Rajasthan, Rajasthan Tour, Places of Rajasthan Tour

Palaces of Rajasthan (Group Tour)
(22
Days / 21 Nights)
(Delhi-Nawalgarh-Jaipur-Pachewar-Khimsar-Gajner-Phalodi-Jaisalmer-Pokaran-Osian-Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Bambora-Udaipur-Bambora-Bijaipur-Bundi-Ranthambore-Karauli-Fatehpur Sikri-Agra-Delhi)
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Architecture in Rajasthan represents many different types of buildings, which may broadly be classed as secular and religious. The secular buildings are of a miscellaneous order. They include towns, villages, wells, gardens, houses arid palaces. All these kinds of buildings were meant for public and civic purposes. The forts are also included in secular buildings, though they were used for, defense and military purposes. The buildings of religious nature consist Architecture in Rajasthan of three kinds – The Temples, The Mosques and the Tombs. Taking the secular structure first, it should be noted that it comprises a large series of buildings so varied that no specific description is possible, and they will therefore be dealt within their individual capacity or in group as the case may be.
Manda, a celebrated architect of Maharana Kumbha, advises the construction of the palaces either in the center of the town or on some high elevation. According to him an ideal palace should consists of male and female apartments, assembly – hall, dancing hall, treasury, store-house, kitchen, dinning-hall, a repository of aims, etc. allocated at specific spots.

Day 01. Flight to India (Delhi)
Around Midnight arrival in
Delhi. The cosmopolitan City and capital Delhi is the main gateway for travelers. You are met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to your Hotel.

Day 02. New Delhi - Nawalgarh (about 280 km / 5-6 hours)
Today we drive to Nawalgarh in the Shekhawati region. Nawalgarh is famous for the fine paintings and and some of the best preserved Shekhawati havellis. Nawalgarh was founded in 1737 by Thakur Nawal Singh. This town boasts of some of the finest frescoes in the Shekhawati region. The town has a colourful bazar and a fort. Nawalgarh is also the homeland of marwaris. The marwaris form one of the most important merchant and business groups in India. Some of the country's leading merchant families come from this little town. These merchants built grand havellis. Arrive in Nawalgarh in the evening. BD

Day 03. Nawalgarh - Jaipur (about 155 km)
In the morning we drive to the Pink City,
Jaipur. This city owes its name, foundations and careful planning to the great warrior and astronomer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and famous for its handicrafts and precious and semiprecious stones. BD

Day 04. Jaipur
After breakfast we drive to the ancient capital of
Amber, laying 11 km. away from Jaipur. Amber was the ancient capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries before it was moved to newly created Jaipur. We will ascend to the Palace Fortress on the back of an Elephant. Enroute to Amber we will visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), built in 1799 AD, it contains 953 small casements with each having its own balcony. The windows enabled cool air to circulate and the ladies to watch processions below without being seen. In the afternoon we visit the City Palace that is still the formal residence of the royal family, built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. In the museum of the City Palace we visit the private collection of the Jaipur Maharajas. We continue to Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, and the largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable observatories. Its complex instruments reveal us the secrets of medieval Indian astronomy. Later we have a walk through the colourful Bazaar of Jaipur and visit a factory to see the famous block printing work being done since centuries in Jaipur. In the evening we drive through the new city of Jaipur and visit "Laxmi Narayan Mandir", a Hindu temple made out of white marble. We might have an opportunity here to observe a prayer ceremony. Today we have dinner with a presentation of Indian music and dance. BD

Day 05. Jaipur - Pachewar (about 90 km)
After breakfast drive to Pachewar. Pachewar Garh is located about 90 km from Jaipur. It has, among other things, a well-preserved fortress with massive walls and imposing gates and balconies and offers a rural setting. After arriving in Pachewar transfer to said fortress (now a hotel), and spend the night. We also visit the  royal cenotaphs, an old village temple, which was built on the banks of Pumpa Sagar Lake. We also learn the root of Gadia-Luhars (Iron Forge) know. These irons expert draw for centuries with oxcart of place and perform their craft. The remaining time can be customized. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Pachewar Garh.
BD

Day 06. Pachewar - Khimsar (about 260 km)

Today we drive to Khimsar. Khimsar is famous for its Fort of 18th century which is now one of the best hotel in the country. This fort is well preserved like a royal manor and is spread over eleven acres of sprawling lawns, orchard and open courtyard. 
Optional: After the check in and evening tea you can proceed for a jeep safari in the desert to Black Buck reserve.
BD

