Colorful Rajasthan Tour

Colorful Rajasthan Tour

Places Covered: Delhi – Jaipur – Shekhawati – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Osian – Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur – Deogarh – Samode – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Delhi

The State of Rajasthan is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful region of India. Rajasthan’s many princely states, impressive forts and magnificent palaces set in the Thar desert evoke uniquely colourful images of medieval India. Rajasthan means land of Rajas or Kings but was also called as Rajputana “the country of Rajputs”. The Aravali mountain range, one of the oldest mountain ranges of the world, extending from north to south, divides the state into two natural regions. Aravali range and the Thar Desert are the two most contrasting features of Rajasthan’s geographical make-up. Fairs and festivals of Rajasthan reflect the vigour and life style of its people. Vibrant colours, music and festivities make the golden sand come alive. Veiled, bejewelled women sing and dance to devotional rhythms. Rajasthan has a fair for every religious occasion, for every change of season and for every harvest. The kingdom of Rajputs is as the tales of the Thousand and One Nights and it will make your Tour an unforgettable memory.

Colorful Rajasthan Tour

Duration:  16 Nights / 17 Days

Price:  On request

Package Start From:  Delhi

Transport

Bus

Tour Itinerary
Day 1
Flight to India (Delhi)
Meals: No Meals

Around Midnight arrival in Delhi. The cosmopolitan City and capital Delhi is the main gateway for travelers. You are met by a Holiday Dhamaal representative and transferred to your Hotel.

Day 2
Old – New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast

This morning is at leisure. Afternoon sightseeing in Old Delhi. We take a Rickshaw Ride parallel to the Red Fort through the old city and famous Silk Road and Silver Bazaar. Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes “Rajghat”, the place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and Jama Masjid, the great mosque of old Delhi. Today we also visit the famous “Humayun Tomb” which is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. Before we proceed to the Hotel we have a drive through New Delhi where we see the India Gate, Government Buildings and Embassies.

Day 3
Delhi – Jaipur (about 270 km)
Meals: Breakfast

In the morning we visit “Qutub Minar” which is 71 meter high and consists of five stories. In 1199 work began on this tower which was intended to be the most glorious tower of victory in the world. This tower was damaged twice and repaired in 1326 and 1368.After the sightseeing of Delhi we drive to the Pink City, Jaipur. This city owes its name, foundations and careful planning to the great warrior and astronomer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and famous for its handicrafts and precious and semiprecious stones.

Day 4
Jaipur
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast we drive to the ancient capital of Amber, laying 11 km. away from Jaipur. Amber was the ancient capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries before it was moved to newly created Jaipur. We will ascend to the Palace Fortress on the back of an Elephant. Enroute to Amber we will visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), built in 1799 AD, it contains 953 small casements with each having its own balcony. The windows enabled cool air to circulate and the ladies to watch processions below without being seen. In the afternoon we visit the City Palace that is still the former residence of the royal family, built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. In the museum of the City Palace we visit the private collection of the Jaipur Maharajas. We continue to Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, and the largest of Jai Singh’s five remarkable observatories. Its complex instruments reveal us the secrets of medieval Indian astronomy. Later we have a walk through the colourful Bazaar of Jaipur and visit a factory to see the famous block printing work being done since centuries in Jaipur. In the evening we drive through the new city of Jaipur and visit “Laxmi Narayan Mandir”, a Hindu temple made out of white marble. We might have an opportunity here to observe a prayer ceremony. Today we have dinner with a presentation of Indian music and dance.

Day 5
Jaipur – Shekhawati (about 168 km)
Meals: Breakfast

Morning at leisure. In the afternoon drive to Shekhawati region. Arrival in Shekhawati in the evening.

Day 6
Shekhawati – Bikaner (about 190 km)
Meals: Breakfast

In the morning we visit the grand havelis of the Shekhawati area. Shekhawati lies in the northeast region of Rajasthan and is the homeland of marwaris. The marwaris form one of the most important merchant and business groups in India, they developed their business acumen on the trade routes between Delhi and the coast between India and Central Asia. Marwaris enjoyed protections by Maharajas and many of them built grand havellis. The hovels are mansions, elaborately and attractively decorated with a strong main entrance. The walls are often covered with murals, local legends and religious scenes from Hindu Mythology. After the visit of Shekhawati area we proceed to Bikaner. After a short break in Bikaner we visit the Junagarh Fort (1571-1611 AD) constructed of red sandstone and marble with kiosks and balconies embellishing the structure at intervals. This imposing Fort and its palaces are an unforgettable experience for us.

