of Rajasthan.
* It nestles like a gem in a valley surrounded by the green Aravalli hills; reflected smooth and white in the clear blue of Lake Pichola.
* Old dwellings; temples and palaces speak of an aristocratic past.
* Visit the City Palace; once the home of Mewars rulers; is today a museum. It consists of several flawlessly integrated palaces which overlook the clear blue of Lake Pichola.
* Visit Sahelion-ki-bari (Garden of the Maids of Honour) the scene of royal parties for centuries.
* Drive around Fateh Sagar Lake excavated in the late 17th century by Maharana Feteh Singh and past the Puppet Museum (Lok Kala Mandal) and the statue of Maharana Pratap (Moti Magri).
(Duration – 3 1/2 hours – 18 kms)
* Enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola – this lake takes its name from the small village of Picholi on its west bank. In the lake are several islands; on two of them the Maharanas of Udaipur constructed pleasure palaces; the Jag Mandir and the Jag Niwas (Lake Palace Hotel).
* After the tour return to your hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel in Udaipur.
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Day 10

Udaipur – Delhi (Flight) Leave Delhi
* After breakfast we depart Udaipur for Delhi by flight.
* On arrival in Delhi you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight for your onward destination.
* Services end at Delhi airport.
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* Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our representative from / to airport, along with 1 piece of baggage per person
* Sightseeing tours and intercity transfers as per itinerary in AC medium car for 2 passengers ( AC Innova for 3-4 passengers)
* Accommodation (3*- 4*- 5*) including breakfast daily
* Local English Speaking Guide
* Jaipur offers sightseeing tour with an elephant ride / jeep ride
* Check in and check out time 12h00 (midday).
* 1 Night in Delhi
* 2 Nights in Agra
* 2 Nights in Jaipur
* 2 Nights in Jodhpur
* 2 Nights in Udaipur

* International/Domestic flights – Departure & Fuel taxes
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* Travel insurance
* India visa fee
* Tips
* Peak season or Public holidays surcharge (if any)
* Services not stated in the itinerary

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India entrance to the Taj mahal
India view of the Jag Mandir palace from the water
India water spraying from elephant trunk at Sahelion Ki Bari in Udaipur
India Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur
India view of the Fort at Jodhpur
India painted and decorated elephant at the Amber Fort
India Tomb of Salim Christi at Fatephur Sikri
India view of the Taj mahal
India entrance to the Taj mahal
India Qutub Minar minaret tallest minaret in India Delhi
India view of the lotus temple in Delhi, shaped like a lotus flower
India Amber Fort elephants walking down the path from the Fort entrance
India external view of the Panch Mahal at fatehpur Sikri