 

Day 07. Khimsar - Gajner (about 190 km)
Today we drive for Gajner.  We arrive in Gajner in the evening. On arrival you will transferred to hotel.
BD
 

Day 08. Gajner - Phalodi (about 140)

Morning after having breakfast we drive to Phalodi. BD


Day 09. Phalodi - Jaisalmer (about 165 km)
Today we drive through the desert and proceed for
Jaisalmer. Very often one can see along the road to Jaisalmer some of the antelopes of this region. Blackbuck and fast running chinkara are the most common among them. We have a stop enroute at a village to observe the traditional life of the villages in Rajasthan. We arrive in Jaisalmer in the late evening. BD

Day 10. Jaisalmer - Pokaran (about 137 km)
Today we leave for Pokaran. Later visit the Pokaran Fort and city. In the evening rest of the leisure. BD

Day 11. Pokaran - Osian - Jodhpur (about 225 km)

Early morning drive to
Jodhpur via Osian. Osian is a great centre of Hindu and Jain religions. The oldest Temple here was constructed in 1178 AD. The city was once the capital of the princely state of Marwar (Land of death). Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is also known as the blue city as most of the houses of the old city are painted blue. The old city is surrounded by a huge 10 km long wall which has 101 bastions and seven gates. Jodhpur lies on the once strategic Delhi-Gujarat trading route and the Marwaris got benefit from the passing traffic of opium, copper, silk which was traded to China. We will visit the Mehrangarh Fort (majestic fort). Mehrangarh Fort was built on a steep hill and is among the best in India with exquisitely latticed windows in residential apartments within. We also visit the Jaswant Thada, a royal cenotaph built in white marble. After the sightseeing we have a walk through the Bazaars of Jodhpur. BD
 

Day 12. Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Bambora (about 307 km)
Today we drive to Bambora. Enroute we will visit Ranakpur. Ranakpur is known for its superbly carved marble Jain Temples. An enormous basement of this temple covers 48,000 sq. feet. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls. The total number of columns is 1,444, all of which are intricately carved, no two being alike. The Ranakpur Jain Temples were built during the 15th century. We have a break in Ranakpur before proceeding further for Bambora. Rest of day at leisure. BD

Day 13. Bambora - Udaipur - Bambora (about 125 km)
Today we excursion to visit Udaipur, also known as the city of sunrise. We start our sightseeing with the visit of Sahelion-Ki-Bari. This Garden of the Maids of Honour is well laid out with extensive lawns and shady walks. After the visit of Garden of Maids we visit a Museum of folk art. This museum has a rich collection of Folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments and paintings on display. After a break we proceed to City palace, the biggest Palace in India, where 4 generations of Maharajas added their contribution, is so carefully planned and integrated with the original buildings that it is difficult to believe that it was not conceived as a whole. The museum of the palace includes the beautiful peacock mosaic and miniature wall paintings of Indian mythology. Today we have an opportunity to visit a traditional painting school and see the famous miniature paintings done. In the evening we have a Boat ride on the lake Pichola. Drive back to Bambora. BD
 

Day 14. Bambora - Bijapur (about 145 km)

Today we leave Bambora and drive to Bijapur. In route we visit the Chittorgarh. after visit the Chittorgarh proceed to Bijapur. 
BD


Day 15. Bijapur - Bundi (about 142 km)
Today we drive to Bundi. Bundi is most famous for its baoris (step wells) as there are many impressive ones. On the top of the hill is majestic Taragarh Fort of Bundi, the interesting fort is worth exploring for hours. The fort has many reservoirs, which are annually emptied flooding the streets leading down to the city. 
BD

Day 16. Bundi - Ranthambore  (about 132 km)
In the morning after having breakfast drive to Ranthambore. Ranthambore is well known for the Ranthambore National Park. Ranthambore National Park is surrounded by the Vindhyas and the Aravali mountains and covers an area of 392 square km. Upon arrival, rest of the day at leisure.  BD
 

Day 17. Ranthambore - Karauli (about 104 km)

In the early morning atmosphere again there is a Jungle Safari through the Ranthambore National Park on the program. After breakfast drive to Karauli. We stay in a former palace in Karauli. Bhanwar Vilas Palace was the residence in 1938 by Maharaja of Karauli. The architecture of the colonial and the interiors are decorated in the art de-decor period furniture. The spacious grounds are home to a variety of plants and animals. BD

