Extravagance of Rajasthan 14 Days

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Meal plan: НB
Price: from $1,229 per Person /  from 11 person till 31.03.14

The mosaic of Kingdom Rajasthan

Welcome to colorful Rajasthan. In front of you open up the country’s richest crop of sand dunes, historical treasures, picturesque architecture and a dazzling landscape. Experience the luxury of being treated like Maharaja while staying in the historical hotels being once Maharajas’ shelter, sight an amazing beauty of the arts and crafts, ride a camel in the Desert Thar and an elephant to one of the most magnificent forts, the Amber Fort and undertake a romantic cruise on a Pichola lake. The conclusion of this trip makes up a visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, entirely built in white marble - the Taj Mahal.

Day 1: Delhi (Arrival)    
On arrival in Delhi our executive meets you at the airport and accompanies you to the hotel. After refreshment we take you on a sightseeing tour around New and Old Delhi. The highlights of the tour are: Qutb Minar, the imposing Tower of Victory, the Lotus Temple with its distinctive lotus-shaped marvel in marble which manifests a symbol of peace, the India Gate and the House of the President from outside. Overnight stay in Delhi.


Day 2: Delhi - Mandawa (200km / 5h)
After breakfast we drive to Mandawa. Now a remote feudal principality in the centre of the Shekhawati region, Mandawa was once a trading outpost for the ancient caravan routes that stopped here from China and the Middle East. Today the region is referred as the “open art gallery” of Rajasthan, due to its mansions and outstanding Havelis that are painted with an array of colours and decorated with geometrical patterns. On arrival in Mandawa you check in at the hotel. In the afternoon we take a walk around Mandawa and get a glimpse of the marvelous Havelis and the Mandawa Fort. Overnight stay in Mandawa.


Day 3: Mandawa - Bikaner (200km / 5h)
In the morning we proceed our journey towards Bikaner, an atmospheric old city dotted with Havelis and artisan shops. On arrival in Bikaner you check in at the hotel and have time for refreshment. In the afternoon we take you to a camel-breeding farm. Return to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for your own activities. Overnight stay in Bikaner.


Day 4: Bikaner - Jaisalmer (325km / 7h)    
After breakfast we visit the Junagarh Fort. The fort encompasses many palaces, ornamented with carved panels and mirrors, temples and 37 pavilions within its walls. It is another example of fine masonry of the Mogul Times. Later, we proceed to the desert town Jaisalmer. On arrival you check in at the hotel. Overnight stay in Jaisalmer.


Day 5: In Jaisalmer
After dawn we take you on a full-day-sightseeing tour around Jaisalmer. This tour leads you along the narrow winding streets flanked with numerous honey-pale facades, covered with lattice work and floral designs with its real showpieces - Havelis up to the Jaisalmer Fort. While visiting the fort you notice that every part of it, from its outer walls to the palace, temples and houses within, is made of soft yellow Jurassic sandstone. After, we visit some of the most interesting Havelis: the large Patwon-ki-Haveli, Salim Singh’s small Haveli and the Nathmalji-ki-Haveli. In the late afternoon we take you to the sand dunes for a camel ride at sunset. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay in Jaisalmer.


Day 6: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Luni (290km / 7h)

In the morning we drive towards Luni. On the way we stop in Jodhpur, a city on the eastern fringe of the Thar Desert. Once upon a time, the largest princely state in Rajputana was the centre of Marwar. Today an old city is distinguished by its ancient blue-coloured town houses, sprawled across the arid terrain and its mighty Meherangarh Fort. Jodhpur is also called “Blue City”. On arrival in Luni, you check in at the hotel and rest of the day is free for your own activities. Overnight stay in Luni.


Day 7: Luni - Udaipur (245km / 5h)
After breakfast we visit Chanwa Fort and continue our journey to Rajasthan’s most romantic city Udaipur. Situated on the banks of the Pichola and the Fatehsagar Lakes, the city has been once a capital of the state of Mewar and is dotted with palaces, domes and shrines. On arrival in Udaipur you check in at the hotel and have time for refreshment. In the evening we take you on a boat cruise on the Pichola Lake from where you have a wonderful view of the fascinating City Palace made of soft yellow stone on a rocky promontory. Overnight stay in Udaipur.


