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Heritage and Cultural Tourism-Vacations(I-14)

Duration: 24 Days

Destination Covered: Delhi-Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur- Rohetgarth - Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Kota - Pushkar - Samode - Jaipur - Karauli - Gwalior - Agra - Bharatpur

Heritage and Cultural Tourism - The Rajasthan heritage & cultural vacation tour starts from Delhi and ends in Delhi after a long but interesting tour taking you through history. You could convert this India tour Package into a luxury Rajasthan vacation by opting for the most luxurious hotels in this part of the country. In this Rajasthan vacation package, you are visiting the main cities as well as a rural part of the country. The Rajasthan vacation trip from New Delhi offers you the best tour of India. Arrange your dates to match with one of the colorful festivals. One of India's most important tour operator brings you various Rajasthan India vacation packages.

Day 01 :- Arrive Delhi.
Arrive Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Morning tour of Delhi. Visit Raj Ghat - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi , Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk.
Afternoon visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings & Connaught Place shopping centre. Overnight Delhi.

Day 02 :- Delhi Alsisar/Mandawa
Mandawa haveli Drive to Mandawa or Alsisar. Visit the famous Shekhavati villages, full of beautiful frescoes, havelis & mansions. This entire area is like an open air gallery.Overnight in one of the villages. Overnight in Mandawa.

Day 03 :- Mandawa - Morning city tour
Shekhavati More visit of Shekhavati (Dundlod, Nawalgarh, etc).
Overnight Mandawa.

Day 04 :- Mandawa Rajasthan Vacation PackageBikaner
Bikaner fort Drive to Bikaner. Afternoon tour of this desert city. Bikaner is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and a mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. An enormous arched doorway leads to the Joramal Temple. The royal chapel is Har Mandir where royal weddings and births were once celebrated.
Overnight Bikaner.

Day 05 :- Bikaner Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer haveli Drive to Jaisalmer. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight Jaisalmer.

Day 06 :- Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer fort Morning visit Jaisalmer. Visit the Fort, bazzars and the old mansions known as "havelis". People still live in these ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has exquisite carvings and filigreed work.
Overnight Jaisalmer.

Day 07 :- Jaisalmer Jodhpur
jaswant thada Morning drive to Jodhpur. Afternoon visit the Meharangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone Hill, including Moti-Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memorium built in 1899 and the museum located in the Umaid Public Gardens.
Overnight Jodhpur.

Day 08 :- Jodhpur Rohetgarh
meharangarh-fort2Drive to Rohetgarh. Check-in at the hotel. Drive through the country-side visiting various villages including Bishnoi Dhanis & watching local craftsmen.
Overnight at Rohetgarh.

Day 09 :- Rohetgarh Kumbalgarh
kumbalgarh-fort Morning drive to Kumbalgarh.
Kumbalgarh is about 85 km from Udaipur & is known for its 15th century Kumbalgarh Fort - The highest and considered as the most formidable in Rajasthan. Standing on a 1914 m high ridge the Fort provides a panoramic view of the countryside. Visit the historic town of Kumbalgarh and explore the magnificent Fort Complex - with beautiful palaces, gardens and temples.
Overnight Kumbalgarh.

Day 10 :- Kumbalgarh Udaipur Ranakpur
Ranakpur TemplesMorning drive to Udaipur visiting Ranakpur Temples enroute. Ranakpur - 98 kms from Udaipur, the Jain Temples built in the 15th century are situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali. Its surrounding is quiet and picturesque. Ranakpur has grand structures and beautiful sculpture. There are 1444 pillars in the temple and none of them are similar. The magic of light & shade is really awe inspiring. Surya Temple and other Jain Temples are side attractions.
Overnight Udaipur.

Day 11 :- Udaipur
Morning tour of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen's resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum).
Afternoon free. Overnight Udaipur.

Day 12 :- Udaipur chittorgarh
chittorgarh fort Morning proceed to chittorgarh. 113 kms from Udaipur, the Fort of Chittor was originally built by mighty Bhim, one of the Pandava heroes of Mahabharata. Also visit the Vijay Stambh with nine storeys and 37 mts high built by Maharana Kumbha to commemorate his victory over the Muslim rulers of Malwa and Gujarat in 1440. Kirti Stambh, the Tower of fame 22 meters high is covered with figures from Jain Pantheon. Overnight chittorgarh.

Day 13 :- chittorgarh Kota
kota bunga bridgeMorning drive to Kota. Afternoon visit. Overnight Kota.

Day 14 :- Kota Ajmer/Pushkar
Brahma temple Drive to Ajmer/Pushkar visiting Bundi enroute. Bundi rises from a narrow gorge in rows of terraced gardens and arched Rajput houses like a two dimensional miniature painting imposed on the landscape. Visit the Palace with its intricate spy-holes, secret trap doors & under ground passages. Also see the spectacularly ingenious water supply system. Ajmer was founded by the Chauhan ruler, Aiaipal, during the 11th century & is dominated by the Taragarh Fort built by Prithviraj Chauhan. Visit the Tomb of the Sufi Saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti at the Dargah Sharif. In Pushkar, visit the holy Lake and also the famous Brahma Temple. Pushkar is one of the holiest places for Hindus.
Overnight Pushkar.

Day 15 :- Ajmer/Pushkar Samode
Holy Lake Drive to Samode. 40 Kms north-west of Jaipur, now converted to a hotel, the old Palace of Samode surrounded by hills present a fairy tale picture. It has a most exotic hall embellished with paintings and mirror work.
Overnight Samode.

Day 16 :- Samode Jaipur
City Palace Morning drive to Jaipur. Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace, & the Observatory . Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas.
Overnight Jaipur.

Day 17:- Jaipur
Amber Fort Morning visit the Amber Fort - the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors.
Afternoon free. Overnight Jaipur.

Day 18 :- Jaipur Karauli
Madan Mohanji Temple Morning drive to Karauli. Afternoon visit to the bazzar & the City palace with its exquisite frescoes & stone carvings. Aarti at the Madan Mohanji Temple is worth the visit.
Overnight Karauli.

Day 19 :- Karauli Gwalior
Man Mandir Morning drive to Gwalior. Afternoon visit the Man Mandir, Gujari Mahal (today an archaeological museum), The Fort, Temples of Sas-Bahu, Teli Ka Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace, Tomb of Gaus Mohammad & the Mausoleum of Tansen.
Overnight Gwalior.

Day 20 :- Gwalior Agra
Tomb salim chistiMorning free. Afternoon drive to Agra. Overnight Agra.

Day 21 :- Agra
Taj Mahal Morning city tour visiting the the world famous Taj Mahal, the Red Fort and the Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daullah built by emperor Noor-jehan in memory of her father.
Afternoon free. Overnight Agra. Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.

Day 22 :- Agra Bharatpur
Fatehpur Sikri Morning drive to Bharatpur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri built by emperor Akbar in 1569 AD and later abandoned due to scarcity of water. Visit the Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur - one of the most spectacular water birds sanctuary features nesting indigenous water - birds as well as migratory water birds and water side birds. It is inhabited by sambar, chital, nilgai & boar. From October till December the indigenous water birds nest in the acacia trees, sarus cranes nest around the lake. From December on, the migratory geese, duck and cranes are the main feature of the sanctuary. Overnight Bharatpur

Day 23 :- Bharatpur Delhi
Raj Ghat Morning drive to Delhi. No Hotel. Later airport in time for return flight.

Day 24 :- Departure
jaisalmer fort Morning visit Jaisalmer. Visit the Fort, bazzars and the old mansions known as "havelis". People still live in these ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has exquisite carvings and filigreed work.
Overnight Jaisalmer.