Kingdom of Western India

Kingdom of Western India

Tourism in India

Destination Covered:

Delhi - Jaipur - Mandawa - Gajner - Nagaur - Jaislamer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Delhi

Duration:
12 Nights / 13 Days
Tour Category:
Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
Arrive in Delhi, the capital city of India. After completing formalities with customs and immigration, you will be received by our representative with Traditional Indian Welcome (with garlands).

Delhi is the capital of India since old times. Delhi's history dates back to the first millenium BC, when it was known as Indraprastha. The Tomar Rajputs built Lal Kot, the core of the first of Delhi's seven cities. It is the epicenter of the nation's politics, economy and culture. History is alive and throbbing in Delhi, the capital of India.
Afterwards transfer to your hotel for the overnight stay.
Day 02 - Delhi – Jaipur By Road ( Approx 265 Kms / 06 Hours)
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast drive to Jaipur-

Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, also known as 'Pink City' is surrounded by an ancient 20ft high wall and eight gates. Situated at a distance of 280 km away from Delhi, today, Jaipur is the personification of the old order influence the new. An inherent interest for colour and design penetrated over stratum of society, and jewelry, crafts and architecture became objects of fascination equally between prince and peasant. Jaipur is also the main tourist hub of Rajasthan tourist circuit. From here you can reach out to places like Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Pushkar, and many more such destinations from Jaipur. Jaipur is also the third corner of the famed Golden Triangle tourist circuit of India along with Delhi and Agra.

Upon arrival check in to the hotel.

Afternoon embark form the hotel for the sightseeing of the Jaipur city which would include the visit to-

City Palace Museum: An imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princess, carpets an armoury of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions.

Janatar Mantar: (Observartory): Jantar Mantar, built between 1728 and 1734, literally means the ‘instruments for measuring the harmony of the heavens’. Jai Singh, the brain behind the grand project, chose stone with marble facing. This was the biggest of all his observatories and the only one built of stone. He used it daily, often with his astronomy gurus Pandit Jagannath and Kewal Ram. In all there are 17 instruments in the Jantar Mantar complex. The function of each instrument is rather complex but serves a particular function where time plays the main theme.

Hawa Mahal: (Palace of Winds): A five storeyed wonder with a spectacular pyra midal façade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires.

After completing the sightseeing return back to the hotel for overnight.
Day 03 - Jaipur - Mandawa By Road ( Approx 175 Kms / 04 Hours )
After breakfast start your sightseeing trip of Amer Fort-

Amer Fort: 11 Kms from Jaipur- A marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and reflected in Matao lake below. The magnificent old Citadel, a labyrinth of massive walls and towers, shrouds an exquisite marble palace, pillared and carved glimmering with a million tiny mirrors, which creates tanatalising reflection effect. The ascent to the fort is on a gaily caparisoned elephants.

Afterwards drive to Mandawa region called Rajasthan's "open air art gallery". Nowhere in the world is there such a large concentration of frescoes as in its painted towns and villages. Visit en route various towns and see grand havelis (mansions), fine frescoes and tie and dye fabrics. Arrive Mandawa and check in at Castle Mandawa within a medieval fortress of arched gateways, canopied balconies, turreted battlements and with wonderful views of the town.

Upon arrival check in at hotel. Overnight will be in Mndawa.
Day 04 - Mandawa – Gajner By Road ( Approx 222 Kms / 04 Hours )
After breakfast at the hotel drive to Gajner , the desert city that was a major trade center on the old caravan route that linked Central Asia to the seaports of western India.

Overnight at the lakeside Gajner Palace surrounded by a forest where endangered animals like the blackbuck, chinkara, nilgai, sambar, chital and wild boar can be seen. Overnight will be in Gajner .
Day 05 - Gajner – Bikaner – Gajner Excursion
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast embark on the full day excursion.

Visit the picturesque walled city of Bikaner and its magnificent 16th century Junagadh Fort. See its splendid palaces and public rooms with carved walls and ceilings, colorful mosaics, floral panels, decorated doors, painted galleries and, in its Museum, the valuable collection of miniature paintings, old manuscripts and jewelry. Return to Gajner for overnight.
Day 06 - Gajner – Nagaur By Road ( Approx 40 Kms / 01 Hours )
After breakfast at hotel this morning depart for the old town of Nagaur to the south, famous for its fine variety of cattle. Its remarkable fort is protected by double walls of massive proportions and contains delicately decorated palaces. Check in at Royal Camp, private tented accommodations that capture the flavor of royal safaris of a bygone era. After sunset, folk dancers, musicians, puppeteers and magicians gather under the stars for a joyous show of their talents.

