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Home » Tour Packages » Rajasthan » Heritage And Nature Tour
   
RAJASTHAN - RAJASTHAN HERITAGE & NATURE TOUR  
20 Nights - 21 Days
RJ-006
 

Delhi - Agra - Bharatpur - Jaipur - Pushkar - Bundi - Bijaipur - Udaipur - Mount Abu - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa - Delhi

 
Bijapur Bundi Pushker Bundi
 
Day 01: ARRIVAL DELHI

Meeting and assistance on arrival at the International airport, our representatives welcome and escort you by a private car and transfer to the hotel, whilst the room keys and check-in is organized, our representative would hand over the documents and brief the tour programme to you. After relaxation In the evening you can visit to see speculative Light and Sound Show at Red Fort. Overnight at Delhi.
 
Day 02: DELHI - AGRA (200 Kms - 4 hours)
 
After breakfast depart for Agra. En route you may opt to take a Stop over to see the Mathura, The Birth Land of Lord Krishna, later proceed to Agra, en route visit at Sikandra, mausoleum of Emperor Akbar built in 1492, The Tomb is combination of Muslims and Hindu Architectural styles, afterwards continue to proceed to Agra, on arrival transfer to the hotel. After relaxation the tour continues with a visit to the Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort, which lies, across the river Jamuna. In the evening you may visit to the souvenirs market of Agra, one should visit Oswal Emporium where they have built a Mini Taj Mahal inside their showroom and it took 10 years for the artists to complete the mini replica of the Taj. The show room conducts free sound & light show showing the eras of Taj Mahal. Overnight in Agra.
     
Day 03: AGRA - BHARATPUR (55 kms 1 ½ hours)  
 
Early morning, visit to witness the incomparable Taj Mahal with its' speculative view at the time of Sunrise. Taj Mahal, the architectural modern day wonder of the world; this monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles is one of the wonders of the modern world. Taj, endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world. Return to the hotel for check out and drive to Bharatpur. En route visit the Old deserted town of Mughal Dynasty - Fatehpur Sikri built in red sandstone in honour of Saint Salim Chisti, who foretold the birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar, is an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important edifice here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwane Khas; Punch Mahal, the Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the Buland Darwaza. On arrival transfer to the hotel. The most spectacular water- birds sanctuary features nesting indigenous water- birds and migratory birds. From October till December the indigenous water- birds nest around the lake from December on, the migratory geese, duck and cranes are the main feature of the sanctuary. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Note: Taj Mahal closed on every Friday.
     
Day 04: JAIPUR (175 kms 4 hours)  
 
Today morning visit to the Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, by rickshaw with a naturalist to see the migratory birds, approximately two hours visit. The sanctuary is with almost 377 bird species already spotted at Bharatpur National Park, the place is certainly one of the most inviting bird sanctuaries in the world. You can easily spot between 50 to 100 species in a single day, and if your luck permits, you may even come across a Siberian crane, the most famous of its migratory guests. Later return to the hotel and check out, early evening driver to Jaipur, on arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
     
Day 05: JAIPUR  
 
Today after breakfast explore the Pink City with an excursion to Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, enjoy the experience of ride on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum. Jantar Mantar is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen, all monuments are located in the vicinity of City Palace Complex of Jaipur. Later late afternoon is kept free to visit the famous Markets of Textiles, Gems, Carpets, and handicrafts. Jaipur is an ideal place for buying souvenirs. In the evening visit to Birla Temple, speculator marble temple, glitters in the in the night, later at the time of dinner visit to Chokhi Dhani - an ethnic 5 star resort serving Rajasthani & Continental cuisine with live music, astrology, games, folk dances and music, puppet shows in an ambiance of an ethnic village. Later return to the hotel for overnight.
     
