Kalyani Tours

The Exotic Rajputana Tour

Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi, Agra, Bharatpur, Fathepur Sikri, Jaipur, Nawalgarh, Shekhawati, Khimsar, Jaisamler, Jodhpur, Khumbhalgarh, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Ajmer & Pushkar

Description

Delhi:
Delhi, India’s capital territory, is a massive metropolitan area in the country’s north. In Old Delhi, a neighborhood dating to the 1600s, stands the imposing Mughal-era Red Fort, a symbol of India, and the sprawling Jama Masjid mosque, whose courtyard accommodates 25,000 people. Nearby is Chandni Chowk, a vibrant bazaar filled with food carts, sweets shops and spice stalls.

Agra:
Agra is a city in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state. It’s home to the iconic Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built for the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan’s wife, Mumtaz Mahal (who died in childbirth in 1631). The imposing main building features a massive dome and intricately carved white marble inlaid with precious stones. This is set behind a reflecting pool inside a courtyard defined by 4 minarets.

Bharatpur:
Bharatpur is an Indian city in eastern Rajasthan. At its center is the 18th-century Lohagarh Fort, surrounded by a moat. Inside the fort is the Government Museum, which displays artifacts of local rajas. Just south, carved statues of Hindu gods fill Ganga Mandir and the sandstone Laxman Mandir temples. South of the city, Keoladeo National Park is a major bird sanctuary with hundreds of species.

Fathepur Sikri:
Fatehpur Sikri is a small city in northern India, just west of Agra, founded by a 16th-century Mughal emperor. Red sandstone buildings cluster at its center. Buland Darwaza gate is the entrance to Jama Masjid mosque. Nearby is the marble Tomb of Salim Chishti. Diwan-E-Khas hall has a carved central pillar. Jodha Bais Palace is a mix of Hindu and Mughal styles, next to the 5-story Panch Mahal that overlooks the site.

Jaipur:
Jaipur is the capital of India’s Rajasthan state. It evokes the royal family that once ruled the region and that, in 1727, founded what is now called the Old City, or “Pink City” for its trademark building color. At the center of its stately street grid (notable in India) stands the opulent, colonnaded City Palace complex. With gardens, courtyards and museums, part of it is still a royal residence.

Nawalgarh:
Nawalgarh is a town in Jhunjhunu district of Indian state Rajasthan. It is part of the Shekhawati region and is midway between Jhunjhunu and Sikar. It is 30 km from Sikar and 39 km from Jhunjhunu.

Shekhawati:
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Shekhawati University formerly known as Shekhawati University is a newly established public state university situated in the village Katrathal of the Sikar district of the Indian state Rajasthan.

Khimsar:
Khimsar is located near Khinvsar village, in the Nagaur district of Rajasthan in India, halfway between Jodhpur and Nagaur, on the eastern edge of the Thar Desert

Jaisamler:
Jaisalmer is a former medieval trading center and a princely state in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, in the heart of the Thar Desert. Known as the “Golden City,” it’s distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture. Dominating the skyline is Jaisalmer Fort, a sprawling hilltop citadel buttressed by 99 bastions. Behind its massive walls stand the ornate Maharaja’s Palace and intricately carved Jain temples.

Jodhpur:
Jodhpur is a city in the Thar Desert of the northwest Indian state of Rajasthan. Its 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort is a former palace that’s now a museum, displaying weapons, paintings and elaborate royal palanquins (sedan chairs). Set on on a rocky outcrop, the fort overlooks the walled city, where many buildings are painted the city’s iconic shade of blue.

Khumbhalgarh:
Kumbhalgarh is a Mewar fortress on the westerly range of Aravalli Hills, in the Rajsamand district near Udaipur of Rajasthan state in western India. It is a World Heritage Site included in Hill Forts of Rajasthan.

Udaipur:
Udaipur, formerly the capital of the Mewar Kingdom, is a city in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. Founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1559, it’s set around a series of artificial lakes and is known for its lavish royal residences. City Palace, overlooking Lake Pichola, is a monumental complex of 11 palaces, courtyards and gardens, famed for its intricate peacock mosaics.

