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Home > India Tour Packages > Highlights of Rajasthan
Highlights of Rajasthan
Duration : 11 Nights & 12 Days
Destinations : Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Udaipur - Delhi

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Today on your arrival at Delhi international airport, meet our company representative who will greet you and escort you to your hotel for assistance with the check-in formalities. Delhi - also known as the National Capital Territory of India is a metropolitan region in India. The city is the world's most populous and the largest city in India in terms of area as per the survey in 2011. Today your rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight stay is in Delhi.

Day 02 : Delhi sightseeing

Morning after a relaxed breakfast, we proceed for the guided city sightseeing tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi. Start your guided sightseeing tour with Old Delhi which was once the capital of Islamic India, founded by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the year 1639. It was once filled with mansions of nobles and members of the royal court, along with elegant mosques and gardens. Here we visit Jama Masjid – the largest and the best known mosque of India with a courtyard capable of holding a mind-blowing 25,000 devotees at a time. This principal mosque of Old Delhi was commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, construction of which was started in 1650 and was completed in 1656 A.D. Later enjoy a leisure walk in the narrow lanes of the oldest market in Delhi, experiencing the Real India. Thereafter drive past the massive Red Fort of Delhi and visit Raj Ghat - is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, revered as the Father of Nation was cremated. The memorial is located on the banks of River Yamuna and houses a black marble platform which marks the spot of his cremation.

Afternoon we head of New Delhi - situated within the metropolis of Delhi, the city is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. Here we visit the magnificent first garden tomb on the Indian subcontinent - Humayun's Tomb. It is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India, built by the senior widow of Humayun. Next we visit Qutub Minar - an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture built in the year 1193, by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the world’s tallest brick minaret, also known as ‘Tower of Victory’, is made of red sandstone and marble and recognized as the UESCO world heritage site. Later enjoy a drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, drive past the Imposing India Gate (memorial to Indian soldiers), Parliament House and the President’s House. Overnight stay is in Delhi.

Day 03 : Delhi – Agra (200 Kms / 03 hrs)
Morning after a relishing breakfast, drive towards Agra – the city that houses many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Seventh Wonder of the World – Taj Mahal. Agra is worldwide known for its rich historical background and has achieved its prominence as it served as the capital of the Mughals Empire from the year 1526 to 1628. On arrival at Agra, check-in to your hotel. Later after some relaxation, visit the majestic Taj Mahal - an immense mausoleum of white marble which stands on the banks of River Yamuna, symbolizing eternal love. It was built by the 5th Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Therafter we visit Agra Fort, also known as Lal Qila , Fort Rouge and Red Fort of Agra. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. Construction of the massive red-sandstone fort, on the bank of the Yamuna River, was begun by Emperor Akbar in the year 1565. Later if time permits, visit Itmat-Ud-Daulah’s tomb, also known as ‘Baby Taj’ as this stunning mausoleum has many of the attributes of its more famous cousin monument - Taj Mahal and that is why the tomb is regarded as a "draft" of the Taj Mahal. Overnight stay is in Agra.

Day 04 : Agra – Jaipur (Via Fatehpur Sikri) (300 kms / 04 ½ hrs)

Morning after a relaxed breakfast, drive towards Jaipur - the largest and capital city of Rajasthan, is an epitome of magnificence and vibrancy. Stunning hilltop forts and glorious palaces turns Jaipur to be an ideal tourist destination. Jaipur gets its name from its founder Maharaja Jai Singh II, the great warrior and astronomer who established the city in the year 1727, is India's first planned city. On arrival at Jaipur, check-in to your hotel and relax. Later in evening pay your visit to Chokhi Dhani located on the outskirts of Jaipur, has evolved as a tasteful and authentic symbol of ethnic village life of this most colorful state in the country. Overnight stay is in Jaipur.

Day 05 : Jaipur sightseeing
Morning after a lavish breakfast, we embark on a guided city sightseeing tour visiting Amber Fort - situated about 11 kms from Jaipur, on the top of picturesque and rugged hills. This magnificent fort is more of a palace, built from pale yellow and pink sandstone and white marble, is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Explore the fort on the back of painted elephant like a king or a queen. Later visit City Palace, former royal residence from where the Maharaja reigned from and now a museum housing a fabulous collection of Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732 AD by Sawai Jai Singh II  that comprises of many courtyards and buildings. Thereafter we visit the famous Hawa Mahal, also known as ‘Palace of Winds’, is one of the prominent tourist attractions of Jaipur located in the heart of the city. It is a stunning five-storied pyramid-shaped palace with numerous small windows and screens built in the year 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh to enable ladies of the royal household to watch the life and processions of the city from here. Lastly visit Jantar Mantar Observatory – is the largest and best preserved observatory with the collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Sawai Jai Singh, a Rajput King. Overnight stay is in Jaipur.