Day 06: JAIPUR - PUSHKAR (131 Kms - 1 ½ hours)  
 
After breakfast checkout and drive to Pushkar, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Pushkar, known for worlds biggest cattle fair every year. A city of Pilgrimage from time immemorial with over 500 temples and ghats Pushkar begets a legacy of timeless architectural heritage. Pushkar radiates an ambience of peace and spirituality that casts a lure to visit again and again. After relaxation take sightseeing tour of the city visiting temple of Lord Brahma surrounded by Pushkar Lake. On the banks of the lake you will see devotees taking dip into the holy waters of Pushkar & offering prayers. Also visit the Pushkar Fair site, which is right opposite the Pushkar Lake. Explore the colourful market of Pushkar, Overnight at the hotel.
     
Day 07: PUSHKAR - BUNDI (200 kms. 4 hours)  
 

Today morning check out the hotel and drive to Bundi, en route optionally you can visit to Shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, at Ajmer, ( 11 kms from Pushkar) Later continue to driver to Bundi, on arrival transfer to the hotel In the evening visit to the colorful Subzi market, Evening free for leisure, optionally you can visit take an excursion to Kota which is 40 kms from Bundi visiting Old Palace & Museum Jhalrapatan - Famous for its 10th Century superbly Ornate temple, its also famous for its 11th, century Sun Temple.. Return to the Bundi for overnight stay.
 
Day 08: BUNDI - BIJAIPUR (100 kms 2 ½ hours)
 
Today morning visit Taragarh Fort built in 1354 A.D., Bundi Palace, Chhattar Mahal, Ratan Daulat, Chitrashala, Nawal Sagar lake, Raniji - ki - Baori (Step well), Sukh Mahal, Phool Sagar, and eighty four pillared cenotaph (All near Taragarh Fort and Bundi Palace). Later check out the hotel and drive to Bijaipur, en route visit Shivji Temple on the edge of a hill where Menal Water falls commence, this is a very scenic place, continue to proceed to Bijaipur, on arrival transfer to the Castle Bijaipur built in 16th century by Rao Shakti Singh, younger brother of great Maharana Pratap & fierce battles were fought over here. After relation visit Lotus Lake & take a drive into the tribal villages of Bijaipur. Enjoy folk dance & music while you dine, overnight in Bijaipur. Overnight stay at Castle.
 
Day 09: BIJAIPUR - UDAIPUR ( 150 kms 3 hours)
 
After breakfast optionally you can take a safari to Villages, later check out the drive to Udaipur, en route visit to the magnificent Chittourgarh, the fort is spread over 13 square kms, unlike other forts you can explore this fort by the vehicle you are traveling, Chittourgarh fort is the mightiest Fort in Indian History, The pride and glory of Rajasthan. A ruined citadel, where the royal past lives in its imposing forts, graceful palaces and spectacular 'chhatris'in the fort vicinity visit Kirti Stambha, Rana-Kumbha Palace, Padmini Palace, Meera Temple and Kumbha Shyam Temple and Kalika Mata Temple, State Archaeological Museum. After visit continue to drive to Udaipur. On arrival transfer to the hotel. In the evening if time permits, you can Enjoy Boat ride at Lake Pichola and also opt for dinner at Lake Palace Hotel, located amidst the Lake. Overnight stay at the hotel.
 
DAY 10: UDAIPUR:
 
After breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting City Palace built in 1559, a small palace over looking at the Lake Pichola, the additions were made to it by successive Kings of Udaipur gradually evolved become the larges place in Rajasthan, Main attraction of Place are Durbar Hall, Crystal Gallery, Palace Museum and Jagdish Temple. Later visit Saheli Ki Bari that is a small ornamental garden built in the honour of Royal Ladies for recreational purpose and visit Lok Kala Mandal collection of folk art items like folk dresses, ornaments, puppets ,masks, dolls folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings. Opened seven days a week, puppet shows and folk dancing are conducted every evening from 1800 to 1900 in an adjacent open air theatre. & Shilpgram to see the village arts & crafts. Followed by visit to Eklingji & Nagda Temples - built in white marble with a double storied porch on the bank of Lake Bageela - 22 kms from Udaipur. Overnight at Udaipur.
 