Chittorgarh:
Chittorgarh About this sound pronunciation (help·info) (also Chittor or Chittaurgarh) is a city and a municipality in Rajasthan state of western India. It lies on the Berach River, a tributary of the Banas, and is the administrative headquarters of Chittorgarh District and a former capital of the Sisodia Rajput Dynasty of Mewar. The city of Chittaurgarh is located on the banks of river Gambhiri and Berach. The district was bifurcated and a new district namely Pratap Garh was created with certain portion taken from Udaipur district in the newly created district of Pratap Garh.

Ajmer:
Ajmer is a city in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. South of the city’s artificial Ana Sagar Lake is Ajmer Sharif Dargah, the domed shrine of the Muslim Sufi saint Garib Nawaz. Nearby, a 16th-century palace built by the Mughal emperor Akbar now houses the Ajmer Government Museum, displaying armor and stone sculptures. A museum at the Indo-Saracenic–style Mayo College exhibits art and taxidermied birds.

Pushkar:
Pushkar is a town bordering the Thar Desert, in the northeastern Indian state of Rajasthan. It’s set on Pushkar Lake, a sacred Hindu site with 52 ghats (stone staircases) where pilgrims bathe. The town has hundreds of temples, including 14th-century Jagatpita Brahma Mandir, dedicated to the god of creation, which has a distinctive red spire and walls inlaid with pilgrims’ silver coins.

Tour Itinerary:

A comprehensive journey to some of Rajasthan’s most popular destinations, this tour is best enjoyed at leisure.

Day 1: Begin your journey at Delhi with a drive to Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal. Visit Sikandra Fort, the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and the tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah.

Day 2: Spend a relaxed morning in Agra. Leave for Bharatpur after lunch and visit the abandoned Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri en route. Your Rajasthan experience begins at Bharatpur.

Day 3: Visit the Keoladeo National Park in the morning. After breakfast, leave for Jaipur and spend the rest of the day relaxing.

Day 4: A full day sightseeing which includes a tour of the City Palace, Amber Fort, and other attractions.

Day 5: Drive to Nawalgarh, via Samode. Spend the rest of the day sightseeing in Nawalgarh and Shekhawati.

Day 6: Drive to the village of Khimsar, where a feudal home will be your abode for the night.

Day 7: Leave for Jaisalmer and visit the town of Osian. It is often referred to as the ‘Khajuraho of Rajasthan’.

Day 8: Take a walking tour of Jaisalmer Fort, discover its amazing havelis and visit the Jain temples. A visit to Sunset Point at dusk is recommended.

Day 9: Leave for Jodhpur. Once you get there you’re free to spend the day relaxing.

Day 10: A full day of sightseeing which includes visits to Mehrangarh Fort, the Jaswant Thada Memorial, the town of Mandore and the bazaars of the old city.

Day 11: Drive to Kumbhalgarh and visit the Ranakpur Temple en route.

Day 12: Spend the morning at Kumbhalgarh Fort. Drive down to Udaipur in the afternoon where a boating excursion awaits you.

Day 13: A full day of sightseeing which includes tours of Udaipur’s City Palace, the Taj Lake Palace and other attractions. You can also opt for excursions to Eklingji and Nagda Temples.

Day 14: Drive to the city of Chittorgarh and explore its many attractions. Leave for Ajmer post lunch.

Day 15: Visit the ancient shrine of Moinuddin Chishti in the morning followed by a short excursion to the Hindu pilgrimage centre of Pushkar.

Tour Includes:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • MEAL PLAN: CPAI (Breakfast )
  • All Tours, Transfers and Sightseeing’s as per itinerary
  • All Tours and Transfers in a private AC vehicle
  • Check-in time is 1200hrs and Check-out timing is 1000hrs
  • Early check-in and late check-out is subject to availability.

Tour Excludes:

  • Any Airfare
  • Entrances to Monuments and Boat ride
  • Any Meals other than specified in inclusions
  • Personal expenses such as tips, portage, telephone calls, etc.
  • Surcharge will be applicable on particular events, fairs, & festivals
  • Travel Insurance
  • And Any other things not specified as included above
  • G.S.T.(Goods and Service Tax) extra
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