Offbeat Rajasthan Tour 16N17D


Offbeat Rajasthan Tour 16N17D

Offbeat Rajasthan Tour 16N17D – Tour of Taj Mahal and Rajasthan covering Delhi, Agra, Bharatpur, Karauli, Pachewar, Deogarh, Nurlai, Luni, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Kuchaman, Pachar and Jaipur

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi meet & assistance at the airport. Later transfer to the hotel. Night stay in Delhi

Day 02 : Delhi
Morning after breakfast 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 03 : Delhi – Agra ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra. Arrive Agra check-in hotel. Later proceed for city sightseeing tour of Agra. Visiting the world famous Taj Mahal *, built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Also visit Agra Fort, containing the Pearl Mosque – the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and Emperor Akbar started the construction in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Night stay in Agra

Day 04 : Agra – Bharatpur ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Bharatpur. Arrive Bharatpur & check-in at hotel. Later visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary ** on rickshaws. The most Spectacular water- bird Sanctuary features nesting indigenous water- birds and migratory birds. From October till December, the indigenous water- birds nest around the lake, from December on the migratory Geese, Duck and Cranes are the main feature of the bird sanctuary. Night stay in Bharatpur

Day 05 : Bharatpur – Karauli ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Karauli. Arrive Karauli & check-in at hotel. Afternoon proceed for city sightseeing tour of Karauli. A quaint township founded in 1348. You can experience a serene rural environment here apart from the City Palace and Kaila Devi Temple. Night stay in Karauli

Day 06 : Karauli – Pachewar ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Pachewar. Arrive Pachewar & check-in at hotel. Later explore Pachewar. A small village located at a drive of just 25 minutes from Dudu, south to the city of Jaipur on the Jaipur Ajmer highway, Pachewar is famous for cenotaphs, blue pottery kiln, metal toy makers and interesting surroundings. It is a lively place that was once ruled by Khangarot Rajputs, a sub clan of Kachhawaha Rajputs. Night stay in Pachewar

Day 07 : Pachewar – Deogarh ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Deogarh. Arrive Deogarh & check in at hotel. The Deogarh Castle is located on a hillock and is encircled by the town. it was built in 1670 by Rawat Dwarkadas Ji of the Chundawat clan of the Siaodia Dynasty. Constructed by the famed Sompura architects, well-known for their additions and alterations were carried out according to the needs of the residents. There are five floors and over 200 rooms have murals done by local painters after whom Deogarh school of painting has acquired fame the world over. The family has a large collection of Deogarh miniatures. Night stay in Deogarh

Day 08 : Deogarh – Narlai ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Narlai. Arrive Narlai & check in hotel. Afternoon visit the Narlai. Legend says that it was here that the sage Narad Muni meditated long before it was inhabited. Later it became a hunting preserve for the Sisodias. Night stay in Narlai

Day 09 : Narlai – Luni ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Luni. Arrive Luni & check in at hotel. Later explore Luni, the small village is home to many artisans who work with metal, clay or wood, keeping alive the skills passed down over the centuries by their ancestor. The noise and bustle of the village settles down by evening and all is quite as peace descends on the desert. The fort with its huge gates and protective walls stands proud and strong under the spectacular company of stars. Night stay at Luni

Day 10 : Luni – 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 11 : 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 12 : Jaisalmer – Bikaner ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Bikaner. Arrive Bikaner & check-in hotel. Afternoon proceed for city sightseeing tour of Bikaner. Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bika Ji in 1488. But long before this, the city was trade center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia. Bikaner’s dominant features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 Kms wall, which can be entered from 5 gates. Bikaner City is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the museum, and Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple. Night stay in Bikaner

Day 13 : Bikaner – Kuchaman ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Kuchaman. Arrive Kuchaman & check in hotel. Located in Nagaur District, Kuchaman Fort has had a strategic role to play in Rajasthan’s history which unravels as one moves around its 17th century battlements. Its picturesque village is idyllic for those who would like to discover the charm of walking through it. Night stay in Kuchaman

Day 14: Kuchaman – Pachar ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Pachar. Arrive Pachar & check-in at hotel. Later explore the stunningly frescoed Havelis of Shekhawati en route. Arrive Pachar & check in hotel. Later Visit Pachar. Pachar is a small village with lake on one side and sand dunes on the other. Night stay in Pachar

Day 15 : Pachar – Jaipur ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur & check-in at hotel. Afternoon proceed for city sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting 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 16 : 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 JAIGARH FORT : The Western skyline is dominated by the extensive parkotas (Walls), watch-towers and gateways of Jaigarh. It is one of the few military structures of medieval India preserved almost intact containing palaces, gardens, open and covered reservoirs, a grannary, an armoury, a well planned cannon foundry, several temples, a tall tower and a giant mounted cannon the Jai Ban the largest in the Country LAXMI NARAYAN TEMPLE : Situated in the south of Jaipur, Laxmi Narayan Temple is one of the many such temples built by wealthy Birla family in India, thus it is also known as Birla Mandir. The temple is a great reminder of the secular traditions India has shown over the centuries. The temple has been constructed in white marble and has three domes, each portraying the different approaches to religion. The temple is situated at the foot of Moti Doongri Fort, converted as a small palace by Ram Singh II for his wife Gayatri Devi. Night stay in Jaipur

Day 17 : Jaipur – Delhi & Departure
Morning after breakfast drive to Delhi. Upon arrival departure transfer to the airport to board the flight for onward journey.

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