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BEST OF RAJASTHAN (9 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS)

Northern India extends from the Himalayas to the Thar Desert and the Aravalli hills. The region offers magnificent glaciers, majestic snow-clad mountains, gigantic and ecstatic peaks, valley of flowers, skiing slopes and dense forests, making your holiday a picturesque one. The breathtaking and panoramic views of the with its flaura and fauna, makes the tourists a visit, full of fun and unforgettable moments.

ITINERARY

DAY 01 DELHI - MANDAWA

Arrive Delhi and depart for Mandawa (280 kms / 6 hrs drive approx) and check-into the hotel. In the heart of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan lies the beautiful small town Mandawa, known throughout the state for its forts and havelis. The structures of this place reminds one of the cultural and social hotspot this place used to be in the by gone era. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 02 MANDAWA- BIKANER

After breakfast, a visit around Mandawa and Shekhawati region, which is famous for the various havelis, which are extravagantly painted.

Later drive to Bikaner en route visiting Fatehpur, a town once ruled by the Muslims. Here one must look out for the Devra and Singhania Havelis, which are unmatched. Arrive Bikaner and check-into the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 03 BIKANER - JAISALMER

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning visit the Bikaner city, bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and a 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. An enormous arched doorway leads to the Jormal temple. The royal chapel is Har Mandir where royal weddings and births were once celebrated.

Later depart for Jaisalmer (330 kms/8 hrs), en route visiting "Deshnoke Temple" this temple is dedicated to the mystic Karni Mata. The huge silver gates to the temple and the marble carvings were donated by Maharaja Ganga Singh and the golden umbrella tops the temple which is infested with holy rats, reincarnate as mystics or holy men. As you stroll around the temple rats play leapfrog over your bare feet. Later drive to Jaisalmer, on arrival check-in and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 04 JAISALMER

After breakfast, visit the various Havelis, known for the Silavats (Stone carvers) of Jaisalmer is justly famous. It attained its peak of excellence during the 18th and the 19th centuries, rivalling the quality of the carved marble of the Taj Mahal at Agra. Among the famous havelis are the Patwon ki haveli (House of the Brocade Merchants) Nathmalji ki haveli (The mansion of Nathmalji), Salim Singh haveli. Wander through Jaisalmer's narrow lanes and to visit the small silversmith's shops, the stalls selling leather craft goods. Afterwards drive up to the Citadel to witness the Sunset which will leave your spell bound.

Later in the afternoon visit Sam Sand Dunes – This is a typical ethnic village situated 40 kms from Jaisalmer, a small picturesque desert village of decorated mud thatched buildings. Visitors are attracted here by shifting sand dunes, some 80 mt. High, and beautiful sunsets. Enjoy a camel ride in the Desert. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 05 JAISALMER -JODHPUR

After breakfast, depart for Jodhpur ( 285 kms/ 6-7 hrs approx ). Jodhpur is at the edge of the Thar Desert and is the largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. Arrive and check-in at the hotel.

Afternoon visit the impressive Mehrangarh Fort on a 37 m low sandstone hill built by Rao Jodha in 1459. From the top of the fort one can get a bird's eye view of the old city. You will notice the predominance of blue houses referred to as Brahmin houses - the colour being associated with the high caste. Proceed to the Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph built in 1899 for Maharajah Jaswant Singh II, and smaller memorials to other Maharajahs of Jodhpur. At the end of the tour enjoy a short walk through the local and vibrant bazaar of Jodhpur. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 06 JODHPUR - RANAKPUR -UDAIPUR

After breakfast, drive to Udaipur en route visiting Ranakpur, the wonderful 3 temples of the Jain sect dating back to the 14th/15th century. The unforgettable main Temple dedicated to Adinatha the first Tirthankar (1439) built in marble took 65 years to complete. It is one of the five holy Jain pilgrimage centers, and has one of the best temple complexes. On arrival in Udaipur, check into the hotel.

DAY 07 UDAIPUR

After breakfast, visit the City Palace, once entirely the home of Mewar's rulers, is today largely a museum run by the Maharana Mewar Foundation. It actually consists of four major and several minor palaces forming a single breathtaking facade overlooking the Pichola lake. Visit the Jagdish Mandir, close by the main gate of City Palace, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Later visit the Sahelion ki Bari (Garden of the maids of honor) and the Bharatiya lok kala Mandal. Also visit the bazaar areas Hathipol, Chetak Circle, Clock Tower Palace Road, Bapur Bazar and city market. You get talk toys, brightly coloured garments, tie and dye sarees and turbans, hand painted textiles, cane furniture as well as local Silver Jewellery is reasonably priced.

Late afternoon enjoy boat ride on Lake Pichola (on your own), 4 km long and 3 km broad, surrounded by splendid hills, Palace, temples, bathing Ghats and embankments. Visit the Island Palace Jag Niwas which is beautifully set in the Lake.. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 08 UDAIPUR-AJMER

After breakfast, drive to Ajmer (380 kms- 8 hrs). On arrival check in to your hotel. Afternoon visit the Tomb of the Sufi Saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, the Dargah Sharif. The city was founded by the Chauhan ruler, Aiaipal, during the 11th century and is dominated by The Taragarh Fort built by Prithviraj Chauhan. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 09 AJMER-JAIPUR

After breakfast depart for Jaipur (150 kms – 3 hrs drive) Arrive and check-in at the hotel. Afternoon depart for half day city tour of Jaipur and visit the City Palace and Museum. Walk to the adjacent Jantar Mantar- an astronomical observatory. Drive past the Hawa Mahal, a Palace of winds. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 10 JAIPUR- DELHI

After breakfast, visit the Amber fort, built in 16th century. Enjoy an Elephant ride at Amber (on your own). Afternoon depart for Delhi, on arrival in Delhi you will be transferred to airport / railway station for your onward journey.

COST: On request

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