Day 7
Bikaner – Jaisalmer (about 330 km)
Meals: Breakfast

Today we drive through the desert and proceed for Jaisalmer. Very often one can see along the road to Jaisalmer some of the antelopes of this region. Blackbuck and fast running chinkara are the most common among them. We have a stop enroute at a village to observe the traditional life of the villages in Rajasthan. We arrive in Jaisalmer in the late evening.

Day 8
Jaisalmer
Meals: Breakfast

Sightseeing of the medieval city of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer’s crenellated golden sandstone walls and its narrow streets lined with exquisitely carved buildings makes this city unique. Jaisalmer is famous for its carved havelis (grand mansions). In medieval times, its prosperity was due to its location on the main trade route linking India to Egypt, Arabia, Africa and the West. Jaisalmer is a marvel of beautiful culture and this city remains one of the most exotic city not only in Rajasthan but in the whole of India. Some of the visitors called this city “a living museum”. We have a walk through the old city and visit the Fort and the Jain temple. In the afternoon we drive around 40 km. away from Jaisalmer to Sam dunes where we enjoy the sunset before we drive back to Jaisalmer.

Day 9
Jaisalmer – Osian – Jodhpur (about 290 km)
Meals: Breakfast

Early morning drive to Jodhpur via Osian. Osian is a great centre of Hindu and Jain religions. The oldest Temple here was constructed in 1178 AD. The city was once the capital of the princely state of Marwar (Land of death). Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is also known as the blue city as most of the houses of the old city are painted blue. The old city is surrounded by a huge 10 km long wall which has 101 bastions and seven gates. Jodhpur lies on the once strategic Delhi-Gujarat trading route and the marwaris got benefit from the passing traffic of opium, copper, silk which was traded to China. We will visit the Mehrangarh Fort (majestic fort). Mehrangarh Fort was built on a steep hill and is among the best in India with exquisitely latticed windows in residential apartments within. We also visit the Jaswant Thada, a royal cenotaph built in white marble. After the sightseeing we have a walk through the Bazaars of Jodhpur.

Day 10
Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur (about 260 km)
Meals: Breakfast

Today we drive to Udaipur. Enroute we will visit Ranakpur. Ranakpur is known for its superbly carved marble Jain Temples. An enormous basement of this temple covers 48,000 sq. feet. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls. The total number of columns is 1,444, all of which are intricately carved, no two being alike. The Ranakpur Jain Temples were built during the 15th century. We have a break in Ranakpur before proceeding further for Udaipur. Udaipur is called the romantic city of Rajasthan. A city built around shimmering, clear, blue water lakes which reflect the green hills of the Aravali ranges.

Day 11
Udaipur
Meals: Breakfast

Today we visit Udaipur, also known as the city of sunrise. We start our sightseeing with the visit of Sahelion-Ki-Bari. This Garden of the Maids of Honour is well laid out with extensive lawns and shady walks. After the visit of Garden of Maids we visit a Museum of folk art. This museum has a rich collection of Folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments and paintings on display. After a break we proceed to City palace, the biggest Palace in India, where 4 generations of Maharajas added their contribution, is so carefully planned and integrated with the original buildings that it is difficult to believe that it was not conceived as a whole. The museum of the palace includes the beautiful peacock mosaic and miniature wall paintings of Indian mythology. Today we have an opportunity to visit a traditional painting school and see the famous miniature paintings done. In the evening we have a Boat ride on the lake Pichola. The famous Lake Palace of Udaipur was the summer residence of the former rulers. The James bond Film Octopussy was shot here and made this palace more known in the west.

Day 12
Udaipur – Deogarh (about 200 km)
Meals: Breakfast

Today we take leave from the city of sunrise and drive to Deogarh. In Deogarh we enjoy the overnight stay in a Maharaja Palace which has been converted into a Hotel. We have the rest of the day at leisure and therefore enough time to relax and have a walk in the Bazaar of this small town.

Day 13
Deogarh – Samode (about 250 km)
Meals: Breakfast

Today we drive to Samode. Samode is famous for its palace where we have an overnight stay. We enjoy the stay in the Samode Palace and visit the wonderful Darbar Hall (Audience hall) and other parts of the palace of Maharaja which are decorated beautifully with the miniature paintings. On special occasions this wonderful 400 years old Palace of Samode is decorated and fulfilled with traditional dance and music.

