For many, Rajasthan is the very essence of India, with massive forts and impregnable palaces that rise like giant fairy tale sets above dusty sun-scorched plains and shimmering lakes. It is a land of the most colorful people in India, miniature paintings, fairs, forts and palaces of breathtaking charm. You will see and photograph small villages, people, homes, farms, camels, elephants, palaces, forts, exotic bazaars, walled cities, minarets, tombs, mosques, temples with great works of art, and other historic sites.
14 DAY HERITAGE RAJASTHAN
ESCORTED WITH MINIMUM 10 AND MAXIMUM 16 PASSENGERS. LOCALLY HOSTED IF LESS THAN 10 OR MAKE IT A WORLDVIEW 'PRIVATELY GUIDED' TOUR. For many, Rajasthan is the very essence of India, with massive forts and impregnable palaces that rise like giant fairy tale sets above dusty sun-scorched plains and shimmering lakes. It is a land of the most colorful people in India, miniature paintings, fairs, forts and palaces of breathtaking charm. You will see and photograph small villages, people, homes, farms, camels, elephants, palaces, forts, exotic bazaars, walled cities, minarets, tombs, mosques, temples with great works of art, and other historic sites.
Day 1 ARRIVE DELHI Late night arrival in Delhi, capital of India. Its history goes back 2000 years. THE GRAND
Day 2 DELHI (B) Tour New Delhi visiting the impressive Qutab Minar, a 234-ft sandstone tower and Humayun's Tomb.See the Government buildings and presidential palace along the broad and majestic Rajpath. Tour Old Delhi to see the Red Fort, a symbol of Mughal power. Drive through old Delhi and visit Raj Ghat, a memorial to the great Mahatma Gandhi.
Day 3 DELHI- JODHPUR- JAISALMER (BD) Fly to Jodhpur and drive deeper into the Rajasthan countryside to Jaisalmer. The renowned havelis (ancestral homes) have intricate carvings on yellow-gold Jaisalmer stone. Watch the sunset from atop a hill, for a grand view of the Jaisalmer fort. FORT RAJWADA
Day 4 JAISALMER (B) Tour of the Jaisalmer fort, havelis (ancestral homes) and temples. Sunset camel ride on Sam sand dunes.
Day 5 JAISALMER- MANVAR (BLD) Drive to Manvar Desert Camp. Explore the sand dunes and the villages around Manvar on a camel back. Enjoy a camp fire dinner with Rajasthani folk music and dances. MANVAR DESERT CAMP
Day 6 MANVAR- JODHPUR (B) Drive to Jodhpur. Jodhpur stands on a range of sandstone hills. Dominating the view is a massive fortress. Within the walls are royal palaces with priceless jewels and a striking collection of artifacts. Tour of the Meherangarh Fort and Jodhpur city. Visit the colorful downtown clock tower market AJIT BHAWAN PALACE.
Day 7 JODHPUR - UDAIPUR (BL) On our drive to Udaipur visit the beautiful Jain temple of Ranakpur. Built in white marble it has exquisite intricate carvings. The city of Udaipur stands in a valley amid green hills on the banks of the wide, steel blue Lake Pichola. FATEHGARH
Day 8 UDAIPUR (B) Tour of Udaipur, visiting the vast and exquisite City Palace of the Maharana. Amber, jade and colored glass gives the palace a sparkling, yet ethereal quality. See the Fateh Sagar Lake and visit the Jagdish Temple. In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Pichola including visit to the Jagmandir Palace.
Day 9 UDAIPUR-DEOGARH (B) An interesting drive to Deogarh, a small town surrounded by colorful villages. Participate in a Village Safari by jeeps. Experience first-hand the true rural life of India not often seen by tourists. Visit a local village school to meet the children and the teachers. DEOGARH MAHAL
Day 10 DEOGARH- JAIPUR (B) Drive to Jaipur. Surrounded on all sides by rugged hills and crowned with forts, Jaipur is aptly called the Pink City of India. ALSISAR HAVELI
Day 11 JAIPUR (B) This morning visit Amber Fort with a thrilling elephant ride. Inside, the fort find lavish courtyards, beautifully decorated halls and the Chamber of Mirrors. Afternoon tour Jaipur city visiting the Royal Observatory and Palace Museum. See the ornate and elaborate Palace of Winds, the Hawa Mahal, a striking landmark of Jaipur. Later explore the exotic 'bazaars' of Jaipur.
Day 12 JAIPUR - AGRA (B) Drive today to Agra visiting en route Fatehpur Sikri, the once fabled Mughal capital that now lies quietly but wonderfully preserved. TAJ GATEWAY FATEHABAD
HDay 13 AGRA (B) Visit the Taj Mahal built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648 AD in memory of his Queen. It took the world's best craftsmen and over 20,000 workers almost 20 years to build this dream. Also visit the Agra Fort and sample the arts of the region.
Day 14 AGRA- DELHI- HOME BOUND (B) Drive to Delhi. Later transfer to the airport to connect home bound flight.
LAND TOUR PRICES INCLUDE: First Class train tickets for any train travel 13 nights hotel accommodations at the mentioned or similar hotels, American Breakfast daily and mentioned meals, Sight-seeing tours with local English speaking guides including entrance feeIndia expert Tour Director (minimum 8 passengers) or locally hosted with minimum 2. Round trip transfers and Baggage handlingService charges and hotel taxes
LAND TOUR PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE: International and Internal airfare, any passport and visa fee, any airport taxes, any camera fee at the monuments, any meals except those mentioned, any transportation except those mentioned, tips to room boys, laundry charges, telephone calls or any other charges of personal nature. Nor does it include any end of the trip gratuity to our India expert Tour Director (suggested tipping is $10 per person per day).
'PRIVATELY GUIDED'- TRAVEL ANY DAY This tour can be customized to travel any day as a 'privately guided' tour with locally hosted ground arrangements for two or more guests traveling together.
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3 Days Post- Tour Extension to Khajuraho and Varanasi
Day 1 AGRA - ORCHHA - KHAJURAHO (B) A short train ride to Jhansi and then drive to Khajuraho visiting en route palaces and temples of Orchha. TAJ CHANDELA
Day 2 KHAJURAHO - VARANASI (B) Tour the magnificent Khajuraho temples, known for their symmetry and design, and also for their intricate and erotic carvings. Fly to Varanasi. With its array of shrines, temples and palaces, rising in several tiers from the River Ganges water's edge, Varanasi is the holiest city for Hindus. Tour Sarnath, the site where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon. Evening witness the prayer ceremonies at the ghats. TAJ GATEWAY GANGES
Day 3 VARANASI - DELHI - HOME BOUND (B) Early morning boat ride on the Ganges River. Thousands of devout Hindus descend to the holy waters of the Ganges for purification. Fly to Delhi.
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