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Forts & Palaces of Rajasthan


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This itinerary covers some of the most famous Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan, a region known for its rich heritage and culture, beautiful historic monuments, vibrant cities and of course fascinating Forts, Palaces, Temples. Rajasthan is the most colorful region in India exhibiting splendor and royalty in every walk of life. It is truly said "a land of valiance and chivalry ", which is endowed with invincible forts, magnificent palaces, waves of sand dunes and serene lakes. No other region in the country assembles as many paradoxes of India as does the desert land of Rajasthan.  The Royal tour of Rajasthan comes with Agra - The world famous city known for Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world - Imagine the thrill of being in monument of love.......better, come and experience the land of fantasies with a tour package of your dreams......I am sure the same will meet your expectations !!

Duration : 20 Nights / 21 Days
Destinations : Delhi, Neemrana, Samode, Pushkar, Bundi, Kota, Udaipur, Kumbahalgarh, Ranakpur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Osian, Khimsar, Bikaner, Mandawa, Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra

Qutub Minar, Delhi Tour Package Day 01 : Arrive Delhi by flight (Kindly advise)
Arrive Delhi airport. After clearing your custom & immigrations you shall be met by our representative outside the exit gate of the arrival hall.  After meeting/assistance and traditional welcome at the airport transfer to hotel. Rest of the day/night at leisure to overcome jet-leg of the long flight & to recuperate to our weather conditions.

Delhi - The capital of  kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land. A window to the kaleidoscope - that is India. Don't let your first impressions of Delhi stick like a sacred cow in a traffic jam: get behind the madcap façade and discover the inner peace of a city rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep with history and totally addictive to epicureans. Both Old and New Delhi exert a beguiling charm on visitors. Lose yourself unwinding the secrets of the city's Mughal past in the labyrinthine streets of Old Delhi before emerging into the wide open spaces of imperial New Delhi, with its ordered governmental vistas and generous leafy avenues.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0900 hrs leave for combined city tour of old and new Delhi.

New Delhi - An extensive sightseeing tour of  New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, 12th century Minaret- Qutub Minar graceful and well sculptured and stands 75 meters, Lotus Temple, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, The President House, once the House of British viceroys and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Also visit newly made Akshardham Temple.

Old Delhi - A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort-once the most opulent fort and palace of the Mughal Empire.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03: Delhi/Neemrana (120 kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0900 hrs drive to Neemrana. Upon arrival check in hotel.  Afternoon visit Neemrana Fort Palace noe turned into the one of the oldest heritage hotel of India built in 1464 AD in rock cut Aravali hills and local sightseeing of Neemrana visiting 11 storey deep step well and local traditional village. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04 : Neemrana/Samode (130 Kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel at 0900 hrs  drive to most ornate Samode palace. Afternoon take a stroll in the village.

The story of Samode Palace goes back more than four and a half centuries. Prithviraj Singhji of Amber, the seventeenth prince of the house of Kachhawaha Rajputs, had awarded Samode to one of his twelve sons-Gopal Singhji along with the hereditary title of Rawal Saheb. Nestled picturesquely amid rugged hills, Samode Palace with its stately grandeur and frescoed walls is a pleasant journey into the glorious past. The palace is full of architectural delights -the birds, animals and flowers painted on the walls of Sultan Mahal, the dining-room with its stained glass windows and its collection of old family portraits, the Durbar Hall with its painted ceilings and intricately carved walls and beautiful chandeliers, give this palace its old world charm. Each room is done up in traditional Rajasthani style and the antique furniture blends well with the atmosphere making it comfortable and luxurious at the same time.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05 : Samode/Bundi (250 Kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0800 hrs drive to Bundi - situated in the southern part of the colourful state Rajasthan, Bundi is 39 km north west of Kota. It is easy for tourists to explore this typical Rajasthani city and its history within a very short span of tTaragarh Fort, Bundi Tourime.  Upon arrival at Bundi check at hotel.  Afternoon leave for city tour fo Bundi.

Taragarh Fort
Built in the 14th century, the Taragarh Fort is the star attraction in Bundi. The fort provides an option of peaceful ramble round its premises. Inside the instant eye-catchers include the Bhim Burj, a large battlement with a cannon placed on it and a large reservoir carved out of single piece of rock. The views from the fort are exceptional, specially during the sunset when the rays seems to lend a lovely grace to the entire area.

