Rajasthan Tour – Essence of Rajasthan
Day 1 :
Welcome to India!! Upon arrival you will be greeted by VUE India Tours representative with a pla card in your name. After a warm welcome you will be transfered to the hotel.
Have sometime to free on your own to adjust in new timezone. Stay for two nights in Delhi.
Day 2 :
Today explore the culture and contrasts of Old and New Delhi. Explore the old city of Shahjahanabad dating the Mughal times. Drives pass Red Fort and visit to Jama Masjid.
Day 3 :
DELHI - AGRA
Travel to Agra, home to Taj Mahal and a liberal sprinkling of fascinating tombs and mausoleums. Visit to Itmad-Ud-Daula Tomb nick named as Baby Taj. Conclude your day with visit to Agra Fort a UNESCO World Heritage Site which beautifully blends Hindu and Central Asian architectural style.
Day 4 :
AGRA - JAIPUR
Early morning visit to Taj Mahal with sunrise to get the best sight of this amazing monument. Travel to Jaipur, en-route visiting Abhaneri Step Well the largest step well in India and unique which cannot be found in rest part of the world. Arrive Jaipur- the Pink City for two nights stay.
Day 5 :
Morning visit to Amer Fort with a elephant ride ascending the fort. Built by king Maan Singh I who was the trusted general of emperor Akbar; the fort is a fine example of Indo-Mughal architecture. The large ramparts, huge gates, cobbled paths and overlooking the Maota Lake makes the forts magnificent and pride of Jaipur.
Day 6 :
JAIPUR - PUSHKAR
After a leisure breakfast travel to the tranquil town of Pushkar famous for largest cattle fair in world held sometime in November. Arrive and check into hotel. Later proceed to visit Bramha Temple along the Pushkar Lake. Explore the narrow lanes of the town revealing its lifestyle. Visit to a local near by village to exeperience the tradition and colorful life of the people. Climb up Savitri Hill to get an eagle view of Pushkar Town.Stay overnight at Pushkar.
Day 7 :
PUSHKAR - JODHPUR
Morning travel to Jodhpur, former capital of Marwar Estate. Retaining much of the medieval character its brave kings fought and ruled from the virtually impregnable fort until their territory covered some 35,000 sq. miles making it the largest Rajput state. Your journey will bring you across many small castles and estates that later became a part of either the Jaipur or Marwar estate. Arrive at Jodhpur and check into hotel.
After a brief rest visit to massive Mehrangarh Fort which is pride of Marwar Kingdom. A few hundred metres from the fort visit to beautifully sculpted Jaswant Thada. Stay for two nights in Jodhpur
Day 8 :
Today explore the deserted and rustic rural part of Jodhpur and get introduced to Bishnoi Tribes who are known for their love towards nature and lifestyle. A 4×4 wheel drive will take you across the inner villages where routes passes through rivers and sandy terrain. Visit their houses and interact with them to more about their traditions and life style. Return to Jodhpur. Evening visit to the old market of Jodhpur where you find a different stuff which reflects the local culture and life.
Day 9 :
JODHPUR - RANKAPUR - UDAIPUR
Today you will travel to Udaipur – one of the most romantic destinations in India. Passing through the Aravali Valley you will reach Ranakpur; known for the Chaumukha Mandir (Four-Faced Temple), is dedicated to Adinath, the first Jain tirthankar, and was built in the 15th century in milk-white marble. This magnificent temple is a complicated series of 29 halls, 80 domes and 1444 individually engraved pillars. The interior is completely covered in knotted, lovingly wrought carving, and has a marvelously calming sense of space and harmony. On arrival at Udaipur check in, while rest of the evening to enjoy at leisure. Stay for two nights in Udaipur.
Day 10 :
Morning experience a tribal village walk where you get introduced to Bheel tribes and their lifestyle. Meet and interact with them followed by a short trek atop a hill to get a panoramic view before you return to Udaipur. Afternoon visit to City Palace and its complex along the banks of Lake Pichola. The building is a unique depiction of the architectural and artistic evolution of Mewar through centuries. The City Palace Museum, safeguards and preserve the cultural heritage and traditions of the people of Mewar. Then after visit to Jagdish Temple which is three storied and has carved pillars, beautiful ceilings, and well-painted walls. Enjoy cultural dance and puppet show at Bagrore ki Haveli. Evening enjoy boat ride (on sharing basis) on Lake Pichola.
Day 11 :
UDAIPUR - MUMBAI
Early morning fly to Mumbai – the bustling financial capital India and the centre of Bollywood which make highest number of movies in world. Afternoon proceed for city tour visiting Prince of Wales Museum, Gateway of India, CST Railway Station, and Dhobi Ghat (world biggest open air laundry). Stay for two nights in Mumbai.
Day 12 :
Morning board motor boat cruising in the Arabian Sea Elephanta Island. Here you explore the Elephanta Caves dating 5th-6th century B.C. which constructed by cutting of a hill. Here you can find the most perfect expression of India Art. By afternoon return to Mumbai and make visit to Dharavi – Asia’s biggest slum which clusters over a million population a small scale industries whose annual turnover is more than five hundred US Dollars. Evening experience the life style of Mumbai as you walk on the beaches of Juhu. Not to miss out will be the Colaba Market where you find interesting stuffs that can be carried back as a souvenir.
Day 13 :
DEPART - MUMBAI
Transfer to the airport to board your onward flight.
- Meet and greet service on arrival and departure
- AC accommodation at mentioned hotels/resorts with daily breakfast
- All transfers and transportations including sightseeing as per the itinerary using AC Vehicles with Driver
- English speaking local guides as per the itinerary
- All toll taxes and parking charges
- Mandatory Govt. Taxes as applicable
- International airfare and extra baggage
- Any lunch, dinner, snacks, mineral water etc. unless mentioned in the itinerary
- Camera fee at monuments
- Additional sightseeing which is not mentioned in itinerary
- All personal nature expenses like phone calls, portage, tips, gratitude, laundry etc
- Travel Insurance
- Anything which is not mention under inclusions