BEST OF RAJASTHAN TOUR
BEST OF RAJASTHAN TOUR 09 Nights/10 Days
Most popular destination of Rajasthan – Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Khuri, Jodhpur & Bikaner, is covered in just 10 days. A very good combination of Art, Crafts, huge forts, havelies and Palaces, Folk dances and cultural heritage, village life in desert. At the end an oasis – a beautiful city of Lakes – Udaipur. All this can be enjoyed in one state – Rajasthan.
Routing: Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Khuri – Jodhpur – Ranakpur –Kumbhalgarh – Udaipur – Delhi
Highlights: Folk dances show, Camel breeding farm, Camel Safari and Rajasthani Folk Dance (live show)
Sightseeing & Excursions
|Bikaner:||Junagarh Fort, Camel Breeding Farm, Deshnok Temple (Karni Mata Temple OR Rat Temple)|
|Jaisalmer:||The Fort, Jain Temple & Havelies|
|Jodhpur:||Mahrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Mandore Garden and Umaid Bhawan Palace|
|Ranakpur:||Jain Temples & Kumbhalgarh Fort|
|Udaipur:||City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Sahelion-ki-bari, Jag Mandir, Eklingi & Nagda|
|Delhi:||Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Indira Gandhi Museum, India Gate, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings|
Best of Rajasthan Tour
Day 01 ARRIVE DELHI By Air
Welcome/Assistance at the Iindira Gandhi Airport (T-3) and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 02 DELHI/MANDAWA (250 kms)
Morning drive to Mandawa .
Dep: Delhi/Mandawa By Car(with an English speaking Tourist Driver)
Arrive Mandawa and direct transfer to hotel. Mandawa was settled in the 18th century, and was fortified by the dominant merchant families. Today it has some of the finest painted havelies in the region. Evening visit the town and some of its painted havelies. Mandawa houses a collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820, ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items preserved in a museum. The whole area of Shekhavati has beautiful frescoes, havelis & mansions and is called the open-air gallery. Overnight in Mandawa.
Day 03 MANDAWA/BIKANER (190 kms)
Morning drive to Bikaner.
Dep: Mandawa/Bikaner By Car (with an English speaking Tourist Driver)
Bikaner - popularly called the camel country. The city is renowned for the best riding camels in the world. Afternoon visit Junagarh Fort – built in 1593 A.D. by Raja Rai Singh, a general in the army of Emperor Akbar, and Camel Breeding farm. Overnight stay in Bikaner.
Day 04 BIKANER/JAISALMER (328 kms)
Morning visit Deshnok’s Karni Mata Temple (32 kms): the famous 600 years old temple on the Jodhpur road dedicated to Karni Mata, an incarnation of Goddess Durga. The temple has huge intricately carved silver gates which were donated by Maharaja Ganga Singh. The most interesting thing about the temple are the rats who scamper freely within the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. They are regarded as sacred and are fed by priests and devotees owing to the belief that they will be reincarnated in the family of the goddess.
Continue drive to Jaisalmer.
Dep: Bikaner/Jaisalmer By Car (with an English speaking Tourist Driver)
Direct transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure and overnight in Jaisalmer.
Day 05 JAISALMER/KHURI (50 km)
Morning Visit The Fort, Jain Temple 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.
Later drive to Khuri and check-in Desert Resort. Evening enjoy Camel Safari and witness Golden Sunset. Return to Desert Resort, enjoy Gypsy dances (live show) with cock-tail and followed by dinner. Overnight stay in Desert Resort, Khuri.
Day 06 KHURI/JODHPUR (295 kms)
Morning drive to Jodhpur.
Dep: Jaisalmer/Jodhpur By Car (with an English speaking Tourist Driver)
En- route visit Osian – an oasis in the desert. (if time permits)
Direct transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit Mandore Gardens and local market in Old Jodhpur.
Evening free and overnight in Jodhpur.
Day 07 JODHPUR/RANAKPUR (160 kms)
Morning visit Meharangarh Fort – the 5 km long majestic fort on 125 m high hill is one of the most impressive and formidable structures, Jaswant Thada – a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble built in 1899 A.D. in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II and Umaid Bhawan Palace.
Afternoon drive to Ranakpur
Dep: Jodhpur/Ranakpur By Car (with an English speaking Tourist Driver)
Ranakpur– renowned for some marvelously carved Jain Temples in amber stone. Direct transfer to hotel. Evening visit Temples and overnight stay in Ranakpur.
Day 08 RANAKPUR/UDAIPUR (96 kms)
Morning drive to Udaipur. En-route visit Kumbhalgarh Fort. Continue drive to Udaipur.
Dep: Ranakpur/Udaipur By Car with an English speaking Tourist Driver)
Direct transfer to hotel. Later city tour of Udaipur. Visit: City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Sahelion-ki-bari.
Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 09 UDAIPUR/DELHI OR MUMBAI By Air
Morning excursion trip to Eklingi & Nagda. Later transfer to airport to connect flight for Delhi.
Dep: Udaipur/Delhi By Air
Assistance at Delhi airport and transfer to hotel. Evening free and overnight in Delhi OR Mumbai.
Day 10 DEPART DELHI
Morning full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. Visit: Raj Ghat - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid and Red Fort. Free time for Lunch.
Afternoon visit Qutub Minar (built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199), Lotus Temple, Indira Gandhi Museum, India Gate (a memorial to the Indian soldiers killed in World War I), Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping center.
Late evening transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination.
**End of “Best of Rajasthan Tour” **
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