Cultural Tour of RajasthanDuration : 15 Nights - 16 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur - Kotah - Bundi - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Agra
Day 01 : Delhi
Begin your Tour.
Arrive into Delhi
Welcome to Vardhman's ' Cultural Tour Of Rajasthan' On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel.
Afternoon combined city tour of New Delhi & Old Delhi
Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
Day 02 : Delhi - Mandawa
This morning drive to Mandawa.
On arrival, check-in at the hotel..
Afternoon visit Mandawa
Founded in 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants. See beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle, one of the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and house of collections of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820, ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items, preserved in a museum.
A walking tour of the painted 'havelis' of some of the leading business families of the country.
Day 03 : Mandawa - Bikaner
This morning drive to Bikaner
On arrival, check-in at the hotel..
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Bikaner.
Sightseen of Bikaner
Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bikaji in 1488. Long before this, the city was a trade center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia. Bikaner's dominant features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 kms. wall, which can be entered from 5 gates. Bikaner City is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the museum, Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple.
Day 04 : Bikaner
Morning visit Deshnoke Temple.
Afternoon visit Camel Breeding Farm
Day 05 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer
This morning drive to Jaisalmer
On arrival, check-in at the hotel..
Rest of the day free.
Day 06 : Jaisalmer
This morning after the breakfast proceed for a sightseeing tourof Jaisalmer
Sightseeing of Jaisalmer
Sonar Kila , Patwon ki haveli , Salim Singh ki Haveli and Nathmalji Ki Haveli and afternoon excursion to Sam for short camel ride in the sand dunes of thar desert .
The Rich and beautiful pal"lces and. Havelis " of Jaisalmer shimmer against the relentless monctony of the Thar desert. Its Rulers were knewn for their valour , their beautiful havelis and glorious temple,. For close to ten centuries Jaisalmer has assumed the air of a virtual art museum.
Afternoon visit Sam Dunes with camel ride.
Day 07 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
This morning drive to Jodhpur
On arrival, check-in at the hotel
Afternoon sightseeing Jodhpur
Sightseeing of Jodhpur .
Sightseeing in Jodhpur includes Mehranghar Fort built by the city's founder five centuries ago, Jaswant Thada, museusm.
Day 08 : Jodhpur - Kumbhalgarh
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Kumbhalgarh
On arrival check-in at the hotel
Afternoon visit Kumbhalgarh Fort
Kumbhalgarh Fort is reputed as one of the best heritage hotels in Rajasthan. Over looking the Kumbhalgarh valley, the Hotel Kumbhalgarh Fort offers a perfect blend of age-old hospitality and modernity. For tourists who travel to Rajasthan to experience the real essence of royalty, the Kumbhalgarh Fort is the perfect place to enjoy. Apart from the historical relics, the tastefully decorated rooms with marble inlay and individual open terrace with uninterrupted countryside are sure to leave you spellbound.
Day 09 : Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur
This morning drive to Udaipur .
Enroute visit Ranakpur temples
It is this that has attracted and moulded the sentiments of millions of people across the nation as well as the world. Today, around 3.2 million Jain devotees live in India. India holds immense attraction for all those who desire to see the great Jain architectural splendour, and to know and understand the teachings of the great Tirthankars- the liberated souls who, through hard penance, freed themselves from the cycle of birth and rebirth. And, offered to humanity the recourse to salvation, freedom from the ocean of Phenomenal Existence and liberation from the Cycle of rebirth through Jainism
Day 10 : Udaipur
This morning after the breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Udaipur
Visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki Bari (Queen resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk Art Museum)
Boat curise on Lake Pichola(Optional ) 4km long and 3km broad, surrounded by splendid hills, Palaces, temples bathing ghats and embankments
Day 11 : Udaipur - Kotah
Morning drive to Kotah visiting enroute Chittaurgarh
The Chittaurgarh Fort: The Chittaurgarh Fort is a living instance of bravery of the great Rajput rulers who fought against the superior enemies instead of submitting their lives before tyranny and oppression. The fort is located on a hilltop which surrounds the modern township of Chittor. It is an exquisite example of the Rajput style of architecture.
On arrival, check-in at the hotel.
Day 12 : Kotah - Bundi - Ranthambhore
This morning drive to Ranthambhore visiting en-route Bundi
The town's medieval character, Taragarh Fort and the palace below are captivating. The Chitrashala in the palace has rooms covered with miniature paintings depicting scenes from the life of Lord Krishna and his consort Radha. Stay at an old hunting Haveli.
On arrival at Ranthambore, check-in at the hotel
Day 13 : Ranthambhore - Jaipur
Morning jeep safari to view the wildlife (Sanctuary remains close from Jul. to Sep.)
Afternoon drive to Jaipur and check-in at the hotel
Day 14 : Jaipur
This morning you will experience the wonders of this magicial pink city, as you proceed on a tour of Amber fort. Later visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of victory glitterning with mirrors, Maharaja's City Palace and the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds and through the rose pink residential and business areas of Jaipur
Day 15 : Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
This early morning we will porceed to 'The Romantic City of TajMahal' - Agra! after visiting Fatehpur Sikri on the way.
On to Agra.
On arrival check-in at the hotel.
Day 16 : Agra - Delhi
Morning city sightseeing tour
City tour of Agra
Visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday), Red fort & Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula. Later you will visit a marble gallery - the flagship store in Agra which offers an excellant range of white marble, fashionable wear & exotic wooden articles, truly a one stop shop!
In the evening drive back to Delhi. On arrival transfer to the International Airport to board the International flight for your onward journey to back home with pleasant and unforgettable memories of 'Cultural tour of Rajasthan' with Vardhman Vacations.
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