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Desert Circuit Rajasthan

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October 22, 2017

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Tour Details

Visit of the most vibrant and colorful states of India, Rajasthan with our tour packages. The city has become a major tourist destination as well as a cultural hub with its beautiful and royal havelies, palaces and forts and has its own glorious past to boast about. Enjoy and explore Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Public gardens and some of the most ancient temples in Pushkar, which is considered as the holiest place in India. Also get to visit City Palace, Amber Fort Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar.

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  • LUNCH IN RESTAURANT
  • ALL TICKETS MEUSEUM

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Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Delhi

On the first day, you will arrive at New Delhi International Airport, where our tour executive will receive you and take you to the pre-booked hotel. Rest of the day and night will be spent in the hotel.

Day 2Delhi - Mandawa ( by road )

On the second after having breakfast, you will be driven to Mandawa. On arrival, our representative will help you to check-in in the hotel of your own choice. After couple of hour, we will take you out for a sightseeing tour of Mandawa, founded in 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh. The place is till date the home of his descendants. Beautiful frescoes, Havelis and mansions are some of the highlights of Mandawa which also has one of the best castles of Rajasthan. The fort has now being restored into a hotel and has a museum that collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820 ancient coins, numismatic collection preserved properly.

Overnight stay in the hotel will be spent in leisure.

Day 3Mandawa - Bikaner ( by road )

On the third day of the trip, you will leave for Bikaner by a road journey and on arrival you will check-in at the pre-booked hotel. After taking rest for some time, in the afternoon we will take you out for a city sightseeing tour of Bikaner, which was named after its founder Rao Bika Ji in 1488. Before this, the place was an important trading hub on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia. Popular for its flowing and sands and abundant sunshine, the city is enclosed by a 7 km wall and can be entered from five different gates. You will get to see 16th century fort that has old palaces, temples and mosques. Built by Raja Rai Singh, the fort has a long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows in numerous designs.

The tour will also include a quick visit to Lallgarh Palace, the museum, and Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat Temple.

You will return to hotel to spent the night in leisurely activities.

Day 4Bikaner - Jaisalmer ( by road )

After having breakfast on the fourth day, you will drive to Jaisalmer and on reaching, check-in in the hotel with the assistance of our tour executive. Evening will be reserved for an exciting camel ride in the mesmerizing Sand Dunes with a pictorial background.

Overnight stay in the hotel in Jaisalmer.

Day 5Jaisalmer

On the morning of the fifth day enjoy your breakfast and then proceed for a sightseeing tour of the city. Situated in the heart of the Thar Desert, the city earlier being a barren land has now turned into a city of gilded magic and called as Golden City. In the 12th century, Rawal Jaisal abandoned his fort at Ludarwa and later laid the foundation stone of a new city. The city tour will include visit to the magnificent fort, the Patwon-Ki-Haveli (Mansion) and Salim Singh Ki Haveli. Here you will get to see intricately and beautifully carved balconies and brackets, presenting supreme examples of the art.

Get back to the hotel after the excursion to spent the night at your own ease.

Day 6Jaisalmer - Jodhpur ( by road )

On the sixth day of the tour, you will leave for Jodhpur from Jaisalmer by a road journey. On arrival, our tour executive will help you to check-in in the pre-booked hotel of your own choice. After relaxing for some time, you will proceed for a city sightseeing tour. The city was founded by Prince Jodha in 1459. Here you will get to visit the famous Mehrangarh Fort, which is strategically situated on a low sandstone hill. The fort houses Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal, which are brilliant in design and unique.

The tour also includes a quick visit to Jaswant Thada, which is an imposing marble cenotaph. It was built around 1899 in the fond memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Also visit, Umaid Public gardens.

After the excursion, come back to hotel to spent the night in leisure.

Day 7Jodhpur - Pushkar ( by road)

The seventh day will start with a light breakfast and then a drive to the city Pushkar. On arrival check-in at the hotel of your own choice. Afterwards, you will be taken out to explore the most sacred city of hindus, Pushkar. The city has huge number of ancient temples, amongst which many were deserted by Aurangzeb and subsequently rebuilt. You will get to visit the most and well-known Brahma Temple, which is dedicated to this deity and believed to be one of the few temples in the world built for God Brahma. The temple is marked by red spire and in the entrance gateway is the hans, or goose symbol of Brahma. It is believed that he has personally chosen Pushkar as his residing place.

For a night stay, you will be escorted to the hotel.

Day 8Pushkar - Jaipur ( by road )

On the eighth day after having breakfast, you will leave Pushkar and enjoy a drive to Jaipur. After reaching Jaipur, check-in at the hotel with the assistance of our representative. In the afternoon, proceed for city sightseeing tour and get to visit City Palace that displays excellent amalgamation of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture. This beautifully carved palace spreads across one-seventh of the area in the walled city. The palace has the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.

Next you will be visiting Jantar Mantar, which is the largest and the best preserved observatories built by Jai Singh II across various parts of the country. Here you will get to see various outsized astronomical instruments that are still in working condition.

You will return to hotel to spent the night at your ease.

Day 9Jaipur

The ninth day morning will start with a breakfast and then you will proceed for excursion to Amber Fort. You will enjoy adventurous elephant ride to reach the entrance of the fort. The Amber Fort Palace is a classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace that was built in 1592. Known for its grandeur and marvelous carving, the palace was started by Man Singh I and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I.

Proceed to visit Hawa Mahal, also known as Palace of Winds is a ornamental facade and an important landmark in this Pink City. It has a five-storey structure of sandstone, which is plastered in pink and have elaborate balconies, 953 niches and windows. It was built by Pratap Singh in 1799 as tribute for royal ladies.

Next, you will be visiting Laxmi Narayan Temple, which is located in the south of Jaipur. The temple is built by the Birla family and hence is also well-known as Birla Mandir. Designed using precious white marble and displaying three domes, each portraying different approaches to religion, the temple is perfect example of secular traditions India has followed over the centuries. Also visit Moti Doongri Fort, which is now converted as a small palace by Ram Singh II for his wife Gayatri Devi.

Night stay in hotel will be spent in leisurely and independent activities.

Day 10Jaipur - Delhi ( by road )

On the tenth day of the tour, you will enjoy the breakfast and drive to Delhi. On arrival, check-in in the pre-booked hotel and after getting freshen-up move out to enjoy sightseeing tour of Delhi by visiting Old & New Delhi.

The tour will include visit to Raj Ghat – the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India. Old Delhi is extremely crowded and is known for its mouth-watering food.

Then you will be visiting the popular Qutub Minar and a drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, India Gate, Parliament House and the President’s Residence. Then drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.

After all is done, night stay in the hotel will spend in leisure.

Day 11Departure

The eleventh day is the last day of the trip. In the morning, you will be escorted to the airport from where you will board the flight for onward journey. The tour ends here and you will go back home with unforgettable memories.

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