Delhi - Agra - Taj Mahal - Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur - Ranakpur ( Rajeshtan India tour)
March 10 - 20, 2014
10 March, 2014: Delhi Upon arrival you will be met at the airport by our representative holding a Earthbound Expeditions playcard and transferred to the hotel in Delhi. Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.
11 March: Delhi – Agra Drive (205 Kms / 4 hrs)
Morning after breakfasts check out from the hotel and proceed to Agra. Agra is popular for beholding one of the seven wonders of the world-the Taj Mahal. The architectural brilliance of the mansion, the Agra fort and the palaces is a clear remainder of the mausoleums of the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries. Taj Mahal is one of the World Heritage Monuments and attracts maximum number of tourists from all over the world. Upon arrival check into the hotel and later visit the Agra Fort & enjoy Taj Mahal at sunset across the river. Overnight stay at hotel in Agra.
12 March: Agra – Jaipur Drive (240 Kms / 5 hrs)
Early morning visit the Taj Mahal. It was built by Shah Jahan as a token of his love for his deceased wife, and is undoubtedly the most romantic burial site in the world.
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Jaipur. En route you will visit fatehpur Sikri -The great ruler Akbar set up his capital here, and built a grand city, but after only 14 years the water supply became too difficult to maintain in this dry area, so all of the inhabitants packed up and moved on. They left behind a phenomenal collection of grand temples and palaces, with the ruins of old houses standing between them. Now it is an atmospheric ghost city, full of green parrots and monkeys. After the visit continue drive towards Jaipur. Arrive and check in to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Jaipur.
13 March: Jaipur Sightseeing
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed to Amber fort. Here you will enjoy an Elephant ride. Visit the Amber fort and later return back to Jaipur city for sight seeing of other prominent monuments. Visit the Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world.
Also visit City Palace, where you can see Chandra Mahal, Shri Gobind Deo Temple and the City Palace Museum; also visit Jantar Mantar, a royal observatory with masonry astronomical instruments. In the afternoon you can visit the famous rug factory and gem factory, where you can see skilled artisans doing intricate work of gem cutting and polishing. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.
14 March: Jaipur – Pushkar Drive (150Kms / 3 hrs)
Today Drive to Pushkar. In evening stroll through the colorful bazaar and visit the Brahma Temple, enjoy sunset at holy lake. Overnight stay at hotel.
15 March: Pushkar – Udaipur Drive (300 Kms / 6 – 7 Hrs)
After breakfast proceed to Udaipur, en route visit Chittorgarh Fort. Overnight stay in Udaipur.
16 March: Udipur Excursion Kubhalgarh Fort & Ranakpur
After breakfast, leave from Udaipur to Kumbhalgarh fort, visit this 15th century Fort and later on proceed to the Jain temples at Ranakpur. The cluster of temples, made of intricately sculpted white marble, come across as a marvelous feat of architecture. It would take anyone by surprise to learn that they were built in 1460, so well preserved & sparkling is the marble. The main temple is supported on 1,444 pillars – none of which is similarly carved.
After the temple visit, enjoy your lunch at a vegetarian restaurant and drive back to Udaipur. Overnight at hotel in Udaipur.
Optional: In evening enjoy cultural show at Bagore – Ki- Havlei.
17 March: Udaipur : Enjoy the festival of colors (Holi Festival) with local people at this beautiful town, Holi Festival is the highlight of the India tour. Holi celebration takes place with lot of joy and verve throughout the country. The Holi celebration has its celebrative origins in India, particularly with dance, food, music, and lots of colors. The enthusiasm of the people reaches its peak and matches with the nature which is in full bounty at the time of Holi. Ideally, the joyous festival of Holi is meant to celebrate the arrival of Spring while the colors used in Holi are to reflect of the various hues of spring season.
18 March Udaipur Sightseeing and leave by train
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed to a city tour of Udaipur. The City Palace and Museum is considered as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. The Pratap Memorial-it has the bronze statue of Maharana Pratap, the legendary warrior king of Udaipur. Jagdish Temple which was built in 1651 AD. Saheliyon Ki Bari is a small ornamental garden. Late afternoon enjoy boat-ride on Lake Pichola (Optional) visiting many Ghats (banks) of washing, bathing etc and enjoy excellent views of the Lake Palace and City Palace. At the evening take Overnight Train (18:15 / 06:30 Hrs) or option to fly for $187 extra
The train arrive Delhi at 06:30 Hrs in morning.
19 March: Delhi pick up and Sightseeing
Today we pick up you at the train station, you enjoy a half day city tour of Delhi, visit India gate, Humayun Tomb, Lodhi garden and drive by the Parliament house & Presidential building. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi and rest.
20 March: After breakfast drive to airport to catch your flight for Onward destination
End of Services
Delhi - Hotel Gulnar or Saar Inn or Similar
Agra - Hotel Raj Mahal or Hotel Crystal Inn or Similar
Jaipur - Hotel Mahal Khandela or Hotel Vimal Heritage or Similar
Pushkar - Hotel Master Paradise or similar
Udaipur - Jaiwana Haveli, Mewar Haveli or Aashiya Haveli or Similar
One night on train
The tour cost : $2457 USD per person on twin sharing basis
Single supplement is an additional $387 for the entire tour. If we can't match you with another solo traveller single supplement will be required.(Ask about our early bird special and student discount). Limited spots! All bookings must be made by NOv. 10, 2013
Tour Cost Includes:
Hotels would be in three star category and heritage hotels in Rajasthan
Accommodation on the basis of twin sharing including breakfast.
Private AC car / Bus for entire tour.
Train ticket AC 2 Tier from Udaipur – Delhi.
Service of experienced English speaking tour Guide for the entire tour
All applicable taxes.
- Any Flight
- India Visa cost ( you have to get visa in advance before you arrive to Delhi)
- All monument Entrance Fee (About USD 60 per person)
- All meals except breakfast
- Elephant ride at Amber fort, can also drive up by your car.
- Boat ride at Lake Pichola in Udaipur.
- Photo & Camera Fees
- Expenses of personal nature, mini bar, laundry, phone, etc.
- Tips and gratitude’s for guide and driver
- Any other services not mentioned at ‘includes’.
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