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Royal Rajasthan Tour
Rajasthan is a popular destination for those that live in India as well as international visitors. Rajasthan is home to many wonderful forts and palaces as well as the chance to embrace the art and culture of the area in the northern state of India. You will be amazed at the beautiful historical forts and palaces found in such cities as Bikaner, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, and Udaipur. However, the desert area is also a wonder that has many visitors wanting to explore such areas as Jaisalmer, Mandwa, and Bikaner.
Duration : 09 Days / 08 Nights
Destination Covered : Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Khimsar - Jaipur - Delhi.
Day 1: Delhi
On arrival at Midnight at Indira Gandhi international airport, you would be met by our representative and given assistance for transfer to the hotel. Free for leisure. Overnight in Delhi .
Day 2: Delhi - Mandawa
Morning, drive to Mandawa. En route sightseeing of Mukandgarh. Check in hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Mandawa. Mandawa, founded in 1775 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants has beautiful frescoes, Havelis and mansions. Mandawa Castle, one of the finest castle of Rajasthan is now a hotel and houses a collection of armories, costumes of ancestors and cannons in a museum. Overnight at Mandawa.
Day 3: Mandawa - Bikaner
After breakfast drive to Bikaner. Arrive Bikaner & check in hotel. Afternoon city tour. 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. Overnight at Bikaner.
Day 04: Udaipur - Jaipur (425 Km)
Morning, drive to Khimsar. Arrive Khimsar & check in hotel. Afternoon sightseeing at Khimsar. Khimsar 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. Well managed Khimsar Fort provides the visitors with all modern amenities- 50 luxuriously furnished rooms, theme dinners, a variety of continental and Indian meals as well as traditional Rajasthani. Evening jeep safari to sand dunes for a sunset view. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Khimsar - Jodhpur
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur. On arrival check in hotel. Afternoon city sightseeing. Jodhpur, stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort visit Moti- Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh in 1899 and the Umaid Public Gardens. Overnight Stay at Jodhapur.
Day 6: Jodhpur - Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur. On arrival check in hotel. Afternoon city tours of bazaars. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 7: Jaipur
After breakfast morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.
AMBER FORT PALACE -
Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing.
CITY PALACE -
A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
JANTAR MANTAR -
This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL -
The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-story structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 08: Jaipur - Delhi
Morning, combined sightseeing of Old and New Delhi visiting Qutub Minar. India Gate (war memorial), Laxmi Narayan Temple a (modern Hindu temple), drive past President's estate, Parliament House, Secretariat building, Raj Ghat and Shanti van, the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid, the Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Overnight stay at Delhi.
Day 09: Delhi
After breakfast day is free for personal activities. Transfer to the international airport for flight to onward journey.
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