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Royal Rajasthan

Duration: 13 nights and 14 days

Royal Rajasthan for 13 nighhts and 14 days with Skylord Travel
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Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Khimsar, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Rohet & Udaipur with Skylord Travel
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Khimsar, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Rohet & Udaipur

Day 1 Delhi

Arrive in New Delhi, you will be met and assisted by our representative and transfer to your hotel. India's capital & a major gateway to the country, Delhi is contemporary and a bustling metropolis which successfully combines in its fold the ancient and the modern. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 2 Delhi

This morning after breakfast proceed for half day combined city tour of Old and New Delhi. This fascinating city has been in existence since the 6th century BC and has seen ups and downs from the rule of the Pandavas right up to the British Raj. Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. The courtyard of the mosque can hold about 25,000 worshippers. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi…noisy, chaotic and uniquely Indian. Drive past Red Fort, President House, India Gate and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s modern Delhi before you head to Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi that marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Later visit Humayun’s Tomb, commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. It was the first garden tomb built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large scale. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 3 Agra

This morning after breakfast proceed to Agra (210 Kms/4 Hrs drive Approximately). Arrive and check in at the Hotel. Later explore the city of Agra. Visit the Red Fort, which was commissioned in 1565 by Akbar, and subsequently embellished by other Mughal Emperors. The beautiful yet forbidding structure is a handsome example of Mughal architecture. Later, visit the Taj Mahal … a mausoleum built as a symbol Emperor Shah Jehan’s devotion to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal.   Considered an architectural marvel, its construction took thousands of workers over 21 years to complete. This edifice is replete with decorative inlays, carvings and calligraphy.   Thereafter, visit Itmad- Ud - Daula, known as the "Baby Taj"; this mausoleum rests in a walled garden close to the Yamuna River. You will then visit Sikandra, which is also a mausoleum… of the great Emperor Akbar. Akbar designed his own mausoleum as a perfect blend of Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist and Jain designs and motifs, in keeping with his religious tolerance and secular views. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Agra.

Day 4 Jaipur

This morning after breakfast proceed to Jaipur (232 kms / 5 hrs approx), enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was built by the Emperor Akbar and is home to many historical buildings. Akbar wanted to make Fatehpur Sikri his headquarters; however, he had to abandon it due to shortage of water. It is the best example of the amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti enshrines the burial place of the Sufi saint who lived a religious life here.   Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World heritage site. Later drive to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and check in to your hotel. Rest of the day is free time to walk around in local bazaar on your own. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 5 Jaipur

This morning after breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’… it is famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. The old city of Jaipur is painted pink, which gives it a magical glow. Visit the Amber Fort… a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The best way to explore the fort is to ride up to it on elephant back. Later, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds.” This beautiful façade with its ornately carved latticework windows is made of pink sandstone. Post lunch, visit the City Palace… again, a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Later, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory, comprising geometric devices for measuring time. You will also visit the Albert Hall, which was modeled on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 6 Pushkar

This morning after breakfast proceed to Pushkar (146 kms/3 hrs approx). Arrive Pushkar and check in to your hotel. Later proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Pushkar. The picturesque Pushkar is set in a valley just about 14 km off Ajmer. Surrounded by hills on three sides and sand dunes on the other, Pushkar forms a fascinating location and a befitting backdrop for the annual religious and cattle fair. It is said that in battle lord Brahma killed the demon Vajra Nabh with a lotus flower, whose petals floated down to earth and landed in three places in and around Pushkar where lakes sprang up. The charming Pushkar lake amidst the hills has fifty-two bathing ghats, built around lake. The water around each ghat is supposed to have special powers. Pushkar is a city of temples of all sizes. Visit the famous Brahma Temple, said to be the only temple dedicated to Brahma in India. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Pushkar.

Day 7 Khimsar

This morning after breakfast proceed to Khimsar (155 kms/3 hrs approx). Arrive Khimsar and check in to your hotel. Later proceed to The Khimsar Dunes Village : The Khimsar Dunes Village nestles amidst sand dunes that seem to roll into eternity. Fortunately, access is only by jeep, camel or horseback. It is truly remote, rural and romantic! Rustic in appearance, in consonance with the surroundings, these luxurious huts have been deliberately designed to be eco-friendly. Come savor the tranquility of the Thar desert in all its majesty! The mini-lake that appears out of nowhere seems to be just a mirage. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Khimsar.

