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Rajasthan – Forts, Palaces, Desert & Lakes


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Since time immemorial, India has been considered to be a land with rich cultural heritage. From centuries, this country has seen rulers like Rajputs, Mughals, English, and Portuguese. Besides, various religions also flourished at different times in this country like Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism, Christianity etc. One can find the traces of different cultures in Music, dance, architecture, festivities, languages spoken, traditional beliefs and customs, food and many more like these. It is the development in these aspects of life that makes the heritage of India one of the most vibrant and most exhaustive.

We believe in the continuity and dynamism of Indian cultural heritage and it is our endeavor to help people from world over get acquainted with same. And there cannot be a better way to understand this than to experience it. Travel to India with our cultural tour packages and understand why this heritage has withstood thousands of years and still going strong. In fact, India has all categories of tourism and never fails to impress its visitors with its unique fascination. Come & travel in India and find finest in its hospitality.

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SKETCH ITINERARY

08 NIGHTS/ 09 DAYS

S.NO ITINNERARY DURATION

KMS/ HOURS

1 Arrival at Jaipur, meet our company representative at the hotel lobby. Check into the hotel. Half day city tour. Overnight at Jaipur
2 Enjoy full day Jaipur sightseeing. Overnight at Jaipur
3 Drive from Jaipur to Bikaner, arrival at Bikaner. Enjoy half day Bikaner sightseeing. Overnight at Bikaner 330 KMS/ 06 HOURS
4 Drive from Bikaner to Jaisalmer. Arrival at Jaisalmer. Enjoy half day sightseeing. Overnight at Jaisalmer. 331 KMS/ 5- 6HOURS
5 Drive from Jaisalmer to Sam Sand Dunes. Arrival at Sam Sand Dunes, enjoy evening camel ride. Overnight at Sam Sand Dunes 42/ 01 HOUR
6 Drive from Sam sand dunes to jodhpur. Arrival at jodhpur, enjoy half day sightseeing. Overnight at jodhpur 275KMS/ 5 HOURS
7 Enjoy half day jodhpur sightseeing, drive to Udaipur. Arrival at Udaipur. Overnight stay at Udaipur 280 KMS/ 5 HOURS
8 Enjoy full day Udaipur sightseeing. Overnight at Udaipur
Departure

Prices

VALIDITY: Till March 2016

NO. OF  PAX VEHICLE

USED

FIRST CLASS PACKAGE COST
IN INR
2 PAX INDIGO INR 33, 642
4 – 5 PAX INNOVA/ XYLO INR 27, 162
6 – 7  PAX TEMPO TRAVELER INR 26, 581
8 – 11  PAX TEMPO TRAVELER INR 24, 686
Single Room Supplement INR 23, 362

+9.00% Govt service tax

NOTE:

  • An extra bed will be provided in a double room/ tent in case of an odd figure for e.g 3 pax travelling together in a group.
  • For all single room requirements, single room supplement will have to be paid over and above the package cost.

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  1. All accommodation in 3* Deluxe/ similar Hotels on twin sharing basis.
  2. All meals as specified in the itinerary
  3. Arrival assistance
  4. All Transfers & city tours in a/c vehicles.

PACKAGE EXCLUDES

  1. Monument & entrance fees
  2. Battery bus charges at Taj Mahal
  3. Elephant / jeep charges at Amber Fort
  4. Christmas & New Year supplements which will have to be paid extra t the hotel directly
  5. Drinks, personal expenses, tips, laundry, telephone calls, personal medicines and even expenses incurred due to reasons beyond our control such as bad weather or road blocks due to land slides etc.
  6. Anything not specified in the itinerary as above.
  7. Any increase in road taxes, diesel, entrance fees or any other govt.-imposed taxes.
  8. Evacuation charges, damage of any nature, entry permits, entrance fees at monasteries
  9. Insurance
  10. Evacuation charges, damage of any nature, entry permits, entrance fees at monuments
  11. Personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, land slides etc.
  12. Anything not specified under the header ”Package price includes”.

Prices

VALIDITY: Till March 2016

NO. OF  PAX VEHICLE

USED

FIRST CLASS PACKAGE COST
IN INR
2 PAX INDIGO INR 33, 642
4 – 5 PAX INNOVA/ XYLO INR 27, 162
6 – 7  PAX TEMPO TRAVELER INR 26, 581
8 – 11  PAX TEMPO TRAVELER INR 24, 686
Single Room Supplement INR 23, 362

+9.00% Govt service tax

NOTE:

  • An extra bed will be provided in a double room/ tent in case of an odd figure for e.g 3 pax travelling together in a group.
  • For all single room requirements, single room supplement will have to be paid over and above the package cost.

DAY 01:- ARRIVAL AT JAIPUR

A.M.

  • Arrival at Hotel and check into the hotel
  • Check in time in the Hotel is normally 12:00 noon. However in case your flight is early we try to get you an early check in.
  • Check into the Hotel.