Upon arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure or to explore the city on your own. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07 - Nagur – Jaislamer By Road ( Approx 165 Kms / 05 Hours )
Breakfast at hotel. Afterwards drive to Jaislamer. A unique journey today through the dramatic landscape of the Thar - the Great Indian Desert. Miles and miles of yellow drifts of sand stretch to the horizon, broken now and then by the jagged ridges of the Aravalli range. Out of this landscape, on a low range of hills, rises the golden city of Jaisalmer. Check in at Fort Rajwada Hotel.
Day 08 - In Jaislamer
After breakfast embark upon your sightseeing trip of Jaislamer which would include your visit to the eight hundred year-old city begins with its hilltop citadel. Gigantic walls soar on both sides of a winding flag stoned path leading through numerous gates to the royal palaces. Nearby are intricately carved Jain temples. Then visit the havelis, the ornate mansions of merchant traders who ran thriving businesses during the 18th and 19th centuries in brocades, gold and silver embroidery, opium, banking and revenue collecting. The stone carvers of Jaisalmer were famous for their skill and the elaborate facades, intricate balconies, pillars and brackets of these mansions rival the quality of work carved in marble at the Taj Mahal.

Return to the hotel after the sightseeing. Overnight will be in Jaislamer
Day 09 - Jaislamer – Jodhpur By Road ( Approx 258 Kms /05 Hours )
After breakfast at hotel this morning drive to Jodhpur enroute see the village architecture which is an interesting sight; circular brick walls topped with cone shaped thatched roofs and camels parked outside the doors. Near villages of the Bishnoi whose strong religious beliefs ensure protection of all living creatures, you might glimpse groups of chinkara (antelope). Arrive Jodhpur and check in at Hotel.

Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10 - In Jodhpur
After breakfast embark upon your sightseeing trip of the town which would include your jeep safari in the morning to nearby villages provides a taste of Rajasthani hospitality. Visit local weavers and potters and see their work. Afternoon sightseeing of Jodhpur's 15th century Fort. There is none like it in India. Rising 393 ft. above the surrounding plain, its massive, rugged exterior contains delicately latticed and decorated palaces and a wonderful collection of miniature paintings. Extraordinary views of the city and countryside around are seen from here.

Return to the hotel after the sightseeing. Overnight will be in Jodhpur
Day 11 - Jodhpur – Udaipur Via Ranakpur By Road ( Approx 260 Kms / 04 Hours )
After breakfast drive to Udaipur via sightseeing of Ranakpur enroute visit the Jain Temples of 15th century located in a secluded valley. The main shrine spreads over an area of 40,000 square feet and has 29 halls containing 1,444 stone pillars, each different, and carved with intricate design which covers every available surface.

Afterwards continue the drive to Udaipur. Upon arrival check in to the Hotel.

Udaipur is also known as the Jewel of Mewar. This place was founded by Maharajah Jai Singh in 16th century. In spite of being surrounded by the desert its is situated in the lap of the Aravalli hills. It is considered to be one of the most romantic places of India. Elegant palaces, temples and havelis flank the shores of lake. In the centre of the lake there is Jagmandir Island where Lake palace hotel located .It looks like the dream in white.

Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12 - In Udaipur
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast embark upon your city tour which would include your visit to-

Udaipur City: Visit the city Palace- Museum- grandeur and intricacy stroked all over in granite, marble and mosaic displayed in the sparkling white filigreed balconies and windows ,ornate arches and cupolas atop magnificent octagonal towers,

Jagdish Temple: built in 1651 AD, also visit the Sahelion Ki Bari- the spectacular garden displaying the unique life styles of royal ladies who once lived in the palaces.

Return back to the hotel after the sightseeing. Afternoon free at leisure.

In the evening enjoy a most memorable boat ride with the reflections of the majestic Lake Palace Hotel at its best in the setting sun. After the memorable boat ride return back to the hotel for overnight.
Day 13 - Udaipur – Delhi ( Flight )
Delhi- Overseas ( Flight ) Breakfast at Hotel. Free till departure. You are escorted to the airport to connect your flight for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi at the domestic airport met and assisted for your transfer to International Airport in time to connect your flight back home
 
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