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Glimpses of Rajasthan

Glimpses of Rajasthan

Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Abhaneri – Jaipur – Bundi – Chittaurgarh - Udaipur

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Day 01: Arrive Delhi (By International flight)

Welcome to the capital of India – Delhi.
Meeting and assistance on arrival at the airport by our tour executive who will escort you to the pre booked hotel. Rest of the day free. Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi sightseeing

After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi Old Delhi - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting - Red Fort - The red sandstone walls of Lal Qila, the Red Fort, extend for two km and vary in height from 18 meters on the river side to 33 metres on the city side. Shah Jahan started construction of the massive fort in 1638 and it was completed in

1648. Jama Masjid - Jama Masjid The

splendid mosque built by Muhammad Ali Shah in the typical Mughal style with two minarets and three domes, lies to the west of the Hussainabad Imambara. Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Also, visit the Swami Narayan Temple and Bangla Sahib Gurudwara Proceed for the visit of New Delhi

New Delhi :-An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit:- Humayun's Tomb - Built in the mid 16th century by Haji Begum, senior wife of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, Humayun's Tomb is an early example of Mughal architecture built in Delhi. Lotus temple ( known as Bahai Temple), Qutub Minar - 13 km to the south of Connaught Circus at Lalkote of 8th century Tomor Rajputs, the 72.5 mts high Victory Pillar stands as a victory stand of a Muslim King Qutub-ud-din-Aibak in India. A drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, The President's Residence, and a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. End with the visit of the Lotus temple at the sunset Overnight at Delhi

Day 03: Drive from Delhi to Agra

After an early breakfast, drive to the city of Taj (Agra) Arrive Agra and transfer to hotel In the afternoon visit the The Agra fort - situated on the banks of Yamuna River, North West of the Taj Mahal, this majestic fort was started by the Emperor Akbar and it developed as a strong hold of the Mughal Empire, under successive generations. This majestic fortress of red sandstone

encompasses within its 2.5 km long

endosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many visionary palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan, audience halls such as the Dewan I Khas and two very beautiful mosques. Later visit the Taj Mahal - a white marble Tomb build in 1631 - 1648, seat of the Mughal Empire by Shah Jahan for his wife, Arjuman Banu Begum or Mumtaz Mahal In the evening, free to explore the Agra's rich heritage of handicrafts and a marble making factory. Overnight in Agra

Day 04: Drive from Agra to Jaipur visiting Fatehpur Sikri & Abhaneri enroute

After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Jaipur known as "pink city" and the capital of Rajasthan named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. Enroute visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, a place worth visiting to discover how once the city could have been which has now turned into ruins, situated 26 miles

west of Agra, it was build at orders of the Mughal Emperor Akbar.

Proceed for Jaipur and the next halt is Abhaneri - Abhaneri is a small town village, situated at a distance of 95 kms before Jaipur, on Agra –Jaipur road. The place is popular for the amazing 'Baoris' (step wells) and Harshat Mata Temple. Famour Abhaneri Stepwell called Chand Baoli, belonging to the 11th century AD. This stepwells is a marvel of architecture & has beautifully carved panels inserted into the sides. The steps, in sets of 4 or 5, are in the shape of an inverted 'V'. The carved stone pillars, which are somewhat damaged now, were once strong enough for supporting pulleys to draw water. Several storeyed verandahs surround this beautiful stepwell. Also visit the Harshat Mata Goddess Temple nearby belonging to the 9th Century. Later proceed to Jaipur. On arrival check in at Hotel. Overnight in Jaipur

Day 05: A day in Jaipur for visits

Today after a leisurely breakfast, take an excursion to the majestic Amber Fort. Take an elephant or jeep ride to ascend the hill on which the fort is situated.Later visit the City Palace and the Observatory and photo stop near the Palace of Winds, also known as Hawa Mahal.

In the evening you have option to visit Chokhi Dani, an ethnic village, where you will get an introduction to village life in Rajasthan. Enjoy traditional Rajasthani dances and puppet shows as you dine. Overnight in Jaipur

Day 06: Jaipur - Bundi (By surface)

Breakfast at the Hotel. Later drive to Bundi approx 215 kms/ 5 hrs. Bundi is a city of glorious past and promising future. Bundi has been rightly termed as the queen of Hadoti. Bundi has plenty of tourism potential ranging from heritage tourism, archaeological tourism, spiritual tourism, eco-tourism, adventure tourism (rock climbing, para-sailing & water sports), leisure

tourism and cultural tourism.

The Bundi School of painting is world famous. Bundi is fascinating because of the historical monuments, natural beauty, scenic dams & ponds, wild forests fairs and festivity. In a nutshell Bundi is a complete tourist destination. This afternoon we proceed for the sightseeing tour of Bundi. The 14th century Taragarh Fort is a famous attraction of Bundi. The view over the town and surrounding countryside from the top are magical, especially at sun set. Inside the ramparts are huge reservoirs carved out of solid rock, and the Bhim Burj, the largest of the battle-fields, on which there is a famous cannon. The Bundi Palace next to the fort has some beautiful murals on display. The area is famous for its step-wells such as the 17th century Raniji-ki-Baoli built by Rani Nathavatji. Overnight stay at Bundi.

Day 07: Bundi – Chittaurgarh – Udaipur (By surface)

Breakfast at the Hotel. Later drive to Udaipur approx 300 kms / 7 hours long drive en-route stopping at Chittaurgarh. Chittaurgarh epitomizes Rajput spirit, velour, pride and romance. The imposing and awe inspiring fort stands on a 240-hectares site, on 180m high hill that rises rapidly from the plains.

Later drives continue to Udaipur, on arrival assisted transfer to hotel and check-in. Overnight stay at Udaipur.

Day 08: Udaipur Sightseeing

After buffet breakfast, Later you will proceed for a sightseeing tour of Udaipur City, also known as the City of Sunrise Visit to the vast and exquisite City Palace, a well-fortified, majestic white monument. The main entrance, a triple-arched gate named the Tripolia, was built in 1725 and is a marvel.

The Suraj Gokhada, the Balcony of the Sun, where the Suryavanshi Maharanas of Mewar presented themselves in times of trouble to the people to restore their confidence, is also a fascinating sight. Continue to visit Jagdish Temple, a 16th-century temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, it is the largest and most splendid temple in Udaipur.

Drive past Fateh Sagar Lake and visit Sahelion-ki-Bari, the Garden of the Maidens, which has numerous fountains in four pools, embellished with delicately chiseled kiosks and elephants. The garden brings to the fore the unique lifestyle of the royal ladies, who once strolled through these gardens.

Take a cruise on Lake Pichola to visit Jag Mandir Palace, which covers almost four acres and is noted for its marble pavilion and an imposing dome. You’ll see people doing their laundry on the shores of the lake against the backdrop of the massive City Palace and the old city. Return to your hotel after the sightseeing tour. Overnight at the hotel. <