Golden Triangle 6 Days

Golden Triangle 9 Days

Magical Rajasthan 6 Days

Thar Desert Special 4 Days

Forts Palace Special 9 Days

Best of Rajasthan 9 Days

Rajasthan Marvels 12 Days

Rajasthan Highlights 6 Days

GOLDEN TRIANGLE 6 DAYS

Day 01 :
DELHI
Arrive at Delhi. You will be met on arrival at Delhi Airport / Railway Station and escorted to the hotel. Delhi, the capital city of India lying along the River Yamuna, Seven cities have existed here since the 10th century, ruled over by a succession of Rajputs,Turks,Afghans,Mughals and the British. Delhi is two cities in one; the Old Delhi of the Mughals, created by Shah Jehan after moving his Capital from Agra in 1638 AD is still a medieval district of narrow lanes, forts, mosques and bazaars. The second, New Delhi, built by the British between 1911-1931 and characterized by Sir Edwin Lutyens' architecture, is a spacious and well-designed metropolis of broad avenues, grand imperial buildings and landscaped gardens. New Delhi is a green city with its tree lined avenues, parks and natural forest and one of the City's hidden delights is the picturesque Lodi Gardens set around Mughal tombs and it is home to a number of museums including the national Museum, the Museum of Modern art, the Museum of Natural History and the creative Arts and Crafts Museum where artisans can be seen at work. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 02 :
DELHI
Enjoy your breakfast, this morning at the hotel, and proceed to visit drive through South Delhi to visit Qutub Minar, which is a World Heritage site and one of the most historically monument in Delhi. This 234' high tower which was built in 1193, at the time of the foundation of the Islamic rule in India. Drive past the Bhai Temple, a serene marble structure of near perfect proportions. Later, visit one of the most inspirational monuments of Delhi's past the Humayun's Tomb .This Tomb was built in 1565 by a Persian architect. Surrounded by well maintained gardens it is a wonderfully serene site. Drive onto Rajpath, a two mile long avenue originally the focal point of British India and now used for parades; lined with ornamental canals the views in both directions are imposing. Drive past India Gate, built to commemorate the Indian and British soldiers who died in World War I, Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan. Standing at the crest of Raisina Hill, Lutyen's 20th Century architectural masterpiece was built for the viceroy during British rule and is now the President's residence. Visit the Birla Mandir as it is popularly known which enshrines Lord Vishnu, situated at the heart of the city. Afterwards in Old Delhi previously known as Shahjahanabad, take a cycle rickshaw through the chaotic, noisy and bustling markets of Chandni Chowk, where trading continues in the maze of shops as it has done over the Centuries. Afternoon is free to walk around in the colorful and bustling bazaars for personal exploration or shopping. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 03 :
DELHI –AGRA (220 KMS)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Agra. Agra was the capital of the Mughals during the 16th and 17th centuries. The emperors Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jehan governed their vast empires from here and as prolific builders; artisans from Persia, Central Asia and other parts of India were attracted by their patronage. The resulting luxurious palaces, tombs, forts and gardens dot the picturesque reverie region along the Yamuna River; three of which, the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Itimad ud Daulah (baby Taj).
Check in at hotel and later proceed for your sightseeing tour which starts from Agra fort, situated on the west bank of the Yamuna River, this imposing red sandstone Fort was started in 1565 by Akbar. The fort surrounded by a moat forms a crescent along the riverfront and encompasses a huge complex of courtly buildings reflecting the varied styles of the Emperors. Wander through the lavishly decorated halls, courtyards and galleries discovering hidden pavilions and alcoves while getting a glimpse of the Taj Mahal at a distance. Later visit the Taj Mahal, the world's greatest monument to love and devotion. Built by the emperor Shah Jehan for his favorite wife Mumtaz, its perfect proportions and exquisite craftsmanship took 20,000 workers almost 22 years to complete in 1653. (Closed on Fridays). Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 04 :
AGRA –JAIPUR (250 KMS)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Jaipur en-route visit to Fatehpur Sikri.Fatehpur Sikri: This deserted red sandstone city built by Emperor Akbar in 1571 AD in honor of the famous Sufi saint, Salim Chishti. The Mughal capital for only 14 years until abandoned due to lack of water, the buildings, blending Hindu and Islamic styles of architecture. After sightseeing of Fatehpur Sikri drive to Jaipur .
Arrival at Jaipur and Transfer to hotel. Arrival at Jaipur and Transfer to hotel. Jaipur, widely known as the 'Pink City. This city is color washed pink to welcome Prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria of England who visited India in 1883 A.D. The city was founded in 1727 A.D by one of the greatest ruler Jai Singh II. Jaipur is surrounded by hills on three sides, crowned by formidable forts and majestic palaces, mansions and gardens. Jaipur is the only city in the world, which is sub-divided in to nine rectangular sectors symbolizing nine divisions of universe. Jaipur is the first planned city designed in accordance with 'Shilpa Shastra'- epochal treatise of Hindu architecture. Evening Rest of day is at leisure, free for independent activities. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 05 :
JAIPUR
Morning: enjoy your breakfast at the hotel; later proceed for the excursion to Amber Fort, here you will enjoy the Elephant Ride to reach atop of the palace. This journey on embellished elephants is bound to enrich your memories with the Royal lifestyle of the Maharajas and leave you with a truly unforgettable experience. (Subject to availability Inside the Fort visit the Hall of Victory or Jag Mandir - is the famed Sheesh Mahal- a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during that period.
Continue your journey: with the city tour of Jaipur- visiting Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum, housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world, having 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition. During the tour you will also have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 06 :
JAIPUR
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Airport or Railway station.

rajasthan desert



rajasthan desert tour



Amber Fort



hawa mahal
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GOLDEN TRIANGLE & RAJASTHAN 9 DAYS

