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PEARLS OF RAJASTHAN

Delhi Agra Jaipur Bikaner Jaisalmer Jodhpur Udaipur
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Duration

12D

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English, Espanol, Francais, Japanese

Overview

Start in New Delhi and end in Udaipur! With the In-depth Cultural tour Pearls of Rajasthan, you have a 12 days tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 9 other destinations in India. Pearls of Rajasthan includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Take in the jewel-encrusted Taj Mahal, the world's most famous testament to love.
  • Explore the pink city of Jaipur by visiting the palaces of the Amber Fort and then learn to cook classic Rajasthan dishes.
  • See the ornamental lacquer work at the Junagarh Fort.
  • Take a camel ride across the dunes of the Thar Desert.
  • Admire the country's only fort that used to contain an entire city, Jaisalmer Fort.
  • Experience the aromatic smells of one of the oldest spice markets as you explore the blue buildings of Jodhpur.
  • Unwind in the fairytale-like city of Udaipur with its graceful City Palace and relax alongside the banks of Lake Pichola.

Itinerary

DAY 01 ARRIVAL IN DELHI

Our friendly representative will be at the airport to greet you as soon as you enter the arrivals area and you will be driven to your hotel in comfort and safety.

Delhi is known for its rich and diverse cultures, history and heritage is the ideal place to explore the pulse of India and its people.

(Hotel Booked by Yolo India Tours). Overnight stay in Delhi.

DAY 02 OLD DELHI AND NEW DELHI TOUR

Post breakfast enjoys a tour of OLD DELHI AND NEW DELHI combining many of the city's principal modern, historical and religious sites such as JAMA MASJID - the great mosque of Old Delhi is the largest in India, the highly decorative mosque has three gates four-tower and two 40 meter high minarets constructed of the stripe of red sandstone and white marble. The most exciting part of the tour is the Rickshaw ride (Pedicabs) the best way to enjoy the Old Delhi CHANDNI CHOWK BAZAARS, historical narrow lanes, and spice market, witness the old-time architecture. The content of the ride is difficult to explain but it can be easily experienced. Further visit RAJ GHAT - the cremation ground of the father of the nation, Mahatama Gandhi. QUTUB MINAR is a soaring 72.5-meter high tower of victory, built-in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din-Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom.

You will also visit the LOTUS TEMPLE - Bahai house of the worship-this temple is built in the shape of the lotus flower and is the last of seven Bahai temples built around the world. We will finish the day by walking around the street Rajpath where we will see the British architecture President House, Parliament, and India gate.

Overnight stay in Delhi

DAY 03 DELHI-AGRA (220 KMS / 03-04 HOURS DRIVE)

3rd day after a delicious breakfast, we drive to Agra, home to the Taj Mahal. Once you arrive, you will do a tour of the Mughal town and visit the Red sandstone AGRA FORT. Agra Fort - a symbol of power, strength, and resilience. One has to pass through many reinforced gates to enter the fort. Inside the fort, you will visit Jahangir palace, with beautiful carvings on the walls and pillars. The fort provides a perfect view of the Taj Mahal. The evening will be at your leisure.

Overnight stay in Agra.

DAY 04 AGRA-JAIPUR (280 KMS / 05-06 HOURS DRIVE)

Wake up early, at this time the city is still peaceful with no traffic, no honking, it actually feels like a different India. Board horse and cart, the perfect transport to reach TAJ MAHAL - The saga of love. The horse hooves, the chirping of the birds, and the peace of the morning make it a perfect start to the day. The time has come to remove the vein from the face of the Taj Mahal, which literally means the crown of the place, the tomb of Mumtaj Mahal, the Love of fifth Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. Located on the banks of river Yamuna, understand the optical tricks have used in the construction of the Taj Mahal and on its minarets, appreciate the very fine artwork of pietra dura done by craftsman on the marble and beautiful garden and its fountains provide the perfect setting to Taj Mahal.

Return to the hotel for our delicious Indian Breakfast and a nice cup of hot masala chai (Indian Tea).

