Rural Gems Of Rajasthan
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Travel beyond the bustling cities and immerse yourself in the rural villages, forts and homestays that offer some of the most authentic experiences. Begin your Rural Gems of Rajasthan journey in historic city Delhi, admire the beauty of Taj Mahal in Agra, stay in beautifully restored 350-year-old Ramathra Fort. Search for the Royal Bengal Tiger in the picturesque Ranthambore National Park. Explore the little-known town Bundi, Deogarh & Jojawar and enjoy village safari in surrounding before visiting the pink city Jaipur,, a great place to buy souvenir for your home.
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
On arrival assistance & transfer to hotel (hotel check in/ out time 12pm). Rest time free for personal activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
Breakfast at hotel, 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 flowerlike shape. Also drive pass President House, Parliament & India Gate etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Delhi - Agra (204kms)
Breakfast at hotel, 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 - Sapotara (200kms)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Sapotra, check in at the magnificent 350 year old Ramatra Fort in the heart of the countryside. Rest of the day free to enjoy various activities offered by the hotel. End the day with a sunset boat ride on Lake Kalisil, a haven for migratory birds. Lunch, dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Sapotara - Ranthambore (60kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Enjoy local surroundings that reveal a hidden side to Rajasthan. Visit few village, cave temples and gorges.
Later drive to Ranthambore National Park check in at hotel. 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. Lunch, dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Ranthambore
Breakfast at hotel. 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 Royal Bengal Tiger in the wild. This dry-deciduous forest is home to an incredible variety of flora and fauna, a mix of rolling hills and crags, meadows, lakes and rivulets. 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. Lunch, dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Ranthambore - Bundi (150kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Morning gypsy safari in Ranthambore National Park. Later drive Bundi check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Bundi
Breakfast at hotel, city tour of Bundi, a magnificent town dotted with fairy tale quality palaces & forts. Bundi was once the capital of the great Hadoti Kingdom, renowned for its art and sculpture. Bundi still retains its charismatic medieval grandeur. And just like Jodhpur and Rajput, the architecture of Bundi also possesses a noticeable bluish hue, designed to keep houses cool during hot summer, in the intricately carved brackets and pillars. Visit Garadia Mahadev Temple, Sukh Mahal, Rani Ji Ki Baori, Phool Sagar, Taragarh Fort, Nawal Sagar Lake, few Cenotaphs & Step Wells and the royal site of the frescoes & paintings in Braj Bhushan Ji Ki Haveli. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Bundi - Deogarh/Jojawar (225kms)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Deogarh/Jojawar check in at hotel. Later enjoy village jeep safari in classic vintage vehicles. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Deogarh/Jojawar - Jaipur (315kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Morning explore the surrounding. Drive to Jaipur enroute visit Pushkar, one of the oldest cities in India surrounded by hillocks on three sides. Along with an interesting mythological history, a legacy of timeless architectural heritage makes Pushkar a fascinating city. The city of Pushkar is home to the only active temple dedicated to Lord Brahma. Visit Pushkar Lake one of the holiest lake in the country having 52 bathing ghats, Brahma & Savitri Temple. In nearby city Ajmer visit Nasiyan Jain Temple an architecturally rich Jain temple built between 1864-95. Khwaja Dargah E Sharif, tomb of the revered Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti. Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda one of the oldest mosques in India, and the oldest surviving monument in Ajmer and Anasagar Lake built by Arnoraja, the grandfather of Prithviraj Chauhan, in 1135 -1150 AD. Arrive Jaipur check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Jaipur
Breakfast at hotel, 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 12: Jaipur - Delhi (265kms)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Delhi & drop off to airport.
Assistance on arrival at airport.
11 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
Daily breakfast at hotels. Any other meal (lunch/ dinner) if clearly mentioned in the itinerary).
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.
Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
3-Time shared Gypsy safari in Ranthambore National Parks with forest department naturalist.
Bottled drinking water in car.
Hotels used or similar for 11 nights accommodation
Delhi X 2 Nights
3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Meridian Plaza
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* - Prime Plaza/ Crystal Sarovar Premier
5* - Mansion Grand/ Courtyard by Marriott
Sapotara X 1 Nights
3*/4*/5* - Ramathra Fort
Ranthambhore X 2 Nights
3* - Tiger Machan Resort/ Sher Vilas
4* - Ranthambhore Regency/ Ranthambore Forest Resort
5* - Nahargarh Ranthambore/ Dev Vilas
Bundi X 2 Nights
3*/4*/5* - The Hadoti Palace/ Nawal Sagar Palace
Deogarh/ Jojawar X 1 Nights
3*/4*/5* - Deogarh Mahal/ Rawla Jojawar
Jaipur X 2 Nights
3* - Redfox Hotel/ Park Ocean
4* - Fortune Select Metroplitan/ Lemon Tree Premier
5* - ITC Rajputana/ Hilton Jaipur
Any flight tickets.
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.