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Itinerary


Day01 Arrive Delhi

Arrive Delhi, after clearing the Immigrations / Customs formalities, met/transferred by our representative & transfer to the Hotel.

Day02 Delhi

we proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Old Delhi visiting the Jama Masjid, drive past the Red Fort built by the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Drive through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk & lastly visit Raj Ghat, the memorial built for Mahatma Gandhi. Afternoon, tour of new Delhi visiting the Qutab Minar Humanyun's tomb & lastly drive through Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate & other important government buildings. An optional visit to the Magnificent Akshardham temple An English speaking guide will be accompanying you for the entire sightseeing tour.

Day03 Delhi- Jaipur

After breakfast leave for Jaipur by surface (230 Kms/ 5 Hrs approximately). Arrive Jaipur & transfer to Hotel.

Day04 Jaipur - Jaisalmer

Breakfast at Hotel. Morning, half day excursion to Amber the old capital of Jaipur rulers. Ride on back of an elephant from the foot of the hill up to the gates of the fortress. Afternoon, half day sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting the Maharaja's Museum and Jai Singh Astronomical Observatory and Hawa Mahal. Late Evening, transfer to the railway station to board overnight Train to Jaisalmer. OVERNIGHT IN THE TRAIN.

Day05 Arrive Jaisalmer

Arrive Jaisalmer & transfer to the Hotel. After breakfast proceed for a sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer visiting the Fort & Havelies. Optional - Evening transfer to the sand dune Camp for a Gala Night in the Thar Desert.

Optional - Evening transfer to the sand dune Camp for a Gala Night in the Thar Desert.


Day06 Jaisalmer-Bikaner

Breakfast at the hotel. After sightseeing drive to Bikaner (333 kms/ 7 hrs approximately). Arrive Bikaner & transfer to the Hotel. Bikaner is famous for its Old Havelis. Bikaner - lying in the north of the desert state, Bikaner is dotted with many sand dunes. More popularly called the camel country, Bikaner is renowned for the best riding camels in the world. The exotic camel safaris, its gorgeous forts and the worship of thousands of holy rats at Karni Mata temple are some of the most interesting aspects of Bikaner.

Day07 Bikaner-Mandawa

Breakfast at the Hotel & proceed for a Half day sightseeing tour of Bikaner. After sightseeing drive to Mandawa (170 kms/ 4 hrs approximately). Mandawa is a town in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan in India. It is part of Shekhawati region.Arrive Mandawa & transfer to the Hotel.

Day08 Mandawa- Ranthambhore

Breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast leave for Ranthambore by surface (180 Kms/ 4 Hrs approximately). Arrive Ranthambore & transfer to the resort. Ranthambore National Park: The park, which is one of the finest tiger reserves in the country Park's abandoned fortress, lakes and above all it's `friendly' tigers have made it one of the most filmed wildlife reserves in the world. Ranthambore was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1955 and became part of Project Tiger in 1973.Ranthambore National park is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild.

Day09 Ranthambore

Early morning game drive by jeep at the Ranthambore National park. The wildlife in Ranthambore can be seen on jeep safaris around the park. The animals of Ranthambore are clearly visible through the dry deciduous vegetation. The jeeps maintain a certain distance so that the animals are not unduly disturbed. Arrive back to the resort for breakfast. Day at leisure. Evening, game drive by jeep at the Ranthambore national park. LUNCH & DINNER AT THE HOTEL.

Day10 Ranthambhore-Agra

Breakfast at the Hotel. Morning, leave for Agra by surface (270 kms/ 5 hrs approximately). Arrive Agra & transfer to the Hotel. Afternoon, half day sightseeing tour of Agra visiting the Taj Mahal – which is now regarded as one of the seven wonders of the world also visit the Agra fort & It mud-ud-daulah.

Day 11 Agra - Delhi

Breakfast at the Hotel. Check out at 1200 hrs & drive to Delhi after lunch time (205 kms/5 hrs approximately). Arrive Delhi and transfer to the International airport to board onward flight.

Overview

If you are on a lookout for exploring India's rich heritage, culture, along with safaris and sand dunes, holidays in Rajasthan is the perfect proposition. Unlike what its barren scenery suggests, you will find that Rajasthan is the most colorful and interesting place inhabited by humans. An exotic land, a dream come true for the Western world, Rajasthan was home to the Rajputs, the martial races of India known equally for their love of arts and architecture as well as valor and chivalry. The varied colour of this state makes this tour Unique in its own way, once visited you would want to come back again and again..