Later we drive 280 km and takes around 6 hours to reach Jaipur, popularly known as the Pink City of India, and Gateway to Rajasthan. But before we arrive, we stop to visit the small sleepy town of Fatehpur Sikri - which once served as the capital of the Mughal Empire. The emperor Akbar decided to found a new city here when he was fresh from the victory of Gujarat and the place was aptly named city of victory Fatehpur. The feelings which one gets here are one of grandeur. Akbar built it not just to impress the world with his power and riches, his real purpose was to bind together the farflung region of his vast empire with the thread of unity. Here, the beauty of the building is breathtaking. Continue our drive to Jaipur. The evening will be at your leisure.

Overnight stay in Jaipur.

DAY 05 JAIPUR CITY TOUR

After breakfast, you will be collected by your guide and taken to Amber fort. After exploring Amber fort we head to the city for the rest of the sightseeing tour. En route, we stop to take pictures of the amazing spectacle Jal Mahal (Water Palace).

Afternoon enjoy a local Jaipur style of artwork, block printing and stone cutting. Further, we visit City Palace - Built between 1729 and 1732, Located in the epicenter of the Pink city Jaipur. Also, visit solar observatory Jantar Mantar. The observatory was built in 1716 A.D and contains 15 astronomical instrument complexes, one remains unfinished, of which 6 function with solar lithe and 11 by Lunar and stellar reflection.

Overnight stay in Jaipur.

DAY 06 JAIPUR-BIKANER (300 KMS / 05 HOURS DRIVE)

Today in the morning after breakfast, leave by road to Bikaner. Upon arrival visit JUNAGARH FORT built by the sixth ruler of Bikaner in the year 1593, it houses a number of beautiful palaces and pavilions. The rooms are maintained beautifully now display the treasure of the Royal family. The fort also has a museum of illuminated manuscripts, weapons, jars, carpets, decorations, and Farmans (King orders). In the evening, see the camel calves at the unique CAMEL BREEDING FARM the largest of its kind in Asia, and experience of a lifetime.

Overnight stay in Bikaner.

DAY 07 BIKANER-JAISALMER ( 300 KMS / 05 HOURS DRIVE)

This morning after a hot and tasty breakfast drive through the Rajasthani Thar desert from Bikaner to Jaisalmer, a charming sandstone city scattered with exquisite wood and yellow sandstone buildings. En route to our destination, we stop in at KARNI MATA RAT TEMPLE and as the name suggests this sacred site is swarming with rats, which are treated like Royalty following the belief that they are reincarnation of ancestors.

We continue our drive to Jaisalmer - Golden City absorbing the local scenery. Arrive in Jaisalmer city and drive more thirty km to reach the dunes. Later mount the ship of the desert camel and ride through the desert and witness the sunset over sand dunes in this Rajasthani backdrop, which is an experience to cherish. Late evening enjoys dinner with folk dance and music.

Overnight stay under the stars in Jaisalmer.

DAY 08 JAISALMER

This morning we check out from the desert camp and proceed to Jaisalmer city. In the Afternoon you will visit one of the most invincible forts in India JAISALMER FORT, also known as Sonar Quila (Golden Fort). Major attractions inside the fort are Jain temples, Royal Palace, and big gates. Later we walk through the local streets to understand the local life and also visit PATON KI HAVELI. The evening will be at your leisure.

Overnight stay in Jaisalmer.

DAY 09 JAISALMER-JODHPUR (290 KMS / 05 HOURS DRIVE)

Today an interesting drive through increasingly varied scenery takes us to the BLUE CITY OF JODHPUR, a town at the edge of the mighty Thar Desert. You arrive and explore the majestic MEHRANGARH FORT, a palace that might have been built by Titans and colored by the morning Sun. Towering high above the city of Jodhpur stands proud and Chiselled out of a rock. After visiting the fort, we head down the hill towards town to see the other popular attraction JASWANT THADA. We will get the great views of Jodhpur as we drive along the hill.

Overnight stay in Jodhpur.

