Train Tour, Rajasthan Train Tour, Luxury Train Tour

Rajasthan Train Tour

(12 Days / 11 Nights)

(Delhi-Udaipur-Ranakpur-Jodhpur-Jaisalmer-Jaipur-Ranthambore-Fatehpur Sikri-Agra-Delhi)

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Day 1: Delhi

Around midnight arrival in
Delhi. Upon arrival you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 2: Delhi - Udaipur (by train)

In the morning sightseeing in Old Delhi. 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 consists of five stories. Before we proceed to the Hotel we drive through New Delhi where we see the India Gate, Government Buildings and Embassies. In the evening transfer to railway station for the train to Udaipur. Udaipur is called the romantic city of Rajasthan. It is a city, built around shimmering, clear, blue water lakes which reflect the green hills of the Aravali ranges.

Day 3: Udaipur

In the morning arrive in Udaipur and transfer to the Hotel. Later 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 visiting the Garden of Maids we visit a Folk Arts Museum. This museum has a rich collection of Folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments and paintings. Later we visit the
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. The famous Lake Palace of Udaipur was the summer residence of the former rulers. The James bond Film Octopussy was shot here and made this palace more known in the west.

Day 04. Udaipur - Ranakpur - Jodhpur (about 260 kms)

In the morning after having breakfast drive to Jodhpur and enroute visit
Ranakpur. Ranakpur is known for its superbly carved marble Jain Temples. An enormous basement of this temple covers 48,000 square feet. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls. The total number of columns is 1444, all of which are intricately carved, no two being alike. The Ranakpur Jain Temples were built during the 15th century. After visiting Ranakpur proceed further for Jodhpur. 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.

Day 05. Jodhpur - Jaisalmer (by train)

Today 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. In the late evening, transfer to the railway station to board an overnight train to Jaisalmer.

Day 06. Jaisalmer - Jaipur (by train)

In the early morning arrive in
Jaisalmer and transfer to the hotel. Later you will have full day sightseeing of Jaisalmer. We have a walk through the old city and visit the Fort and the Jain temple. In the afternoon we drive around 40 km. away from Jaisalmer to Sam dunes where we enjoy the sunset and later drive to the railway station for the train to Jaipur. 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.

Day 07. Jaipur

In the morning arrive in Jaipur and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon we visit the
City palace which 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. Later we have a walk through the colorful Bazaar of 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.

Day 08. Jaipur - Ranthambore (by train)

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 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 have a walk through the colourful Bazaar of Jaipur and later drive to the railway station for the train to Ranthambore.

Day
09. Ranthambore
In the morning arrive in Ranthambore. After a break and refreshment in the hotel in Ranthambore we will visit the
Ranthambore National Park. Ranthambore National Park is surrounded by the Vindhyas and the Aravali mountains and covers an area of 392 square km. The Tiger is the main attraction of the Ranthambore National Park.

Day 10. Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (about 310 kms)

Today we drive to 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.

Day 11. Agra - Delhi (about 200 kms)

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. We spend enough time at Taj Mahal to take this impressive memory home. After visiting Taj Mahal drive to Delhi.

Day 12. Delhi (Departure)

Around midnight flight to home destination.

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