Rajasthan Tour with Desert Festival

Main Info
Route Arrival – Delhi (01) – FLY – Jaisalmer (02) – Jodhpur (02) – Rohet (01) – Narlai (01) – Udaipur (02) – FLY – Jaipur (03) – Agra (01) – Delhi (02) – Departure
Tour Duration  15 Nights / 16 Days
Itinerary

Day-1: Arrival Delhi

Today arrival New Delhi, the capital city of India and upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. After a warm welcome, transfer to your hotel for 01 Night stay.

Overnight Stay Delhi

Day 2 : Departure Delhi – FLY SG 478 Dep @ 10:35 | Arr @ 12:00 Hrs – Jaisalmer Arrival

Post breakfast, in time transfer to Delhi airport to board your flight for Jaisalmer.

Upon arrival in Jaisalmer, you will be met and welcomed by Vue India representative, who will assist and transfer you to the hotel.

The captivating city of Jaisalmer, founded by Prince Jaisalmer in 1156 AD, has been dubbed Golden City because of the honey colour imparted to its yellow sandstone walls by the setting sun. With the crenellated walls and narrow streets lined with exquisitely carved build ings, it has an extraordinary medieval feel. It was a major post in the desert trade route between India and Central Asia.

Late proceed for the Camel Ride on Sam Sand Dunes, which is approximately 01 Hrs drive away from city canter

Overnight Stay in Jaisalmer

Day 3 :Discover Jaisalmer & Desert Festival.

Morning after breakfast visit the silent 12th century Fort built by Prince Jaiswal and the Palace which stands at the highest point (100 meters) above the marketplace.

Also visit the Jain Temples (12th-15th centuries) which lie within the fort complex some of them have quaint but impressive figures of Jain saints of white marble and of red and black stone. Others have beautiful images of Hindu deities which indicate the remarkable religious tolerance of that age.

The famous art of the stone carvers of Jaisalmer is evident in the elaborate facades of the yellow sandstone desert Havelis (mansions) which glow softly in honey tones. Visit Salim Singh ki Haveli, (Salim Singh was the tyrannical Prime Minister of Jaisalmer in the 18th century), Patwon ki Haveli (House of the Brocade Merchants) the largest and most elaborate of the famous Havelis of Jaisalmer. Patwas are merchants trading in rich brocades, gold and silver embroidery, sequins and ribbons.

This family expanded their business to include opium, banking and revenue collecting and visit Nathmal ki Haveli the last of the great Havelis.

In evening we will arrange visit to the Gadisar Lake and to the cultural program, part of Desert Festival.

Overnight Stay in Jaisalmer

Day 4 : Drive Jaisalmer to Jodhpur [05 Hrs Approximately]

After Breakfast proceed on your surface drive towards Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan, lies at the entrance to the Thar Desert in a region called Marwar and  is also called ‘blue city’ because of the indigo-washed houses in the old town.

Evening Free for personal Activities

Overnight Stay in Jodhpur

Day 5 : Discover Jodhpur

Post breakfast, proceed for your sightseeing tour of Jodhpur and visit the rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort, and the grand palaces within the fort - Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana, which are impressive examples of architectural excellence. Near the fort complex stands the Jaswant Thada, and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble.

While in Jodhpur shop for the exquisite handcrafted articles such as embroidered shoes, metal curios, and silverware, paintings and tie and dye fabrics in Local market near to the clock tower, Jodhpur

Overnight Stay in Jodhpur

Day 6 : Drive Jodhpur to Rohet Garh [45 Kms / 01 Hr Approximately]

In the morning after breakfast, drive to Rohet from Jodhpur. Rohet is a small settlement of Bishnoi community. On arriving Rohet, check-in at one of listed hotels. In the afternoon enjoy the jeep safari at Rohet Villages.

Evening relax and enjoy the activity’s offered by hotel.

Overnight Stay in Rohet Garh

Day 7 : Drive Rohet to Narlai [100 Kms / 02 Hrs Approximately]

This morning after breakfast, precede on your surface drive for Rawla - Narlai, boutique property house the ‘Rawla’, it is ‘Narlai’, the village & its environs, which in fact combine to form the entire ‘Resort’. Think of ‘Rawla Narlai’ as a masterpiece that allows you to extract whatever story you want from deep within its canvas

Upon arrival at Narlai, check in at your resort for 2 nights stay and Later in afternoon enjoy some activists including village walk till Elephant Hill.

In Narlai you have an option to take Leopard Safari in the evening!!

Overnight Stay in Narlai

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Day 8 : Drive Narlai to Udaipur [02 ½ Hrs Approximately]

This morning, drive to Udaipur, a serene city set in the scenic valley of Aravalli hills, surrounded by three lakes – Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar and Udai Sagar.

En route visit the famous Jain Temples at Ranakpur. Built in the 15th century, Ranakpur temples are one of the largest Jain temples in India. The temples are known for their architecture, grand structures and exquisite sculptures.

