Rajasthan Tour with option extension to Goa
Duration : (Duration 14 Days) Extension to Bombay & Goa - Duration - 21 Days)
Destinations : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Chittaurgarh - Delhi
Day 01: Arrive Delhi.Arrive Delhi and meet the ITS representative at the arrival hall, transfer to hotel where we will be holding rooms on ready occupancy basis. Relax and overnight in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi sight seeing tour
Morning take a sight seeing tour of the capital city. The important places in Old Delhi includes the majestic Red Fort, the historical Chandni Chowk, besides Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana. In New Delhi includes the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxmi Narayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India’s leading industrial families; Qutab Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; and the lotus-shaped Bahai Temple. Evening free to relax or individual activities, overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Delhi - Sikandra - Agra (Surface - 200 kms - 4 hours)Morning checkout and drive to Agra, enroute visit Tomb of Mughal Emperor Akbar at Sikandra, is a magnificent gateway covered with floral and geometrical arabesque decoration in white and colored marble with four elegant minarets. Arrive Agra and check – in at hotel. Later proceed for the city sightseeing tour visiting The Taj Mahal, which is entirely made of white marble and its walls are decorated with exquisite Pietra Dura (stone inlay) work. Also visit Agra Fort (also called the Red Fort), which retains the irregular outline of the demolished mud-wall fort of the Lodis. Later visit Tomb of Itam-Ud-Daulah located in a walled garden overlooking the River of Yamuna and also known as replica of Taj Mahal, this monument is worth visiting. Rest of the evening visit the souvenirs market of Agra, one should visit Oswal Emporium where they have built a mini Taj Mahal inside their showroom and it took 10 years for the artists to complete the mini replica of the Taj. The show room conducts free sound & light show showing the eras of Taj Mahal. Overnight in Agra.
Day 4: Agra - Fatehpur/ Sikri - Jaipur (230 kms - 5 hours)Morning checkout and drive to Jaipur- the pink city enroute visit the Old Capital of Mughal Dynasty Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri was intended to be the capital city but the shortage of water and unrest in the north-west made Akbar abandon it. Continue journey to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur by late afternoon and check – in at hotel. Evening visit Temple of Galta also known as Valleys of Monkeys, later drive through Sisodia Gardens visit the pure white marble Temple built by Birlas - one of the leading corporate of India, at the time of dinner one can visit Chokhi Dhani an ethnic resort serving international cuisines with live folk dance & music. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 5: Jaipur sight seeing tour with elephant ride at Amber Fort.Morning take an excursion to Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, Enjoy the experience of traveling on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum. Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen. All the above monuments are located in the vicinity of City Palace Complex of Jaipur. Later late afternoon is kept free to visit the famous Markets of Textiles, Gems, Carpets, and handicrafts. Jaipur is an ideal place for buying souvenirs. One can also visit Nahargarh Fort to see it illuminated over the flood lights. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Jaipur - Shekhawati - Bikaner (Surface - 350 kms - 7 hours)After early breakfast checkout and drive to the Citadel City of Bikaner, enroute visit Shekhawati town known for its beautiful frescos - visit the famous Singhania & Anandilal Poddar Haveli which are the land marks of the town of Shekhawati. Later proceed to Bikaner, on arrival transfer to hotel. Evening free to relax, overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Bikaner sight seeing tour with excursion tour to Karni Mata Temple.Morning take a sightseeing tour of Bikaner including Lalgarh palace Complex, Junagadh Fort, built by Rai Singh between 1588 and 1593, has a 986-metre-long wall with 37 bastions and Rampuria Haveli located in between the small crowded lanes of Bikaner. Also visit the government-managed Camel Research and Breeding Farm is only one of its kinds in Asia, one can also taste the milk of Camel over here. Later early evening visit take an excursion tour to Karni Mata Temple at Deshnok - 30 kms, it quite amusing to know that at this temple rats are held sacred and found in thousands roaming freely in the temple complex. It is believed that it brings bad luck if you stamp on any of the rats and it is also believed that it is very lucky to spot a white rat. Enjoy sunset over this semi desert town and drive back to Bikaner, overnight at the hotel.
Day 08: Bikaner - Gajner - Fort Pokhran - Jaisalmer (Surface - 333 kms - 6 hours)
Morning checkout and drive to Jaisalmer, enroute drive a off beat track of 15 kms to visit the historic & Heritage Gajner Palace over looking the Gajner Lake & surrounded by Gajner wild life Sanctuary. Later drive to Pokhran after driving for 180 kms, one can enroute visit the Shrine of Ram Deora Peer which draws devotees of all communities, later proceed to Pokhran on arrival visit Fort Pokhran. Get refreshed at many restaurants available at Pokhran. Later drive for 2 hours to reach Jaisalmer an extra ordinary city called Golden City where every building and even the lamp post are golden due to local golden stone available in the City of Jaisalmer. On arrival transfer to hotel, evening free to relax, overnight at the hotel.
