The Maharaja Rajasthan Tour

The Maharaja Rajasthan Tour

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Destination Covered:

Mumbai - Udaipur - Dungarpur - Devigarh - Deogarh - Rohet - Jodhpur - Nimaj - Jaipur - Samode - Agra - Delhi

Duration:
14 Nights / 15 Days
Tour Category:
Day 01 - Arrive Mumbai
Arrive in Mumbai, the Commercial capital of India. After completing formalities with customs and immigration, you will be received by our representative with Traditional Indian Welcome (with garlands).

Mumbai is the capital of Maharastra State and the gateway to this beguiling subcontinent. Of the four great cities in India, Mumbai is the most cosmopolitan, spear heading India's move in to the 21st Century.
Afterwards transfer to your hotel for the overnight stay.
Day 02 - Mumbai – Udaipur ( Flight )
Udaipur - Dungarpur By Road ( Approx 120 Kms / 03 Hours )

After breakfast transfer to airport to connect your flight for Udaipur. On arrival in Udaipur received at the airport and drive to Dungarpur.

Dungarpur district is the stronghold of the Bheels, a tribe whose history of occupancy in the Aravalli range is said to date back to 4000 BC. Founded in 1197. The rulers of Dungarpur claim descent from the Rajput house of Mewar. The first rulers of Dungarpur were Kunwar Mahap and his descendants who resided in the town of Galiankot, where their ruined castle still stands. Towards the end of the 12th century, Samant Singh, the eldest son of the ruler of Mewar, had to leave Mewar in favor of his younger brother Kumar Singh. Samant Singh drifted into the hilly area of Bagar and, within the next century, Samant Singh's successors controlled the whole province of Bagar. Rawal Udai Singh of Bagar was killed at the battle of Khanua in 1527, fighting for Mewar against Moghul Emperor Babur. His territory was thereafter divided between his two sons, forming two separate states. Prithvi Raj remained in Dungarpur while his brother Jagmal Singh became independent ruler of Banswara.

On arrival check in at Hotel Udaibilas Palace.
Day 03 - Dungarpur – Devigarh By Road ( Approx 175 Kms / 04 Hours )
After breakfast embark on the city tour which would include your visit to-

Juna Mahal: The seven storey palace, Juna Mahal was built in stages between 13th and 18th centuries. It is filled with many old frescoes and paintings. The Aam Khas, or main living room, has impressive mirror work and glass inlays. The former royal hunting lodge, on a nearby hilltop, has sensational views over the town and its many temples. Deo Somnath Temple: The beautiful Deo Somnath Temple about 25 km north of town, dates back to the 12th century. An amazing banyan tree which must be hundreds of years old also attracts attention.

Galiakot: About 50 km south east of Dungarpur is the important Muslim Pilgrimage center of Galiakot. This town is famous for the tomb of the saint Fakruddin, who spread the word of Mohammed in the 10th century. Each year, thousands of local and international Bohra Muslims flock here to pay homage to the saint.

Baneshwar: Baneshwar is the confluence of three holy rivers: the Mahi, Som and Jakham. In January - February the week long Baneshwar Fair is held at the Baneshwar temple, about 80km from Dungarpur. It attracts thousands of Bhil tribal people.

Afterwards drive to Devigarh. On arrival check in to the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel Devigarh Fort and Palace.
Day 04 - In Devigarh
After breakfast drive to Udaipur for your full day sightseeing of the city.

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.

On arrival embark upon the sightseeing of Udaipur City-

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 05 - Devigarh - Deogarh By Road ( Approx 110 Kms / 03 Hours )
After breakfast drive to Deogarh.

Deogarh: While the princes of Rajasthan built stately palaces and forts, their noblemen were not for behind in building stately mansions. Deogarh is one such feudal estate in Mewar, the premier state of Rajasthan. The chieftains of this region were titled Rawats (feudal barons) and their estates were called thikanas. The thikana of Deogarh lies on the border of Mewar, Marwar and Merwara, about 135 kilometres north-east of Udaipur and 280 kilometres south-west of Jaipur.

On arrival check in at Hotel Deogarh Mahal.

Afternoon embark on your city tour which would include your visit to-

DEOGARH FORT: The fort of Deogarh with its greying battlements stands magnificent high up on a hillock towering over the town. The fort was built in the year 1670 by then Rawat Dwarkadasji of the Chaudawat clan of the Sisodia Dynasty. The fort went through many modifications in the years to come. The palace here has more than two hundred rooms, exotic mural paintings on the walls, and numerous balconies with carved pillars. The use of marble in a big way enhances the aesthetic value of the palace. The fort and the palace today is a magnificent heritage hotel run by the Rawats.

GOKAL VILAS: This magnificent palace situated over a hillock is the home of the present Rawat. Set in a picturesque locale around Raghosagar Lake, the palace is around 200 years old.

ANJANESHWAR MAHADEV: It is an extraordinary cave temple believed to be 2,000 years old. This ruined temple is situated on an island in the Raghosagar Lake.