Bundi Palace
Adjacent to the fort and past the bazaar, a wooden gate leads to the beautiful Bundi Palace. The highlight of this palace is the beautiful murals that carry the spectators back into the time of Bundi royalty. The murals cover almost entire palace walls, however, all these areas are not open for public viewing barring the Chitrashala. For visiting other areas, special permission needs to be obtained from the secretary of the Maharaja of Bundi. Photography is not allowed otherwise Bundi palace, illuminated with lights during night, presents a glowing beauty to be captured on camera.

Baoris & Tanks
Bundi is renowned for its baoris or stepwells. There are 50 step wells in Bundi out of which only few have been maintained till date. Most prominent among these are the Raniji ki Baori, Nagar Sagar Kund and Nawal Sagar. The first one was built by Rani Nathavatji and is known for its exquisite carvings. The stepwell was built in the year 1699 and is 46 metre deep. The second one is a pair of identical stepwells close to the Queen's step well while the Nawal Sagar is close to the palace containing many small islets. There is also a temple dedicated to Lord Varuna, half submerged in the water of the lake. This temple can be reached only by a boat.

Sukh Mahal
The palace was constructed during the reigns of Umed Singh on the banks of Sukh Sagar or the Jait Sagar. The palace was meant for providing the princes a free hand to do what they liked away from the supervision of the Rao. The highlight of the palace is the white marble chhatri that stands in the centre of the roof of the second storey.

Day 06 : Bundi/Kota/Chittorgarh (230 KMS)
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0900 hrs drive to Chittorgarh.  Chittorgarh is the pride and glory of Rajasthan which speaks about the tales of romance and valor unique to the Rajput tradition. The ruined citadel, imposing forts, poised palaces and stunning chattris impart a unique charm to the city. It was the former capital city of 'Mewar'. Chittorgarh was a namely a fort city. The formidable fort at the top of a hill catches the fancy of the tourists.

Enroute visit - Kota - formerly known as Kotah, is a city in the northern India state of Rajasthan. Situated on the banks of Chembal River

Thereafter continue your drive to Chittorgarh. Upon arrival check at hotel.  Afternoon leave for city tour.

Chittaurgarh - The Epitome of Romance and velour also the pride and glory of Rajasthan. Chittorgarh town known for its massive fort atop a hill.

Chittaurgarh Fort - Quintessence of rajput heroism, Chittorgarh is aproud witness of the bravery and chivalry of its inhabitants. other places to see are The Palace of Rana Kumbha, Vijay stambh or Tower of Victory, Kirti Stambh or Tower of Fame etc.

Day 07 : Chittorgarh/Udaipur ( 115 KMS)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Udaipur- City Of Lakes or Veince of East founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1567 AD surrounded by Lovely land around the azure water lakes hemmed in by the lush hills of the  Aravali ranges.

Udai Vilas Palace, Udaipur - Rajasthan Forts and Palaces ToursUdaipur - City Of Lakes or Veince of East founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1567 AD surrounded by Lovely land around the azure water lakes hemmed in by the lush hills of the  Aravali ranges. One of the most romantic cities in Rajasthan, Udaipur is also known as the city of lakes. The marble palaces, beautifully laid out gardens and the lakes make Udaipur seem almost like a mirage in the desert. The founder of Udaipur, Maharana Udai Singh, was overcome by the misfortunes that his old capital of Chittaurgarh had to face due to repeated attacks by the Mughal armies. On the advice of a holy man, Udai Singh shifted his capital to the banks of Lake Pichola- the city was named Udaipur after him.

Rest of the day at leisure. Evening optional visit to Lok kala mandir for cultural program on direct payment basis. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 08 : Udaipur
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0900 hrs leave for city tour of Udaipur.  Evening enjoy boat ride on lake Pichola .

