Rajasthan and the Rajput Prince

Duration:

11 Nights / 12 Days

Cities to visit:

Delhi - Shekhawati - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur – Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi

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Day 01 : Europe - Delhi

Arrival Delhi late night. Upon arrival assistance at airport & transfer to your hotel by air conditioned car. 

Overnight

Day 02 : Delhi - Shekhawati 

Breakfast at hotel. A panoramic visit of Old and New Delhi. Discover the Hamyun's tomb with its magnificent monuments and pass by the Kutub Minar the highest minaret of the 1éth century you may also pass by the Presidential Palace in Luyten's Delhi. 

In old Delhi the most vibrant part of Delhi you will pass by the Red Fort and Jama Masjid. Visit of RAJ GHAT where 'Mahatma Gandhi' was cremated. 

After lunch drive to the Shekhavati region. Installation at your hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 03 : Shekhawati - Bikaner

After breakfast visit the small villages and burgs of Mandawa it’s famous havelis. Very often you will find "Mural frescoes" in front of these havelis and also in the interiors. These multi- with coloured frescoes contain hunting scenes, mythological excerpts from Hindu epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana are depicted. 

You could also discover frescoes of the first airplanes and trains in their early advent into India Lunch en route to Bikaner. Arrive in Bikaner and installation in your hotel.overnight.

Day 04 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer

After breakfast, commencement of your visit of the Bikaner city. Visit City fort "Junagarh" today converted into a fine library of the 15th century. After lunch after the visit and continue your journey to Jaisalmer. This city of the 15th century is one of the best examples of a fortified city made in yellow sandstone.

From a distance while travelling to the city it emerges like a Golden Crown if you are in just for sunset. Jaisalmer was a part of Silk Road, where caravans of spices and opium were traded in the past. Arrive in Jaisalmer and installation in your hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 05 : Jaisalmer

After breakfast city tour of this "Golden City" lying in complete dry Desert of Tharp. Visit the Fort Jain temples and its well-decorated bazaars especially the famous Bhatia Bazaar. Lunch. In the afternoon a small camel ride to visit Cenotaphs or into the desert to visit sand dunes on camel-back. Overnight.

Day 06 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur 

After breakfast leave for Jodhpur reputed for its colourful bazaars as well as their typical pants, knows as Jodhpuris.En route visit the temples of Osiyan. Upon arrival, installation at your hotel. Lunch. Thereafter, visit of the city. 

Visit its super Mehrangarh Fort and its different palaces perched on the rock-hill. This fort is today converted into a museum. (If time permits optional excursions to visits certain Bishnois Villages can be undertaken (Price ~ 15US$ / person).

Day 07 : Jodhpur – Ranakpur - Udaipur

After breakfast leave for Udaipur. En route, visit the famous Ranakpur temples (belong to Jain religion). The main Adinath temple constitutes 1444 finely sculpted pillars and statutes of different Thiranthkaras (all in white marble). You arrive in Udaipur by passing through green ravines. 

This city is surrounded by of lakes and Aravali hills. Totally white and a romantic city. Upon arrival undertake a boat ride of ~ 45 minutes of boat ride. Proceed to your hotel. 

Overnight.

Day 8 : Udaipur - Pushkar

After breakfast, proceed to city tour with its Jagdish temple and the City Palace- turned into museum and small streets vibrant with colourful turbans and saris. Lunch. Thereafter, proceed to Pushkar. 

Pushkar is one of the very sacred for Hindus who come here for pilgrimage. 

Arrive in Pushkar and installation in your hotel. Overnight.

Day 09 : Pushkar - Jaipur

After breakfast, undertake a little walk into the bazaars and try and locate one of the only Hindu Temple devoted to Brahma the creator of the world as per the Hindu legends. (Though Hindus do not believe in creating the Temples on Brahma who Himself is a Creator).

This temple is perhaps the only one existing in the world. You may not be allowed to visit the sanctum sanctuary however you can proceed to visit the Pushkar Lake. You will admire the 52 forms of these Ghats which are inked into with 52 gradients of the lunar calendar. Proceed towards Jaipur the Capital ofRajasthan. Lunch in Jaipur.

 

In the afternoon City tour. Visit the city palace still known as Maharajahs Palace. A part of this palace can still be visited which has been converted in museum. In the proximity visit the Jantar Mantar or the Observatory created by a Maharajah of the 18th century who had a passion both for astronomy and astrology.

You will find here various astronomical instruments will be astonished of this development of the 18th century. 

Hereafter, visit the "Hawa Mahal" or the Wind Palace, not really a palace but a very beautiful architectural façade with several scores of windows. The court ladies were allowed to witness all the procession on the main streets without being seen by the public. Overnight.

Day 10 : Jaipur - Agra

After breakfast leave for Amber fort. Ascent to the fort will be on elephant-back. The Fort is breathtaking perching on the Aravali Hills. This was the old capital before Jaipur became the capital in the 18th century. You will its visit famous palaces, the Sheesh Mahal (Hall of mirrors), the temples etc. Descend by foot and thereafter proceed to Agra. En route, lunch in the midway and visit the old capital of the Mughal Empire at Fatehpur Sikri, today the abandoned city with its magnificent architecture. Arrive late in the afternoon and proceed to your hotel. Overnight.

Day 11 : Agra - Delhi - Europe

After breakfast visit the famous TAJ MAHAL (closed on Fridays itineraries can be altered if this day falls on a Friday, this visit could be replaced on Thursday), built in the memory his wife Mumtaz. Thereafter, the Red Fort in its proximity as identical as the one in Delhi but more elaborate. After lunch, proceed to Delhi by road. Upon arrival proceed for a Farewell dinner. Thereafter, transfer to airport in time to connect your international flight to Europe.

Day 12 : Europe

Arrive in Europe.

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