Day 01 :
DELHI
Arrive at Delhi. You will be met on arrival at Delhi Airport / Railway Station and escorted to the hotel. Delhi, the capital city of India lying along the River Yamuna, Seven cities have existed here since the 10th century, ruled over by a succession of Rajputs,Turks,Afghans,Mughals and the British. Delhi is two cities in one; the Old Delhi of the Mughals, created by Shah Jehan after moving his Capital from Agra in 1638 AD is still a medieval district of narrow lanes, forts, mosques and bazaars. The second, New Delhi, built by the British between 1911-1931 and characterized by Sir Edwin Lutyens' architecture, is a spacious and well-designed metropolis of broad avenues, grand imperial buildings and landscaped gardens. New Delhi is a green city with its tree lined avenues, parks and natural forest and one of the City's hidden delights is the picturesque Lodi Gardens set around Mughal tombs and it is home to a number of museums including the national Museum, the Museum of Modern art, the Museum of Natural History and the creative Arts and Crafts Museum where artisans can be seen at work. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 02 :
DELHI
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, and proceed through South Delhi to visit Qutub Minar, which is a World Heritage site and one of the most historically monument in Delhi. This 234' high tower which was built in 1193, at the time of the foundation of the Islamic rule in India. Drive past the Bhai Temple, a serene marble structure of near perfect proportions. Later, visit one of the most inspirational monuments of Delhi's past the Humayun's Tomb .This Tomb was built in 1565 by a Persian architect. Surrounded by well maintained gardens it is a wonderfully serene site. Drive onto Rajpath, a two mile long avenue originally the focal point of British India and now used for parades; lined with ornamental canals the views in both directions are imposing. Drive past India Gate, built to commemorate the Indian and British soldiers who died in World War I, Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan.Standing at the crest of Raisina Hill, Lutyen's 20th Century architectural masterpiece was built for the viceroy during British rule and is now the President's residence. Visit the Birla Mandir as it is popularly known which enshrines Lord Vishnu, situated at the heart of the city. Afterwards in Old Delhi previously known as Shahjahanabad, take a cycle rickshaw through the chaotic, noisy and bustling markets of Chandni Chowk, where trading continues in the maze of shops as it has done over the Centuries. Afternoon is free to walk around in the colorful and bustling bazaars for personal exploration or shopping. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 03 :
DELHI –AGRA (220 KMS)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Agra. Agra was the capital of the Mughals during the 16th and 17th centuries. The emperors Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jehan governed their vast empires from here and as prolific builders; artisans from Persia, Central Asia and other parts of India were attracted by their patronage. The resulting luxurious palaces, tombs, forts and gardens dot the picturesque riverine region along the Yamuna River; three of which, the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Itimad ud Daulah (baby Taj).
Check in at hotel and later proceed for your sightseeing tour which starts from Agra fort, situated on the west bank of the Yamuna River, this imposing red sandstone Fort was started in 1565 by Akbar. The fort surrounded by a moat forms a crescent along the riverfront and encompasses a huge complex of courtly buildings reflecting the varied styles of the Emperors. Wander through the lavishly decorated halls, courtyards and galleries discovering hidden pavilions and alcoves while getting a glimpse of the Taj Mahal at a distance. Later visit the Taj Mahal, the world's greatest monument to love and devotion. Built by the emperor Shah Jehan for his favorite wife Mumtaz, its perfect proportions and exquisite craftsmanship took 20,000 workers almost 22 years to complete in 1653. (Closed on Fridays). Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 04 :
AGRA –JAIPUR (250 KMS)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Jaipur en-route visit to Fatehpur Sikri.Fatehpur Sikri: This deserted red sandstone city built by Emperor Akbar in 1571 AD in honor of the famous Sufi saint, Salim Chishti. The Mughal capital for only 14 years until abandoned due to lack of water, the buildings, blending Hindu and Islamic styles of architecture.
Arrival at Jaipur and Transfer to hotel. Jaipur, Widely known as the 'Pink City. This city is color washed pink to welcome Prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria of England who visited India in 1883 A.D. The city was founded in 1727 A.D by one of the greatest ruler Jai Singh II. Jaipur is surrounded by hills on three sides, crowned by formidable forts and majestic palaces, mansions and gardens. Jaipur is the only city in the world, which is sub-divided in to nine rectangular sectors symbolizing nine divisions of universe. Jaipur is the first planned city designed in accordance with 'Shilpa Shastra'- epochal treatise of Hindu architecture. Evening Rest of day is at leisure, free for independent activities. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 05:
JAIPUR
Morning: enjoy your breakfast at the hotel; later proceed for the excursion to Amber Fort, here you will enjoy the Elephant Ride to reach atop of the palace. This journey on embellished elephants is bound to enrich your memories with the Royal lifestyle of the Maharajas and leave you with a truly unforgettable experience. (Subject to availability Inside the Fort visit the Hall of Victory or Jag Mandir - is the famed Sheesh Mahal- a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during that period.
Continue your journey: with the city tour of Jaipur- visiting Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum, housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world, having 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition. During the tour you will also have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 06 :
JAIPUR – JODHPUR (350 KMS)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Jodhpur and check in at hotel. Please note that Rao Jodha founded the Rathore Dynasty in Jodhpur in 1459 AD and the kingdom of Marwar flourished due to its strategic location on the trade route between Delhi and the Middle East. As a legacy of its glorious past, Jodhpur boasts many stunning palaces, forts and temples. The 15th century city of Jodhpur, stands at the edge of Thar Desert and is the largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. Jodhpur is a resplendent city, with a blend of modern and traditional buildings. The city is totally dominated by a massive fort sprawled across 125- meter high hill known as Meherangarh Fort, founded by Rao Jodha in 15th century. A flourishing trade center in the 16th century, Jodhpur is still one of the leading centers of wool, cattle, Camels, salt and agricultural Crops . It boasts of some of very fine reminders of its glorious past palaces, temples and other elegant monuments of architectural and historical significance. Also Jodhpur is popularly known as the 'Blue City' because of the beautiful houses painted with indigo color mostly belonging to the Brahmin caste. You can get a magnificent view of this Blue city from the ramparts of the Meherangarh Fort. Visit the Meherangarh Fort, which was impregnable for the rocky base. It totally dominates the city and within its walls are the royal palaces, priceless jewels and a striking collection of arms .Also visit Jaswant Thada, the white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II built in 1899.
Also visit Sardar Bazaar and Clock Tower markets where you can see the vegetable, spice, Indian sweets, and textile and silver markets. These colorful markets with tiny shops dot the narrow lanes replete with woodcarvings, wrought iron, lacquer work, silver and ivory ornamentation and leather handicrafts. Afternoon is free to walk around in the colorful and bustling bazaars for personal exploration or shopping. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 07 :
JODHPUR-RANAKPUR-UDAIPUR (300 KMS)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Udaipur stopping en route at the Jain Temples in Ranakpur. The Ranakpur Jain temples are hidden in the dense forests of the Aravalli hills in a peaceful setting and are one of the five holy Jain pilgrimages and they were built during the reign of the liberal and gifted monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. An enormous basement covers 48,000 sq. feet area. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls and eligibly domes supported by over four hundred columns. The total number of columns is 1,444 all of which are intricately carved and no two being alike. The artistically carved nymphs playing the flute in various dance postures at a height of 45 feet are an engrossing sight. In the assembly hall, there are two big bells weighing 108 Kg and their sound echoes in the entire complex. (Temple open only at 1200 Hrs. Leather belts, footwear, bare legs and black clothing not allowed).
Udaipur, the 'City of Sunrise'. On the banks of the shimmering lake Pichola, is one of the most romantic cities of Rajasthan. Nestled among the lush hills of the Aravali, it has inevitably been dubbed the 'Venice of the East'. It is a kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carries the flavor of the heroic past, epitomizing valor and chivalry.Udaipur Founded in 1568 A.D by Maharana Udai Singh, the city is a harmonious Indian blend of whitewashed buildings, marble palaces, lakeside gardens, temples and Havelis.
In the evening you will enjoy a leisurely boat ride on Lake Pichola with its main attractions the beautiful stretch of water surrounding the two marvelous structures the Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir, is the life line of Udaipur city. Lake Pichola is about 4 kms in length and 3 kms wide. Jagniwas was earlier the summer retreat of the prince of Mewar and now a five-star hotel Lake Palace. All the palaces in the city are constructed to have a magnificent reflection in this lake. This lake was created in the 15th century and widened later and a dam across was also created in that period. It was Maharana Udai Singh II who strengthened the Dam and widened the lake, as he was building his capital on the shore of the beautiful Lake. The lake was surrounded by many exquisite palaces, temples, hilly terrains, bathing ghats and many gardens. The city palace extends along the eastern shore of the lake and you can go for a boat ride from Bansi Ghat. (Subject to water level in the lake).Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 08 :
UDAIPUR
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, and proceed for Visit Jagdish Temple. Built in 1651 A.D. by Maharana Jagat Singh, this Indo-Aryan temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath, a manifestation of Vishnu. The largest and the most beautiful temple of Udaipur, it is always seething with constant activity and noted for its beautiful sculpted images and towering shikhara. Later visit City Palace. Udaipur's fascinating City Palace is the largest royal complex in Rajasthan. Standing on a rocky promontory the palace has balconies, towers and cupolas and presents a wonderful view of the lake and the city. The complex has eleven constituent mahals (palaces), constructed by successive maharanas during the three hundred years that followed the foundation of Udaipur in 1559. Added to this, Crystal Gallery and Durbar Hall within the complex is spectacular. Explore them for their mosaics, miniatures, mirror work and motifs.
Later visit Sahelion Ki Bari that is a small ornamental garden built in the honor of Royal Ladies for recreational purpose. Next is the visit to Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum. Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir is home to an attractive collection of folk dresses, puppets, ornaments, dolls, masks, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings. The museum is the best place for those interested in puppetry. Short amusing puppet shows are staged throughout the day. In addition, the museum runs short courses in puppet making and theatre Followed by visit to Eklingji & Nagda Temples - built in white marble with a double storied porch on the bank of Lake Bageela - 22 kms from Udaipur. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 09 :
UDAIPUR
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Airport or Railway Station.

















































***** TOUR END *****


MAGICAL RAJASTHAN 6 DAYS

Day 01
JAIPUR :
Arrival at Jaipur and transfer to hotel. Jaipur, widely known as the 'Pink City, is color washed pink to welcome Prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria of England who visited India in 1883 A.D. The city was founded in 1727 A.D by one of the greatest ruler Jai Singh II. Jaipur is surrounded by hills on three sides, crowned by formidable forts and majestic palaces, mansions and gardens. Jaipur is the only city in the world, which is sub-divided in to nine rectangular sectors symbolizing nine divisions of universe. Jaipur is the first planned city designed in accordance with 'Shilpa Shastra'- epochal treatise of Hindu architecture. Evening Rest of day is at leisure, free for independent activities. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 02:
JAIPUR
Morning: enjoy your breakfast at the hotel; later proceed to the excursion to Amber Fort. Here you will enjoy the Elephant Ride to reach the top of the palace. This journey on embellished elephants is bound to enrich your memories with the Royal lifestyle of the Maharajas and leave you with a truly unforgettable experience. (Subject to availability) Inside the Fort visit the Hall of Victory or Jag Mandir - is the famed Sheesh Mahal - a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during that period.
Continue your journey: with the city tour of Jaipur- visiting Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum, housing an impressive array of weaponry - pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world, having 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition. During the tour you will also have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 03 :
JAIPUR – RANTHOMBORE - (200KMS) (PARK CLOSED FROM 01 JULY TO 30 SEPT)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out, proceed and drive to Ranthombore. Ranthambhore National Park is about 4 hours drive away from Jaipur. The route is scenic with agriculture fields on both sides of the roads. This park is very famous for its tiger population. you will came across spotted deer grazing, Grey heron in breeding plumage Sambar,Chinkaras playing in the grass wild boars, majestic & pretty birds including Shikra,Black shouldered kite, Buzzard, Brahminy Duck, Storks and jackals as well lazy cats and hope to see Royal Bengal Tiger. There are now more than 41 tigers in Ranthambhore 1394 sq. kms. (Official figures suggest count of 41) and residing in the core area of 400 sq kms which is accessible to visitors. The park has a rich diversity of fauna and flora - species list includes 300 trees, 50 aquatic plants, 272 birds, 12 reptiles including the Marsh Crocodile & amphibians and 30 mammals are in plenty too. a thousand chitals, 800 neelgais, one rattle and sloth bear, many sambars, few chinkaras grazing, a blackbuck and many crocodiles & python also. The birds like cormorants, miniwets, darters, drongos lapwings, onoles, cormorants, kingfishers, stone, curlews and eagles, and thousands of peacocks and peahens. The landscape is dotted with ancient Banyan Trees, Dhok & Pipal trees, clusters of mango trees and crisscrossed with evergreen belts. Ranthambore Fort- the monuments are in well-kept condition and worth visiting. One can have a marvelous view of the lake and Ranthambhore National Park from top of the fort. The Fort is situated inside the Ranthambhore National Park, which is 15 Km far from Sawai Madhopur Railway Station. The massive battlements encloses one of India's most ancient forts (built in 944 A.D.), vast in size, encompassing an area of nearly 7 km in circumference.

Evening game drive in the Ranthambhore National Park. 1430hrs: EVENING GAME DRIVE
Afternoon game drive in exclusive Canter (20 Seater open bus) into the Park where your naturalist will talk to you about the wildlife found in this Park. And if you are lucky you will spot the tiger!