Return to the hotel after the sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel Deogarh Mahal.
Day 06 - Deogarh – Rohet By Road ( Approx 250 Kms / 05 Hours )
After breakfast this day drive to Rohet.

Rohet: Rohet is famous for village safaris, which introduces its guests to local cultures and traditions. Guests are taken into homes and received with warmth and affection. Guests interact with various communities living in the area and share and understand their worlds, the Bhishnois, protectors of nature for five centuries and arguably the world's first ecologists, responsible for the survival of species such as the black-buck antelope: the semi nomadic Raika shepherds of Marwar whose brilliant crimson and marigold costumes would put modern designers to shame: as also the Paliwals and the Meghwals, the farmers and weavers.

On arrival check in to the Hotel Fort Rohetgarh. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel Fort Rohetgarh.
Day 07 - In Rohet
Breakfast at hotel. Morning Village safari sitting in a jeep, which will allow for an opportunity to visit small villages including the Bishnoi tribes, famous as the earliest environmentalists.

Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight at Fort Rohetgarh.
Day 08 - Rohet – Jodhpur – Nimaj By Road ( Approx 200 Kms / 03 Hours )
Drive to Nimaj. After 45 minutes stop at Jodhpur to visit the Meherangarh Fort, this sprawl along the top of a steep escarpment. Started in 1459 it has walls up to 36 meters high and 21 meters wide towering over the plains. Overnight at the Chhatra Sagar Camp.
Day 09 - Nimaj - Jaipur By Road ( Approx 225 Kms / 04 Hours )
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.

On arrival in Jaipur check in Hotel Samode Haveli. Rest of the day free for own activities /leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 - In Jaipur
Breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast embark upon on your sightseeing tour of Amer Fort and Jaipur City.

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.

Afternoon sightseeing of Jaipur City visit the-

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 facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires.

After completing the sightseeing return back to the hotel for overnight. Overnight at the Samode Haveli.
Day 11 - Jaipur – Samode By Road. ( Approx 35 Kms / 01 Hour )
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Samode.

The small village of Samode is nestled among rugged hills about 50km north of Jaipur. This building was owned by the Rawal of Samode. It's an interesting building build on three levels’ each with its own courtyard. The highlight is the exquisite Diwan-i-Khas, which is covered with original painting and mirror work.

Samode Palace with its magnificent fort which reflects medieval architecture and intricate marble work. The Durbar hall of Samode Palace is one of the most beautifully painted chambers with glass & mina Kari work. Overnight at the Samode Palace.
Day 12 - Samode – Agra By Road ( Approx 275 Kms / 05 Hours )
Drive to Agra. After lunch stop en route to visit Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned red sandstone city built in the 16th century by the Mughal emperor Akbar.

Fatehpur Sikri: A fascinating ghost town lies little beyond Agra the deserted Red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital. It was a veritable fairy tale city and its ruins are still in a pristine condition. It is not hard to imagine what the court life would have been like in the days of its grandeur. Set like a jewel in a court yard of pink sandstone is the marble tomb of Saint Salim Chisti, enclosed by delicately carved marble screens. Afterwards you continue your drive to Agra. On arrival in Agra you check in to your hotel Agra is the one of the prominent destinations of the World Tourism map with three heritage monuments - The Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri. It is more just a dacadent city of graveyards and stones, but it is a vibrant centre of Culture, Art and Religious philosphies that have enriched mankind and shaped humen thought over centuries.

Rest of the evening free at leisure. Overnight at hotel Amar Vilas Agra.
Day 13 - Agra – Delhi By Road ( Approx 210 Kms / 04 Hours )
After Breakfast you embark on your sightseeing tour of the Agra city including Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.

Taj Mahal: The 17th Century master piece named Taj Mahal ,which of course is the most splendid of all the buildings – perhaps the most perfect architectural monument of the world. It was built in the memory of the beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal by one of greatest king of Mughal Empire Shah Jehan.

Agra Fort: Built primarily as a military establishment by Emperor Akbar in 1565,the redstone Agra Fort, was partially converted in to a palace during the tenure of Emperor Shah Jehan. Though the principal structure was built by Akbar, many more additions were made by his grandsons. This massive fort is 2.5 Kms long and is considered the predecessor of the Red Fort of New Delhi.

Later you drive back to Delhi, on arrival check in to the Hotel.

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. Overnight at The Oberoi New Delhi.
Day 14 - In Delhi
After breakfast you embark on your sightseeing trip of Delhi City which would include the visit to Old Delhi and New Delhi.

Old Delhi: An ancient walled city. Here you would see the Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire, Rajghat the Samadhi of our Father of Nation, Jama Masjid the largest mosque in India and Chandni Chowk the bustling and colourful market of the old city.

New Delhi: The city designed and built by the British in the 1920’s- a city of wide boulevards impressive Government Buildings, green parks and gardens. First you will visit the two monuments from the Delhi’s past Humayun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar. Then your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath, past the Imposing India Gate and Parliament House.

Evening: Visit the Local Handicraft market Delhi Haat.

After completing the sightseeing return back to the Hotel for Overnight.
Day 15 - Delhi - Overseas
Depart early hours for onward destination.
 
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