DOM1114 Rajasthan Heritage Tour

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DOM1114 Rajasthan Heritage Tour16 Nights / 17 Days tour

Destinations Places To Visit
Jaipur Hawa mahal

Destinations Cover

Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Abhaneri - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Delhi

Tour Overview

This amazing tour of Rajasthan has in store the best travel experience for you and your entire family. The trip starts in Delhi and includes a lot of fun activities for the whole family. The Rajasthan Heritage tours from Special Holidays cover all the scenic travel destinations across the state of Rajasthan.

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

After Your arrival at the New Delhi International Airport our representative would assist your
way from the airport to your respective hotel for check-in.

Day 2: Delhi

Attractions: Raj Ghat, India Gate, President’s House, Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple and Qutub Minar

Morning post breakfast your Delhi Sightseeing tour will begin with visit of Raj Ghat, a memorial to
Mahatma Gandhi. Originally it was the name of a historic ghat of Old
Delhi on the banks of Yamuna river. Followed by world renowned
India Gate, also known as All India War Memorial. This memorial
commemorates the death of 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their
lives in the First World War and the Afghan Wars. The first
foundation of this heroic memorial was laid on 10 th February 1921.
Further enhancing the value, fervour and brave spirit of India's
martyrs, tourists from all over the world come to visit this
exquisitely designed war memorial and experience its enigma. Next
destination is the President's House or Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Initially, it was the official residence of the Viceroy of India and has
now become the official home of the President of India. Its construction began in 1912 and was
completed in 1929. The main responsibility for its architecture was on British architect Edwin
Landseer Lutyens.
Your tour will continue followed by visit of the majestic Qutub Minar, the highest tower in India.
The foundations of this minaret was laid, quite back in 1199 AD, by
the Turkic King Qutbu'd-Din Aibak. Made up of marble and red
sandstone, the Qutub Minar is included in the list of UNESCO world
heritage sites. The different sections of Qutub Minar carry varied
inscriptions written in Nagari and Parso-Arabic dialect. Next is
Lotus Temple, an important Bahá'í House of Worship.
Belonging to the Expressionist Style of architecture, the
construction of this temple was finished by 1986. The architect
Furiburz Sabha had envisioned this temple to reflect the unity of
Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and Jainism. This Lotus temple is closed on Mondays. The bright whitemarble shrine is surrounded by artistically landscaped lawns, gardens and pathways with beautifully
designed balustrades. It has nine pools with stairs and bridges.
And at last but not the least, the tour will conclude by visiting the mesmerizing Akshardham
Temple (closed on Monday), Akshardham is a Hindu temple complex in Delhi, India. Also referred
to as Delhi Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham, the complex displays millennia of traditional
Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture. After concluding the day tour of Delhi, drive
back to your hotel. Overnight hotel – Delhi

Day 3: Delhi / Mandawa (280 km / 6 hrs)

Attractions: Shekhawati region

Early morning you drive to Mandawa, located South West of Delhi. A gateway to Shekhawati
kingdom, Mandawa served as a hometown for dominant merchant
families who used to dwell in the artistic mansions, famously known
as havelis. In fact, this quaint kingdom is the perfect base to
experience the finest art and paintings projected on the outer walls as
well as inside the monuments as an open art gallery. On arrival we
assist you to check in at our Hotel for overnight stay. (B)

Day 4: Mandawa / Bikaner (160 km / 4 hrs)

Attractions: Junagarh Fort


Post breakfast departure for a half day sightseeing tour covering the Shekhawati region, rich in
fresco painted dwellings. This region is often referred to as the “Open Air Gallery” of Rajasthan.
Later you leave for Bikaner and check in at our hotel upon arrival. Overnight stay. (B)

Day 5: Bikaner / Jaisalmer (325 km / 6 hrs)

Attractions: Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon Ki Haveli & Camel ride

Bikaner, located at a distance of 160 Kms from Mandawa. Morning post breakfast proceed for the
sightseeing tour of Bikaner visit Junagarh Fort - This huge enormous fort was built in the 15
century by one of the most reliance generals of Akbar, Raja Rai Singh and till date, it is
unconquered, Lalgarh Palace - build in red sandstone and it was planned by Britisher for Maharaja
Ganga Singh. The palace show a wonderful blend of Rajput, Mughal and European architectural
style, Visit famous Havelis or huge mansions of Kotharis, Rampurias, Vaids and Dagas. In the
evening, enjoy visit to Camel breeding farm and famous Karni Mata Temple (Rat Temple). Later
you leave for Jaisalmer. On arrival, you check in at our hotel for overnight stay. (B)