Day 9: Jaisalmer sight seeing tour with camel rides for desert experience at Sam Sand DunesMorning take a sight seeing tour of Jaisalmer City visiting the 99 bastion fort dominating the city of Jaisalmer and the exquisite carved Havelis of Salim Singh, Patwon and Nathumal which are land marks of Jaisalmer city. Afternoon free to relax at the hotel, at 1500 hrs drive to Sam Sand Dunes enroute visit Bada Bagh to see the Royal Cenotaphs (Called Chhatris in the local Language), Lodurwa Temple - an ancient Jain Pilgrimage, Amar Sagar & Mool Sagar Lake, after enrooting all this places proceed to Sam Sand Dunes, arrive Kanoi which is just 3 kms before dunes of Sam and transfer on Camels to enjoy this 3 kms country side ride to the dunes of Jaisalmer. Enjoy sunset on Camels back over the dunes and drive back to Jaisalmer for overnight.
Day 10: Jaisalmer - Ruins of Ossian Temples - Jodhpur (Surface - 290 kms - 6 hours)Morning checkout and drive to Jodhpur, enroute take a off beat drive to reach Ossian Temples which is a Jain Pilgrimage, after visiting this ancient temples drive to Jodhpur, on arrival transfer to hotel. Day free to relax or explore Jodhpur on own. One can enjoy dinner at " On the Rocks Restaurant " in Ajit Bhawan Palace Hotel if not staying at Ajit Bhawan. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Jodhpur
Early morning take an excursion tour to villages of Bishnoi's – 35 kms from Jodhpur. While touring the village you can see the tribal life staying in tent like houses made out of mud and making pot & Dhurie out side there houses. While you are approaching this area of Bishnoi's you will find herds of deer, Deer’s are worshipped by the Bishnoi’s tribe and is protected by them from Poachers hence this place is best to spot the rare breed of deer’s like black buck. Morning take a sight seeing tour of Jodhpur including Clock Tower, Mehrangarh Fort situated at an altitude of about 125 meters and is spread over an area of 5 sq. km and it has seven gates, Jaswant Thada is a white marble memorial built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant II in 1899 on the foot hills of Mehrangarh Fort, also visit Umaid Bhawan which is a majestic Palace building that presently functions as a hotel and museum. Afternoon free to relax, early evening take an excursion tour to the Heritage Palace of Balsamand - 20 kms away over looking the lake of Balsamand. Drive back to the hotel, Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Jodhpur - Udaipur (Surface - 275 kms - 5 hours)Morning checkout and drive to Udaipur. Arrive Udaipur enroute visit the famous 12th Century Temple of Ranakpur which has 108 carved pillars each different from other, the Temple is surrounded by thick green wild life sanctuary of Kumbhalgarh, later drive to Udaipur enroute visiting Kumbhalgarh Fort built by Rana Kumbha known for its 36 kms long wall surrounding the fort with 360 temples inbuilt in the wall. Proceed to Udaipur while driving through Nagda Ruins one can stop to see the ancient Sas - Bahu Temple & Eklingji Temple on the bank of Lake Bageela, also see the dome of a temple emerging out of this lake which would have been submerged in this lake in yester years. One can see this temple dome due to scanty rainfall from the past 3 to 4 years. Arrive Udaipur and transfer to hotel. Early evening free to take a walking tour on your own through the narrow lanes and back streets of Udaipur upto the Washing Ghats at the lake Pichola. Enjoy Boat ride at Lake Pichola and also opt for dinner at Lake Palace Hotel situated in between Lake Pichola. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13: Udaipur sight seeing tour.Morning take a sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting The City Palace Complex visit Durbar Hall, Crystal Gallery, Palace Museum and Jagdish Temple. City Palace is considered as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Later in the day visit Sajjangarh Fort now converted into a communication tower, Maharana Pratap Memorial which has the bronze statue of Maharana Pratap, the legendary warrior king of Udaipur. Early evening visit Saheliyon Ki Bari which is a small ornamental garden built in the honour of Royal Ladies for recreational purpose and visit Lok Kala Mandal & Shilpgram to see the village arts & crafts. Rest of the evening is kept free for individual activities, overnight at the hotel in Udaipur.
