Forts & Palaces of Regal Rajasthan
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Forts and Palaces of Regal Rajasthan private tour will begin with pick up from Delhi airport. Explore the historic city Delhi ruled by 7 different dynasties before colonial settlement. Begin the driving tour, move to Agra to visit world famous Taj Mahal. Enjoy the thrilling safari in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. Visit the fort, palaces, museum & market of pink city Jaipur. Captures the essence of love in a romantic setting of Chhatra Sagar luxury tents. Click the vivid shades of blue architecture forts, palaces, temples, havelis and houses of Jodhpur. Experience the magnificence of spiritual serenity and artistic grace at Ranakpur Temple. Reach Udaipur a romantic city set around a series of artificial lakes, known for its lavish royal residences, city Palace, courtyards, gardens and temples. Fly back to Delhi from here.
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi airport assistance & transfer to hotel. Rest time free to relax and personal activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Delhi (B)
City tour of Delhi. In Old Delhi visit the majestic Red Fort (closed on Monday) the residence of the Mughal emperor for nearly 200 years until 1857. Jama Masjid one of the largest mosques in the world built by Shah Jahan. Cycle Rickshaw ride in Chandni chowk & Khari Baoli Spice Market a busy shopping area with markets full of spices, dried fruit, silver jewelry and vivid saris, while the narrow side streets are crowded with tiny shops selling essential oils, stationery and traditional Indian sweets. Raj Gath the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi where he was cremated after his assassination.
In New Delhi visit Humayun Tomb the first garden-tomb in Indian subcontinent and an early example of Mughal architecture commissioned by Humayun`s first wife Empress Bega Begum in 1569-70. Qutab Minar a 73-metres tall minaret that forms part of the Qutb complex a fine examples of Afghan architecture. Lotus Temple a Bahai House of Worship notable for its flower-like shape. Also drive pass President House, Parliament & India Gate etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Delhi - Agra (210kms) (B)
Drive to Agra check-in at hotel.
Later visit Taj Mahal an ivory-white marble mausoleum commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal, it also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. Agra Fort the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638. And Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb commissioned by Nur Jahan for her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Agra - Ranthambore (250kms) (B)
Drive to Ranthambore enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri an abandoned predominately a red sandstone construction sprawling over a huge area. See the graceful buildings including Diwan-E-Khas hall, Jodha Bai Palace, Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal & Buland Darwaza.
Continue drive to Ranthambore, check-in at hotel. Later visit Ranthambore Fort built by the Chauhan rulers in the 10th century. The fort encompass temples, tanks, massive gates and huge walls, numerous cenotaphs, ruins and abandoned settlements overcome by nature testament to battles and romances of an era long gone. The fort is also related to the historical legend of the royal women performing jauhar (self-immolation) when the Muslim invader Alauddin Khilji laid siege on this fort in 1303. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Ranthambore (B)
Head into Ranthambhore Park twice to enjoy game drives through the rugged terrain which is home to lots of wildlife, including the elusive Bengal tiger. Your game drives are early in the morning and then early evening, when animals at their most active.
Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve is one of the world`s best known wilderness areas at the junction of some of the geologically oldest mountain ranges, the Aravallis and Vindyas. Once a private game reserve of the royal house of Jaipur Ranthambore offers some of the finest opportunities for sighting the magnificent tiger in the wild. A mix of rolling hills and crags, and meadows, lakes and rivulets, this dry-deciduous forest system is home to an incredible variety of flora and fauna. Apart from the tiger, you can also spot sloth bear, leopard, caracal, jackal, fox, hyena, Indian wolf and mongoose. The dainty chital, sambhar deer, the blue bull antelope, rhesus macaque, langur and an incredible variety of birds amidst a setting of dhok, fig and banyan trees makes a visit to this park a delight for tourists and naturalists alike. Basking crocodiles, king vulture on a snag, the scream of the serpent eagle, the alarm call of spotted deer are some sights and sounds that make this safari experience like none other. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Ranthambore - Jaipur (145kms) (B)
Morning safari in the tiger reserve. Later drive to Jaipur check in at hotel. Evening explore the pink city local market with your driver. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Jaipur (B)
City tour of Jaipur the first planned city of India. Established in 1727 by Jai Singh II, the king of Amber when he shifted his capital from Amber to the new city because of the rapidly-growing population and an increasing water scarcity. Noted architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya used the established principles of Vastu Shastra to build the city. In 1876, the Prince of Wales visited Jaipur and the entire Jaipur city was painted in pink the symbolic colors of hospitality to welcome him. Jaipur rises up majestically against the backdrop of the forts Nahargarh, Jaigarh and Garh Ganesh Temple.