DAY 10 JODHPUR-RANAKPUR-UDAIPUR (290 KMS / 05 HOURS DRIVE)

Morning drive to Udaipur, City of Lakes. En route we visit the famous Jain temples of Ranakpur.

Ranakpur Temple: Beautiful sculptured Jain temples mark the glory of this renowned place. Marked as one of the five holy places for the Jain community, these were created in 15 century. The central Chaumukha [four-faced temple] is dedicated to Adinathji the temple is an astounding creation with 29 halls and 1,444 pillars all distinctly carved and no two being alike is an amazing evidence of the genius sense of architecture that enhances the charm of the place. Every temple has this a conceivable surface carved with equal delicacy. Overall Ranakpur is known as 'the tranquil pilgrimage town'. We continue our drive to Udaipur. The evening will be at your leisure. (Ranakpur Temple is open from 12 PM to 5 PM).

Overnight stay in Udaipur.

DAY 11 UDAIPUR TOUR

Udaipur is often referred to as the Venice of the East and the City of lakes Today we will start our the day with the visit to the star attraction of Udaipur City Palace, the largest palace in Rajasthan, covering an area of 5 acres, actually a complex of several palaces built by 22 maharanas over a period of four centuries. After visiting the City palace we will also visit the largest Hindu temple in Udaipur - Jagdish Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Lord of the Universe. Its intricately carved pillars and beautiful sculptures are fine examples of Indo-Aryan architecture. Later we will enjoy a most scenic boat ride at Pichola Lake at sunset. After the beautiful boat ride, we will go to a gorgeous 18thcentury haveli to experience the best Rajasthani folk dance show.

DAY 12 DEPARTURE TO UDAIPUR AIRPORT

Breakfast at Hotel. At 12:00 Noon or before checking out from the hotel and transfer to the Udaipur airport to board a flight to Onwards Journey. Tour Ends with Sweet Memories.

Please Note: Our tour service ends after the airport departure in Udaipur

Tour's Location

Included/Excluded

  • 10 nights accommodation in 03-star hotels.
  • Services of an English-speaking government-licensed local guide during the sightseeing in cities only.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi.
  • 1 night in Tent on Half Board in Jaisalmer.
  • Camel ride and cultural program in Jaisalmer.
  • Sharing a sunset boat ride in Udaipur
  • Round trip, sightseeing, and all excursions as mentioned in the tour program.
  • 1 bottle of Mineral water per person per day
  • All applicable taxes and fees, parking, tolls, and interstate taxes.
  • Air-conditioned car with licensed experienced driver during your entire travel.
  • Any International and Domestic Airfare is not included.
  • Any Insurance is Not included.
  • International and Domestic Flights if Any.
  • Monument Entrance and Camera Fees.
  • Guide in En route Places Sightseeing Like Fatehpur Sikri, Abhaneri and Ranakpur.
  • Elephant ride at Amer fort Jaipur.
  • The expense of personal nature like laundry, telephone, alcoholic beverages, medical expenses, etc.
  • Main meals are not mentioned. We will take you to the restaurant. You may dine as you wish.

FAQs

Is it possible to upgrade the accommodation?
Yes, you can upgrade your accommodation to 4 or 5 stars after booking the tour as well. Please note that supplement charges will apply.
Can you arrange a pre/post accommodation?
Yes, we can book your pre/post tour accommodation. Please note that there will be a surcharge for the additional night.
Do you have any Golden Triangle Tours that includes Varanasi Extension?
Yes, you can extend this tour to Varanasi. Once you book the tour we will extend it to Varanasi. Please note that charges will be extra for an extension. Contact us to arrange this.
Is there a single supplement available on this tour?
Yes. Please take note that there will be an extra charge for a single supplement room. Please contact us to arrange this.
Can I ask for the hotel names that are used on this tour?
Yes Sure, Generally in this cost we are providing 03-star hotels on the package. For Exact hotel names please contact us.
Does this tour include entrance fees to the different sites?
Please note that this tour doesn't include any entrance fees.

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