1800 hrs: Return to the Hotel.
Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY O4 :
RANTHAMBORE- FATEHPUR SIKRI- AGRA (300 KMS)
0630 hrs: Early Morning Game Drive. Early morning Game Drive in Canter (20 Seater open bus) into the Park where your naturalist will talk to you about the wildlife found in this Park. Ranthambhore National Park is probably the best place in the world to see wild tigers and is the only dry deciduous tiger habitat in the world. In game drive your naturalist will help you explore the park in the search of The Royal Bengal Tiger. 1000 hrs: Return to the Hotel. 1030 hrs; breakfast.
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Agra (05˝ hours) en-route visit to Fatehpur Sikri. This deserted red sandstone city was built by Emperor Akbar in 1571 AD in honor of the famous Sufi saint, Salim Chishti. The Mughal capital for only 14 years until abandoned due to lack of water, the buildings are blending Hindu and Islamic styles of architecture.
Agra: Agra was the capital of the Mughals during the 16th and 17th centuries. The emperors Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jehan governed their vast empires from here and as prolific builders; artisans from Persia, Central Asia and other parts of India were attracted by their patronage. The resulting luxurious palaces, tombs, forts and gardens dot the picturesque reverie region along the Yamuna River; three of which, the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Itimad ud Daulah (baby Taj).
Check in at hotel and later proceed for your sightseeing tour which starts from Agra fort, situated on the west bank of the Yamuna River, this imposing red sandstone Fort was started in 1565 by Akbar. The fort surrounded by a moat forms a crescent along the riverfront and encompasses a huge complex of courtly buildings reflecting the varied styles of the Emperors. Wander through the lavishly decorated halls, courtyards and galleries discovering hidden pavilions and alcoves while getting a glimpse of the Taj Mahal at a distance. Later visit the Taj Mahal, the world's greatest monument to love and devotion. Built by the emperor Shah Jehan for his favorite wife Mumtaz, its perfect proportions and exquisite craftsmanship took 20,000 workers almost 22 years to complete in 1653. (Closed on Fridays). Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 05 :
AGRA –DELHI (220 KMS)
Enjoy your breakfast, this morning at the hotel, and proceed to visit Itmad ud Daula. This tomb was built in 1622 for Ghiyas Beg, father of Empress Noor-Jahan, the wife of Emperor Jahangir. It is beautifully conceived in white marble, mosaic and lattice and set a precedent as the first Mughal building to be faced with white marble inlaid with contrasting stones. Sometimes also called 'Baby Taj', it is small, intimate and has a gentle serenity.
Also visit Sikandra. The sandstone and marble tomb of Akbar, the greatest of the Mughal emperors, lies in a peaceful garden 4 km northwest of Agra. Its construction was begun by Akbar himself but completed by his son Jahangir in 1613.The southern gateway, the most impressive part of the complex, is made of red sandstone inlaid with abstract patterns in white marble. The tomb itself has four stories, three of red sandstone and the fourth of marble. True to Akbar's philosophy of a single unifying religion, his tomb shows a blend of motifs and styles of various religions.
After sightseeing of Agra proceed to Delhi. Delhi, the capital city of India lying along the River Yamuna, Seven cities have existed here since the 10th century, ruled over by a succession of Rajputs,Turks,Afghans,Mughals and the British. Delhi is two cities in one; the Old Delhi of the Mughals, created by Shah Jehan after moving his Capital from Agra in 1638 AD is still a medieval district of narrow lanes, forts, mosques and bazaars. The second, New Delhi, built by the British between 1911 and 1931 and characterized by Sir Edwin Lutyens' architecture, is a spacious and well-designed metropolis of broad avenues, grand imperial buildings and landscaped gardens. New Delhi is a green city with its tree lined avenues, parks and natural forest and one of the City's hidden delights is the picturesque Lodi Gardens set around Mughal tombs and it is home to a number of museums including the national Museum, the Museum of Modern art, the Museum of Natural History and the creative Arts and Crafts Museum where artisans can be seen at work. Afternoon is free to walk around in the colorful and bustling bazaars for personal exploration or shopping. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 06 :
DELHI
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, and proceed drive through South Delhi to visit Qutub Minar, which is a World Heritage site and one of the most historically monument in Delhi. This 234' high tower which was built in 1193, at the time of the foundation of the Islamic rule in India. Drive past the Bhai Temple, a serene marble structure of near perfect proportions. Later, visit one of the most inspirational monuments of Delhi's past the Humayun's Tomb .This Tomb was built in 1565 by a Persian architect. Surrounded by well maintained gardens it is a wonderfully serene site. Drive onto Rajpath, a two mile long avenue originally the focal point of British India and now used for parades; lined with ornamental canals the views in both directions are imposing. Drive past India Gate, built to commemorate the Indian and British soldiers who died in World War I, Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan. Standing at the crest of Raisina Hill, Lutyen's 20th Century architectural masterpiece was built for the viceroy during British rule and is now the President's residence. Visit the Birla Mandir as it is popularly known which enshrines Lord Vishnu, situated at the heart of the city. Afterwards in Old Delhi previously known as Shahjahanabad, take a cycle rickshaw through the chaotic, noisy and bustling markets of Chandni Chowk, where trading continues in the maze of shops as it has done over the Centuries. Departure transfer to airport.



















***** TOUR END *****


THAR DESERT SPECIAL 4 DAYS

Day 01 :
JODHPUR - JAISALMER (300KMS)
Arrival at Jodhpur and transfer to Jaisalmer. Drive will be through visiting the some villages En route visit Osian. This picturesque getaway is situated 65 kms from Jodhpur. Osian is a great centre of Brahmanical and Jain religions. After Osian village drive through the desert village and visit the Khichan Village It is well known for migratory bird ”Kurja” (Crane). The village Khichan is hardly 4 kms away from Phalodi.A small sleepy town in the vicinity of Phalodi, Khichan has now become one of the most favored Bird watching vacation destinations in India.
Phalodi was initially called Phalvardhika. It was later renamed as Phalodi. The town is known as Phalodi after the Phalodi Fort was named at the request of Phala, the widowed daughter of Brahman Sidhu Kalla, who gave a generous contribution in cash to build the fort. In 1230, famous Kalyan Raoji's temple was constructed. The temple of goddess Latiyal Devi and Santinath are some of the oldest temples of the town. The Parasnath Jain temple established in 1847 by the Oswal Jain community has been made only in stone.It is made of old Belgium glass.
Jaisalmer - a fairy-tale town in the Thar Desert founded about 800 years ago by Maharaja Jaisal. Unlike another city, this desert fortress is one of Rajasthan's most exotic and unusual towns. Jaisalmer, an important ancient trading centre because of its strategic location on the camel trade routes, is often described as the 'golden city'. The havelis, built by merchants of the 19th century, are exquisitely carved from golden-yellow sandstone and are still in a beautiful condition. The fort built by Rawal Jaisal in the 12th century, stands on the 80 meter high Trikuta hill, with beautifully carved Jain temples.The annual desert festival takes place in January and February each year and is a riot of color and activity. Jaisalmer is also famous for its embroidery, Rajasthani mirror work, rugs, blankets, antique, and stonework and camel safaris into the barren sand-dune desert. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 02 :
JAISALMER
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, and proceed for Visit the famous Havelis (mansions) known for their frescoes. Jaisalmer's strategic position on the camel terrain route bought it great wealth. The merchants grew prosperous and commissioned great havelis, or mansions, to flaunt their ever-growing status in society. Made of local golden-yellow sand stone and wood, some of the havelis are still in excellent condition. The most elaborate and magnificent of all the Jaisalmer havelis is the Patwaon Ki Haveli. Five Jain brothers built the Haveli between 1800 and 1860. Salim Singh Ki Haveli and Nathmal Ki Haveli are the other two havelis that are opened to visitors. Built in 1156 by the Bhati ruler, Jaisal, the fort here stands atop the 80 m high Trikuta hill. 3 walls and features 99 bastions surround the fort. Within the fort complex lie the beautifully carved Jain Temples built between the 12th and 15th centuries.The 'Maharawals' (rulers) of Jaisalmer were devout Hindus but were tolerant of Jainism, and encouraged art and religion. There are seven temples in the complex.
After noon visit the Ghadishar Lake -The beautiful arched gateway across the road down to the tank a scenic rain water lake with numerous beautiful shrines around. The lake is an idyllic spot for outings. Lodurva - Lodurva, the ancient capital of Bhattis is 16 kilometers from Jaisalmer. Mostly in ruins, it is visited for the great Jain temple, which contains the most exquisite jail work screens, grand ceiling and a magnificent triumphal arch at the entrance. The original carriage for the deity, made in 1675, is still preserved. The most interesting object dart is Kalpataru, a mythical tree of wish fulfillment. Lodurva has a great number of peacocks, which hover around the temple walls lending spectacular color to the dry and stony landscape. Here once flowed the river Kak. Along its banks had flourished the romance between princess Momal, and prince Mathendru of Amarkot. Their tragic end is the theme of folk songs. Amar Sagar- From Lodurva, the road to Jaisalmer passes through Amar Sagar, which has a grand artificial reservoir for water, a temple and a promenade on the bank. Bada Bagh, cenotaphs of the Jaishalmer Rawals, has some magnificent chattris (canopies) set amidst an oasis of greenery. It is indeed a great place for a stopover and photography. Another beautiful place is the Gadi Sagar Tank, the main source of the city's water supply. Kuldhara Village - One of the most interesting places is Kuldhara village. This is among the 84 villages inhabited by the rich, hard-working Paliwals. The Paliwals deserted their houses overnight with the curse that anyone who removed even a stone from the houses would come to grief and perish. Howling winds rush through empty streets and skeletons of houses now exposed to the elements remains of the village.
Proceed for the excursion to SAM Sand dunes. Located at a distance of 42 kilometers from Jaisalmer, Sam Sand Dunes is the closest point to witness the total sandy desert. Accommodation in Jaisalmer or Tented Camp.