DAY 11: UDAIPUR - MOUNT ABU: ( 290 kms 4 hours)
 
Today morning check out the hotel and drive to Mount Abu, En route visiting the Jain temples at Ranakpur Temples of 12 Century - The cluster of temples, made of intricately sculpted white marble, built out of marbles with 108 carved pillars each carved differently from others, Come across as a marvellousfeat of architecture. One can have lunch at Maharani Bagh Hotel in Ranakpur and visit to local families on the way. On arrival check in to the hotel. In the evening you can enjoy the boat ride at Nakki Lake and walk through the mall road of Mount Abu.
 
Day 12: MOUNT ABU:
 
After breakfast take a sightseeing tour of natural attraction and splendid temples: Dilwara temples consisting of five Jain temples built at the beginning of the 11th century with intricate ornamental carvings represent the climax in the art of decoration in stone, followed by Gomukh temple, It is said that the temple was built on the spot where saint Vashishth performed a yagna to create four major Rajput clans. Next to it is the spring that is said to have emerged from the mouth of a rock shaped like a cow's head. This site now has a marble bull from whose mouth a stream of water flows. Nearby are statues of Nandi, saint Vashishth, Lord Ram, and Lord Krishna. Adhar Devi Temple, built on a rock cleave and one has to crouch under the rock to enter the temple. There are 365 steps that take one to the rock on which the temple is built. This temple dedicated to Goddess Durga, this is also a good site to get a panoramic view of the valley. Also visiting Bhramkumari temple. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
 
Day 13: JODHPUR (300 kms 6 hours)
 
Today morning check out the hotel after breakfast and drive to Jodhpur, enroute take your lunch at mid way restaurant, continue to proceed to Jodhpur, on arrival transfer to the hotel. After relaxation you can an excursion tour to the Heritage Palace of Balsamand - 20 kms away over looking the lake of Balsamand. In the evening you may opt to visit at On The Rocks a garden restaurants serving ethnic food followed by live music and folk dance. Located at Ajit Bhawan. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
 
Day 14: JODHPUR (EXCURSION TO BISHNOI VILLAGE 25 KMS ONE WAY)
 
After breakfast take a sight seeing tour of Jodhpur including Clock Tower, Mehrangarh Fort situated at an altitude of about 125 meters and is spread over an area of 5 sq. km and it has seven gates, Jaswant Thada is a white marble memorial built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, followed by visit to Umaid Bhawan Palace which is a majestic Palace building that presently functions as a hotel and museum. Later take an excursion to Bishnoi Village, the villagers known by cast "Bishnois" Protectors of animals, wildlife and tree, there is a list of 29 rules, among other things don't kill any animals, don't cut down green trees, take from the fields only what you need, etc. These 29 rules (Bish-noi means '29' in the Hindi language) forms the base of the Bishnoi-philosophy. Of course they are vegetarians and therefore they have great respect for all living things. Sure they keep buffaloes, sheep and goats but only for the milk, the wool and the manure. Later visit to the local handicrafts viz shoe makers, pottery hand weaving clothes and also men in their traditional attire, women clad with ancestral silver Jewellery, en-route watch and photograph wildlife black buck, chinkaras, peacock etc. freely moving in abundance of care by villagers. Later drive back to Jodhpur for overnight stay.
 
Day 15: JODHPUR - JAISALMER (290 kms 6 hours)
 
After an early breakfast checkout and drive to Jaisalmer En route visit to Osian Village, ruins of an ancient city called Osian, an oasis in the desert, A drive to this ancient township takes one past undulating terrain, punctuated by desert stretches and little hamlets. Osian has 15 beautifully sculpted Jain and Brahmanical temples. Of these, the most outstanding ones are the earlier Surya or Sun Temple and the later Kali temple, Sachiya Mata Temple and the main temple dedicated to Lord Mahavira. Optionally you can have lunch at Manvar desert resorts ( if time permits) later continue to drive to Jaisalmer, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Rest of the evening free for leisure an relax overnight at the hotel.
 
