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The capital of Rajasthan Jaipur - popularly known as the “Pink City “as the Pink sandstone was used to construct the buildings in Old walled city. Jaipur owes its name, its foundation and it’s planning to the Great warrior astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II (1699–1744 AD). Jaipur (City of Victory) was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727.
DAY 01 - JAIPUR
Today arrive Jaipur and transfer to your hotel.
The capital of Rajasthan Jaipur - popularly known as the “Pink City “as the Pink sandstone was used to construct the buildings in Old walled city. Jaipur owes its name, its foundation and it’s planning to the Great warrior astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II (1699–1744 AD). Jaipur (City of Victory) was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727. It is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the Universe through nine rectangular sectors sub-dividing it. The architect who formalized the city’s plans on the Shilpa Shastra, the epic Hindu treatise on architecture, mixed it with the sublimity of the Mughal and Jain influences of those times. The city was painted pink in 1853 in honour of the visit by Prince Albert. Except for the busy traffic of bicycles, cars and buses, little seems to have changed.
Day 02 - IN JAIPUR
After breakfast proceed for full day city tour of Jaipur visiting Amer Fort located at a distance of 11 kilometers from Jaipur. Later visit the City of Jaipur. Among the highlights to be seen while touring Jaipur include the City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. The palace museum houses collections of rare manuscripts, armory, costumes, carpets and miniature paintings. Walk to the adjacent Jantar Mantar or Astronomical Observatory made by the Maharaja of Jaipur, built in 1726 and is one of the five such astronomical wonders built by Sawai Jai Singh and makes accurate predictions even to this day. You will also have the opportunity to wander about the local markets
DAY 03 - JAIPUR - BIKANER (350 KMS)
After the breakfast you will drive to Bikaner; Arrive Bikaner & transfer to your hotel.
This desert town in northern Rajasthan was founded in 1488 by Rao Bikaji. Like many others in Rajasthan, the old city is surrounded by a high crenellated wall. The old city with its exquisite merchant havelis, temples and bazaars retains a medieval air. Later proceed for half day city tour of Bikaner visiting Junagarh Fort, one of the most interesting forts in Rajasthan, with its sumptuously decorated interiors. Built in 1588 by Raja Rai Singh it is unusual in the sense that it was one of the few major forts of Rajasthan that was not built on a hilltop. Instead, it was built on the desert plains; its rugged sandstone bastions and graceful pavilions and balconies are silhouetted against the sky.
DAY 04 - BIKANER – JAISALMER (350KMS)
After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer; Jaisalmer - a fairy-tale town in the Thar Desert founded about 800 years ago by Jaisal. Unlike any other city, this desert fortress is one of Rajasthan's most exotic and unusual towns. Jaisalmer, an important ancient trading centre because of its strategic location on the camel trade routes, is often described as the 'golden city'.
The havelis, built by merchants of the 19th century, are exquisitely carved from golden-yellow sandstone and are still in a beautiful condition. The fort built by Rawal Jaisal in the 12th century, stands on the 80 meter high Trikuta hill, with beautifully carved Jain temples. The annual desert festival takes place in January and February each year and is a riot of colour and activity. Jaisalmer is also famous for its embroidery, Rajasthani mirror work, rugs, and blankets, antique, silver jewellry, and stonework and camel safaris.
DAY 05 - IN JAISALMER
After breakfast leave for the city tour of Jaisalmer. Visit the famous Havelis (mansions) known for their frescoes Jaisalmer's strategic position on the camel terrain route bought it great wealth. The merchants grew prosperous and commissioned great havelis, or mansions, to flaunt their ever-growing status in society. Made of local golden-yellow sand stone and wood, some of the havelis are still in excellent condition. The most elaborate and magnificent of all the Jaisalmer havelis is the Patwaon Ki Haveli. Five Jain brothers built the Haveli between 1800 and 1860. Salim Singh Ki Haveli and Nathmal Ki Haveli are the other two havelis that are opened to visitors.