Continue drive to Udaipur. Upon arrival at Udaipur, check in at y our hotel for 2 nights stay.

Later evening enjoy boat cruise at the serene Lake Pichola

Overnight Stay in Udaipur

Day 9 : Discover Udaipur

Post breakfast, visit the 16th century City Palace, one of the largest palace complexes in Rajasthan comprising residence of the current Maharaja, heritage hotels, museums and galleries, courtyards and reception halls where royal events take place even today; Jagdish Temple, the 17th century Indo Aryan temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Laxmi Narayan), the preserver of the Universe; Saheliyon-Ki-Bari, garden of the maids of honour, with beautiful green lawns, flower beds, water pools, marble elephants and bird fountains.

Later evening enjoy a culture show at Bagore Ki Haveli [subject to operation]

Overnight Stay in Udaipur  

Day 10 : FLY Udaipur – Jaipur by Flight

Post breakfast, in time transfer to Udaipur airport to board you flight for Jaipur - Land of the Rajputs. Jaipur is an exuberance of colour, dance and traditional arts and crafts. Known, as the 'Pink City', Jaipur is home to ancient forts and palaces and is one of India's most well planned cities. Upon arrival check in at your hotel for 03 nights stay.

Resort of the day is free for personal activities and locally visits

Overnight Stay in Jaipur

Day 11 :Discover Jaipur

After breakfast, drive onwards to visit Amber fort, built in the 16th century. The fort is a mesmerizing blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The Amber Fort was used by the Rajputs for the dual purpose of defense and private residence. The fort encompasses charming gardens and magnificent palaces made from marble and precious stones, richly decorated with intricate stonemason works and paintings, which represented royal splendor and luxury of the Rajput era. To ascend up the fort, you may choose to walk, drive by Jeep or take an elephant ride.

This afternoon take a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal, Palace of the Winds, with its unique layer-cake honeycomb windows designed to enable erstwhile women of the royal court to observe passing life without being seen; Jantar Mantar, the largest astronomical observatory built in stone, and the City Palace complex with its impressive gardens and museums.

Overnight Stay in Jaipur

Day 12: Discover Jaipur

Today free for personal activities and visit some of the best local market to explore facets of Jaipur crafts such as semi-precious jewels, pottery, colourful embroidered fabrics with mirror work, woven carpets etc – watch artisans at work and enjoy souvenir shopping in this colourful city of Jaipur.

Overnight Stay in Jaipur

Day 13: Drive Jaipur to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri [02 ½ Hrs Approximately]

After breakfast, embark on a leisurely drive to Agra, city of the world famous Taj Mahal. En route to visit Fatehpur Sikri, the capital city of the Mughal Empire in the 16th century

Continue drive to Agra, and upon arrival, check in at your hotel for 01 nights stay

This evening witness the surreal views of the Taj Mahal. Step inside this eternal symbol of love and appreciate the intricate designs and symmetries that rhyme as a poem written in marble. Taj Mahal is an extravagant display of love, built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Overnight Stay in Agra

Day-14: Drive Agra to Delhi [04 Hrs Approximately]

After breakfast check out from hotel and visit the splendid Agra Fort, built in red sandstone, encapsulating magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and beautiful gardens.

Later visit Itmad ud Daulah little lesser known monument of Agra, the tomb of Itmad ud Daulah is sometimes called the “Baby Taj” because of its resemblance to Agra’s most famous monument. However, this tomb was built before the Taj Mahal. A number of its stylistic features, such as a tomb in white marble surrounded by a formal garden and the use of inlay marble to create floral or geometric design inspired similar features of the Taj Mahal.

Later this afternoon, embark on your return drive to New Delhi. Upon arrival in New Delhi, transfer to hotel in aerocity; check in at your hotel for 01 nights stay

Overnight Stay in Delhi

Day-15: Full Day Sightseeing Delhi

Today post breakfast, enjoy the day discovering Delhi, pacing through the city which is as historic as modern, like 2 sides of the same coin!

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi and drive past the majestic Red Fort spread over an area of 2 km, visit India’s largest mosque - Jama Masjid, travel through the bustling market and take a cycle rickshaw ride through narrow alleys and lanes in Chandni Chowk. Apart from all this you will also get opportunity to enjoy a walking tour with your guide through the largest spice market in Asia called Khari Baoli along with some local area.

Later discover the modern city of New Delhi, Humayun's Tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The Tomb was commissioned by Humayun's first wife and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the largest Sikh temple of Delhi, with a gold dome, still in active worship. Drive past President's HouseParliament House and other Government Secretariat Buildings, the most imposing features of Lutyen’s Delhi and take a photo stop at the iconic war memorial arch, the India Gate.

Overnight Stay in Delhi

Day-16:Departure Transfer to International Airport

This morning, enjoy breakfast and later in time you will be transferred to airport to board your international flight back to home

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