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Rajasthan Cultural Tours

Duration : 15 Nights / 16 Days.

Destinations Covered : Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur - Kota - Bundi - Ranthambore - Jaipur – Agra

Day 01: Arrival at Delhi

Representatives of Way to Rajasthan will welcome you on arrival at Delhi and will transfer you to your hotel room. We will see the following attractions of Delhi during the day for Rajasthan Cultural Tours:

Qutab Minar : The 72.5 m high minaret is a World Heritage Site. Its construction was commenced by Qutb-ud-din-Aibak in 1192and has 379 steps in all.

India Gate : The huge archway was constructed in 1931 to commemorate the memory of 90000 soldiers who died in World War I. It is situated in the heart of New Delhi and was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Humayun's Tomb : It is UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was constructed in the memory of Mogul Emperor Humayun by his wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562.

Other attractions of Delhi are: Red Fort, Lotus Temple, President House, Jama Masjid, Akshardham Temple, Garden of Five Senses etc.

Day 02: Delhi –Mandawa

We will see the following attractions of Mandawa during the second day of our Rajasthan cultural tours

Mandawa Fort : It was built in 1755 AD by Thakur Nawal Singh. Its painted arched gateway dominates the skyline of Mandawa.

Jhunjhunu : It is the largest town in Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. Khetri Mahal, Modi Haveli and Bihariji Temple are the prime attractions of Jhunjhunu.

Havelis : Mandawa has several beautiful havelis. Chokhani Double haveli, Jhunhhunwala haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia haveli and Mohan Lal Saraf haveli are worth visiting.

Day 03: Mandawa – Bikaner

We will drive to Bikaner on third day of our tour and visit its following attractions:

Junagarh Fort : The imposing fort was built in 1594 by Raja Rai Singh, the trusted Rajput general of Emperor Akbar. Chandra Mahal, Phool Mahal and Karan Mahal are its main attractions.

Lal Garh Palace : It was built in the memory of Maharaja Lal Singh by his son Maharaja Ganga Singh. It has a library with largest collection of Sanskrit manuscripts.

Sun Gate : It is the main entrance to Jungarah Fort and is beautifully carved.

Overnight stay will be at Bikaner.

Day 04: Bikaner

We will continue our sightseeing of Bikaner for one more day today and visit its following attractions:

Deshnoke Temple : It is also known as Karni Mata Temple. You can see thousands of fat rats moving freely in the temple as they are considered sacred and also fed heartily by the devotees.

Gajner Palace : It was the summer resort of erstwhile rulers of the region. It is known for its intricate carvings and beautiful architecture.

Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum : The museum has rich collection of miniature paintings, terracotta ware, ancient coins and weapons.

Camel Ride : We will also enjoy Camel Safari in Thar Desert sand dunes when in Bikaner.

Day 05: Bikaner-Jaisalmer

This day, we will see the following attractions of Jaisalmer.

Jaisalmer Fort (Golden Fort) : It is also called Sonar Quila by the locals. The 800 year old Jaisalmer Fort has 99 turrets and is situated atop the Trikuta Hills.

Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli : The 19th century haveli has two mighty tuskers made of yellow sandstone that stand guard at its gate.

Desert National Park : The 3150 sq km Desert National Park is 45 km off Jaisalmer. It has a fragile ecosystem consisting of sand dunes, grasslands, craggy rocks and lakes.

Day 06: Jaislamer

We will continue our exploration of Jaisalmer attractions on sixth day of our Rajasthan cultural tours and visit its following attractions:

Gadsisar Lake : Also known as Godi Sagar Lake, this artificial lake was built in the 14th century by Maharwal Gadsi. Krishna Temple and Tilon-ki-Pol are the main attractions of Gadsisar Lake.

Akal Wood Fossil Park : Spread in 21 hectare area, the Akal Wood Fossil Park has fossils which are 20 to 180 million years old.

Tazia Tower : The five tiered Tazia Tower gracefully stands next to the Badal Mahal. Its carved balconies are an excellent example of Muslim craftsmanship.

Camel Safari : We will also enjoy camel safari at drifting Sam sand dunes near Jaisalmer.

Day 07: Jaisalmer-Jodhpur

We will move for Jodhpur this day and visit its following attractions:

Mehrangarh Fort : The imposing fort is situated atop a 150 m high hill and was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha. It has seven gates out of which Jayapol and Fatehpol are the most prominent ones.

Umaid Bhawan Palace : The sprawling residential complex is spread over one million square feet. It is one of the largest private residences of the world and over three thousand artisans were employed during its construction.

Government Museum : It is situated in Umaid Public Gardens and houses an impressive collection of weapons, images of Jain Tirthankars, miniature portraits and textiles.

Other attractions of Jodhpur are: Clock Tower, Mandore Garden, Rai ka Baag Palace, Balsamand Lake and Machiya Safari Park.

Day 08: Jodhpur-Kumbhalgarh

We will see the following attractions of Kumbhalgarh this day:

Kumbhalgarh Fort : The fort was constructed in 15th century by Rana Kumbha. It has a 36 km long thick wall and many temples inside it.

Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary : The sanctuary is spread over an area of 578 sq km and is home to a variety of animals like leopards, chinkar, hyena etc. Birds like golden oriole, bulbul, white breasted kingfisher and peacocks could also be spotted in Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary.