Built in 1156 by the Bhatti ruler, Jaisal, THE FORT here stands atop the 80 m high Trikuta hill. 3 walls and features 99 bastions surround the fort. Over the centuries, the golden sand stone fortress witnessed many battles between the Bhatti Rajput’s, the Mughals and the Rathore’s of Jodhpur. Within the fort complex lie the beautifully carved Jain Temples built between the 12th and 15th centuries. The Maharawals (rulers) of Jaisalmer were devout Hindus but were tolerant of Jainism, and encouraged art and religion. There are 7 temples in the complex - Chandraprabhu, Parasnath, Shitalnath, Sambhavnath, Shantinath, Kunthunath and Rikhabdev Temple
DAY 06 - JAISALMER TO JODHPUR (300 KMS)
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur - Arrive to the Blue City – Jodhpur and transfer to your hotel.
An oasis in the arid Thar Desert, Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan. Representing this colourful city with shades of blue, Jodhpur has a history that is rich and a present that beckons strongly to the discerning tourist. Forts and palaces, temples and havelis, culture and tradition, spices and fabrics, colour and texture, Jodhpur has them all and in plenty. Situated in Western Rajasthan, Jodhpur has long attracted both the domestic and outside tourist. It not only offers tangibles, in terms of what you can see and buy but also fills one with a sense of history and the splendours of an era gone by. The hospitality of the locals, the demure women, and the colourful turbans -all set against the beloved desert (Marwar) is something to feel, not just see. Every pore of Jodhpur tells its own tales of heroic deeds that made legends out of kings and soldiers, romances that continue to warm the heart and a time when epics were lived out on the streets by everyday man. Later proceed for half day city tour of Jodhpur visit the Meherangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. The palace apartments like Sukh Mahal, Phool Mahal, and Sheesh Mahal etc are beautifully decorated and house Jewellery, costumes, armoury, palanquins, howdahs and other remnants of the past. See the Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II built in 1899. Later the royal crematorium and three other cenotaphs were also built here. Also visit Sardar Bazaar and Clock Tower markets where you can see the vegetable, spice, Indian sweets, and textile and silver markets. These colourful markets with tiny shops dot the narrow lanes replete with woodcarvings, wrought iron, lacquer work, silver and ivory ornamentation and leather handicrafts.
DAY 07 - JODHPUR – RANAKPUR – MOUNT ABU (300 KMS)
After breakfast drive to Mount Abu enroute visiting Ranakpur – is the largest Jain temple complex in India and dates to the 15th century. The main temple is dedicated to Adinath, the first Tirthankar. Intricate carvings detail mythological figures, patterns and motifs on the walls, pillars and domes. There are 1444 ornately carved marble pillars in the complex and none of them are similar. The beautiful lace-like interiors of the domes are a superb example of western Indian temple style.
Surya temple and other Jain temples are side attractions. (Temples open only at 1200 Hrs. Leather belts, footwear, bare legs and black clothing not allowed) Later continue to drive to Mount Abu; Arrive Mount Abu and transfer to your hotel At 1200 meters, Mt. Abu is the highest point of the Aravalli Range passing through Rajasthan. The only hill resort of Rajasthan, it is built around a lake and is surrounded by forested hills. According to a legend, the place derives its name from Arbuda, a serpent who descended to the spot to rescue Shiva’s bull, Nandi. Besides having all the features of a pleasant hill resort, Mount Abu is also a centre of pilgrimage for Jains on account of the famous Dilwara Temples. There are interesting treks and picnic spots, romantic royal retreats of various erstwhile royal families, and some relics of the Raj period. Later proceed for city tour of Mount Abu. Visit the breath taking Dilwara temples, among the finest examples of Jain architecture with their superb marble carving. The complex consists of five temples built between the eleventh and thirteenth century. The intricate ornamental carvings here represent the great heights reached in stone decoration. Also visit Nakki Lake, and see the strange rock formations around it including Toad Rock. The Achalgarh fort has the famous Achaleshwar temple and also provides superb views of the area.
