(15 Days / 14 Nights)
Picture Perfect Photography
India is a photographer’s delight. It is a bounty for a professional photography as with a kaleidoscope of different cultures and customs it offers pics which are unique and unparalleled. There are so many colorful religious and cultural festivals that there is a celebration almost everyday.
Afternoon visit the beautiful Akshardham temple. The grand, ancient-styled Swaminarayan Akshardham complex was built in only five years through the efforts of 11,000 artisans and BAPS volunteers. Also visit Qutab Minar which is 72.5 m in height and has a mosque at the base. It is a magnificent structure whose construction started in 1199 by a Muslim King Qutab-ud-din Aibak (after whom it was named) and was finished by his heir IItutmish.
In the late afternoon explore the Old Delhi area on a rickshaw. Head down the principal street, Chandni Chowk, which leads from the main entrance to Red Fort. Along this busy commercial street are mosques, a church, and a number of temples. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Delhi - Jaipur
As the sun sets over the hills you will be at the Jal Mahal – the Water Palace where the shadows and reflections across the water provide excellent potential for some creative evening shots.
In the evening we have arranged a special dinner at CHOKHI DHANI, an Rajasthani Ethnic Village Resort where you can savour the taste of RAJASTHANI CUISINE with Folk Dances. Other attractions are CAMEL RIDES,PUPPET SHOW, MAGICIAN, FORTUNE TELLER and VILLAGE CRAFTS. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast/Dinner)
Then, visit Jaigarh Fort is a majestic stronghold built by Sawan Jai Singh II. This almost-intact fort is surrounded by huge battlements and is connected to the Amer Fort (also called 'Amber' Fort), with subterranean passages. Originally built to protect the Amer Fort and the palace within the complex, the Jaigarh Fort is architecturally similar to the Amer Fort, and offers a panoramic view of the city of Jaipur. After that visit City Palace which is a blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture and the royal family still lives in a part of the palace.
Later on take a Heritage Walk of the colorful streets and bazaars of Jaipur City. The beauty of Jaipur is that its unique architecture and town planning is visible at even the most commonest places such as its squares and lanes. Also experience a rickshaw ride through the bustling markets of Jaipur. Later on see the Spectacular Sound & Light Show at the Amber Fort. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Jaipur - Nawalgarh - Mandawa
Later on drive Mandawa which is which is known for its famous mansions and havelis. Arrive Mandawa and check-in into hotel. In the afternoon visit the grand havellis of the Shekhawati area. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Mandawa - Khimsar
Later on drive to Khimsar - which is steeped in history. Founded 2500 years ago by the Jain Saint Mahaveer this is the starting point of the great Indian Desert. The founder of the castle which was built in mid 15th century was Prince Karamsi. On arrival check-in into Hotel.
In the afternoon visit Khimsar village where you can see the traditional lifestyle of the local people and their colorful handicrafts and textiles. Enjoy shopping in the market at Khimsar. Rest of the evening free to relax at your hotel. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Khimsar - Jaisalmer
Rest of the day free to relax at your hotel. OR you can explore the local markets for shopping. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
In the late afternoon we have arranged Sunset camel ride to the Sam Sand Dunes. A trip to Jaisalmer is in incomplete without this visit to most panoramic Dunes of Sam, where the wind is unceasingly carving out scenic patterns on this desert sand. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
In the afternoon half day city sightseeing of Jodhpur city which is the second largest city of Rajasthan and a major tourist attraction in the country. Covering Mehrangarh fort which is one of the largest forts in India. Also visit Jaswanthada - The 19th century royal cenotaph and the museum located in the Umaid public gardens. After that a visit Ummed Bhawan Palace. A part of Umaid Bhawan Palace houses a well-maintained museum, displaying an amazing array of items belonging to the Maharaja and the royal family - weapons, antiques & fascinating clocks, crockery and trophies.
In the evening again visit Mehrangarh fort which offers and amazing exotic view of setting sun for photography. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Jodhpur - Rohet - Kumbhalgarh
Later on continue drive to Kumbhalgarh. On arrival check-in into hotel. After check-in visit Kumbhalgarh Fort, the impregnable stronghold of the Rajputs Kumbhalgarh fort towers much ahead of its contemporary citadels in its elegance and structural brilliance. Prettily placed in strategic location this fort is often referred as the eye of Mewar. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Kumbhalgarh - Ranakpur - Udaipur
Later on drive to Udaipur, the lovely lakeside capital of Mewar - The City of Dreams which is perhaps the most romantic city in Rajasthan. On arrival check-in into hotel. Rest of the day free to relax at your hotel. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
In the evening we have arrange a boat ride on the Lake Pichola which is one of the prime attractions of Udaipur. The lake is known for the palace build amidst the lake. The lake was built by Maharana Udai Singh II. The beauty of the lake and its surroundings can only be felt by seeing it, which increases many folds during sunrise and sunset. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Udaipur - Pushkar
Pushkar - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
In the evening, head to Mehtab Garden for a unique view of the Taj Mahal from across the Yamuna river! Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Agra - Delhi (Departure)
After breakfast visit the sprawling Agra Red Fort which is surrounded by a 70 feet high wall.
Later on visit Itmad-ud-daula which has a special place in the chronicles of both history as well as architecture. This is precisely because Itmad-ud-Daula is the very first tomb in India that is entirely made out of Marble. In the afternoon check-out from the hotel and drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and Car with driver will be at your disposal until the transfer to International airport to catch flight back to home. (Breakfast)
Tour Cost Includes:
- 14 Nights hotel accommodation on twin share basis.
- Double bedded room with private bath or shower.
- Daily breakfast in hotel as mentioned in the itinerary.
- 1 hot & delicious dinner as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Air-conditioned Private Car with an expert driver as per the itinerary.
- All transfersand sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Fuel, Insurance, Toll Taxes, All State Taxes, All transport related Expenses and Driver Services.
- Assistanceby our representative at the International airport on arrival as per the itinerary.
- Services of a local English speaking guide for city sightseeing in Jaipur, Mandawa, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur & Agra.
- City sightseeing in as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Entrancesto the monuments & museums as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Elephant rideupto the Amber Fort in Jaipur.
- Camel Rideby sunset to Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Half day Jeep Safari to nearby Bishnoi villages from Rohet.
- Early morning visit of Taj Mahal as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Evening boat rideon the Lake Pichola, Udaipur.
- Complimentary Mineral water during the surface travel.
- All other excursionsas mentioned in the itinerary.
- All taxesandservice charges.
– International/domestic Airfare. – Meals and beverages not listed in itinerary. -Movie/video camera fee at monuments. – Tips and gratuities. -Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, portage etc. – Any other service that has not been included into “cost inclusions”.
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|The Kothi Heritage
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Also Available on request:
- This tour is ex-Delhi. If you are arriving from a different destination, we can help you arrange the flight to and from Delhi.
- Learn to Cook local Recipes from a well known Chef.
- An Ayurvedic Massage.
- Early morning Yoga lesson.
Better late than never! I want to thank you most sincerely for the wonderful tour you arranged for us. Everything was what we expected and more. It was very special to meet you personally. We fell in love with your country and its people . Wish we could have seen even more. We are so very sad for what has happened this last week, we were glued in front of TV and could hardly believe what we saw. Our thoughts are with you and hope it does not effect tourism too much. Somehow India seems to always be able to bounce back.
Please send our very best regards to our dear Shaintan, Deepo and all the other people who assisted us. A very Happy festive season to you and your family.