Classic Rajasthan Tour
Duration: 08 Nights/ 09 Days
Places to Visit: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Ajmer - Delhi
Day 01 / Arrival DelhiArrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02 / Delhi - Agra ( By train dep. 0615 arr 0815 )Agra - Jaipur (By Raod Approx 5 Hrs) enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri Early morning pick up from hotel & transfer to railway station to board the superfast air-conditioned train to Agra. Breakfast in the train, Arrive Agra in approx. 02 hours & visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife Also visit the Agra fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri-a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town” which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Jaipur & transfer to Hotel . Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 03 / Jaipur- Jaisalmer (By train dep 2357 arr 1245hrs next day)After breakfast, visit the majestic Amber Fort, is one that cannot be easily described. Ride up on Elephants to the former capital of the royals set against the backdrop of the wooded hills.Later visit the City Palace, Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singh's observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century. Late evening transfer to railway station to board the air conditioned train to Jaisalmer .Overnight in air-conditioned sleeper class.
Day 04 / JaisalmerArrive Jaisalmer , On arrival transfer to hotel. Evening Camel safari to sand dunes and watch sun set from top of Dunes. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 05 / Jaisalmer –Jodhpur ( By road )After breakfast city sight seeing tour of Jaisalmer. Throbbing in the heart of the Thar, the burnished sandstone, is an intricately molded wonderland in place of a barren land, today stands a city of gilded magic. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Rawal Jaisal abandoned hisold fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificient fort, the Patwon Ki Haveli (Mansion) and Salim singh Ki Haveli, with their carved balconies and brackets which are supreme examples of the art. Afternoon drive to Jodhpur. Arrive Jodhpur and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 06 / Jodhpur – Udaipur ( By road )After breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour of Jodhpur. Jodhpur - the 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 II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Afternoon drive to Udaipur. Arrive & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Udaipur.
Day 07/ Udaipur –Pushkar ( By road )After breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour of Udaipur. The city is built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari (Queen's resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Later proceed for Pushkar. Arrive Pushkar & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Pushkar.
Day 08 / Pushkar - Ajmer (By Road )Ajmer- Delhi ( By Train Dep 1550 Hrs Arr 2230 Hrs.) Morning visit the famous Brahma Temple, Later drive to Ajmer (15 Km) & proceed for city tour. The Emperor Shah Jahan's white marbles pavilions are in a delightful park on the east banks of the man-made Ana Sagar Lake. Ajmer, located 135 km southwest is the most sacred of all Muslim places of pilgrimage in India. Ajmer is a green oasis on the shore of Ana Sagar Lake, hemmed in by barren hills. Historically Ajmer has always had great strategic importance. It was founded in 7th century by Ajaipal Chauhan. He named it Ajaimeru the 'invincible hill', because here he raised Taragarh, India's first hill fort. The city's Muslim history began when Prithviraj Chauhan lost Ajmer to Sultan Muhammad Ghori in 1193 A.D. The Persian saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti who came with Muhammad Ghori from Persia in 1192 settled here. Thus the place where he was buried is today known as the Dargah Sharif. Construction of the shrine was completed by Humayun and the gates were added by the Nizam of Hyderabad. Later Shah Jahan constructed a mosque of white marble, it has 11 arches and a Persian inscription running the full length of the building. Beyond the Dargah is the Adhai din ka Jhonpra an ancient Sanskrit college, which was converted into mosque in 1198 and remains one of the finest monuments of medieval India. Afternoon transfer to railway station to board the airconditioned train to Delhi. Arrive Delhi, meet at the railway station and transfer to hotel .Night stay in Delhi.
Day 09 / Delhi -DepartureAfter breakfast checkout from hotel & proceed for sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi. OLD DELHI - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort - once the most opulent fort and palace of the Moghul Empire. NEW DELHI - An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue- Rajpath, pastthe imposing India.Later transfer to airport to board the onward flight.