Day 6: Jaisalmer

Set deep in the heart of Thar desert lies Jaisalmer, one of the last princely bastions of the region.
Founded on the crossroads of lucrative trade routes, where the
rich merchants hired craftsmen who worked with great
diligence on the sandstone mansions they built, filing up
facades with sculpture filigree, screen windows, delicate
pavilions and balconies.
Post breakfast, start the sightseeing by visiting impressive
Jaisalmer Fort - it is located at a height of 800 metres and
was built Rajput ruler Jaisla in the 16 century. Later visit the
most complicated houses in Jaisalmer built for Rajput
merchants. The famous one is Patwon Ki Haveli, known for
its most elaborate and magnificent facade. Afternoon proceed to the trip of Sam Sand Dunes - just
40 Kms away from Jaisalmer city which gives you a golden chance to reach various cultural
programs organized every day and you can taste Rajasthani Food. In the evening, enjoy camel
safari on the sand dunes to get the spectacular view of desert during sunset. Overnight stay at
hotel. (B)

Day 7: Jaisalmer / Jodhpur (290 km / 6 hrs)


Early morning drive to Jodhpur, a glittering blend of modern and traditional architecture reflecting
upon its numerous palaces. The enchanting forts, temples and other royal residences have retained
a medieval character, which comprises of the town's multifaceted attractions. Upon arrival we help
you check in at our hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay. (B)

Day 8: Jodhpur

Attractions: Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada

Today after breakfast, enjoy visiting the attractions tour of Jodhpur visit Mehrangarh Fort -
located at the height of 150 meter is the biggest fort in India
founded by Rao Jodha in the 14 century, Jaswant Thada - the
white marble burial ground of the ruler of Jodhpur Maharaja
Jaswant Singh II.
Afternoon enjoys expedition tour of Bishnoi Villages - The main
appeal of the place is its natural beauty and the people's effort to
make the place ever green. Overnight stay. (B)

Day 9: Jodhpur / Ranakpur / Udaipur (325 km / 6 hrs)

Attractions: Jain Temple Complex

Morning drive to Ranakpur to visit the secluded 1439 Jain Temple Complex with 29 halls dissected
by 1444 pillars, each sculpted with unique designs. Drive continues to Udaipur, which is another 80
km and a drive of roughly 2 hrs. Udaipur also well-known as the "City of Lakes" is the most
romantic city of India. The supernatural beauty of Lake Pichola invites the guest to visit the place
again and again. Overnight stay. (B)

Day 10: Udaipur

Attractions: City Palace, Maids of Honour, Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum and Boat Ride at Lake Pichola

Enjoy impressive sightseeing tour of Udaipur by visiting City Palace - a white marble liberal
architectural wonder, where one can find rooms with echo walls
and ivory doors, colored glass windows and inlaid marble
balconies, Sahelion Ki Bari or the Garden of Maidens - It is
situated on the banks of Fateh Sagar lake and famous for its
lush green lawns, marble art and fountains, Jagdish Temple -
devoted to Lord Vishnu is a fine example of Indo-Aryan
structural design. It was built in the 16 century, Bharatiya
Lok Kala Museum - It has a only one of its kind group of folk
outfits, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical
instruments, folk deities and painting etc. Evening enjoy
stunning boat tide on a beautiful lake Pichola. Overnight stay.
(B)

Day 11: Udaipur / Pushkar (325 km / 6 hrs)

Attractions: Brahma Temple,

Post breakfast departure for Pushkar. Pushkar - one of the sacred places for Hindus having more
than 400 temples and the most important World Famous only one temple is Brahma Temple (The
creator God). Upon arrival check into the hotel designated hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing tour of
Pushkar visit Brahma Temple - devoted to Lord Brahma is the main appeal of Pushkar - Pushkar
Lake and Hindu temples. Overnight stay at Pushkar (B)

Day 12: Pushkar – Jaipur (250 km - 5 hrs)

In the morning have your breakfast, later we leave for Jaipur, the flamboyant capital of Rajasthan.
On arrival at Jaipur, our representative will meet and assist you to check-in at your hotel. In later
afternoon or early evening visit to the one of the renowned place to witness the manufacturing of
hand-knotted rugs or durries. Jaipur, the Pink City, is known for its historic majesty and it’s the
leading manufacturer of hand-knotted rugs from India known for its quality, variety of traditional,
transitional and modern designs. Jaipur produces a wide array of hand knotted, hand tufted, flatweaves, Durries, shags and many other indoor and outdoor carpets, using only the finest materials,
including handspun wool, silk and cotton. Later return to your hotel. Overnight Hotel- Jaipur

Day 13: Jaipur

Attractions: Manufacturing of rugs, Amber Fort, City Palace, Birla Temple, Jantar Mantar (Observatory) & Hawa Mahal ( Palace of Winds), Abhaneri (Step-well)

After a sumptuous breakfast, we leave little early for Amber, the capital of the gallant Rajputs from
1037 to 1728 AD. You ride on the elephant's back (subject to
availability and operation) and reach the enrapturing Amber Fort,
perched on the hill top. After it, we then head towards the Fort
Palace. This important tourist attraction of Jaipur was built by Raja
Man Singh I.
Hundreds of tourists visit it for its enrapturing aesthetic ambience.
After it, we head towards the City Palace, a perfect blend of
Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The centre of the palace is a
seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with breathtakingly beautiful views over the gardens
and the Jaipur city. It also includes the Govind Dev Ji temple within its complex, thereby being of
religious significance. Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory) is our next destination. This
astronomical treasure house was built by the Rajupt King Sawai Jal Singh. This largest observatory
ever built, is known for solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. Now we head towards
the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds).
It is a five-storied structure, built of red and pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 so that
veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market, unseen by the world, through its 593
stone Jharokas (mini windows). And at the end of the Jaipur sightseeing, we will visit the Birla
Temple, which is located at the foot of the Moti Dungri Fort. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this temple
was built in 1988. It is also known as Laxmi Narayan Temple. Overnight Hotel- Jaipur

