With vivid colours and glittering heritage, Rajasthan is epitome of most of all that appeals about India. This trip focuses on spectacular sights; from fabulous palaces and temples of Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur, to lesser-known gems like Bundi and Chittorgarh (the largest) Fort and Ranthambore National Park for its tigers.
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For a dazzling introduction to Rajasthan our tour begins with a two-night stay in Jaipur; a comprehensive sightseeing tour taking in the best that the so-called ‘Pink City’ has to offer: the magnificent City Palace, the interesting Jantar Mantar and the fascinating Amer Fort. After a visit to Pushkar, with its serene and beautiful lake and sacred Bramha temple, we reach another of the state’s great centres - Jodhpur. The rich blue colour of the houses here is best appreciated from Merangarh Fort perched on a rocky outcrop high above the city. En route to romantic Udaipur – many people’s favorite Rajasthani city – we stop to admire the ornate Jain temple of Ranakpur.
Another amazing fort, Chittorgarh, served as the power base of the Rajputs for almost a thousand years. We stop here en route to the delightful town of Bundi, a place where we get a glimpse of real rural India, with its animated markets, atmospheric old palace and a superb sample of the traditional water storage system, ‘bauri’ or the step-well – an essential resource in the semi-arid climate not only to provide water to the neighboring population but to cool down the place in hot climatic conditions. A thrilling opportunity to see the elusive tiger in one of the best reserves in northern India, Ranthambore National Park, adds another ‘experiential’ dimension to the trip that culminates in a visit to the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort in the neighboring Uttar Pradesh.
We arrive in Delhi and drive to Jaipur, popularly known as “Pink City’. Rest of the day free to relax or explore the local markets of the city. Overnight Hotel
After breakfast, we visit Amer Fort – the fort-cum-palace building outside Jaipur, City Palace – the Royal Museum, Jantar Mantar – the 18th century observatory and Hawa Mahal – the Palace of Winds. Overnight Hotel
In the morning we drive to Pushkar, the holy town, the only seat of Brahma- the Creator of the World, and in the evening we visit Pushkar lake, Brahma temple and later, the local market. Overnight Hotel
Early in the morning we visit the Savitri Temple on top of Savitri hill. Later we drive to Jodhpur where we visit Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada in the afternoon. Overnight Hotel
This morning we drive to Udaipur; en route we visit Ranakpur Jain Temple complex dedicated to Lord Adinath. In the afternoon we arrive in Udaipur where we enjoy the free afternoon. Overnight Hotel
After breakfast we visit the City Palace –a fascinating collection of buildings built by various warrior kings of the place, and Jagdish temple of Indo-Aryan architecture before we visit Saheliyon-Ki-Bari, the fountain garden. Overnight Hotel
Today we drive to Bundi, a small town known for its Fort and step wells. On the way we visit Chittorgarh Fort in Chittor, the capital of former capital state of Mewar, still remembered for bravery and valour of its rulers. Overnight Hotel
We spend half the day today visiting Bundi Fort, Garh Palace, step-well and fruit and vegetable market. Rest of the day free to relax or explore the town further. Overnight Hotel
In the morning we drive to Ranthambore for a chance to see the majestic predators. In the afternoon we go on our first game drive into Ranthambore National Park to find the elusive tigers and other wild animals and a large variety of birds. Overnight Hotel
Today morning we have one more game-drive into Ranthambore National Park; after returning from the jungle we have our breakfast and then leave for Agra and visit Fatehpur Sikri en route. Overnight Hotel
Today is the day we had been waiting for. We get up early in morning to visit Taj Mahal. We return for breakfast and check out to visit Agra Fort before we drive to Delhi where we enjoy free time in the late afternoon. Overnight Hotel
Tour Concludes. We check-out from the hotel and are transferred to the international airport or any point of our convenience in Delhi for our onward journey.
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Fairly easy 5-6 hours of activity per day. May include some uphill sections, reasonable fitness recommended.
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