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Rajasthan Desert Festival
Rajasthan has a vibrant culture and a thousand-year-old heritage. Rajasthan is famous for its unique culture reflected in its exuberant celebrations and fair and festivals. A tour on palace on Wheels will take you to the vibrant state of Rajasthan, where you can explore the colorful bazaars, the myriad topography of the Thar Desert, the native people, and colorful fairs and festivals of Rajasthan. The state of Rajasthan offers its special festivities interspersed throughout the year, celebrating each season, each legend, each deity. Almost every festival has its own flavor with a meaningful identity, there are animal fairs, religious fairs, and fairs to mark the changing seasons.
Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destinations covered: Delhi, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Agra,Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaiselmer, Bikaner, Mandawa
Day: 1 Arrive Delhi
On arrival at International Airport you would be welcomed by our company representative who would assist you to your hotel. Free for leisure. Overnight stay at Delhi.
Day: 2 Delhi
After breakfast, our travel guide takes you for a sightseeing of Delhi. Visit the Qutub Minar, the India Gate, the President's House, Parliament House, the Raj Ghat(Gandhi Memorial) and the Lotus Temple. Overnight stay at Delhi.
Day 03 : Delhi-Varanasi
After breakfast free for leisure. transfer to airport to connect flight for Varanasi. On arrival our company representative would assist you to Hotel. Afternoon our guide would assist you for a half day city tour including Sarnath. Overnight stay at Varanasi.
Day 04: Varanasi - Khajuraho
Early morning boat ride in the Holy River GANGES and witness Sunrise. Visit Vishwanath Temple, Banaras Hindu University and Bharat Mata Temple. After lunch free for leisure. Transfer to airport to board flight for Khajuraho. Assistance at the airport and transfer to hotel. Evening our guide takes you for a sightseeing tour. Visit world famous Khajuraho Temples. Overnight at Khajuraho.
Day 05 : Khajuraho / Agra
After early morning breakfast drive to Jhansi railway station for your train to Agra. Meet and assist and transfer to hotel. Proceed for sightseeing tour of Agra, covering places like Taj Mahal - the most extravagant monument ever built for love Mumtaj Mahal by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1633. Agra Fort - visit of Agra Fort is must since so many incidents took place here. Overnight at Agra.
Day 06: Jaipur -Pushkar ( 150 km)
After breakfast visit Taj Mahal at time of Sun Rise the best time to visit. Back to Hotel. After breakfast departure for Jaipurenroute visit Fatehpur Sikri (old deserted town of Mughal Dynasty) visiting The Buland Darwaza / Palace of Jodha Bai / Birbal Bhawan & Panch Mahal. Evening arrival at Jaipur. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay at Jaipur. "Pink City" ( Jaipur). Jaipur - The Pink City derived its name from the name of its founder Maharaja Jai Singh. This well planned city is divided into nine rectangular sectors that represent the nine division of the universe. The maharajas are no more, but the forts and palaces that they left behind are of course present to remind of their stories of valour and gallantry.
Day 07 : Jaipur
After breakfast our travel guide accompanies you on a visit to some popular tourist places of the city. Visit the majestic Amber Fort in outskirt of Jaipur. We take a elephant ride to the fort. Then proceed to the City Palace, the Hawa Mahal and the observatory. Evening we proceed to Chokhi Dhani a 5* ethinic village resort for traditional Rajasthani Dinner. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 08 :Jaipur – Udaipur
After breakfast departure for Udaipur. Late evening arrival at Udaipur. Udaipur is the jewel of MEWAR -a kingdom ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 Years. Overnight at Udaipur.
Day 09 : Udaipur
After breakfast tour of Udaipur covering City Palace, poised over Lake Pichola, iridescent with tile and mirror inlay. Also can explore the town by walking through the narrow, colorful winding lanes. Overnight stay at Udaipur.
Day 10 :Udaipur - Jodhpur
After early breakfast drive to Jodhpur. Afternoon check in hotel. Evening go for a village safari in the jeep and have a rare glimpse into the rich culture and true essence of India. Abundant wildlife and memorable moments of the great desert landscape fascinates one while driving along the countryside. Overnight stay at Jodhpur.
Day 11 :Jodhpur - Jaiselmer
After breakfast visit Jasawant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace & Meharangarh fort. After lunch departure for Jaiselmer. Evening check in hotel. Overnight stay at Jaiselmer.
After breakfast take tour of 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. Evening drive to sand dunes where a nomad dance troupe perform folk dance of Rajasthan. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer.
Day 13:Jaiselmer - Bikaner
After breakfast depart for Bikaner. Enroute visit Karni Mata Temple. Evening check in hotel. Overnight stay at Bikaner.
Day 14:Bikaner - Mandawa
After early breakfast visit Junagarh Fort then we proceed for cruising the desert villages on Camel back. Just hold your tour for a moment in any village and feel the mesmerizing difference in city and village life. Village people are amicable and treat guest as God. And for you will be their GOD.This is one city of Rajasthan, which encompasses fun and gaiety all the year round. After lunch proceed to Mandawa. Mandawa is famous for its frescos on the mansions (Havelies) of its old merchant). The place is known not
only for its havelis but also for its Fort and Palace. The structure ofthe palace reminds of teh culture and social importance of this region in the past. Check in Hotel. Evening at leisure to explore the streets of Mandawa. Overnight at Mandawa.
Day 15:Mandawa - Delhi Back home
After breakfast some more exploration of Mandawa streets adding last minute touch of tour of Rajasthan with Taj Mahal and early afternoon departure for Delhi International Airport to board flight for back home with sweet Indian Memorable Tour. We ensure timely transfer to Airport.
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