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Home | Rajasthan Tour » Quintessential Rajasthan

Quintessential Rajasthan


Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi - Mandawa - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Mt. Abu - Jaipur - Delhi

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Day 01 : Arrive Delhi

Arrive Delhi meet & assistance at the airport. Later transfer to the hotel. Night stay in Delhi

 

Day 02 : Delhi - Mandawa ( by road )

Morning after breakfast drive to Mandawa. Arrive Mandawa & check-in at hotel. Later visit Mandawa, founded 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants has beautiful frescoes, Havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle one of the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and house of collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820 ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items, preserved in a museum. Night stay in Mandawa

 

Day 03 : Mandawa - Jaisalmer ( by road )

Morning after breakfast drive to Jaisalmer. Arrive Jaisalmer & check-in hotel. Evening enjoy camel ride at SAND DUNES. Night stay in Jaisalmer

 

Day 04 : Jaisalmer

Morning after breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer visiting the burnished sandstone Jaisalmer, Throbbing in the heart of the Thar, is an intricately molded wonderland in place of a barren land, today stands a city of gilded magic. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificent fort, the Patwon Ki Haveli (Mansion) and Salim Singh Ki Haveli, with their carved balconies and brackets, which are supreme examples of the art. Night stay in Jaisalmer

 

Day 05 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur ( by road )

Morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur. Arrive Jodhpur & check-in hotel. Later proceed for city sightseeing tour of Prince Jodha founded city Jodhpur - the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, in 1459. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Night stay in Jodhpur

 

Day 06 : Jodhpur - Mt. Abu ( by road )

Morning after breakfast drive to Mt. Abu enroute visit World famous Jain Temple Ranakpur. The exceptionally beautiful Ranakpur complex, is one of the largest and most important Jain temple in India. The main temple is the Chaumukha Temple or Four Faced Temple, dedicated to Adhinath. Built in 1439, this huge, superbly crafted and well-kept marble temple has 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars, no two alike. Arrive Mt. Abu & check-in hotel. Night stay in Mt. Abu

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Day 07 : Mt. Abu

Morning after breakfast visit world famous Dilwara Jain Temple, Nikki Lake, Brahmin Kumari Ashram etc

Dilwara Temple: These remarkable Jain temples are Mount Abu's main attraction and among the finest examples includes two temples in which the art of carving marble reached unsurpassed heights. The older of the temples is the 'Vimal Vasahi', built in 1031 and dedicated to the first tirthankar, Adinath. In the front of the temple stands the

'House of Elephants', with figures of elephants marching in procession to the temple entrance. The later 'Tejpal temple' is dedicated to Neminath, the 22nd tirthankar, and was built in 1230 by the brothers Tejpal and Vastupal. The carving is so fine that, in places, the marble becomes almost transparent

Nakki Lake: Nakki Lake is virtually in the heart of Mount Abu and is a big attraction with tourists. The lake takes its name from the legend that it was scooped out by a god, using only his nails, or nakh. It's a pleasant stroll around the lake - look for the strange rock formations. On the lake there is a dilapidated concrete boat-shaped snack bar. Night stay in Mount Abu

 

Day 08 : Mt. Abu - Jaipur ( by road )

Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur enroute visit Ajmer / Pushkar. Pushkar boasts temples, though few are as ancient as you might expect at such an important pilgrimage site, since many were deserted by Aurangzeb and subsequently rebuilt. The most famous is the Brahma Temple, said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity. It's marked by red spire, and over the entrance gateway is the hans or goose symbol, of Brahma, who is said to have personally chosen Pushkar as its site. Afternoon drive to Ajmer visit Dargah of Garib Nawaz - Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chishti. Later continue drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Night stay in Jaipur

 

DAY 09 : Jaipur

Morning after breakfast proceed for excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort
AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. 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
JANTAR MANTAR - 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. Their five-storey structures 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. Night stay in Jaipur

 

Day 10 : Jaipur - Delhi ( by road )

Morning after breakfast drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi check-in hotel Afternoon proceed for city sightseeing tour of Delhi visiting Old & New Delhi
OLD DELHI - A sight-seeing 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
NEW DELHI - An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi

 

Day 11 : Departure
Morning departure transfer to the airport to board the flight for onward journey. Tour ends with the sweet memories...........

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