Day 18. Karauli - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (about 150 km)
Today we leave Rajasthan, the biggest state in India and drive through a series of fields, small towns and villages in direction of Agra. Enroute we make a stop and visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was once an imperial capital frozen in time, constructed by Akbar the Great in the 16th century. This wonderful city constructed by red sand stones was abandoned as abruptly as it had been built. It has been generally stated that it was due to failing in the water supply. Late evening arrival in Agra. Rest of the day at leisure. BD

Day 19. Agra
We start today our sightseeing by a visit to the Agra Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this massive structure began in 1565 under Akbar's reign and continued till the time of his grandson's reign, Shah Jahan who built the impressive imperial quarters and mosque. After the visit of Agra Fort we proceed to visit the most beautiful monument of India, the Taj Mahal, an enduring monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace), who died at the age of 39 giving birth to her 14th child. BD
 

Day 20. Agra - Delhi (about 200 km / 4 hours)
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to Delhi. Arrival in Delhi in the afternoon. The rest of the day at leisure. (opportunity for the last shopping or enjoy a massage in the Hotel).  BD


Day 21. Old - New Delhi
This morning is at leisure. Afternoon sightseeing in Old Delhi. We take a Rickshaw Ride parallel to the Red Fort through the old city and famous Silk Road and Silver Bazaar. Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes "Rajghat" , the place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and Jama Masjid, the great mosque of old Delhi. Today we also visit the famous “Humayun Tomb” which is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India and “Qutub Minar” which is 71 meter high and was constructed in 1199. Before we proceed to the Hotel we have a drive through New Delhi where we see the India Gate, Government Buildings and Embassies. BD

Day 22. Flight to Home

Around Midnight flight to home destination.

 

About Hotels:
We provide you the accommodation as per your budget mentioned above in the table of hotels category for any of the booked tour. Hotels provided by us are from budget to luxury class hotels. Luxury hotels are all five stars or of above standard. Deluxe would be a combination of 3 and 4 star Hotels and standard would be a combination of 2 and 3 star or similar hotels. The criteria for selecting hotels by us remains the best value of your money. We also provide you wherever possible accommodation in heritage hotels. Heritage Hotels are old Palaces, Forts and Grand mansions of Maharajas which have been later renovated and converted into Hotels. Rooms are decorated all individually. Rooms are comfortable, romantic and present the flair of olden Maharaja days.

Tour Reservation
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Group Travel Dates below or send us an e-mail ! Your booking will be activated only after we get a reconfirmation from your side.

Places of Rajasthan Tour (Group Tour) – Indicative group tour cost in Euro on per person basis from 2 to 18 Traveler
(Year 2017 -2018)

Group Travel Dates

Tour cost in Euro from 2 person to 18 person

2

3-5

6-9

10-13

14-18

 

Room Type*

DBL

DBL

DBL

DBL

DBL

SRS*

             
16.01.17 - 06.02.17 € 1900 € 1760 € 1615 € 1740 € 1695 € 795
           
06.02.17 - 27.02.17 € 1900 € 1760 € 1615 € 1740 € 1695 € 795
           
13.03.17 - 03.04.17 € 1900 € 1760 € 1615 € 1740 € 1695 € 795
           
03.04.17 - 24.04.17 € 1715 € 1575 € 1430 € 1555 € 1510 € 655
19.09.17 - 10.10.17 € 1820 € 1680 € 1530 € 1660 € 1615 € 715
           
03.10.17 - 24.10.17 € 2070 € 1920 € 1760 € 1895 € 1850 € 865
           
17.10.17 - 07.11.17 € 2070 € 1920 € 1760 € 1895 € 1850 € 865
           
14.11.17 - 05.12.17 € 2070 € 1920 € 1760 € 1895 € 1850 € 865
05.12.17 - 26.12.17 € 2070 € 1920 € 1760 € 1895 € 1850 € 865
           
16.01.18 - 06.02.18 € 2070 € 1920 € 1760 € 1895 € 1850 € 865
           
06.02.18 - 27.02.18 € 2070 € 1920 € 1760 € 1895 € 1850 € 865
           
13.03.18 - 03.04.18 € 2070 € 1920 € 1760 € 1895 € 1850 € 865
           
03.04.18 - 24.04.18 € 1870 € 1715 € 1560 € 1695 € 1645 € 725
           


* The international flights are not included in the given cost.
* Approx. 07 weeks before the start of the trip, we will let you know how many participants have signed up for this trip, as the cost of the Tour varies depending on the number of participants.
* For single person traveling alone the “Single Room Supplement” is not valid and a surcharge will be levied on it.
* The tour cost may increase subject to fuel price hike.
* Visa fees (about € 105) are not included in the given tour cost.