Day 16: JAISALMER:
 
After breakfast take a sight seeing tour of Jaisalmer covering Jaisalmer Fort - built on the highest point of the Tricuta hill, consisting of 99 bastions. Outstanding features are Megh Durbar & various temples, Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli & Patwon-Ki-Haveli - some of the beautiful mansions with stone carving and latticework of breath taking intricacy, sightseeing following by visiting Gadisar Lake was artificially constructed in 1367, the shimmering lake looks hauntingly beautiful amid the ruins and royal splendour that adorn the desert city of Jaisalmer. Later afternoon drive to Sam Sand Dunes - 45 kms en route visit the ancient Temple of Lodurwa, Amar Sagar and Mool Sagar Complex, built in 1815 AD, The complex also houses a summer palace where some beautiful paintings and pictures are displayed. On arrival at Sam Sand Dunes and transfer on Camels and enjoy camel safari to discover the various sights and sounds, the ruins and the temples in and around Jaisalmer in an authentic and leisurely fashion with entertainment by folk performers, visits to villages, and chatter from colorful guides thrown in. After safari drive back to Jaisalmer for overnight stay.
 
Day 17: JAISALMER - BIKANER (290 kms - 6 hours)
 
After breakfast checkout the hotel and drive to Bikaner. En route visit to the massive Fort Pokharan, the town Pokhran came to the limelight when several nuclear tests were conducted here during the 1970's and the 1990's. Pokharan Fort is Built in 1532-1584 the yellow sandstone Pokhran fort, though not as grand a fort as some of the others in Rajasthan has a few exquisite palaces like the Mangal Niwas, the Rani Mahal and the Phool Niwas or the Flower Palace, visit to Pokhran Museum: housed inside the fort's premises. After visit continue to drive to Bikaner, on arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
 
Day 18: BIKANER - MANDAWA: ( 175 kms 3 ½ hours)
 
After breakfast checkout and drive to Mandawa, on arrival transfer to heritage hotel. The medieval Fort of Mandawa ( Shekhwati) gradually rises on the horizon like a mirage. Mandawa is popularly known as the 'open-air art gallery' of Rajasthan. A breathtaking view of the town can be seen from the terrace of Castle Mandawa. Precious collection of arms with jade handles, traditional ceremonial costumes can be seen at the Museum at the Castle, visit to Havelies in Mandawa notably the Chokhani Saraf & Ladia Havelies. The Castle, now a 51 room's hotel has no two rooms alike. It also houses an interesting collection of paintings, jade, costumes and antiques. In the evening a walk through the bustling bazaars and pick up things of your interest. Evenings there is a special program of music and dance performed by local artists, participate in the dance and feel the life of the people and their hospitality. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
 
Day 19: MANDAWA - DELHI (280 kms 5 - 6 hours)
 
After breakfast visit the Shekhawati region an important town of the years gone by, to see number of remarkable Havelies and Castles in the nearby towns of Nawalgarh and Laxman Garh. These havelis are museums in themselves, numerous havelis built by the rich merchants as their residence in 18th and 19th century. Later drive to Delhi, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
 
Day 20: DELHI
 
After breakfast take sightseeing tour of historic city visiting Old Delhi visiting the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, both built by emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame, Rajghat - memorial of Mahatma Gandhi & a Rickshaw ride past through the silver street in Chandani Chowk, the city tour continues covering New Delhi, visiting Rashtrapati Bhawan, one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxmi Narayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India's leading industrial families; Humayun's Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai's Temple , Qutub Minar , built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty. Evening free for shopping and individual activities. Overnight at the hotel.
 
Day 21: DELHI - HOME TOWN
 
After breakfast check out the hotel and transfer to the International airport to board the scheduled flight for hometown. On departure the tour concludes with happy memories.
 

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