DAY 03:
JAISALMER- JODHPUR (300 KMS)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Jodhpur. The 15th century city of Jodhpur, stands at the edge of Thar Desert and is the largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. Jodhpur is a resplendent city, with a blend of modern and traditional buildings. The city is totally dominated by a massive fort sprawled across 125- meter high hill known as Meherangarh Fort, founded by Rao Jodha in 15th century. A flourishing trade center in the 16th century, Jodhpur is still one of the leading centers of wool, cattle, Camels, salt and agricultural Crops . It boasts of some of very fine reminders of its glorious past palaces, temples and other elegant monuments of architectural and historical significance. Also Jodhpur is popularly known as the 'Blue City' because of the beautiful houses painted with indigo color mostly belonging to the Brahmin caste. You can get a magnificent view of this Blue city from the ramparts of the Meherangarh Fort. Visit the Meherangarh Fort, which was impregnable for the rocky base which is on. It totally dominates the city and within its walls are the royal palaces, priceless jewels and a striking collection of arms .Also visit Jaswant Thada, the white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II built in 1899.
Also visit Sardar Bazaar and Clock Tower markets where you can see the vegetable, spice, Indian sweets, and textile and silver markets. These colorful markets with tiny shops dot the narrow lanes replete with woodcarvings, wrought iron, lacquer work, silver and ivory ornamentation and leather handicrafts. Afternoon is free to walk around in the colorful and bustling bazaars for personal exploration or shopping. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 04:
JODHPUR Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Airport or Railway station.













***** TOUR END *****


FORTS & PALACE SPECIAL 9 DAYS

Day 01 :
JAIPUR
Arrival at Jaipur and Transfer to hotel. Jaipur, widely known as the 'Pink City, is color washed pink to welcome Prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria of England who visited India in 1883 A.D. The city was founded in 1727 A.D by one of the greatest ruler Jai Singh II. Jaipur is surrounded by hills on three sides, crowned by formidable forts and majestic palaces, mansions and gardens. Jaipur is the only city in the world, which is sub-divided in to nine rectangular sectors symbolizing nine divisions of universe. Jaipur is the first planned city designed in accordance with 'Shilpa Shastra'- epochal treatise of Hindu architecture. Evening Rest of day is at leisure, free for independent activities. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 02 :
JAIPUR
Morning: enjoy your breakfast at the hotel; later proceed for the excursion to Amber Fort, here you will enjoy the Elephant Ride to reach atop of the palace. This journey on embellished elephants is bound to enrich your memories with the Royal lifestyle of the Maharajas and leave you with a truly unforgettable experience. (Subject to availability Inside the Fort visit the Hall of Victory or Jag Mandir - is the famed Sheesh Mahal- a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during that period.
Continue your journey: with the city tour of Jaipur- visiting Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum, housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world, having 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition. During the tour you will also have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 03 :
JAIPUR – RANTHAMBORE - (200KMS) (PARK CLOSED FROM 01 JULY TO 30 SEPT)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Ranthombore. Ranthambhore National Park is about 4 hours drive away from Jaipur. The route is scenic with agriculture fields on both sides of the roads. This park is very famous for its tiger population. you will came across spotted deer grazing, Grey heron in breeding plumage, Sambar, Chinkaras playing in the grass, wild boars, majestic & pretty birds including Shikra, Black shouldered kite, Buzzard, Brahminy Duck, Storks and jackals as well lazy cats and hope to see Royal Bengal Tiger. There are now more than 41 tigers in Ranthambhore 1394 sq.kms. (Official figures suggest count of 41) and residing in the core area of 400 sq kms which is accessible to visitors. The park has a rich diversity of fauna and flora - species list includes 300 trees, 50 aquatic plants, 272 birds, 12 reptiles including the Marsh Crocodile & amphibians and 30 mammals are in plenty too. a thousand chitals, 800 neelgais, one rattle and sloth bear, many sambars, few chinkaras grazing, a blackbuck and many crocodiles & python also. The birds like cormorants, miniwets, darters, drongos lapwings, onoles, cormorants, kingfishers, stone, curlews and eagles &. Thousands of peacocks and peahens. The mammals we The landscape is dotted with ancient Banyan Trees, Dhok & Pipal trees, clusters of mango trees and crisscrossed with evergreen belts.
Ranthambhore Fort- the monuments are in well condition and worth visiting. One can have a marvelous view of the lake and Ranthambhore National Park from top of the fort. The Fort is situated inside the Ranthambhore National Park, which is 15 Km far from Sawai Madhopur Railway Station. The massive battlements encloses one of India's most ancient forts (built in 944 A.D.), vast in size, encompassing an area of nearly 7 km in circumference.
Evening game drive in the Ranthambhore National Park.
1430hrs: EVENING GAME DRIVE
Afternoon game drive in Canter (20 Seater open bus) into the Park where your naturalist will talk to you about the wildlife found in this Park.
1800 hrs: Return to the Hotel.
Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY O4 :
RANTHAMBORE- CHITTORGARH -UDAIPUR (450 KMS)
0630 hrs: Early Morning Game Drive. Early morning Game Drive in Canter (20 Seater open bus) into the Park where your naturalist will talk to you about the wildlife found in this Park. Ranthambhore National Park is probably the best place in the world to see wild tigers and is the only dry deciduous tiger habitat in the world. In game drive your naturalist will help you explore the park in the search of The Royal Bengal Tiger.
1000 hrs: Return to the Hotel.
1030 hrs; breakfast
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Udaipur en route visit Chittorgarh. Arrival in Chittor and sight seeing of Fort. Chittorgarh fort is a huge and colossal structure. The entrance to the fort is provided through seven gates with the main gate, Ram Pol (gate of Ram). The main gate of the fort itself is Suraj Pol (Sun gate). As per the legend, Bhima, a Pandava, started the construction of the fort. There are a number of magnificent monuments inside the fort. Tour must include Rana Kumbha Palace, the most imposing monument in the Chittorgarh fort. Rich heritage and architecture define this palace. It is believed that the palace has underground basements where Rani Padmini and other women performed Johar.
After the fort visit drive 2 hours to Udaipur. You'll drive the Aravalli Range towards south, arriving Udaipur, the 'City of Sunrise'. On the banks of the shimmering lake Pichola, is one of the most romantic cities of Rajasthan. Nestled among the lush hills of the Aravali, it has inevitably been dubbed the 'Venice of the East'. It is a kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carries the flavor of the heroic past, epitomizing valor and chivalry. Udaipur Founded in 1568 A.D by Maharana Udai Singh, the city is a harmonious Indian blend of whitewashed buildings, marble palaces, lakeside gardens, temples and Havelis. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 05 :
UDAIPUR
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, and proceed for a tour to Udaipur, Visit Jagdish Temple, and Built in 1651 A.D. by Maharana Jagat Singh, this Indo-Aryan temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath, a manifestation of Vishnu. The largest and the most beautiful temple of Udaipur, it is always seething with constant activity and noted for its beautiful sculpted images and towering shikhara.