Day 8: In Udaipur
We start the day with a city tour around Udaipur. We visit the City Palace, the Rajasthan’s largest palace complex, the Jagdish Temple, Sahelion-ki-Bari and Fateh Sagar, once served as an entertainment place for the ladies of the royal household. We also visit the museum of folk art, Bharatiya Lok Kala, which exhibits folk handicrafts, traditional costumes, musical instruments and has a puppet shows as per demand. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay in Udaipur.


Day 9: Udaipur - Jaipur (280 km / 6h)
After breakfast we drive to Jaipur the “Pink City”. On arrival you check in at the hotel. The rest of the day is free for your own activities. Overnight stay in Jaipur.


Day 10: In Jaipur
After breakfast the day starts with climbing up an elephant and a ride up to the Amber Fort (elephant is subject to availability). The romantic fort-palace with a magnificent aura with the interior wall depicts expressive painting scenes with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings. At Amber Fort we visit the Sheesh Mahal, the Ganesh Pol, the Shila Devi Temple and the Kesar Kyari Bagh. In the afternoon we take you on a sightseeing tour around Jaipur where we visit Hawa Mahal from outside, the City Palace and Jantar Mantar. In the evening a romantic rickshaw ride takes you through the streets of the Pink City. Overnight stay in Jaipur.


Day 11: Jaipur - Karauli (185km / 5,5h)
After breakfast we drive to Karauli. The city was originally known as Kalyanpuri, after the local deity Kalyanji. Legend has it that the princely state of karauli (17 Gun salutes) was established by Raja Bijal pal Jadon, The 88th descendent of lord Krishna, as far back as 995 AD. In Karauli we visit Karauli old city palace which was built in the 14th century by the royal family and a magnificent city palace in 1635 AD. The fort and the city palace remains the official residence of the royal family of karauli till 1938 AD. At that time a much more modern Bhanwar Vilas palace was built by Maharaja Ganesh pal Deo Bhadur. In the afternoon we go on a Camel Cart Ride. Overnight stay in Karauli.


Day 12: Karauli - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (160km / 4,5h)
In the morning we take you to Agra, a city with one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal. En route we stop for a glimpse at the Fatehpur Sikri Fort, “the City of Victory”. On arrival you check in at the hotel. After refreshment we visit Agra Fort. Built alongside the River Yamuna the magnificent Agra Fort symbolizes the stature and power of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay in Agra.


Day 13: Agra - Delhi (205km / 5h)
In the early morning we visit "the epitome of love", the Taj Mahal at sunset. (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday). The white marble memorial was built by Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The monument sums up many of the former themes that are found in the Islamic architecture. Its refined elegance is a visible contrast of both the Hindu architecture of pre-Islamic India, with its thick walls, corbelled arches, and heavy lintels, and the Indo-Islamic styles, in which Hindu elements are combined with an extensive assortment of motifs from Persian and Turkish sources. In the afternoon we drive to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi check in at the hotel.


Day 14: Delhi (Departure)                                                                 

According to your flight schedule your driver brings you to Delhi airport. We wish you a safe flight back home. The end of our services.

you stay at the hotels

places

hotels

hotel category

no. of nights

Delhi

Radisson Blu - Dwarika / Country Inn Sahiba bad

5* / 4*

1

Mandawa

Desert Resort

Ethnic

2

Bikaner

Maharaja Ganga Mahal

Heritage

1

Jaisalmer

Rang Mahal

5*

1

Luni

Fort Chanwa

Heritage

1

Udaipur

Royal Retreat / Inder Residency

4*

2

Jaipur

Ramada / Clarks Amer

4*

1

Karauli

Bhanwar Vilas Palace

Heritage

2

Agra

Clarks Shiraz

4*+

1

Delhi

Africa Avenue

4*+

1

01.10 - 31.03.15 (except of the season 20.12.14 - 05.01.15 and Pushkar festival)
no. of person  per person in DBL room
5 - 7 $1490
8 - 10 $1300
11 - 14 $1229
Supplement for a SGL room   $670
Supplement for FB meal plan   $159

 Price includes:

  • Accommodation in a DBL room on FB basis (except in Delhi - only BB)
  • Transfer airport - hotel - airport
  • Entrance fees for monuments and sights
  • Jeep Safari in Luni
  • Camel ride in Jaisalmer and Karauli
  • A/C transport during the whole tour
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur
  • Boat ride on Pichola Lake in Udaipur
  • Service of an English-speaking guide
  • All presently applicable taxes


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