Royal Rajasthan Tour
Day 01: Delhi
On arrival at Delhi Airport you will be met by Vogue Travels Representative who will transfer to your hotel. Ovenight at Hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast a full day guided tour of Old and New Delhi (Delhi, the capital of India comprises of conspicuously contrasting Old and New Delhi.Old Delhi was the capital of Muslim India between the 12th and 19th centuries and one can find mosques, monuments and forts related to Muslim history. New Delhi is the imperial city created as India’s capital by the British, intricately planned and comprises of imposing buildings displaying various modern style of architecture) will take you to Red Fort (Built by the builder of the Taj Mahal – Shah Jehan, famous for its delicately carvedinlaid and Royal chambers), Raj Ghat (The creamation Ground of the father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi), Humayun’s Tomb (Humayun’s tomb is believed to have been designed in 1565 AD by the widow of Mughal emperor Himayun. It’splan, based on the description of Islamic paradise gardens, is known to have inspired the Taj Mahal and many later Mughal tombs. This type of garden is known as a charbagh and is based on a grid), Qutab Minar (73 meters high which tapers from a 15 m diameter base to just 2.5 m at the top. The walls consistintricately carved quotations from Koran and is one of the most perfect towers of the Persian world) Drive through India Gate (The war memorial) and President’s Palace. Night stay in your hotel.
Day 03: Delhi – Agra
Early morning drive from Delhi to Agra (210 kms 5 hrs) stopping enroute to visit Sikandra – the tomb of the Great Mughal emperor Akbar. On reaching Agra, visit the Agra Fort with its exquisitely rich palaces and the magnificent Taj Mahal-about which legion of tributes have been written. Overnight in Agra after a hectic and most satisfying tour of Agra.
Day 04: Agra – Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri (This magnificent fortified ghost city was the capital of Mughal empire between 1571 and 1585, during the reign of Emperor Akbar. It was built by the emperor to commemorate the birth of his son Jahangir.Fatehpur Sikri was there after quickly abandoned, but till date it remains a perfectly preserved example of Mughal architecture).Later proceed to Jaipur.On arrival check into the hotel.Overnight.
Day 05: Jaipur
After breakfast visit Hawa Mahal- Palace of Winds (This five storied building which looks out over the main street of the old city is one of Jaipur’s major landmarks. This is a stunning example of the Rajput artistry with it’s pink, semi-octagonal and
delicately honey combeds and stone windows. Originally Hawa Mahal was built to enable the ladies of the royal families to watch the everyday life and processions of the city),Jantar Mantar – The Observatory (The Observatory, built by Raja Jai Singh in1728. It is an excellent example of the marvelous precision where in each construction has a specific purpose to measure the position of stars,altitudes and azimuths or calculating eclipses. The most striking instrumentis the Sun Dial which is 90 feet high) and City Palace Museum ( City Palace is delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture. A part of the palace is still the house of the former Maharaja of Jaipur), Amer Fort (Situated atop the Aravali hills Ameris the ancient capital of Jaipur and a magnificent example of Rajput architecture). Evening free for shopping.Ovenight.