In morning visit Amber Fort followed by Jaigarh Fort. Later visit City Palace, Observatory, Hawa Mahal, Sisodia Rani Garden & Birla temple. Explore the famous bazaars of Pink City with its rich history and heritage exudes an amazing mix of royalty and art. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Jaipur - Nimaj/ Chhatrasagar (230kms) (B)
Drive to Chhatra Sagar, and check-in at luxury tents. Chhatra Sagar captures the essence of love in a romantic setting. All tents face east, overlooking the lake and have private terraces offering panoramic views. Each tent is carefully hand-stitched with interiors block printed in traditional floral motifs. The tents are spacious and furnished with comfortable, locally crafted furniture. Two of the tents are set atop a hill, providing complete privacy and a breathtaking 360-degree view. Dining is also a special affair at Chhatra Sagar, whether you’re in the dining tent overlooking the lake, or by the campfire under millions of stars. Meals include traditional recipes that have been in use for generations and are all prepared in the family kitchen using locally sourced, fresh produce. Sunset boat ride in the Lake. Overnight in Tents.
Day 9: Nimaj/ Chhatrasagar - Jodhpur (130kms) (B)
Early morning nature walks around the lake and bird watching tour, followed by Jeep safaris surrounding the countryside. Visits local temples, nearby Bishnoi villages, and tribal settlements.
Later drive to Jodhpur check-in & overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Jodhpur (B)
City tour of Jodhpur popularly known as the Blue City. The name is clearly befitting as most of the architectures, forts, palaces, temples, havelis and even houses are built in vivid shades of blue. The mammoth, imposing fortress of Mehrangarh has a landscape dominating a rocky ridge with eight gates leading out of the fortress. Jodhpur marks its origin back to the year of 1459 AD, Rao Jodha the chief of Rathore Clan is credited with the origin of Jodhpur. Mandore, the ancient capital of Marwar is a major historical sites lying just 10kms out from Jodhpur where you will find the cenotaphs of Jodhpur`s former rulers built along the lines of Hindu temples. Visit Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace & Museum, Mandore Temples, Gardens & Cenotaphs. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Jodhpur - Udaipur (265kms) (B)
Drive to Udaipur enroute visit Ranakpur Jain Temple. The temple complex comprises of 1444 intricately carved pillars, 24 pillared halls accompanied by 80 domes which are borne by 400 columns. The apogee of this entire temple architecture is the fact that no two pillars in here are the same! The entire ceiling of this temple complex is bedecked with geometric designs and scrollwork.
Continue drive to Udaipur check in at hotel. Enjoy boat ride on Lake Pichola. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Udaipur (B)
City tour of Udaipur located around azure water lakes and is hemmed in by lush green hills of Aravallis. The famous Lake Palace, located in the middle of Lake Pichola is one of the most beautiful sights of Udaipur. It is also home to Jaisamand Lake, claimed to be the second largest Man-made sweet water lake in Asia. The beautiful City Palace and Monsoon Palace add to the architectural beauty and grandeur of the city. Solar observatory in Lake Fateh Sagar is the only observatory in India located on an island and has been made on the pattern of Big Bear Lake in Southern California.
Visit City Palace & Museum, Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Bada Mahal, Eklingji & Nagda Temple. Explore Hathi Pol Bazar, Bada Bazar & Shilpgram a craftsmens village. Evening watch folk dance show Dharohar at Bagore ki Haveli. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Udaipur - Delhi (Flight) (B)
As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival assistance and transfer to hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax and visit ny place of your interest with your driver. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Delhi - Departure (Flight) (B)
As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.
Assistance on arrival at airport.
13 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels.
Daily breakfast & meal as per day plan (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
3 Time gypsy safari (shred with upto 6 person group) in Ranthambore National Parks with forest department naturalist.
Bottled drinking water in car.
Hotels used or similar for 13 nights accommodation
Delhi x 3 nights
3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Emarald Hotel
4* - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket
5* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges
Agra x 1 night
3* - Howard Plaza the Fern/ Amar Hotel
4* - Radisson Hotel/ Holiday Inn
5* - Courtyard by Marriott/ Trident Hotel
Ranthambore x 2 night
3* - Tiger Machan Resort/ Sher Vilas
4* - Ranthambhore Regency/ Shergarh Resort
5* - Nahargarh Ranthambore/ Dev Vilas
Jaipur x 2 night
3* - Redfox Hotel/ Park Ocean
4* - Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre/ Lemon Tree Premier
5* - ITC Rajputana/ Trident Hotel
Nimaj/ Chhatrasagar x 2 nights
3* - Rawla Bag Resort
4* - Nimaj Palace
5* - RAAS Chhatrasagar
Jodhpur x 2 nights
3* - Devi Bhawan/ Pal Haveli
4* - The Ummed/ Ranbanka Place
5* - Welcome Hotel/ Ajit Bhawan
Udaipur x 2 nights
3* - Jaiwana Haveli/ Hotel Amar Kothi
4* - Hotel Lakend/ Amet Haveli
5* - Aurika, Udaipur - Luxury by Lemon Tree Hotels/ Trident Udaipur
Udaipur - Delhi flight fare approx INR 5,500 per person in economy class.
Camera charges at monuments.
Meals other than mentioned in day plan.
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Gratuities & optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in inclusions.