Lake Pichola - The largest and the most beautiful of Udaipur's lakes - it is overlooked by hills while palaces, mansions, bathing ghats, gardens and temples dot its banks. Jag Mahal and Jag Niwas are the two island palaces that add to the lake's romantic ambience. City Palace, on the banks of the Lake Pichola. The magnificent and awe inspiring citadel is, in fact, a complex of several buildings that were added at different times by different rulers spanning nearly three hundred years. A ticketed 'Mewar Light & Sound Show' is hosted every evening within the Palace premises. Happily, they harmonise beautifully with each other and maintain an overall homogeneity of design. There are terraces, courtyards, pavilions, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens, with lavish Mughal-inspired decorative art on their walls, floors and ceilings. Simply astounding! The main part of the Palace is now a museum. You should see the Mor Chowk for the gorgeous peacock mosaics, Chini Chitrashala for the striking blue and white ceramics and Dutch inlaid tile work, Manak Mahal for glass and porcelain figures and Krishna Vilas for miniature painting. The Jagdish Temple, built in 1651 by Maharana Jagat Singh, is located within easy walking distance from the Palace gate. It is an impressive, beautifully proportioned structure, covered with carved friezes and heavily decorated inside. In the middle of Lake Pichola stands the exquisite fairy tale Lake Palace, seemingly afloat on the tranquil water that reflects the rugged hills that surround it. Designed to beat the heat and dust of summer, the Lake Palace or the Jagmahal was built by Maharajah Jagat Singh II in 1754. The pretty white marble palace is now a luxury hotel that attracts thousands of guests each year. A memorial to Maharana Pratap (Pratap Smarak) is located on top of Moti Magri (Pearl Hill), which overlooks the Fateh Sagar Lake. Sahelion Ki Bari, (Garden of the Maids of Honour), a small ornamental garden with fountains, once the site for royal picnics, or the impressive Gulab Bagh (Rose garden).The 18th century monsoon palace, Sajjangarh, sits dramatically on top of a hill just outside Udaipur from where you get spectacular views of the city's lakes, palaces and the surrounding countryside.

City Palace - The largest palace complex of Rajasthan it is a completely white structure standing majestically on a hill surrounded by crenellated walls.

Lake Palace or Jag Niwas - One of the most beautiful palaces of the world, Jag Mandir - The island palace was commenced maharana Jagat singh. and Jagdish Temple, Sahelion Ki Bari (Garden of the Maids) etc.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09 : Udaipur/Kumbhalgarh (65 KMS)
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0900 hrs drive to Kumbhalgarh located 64 kms north of Udaipur in the wilderness, Kumbhalgarh is the second most important citadel after Chittorgarh in the Mewar region. Cradled in the Aravali Ranges the fort was built in the 15th century by Rana Kumbha. Because of its inaccessibility and hostile topography the fort had remained un-conquered.  It also served the rulers of Mewar as a refuge in times of strife. The fort also served as refuge to the baby king Udai of Mewar. It is also of sentimental significance as it is the birthplace of Mewar's legendary King Maharana Partap. Upon arrival check in at hotel.  Afternoon leave for city tour.

Kumbhalgarh Fort  - is the second most important fort of Rajasthan after Chittorgarh. Located at a distance of 64 kms from Udaipur in Rajasmand district, Kumbhalgarh Fort is easily accessible from the city of Udaipur. This unconquerable fortress is secured under the kind protection of the Aravali ranges. Kumbhalgarh Fort was built by Maharana Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. The fort derived its name from the same factor.
Encircled by thirteen elevated mountain peaks, the fort is constructed on the top most ridges around 1,914 meters above sea level. The fortifications of the fort extend to the length of 36 kilometers and this fact has made this fort to be in the international records. It is stated to be the second longest wall in the world, the first being ''the Great Wall of China''. The huge complex of the Fort has numerous palaces, temples and gardens making it more magnificent.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10 : Kumbhalgarh/Ranakpur/Jodhpur (270)
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0900 hrs drive to Suncity Jodhpur - Tales of Grandeur and great heroes. Jodhpur set at edge of the Thar desert, the Imperial city echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. The city ringed by a high stone Pearl Palace, Jodhpurwall with seven gates and several bastions. Upon arrival check in at hotel. 

Jodhpur - Set at the edge of the Thar Desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. Jodhpur The Sun City known for fascinating history is replete with sagas that tell the tales of proud kings, brave warriors, court intrigues, colourful stories of velour and romance. Once the capital of the Marwar state, it was founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha-chief of the Rathore clan of Rajput who claimed to be descendants of Rama - the epic hero of the Ramayana. Jodhpur retains much of the medieval flavour and ambience that instantly bring to mind the grandeur and glory of another era. Dotted with palaces, havelis, temples and houses washed pale blue also known as Blue city.

Enroute visit Ranakpur - The pilgrimage town of the Jains, renowed for some marvelously carved Jain temples.  later visit Ranakpur temple exquisite architectural Jain temples amidst the peaceful Aravalli range three storied structure, with 29 halls, 80 domes and 1,444 pillars and no two pillars are alike every pillar is intricately carved with equal delicacy in Amber stone.  Thereafter continue your drive to Jodhpur, upon arrival check in at hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 11 : Jodhpur
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0900 hrs leave for city tour of Jodhpur.