Day 06: Jaipur – Bikaner
After an early breakfast, depart for Bikaner, a remote town tucked away in the Thar Desert. On arrival, check in at your hotel. Take an afternoon city sightseeing tour of Bikaner. Unlike most Rajput forts, which are on hilltops, the Junagarh Fort is the only one built on the desert plains. Within the fortress lie extravagantly decorated palaces. Amongst the prominent ones are Karan Mahal, Anup Mahal, Badal Mahal. The Lalgarh Palace carved out of red sandstone is an impressive monument. Also visit the Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum. In the evening, drive to the Camel Breeding Farm & watch the return of the camels at sunset. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07: Bikaner – Jaisalmer
After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 08: Jaisalmer
After breakfast treat yourself to visual feast as you tour the golden
city of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is 12th century trading post for camel caravans journeying through the Silk Route, remains untouched by the sands of time. Rising majestically amidst the shifting golden dunes of the Thar Desert are the bastions of the imposing 12th century Jaisalmer Fort. The fort is honeycombed with beautifully carved Jain temples and cobbled alleys flanked by the most beautiful havelis (Patwon ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli and Nathmal ki Haveli). Hewn entirely out of sandstone, the city is a tawny colour in the day and at sunset it magically morphs into honey-gold hue. Afternoon drive to Khuri, located 45 km east of Jaisalmer, a quaint village with clusters of thatch roof houses, where men sport magnificent mustaches and bright turbans and women are swathed in gaily-hued odhinis. On the sand dunes here, take a sunset ride through the scrubland of Rajasthan on a camel safari that is a lifetime experience. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 09: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur
After an early morning breakfast, on arrival check in to the hotel.Later leave for a sightseeing tour of the erstwhile capital of Marwar, the south-western region of Rajasthan. From the imposing Mehrangarh fort to the delicate wrought Jharokhas (windows) of the havelis, the citadel has some of the finest examples of Rajput masonry. At the foot of the fort, lies the “Jaswanth Thada”, a richly carved white marble cenotaph. Take an afternoon jeep safari to the picturesque Bishnoi villages to experience rustic Rajasthani life. The drive through the countryside abounds with black bucks and chinkaras (a species of gazelle) grazing serenely and migratory birds dot the skies. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10: Jodhpur – Udaipur
After breakfast leave for Udaipur. En route visit the Jain temples of Ranakpura, famous for their intricate friezes and sculptures. Dating back to the 15th century, the temple’s 29 halls are supported by 1444 pillars, none of which are similar. Later in the day arrive at enchanting, medieval city of Udaipur and check-in to your hotel. Udaipur. Built over two and a half centuries ago by Maharana Jagat Singh II, this fairytale palace is probably one of the most romantic hotels in the world. Enjoy a leisurely late afternoon cruise on the shimmering waters of Lake Pichola. Walk around the fountain pavilions and cobbled gardens of the famous Jag Mandir Island Palace. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 11: Udaipur
Let the glorious sunrise dazzle you at breakfast. Morning excursion to the famous temple complex of Eklingji & Nagda, which enshrines the deity of the Mahranas of Mewar. Spend the rest of the day exploring this charming lake city by car. Wander through the opulent City Palace grounds and the museum, which are a testament to the valor and chivalry of the Mewar rulers. Visit the Jagdish temple on the sh
ores of Lake Pichola. The Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir is a treasure house of Rajasthani folk culture. The breathtaking beauty of the lakes- Pichola & Fateh Sagar truly make Udaipur an oasis in the desert. Return to hotel after city drive. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Udaipur – Pushkar/Ajmer
After breakfast leave for Pushkar. The holy city of Rajasthan, Pushkar is also famous for the Brahma Temple and Ghats. After check in to your hotel & refreshment leave for short sight seeing of Pushkar. Stay overnight at Pushkar hotel.
Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage place for the Muslims as well as Hindus. The famous Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti is in Ajmer and is popular among the Hindus and the Muslims equally. It is known as the final resting place of the Sufi saint. It is centre of culture and education. The annual urs at the Dargah is held on a grand scale which attracts pilgrims from all over the world.The city was founded by Raja Ajaipal Chauhan in the 7th century and continued to be the major centre of power till 1193 A.D. when Prithviraj Chauhan lost it to Mohammed Gaur. The land of composite cultures is situated in the heart of desert of Rajasthan. Ajmer is flanked by the Ana Sagar Lake on one side and the Arvalli hills range on the other side.
Day 13: Pushkar /Ajmer – Delhi
In the morning after breakfast check out from hotel and visit Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti tomb. Later in the afternoon proceed to Delhi. On arrival check in to the hotel.
Day 14: Delhi Airport Drop
After breakfast proceed to board a flight for your final destination. Your tours come to an end but its sweet memories will remain for ever.