Inclusion & Exclusion

Tour cost Includes:

  • Accommodation in for 10 nights in the mentioned hotels.
  • Buffet breakfast at all hotels.
  • Air-conditioned car for all airport/station transfers, sightseeing's & intercity transfers as per the itinerary.
  • English speaking guide for all sightseeing tours.
  • Entrances at the monuments & tourist sights.
  • Rickshaw ride in Delhi.
  • Elephant ride at the Amber fort, Jaipur.
  • FAREWELL DINNER IN DELHI HOSTED BY HOLIDAY SUPPLIER.
  • All applicable state, transport & luxury tax.

Tour cost does not include:

  • Any extra meals not specified in the inclusions.
  • Any International or domestic airfare.
  • Expences of personal nature ie tips, telephone calls, laundry, room service etc.

City Information


Agra

Agra the former capital of Hindustan, is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is 363 kilometres (226 mi) west of the state capital, Lucknow, and 200 kilometres (124 mi) south of the national capital New Delhi. With a population of 1,686,976 (2010 est.), it is one of the most populous cities in Uttar Pradesh and the 19th most populous in India.[1] Agra can also refer to the administrative district that has its headquarters in Agra city. The city is mentioned in the epic Mahabharata, where it was called Agrevaa ("the border of the forest").[2] Legend ascribes the founding of the city to Raja Badal Singh, a Sikarwar Rajput king (c. 1475), whose fort, Badalgarh, stood on or near the site of the present fort. However, the 11th century Persian poet Mas'ud Sa'd Salman writes of a desperate assault on the fortress of Agra, then held by the Shahi King Jayapala, by Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni.[3] Sultan Sikandar Lodi was the first to move his capital from Delhi to Agra in 1506. He died in 1517 and his son, Ibrahim Lodi, remained in power there for nine more years, finally being defeated at the Battle of Panipat in 1526.[4] Between 1540 and 1556, Afghans, beginning with Sher Shah Suri, and Hindu King Hem Chandra Vikramaditya (also called Hemu), ruled the area. It achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1556 to 1658. In the 18th century, it came under Jat rule. It is a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Bikaner

Lying in the north of the desert State, the city is dotted with scores of sand dunes. Bikaner retains the medieval grandeur that permeates the city's lifestyle. More readily called the camel country, the city is distinguished for the best riding camels in the world and hence boasts of having one of the largest Camel Research and Breeding farms in the world. The ship of the desert is an inseparable part of life here. A camel besides being a mode of transport, also works on wells. These are built on high plinths with slender minarets on each of the four corners and can be noticed even from a distance.

The history of Bikaner dates back to 1486 when a Rathore prince, Rao Bikaji founded his kingdom. Bikaji was one the five sons of Rao Jodhaji the illustrious founder of Jodhpur. But Rao Bikaji was the most adventurous of them. It is said that an insensitive remark from his father about his whispering in the Durbar provoked Bikaji to set up his own kingdom towards the north of Jodhpur. The barren wilderness called Jangladesh became his focul point and he transformed it into an impressive city. He accomplished this task with 100 cavalry horses and 500 soldiers, and established his kingdom on 84 villages abandoned by the 'Shankhlas'. When Bikaji died in 1504 his rule had extended to over 3000 villages.

Delhi

Delhi officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT) that includes the Indian capital New Delhi, is the second most populous metropolis in India after Mumbai, with a population of 16.3 million in 2011. The city is also the eighth most populous metropolis in the world. The NCT and its urban region have been given the special status of National Capital Region (NCR) under the Constitution of India's 69th amendment act of 1991. The greater NCR urban, which includes the neighbouring cities Baghpat, Gurgaon, Sonepat, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida and other nearby towns, has nearly 22.2 million residents.

Delhi is known to have been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BC. Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of kingdoms and empires. It has been invaded, ransacked and rebuilt several times, particularly during the Medieval era, and therefore the modern city of Delhi is a cluster of many cities scattered across the metropolitan region. Delhi is also believed to have been the site of Indraprastha, the legendary capital of the Pandavas during the times of the Mahabharata. Delhi re-emerged as a major political, cultural and commercial city along the trade routes between northwest India and the Gangetic plain after the rise of the Delhi sultanates. It houses many ancient and medieval monuments, archaeological sites and remains.