P.M.

3p.m. – Meet our company representative at the Hotel lobby. We all again assemble in the hotel lobby for a shopping experience of Jaipur. Shopping can be a unique experience is Jaipur and thanks should go, in a large sense, to its founder, Sawai Jai Singh. As a patron of the arts and crafts and as a wise planner, Swai Jai Singh freely invited craftsmen and artists to the city at its foundation. Today, Jaipur reaps the benefits of its founder’s foresight in the form of shops marketing jewelry, textiles, and numerous types of locally-made crafts. There is a lot to shop and find. Some of them are:

o Bags
o Home furnishing
o Home décor stuff
o Silverware
o Trousseau packing
o Gifts
o Handicrafts
o Gemstones
o Jewelry (Silver/ Gold/ Colored gemstones)
o Marble products
o Traditional block print garments and textiles
o Blue pottery
o Rajais (quilts)
o Trinkets
o Lak ki chudi (Lacquerware bangles)
o Mojris (Traditional Rajashtani leather footware)
o Bandhani work (Traditional Rajasthani Tie & Dye)
o Miniature paintings
o Kundan meena (enamel) jewelry
o Marble sculptures
o Gold filigree and inlay work

The list is endless….

  • For handicrafts like puppets, bandhanwars, wall hangings, white metal artifacts we will go to Linking Road in Bapu Bazaar next to Saraogi Mansion. Nehru Bazaar is also a must visit place for textiles, local perfumes, shoes made of camel skin (jutties/ mojaries), Rajasthani trinkets and bandhani work.
  • After shopping, we drive for a delicious dinner in Spice Court. It is one of the supreme multi cuisines restaurants in town. Activities like Puppet Shows, Churi (Indian Bangles) Shops, and Chinese Fiesta etc keep the visitors hooked to the delight of eating food at the restaurant.
  • Drive back to the Hotel
  • Overnight at Jaipur

MEALS: – DINNER ONLY

DAY 02:-FULL DAY JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING

A.M.

  • Guests to assemble in the Hotel lobby at 9:30 a.m. after breakfast
  • Today we will visit the elegant Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) – this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world.
  • Visit Maharajah’s City Palace, now partly a museum displays a unique fusion of Mughal and Hindu architecture, and house a rare collection of paintings, Rajput armory and costumes

P.M.

  • 3:00 p.m. – Visit the dramatic hilltop fortress at Amber; a fine amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim architecture and ornamentation, built in the 16th century. An elephant ride (at extra cost) will help you ascend to this hilltop fort. Enjoy the elephant ride, like the Maharajah’s used to. Alternatively, you could take a jeep ride (at extra cost) up to the fort.
  • Drive back to the Hotel
  • Dinner in the hotel and overnight

MEALS:- BREAKFAST AND DINNER

DAY 03:- JAIPUR TO BIKANER (330 KMS/ 6 HOURS)

A.M.

  • All guests to assemble in the Hotel lobby at 07:30 a.m. after early breakfast
  • Today we proceed to the desert city Bikaner by road.

BIKANER: – Bikaner was founded in 1486 by Bika, one of the fourteen sons of Rao Jodha. Bikaner – lying in the north of the desert state, Bikaner is dotted with many sand dunes. More popularly called the camel country, Bikaner is renowned for the best riding camels in the world. The exotic camel safaris, its gorgeous forts and the worship of thousands of holy rats at Karni Mata temple are some of the most interesting aspects of Bikaner. The camel festival at Bikaner held in the month of January is also an event worth witnessing if one wants to get the actual color of the place.

P.M.

  • Arrival at Bikaner, Check into the Hotel
  • Meet your local trip leader and visit to the captivating palaces and splendid parks.
  • 03:30 am- We visit Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace & Camel Breeding Farm, (closed on Sundays)
  • After sightseeing, drive back to the Hotel
  • Overnight in Bikaner

MEALS: – BREAKFAST AND DINNER

DAY 04:- BIKANER TO JAISALMER (331 Kms/ 5- 6 hrs)

A.M.

  • Guests to assemble in the Hotel lobby at 07:30 a.m. after early breakfast
  • Today we depart to Jaisalmer

JAISALMER: – Rising from the heart of the Thar Desert, like a golden mirage, is the magical city of Jaisalmer. A commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone, stands with its entire awesome splendor, dominating the amber – hued city. The fort inside, perched on its hilltop, contains some gems of Jain temple building, while beautifully decorated merchants havelis, are scattered through the town. Jaisalmer gives convenient access to the surrounding desert wilderness, sand dunes and oasis villages, ideal for camel rides and safaris.

P.M.

  • Arrival at Jaisalmer,
  • Check into the Hotel.
  • Post Lunch, meet you local trip leader. Visit the historic Jaisalmer Fort, Nathmalji-ki-Haveli and Patwonki-Haveli, three beautifully sculptured Jain temples built between the 12th and 13th centuries and five interconnected palaces.
  • Drive back to the Hotel & overnight stay at Jaisalmer

MEALS:- BREAKFAST AND DINNER

DAY 05:- JAISALMER – SAM SAND DUNES (42 Kms/ 1 hour)

A.M.