DAY 08 - MOUNT ABU – UDAIPUR (200 KMS)
After breakfast drive to Udaipur; arrive Udaipur and transfer to your hotel. Set on the shores of Lake Pichola and surrounded by hills, Udaipur grew in complete contrast to the harsh deserts of the rest of Rajasthan. As capital of the old Mewar State it was the only Rajput stronghold to uphold its Hindu allegiance in the face of Muslim invasion. This fairy – tale city, with its marble palaces and lakes surrounded by a ring of hills, was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559. The city is dominated by massive City Palace, which overlooks Lake Pichola with its romantic island palaces. Picturesque havelis, ghats and temples line the lake front, with the lively bazaars of the old walled city stretching behind them.
DAY 09 - IN UDAIPUR
After breakfast proceed for half day city tour of Udaipur – visiting the City Palace and Museum. The largest palace complex in India, it is a blend of Mughal and Rajput influences. Also see the 17th century Jagdish temple, drive around the Fatehsagar Lake, and visit the Sahelion ki Bari (the Garden for the Maids of Honour), an ornamental pleasure garden with fountains and marble kiosks. Later visit the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir or the Folk Art Museum.
Later in the evening take a boat ride on the 4 km long and 3 km wide Lake Pichola, which is fringed with hills, palaces, havelis, ghats, embankments and temples and offers spectacular views of the city. Visit the Jag Mandir Island with its exquisite Gul Mahal Pavilion
DAY 10 - UDAIPUR – CHITTORGARH – RANTHAMBORE (450 KMS) (PARK CLOSED FROM 01 JULY TO 30 SEPTEMBER)
After breakfast drive to Ranthambore enroute visiting Chittorgarh, said to have been originally built by Bhim, one of the Pandavas. Though deserted now, impressive reminders of its grandeur still stand. See Rana Kumbha’s palace and Fateh Prakash palace. Visit the 37 m high Jaya Stambh (Tower of Victory) built by Rana Kumbha to commemorate his victory over Khiljis of Malwa in 1440.Also see the 22 m high Keerti Stambh or Tower of Fame, dedicated to Adinath and decorated with figures of various Jain tirthankars. Later continue to drive to Ranthambore; Arrive Ranthambore and transfer to your hotel. The park is one of the finest tiger reserves in the country where more visitors spending a couple of nights are likely to spot one of these majestic animals. Once, private tiger reserve of the Maharaja of Jaipur, in 1972 the sanctuary came under the Project Tiger scheme. It covers 410 sq. km and runs from the easternmost spur of the Aravalli to the Vindhya Range. It has both the old for and the wildlife sanctuary, also known as Sawai Madhopur, after the town, which has some Jain temples with gilded paintings. Apart from tiger you can see herds of Chital and Sam bar deer and sounde4rs of wild boar, Nilgai antelope and Chinkara gazelles. There are also sloth beer, a few leopards and crocodiles. Extensive bird life includes spur flown, jungle forwl, patridges, quails, crested serpent eagle, woodpeckers, flycatchers etc. There are also water birds like storks, ducks and geese at the lakes and waterholes.
DAY 11 - IN RANTHAMBORE
Early morning Game Drive [Not included in the quote] into the Park where your naturalist will talk to you about the wildlife found in this Park. Ranthambhore National Park is probably the best place in the world to see wild tigers and is the only dry deciduous tiger habitat in the world. In game drive your naturalist will help you explore the park in the search of The Royal Bengal Tiger.
After Game Drive, return to the hotel for breakfast. Afternoon Game Drive [Not included in the quote] to Ranthambore National Park.