In 1639 AD, the Mughal emperor Shahjahan built a new walled city in Delhi which served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1649 until the Rebellion of 1857. The British had captured Delhi by 1803 and George V announced in 1911 that the capital of British-controlled parts of India would be Delhi. A new capital city, New Delhi, was built to the south of the old city during the 1920s. When India gained independence from British rule in 1947, New Delhi was declared its capital and seat of government. The name Delhi is often also used to include urban areas near the NCT, and to refer to New Delhi, which lies within the metropolis. Although technically a federally administered union territory, the political administration of the NCT of Delhi today more closely resembles that of a state of India with its own legislature, high court and an executive council of ministers headed by a Chief Minister. New Delhi is jointly administered by the federal Government of India and the local Government of Delhi, and is the capital of the NCT of Delhi.

Jaipur

Jaipur is 260 km from Delhi and 240 km from Agra and forms the golden triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It a bustling capital city and a business centre with all the trappings of a modern metropolis but yet flavoured strongly with an age-old charm that never fails to surprise a traveller. The old Jaipur painted in Pink can grip any visitor with admiration. Stunning backdrop of ancient forts: Nahargarh, Amer, Jaigarh and Moti Doongari are apt testimonials of the bygone era and a reminder of their lingering romance and chivalry.

Jaipur is named after its founder, the warrior and astronomer sovereign, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh (ruled 1688 to 1744). The decision to move out of his hilltop capital Amer was also compelled by reasons of growing population and paucity of water. Moreover in the early 17th century the power of the great Mughals was dwindling with its aging Monarch Aurangzeb. After several centuries of invasions the north was now quiet and the wealth of the kingdom had considerably increased. Seizing upon this opportune time, Jai Singh planned his new capital in the plains. Jaipur is a corroborative evidence of Sawai Jai Singh's strong grounding in science and astrology and of a Bengali architect Vidyadhar with a strong instinct for planning.

Jaisalmer

The name Jaisalmer evokes utter magic and vibrancy of the desert. It's straight out of an Arabian Nights fable. The hostile terrain notwithstanding the warmth and colour of people is simply overwhelming. One of the main draws is the daunting 12th century Jaisalmer Fort. The beautiful havelis which were built by wealthy merchants of Jaisalmer are yet another interesting aspect of the desert city. And you can let your eyes caress the sloping sand dunes while you ramble your way in a camel safari. The desert citadel is truly a golden fantasy in the Thar Desert. Bhati Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal, after whom the city finds its name, founded Jaisalmer in 1156 AD.

On advice of a local hermit Eesaal he chose the Tricut Hills as his new abode, abandoning his vulnerable old fort at Luderwa just 16 kilometres northwest. In Medieval times, its prosperity was due to its location on the main trade route linking India to Egypt and Arabia. The Bhati Rajput rulers lined their coffers with gains from traditional taxes levied on passing by caravans. They also amassed wealth through questionable means.

Ranthambhor

Ranthambhor National Park, once a princely game conserve is the scene where the celebrated Indian tigers are best seen. Ranthambhor Tiger Reserve lies on the junction of Aravali and Vindhyas just 14 Kms from Sawai Madhopur in Eastern Rajasthan. It sprawls over a varying and undulating landscape. The scenery changes dramatically from gentle and steep slopes of the Vindhyas to the sharp and conical hills of the Aravali. A tenth century fort also blends amicably with the background. Pure sands of Dhok (Anogeissus pendula) interspersed with grasslands at the plateaus, meadows in valleys and luxuriant foliage around the canals make the jungle. Three big lakes – Padam Talab (meaning Lake), Malik Talab and Raj Bagh – are similar turquoises studded in the vast forest that abounds with aquatic vegetation including duckweeds, lilies and lotus.

A significant geological feature within the park is the ‘Great Boundary Fault' where the Vindhaya plateau meets the Aravali range. The Rivers Chambal in the South and the Banas in the north bound the National Park. The park is dotted with steep rocky hills and the dominating architecture of Ranthambhor Fort (built in the 10th century), adds to its landscape. The rugged park terrain alternates between dry deciduous forest, open grassy meadow, dotted by several lakes and rivers that are only made passable by rough roads built and maintained by the Forest Service. The tiger is not the only attraction at Ranthambhor. A variety of birds including owlets, the ubiquitous langur (monkey), leopard, caracal, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, marsh crocodiles, wild boar, bears and various species of deer are the other attractions.

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Udaipur Extension

UDAIPUR the beautiful city of lakes is perhaps a unique pre-modern capital with no fort.

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Ranthambore Extension

Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national park i

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Nepal Extension

After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival assistance and transfer

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Kovalam Beach Extension

Kovalam - breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquillity

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Kumarakom Extension

An enchanting backwater destination, Kumarakom offers visitors many

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Cochin Extension

An enchanting backwater destination, Kumarakom offers visitors many

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Periyar Extension

The pride of Kerala and a testimony to nature's splendor

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