Day 8 Jaisalmer

This morning after breakfast proceed to Jaisalmer (290 kms/6 hrs approx). Arrive Jaisalmer and check in to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Jaisalmer

Day 9 Jaisalmer

This morning after breakfast proceed for half day tour of Jaisalmer, which lies in the heart of the Thar Desert…a city seeped in color and rich tradition; it was once a major centre on the trading route between India and the west. Visit Jaisalmer Fort, which is the only living fort of India and houses the entire township within its ramparts. It has an enchanting web of narrow lanes dotted with exquisite havelis.  There are three beautifully sculpted Jain temples from the 12th-15th century A.D., and five interconnected palaces, which you can explore during your visit. At the center of the fort is Raj-Mahal, now known as Jaisalmer Fort Palace Museum & Heritage Centre. Visit Salim Singh ki Haveli, built around 300 years ago, and  Patwon-ki-Haveli  , which is the largest and most elaborate mansion of its kind in Jaisalmer, followed by a visit to Nathmal Ji ki Haveli, a grand mansion that blends Rajput and Islamic architecture. Later, drive past the beautiful Gadisar Lake and Badal Vilas, the present residence of erstwhile royal family. Part of this palace is used as a restaurant and hotel. Later in the evening proceed for Sam Sand Dunes, around 42 kms from Jaisalmer,  are the closest place from where you can lose yourself in 'The Great Thar Desert'. Sam has a truly magnificent stretch of sweeping dunes, with sparse or no vegetation. The best way to get here, of course, is on camelback. The dunes are 3km long, 1km wide and almost half a kilometer high. Fascinatingly, the dunes keep shifting on a permanent basis and are truly a visual treat. Enjoy the romance of solitude as your camel safari takes you deep in the heart of the Thar Desert. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Jaisalmer.

Day 10 Rohet

This morning after breakfast proceed to Rohet (330 kms/6 hrs approx) Enroute Enjoy City Tour of Jodhpur. Jodhpur which is the second largest city in Rajasthan and also called the ‘Sun City’. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort. This spectacular fort made from red sandstone stands on a perpendicular cliff above the skyline of Jodhpur. The foundations of this fort were laid in 1459; today it houses a museum with a fine collection of arms, costumes, paintings and even a collection of palanquins.  Also visit Jaswant Thada, a marble cenotaph built to commemorate Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The monument, in its entirety, is built out of intricately carved sheets of marble. These stones are extremely thin and polished so that they emit a warm glow when the sun's rays dance across their surface. Later, drive past the Mandore garden, which showcases cenotaphs of Jodhpur's former rulers; instead of the usual umbrella-shaped cenotaphs these are built along the lines of a Hindu temple. Later proceed for Rohet Garh. Arrive Rohet Garh and check in to your hotel. Rohet Garh is a classified Heritage Hotel. Over the course of fifteen years it has been nurtured and developed with great love and care by the family into one of the finest Heritage hotels in the country. No new building has been added in the renovation process, but rather, old edifices have been skillfully redesigned to create a heritage property that has few parallels. Situated on the banks of a lake and set in the midst of rural surroundings, it is a haven of peace and tranquility. Sprawling lawns and manicured gardens, which invite a multitude of birds and dancing peacocks, herald your entry into this oasis where the bird song is the only sound you will hear. Later proceed for The Village Safari by Jeep. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Rohet.

Day 11 Udaipur

This morning after breakfast proceed to Udaipur (230 kms / 5 hrs approx). Enroute, visit the Ranakpur Temples, acclaimed worldwide for their intricate and superb architectural style. These temples form one of the five major pilgrimages of the Jain’s. Arrive Udaipur and check in to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Udaipur.

Day 12 Udaipur

This morning after breakfast proceed for full day tour of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace, standing on the east bank of Lake Pichola. The complex is a massive series of palaces built at different times from 1559. The balconies of the palace provide panoramic views of the Lake Palace Hotel and Jag Mandir on one side, and the city of Udaipur on the other. The paintings, mosaics, intricately carved 'chhatris' and the architecturally brilliant facade all contribute to making your visit to the City Palace a truly memorable experience. Thereafter, visit a picturesque garden, Sahelion ki Bari. You will visit also visit Jagat Temple, which is dedicated to Goddess Ambika- a form of Goddess Durga. Built in 961 A.D, this temple is renowned for its intricate carvings in the exteriors. In the evening, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola, which is an artificial fresh water lake, created in the year 1362 AD (Depending upon the water level of lake).  Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Udaipur.

Day 13 New Delhi

This morning after breakfast proceed to airport to connect flight to New Delhi. Arrive in New Delhi, you will be met and assisted by our representative and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 14 Onwards

This morning after breakfast proceed to the airport to board the flight for your onward destination.

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