Later Visit City Palace. Udaipur' fascinating City Palace is the largest royal complex in Rajasthan. Standing on a rocky promontory the palace has balconies, towers and cupolas and presents a wonderful view of the lake and the city. The complex has eleven constituent mahals (palaces), constructed by successive maharanas during the three hundred years that followed the foundation of Udaipur in 1559. Added to this, Crystal Gallery and Durbar Hall within the complex is spectacular. Explore them for their mosaics, miniatures, mirror work and motifs. SHALION KI BARI Later visit Saheli Ki Bari that is a small ornamental garden built in the honor of Royal Ladies for recreational purpose.
Next is the visit to Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum. Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir is home to an attractive collection of folk dresses, puppets, ornaments, dolls, masks, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings. The museum is the best place for those interested in puppetry. Short amusing puppet shows are staged throughout the day. In addition, the museum runs short courses in puppet making and theatre. Followed by visit to Eklingji & Nagda Temples - built in white marble with a double storied porch on the bank of Lake Bageela - 22 kms from Udaipur.
In the evening you will enjoy a leisurely boat ride on Lake Pichola with its main attractions the beautiful stretch of water surrounding the two marvelous structures the Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir, is the life line of Udaipur city. Lake Pichola is about 4 kms in length and 3 kms wide. Jagniwas was earlier the summer retreat of the prince of Mewar and now a five-star hotel Lake Palace. All the palaces in the city are constructed to have a magnificent reflection in this lake. This lake was created in the 15th century and widened later and a dam across was also created in that period. It was Maharana Udai Singh II who strengthened the Dam and widened the lake, as he was building his capital on the shore of the beautiful Lake. The lake was surrounded by many exquisite palaces, temples, hilly terrains, bathing ghats and many gardens. The city palace extends along the eastern shore of the lake and you can go for a boat ride from Bansi Ghat. (Subject to water level in the lake). Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 06 :
UDAIPUR- RANAKPUR- JODHPUR (300 KMS)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Jodhpur en route visit Ranakpur. Ranakpur, about 90 km from Udaipur, is the largest Jain temple complex in India and dates to the 15th century. The main temple is dedicated to Adinath, the first Tirthankars. Intricate carvings detail mythological figures, patterns and motifs on the walls, pillars and domes there are 1444 ornately carved marble pillars in the complex and none of them are similar. The beautiful lace-like interiors of the domes are a superb example of western Indian temple style. Surya temple and other Jain temples are side attractions. (Temple opens only at 1200 Hrs. Leather belts, footwear, bare legs and black clothing not allowed).
After lunch, drive 175 kms to Jodhpur. An oasis in the arid Thar Desert, Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan. Representing this colorful city with shades of blue, Jodhpur has a history that is rich and a present that beckons strongly to the discerning tourist. Forts and palaces, temples and havelis, culture and tradition, spices and fabrics, color and texture, Jodhpur has them all and in plenty. Situated in western Rajasthan, Jodhpur has long attracted both the domestic and outside tourist. It not only offers tangibles, in terms of what you can see and buy but also fills one with a sense of history and the splendors of an era gone forever. The hospitality of the locals, the demure women, and the colorful turbans - all set against the unmerciful desert is something to feel, not just see. Every pore of Jodhpur tells its own tales of heroism that made legends out of kings and soldiers, romances that continue to warm the heart and a time when epics were lived out on the streets by everyday man.
Also visit Sardar Bazaar and Clock Tower markets where you can see the vegetable, spice, Indian sweets, and textile and silver markets. These colorful markets with tiny shops dot the narrow lanes replete with woodcarvings, wrought iron, lacquer work, silver and ivory ornamentation and leather handicrafts. Afternoon is free to walk around in the colorful and bustling bazaars for personal exploration or shopping. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 07 :
JODHPUR - JAISALMER (300 KMS)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed for sight seeing of Jodhpur The city is totally dominated by a massive fort sprawled across 125- meter high hill known as Meherangarh Fort, founded by Rao Jodha in 15th century. A flourishing trade center in the 16th century, Jodhpur is still one of the leading centers of wool, cattle, Camels, salt and agricultural Crops . It boasts of some of very fine reminders of its glorious past palaces, temples and other elegant monuments of architectural and historical significance. Also Jodhpur is popularly known as the 'Blue City' because of the beautiful houses painted with indigo color mostly belonging to the Brahmin caste. You can get a magnificent view of this Blue city from the ramparts of the Meherangarh Fort. Visit the Meherangarh Fort, which was impregnable for the rocky base which is on. It totally dominates the city and within its walls are the royal palaces, priceless jewels and a striking collection of arms .Also visit Jaswant Thada, the white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II built in 1899.
After lunch drive to Jaisalmer 285 km.Jaisalmer - a fairy-tale town in the Thar Desert founded about 800 years ago by Rajah Jaisal. Unlike any other city, this desert fortress is one of Rajasthan's most exotic and unusual towns. Jaisalmer, an important ancient trading centre because of its strategic location on the camel trade routes, is often described as the 'golden city'. The havelis, built by merchants of the 19th century, are exquisitely carved from golden-yellow sandstone and are still in a beautiful condition. The fort built by Rawal Jaisal in the 12th century, stands on the 80 metre high Trikuta hill, with beautifully carved Jain temples. The annual desert festival takes place in January and February each year and is a riot of color and activity. Jaisalmer is also famous for its embroidery, Rajasthani mirror work, rugs, blankets, antique, and stonework and camel safaris into the barren sand-dune desert.
In the evening, proceed for the excursion to Sam Sand dunes. Located at a distance of 42 kilometers from Jaisalmer, Sam Sand Dunes is the closest point to witness the total sandy desert. You can also see the patterns and motifs created by the shifting sands and air. Moreover, Sam Dunes also provide you with an unforgettable experience of camel rides and the sunset. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 08 :
JAISALMER
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, and proceed for the city tour of Jaisalmer. Visit the famous Havelis (mansions) known for their frescoes. Jaisalmer's strategic position on the camel terrain route bought it great wealth. The merchants grew prosperous and commissioned great havelis, or mansions, to flaunt their ever-growing status in society. Made of local golden yellow sand stone and wood, some of the havelis are still in excellent condition. The most elaborate and magnificent of all the Jaisalmer havelis is the Patwaon Ki Haveli. Five Jain brothers built the Haveli between 1800 and 1860. Salim Singh Ki Haveli and Nathmal Ki Haveli are the other two havelis that are opened to visitors. Built in 1156 by the Bhati ruler, Jaisal, the fort here stands atop the 80 m high Trikuta hill. 3 walls and features 99 bastions surround the fort. Over the centuries, the golden sand stone fortress witnessed many battles between the Bhatis, the Mughals and the Rathores of Jodhpur. Within the fort complex lie the beautifully carved Jain Temples built between the 12th and 15th centuries. The 'Maharawals' (rulers) of Jaisalmer were devout Hindus but were tolerant of Jainism, and encouraged art and religion. There are 7 temples in the complex - Afternoon is free to walk around in the colorful and bustling bazaars for personal exploration or shopping. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 09 :
JAISALMER - JODHPUR (300 KMS)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Jodhpur and departure transfer at Airport or Railway Station.

































