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Royal Rajasthan In Depth Culture - Overland Tour

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Product Code : AGORA629

Embark on a captivating Royal Rajasthan In-Depth Culture - Overland Tour, spanning 14 enriching days that offer a deep dive into Rajasthan's opulent history and vibrant culture. Beginning in the dynamic city of Delhi, you'll traverse to Agra to marvel at the iconic Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Experience the thrill of wildlife spotting in Ranthambore and explore the artistic havens of Bundi and Udaipur. Discover the grandeur of Chittorgarh, the azure beauty of Jodhpur, and the pink hues of Jaipur. The spiritual aura of Pushkar and Ajmer adds a divine touch, while Mandawa's ornate havelis provide a glimpse into the region's artistic legacy. Concluding back in Delhi, this tour promises an immersive blend of heritage, culture, and scenic splendors.


Day 1: Arrival in Delhi

Upon landing at Delhi airport, our representative will warmly welcome you. As you settle into your hotel, the dynamic energy of Delhi awaits your exploration. The rest of the day is yours to acclimate to the bustling city or take an initial stroll around the vibrant streets.


Day 2: Delhi Sightseeing

Post breakfast, delve deep into Delhi's history and modernity. Old Delhi offers a window into the city's Mughal past with Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, and Red Fort, a symbol of Mughal grandeur. Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest and busiest markets in India, beckons with its eclectic mix of colors, sounds, and flavors. Transition to New Delhi to marvel at India Gate, a war memorial; Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Humayun's Tomb, a precursor to the Taj Mahal; and drive past the impressive Parliament House and President's House.


Day 3: Delhi to Agra (210km)

After breakfast, the journey to Agra begins. This city, synonymous with the iconic Taj Mahal, is a testament to love and architectural brilliance. Apart from the ethereal Taj Mahal, explore the imposing Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the elegant Baby Taj, the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah.


Day 4: Agra to Ranthambore National Park (245kms)

Depart from Agra, and as the landscape changes, delve into the historical ruins of Fatehpur Sikri. A once glorious Mughal capital, it now stands deserted but offers a captivating tale of grandeur and abandonment. Arrive at Ranthambore and get a glimpse of its history with a visit to Ranthambore Fort, which offers panoramic views of the park.


Day 5: Ranthambore Wildlife Safari

Wake up to the calls of the wild and embark on game drives within Ranthambore National Park. Traverse through its diverse habitats, from dense forests to grassy meadows, and try to spot the majestic Bengal tiger along with other wildlife like leopards, sloth bears, and various bird species.


Day 6: Ranthambore to Bundi (150kms)

Journey to Bundi, a lesser-known gem of Rajasthan. The town is a repository of history and architecture. Delve into its past with visits to Garadia Mahadev Temple, offering stunning views of the landscape; Sukh Mahal, a serene palace by the lake; Rani Ji Ki Baori, an ornate stepwell; Phool Sagar, an ancient tank; Taragarh Fort, with its panoramic views; Nawal Sagar Lake, reflecting the town's beauty; and Braj Bhushan Ji Ki Haveli, showcasing intricate frescoes.


Day 7: Bundi to Udaipur via Chittorgarh (265kms)

Travel to Udaipur, but not before stopping at Chittorgarh Fort. This expansive fort complex narrates tales of bravery, valor, and sacrifice of the Rajput rulers. In Udaipur, end your day with a tranquil boat cruise on Lake Pichola, where the shimmering waters mirror the city's palaces.


Day 8: Udaipur Exploration

Begin your Udaipur exploration with a visit to the opulent City Palace, a fusion of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles. The Jagdish Temple nearby is a fine example of Indo-Aryan architecture. Saheliyon Ki Bari is a refreshing garden adorned with fountains and kiosks. End your day with the Dharohar folk dance show at Bagore ki Haveli, a mesmerizing display of Rajasthan's rich cultural tapestry.


Day 9: Udaipur to Jodhpur via Ranakpur and Bishnoi Village (260kms)

As you journey towards Jodhpur, halt at Ranakpur Jain Temple, renowned for its 1444 intricately carved marble pillars. Later, immerse yourself in the unique traditions of Rajasthan with a visit to Bishnoi Village, where nature and culture coexist harmoniously.


Day 10: Jodhpur City Exploration

Explore Jodhpur, the "Blue City," starting with the formidable Mehrangarh Fort. Dive into history at Jaswant Thada, an architectural marvel made of marble. The Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum offers insights into royal lifestyles, while the Mandore Gardens take you on a journey through ancient history with its temples and memorials.


Day 11: Jodhpur to Jaipur via Pushkar and Ajmer (310kms)

En route to Jaipur, pause at Pushkar, a holy town with the rare Brahma Temple and the sacred Pushkar Lake. In Ajmer, visit the Ajmer Sharif Dargah, a Sufi shrine that attracts devotees from all faiths. Arrive in Jaipur, the "Pink City," and unwind at your hotel.


Day 12: Jaipur Sightseeing

Begin the day with a majestic ascent to Amber Fort atop an elephant. Inside, the fort's chambers, courtyards, and gardens narrate tales of Rajput grandeur. Back in the city, delve into its architectural marvels: City Palace, a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal styles; Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory; Hawa Mahal, with its unique façade; Sisodia Rani Garden, a picturesque garden; and Birla Temple, a modern architectural marvel.


Day 13: Jaipur to Mandawa (170kms)

Drive to Mandawa, the "Open Art Gallery" of Rajasthan. Its havelis are canvases of frescoes, each telling a story. Explore these artistic wonders at Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, Murmuria Haveli, and Jhunjhunwala Haveli, showcasing the rich artistry and heritage of the region.


Day 14: Mandawa to Delhi (250kms)

Conclude your royal odyssey with a drive back to Delhi. Reflect on your journey through Rajasthan's rich tapestry of history, culture, and architecture. Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be transferred directly to the airport, bidding farewell to the land of kings.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 13 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

- Daily breakfast at hotels.

- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.

- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

- 3-Time shared Gypsy safari in Ranthambore National Parks with naturalist.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.

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 nights
3* - Howard Plaza the Fern/ Atulyaa Taj
4* - Radission Hotel/ Crystal Sarovar Premier
5* - Trident Hotel/ Courtyard by Marriott

Ranthambhore x 2 nights
3* - Tiger Machan Resort/ Sher Vilas
4* - Ranthambhore Regency/ WH Ranthambore Mount Valley Resort
5* - Nahargarh Ranthambore/ Dev Vilas

Bundi x 1 nights
3*/4/5* - The Hadoti Palace/ Nawal Sagar Palace

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

Jodhpur x 2 nights
3* - Devi Bhawan/ Pal Haveli
4* - The Ummed/ Ranbanka Place
5* - Welcome Hotel/ Ajit Bhawan

Jaipur x 2 nights
3* - Redfox Hotel/ Park Ocean
4* - Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre/ Lemon Tree Premier
5* - ITC Rajputana/ Hilton Jaipur

Mandawa x 1 night
3* - Desert N Dunes/ Desert Mandawa
4* - Vivaana Culture /Udai Vilas Palace
5* - Castle Mandawa/ Alsisar Mahal

- Any flight tickets.

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.

- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.