Mehrangarh Fort - Standing sentinel to the grandeur of the past, and houses a Palace intricately adorned with long carved panels and latticed windows exqisitely wrought from red sandstone. with rich collection of palanquins, howdas, royal cradels, miniature paintings etc. Down the road from Mehrangarh fort is Jaswant Thada, an attractive marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh some sections of the thin marble walls are translucent,a feature extolled by resident guides as some thing of a miracle. Takes pride of place as the first destination on any visitor's list. From the outside its wide, high walls and sheer cliffs appear unassailable, imposing and austere, but once inside you discover several lavishly decorated palaces, with intricate carved 'jalis' and panels that take your breath away. Seven heavily fortified gateways led to the palaces, armoury and royal chambers. Few of these gates remain but the palaces are impressive in their variety and ornamentation. The notable ones are the Phool Mahal (Flower Palace), with its beautifully painted walls, Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace) with its Shringar Chowk (coronation seat) featuring peacock armrests and gilded elephants, Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace), the Sileh Khana, the Umaid Vilas and the Daulat Khana. At the Daulat Khana, visitors get to see a rich and varied collection of royal memorabilia, fine Rajput miniatures and Ragmala paintings. The Mehrangarh Fort Palace Museum and the Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum house a fine collection of royal memorabilia, armours and arms, bejewelled howdahs, palanquins etc. Jaswant Thada, a few metres below the fort, is the site of the white marble royal cenotaph of Jaswant Singh II and four of his successors. The Mahamandir, dedicated to Lord Shiva is an architectural wonder, built in 1812, with 84 intricately carved pillars. As it was outside the city walls it was given its own protective fortifications, a sign of those turbulent times!

Umaid Bhawan Palace - Only Palace built in mid 20th century in India this palace is also known as Chittar Palace as local Chittar stone is used. it is splendid example of indo-colonial style. 

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12 : Jodhpur/Jaisalmer (285 KMS)
Morning breakfast at hotel at 0900 hrs drive to Jaisalmer - The place rising from the heart of the Thar desert like a Golden mirage and simply wonder and get lost in it. A small place totally unspoiled and very remote. Upon arrival check in at hotel.

Jaisalmer - The place to simply wonder and get lost. It is a small place totally unspoiled and very remote. Jaisalmer lies in the heart of the Thar Desert near Rajasthan's remote western border, surrounded by sand dunes. It would be just any Rajasthani town but, looming over the city, towering nearly 100 metres over the city and apparently rising out of the desert haze, is the spectacular golden Jaisalmer Fort. Made of yellow sandstone, the fort inspires wonder at its beauty like perhaps none other in India. It has the appearance of a giant sandcastle shimmering in the desert heat like a mirage that will soon disappear.

Evening visit the sunset point and witness the most spectacular sun set with gold all around reflecting on the ramparts and atop terraces The setting sun turning Jaisalmer into beautiful golden brown. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13 : Jaisalmer
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0900 hrs leave for city tour.

The Golden Jaisalmer Fort - Built of jurassic yellow sandstone  housing the entire township within its ramparts its houses Palaces and old Jain temples dating back to 12th- 15th century. The very first place for most visitors to this desert outpost. Made of yellow sandstone, the fort inspires wonder at its beauty like perhaps none other in India The Fort towering high above the sprawling city of Jaisalmer has an exciting, almost fairytale quality to it. The fort is often spoken of as a 'living museum' because of its many 'havelis' - the mansions of the rich merchants built in the 19th century.

Hidden deep within a labyrinth of narrow old world lanes with shops, houses and hotels is the Main Chowk (square) dominated by the Palace of the Maharawal, several Hindu temples and exquisitely sculpted trio of Jain temples. The residential area of the fort takes visitors back in time with beautiful 'havelis' with breath- takingly exquisite intricately latticed golden yellow sandstone facades. The most famous homes are Nathmalji ki Haveli, whose interiors are extensively decorated with splendid miniature paintings, Salim Singh ki Haveli capped with blue cupolas and superb peacock shaped brackets, and The Patwon ki Haveli is five storied and is the largest and most elaborate of all with multiple carved pillars and colonnades, wall murals, long corridors and ornate chambers. The Gadsisar Lake is an artificial water body that stores rainwater - in the harsh desert landscape; it becomes a major attraction and a favourite picnic spot.

