RAJASTHAN – THE LAND OF MAHARAJAS
RAJASTHAN – THE LAND OF MAHARAJAS
Minimum Groups Base: 15 Persons – Availabilty Dates from October 20th to March 31, 2020 (except from Dec 20 to Jan 05)
Day 01: Arrival – Delhi
Arrive at Delhi’s airport, meet and greet upon arrival with Warm Welcome garlanding with fresh marigold flowers and transfer to hotel for check in. (Check in time at hotel is 12 noon). Stay overnight at hotel. (No Meal)
Delhi – believed to have been founded by the Pandava brothers around 2nd or 3rd century B.C., is one of the oldest cities in India. The city has been raised out of ashes and ruins seven times. Be it the Tomars of the 7-8th century or the Ghori’s, The Khalkis, the Tughlaqs, the Saiyads, The Lodis, the Mughals and finally the British rulers, each has contributed to the colorful history of the city.
Day 02: Delhi
Morning after breakfast proceed for tour of Old Delhi commences with a visit drive pass Red Fort – a marvel in red sandstone, built on the banks of River Yamuna by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, Continue to the Jama Masjid, largest mosque built from 1644-1658, during the reign of Emperor Shahjahan. You will end your morning tour on a cycle rickshaw through the famous Chandni Chowk Bazaars, once the shopping arcade of Mughal royalty. Later visit Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial at Raj Ghat, where the Father of the Nation was cremated. (Red fort closed on Mondays).
Afternoon proceed tour of New Delhi. Visit the 12th century Qutab Minar gracefully hand-carved for its entire height of 234 ft and the iron pillar, which has withstood the ravages of time and not rusted even after 1500 years. You will drive past India Gate, dedicated to the nation 10 years later by the then Viceroy, Lord Irwin. Another memorial, Amar Jawan Jyoti was added much later, after India’s independence and ending the day’s tour with a drive past of the Houses of Parliament and Presidential Palace, both grandiose masterpieces of the British Raj. Also visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (Sikh Temple) to see people doing the community service like serving water , cleaning , cooking , serving food etc. Here your guests can see the free kitchen where food offered to people irrespective of their religion , social status etc. Stay overnight at Hotel. (Meal: Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 03: Delhi – Mandawa (260 Kms)
Morning after breakfast drive to Mandawa. Upon arrival check in at the hotel, afternoon sightseeing in the Shekhawati region, often called the open air art gallery of Rajasthan.
Mandawa – If the desert blooms in myriad colours it is the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, where every home is adorned with gaily painted murals that illuminate the arid landscape. Castle Mandawa, a remote feudal principality in the centre of the Shekhawati region is an ideal base to discover the legacy of the 18th century frescoes that adorns the ‘Havelis’ of this storybook town. With canopied balconies and turreted battlements, it offers modern comforts with an old world charm. Stay overnight at hotel. (Meal: Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 04: Mandawa – Bikaner (190 Kms)
Morning after breakfast drive to Bikaner. Upon arrival Bikaner check-in at the hotel – Bikaner city is bolstered by imposing walls & has 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples & mosque.
Afternoon: City tour of Bikaner visiting the fort, founded by Raja Rai Singh, is distinguished by its long range of pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. An enormous arched doorway leads to the Joramal Temple. The royal chapel is Har mandir where royal weddings and births were once celebrated. Visit the cenotaphs situated 8 K.M. from Bikaner at Devi Kund with innumerable ornamentals Chhatris of the Royal House of Bikaner. On your return visit the Camel breeding farm set within the Sand Dunes, the only farm of its kind in whole Asia. Stay overnight at hotel. (Meal: Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 05: Bikaner – Jodhpur (240 Kms)
Morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur. Upon arrival Jodhpur check- in at the hotel.
Jodhpur -The Rajput chief Rao Jodha founded the city of Jodhpur in 1459. Earlier, it was the capital of The Marwar state of Rajasthan. A 10-km-long wall made of stone surrounds the city. Eight doors stand all through the wall leading to different places of Jodhpur. The city has about 100 towers most of which are surrounded by defensive battlements. The guards’ chambers, constructed high up above the ground and fitted with iron spikes on top, could be seen alongside these walls. Jodhpur is situated at the edge of the Thar Desert with Jaisalmer on its west, Barmar, Jalor and Pali on its south.
Afternoon: Sightseeing tour of Jodhpur city. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill, including Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Later visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memoriam built in 1899 and the museum located in the Umaid Public Gardens. Stay overnight at hotel. (Meal: Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 06: Jodhpur – Jaipur (340 Kms)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival Jaipur check in at hotel. The rest of time at leisure or visit to local market guide and vehicle will be at disposal to go around within the city limit. Jaipur is renowned for textile block printing, blue pottery, carpet weaving, semi-precious stones. Stay overnight at hotel. (Meal: Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 07: Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort with elephant ride. Amber is a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort Palace. The rugged, time-ravaged walls of the Fort may not look beautiful from the outside, but the interior is a virtual paradise. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster. A major attraction at Amber is the Elephant Ride all the way up to the Fort entrance. This journey on caparisoned elephants is bound to enrich your memories with the Royal lifestyle of the Maharajas and leave you with a truly unforgettable experience. Inside the Fort visit the Jag Mandir or the Hall of Victory. Inside the Jag Mandir is the famed Sheesh Mahal – a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during that period. Enroute to Amber Fort, you will have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal – the Palace of Winds.
