Tour to Rajasthan Culture (Pearls of India)
Rajasthan, The Land of Kings, is an enduring legacy to Indias history. A land endowed with invincible forts, magnificent palaces ad waves of sand dunes and serene lakes. No other region in the country assembles the many paradoxes of India, as does the desert land of Rajasthan. By far it is the most colourful region in India.
The History of Rajasthan
Rajasthan is the homeland of the Great Harappan Civilization. The Aryans from Central Asia settled here in about 2000 BC followed by the Mauryan dynasty in about 400 AD. The settlement of the Scythians in Rajasthan gave birth to the warrior clans of Rajput who dominated this region for over 1000 years.
The lack of unity amongst the Rajput clans permitted the Mughals to conquer Rajasthan. With the decline of the Mughal Empire, the Rajputs again recovered their lost territories and status. The British Raj entered in Indian and this state to mark the decline of these powerful Rajput dynasties of this state.
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi Meeting & Assistance with Swadeshi Journey’s representative at the Airport, Transfer to the booked Hotel.
Please note, at hotels check-in and check-out time is 1200 noon.
Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing
Morning after breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Sahajahanabad, now known as Old Delhi. visit Raj Ghat the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Musjid – the largest mosque of India, drive pass Red Fort, President’s house and the Secretariat buildings, India Gate – The War Memorial, Qutub Minar and evening free for rest and free for city walk and overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Delhi – Agra (drive about 05hrs / 210kms)
Morning after breakfast straight drive to Agra, The splendour of AGRA – City of Mughals , Agra. Taj Mahal is regarded as one of the eight wonders of the world, behind the Taj Mahal, which includes so hidden mysteries and facts about its own. As per perspective of many historians there were so many unbelievable facts to explore these facts visit the sunset view of the world famous Mausoleum – The Taj Mahal
An unique epitome of Love built by Moghul Emperor Shahjahan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. A Sahajahan’s drop of tear on the cheek of Time that has now crystallized, the Taj began in 1631 and was not completed until 1653.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Ranthambore. (drive about 06hrs / 294kms)
Morning after breakfast drive to Ranthambore,
Enroute visit the deserted city at Fatehpur Sikri(40 KMS from Agra) built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned it just after 15 years due to the scarcity of water. Visit the graceful buildings – The punch Mahal, Anup Talab,Diwan-e- Khas, Tomb of the holy saint Salim Chisti,Buland Darwaza and other important palaces where one experiences not only the Architectural brilliance but also its perfect fusion.
Continue drive, Arrive Agra check-in & overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Ranthambore.
Morning safari in the park , afternoon safari . overnight.
RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK : Earlier the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur , the Park at Ranthambore was once the scene of royal hunting parties. Today , it is famous for its Tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. The tiges can be spotted quite often even during the day, at their normal pursuits- hunting and taking care of their young. With the strict measures that have been taken for their conservation, they seem quite accustomed to human activity and are not disturbed by it. A good time to visit is between October and April when the nature of the dry deciduous forests makes sightings common.
Ranthambore has large numbers of sambar , chital and nilgai, Sounders of boar and an occasional gazelle – the chinkara can be seen , as also the Indian hare, mongoose and monitor lizards. The lakes and pools at the park are where the deer congregate and where it is easiest to see the animals. Among the other local fauna are the leopard, hyena, jackal, jungle cats, sloth bear and marsh crocodile.
Jacanas, painted stork, black stork and white necked stork are seen along the water bodies. Peafowl are found in abundance and other birds include Bonelli`s eagle, crested serpent eagle, the great Indian horned owl, quail, partidge, spur fowl and the paradise flycatcher.
Day 06: Ranthambore – Kota (drive about 05hrs / 205kms)
Morning in search of Tigers, enjoy the optional Jeep safari in the Park once again and later drive to Kota . Afternoon sightseeing in Kota . Kotah, known as the industrial capital of Rajasthan, it has a few traces of its past still left. The fort overlooking the mighty Chambal river is the major tourist attraction. Built in mid 13th century, the legend has it that its foundation was laid on a slain body of a Bhil chieftain, the community originally inhabited at this place. The other attractions are Jag Mandir, Brij Vilas Palace and royal cenotaphs. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07: Kota – Chittaurgarh – Udaipur (drive about 06hrs / 300kms)
Morning after breakfast drive to Udaipur, enroute visit Chittorgarh Fort – is the largest fort in India and the grandest in the state of Rajasthan. The fort, plainly known as Chittor, was the capital of Mewar and is today situated several kilometres by road south of Bhilwara and continue drive to Udaipur. On arrival transfer & overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Udaipur
Morning after breakfast visit the romantic city of Udaipur. Visit theCity Palace which is the largestpalace complex in Rajasthan; Jagdish temple, a fine Indo Aryan temple built in 1651;Sahelion ki Bari or Garden of the Maids of Honour, which is a small garden with its fountains, kiosks, marble elephants & lotus pool. In the evening, boat ride on Lake Pichola. overnight in hotel.
Day 09: Udaipur – Ranakpur – Jodhpur
Morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur, En-route visiting 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.
Day 10: Jodhpur – Jaipur ( drive about 06.5hrs / 332kms )
Morning after breakfast straight drive to Jaipur. Arrive check in & overnight at hotel.
Evening option to visit local bazaar / markets and time for photography.
Day 11: Jaipur
Morning after breakfast visit to Amber Fort, the ancient Capital of the state until 1728. Enjoy the Elephant Ride up to the hill on which the Fort is situated. Visit the Jagmandir or the hall of victory, Jaimahal (Look at the beautiful mirror work and intricate inlay work)
later Visit the City Palace which has museum having an extensive collection of art, carpets, enamel ware and weapons; Jantar Mantar – the observatory built my Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728 and the façade of Hawa Mahal. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12: Jaipur – Delhi (drive about 05.5hrs / 265ms )
Morning after breakfast and drive back to Delhi. Arrive check in and overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Delhi – Departure.
Morning after breakfast transfer to Airport to catch the flight for onward destination / Home Country.
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