Day 14
Samode – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (about 220 km)
Meals: Breakfast

Today we leave Rajasthan, the biggest state in India and drive through a series of fields, small towns and villages in direction of Agra. Enroute we make a stop and visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was once an imperial capital frozen in time, constructed by Akbar the Great in the 16th century. This wonderful city constructed by red sand stones was abandoned as abruptly as it had been built. It has been generally stated that it was due to failing in the water supply. Late evening arrival in Agra. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 15
Agra
Meals: Breakfast

We start today our sightseeing by a visit to the Agra Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this massive structure began in 1565 under Akbar’s reign and continued till the time of his grandson’s reign, Shah Jahan who built the impressive imperial quarters and mosque. After the visit of Agra Fort we proceed to visit the most beautiful monument of India, the Taj Mahal, an enduring monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace), who died at the age of 39 giving birth to her 14th child. We spend enough time at Taj Mahal to take this impressive memory home. After the visit of Taj Mahal we have a look at the famous fine marble inlay work which is still being done in Agra by the descendants of the families of builders and artists of the Taj Mahal.

Day 16
Agra – Delhi (about 200 km)
Meals: Breakfast

Late morning, after having our Breakfast we drive to Delhi. Arrival in Delhi in the afternoon. The rest of the day at leisure. (opportunity for the last shopping or enjoy a massage in the Hotel)

Day 17
Flight to Home
Meals: Breakfast

Around Midnight flight to home destination… End tour

Inclusion
  • Breakfast according to number of nights.
  • Accommodation on single/double/triple sharing as per chosen package.
  • Use of Individual Taxi/Vehicle according to the itinerary.
  • Vehicle Seats for each traveler.
Exclusion
  • Any Personal Expenses – Laundry, Shopping, Tip Etc.
  • GST Extra.
  • Air fare / Train fare.
  • Monument or Fort entrance fee / Camera fees.
Terms and Conditions
Advance Payment
  • 25 % of the total package cost must be deposited as an advance in our company’s account to confirm the package.
  • We can also accept the booking at 25 % of total package cost as a token amount if you confirm the desired package before 15 days of your travel date.
  • Please note that the advance 25% of the payment will be considered as token amount only & will be non refundable. Rest of the 25 % must be cleared before 7 days of Travel Date. Failure in doing so will lead to cancellation of your tour.
  • Remaining 50 % of the package cost will be collected on arrival.
  • Customers must carry the issued confirmation letter on their trip as it contains important information like confirmed hotel, Cab Details and Service contact Numbers.
Cancellation & Refund
  • There is no contract between the company and the client until the company has received the initial deposit amount of specified tour package. Payment must be received in accordance with the procedures of Payment Policy.
  • In case, customer wishes to cancel his/her booking before 15 days of the travel date because of whatsoever reasons including accident, illness, or any other personal reasons including non-payment of the balance payment, the Company is liable to recover Cancellation charges from the Client. All cancellations are to be communicated in written.
  • Advance amount is also non-refundable in case the cancellation is done within 15 days of the travel dates or No Show scenarios.
  • Advance token amount 25% is non-refundable in any cases.
  • In exceptional cases like Instant death company can refund the advance payment amount but after deducting its necessary service charges* (Please note: Company would also need the death certificate for the same for Refund).
  • The Company has complete authority to change the package costing if in future there is a hike in tariff & taxes of hotels, transportation or any other additional services provided.
  • Only those Services will be provided to the customers as mentioned in the booking voucher.
  • Any complimentary services (If not provided) cannot be claimed in form cash/money/alternative services.
  • * Service Charge & Service tax is different.
Amendment Policy (Prepone & Postpone)
  • In case client wishes to prepone /postpone his or her travel dates, we request you to kindly reach us 7 days prior to journey date via mail.
  • The customers can postpone/ prepone their tour once without any additional charges (if intimated before 7 days of travel date in written). However postponing & preponing second time will attract additional charges.
  • Also note that few service providers (Hoteliers, Transporter etc.) may apply postpone/prepone charges even after meeting above requirement. In such cases postpone/prepone charges will deducted from the advance amount deposited.
  • In all prepone or postpone scenarios, the services and the costing will be subject to availability of Hotel/Volvo and season/off season time.
  • We do not accept any change in plan within 7 days of travel date. However in rare cases like adverse climatic conditions or strikes, package can be postponed which will be intimated to you beforehand.
  • The validity to utilize your Advance payment in prepone/postpone scenarios is 1 Year from the date of advance payment.
  • The advance payment and the invoice Number allotted to you, are transferable i.e. you can pass on your booking to any of your friends/ relatives. (Please Note : In order to transfer your booking you must meet the above terms and conditions first).
  • Company has a right to reschedule the site seeing days to ensure smooth execution of tours.
  • Any amendment requested during the tour, will be treated as a fresh booking and additional cost will be charged other than earlier allocated tour cost.
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Tour Summary
Colorful Rajasthan Tour

16N / 17D

Price on request

Delhi – Jaipur – Shekhawati – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Osian – Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur – Deogarh – Samode – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Delhi

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