Day 14: Jaipur – Abhaneri - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (260 km - 6 hrs)

Attractions: fatehpuri

After early breakfast we leave for Agra. En route, we visit Abhaneri and Fatehpur Sikri.
Abhaneri - Abhaneri is a village in the Dausa district of Rajasthan state in India. It is situated at a
distance of 95 km from Jaipur, on the Jaipur-Agra road. The place is
popular for the Chand Baori step well and Harshat Mata Temple.
Fatehpur Sikri, a masterpiece in sandstone with the stunning
elegance of its palaces and courts. It is believed to be one of the
first carefully planned cities of the Mughals. It was built by Emperor
Akbar in the 16 th century AD. Its name basically means the 'City of
Victory.'
After it, we proceed towards Agra, situated in the state of Uttar
Pradesh. Upon arrival, we help you to check-in at your respective
hotel at Agra. Agra, the erstwhile capital of great Mughals, is known for the world renowned Taj
Mahal. The city continues to lure tourists with its enrapturing architectural marvels. It has always
fascinated Indians and foreigners alike. Most of Agra is on the West bank of River Yamuna, with the
Agra Fort and Taj Mahal at its nucleus. Taj Mahal is quite simply one of the mankind's most
remarkable creations. Overnight Hotel- Agra

Day 15: Agra

After an early breakfast, we drive at 0800 hrs , to visit the incredible
architectural excellence of Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday). This
exquisite mausoleum was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory
of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Continuing with our exploration of the city, we head towards the Agra
Fort. It was built principally as a military establishment by the Mughal
Emperor Akbar the Great in 1565. The red sandstone of Agra Fort was
partially converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time. Thismassive Fort is 2.5 km long and is considered as the predecessor of the Delhi Red Fort. Later visit to
Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah, a Mughal mausoleum in the city of Agra in the Indian state of Uttar
Pradesh. Often described as a "jewel box", sometimes called the "Baby Taj", the tomb of I'timād-
ud-Daulah is often regarded as a draft of the Taj Mahal.
Agra also known for its marvellous marble arts and works. We shall next visit to a place to witness
the manufacturing of marble arts. Today, Indian marble inlay craft or Parchin kari is one of the most
attractive and popular forms of art on the subcontinent. Techniques have remained virtually
unchanged and to this day everything is created exclusively by hand. You can witness here the
handwork of master craftsmen working on various artworks and designs. You can carry some
artwork back to your country as a memorable gift for yourself and your dear ones. Overnight
Hotel- Agra

Day 16: Agra –Mathura & Vrindavan - Delhi (220 km- 5 hrs) departure

Attractions: Shri Krishna Janmabhumi Temple & ISKCON Temple

After an early breakfast, we visit Sikandara where the tomb of Akbar is located. Sikandra is the
mausoleum of Akbar. Akbar himself started construction of this
beautiful monument. This structure has a perfect blending of
Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Jain themes. Sikandra is
named after Sikandar lodi, the Delhi ruler who was in power from
1488 to 1517. Then we swiftly, head towards Mathura (Shri
Krishna Janmabhumi Temple) and Vrindavan ( ISKCON
Temple) (Temples are closed between 1200–1600 hrs).
These temples are related with birth and childhood of Lord
Krishna.
Later we drive to Delhi. In Delhi we shall take you to a local Indian restaurant for a farewell dinner
and after dinner you shall be dropped at International Airport to board you flight back home.
Or, if you have next day morning flight then you can take an overnight stay as well, this will depend
on your departure flight.

Inclusions / Exclusions

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The Price Includes:   

  1. Accommodation in Rooms in  Hotels Chosen by Guest (As Per Availability)
  2. Daily Breakfast At The Hotel
  3. Transportation In An Air –Conditioned Vehicle With Driver Assistance Of Our
  4. 01 Mineral Water Bottle Per Person per Day.
  5. Monks & Monkeys Surprise Departure Gift.
  6. All Applicable Taxes Like Fuel Charge, Parking Charge & Tall Taxes
  7. All Government Taxes GST 4.50 % (Till Date)

 The Price Excludes:

  1. Domestic Flights & Airport Departure Tax From India (This Is Generally Included In Your Ticket)
  2. Any Meals Except Mentioned In The Column Prices Includes.
  3. Any Expenses Of Personal Nature Such As Tips Beverages, Laundry, Telephone Calls, Photography, Entrances And Video Fees, Etc.
  4. Any New Taxes / Fees Imposed By The Government

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