Rajasthan with Taj Mahal TourDuration : 17 Nights - 18 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Shekhawati - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur -
Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Ranthambare - Agra - Delhi.
Day 01: Delhi
Begin your Tour.
Arrive into Delhi
Welcome to Vardhman's 'Rajasthan With Taj Mahal Tour !' On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel
Later proceed for the sightseeing of 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 - Shekhawati
This morning after breakfast, proceed for Shekhawati.
Check-in at the hotel on arrival.
Sightseeing tour of Shekhawati
Shekhawati covering renowned landmarks like Modi and Tiber Wala Haveli, Khetri Mahal, Sati Chowk, Rani Satiji Temple, Bihariji Temple etc. to name just a few of the tourist sites that you will be visiting.
Day 03: Shekhawati - Bikaner
This morning after breakfast, drive to Bikaner, On arrival Check-in at the hotel
Late in the afternoon, go on a sight seeing tour 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. Bikanerâ€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
Day 04: Bikaner - Jaisalmer
This morning after breafast at the hotel, we drive to Jaisalmer.
On arrival at Jaislamer, checkin at a prebooked hotel.
Rest of the day free.
Day 05: Jaisalmer
This morning after the breakfast proceed for a sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer
City tour of Jaisalmer.
The Golden City - Jaisalmer. It is in the heart of the Great Indian Desert. Its temple, fort and palaces are all built of yellow stone. The city is a mass of intricately carved buildings, facades and elaborate balconies. Visit the JAISALMER FORT - The oldest living Fort in the world. (This is the highlight of the tour)
See the Patwon-Ki-Havelies, Salim-Singh-Ki-Haveli and Gandhi Sagar Tank. Also visit Barabagh Hill.
Day 06: Jaisalmer - Khuri sand dunes
This morning after breakfast you proceed to your next destination .
Visit Khuri sand dunes
Khuri is renowned for its breathtaking sand dunes and your tour guide will make all the logistical arrangements for your camel safari as well as your tented accommodation amidst the fascinating sand and dunes.
After an exciting camel safari in the sandy desert return to your tented camp for dinner under a starlit sky in the backdrop of enchanting Rajasthani folk music and dance performed by established folk artists.
Day 07: Khuri - Jodhpur
After breakfast proceed to Jodhpur The journey is a bit taxing but worthwhile in every respect as Jodhpur unveils its charm like a veil slipping from the face of a beautiful woman. After arrival at Jodhpur, check-in at a top grade hotel.
You can relax the entire day as there are no sight seeing trips today since you will already be feeling tired because of the arduous journey from Khuri to Jodhpur.
Day 08: Jodhpur
After breakfast, embark on a sight seeing trip of Jodhpur covering the historic Meherangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada as the impressive Umaid Bhawan Palace.
Day 09: Jodhpur - Ranakpur
After breakfast you proceed to your next destination Ranakpur Upon arrival at Ranakpur, check-in at the hotel. Sight seeing trip of tempels and havelis of Ranakpur.
Day 10: Ranakpur - Udaipur
After breakfast, depart for Udaipur on arrival at Udaipur, check-in at a hotel.
The entire day is free for you.
Day 11: Udaipur
This morning full day sightseeing of Udaipur .
Sightseeing of Udaipur
Today you will be undertaking a complete sightseeing tour of the city. Visit the 300-year-old Jagdish Temple and the Royal Cenotaphs of the Rajput kings the Pratap Memorial, a bronze statue of the chivalrous hero, Maharana Pratap riding on the horseback will definitely cherished by you. Also visit Sahelion-ki-bari, luxuriate some time in this embellishing garden where royal ladies use to bask in the green lawns and blue waters. In afternoon visit Fatehsagar Lake and go for a motor boat cruiser.
Day 12: Udaipur - Pushkar
This morning after breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Pushkar.
On arrival check in at the hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 13: Pushkar
Pushkar retains its sacredness, as Lord Brahma (the Creator) and Saraswati his wife fulfilled a ritual in the lake here. Pay your homage to the divine Brahma temple of the world and also socialize with the local life in the colorful bazaars. If it is the month of October/November then you are lucky to enjoy the world famous cattle fair of Pushkar.
Towards the sunset visit the Pushkar Lake and 52 bathing "ghats" and numerous temples surrounding the lake, also enjoy the sunset view from the lake.
Overnight : Hotel.
Day 14: Pushkar - Jaipur
This morning drive to Jaipur and proceed for a city tour of Jaipur.
City tour of Jaipur
This morning you will experience the wonders of this magicial pink city, as you proceed on a tour of Amber fort - which is set on the dry wrinkled Aravali Hills, and surrounded by fortified battlements. We will ride up to this hilltop palace on a caparisoned, painted elephant. Later visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of victory glitterning with mirrors, Maharaja's City Palace and the Observatory - The Solar Observatory - an astronomical treasure house, with solar device that give accurate predictions till date. The City Palace reflects a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, a five-storied structure of pink sandstone with semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city and through the rose pink residential and business areas of Jaipur.
Day 15: Jaipur - Ranthambore National Park.
Breakfast will be at hotel.
Proceed to Ranthambhore.
Proceed for the afternoon Tiger safari
Day 16: Ranthambore
Procced for a morning and evening safari.
Day 17: Ranthambore - Agra
This morning, drive to the romantic 'city of Taj Mahal' - Agra! and transfer to hotel.
City tour of Agra (Closed Friday)
On arrival, you will proceed on a city tour of Taj. Visit Taj Mahal, 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!
Day 18: Agra - Delhi
This morning after the breakfast, drive back to Delhi's International Aiport to board the flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of 'Rajasthan With Taj Mahal Tour ' escorted by Vardhman Vacations.
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