  •  All guests to assemble in the Hotel lobby at 10:00 a.m. after breakfast, and meet our trip leader
  • Today we drive to Sam Sand Dunes
  • Arrival at Sam Sand Dune, Check into deluxe camps.

SAM SAND DUNES: – Sam Sand Dunes, 42 away km from Jaisalmer, is the most popular excursion to see the total sandy bush less desert. It has a truly glorious stretch of sweeping sand dunes. It is best to be here at sunrise or sunset, and many camel safaris spend a night at the dunes. The best way to see this and other sites around Jaisalmer is to take a came safari.

P.M

  • Afternoon free at leisure
  • In the Evening enjoy camel ride in Sam dunes
  • Overnight at Jaisalmer

MEALS: – BREAKFAST AND DINNER

DAY 06:- SAM SAND DUNES TO JODHPUR (314 Kms/ 6 hrs)

A.M.

  • All guests to assemble in the Hotel lobby at 07:30 a.m. after early breakfast
  • Today we drive to Jodhpur

JODHPUR: – Jodhpur “The Sun City” was founded by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan, in 1459. It is named after him only. Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India was previously known as Marwar. Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. It is divided into two parts – the old city and the new city. The old city is separated by a10 km long wall surrounding it. Also it has eight Gates leading out of it. The new city is outside the walled city.

Jodhpur is a very popular tourist destination. The landscape is scenic and mesmerizing. Jodhpur city has many beautiful palaces and forts such as Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Rai ka Bag Palace. Other charms of Jodhpur include Government museum and it’s beautiful Umed garden. The city is known as the “Sun City” because of its bright and sunny weather throughout the year. Read on for more Jodhpur information.

P.M

  • Arrival at Jodhpur, Check into the Hotel
  • Post Lunch, meet your local trip leader and visit the Meharangarh Fort & Umaid Bhawan Palace. Umaid Bhavan Palace is very fascinating. It was constructed it in 20th century. A part of the palace has now been converted into a hotel and a museum. Mehrangarh Fort (1459 AD) built by Rao Jodha who considered themselves the descendents of Lord Rama. In this palace you would see different miniature paintings & cradle room.
  • Drive back to the Hotel
  • Overnight at Jodhpur

MEALS:- BREAKFAST AND DINNER

DAY 07:- JODHPUR TO UDAIPUR (280 KMS/ 5-6 HOURS)

A.M.

  • All guests to assemble in the Hotel lobby at 07:30 a.m. after early breakfast.

UDAIPUR: – The city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure water lakes, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis. A vision in white drenched in romance and beauty, Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds and experiences – an inspiration for the imagination of the poets, painters and writers. Its kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carry the flavour of heroic past, epitomising valour and chivalry. Their reflection in the placid waters of the Lake Pichhola is an enticing sight.

Udaipur is the jewel of Mewar – a kingdom ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 years. The foundation of the city has an interesting legend associated with it. According to it, Maharana Udai Singh, the founder, was hunting one day when he met a holy man meditating on a hill overlooking the Lake Pichhola.

P.M.

  • Enroute visit Jain temples at Ranakpur, superbly preserved in a near-perfect condition for over 500 years. The most attractive features are the 29 halls of the temple, which have 1444 pillars.
  • Arrival at Udaipur, Check into the Hotel
  • Evening free at leisure
  • Overnight at Udaipur

MEALS: – BREAKFAST AND DINNER

DAY 08:-UDAIPUR CITY TOUR

A.M.

  • All guests to assemble in the Hotel lobby at 09:00 a.m. after breakfast, and meet our trip leader
  • Today we visit the famous City Palace complex and Sahelion Ki Bari (Queen’s resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum)

P.M.

  • Post lunch you may enjoy your evening boat ride on Lake Pichola
  • Back to the Hotel.
  • Overnight at Udaipur

MEALS: – BREAKFAST AND DINNER

DAY 09:- DEPARTURE

  • After breakfast
  • Transfer to the Airport / Railway station to onward destination

MEALS: – BREAKFAST ONLY

TOUR TERMINATES

Prices

VALIDITY: Till March 2016

NO. OF  PAX VEHICLE

USED

FIRST CLASS PACKAGE COST
IN INR
2 PAX INDIGO INR 33, 642
4 – 5 PAX INNOVA/ XYLO INR 27, 162
6 – 7  PAX TEMPO TRAVELER INR 26, 581
8 – 11  PAX TEMPO TRAVELER INR 24, 686
Single Room Supplement INR 23, 362

+9.00% Govt service tax

NOTE:

  • An extra bed will be provided in a double room/ tent in case of an odd figure for e.g 3 pax travelling together in a group.
  • For all single room requirements, single room supplement will have to be paid over and above the package cost.