Reflecting the vibrant and rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan, the fairs and festivals of this land are intricately woven into the lives of the people. The barrenness of this desert is punctuated by vibrant colors, dance, music, which are very much a part of the festivities. Be it a harvest season, birth of a child, change of season or religious occasion, Rajasthani people have a reason to rejoice and celebrate. The sight of the veiled and bejeweled women of Rajasthan dancing away to glory is truly heartwarming.
Rajasthan Heritage tour is a perfect option for those inclined to experience royalty of Rajasthan in a short time frame, as well as wish to visit Taj Mahal in Agra and monuments of Delhi during their short stay in Rajasthan. This wonderful tour encompasses visits to the fascinating places like Delhi, Udaipur, Deogarh, Rohetgarh, Jodhpur, Roopangarh, Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra.
|Duration||14 Days / 13 Nights|
|Destinations||(New Delhi - Udaipur - Deogarh - Rohetgarh - Jodhpur - Roopangarh - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - New Delhi)|
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive in Delhi by international flight. After traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative will escort you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for check in. Overnight stay.
Day 02: Delhi
Post breakfast at the Coffee shop, set out on a guided tour of Delhi. Visits to Old Delhi, Red Fort, India's largest mosque - Jama Masjid and Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat. Later in the afternoon visit India Gate, President's House, Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar and Lotus Temple. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: New Delhi - Udaipur (by air)
Post breakfast we drive to the airport for the flight to Udaipur. Arrival in Udaipur in the afternoon. Relax for some time. Get ready for an overwhelming boat ride on the lake Pichola in the evening. The famed Lake Palace on the lake was once the abode of the Maharana Jagat Singh II. It is one of the most luxurious and favored heritage hotel in India. The James bond Film Octopussy was shot here and brought the palace in international limelight.
Day 04: Udaipur
Today we visit Udaipur, also known as the city of lakes. To begin with we visit Sahelion-Ki-Bari, a beautiful garden built especially for the Maids of Honor. Next we head to the Museum of folk art. It is a repository of folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments and paintings. Further we move to City Palace, a brilliant collection of several architectural structures, symbolizing royalty of the bygone era. Its interiors and architecture are simply superb.
Day 05: Udaipur - Deogarh (about 140 km)
Drive from Udaipur to Deogarh. Arrive in Deogarh. Enjoy overnight stay at a heritage hotel and soak in royalty of the bygone era. Spend the rest of the day at leisure and scan the bazaar of this small town in the evening.
Day 06: Deogarh - Rohetgarh (about 280 km)
Drive from Deogarh to Rohetgarh. Arrive in the luxurious heritage hotel, which was once a fort built in the 17th century. The traditional and royal decor and modern facilities at the hotel will make your stay memorable. Overnight stay.
Day 07: Rohetgarh - Jodhpur (about 50 km)
Post breakfast, we drive to Jodhpur, popularly known as the Blue City. The city was once the capital of the princely state of Marwar. Nestled on the foothills of a sandstone hill, Jodhpur seems like an oasis in the desert. Established in 1459 by Rao Jodha, Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. The city is dominated by the arresting Mehrangarh Fort, stunning palaces, massive forts and beautiful temples. Its rich cultural heritage also reflects in its colorful handicrafts, folk dances, music and fairs and festivals. We visit Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thanda, a royal cenotaph carved in white marble. Post sightseeing we will browse the bazaars of Jodhpur for colorful handicrafts.
Day 08: Jodhpur - Roopangarh (about 260 km)
Post breakfast drive to Roopangarh. Roopangarh is a village with sheer historic significance. It is famous for its fort, which has now been converted into a heritage hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 09: Roopangarh - Jaipur (about 120 km)
Drive from Roopangarh to the Pink City Jaipur. Renowned for its handicrafts and precious and semi-precious stones, Jaipur has a rich cultural heritage. It is the capital city of Rajasthan, which has a glorious past radiant with tales of valor and bravery. The city was established in 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the then ruler of Amber. It remains the only city in the world established according to the principles of Hindu Architectural principles called Vaastu.
After a break, we visit the City Palace, a glorious showpiece of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The palace complex houses several beautiful palaces with mesmerizing interiors. Next we visit Jantar Mantar, a collection of astronomical instruments built in stone for measuring the planetary movements and time.
Day 10: Jaipur
Post breakfast we drive to the ancient capital of Amber, 11 km away from Jaipur. Famous for its massive Amber fort, Amber was the ancient capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries. Enjoying elephant ride we will reach the Amber Fort. After this we visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a pink colored five-storied structure pierced with 955 windows. It was built in 1799 to enable the royal ladies to view the city life, without being visible themselves. Later in the afternoon we browse the colorful bazaars of Jaipur. An evening visit to Laxmi Narayan Mandir, a Hindu temple made out of white marble.
Optional Tour - Chokhi Dhani
Enjoy an evening excursion to Chokhi Dhani ( 15 km from Jaipur), an ethnic village resort offering a typical Rajasthani experience. It offers Rajasthani village ambiance, a variety of traditional dishes and dance and music performances for entertainment. Later drive back to the hotel.
Day 11: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (about 260 km)
Today we leave Rajasthan, the land of raja-maharajas and head for Agra. En route we stop at Fatehpur Sikri, an imperial city founded by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 16th century. It is a World Heritage Site. Visit Jama Masjid, one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. It complex of the mosque houses the Buland Darwaza and the Tomb of Salim Chisti. Late evening arrival in Agra. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 12: Agra
Today we visit the Agra Fort located alongside river Yamuna. Its foundation was laid by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and was completed by his grandson Shah Jahan. Its huge towers, bastions, ramparts and gateways reflect the glory of the Mughal Empire.
It is a World Heritage Site. It has several stunning structures such as Jahangiri Mahal, Khass Mahal, Sheesh Mahal and Musamman Burj. Next we head to one of the seven wonders of the world, the enchanting Taj Mahal. Symbolizing eternal love, it was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Synonymous to India, Taj Mahal is enveloped in incredible beauty.
Day 13: Agra - New Delhi (about 200 km)
Post breakfast we drive from Agra to New Delhi. Arrive in New Delhi in the afternoon. The rest of the day at leisure.
Day 14: Depart Delhi
Tour concludes: Hi-Life Tours thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to the Railway Station / Airport for your onward travel.