No trip to Jaisalmer complete without a trip to the most picturesque dunes of sam evening visit Sam sand dunes and enjoy Camel ride at sand dunes.

Overnight stay at hotel..

Day 14 : Jaisalmer/Osian/Khimsar (295 KMS)
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0800 hrs leave for to Khimsar. Enroute visit Osian - The  ancient town of Thar desert an archaeologists delight surrounded by Golden sand dunes, it has sixteen Brahamanical and Jain temples beautifully sculpted and designed. Thereafter continue your drive to Khimsar - Located at edge of the Great Thar Desert in the rural India. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon explore unique 16 th century Fort that offers experience after exhilarating experience. The battle- scarred walls & turrets remind of the glorious past. Hundred of years histort folds as you glance at its battle - scared walls and stroll down ramparts. A true rarity of any desert in the world. Evening Jeep Safari at famous Panchala sand dunes and watch the sun dip into the marvelous desert countryside. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15 : Khimsar/Bikaner (155 Kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel at 0800 hrs drive to Bikaner the royal fortified city with timeless appeal. lying in the north of the Thar desert, the city is dotted with many sand dunes. Upon arrival checkJunagarh Fort, Bikaner Tour in at hotel. Afternoon proceed to city tour of Bikaner.

Bikaner - The royal fortified city with timeless appeal. Lying in the north of the Thar Desert, the city is dotted with many sand dunes. Bikaner, the fabulous desert stronghold founded by Rao Bikaji. Undulating and shifting sand dunes of the rugged deserts scape open out to a magnificent city of forts, palaces and markets fortified against marauders by seven km long embattlements. More popularly called the camel country, the city is renowned for the best riding camels in the world. The ship of the desert is an inseparable part of life here. Be it pulling heavy carts, transporting grains or working on wells, camels are the prime helpers. The wells of Bikaner - an important source of water are other attractions of the city. These are built on high plinths with slender minaret towers on each of the Four Corners and can be noticed even from a distance.

Junagarh Fort - Built of Red sand stone give the impression of rich inlay of pietra dura and apartments are merely richly painted. lies to the northeast of the walled old city of Bikaner. Raja Rai Singh, a general in Akbar's army built the fort in 1593 for the Mughal Army, and its most unusual feature is that this Fort was built at ground level and not on high ground. Interestingly, it is one of the few Forts in India that was never conquered - maybe its inconspicuousness proved to be its best defense. Junagarh Fort built of Red sand stone give the impression of rich inlay of pietra dura and apartments are merely richly painted. Suraj Pol or Sun Gate is the main entrance to the Junagarh Fort. The fort is encircled by a moat that protects the splendid complex of thirty-seven palaces, pavilions and temples added by different rulers, the last one, as recently as 1943. Their lavishly adorned interiors are much better preserved than those in any other palace in the region.

Lal Garh Palace – An architectural masterpiece in red sandstone, typical of the area. This palace was built by the greatest of Bikaner kings, Maharaja Ganga Singh in the memory of his father Maharaja Lal Singh. The palace has beautiful latticework and filigree work in sandstone that closely resembles lacy confections in its intricacy. Well laid out gardens, sprawling lawns on which peacocks dance and play amidst a riot of colourful bougainvillea make it a delight for the eyes. Part of the palace has been converted into a luxury hotel and a museum.

Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum – The best amongst the many royal museums in Rajasthan. Its reputation has been enhanced by its rare collection of terra-cotta ware, weapons, miniature paintings from the Bikaner School and coins. Most of the exhibits are masterpieces of Harappan civilization obtained from the archaeological excavations in the vicinity, as well as some from the Gupta and Kushan periods.

Also visit Asia's biggest camel breeding farm to watch different breeds of Camels. Overnight stay  at hotel.

Day 16 : Bikaner/Mandawa (190 KMS)
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0900 hrs drive to Semi desert region of the Shekhawati is colourful fantasy having a fascination uniquely of its own and home of the Marwaris, India's mercantile community. This region is also known as "The Open air art gallery". Upon arival check in at hotel.

