15 Days Rajasthan Budget Tour
Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destination :Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi
Sight Seeings : Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi
DAY 01: Arrive Delhi:
Upon arrival meeting and assistance at Airport and check in to hotel . Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 02: Delhi:
Am City tour of Delhi visit to President House, India Gate, Qutab Minar Humayun's Tomb, Raj Ghat, Red fort. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 03: Delhi / Mandawa (257 Kms):
Morning proceed for Mandawa - the semi-desert area of Shekhawati region is situated in the triangular mass of land between Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner. This region famous for its painted havelis or mansions with beautiful frescoes, it today termed as an open air gallery of Rajasthan. There is no record of a distinct school of painting in Shekhawati other than the frescoes. History took this colourless page and made Shekhawati blossom with frescoes. On arrival check-in at the hotel, Overnight stay.
DAY 04: Mandawa / Bikaner (200 Kms):
AM drive for Bikaner, on arrival check-in at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Bikaner, the royal fortified city with a timeless appeal. Lying in the north of the desert state, the city is dotted with many sand dunes. Visit Junagarh Fort - built in 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh, a General in the army of Emperor Akbar, the fort is a formidable structure encircled by a moat and has some beautiful palaces within. These palaces, made in red sandstone and marble, make a picturesque Lal Garh Palace - the architectural masterpiece in red sand stone, the palace was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in the memory of his former Maharaja Lal Singh. The palace has beautiful latticework and filigree work. Sprawling lawns with blooming bougainvillea and dancing peacocks make it a not-to-be missed visual treat. Overnight stay.
DAY 05: Bikaner / Jaisalmer (330 Kms):
Am drive to Jaislamer . The medieval desert town of Jaisalmer is a lesson in human determination over the vagaries of nature. As such the terrain would have been uninhabitable but the undaunted spirit of the local people have enabled them not only to live but also to thrive in the Thar Desert. Jaisalmer was an important city on the caravan routes that crossed the Thar Desert, laden with silk and spices. Even today Jaisalmer retains an ambience of royalty and romance. Upon arrival check into hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 06: Jaisalmer:
Am visit Jaisalmer Fort - Travel the huge fort that stands at a height of 100 meters and houses a citadel within it. It has a number of entrances also called Pols. These include the Ganesh Pol, Suraj Pol, Bhoota Pol and the Hava Pol, Jain Temples - Built within the Jaisalmer Fort between the 12th and 15th centuries, this group of Jain Temples are dedicated to Rikhabdevji and Sambhavnathji. Within the temple complex is a well-stocked library called Gyan Bhandar. The library houses some very old manuscripts belonging to the Indian heritage. Havelis, Gadi Sagar , Museum, Sam Sand Dunes. O/n at hotel.
DAY 07: Jaisalmer / Jodhpur (290 Kms):
Am drive to Jodhpur . The romance of the desert is alive in the city of Jodhpur. Jodhpur was a major center for trade and commerce in the 16th century. Today Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. The city is located on the edge of the Thar Desert, but the vibrancy of the people, their attire, their music and their handicrafts instill a tremendous spirit of gaiety into the environment which you can observe during your Jodhpur tour. Upon arrival check into hotel. Overnight at Hotel .
DAY 08: Jodhpur :
Am visit Mehrangarh Fort - The Mehrangarh Fort is 5 km long and one of the largest forts in India. Located on a 125-meter high hill and built of sandstones, the fort has seven gates, which need to be crossed to enter it. There are some beautiful palaces located within the fort that bear the heritage of Rajasthan and are worth a tour. Some of them are Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Sileh Khana and the Daulat Khana. These palaces are a store of priceless collections of palanquins, miniature paintings, musical instruments, period costumes and antique furniture. Jaswant Thada - Travel to Jaswant Thada built in honor of Maharaja Jaswant Singh in the 19th century, this royal cenotaph is built in white marble and Clock tower. Pm free time on your own . Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 09: Jodhpur / Udaipur (290 Kms):
After breakfast proceed for Udaipur, en-route visiting Ranakpur Jain temples - renowned for some marvelously carved Jain temples in amber stone, Ranakpur is one of the five holy places of the Jain community, on arrival check-in at the hotel, overnight stay.
DAY 10: Udaipur:
Today we will explore Udaipur - the city of dawn. Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure water lakes, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis. A vision in white drenched in romance and beauty. Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds and experience - an inspiration for the imagination of poets, painters and writers. Its kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carry the flavour of a heroic past, epitomizing valour and chivalry. Visit City Palace - Tour the City Palace, a marvel in granite and marble and the largest palace in entire Rajasthan. The palace is made up of three Mahals; the Baari, Dilkush and Moti, a beautiful Suraj Gokhada (sun balcony), Mor Chowk with intricate peacock mosaics, the shrine of Dhuni Mata and the Rana Pratap Museum are some treasures of the palace complex., Jagdish Temple, Sahelion-Ki-Bari, Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum. Overnight stay.
DAY 11: Udaipur / Pushkar (260 Kms):
Am drive to Pushkar . Upon arrival check into hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 12: Pushkar / Jaipur (150 Kms)
Am free time at leisure . Later drive to Jaipur . Jaipur is a very popular tourist destination both for Indians and foreigners alike that endures its cultural heritage well. The Pink City was founded in 1727 AD by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh of the Kachhawaha dynasty. All the buildings in the city were painted pink to give the impression of being built in red sandstone; the entire city was repainted in 1876 in honor of the visit of the Prince of Wales. Upon arrival check into hotel. Pm free time on your own . Overnight at hotel.
DAY 13: Jaipur :
Am half day sightseeing of Amber fort with Elephant ride. The Amer Fort was built in the 16th century by Sawai Raja Man Singh. The Fort is built on a hilltop. It is made of red sandstone and white marble. Within the Amer Fort some areas that should not be missed are Jai Mandir, Sukh Niwas, Sheesh Mahal and Ganesh Pole. Jaigarh - Jai means victory and garh means fort, so Jaigarh means the Fort of Victory. The fort was built in 1726 and the world's largest cannon on wheels can be seen here. The fort also houses a museum.
Pm half day sightseeing of City Palace now a complex with multifarious outbuildings, courtyards, gateways and temples, the City Palace is the chief landmark of Jaipur., Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - Adjoining the outer most wall of the City Palace, the Hawa Mahal was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. The Hawa Mahal is a unique architectural wonder, which used to keep anyone or anything on the inside of the wall cooler than the outside temperature. The Mahal provides some excellent views of the city and was used by ladies of the court to observe the happenings around them without being visible themselves. Ram Niwas Garden - Located on the outskirts of the walled city, the garden houses the Albert Hall Museum & Observatory. Overnight stay at htl.
DAY 14: Jaipur / Agra (235 Kms):
Am drive to Agra . The mughal emperor Babur established his capital here in 1526 and for the next hundred years Agra witnessed a remarkable spate of architectural activity as each monarch tried to outdo the grandiose monuments built by his predecessor. Upon arrival check into hotel.. Pm . visit world famous Taj Mahal- built by mughal emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his beautiful wife Mumtaj. Continue onto Agra Fort-built by mughal emperor Akbar to commemorate his victory in war. Overnight at hotel
DAY 15: Agra / Delhi ' Departure (203 Kms):
Am drive to Delhi . Upon arrival transfer to int. airport to connect with flight for onward destination