 

*Our Team will be in touch with you regarding the total Tour members in the group as the cost of the tour depend on the number of Travelers, with the increasing number of participants there will be discount at the time of final payment (accordingly to the table).

*Single Room Supplement not valid

DBL* = double room * SRS = Single room supplement

 

Proposed Hotels

Nights

Indo Vacations – Inclusions in the given tour cost:

  • Complete sightseeing program as per the itinerary

  • Visit to a typical Rajasthani Desert Village

  • Meeting with students and teachers in a school

  • Accommodation in a double room with shower /bath & WC in the hotels as indicated.

  • Half board (breakfast and dinner in the booked Hotels)

  • One dinner with traditional music and dance performance during the tour.

  • Drinking water in the vehicle (1 liter per person / day)

  • Rickshaw ride in Delhi, Elephant ride in Amber, Camel ride in Jaisalmer, Boat ride in Udaipur.

  • An air-conditioned vehicle, including insurance, fuel etc. with chauffeur (experienced, reliable and English speaking) during the entire tour.

  • Complete sightseeing program as per itinerary

  • Valid guaranteed Contract for the services to be provided by our travel agency.

  • Luggage handling at the hotels

  • Accommodation in double room with shower or bath / WC in the hotels as indicated.

  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary.

  • Travel literature

  • All Applicable taxes

  • Guidance and assistance throughout the tour by a English-speaking local guide (An accompanying Escort would be provided 10 travelers onward).
     

Not included are: International Flights, Camera fees, tips, drinks and any expenses of a personal nature and services which are not covered under inclusions !


Note:

  • (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)

  • Flight schedule, hotel and program modifications may take place in case of an emergency.

  • You will need to apply for a Visa to enter India. Please get the visa well in time. On request we will send you more information.

  • For individual Arrivals you will be picked up at no extra cost from the airport and transferred to the booked hotel (advance notice and flight details will be  required).

  • In case the number of tour participants is not achieved to operate a group there is possibility that a surcharge must be levied, or alternatively we reserve the right to withdraw from the travel contract not later than 14 days prior to departure before. (Most of the tour operations are guaranteed on two travelers).

  • Indo Vacations reserve the right of changes which may be beyond our control.

    Heritage Hotels:

    Heritage Hotels are old Palaces, Forts and Grand mansions of Maharajas which have been later renovated and converted into Hotels. Rooms are decorated all individually. Rooms are comfortable, romantic and present the flair of olden Maharaja days.

     

    Testimonials & References from the customers who already traveled with us!

Hotel Hans Plaza, Delhi (Deluxe)***

Delhi
3

Surajgarh Fort (Heritage)***

Surajgarh

(Shekhawati)

1

Hotel Ramada / Hotel Park Prime****

Jaipur

2

Fort Pachewar (Heritage)***

Pachewar

1

Hotel Khimsar Fort (Heritage)****

Khimsar

1

Hotel Gajner Palace (Heritage)*****

Gajner

1

Welcome Heritage Lal Niwas (Heritage)***

Phalodi

1

Desert Tulip Hotel & Resort, Jaisalmer****

Jaisalmer

1

Hotel Fort Pokaran (Heritage)***

Pokaran

1

Fort Khejarla (Heritage)*****

Jodhpur

1

Hotel Karni Fort (Heritage)***

Bambora

2

Hotel Castle Bijaipur (Heritage)***

Bijaipur

1

Hotel Bundi Haveli (Heritage)**

Bundi

1

Hotel Tiger Den (Resort)****

Ranthambore

1

Bhanwar Vilas Palace, Karauli (Heritage)***

Karauli

1

Hotel Clarks Shiraz****

Agra

2

Total Nights

21

Details for the vehicles used are available at the below given links:  

For 1 - 3 person – Etios / Swift Dzire - (4 seats)
For 3 - 5 person –  Toyota Innova  - (6 seats)  

For 6 - 9 person - Tempo Traveler - (10 seats)
For 10 - 15 person mini-bus (18 seats)

For 16 - 28 passenger bus - (30 - 35 seats)

 

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