Haldighati : It has historical significance as the famous battle between Maharana Pratap Singh and Mogul Emperor Akbar was fought here. It has cenotaph of Maharana Pratap and there is one more chhatri dedicated to his loyal horse Chetak.

Day 09: Kumbhalgarh-Udaipur

We will start for Udaipur after breakfast on the ninth day of our Rajasthan cultural tours and visit its following attractions:

Lake Pichola : The lovely artificial lake was created in 1362 and encloses two islands viz. Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir. It is a popular picnic and tourist destination of Udaipur.

Lake Palace : Also known as Jag Niwas, it was built in 1746 by Maharana Jagat Singh II as a summer resort for the royal family.

City Palace : It is the largest palace complex of Udaipur and is situated on the banks of Lake Pichola.

Overnight stay will be at a resort in Udaipur.

Day 10: Udaipur

We will see some more attractions of the Lake City of Udaipur on the tenth day of our Rajasthan cultural tour.

Fateh Sagar Lake : The artificial lake was built in 1678 by Maharana Jai Singh. Three verdant islands dot the serene waters of the lake which are a popular tourist attraction.

Jaisamand Lake : It is also known as Dhebar Lake and was built in 1685 by Maharana Jai Singh. It is the second largest artificial lake of the world.

Shilpgram Musuem : It is situated near Havala village, 3 km west of Udaipur. Spread over 70 acres, it has rich collection of terracotta work and rural art and crafts of Rajasthan.

Other attractions of Udaipur are: Eklingji Temple, Nathdwara, Jagat Temple, Nagda and Ahar Museum.

Day 11: Udaipur-Kota

We will visit the following attractions of Kota this day:

City Fort Palace and Museum : The beautiful fort overlooks the Chambal river and houses Rao Madho Singh Museum that has a good collection of miniature paintings, exquisite sculptures and armory.

Jagmandir Palace : You can enjoy a pleasure boat ride in the waters surrounding the palace.

Chambal Gardens : The gardens are situated close to Amar Niwas and are a popular picnic and hangout destination for tourists.

Kishore Sagar Tank, Chhatar Bilas Gardens and Brij Vilas Palace Museum are other worthwhile visiting destinations of Kota.

Day 12: Kota-Bundi-Ranthambore

We will visit the following destinations of Bundi and Ranthambore on the twelfth day of our Rajasthan cultural tour:

Bundi attractions:

Taragarh Fort : The fort was constructed in 13th century by Rao Bar Singh. Chhatra Mahal, Ratan Daulat, Badal Mahal and Diwan-I-Aam are its main attractions.

Nawal Sagar : The artificial lake has a temple dedicated to Varun god.

Step Wells : There are several step wells in Bundi, also known as Baori which have been carefully designed to provide easy access of drinking water to the local residents.

Ranthambore attractions:

Ranthambore Fort : It was built in tenth century by Chauhan rulers and is considered to be the oldest fort in Rajasthan.

Jogi Mahal : It is located close to Padam Talab. India's second oldest banyan tree is located within its precincts.

Ranthambore National Park : It is a Tiger Reserve and has 30 species of mammals, 272 species of birds and 30 species of trees.

Overnight stay will be at a lodge in Ranthambore.

Day 13: Ranthambore-Jaipur

We will drive to Jaipur on the thirteenth day of our tour and visit the following attractions of the capital city of Rajasthan.

Jantar Mantar : It is an observatory and was built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II to observe solar and lunar eclipses and the movement of heavenly bodies.

Hawa Mahal : It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. The five storey palace has 953 intricately carved windows.

City Palace and Museum : The palace is situated at the heart of Old Jaipur. It has marble pawed galleries and a museum which displays armory and weapons of medieval period.

Overnight stay will be at a hotel in Jaipur.

Day 14: Jaipur

We will see some more attractions of Jaipur this day including the below:

Sisodia Rani Garden : The beautiful palace garden was laid by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1710 for his queen. It remains open for the public from 08.00 AM to 06.00 PM.

Amer Fort : The old city of Amer is most famous for its Amer Fort, also known as Amber Fort. Enjoy elephant safari to the top of the fort to have a panoramic view of the town.

Nahargarh Fort : It is situated atop a hill at a height of 600 ft. It was built in 1734 and Madhvendra Bhawan and Hawa Mandir are its main attractions.

Other attractions of Jaipur are: Galta, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Vidhyasagar Garden, Kanak Vrindavan, Jal Mahal and Gaitor.

Overnight stay will be at a hotel in Jaipur.

Day 15: Jaipur-Agra

We will depart for Agra in Uttar Pradesh on the fifteenth day of our tour and visit its following attractions:

Taj Mahal : It is the epitome of love as mortal remains of no other human being have been preserved to such grandeur anywhere else in the world. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the loving memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal between the years 1634 to 1656. It is a World Heritage Site and is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Agra Fort : It was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 AD and is surrounded by a 70 ft high wall. Pearl Mosque, Jahangir Palace, Diwan-I-Aam and Diwan-I-Khas are its main attractions.

Fatehpur Sikri : It is situated 37 km off Agra. 175 ft high Buland Darwaza, which is the highest gateway of the world is the main attraction of Fatehpur Sikri.

Other attractions of Agra are: Sikandra, Chini ka Rauza, Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb and Ram Bagh.

Day 16: Agra –Delhi-Departure

This will be the last day of your Rajasthan cultural tours. We will leave for Delhi, the capital city of India after you had your sumptuous breakfast in the hotel from where you can continue your onward journey way back to your home.

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