***** TOUR END *****


BEST OF RAJASTHAN 9 DAYS

Day 01 :
JAIPUR
Arrival at Jaipur and Transfer to hotel. Jaipur, widely known as the 'Pink City, is color washed pink to welcome Prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria of England who visited India in 1883 A.D. The city was founded in 1727 A.D by one of the greatest ruler Jai Singh II. Jaipur is surrounded by hills on three sides, crowned by formidable forts and majestic palaces, mansions and gardens. Jaipur is the only city in the world, which is sub-divided in to nine rectangular sectors symbolizing nine divisions of universe. Jaipur is the first planned city designed in accordance with 'Shilpa Shastra'- epochal treatise of Hindu architecture. Evening Rest of day is at leisure, free for independent activities. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 02 :
JAIPUR
Morning: enjoy your breakfast at the hotel; later proceed for the excursion to Amber Fort, here you will enjoy the Elephant Ride to reach atop of the palace. This journey on embellished elephants is bound to enrich your memories with the Royal lifestyle of the Maharajas and leave you with a truly unforgettable experience. (Subject to availability Inside the Fort visit the Hall of Victory or Jag Mandir - is the famed Sheesh Mahal- a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during that period.
Continue your journey: with the city tour of Jaipur- visiting Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum, housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world, having 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition. During the tour you will also have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 03 :
JAIPUR – AJMER – PUSHKAR - JODHPUR (400KMS)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Jodhpur. En route, visit Pushkar and Ajmer, 150 Km & approx 03 Hours. Ajmer is the most sacred of all Muslim places of pilgrimage in India. It is a green oasis on the Shore of Ana Sagar Lake, hemmed in by barren hills. Historically, Ajmer was always of great strategic importance. It was founded in 7th century by Ajaipal Chauhan. He named it Ajaimeru the 'invincible hill'. The city's Muslim history began when Prithviraj Chauhan lost Ajmer to Sultan Muhammad Ghori in 1193 A.D. The Persian saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, who came with Muhammad Ghori from Persia in 1192 settled here. Thus the place where he was buried is today known as the Dargah Sharif. Construction of the shrine was completed by Humayun and the gates were added by the Nizam of Hyderabad. Later Shah Jahan constructed a mosque of white marble; it has 11 arches and a Persian inscription running the full length of the building.
Leave for a visit to Pushkar. Pushkar is a mellow, serene and bewitching little town which attracts those in search of some respite from the tumult of India. Pushkar is right on the edge of the desert and is only 11 km from Ajmer but separated from it by Nag Pahar, the snake mountain. This traveler-friendly town clings to the side of the small Pushkar Lake with its many bathing ghats and temples. For Hindus, Pushkar is a very important pilgrimage centre and you'll see plenty of Sadhus (individuals on a spiritual search). Pushkar boasts temples, The most famous is the Brahma Temple, said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity.. After lunch drive to Jodhpur 230 Kms.
Jodhpur - An oasis in the arid Thar Desert, Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan. Representing this colorful city with shades of blue, Jodhpur has a history that is rich and a present that beckons strongly to the discerning tourist. Forts and palaces, temples and havelis, culture and tradition, spices and fabrics, color and texture, Jodhpur has them all and in plenty. Situated in western Rajasthan, Jodhpur has long attracted both the domestic and outside tourist. It not only offers tangibles, in terms of what you can see and buy but also fills one with a sense of history and the splendors of an era gone forever.
In the evening, proceed for the excursion to Sam Sand dunes. Located at a distance of 42 kilometers from Jaisalmer, Sam Sand Dunes is the closest point to witness the total sandy desert. You can also see the patterns and motifs created by the shifting sands and air. Moreover, Sam Sand Dunes also provide you with an unforgettable experience of camel rides and the sunset. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 04 :
JODHPUR – JAISALMER (300KMS)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer - a fairy-tale town in the Thar Desert founded about 800 years ago by Rajah Jaisal. Unlike any other city, this desert fortress is one of Rajasthan's most exotic and unusual towns. Jaisalmer, an important ancient trading centre because of its strategic location on the camel trade routes, is often described as the 'golden city'. The havelis, built by merchants of the 19th century, are exquisitely carved from golden-yellow sandstone and are still in a beautiful condition. The fort built by Rawal Jaisal in the 12th century, stands on the 80 metre high Trikuta hill, with beautifully carved Jain temples. The annual desert festival takes place in January and February each year and is a riot of color and activity. Jaisalmer is also famous for its embroidery, Rajasthani mirror work, rugs, blankets, antique, and stonework and camel safaris into the barren sand-dune desert. Afternoon is free to walk around in the colorful and bustling bazaars. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 05 :
JAISALMER OR SODAKORE (MIRVANA CAMP)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Jaisalmer. Visit the famous Havelis (mansions) known for their frescoes. Jaisalmer's strategic position on the camel terrain route bought it great wealth. The merchants grew prosperous and commissioned great havelis, or mansions, to flaunt their ever-growing status in society. Made of local golden-yellow sand stone and wood, some of the havelis are still in excellent condition. The most elaborate and magnificent of all the Jaisalmer havelis is the Patwaon Ki Haveli. Five Jain brothers built the Haveli between 1800 and 1860. Salim Singh Ki Haveli and Nathmal Ki Haveli are the other two havelis that are opened to visitors. Built in 1156 by the Bhatti ruler, Jaisal, THE FORT here stands atop the 80 m high Trikuta hill. 3 walls and features 99 bastions surround the fort. Over the centuries, the golden sand stone fortress witnessed many battles between the Bhattis, the Mughals and the rathors of Jodhpur. Within the fort complex lie the beautifully carved Jain Temples built between the 12th and 15th centuries. The Maharawals (rulers) of Jaisalmer were devout Hindus but were tolerant of Jainism, and encouraged art and religion. There are 7 temples in the complex - Chandraprabhu, Parasnath, Shitalnath, Sambhavnath, Shantinath, Kunthunath and Rikhabdev Temple.
In the evening, proceed for the excursion to Sam Sand dunes. Located at a distance of 42 kilometers from Jaisalmer, Sam Sand Dunes is the closest point to witness the total sandy desert. You can also see the patterns and motifs created by the shifting sands and air. Moreover, Sam Sand Dunes also provide you with an unforgettable experience of camel rides and the sunset. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 06 :
JAISALMER – JODHPUR (300 KMS)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Jodhpur. The 15th century city of Jodhpur, stands at the edge of Thar Desert and is the largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. Jodhpur is a resplendent city, with a blend of modern and traditional buildings. The city is totally dominated by a massive fort sprawled across 125- meter high hill known as Meherangarh Fort, founded by Rao Jodha in 15th century. A flourishing trade center in the 16th century, Jodhpur is still one of the leading centers of wool, cattle, Camels, salt and agricultural Crops . It boasts of some of very fine reminders of its glorious past palaces, temples and other elegant monuments of architectural and historical significance. Also Jodhpur is popularly known as the 'Blue City' because of the beautiful houses painted with indigo color mostly belonging to the Brahmin caste. You can get a magnificent view of this Blue city from the ramparts of the Meherangarh Fort. Visit the Meherangarh Fort, which was impregnable for the rocky base which is on. It totally dominates the city and within its walls are the royal palaces, priceless jewels and a striking collection of arms. Also visit Jaswant Thada, the white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II built in 1899. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 07 :
JODHPUR - RANAKPUR- UDAIPUR (300KMS)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Udaipur.You'll drive through valleys in the remote and peaceful Aravalli Range to Udaipur. In the Aravalli Hills of Rajasthan has a range of natural and cultural bounties which makes it an excellent destination.
En route you will visit the Ranakpur Jain Temple. The Ranakpur Jain temples are hidden in the dense forests of the Aravalli hills in a peaceful setting and are one of the five holy Jain pilgrimages and they were built during the reign of the liberal and gifted monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. An enormous basement covers 48,000 sq. feet area. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls and eligibly domes supported by over four hundred columns. The total number of columns is 1,444 all of which are intricately carved and no two being alike. The artistically carved nymphs playing the flute in various dance postures at a height of 45 feet are an engrossing sight. In the assembly hall, there are two big bells weighing 108 Kg and their sound echoes in the entire complex. (Temple opens only at 1200 Hrs. Leather belts, footwear, bare legs and black clothing not allowed).
We'll continue driving south, Udaipur, the 'City of Sunrise'. On the banks of the shimmering lake Pichola, is one of the most romantic cities of Rajasthan. Nestled among the lush hills of the Aravali, it has inevitably been dubbed the 'Venice of the East'. It is a kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carries the flavor of the heroic past, epitomizing valor and chivalry.Udaipur Founded in 1568 A.D by Maharana Udai Singh, the city is a harmonious Indian blend of whitewashed buildings, marble palaces, lakeside gardens, temples and Havelis.
In the evening you will enjoy a leisure boat ride on Lake Pichola with its main attractions the beautiful stretch of water surrounding the two marvelous structures the Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir, is the life line of Udaipur city. Lake Pichola is about 4 kms in length and 3 kms wide. Jagniwas was earlier the summer retreat of the prince of Mewar and now a five-star hotel Lake Palace. All the palaces in the city are constructed to have a magnificent reflection in this lake. This lake was created in the 15th century and widened later and a dam across was also created in that period. It was Maharana Udai Singh II who strengthened the Dam and widened the lake, as he was building his capital on the shore of the beautiful Lake. The lake was surrounded by many exquisite palaces, temples, hilly terrains, bathing ghats and many gardens. The city palace extends along the eastern shore of the lake and you can go for a boat ride from Bansi Ghat. (Subject to water level in the lake). Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 08 :
UDAIPUR
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Udaipur. Udaipur is also a centre of historic arts and crafts of Mewar. During a guided tour you will visit the CITY PALACE built in 1725, the grand City Palace is actually a conglomerate of eleven palaces overlooking the sprawling Lake Pichola. One of the largest, most beautiful palaces in the state of Rajasthan, it is now a museum, royal residence and a luxury hotel. This intricately designed monument is an architectural wonder in granite and marble; JAGDISH TEMPLE built in 1651 by Maharaja Jagat Singh, this temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located in the centre of the old city. The temple has a black marble image of Lord Vishnu, which is unusual for the northern part of the country, where statues of Gods are normally in marble; Later visit Sahelion Ki Bari that is a small ornamental garden built in the honor of Royal Ladies for recreational purpose. Next is the visit to Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum. Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir is home to an attractive collection of folk dresses, puppets, ornaments, dolls, masks, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings. The museum is the best place for those interested in puppetry. Short amusing puppet shows are staged throughout the day. In addition, the museum runs short courses in puppet making and theatre, followed by visit to Eklingji & Nagda Temples - built in white marble with a double storied porch on the bank of Lake Bageela - 22 kms from Udaipur. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 09 :
UDAIPUR
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Airport or Railway Station.





