DAY 12 - RANTHAMBORE - DEPART JAIPUR (200 KMS)
After breakfast drive to Jaipur; Arrive Jaipur and in time transfer to Jaipur Airport / Railway Station to board your flight / train for onward destination
Package cost is INR 35,514 per person on twin sharing basis
Package cost is INR 28,600 per person if minimum 4-6 pax are there
Package cost is INR 42,783 per person on twin sharing basis
Package cost is INR 35,514 per person on twin sharing basis
Package cost is INR 52,555 per person on twin sharing basis
Package cost is INR 46,716 per person if minimum 4-6 pax are there
11 Nights accommodation basis at the hotel mentioned above or similar category of alternate hotels.
Meal Plan – Daily buffet breakfast at all the hotels.
Representative for assistance on arrival and departure transfers.
All currently applicable taxes including service tax.
All transfers, city tours and transport services by A/C VEHICLE All India Tourist permit vehicle as per the above itinerary.
Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes
MONUMENTS Entrance Fee.
Services of English Speaking Local Guide.
Elephant Ride & Jeep Ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
Camel Ride on Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer.
Jeep Safari in Jodhpur.
Common Boat Ride on Lake Pichola in Udaipur
Optional Tours which is not mentioned in the itinerary.
Expense of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions .
International or Domestic airfare / Train Fare
Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as road blocks, accidents & any medical evacuations. Any train delays, or re-scheduling etc.
Any Visa fees, insurance fees, etc. Any tips to hotel staff, local guides, drivers etc. Any meals apart from the ones mentioned above. Any expenses apart from the ones above
|City||Standard Category||Deluxe Category||Luxury Category|
|Jaipur||Hawa Mahal / Neelam / Similar||Peppermint / Red Fox / Similar||Vesta International / Holiday Inn – Amer Road / Similar|
|Bikaner||Palace View / Similar||Raj Vilas / Similar||Maharaja Ganga Mahal / Similar|
|Jaisalmer||Priya / Similar||Himmatgarh / Similar||Rang Mahal / Similar|
|Jodhpur||Rajwada /Kissan Legacy / Similar||Mapple Abhay / Similar||Park Plaza / Similar|
|Mount Abu||Karnavati / Similar||Jaipur House / Similar||Jaipur House / Similar|
|Udaipur||Shambu Vilas / Royal Inn/ Royal Palm/ Similar||Rajdarshan / Golden Tulip / Similar||Park Exotica / Valley View / Similar|
|Rathambore||Raj Palace / Similar||Tiger Machan / Similar||Ranthambore Kothi / Similar|
Check-In time is 1400 hrs & Check-out time 1200 NOON at all hotels.
KINDLY NOTE THAT ACCOMMODATION AT JAISALMER, MOUNT ABU & UDAIPUR WILL BE ON PACKAGE PLAN FROM 01 NOV TO 20 NOV 2015 & 23 DEC 2015 TO 05 JAN 2016 ON MAP BASIS. COST SHALL BE ADDITIONAL.
THE ABOVE RATE IS NOT VALID DURING THE DIWALI PERIODS AND X- MAS & NEW YEAR PERIODS.
PLEASE NOTE THAT CHRISTMAS & NEW EVE DINNER SUPPLEMENT IS MANDATORY.
KINDLY NOTE FOR THE GUESTS SAFETY & SECURITY SIDE, WE DON’T ALLOW THE NIGHT DRIVING, HENCE REQUEST GUESTS TO LEAVE IN TIME SO THEY CAN REACH NEXT DESTINATION BEFORE 2000 HRS.
In case on any amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.
please note, the names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels.
It is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey the confirmations to you on receipt of your acceptance.
However in the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available at the time of initiating the reservations, we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.
In Delhi Red Fort Remain Closed on Every Monday.
In Agra Taj Mahal Remain Closed on Every Friday.
All the Monuments will Remain Closed on Dhulandi (Next Day of HOLI FESTIVAL) in Rajasthan.
Ranthambore Park & Sariska National Park will be CLOSED from 01 JULY to 30 SEPT Every Year.