Day 14: Udaipur - Chittaurgarh - Udaipur - Delhi (By Air at 1930 hrs) - Back Home.Morning checkout, and take an excursion tour to Chittaurgarh Fort, the fort is spreaded over 13 square kms, unlike other forts you can explore this fort by the vehicle you are traveling visit the Museum, Rani Padminis Palace, Man Palace, Towers of Peace & Victory and several ruins of Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. One can have lunch at Pratap Palace Hotel in Chittaurgarh & return before evening by 1700 hrs to Udaipur. Transfer to airport in time at 1830 hrs to board the flight for Delhi at 1930 hrs, assistance on arrival in Delhi at 2100 hrs, transfer to International airport to board the flight back home. Extension to Goa & Bombay (Mumbai)
Day 14: Udaipur - Chittaurgarh - Udaipur - Bombay (Mumbai) (By Air at 1930 hrs)Morning checkout, and take an excursion tour to Chittaurgarh Fort, the fort is spreaded over 13 square kms, unlike other forts you can explore this fort by the vehicle you are traveling visit the Museum, Rani Padminis Palace, Man Palace, Towers of Peace & Victory and several ruins of Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. One can have lunch at Pratap Palace Hotel in Chittaurgarh & return before evening by 1700 hrs to Udaipur. Transfer to airport in time at 1830 hrs to board the flight for Bombay at 1930 hrs, assistance on arrival in Bombay at 2100 hrs, relax & overnight at the hotel in Bombay.
Day 15: Bombay (Mumbai) sight seeing tour.Morning take a sight seeing tour of Bombay, drive to Gateway of India and from here cruise by motor boats to Elephanta Caves. A flight of 100 steps takes you to the top of the hill where it is set. The caves houses large pillars that seem to hold the ceiling which is made of cross beams. The picturesque presentation of the 9 marvelous sculptured panels, set on the walls are awe-inspiring. The most famous of the panels is the Trimurthi, or triple-headed Shiva, where the God is depicted as the destroyer, the preserver and the creator. Later in the afternoon cruise back to Gateway of India, one can have lunch at the Taj Hotel or other several good Restaurants like Leopold & Mondegar serving continental cuisines. Later visit Prince of Wales Museum, Parliament House, Marine Drive, Jain Temple, Hanging Gardens, Return back to the hotel for overnight.
Day 16: Bombay (Mumbai) to Goa (By air at 1300 hrs)
Morning day free to relax, transfer to domestic airport to board the flight for Goa at 1300 hrs, assistance on arrival in Goa at 1400 hrs, transfer to beach resort. Day free to enjoy & acquaint the beach. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 17: Goa sight seeing tourMorning day free to enjoy the amenities available at the resort. In the afternoon take a sight seeing tour of Goa visiting the famous Church of Basilica of Bom Jesus where the body St. Xaviers is kept in a casket. Later visit Old Goa to see the Portugal Forts & Churches, and in the evening enjoy Cruise over Mandovi River. Drive back to the beach resort for overnight.
Day 18: GoaDay free to relax, one can visit the famous beaches of Goa like Anjuna Beach, Colva Beach & Calangute Beach. Overnight at the Beach resort.
Day 19: GoaDay free for individual activities.
Day 20: GoaDay free for individual activities in Goa.
Day 21: Goa - Bombay (Mumbai) - Back homeMorning day free to relax, late afternoon transfer to airport to board the flight for Bombay at 1500 hrs, assistance on arrival in Bombay at 1600 hrs, transfer to hotel, day free to relax, later in the day checkout and transfer to International airport to board the flight back home.
|Hotel Class||Star Rating||Price|
|Budget Class||US $ 900 (per person)|
|Standard Class||US $ 1200 (per person)|
|Deluxe Class||US $ 1700 (per person)|
|Premium Class||US $ 2100 (per person)|
All our tours are private & based on 2 to 4 people traveling together & includes the following:
Airfares Fares for the following sectors included in the cost:
- Udaipur – Delhi
- 3* Hotels – with Continental & Indian breakfast, air-conditioning, ensuite bathrooms.
- 4* Hotels – with American Breakfast, central heating & air-conditioning, ensuite bathrooms.
- 5* Hotels – with American Breakfast, central heating & air-conditioning.
Transportations & other services included in ALL the cost:
- All airport transfers, sight seeing & long run by air-conditioned sedan car with English speaking drivers.
- English/ Multilingual speaking guide at the time of sight seeing.
- ALL ENTRANCES TO MONUMENTS AS PER THE ITINERARY.
- All applicable taxes, services charges, government charges, toll taxes, parking charges, driver allowances, & fuel charges included in the cost.
- ALL TAXES included in the cost.
- Any international airfares.
- Any cost pertaining to personal nature.
- Please obtain Indian Visa from the country of your origin before arriving in India. Tourist from Common Wealth Countries can obtain visa on arrival which is time consuming, hence better to obtain visa in advance.