***** TOUR END *****


RAJASTHAN MARVELS 12 DAYS

Day 01 :
JAIPUR
Arrival at Jaipur and transfer to hotel. Jaipur, widely known as the 'Pink City was colored in pink to welcome Prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria of England who visited India in 1883 A.D. The city was founded in 1727 A.D by one of the greatest ruler Jai Singh II. Jaipur is surrounded by hills on three sides and crowned by formidable forts and majestic palaces, mansions and gardens. Jaipur is the only city in the world, which is sub-divided into nine rectangular sectors symbolizing nine divisions of universe. Also, Jaipur is the first planned city designed in accordance with 'Shilpa Shastra'- epochal treatise of Hindu architecture. Evening, Rest of the day is at leisure, free for independent activities. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 02 :
JAIPUR
Morning: enjoy your breakfast at the hotel; later proceed for an excursion to Amber Fort, here you will enjoy the Elephant Ride to reach atop of the palace. This journey on embellished elephants is bound to enrich your memories with the Royal lifestyle of the Maharajas and leave you with a truly unforgettable experience. (Subject to availability Inside the Fort visit the Hall of Victory or Jag Mandir, the famed Sheesh Mahal - a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium.
Continue your journey: with the city tour of Jaipur- visiting Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it is now converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. One of the major attractions of the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum, housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world, having 17 large instruments; many of them are still in working condition. During the tour you will also have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 03 :
JAIPUR - BIKANER (350KMS)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Bikaner .Bikaner which was once a major trading post between Africa, West Asia and the Far East. The arts prospered receiving the patronage of a wealthy merchant community. The city is renowned for the best riding camels in the world. This after noon you will visit Camel Breeding Farms; Junagarh Fort, a formidable structure encircled by a moat and having some beautiful palaces within. Situated at a height of above seven hundred feet above sea level, it towers over the city and can be seen from a distance. The fort and its palaces are profusely decorated with magnificent stone carvings. 30 kms south of Bikaner is the village of Deshnoke, where the famous Mata Karni Temple is situated. The 600-year-old temple is dedicated to Karni Mata, an incarnation of Goddess Durga. The temple plays host to thousands of rats that form the major attraction here. The rats are considered sacred and worshipped accordingly. You have to be very careful while entering the inner sanctum, because it is believed that if you accidentally step on a rat, a gold replica has to be made to compensate for the lost life. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 04 :
BIKANER - JAISALMER (350KMS)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer - a fairy-tale town in the Thar Desert founded about 800 years ago by Raja Jaisal. Unlike any other city, this desert fortress is one of Rajasthan's most exotic and unusual towns. Jaisalmer, an important ancient trading centre because of its strategic location on the camel trade routes, is often described as the 'golden city'. The havelis, built by merchants of the 19th century, are exquisitely carved from golden-yellow sandstone and are still in a beautiful condition. The fort built by Rawal Jaisal in the 12th century, stands on the 80 meter high Trikuta hill, with beautifully carved Jain temples. The annual desert festival takes place in January and February each year and is a riot of color and activity. Jaisalmer is also famous for its embroidery, Rajasthani mirror work, rugs, blankets, antique and stonework and the sand dune desert camel safaris. Afternoon is free, walk around the colorful and bustling bazaars for personal exploration or shopping. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 05 :
JAISALMER OR SODAKORE Mirvana Camp
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel; proceed for the city tour of Jaisalmer. Visit the famous Haveli’ (mansions) known for their frescoes. Jaisalmer's strategic position on the camel terrain route brought great wealth. The merchants grew prosperous and commissioned great havelis, or mansions, to flaunt their ever-growing status in society. Made of local golden-yellow sand stone and wood, some of the havelis are still in excellent condition. The most elaborate and magnificent of all the Jaisalmer havelis is the Patwaon Ki Haveli. Five Jain brothers built the Haveli between 1800 and 1860. Salim Singh Ki Haveli and Nathmal Ki Haveli are the other two havelis that are open to visitors. Built in 1156 by the Bhatti ruler, Jaisal, THE FORT here stands atop the 80 m high Trikuta hill and 3 walls and 99 bastions surround the fort. Over the centuries, the golden sand stone fortress witnessed many battles between the Bhattis, the Mughals and the Rathors of Jodhpur. Within the fort complex lie the beautifully carved Jain Temples built between the 12th and 15th centuries. The Maharawals (rulers) of Jaisalmer were devout Hindus but were tolerant of Jainism, and encouraged art and religion. There are 7 temples in the complex.
In the evening, proceed for the excursion to Sam Sand dunes. Located at a distance of 42 kilometers from Jaisalmer, Sam Sand Dunes is the closest point to witness the total sandy desert. You can also see the patterns and motifs created by the shifting sands and air. Moreover, Sam Sand Dunes also provide you with an unforgettable experience of camel rides and the sunset. Return to your hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 06 :
JAISALMER/SODAKORE – JODHPUR (300 KMS)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Jodhpur. The 15th century city of Jodhpur, stands at the edge of Thar Desert and is the largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. Jodhpur is a resplendent city, with a blend of modern and traditional buildings. The city is totally dominated by a massive fort sprawled across 125- meter high hill known as Meherangarh Fort, founded by Rao Jodha in 15th century. A flourishing trade center in the 16th century, Jodhpur is still one of the leading centers of wool, cattle, camels, salt and agricultural crops . It boasts of some of very fine reminders of its glorious past palaces, temples and other elegant monuments of architectural and historical significance. Also Jodhpur is popularly known as the 'Blue City'because of the beautiful houses painted with indigo color mostly belonging to the Brahmin caste. You can get a magnificent view of this Blue city from the ramparts of the Meherangarh Fort. Visit the Meherangarh Fort, which was impregnable for the rocky base it is built on. It totally dominates the city and within its walls are the royal palaces, priceless jewels and a striking collection of arms. Also visit Jaswant Thada, the white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II built in 1899.
Also visit Sardar Bazaar and Clock Tower markets where you can see the vegetable, spice, Indian sweets, and textile and silver markets. These colorful markets with tiny shops dot the narrow lanes replete with woodcarvings, wrought iron, lacquer work, silver and ivory ornamentation and leather handicrafts. Afternoon is free to walk around, in the colorful and bustling bazaars for personal exploration or shopping. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 07 :
JODHPUR– RANAKPUR – MOUNT ABU (300 KMS)
Enjoy your breakfast in morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Mount Abu. You’ll drive through valleys in the remote and peaceful Aravalli Range to Mount Abu. The Aravalli Hills of Rajasthan have a range of natural and cultural bounties which makes it an excellent destination. The biggest draw of this charming hill town is the famous Dilwara Temples, worth a visit for their outstanding architecture, intricate white marble carvings and elegant sculptures. This ancient temple complex captures the cultural heritage of the region in all its glory. (Temple opens only at 1200 Hrs. Leather belts, footwear, bare legs and black clothing not allowed) En route you will visit the Ranakpur Jain Temple. The Ranakpur Jain temples are hidden in the dense forests of the Aravalli hills in a peaceful setting and are one of the five holy Jain pilgrimages and they were built during the reign of the liberal and gifted monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. An enormous basement covers 48,000 sq. feet area. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls and eligibly domes supported by over four hundred columns. The total number of columns is 1,444 all of which are intricately carved with no two being alike. The artistically carved nymphs playing the flute in various dance postures at a height of 45 feet are an engrossing sight. In the assembly hall, there are two big bells weighing 108 Kg and their sound echoes in the entire complex. After lunch drive to Mount Abu. Sightseeing of Mount Abu.
Dilwara Temples: This temple complex built in the Solanki style of architecture dates back to the 11th and 13th centuries AD. Carved out of white marble, these temples are dedicated to the Jain Tirthankaras (enlightened souls). The oldest temple, the Vimal Vasahi temple, was built in 1031 AD and is dedicated to the first of the Jain Tirthankaras. The temples are very famous for the intricate carvings, especially on the pillars. But the most striking feature of this Jain temple is the marble pendant in the dome of the porch. It hangs from the ceiling like an enchanting cluster of half-open lotuses with cups so finely carved that they appear to be transparent.
Nakki Lake: Legend has it that this lake was carved out by the Gods. Set picturesquely amidst hills, it is the only artificial lake in India that is 1200 meters above sea level. The Nakki Lake, set amidst the misty hills, makes for a pretty picture with colorful tourist boats gliding past. Toad Rock, a uniquely-shaped rock, adds to the charm of the picturesque lake. The Natural beauty and breathtakingly beautiful temple architecture make this sightseeing tour in Mount, Abu memorable. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 08 :
MOUNT ABU - UDAIPUR (200 KMS)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and drive through valleys of the remote and peaceful Aravalli Range to Udaipur. We'll continue driving south, arriving Udaipur, known as the “City of Sunrise”. It is on the banks of the shimmering lake Pichola and is one of the most romantic cities of Rajasthan. Nestled among the lush hills of the Aravali, it has inevitably been dubbed the 'Venice of the East'. It is a kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carries the flavor of the heroic past, epitomizing valor and chivalry. Udaipur was founded in 1568 A.D. by Maharana Udai Singh; the city is a harmonious Indian blend of whitewashed buildings, marble palaces, lakeside gardens, temples and havelis.
In the evening you will enjoy a leisure boat ride on Lake Pichola. The beautiful stretch of water surrounding the two marvelous structures the Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir, is the life line of Udaipur city. Lake Pichola is about 4 kms in length and 3 kms wide. Jagniwas was earlier the summer retreat of the prince of Mewar and is now a five-star Hotel Lake Palace. All the palaces in the city are constructed to have a magnificent reflection in this lake. This lake was created in the 15th century and widened later. The lake is surrounded by many exquisite palaces, temples, hilly terrains, bathing ghats and many gardens. The city palace extends along the eastern shore of the lake and you can go for a boat ride from Bansi Ghat. (Subject to water level in the lake). Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 09 :
UDAIPUR
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, and proceed for sight seeing of Udaipur. Udaipur is also a centre of historic arts and crafts of Mewar. During a guided tour you will visit the City Palace built in 1725, the grand City Palace is actually a conglomerate of eleven palaces overlooking the sprawling Lake Pichola. One of the largest, most beautiful palaces in the state of Rajasthan, it is now a museum, royal residence and a luxury hotel. This intricately designed monument is an architectural wonder in granite and marble; Jagdish Temple built in 1651 by Maharaja Jagat Singh, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located in the centre of the old city. The temple has a black marble image of Lord Vishnu, which is unusual for the northern part of the country, where statues of Gods are normally in marble. Later visit Sahelion Ki Bari that is a small ornamental garden built in the honor of Royal Ladies for recreational purpose. Next is the visit to Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum. Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir is home to an attractive collection of folk dresses, puppets, ornaments, dolls, masks, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings. The museum is the best place for those interested in puppetry. Short amusing puppet shows are staged throughout the day. In addition, the museum runs short courses in puppet making and theatre. The Udaipur trip will be followed by visit to Eklingji & Nagda Temples - built in white marble with a double storied porch on the bank of Lake Bageela - 22 kms from Udaipur. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 10 :
UDAIPUR-CHITTORGARH-RANTHAMBHORE (450 KMS)(PARK CLOSED FROM 01 JULY TO 30 SEPT)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Ranthambhore, En route visit the Chittorgarh Fort which is a huge and colossal structure. The entrance to the fort is provided through seven gates with the main gate, Ram Pol (gate of Ram). As per the legend, Bhim, a Pandava, started the construction of the fort. There are a number of magnificent monuments inside the fort. Tour must include Rana Kumbha Palace, the most imposing monument in the Chittorgarh Fort. Rich heritage and architecture define this palace. It is believed that the palace has underground basements where Rani Padmini and other women performed Johar.
After Lunch drive to Ranthambhore. The Park covers a huge area of 400 kms of dry deciduous forest and has three lakes – Rajbaug, Padam and Malik and the fort at the entrance. The town gets its name from two hill ranges, “Ranas” and “Thambore” which meet there. The main tourists' attraction here is the royal Bengal tiger. The area of Ranthambhore Park hosts 30-32 tigers, showing a healthy ecosystem. For a relatively small area, the park has a rich diversity of fauna and flora - species list includes 300 trees, 50 aquatic plants, and 272 birds, 12 reptiles including the Marsh Crocodile & amphibians and 30 mammals. It includes around a thousand chitals, 800 neelgais, a rattle and a slothbear, many sambars, few chinkaras, blackbuck and many crocodiles & python. It houses birds like cormorants, miniwets, darters, drongos lapwings, anoles, cormorants, kingfishers, stone curlews and eagles & thousands of peacocks and peahens. The landscape is dotted with ancient Banyan Trees, Dhok & Pipal trees. The forest is typically dry deciduous type, with Dhok, being the most prominent tree. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 11 :
RANTHAMBHORE
0630 hrs: Early Morning Game Drive. Early morning Game Drive in Canter (Open Bus 20 Seater) into the Park where your naturalist will talk to you about the wildlife found in this Park. Ranthambhore National Park is probably the best place in the world to see wild tigers and is the only dry deciduous tiger habitat in the world. In game drive your naturalist will help you explore the park in the search of the Royal Bengal Tiger.
1000 hrs: Return to the Hotel.
1030 hrs; Breakfast
1330 hrs; Lunch
1430hrs: Evening Game Drive
Evening game drive in Canter into the Park where your naturalist will talk to you about the wildlife found in this Park. And if you are lucky you will spot the tiger.
1800 hrs: Return to the Hotel.
Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 12 :
RANTHAMBHORE – JAIPUR (200KMS)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Jaipur and transfer to Airport or Railway Station.





















