Afternoon city tour begins with a visit to the Maharaja’s City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. Built in the style of a fortified campus, the palace covers almost one-seventh in area of the city. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armory Museum housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. The royal families of Jaipur once used most of these weapons. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the city palace, the observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition. Stay overnight at hotel. (Meal: Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 08: Jaipur – Abhaneri – Agra (240 Kms)
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra. En route visit Chand Baori is a stepwell situated in the village of Abhaneri. After visit Abhaneri of continue your drive to Agra. Upon arrival Agra check in at hotel. Stay overnight at hotel. (Meal: Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 09: Agra – Delhi (210 Kms)
Morning after breakfast proceed for tour of Taj Mahal & Agra fort. Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, this beautiful mausoleum is built of pure white marble and is an architectural marvel. Built in the memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. The building was conceived as a garden tomb with the mausoleum rising at the far end of the complex with the river Yamuna flowing below. Beneath the dome are the cenotaphs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jehan. (Taj Mahal Closed on Fridays)
Agra Fort built by Emperor Akbar over the years 1565 – 1573 with its maze of courtyards, mosques, and private chambers. Most of the buildings originally built by Akbar were destroyed and were replaced by his grandson Shah Jehan. The only surviving structure from Akbar’s period apart from the solid sand stone ramparts and the gateway is the Jehangir Mahal. It is the biggest private residence in the complex and its architecture indicates strong influences from Hindu overtones.
Afternoon: Drive back to Delhi Upon arrival Delhi transfer to a hotel for Dinner with 02 rooms for wash & change. After farewell Dinner transfer to International airport to board the flight for your onward destination. (Meal: Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 10: Depart Delhi
Flight back to home.
Thanks to Scenic Journey for the pictures displayed.
Quotation for Groups (Minimum 15 Pax):
Rate per person sharing Double Room (Base 15 Pax) 715 €
Rate per person sharing Double Room (Base 16 – 20 Pax) 690 €
Rate per person sharing Double Room (Base 21 -25 Pax) 665 €
Rate per person sharing Double Room (Base 26 – 30 Pax) 640 €
Single Supplement 330 €
Lunch Supplement (8 Meals) per person 85 €
Homepages of Hotels
Welcomhotel Dwarka Delhi : www.itchotels.in/hotels/new-delhi/welcomhoteldwarka.html
Castle Mandawa Mandawa : http://castlemandawa.com
Vivanna Culture Heritage Mandawa : https://vivaana.com
Gajner Palace Bikaner : http://www.hrhhotels.com
Indana Palace Jodhpur : www.indanahotels.com
Hotel Radisson Jodhpur : www.radissonhotels.com
Indana Palace Jaipur : http://jaipur.indanahotels.com
Hotel Royal Orchid Jaipur : www.royalorchidhotels.com
Crystal Sarovar Agra : www.sarovarhotels.com
IMPORTANT : Please note that above rates does not include any X`mas and New Year eve dinner.
|Name of Hotels||City||Hotel Catgeory||No of Night|
|Castle Mandawa / Vivanna Culture Heritage||Mandawa||Heritage||01|
|Indana Palace / Hotel Radisson||Jodhpur||5*||01|
|Indana Palace / Hotel Royal Orchid||Jaipur||5*||02|
|Crystal Sarovar Premier||Agra||5*||01|
Terms & Conditions
# Accommodation on twin sharing as per the above mentioned hotels or similar on Half Board basis (Meals as mentioned in the above program)
# Meals : 08 Breakfast & 08 Dinner Only
# Arrival/departure transfers & sightseeing with private Air-conditioned Deluxe coach
# Excellent English speaking accompanying guide for sightseeing for the whole tour from Delhi to Delhi
# Entrance fee of visiting monuments as per above program
# Rickshaw ride during Old Delhi tour
# Elephant / Jeep Ride at Amber Fort Jaipur
# Welcome with fresh flower garlands
# Welcome drink on arrival in Hotel (non-alcoholic)
# Assistance at airport and hotels by Scenic Journeys representative
# All presently applicable taxes
# 24 hours emergency help line
Does not include: Above mentioned cost does not include any air fare, airport tax, visa fee, unspecified meals, table drinking, telephone call, laundry, camera fee, tips, insurance and any other expenses of personal nature and not mentioned above.
Once the balance has been paid it can be refund upon the following conditions:
- 80% between 20 and 15 days before arrival
- 60% between 15 and 10 days before arrival
- 40% between 10 and 5 days before arrival
- FULL PENALTY later this terms.