Rajasthan Tour by Rail

Rajasthan Tour by Rail

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Destination Covered:

Mumbai - Ahmedabad - Udaipur - Ranakpur - Jodhpur - Osian - Jaisalmer - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi

Duration:
12 Nights / 13 Days
Tour Category:
Day 01 - Arrive Mumbai
Arrive Mumbai. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Mumbai.
Day 02 - Mumbai - Ahmedabad
Morning cruise across Gate Way of India (9 kms) and visit Elephanta Caves notable for huge rock cuts.

Afternoon tour of Mumbai visiting Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill offering a panoramic view of Marine drive, Chowpatty Beach, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India & drive through the Crawford Market, Marine Drive & Flora Fountain. Evening transfer to Railway Station to connect the Exp. Train. Overnight on board.
Day 03 - In Ahmedabad
Arrive Ahmedabad at 06:00 hrs. Morning visit the magnificent Mosque of Siddi Saiyad with its exquisite stone carvings, the beautiful Jama Masjid, White marbled Hathee Singh's Temple, Dada Hari Baoli, Calico Textile Museum and Sabarmati Ashram started by Mahatma Gandhi.
Day 04 - Ahmedabad - Udaipur
Full day free to explore the city. Evening transfer to Railway station to connect Ahmedabad - Udaipur Express. Overnight in train.
Day 05 - Udaipur
Arrive Udaipur at 07:40 hrs. Afternoon city tour visiting the city palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen's resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir. Evening enjoy boat ride on River Pichola. Overnight Udaipur.
Day 06 - Udaipur - Ranakpur - Jodhpur
Morning drive to Jodhpur (259 kms / 6 hrs) visiting Ranakpur Temples enroute.

Ranakpur - 98 kms from Udaipur, the Jain Temples built in the 15th century are situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali. Its surrounding is quiet and picturesque. Ranakpur has grand structures and beautiful sculpture. There are 1444 pillars in the temple and none of them are similar. The magic of light & shade is really awe inspiring. Surya Temple and other Jain Temples are side attractions. Evening visit Osain which is famous for ancient temples and cultural heritages. You can also experience camel ride. Overnight in Jodhpur.
Day 07 - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
Morning tour of Jodhpur visiting the Meharangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone Hill, including Moti-Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memorium built in 1899 and the museum located in the Umaid Public Gardens. Check-out at 1200 hrs. Late evening transfer to Railway station to connect Jodhpur - Jaisalmer Express. Overnight on board.
Day 08 - Jaisalmer
Morning arrive Jaisalmer at 05:15 hrs. Later visit the Fort, bazaars & the old mansions known as "havelis". People still live in these ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has exquisite carvings and filigreed work.

Evening visit San Dues on Camel back Overnight Jaisalmer.
Day 09 - Jaisalmer - Jaipur
Morning and afternoon free for leisure or to explore the city by own. Afternoon transfer to Railway station to connect Train. Overnight on board.
Day 10 - Jaipur
Early Morning arrive Jaipur at 04:55 hrs. Morning visit Amber Fort on elephant back / Jeep.

Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Afternoon tour of Jaipur.

Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace, the Observatory & Ram Niwas Gardens. Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 11 - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
Morning drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the old Mughal capital. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Agra.
Day 12 - Agra - Delhi
Morning visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains.

Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Also visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. Check-out at 1200 hrs. Evening transfer to Railway station to connect Train New Delhi Shatabdi Express, Arrive New Delhi & transfer to hotel. (Taj Mahal is closed on all Fridays).
Day 13 - Delhi
Morning tour of Old Delhi visiting Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Afternoon visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping centre. Late evening transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination.
 

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