***** TOUR END *****


HIGHTLIGHTS OF RAJASTHAN 6 DAYS

Day 01 :
JAIPUR
Arrival at Jaipur and transfer to hotel. Jaipur, widely known as the 'Pink City was colored in pink to welcome Prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria of England who visited India in 1883 A.D. The city was founded in 1727 A.D by one of the greatest ruler Jai Singh II. Jaipur is surrounded by hills on three sides and crowned by formidable forts and majestic palaces, mansions and gardens. Jaipur is the only city in the world, which is sub-divided into nine rectangular sectors symbolizing nine divisions of universe. Also, Jaipur is the first planned city designed in accordance with 'Shilpa Shastra'- epochal treatise of Hindu architecture. Evening Rest of day is at leisure, free for independent activities. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 02:
JAIPUR
Morning: enjoy your breakfast at the hotel; later proceed for an excursion to Amber Fort, here you will enjoy the Elephant Ride to reach atop of the palace. This journey on embellished elephants is bound to enrich your memories with the Royal lifestyle of the Maharajas and leave you with a truly unforgettable experience. (Subject to availability Inside the Fort visit the Hall of Victory or Jag Mandir, the famed Sheesh Mahal - a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium.
Continue your journey: with the city tour of Jaipur- visiting Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it is now converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. One of the major attractions of the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum, housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world, having 17 large instruments, many of them are still in working condition. During the tour you will also have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 03 :
JAIPUR – AJMER – PUSHKAR - JODHPUR (400KMS)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Jodhpur. En route visit Pushkar and Ajmer, 150 Km & approx 03 Hours. Ajmer is the most sacred of all Muslim places of pilgrimage in India. It is a green oasis on the shore of Ana Sagar Lake, hemmed in by barren hills. Historically, Ajmer was always of great strategic importance. It was founded in 7th century by Ajaipal Chauhan. He named it Ajaimeru the 'invincible hill'. The city's Muslim history began when Prithviraj Chauhan lost Ajmer to Sultan Muhammad Ghori in 1193 A.D. The Persian saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, who came with Muhammad Ghori from Persia in 1192 settled here. Thus the place where he was buried is today known as the Dargah Sharif. Construction of the shrine was completed by Humayun and the gates were added by the Nizam of Hyderabad. Later Shah Jahan constructed a mosque of white marble; it has 11 arches and a Persian inscription running the full length of the building.
Leave for a visit to Pushkar.Pushkar is right on the edge of the desert and is only 11 km from Ajmer and separated from it by Nag Pahar, the snake mountain. This traveler-friendly town clings to the side of the small Pushkar Lake with its many bathing ghats and temples. For Hindus, Pushkar is a very important pilgrimage centre and you'll see plenty of Sadhus (individuals on a spiritual search).The most famous is the Brahma Temple, said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity. After lunch drive to Jodhpur 230 Kms.
The 15th century city of Jodhpur, stands at the edge of Thar Desert and is the largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. Jodhpur is a resplendent city, with a blend of modern and traditional buildings. Also visit Sardar Bazaar and Clock Tower markets where you can see the vegetable, spice, Indian sweets, and textile and silver markets. These colorful markets with tiny shops dot the narrow lanes replete with woodcarvings, wrought iron, lacquer work, silver and ivory ornamentation and leather handicrafts. Afternoon is free to walk around in the colorful and bustling bazaars for personal exploration or shopping. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 04 :
JODHPUR - RANAKPUR- UDAIPUR (300KMS)
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed for Sightseeing of Jodhpur. The city is totally dominated by a massive fort sprawled across 125-meter high hill known as Meherangarh Fort, founded by Rao Jodha in 15th century. A flourishing trade center in the 16th century, Jodhpur is still one of the leading centers of wool, cattle, Camels, salt and agricultural Crops . It boasts of some of very fine reminders of its glorious past palaces, temples and other elegant monuments of architectural and historical significance. Also Jodhpur is popularly known as the 'Blue City' because of the beautiful houses painted with indigo color mostly belonging to the Brahmin caste. You can get a magnificent view of this Blue city from the ramparts of the Meherangarh Fort.Visit the Meherangarh Fort, which was impregnable for the rocky base which is on. It totally dominates the city and within its walls are the royal palaces, priceless jewels and a striking collection of arms .Also visit Jaswant Thada, the white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II built in 1899.
Countine Drive to Udaipur.You'll drive through valleys in the remote and peaceful Aravalli Range to Udaipur.In the Aravalli Hills of Rajasthan has a range of natural and cultural bounties which makes it an excellent destination.
En route you will visit the Ranakpur Jain Temple. The Ranakpur Jain temples are hidden in the dense forests of the Aravalli hills in a peaceful setting and are one of the five holy Jain pilgrimages and they were built during the reign of the liberal and gifted monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. An enormous basement covers 48,000 sq. feet area. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls and eligibly domes supported by over four hundred columns. The total number of columns is 1,444 all of which are intricately carved and no two being alike. The artistically carved nymphs playing the flute in various dance postures at a height of 45 feet are an engrossing sight. In the assembly hall, there are two big bells weighing 108 Kg and their sound echoes in the entire complex. (Temple opens only at 1200 Hrs. Leather belts, footwear, bare legs and black clothing not allowed).
Udaipur, the 'City of Sunrise'. On the banks of the shimmering lake Pichola, is one of the most romantic cities of Rajasthan. Nestled among the lush hills of the Aravali, it has inevitably been dubbed the 'Venice of the East'. It is a kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carries the flavor of the heroic past, epitomizing valor and chivalry. Udaipur Founded in 1568 A.D by Maharana Udai Singh, the city is a harmonious Indian blend of whitewashed buildings, marble palaces, lakeside gardens, temples and Havelis. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 05 :
UDAIPUR
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, and proceed for sight seeing of Udaipur. Udaipur is also a centre of historic arts and crafts of Mewar. During a guided tour you will visit the CITY PALACE built in 1725. The grand City Palace is actually a conglomerate of eleven palaces overlooking the sprawling Lake Pichola. One of the largest, most beautiful palaces in the state of Rajasthan, it is now a museum, royal residence and a luxury hotel. This intricately designed monument is an architectural wonder in granite and marble; JAGDISH TEMPLE built in 1651 by Maharaja Jagat Singh, this temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located in the centre of the old city. The temple has a black marble image of Lord Vishnu, which is unusual for the northern part of the country, where statues of Gods are normally in marble; Later visit Sahelion Ki Bari that is a small ornamental garden built in the honor of Royal Ladies for recreational purpose. Next is the visit to Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum. Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir is home to an attractive collection of folk dresses, puppets, ornaments, dolls, masks, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings. The museum is the best place for those interested in puppetry. Short amusing puppet shows are staged throughout the day. In addition, the museum runs short courses in puppet making and theatre. Follow by a visit to Eklingji & Nagda Temples - built in white marble with a double storied porch on the bank of Lake Bageela - 22 kms from Udaipur.
In the evening you will enjoy a leisurely boat ride on Lake Pichola with its main attractions - the beautiful stretch of water surrounding the two marvelous structures, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir, and is the lifeline of Udaipur city. Lake Pichola is about 4 kms in length and 3 kms wide. Jagniwas was earlier the summer retreat of the prince of Mewar and now a five-star hotel Lake Palace. All the palaces in the city are constructed to have a magnificent reflection in this lake. This lake was created in the 15th century and widened later and a dam across was also created in that period. It was Maharana Udai Singh II who strengthened the Dam and widened the lake, as he was building his capital on the shore of the beautiful Lake. The lake was surrounded by many exquisite palaces, temples, hilly terrains, bathing ghats and many gardens. The city palace extends along the eastern shore of the lake and you can go for a boat ride from Bansi Ghat. (Subject to water level in the lake). Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 06 :
UDAIPUR
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Airport or Railway Station.

























***** TOUR END *****


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28 / 4581 Salafi Complex Rotary Junction,
Muvattupuzha By-Pass Road,

Thodupuzha
Kerala State
Pin Code: 685584
India
Mr. Hari
Email: tpzsales@creativeholidaysindia.com
Tirur Office
Creative Tours & Travels (I) Pvt. Ltd
2nd Floor, Eee Pee's Tower,
Opp. Bus Stand,
Tirur

Malappuram Dist,
Pin Code: 676101,
Kerala State
India
Tel: +91-494-2424537 / 38 / 2423205 / 3245001
Fax: +91-494-2422891
Mr. Sajin
Manager Administration
Mobile: 09388473881
Email: tirsales@creativeholidaysindia.com
Pune Office
Creative Tours & Travels (I) Pvt. Ltd
Office 5 & 6, Ground Floor,
City Mall, University Road
Ganeshkhind

Pune
Pin Code: 411007
India
Mrs. Khyati Sheth
Manager
Mob: 9370256667
Tel: 020 - 66051111
Email: pnqsales@creativeholidaysindia.com
Kochi Office
Creative Tours & Travels (I) Pvt. Ltd
Aysha Complex, CC/39-3954,
Karimpatta Raod, Pallimukku,

Ernakulam,
Cochin
Pin Code: 682016.
India
Tel: + 91-484-2372160 / 2365892 / 2374229 / 4113399
Fax: + 91-484-2374218
Mr.Ansari
S.R.Manager - Business Development
Mobile: 9349 916 189
Email: coksales@creativeholidaysindia.com ansari@creativeholidaysindia.com
Kannur Office
Creative Tours & Travels (I) Pvt. Ltd
Near Steel Co. Company,
Opp : Ksrtc Bust Stand,
Caltex Junction,

Kannur
Kerala State
Pin Code:670 001
India
Telephone: +91-9388355100 / 9349055100
Fax: +91-80-22110111
Mr. Ghoshith
Manager Tours Division
Email: knnrsales@creativeholidaysindia.com
Trivandrum Office
Creative Tours & Travels (I) Pvt. Ltd
1st Floor, TC - 25 / 2318, M.G.Road
Ismail Bldg, Near S.M.V.School,

Trivandrum
Pin Code: 695001.
Kerala State
India
Tel: + 91-471-2321475 / 78 / 80 / 84 / 85 / 408 0326
Fax: + 0471-2321483
Mr.Shibu Mather
Operations Manager.
Direct Tel: + 91-471-3012491
Mobile: 09387727605
Email: tvmsales@creativeholidaysindia.com
Kottayam Office
Creative Tours & Travels (I) Pvt. Ltd
C.S.I. Commercial Centre
1st Floor, Baker Junction

Kottayam
Kerala State
Pin Code: 686001
India
Tel: +91-481-3262233 / 9387222988
Fax: +91-481-2562028
Mr.Pramod
Branch Incharge
Mobile: 09349383028
Email: ktmsales@creativeholidaysindia.com

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