Day 06 : Jaipur – Bikaner (350 kms / 06 hrs)

Morning after breakfast, we drive towards Bikaner - a vibrant, dust-swirling desert town with a fabulous fort and an energizing outpost feel. Lying in the north of the desert State, the city is dotted with scores of sand dunes. Bikaner is also known for its handicrafts, palaces and for having Asia's biggest camel farm. On your way to Bikaner, halt at Deshnok Temple also known as Karni Mata Temple and the Camel Breeding Farm just before Bikaner. Later on arrival at Bikaner, check-in to your hotel and relax after a long road journey. Overnight stay is in Bikaner.

Day 07 : Bikaner – Jaisalmer (340 kms / 06 hrs)

Morning head for half day city sightseeing visiting the eye-catching Junagarh Fort, which was constructed in 1611 AD by Raja Rai Singh, ruler of Bikaner and a general in the army of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Thereafter visit Lalgarh Palace - a palace built between 1902 and 1926 according to Rajput, Mughal and European architectural styles, being largely in the Indo-Saracenic style. Later after sightseeing drive towards Jaisalmer - the Golden City of the desert is a picturesque city emerging out of the Great Indian Desert – the Thar Desert. The city is named after Maharawal Jaisal Singh, a Rajput king who founded the city in 1156 A.D. On arrival at Jaisalmer, check-in to your hotel and rest of the days is free to relax in hotel. Overnight stay is in Jaisalmer.

Day 08 : Jaisalmer sightseeing
Begin the day with a full day city tour of Jaisalmer visiting the Jaisalmer Fort, also known as Sonar Quila, is a capturing structure in this town and the second oldest fort in Rajasthan. The fort dominating the whole city was founded in the year 1156 by the Rajput ruler Maharaja Jaisal, is a fusion of Rajput and Islamic architecture. Thereafter enjoy a leisure walk through the local streets and visit the old havelis built by the wealthy merchants which are in very good condition till date. Some of the most popular havelis like the Patwaon-ki-Haveli and Salim-Singh-ki-Haveli are well known for their exclusive cutwork, yellow and red stone treatment and the bracket-shaped decoration of peacocks. Later in evening visit the sand dunes just 40 kms away from Jaisalmer, to get the real feel of desert. A camel safari in the sand dunes of Jaisalmer is an unforgettable experience for you. Overnight stay is in Jaisalmer.

Day 09 : Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (300 kms / 04 ½ hrs)

Morning after a relishing breakfast, drive towards the blue-hued old city of Jodhpur, which lies at the foot of its massive fort that dominates the skyline. It is the second largest city of Rajasthan also referred as the ‘Sun City’ due to the bright sunny weather throughout the year. On arrival at Jodhpur, check-in to your hotel. Later after some relaxation, we visit the majestic Mehrangarh Fort that towers over the Blue City of Jodhpur, is a magnificent spectacle and an architectural masterpiece.  Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. Also visit Jaswant Thada – a milky-white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, sitting above a small lake 1km northeast of Mehrangarh, is an array of whimsical domes. The monument, in its entirety, is built out of intricately carved sheets of marble. Overnight stay is in Jodhpur.

Day 10 : Jodhpur – Udaipur (Via Ranakpur) (275 kms / 05 hrs)
Morning we drive to the most romantic city of India – Udaipur, also known as the “City of Lakes” and celebrated for its fairy-tale marble palaces that seem to rise from the waters of Lake Pichola. On your way to Udaipur, pay your visit to the most famous Jain temple complex of Ranakpur. Here the temples are supported with 1444 pillars imprinted with beautiful details in marble. Later after sightseeing, continue your drive towards Udaipur and check-in to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day acquainting yourself with this beautiful city. Overnight stay is in Udaipur.

Day 11 : Udaipur sightseeing

Morning after a lavish breakfast, we embark on a guided sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting the spectacular City Palace located all along the eastern coast of Lake Pichola, is a soaring creation of marble and granite perched on the lake’s edge. The palace was built over a period of nearly 400 years being contributed by several kings of the dynasty, starting by the Maharana Udai Singh. This extravagant palace complex is the largest in Rajasthan that blends medieval, European, and Chinese architecture. Thereafter we visit Sahelion-ki-bari which is a very gorgeous garden having numerous flowerbeds, verdant lawn, fountains and sheltered trees. Next we visit the largest and the most splendid temple of Udaipur with noteworthy sculpted images - Jagdish Temple. Later in evening, we enjoy a leisure boat ride on Lake Pichola to visit Lake Palace and Jagmandir Island, the two island palaces on the lake which looks like pearls in the lake. Overnight stay is in Udaipur.

Day 12 : Udaipur – Delhi (By Flight)& depart

Morning on time you will be transferred to Udaipur airport to board your flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi airport, meet our company representative who will assist and escort you to Delhi International airport to connect your flight back home.