Shekhawati (Mandawa) - Semi desert region of the Shekhawati is colourful fantasy having a fascination uniquely of its own and home of the marwaris, India's mercantile community. This region is also known as "The Open air art gallery". Shekhawati is a region and not just a town or fort; it takes its name after its ruler Rao Shekha. Shekhawati means the garden of Shekha. The towns of Shekhawati are eminent for their amazing painted havelis. Such is the appeal of the havelis that this region is dubbed as "open art gallery of Rajasthan". The plethora of painted Havelis in rich artistic tradition makes it commendable and fascinating. Most of the buildings are dated from 18th century to early 20th century

Afternoon city tour visiting world famous old painted Havelies and rich painted frescoes which speak of rich cultural heritage of the region also visit local surrounding villages experiencing the daily village life.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 17 : Mandawa/Jaipur (180 Kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0900 hrs drive Jaipur - The picturesque capital of Rajasthan, built by the warrior-astronomer Raja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727, it is full of formidable Forts, enchanting Palaces and lovely temples.  Upon arrival check in at hotel.  
Jaipur - The origins of the beautiful city of Jaipur can be traced back to the eighteenth century, during the reign of Jai Singh II who ascended the Amber throne in 1699. Jaipur today, epitomizes the spirit of Rajputana. In-spite of growing into a bustling metropolis, it still retains it's character and history - A beautiful fusion of the yesteryears and modernity. Popularly known as the Pink City because of the extensive use of the locally abundant pink plastered stone, painted so in honor of the visit of the royal consort of Queen Victoria. Jaipur thrills the soul with its massive forts, magnificent palaces, exquisite temples and lush gardens.

Evening visit "Chokhi Dhani" - A five star ethnic village resort to visit  "village area" - for traditional Rajasthani dinner  and witness number of cultural activities, traditional dance, folk music, magic show, Village marriage procession Puppet/magic show camel/elephant ride, bullock cart and at last witness the local martial arts with swords, fire dance performed by local artists alongwith various other activities in the tradtional village ambience followed by Rajasthani dinner on direct payment basis

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 18 : Jaipur
Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0800 hrs proceed to city tour of Jaipur.

Amber Fort, JaipurAmber Fort Palace - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Enjoy ride the hill on the back of decorated elephant ascent to the fort and feel like Maharaja. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression.

City Palace - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum. Complex which houses the rare and rich colection of ornaments, arms, royal costumes, carpets and decorative art objects of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal art and architecture

Jantar Mantar - A 18th century Observatory. This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.

Hawa Mahal - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Its five-storey structure of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.

Visit a rug factory and see the ladies at the intricate work or a gem factory and see the gem cutting and polishing process. Also visit Birla Temple.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 19 : Jaipur/Fatehpur Sikri/Agra (250 Kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Agra - The Royal seat and capital of the province of yesteryears, Agra the City of Mughals.

Fatehpur Sikri - The city of victory beautifully preserved.  The sandstone mansions of Sikri are experiments in art and architecture and to a great extent uphold Akbar's ideals and visions. The deserted, red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its "ruins" are in pristine condition ... it's not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of it's grandeur. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world.

Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri - The city of victory beautifully preserved.  The sandstone mansions of Sikri are experiments in art and architecture and to a great extent uphold Akbar's ideals and visions.  Thereafter continue your drive to Agra upon arrival check in at hotel.

Agra - Two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and Shah Jahan, transformed the little village of Agra into a befitting second capital of the Mughal Empire - giving it the name Dar-ul-Khilafat {seat of the Emperor}. Today a visitor to Agra is caught up in a world of contrasting edifices, of red sandstone and white marble, narrow galleys and quaint buggies, and that irresistible charm that this favorite city of the Mughals still retains. It is not surprising, that modern Agra still reflects its Mughal heritage most conspicuously. A walk down the narrow bustling streets of the city will introduce the visitor to the wafting aroma of Mughlai Cuisine.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Taj Mahal, Agra TourDay 20 : Agra :
Morning breakfast at hotel and leave for city tour of Delhi.  Enjoy battery van ride to the Taj.

Taj Mahal - One of the seven wonder of the world. A pristine monument of undying love. Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder, which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist's visit to Agra. Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from it's stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen.

Agra Fort - The first of the great mughal buildings where three Mughal emperor left there foot prints. Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction.
Itmadullah's Tomb - Built by Empress Noor Jahan in memory of her father (The interiors of which are considered better than the Taj).
Overnight stay at hotel. 

Day 21 : Agra/Delhi (210 Kms
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi direct transfer to airport to board your onward return flight for home country.

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